the news enterprise: New Year - New Goals - 08/03/11 03:47 PM
I know, I know! It is August, not January.  Here in Kentucky though school started today and it has that New Year's kind of feeling to it.  New goals to achieve new successes.  Goals are tricky though no matter what they are.  I shared a few tips about effective goal setting in an article (Our Speakers With Spark monthly column) that was published in The News Enterprise today.  I absolutely know that they will help anyone struggling with the process. They are tried and true and will help if you stick to the plan!
You can give the article a read here!  … (4 comments)

the news enterprise: Choices for Today - 07/20/11 02:20 AM
I thought I would share a positive thought for today!  Each day we have a choice to make the day whatever we want it to be. Hope this helps you find a little perspective.
Choices, choices, choices!  There are so many options to choose from on a daily basis it could almost drive a person crazy!  In this day and age it seems like there is a different option for everything and some choices seem limitless.  There is still one choice you have that really doesn't change - it is the same one everyday.  That is to decide whether you will have a positive … (2 comments)

the news enterprise: It starts with RESPECT - 07/07/11 01:13 AM
Every once in a while, we need a little pep talk.  If our spirits are lifted, then we are more productive, create better relationships with clients and generally have a better quality of life.  I think that it all starts with how we think of ourselves.  Here is an article I would like to share that may help you achieve the life you desire!
 
Have you heard?  There is a growing epidemic sweeping our nation.  It is claiming the well being of thousands of people and is changing the shape of our society.  It is altering lives and not necessarily … (2 comments)

the news enterprise: Five Questions that could change your business - 07/05/11 02:51 PM
I have the honor of having a fellow speaker, Jeff Peden,  who has some GREAT Ideas about key questions you should ask yourself as you are building your business.  Jeff Peden is known as the Great Ideas Guy and really makes building your business easy and achievable.
Here is the link for the Speakers With Spark column in The News Enterprise and was also added to the Speakers WIth Spark Blog:  https://speakerswithspark.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/life-is-a-test/
Prepare to think  ....
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the news enterprise: Getting it together before you get it together - 01/07/11 02:12 PM
 It appears that the season to reorganize is upon us.  Whether I pick up a newspaper, magazine or an advertisement for any store, tools for organization seem to be front and center.  Even at Corvin's Furniture this week, there have been many customers who have come in inquiring about bookshelves, shelving units and file cabinets.    It seems that resolutions to organize are as prevalent as weight loss resolutions this year.
 
 Retailers across the country are advertising their attractive storage containers and cool tools that will help you achieve organization with style.  I must admit, I have even fallen into the … (6 comments)

the news enterprise: If I had just read your posts .... I could have done this myself! - 11/28/10 02:54 PM
Occasionally someone says something that stops you in your tracks.  This happened to me the other day when I was with a client who had recently had a staging to sell consultation.  I was back at her house dropping off a few items for her to use to stage her home and she said something that really made me stop and think for a while.
 
She told me that she had been on my Active Rain blog and had been reading some of my posts.  She said that if she had just read those before I came, she could have … (14 comments)

the news enterprise: Better Safe than Sorry - 08/03/10 12:57 AM
I am amazed at how many houses are selling around Hardin County.  That is exciting news for those of us selling homes!  As I have foraged into that category, I am reminded of some precautions that sellers must make when the sign goes out front.  This advice is good for anyone selling - especially those not using a realtor.
 
Remember that although it is a necessary evil, there will be complete strangers walking through your home!  I was in Cleveland last weekend and my brother is selling his home and we were prepping the house for a showing.  While we … (12 comments)

the news enterprise: Tips from the field - 07/07/10 04:08 PM
I am taking the plunge!  Yes, I am about to become a home seller!  This will be the second time I am selling a home and what a completely different experience than the last time.  I contribute most of that to becoming an accredited stager since then.
 
Learning lessons is part of life, and I have certainly learned my share.  I want to share with you some of the lessons I have discovered since beginning the process of staging my current house for sale.
 
First and foremost, give yourself time to get all of the important things you want … (14 comments)

the news enterprise: Downsizing made easy for Seniors - 06/05/10 01:56 AM
I recently presented at a Senior Education Resource Team Seminar and was reminded of some very important ideas.  The SERT Seminar was geared towards sharing what community resources are available to the senior population.  Obviously there are some special needs as one ages and this seminar was designed to educate the audience about what resources are available to assist them.
 

As the aging population increases, there is a growing need for seniors to make decisions about selling their current home and moving to a smaller, safer environment.  For some that would be a smaller home or apartment, but for … (9 comments)

the news enterprise: Cleaning out the Closet Clutter - 04/24/10 02:05 PM
It is Springtime and birds are chirping and temperatures are rising.  Most people are ready to start their spring cleaning adventures.  The biggest hurtle to overcome is getting started.  Once you start seeing the difference a thorough cleaning can make, it should provide inspiration to keep going.
 
