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"Naughty or Nice" ~ ..... Someone Is Watching You :~) - 11/20/11 09:20 PM
I may be getting ahead of myself, as we are in the midst of all of the things that we give thanks. One of the things that came to mind to me today, is I thought it was very gracious of Santa Claus to have given us the benefit of the "Naughty or Nice" list as parents!! My children have always loved (& still love) Santa Claus and all the specialness of the seasons. I am so thankful for our children young adults & being able to have the gift & history of baking special treats, helping to prepare the family meal...and even as (10 comments)
Do You Want Cheese With That Whine? - 11/19/11 01:22 PM
I saw this post first by Sherri Wellborn with her re-blog, of this story by Gary Woltal. Gary's story will stop & make everyone think this Thanksgiving and be thankful for what we have & not what we don't have. While we are human & have emotions no doubt, this should keep most of the negativity in check...we can always look around us & find much worse & sometimes it need not be any farther than the next corner. Many times there are resources that we don't always think to reach for as we have never had to before. I am & know many that (0 comments)
In the Garden, a Flower grows. Lessons through the Gardner's perspective of the “One that got away.” - 11/19/11 09:46 AM
Sebastian Barrett St. Troy has written an AMAZING piece for us! Sebastian has been with us a short while & many of you may not have discovered this wonderful gift we have here on Active Rain. Please take a time to visit his garden, & his blog, & read his wonderful "Masterpiece" (as has been many comments after reading). I know that I have been blessed with his "Association" & am every so thankful to have experienced & felt his story. Please share your stories & share with Sebastian on his blog. I wanted to share & re-blog so others may discover the wonderful gifts (0 comments)
The lobby is full of Elegance ~ Art, Bronze & Most Importantly "Comfort" ~ The Beaches are so Peaceful & the Water Features are Everywhere
We were hoping the weather improved......the Gazebo above has rain puddles.....
Option 2 (Above) for Special Events in case of bad weather
Series of Artist Introductions ~ Meet Gustavo Novoa - 11/15/11 11:52 AM
I have been publishing a series of introductions on the Artists that I have been so proud to have had the experience of working with....I hope you have enjoyed their work as much as I have & I feel Art is so important to our lives & of "Staging" our environments ~ homes, commercial properties, offices, vacation destinations, or vessels. Gustavo Novoa is my next introduction. Many of Gustavo's works are of a serene setting of jungle wildlife. The details & colors amazing & soothing, IMHO, but you will see below that I am not the only one that feels this way! :) (7 comments)
Elevator Speech ~ More Than Points!! - 11/15/11 08:20 AM
We understood after reading about the Elevator Speech Contest, that it was worth to us way more than points.... Rebekah Radice is always wonderful at bringing us a way to gain business, marketing, or tech tips, & with this contest ~ confidence in speaking concisely about our business, & relationships.... However, today I learned it could be worth even more!! Really you say!!?? The Miami Herald (& many papers) always posts a section titled Business Monday. I arrived home late to scan it & I couldn't get my fingers to the keyboard fast enough.... Now, we haven't heard the results of (7 comments)
What Do You Think Bothers Me About These Two Photos - 11/13/11 02:49 PM
I mentioned previously that there were a few components that helped propel me forward into Staging. Part of the equation had to do when I would check into Hotel Rooms & the way they had been Staged for guests. I try not to be too critical, but for some reason a few things in these two photos didn't seem right with me & I would have done differently? I feel attention to detail is important when you are having guests arrived & this applies if it is your Vacation Property or Your Home for Sale....(or your Vessel for Charter). What do you (18 comments)
Two Homeless Black Lab Brothers - Can You Help? - 11/12/11 12:06 PM
Mona Gersky took in these two lost brothers. A very sad story with their owners indeed. These two have the sweetest faces!! Unconditional LOVE!! I wish I could take them here. My daughter adopted two black labs from the shelter (brother & sister), as she could not separate them either. They are just beautiful!! Full of Love, wonderful with children. Grandma loves her two grandchildren to pieces. I hope we can find a great home for these two!! Thank you Mona for posting!! Via Mona Gersky, GRI, ABR~MoonDancer Realty~ Buyer and Seller Representation (MoonDancer Realty): You just never know what the (7 comments)
