Welcome to my blog! Now that I am retired, I don't blog as much as I used to, generally offering Home Staging advice and decorating tips when I do write. On Wednesdays I enjoy sharing a fun picture or meme using my grandchildren as my inspiration.
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Planning on adding your house to the current real estate market?Consider this:Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder! Your perception of your home's worth, condition, and appeal to buyers could work against you. It's not what you think that matters most. How the house is perceived by others i...
Our family celebration of Christmas was on Christmas Eve. We had a house full and the highlight for me was spending time with both of my new grandsons celebrating their first Christmas. For the first time in my life, I had no plans for Christmas Day so I gave myself a special gift this year...t...
While you are preparing and decorating for your holiday dinner, consider giving your children a more festive atmosphere too. Dressing up the "kid's table" is easy, quick and inexpensive. Has your child-sizefurniture seen betterdays? I purchased this set at ayard sale last summerwith the intent...
Here is a fun way to give your veggie platter a little more personality this holiday season. Who says snowmen have to be made with snow? Surprise your guests with a mini snowman made of cauliflower. Looks great on any platter with any assortment of appetizers. Assemble his body using toothpicks...
Advice for sellers: Don't make the mistake of staying home when your house is being shown...it's just not a good idea. Here are five reasons for you to leave before potential buyers arrive. If you have your home listed for sale and I show up with a potential buyer...please leave! Go for a walk...
If you want to sell your house, think of it as a product. Prepare, package, and market it accordingly. You have a product for sale. Buyers have many houses to choose from. If you want them to choose yours, you better have the the most appealing packaging. If buyers like what they see, they wil...
First impression begins online with your listing photos. If you aren't going to hire a professional photographer for your MLS photos, then you should seriously consider the photography tips listed in this post by Amy Hunter. The pictures you use will determine how many calls for showings you r...