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Let’s Flex Some Mussels Mussels: A Dive into Their Rich History and Culinary TraditionMussels, those delectable bivalves from the sea, have a history as rich as their flavor. From ancient times to modern gastronomy, mussels have played a significant role in various cuisines around the world. In t...
07/05/2024
A Tree for a Child’s Fantasy One of my favorite trees even as a child was the willow tree.  The 2 that I love the most is Weeping Willow and Corkscrew Willow. We had a Weeping Willow tree that had wisteria ground in it.  So playing under it was magical.  I had a large umbrella shaped structure wi...
06/28/2024
Cry Me A River: The Onion  I had went to see my grandchildren in Georgia.  We went out one day to Athens Georgia to go into Thrift/Antique Stores, which is a family pastime.  Low and behold the lady at the counter in one of them was eating her lunch.  It smelled delicious and looked so tasty.  So...
06/14/2024
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Cool as a Cucumber! Written By: Kristin Spiridigliozzi Adkins   When I moved into my house in 2017 I decided to start my own garden. I don't have much of a green thumb, so I didn’t think I could actually do it and well to my surprise I was actually able to pull it off! That year I was able to gro...
06/07/2024
My Virginia Day Tripping! Written By: Kristin Spiridigliozzi Adkins I don’t know about you, but I do know that one of my favorite things to do is to go on road trips to places I haven’t been before and while looking at some of the best, affordable places to visit in Virginia, I realized there are...
05/17/2024
Find a Penny, Pick it Up!  By: Kristin S. Adkins Superstition says, “Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck!.” Did you know there are many different superstitions about finding pennies? I didn’t so of course, I took a dive into the world wide web on a search about the sup...
05/03/2024
The Beautiful Tulip Tree With Spring here and plants blooming I’ve really started paying close attention to the different trees in my neighborhood. Recently I noticed, my beautiful Eastern Redbud tree in my front yard that blooms the most beautiful purple-pinkish flower in the Spring has a diseas...
04/26/2024
When You See A Cardinal It’s finally Spring and I can hear the birds chirping outside of my windows every day. One of my favorite birds to see are Cardinals. Did you know that cardinals represent a lot of different things to people?   A few of the most popular meanings when you see a cardinal are...
03/29/2024
The Small Town Of Middleburg, Virginia Just Might Be The Unofficial Antiques Capital Of America, not the Cutest!Who doesn’t love antique shopping in Virginia? Walking into a local store, you truly never know what treasures you’ll find. From the everyday essentials to the perfect hand-picked gifts...
03/22/2024
Moving On Up: Buying a Luxury HomeBuying a luxury home is equal parts exciting as it is nerve-wracking. When buying a luxury home you're investing a lot of money and/or committing to a substantial mortgage. With a large investment like this comes a lot of homework and ensuring you're buying the r...
03/15/2024
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My blogs reflect my observations on life, real estate and my own state of the union (Elaine's world). I write my entries as a way to express myself and all the positive and negative aspects of real estate. I also use it to promote my listings and maybe even your enjoyment in reading it.