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My Life as a Realtor – Day 9

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 9:

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Busy day promoting my new listing on my Blog, Trulia, Zillow, Active Rain and Listing Book in New York & Connecticut.  Still waiting, but no news from the bank regarding an offer on a foreclosure and another bank regarding an offer on a short sale.

Kids are enjoying their summer vacation – Melissa is busy working 2 jobs and taking summer classes at West Conn, David is having a blast with friends, today he called from North Carolina,  Amanda loves reading her books, Sara is feverishly excising – I swear she does enough for her and me! And Jonathan is a night owl like me – up late on the computer, except I’m working and he’s playing.

Did a few errands, phone calls, e-mails and made a yummy dinner– Chicken with red peppers, zucchini and fresh green beans from my mother-in-laws garden – added some potatoes and salad…. and a glass of red wine – as Julia Child would say, “Bon Appetit!” – I am so looking forward to seeing the movie – “Julie & Julia”

 

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July 31, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Home for Sale Brookfield Connecticut

Home for Sale in Brookfield Connecticut – Spacious Colonial with 4 to 5 Bedrooms ~ 2-1/2 Baths ~ over 2,904 Square Feet ~ 2 Car Garage ~ 2.25 acres – Asking Price $435,000

                                          ************CLICK to view Listing Sheet************

HPIM2062                                                       150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield, CT 06804

HPIM2014                                                                              Kitchen

HPIM2006                                                          Dinning Area with Hardwood Floors

HPIM2021                                                 Living Room with Fireplace and Hardwood Floors

HPIM2023                                                                      New 1st Floor Bath

HPIM2028                                                        Dinning Room with Hardwood Floors

 HPIM2039                                                                       2nd Floor Office

HPIM2044                                                                          2nd Floor Den

HPIM2050                               Huge Walk-Up Attic with Sky Lights just waiting to be finished!

HPIM2067                                                     Deck over looking private – level Yard

HPIM2064                                                                         Back Yard

This home also has a partial finished basement – a Breezeway leading from the 2 car garage – is convenient to all and just minutes to I-84 for an easy commute!

For more information on the town of Brookfield ~ CLICK ~ and Candlewood Lake ~ CLICK ~

 Call to set up an appointment: Diana – Cell: 203-648-2619

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 8

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 8:

It’s Wednesday – Hump Day – Yahoo!  Allstate Insurance adjuster came over to view some smoke damage in our home.  Before he arrived, I make sure all the rooms were as neat as a pin – I have a bit of OCD – always have, always will.

Worked on a CMA for past clients that may be interested in selling their home.

Dealing with an offer on a foreclosure and another on a short sale.

HPIM2061                                                                     New Listing

And… here is my new listing!!  150 Pocono Road ~ Brookfield, CT – CLICK

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Brookfield, Connecticut, My Listing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Party in a Pinch ~ Kraft Foods

From Kraft Foods ~ Party in a Pinch.

Groceries

Choose from 3 different Party Bags with ideas for an appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert & a beverage.

Peas - Gaetan Lee                                                                 Gaetan Lee – Flickr.com

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 7

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 7:

Big day today – my First Time Homebuyers CLOSED on their HOME!!  They have been through many ups and downs and I am so happy for them that this day has finally arrived.  The town of Wingdale in New York, now have new – wonderful residents.

HPIM2113                                                                Attorney’s Office – Carmel, NY

Afterwards, I flew by the my office – Century 21 VJF did some errands, picked up my daughter at work since I had her car – made dinner and ate like a piglet since I had no lunch – kept checking in on my oldest son, who drove down to North Carolina with cousin Derek and friends ~ and ~ now I will continue what I started this morning, all my on-line work.

