Thinking of downsizing?

We all know that familiar storyline… a couple buys a big house.  The years pass and the couple fills the house with children, miscellaneous detritus of life, and memories. Several years down the road, the kids have flown the coop and the couple has a huge house that no longer fits their lifestyle. Maintaining a large house…

Throw a Housewarming Party Mardi Gras Style

The moving boxes are unpacked and the pictures are hung.  Time to get ready for the best part about moving into a new house…The Party! Traditionally, the term “housewarming” is comes from the literal act of warming a new house.   Each guest would bring firewood, and build fires in all the available fireplaces, offering firewood…

Best smart home upgrades for parents

  With 3 active school age children, a busy spouse, and a puppy I need products that will streamline my life while adding value to my home. I love new technology as much as the next person.  The newly launched products at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show sound really exciting.  However, sometimes I worry that…

5 Tips to prepare your home for a puppy

“Nothing makes coming home special like having someone there wagging their tail waiting for you to arrive.” Thinking of adding a furry member to your family?  Puppies are adorable and dogs can be wonderful life companions.  Having a dog can enrich your home environment and boost your happiness.  Just remember that dogs, and especially puppies,…

It’s Not All About You Pumpkin Spice

  Don’t miss the forest because of the one large annoying pumpkin spice tree! Brace yourselves, Pumpkin Spice is coming!  I do not have an obsessive love affair nor an irrational hatred for this seasonal heavy weight. I will admit to enjoying the occasional pumpkin spice coffee, but that is where it ends.  There are so…