Wednesday, December 12, 2007



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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007



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Well I'm getting all prepared for the upcoming icestorm using Utterz! Traditionally in Kansas City we get horrible ice storms and we are in for 18 hours of it starting now!
I'll keep you up to date on the weather through my Utterz.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

7 Tips To Spruce Up Your Home This Winter


When it's cold and the weather encourages us all to spend more time inside it makes us look at our surroundings.

Here are some ideas of things you could do to spruce up your home this winter season!

First determine the kind of lifestyle you live in your home and a budget.

Ask yourself, "what's my style?"

Do you have children or visiting children? Do you entertain a lot? Do you prefer contemporary or casual?


Paint works wonders. Dollar for dollar, paint
gives you the greatest bang for your buck. You
can totally change the look of a room by painting
the walls, trim or ceiling a different color.

Wallpaper is back! And it’s better and more
fashionable than ever. Today’s styles are more
varied, with textured vinyls that can simulate
stucco and grasscloth. You can get BIG looks
without spending a bundle, especially if you do
it yourself.


Toss it up. Bring life to that old sofa with some
fresh new toss pillows in different shapes and
complementary colors. Along the same lines,
throw rugs can add interest and instantly warm
up a room.

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
Little things mean a lot. Give your home
personality with touches like floral arrangements,
plants, candles and artwork.

Visit flea markets and yard sales for unique items that can be
re-purposed. For example, transform an antique
milk can into a functional umbrella stand.

Turn on the light. Lighting can set the tone
for a room, so it’s important to choose the right
lamps and installed lighting.

Rooms should have a lighting source about every 10 feet, so consider
using both floor lamps and table lamps.


Treat them right. Custom window treatments
can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, so
you’ll want to work with off-the-shelf shades,
swags and curtains.

Drapery panels that are positioned high above
the window and flow to the floor are “hot” right
now, as are Roman shades and eco-friendly
bamboo shades.

If you are just starting to look for a home in the North Kansas City real estate market and need some help, I'd be glad to. 816-682-3897
 
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