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Dinner With My Friend ~ C Tann-Starr! - 02/22/09 03:54 PM
Saturday evening I met my AR friend, Carolyn, at a restaurant midway between the two of us for dinner. We had a great time at Hemingways on Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh. The service and food were fantastic, and the atmosphere was conducive to some great conversation. Not only was this a chance for us to have dinner together, but Carolyn brought one of her clients along who is in the process of buying a house, and is eager to decorate it - putting her own stamp on her new home. It was a good opportunity to meet a prospective client in (22 comments)
Some Long Island History ~ Did You Know . . . - 02/19/09 10:37 AM
That when P.T. Barnum died in 1891 his estate was valued at $4.3 million dollars. Mr. Barnum made his fortune not just from his circus, but from real estate; some of which he purchased in Port Jefferson on Long Island.
In 1873 P.T. Barnum bought land in Port Jefferson and, using his nephew and a real estate partner as his agents, cleaned up the site by removing dense areas of trees in the area known as Brick Hill. He planned to "erect a good number of houses there". While the first parcels were advertised in August of 1875, none were (4 comments)
Via Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty): With the Spring selling season fast approaching now is the time to get your mind set on accomplishing the goal of making your home stand out from the rest of the inventory for sale. Most Real Estate markets around the country are down and the competition is fierce for a buyer pool that has shrunk dramatically. Presenting your home in the best light will give you a leg up on the competition. "Curb appeal" is often a catch phrase that (4 comments)
Mmmmm ~ A Bakery - 02/16/09 04:27 PM
There are certain stores you just love walking into, closing your eyes and enjoying the smells. Bakeries have always been one of my favorites. Although, having recently gone gluten free, I miss having my favorite black and white cookie or a cannoli.
I also like sharing some of the local stores that I have found, that may be missed or overlooked. My son, Anthony, has brought one to my attention that combines both baked goods and a new local store.
Rigogliosi's Bakery makes not only pastries and cookies, but breads, danish, wedding cakes and custom designed cakes. Rigogliosi's had (18 comments)
It's Time To Come Home ~ Lighting - 02/12/09 08:12 AM
Lighting can make or break a room, but many people don't give it a second thought. That paint color you labored over choosing can wind up looking like the worst choice you've ever made based on the lighting you use in that room. Let's take a look at the three basic types of lighting. Task lighting is lighting that performs a function for a task. Task lighting should be in every room in your house. From desk lamps to table lamps, before purchasing a lamp, keep in mind what tasks you will be using it for. Reading lamps should be above eye (19 comments)
Valentine's Day ~ Make It Romantic - 02/05/09 11:28 AM
I recently had a reporter use one of my Valentine's Day tips for an article in the Denver Post, which you can read here. It is quite humorous and she lists the tips in a second section underneath the main article.
Here are the rest of the tips that didn't make it into the article: •· Instead of dining where you always do, choose a new spot. Move a small table in front of the fireplace or into the center of your living room. If the weather permits where you live, go out onto a porch, patio or deck. The beauty (4 comments)
Mount Sinai Adult Ed Program for Spring 2009 ~ Window Treatments - 02/03/09 10:39 AM
Photo courtesy of Smith & Noble The Spring 2009 Mount Sinai Adult Education Program booklet is out! You can view it online here, as well as access the registration form. My class on Window Treatments will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2009, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in room HS 107 of the Mount Sinai High School, North Country Road, Mount Sinai, New York. The class fee is $10.00; free to senior citizens. We will be discussing the wide variety of window treatment options available and how to decide which is the best treatment for your windows. Bring pictures of your own windows! I (9 comments)
This weekend I saw a commercial on television for Donors Choose, a charitable organization founded by a Social Studies teacher from the Bronx. I was intrigued that he was able to put this together to help teachers and students get the supplies that they need, not only for projects, but books and learning materials. I have been looking to donate to a charity that means something to me and have been inspired by Charlene Storozuk's post here, to search for one that I make a connection with. I am most interested in donating to charities that deal with children. I (10 comments)
February Special ~ Window Treatments - 02/01/09 08:07 AM
Photo courtesy Smith & Noble Custom window treatments not only help keep out the drafts in the winter but can help block the hot rays of the sun in summer. With custom window treatments you can get the fabric and design of your choice. An added benefit is that you can get a black-out lining on custom window treatments. This works well for those that work the night shift or for your home theatre experience. Custom window treatments afford you the opportunity to choose a fabric that will work in your home, whether solid or patterned, as well as various trims that (4 comments)
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