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The sun was shining and it was an amazing day so I leashed up Basil & Bree Bree and we went for a long, long walk through the Village Parks.(Vince was on the golf course...I have a shoulder issue right now) Basil couldn't help himself when we passed by the big red fire hydrant.Poor 'lil guy didn't learn how to raise his leg like a REAL BOY DOG.
On a trip to Cancun a couple of years ago, we took a trip to a nearby island and rented a golf cart. We drove up into the hills to tour the neighborhoods and look at the houses (of course). The color of the houses were all inspired by the colors of the Caribbean. This one caught my eye, because the Golf Cart Cover matches the color of the house. I guess these folks really like to be color coordinated! The Colors Of Cancun!
I LOVE BRUNCH!!! It's not breakfast, it's not lunch...it's BOTH presented in a delicious fashion. Some restaurants choose to take the day off on Sunday's, but there are several others that are OPEN & READY to serve you an amazing Brunch. I've dined at all the restaurants that I'm going to list here and I don't necessarily have a favorite. They are all wonderful 'Local' establishments that are each unique unto themselves. As a matter of fact, you should try them ALL!
Table On The Green offers traditional Southern breakfast (4 comments)
Are You One Of The Many People Who Are Obsessed With The TV Reality Show, 'Dancing With The Stars'?
Well, here's your chance to enjoy a dancing reality show LIVE and in person right here in Pinehurst! It's an evening of Dinner & Dancing with the Sandhills Stars! Men and women who are local leaders in Moore County will compete for your vote on the dance floor.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of mentoring children and the impact it has on their futures. The two mentoring programs (2 comments)
Funny Friday | Nothin' BUTT Poodles - 01/28/11 02:33 PM
If you follow my Blog, then you know I LOVE my poodles!Basil and Bree Bree are my furry children.This is a 'car plate' that I saw at a pet store and I had to have it!!! No If's, And's or BUTT's about it...had to have it!As you can see, it showcases the cute little 'BUTTS' of my two pups.Happy Weekend Everyone from Me, Basil & Bree Bree!
FUN THINGS TO DO IN & AROUND PINEHURST THIS WEEKEND | JANUARY 28TH-30TH If you like LIVE MUSIC, then you're going to love the lineup for this weekend!!! Have a GREAT Weekend Everybody! (I'll be updating this post if I hear of anything else that is going on, so check back often.)
Friday & Saturday - January 28th & 29th LIVE MUSIC at Southern Pines hot spot, THE BELL TREE, both Friday and Saturday. Friday night (9pm-12:30am) will feature music by Jason Adamo, who will soon be touring in Europe (very cool!). Saturday night (9:30pm-12:30am) will feature Eck Mcanless. (2 comments)
BAM! Guess What Chef is Opening a Restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, NC? - 01/26/11 10:07 PM
Judith, Charlotte Real Estate Specialist, has informed us that Emeril Lagasse will soon be opening a restaurant in Uptown Charlotte!!! I'm a Foodie and I've been watching Emeril on TV for over 10 years, so I would love to dine in one of his restaurants!!! Pinehurst is only a 2 hour drive from Charlotte! **Comments in ActiveRain are turned off here, so please go to Judith's original post if you wish to comment.!!
Via Judith Parker , CRS, GRI... Charlotte, NC Specialist (Keller William): BAM! Guess what chef is opening a restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, NC? Emeril Lagasse! Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is (0 comments)
CAUTION...Watch Your Step!!!That Bump In The Carpet Is My Poodle.Bree Bree Is Taking A Power Nap On This Foggy Wednesday Morning Here In Pinehurst.There are no words to express how much I enjoy the company of my pups while I work!Wishing Everyone A Wonderful Wednesday!
Considering A Home Purchase In Pinehurst...Call Me! I Specialize In Selling The Pinehurst Lifestyle! (15 comments)
Yes, it is winter and it is cold outside. It is January after all, traditionally the coldest month out of the year for us here in Pinehurst, NC. Boy, it has been a doozie, too. We've had bitter cold temperatures, some snow and a bit of ice.
But, this weekend is a different story!!! The SUN will be shining and the forecast calls for much WARMER temperatures here in Pinehurst!!!
Dust off your Golf Clubs, schedule a Tee Time and get outside and enjoy the Pinehurst Lifestyle! Pinehurst is (6 comments)
(Not So Much) Speechless Sunday | Get That Monkey Off My Back! - 01/23/11 10:55 AM
During a trip to St. Kitts a few years ago, we signed up for an excursion into the Rain Forest in hopes of seeing some Green Monkey's in their natural habitat. I'd already had a few encounters with them on the beach at our resort.They tried to steal my 'snacks' and my 'brightly colored sunglasses'.The antics and sneakiness of the Green Monkey's left me NOT SO Speechless!!!Although, I did find one 'NOT SO' Green Monkey that I could spend some time with on a hot Caribbean afternoon! His name was 'Carib'. Mascot of Carib Beer!!!
