Tips for Getting the Best Cup of Coffee

Tips for better coffee

You love your coffee in the morning, but did you know that not all coffee is created equal? Here are a few tips, tricks, and facts about coffee that may help you find the best and most enjoyable brew. First, here are a few guidelines for the perfect cup of coffee: Buy fresh coffee beans. Keep beans fresh by storing them in a glass canning … [Read more...]

This Super Easy But Complete Home Gym Means No More Excuses

home gym

Having your own home gym is not as space-consuming as you'd think. Setting up your own home gym is quick and so easy. That means you have no more excuses for not getting in a little exercise. Here are two simple ways to set up that little gym no matter how small the space may be: Build your own home gym. You can build your own personal gym and … [Read more...]

Give Your Work & Play Stations Some Upcycled Flair

upcycled decor ideas

There are many tips that can help you get an organized and well-decorated apartment. If you're interested in trying a more eco-friendly way to decorate, consider upcycling. A great place to start is with your work stations or play centers. Here are few great ideas to inspire you. The tailgater. For a young boy's room that needs a desk space, this idea … [Read more...]

Get a Great Meal at Jack’s Oyster House

jacks oyster house

If you like going out to experience different foods and restaurants, then add Jack's Oyster House to your Albany restaurants list. This place has been around a long time and deemed "Albany's Greatest Restaurant Legend." Don't miss out on this restaurant as it celebrates 101st year. The menu: The American culinary delights for lunch, dinner, and … [Read more...]

Tips for Cleaning Out Your Freezer

freezer cleaning tips

The freezer is one item in the home that usually goes unnoticed when it comes to cleaning. Here are a few cleaning tips that will get your freezer freshly cleaned in about 30 minutes. Some thing you will need before you start: A cooler that can hold all your ice and frozen food while you clean. Hot water Mild soap … [Read more...]

Great Kids’ Desks to Get for Back to School Shopping Season

best desks for kids

It is just about that time for the kids to get back to school. One thing you may not want to forget when you are out doing your back to school shopping is a desk. Your kids need a space to work on projects, and of course, do their homework. These are a few great picks: The Alex Desk from IKEA. This simple desk will go great wherever you put it. A … [Read more...]

How to Take Great Photos On Your Summer Vacation

photography tips

When you look back on your vacation photos, you want to have some great shots. The photos you take really highlight your trip and can tell a story without words. Get some great summer vacation photos with these great tips. Know your camera. This is the number one tip there is in photography. To capture great photos you must learn how to use your … [Read more...]

How to Throw a great Beach Party This Summer

throwing a beach party

Are you planning a party for the summer? If you want to throw a great beach party that your family and friends are sure to remember, consider these party ideas. Centerpieces. This idea is not just centerpieces, but also good for decorations around the party area: use large vases, fill them with sand and a candle. Enhance the beach theme with shells … [Read more...]

Tips for Preparing Your Apartment to Host a Party

apartment cleaning tips

If you are hosting a party in your apartment soon, chances are you are a little stressed about the preparations or about the cleaning stages that it takes to get your space looking good enough for guests. These are a few helpful tips to getting a clean home that is ready for company. Tackle the big things the week before. Don't try to cram in all the … [Read more...]

Take a Hike This Summer at Thacher State Park

Thacher State park

There are plenty of opportunities for hiking near Albany. Whether you love to hike, want to get some fresh air, or get fit, it doesn't matter because the trails are the prefect place to go for any outdoor activity. This summer, get out of the apartment for a bit and enjoy a hike at Thacher State Park. Hiking through the park. There are miles of hiking … [Read more...]