This Spring I have decided to pay special attention to my bedroom closet.  With it getting warmer outside, it is time for me to switch my seasonal clothing.  Unfortunately I am not blessed to have a closet big enough to house all of my clothing, so it is time to drag out the … (13 comments)

the news enterprise: Springtime Staging to Sell - 03/26/10 12:27 PM
It is Spring and that means more buyers and sellers come out of the woodwork.  Everyone wants to be in their new home for summer!
When getting a house ready to sell there are a few things to keep in mind.  Here are some gentle reminders of the things to focus on when prepping your home. 
First and foremost is to clean the house!  I don't mean tidy up either.  I mean get into all of the nooks and crannies of the entire house and clean them out.  When I went through my accreditation course, they called it "Q-tip clean".  All … (12 comments)

the news enterprise: Help Me Help Them - 12/26/09 02:17 PM
Imagine this. You are desperately trying to get away from violence and fear and abuse.  You have sought out housing in a local domestic violence shelter because you have no where else to go.  You are unsure of what to expect and hope there is room to stay until you can build a new life.  You have mustered up all of the courage you have and wait to see if there will be space for you ...
 
This scenario is all too common for many women and their children in this community.  SpringHaven, inc., our local domestic violence shelter and … (4 comments)

the news enterprise: Simple Staging Ideas for the Season - 11/29/09 01:03 PM
The holidays are here and chances are you want to decorate for the holidays.  Before the difficult economic times hit us, it was easy to go out and purchase beautiful decorations.  These days most of us have had to tighten our belts and need to evaluate the way we decorate. Allow me to share a few ways that you can decorate on a dime this holiday season.
 
I recently conducted a workshop on Staging Your Table.  I ran into one of the participants the other day and she commented that now she looks at everything in a different way.  That … (9 comments)

the news enterprise: The Holidays are coming! Are you staging for the season? - 10/23/09 06:19 AM
The Holidays are coming!  The Holidays are coming! Are you in panic mode?  Last year about this time, you may have discussed making changes to your décor for the holidays, but decided to wait until after they were over.  You weren't doing any heavy entertaining so it could wait.
 
This year is a whole new ball game.  You are hosting Thanksgiving this year and you still haven't made those updates you talked about last year.  Don't fret, there is still time to update without breaking the bank.
 
First of all don't start any major renovations until after the New … (9 comments)

the news enterprise: Twilight truths - 10/04/09 02:48 PM
Fall officially arrived last Tuesday.  There are several signs that the season is here, but having a shorter day was very noticeable when I went for an evening walk last week.    
 
All summer if I struck out about 8 pm, the sky was still blazing with the sun.  The other night, it was dark and afforded me a glimpse at the neighborhood during twilight hours. A whole new world opened up.  I now realize why "twilight" pictures are so effective when trying to sell a house.  Lights blazing from the inside and highlighted landscaping made an awesome statement.
 
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the news enterprise: Lesson learned the hard way - lots of $$$ later - 07/27/09 02:33 AM
Sometimes people have to learn lessons the hard way.  I really appreciate the people who try and help others learn from their mistakes.  I try to pay that forward as often as I can.  This month I wanted to share one of the very hard lessons learned while selling a house we owned years ago.
 
We had a few months to sell our house before reporting to the next duty station and that seemed like plenty of time given the excellent market conditions at the time.  After receiving orders, we immediately called our realtor.  During the listing appointment we asked … (13 comments)

the news enterprise: Mailbox Mayhem - Stage it Right! - 06/29/09 12:08 AM
Recently I have taken up walking through my neighborhood trying to get healthy.  There is a health benefit, but also a staging benefit.  As I traverse down the streets I have a host of homes that I get to grab curb appeal ideas from.  Like with anything, there are great examples of what NOT to do along side those homes that belong in a magazine.
 
One thing that has popped out most during these walks is probably one of the least considered items in the front yard ... the mailbox.  We take for granted everyday the mail will be delivered … (19 comments)

the news enterprise: Setting the Stage for Spring - 03/24/09 01:28 AM

 
Are you as tired of winter as I am?  I get so excited when I see daffodils popping up all over the place.  As the temperatures rise, I get a bigger case of Spring Fever everyday.
With every change of season I get an itch to "Stage" my home's décor.  Just like I change my wardrobe to reflect the season, I also try to change my home.  As fall and winter approached, I changed to spice-scented candles, heavier fabrics for window coverings, thick blankets for my bed and pinecones and winter berries replaced my florals.  I was thrilled to … (10 comments)

 
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