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I've made a lot of Halloween costumes over the years, but it's been awhile. Time to start creating for a new generation. In my recent post on homemade Halloween costumes, I promised an update when my grandson Zack's costume was done. Thomas The Train was completed just in time for Zack's train-themed birthday party.
If you want to make your own Thomas The Train costume...I found my inspiration online from a blog called Mother Maker which has great step-by-step instructions. I made a few small changes, but for the most part followed their directions. (19 comments)
Selling Your New Hampshire Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment - 10/27/11 07:37 AM
Selling Your New Hampshire Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment For most people selling a house is not a common occurrence. If they do have any prior experience, it's from some years ago, and the market has changed significantly. As a New Hampshire Home Stager, I've worked with a lot of sellers and one thing is for certain...an attitude adjustment is the first thing homeowners should consider when preparing to sell. PRICE It's not what you think that matters. It doesn't matter what you want for it, or what you need for it, or what you owe on it. The current (74 comments)
Jack and Zack spent over an hour decorating their black pumpkins with chalk. They love the erasing as much as the chalking! It's easy to do. Just tape off the stem and spray your pumpkins with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint. Spray a second coat within an hour. Your pumpkins will be ready for chalk art in 24 hours.
Halloween Coffins To DIE For - More Homemade Costumes - 10/21/11 11:44 AM
It's not Halloween without a corpse or two! If that corpse is in a coffin, even better! Years ago I created some coffins for a Halloween costume. They were not that hard to make and lots of fun to wear! They got ruined spending a winter in a storage unit, otherwise I would still have them. I'm sure I will make more some day.
My daughter Jaime, my aunt, and I were the three "Stages of Death" Jaime was the recently deceased, my aunt the decaying corpse, and I was the skeletal remains.
My husband and I (18 comments)
NH Home Stager Ideas For Homemade Halloween Costumes - 10/20/11 08:27 AM
Making your own Halloween costumes isn't as hard as you think. I've had years of experience and loved every minute of it! I've shared posts on costumes before, but it's been a couple of years so...here we go again....
Animal Costumes Whether for a child or an adult, animal costumes are really simple if you start with footy pj's or sweats and add the details....tail, ears, face makeup. The lion costume was made using footy pjs and adding a snap on belly, snap on tail, and paws made from felt. The mane is yarn sewn in rows on a knit cap. (the (24 comments)
Portsmouth NH Haunted House - Can You GUESS This Year's Theme??? - 10/17/11 08:25 AM
Looking for some awesome Halloween fun in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area? There's a "haunted house" at 292 Middle Road, in Portsmouth that is NOT TO BE MISSED. Every year, as a gift to the city, this barn and surrounding property are transformed into a Halloween dream nightmare come true by the homeowner. They open their Halloween house of horror to the public every night from 5pm to 9pm through Oct. 31. Here's the best part...IT's FREE!
I've already been twice this year and, as always, it's fabulous! Going before dark is interesting because you can really appreciate the detail, (23 comments)
Painting Your House Purple Could Get It SOLD!! - 10/08/11 06:15 PM
Painting Your House Purple Could Get It SOLD!! OK, not every house will sell if you paint it purple, but.... if 80% of all buyers in your area were buying purple houses it would make sense to prepare your house accordingly! I had to share this post written by Carla Frennd which illustrates the heart and soul of real estate marketing... know your buyer and prepare your product accordingly! Via Carla Freund, Relocation Certified - Raleigh, Cary, & Triangle Area Realtor® (Fonville Morisey Realty - Kowitz & Freund Team Realty): Ok, hopefully 80% of buyers aren't painting their homes purple, but, if (15 comments)
Are You Using MLS Photos To Your Greatest Advantage? - 10/07/11 08:14 PM
Are you using MLS photos to your greatest advantage? MLS photos are far more important than most agents give them credit for. At least that is what I'm assuming based on the photos I see listed each day. Are you getting the most impact from your photos? Even if each room is strategically prepared (home stager) and skillfully shot (professional photographer), your MLS presentation may still be in need of improvement. Presentation + quality photos + sequence + descriptive captioning = Emotional Appeal Texas real estate agent, Rose King, makes a great point in this post about presentation of MLS (13 comments)
Choosing Color - Making The Best of a Bad Situation - 10/03/11 04:54 PM
Whether you are preparing your house for sale or just want a fresh new look, choosing color is an intimidating task for most. It's even harder to choose a color when there is a negative color "permanently" attached to the room for one reason or another. For example, a dated carpet or tile color that you can't afford to replace or a wall color that you don't have the time or physical ability to change. Not everyone is in a position to make major improvements. That doesn't mean you can't make the best of what you have to work with. Sometimes (34 comments)
Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.
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