July 29, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 6

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 6:

There was so much to do today… contact a few agents regarding their listings – getting my oldest son, David, ready for his trip to North Carolina – he’s driving… I’m taking deep, deep breathes right now – Oh! and I submitted an offeran over asking price offer – on a foreclosure.  My clientfirst time homebuyer – was fantastic!  Everything that got thrown at her today, she took care of it quickly and always laughing – “What is meant to be, will be”  – was her positive attitude.  This is how I feel we should go through life always saying…. “What is meant to be, will be.” 

OK, them I flew to A & P in Brewster, NY – remember, 5 kids – I mean 5 eating machines – so I spend many, MANY hours in supermarkets every week.  As a family, we eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and always have a big dinner together.  Today, I grilled steaks and made potatoes, peas, salad and Portuguese rolls.  A very quick dinner while working on the offer and calming my other first time home buyerwho’s closing is tomorrow!!!

Picture 046                                                                        A & P in Brewster, NY

July 28, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s go on a Picnic

Picnic - Mykl Roventine                                                               Mykl Roventine – Flickr.com

You can have a Picnic just about anywhere – park, beach, backyard, balcony, out of your trunk,…  anywhere.  All you need is a blanket, some good food and drinks!

From Kraft Foods here is a great recipe for Picnic Macaroni Salad ~ Picnic Pita ~ Picnic Menu

Potato Salad - NatalieMaynor                                                             NatalieMaynor – Flickr.com

Watch Rachael Ray’sPicnic Menu Ideas Video from Food Network ~ CLICK ~ or get some great ideas with Rachael Ray and Massachusetts Best Sandwiches ~ CLICK ~.

Also, Picnic Potato and Chicken Salad Cups from Sunny Anderson for Food Network Magazine ~ CLICK ~ and for a TON of Picnic Recipes and Tips from Food Network ~ CLICK ~

 Picnic in the Park - Nanda                                                                Nanda – Flickr.com

 So go out into the fresh air – along with good food and drink, bring a magazine, book, your I-pod – or nothing at all – just relax and have some good conversation!

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Rachael Ray, Recipes, Summer, The Food Network | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 5

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 5:

It’s Sunday and no appointments, not something I’m very used to since Sundays can be busy for me.  Although, I still have lots of work to do – searching listings – sending e-mails – texting clients – and of course… posting on my Blog.

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My son David suggested that we get pizza for lunch – we don’t order out much and since I feel like I just left the kitchen after making and cleaning up from our Pancake Sunday,  I caved in.  Bruno’s Pizza in New Fairfield – is delicious!

It’s almost midnight – my work is done early today, including updating all my leads in our Lead Router – Yahoo!

July 27, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tune on my I-Pod – Lullaby

Here’s another Tune from my I-Tunes – Lullaby by: Shawn Mullins

July 26, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Music & Songs, I-Pod, I-Tunes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 4

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 4:

This morning, after making breakfast – a yummy potato omelet & bacon – and adding a new post to my Blog, cleaned the house, washed some laundry, took care of e-mails – and about 15 other things on my list, my family and I got ready to go to Kent Falls – a State Park in Kent, Connecticut.

004                                               Our first site of Kent Falls from the parking lot

003                                                     Walking with our coolers and picnic items

005                                                                  Walking over the bridge

007                                  Water going under the bridge which comes from the falls

011                                                                     Finally…. the Falls!

We met with my sister Lisa and brother-in-law Richie.  My brother, Louie and sister-in-law came afterwards with the kids – Ana Carolina, Isabella and Matheus.  What a wonderful day we had – eating, taking, hiking up the mountain along side the falls – note to self… wear sneakers next time, not flip flops.    I was so thankful for having cell reception since my phone is my life line to Real Estate – I can talk – text – and e-mail clients – from anywhere, anytime. 

Phone                                                                                      My Instinct

Afterwards, we had a barbecueat my house and after being eaten alive my mosquitoes, we came in for a movieA perfect end to a perfect day – which I must credit my sister Lisa and Richie for since it was their idea.

July 26, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Soak Up Summer with CVS Today

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CVS Today offers some great ways to Soak Up Summer.

