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Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Pumpkins!

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Pumpkins!  So much to do with Pumpkins this time of the year.  Use them for cooking and baking, carving and decorating,  use them in Fall Fest games, grow and compete with them… so much to do with this gourd-like squash!

                                                      Pink Sherbet Photography – Flickr.com

                                                             Joe Shlabotnik – Flickr.com

                                                                 orangeacid – Flickr.com

                                                                 norwichnuts – Flickr.com

                                                                  jurvetson – Flickr.com

                                                                 Andrew Atzert – Flickr.com

October 22, 2010 Posted by | Fall, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, Halloween | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun Photo from Portugal

Fun Photo from Portugal…

Here, my daughter and nephews stopped to asked directions from a very pleasant Portuguese man –

September 26, 2010 Posted by | Fun Post | , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Fall!

Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Fall!

Here are some beautiful Fall pics from Flickr.com –

                                                                    paul (dex) – Flickr.com

                                                                Noel Zia Lee – Flickr.com

                                                                     wstryder – Flickr.com     

                                                                     jsorbieus – Flickr.com

                                                                     OliBac – Flickr.com

                                                                  dicktay2000 – Flickr.com

                                                                     udreyjm529 – Flickr.com

September 24, 2010 Posted by | Autumn, Fall, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Use a Realtor… or not

Use a Realtor… or not

Another fun video from HowRealtorsHelp.ca on You Tube….

September 20, 2010 Posted by | Buyers, Fun Post, Home, Real Estate, Realtor, Sellers, Uncategorized, You Tube | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Using a Realtor to Sell or Purchase a Home

Using a Realtor to Sell or Purchase a Home…

A just for fun You Tube Video from Power Sites – Watch and enjoying!

September 16, 2010 Posted by | Buyers, Fun Post, Home, Real Estate, Realtor, Sellers, Uncategorized, You Tube | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – thebittenword.com

Check out these wonderful photographs of food by thebittenword.com on Flickr.com– Yumo!

 Fried Chicken - thebittenword dot com                                               thebittenword.com – Flickr.com – Fried Chicken

Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus - thebittenword                                     thebittenword.com – Flickr.com– Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus

Meatball Sliders - thebittenword                                             thebittenword.com – Flickr.com – Meatball Sliders

Tomatoes Mozzarella Basil - thebittenword                                   thebittenword.com – Flickr.com – Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil

Chocolate Strawberries - thebittenword                                     thebittenword.com – Flickr.com – Chocolate Strawberries

Bourbon Mint Tea - thebittenword dot com                                            thebittenword.com – Flickr.com – Bourbon Mint Tea

Chocolate Cake - thebittenword                                             thebittenword.com – Flickr.com – Chocolate Cake

September 11, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – The Beach

Today’s Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post is of fotos from fabulous Flickr.com folks!

Ok, I know that it’s technically Saturday, although since I haven’t gone to bed yet, it’s still Friday to me!

 Beach Umbrella - mysza831                                                           mysza831 – Flickr.com

Seagull - foxypar4                                                            foxypar4 – Flickr.com

Open Ocean - Burning Image                                                 Burning Image – Flickr.com

Sea Shells - frumbert                                                             frumbert – Flickr.com

Splash - mysza831                                                             mysza831 – Flickr.com

Starfish - TheMarque                                                           TheMarque – Flickr.com

Sandy Love Beach - lepiaf.geo                                                             lepiaf.geo – Flickr.com

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Spring Flowers

It’s Friday!  Yeah!  Here is my fun pick for this Friday’s Flickr Foto’s

April showers – Bring May flowers…

yellow-flowers-in-raindrops-tanakawho                                               Tanakawho – Flickr.com

flower-in-blue-sky-aussiegall                                                       Aussiegall – Flickr.com

flower-2-aussiegall                                              Aussiegall – Flickr.com

white-flower-aussiegall                                                                   Aussiegall – Flickr.com

blue-2-aussiegall                                               Aussiegall – Flickr.com

red-gum-blossoms-aussiegall                                                 Aussiegall – Flickr.com


yellow-blue-aussiegall                                                   Aussiegall – Flickr.com


April 3, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – RAIN

It’s raining – and at times pouring today.  Here in New Fairfield, CT – where I live, and Brewster, NY– where I work, streams and rivers are rushing, reservoirs are filling, puddles are bountiful! 

Click to view this slow moving stream in my backyard that was not so slow today!

I’ve decided to make this wet Friday a – Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post with pics of RAIN.  Here are just a few of  the photos that I have come across on Flickr.com.  Whether it’s the object being photographed, the camera being used or the photographer – I am in awe with some of these fantastic pics – and – I admit, I am addicted to Flickr photos!

juliannehide – Flickr.comrain-plop-juliannehide


Burning Image – Flickr.comfly-waiting-in-the-rain-burning-image


pink-drops-aussiegallaussiegall – Flickr.com

water-drop-tanakawhotanakawho– Flickr.com


December 12, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Connecticut, Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post, New Fairfield, NY, Southeast, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Our Nations Economy


With our current economy problems growing and more and more people being affected – causing much un-needed stress, I have decided to do a “Friday Fun Post” – I hope it makes you smile.

Joke from Comics.comMan eating a bowl of alphabet soup at a diner…”Sigh!…Everybody’s cutting corners in this economy.  My alphabet soup doesn’t have enough letters to make a word!”



A picture from Nicholas_tFlickr.com


sun-rays-aussiegallAnother great photo from AussiegallFlickr.com

Daily Inspiration “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.  The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda





And remember – Chocolate works wonders!

November 14, 2008 Posted by | Economy, Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Country Music Awards


Tonight the 42nd Country Music Awards aired on ABC with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley as co-hosts. The two also performed and both won awards.   I have a client that I have been working with for almost 2 years now.  She LOVES country music – so Samantha, this post if dedicated to you!

The show started off with an awesome performance by Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.  Other performers were The Eagles, Sugarland, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and my favorite of the night, “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock.

Kenny Chesney wins “Entertainer of the Year” – country’s music top prize.  Here is the list of all the winners tonight from CMT.com and photos of the CMA Awards Red Carpet Pictures from AOL.


November 13, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Family Halloween Night!

  Darkpatator – FLICKR

My family and I celebrated HALLOWEEN night at my brother, Louie and sister-in-law, Leia’s home.  They went all out with “spooky” decorations and “scary” – but yummy – TREATS.  We had a ton of LAUGHS through out our “MONSTER MASH” night!

Tonight, after Trick-or-Treating, I watched The Poltergeist – a favorite of mine.  I have MANY others that I can share.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be Halloween to watch a scary movie.

  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Friday the 13th
  • Halloween
  • Carrie
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Shinning
  • The Birds
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Exorcist
  • Amityville Horror
  • Psycho
  • What Lies Beneath …. Just to name a few!

November 1, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Fun Post, Halloween, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Last Minute Halloween Tips

Halloween is here – “BOO!”

History on Halloween


Here are some last minute Halloween tips from FineLiving.com – and – FoodNetwork.com

Happy Halloween!!!  Be safe – TrendMicro has some Trick or Treat safety tips!

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Halloween, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Summer Favorites and More! (1)

45 Great Ways to Do Nothing

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Have you multi-tasked yourself into a stressed-out wreck? Change your routine. Do absolutely nothing. Here are 45 ideas to help you slow down, relax and enjoy life.

1. Make a date with nature once every week.
2. Brew a pot of sun tea and invite your neighbor over for a taste.
3. Invest in a hammock.
4. Grow an aloe vera plant to heal sunburns this summer.
5. Eat a Popsicle.
6. Laugh.
7. Get yourself something from the toy aisle the next time you buy groceries.
8. Give the universe time to answer all your questions.
9. Get a sketchbook and draw the view from your deck — with crayons.
10. Watch the sunset with your kids tonight.
11. Make a wish on the first star to appear.
12. Breathe deeply.
13. Take a hike and shoot photos of bugs.
14. Have a picnic with your best friend.
15. Fly a kite.
16. Send yourself flowers, with a card.
17. Stare into space for 10 minutes.
18. Mail a present to someone you love.
19. Eat a mango, or some other summery fruit.
20. Sing songs from your favorite Broadway musical out loud.
21. Make a list of 10 things you need to do. Cross off five of them.
22. Play jacks.
23. See if you can skip for a block without giggling.
24. Go barefoot.
25. Watch the birds.
26. Buy some original art.
27. Ask your houseplants how they feel today.
28. Throw a Frisbee.
29. Take a tango lesson.
30. Book yourself some hammock time.
31. Make a date with your feet to take your toes for a wiggle in the sand.
32. Pick flowers.
33. Put silly songs on your iPod.
34. Invent a new cocktail. Name it after yourself.
35. Spend the day in your cutest pajamas.
36. Eat dessert first.
37. Read a poem out loud.
38. Turn off your cell phone for an hour.
39. Listen to your cat purr.
40. Spend five minutes today sitting perfectly still — it’s harder than it sounds.
41. Make mud pies.
42. Take a nap with your dog — on the floor.
43. Go skinny-dipping.
44. Watch a sunrise.
45. Throw a water balloon.

 Try one – or a few of these relaxing ideas from FINELIVING.COM

Also from Fine Living – Travel:  8 Great National Parks for Families



  • Shorts ………………………………………………………………    803 Votes
  • Grilling dinner out on the patio …………………………… 3,864 Votes
  • Long days ………………………………………………………… 3,365 Votes
  • The kids are out of school …………………………………..    698 Votes-My vote!
  • That it’s only 3 months long ………………………………..    322 Votes

From HGTVCheck out “Water Features to Refresh Your Garden

From FOODNETWORK.COM – “Watermelon Ice Cubes

And last, but not least – From Daily Inspiration  –  “ALWAYS DO THE THINGS YOU FEAR THE MOST.  COURAGE IS AN ACQUIRED TASTE, LIKE CAVIAR.” – By Erica Jong

Thanks to Google Imagery!

July 7, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Summer, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment