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Remembering . . .


American Flag in breezeI awoke yesterday, in our protected Lebanon Valley, to a bright, crisp, late summer day of nearly cloudless skies, ready for a typical day of work in the real estate profession. I could say the same type of day that I awoke to eleven years ago… a day that turned out quite differently for many of us in the United States.

White Ice, Harvest Gold, and Magic 8-Balls

magic eight ballAccording to a recent blog article by Deirdre Sullivan at House Logic, ‘white ice’ has replaced ‘stainless’ as the new coveted finish for kitchen appliances. I’m partial to white, especially when blended with elegant silver accents as Whirlpool has done, so I’m happy to embrace the trend. Perfect timing too, as I’d love to remodel my kitchen within the next 2-3 years. The new line also promises to be easier to clean, a wonderful plus given the heavy use refrigerators, ranges and dishwashers endure.

It did, however, make me think of some of the color schemes that were popular in years and decades past. Do you remember:

Do You Remember?

pencil and paperDo you remember “Back to School” when you were a child? It was exciting to have a new backpack filled with No. 2 yellow pencils and a full pack of crayons with none broken!

These memories were recently stirred by one of our clients.

Diana Faust is the Special Event Coordinator for the local branch of Volunteers of America. You may have seen her on the local TV news asking for help with her current project – Operation Backpack® 2012.

I Love to Paint!

woman painting wall I love to Paint!

You finally settled on your new home…..how exciting…now for some personal touches…try PAINT! It’s both decorative and functional. It can freshen exteriors or bring interior rooms to life.

I personally love to paint and find it very relaxing. I’m providing some painting tips from my own experiences and some professionals as well…read on.