Going on a Picnic - morrissey                                                                       morrissey – Flickr.com

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Bee on a Daisy - photogirl7                                                                photogirl7 – Flickr.com

July 25, 2009 Posted by | Summer | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 3

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 3:

Yeah, it’s Friday!  Even though I’m a Realtor, and do not have a 9 to 5, Monday thru Friday job, I still love my Friday’s.  It’s an easy dinner/movie night – and when school is in session – no lunches to be made and no homework!

We’re babysitting my in-laws dog, Fo-Fo – who LOVES waking us all up VERY EARLY EVERY MORNING (I am talking through my teeth)  And when I say wakes us ALL up – I mean – me, the kids, our 2 dogs and even the birds start half sleepily tweeting – Ugh!  So, today was not such a happy Friday morning.   

Cohen 007                                           Cohen Fashion Optical – Danbury Fair Mall – Danbury, CT

3 of my kids had an appointment for eye exams over at Cohen Fashion Optical in the Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, CT.

Cohen 005                                                            Cleda – Cohen Fashion Optical

Cleda took very good care of us – even though we were very, VERY late!

Cohen 004                                                          Melissa & Sara – Choosing Frames

My youngest, Jonathan, is the only one in the family – of all 7 of us – to not have to wear contacts and/or glasses… for now.  He went in first, then sat patiently with me while I worked.  I always bring something for me to do – I never, ever waste time!

Cohen 014                                                              Leslie – Cohen Fashion Optical

Leslie took care of me during the most difficult part… paying!  She did this with a smile while graciouly greeting customers.  I look forward to going again for my other 2 kids and my eye exam.

Cohen Fashion Optical ~ Danbury Fair Mall ~ 7 Backus Ave ~ Danbury,  CT 06810 ~ P. 203-790-1341 Monday thru Saturday: 10am to 9:30 pm  ~  Sunday: 11am to 7pm

                                                                Some of my groceriesCohen 016

Afterwards, I dropped off the kids – went to the office for a few hours – went to Shaw’s for some groceries and came home to dinner…. made…. by my son… David… he is the best!

OK, it’s still an early night – only 11:40pm – so, back to work – Bedtime will be sometime after 1am – where I will get some much needed Zzzzz’s – until Fo-Fo wakes me again.

July 25, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Summer

Yeah…  It’s Friday!  Today’s Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post  is…  SUMMER!!!  I LOVE everything about Summer – going to the Beach, Pool, Picnics, Barbecue’s, Sailing, Watermelon, Vacation,…  the list is too long.

So, here are some great pics by… you know who… photographers on Flickr.com… they are so darn good!

Beach - virtualphotographystudio                                                        Virtualphotographystudio – Flickr.com

Santorini, Greece - Savannah Grandfather                                                         Savannah Grandfather – Flickr.com

WakeBoarding - Shht!                                                                   Shht! – Flickr.com

Watermelon - moreno0101                                                                 Moreno0101 – Flickr.com

Sailing - SeRVe61                                                                  SeRVe61 – Flickr.com

Picnic Basket - stevendepolo                                                               Stevendepolo– Flickr.com

A Walk on th Beach - lepiaf.geo                                                                 lepiaf.geo – Flickr.com

July 25, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, Summer | , , , , | Leave a comment

Outdoor Living Quiz

Garden Pond - with stars - Susie                                                                    *Susie* – Flickr.com

From TLC Home – take the Outdoor Living Quiz ~ CLICK ~

Summer Cottage - with stars Susie                                                                    *Susie* – Flickr.com

July 24, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Gardening, Summer, TLC | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 2

~ My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 2:

This morning I continued working on my new listing – downloaded all the photos last night – today is the fun part of filling in all the forms needed to input the listing on the Multiple Listing Service in 2 states since I am licensed in New York and Connecticut.

