Freddy’s Comes to Lakeville, MN!

I had never heard of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers until last month when we were driving back to Minnesota from Texas and we stopped in Kansas City for fuel. We were also hungry and right next to our gas station was Freddy’s.  I’m always game to try something new and I was so glad.

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Why Furniture Arrangement is Important When Selling

Furniture placement is critical in my opinion when selling your home. I don’t think I have ever done a Home Staging Consultation where I have not recommended the furniture be re-arranged in at least one room. Why is this important? 1) A Room Can Feel Smaller. Furniture can cut a room off by blocking passage.

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Firecrackers! Great treat for the Superbowl!

When I was in Florida over the holidays I went to a cocktail party and someone had brought firecrackers. Not the burst in the sky kind and not the party favor kind that you pull and a prize pops out. These firecrackers are a snack made with saltine crackers and are also known as Alabama.

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Does Your House Have a New Year’s Resolution?

We all seem to make them…New Year’s resolution to achieve some big goal. Have you ever stopped to think that your house may have them too? Let’s start with the most popular resolution. LOSING WEIGHT! Is your house bursting at it’s seams? Way too much ‘stuff’ crammed in the basement, the closets, the storage spaces? .

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A ‘Spicy’ Twist on a Classic Holiday Candy

I’m not sure why Peanut Brittle is associated with Christmas but it seems as though this is the time of year when most people make it; or you see the boxed version in the stores.  I grew up making Peanut Brittle every holiday season with my Grandma and my Mom. Watching the candy thermometer until.

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Can I Decorate My Home for Christmas when It’s for Sale?

As a Home Stager I get that question a lot. There is a very short answer….Absolutely! Christmas is a widely celebrated holiday that most people understand. If it is your tradition I don’t feel that you need to put that aside just for selling your home. The potential buyer will most likely also celebrate and.

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Trays, trays, and more trays!

If I was to say that I own ‘a few’ trays. That would be putting it mildly. Whether I am decorating a home or staging a vacant home trays are always in my game plan. If I was to come into your home for a Home Staging Consultation or a Redesign Consultation you would probably.

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But I Love My Themed House!

What is a ‘themed’ house and is it okay? A themed house is one that fits a very specific decorating motif. Such as a beach theme, or a desert theme. Is it okay to have one? Absolutely! Unless you are selling your home. Then I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but.

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Re-Purposing to Create Interesting Succulent Arrangements

If you haven’t noticed, succulents are really in right now. There are even stores having succulent parties to pick your containers and plant them right at the store.   I do like them and although it is really tough to kill a succulent, I can do it. This real one sat in my Mom’s condo.

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Staging Bookshelves

Staging bookshelves when you are selling your home, especially if they are built-ins, are very important. If the bookcase is jammed full, all the prospective buyer will see is stuff. There eyes will be drawn to the all the items and miss the rest of the architectural features of the room.        .

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If You Are Selling Your Home, Think Model Home

No matter how old your home is, it can look like a model home in many ways and yes it really does matter! What I advise my client’s of when I am doing a detailed walk through Home Staging Consultation with them is, “make your home feel like a model home.”  That doesn’t mean it.

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Let’s Talk Bedding

Specifically let’s talk Master Bedroom bedding. When selling your home the master bedroom and bath is the second most important area in the house in my option, the kitchen being the first. If it comes down to your home our your competition’s……the buyer will probably pick the one with the nicest kitchen and master suite..

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A Blog Post about Doors!

  It is….a post about doors! And no it’s  not a construction post, ha. I recently was on vacation and one of the places we visited was Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. I fell in love with it!! And one of the main reasons was because of the doors. OH MY GOSH!           I.

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If It’s Transparent – Clean It

When selling your house, if you can see through it, it must sparkle! Let’s look at the list: Windows:     That means inside and out, all levels of your home and yes the screens too. Your home does show better without the screens at all so clean them and put them in your storage.

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Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

This looks SO yummy and SO easy. I would completely ignore how many calories are potentially in this salad but it has to be healthy since it is fruit right? Haha     This will look so patriotic for your 4th of July picnic or backyard BBQ.   Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad SERVES.

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