chicago, Home Decorating, Real estate

What do I do with my ceilings?

If you feel your house needs a little 'kick' painted ceilings are a great way to add interest and dimension to any room. People are experimenting with designs and patterns but here are a few of my favorite looks.  Bold darker color adds dimension to small or large rooms. Love this look in dining rooms… Continue reading What do I do with my ceilings?

chicago, Design Trends, Home Decorating, Interior Design, painting, Real estate

To Paint or not To Paint……

So if you're like me you love changing rooms and the best way to give a room a whole new look is paint. But if you're like my husband you hate doing it! It's been a theme in our house lately when we have people over to our new home that people keep saying 'I… Continue reading To Paint or not To Paint……

Design Trends, Home Decorating, Interior Design, Real estate

“I want to like the nursery too!”

Let's be honest, you spend a lot of time in the nursery too and it should be a room you love! I've spoken with lots of friends who get frustrated at the options for their baby's room when it comes to design. The brave ones will say things like ' it's too baby' 'why are… Continue reading “I want to like the nursery too!”

Design Trends, Home Decorating, Interior Design, Kitchen Remodel

Alternatives to Stainless Steel?

I hear it all the time from my friends 'My stainless appliances are always dirty!" And yet it's been on trend for many years in new construction and renovated existing homes. I'll be the first person to tell you I hate to clean! In particular I hate cleaning the appliances. So what are some alternative… Continue reading Alternatives to Stainless Steel?

Facebook, facebook ads, Facebook how to, Facebook pages, marketing, Online marketing, Real estate, Real estate marketing, Realtors, Search engine optimization, Social media, Uncategorized

Facebook Ads: How do I start a Facebook Ad?

Facebook Ads: What’s the Skinny? One of my number one hot topics in trainings right now is Facebook ads. It can seem like an illusive concept at first; how to capitalize on the target marketing platform available through Facebook. However, once you start to dig into social media and learn about how it can help… Continue reading Facebook Ads: How do I start a Facebook Ad?

Apple, Icloud, Ios5, ipad help, Uncategorized

“I downloaded the latest ipad update and lost my mail icon and inbox ! Help!”

This just happened to me, and as usual I hate to see it happen to anyone else and potentially have them paying $29.99 to Apple Care for a simple fix. If you update your ipad and find that suddenly when it reboots your mail icon isn't where it was before the solution is simple. Use… Continue reading “I downloaded the latest ipad update and lost my mail icon and inbox ! Help!”

Online marketing, Real estate, Real estate marketing, Realtors, Social media, Websites

Great Websites for Real Estate and 3 Website Building Tips for 2012

In researching this blog post I stumbled upon a 2009 Smashing Magazine article written by Jacob Gubeseveral years later this article is still the number one result on google for the search "Great Real Estate Websites". As the title implies, he looked at 30 websites highlighting their attributes and forward thinking. I thought it might… Continue reading Great Websites for Real Estate and 3 Website Building Tips for 2012

Online marketing, Pinterest, Real estate, Real estate marketing, Realtors, Social media

What is Pinterest? A 2012 coming attraction?

I kept hearing about a new site called Pinterest. At first I was thinking 'great another social media I need to master and talk about'- I was in a bit of a snarky mood. But once I had a snack and took some time to research it I realized it was actually quite cool and… Continue reading What is Pinterest? A 2012 coming attraction?

Hootsuite, Online marketing, Real estate, Real estate marketing, Realtors, Social media, Uncategorized

What is Hootsuite? How do I use Hootsuite?

I have many people tell me they set up hootsuite but then can't figure out how to use it. Don't feel bad! It happens to the best of us. But I promise once you get the hang of it, it will streamline your social media posts and make your life easier. Hootsuite is??? A social… Continue reading What is Hootsuite? How do I use Hootsuite?

Facebook, Facebook how to, Online marketing, Real estate, Real estate marketing, Realtors, Social media, Uncategorized

” What happened to the facebook wall? ” mourning the loss of wall welcoming the facebook timeline what you need to know

Facebook wasn't on my agenda of blogs this month, but as so often happens with social media they've thrown us a curve ball and I thought you might need some help. So if you haven't heard, facebook over the last few months has slowly been introducing the Timeline, designed to replace the Wall. As with… Continue reading ” What happened to the facebook wall? ” mourning the loss of wall welcoming the facebook timeline what you need to know