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Your Personal Survival Guide for Post-Vacation Reentry

By Perri Kersh | August 10, 2016

There’s a reason why as many as 55% of Americans don’t use all of their vacation time … post-trip reentry is rough! We are a culture of workaholics, and we’ve adopted a bit of a “work martyr complex” that keeps us from enjoying one of the perks of work: vacation. […]

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Where the Pros Chose to Purchase

By Durham Magazine | August 1, 2016

Bill Stevenson, Keller Williams Where did you choose to purchase? Woodcroft Why? Back [in 1994] it seemed that anybody who could afford it would live in Chapel Hill, and the rest of us huddled as closely as possible to the border, hoping to bask in the warm Chapel Hill glow. My […]

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Family and Art are the Focus in This Cozy Forest Hills Abode

By Durham Magazine | July 19, 2016

Leann and Gavin Jocius’ roomy Forest Hills home is both sprawling and intimate, seemingly an impossibility. It’s why they love it. “Despite having 4,500 square feet, it feels really cozy,” Leann says. That’s because they moved in with a game plan: Carve out an everyday family area, use it to […]

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Tour Around the Bull City With a Furry Friend

By Durham Magazine | June 15, 2016

Whether you’re looking to find a pup to adopt or just want to spend a good time out with your own dog, Jason Parker has curated the perfect pooch-happy experience for you. His Dog Friendly Durham tours are ultimately designed to unite rescue dogs with families, and typically involve meeting […]

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5 Simple Ways to Get Organized for Summer

By Perri Kersh | June 3, 2016

It’s the last week of school around here which means we’re all going to our 7th end of the year banquet, consuming our third pan of potluck mac and cheese, humming “Pomp and Circumstance,” clearing off a shelf for yet another sports trophy, and longing for days with fewer obligations. […]

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Family Adds Traditional Charm & Modern Touches in Hope Valley Home

By Durham Magazine | June 1, 2016

They call it both their house of hope and a labor of love. When the Lambs bought a ’40s-era Hope Valley home, they planned to restore it to its former glory. Instead, they live in a stunning new construction. “We wouldn’t change a thing,” Loren says. For her, husband Geoff, […]

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4 Perks of Being Early

By Perri Kersh | April 29, 2016

Much has been written about the struggles of being chronically late. Time management professionals offer loads of advice for those who hit snooze too often, underestimate their travel time, or who regularly anger friends and co-workers due to their tardiness. But what about those of us who are chronically early? […]

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6 Essential Tips For Spring Cleaning

By Durham Magazine | April 25, 2016

1. DREAM BIG, BUT PRIORITIZE In an ideal world, we would all have endless amounts of time to clean and organize our homes (or maybe just time to curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and your favorite TV show!). The reality: Spring cleaning is something we […]

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There’s Something for Everyone at the ABC Sale

By Perri Kersh | April 13, 2016

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I frequently encourage you to live with less, simplify and keep (and do) only those things that bring you joy, cause you to laugh, create a feeling of warmth and make you feel like a rock star. So it may […]

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8 Items You Should Throw Away Today

By Perri Kersh | April 8, 2016

I keep hearing the term “adulting” thrown around on social media. Urban Dictionary defines it as such: Adulting (v): to do grown-up things and hold responsibilities such as a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment or anything else that makes one think of grown-ups. I’d like to add a […]

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