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Early this afternoon, I met with clients – we viewed a Foreclosure in Danbury, CT… there is some interest and I’m not surprised since the condition wasn’t the usual foreclosed homes I’ve viewed.  They are first time homebuyers and really nice – I hope it works out for them!

Best Buy

Since I was in Danbury – made a quick trip to Best Buy – I had called earlier to make sure they had what I was looking to purchase – they did, and they put it aside for me – my own personal shopper… cool!

Added a new link to my Blogs HomepageNeighborCity Real Estate Guide – If your looking for Commercial Real Estate, Home Builders, Mortgage Brokers, Realtors, Staging Companies, Green Homes, Home Inspectors, Real Estate Appraisers, Title Companies and other Resources and Blogs – visit this site where you can search by location.

Happy news of the day…..  I GOT MY LAPTOP BACK!!!   After having a virus on it for months– I was introduced to a fantastic tech guyMatt Bochnewich – who – by the way – came to my house, took the time and looked at all of our computers! 

Matt Bochnewich ~ 646-867-0778 ~ support@techgur.us

Matt offers:  Consulting, Installation, Troubleshooting, Hardware, Software, Web Solutions & 24 hour emergency remote support ~ and is CompTIA A+ Certified

July 24, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Organize Your Garage

Garage - jamtea                                                                Jamtea – Flickr.com

Organize your garage with this helpful video from DIY Network ~ CLICK ~

Garage - Joe Shlabotnick                                                                Joe Schlabotnick – Flickr.com

July 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 1

I’ve decided to embark on a journey of writing everyday for a year about my Life as a Realtor.  Some days will be of appointments will clients looking to either sell their home, or looking to purchase one.  Other days will be filled with lots of hours on my laptop in the office or at home Sending listings to clients, Researching the market in and around our area as well as the country – Searching the Multiple Listing Service in both New York and Connecticut to see what listings are new or reduced – Updating my networking sites on Twitter and FaceBook –  Posting on my Blog – Previewing homes during Realtor Open House days – and – Lots of phone calls!  This will all happen in-between my home life with my hubby, 5 children and all our pets!

Day 1:

Spoke with another agent regarding a referral – although nothing much came up in the desired price range.  Posted on my Blog and set up an appointment with a friend to list her home in Brookfield, CT this evening.

Viewed homes during Realtor Open House Day with Carolyn and Eva – agents in my officeCentury 21 VJF – Carolyn was kind enough to drive, again.

Brookfield 123 Carolyn… driving

Click here to view the 4 homes we viewed in Patterson and Brewster, NY

Flew to do errands after open houses, including the supermarket to pick up burgers for a quick dinner – called the kids and designated each to do a job to get dinner done quickly since I had, oh… 15 minutes to drop off the groceries and high tail it to Brookfield.  I get home and of course, the kids have everything under control – one great thing about having lots of children!  Remi, our new pup, greeted me by jumping and leaving 2 paw prints on my white shirt – flew to get changed and off to my friends to list her home!

Brookfield 192 My New Listing

July 22, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Style That’s Right For Your Bath

Bathroom - karen horton                                                                 karen horton – Flickr.com

From HGTV – A Style that’s Right for your Bath ~ CLICK ~

Jacuzzi - Conanil                                                                Conanil – Flickr.com

July 22, 2009 Posted by | HGTV, Home | , , | Leave a comment

The Pioneer Woman – Egg-in-a-Hole

I love The Pioneer Woman – I repeat, I love The Pioneer Woman.  The author, Ree Drummond,  is an awesome photographer, has yummy recipes and a great sense a humor which spills over onto her writing bringing the simplest sentence to life.

The Pioneer Woman

While searching her Recipe Index, I came across Egg-in-a-Hole  –  Oh, the memories and flashbacks of my mom making this for breakfast many times, and how I made them for my children.  Funny thing is, I haven’t made them in such a long time and I don’t know why – but thanks to The Pioneer Woman, my family will be enjoying them tomorrow for breakfast!

