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”

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”

In The Kitchen: Chicken Noodle Casserole

Let’s get cooking.  I found this recipe to be a great comfort food.  How many of you think about your childhood when you have a plate of chicken noodle casserole in front of you?  I found this recipe recently and I feel like it’s a kicked up version to the one I had as aContinue reading “In The Kitchen: Chicken Noodle Casserole”

KITCHENS

Let’s talk about kitchens.  A kitchen is a key part of any home, think about how much time you spend in your kitchen.  I know I spend a good bit of time in my kitchen starting in the morning making my cup of coffee or a cool refreshing smoothie after my workout to wrapping upContinue reading “KITCHENS”

DIY Inspiration: TV Wall Mount

I am back with another DIY.  This time I am inside again.    I decided I wanted our television hung on the wall.  It is something I had thought about doing for some time but decided I had a little time and wanted to try this project.    Unlike most of my projects, this one wasn’t fromContinue reading “DIY Inspiration: TV Wall Mount”