Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Looking for a GREAT Make-Ahead Delight for Family and Friends?

I received a text the other day from one of my friends in the "Card Ladies" group that I meet with 9 months of the year. There are 8 of us, and when it's our turn to hostess, we throw a party...food, drink, cards, lots of laughter.

She was asking for my macaroni and cheese recipe. This is not just ANY recipe. It's Martha's Stewart's recipe...and definitely worth all the effort. I found it on the internet by searching for Marth Steward Macaroni and Cheese. If you can't find it, just give me a shout and I'll e-mail it to you.

One of these days I'll figure out how to put more photos in this newsletter...a picture of this mac 'n cheese is worth a thousand words. But for now, try the link above.

Friday, January 2, 2015


New Year's Eve is approaching, and I can't help but reflect on 2014 as well as look forward to 2015. I won't bore you with all the events that transpired for me personally in 2014, but I'd like to share with you the post-it notes that appeared on the walls around my desk at work. Some are inspirational and some are instructive for sellers. I did not discriminate and share all of them with you. Do with them as you wish.

When you know how to listen, everyone is the guru. (Ram Dass)

When you harbor resentment, happiness lands at another dock.

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.​

This is a unique situation and policy does not apply.

What buyers do NOT want to see: (1) decorative floral wallpaper and fabric (2) wallpaper borders (3) overwhelming pattern and texture (4) brass hardware (5) overstuffed bigger furniture (6) wall-to-wall mirrors, including closet doors (7) carpet in the bathroom.

If I can smell it, I can't sell it.

Clutter eats equity.