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Home Stager - Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY
Home and houses, time and money, family, friends and loved ones; bettering your spaces, and the community at large. Ideas and solutions to help you make good plans, and wise decisions so you can get on with-ENJOYING-your life.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Death Wish Coffee.  Are you kidding me?? Seriously-have you heard about this stuff yet? Touted as The World's Strongest Coffee, it comes from a mysterious bean that contains 200% more caffeine than the regular Arabica beans. NOT CHEAP ($20.00/lb) but it is Kosher, Organic, Fair-Trade, and even bi...
08/04/2012
Adult children moving back home was the topic of an article earlier this week in USA Today. It was the latest in a parade of commentaries, citing the obvious. Multi-generational living arrangements is neither news, or a trend. For many people, for many reasons, it's been reality for a while. But ...
08/04/2012
  Even if you are not a believer, it's always fun to check and see what the stars are SUPPOSED to hold for you. Each month we take a fun look at what makes each of our boats float, home decor-wise. This month, we wish a Happy Birthday to LEO! Ahhh...Leo the Lion...born between July 21 and August ...
08/02/2012
Over the weekend the NYT ran a great feature, Ruthless Came the Stager. Two clients fw. me the link, wanted to be sure I saw it. Thought the article was good: accurate and fair, sharing insight to the range of things Stager can come up against. FAR more telling were the comments...what a hornet'...
07/30/2012
It's (STILL) Summer-Listen Up!   Days fly by so quickly... As July winds down...and things like boots, plaid, and sales on schools supplies start appearing out of nowhere, it's easy to short-change the next 31 days known as 'August". To keep the mood going, one of my favorite Summer songs of all...
07/28/2012
Welcome back to What's Wrong with This Picture? where we tie a dollars and cents (sense!?) explanation of rationale and benefit to observations made about actual listing photos. Dialogue is encouraged, and as before-claim a photos as yours, and receive a complimentary interactive consult, valued...
07/28/2012
The right word clarifies and elevates the message, as well as the speaker. Good speakers know the right words excite, engage, and bond their audience to them, as well as their message. I have chosen SHEPHERD as this edition's Word of the Week (click here to read others). Have been contemplating ...
07/27/2012
Welcome back to FAQs, where maybe a minutes' worth of reading gets your most often-asked questions answered. Easy to see why this one comes up a lot, there are a lot of commonalities: Arenas-aesthetic concerns, personal tastes and values Skill set- creativity and visualization Concerns-spending m...
07/27/2012
This Sunday evening, July 22nd, lighten your step, and put a da-da-da-DA-DA-DA! da-da-da-DA-DA-DA! in your heart at a FREE CONCERT at the Gazebo at Routes 202 and 100 in Somers. Presented by the Town of Somers, as part of their Sunday Summer Concert Series, The Bensen-Scott Big Band will be perf...
07/18/2012
Welcome back to my new series, What's Wrong with This Picture?-where we take constructive look at actual listing photos. And as always-to keep it positive and helpful-if you can claim any photo as your own, you receive a free interactive consult, value up to $180.00. In Home Staging, a pleasing v...
07/18/2012
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