Archives for December 2013

New Year Resolutions or Goals?

The New Year is all about making resolutions. But while 45 percent of Americans say they usually make them, just 8 percent of Americans manage to keep them. Losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more are the top promises we make (and break) at the end of … [Read more...]

At-Home Kitchen Tips: Lessons in Utility

Though a chef’s at-home kitchen might conjure up visions of a high-tech food lab with commercial-grade appliances and stainless steel surfaces, the reality looks slightly different.  The most consistently desired feature in many chefs’ kitchens — an open floor plan — has … [Read more...]

November 2013 Sales Statistics – Okaloosa County

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First-time Homebuyers: Mistakes Not to Make

Whether you’re a veteran homebuyer or a first-timer, home buying can be a challenging experience. If you’ve never bought a home before, make sure you understand and avoid some of these common mistakes, courtesy of 20-year industry expert, Rick Allen, COO … [Read more...]

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies – Quick, Easy and YUMMY!

Slice pieces from Pillsbury's Simply Peanut Butter cookie dough in half. Shape into 1-1/2" triangles and place 3" apart on cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. While they're still warm, push a mini chocolate pretzel (use Flipz) on each side to … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Idea ~~Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders ~ ~

Looking for low cost Gifts you can Craft! Try this mine came out Amazing. I'm giving 5-8 per family. Recipe: 4 cups of wild bird seed (not too many big seeds) 1/2 cup of warm water 1 envelope of Knox gelatin 3/4 a cup of flour ~OR~ (I used pancake mix) 3 tb corn … [Read more...]

6 questions to ask before hiring a contractor

When you're ready to remodel, make sure you're hiring the best contractor. Here are six key questions to ask. 1. Can you itemize your bid? Some contractors like to give one total price for the project. Always ask for an itemized bid with costs for all elements of the … [Read more...]

CHEAP Unique Holiday Decorating Ideas!

Twist on a Traditional Wreath Instead of the traditional evergreen, try a homemade wreath of citrus fruits. Start with a circular piece of florist’s foam, and then use wooden florist’s picks to secure large items, such as oranges, first. Continue with smaller … [Read more...]

Decorate in Style: Master the Art of Throw Pillows with 9 Simple Do’s and Don’ts

A great way to spruce up your home with some bright colors and personalization is to incorporate decorative throw pillows. These wonderful accent pieces have come into their own as one of the least expensive and most cost-effective ways to personalize furniture and change a … [Read more...]