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November 2015

Shows for Your Kids: Bergen County, Broadway and More

From Bergenmama.com When the weather gets cold, the lights go up! Whether you’ve got visitors in town or are looking to treat the family to a fun night out, now’s the perfect time to hit the pause button on your endless loop of Netflix repeats and experience live theater, from local beloved classics to the…

Thinking About Moving Out for Your Renovation?

From Realtor.com BY KRISTINE HANSEN Should I stay or should I go? That’s the dilemma for many folks renovating their homes, but if you’re one of them, the question you should probably be asking yourself is: Where should I go? “People don’t think they need to leave. That’s the first hurdle you need to get over….

Volunteering as a Family in Bergen County

From Bergenmama.com Come Thanksgiving, there are plenty of things for your kids to look forward to: time off from school, football on TV, all-you-can-eat pie after dinner, and, did we mention no school? This year, add something else even more meaningful to the list — helping others. Don’t know where to begin? Here are 5…

8 Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving

from Realtor.com BY CELESTE PERRON It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. Harder still: the concept of having to host the holiday at your own home. Even if you love opening your home to friends and family, hosting on turkey day can induce stress in even the most experienced home entertainers. To help…

How to Get Kids to Save Energy

These switchplate stickers remind kids why it’s important to turn off the lights when leaving a room. Image: © Hu2 Design 2012 From HouseLogic.com BY COURTNEY CRAIG Kids have more important things to think about than turning off the lights. But discovering the lights blazing in an empty room for the umpteenth time is enough…

How Professional Chefs Set up Their Own Kitchen

From Houselogic.com BY STACEY FREED Chef Alysa Plummer says investing in durable countertops is a must. Her choice: compressed, recycled quartz, which sustains high heat and comes in a variety of colors. All photos in this article: Ralph Baleno for HouseLogic For homeowners who love to cook, the kitchen is a sacred space. It needs…

Don’t Wait—Beat the Crowds and Buy This Winter

Snow globe Image: rakchai/iStock; sign: jdillontoole/iStock From Realtor.com BY JONATHAN SMOKE Now that the U.S. has regained its job-creation mojo, as the October employment report showed, the demand for housing is only going to grow. After all, when people have jobs they can break off and form new households—ditching the roommates behind or finally moving…

Veterans Day Events

From PatrioticConnections.org Photo from nj.com Patriot Connections is dedicated to providing our veteran, military, first responder and patriot  community with a comprehensive resource for events in NJ, PA and the surrounding areas. CLICK ON TITLE OF EVENT FOR MORE INFORMATION about Event Nov 2015 11/09/2015 – Moorestown, NJ – Veterans Benefits and Job Expo Moorestown NJ…

Practical Reasons Behind Architectural Details

In high-traffic spaces like this mudroom, wainscoting protects the walls from dings and dents. Image: © 2014 Greg Perko Design with function in mind. These old-world features weren’t created just for their good looks. Each was designed with a specific purpose in mind. From HouseLogic.com BY JAMIE WIEBE You see them on the most beautiful…

Open House Hacks: 9 Staging Tips

From Realtor.com BY CELESTE PERRON Whipping your place into its most marketable shape might land you a buyer with a dream offer. And it might all spring from a terrific  open house—the kind where every attendee is entranced, the hors d’oeuvres are delicious, and nothing remotely goes wrong. You don’t have to hire a pro home stager and rent all…

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