5 Tips To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

My husband and I have made a big decision— we’re selling our condo! I’m lucky that my father is a Realtor, so that process is easy. But the condo market  is tough, especially given our location. Being marketers, and growing up with a real estate agent father, I know that you only get one shot at a good first impression. I remember looking for condos three years ago, and it astounded me how awful some of the photos were. After choosing some places that looked decent, we were shocked yet again to find a stark contrast between the pristine photos and unkempt property we visited....more
MommyKerrie Paint is such an easy change, that makes a big difference! Best of luck with selling ...more

Great Expectations

It’s that time of year again when cupid makes an appearance, roses quadruple in price, and chocolates come in heart shaped boxes. I’ve read a lot of blog posts bashing the holiday, and while I’m by no means “for it” per se, I think it deserves a little credit....more

5 Tips For Getting Out Of Debt

So you're finally ready to be DEBT FREE and don't know where to begin? Been there...I'm no "expert", but I do know what worked for us. Here are my 5 tips for getting out of debt, tried and tested by yours truly:...more

Sweet Orange Marmalade Recipe

Homemade jams are one of my favourite gifts – they're tasty, useful, inexpensive to make, and are HOMEMADE! No nasty preservatives, artificial colours, or weird nonsense. Just simple fruit, sugar, and love. Add some ribbon, and you've got the perfect gift.I love marmalade, but I found that a lot them have a very bitter aftertaste. I wanted to make a marmalade that was fresh, vibrant, full of zest, and with a hint of sweetness. The result; Sweet Orange Marmalade (if you say it with a southern accent, it sounds even better)....more

3 Easy Steps to a Debt Diet

Happy New Year! I hope the holidays were good to you, with lots of family, laughs, and plenty of food. But all that indulgence means only one thing now –- New Year's Resolutions. It's time to shed some weight, and I don't mean from your waistline. Get ready to be a lean, mean, money-saving machine! Paying off our debt was the single most rewarding thing we ever did. From sleepless nights to owning a home, it's a dream that can become a reality with hard work and patience -- if I can do it, you can, too! Let's get into shape this year with a DEBT DIET and lose some unwanted baggage....more
Love it! We did Dave Ramsey's Debt Diet a few years ago. Such great habits to put in ...more

Gluten- and Nut-Free Appetizer

When guests come over, they're usually a bit peckish, so I like to have cocktails and appetizers at the ready. However, when I entertain my parents, it gets a bit tricky; my father has Celiac's (no gluten for him!), and my mother is allergic to nuts. Most appetizers are on a cracker, wrapped in pastry, or have hazelnut-laced chocolate, so I need to be creative with my choices, but at the same time present something that they'll enjoy. This recipe is quick, can be prepared in advance, and the recipe can be easily adjusted for a larger serving....more