Fixer Upper Reality

  It’s been a while since I’ve done any updates on the house we’re renovating and flipping and that’s because it’s taking A LONG TIME!  Ok, I admit it, this is my confession….I knew in my heart that just because I’m a dedicated Fixer Upper watcher the flip wouldn’t be Read more…

VINTAGE CHARM

  Have you ever looked at a house and it reminds you of something?  Maybe it looks like where you grew up or like the house your Grandparents lived in, where you have so many memories you can’t count them all.  Does it make you nostalgic? I met an amazing Read more…

THE CHRISTMAS RUSH

I’m a lover of Christmas carols and start listening to them a lot earlier than I’m going to admit.  One that’s replaying in my head this week is from The Carpenters, Merry Christmas, Darling.  The line is “Greeting cards have all been sent, the Christmas rush is through.” When in Read more…

Color Decisions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…COUGH, COUGH!   Ugh.  Every year at this time I seem to pick up a little cold but this year both my husband and I were taken out by what we’re calling THE PLAGUE.  We had to cancel our friends and neighbors on Read more…

THE BIG FLIP!

  I have exciting news to share!  Today my husband Mike and I close on a house we plan to renovate and flip in  Mount Dora.  You see all the HGTV shows that make this process look easy.  Everyone is happy and smiling for the cameras and the house looks Read more…

TURNING THE BIG 5-0! Yikes

    I’ve been thinking about turning 50 ever since I hit 49 last year.  It’s not that I was dreading it so much as it just seems like a huge chapter is over.  I remember turning 30 like it was yesterday.  I dreaded that one and thought the party Read more…

HOA vs No HOA

HOA vs No HOA. When you’re looking to buy a home is this something you think about?  When we moved from CT to FL 4 years ago we didn’t have any experience with HOA’s.  Where I was from, unless you lived in a condominium there weren’t many, if any, that Read more…