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Women in Construction 9 & Wine Benefit

Sep 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

On Tuesday, September 30thThe Hudson Valley Builders & Remodelers Association will be hosting a nine hole golf outing, wine tasting and reception featuring the music of local musician, Dan Brother with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness. Past, present and prospective members as […]

11 Friends You Have in Thirties

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Between graduating high school at 17 and kissing your 20s goodbye, there’s a ton of flux. Getting into and out of college, landing a job that could become a career, figuring out how much you can pay for that first apartment – practically nothing stays the same throughout this decade. During my 20s, friendships were […]

Welcome September and Happy New Year

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

September is my start of a new year without the resolutions. It is my time to reflect, refresh, redesign and recreate not based on the false hope of a resolution but a real life commitment to get back on track after being lax over the summer. Every September I feel a sense of excitement for […]

Successful People’s Habits to Take For Yourself

Aug 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Success isn’t a series of steps that can be methodically categorized into a guide. Or is it? Prosperity – in work, in life, in your bank account – isn’t stumbled upon via one specific path. To arrange a single playbook would be impossible – thousands would be needed. That’s the good news, believe it or […]

Claudia Jacobs – Simple Decorating Tips

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Simple Decorating Tips If you want to change the look of your home and think you have to spend a lot of money, think again.  Here are some decorating ideas that will help you fall back in love with your home without emptying out your wallet. Paint A fresh coat of paint can revitalize a […]

Claudia Jacobs – Staging Tip: Make your bed

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

That lived in look, especially in the bedroom, is not going to get your home sold. The way you live in your home is not the way to stage and sell a home. For the listing photos, make your bed. For showings, make your bed. This applies to every bed in your home. Now I […]

How to Not Spend Your Life’s Savings on Textbooks

Aug 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Over the weekend, I was walking and talking with an old friend about college – what we did, what we didn’t do and how much it cost us in the end (both literally and figuratively). As someone who’s been unemployed for a couple of years now, my pal was saying how he wished he’d stayed […]

Staging Tip: The best time to put your home on the market

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The timeline for my staging clients who plan on listing their home after the staging consultation can range anywhere from 1 month to 5 years, with a few rush “get it ready by next week”. It is never too early to start preparing your home for sale. One question that comes up during the consultation […]

3 Characters Who Were Based On Real People

Aug 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Every now and then, I’ll accidentally hit the camera button while playing, texting or generally staring at my iPhone. Then, I’ll unexpectedly touch the inverse button and see my own face as I lounge on the couch. Neck scrunched up, chin down – it’s not an attractive angle, especially when I’m makeup-free and my hair’s […]

Claudia Jacobs – Do You Need a Space Lift?

Aug 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When was the last time you updated your home? There are those who look to change things up for the seasons and those who keep things status quo for years. If it’s been awhile, it’s time. If you are just really tired of the wallpaper or paint color, it is time to refresh your space. […]