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2009 

On Wednesday when I posted my Baked Potato Soup recipe here, I heard from Sally & David Hanson of Brookfield, WI that they planned to make the recipe sometime. Well, wouldn't you know...yesterday morning they sent me a link to their Active Rain is Just Souper post about how they stopped at Aldi ...
Posted over 4 years ago
In addressing the question, 'Why isn't my home selling?', condition and staging can play a very important role. People are more aware than ever of the importance of condition and staging of homes...largely due to HDTV...but it often involves an investment in both time and money, something every ...
Posted over 4 years ago
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each wee...
Posted over 4 years ago
NOTE: see the bottom of post for homes for sale in the area Last weekend as I stopped at Lake Calhoun in southwest Minneapolis I noticed people looking up into the treetops...  ...to see two bald eagles perched in a tree along the south shore of the lake! I assure you the photographer in the phot...
Posted over 4 years ago
Buyers often look at dozens of homes before making a decision to buy. If you are a seller, how do you make yours the one they choose? In "Why Isn't My Home Selling" last week I said that once buyers who are ready to buy see your property it usually comes down to two things...if it looks better a...
Posted over 4 years ago
October stats released this week reflect the same trend we have been seeing all year, with the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in pending sales. Last year's closed sales showed an abnormal blip up in September marking the end of 100% financing and this year showed an abnormal u...
Posted over 4 years ago
Properties are always selling, so why is it that some homes sell quickly while others just sit there? It can be especially frustrating if yours is one of the homes that is 'just sitting there'...you start to wonder what is wrong. If you aren't getting any activity you are likely already aware th...
Posted over 4 years ago
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each wee...
Posted over 4 years ago
A distinctive Spanish revival tower piercing the south Minneapolis skyline used to be clearly visible as you passed down I-35W. It had piqued my interest for years as I drove past. In 2005 the historic former church was transformed into The Russian Museum of Art. I finally stopped for a visit for...
Posted over 4 years ago
 When I saw these stones neatly lined up in a row when we were up at Lake Superior a few weeks ago it made me think of getting your "ducks in a row"...only much easier to arrange than ducks...which made me wonder where that phrase came from. It turns out there are different theories, some of whic...
Posted over 4 years ago
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