This Little Piggy Went To Market

THE TOP REASONS AMERICANS ARE FASCINATED WITH FARMERS MARKETS…ESPECIALLY FRENCH ONES!

The earliest Farmer’s Markets date back 5000 years to Egypt where farmers would gather along the Nile and sell their produce.  In 1752 the Easton Market opened in the United States and is the longest running market recorded.  As long as people have been eating, markets have been a part of our dinners.  Shopping at an open air market can conjure up different images for everyone.  For me….I become French!

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Before You Say “I Do”

(30) MUST HAVE ITEMS TO HAVE ON YOUR WEDDING GIFT REGISTRY

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Harrods Wedding Gift Wrapping

Wedding gifts originated from the notion of a bride price, or dowry, that was paid to the bride’s family.  It usually included land, animals, money, and other forms of historical wealth.  The first recorded dowry was exchanged in 3,000 B.C.  From there, during the next several thousand years, evolved marriage and hope chests, key baskets and finally the registry.  As long as people keep getting married we are going to need gift ideas.  Do you need help with a wedding gift idea? Continue reading “Before You Say “I Do””

When Good People Hire Bad Contractors

(3) SIGNS YOU MIGHT HAVE HIRED THE WRONG CONTRACTOR…EVEN IF IT WAS YOURSELF!

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Does anyone remember the old commercial on TV where the contractor drives up to a house and switches his car sign to say “Today We Do Windows”?  Because that’s what the customer was buying…not because he was an expert in windows.  I don’t remember all the details, but the message has stayed with me for years…work with reputable people!

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Summertime… And The Livin’ Is Easy

 

TODAY’S TIPS FOR SETTING YOUR OUTDOOR DINING TABLES

The phrase al fresco is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool [air]”, although it is not in current use in that language in reference to dining outside.  Instead, Italians use the phrases fuori or all’aperto.[3] In Italian, the expression al fresco usually refers to spending time in jail.  While you are letting this tidbit sink in…let’s talk about dishes!

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(5) Reasons It Can Be Better To Rent Than Buy A Home

WHEN DOWNSIZING MIGHT NOT BE NECESSARY

A day does not go by where the term “downsizing” is not heard in our industry.    Even if someone is not looking to move from a larger abode to a smaller one in the near future, many are tossing around the idea.  What is refreshing to us is that it’s not just us “older baby boomers” pondering living larger in smaller homes but also some pretty savvy younger groups.

Here’s a novel idea…what if we never “upsized” and therefore didn’t need to “downsize”?  We know just a group who has this figured out.  We are always excited to be asked to help them develop a plan to make their homes the perfect LBD for them!

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