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Month: February 2012

I’m a PANK? A rose by any other name…

I’m a PANK? A rose by any other name…

According to an article in the Feb. 19th edition of the Seattle Times (via The Minneapolis Star Tribune), I’ve been given a new name/label/title. I am a PANK, Professional Aunt, No Kids.  Living | Many women see the role of aunt as a special calling | Seattle Times Newspaper. Although I don’t much care for that acronym, I have long been extolling the benefits of being an Aunt without kids of my own. In my opinion, it’s even better than…

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2012 Green Home Tour coming April 21 & 22

2012 Green Home Tour coming April 21 & 22

Inspiration * Education * Solutions That is the tag line for this year’s Seattle Green Home Tour happening Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22 from 10-4 each day. Builders, architects, designers & craftsmen with deep green focus showcase their sustainable projects — FREE! Meet this outstanding community and learn about why green homes aren’t just the future, they’re in your neighborhood NOW! So many ways to get involved:  > Host a site; > Be a Sponsor; > Attend with friends;…

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Living alone isn’t necessarily lonely

Living alone isn’t necessarily lonely

Here’s a link to an article from The New York Times with an unusually positive take on the experience of living alone. It very much reflects my experience. How about yours? OPINION One’s a Crowd By ERIC KLINENBERG Published: February 4, 2012 Living alone can make it easier to be social.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Did you know that I serve ice cream at my Open House events every weekend? Well, I don’t exactly “serve” it, but everyone who comes to my Opens receives a coupon for a free ice cream cone at West Seattle’s own, Husky Deli. Why? Because it’s one way I differentiate myself from other run-of-the-mill real estate agents. Not by bribing you, but by demonstrating that I go above and beyond what is expected (did you get treats at any other…

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Thoughts that give me peace of mind

Thoughts that give me peace of mind

I hope you don’t mind this very personal post. I am sharing it in the hopes that, in some small way, it will contribute to your peace of mind as well. Thoughts that Give Me Peace of Mind I Am the creator of my own perfect reality. I Am exactly where I Am meant to be. There is only a Stream of Well-Being; I allow it, I accept it, I receive it. Only goodness & mercy shall follow me all…

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Read this before you remodel your kitchen!

Read this before you remodel your kitchen!

Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat? By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: January 11, 2012 When it comes to weight gain, we blame our genes, our metabolism, and wrong foods that taste so right. But maybe our kitchens are to blame. Here’s why. Dieters beware: Your dream kitchen remodel may be your biggest nightmare. Experts say that big and attractive kitchens contribute to big and unattractive waistlines. Just shoot us now. “If a kitchen gets you there and keeps you there, you’re going to…

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Perception is everything in home values

Perception is everything in home values

This is one of those spectacular, sunny mornings that answers the question (usually posed by out-of-towners), “Why would you choose to live in Seattle where it rains so much?” They don’t understand that one day like this makes up for a whole bunch of the others. And it’s okay with me if we keep it our little secret 😉 Right now (11:45AM) I’m holding an Open House at 7426 44th Ave SW in West Seattle and here is the view…

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