16 Mar 2017

We’re going green

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is right around the corner, and it suddenly occurred to me that this year, we might want a wee bit more than green beer to celebrate. So, you lassies and laddies who are handy in the kitchen, listen up. We’re going to need some food. Make that Irish food. Yes, there is such a thing, and despite an undeserved reputation of bland, mushy, tasteless fare, there are some recipes to try and Irish specialties to sample that might just change your mind—and bring you good luck. You never know. First, set the mood for some Irish food with fun and festive leprechaun hats, shamrock boutonnieres, a lucky banner, and a candle centerpiece made with split peas—just a...
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14 Mar 2017

Relax and recharge

Unwind after a long day at work with our picks for the best spa-like sanctuaries below. 2821 Hampton Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207 4615 Dove Field Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 9055 Mount Carmel Road, Stokesdale, NC 27357 8373 Tuscany Drive, Lewisville, NC 27023 4224 Crooked Creek Road, Climax, NC 27233 3649 Richwood Circle, Kannapolis, NC 28081 1418 Eden Lane, Raleigh, NC 27608 4317 Brinley Cove Court, Raleigh, NC 27614...
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8 Mar 2017

#TBT Home staging secrets

“All the world’s a stage” – and so is your home when it’s on the market. It’s important that you present your property in a way that helps buyers visualize themselves at home – in your home. To give your home that “wow” factor and distinguish it from the competition: 1. Get rid of clutter. Most of us have it, but when you’re trying to sell a home, clutter can distract buyers from what you really want them to notice. Pare down your belongings and remove personal items, such as photos, children’s artwork and vacation souvenirs. You’ll enhance your home visually, and make the space look bigger. But don’t hide your clutter in the closet: You'll want to show off your storage space, too. 2....
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