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December 1, 2011 Posted by | Christmas, Home, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

12 Days of Christmas for Home Sellers

Here’s a different take on 12 Days of Christmas from a Realtor for Home Sellers…

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December 1, 2010 Posted by | Christmas, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 157

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 157:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

The kids woke us up and made us a wonderful breakfast.  Then it was time to head into the livingroom where our tree is…

and open our gifts…

even Remi had a few treats…

  

 After opening gifts, we went into the Den, Joe made a fire and we looked in a stockings.  Afterwards, he spotted a buck far in the woods…

 

Then, we got ourselves ready and made our way to my brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Manny & Gina’s house in Mt. Vernon, NY.  While Joe drove, I text and e-mailed clients – past and present – to wish them a Very Merry Christmas!

From Left to Right… My nephews ~ Michael & Andrew, Sons ~ Jonathan and David, Daughters ~ Sara, Amanda & Melissa, Niece ~ Daniella and Nephews ~ Daniel & Pedro

We ate, and ate… and ate.  Then it was time to go upstairs by the Christmas Tree

and Baby Jesus…

We opened more gifts and then took a few more family photos.  Here is my hubby’s sister and brother…

Joe’s brother Manny, sister Isabel and Joe

And our kids…

From oldest to youngest ~ Melissa, David, Amanda, Sara and Jonathan

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 156

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 156:

Happy Christmas Eve!!!

We were all invited to go to my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT for our Christmas Eve dinner, opening some gifts and most especially, some family time together.  My mom has been with my brother and his family for a few days now to help them get ready. 

Work was quiet and that was alright since there was much to do.  The girls and I baked cookies, Melissa made a French Apple Tart and Amanda and I made a quick stop at Shaw’s and the liquor store.  We were finally ready to leave by 5:30 and arrived to wonderful Christmas Eve appetizers and a beautifully set table awaiting its guests.

Here are some moments of our Christmas Eve…

A Cozy Fire

A Beautiful Tree

Eating, eating… and more eating!

 Fun Opening Gifts

Watching the Little Ones Playing with New Toys

and a special Thanks to our Hosts…

My Brother Louie & Sister-in-Law Leia

Then it was back home, where we left our lights on while we slept and waited for Santa…

Ho! Ho! Ho!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All I Want for Christmas is You…

Here is another favorite Christmas song of mine – enjoy!

“All I Want for Christmas is You” ~ Mariah Carey~

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Favorite Music & Songs, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 155

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 155:

Half a day at school for my younger 3 – my older 2 kids have been on winter break since last week.  Joe is also home and he’s building a wine cellar in the basement.  The garage is much too cold and the wine was not fermenting.  Hopefully, it will be ready to have a taste on New Years Eve.

Christmas excitement continues…

Jonathan and Remi – at it again!

Today, I have no plans to go anywhere!  Just going to stay home and work.

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor | , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon

Happy Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon

Another favorite of mine…

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 153

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 153:

It’s Monday – and we are just days away from Christmas!  So today, after working for a few hours – it was time to go out for a bit more shopping – for gifts and groceries.

I do enjoy watching the gifts grow under our tree

Can’t wait for the big day – for now, back to work!

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 154

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 154:

Tuesday – kids last full day of school.  Tomorrow will be a half day full of Christmas celebration throughout the school.

I continue with work and being busy at homeExcitement is in the air - even Remi’s feeling it…

Here, Remi snatched an ornament - Melissa was able to retrieve it before he chewed it up like all the others!  That’s my Buba-Wuba.

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor | , , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas Darling

Merry Christmas Darling ~ 1978 ~ The Carpenters

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Oh how I love this song and how many wonderful memories I have of waiting for Santa!

Bruce Springsteen ~ “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

December 24, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Favorite Music & Songs, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Appetizers from Pillsbury

Holiday Appetizers from Pillsbury….

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or try this Tree-Shaped Crescent Veggie Appetizer….  

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                                                            Rene Ehrhardt – Flickr.com

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Pillsbury, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network’s Ultimate Christmas Planner

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Food Network’s Ultimate Christmas Planner…

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Enjoy recipes and ideas for appetizers, the main course, side dishes and desserts!

                                                                    Chris_J – Flickr.com

December 22, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

This animated movie – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - is a family favorite.  As a child, I would watch this once a year at Christmas time.  My children were fortunate to watch it through out the Holidays thanks to video!

December 22, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Favorite Music & Songs, Movies, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baby it’s Cold Outside

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – I totally agree!

Here is a music video with Jessica Simpson and Nich Lachey.  I know it’s yester-year, but they were cute together and both have great voices.  Enjoy!

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Winter | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cake Boss & Rachael Ray – Santa Cake

Cake Boss on the Rachael Ray show decorate a Santa Cake…

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December 20, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Rachael Ray, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 149

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 149:

Our Christmas tree was put up today – now I will wait a day or two until it’s branches have relaxed – then time to decorate our Christmas 2009 Tree!

Then it was back to work – back to wrapping – and a trip out for some more Christmas shopping.

December 20, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

With the snow storm that has been pounding the Northeast and soon to hit New Fairfield, Connecticut ~ Make sure you have necessary supplies, keep safe and … Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Dean Martin ~ “Let it Snow!”

or a more recent video – “Let is Snow” by Jessica Simpson…

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Snow, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Cocktail Party

Holiday Cocktail Party – from Fine Living ~ Food & Drink…

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                                                             nate steiner – Flickr.com

December 19, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Betty Crocker – Christmas Tree Cake

Betty Crocker ~ Christmas Tree Cake…

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                                           Pink Sherbet Photography – Flickr.com

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Favorite Holiday Desserts

Favorite Holiday Desserts from Fine Living ~ Food & Drink…

                                                           Poncho Equihua – Flickr.com

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December 17, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Betty Crocker – Reindeer Cupcakes

Betty Crocker ~ Reindeer Cupcakes – too cute!

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                                                                  Lady-bug – Flickr.com

December 17, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 145

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 145:

Yesterday, after Christmas shopping ALL DAY… I came home and wrapped gifts for about 4 hours!  What kept me going, was watching – It’s a Wonderful Life - Oh how I LOVE this movie.

Today, no appointments, so I did some work – then my mom and I went to Wal-Mart in Danbury, CT.  Found a few more gifts for my grab bags, an X-Box video game for Jonathan and took advantage of Wal-Marts great prices for some needed everyday items.

To appreciate all that you have in these difficult times, my suggestion to you is to watch – It’s a Wonderful Life…

If you have never watched this touching movie, please do not view this next video – it is of the end, my favorite part and I wouldn’t want to spoil the ending for you…

As I get older, the meaning of life grows deeper and every year, watching the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, makes me cry my eyes out more and more!  I hope you have a tissue box nearby.

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from HGTV

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from HGTV…

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                                                                Ben Garney – Flickr.com

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Decorating from the Stars

Holiday decorating and entertaining ideas from the homes of Kathie Lee Gifford, Jewel and Holly Robinson Peete – from HGTV.

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                                                          sociotard – Flickr.com

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV | , , , , | 2 Comments

Christmas Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

For Christmas ~ Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Cuisine at home…

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Peppermint Snowballs

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Sandra’s White Peppermint Snowballs -

                                                           Today is the 12th Day!

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

One of my favorite songs to listen to during the Holidays

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

December 11, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Outdoor Christmas Decorating with Curb Appeal

Outdoor Christmas Decorating with Curb Appeal with HGTV…

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December 11, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Shortbread Cookies

Day 11… Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Claire’s Mix-n-Max Shortbread Cookies

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                                                                    roland – Flickr.com

December 11, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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