                                                                  brenbot – Flickr.comEgg in a Hole - brenbot

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Recipes, The Pioneer Woman, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stay Healthy While Traveling

Airplane Window - contraption contraption – Flickr.com

From South Beach Diet – Stay Healthy While Traveling ~ CLICK ~

Airplane Food - Mr. Mystery Mr. Mystery – Flickr.com

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post | , , , , | 2 Comments

Finding a Good Real Estate Agent

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Finding a good Real Estate Agent can be tricky.  You can start your search on the web, maybe by company – like Century 21, then by state and finally narrowing it to a certain town or area(s) your interested in.  Lets say Putnam County in New York in either Brewster, Patterson, Carmel, Kent, Mahopac, Putnam Valley   –  Century 21 VJF Realty handles all these areas – along with Westchester, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties in New York – and counties through out Connecticut.

After finding a Real Estate office your comfortable with, now you can search for a Realtor – one that suits the needs of their clients, being available evenings, weekends and holidays – a full time agent.  Maybe you prefer someone who has experience, is full of knowledge, energetic, is up on all that is going on in TODAY’S market – including foreclosures, short sales and the explosion of networking with Facebook, Twitter, Active Rain, has a website and/or a Blog!  If not, then at least consider an agent that has a computer at home so they have access to getting  info at all times – and – a cell phone!

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As a Realtor, I have come across agents that DO NOT HAVE A CELL PHONE – or don’t give out their cell phone number – or turn off their phones at 6pm – ??  Others that leave their laptop in the office, therefore not having access to the Multiple Listing Service until they’re back in the office – Mmmm??  In my book, these agents are part timers – not full time agents.  I’m sure they have their reasons, and my guess is it works for them and they’re OK with it.  But, if your not, make sure sure you ask questions BEFORE you set up an appointment to meet and go out with a Realtor.  Ask why they got into Real Estate – because they love looking at houses and they can make their own hours – or – because they are passionate about selling homes, they eat, sleep and dream of Real Estate!  Ask if they would be available when it’s convenient for YOU – what time can you call them until – what areas do they show and sell in.  Also, while getting to know them, see if they seem honest, have a sense of humor, patience and are they LISTENING to you and what YOU need – you’ll appreciate all of these qualities in an agent to get you through the process of buying and/or selling your home which can be one of the most complex and significant financial event in your life!

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Buyers, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Putnam County, Real Estate, Realtor, Sellers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs!

Grilling Hot Dogs - TheBusyBrain                                                                TheBusyBrain – Flickr.com

Hot Dogs reminds us of barbecue’s, ball games and other summer get togethers.  My son David, is off to watch the Yankees’s today – I’m sure he’ll be enjoying some dogs during the game! 

Yankee Stadium Hot Dog - permanently scatterbrained                                                            permanently scatterbrained – Flickr.com

For a twist on Potato Salad – here is a recipe courtesy of Food Networks Giada ~ CLICK ~

I remember my mother in law making a chicken stew and adding Beef Hot Dogs to the pot – it was delicious – and an inexpensive way to stretch your meal!

Hot Dogs - TheBusyBrain                                                             TheBusyBrain – Flickr.com

Here are some more recipes from Food Network:

How much do you know about Hot Dogs – watch this video, also from Food Network – on the History of Hot Dogs ~ CLICK ~ or the Hot Dog Heaven Video with Bobby Flay

Chicago Hot Dog - adactio                                                                       adactio – Flickr.com

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Barbecue, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Redbox at Shaws New Fairfield CT

 shaws 016                                                           Cell Phone Pic – Shaw’s – New Fairfield, CT

My daughter, Amanda, and I just got back from Shaw’s Supermarket in New Fairfield – Connecticut.  We rented a few movies from Redbox – $1 each – as long as you return them the next day, or it’s a dollar charge for each extra day.

shaws 018                                                          Cell Phone Pic – Redbox Movies from Shaw’s

