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Bring Your Dreams to Life With a Vision Board

Bring Your Dreams to Life With a Vision Board

Bring your dreams to life with a vision board. A vision board is a great way to transform your dreams into reality. When you constantly see your aspirations in front of you, it’s a reminder of what you will achieve with all your hard work. 

A vision board can show the goals you have for your work, personal life or health. 

Even if arts and crafts aren’t your jam, there are some steps you can take to visualize your dreams without breaking out the scissors and glue. Choose a medium, then follow these tips to craft your vision board and bring your dreams to life! 

Create your vision board from magazines, photos or hand written text. You can create a digital vision board if that works better for you.

Put the vision board somewhere you spend a lot of time...

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How to Make Your Gutters Last as Long as Possible

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about your gutters.

Make your gutters last as long as you possibly can by taking care of them.
Image: Clean Sweep

Whenever you make an investment inside or outside of your home, you want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. This is especially true when installing devices that help to protect the structural integrity and safety of the rest of your home, like gutters.

Your roof gutters help to protect your home from water damage caused by rain. They reduce the likelihood of mold growth on the side of your home. How can you ensure that your gutters last as long as possible?

Have Your Gutters Professionally Cleaned

Your gutters should be debris-free throughout the year. Clogged gutters are one of the most common causes of basement flooding in the country...

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July Events

Find activities and July events that are happening in and around the Baltimore area. Get details on what’s happening and where.

Baltimore Area Fireworks

July events - fireworks all over town
Happy 4th of July!

Follow the link to get a list of where you can see fireworks around town.

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo in Baltimore in July
Image: Coreto Lucas

Cirque du Soleil will be in town July 3-7. The newest show called Corteo will amaze and astonish you.

Highlandtown Crab Feast

Baltimore area July events – Highlandtown crab feast

The Highlandtown Crab Feast will be held on July 20 at 3 p.m. It’s the first ever of this event. The feast benefits the Highlandtown Community Association. Add to the festivities – crabs, steamed corn, tomato/cucumber salad, hush puppies, potato salad, fruits and desserts.

Fluid Movement: Water Ballet

July events – Fluid Movement Water Ballet
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June Gardening Tips and Tasks

Thanks to University of Maryland College of Agricultural and Natural Resources for sharing this informative article about gardening.

Gardening tips for Maryland in June

Outdoor Yard and Gardening Tips

  • Cut iris flower stalks down to the crown when they are finished blooming. Leave the foliage alone. If your iris are over-crowded after flowering lift and divide them. Check rhizomes for iris borer. 

  • Practice IPM(Integrated Pest Management)in your landscape. Do not spray your trees and shrubs preventively. This kills the predators and parasitoids that are helping to keep destructive pests under control.

  • Water newly planted trees and shrubs until they become established (for about 2 years), especially in the summer and fall...
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Quick organizing jobs around the house

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with some easy organizing jobs around the house.

You don’t have to do these quick organizing jobs all at once. Break things down into smaller tasks that are easier. Here is a list of some of the jobs that will take about a half hour or less to get you started.

Organize the kitchen junk drawer

We all have a drawer where we put things that don’t logically go anywhere else. The drawer can become overstuffed and that makes it difficult to find anything. Donate or trash things you never use or don’t really need. You’ll have more space for the things you want to keep.

Downsize your DVDs/CDs

Do you still use DVDs and CDs? Or do you watch everything on Netflix and listen to streaming musi...

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3 Signs You Should Upgrade Your HVAC System

Why you should upgrade your HVAC system
Image courtesy of Clean Sweep.

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about why you should upgrade your HVAC system.

Why Upgrade Your HVAC

Warmer weather is here, and many homeowners are kicking air conditioning systems on for the first time. Then they find that the cool air they want to come out isn’t so cold.

Spring is a great time to upgrade your HVAC system and replace it with something new. Another option is to have Clean Sweep come clean your air ducts for maximum efficiency. When should you consider upgrading what you have?

1. Energy Bills Increasing

One of the earliest signs of ducts that need to be cleaned or an HVAC unit that needs to be replaced is gradually increasing energy bills...

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June Events

June Events in and around town

Find activities and June events that are happening in and around the Baltimore area. Get details on what’s happening and where.

Weekend of Extraordinary Ales

Weekend of Extraordinary Ales at Max's Tap House

Weekend Of Extraordinary Ales at Max’s Tap House, June 14th-16th, 11am-2am each day featuring over 30 rare & specialty drafts from around the world. Special bottles and bottles served by the glass.

Father's Day car show in Fells Point.
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Fells Point Father’s Day Pop Up Car Show This Father’s Day, June 16, noon-5pm, treat Dad to some eye-candy at the Fells Point Pop Up Car Show.

Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K

Miles that Matter Pikesville 5K benefits the Ulman Foundation.
Image: Pikesville 5K

Come and walk or run the Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K, June 16 at 8 a.m. at the Woodholme Center in Pikesville...

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tea party at Emma's Tea Spot, delicious treats

Tea Party Real Estate Client Event

Tea Party at Emma’s Tea Spot

Thanks to all of my clients and friends who attended my tea party event on Sunday at Emma’s Tea Spot. We had a chance to try some aromatic and delicious teas, along with some tasty food. It was a proper British style tea party with a down home Baltimore feel.

  • tea party at Emma's Tea Spot

A nice group of ladies were in attendance, and all enjoyed the company and light fare. Even though the day was hot, the tea went perfectly with the food. There were little sandwiches with the crust removed...

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Boost your home pool safety

Thanks to Tom Benisch of State Farm for this episode of Tips from the Pros on pool safety.

Dreaming of a more leisurely, escape-worthy backyard? For many, that dream includes a swimming pool — either above-ground or in-ground — or a hot tub. Plenty of American homeowners already live that dream every day.

There are approximately 10 million swimming pools in the country, according to the National Swimming Pool Foundation. And, there are about 7 million hot tubs. (Those statistics don’t include the number of portable pools.)

Swimming pools come with risks. Seventy-four percent of drowning deaths of children younger than 15 occur at a home. It’s estimated that a child dies every five days in a portable pool in the United States.

That’s why any pool — portable, abov...

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How to Clean Your Home This Summer Naturally!

Clean your home naturally by creating your own cleaning products.
Clean your home naturally.

You can clean your home naturally

Clean your home with natural ingredients! Worried about the harsh chemicals exposed to your family when you clean? This handy information will help you. Take a few minutes to put together your own cleaning products made from natural ingredients. You probably already have most of these ingredients around the house.

In this issue of my Monthly Item of Value, you’ll get recipes for an all-purpose cleaner, wood polish, mirror/glass cleaner, carpet cleaner and toilet cleaner. As a result, each recipe only has a few ingredients and can be made easily.

All you will need is a few spray bottles for the cleaning products.

It might take a little bit of time to put these recipes together...

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