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  • Navigating home buying/selling process for the first time in awhile
    Having lived in the Columbus, Ohio area 14 years. I have owned a few properties in Columbus, Dublin, and Galena, Ohio. Most recently; sold two houses in 2020 and purchased another. I have partnered with Nth Degree on purchases and selling the properties. The are a lot of real estate agents and Nth Degree provides staging, amazing marketing, and personal connection that makes the difference in real estate transactions. Growing up in a family business of building houses and selling houses; I have been consistently blown away with Neal and Jeff (and their team) on transformation and advice on selling and buying. In case you don’t know how sites like Zillow and Realtor.com work: Realtors pay (and pay BIG ) to get in the rotation for Zillow. They buy a portion of a zip code/s and in turn when you call Zillow to get information on a listing, they farm it out on rotation to one of the realtors who “owns” that zip code. If you already have a realtor that you are going to use or work with, please call them and not Zillow! The realtor who answers your call and potentially takes you out to look at a […]
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2020
    What should you get for the beloved but practical, eccentric, picky people in your life? Sometimes we give gifts because we know our family and friends will love and appreciate them. Sometimes we give gifts because we feel obligated; choosing a gift from a registry; or perhaps scouring the gift shop for a souvenir as a form of a memory. This first set are things I would like to have and made myself a deal that when I finish the blog article, I will start shopping 😉 Elemis Products 30% off Elemis Products are amazing. For the woman who has everything – these skin products are great and brighten your skin and the presentation of lotion and face cleaner. H&M Gift Ideas H&M gift items are affordable and currently 30-50% off – thoughtful and sweet gifts that are budget friendly for him or her. These gifts are sure to impress. Adidas Shoes 25% off These Adidas shoes are currently 25% off and are currently in stock. They were recently restocked. The leopard design is extremely popular for the female who has everything! Target Boots Target Boots are between $29-$44 dollars and most are designer dupes for a fraction of the […]
  • Staying Healthy Between the Pandemic, Back to School, Flu Season, and Winter Coming!
    Sleep plays an important role in our health and these days it is more important than ever to keep our immune systems as healthy as can be. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick and/or take longer to recover. In a recent survey of women across the USA conducted by WomenCertified Inc, data shows:  81% of women believe a good night’s sleep contributes to her overall health.  94% of women believe that the right mattress will prevent tossing and turning thereby helping her sleep better 43% of women said that increasing sleep discomfort followed by 21% who said needing to change the size of the mattress was a reason to look for a new mattress  40% of women surveyed believe that you should replace a mattress every 10 years.  78% of women stated cost was a reason for prolonging the decision to change a mattress followed by 36% who felt that their mattress was still in good condition after 10 years Top sleep challenges prohibiting women from getting a good night sleep were: Back/joint pain, temperature (getting too hot/cold) and a […]
  • The Maximist’s Guide to Moving
    Black Tie Moving is the best way to move
  • Silver Linings…
    Silver Linings During the Pandemic. Major life changes.
  • Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best Sale Items & Lookalike Dupes – Back to School Savings Starts Here With @trendyheidi and Trendy With A Passport
    The Nordstrom Boot at $99 The Nordstrom Dupe at $24 The Nordstrom Ugg at $45 The Nordstrom Dupe – several colors $15 The Free People Mock Turtleneck The Nordstrom Dupe The Nordstrom Bootie $99 The Nordstrom Bootie Dupe The Gucci Bag at $1100 The Gucci Dupe Nordstrom Rails Top Nordstrom Dupe Nordstrom Pencil Skirt Nordstrom Pencil Skirt Dupe Nordstrom Sweater $59 Nordstrom Dupe Sweater $28 Nordstrom Sweater $39 Nordstrom Dupe $25 Nordstrom Bootie $89 Nordstrom Boot Dupe Nordstrom Boot $109 Nordstrom Boot $249 Nordstrom Boot Dupe $24 Steve Madden $69 Steve Madden Dupe $14 Steve Madden $39 Steve Madden Dupe $14 Nordstrom Blanket $50 Nordstrom Dupe Blanket $23 Nordstrom Jacket $31 Nordstrom Boot $208 Nordstrom Dupe Boot $19 Nordstrom Henley $68 Nordstrom Henley Dupe $12 Madewell Sweater $69 Nordstrom Dupe Sweater $14 Nordstrom $169 Doc Martens Dupe $19 Nordstrom Shoe $49 Nordstrom Dupe $29 Nordstrom $169 Nordstrom Dupe $38 Nordstrom Blanket $149 Nordstrom Dupe $29 Nordstrom Viking Pots & Pans $349 Nordstrom Dupe $39 Nordstrom $399 Nordstrom Dupe $39 Nordstrom $109 Nordstrom Dupe $39 Nordstrom $99 Nordstrom Dupe $29 Nordstrom $85 Nordstrom $112 Nordstrom Dupe $29 Nordstrom $149 Nordstrom Dupe $15 Nordstrom $49 Nordstrom Dupe Nordstrom $45 Nordstrom Dupe $10 […]
  • Why Staging Your House Before Selling Is Critical
    Staging sets the scene for your home. This allows a buyer to have an emotional connection to the space you have. Staging your space is done in layers. Base: Primary Item   The most necessary items needed for the purpose of the room.  For example a bed, a desk, a table and chairs Layer 1:  Secondary items that contribute to the function of the space   Side tables, lighting, occasional seating Layer 2:  Accent Pieces   Rugs, Artwork.  These items accent the “style” or bridge differing styles with color and texture Layer 3:  “Icing” Pieces   These are comfort pieces and add to the luxury of the space.  They beckon the viewer to feel compelled to interact within the space. A well staged space will have a common thread that runs throughout the design. But don’t dwell on a single tone.  Just as a song, a well staged room has highs and lows to engage a person using the space.  Find a base color and accent with both lighter and deeper shades.  Accent a room with accessories that round out the theme.   Most items in a room should be a “middle” tone with a few special accents.  Too many and there they get […]
  • Master Bath Makeover: All the Details With Links!
    Master Bathroom Remodel and all the details linked
  • Upgrading the Most Overlooked Space in Your House!
    The most overlooked space in a house is the garage and garage doors. The appearance can make or break the whole house!
  • Master Bath Makeover
    home renovation – master bath remodel – new tile, new shower, faucets, new countertop
  • What You Need to Know If You Have Student Loans and Are On Public Loan Forgiveness Plan
    What You Need to Know If You Have Student Loans and Are On Public Loan Forgiveness Plan ​
  • Tales of Coronavirus from the Lens of an Educator and a Physician: Part 3
    Coronavirus from the perspective of an educator and physician – Ohio
  • 6 Ways to Stay Productive Working From Home
    6 Ways to Remain Productive Working From Home. Staying healthy and staying on task
  • Tales of Coronavirus in Ohio From the Lens of an Educator and a Physician: Part 2: We Are Not Ready for the Impact of a Surge….
    I am proud to be in the great state of Ohio and could not be more proud of our Governor Mike Dewine and Ohio Director of Health, Dr. Amy Acton and Lt. Governor Jon Husted. I say this to start because when chaos is around us, praise those who are leading and making difficult decisions. I believe the stay home order has made a huge difference is preventing a surge and has given us time to get supplies and given us precious time to learn and prepare. Channel 10 headlines “OhioHealth employee sounds alarm about coming patient surge. ‘I don’t think we’re ready’ Throughout the article, it shows a glimpse of what is happening everywhere – shortage of PPE, not enough beds, and not enough vents. And not enough tests. It also appears a lack of consistency of care and allocation of resources for health care employees and patients. Abc6 on your side, shares the article “Plane carrying medical supplies from China landing in Central Ohio” showed a plane carrying medical supplies from China landing in central Ohio. It is part of Fema’s supply chain – from Shanghai: gloves, gowns, and ventilators – 10,113 boxes of gloves. By staying home […]
  • Why the Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback Should be Part of Your Next Shopping List
    Vittles Vault keeps your premium pet food fresh, is convenient airtight dog food container, is stackable, and BPA Free plastic that has a food measuring cup! Perfect for dogs or pets !

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