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My Life as a Realtor – Day 220

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 220:

Friday and the storm came and it is a doozy!

 

Remi loved playing in this cold – white stuff!

 

Amanda made her famous German Apple Pancake. I couldn’t resist and had to take a bite before snapping a pic...

It was a nice day to work from home since I couldn’t go out because of the storm!  Hopefully it will be fine to go out tomorrow since I may have an appointment with new clients!

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Banana Cake

Sara baked a delicious Banana Cake today! 

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Breakfast Ideas from Kraft Foods

Breakfast Ideas from Kraft Foods

                                                                  hawken king – Flickr.com

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                                                                 House Of Sims – Flickr.com

So many to choose from – by the time I do, it’ll be lunch time!

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Kraft Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Carrie Underwood — Home Sweet Home — American Idol 8

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Favorite Music & Songs, I-Pod, I-Tunes, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spicy Macaroni~n~Cheese from Food Network

Spicy Macaroni~n~Cheese from Food Network’s Sunny Anderson

                                                                 WordRidden – Flickr.com

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Not your typical Mac~n~Cheese!

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 219

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 219:

Anticipated storm never really came!  Of course the kids were disappointed – but…  I had the day to myself – trying to do as much work as possible…

 

For dinner, I made a dish that I had seen on Rachael Ray – Grilled chicken, eggplant, tomato and mozzarella cheese.  Everything but the cheese gets grilled separately – drizzling olive oil and adding a dash of salt & pepper – stacking all and popping back in the over to just melt the cheese! Mmmmm!

                                               ~~ CLICK Here to view the recipe and video~~

February 27, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Rachael Ray, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – 218

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 218:

Wednesday… kids had a 2 hour delay – which I think I love more than they do!

Remi (aka Buba) and Tisha (aka Tishona) enjoyed being naughty and sitting on the couch…

While Moe (aka Moe-Joe-Joe-Joe) hid in his favorite spot – above the kitchen cabinets…

Although, Remi found him within seconds – as always.  I swear, he can smell him a room away!

February 26, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 217

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 217:

Tuesday… and it snowed… again!

 

I enjoyed having the kids home – working – and watching the birds…

February 26, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , | Leave a comment

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie Award Winning Recipes from Food Network

                                                                  chichacha – Flickr.com

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                                                                  dichohecho – Flickr.com

And from AllRecipes.com ~~~~~ CLICK Here for more Award Winning Recipes!

Great ideas just in time for the Oscars!

February 26, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Pioneer Woman on GMA

The Pioneer Woman on Good Morning America! ~~CLICK to View the GMA segment~~

You can imagine how excited I was when I learned the Ree DrummondThe Pioneer Woman – was going to be on Good Morning America cooking up some of her recipes!  I’ve been following her site for over a year now – loving every recipe, photo and story.  She is my idol – for sure!

Here are some of her recipes that she shared with us yesterday on GMA:

For more FANTASTIC recipes…. check out The Pioneer Woman’s Blog – and – her Cookbook!

                              Photo from – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider and taken by Bill Nygard

February 26, 2010 Posted by | Good Morning America, Recipes, The Pioneer Woman, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Yup – More Snow!

And once again, more snow in New Fairfield CT and all surrounding
towns and states! 

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February 26, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, My Photo Blog, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Wintertime Meals from Food Network

Wintertime Meals from Food Network

                                                                     vauvau – Flickr.com

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                                                                     roolrool – Flickr.com

Five quick and easy weeknight dinners.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network | , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 216

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 216:

More phone calls – e-mails – and a few text messages – a nice, busy Monday.

Then, after my first of six loads of laundry was washed – I threw it into the dryer, and… nothing.  My dryer was not working and I’m having a mini-fit!

So, after spending some time attempting to fix the dryer myself – Ha! that was a pretty site!  I called Sears and scheduled an appointment for their repair service to come out and basically save my laundry life.  Please keep in mind that the 6 loads of laundry are almost EVERY DAY! 

So, I washed 5 loads of laundry, ran to the laundromat to dry them….

Squeezed all 5 loads into 4 dryers since they are substantially larger than my Elite Dryer at home – then took off to pick up pellets.  Once I came back, my clothes just needed a few more minutes and Voila! All was dry!  Boy, I wish I had this many dryers at home!!!

February 25, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Breakfast Sausage Roll from allrecipes.com

Breakfast Sausage Roll from allrecipes.com

                                                                Rene Ehrhardt – Flickr.com

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                                                                    rovingl – Flickr.com

Sounds yummy and easy!

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 215

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 215:

Sunday – finally, a day to relax….. NOT!  Have a wonderful new client who is looking into purchasing in Connecticut – possibly Ridgefield.

After making loads of phone calls, e-mails and working here – on my blog – I took a quick ride to Shaw’s since the kiddies are back to school tomorrow and I need a  few things – going to the market 4 to 5 times a week is never enough!

Here are a few pics as I made my way to Shaws in New Fairfield CT

                                                   Heading down Brush Hill Road/Route 39

                                                                Passing the Town Hall

             Waiting at the light – Intersection of Rte 39 and Rte 37 – I can see Shaw’s up ahead

                                                                         Hello Shaw’s!

February 24, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 214

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 214:

Saturday… Work, work, work – then headed to Brookfield CT to my brother’s house for a Birthday celebration for my youngest nephew who turned 3!

Here is his Dinosaur Birthday Cake…

February 23, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Emerils Roasted Pork Loin

Emerils Roasted Pork Loin…

                                                                arnold inuyaki – Flickr.com

                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                           thebittenword.com – Flickr.com

 

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Good Morning America, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 213

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 213:

Friday!  Worked from home – love having my laptop in the kitchen.  It’s the heart of our home – and has great views of the bird feeders.  Here is one little guy looking at me snaping a pic of him…

February 23, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Snowing… again!

It’s snowing again in New Fairfield CT – the kids are enjoying their
snow day while I work and watch the ginormous falling snowflakes and
my feathery friends. 

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February 23, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, My Photo Blog, New Fairfield, Snow, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

I Spy…

I spy 3 deer in the woods… Do you? 

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February 22, 2010 Posted by | My Photo Blog, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for Dinner – Mmmm….  Bacon and Tomato Frittata from Betty Crocker ~

                                                                     truth82 – Flickr.com

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February 22, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Streakr – Time Lapse Car Journey from NYC to LA

 Time Lapse Car Journey from NYC to LA – an awesome video from Streakr.com

Check it out…

~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View VIDEO  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Candlewood Lake

A previous photo of Remi taking in this awesome view of Candlewood
Lake from New Fairfield, CT. 

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February 20, 2010 Posted by | Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, My Photo Blog, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Martha Stewart – Great Cake Recipes

Martha Stewart – Great Cake Recipes…

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                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for Recipes  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                          thebittenword.com – Flickr.com

February 20, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Martha Stewart, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Wine Tasting with Chardonnay & Gary Vaynerchuk

Wine Tasting with Chardonnay & Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV – the best of the best!

                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here to View Video  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                 Robert S. Donovan(booleansplit) – Flickr.com

February 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized, Wine | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 211

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 211:

It’s Wednesday and it’s back out to shop for groceries, pellets, gas up the car,… bla-bla-bla…

First stop in Danbury was Walmart

The entire store has been recently renovated, adding a larger food section.

Then, we stopped at Marshalls… ooo – la – la!

 

then Burlington

Our last stop was in New Fairfield for gas at Mobil and groceries at Shaw’s and it was back home – and back to work.

February 20, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shaw’s – New Fairfield, CT

Shaw’s in New Fairfield, CT – I love this supermarket! 

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February 19, 2010 Posted by | Connecticut, My Photo Blog, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Moving Tips

Moving Tips from Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors…

Packing Tips  
Set aside the following supplies for packing: 
-Sturdy boxes that can support weight.  Lots and lots of boxes.  It is better to have more than enough now than to be scrambling towards the end trying to gather more.  …And you don’t want to start over-packing them.
-Marking pens, various colored 
-Colored stickers  
-Bubble wrap or similar packing material 
-Newspaper & tissue paper (be careful how you use newspaper.  Direct contact can stain some of your items.)  
-Packing tape.  Lots and lots of packing tape. 
-Resealable plastic bags, like Ziploc® bags, are great for keeping small items together – and you can label the bags with pernmanent marker.
-Rubber bands: better than tape for keeping cords wrapped up; no sticky residue  
-Twine 
-Scissors 
-Tape measure 
 
Here are some packing tips and things that you may not have thought of: 
-Keep a notebook so you can write everything down.  You’ll be quite grateful later. 
-Check with your homeowners or renters insurance to see how you and your valuables are covered during the move.  Find out what your insurance company requires when filing a claim and keep that information in a safe place – don’t load it on the moving van.  Also, check with the mover if you need any additional coverage. 
-Pack everything ahead of time that you can.  Moving is stressful enough, so don’t wait until the last minute on items that don’t have to. 
-Use strong, sturdy boxes and containers that can be secured tightly.  Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe, and other special items.  Make sure you have enough!  Set aside ten (10) boxes for last minute items. 
-If hiring a moving company, ask them to deliver boxes ahead of your moving day.  
-Avoid loading more than 50 pounds into one box.  If you think it’s too heavy, it probably is.  
-Wardrobe boxes are perfect for bulky, lightweight items like comforters and pillows, or clothing that needs to remain on a hanger. Pack it tightly to keep contents from disorganizing during the move. 
-Assign one storage tote (color coordinate) for each person.  Let them fill their own storage tote with items they will want right away in the new home.  (Glasses case, pens, paper, flashlight, tissues, makeup, etc.)  
-You can never have enough packing tape to secure all those boxes.  
-Develop a system and label each box: which room, whether it is fragile, will you need it unloaded first?  Pack it last. Click here for our Box # & Contents List.
-To make things easier for you and the movers, color code the boxes according to room, such as orange for the kitchen, yellow for the dining room, etc.  Track this on our Box # & Contents List.  For the movers, put a matching sticker on the door to each room.  It’s also helpful to post an obvious sign in each room telling the movers where to stack the boxes.  
-Cushion contents with packing material (newspaper, tissue paper) or wrap up items in towels and blankets to save room (you have to pack them anyway).  
-Pack your luggage with items and clothing you will need for the first couple days in your new home. 
-Have rugs and drapes cleaned before moving and leave them in their wrappings for the move.  
-Pack audio, video, and other media equipment in their original boxes.  Label cables and tighten screws.  If removing screws, store them in resealable plastic bags.  Use rubber bands to keep cables together and store them with the screws in the resealable plastic bags.  Resealable plastic bags are great for keeping smaller items together. Mark the bags with what equipment the parts belong to with a permanent marker.  Color-coordinate (box/room) and pack. 
-Pack medicines in a leak-proof container. 
-If you must clean your old place, put aside all the cleaning supplies you will need for when it is empty.  Surprisingly, this is a benefit, as you will need your cleaning supplies right away for your new home.  
Carry all valuables and important papers with you.  Do not put them on the moving van/truck
 
Plants: Check with your local U.S. Department of Agriculture for regulations regarding moving plants from one state to another.  Many states have restrictions.   
 
 
 
 
 
The Northern Fairfield County Association of Realtors® (NFCAR) offers this information strictly as a guide to assist in the task of residential moving.  Under no terms may NFCAR, its Board of Directors, staff, nor membership may be held responsible nor liable for any inaccuracies, complications, or problems associated with your move, contracts, or transactions.

February 19, 2010 Posted by | Moving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Potstickers from Food Network

Oh My!  Potstickers from Food Network…

                                                                   naotakem – Flickr.com

                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                       Allerina & Glen MacLarty – Flickr.com

I absolutely LOVE potsickers!  What is one of your favorite foods?

February 19, 2010 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Moving Tips from The Home Depot

Moving Tips form The Home Depot…

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February 19, 2010 Posted by | Home, Home Depot, Moving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment