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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We all have them…unsightly techno gadgets cluttering up our kitchen counters. Technology is great, but the chargers and plugs can add up. Most Home Staging consults I’ve done have involved dealing with cordless phones, cell phones and phone chargers. Sellers would prefer to avoid the inconveni...
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.Thomas Campbell Say not in grief: "He is no more", but live in thankfulness that he was.Hebrew ProverbSeeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.David SearlsDeath leaves a heartache no one can heal, love ...
Home staging is often a last resort strategy, used when all else fails. Too many sellers and Realtors take a "wait and see" attitude when it comes to staging and it ends up costing them thousands of dollars.Most sellers say they are serious about selling their home, but haven't even scratched th...
I'm a professional home stager in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I assist people in preparing their house for sale. New Hampshire isn't exactly the hub of home staging, but I believe, it's just a matter of time before home staging becomes the real estate standard. Until then, sellers who understa...
Looking for a unique gift for your child's teacher or coach? This takes a little planning, but it's well worth the effort. You will need a child's 24-piece puzzle and a photo of each student in the class or each player on the team. You can ask each person for a picture, but if you take a pict...
The butterfly is a universal symbol of transformation and rebirth. "If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies" Unknown A few years ago, while walking along the coast in Maine, my husband and I came across a spider web with a butterfly on it. I wasn't sure the beauty of it could be ...
Is Your Sunscreen Really Protecting You From Skin Cancer?Not all sunscreens are created equal. The one you are using could be more harmful than beneficial, wasting your money and putting you at risk. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology states "Sunscreens are widely advo...