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First-Time Holiday Hosting Tips

Now is the time of year that parties and big meals are a common occurrence. For some reason hosting for the holidays is a kind of rite of passage, one you’re likely pretty excited about, especially if this is your first year in a new home or with new family. Let me first say, it’s totally normal […]

6 Things You Never Clean but Really Need To

Fall is upon us…per the calendar. Most of you are more than likely spending more time outside, opening windows and doors, and letting in plenty of natural light, dust, and pollen.  I often do posts about cleaning tips, this one is, however, focusing on the 6 things around your home that you never clean but […]

How to Buy a Home Quick – Even Before the Holidays!

Are you looking to buy a home quickly? Needing or wanting to be in and settled before the holidays? Well, I can tell you it is possible, but time is ticking away quickly. To make this happen, we need to act quickly! Some will tell you the home buying process is long, drawn-out, and full of […]

Instant Curb Appeal on the Cheap

You already know as a homeowner (especially the homeowners thinking of selling), there’s a laundry list of projects and tasks to complete prior to listing your home for sale. Prospective buyers will be trying to sneak a peek at every available space – including closets, cabinets, and more.   While it’s very easy to be focused […]

Labor Day Party Decor

DIY Festive Burlap Garland LightingSuper easy DIY project to bring out your red, white and blue! Full instructions available here. DIY Painted Lawn Stars What you need:Cardboard cutout(s) of your starsConstruction marking spray paint and Lots of family and friends on the front lawn Star outlines can be made by painting around the star that was cut out […]

6 Simple Steps Before You Buy

Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Prior to jumping with both feet into the vast wonderful world of home-ownership, complete these 6 steps to help ensure you’re thoroughly prepared for this exciting journey, and move onto step 7 with complete confidence. Strengthen Your Credit Score. “My […]

Top 7 Things Parents Should Check Before Buying a Home

Buyers who are already parents, (or hope to one day soon be parents) usually know which kid-friendly characteristics are most important to them in a home … but do you know all the things you should check? Room for a nursery or kids rooms? Check.  Good school district? Check. It’s pretty common that once we’ve moved into […]

Prepare Your Home for Summer

Freshen the Air Let fresh air fill your home by opening your windows, and get a houseplant to set next to your bathroom sink to help filter the air. Some of the best air-cleaning houseplants are snake plants, spider plants, English ivy, and small-leafed rubber plants. Gutters and Drain Spouts Clean, repair, or replace gutters […]

Tips To Keep Your Home Show-Ready At All Times

It’s official, your home is on the market and for sale! This means you’re likely to get showing requests sporadically, different days, different times, day and night, short notice, etc. As a parent and pet owner, I know how hard it can sometimes be to keep your home show ready. Keep yourself organized with a […]