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Real Estate Broker/Owner - North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate
Earth Day Dallas 2012 was chock full of great stuff!  The annual, outdoor festival had informative exhibits, great food and drink made with sustainably grown ingredients using eco-friendly sources, and overall -- numerous activities to help raise and increase environmental awareness. Oh ... and ...
Have you ever gone back to see the house you grew up in?  A couple of times, while visiting some friends near my old neighborhood, I’ve taken a little detour and driven down my old street – the street where my childhood home is located.  The first time I did this, I just kept on driving – catchin...
It’s never really a good idea to talk about the intimate details of business or people in public.  This is a lesson I learned when I was a very young girl.  One of my best friend's father was a tremendous role model, and I’ve never forgotten all the great advice he gave me while growing up.  Some...
While enjoying Earth Day 2012 festivities in Dallas this past weekend, I saw and photographed several images that, in one way or another, reminded me of ActiveRain.  And, after reading Bob Stewart's post last week, I immediately thought about Bob and his cousin Eddie when I stumbled upon these tw...
Not long ago, I attempted to pick up some clothes I had dropped off at a new dry cleaners.  After presenting my ticket stub to the clerk behind the counter, the owner reappeared several minutes later – sans my clothes.  With a puzzled look on his face, the owner said, “You were here yesterday!  W...
We’ve all seen the various, unfortunate posts about less-than-stellar behavior, unprofessionalism, and missteps taken by some of our fellow real estate agents.  These posts are never pleasant to read – and they certainly don’t paint the rest of us in a very positive light.  We all strive to be su...
When I first joined ActiveRain about five months ago, I had no clue what “subscribing to someone’s blog” actually meant.  Basically, I would read a blog, perhaps leave a comment, click “Subscribe” if I really liked it, and then off I’d go.  Since that time, however, I’ve discovered many wonderful...

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