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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Putting your house on the market? One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the professionals who will help you sell. Not all Realtors and Home Stagers are created equal. Just because they are professional, it doesn't mean they are proficient.In order to choose the right pr...
One of my favorite comfort foods on a cold, snowy day here in New Hampshire is this chicken stew. Not only is it delicious, it is made in the crockpot. It is ideal for those busy days when you wish you could walk in the door and have dinner all ready and waiting for you. Crockpot Chicken Stew ...
Today's buyer is doing their research online. It's more important than ever to be an informed and prepared seller. Doing your homework and strategically marketing your house, with help from the right professionals, is the fastest way to a successful sale. It takes five keys to unlock the secre...
Professional home stagers often use the phrase "move-in condition." They use it as a way of describing the condition you should strive for when preparing your house for sale. Most sellers need more detailed information on the subject to really understand it fully. Move-in condition is a phras...
Before you burn those candles to make your home smell better or to create atmosphere, you should consider this information from a post written recently by Leslie Burton-Dallas. This time of year, I had candles burning all the time...until I learned this. In addition to cigarette smoking, candl...
You may remember this Wordless Wednesday photo from early December, where Jack's shirt asked if it were too early to ask for a motorcycle. Well, to update: Jack did not get the requested motorcycle, but it was still a very Harley Christmas for the Tara family. I am very excited to report th...
Considering whether or not you should paint your paneling? Kathy Nielson's before and after photos should make your decision an easy one. Paint is the answer to an inexpensive update. Should You Paint the Paneling? Before and After Picture Included One of the first questions asked when we arriv...