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    Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

    Voting David Yassky Out

    I love that NYC voted David Yassky out of office. As a politician in NYC, he became too detatched from the people and what mattered. Instead of supporting home owners in his area, Yassky sided with developers. When the vote for term limits came up, Yassky voted to extend term limits even though he knew [...]

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    Build a Room from something you love

    Decorating tip: I find it easy to choose paint colors and furniture after I have an idea for the room. Usually, my ideas come from something I love. I purchased this large plate from Pier 1 because I loved the colors that were in it. I then built our dining room around those colors.

    Sunday, September 27th, 2009

    Life is moving fast!

    It’s October! I can’t believe I have been a home owner for a month now. It’s exciting, a bit overwhelming and fun! The new house is beautiful, comfortable and just so right. It’s also a lot of work and I go to bed tired almost every night. Last night, I laid on the bed and [...]

    Thursday, September 17th, 2009

    Amazing!

    We primed and painted after covering the wood floors well. The house is coming along nicely. We put wainscoting upstairs. I am totally in love with the wainscoting (pics soon when I get some furniture in). A friend came over to the place tonight. This friend has INCREDIBLE taste. She told me that my place was GORGEOUS! It was just what I [...]

    Sunday, September 13th, 2009

    Moving Discount ~ New Homeowner Discount

    If you are moving or have purchased a new home, you can get 10% off moving coupons to use in several home and furnishing stores. Everyone knows that someone who is buying furniture needs a discount – every little bit helps. Lowes sign up online. Coupon comes in the mail in about a week. Home [...]

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

    The Night Before the First Day of School

    This is my 15th “first day of school” as a teacher. I’m sure many veteran teachers think I should be used to it by now, but I’m not. I am excited and nervous for the first day and I’m still up at 2:00 a. m. While we spent the day setting up a classroom, the [...]

    Monday, September 7th, 2009

    Labor Day

    Labor Day means the start of school is here. I am excited to begin a new year. This will be my 15th year teaching and I smile when I think about meeting a whole new set of excited 6th graders. Many people like to think of January 1st as a time for a new year. [...]

    Saturday, September 5th, 2009

    National Grid I Love You

    We have an old house and it has an old gas burner/furnance . We were going to have it checked out by a plumber, but they are pretty expensive for a basic check/cleaning. I mean nothing is wrong with my burner, the heat works, but I remember family members getting theirs cleaned/checked every year. I [...]

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

    On Owning a Home

    It is incredible, incredible, incredible! I feel exhilarated every time I drive into the driveway and walk up my steps. It’s Mine! For many people who have owned a home, it’s no big deal. But for me, this is something I have wanted for years. It feels so good to be here! The house is [...]

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

    Death in Life

    For the past few days, I’ve  found myself crying at the new house. I’m a bit overwhelmed by it all. If you know me, you know this is all I’ve ever wanted for YEARS. And now actually having it is amazing, but also overwhelmind. It’s an incredible house and it only needs paint because the former [...]

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