One of our recently favorite movie that we rented from Redbox was “The Haunting in Connecticut” – to watch the Trailor – CLICK HERE

The Haunting in Connecticut

As a Realtor in New York and Connecticut, I’ve visited many homes, some built as early as the 1700’s.   Many times I’ve experienced odd feelings  –  which always make me wonder…

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Cell Phone Pics, Connecticut, Fun Post, Movies, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Outdoor Living Design

Relax - santafeegret                                                                 santafeegretFlickr.com

From TLC HomeOutdoor Living Design Center has some great tips ~ Click below ~

Since I’ve never had – nor never will I have a “green thumb” – I love any and all tips I can get.

Pink Flowers - faeryboots                                                                      fearyboots – Flickr.com

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Gardening, Summer, TLC, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keep Cool Efficiently & Economically

Sun - liberalmind1012                                                               liberalmind1012 – Flickr.com

Realtor.com has some helpful hints on keeping cool during these summer AND keep your utility bills lower.

~ CLICK ~ Here to read article

Air Conditioner - randyr.net                                                                 randyr.net – Flickr.com

To save on my electric bills, I use our ceiling fans more than our central air

Ceiling Fan - !!!! scogle                                                                     !!!! Scogle – Flickr.com

And WATER – lots of it – to drink and take a dip in!

Water - Snap                                                                     Snap – Flickr.com

July 17, 2009 Posted by | Realtor.com, Summer | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Wings Neck Lighthouse

For this Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – I have found some magnificant pictures taken by Savannah Grandfather and posted on Flickr.com.  This Lighthouse – the Wings Neck Lighthouseis located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts Simply… BEAUTIFUL!

Wings Neck Lighthouse - Savannah Grandfather                                                             Savannah Grandfather – Flickr.com

View from a Lighthouse - Savannah Grandfather                                                               Savannah Grandfather– Flickr.com

Stairs in a Lighhouse - Savannah Grandfather                                                               Savannah Grandfather– Flickr.com

 Lighthouse Walkway - Savannah Grandfather                                                               Savannah Grandfather– Flickr.com

Lighthouse Sunset Window - Savannah Grandfather                                                             Savannah Grandfather – Flickr.com

I wonder what life must have been like as a Lighthouse Keeper?

July 17, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steps to Happy House Hunting

Cape - Savannah Grandfather                                                            Savannah Grandfather – Flickr.com

Here are some helpful tips from FRONTDOOR.COM on Steps to Happy House Hunting ~ CLICK ~

July 15, 2009 Posted by | Front Door, Home, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Baking with The Farm Chicks

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Today, on The Early Show, I happened to tune in just as The Farm Chicks were showing some delicious recipesPeanut Butter cookies and Mini Pies – I can’t wait to start baking!

 The Cookie Jar - slgckgc                                                                     slgckgcFlickr.com

~ CLICK ~ Here for the Recipes

 Apple Pie - waferboard                                                                      waferboard – Flickr.com

July 14, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Fun Post, Recipes, The Early Show, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grilling Kebabs

Kebabs - D'Arcy Norman                                                                 D’Arcy Norman – Flickr.com

Here is a Steak & Mushroom Kebab recipe to grill from South Beach ~ CLICK ~

From Food Network:

Shrimp Kebabs - Noonch                                                                    Noonch – Flickr.com

And from Paula Deen – something that will go great with any KebabsZucchini Bread! ~ CLICK ~

Zucchini - hilderbrant                                                                      hilderbrant – Flickr.com

July 14, 2009 Posted by | Barbecue, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Outdoor Spaces

Colorful Garden                                                                 Annia316 – Flickr.com

From HGTV’s Fine Living – view some inspiring outdoor spaces < CLICK >

Outdoor Furniture - La Citta Vita                                                                La Citta Vita – Flickr.com

July 13, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Gardening, HGTV, Summer | , , , , , , | Leave a comment