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Active Adults Celebrate College-Bound Grandchildren

Author Lois Wyse perhaps said it best: “Grandchildren are so much fun, I should have had them first.” Many of us have relocated – “right-sized” our homes – to be closer to our adult children and and our grandchildren. But even these lights of our lives grow up, learn to drive, start dating, go to […]

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Boomer Beguilement for the First Week of Spring

Mother Nature graced us with a beautiful, sunny day for the first day of Spring this week (March 20, 2017), which was generous of her, considering the cold, wet weather we endured during the last full week of Winter! Plants that had begun to flower suffered a bit of a setback with the freezing temperatures, […]

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Little Pumpkinvine Creek at Windsong at Seven Hills Creekside Homesites Pre Selling, build a new home, ranch home, terrace, basement, active adult, tree house, creek view

“Never Too Late” For Active Adults To Live Creatively

In 1992, writer and teacher Julia Cameron published “The Artist’s Way,” a self-help book designed to help people rediscover their “creative selves,” leading to increased confidence and success. Today, 25 years later, the book is still in great demand, and scores of people from all walks of life practice daily “morning pages” (journaling) to help […]

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Active Adults Wax Poetic About Resolutions

Girl Scouts on every corner selling cookies (calories and fat) How can I stick to my resolutions when a friendly smile is selling that? The weather is awfully chilly (the sunshine is so deceiving). I should be outside walking but my house is cozy- I’m not leaving! Clearing clutter should be easy Storage is ample […]

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Active Adults Anticipate New Year “Resolutions”

In the midst of the Holiday Season, we realize that a New Year is just around the corner. Whether you make resolutions, practice “one word,” or simply want to use the calendar as a jumping-off point for self-improvement, health experts agree that focusing on just a few positive changes can have a significant impact on […]

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Holiday Traditions… In Paper & Ink

The weather outside is frightful(-ly warm, for mid-December), but don’t worry: holiday traditions such as tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, decorating, and shopping are full-speed ahead (full-steam, if it stays this warm!) Letter-writing and the mailing of greeting cards is still alive and well, as far as traditions go, even though many folks send their greetings via […]

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Boomers Find “Good Vibrations” In Right-Sizing

I, I love the courtyard in my new place And the way the sunlight fills the entire space I’m so glad about this place I heard My home and neighbors put a smile on my face.   Right-sizing brings good vibrations No more lawn-mowing frustration It’s cause for a celebration Like everyday’s a vacation Good, […]

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Fall Foliage Sites for Active Adults

Ask anyone in the South what the top three pastimes are in fall, and the answer will be quite alliterative: Football Festivals and FOLIAGE! Georgia is home to dozens of state parks that are perfect for enjoying nature’s artwork, but pretty much anywhere in the foothills and mountains of North Georgia will provide a visual […]

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Boomer Gardens and Planting Zones

Planting vegetables and flowers should be as easy as popping a few seeds in some decent potting soil, adding water and sunlight, then sitting back while nature does its work. Alternately, gardeners might go to the local nursery, choose a few plants from the selection, providing sunlight and watering as needed. Alas, that is not […]

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The History (& Future) of Courtyard Living

  Ahh, the appeal of a courtyard! Active adults are particularly drawn to the courtyard style of homes, which have been back in vogue since the early 2000s, and for good reason: they’re comfortable, energy efficient, great for entertaining, and are a superb source of natural light for the central parts of the home. Courtyards […]

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