Monday, June 14, 2010


Good thing I drive a big car...
Long story but I had to de-stage a home on the fly one morning and managed to get everything that I had in the house into the back of my car...  Yeah ME!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


The Sprinklers are on! 
I had a very busy day.  thought it was time to get some things in order at my own house.  I mowed the back yard ~ no small feat considering it was 3 weeks past due...  My son and I cleaned windows ~ the ones we could reach.  The highlight of the day was opening up the sprinkler system.  The kids and the dog had a blast.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

staging show

Kitchen quick Fix

A few days ago I bought these inexpensive sheers at Target to replace our blinds that met their demise a few years ago thanks to one of our dogs. The rod was very inexpensive as well and it instantly softened up the room.

Yesterday I have our handyman, Jim, over to install new light fixtures in the kitchen. Thought it was time to get rid of the huge white can lights above the sink and island.
The combination of the window treatments and new lighting made a world of difference. Even my husband commented on it. If he noticed I know I had to have done something right... :-)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Had a great meeting last night with a potential customer. He is a realtor and owns a rental he is going to sell. It's a great house, the onle problem... CATS!!! The renter had 4 cats and the house stunk so bad that I was sick by the time we got done with the tour. He poor guy will have to rip up all the carpets and repaint to get taht smell out. Crazy what some renters do the houses the live in.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So I finished a pretty nice size staging job the other day. I put in way more hours than expected but the end result was great. I was working with mostly the homeowners own pieces so I was somewhat limited. In the end it turned out great and I got lots of praise for my efforts at the broker open!

One things I did learn... If you have a favorite cleaner that you use at your own home, DONT use it at a home that has a funny smell... I can't use my favorite cleaner any more because it reminds me of the cleanup at this house... The staged home smells good now but it didn't when we started...