Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Winter Scenes at Creve Coeur Lake

No where in St. Louis does Old Man Winter put on a more spectacular display...

... than at Dripping Springs at Creve Coeur Lake.❄  Lovely!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Week made - My 8th St. Louis Magazine Five-Star Award!

What an terrific way to start off a brand new year! I just learned...
... that I have once-again been named a St. Louis Five Star Real Estate Agent, to be featured in the April 2018 edition of St. Louis Magazine.🌟  So exciting, exciting!  

As of this month, I have had my license for 16 years.  Through peaks, valleys, highs, and lows- both professionally and personally- this wild and wacky profession continues to excite me. Each and every day is the opportunity to learn something new and do good for my wonderful clients who have placed their trust in me.  Add in the opportunity to be submerged in the world of architecture/design/business negotiation that I adore with full creative control, and well, it is heaven.

A very humble and warm THANK YOU to my friends/family/clients who not only favorably completed the Five-Star evaluation, but also continue to support my business with regular referrals and recommendations.  My business is built upon your repeat business and the faith that you place in me when you give my name to your loved ones who are considering a move.  I do not take that lightly and am incredibly thankful to you.πŸ’›

Warm heart, great week.

Award Methodology:

To receive the Five Star Real Estate Agent award, a real estate agent must satisfy 5 objective evaluation eligibility criteria that are associated with real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. Clients are defined as area residents who purchased a home over $100,000-$200,000 within a 8-36 month period depending on market size. Recent homebuyers are then asked to evaluate a real estate agent they have worked with on ten criteria: customer service, integrity, market knowledge, communication, negotiation, closing preparation, finds the right home, marketing of home, post sale service and overall satisfaction. 

Additionally, respondents are asked whether they would recommend the agent to a friend. This information is incorporated into a scoring algorithm client satisfaction rating. Recent homebuyers may evaluate up to two real estate agents (buy and sell side).  Clients are then provided an opportunity, through mail, phone, and through an unsolicited online form to submit an evaluation.  

Award candidates who move on in the process are asked to then submit information related to 5 objective evaluation and eligibility criteria associated with providing quality services to clients, including regulatory reviews. .Five Star Real Estate Agents for each market are listed at no cost in the leading city and regional magazine (city/metro market only) and on our website.  Five Star award winners do not pay a fee to be included in the research or the final list of award recipients.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top 10 Home Design Trends for 2018 per the Pinterest 100

If you are a Pinterest user (find me HERE), you know that you can spot trends forming on the site LONG before you see them plastered across the internet.   For that reason, I have always enjoyed peeking in on the Pinterest 100 , as it is a fascinating highlight of what is trending right now on Pinterest. With over 14 billion ideas, the home category continues to grow with a 75% increase in Pins each year and Pinterest users spend 27% more on decor than people who don’t use the site.

As far as home design goes in 2018 (Home Decor category), Pinterest users have spoken and these are the top 10 hot trends as highlighted by Lonny.com and with photos taken directly from the site as trending. How many of these design elements  have you incorporated into your own home?

  1. Resort-inspired style, particularly in the bathroom. 
  2. Marriage of mixed metals in a space.
  3. Terrazzo is making a comeback, in several applications. 
  4. Statement ceilings, aka "The fifth wall". 
  5. Bone inlaid accent pieces.
  6. Wood wall tiles and flooring in a herringbone pattern.
  7. My personal curb appeal favorite- statement doors.
  8. Vibrant and patterned house plants.
  9. Oversized wall art is back and pushing the eclectic gallery wall back out of vogue.
  10. Sage, sage, and more sage.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Top 20 St. Louis Realtors on Social Media- I'm #7!

I was named #7...
How amazing is that?! Thank you for the kind shout out, Property Spark!  I adore both my job and St. Louis.  Being able to connect and share with both communities via Social Media has been amazing! 🏑❤️ 

Read the full article here:

Monday, December 25, 2017

Seasons greetings, from our family to yours...

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” 
– Peg Bracken

Amidst the Christmas carols, eggnog, and mounds of presents, may your heart be filled with contentment and the unique feeling of joy that the season brings. Merry Christmas, friends. ❤️

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hidden Gem: Holiday Libations at Miracle StL in Benton Park

Miracle StL, the popular kitschy Christmas pop-up bar, is BACK this year and the clock is ticking! Only 10 more days before the doors close.

Last night, we threw on our ugly Christmas sweaters and enjoyed holiday cheer under the tinsel with a group of friends.  It was all that it was cracked up to be and then some... holiday overload in the absolute best way!
MiracleStl is one of over 50 Christmas pop-up bars around the US that participate in the tradition.  While it is super tricky to get a reservation, the craft cocktails by the talented folks at the Planter's House are amazing and the intentionally-tacky holiday decor would make Clark Griswold proud.  We had a holly jolly time and left merry and bright, indeed.

It isn't too late to try to sneak in, St. Louis!


Miracle STL
#2800 Indiana Ave. in Benton Park


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Referral love

A personal referral is the ultimate compliment and gift that a Realtor can receive, and I have been humbly blessed with 3 over the last week! I have spent my morning at the Post Office mailing off super special tokens of my appreciation, though I feel compelled to say here: Thank you for trusting me enough to share my name with your most precious friends and family. It means the world to me. ❤️

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Morning scene at Casa de Nenonen

Tis the season for spreading cheer and expressing gratitude. ❤️ 

A random act of kindness can change a person’s day, friends.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Just For Fun: The Gingerbread Shoppe is OPEN

Oh happy day, St. Louis! The Kirkwood Farmer’s Market Gingerbread Shoppe is finally open for the holidays! πŸŽ„❤️  

Nitty Gritty:
Kirkwood Farmer's Market 
Summit Produce Gingerbread Shoppe

150 East Argonne Drive
Kirkwood, MO 63122-4308

Web: http://summitproduce.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summitproducekirkwood/

Holiday Hours: 
November 20th through December 24th:
Open Every Day 9am - 9pm
Closing at 5 pm Christmas Eve

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

30 Days To A Clutter-free Home

The key to a successful post-New Year list is a December of decluttering.  NOT easy with parties, house guests, and general holiday chaos. Take the challenge, friends...

5 minutes per day and you’ll ring in 2018 clutter free.  Love this! ❤️ 

 PS: Casa de Nenonen is also participating! Printed and on my fridge.