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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I've been called a lot of things over the years, but the best thing I've ever been called as a Home Stager was "the widow maker ". I was given the name after a two hour home staging consultation in which my client, Bob, had worked very hard following my suggestions. We had moved most of his furn...
Happy Halloween! Backward, turn backwardO time, in your flightmake me a child againjust for tonight! Elizabeth Akers Allen
The importance of having quality pictures when listing your home for sale has been the subject of many blog posts. For good reason. MLS photos are typically the first opportunity you have for making a good first impression because most potential buyers begin their search for a new home online. ...
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I've always enjoyed the costumes, haunted houses, hay rides and especially the decorating. Decorating for Halloween is a fun family tradition in many homes. Halloween decor has evolved over the years. No longer is a witch's broom by the door, or a few jack-o-lan...
This is the last post in my series How To Make A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle CostumeIf you missed the previous three posts, here are links:How To Make TMNT ShellHow To Make TMNT ChestplateSee Zack wearing costumeMaking a TMNT Head and MaskThe head and mask process is a VERY messy one. As we were...
Wordless Wednesday - Cowabunga Dude! How to make a TMNT shellHow to make a TMNT chestplateHow to make a TMNT Head and Mask Previous Wordless Wednesday Posts
Yesterday I posted a tutorial detailing how to make a TMNT shell.Today I will explain how I made the chestplate to wear with it. Start by cutting the basic shape from cardboard. In this case, it was made for a 5 year old child, it is approximately 12" x 15". Next, divide the chestplate into six ...
My grandson, Zack, has a store bought TMNT costume for Halloween and this is how I made a more realistic shell to take it up a notch.Inspiration for the shell came from two Youtube videos by The Cardboard Prop Company. Part 1 & Part 2 Here is how I made a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shel...
Sooooo..... It's the end of the tomato season here in New Hampshire and a local farm, McKenzie's is offering pick-your-own tomatoes for FREE. With frost expected, the last chance to get any may have been yesterday (Sunday 10/19). You can call McKenzie's Farm at 603-652-9400 if you are intereste...
She is quite the little organizer. She has her routine and she won't be distracted from it. She is driven with purpose. I see a bright future for my little Home Stager in training. My two year old granddaughter, Jacinda, has a little ritual she follows whenever she visits my house. She goes...