What Make’s Your Mother’s Day?

Another year has passed and Mother's Day is coming up in a week. What are you going to do to make your Mother's day?My mom is 92 and I have mentioned before, she at the point in her life where she is not interested in collecting more things, so I am more careful about what I can give her. Often it is flowers or a gift card to a local book store.  I am not sure yet what this years gift will be. How about you? What are you going to do to make your Mother's day?  Read more [...]

A Seller’s Market is the Perfect Time to Spend Money on Home Staging

If you are like most people selling your home in a seller’s market, where there are few houses for sale and lots of buyers, you would think spending money on home staging is a dumb idea. After all, why spend money on staging when you can reasonably expect it will sell quickly. Why spend money on fixing things or remodeling? Why spend money on painting, or even cleaning? I see it all the time. I live in a small town that has limited housing, so it is always a seller’s market. I am Read more [...]

Saving Money on Home Staging will Cost You

Every phone call I get starts about the same. How much does it cost? I assume if you sell a service or product, you probably have the same experience.Some people are surprised if  home staging costs are more than they thought it would. They may struggle with the idea and think, “I can’t afford it “, or “it is more expensive than I expected”. More expensive compared to what? Not your first price reduction!"Home staging is more expensive than I expected." More expensive compared to what? Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Black, White and Shades of Gray

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my recent series of blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, Complimentary, Diad, Triad, Tetrad, Split-Complimentary and Double Complimentary.Today, lets talk about using black, white and shades of gray.  To catch up on these other color schemes see my articles Celebrate Your Favorite Color- Go Monochromatic and Create Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Double-Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad, triad and tetrad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Split-Complimentary!A tetrad uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts it may feel like Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Split-Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad, triad and tetrad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Split-Complimentary!A double-complimentary scheme uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Tetrad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad and triad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Tetrad!A tetrad uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts it may feel like too much. You can use Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Triad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary and diad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Triad!A triad uses three colors with the equal distance between all colors on the color wheel, causing no clear dominance of one color.So, let's create a triad color scheme with the blue we have been Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Do a Diad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous and complimentary schemes. Today, lets look at Diad! A diadic or diad color scheme uses two colors that are separated by one color on the color wheel.So, let's create a Diad color scheme with the blue we have been working with in the last several articles. Read more [...]

What Boat are You Riding Out this Storm In?

Today I was asked “How have you changed since the pandemic began? Are you more self-aware? Have you shed your cocoon and blossomed into the person and business owner that you never knew existed within you?”Interesting question. Why yes, I have. How about you?We are all in the same storm but it in different boats. Are you thriving or remaining positive? Or not? From my perspective, this pandemic has separated people into two groups. Read more [...]