Master Painter & His Limited Editions ~ Meet Peter Von Artens - 11/11/11 08:41 AM
Peter von Artens was born in 1937, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began studying art in 1950 at the Miguel Venegas Cifuentes Fine Art Atelier in Santiago de Chile, Chile. He attended the Catholic University of Chile Fine Arts School in 1957.In 1958 he received a scholarship from the Hispanic Institute of Culture to study in the Royal Academy of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain. In that very same year Peter von Artens had his first solo exhibition at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago de Chile. (courtesy of Wally Findlay Gallery) Peter Von Artens was a Master Painter & such (2 comments)
"Always" In a Whimsical State of Mind ~ Meet One of My Favorite People - 11/10/11 05:16 PM
One of my favorite people & Artists is always in a "Whimsical" state of mind when he inspires us with his works. This is a sample of original & editions that I collaborated with him when I had my former endeavor. As I have mentioned in a few of my blogs, my artists & clients were like part of my family & I have carried that feeling and relationship forward into my experience of Staging. I feel many of you will understand my sharing of Karl's work after you have had a chance to review. Karl is a uniquely one of (0 comments)
I try not to share anything too poorly received as we need the upbeat more than the negative....this just set me back on my heels a little. I know it is true. I didn't realize all of these positions got paid for "life"?? It is from my Facebook Wall, someone had shared. (I couldn't hit the like button on this one & they have not put up an "dislike button" yet?) I guess you will have to click the link to see the photo but it has these stats, my screen is not too clear a snap shot - Just not too (4 comments)
Yes, one up & more to go :) Getting Ready for Thanksgiving Guests - 11/09/11 03:43 PM
(Almost Wordless) Wednesday - Yes, one up & several more to go :) !! ~ Staging the arrival of the Holidays ~ The request was to have the tree decorated for Thanksgiving Guests that arrive the 16th!? I am wishing many blessings for you & your family ~ this season of Giving Thanks! A Tree during the Holidays always helps to lift my spirits when I have finished & return home
Two Major Art Events Coming - Art Basel & Art Miami - 11/09/11 02:27 AM
I would like to share some of my favorite people on the outside of my associates here, as in the next few weeks we have two MAJOR Art Events! In Staging we are always utilizing Art!! I am always for the local art shows & artists...such as the Delray Affair & Las Olas Art Festivals. They inspire my creativity. These events however, kick it up to another level, & are exhibitors that you will only find either privately collected, in galleries, museums, or Sotheby's or similar auctions. The two events coming are Art Basel & Art Miami. These events are timed just prior to (7 comments)
MORTGAGE POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - 11/07/11 06:33 PM
Doug Bullwinkel was kind enough to pass forward some job opportunities in the mortgage industry that his company has presently in Sacramento. Thank you Doug, I am sure there will be a number of people that may either be looking or possibly know someone that is looking for opportunities. Please go over & leave Doug a note & of course refer to the guidance in the post if you are looking. Via Doug Bullwinkel NMLS #281609 (Vitek Mortgage Group): VITEK is currently hiring! Do you know anyone who may qualify for the following positions in our Sacramento, California Corporate Headquarters?
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A Mediterranean Escape "&" One of the Greatest Climates .... Right Here In The USA - 11/06/11 07:45 PM
One of the reasons I became a Stager, stemmed from my vision with "every" property I see, it also started when I would check into a Hotel during my travels, and the visions I would have, as well as the visions of the homes I would see along my journey of life. I have to say that while there are some amazing Hotels that are extremely comfortable & excellent with guest services....there are but a very few that have left me 'stunned' upon my arrival. I had a shift of that history with my recent trip. It began when I checked (8 comments)
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