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My Life as a Realtor – Day 166

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 166:

I’m still putting things away from our New Years Eve and New Years Day party.  It’s Sunday, last vacation day for my younger 3.  My older 2 are off from college until the end of the month. 

It snowed all day long here in New Fairfield, CT

So, we all had a lazy day Sunday… well, all except for me!  I worked and cleaned, sent a few e-mails, made a few calls.  Remi decided he was going to start early and help put away some of our Christmas decorations.  Although his “helping” isn’t exactly helpful…

Poor Santa

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January 8, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Casual New Years Menu

A Casual New Years Menu – from Alex and Food Network

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                                                                mccun934 – Flickr.com

December 29, 2009 Posted by | New Years Eve, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Appetizers from Food Network

Holiday Appetizers from Food Network

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December 28, 2009 Posted by | The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surviving New Years – Recipes from GMA

Good Morning America has some great recipes and tips to help put together and survive the Holiday seasons.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas over with for another year – we are now left with New Years!

                                                               Mykl Roventine – Flickr.com

Both New Years Eve and New Years Day will be held at my home – and boy do I love searching for new recipes!

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December 27, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, New Years Eve, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 156

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 156:

Happy Christmas Eve!!!

We were all invited to go to my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT for our Christmas Eve dinner, opening some gifts and most especially, some family time together.  My mom has been with my brother and his family for a few days now to help them get ready. 

Work was quiet and that was alright since there was much to do.  The girls and I baked cookies, Melissa made a French Apple Tart and Amanda and I made a quick stop at Shaw’s and the liquor store.  We were finally ready to leave by 5:30 and arrived to wonderful Christmas Eve appetizers and a beautifully set table awaiting its guests.

Here are some moments of our Christmas Eve…

A Cozy Fire

A Beautiful Tree

Eating, eating… and more eating!

 Fun Opening Gifts

Watching the Little Ones Playing with New Toys

and a special Thanks to our Hosts…

My Brother Louie & Sister-in-Law Leia

Then it was back home, where we left our lights on while we slept and waited for Santa…

Ho! Ho! Ho!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All I Want for Christmas is You…

Here is another favorite Christmas song of mine – enjoy!

“All I Want for Christmas is You” ~ Mariah Carey~

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Favorite Music & Songs, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas Darling

Merry Christmas Darling ~ 1978 ~ The Carpenters

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paula Deen – Red Velvet Cupcakes

Merry Christmas Eve!

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Red Velvet Cupcakes from Paula Deen on Food Network…

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December 24, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Oh how I love this song and how many wonderful memories I have of waiting for Santa!

Bruce Springsteen ~ “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

December 24, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Favorite Music & Songs, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Appetizers from Pillsbury

Holiday Appetizers from Pillsbury….

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or try this Tree-Shaped Crescent Veggie Appetizer….  

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December 23, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Pillsbury, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network’s Ultimate Christmas Planner

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Food Network’s Ultimate Christmas Planner…

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Enjoy recipes and ideas for appetizers, the main course, side dishes and desserts!

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December 22, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

This animated movie – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – is a family favorite.  As a child, I would watch this once a year at Christmas time.  My children were fortunate to watch it through out the Holidays thanks to video!

December 22, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Favorite Music & Songs, Movies, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baby it’s Cold Outside

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – I totally agree!

Here is a music video with Jessica Simpson and Nich Lachey.  I know it’s yester-year, but they were cute together and both have great voices.  Enjoy!

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Winter | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

50 Holiday Cookies from Food Network

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50 Holiday Cookie Recipes from Food Network…

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December 21, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cake Boss & Rachael Ray – Santa Cake

Cake Boss on the Rachael Ray show decorate a Santa Cake…

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December 20, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Rachael Ray, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Cocktail Party

Holiday Cocktail Party – from Fine Living ~ Food & Drink…

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December 19, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Betty Crocker – Snowman Face Cake

Betty Crocker’s ~ Snowman Face Cake…

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December 19, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Betty Crocker – Christmas Tree Cake

Betty Crocker ~ Christmas Tree Cake…

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December 18, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Favorite Holiday Desserts

Favorite Holiday Desserts from Fine Living ~ Food & Drink…

                                                           Poncho Equihua – Flickr.com

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December 17, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Betty Crocker – Reindeer Cupcakes

Betty Crocker ~ Reindeer Cupcakes – too cute!

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December 17, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Peppermint Snowballs

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Sandra’s White Peppermint Snowballs –

                                                           Today is the 12th Day!

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

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

One of my favorite songs to listen to during the Holidays

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

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

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Shortbread Cookies

Day 11… Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Claire’s Mix-n-Max Shortbread Cookies

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December 11, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 139

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 139:

How wonderful it was to enjoy coffee with my Ma this morning.  This is the great part about her arrival – knowing that we will enjoy time together for a few months.  The sad part is when her departure date starts to approach – but I’m not going there now!  Today, Joe was also home from work – things are slow and I pray it won’t be for long.  But we had a nice lunch and great dinner together. 

With work, I had a webinar regarding the Extended and Expanded Tax CreditIt’s a great time to buy!  I also spoke with a past client about putting her dad’s home on the market after the Holidays.  A quiet day, but still managed to make it to bed well after midnight!

Ok – we are what?? 16 days away from Christmas Day!! – and I have only put a dent in my holiday shopping.  My plan for the next few days, is to get our tree and decorate it and to get some shopping done.  I still haven’t made my way to the Danbury Fair Mall to view all their decorations.  Here are 2 photos from last year…

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Peanut Butter Smore Bites

And it’s Day 10 of Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Sunny’s Crunchy Peanut Butter S’more Bites…

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December 9, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Orange Currant Polenta Cookies

And we are at Day 9 with Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Chris Cosentino’s Orange, Currant & Polenta Cookies…

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December 9, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Daisy’s Wedding Cookies

Food Network – Day 8!! – 12 Days of Cookies – Daisy’s Mexican Wedding Cookies…

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December 7, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Oatmeal Cream-Cheese Bars

And Day 7!  Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Oatmeal Cream-Cheese Butterscotch Bars

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December 7, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Aida’s Linzer Cookies

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Day 4… Aida’s Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies

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

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – The Neely’s Butter Cookies

Day 3 – and we have Food Networks 12 Days of Cookies with The Neely’s Best Sugary Butter Cookies – I can’t wait to bake these!

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                               ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here to view Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~

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December 3, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment