Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trevor update....

I know it is late, but sweet baby "Fattycakes" learned how to make a T today with his water-crayons during bathtime. It has to be posted:

Here he is in action:

And, here he is admiring his artwork:

He is a genius, isn't he? That is all.

Monday, July 27, 2009

List of great deals in Houston...Fab homes!!

Seriously, you are coming upon the turing of the tide here. We are seeing a major shift in the housing market, which means a major shift in the interest rates, at some point. Also, if you qualify for the tax rebate, YOU MUST CLOSE ON YOUR HOME BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2009. Contact me today so I can get you into something fab-u-lous...

Here are some sweet deals that I do not think should be avoided:

***Disclaimer: I am not the listing agent for these properties, however my company is listing them. You can contact me to represent you as a buyer's agent and I will help you purchase one of these or another property that meets your interest.***

Fabulous brownstone, inside the loop, many units available starting at $199K. Near downtown, newly constructed:

Or, if you prefer, how about a beautifully appointed 3bed/3.5bath townhome inside the loop, NEAR EVERYTHING???

Wanna live in the Heights? How 'bout living in the Heights in an actual 3 bed/2.5 bath home? Almost impossible, right? No, its not! And, you can live in this same fabulous house (completely renovated) for just $425K. Did I mention that it also has a garage apartment? HELLO income producing property!

This is just the first day of a few posts I'll be doing featuring some great deals that are out there. Please email me or call me if you need help buying or selling your home. I'd love to help you!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Links of the week

So, for all of you who have more than likely fallen in love with my nephew and his beloved Weed Trimmer, let me tell you, that thing looks and sounds like the real deal. It is manufactured by Black & Decker and is specifically made for kids. It is smaller, doesn't actually do anything, and just makes weed trimmer noises. And, it comes complete with goggles. How awesome is that? Here is a link so you can buy one for your little workaholic as well:

Amazon: Black & Decker Weed Trimmer

And here is the picture of my baby holding it:

Now, I must give my sister props for this awesome picture of her awesome child. However, I give Trevor props for the coolness factor and for the addition of the Dora The Explorer sticker on his chest. He is very into his fashion statements, you know.

Moving on, I'm so in love with this next item I'm linking you to, that I might need to have one custom made. Have you ever spent so much time on your blackberry that your significant other feels a little, well, unloved? Or, do you eat out so much that you would prefer to go to your local McD's than each your mom's roast? Well, then you need a Commodity Love badge for your t-shirts. You can get these awesome badges (magnets) through Generate Design and they are the utmost in cool. These days, honesty is totally in and you can tell the world how you really feel with your badge:

***Pic courtesy of Generate Design***

Now, the above may not be true for me, but it is the only example that I could copy and paste from the Generate website.

I love blogs. Of course I do, I write one. However, I have a true love for The Red Chair Blog. It is so darned cute and helpful. Amy, the blogger on this site, is a professional decorator and organizer. Her tips are so great and she always has fab finds for great deals listed on her site. She will also posts some cool DIY ideas and the instructions for them. Read The Red Chair Blog today and as Amy says, "turn your house into a home!"

Another site I adore and read daily is Cute Overload. Have you been here? This site physically hurts me it is so adorable. I think I've actually written about this site before, but I love it so much that if it is a repeat, I don't care. So many pics of the most amazingly adorable animals with the funniest captions added to them. People from all over the world submit pics and then they are posted with funny headlines or captions. Here are some examples (headlines, stories and captions not included):

***All the following pics of animals are courtesy of Cuteoverload.com***

What is this thing?

Seriously, aren't those ridiculous? I wish I had a kitty that would fly. Unfortunately, mine just yells at me.

Last but not least, I will be linking you to the house I listed on Craigslist so you can buy it from me. If you could do that, that would be great. Thanks.

Craigslist listing

Take care!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Dharma Cafe

Located in the Warehouse district of Houston, Dharma Cafe provides me with a sense of peace and serenity amongst a bunch of craziness. You might not have noticed the Dharma cafe if you were just driving down Houston Ave, on accident, because you were lost (which is the reason most of us end up on Houston Ave). But, its destination is in a wonderfully historic building, The Kessler Building, at the cross-section of Crockett and Houston Ave.

John and Susan, the owners of Dharma Cafe, set out to create an atmosphere that combined both their passion for food and study of Buddhism. If you read their website, or even better, go to their cafe, you will see that their goal is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere where others can enjoy their eating experience and enjoy the presence of others around them. I feel like at Dharma Cafe I should come in wearing some thongs, a roach clip, some henna on my feet and sit in a circle whilst singing "Kumbaya" with my friends.

Seriously, the food is awesome and the menu is so ecclectic that there is something to please everyone. I am not kidding. They have sushi (HELLO!!), salads, ravioli, salmon, steak, mediterranean plates, do you need me to continue? And, the ambiance is absolutley zen, dude. You will find that once you start patronizing Dharma Cafe, all your friends will be jealous of your unbearable coolness and you will be so hip that whilst sipping on your espresso, someone will probably give you some money or something.

Seriously, even if you are unsure about the menu, which is great, I promise, you should go for the experience. You will find your center.

Dharma Cafe
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.;
Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.