Think of the onion. By pulling back the onion skin and first layer, a fresh onion is revealed, ready to prep in your favorite dishes. Same for garlic. When cooked slowly, both sweeten and enhance the flavor of the dish. Read more
As I write this, I am on my laptop looking out the window at the Hudson River waiting for a tropical storm/tornado/hurricane. Thanks to the news and weather apps, the warnings have been constant for the last few days. This has me thinking of the months to come and preparing for the unpredictable. Read more
Comfort levels about socializing indoors vary during our current state of pandemic life. New York has proven that wearing a mask and safety protocols work. Not everyone is on board which has affected our traveling locally, nationally and internationally.
Define your space based on purpose. With some creativity for simple projects or remodeling, here are some ideas to create a staycation.
Putting your house on the market and preparing to move is very stressful. Add another challenging layer of Real Estate during the COVID-19 pandemic amps up the stress level. Read more
After months of shelter in place, we are slowly starting to get back to seeing our friends and loved ones. There are still health risk concerns, especially for those with compromised immune systems. More people are entertaining at home in a controlled environment. Read more
Shelter in place has many people improving their homes. After cleaning out closets, I decided to fix one of the many areas of my house which was not done properly by a contractor. Read more
June 2, 2020 by Lexi Klinkenberg
If you are thinking about listing your home for sale and moving to Dallas or Atlanta, now is the right time to start getting your home staged properly. Staging is much more than just cleaning and decluttering your space. It emphasizes the beauty of your home and shows it in the best light, giving potential buyers a great first impression of the space they could call their own. We had experts in the field share their tips with us on how to stage your home to sell. Read more
Within the first weeks of Quarantine, I completely overhauled my closet. This included all articles of clothing, handbags and accessories. There are piles of donations in waiting for once we re-open.
Once upon a time, 2 months ago, I would make a grocery list and shop once a week. Now I am shopping minimally, maybe once a month. My new normal will be mindful shopping with less frequency. Read more
Growing up in the Bronx was a unique experience as far as city life goes. My grandparents’ house was a magical place filled with beautiful flowers, vegetable gardens and fruit trees. We had our own mini farm. We canned tomatoes and made wine. Read more