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Spokane in March is hardly inspirational.  Oh, sure, I do get excited when I see the first sprouts pop out of the ground, but I am not quite so naive that I take that as a sure sign that Spring will follow close behind.  Sometimes it happens . . . more often it doesn’t!  So when I saw a recent ch...
03/02/2012
  Looking for the security of a gated community? A place where your summers can be spent playing or traveling without worrying about lawn maintenance? Where you don't have to wake up on a snowy winter's morning and abandon your p.j.'s and coffee for a snowsuit and a shovel? Then maybe this lovely...
02/28/2012
February is a great month for bargains! Who doesn’t love  to find the perfect piece of clothing on a clearance rack at their favorite store? How about shoes marked down 65 to 85% with another 15% off if I buy them now? Count me in!  But sometimes, the clearance items just don’t work.  The shoes p...
02/06/2012
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We all LOVE  it when things go as planned!   The buyer doesn’t elope with another agent.    The inspector doesn’t discover rabid bats living in the attic.   The seller doesn’t quibble a bit when the buyer wants to include Great Aunt Matilda’s portrait in the deal.  The appraisal comes in a whole ...
01/22/2012
My best friend called me this week.  “Val, she said, I have to tell you about my new part-time job! You’ll never guess what it is!” Now let me tell you a little story about Mary.  In high school a small group of us got together every weekend and baked cookies.  We would take them to school and pe...
01/13/2012
  Let’s face it.  Most New Year’s resolutions fail.  Oh, yes, we hear great stories of people who lose a bunch of weight or pay off all their debt.  But, the truth is, the success stories don’t even come close to the number of resolutions that fail.  Are we just a bunch of losers? I find that har...
01/01/2012
As the year comes to an end, I find myself looking forward to 2012 and all the fresh starts that come with a new year! In my mind I am already planning my resolution list.  Although a hundred ideas pop into my head, I am determined to keep the list small and significant.  But that will be next we...
12/26/2011
Sometimes you read something that is so good, you just have to share! (not to mention the hilarious picture)! My thanks to Donne Knudsen, a Los Angeles County Mortgage Loan Originator,  for providing this analogy that many homebuyers will be able to relate to . . .the trip can be hard but the des...
11/11/2011
My little granddaughter, Annabelle, recently celebrated her fifth birthday.  When asked what theme she wanted for her party she chose Star Wars! HUH?! Where did that come from?! Seems that Annabelle and her Mama have been playing Lego Star Wars in their down time and Anna has adopted the Star War...
11/05/2011
The new (and only) Spokane Trader Joe's opened today and I didn't go! Imagine that! Here I am, a self-proclaimed foodie who has befriended every non-GMO, anti-Monsanto, sustainable agriculture, support-a-local-farmer group on Facebook.  I read EVERY label on EVERY piece of food that I feed my fam...
10/28/2011
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