Thursday, February 25, 2010

MAN UP at Nordstrom in Columbia Town Center Just 10 Minutes from Albany Grove

Admit it guys: You've got your fair share of oversized, outdated fashion relics gathering dust in the far recesses of your closet. It's time to weed out the old and ring in the new—and this month's Men's Style Guide at Nordstrom can help you up-date your wardrobe. If you time it right, Nordstrom's half yearly sale is just weeks away....good thing Columbia Town Center is so close to home once you move to Albany Grove. Maybe plan your day around seeing Golden Globe Winner Avatar at the new AMC Theater or catching a concert at nearby Merriweather Post Pavilion. We will post Merriweather's 2010 concert schedule once it's released in a few weeks.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An Author After Our Own Hearts, Sarah Susanka

"Bestselling author, architect and cultural visionary Sarah Susanka is leading a movement to redefine the American home and lifestyle. Her "build better, not bigger" approach to residential architecture has been embraced across the country. She believes that 'Not So Big' should be the first step in sustainability, both for our own well being and for the well being of the planet as a whole." Sarah has several great concepts for what a home should be. For instance the idea that you should use every room every day; meaning the grand two story family room may be beautiful, however, it is not a room one feels compelled to remain in for an extended period of time. She also is a strong proponent of the idea that your home should include features that make it feel more like a home rather than a commodity. Features such as window seats, built-ins, pocket doors, sky lights and reading nooks make your home feel warm and unique. We agree! That is why you will find these features in each OPaL home.
Sarah is the acclaimed author of eight best-selling books including The Not So Big House and The Not So Big Life. If you love OPaL homes you will thoroughly enjoy Sarah's books and will easily find them at You should also try to catch one of Sarah's lectures or presentations. You can find her schedule at Enjoy