If you’re a homeowner, you likely know full well that a house doesn’t -- on it’s own -- make a home. It’s the things such as a welcoming front door that ushers in family and friends, the secluded porch enclosure that serves as your own personal hideaway, or even the oak tree in the front yard with children’s initials etched in that make your space truly yours. The same is true when it comes to your local community, regardless of where you live in Rhode Island. The cities and towns that make up the biggest little state would not be what they are without residents willing to commit themselves to both “place” and “people.” This is exactly why living the local life is so vital - it’s what you do where you live that makes the biggest contribution toward a thriving community.
A Handcrafted Movement
With increasing frequency, businesses across America are urging consumers to “buy local.” Signs are displayed everywhere from your local farmer’s market to your favorite mom’n’pop bookstore down the street. Factories proudly display signs that read “Proudly Made In New England.”
But what does it really mean?
Simply put, buying locally is not just something you do, but a way of life. Where do you even begin? Here are some practical ways to embrace what’s in your own backyard.
It’s springtime in New England! The bees are buzzing. The flowers are unfurling. Roadside lemonade stands are setting up shop. And you need something to do as the New England tundra slowly blooms into a lush meadow. Could there be a better time to go explore our region’s rich and far-reaching history? We think not.
Historical New England homes are known for being mystifyingly regal, stunningly beautiful, and visitor friendly. So, to celebrate your ability to walk outdoors without the accompaniment of your winter gear, we’ve compiled a list of historically lavish New England homes you should visit next time you’re in need of a fun day-trip.
THIS HOUSE IS NOT CLEAN
The task before you can be daunting. Everywhere you look, there are toys, dust, crumbs, and a countless number of other things reflective of day-to-day living that can cause your home to seem cluttered or even dirty. But ther's good news -- all this can be prevented!
Check out the tips below to get an idea of some very practical ways you can clean early and often to keep your home at its cleanest.
Your favorite team may not be playing this Super Bowl Sunday, but there's a good chance they will be watching the game along with the rest of the nation. In the spirit of the Super Bowl, we decided to highlight the New England homes of some of your favorite Patriots players. If you have ever wondered if you are neighbors with Gronk, or what Brady's New England home looks like, this is your chance...