December 2016

Found 6 blog entries for December 2016.

There we were.  In the car, after engorging ourselves on bland food from Red Lobster.  We'd listened to the waitress tell us repeatedly how "it sucks in here because it's so cold" after we'd mentioned that it was cold.  Ah well, she proceeded to tell us how busy they were, and that's why her service sucked like the cold environment.......but I digress.  (Back to the story, old man . . . OK!)  We were in the car, Roger in the back seat, Jose in the front passenger seat, and myself driving.

Roger had been cleaning out my old house all day, as I've moved and it's finally time to rid myself of the memories that remained in the form of music box closeditems that were part of my past.  Seated next to Roger in the back seat was a red laquered, mother-of-pearl jewelry box

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Ah, leftover ham . . .

Looks amazing, doesn't it?  I bet you have one of these in your refrigerator right now too, n'est-ce pas?  Yes, that's what's left from the Christmas day spiral-sliced ham . . . .

So what to do with it?  In my standard "love-to-cook-and-create-on-my-day-off" mode, I got up and made myself a delicious ham and fat-free cheese egg-white omelette with 2 slices of Sara Lee "Delightful" toast . . . mmmmm . . . a whoppingly [sic] good breakfast and only 5 Weight Watchers points!  

Great start!  But now, lunch and dinner await . . . so what's next?  So it dawned on me . . . how about a "mess" of mustard greens?  After all the Christmas sweets, off-the-diet tamales, potatoes, noodles, roast beef (no turkey this year, for some

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Affordable kitchen upgrades for your Pearland home

Staging a home renovation is always an expensive task. Between working with a contractor and plumber, buying new appliances, painting, flooring, and everything in between, it’s easy for a simple renovation to equal a huge bill.

Home renovations, and specifically kitchen renovations also add incredible value to your home. But if a full-scale kitchen renovation is not in the budget this year, there are still several upgrades you can make to your kitchen that is easy on the wallet and will still add great value to your home.

Replace the Faucets

Upgrading your faucets to shiny and modern fixtures will add a world of difference to your kitchen. Today’s faucets and fixtures come with many amazing features such as automation or motion detection,

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Sell Your Home During The Holidays

While many real estate experts will try and discourage homeowners from trying to sell during the holidays, they may be forgetting some of the top benefits of a holiday sale.

Yes, selling a home during the holidays can be more stressful and is often more difficult than selling during peak times in the year, however, there are many benefits and advantages to putting your home up for sale during this time of year.

Take a look at some of our top reasons to sell your home during the holidays:

Holiday Buyers Are More Motivated

If someone is looking to purchase a home during the holidays, it’s probably because of a very specific reason. For instance, job relocation or buyers who are working with a tax deadline. This means that potential buyers

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2017 Housing Trends to watch for in Pearland, Houston, and Manvel TX

Every year, Realtor.com releases the much-anticipated National Housing Forecast to outline the potential road ahead for most markets across the nation. As a whole, the report expects many of the markets in the nations top metros to slightly cool, yet still continue to grow. The report suggests that there could be a nationwide average of 3.9% growth in housing prices, a 1.9% increase in the number of transactions, and interest rates are expected to climb 4.5% as well due to inflation.

The report examines the top 100 metros across the U.S., and ranks them based on their expected growth. The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area is ranked as number 29 on the report, ahead of San Antonio, Dallas, and El Paso, and behind Austin. The report expects the

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Meridiana in Manvel, TX

If you've driven south of Houston lately, you may have noticed the freshly minted complex located off of Highway 288. Some of you may even recognize it as Meridiana Elementary School. While it may seem counterintuitive to open an elementary school miles from the larger municipalities of Pearland and Fresno, the school was built preemptively to serve the thousands of homes about to be built within the community of Meridiana.

Meridiana Homes

What was once an agricultural area composed of endless fields and rolling grass pastures is now becoming one of the largest master-planned communities in the Houston area. Dubbed Meridiana by designing firm Rise Communities, the 2,700 acre development will have between 5,000 and 7,000 homes when it's

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