Make Your Home a Hellmann's - Calorie Laden With Your Taste

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Education & Training with House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Late last night I saw a television commercial for Hellmann's mayonnaise.  

The tag line had to do with eating a sandwich made with Hellmann's was the difference between eating a sandwich or savouring it.  

That made me think about first time homeowners. A quick trip to a big box store and all the basic for the first house could be covered.  

To me that is the sandwich without the zip, the flavour and the zing.  

Go out and get some 'mayonnaise' something that gives the home your taste - photos, art, flowers, painted walls.  The list is endless and limited only by the landlord, the maxed out credit card and the generosity of friends and relatives.  

Adding your personal touches is the difference between occupying a space and

living in it.  


Photo credit: cropped from a photo on www.hellmanns.ca (thus the French label)

 

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Great blog and great job. Keep up the good work and good luck to you this year. Thanks.
June 29, 2012 03:58 AM
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Sheila Anderson
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
Referral Group Incorporated

Good morning Valerie. Nice parallel. I agree, personalization matters and it makes a house a home. Have a great weeekend.

June 29, 2012 04:53 AM
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Marie Graham
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

Valerie-what an analogy, and GREAT tag line!! SPaces with personality are the ones we want to spend time in-SUGGESTED!

June 29, 2012 05:14 AM
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Joanna Cohlan
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
Fresh Eyes For Your Home

Hi Val, OMG, a calorie laden home-filled with riches-love the idea and those sandwiches look awfully delicious!

June 29, 2012 05:18 AM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Why is it that everything we see, we find a way to relate to our business? Love how you used that as a jumping off point for this post. Great analogy!!

 

June 29, 2012 05:59 AM
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Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Nice analogy Valerie! The sandwich in the photo looks delicious and I just had breakfast!

June 29, 2012 06:44 AM
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Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Sheila:  

I bet your new home is going to be spectacular and full of interesting things.

June 29, 2012 07:29 AM
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Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Marie:  Thank you.  Show homes are fun to look at but can be cold because of the lack of personal items.  

Joanna:  I made sure that I had breakfast before adding the photo.  

June 29, 2012 07:31 AM
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Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Thanks Tammie.  It is a constant theme in things that I see and hear.  

Donna:  Some analogies just fit - of course my jeans won't if I eat like I write.  

June 29, 2012 07:32 AM
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
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Valerie - You're so creative!  I don't think I'd come up with a relation between Hellman's mayo and home decoration in a million years!  You're so right.  A home without artwork, accessories and colour is like a White Spot hamburger without the pickle!

June 29, 2012 09:25 AM
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Pamela Smith
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand
Long Realty West Valley

Valerie,

The different between a house and a home, is the details.  I think the same holds true in real estate dealings.

p.s.  I am a firm "Best Foods" girl also.  That is what the brand is called in Arizona,

June 29, 2012 11:58 AM
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Malcolm Johnston
Trenton Real Estate
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

Hellmann's mayonaise is definitely my favourite Valerie, it's good enough that I might consider decorating my house with a few jars of it that I purchased at Costco.

June 29, 2012 12:25 PM
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Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Sally:  Or Vera's without waiting the 30 minutes for the burger to cook.

Pamela:  I used to sneer at mayonnaise.  We never had it as kids.  Now,,,,,  yummy.

Malcolm:  Some people put designer water on their counters but nothing says lovin like jars of mayo spread (LOL) over the counter. 

June 29, 2012 02:27 PM
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Sharon Tara
New Hampshire Home Stager
Sharon Tara Transformations

Great analogy!  I just came from Craig's post on eating ice cream to beat the heat, now you have that monster sandwich to tempt me...good thing I just ate!

June 29, 2012 02:50 PM
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Valerie Zinger
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House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Sharon:  There are those who eat and those who write about and then...... those who do both.   LOL

June 30, 2012 03:19 AM
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Karen Gray Plaisted
Orange County, NY Home Staging
Design Solutions~ Home Staging and Interior Decor

Valerie: LOL, you couldn't have done a better comparison! Without all the goodies a house is just a house, adding some richness is what makes a house into a home!  Thanks

July 03, 2012 09:40 AM
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Valerie Zinger
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House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Karen:  My mind goes into overdrive at 2 or 3 in the morning and the TV is on to put me to sleep.  

July 03, 2012 12:30 PM
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Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

I finally got to this post that I saw a while ago and didn't have time to comment on. You are supper productive and as you can see I had to stop by at your other posts to put my 2c in. I like your analogy and I buy only Hellmann's mayonnaise, so with this content I have to say that the key is to do the research or hire a professional for the consultation and buy the right accessories. Also if you find some piece that a bit pricey but makes you happy, do not substitute it with something more affordable but not quite right. It's better to wait and save for the right piece.  I never buy generic mayonnaise because it doesn't taste as good and I would rather have Hellmann's ones a week than choke on generic every day.

July 12, 2012 11:30 AM
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Valerie Zinger
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Anna:  It is a really treat when someone susses out the earlier posts and comments.  Thank you so much and you are so right - wait until you can buy the really nice things because you will like them for a whole lot longer.  

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