Friday, December 27, 2019

Fun Things to Do Over Holiday Break

The kids in Lexington will be off for the next several days from school. Even if they received all sorts of new toys they will eventually say  "I'm bored". What to do? Here are some ideas to keep them busy. Put your own personal twist on these basic ideas to make them your own.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

5 Tips to Simplify the Holidays

On top of all of life’s normal responsibilities, obligations, and must-dos, life throws a whole new pile of awesome right on top in December. Parties, volunteering, traveling, shopping, planning, cooking, wrapping … just thinking about it can send you into a tailspin.
All the to-dos, events, and balls to juggle begin to be too much!
And every year you probably think - this year it will be different. Keep it simple! Spend time at home sipping hot chocolate and basking in the tree light glow!
But that just doesn’t happen, because as much as you want to keep things simple, you also want to dive into the magic of this season with both feet, right?
It’s a time to celebrate with friends. Buy the most awesome, meaningful gifts and wrap them in the most beautiful paper. Serve at the local charities. Bake cookies and read stories by candlelight each night with your kids, and literally do every holiday thing that is presented to you.
Why? Because it is all wonderful. After all it is the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are a few things that can help you navigate the holiday overwhelm and make it through unscathed, and maybe even more thankful when December 31 rolls around.
1. Recognize that December is going to be more intense.
Unless you lock yourself in a padded room, some of the holiday madness is unavoidable. More traffic, more email ads in your inbox, more time with your crazy aunt, more holiday sweets, just more of everything.
If you can go into it with a full awareness of the reality of the holidays, it won’t throw you off as easily. When you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, stop and take a deep breath. Remember what you are thankful for, and press on.
2. Extend some grace.
With that in mind, now is not the time of year to get crazy about personal development and goal setting. Save that goodness for January. Right now, your goals are: stay sane, appreciate what really matters, and have fun.
Have you had a few too many Snickerdoodles this week? It’s okay- you get a pass. Did you forget to order that special gift for 60% off before the sale ended? No biggie. This goes for everyone around you too. We are all in this together.
3. Fast forward to January.
I know, I know. Who wants to do that now? But if we can look just a little past the holidays, and picture ourselves sitting at home on New Year’s Day, we can get a little perspective on how this month should go.
When you have arrived at a new year, and you are able to look back on how you spent your time this month, what do you want to remember? Do those things.
4. Filter, filter, filter.
When it comes to information and opportunities during the holidays, we get more thrown at us than ever before. If we aren’t careful, we are over extending ourselves.
So this month, recognize that good is the enemy of great. Choose what matters to you and relentlessly stick to it. Delete and decline what doesn’t truly make you happy.
5. Cultivate peace.
No matter how many amazing gifts you get, or how awesome the party was, or how on point the green bean casserole was, the one thing you (and your family) are going to remember is the emotional undercurrent of the season.
Guard and protect it like a hawk. If something is stressing everyone out, just say no. It’s not worth it. Embrace rituals and traditions that work for you and give you a sense of joy and peace.
At the end of the season, I hope we can all look back and say with confidence that it was meaningful, memorable, and spent in good health with ones we love the most. Is there anything more important, when it all comes down to it?

Happy Holiday's 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas City 2019

Join us at Christmas City 2019!  

You'll find everything you need to enjoy a happy holiday season!

Seasons Four, 1265 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 

Saturday, December 14th 
Petting Zoo: 9 am - 5 pm
Face Painting: 12 noon - 3 pm
Balloon Expressionist: 12 noon - 3 pm
Lexington Chamber Orchestra: 2 pm - 4 pm
Santa: 12 noon - 5 pm
...and Elmo to visit!

Sunday, December 15th
Petting Zoo: 9 am - 5 pm
Face Painting: 12 noon - 3 pm
Balloon Expressionist: 12 noon - 3 pm
Lexington Madrigal Singers: 2 pm - 4 pm
Santa: 12 noon - 5 pm
...and Elmo to visit!

Saturday, December 21st
Petting Zoo: 9 am - 5 pm
Face Painting: 12 noon - 3 pm
Balloon Expressionist: 12 noon - 3 pm
Santa: 12 noon - 5 pm
...and Elmo to visit!

Sunday, December 22nd
Petting Zoo: 9 am - 5 pm
Face Painting: 12 noon - 3 pm
Balloon Expressionist: 12 noon - 3 pm
Santa: 12 noon - 5 pm
...and Elmo to visit!

Live Christmas Trees
Artificial Trees, Ornaments and Lights
Wreaths and Garlands
Fresh Cut Greens
Firewood and Firestarters
Ribbons and Bows
Indoor and Outdoor Decorations

Ample Parking Available.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Sell or Buy in Lexington MA This Holiday Season

Accomplishing your Lexington MA real estate market goals might sound like the last thing you want to do during the holiday season. However, as your Lexington MA real estate agent, I am here to share with you one of the biggest perks of buying and/or selling during the holidays: LESS COMPETITION!

As a seller, inventory is usually at its lowest during the holidays, so if you want a fast sale, now might be your best bet! Only serious buyers will be looking, and you’ll have more interest in your home when there are fewer homes for buyers to look at.

For a buyer, there is also less competition from other buyers. You might have more negotiating power with serious sellers looking for a fast sale, and fewer bidding wars with other buyers. With less activity, you can also schedule with mortgage lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors, etc. faster.

Ready to make your Lexington MA real estate goals a reality? Give yourself the best holiday gift you can and contact me, your Lexington MA real estate agent, today!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lexington Tea Burning

Sunday, December 8, 11 AM - 4 PM, at Buckman Tavern

Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Minute Men invite all to the Lexington Tea Burning, an all-day event free and open to the public.

This year's annual reenactment will begin at 11 AM with musket drills, interpretive programming, and music by the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps, and culminate with the burning of the tea at 1:30 PM.

Historic Buckman Tavern - decorated for the holidays - will be open for complimentary tours that day. Take a tour and learn more about tasty alternatives to tea that were available to patriots during the war in an interactive drop-in program from 11 AM -12 PM and 2-3 PM. Plus, take advantage of the free admission to view the #Alarmed! exhibit on its final day before closing.

Visit: for all upcoming events!