January 2010

According to Warren Beatty, I’m Successful in My Field

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 in Home Staging

Yes, that’s what I said: According to Warren Beatty, I’m successful in my field.

Did he tell me that over drinks? No.

While discussing my business plan? Um, no.

While lounging with me in a bubble bath, overlooking the Pacific ocean? Yes! Okay, maybe not.

Did he ever tell me that? Well, no.

His exact words were: “You’ve achieved success in your field whe...

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Speechless Sunday: He’s a Lover, Not a Fighter

Posted on Jan 10, 2010 in Humor


What the dillio? Who IS this man? Is he a “player”? A pimp? A regular joe with questionable fashion sense?

Well, actually, he’s more the latter than any of the others. He’s also got a great sense of humour, which is why I married him.

This shot was taken during our cruise last year during a stopover in Cozumel….the first vacation we had taken without...

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“Frankly, my dear lender, we didn’t care about that piddly little $17 payment.”

Posted on Jan 08, 2010 in Finance

A colleague of mine south of the border does a great job of illustrating with a real-life example the things we need to keep in mind when applying for credit. If you’re new to the process of buying a home, this is some great — and succinct — advice.

Via Gabrielle (Kamahele) Rhind, Associate Broker (Tierra Antigua Realty, Tucson AZ Real Estate):

With...

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“Hey, you should blog about this.”

Posted on Jan 07, 2010 in Work/Life Balance

This has nothing to do with Montreal real estate, Montreal home staging, or plans for 2010.

It has everything to do with: 1. Being in Key West last year on vacation with Mr. Man; and 2. Mr. Man finding this picture on the computer the other day and saying, “Hey, you should blog about this.”

Yes, he actually said those words: “You should blog about th...

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Sometimes, decluttering and decorating can change a person’s life.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

Sometimes, decluttering and decorating can change a person’s life. Sounds kitschy, but that’s what they tell us. And for any of us who have gone through the monumental task of decluttering our own homes and then pulling things together in a way that makes us happy, we know it’s true.

Last spring, we did a Montreal home staging for a Montreal real es...

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My Mantra for 2010

Posted on Jan 05, 2010 in Musings

I just read this post from Nancy who is in Utah with her husband, working on setting her goals for 2010. I find it so poignant. I can relate to her being in a place of beauty and of simplicity, with only what she needs, and finding that suddenly her mind opens, the ideas abound and her ability to focus on the true essentials in her life — the thing...

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