Try supporting small local businesses, artists, makers and friends with service-based businesses. Yours truly is being gifted by a husband as a surprise for his wife who has been wanting a consult with me. You may choose to shop online but even that can be with local businesses. Here are a few favorites.
Over the years, I have acquired quite a few pieces of art by local artists. Finding that special piece that speaks to you is quite easy. You will find you don’t have to look too hard or go too far. Visit a local gallery, art school, studio tour, artisan fair or search online. Viewings may now be by appointment or virtual. When art connects to your heart, you know you found that special piece to bring home. Read more
The holidays are quickly approaching. Family gatherings may change significantly due to the pandemic. If your children will be home for the holidays, whether they are visiting or living with you, no matter what their age, it is a great time to access the mess. Read more
Two years ago, I met Julia Whitney Barnes at a house party via mutual friends. Through the power of social media, lives and talents are revealed. Her work is stunning. Here is her story. Read more
We easily fall into the habit of shopping online in the comfort of our own home. When we shop locally, we not only support a small local business, we also get to meet our neighbors and experience personalized customer service. Since moving to Newburgh, I’ve enjoyed shopping local year-round. Read more
Happy Mother’s Day! I associate this weekend with flowers and planting. Maybe not this year with the chilly weather, but it is usually safe to plant flowers on Mother’s Day weekend. Gift me a live plant to put outside or a hanging basket and I’m a happy woman. Flowers just seem to brighten any day.
In October I attended my first conference with the International Association of Staging Professionals held in Charlotte. The Staging industry has becoming a vital marketing component for Real Estate. It takes more than just watching a TV show to become a stager. Look for professionalism and accreditation.
“Our 2018 IAHSP Conference & EXPO was a HUGE success! Not only did we have the largest number of attendees to date, we also had the hottest duo in the Home Staging/Design world – The Scott Brothers! They charmed and educated our attendees and added such great celebrity star power to our event! All attendees earned their Luxury Home Staging (IAHSP-LHS) Designation as well as learned valuable information and insights from top-notch speakers.”
– Jennie Norris, Chairwoman, IAHSP International
The month of December brings joy, excitement and a lot of stress. As I write this I’m all packed up waiting to move so this month will be spent unpacking. Moving and the holidays equates to an overwhelming sense of chaos.
Here are some helpful tips for to make the season less weary and more cheery. Read more
As I dismantle my house in preparation to move, there are memories of milestones including past holiday celebrations. Moving is not easy especially during the holiday season. Read more