Getting Organized

The new year often brings on new year’s resolutions and some may have added organization to their list.  Are you thinking of organizing your house?  Let’s tackle one of the most used rooms: the kitchen.  There are so many great products currently available to help you organize your kitchen.  I know that I personally startedContinue reading “Getting Organized”

Saving on Energy Costs

As many of you may have noticed, energy costs have been rising.  So what can you do about it?  Here are some ideas for cutting some energy costs.   Check the seals on your exterior windows and doors – you may find that the caulking has deteriorated and can easily be scrapped and replaced.  You canContinue reading “Saving on Energy Costs”

In The Kitchen: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Toasted Pecans and Dried Cranberries

Let’s get cooking.  This New Year, we are back at it and have another recipe for you to try.  Who doesn’t like a good brussel sprout recipe?   Ingredients:  12 oz brussel sprouts with ends trimmed and any yellow leaves removed 2 tbsp of olive oil ¼ tsp salt 1 cup of pecans 4 slices ofContinue reading “In The Kitchen: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Toasted Pecans and Dried Cranberries”

Cake Day, November 26th

November 26th is Cake Day! Those who are aware of this holiday and take the time to celebrate each year do so by, of course, eating cake.   Do you enjoy making your cake or do you prefer to purchase your cake?  Ido enjoy making cakes and have tried many different recipes that I have foundContinue reading “Cake Day, November 26th”

Priorities for your pets when house hunting

We meet many buyers and I love spending time with them learning what they desire in a home.  One thing that a lot of people consider is their fur babies.  What are some key features that pet owners are looking for in a future home?  Fenced yard – Do I need to say anything moreContinue reading “Priorities for your pets when house hunting”

In The Kitchen: Butterscotch Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Let’s get cooking.  This recipe is a great option to include for a Thanksgiving meal.  I have personally included it in my Thanksgiving feast for several years now.   Ingredients:  5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed  ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar 5 oz evaporated skim milk 2 eggs  ½ tsp cinnamon ¼Continue reading “In The Kitchen: Butterscotch Pecan Sweet Potatoes”

DIY Inspiration: Fire Pit

I am back with another DIY.  We are heading outside this time.  Did you know that today is National Bonfire Night?  So let’s celebrate with a DIY fire pit.    I must admit I completed this project a few years back and I have never regretted it.  You can go elaborate or simple.  I, of course,Continue reading “DIY Inspiration: Fire Pit”

Fall Planting

Fall has arrived.  Many people are busy with fall festivals and preparing their home for the winter months.  I’m sharing some of my top tips for fall planting to get those gardens ready.  Reason to plant in fall The soil is still warm and promotes good root growth The cooler weather can be less stressfulContinue reading “Fall Planting”

Fire Safety

Each October, the National Fire Protection Association celebrates Fire Safety Month.  I thought I’d share my top five tips with you.  Raising awareness of simple fire safety tips ensures safety for you and your home.    My Top Five Fire Safety Tips:  Smoke Detectors – You should consider having one on each level of your homeContinue reading “Fire Safety”