How Many Of ME Are There In The World? - 01/22/11 05:31 PM
I have a 'Google Alert' setup for my name and I receive an email every afternoon which tells me where my name has popped up during a Google Search. I have the same name as some popular Australian actress and she shows up ALOT in my 'Google Alert', but today there was someone 'new' with MY NAME!
WHAT!!!...Another 'Denise Roberts' who is a real estate agent??? I know my name is not that uncommon, but for this 'Denise Roberts' to also be a real estate agent like me, was too much!!! I couldn't resist, (5 comments)
Just Because There Isn't A Sign In The Yard Doesn't Mean It's Not For Sale - 01/21/11 05:21 PM
The real estate sign restrictions in Pinehurst, NC are very strict and as a real estate agent we must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Village of Pinehurst. Homeowners, who choose to try and sell their property on their own, must also abide by these rules and regulations. Gated communities within Pinehurst do not allow 'For Sale' signs at all! But, if you're not in a gated community and it's a single family residence or a vacant building lot, then chances are you can use a 'For Sale' sign. Buyer Beware...Just Because There Isn't A Sign In (2 comments)
A couple of days ago, I wrote a real estate market review on the Homes That Sold in Village Acres of Pinehurst last year. 2010 was a good year for Village Acres and in my opinion Village Acres will be just as desirable to today's Pinehurst Buyer in the year 2011. As of today, there are 28 Single Family Homes for sale in Village Acres of Pinehurst. Here is an overview of these 28 homes: Priced between $124,900 & $310,000 Year Built ranges between 1974 & 2011 Heated Square Footage between 1,200 & (4 comments)
Recycling Made Easier For Pinehurst, NC Residents - 01/20/11 12:46 PM
RECYCLING MADE EASIER FOR PINEHURST, NC RESIDENTS The Village of PINEHURST will soon make it easier for residents to recycle! Currently, us Pinehurst residents have to provide our own recycle containers, which we have to carry out to the street. I don't know about you, but my recycling container can get very heavy!!! As a matter of fact, I accumulate more recyclables than I do trash on a weekly basis. The Village of Pinehurst recently announced that they will automate its recycling program this coming May by distributing Recycling Containers to all Pinehurst residents who participate in recycling. These recycling containers will (0 comments)
Village Acres was one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Pinehurst last year. "Why"?, you ask.
Well, lets take a minute and review why Village Acres of Pinehurst is such a good buy, could it be because:
Most of the homes are priced under $200,000 The neighborhood is very diverse (1st Time Homebuyers, Family's, Retirees) The Pinehurst Greenway Trails wind through the neighborhood Walk and/or Bike to the Village of Pinehurst without using the streets Sidewalk access to the Pinehurst Parks The Moore Regional Hospital is, literally, next (0 comments)
Fun Things To Do In & Around Pinehurst, NC | January 21st-23rd - 01/17/11 02:51 PM
Fun Things To Do In & Around Pinehurst, NC | January 21st-23rd UPDATED 1/20/11: Well, turns out you might have to pick and choose this weekend, there's alot of good music to be heard out 'n about this weekend! Wine, Music & Horses...Have Fun Everybody!(I'm posting this weekends events early, because I have a busy week ahead. I'll be updating this post if I hear of anything else that is going on, so check back often.) FRIDAY - JANUARY 21ST It's JAZZY FRIDAY at CYPRESS BEND WINERY! 7-10pm. Live JAZZ music, hors d'oeuvres AND WINE, of course! Admission $8/person. Event held rain or (2 comments)
Speechless Sunday | A Mountain, A Hike & Alas A VIEW! - 01/16/11 11:23 AM
My getaway place is the Mountains of North Carolina.We can get to the Mountains from Pinehurst in only 3 hours!This view is from a trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Linville Falls.This was taken during the summer and the views are amazing no matter what the season.It will render you 'Speechless'! [Pictured L-R: Vince, Basil & Demi (my niece)]
2.54 Acre Lot For Sale | 7 Lakes West | Only Minutes From Pinehurst - 01/14/11 10:57 AM
2.54 ACRE Lot in the Gated Community of Seven Lakes West!!! Asking Price: $59,900Buy now...Build later! (We can Custom Build Your Dream Home)Excellent opportunity to own one of the largest lots in the community. As a property owner in Seven Lakes, you have access to the lakes, marina, beach area, pool & tennis courts. For more information on this community, visit www.SevenLakesWest.org . Seven Lakes West is only minutes from the Village of Pinehurst.
Funny Friday | My Dog Ate My Homework - 01/14/11 10:28 AM
Do you see my fax/phone in the upper right-hand corner? I rarely receive faxes anymore, but when I do sometimes my 'Lovely Assistant' gets to them before I do and this is what happens. Shreds of paper all over the office. It is hilarious to watch...she can shred a piece of paper into a hundred pieces in a few seconds. She's Quick!!! My personal furry little 'Paper Shredder'!
NEW Construction & The Formal Dining Room | To BE Or NOT To Be? - 01/13/11 05:30 PM
Does Today's Buyer Prefer Formal Dining or Casual Dining? The trend in NEW Construction is 'Build It Smaller & They Will Buy It'. The average Pinehurst Buyer is no longer looking for the biggest house on the block. They are shopping for the most affordable house on the block, which usually means less square footage. The majority of the Builders in Pinehurst are building smaller homes with a square footage range of 1,800 - 2,500 HSF. The Buyer's for these homes are wanting either three bedrooms and an office OR four bedrooms, therefore, it proves difficult to squeeze in a Formal Dining Room. If (0 comments)
Fun Things To Do In & Around Pinehurst This Weekend | Jan. 16th - 01/12/11 08:14 PM
Fun Things To Do In & Around Pinehurst This Weekend | Jan. 16th OK, it's mid-January and there's not alot going on right now, but there is one heck of a good time to be had at the Poplar Knight Spot in Aberdeen this Sunday night! No matter what type of music you prefer, I think you'll enjoy what you hear! The weather is going to be considerably warmer by the end of the week, so grab a friend and hit the Poplar Knight Spot for some timeless music and good FUN!
JANUARY 16TH - SUNDAYThe Harris Brothers and Joe Craven (0 comments)
Wordless Wednesday | A Dog In The Sun - 01/12/11 10:56 AM
We had SNOW on Monday and ICE on Tuesday here in Pinehurst, NC.But, TODAY, we have SUN!!!We are melting and it should reach 55-60 degrees by the end of the week.Bree Bree has already found her spot in the SUN this morning!!!
I hope everyone else out there gets some sunshine this week! (8 comments)
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath Homes For Sale In Pinehurst, NC Priced Under $300,000 - 01/10/11 03:37 PM
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath Homes For Sale In Pinehurst, NC Priced Under $300,000Homes for sale in Pinehurst with 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, priced under $300,000, have been the most popular for the past 2 years. In my opinion, the 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Home is also going to be very sought after in 2011. There are a variety of wonderful Pinehurst Neighborhoods to choose from, such as: Village Acres, Pinehurst No. 6, CCNC (Gated Community), Old Town Pinehurst and Westlake Point (on Lake Pinehurst). All of these Pinehurst Neighborhoods are located near shopping, schools, parks, restaurants and the hospital.
IT'S BACK!!! Winter Wonderland In The South - Phase II Apparently, Mother Nature didn't take our correspondance very seriously last month?!?! Go ahead, Mother Nature, LET IT SNOW! The class I've been looking forward to for the past week is held ONLINE. So, you see, I don't have to drive...I don't even have to change out of my PJs! Bring Keep It On....(the power, that is) Around 1:00pm I'll be attending a Webinar offered by ActiveRain. I I'll be warm & cozy sitting in front of my laptop, cup of hot tea in hand, with the snow falling outside (5 comments)
What's the Difference Between Foreclosures and Short Sales? - 01/10/11 08:30 AM
Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Agent, has written an excellent explanation of the differences between Foreclosures & Short Sales! I've only been involved with one Short Sale, and it was actually a very smooth deal. I'm working with Buyer's right now that are scheduled to close on a foreclosure at the end of the month. The transaction has been smooth thus far. Thanks again Debe for taking the time to spell out the differences!!! Comments disabled, so if you wish to comment, please go to Debe's post. Thank you!
