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Hitting the slopes

The Mountains are full of fresh snow, which gives the perfect opportunity for skiing and snowboarding! Being from California, I have yet to go skiing here and thought I would look up some of the best places to start out at. If you aren't too fond of skiing, grab a cup of coco and cozy up at the lodge. Winter has been pretty kind to us so far and I personally am loving the snow right now. Happy Winter! Shawnee Peak With snow conditions being ideal, Shawnee Peak is said to be a great family friendly mountain perfect for beginners. I have been there once but caught horrible weather. The prices are very reasonable and lift lines are a breeze, I...

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Stress Relief 101

2016 has been off to a great start so far. I have been lucky enough to start the year off with some new job opportunities and could not be more happy. With an additional work load, as well as school course-work, I am revving up my stress-relief regimen to full force! Here are some of my favorite ways to keep stress levels at bay while also relieving some tension. Essential Oils I am a big lover of essential oils, especially those that relieve some stress. Essential oils can be used in numerous ways but I personally love using them with my oil diffuser/humidifier so that the aroma fils the whole room. You don't have to spend a lot of money on these either. At first,...

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DIY Window Seat

Miles and April took a much needed break this past week. They enjoyed some down time in their new home for some R&R. It wasn't long until Miles got stir crazy, and got to work on some furniture building. This has become a new hobby of his and we think he is pretty good at it too! Take a look at his newest creation, a window seat, created and built all by himself. Well, almost by himself, April helped by making a pillow for the seat. Nice job you two! Miles sanding down the brackets Miles installing the brackets Installation of the bench I Securing the bench April sewing the pillow  Before the window seat After  Window seat complete!  ...

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The Place You Call Home

Where is "home" for you? For many, home is where you grew up. It's the local stores, the neighborhood, your immediate family, and all the local traditions of your town. For others, the idea of home is  one that changes over time. Maybe you've lived in many places. Maybe where you went to college--where you truly became the person you are today--is the place you call home. Wherever these roots are, they most likely occupy a special spot in your heart. After all, it's a large part of what makes you, you.  For the traveler like Miles, there has been many homes. He's lived in Massachusetts, Miami, and Maine-- just to name a few. April and I are California transplants, winding up here on...

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New Year's Resolutions

2016 is right around the corner, and with that, comes the infamous New Year's resolutions. Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, a new year provides us with the opportunity to set new goals and make new memories. Check out the F&W staff's resolutions for the year, 2016!                              Adriana's (my) Resolution This upcoming year I hope to advance my practice in yoga, as well as exploring new places in New England. I was born and raised in southern California and moved to Maine in 2013. I have fallen in love with New England but have barely scratched the surface when it comes to exploring all...

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