This is a contributor post by Lori Arnold, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors
A few months ago, I had the privilege of speaking to the latest class of Ascend Leadership Summit participants at the Realogy headquarters in New Jersey. It’s always an inspirational opportunity for me as the new leaders are so excited about their careers and what the future holds for each of them. As much as I love my home state of Texas, I also LOVE New York City. Anytime I can get close to NYC, I am going to fin... read more
Come summer, the Earth and its atmosphere gets hit hard with excess CO2 and smog. There’s the increase in air conditioning, which drives up power plant emissions and the fumes from mowers and lawn equipment are responsible for about 20 million tons of CO2 a year. Even the heat alone can cause problems. Ozone is temperature-sensitive, so when the heat skyrockets, it can trap pollution and smog.
Even America’s favorite pastime, the backyard barbecue, isn’t immune. Charcoal grills... read more
Decorating with books is a fun way to incorporate your love of reading into your home. If you’re a bibliophile and can’t get enough of all things literary, you probably have a large collection of books to display. Rather than storing boxes of previously-read books in your basement, you can use them as decorative accents. Here are some ideas on ways to place books throughout the home.
Add Style to Your Bookshelves
Book fanatics love to show off their bookshelves. If you scroll down your Instagram fe... read more
The kitchen is one of the most difficult places in the home to keep clean and organized. Between your dishes, utensils and cooking appliances, you have lots of oddly shaped and bulky items to store. If you find yourself overwhelmed by all the stuff in your kitchen, or maybe just need a more efficient way of storing and organizing, consider these genius ways to tidy up your kitchen.
#1 Group Similar Items Together
Grouping items together according to their use is a sensible way to organize your kitchen. Categor... read more
Many homeowners want to enjoy their outdoor living space but don’t want to get eaten by mosquitoes while doing so. Bug repellents and bug zappers are effective but don’t keep those nasty bugs away from your outdoor living area. Check out these plants that naturally repel mosquitoes and other annoying bugs that keep you from using your outdoor space more often:
This beautiful purple colored plant is a natural mosquito repellent with a wonderful fragrance. Lavender is a great addition to an ... read more