Via Debe Maxwell - Search Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (0 comments)
Speechless Sunday | A Whale Of A Good Time! - 01/09/11 05:15 PM
About 5 years ago we went on a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While we were there we signed up to go Whale Watching...of course, there was no guarantee that we would see a whale. We were very lucky to come across a Mama Whale and her Baby!!! Our Guide was soooo excited I thought he was going to fall off the boat! It was an amazing experience & it left me SPEECHLESS!At one point the whale's came a bit too close to the boat for me (scary), but it is their ocean afterall. (The 4th pic is the Baby Whale (16 comments)
Liver Mush vs. Scrapple | South vs. North - 01/08/11 05:35 PM
LIVER MUSH VS. SCRAPPLE - This has become a bit of a family debate in my household. Let me give you just a little background first. I'm a Southern Mountain North Carolina Girl, born & bred, as they say back in the hills. I grew up eating Fried Liver Mush as a breakfast meat with eggs. My mom and I also enjoyed Fried Liver Mush sandwiches for lunch on occasion. We would layer the crispy liver mush squares on white bread, lathered with lots of JFG Mayo & lettuce (had to add a veggie, just to give it balance). If you (0 comments)
This picture was taken a few years ago during a Fall Beach Trip to Atlantic Beach, NC and as you can tell it was VERY windy. The wind got under Basil's ears and blew them straight up in the air (and we all know, poodles ears do not stick straight up in the air...ever). Makes me giggle everytime I look at it. I hope it makes you smile, too! (11 comments)
Fun Things To Do In & Around Pinehurst This Weekend | Jan. 7-9 - 01/07/11 02:30 PM
Fun Things To Do In & Around Pinehurst This Weekend | Jan. 7-9 January 7 - FridayART EXHIBIT & OPENING RECEPTION. 6-8pm. Rick Smith (photography) and Richard Oversmith (oil). Exhibit on display through January 29 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Campbell House Galleries is located at 482 E. Connecticut Ave. in Downtown Southern Pines. For more information call (910)692-2787. January 7 - FridayTHE VILLAGE WINE SHOP. NC Beers & Live Music with the amazing Ravenne Escabar 6-8:30ish. Tasting $8 (includes souvenir Highland glass). The Village Wine Shop is located at 80 Magnolia Road in the Village of Pinehurst. Railhouse Brewery from our very own Downtown Aberdeen will be there, too! For (0 comments)
Cooking For My Dogs Improved My Diet! - 01/05/11 11:33 AM
I LOVE to bake! So around the holiday season I usually bake hundreds of cookies and package them as gifts. BUT, I decided to do something different this year. NO Cookies! Well, that's not entirely true...let me rephrase...NO People Cookies! A 'Cooking For Dogs Cookbook' inspired me to bake homemade Dog Cookies for all the neighborhood pups. You have to understand, we don't have children, so I consider our dogs, our children! I cook for them all the time. I flipped through the Dog Cookbook (The Everything Cooking For Dogs Book by Lisa Fortunato) in search of at least two recipes (6 comments)
2010 Southern Pines Statistics | Single Family Residential & Horse Farms - 01/04/11 11:38 AM
Here are the 2009 & 2010 Market Snapshots for homes SOLD in Southern Pines. These numbers include Single Family Residential and Horse Farms. The DOM (Days on Market) are a little higher than you might expect because of the Horse Farms. Typically, a Horse Farm will take longer to sell because the Buyer's Market for that product is considerably smaller than the Buyer's Market for Single Family Residential. (Just a little common Horse Sense!) These numbers actually make me HAPPY! Take a look below, the Average Sold Price for 2010 was higher than 2009!!! That is a very good sign! The (0 comments)
2010 Pinehurst Statistics | Single Family Residential - 01/03/11 08:25 PM
The numbers don't lie! The buzz has been that 2010 was the worse year ever here in Pinehurst. I beg to differ!!! Being a REALTOR, I look to the numbers to tell me the TRUE story. So, look for yourself... Here are the overall numbers for Single Family Homes Sold in Pinehurst in 2009:
AND Here are the overall numbers for Single Family Homes Sold in Pinehurst in 2010.
Could these numbers be MORE close??? These stats were pulled directly from the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. I would like to point (2 comments)
Sofa Sunday's - 01/02/11 03:59 PM
It is the 2nd day of the New Year, so should I be out pounding the pavement, should I be making phone calls to my SOI, should I be holding an Open House... Well, maybe! But, I've been enjoying what I call a 'SOFA SUNDAY'! I'll paint a picture for you (because if I posted a pic of the actual event, I might scare you off): Attire: Sweat Pants, T-Shirt, Barefeet, Ponytail, NO Makeup!!! Location: Sofa w/Ottoman Accessories: Soft Blanket & Lots of Throw Pillows View: NFL on the Flatscreen Refreshments: Carbs, Carbs, Carbs & Beer (that's also carbs!) Activities: Blogging, Emailing, Facebooking (my LAPtop is living up to (14 comments)
I'm working away here on the computer in my home office and as you can see, my sidekick (Basil), is LAYING DOWN ON THE JOB! What A Life!!! I'm thinking maybe I should buy him a bed for the home office. He never complains, He never argues, He LOVES all my ideas...So, I think he deserves it! (13 comments)
Plagiarism ~ Ignorance is bliss until you get a call from an attorney - Reblog - 01/02/11 11:50 AM
Amy Jones was generous enough to share her unfortunate experience with us. I suppose some folks are just too lazy to have an original thought, so they steal others and pass them off as their own. Amy's post is a good reminder of copyright law and what it actually means. Just because it's out there on the internet doesn't mean that you can copy & paste & claim it as your own. Thanks again Amy for the post! Comments are turned off here, so please go to Amy's original post if you would like to make a comment.
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