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Outgoing and Hardworking Mom of 5...oh, and I'm a Realtor, too! Subscribe to my blogs to find fun local things to do, get more information about real estate, and learn more about the things important to me, like family.
 Finding the perfect home is the best feeling ever! You've walked through it, maybe sat in the furniture, and looked in every closet, cabinet, and corner. You've already mentally moved into the space, know where to place your furniture, and may have even decided what color to paint the walls. Eve...
Today is the first day of Fall, my favorite season. When I think of it, my mind wanders to the landscape masterpieces of colorful leaves, the smell of fires, cool, crisp air the reinvigorates me when I breathe deeply, and the taste of pumpkin. Pumpkin is one of those foods you can eat year round,...
Ice cream brings back great memories for me of time with my family. When I was a kid we took epic car trips every summer. My dad had a late 1970's Lincoln Continental he used to cram my mom, my grandparents, and three kids into, along with all of our luggage. I remember few things about the long ...
Mother Theresa of Calcutta was canonized a Saint in the Catholic Church today. For many who remember the little nun in the white and blue who died 19 years ago, there was no doubt this day would come. "The saint of the slums" while she was alive, she devoted herself to taking care of the poorest ...
Today marks the first day of National Suicide Prevention Month. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  suicide was the 10th leading cause of death among all age groups in 2014. It ranks as the 2nd cause of death for ages 10-34, 4th for ages 35-54, and 8th for ages 55-...
I took a look through my Facebook feed this morning, and there was a headline that sunk my heart, "Twin babies die after being left in hot car, father charged."  There are not a lot of details about the circumstances in which it happened, yet, but they will come out in the days and weeks to follo...
Last Thursday I dropped by to visit a wonderful family I sold a house to in February.  It was so nice to catch up with them and to see how they made their house a home! As I was leaving, I saw a sign advertising a Model T car show that weekend at The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum and made a men...
Hot and humid days in the summer can mean creative planning for staying cool and out of the sun. This past weekend, we picked our own fruits and vegetables, watched an infantry and artillery demonstration at the Manassas Battlefield, and decided for Sunday we needed to be indoors. Somewhere we co...
We probably all grew up hearing "don't pick!" at one time or another about all types of imaginative things, but sometimes it's fun to pick...especially when you are at a pick-your-own farm.   One of my favorite places to pick is Hollin Farm in Delaplane. It's a quick 30-minute drive west on 66 fr...
 On Friday, my hubby and two of our kids headed to Hollins Farm in Delaplane to pick fruits and vegetables. Temperatures were in the high 90s, and we all looked forward to a stop at a 7-11. As we were leaving, we saw a field of cows, and these were the smartest ones! Chrissi Chapman TopoleskiRe/M...

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