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Virginia is one of the most history-rich states in the country. As one of the original 13 colonies, European settlers first began settling in our area over 400 years ago. The Hampton Roads area, in particular, is a melting pot of historical sites and attractions—from all different eras!



If you are like many, the garage is the place for hobbies and storage. It’s easy however for the garage to become a disorganized, cluttered mess of pathways and poorly labeled boxes. This can really throw off your inner neat freak, not to mention make it a frustrating space to function in. But we need to keep our stuff somewhere! So, let’s talk about how we can really make the most of our garage space for the purposes which we need.


For thousands of years humans have toiled with cooking over open fires, going outside in the cold to answer nature’s call, and dealing with less than ideal use of space in their homes. Here’s a look at some useful home features, and how they have evolved over time.


Buying a home is a big milestone in our lives and it’s typically the largest purchase we will ever make. It’s especially exciting to start fresh, in a new construction home. Get started with this guide outlining the process.


Move over neutrals, there are some new kids in town and they are ready to turn up the fun! If you love bright colors, 2018 is going to be your year to go crazy.

No matter your taste or style, there are so many great ideas for colors this year. From shutters, to walls, to clothing, 2018 is looking bright! 


Get a nice pot of soup going in the kitchen, throw another log on the fire, and banish the cold with these wonderful winter soup recipes.


October is Virginia Wine Month and with it right around the corner, we thought it would be a fitting time to share some information about the nearby wineries and wine festivals in Coastal Virginia. There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about all the wonderful wines produced right here in Virginia, and one close neighbor just over the border.


There is a craft beer movement brewing in Hampton Roads. Pun intended. Over the past few years the Hampton Roads area has emerged on the brewing scene with a collective passion for well-crafted, good-tasting beer. Hot summer days are a perfect time to get out and explore the wide variety of craft beers in Hampton Roads. Here is a list to get you started.


Farmer’s markets create stronger, close-knit communities that support local farmers, encourage healthy lifestyles and serve as a gathering place to connect with neighbors. Here in Hampton Roads there is a thriving community of farm markets with a wide variety of goods for every taste. Skip the grocery store and check out some of these great farmer’s markets in Hampton Roads for some farm-to-table deliciousness.


The great outdoors is where dogs come alive with excitement and energy. And for us humans, seeing their joy as they run and play is priceless.  If you are looking for a great place to take your dog for some outdoor fun, check out this list of popular parks for dogs in Hampton Roads.


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