Spring is in the air and it’s time for the traditional “Spring Cleaning” activities to begin. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to open the windows and let some fresh air in. Typically, I spend the winter months organizing, straightening and surface cleaning. To be honest, I prefer to spend those cold days cuddled up with a great book or cooking up some new crock pot recipes. However, at the first sign of spring I actually get excited about giving every inch of my home a shine.

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You just purchased your first home and you are overwhelmed with all the planning you have to do to make the move. You have checklists everywhere to ensure that you don’t forget anything. You have little time to think of anything except all of the tasks you must complete for a successful move. However, the move is just the first step in your journey as a new homeowner.


Children's Books About Moving
Children’s Books About Moving

Moving is a stressful time for everyone in the family. If you have found a larger family home, or have to relocate because of a recent job offer, getting ready for the move can be overwhelming. So before you make all the arrangements and get all the boxes packed take the time to prepare your children for what’s ahead. Books are a great way to get the conversation started!



5 Winter Weekend Projects for Homeowners

The winter is the perfect time to clean, organize and decorate your home. Often people associate spring with cleaning, but why not get a head start during the often drab and dreary winter days. This way when spring appears you can spend time outside perking up your yard, garden or window boxes.


If you have a new homeowner on your shopping list this year you may want to consider some of these ideas for their Christmas gift. First you must decide if you want to purchase them a unique gift or something more practical. You know the homeowner best, so be sure to choose something that matches their tastes and decor.


As a busy real estate salesperson I often have limited time to experiment in the kitchen. However, when I find a great recipe idea I try it, then tweak it to match my family’s taste preferences. This “Crock Pot Lasagna” recipe is one that had me tweaking. I thought the concept was a great one, and the crock pot idea is always a life saver during a busy week. Give it a try and let me know what you think!


I know I am not the only one out there with a hectic schedule. In the real estate profession last minute calls and schedule changes are part of the job. However, having a family meal on the table is always a must in my house. Over the years I have collected recipes that are simple to make, affordable choices and family favourites. If I could find a recipe that fit into that category I kept it in my file. Having a recipe collection where everyone at the table enjoys the meal makes life easier. My Easy Swiss Chicken takes very little time to prepare and is a delicious option for family and friends.