Category Archives: AT HOME

What’s Good In The ‘Hood?

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Spring Has Sprung!

Daylight Savings starts Sunday, March 9th, at 2am. Set your clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday night! Photo by Grant Cochrane

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Shut The Front Door!

I came across this DIY Front Door idea in an Lowes mailer and thought it was a very cool idea. What people see from the street as they approach your home makes an immediate impact and the front door is an great place to add a little something extra to your curb appeal. If my […]

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Cool Backyard Chandelier Idea

I have a had a few conversations with friends, brainstorming about new lighting to go under an beautiful pergola in their back yard. While doing a little research about low voltage wiring and looking for some interesting ideas, I came across this cool project for an light fixture and thought I would share it here. I love […]

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Top 10 Projects For Your (New) Home.

You’ve found the home of your dreams, or you’ve at least come pretty close. There’s not quite enough space in the garage, the paint colors are outdated and there’s a spot in the kitchen where the floor squeaks. Unless it’s newly built, a new home typically requires a few DIY projects, and really, that’s part […]

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Who’s Watching Your Home While You Are On Vacation?

Summertime is vacation time for many of us and we need to remember more than packing sunscreen and covering our workload. My friends at American Home Shield reminded me of a few things that are so simple yet often get overlooked in the rush to have a little rest and relaxation… Keep Your Home Safe […]

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How To Take Care Of Your Home

How many times have you needed some help fixing an problem in your house, called in an expert and then thought… “I could have done that”?How many times has trouble showed up and you thought “who do I call”?   When it comes to major repairs, especially where water and electrical are concerned, I’m calling […]

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9 Easy Mistakes Home Owners Make on Their Taxes

Well, it’s that time again when we are all doing our taxes. Some of you may be ahead of me, that probably means you are getting a return! For those of us who are trying to put it off as long as possible, here are a few tips I found earlier this year and held […]

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With the greatest respect..

Here’s a story that reminded me that we should always offer kindess and listen with an open heart. A London restaurant was renowned for elegance, with plush furnishings and exquisite chandeliers. The meals were served on the finest china dinnerware and the drinks poured into crystal glasses. Everything was perfect as a woman began to […]

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So your house couldn’t stand some sprucing up?

Some good advice in the following article by Dian Hymer. While the article here is written with the seller in mind, there can be some benefits for the buyers in purchasing an home that has been “spruced up” too. Often my clients start off with the idea of buying an “fixer” and adding their personal […]

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