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Back in middle and high school, I tried to hide my tendency to turn to books as friends. Once in college, it became 'cool' to love to read and I was able to embrace my true love of reading. As a young girl I spent hours and hours at small branch of the Fairfax Country library at Lake Anne Plaza ...
I might be a funny one to write a tribute to a preschool since my 'baby' is in middle school, but I am so warmed by the way that this local preschool has touched so many people. Anyone who has read my blogs knows that I grew up here, in Reston, VA. We moved here when I was in 2nd grade, so I did ...
Sometimes I feel like everywhere I turn I find television shows, newspaper articles, books and blogs criticizing the honesty of real estate agents. It is funny, because this stereotype is so dramatically different than the feedback that I receive from my clients. I have been told over and over h...
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Tomorrow I join the legions of parents who have driven up to a university and dropped off their child. I know it won't be that easy (if I don't make her bed, who will?). She is a great kid and I am so excited for her opportunity. But as anyone who has been through it (or will have to go throug...
Last week I wrote about the Olympics and the way it brings our family--and our nation--together (http://activerain.com/blogsview/638157/Ode-to-the-Olympics). It has been 9 days since we watched that amazing opening ceremony. So much has happened: we learned that the little girl singing in the ce...
This is a generic letter to a client after a pre-listing walk through. It is a combination of many situations I have come across in these walk throughs over the years. I would, obviously, never address my clients this way. But for fun, I put this letter together to showcase some of the situatio...
I just read an article in one of my trade journals on blogging. It got me thinking about some of the unbelievably great posts I have read here on ActiveRain. Blogging is/has become much more than just a way to increase your SEO, it has become a legitimate tool for writers to share their ideas and...
With a cup of coffee in hand, I strolled last week down to the dock at South Lakes Village Center. I took these photos because they reflect how peaceful being by the lake feels--even on a hot and humid day. If you are interested in seeing which merchants are at the SLVC, you can go to the webs...
Here are some photos from the famous Lake Anne Village Center. This was the first section of Reston to be built and the place where I spent a lot of my child hood. I have fond memories of playing in the fountain, the playhouse and the cement play area (on the left). We actually used to dive off ...