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Paying It Forward - "Reach Out and Touch....Somebody's Hand". - 11/22/10 10:29 AM
I love Thanksgiving and all it stands for. Being Thankful for life and all it's blessings. Some of us have more to be Thankful for than others and it is always rewarding to reach out to those in a tough spot in life. I volunteer with a charity called "Midwest Challenge"(MWC). It is a faith based organization working to turn men's lives around from addiction and/or prison. MWC houses men who are homeless and coming out of treatment. They also house men in their last 3-8 months of incarceration. They teach them how to fill out a job application, interview for a job and help (15 comments)
A Time Machine Ride - Four Decades in One Day! - 11/22/10 09:34 AM
The 70's were a great decade for many of us. Can you say "Disco"? How about "love the water-bed". But when selling a house the 70's is not the best "flash from the past". This townhome in Rosemount, MN got a quick ride on a time machine so it can now compete for a modern 2010 buyer.
Selling a home is competitive and your buyer needs to see themselves living in THIS decade.
Pay It Foward - In Prison!! - 11/17/10 09:33 AM
I stepped out of my comfort zone totally for this "Pay It Forward". I visited someone in prison. I had gotten to know this gentleman while volunteering with an organization that works with men coming out of treatment and prison to turn their lives around. I met Fred a couple years ago and he always said I was the big sister he never had. Fred violated his parole by using alcohol and was sent to prison for 18 months. I asked Fred to put me on his list of visitors and I filled out all the forms and was approved to visit him. That was ten months (19 comments)
What a Difference A Day/Four Days Makes - 11/13/10 11:07 AM
Last night I went to dinner wearing a short sleeve shirt with a light jean jacket. Tuesday I was in Flip Flops and my husband was golfing. This is what I was greeted with when I woke up:
It is beautiful....it is stunning....it is tranquil. It can be Spring now.
Pay It Forward - To a Veteran - 11/11/10 05:21 PM
I think an extremely simple "Pay It Forward" gesture to a Veteran today shocked him, how sad. I ran into the grocery store to pick something up and I passed a very elderly gentleman walking stooped over and with a bad limp. He was wearing his VFW hat and all his pins on his shirt. He was so cute. I smiled and simply said, "Happy Veteran's Day. Thank you for serving our country". He looked up and his eyes were wide with amazement. Then he slowly smiled. I wonder if he hears that from strangers.....ever. He wasn't in combat fatigues at the airport or at an event honoring soldiers, (12 comments)
The Social Room is Done and It's Time for a Party! - 11/10/10 04:03 PM
The Social Room at this large apartment complex in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN is done! Do you think we can rent it for a party?? Oh, I guess we have to be a tenant. I was hired to Redesign a new social room for one of the properties of a large management company. After gutting and redesigning their model apartment unit, then their offices, then another social room at a different complex....we finally got started on this one. We took out one of the sliding glass doors to close off traffic flow through the sitting area. We also put in new smaller windows along the wall overlooking the pool (37 comments)
Pay it Foward: The Drive-Thru Difference - 11/05/10 03:43 PM
I have been wanting to Pay it Forward at the Drive-Thru for months and I finally did it today. The Drive-Thru where it happened was Star Bucks. I had to wait a bit to make sure a car would pull in behind me, then I went ahead to place my order at the microphone. I saw that in the car behind me was a young girl and she was driving a fairly old car. When I pulled forward to pay I told the attendant that I wanted to pay for the car behind me. She said.."Well that is nice of you". Then she (37 comments)
This blog will show great examples of home staging and redesign as well as inform you about great things in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN greater community. You'll get to know more about Rooms With Style, the type of home staging and redesign work we do, as well as get to know the owner, Shar Sitter, a little better.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.