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Fortunate Son – My I-Tunes

Here is anotherfavorite song of mine – which I listen to often on my I-Tunes.

                                             Fortunate Son by: Creedence Clearwater Revival

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June 30, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Music & Songs, Fun Post, I-Pod, I-Tunes, Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My 4th of July Barbecue Menu

Flag - scubadive67                                                        scubadive67 – Flickr.com

I can’t believe that 4th of July is this Saturday!  We’re having over 40 people and I’ve started my menu.  Here are a few tasty delights I will be serving and some great recipes from Food Network

Barbecued Shrimp - mccun934                                                              mccun934 – Flickr.com

Apple Pie & Ice Cream - Wyscan                                                           Wyscan – Flickr.com

Just a few of the goodies I will be serving!

June 29, 2009 Posted by | 4th of July, Barbecue, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Salon Michele – Newtown Connecticut – Hair Donation

Recently, my daughters and I donated our hair for Locks for Love – all 4 of us!

014                                                                     Amanda – Before…

My daughter, Amanda – 17, donated 15 inches of her hair during Relay for Life – which was held at the New Fairfield High School

208                                                                  Amanda – After!

A few days later, my daughters Melissa – 20 and Sara – soon to be 16 – along with myself – had our hair cut to be donated to Locks for Love

A client of mine, Kathy, graciously told me that her salon participates in Locks for Love – so off we went to Salon Michele in Newtown, Connecticut – conveniently located just off Exit 10 on I-84.

211                                     Sara (L)  & Melissa (R) in front of Salon Michele – Before…

212                                                                   Our before photo….

Samantha took good care of us –

213                                         That’s me – Getting approx 12 inches cut off my hair – Yikes!

221                                   Melissa was next – who hasn’t had her hair cut short since she was a baby!

220                                            Sara was last but not least, she donated the most!

First, Samantha cut the inches of hair we would be donating  – then washing – then giving all three of us a very chic haircut and then styling.  A full treatment!

222                                                               Melissa was all smiles!

Salon Michele ~ 6 Queen Street ~ Newtown, CT ~ 06470 ~ Phone 203-426-HAIR (4247)

Hours ~ Monday 9 to 4 ~ Tuesday – Thursday 9 to 8 ~ Friday 9 to 7 ~ Saturday 9 to 4 ~ Sunday CLOSED

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225                                                            Summer… Here we come!

June 29, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Fun Post, Newtown, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jon & Kate Plus 8 – Meatloaf Recipe

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It has been raining for weeks here in New Fairfield, CT – and more is in the forecast!  So, plans of barbecuing have changed often.  Today, I came across a video from Good Morning AmericaKate Gosselin from TLC’sJon & Kate Plus Eight, makes her Hearty Meatloaf – I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!

                                             Kate Gosselin’s Hearty Meatloaf Recipe < VIDEO >

Meatloaf - kimberlykv                                                          kimberlykv – Flickr.com

************Other MEATLOAF Recipes from FOODNETWORK.COM****************

June 27, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Good Morning America, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – The Month of June

This Friday’s Foto Fun Friday Post are of pics from very talented Flickr folks that have caught images that remind me of the month of June – warm & longer days, barbecues, schools out, going to the beach, the lake and boat rides and vacations!  So very much to do in the month of June!  Where do I begin?  Well, there is this awesome photographer that I happen to stumble upon today on Flickr.comSavannah Grandfather.  Here are just a few of his moments captured on film that remind me of June.

What a great guy – taking pictures of different style homes – just as I would do, especially if I ever have the opportunity to visit Martha’s Vineyard.

Martha's Vineyard - Savannah Grandfather                       Martha’s Vineyard – Savannah Grandfather – Flickr.com

 Breathtaking!  I LOVE the sea!Aruba - Savannah Grandfather                                           Aruba – Savannah Grandfather– Flickr.com

 

Boat Reflection – Ahhhh!Boat Reflection - Savannah Grandfather

                                             Savannah Grandfather – Flickr.com

 

I’d pick a blue one!Row Boats - Savannah Grandfather                               Row Boats – Savannah Grandfather– Flickr.com

Crab Fest!  Shrimp & Crabs - Savannah Grandfather                                                   Savannah Grandfather– Flickr.com

 

June 26, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, Summer | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home Styles: What Kind of House are YOU?

Cape Cod - ReneS                                                                      ReneS – Flickr.com

HGTV’s Front Door breaks down 18 of the most common architectural styles.  Since Homes aren’t one-size-fits-all, check out these great videos on all the different style homes and see which styles fit you.

Colonial - ReneS                                                                   ReneS – Flickr.com

                                                                       ~Watch Videos~

  • Art Deco
  • Craftsman Bungalow
  • Cape Cod
  • Colonial
  • Contemporary
  • Farmhouse
  • Federal
  • French Provincial
  • Greek Revival
  • Italianate
  • Modern
  • Prairie
  • Pueblo Revival
  • Ranch
  • Spanish Colonial
  • Tudor
  • Victorian

June 26, 2009 Posted by | Front Door, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Help Planting in the Garden with Home Depot

If anyone is like me, then we could all use some help planting in the garden.

 Garden                                                            Hortulus – Flickr.com

The Home Depot has some helpful – and easy – ideas.  Here are just a few:

Garden Hose - Beth-Harper                                                   Beth Harper – Flickr.com

Thanks Home Depot!

June 22, 2009 Posted by | Gardening, Home Depot, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homes Visited During Realtor Open House Day

During this past Wednesdays Realtor Open House Day – Carolyn and I viewed 2 MAGNIFICENT HOMES with AWESOME VIEWS – no wonder why I love my job!

Home with views of the Middle Branch Reservoir

Home with views over moutains and reservoir

 

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Carmel, Life as a Realtor, NY, Realtor Open House, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kick for a Cure – New Fairfield

Soccer Ball                                                                              Google Imagery

Once again this year New Fairfield Soccer will be hosting Kick for a Cure to help raise funds for both Relay for Life and Ann’s Place the Home of I Can.  Last year this event was a huge success and they were able to raise $1,500.00 for each of the charities listed above.  Hopefully, this year will be as successful – so come out and join us for this worthy cause.

This event takes place tomorrow – Friday – June 5th starting at 6:00pm on Stadium Turf field.  The event schedule is as follows:

 

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm  ~  Skills Challenge
  • 7:15 – 7:45pm   ~ Travel Scrimmage Games
  • 8:00 – 9:30pm ~ Annual In-house vs. Travel Coaches Game including ½ time festivities

 

Biscotti’s will be on hand with food for the event and we will also be selling popcorn, cotton candy and sno-cones.  In addition Tricia Gantert will be heading up a bake sale table and has asked for volunteers to make baked goods for this table.  If you wish to donate a baked good for this event you can drop it off starting at 5:30pm on Friday June 5th at Stadium Turf.

 

Donation is $5.00 at the entrance and we hope to see you all there, rain or shine!

phone-pics-012                                             New Fairfield High School Stadium – Cell Phone Pic

June 4, 2009 Posted by | New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home for Sale in Patterson – NY

This past Saturday,  I viewed a lovely 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on quiet street in Putnam Lake – Patterson, NY.  This light & bright home has a large deck overlooking a level yard with an above ground pool.  The open floor plan is great for entertaining and a walkout Lower Level has a family room and full bath – which makes it possible for a  Mother/Daughter home or a great summer house!

phone-pics-111                                                         Putnam Lake – Cell Phone Pic

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This home is convenient to Route 22 and I-684. 

 Call for an appointment – Diana – cell: 203-648-2619

June 1, 2009 Posted by | Home, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment