Fall is Here!

Now that today marks the first official day of Fall, it’s time to talk about some ways to help you prepare your home for the new season. As the leaves begin to turn colors and weather becomes cooler (slowly but surely for those of us in Texas), completing the below check list will help keep your home protected, your…

Bottleneck traffic, no more!

Ever feel as if your cooking space is becoming too overcrowded and overwhelming? Whether it consists of entertaining large groups of people or just a casual day with the family, constant traffic to the refrigerator can disrupt the flow of any kitchen. Luckily there are some great ideas that can address this very situation! Creating…

Declutter, Destash & Organize

It’s great time to declutter, de-stash and organize your home because this Saturday households around the nation will be celebrating National Garage Sale Day! The advertising has already been done for you on numerous sites so it’s easy to get out there and sell because frugal shoppers have had this date already circled on their…

Time for a Check-up!

It’s that time of year again! Parents are getting their children ready to go back to school by gathering school supplies and obtaining their physical check-ups to start the school year.

Our children are always on our mind, and we get reminders from the school, their doctor’s office, etc. But when do you schedule a check-up for you?

Christmas in July

Last week in my newsletter and on social media, I touched upon how we have now reached the tipping point of being halfway through 2016. Right now while basking in BBQ’s and summer vacations, it might be hard to imagine preparing a big holiday feast for Thanksgiving or planning your annual Christmas gathering. Now is…

Summer 2016: Skin Cancer Prevention

As a cancer survivor, I’ve made it my mission to provide cancer prevention information and education to everyone that I can. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have either…

First Impressions…

Yes, we’ve all heard how much first impressions mean…well since we’re in the “home” business, let’s talk about the first impressions your home is making! First of all, can your guests find your house number easily?  And more importantly, should there ever be an emergency, can fire/police find your house easily?  Is there a light…

Colorectal Cancer

Being a cancer survivor, it is my passion to educate and provide information on the different types of cancer. My cancer and my mother’s cancer was found on a routine mammogram. A close friend had her colon cancer found at her first colonoscopy at age 50. Early detection is key…along with knowledge of the different…

Celebration of Life

I attended a celebration of life for the wife of one of my friends this weekend.  Unbeknownst to me, she was diagnosed with recurrence breast cancer at the same time I was diagnosed.  Fortunately I was able to conquer my battle…  It’s really made me think a great deal about life…mine, my family and friends…

Spring Check List

Spring is starting early this year. While you’re banishing the cobwebs during your annual spring cleaning, take some time to give your home a thorough inspection. A few simple maintenance maneuvers will ensure that your home will remain in good shape and that all systems will keep humming efficiently. Clean your gutters. After a long…

Are You Watching Porn?

Boy…that caught your attention, didn’t it? Well, those of us in the industry call HGTV and the DIY shows porn…why? Because there isn’t too much reality in the shows. Let me give you a couple clues…have you really paid attention to the shows? At the start of a renovation there may be leaves on the…