4 FOOLPROOF WAYS TO FIT DECLUTTERING INTO YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY

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Decluttering isn’t always on everyone’s list for spring cleaning — it’s not really a cleaning task is it? But if your main goal is feeling like your home is refreshed and renewed, then taking some time to purge and organize is certainly a step in the right direction.

I’m afraid to tell you that there’s no single magic trick that will work for every space and every person who wants to achieve a lifestyle that’s a little lighter on stuff. The best way to do it is just to do it. Get started. Declutter one area of your home today.

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Richard Thompson in Concert

29366144_10156296600484743_4241326079820817210_nRichard Thompson performs at McCarter Theatre on Friday, April 6th at 8 PM
With Special Guests Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg

“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” – Los Angeles Times

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards. Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard Thompson massive new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in Folk Rock history.

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Matthews Theatre

Fun Easter Decorating Ideas

1866709_originalHello everyone! How are you all doing today? Yesterday I decided to get out and start getting everything ready for Easter.

The best part of Easter at our home is the egg hunting. I might have more fun with that than the kids!  I really enjoy decorating our home for this time of the year but I like uncomplicated and easy Easter decorating ideas. I’m not sure about you, but I invest so much time and effort to decorate our home during Christmas that I don’t want to spend too much time and money with Easter decorations.

Like any kind of decor, I like to buy reusable things so I can collect them over the years. I also like to mix the reusable pieces with fresh flowers and plants to add more color and a more natural feel to the decor.

Take a look at these Easter Decorating Ideas. You’ll see that most of them are easy to do and they really won’t take much of your time.

I hope these Easter Decorating Ideas can inspire you to have an even more special Easter this year!

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Crowns

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Friday, March 23rd at the McCarter Theatre Center

When a Chicago teenager is sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, she finds herself on a powerful journey toward discovering her place in this world and in her family. Inspired by the best-selling book, “Crowns” weaves faith and fashion together into an inspirational, joyous coming-of-age musical celebration of resilient, triumphant African-American women — and their church hats. Regina Taylor returns to direct this 15th Anniversary revival that will truly lift your spirits at McCarter Theatre Center’s Matthews Theatre in Princeton.

 

Pi Day Princeton

pie-throwingEinstein was born on March 14th – 3.14 – the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year the town of Princeton celebrates Pi Day by hosting an irrational number of events around Palmer Square. Join in the fun on Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00pm – 6:30pm to commemorate our most beloved Princeton genius!

There will be Pie Eating, Pie Judging, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation, Pizza Pie and Cupcake Decorating Contests! (Nearly all events are free but purchasing a VIP pass guarantees seating and participation to the main Pi Day Princeton events!)

  • Einstein Look A Like and Pi Recitation Winners receive $314.15!
  • Pizza Pie Contest winner receives free pizza for a year!
  • Cupcake Contest winner gets free cupcakes for a year!
  • Best Apple Pie professional chef gets bragging rights for a year!

For the non- competitive types, there are Surprise Birthday Parties and Dinky Rides with Einstein, live musical and theatrical performances, a Pi-Rade, a children’s violin demonstration, family friendly self guided Grub Crawls, a Pi Day inspired family movie, professionally guided tours of Einstein’s neighborhood, live theater performances, biking, running and walking tours. Adults can enjoy self guided Pub Crawls, three live performances, book signings and an “Inventors Only” Cocktail Making Course. Continue reading

EMBRACE YOUR INNER DESIGNER & CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN DREAM ROOM

wd_maidenhome_blog_-9_preview-683x1024There are a few things in life I’ve recently realized are nearly impossible to find. 1.) the perfect wedding dress. 2.) a kitchen table that feels like home and 3.) my dream sofa. My fiancé and I spent months, actually years, looking for our dream sofa. And we ironically found it on a lazy weekend afternoon at an Odds & Ends Furniture Warehouse closeout sale. It was just one of those serendipitous Sundays where we both looked at each other with heart eye emojis and said, “We NEED to buy this sofa!” It was the one.

But, I can honestly say, if it wasn’t for that one rogue unicorn sofa, I think we would still be on the hunt.

Of course, after my sofa search came to full fruition, a unique custom furniture company by the name of Maiden Home, reached out to W&D in regards to partnering on a custom interior design project. As I browsed through their website I couldn’t wait to learn more about their process.

Lately, with my own bohemian home decor company, Arden Trading Co., I’ve been thinking a lot about customizing my own pillows, duvet covers, and even furniture. The world of creating your own home goods is so interesting to me! So when I discovered that you can customize your own furniture with Maiden Home I looked at Kate and said, “We need to do this!” How fun!  Continue reading and Wit & Delight

WARMER WEATHER AND LOWER COST OF LIVING AWAIT BUYERS AT K. HOVNANIAN’S® FOUR SEASONS COMMUNITIES IN FLORIDA AND S. CAROLINA

# 2 Four Seasons clubhouse renderingIt’s common knowledge that empty nesters from the northern states have always considered a move to the south for a significant lifestyle change that also brings financial advantages and warmer weather.  With this year’s combination of an exceptionally cold winter and the new tax law going into effect, more homebuyers than ever are setting their sights on the Sun Belt states of South Carolina and Florida.

Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons active-lifestyle communities offer the ideal panacea for 55+ homebuyers: resort-inspired living in desirable southern state settings that are well known for their pleasant climates and lower cost of living.

Among the options are K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Parkland, nestled beside the stunning beaches, golf courses, and celebrated shopping and dining of Boca Raton, Florida; K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Orlando, just minutes from Walt Disney World® and other world-class theme parks; and K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, in the backyard of historic Charleston, South Carolina.

Prices for new homes in these communities range from the lower $200s to the upper $600s.

“We’ve carefully selected some of the finest destinations in Florida and South Carolina that complement K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons brand of living while providing considerable value to homebuyers from the northeast,” said Joe Riggs, Group President of K. Hovnanian® Homes. “It’s a compelling combination that is resonating with buyers who are more than ready for a lifestyle change.” Continue reading

SUBTLE YET STRIKING DESIGN

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It’s the simplest design that’s often the most sophisticated. A subtly curved vase, filled with a single flower. A delicately-proportioned daybed fit for luxe lounging. Thoughtful technology that’s easy on the eyes and equally easy to use. When united by a strong overall vision, these streamlined elements can create some of the most comforting, serene, and striking interiors out there. One thing we know for certain when it comes to the items and ideas that fill our home — a little restraint goes a long way! So, here we celebrate understated pieces that don’t need to shout to make an impact. Show us a space with a tightly-controlled color palette and well-chosen, subtle, and juxtaposed furnishings and we’ll show you a room that swoons.

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Makerspace Nights at the Library

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Tuesday, February 27th at 6 PM 

Join Princeton University’s Council of Science and Technology to build a maker project on the last Tuesday of the month, starting in February. Projects will be decided at the beginning of the month, so check in on the library’s website https://princetonlibrary.org/tech-classes/ to see what we are building and if the project is suitable for children. 2nd Floor Conference Room, every last Tuesday of the month.

THE BEST GIFTS AND IDEAS FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY

The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but that doesn’t mean a little research can’t help. The following picks are the result of more than 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers tasked with finding the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion (even if you secretly hoard all of the chocolate for yourself).

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CHOCOLATE BOX

RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONS BLACK BOX

The Black Box offers just the right balance of understated and seductive, and the chocolates inside are sure to excite the most jaded palate.

FULL ARTICLE @ wirecutter.com