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My Life as a Realtor – Day 41

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 41:

It is the last day of summer vacation for the kids.  Melissa actually starts her college classes over at West Conn today – David tomorrow.  And Amanda, Sara and Jonathan also start classes tomorrow at New Fairfield Middle and High School.  I am not looking forward to having to get up very early – so working until the wee hours will have to change.

Made a quick run with Sara and Jonathan back to Marshall’s to exchange a pair of Jonathan’s jeans.  Then stopped at Staples to pick up some school supplies – their actual lists will be given on the first few days of school from each teacher.  After paying exactly $242.00 – I couldn’t help but think – this is only the beginning – I will be back at least another 2 more times!  The good thing is, Staples always has what I need – but just in case, Wal-Mart is in the same shopping center as well as Marshall’s and HomeGoods – and it’s an easy 15 minutes or so drive from home!

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Soccer practice for Jonathan started today.  I am thankful that I live just under 5 minutes from the New Fairfield Schools -

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Dinner was Meatballs and Spaghetti – Jonathan’s favorite and a change from all the grilling.

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Homegoods, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Fun – Gobble, Gobble!

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A Thanksgiving Alphabet

T…Turkey, table spreads, being together,

H…Happiness and homes, to protect us from all weather,

A…Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall,

N…Nieces and nephews, family members all!

K…Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner,

S…Surely you’ll have fun, but you won’t get thinner!

G…Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.

I…Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.

V…Very special times – there could even be snow.

I…Imagine what it was like on Plymouth long ago.

N…Never forget how the settlers led the way.

G…Giving Thanks and blessing this special day.

There are many more Thanksgiving poems to be read.

Also, a great holiday movie and one of my family’s favorite, A Christmas Story, has a very funny scene where the dad tries to sneak a piece of delicious Turkey - but never makes it due to the neighbors dogs getting to it first!

 

A Yummy recipe from Jen’s Blog on Homegood’s site:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

- 1-15 oz can pure pumpkin

- 4 eggs, beaten

- 1 cup oil

- 1/2 cup cold water

- 3-1/2 cups flour

- 3 cups sugar

- 2 tsp baking soda

- 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

- 1/2 tsp nutmeg

 - 1 tsp salt

- 2 cups chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water.  Mix flour, baking soda, sugar, spices and salt in a separate bowl and add pumpkin mixture.  Mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place batter into 2 well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.  Making 2 loafs allows you to share one enjoy the other!

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I have so very much to be Thankful for – my family, our health, my and my husband’s job, my country (because I KNOW we will come out of this and be even stronger!), my friends, and my HOME. I am also Thankful for all my past clients that I have assisted in finding their home - where they will have many Holidays, making wonderful memories.  AND – I look forward to my future clients and helping them to find a Home for the Holidays as well!

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November 25, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Homegoods, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Shopping on a Budget in Danbury CT

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This week I went shopping in Danbury, Connecticut.  With the economy being where it is and the heating and holiday season upon us, getting the most for my dollar was, and always is, important to me.

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A few stores I went into to purchase a Closing Gift and start my Holiday Shopping was on Newtown Road in Danbury – off exit 8 on I-84.  I simply parked my car and had access to a few great shops like – HOMEGOODS

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 and… WALMART

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and… MARSHALLS

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All these shops with great prices – and… I saved gas too!

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November 20, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Economy, Homegoods, Money, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debbie’s LUMINESS Hair Salon in Patterson, NY

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This past Saturday, I attended my cousin’s wedding - Yikes!  As the days approached, I began to worry about how to do my hair? – did I pick out the right dress? – are my shoes going to kill me by the end of the night?!

Living in New Fairfield, CT makes shopping a breeze!  I found my dress at the Danbury Fair Mall in Macy’s.  There also is Lord and Taylors, JC Penney, Sears and 2 levels of shops galore – and now with the completion of the malls renovation, there’s a place to relax in between shopping.

My shoes, purse and accessories were purchased in different stores through out Newtown Road and Federal Road in Danbury which has every shop for everyone.  To name a few – there’s Marshall’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, HomeGoods, Staples, TJ Maxx, Kohl’s, Stew Leonards, Pet Co, Bob’s Furniture, Home Depot, Lowes and much, much more – all with Connecticut’s low sales tax!!

Although, for our hair - my mother, sister and I – chose to go to Debbie’s LUMINESS Hair Salon in Patterson, NY – just 5 minutes from home.  Debbie and her assistant dolled us up without feeling rushed and we enjoyed good conversation and some quality time between mom and daughters.

  For appointments call:  845-279-4500

May 20, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall, Homegoods, NY, Patterson, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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