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Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Alex’s Gingerbread Cookies

Mmmm!  Today is the start of Food Networks 12 Days of Cookies

Today we start with Alex’s Gingerbread Cookies!

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                           ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for the RECIPE ~~~~~~~~~~

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November 30, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – Giada’s Holiday Menu

Oh, I know – You still have Thanksgiving leftovers in your frig and here I am writing about our next Holiday – well, with gift shopping, decorating, Holiday parties, and everything else that makes us go bonkers during this time of the year, the sooner you start preparing…. the better!

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So, on your mark – get set – go!  

Here is Food Network’s Giada’s Holiday Menu ~~ CLICK ~~

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November 29, 2009 Posted by | Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

This is the time of the year when many people become a bit more generous.  They forgive a little easier and enjoy spending time with their families.  The Holidays tend to bring out the best in everyone and even music sounds more meaningful.

Here is a new song that I downloaded to my I-Pod from I-Tunes“Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw

November 28, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Music & Songs, I-Pod, I-Tunes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gift Wrap Station from Lowes

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Make your own Gift Wrap Station with step-by-step directions from www.Lowes.com

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                                                               ~ CLICK ~ Here to view 

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November 6, 2009 Posted by | Lowe's, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

FrontDoor.com has the Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays ~ CLICK ~

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Before we know it, the Holiday’s will be upon us – helpful ideas like these from FrontDoor.com

November 4, 2009 Posted by | Front Door, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Relaxing at Home

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As I sit here in my den by the fireplace, writing another post for my Blog – which is turning out to be one of my favorite daily routines! I can’t help but think about all the comforts of a HOME.  Being able to relax and enjoy homeownership is FABULOUS!

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During the winter especially, a HOME gives you warmth – and invites your family and friends during the Holidays. 

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A HOME is where memories are made and never forgotten.  I still dream of my childhood HOME – over and over.  I have friends and family that say the same – many of their dreams are also of their HOME, where they lived when they were a child.

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If taking steps toward HOMEOWNERSHIP is one of your NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS – talking to a mortgage broker is an important first step!  I highly recommend Anthony Frascone  – cell: 203-648-6713.  He is licensed in New York and Connecticut and has similar family and work ethics as I do.  GOOD LUCK and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 4, 2009 Posted by | Blogging, Buyers, Connecticut, Finance, Home, Mortgage, NY, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Decorating Your Christmas Tree

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It’s that time again – to go up in the attic, down to the basement, garage or wherever it is that you stored your Holiday Decorations – Yup!  A whole year has past since you last took them out.

In New York City, it was the 76th Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center

rockefeller-tree-phillie-casablanca Phillie Casablanca – Flickr.com

The show kicked of with a performance by Britney Spears, followed by many great and popular artist – both young and old, attracting all audiences.  There was Tony Bennett, The Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Beyonce, Harry Connick Jr., Miley Cyrus and more.

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The 72-foot Norway spruce tree was decorated with 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on 5 miles of wire topped with a massive Swarovski crystal star.

Now, we don’t have to worry about decorating a tree of this size, but it can still be challenging – for some helpful video tips from HGTV – Click here  – and for 31 Ways to Trim Your Christmas Treeclick here for Country Living.

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For Buyers looking during this time, seeing  a house tastefully decorated, makes it feel like a HOME to them.  For sellers, selling during the Holidays, decorating the home will enhance it’s beauty.

For Holiday Safety Tips – ABC News – Good Morning America<CLICK> Here for Video

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Christmas, Fun Post, Home, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s a Wonderful Life – at Home

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Oh, Thanksgiving has come and gone – but the Holidays do continue.  New Fairfield – Connecticut – has decorated the center of town and they will be having their TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY on Sunday, December 7th at 4pm on Memorial Field.  I do Love this time of the year.  Seeing the lights and holiday decorations takes me back in time to when I was a child and Christmas was my favorite time of the year!

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Now as an adult, I admit that I do get a bit stressed – between deciding what to buy for who, getting and decorating the tree, sending out cards, baking, wrapping, trying ever so hard to keep many gifts a secret – which can be difficult for me, and preparing for Christmas Eve at my house… Whew!  I do love – and need to take a break – with my laptop in hand so that I can keep working, I LOVE watching Holiday movies. 

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The HALLMARK CHANNEL has begun their Holiday shows and they do a great job at pulling on my heart strings.

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Another all time favorite of mine – and a tradition – is watching, “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”.   Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.  This 1946 movie made #4 of Moviefone’s list of 25 “Flicks That’ll Lift Your Spirits” as it prompts, then answers the question of what would happen if a whole life was erased as if it had never been lived??

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It snowed yesterday, making it a perfect time to make some hot cocoa, light a fire, and pop in a great movie!

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December 1, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Fun Post, New Fairfield, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment