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December 1, 2011 Posted by | Christmas, Home, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas from HGTV…

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                                                              John- Morgan – Flickr.com

November 5, 2010 Posted by | Decorate, HGTV, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

With the snow storm that has been pounding the Northeast and soon to hit New Fairfield, Connecticut ~ Make sure you have necessary supplies, keep safe and … Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Dean Martin ~ “Let it Snow!”

or a more recent video – “Let is Snow” by Jessica Simpson…

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Snow, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giada’s Holiday Pasta

Food Networks – Giada’s Holiday Pasta….  I Love Pasta!!!

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                                                          Patricia Turo – Flickr.com

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from HGTV

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from HGTV…

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                                                                Ben Garney – Flickr.com

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 143

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 143:

It’s Friday – after working a bit, cleaning and spending some time with my mom – it was time to get ready for our Holiday office party at Century 21 VJF Realty.  When I arrived, I was starving…

and stuffed by the time I left!

Afterwards, back home – to work and then a trip to Shaws.

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Decorating from the Stars

Holiday decorating and entertaining ideas from the homes of Kathie Lee Gifford, Jewel and Holly Robinson Peete – from HGTV.

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                                                          sociotard – Flickr.com

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV | , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy Hanukkah with Food Networks Rugelach

Happy Hanukkah with Food Network’s – Ina’s Rugelach

                                               The Suss-Man (Mike) – Flickr.com

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                                                            yuko chan – Flickr.com


December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Hanukkah, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 141

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 141:

Difficult getting out of bed this morning – I was up late last night… again… Ha!  Who am I kidding?  This has been every night for almost 2 years now!!  Between my Searching and Sending ListingsPromoting my Listings – my BlogReading and keeping up on all the news, new recipes and tips and sometimes posting on Active Rain, Zillow and Trulia – then there’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, You Tube and Flickr – Oh… and my 300’ish e-mails a day.  You ask, When do I have time for anything else?  One of my favorite words is – Multitasking!  that and getting very little sleep!  The rings around my eyes are proof!  But, I love what I do and hope to one day, when I’m all grown up  😉  to be a better writer.

Well enough of that – today, Wednesday – No Realtor Open House DayReal Estate continues to be melow and that is alright since I’m also cramming in my Christmas Shopping, wrapping and decorating.  I’m sure that is what most people are also doing.  Although, I do have some clients that are out looking for homes.  A few are looking in my home town of New Fairfield, CT.  Last week, after our snow fall, we were out and they made a comment about how pretty the snow looked.  I agree – here are a few photos I took today after dropping Sara off at school – these were all taken from the New Fairfield High School’s exit…

December 11, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Snow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Outdoor Christmas Decorating with Curb Appeal

Outdoor Christmas Decorating with Curb Appeal with HGTV…

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                                                        arthur.is – Flickr.com

December 11, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Crafts from HGTV

8 Easy Christmas Crafts from HGTV…

                                                          Chris_J – Flickr.com

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                                                              sociotard – Flickr.com


December 10, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Decorating Ideas from HGTV

                                               Holiday Decorating Ideas from www.HGTV.com

Wreath - mysza831                                                                    mysza831 – Flickr.com

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Ornaments - C.P.Storm                                                                    C.P.Storm – Flickr.com

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Cinnamon Spice Cookies

Day 5 of Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies…

Today’s is Aaron Sanchez’s Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate Cookies

                                                          Lara604 – Flickr.com

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                                               thebittenword.com – Flickr.com

December 4, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trim Your Christmas Tree with HGTV

Trim Your Christmas Tree with HGTV –

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                                                                   sociotard – Flickr.com

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving

                                                           A Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Turkey - tuchodi                                                                   tuchodi – Flickr.com

                Food Network and Ina Garten share some wonderful Thanksgiving Recipes and Memories!

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Thanksgiving Spread - CarbonNYC                                                                 CarbonNYC – Flickr.com

November 14, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, Thanksgiving, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Holiday Wish to You

My Holiday Wish to You and to All is that you and your loved ones be Healthy, Safe, Together, Happy and Financially Stable

heart-in-hands-aussiegallaussiegall – Flickr.com

Also, if your a BUYER, looking to purchase a HOME, my wish is that I help you find it!

gift-house-h-dickins1H Dickins – Flickr.com

Interest Rates are DOWN AGAIN!!  There are lots of homes to view and lots of negotiable sellers!

December 20, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Christmas, Finance, First Time Home Buyers, Home, Mortgage, Real Estate, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A White Winter Wonderland

frosty-tree-nagy-davidnagy david – Flickr.com

The Weather Channel announced that we may have snow in the forecast for Christmas!  I’m hoping it will be just enough to cover everything with a Frosty White Blanket, but not enough to interfere with all the Holiday Travelers visiting family.  We know that Santa can get through any snow storm – but unfortunately, none of us have a sleigh!


<CLICK> to view New Fairfield, CT weather

<CLICK> to view Brewster, NY weather

its-snowing-clearly-ambiguousclearly ambiguous – Flickr.com

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Christmas, Connecticut, Fun Post, New Fairfield, NY, Snow, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Time to Trim the Tree, Wrap the Gifts & Holiday Cheer!

christmas-tree-farm-busymommybusymommy – Flickr.com

This past weekend, I purchased my freshly cut Christmas Tree.  I LOVE the smell of the pine needles and deciding where to place my ornaments.  This year, my family and I will have decorate the tree together – a wonderful holiday tradition.  With my mother visiting from Portugal, my husband and I working 7 days a week and my 5 kids running in different directions – it will take some planning!

red-christmas-krisdecurtiskrisdecurtis – Flickr.com

 – HGTV’s Trim the Tree <CLICK>

Rachael Ray – Holiday Decorating <CLICK>

About .com – Tips on Decorating Your Christmas Tree <CLICK>

DIYnetwork – Gift Wrapping & Christmas Crafts <CLICK>

gift-mysza831mysza831 – Flickr.com

Please stay safe – from ABC News –  Good Morning American<CLICK> for Holiday Safety Tips Video

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Fun Post, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Cooking, Baking & Drinks!

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Oh the Holidays is always associated with FOOD!!  Here are some delicious recipes from some of my favorite sites:

Please keep in mind that once you visit these different sites – go exploring on them for more Holiday Recipes and Entertaining Ideas!


Whether you and your family celebrate one or more of these Holidays – ENJOY!!

christmas-tree-dreidel-somethingmarissa1somethingmarissa – Flickr.com

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Fun Post, Hanukkah, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Holiday Shopping at Danbury Fair Mall


I feel like a kid again when I go Holiday Shopping at the Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, CT.


All the decorations are up and Santa’s Tracking Station await to take photos of your little ones with Santa.  Throughout the  holiday season, there are community performances from local schools and organizations performing holiday entertainment – check the guest services desk for a schedule.  For more information from NewsTimes.com on the malls special events <CLICK>.



The Mall, Connecticut’s largest shopping mall,  has approximately 200 retailers along with lots of yummy eateries.  For a treat for all ages, take a ride on the malls famous carousel.   The large department stores are Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and Lord & Taylors .  A few other stores are: GAP, Old Navy, Coach, PacSun, Radio Shack, Foot Locker, KB Toys, Apple Store, Yankee Candle, H & M and many, many more located on 2 levels.  For on-line printable coupons <CLICK>. 


December 11, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Connecticut, Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Fun – Gobble, Gobble!


A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T…Turkey, table spreads, being together,

H…Happiness and homes, to protect us from all weather,

A…Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,

N…Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K…Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S…Surely you’ll have fun, but you won’t get thinner!

G…Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I…Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V…Very special times – there could even be snow.

I…Imagine what it was like on Plymouth long ago.

N…Never forget how the settlers led the way.

G…Giving Thanks and blessing this special day.

There are many more Thanksgiving poems to be read.

Also, a great holiday movie and one of my family’s favorite, A Christmas Story, has a very funny scene where the dad tries to sneak a piece of delicious Turkey – but never makes it due to the neighbors dogs getting to it first!

A Yummy recipe from Jen’s Blog on Homegood’s site:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

1-15 oz can pure pumpkin

– 4 eggs, beaten

– 1 cup oil

– 1/2 cup cold water

– 3-1/2 cups flour

– 3 cups sugar

– 2 tsp baking soda

– 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 – 1 tsp salt

– 2 cups chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water.  Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, spices and salt in a separate bowl and add pumpkin mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.  Making 2 loafs allows you to share one enjoy the other!

 pumpkin-choc-chip-cake-jslanderjslander – Flickr.com

I have so very much to be Thankful for – my family, our health, my and my husband’s job, my country (because I KNOW we will come out of this and be even stronger!), my friends, and my HOME. I am also Thankful for all my past clients that I have assisted in finding their home – where they will have many Holidays, making wonderful memories.  AND – I look forward to my future clients and helping them to find a Home for the Holidays as well!

holiday-home-preciouskhyattPreciouskhyatt – Flickr.com

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Homegoods, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments