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Shocked by Google find? Google was showing a warning message for all searched sites for 15 mins - hour. "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer" Visit Monitter.com  and type in that message, and you'll see just how active the Twitter microblogosphere was regarding this bizarre fi...
01/31/2009
     I was over at my family's home, and my stepfather was running to the grocery store and asked if I wanted anything.  I thought that making a lunch with light feta cheese, 2 bartlett pairs and spot of honey would be divine.  So, listing light feta and the 2 bartletts (honey in house), he went ...
10/20/2008
Well fellow Rainers, it's been way too long since I've been on!  Missing my AR family right about now.  Here's the latest on what's been up. Moved from Baltimore --although staging biz had picked up, finding FT employment was taking a long time, and bills need to be paid, right? Back in hometown...
08/18/2008
BOne of the Home & Garden shows I enjoy features a "mockover"---a room made to look like a pricey designer makeover.  The original can run from $30,000 - $100,000 while their version is often $1,500 to $4,000 (sans production cost of course---they always leave out the labor!). I thought I'd blog ...
05/31/2008
Okay Stagers and other Savvy Rainers, I need your help!  I'm holding a YARD SALE for my mother and need some advice. First, the yard sale won't be at her house (she just had 45K in landscaping and bargain hunters traipsing through wouldn't be great---plus, it's super private and hard to find).  T...
05/15/2008
This weekend, I did some light staging in this gorgeous 3 bed/1.5 bath in the Rodgers Forge area. A beautiful home with lots of original features plus contemporary updates, its on the market with an Open House Wednesday, 12 - 2 PM and another Sunday 11 - 3 PM.  LINK TO TRULIA PAGELINK TO BROKER P...
05/06/2008
I recently staged a home and here is one of the before & afters from the project.It's not super dramatic, but there is something sparkling in those subtle changes that warms and enlivens the room. It's owner-occupied and all the items used in this particular room were already in the home. (Don't ...
04/07/2008
Horchow has this awesome, basic but insightful, glossary on rug terms. I'm always impressed by the random knowledge I possess, only due to the response it warrants (really? wow, who knew). Rug talk is important. I mean, you'll probably spend a good 1/4 of your life on a rug somewhere. Know your A...
04/06/2008
It's been a while since my last blog, so I figure I'd better have a good lure for you folks. How 'bout something free? Free is good, right?Behold, the mighty multitude of AR BLOG ART! For your non-commercial* use, I give you these fun images to beef up your blog, excite your email, caress your co...
04/03/2008
Celebrate our Lord today, for He has paid the price for our sins, died and rose again!I wanted to post something for Easter, yet when I looked for free clip art, I was disappointed with what I found. Well, I decided to make my own and share with ya'll! These graphics have ALL been made by me and ...
03/22/2008
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