Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA.
Cleaning the bathroom probably isn't your favorite chore, and we can certainly think of many other ways you'd prefer to spend your time off of work. However (and that's a big however), there are more than enough reasons and research to show that keeping your bathroom clean will help to reduce your exposure to harmful bacteria, germs and just general scum. In other words, deep cleaning your bathroom is important.Read More »
Spring in Coastal Virginia means abundant sunshine, trees and flowers in bloom, longer days spent outdoors and an exciting and colorful bounty of fresh, ripe vegetables and fruits in season. One of the simplest and most delicious ways to enjoy spring produce from across our region is by eating it fresh, and there's simply nothing more fresh than a vibrant spring salad.Read More »
Here are 5 things we highly recommend roommates work out before the big move in day arrives. Even if working through tedious details requires a little discomfort in the beginning, we're sure it'll save headaches and even heart ache down the road.
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Beat back winter blues before they start by taking preventive steps to keep your energy and your mood high. By making simple lifestyle changes and adjustments to your home, you can bring back that spunk you felt last summer, and cruise your way straight on through to spring.Read More »
Starting the new year with a clean slate and a fresh perspective means letting go of the past and clearing out what no longer serves you. In the case of your home, if you want to truly welcome the new year and a new beginning, you may need to do some serious refreshing.Read More »
During the busy and chaotic holiday season, it can be difficult to carve out time for yourself and your loved ones, while avoiding expensive meals and one too many holiday parties, but it is possible. Making the most of the holidays requires saying no, unplugging from devices and choosing to do and buy less, while giving more time and attention to the people and activities that fill you up.Read More »
You don't have to slave for days preparing a pie that tastes as good as it looks. In fact, many pies can be made a couple of days in advance to save you prep time. With the right ingredients and a simple recipe, you can whip up a delightful, beautiful pie for your entire family to enjoy. You'll have one more thing to give thanks for this year: Easy baking without the fuss.
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Making these small changes will help you avoid costly energy bills while preserving natural resources. You can also rest easy and comfortably at home knowing you're protecting your savings and your environment. It's a win-win, all season long!Read More »
When you want to spend a day with family exploring the farms, play areas and markets in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton and Williamsburg, you'll have a list of beautiful places to visit. From traditional u-pick patches and farm stands to sprawling farms with winding hayrides and peaceful picnic areas, we've found the perfect pumpkin-picking spots for you.
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