2022 Pantone Color of the Year

For the arts and design industries, every new year brings a new Pantone Color of the Year that sparks conversations, influences design choices, and sets the tone for the new year. This year is no different, with Pantone releasing its 2022 Color of the Year at the beginning of January.

The color is called Very Peri (PANTONE 17-3938) and, true to its name, it is as periwinkle as purple can be! At once soft and bright, this color was created by Pantone specifically to be the new color of the year.

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13 Mouth-Watering Hors d’Oeuvres for Your Housewarming Party

You’ve finally closed on your house, unpacked most of your boxes and hung up your favorite photos. The décor is done and you are proud to call your new home your own! Now it is time to throw a Housewarming Party so that you can celebrate all your hard work with your friends. Besides showing off your gorgeous new home, you’ll need to come up with the perfect menu to feed all your guests! Looking for delicious hors d’oeuvres to serve everyone? Take a look at these mouth-watering options!

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Saratoga Small Businesses for All Your Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year already – the holidays are approaching quickly! If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special on your list, but don’t have time to wait for ordering and shipping, don’t overlook the local businesses that might have the perfect gift you need! We’ve compiled some of our favorite Saratoga small businesses below that may have just the right item you are looking for.

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Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

Cool, crisp weather has arrived here to Upstate New York. With both falling snow and falling temperatures, homeowners have begun to turn their attentions to finishing raking leaves, covering lawn ornaments, and putting away lawnmowers and other outdoor equipment. These yearly yard-maintenance rituals help prepare homeowners for the inevitable snow that will blanket the area over the coming months. When the outside tasks are completed, homeowners should consider turning their attention indoors to prepare their home for winter as well.

Preparing your home for winter has many benefits, from keeping you warm and comfortable inside to reducing your energy bill all season long. A well-cared-for home should be optimized for saving energy, yet maintaining comfortability throughout the year. No one wants a home that seeps precious, warm air out into the cold winter nights. Nor does anyone appreciate waking up to find that their windows have a strong, cold draft next to their beds – not to mention frozen pipes and other cold weather issues that can arise.

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Winter Festivals and Events in the Capital Region and Adirondacks

Are you ready to chase away the winter blues with a local festival or event? Whether you are near Latham or Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs or Lake George, there is a winter festival for you! Featuring events like ice sculpting, folk dancing, and holiday greenery shopping, these festivals, carnivals, and events are sure to amaze and delight even the biggest grinches this holiday season! Take a look at the many events below.

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5 Builder Trends from the 2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes

With two full weekends to tour twelve premier homes in the Saratoga region, the 2021 Saratoga Showcase of Homes was back better than ever! This year’s Showcase, which was its 25th year of the annual builder’s event, featured both single family homes as well as two condominium projects. With a wide range of designs, located from Rexford to Saratoga Springs, New York, the region’s top builders had the opportunity to display the best of their projects and communities.

Did you miss the Showcase? We’ve compiled all of this year’s biggest home design trends from Saratoga builders – from kitchens to baths, and everything in between. Take a look below to see what trends stayed the same and what bold new designs builders created in 2021.

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8 Fall Décor Ideas for 2021

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turning colors, there’s a cool crisp in the air, and – what’s that?- the smell of a pumpkin candle being lit in your living room? When fall comes around the corner, many homeowners start to get the new season itch to decorate. While it’s impossible to

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Family Friendly Fall Fun

Looking for some quintessential fall fun with the family this year? The New York Capital Region is the place to be! From festivals to Halloween parties and apple picking to leaf peeping, we’ve got you covered. So, whether you have just moved into the area or you’ve lived here your whole life and are looking

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5 Great Back to School Lunch Ideas

5 Great Back to School Lunch Ideas It’s September, which means Back-to-School Mode is in full swing for many families. With class shopping lists to buy, first day of school outfits to find, and new safety measures to be thinking about, your grocery list may be the last thing on your mind. That’s why we

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8 Spring Maintenance Tips for HVAC & Plumbing

Cold temperatures and harsh winter conditions can wreak havoc on your home’s HVAC and plumbing. Now that Spring has officially sprung, it’s a great time to make sure your systems are working properly. Read below for 8 of our most important Spring maintenance tips. 1. Before the heat hits, schedule to have your A/C system

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