Red Velvet Cake

Someone told me recently that their favorite cake of all time is red velvet, but they never see it around except at Christmas. Here is the recipe, and you can decorate and use for all holidays if you wish. This recipe comes from a favorite of mine – The Georgia Cookbook. Recipe 2 1/2 half…

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You!

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. I love this holiday because I enjoy cooking, seeing friends, and spending time with family. I’ve come to terms that being with the entire family on this actual Thanksgiving Day is not always possible due to careers and everyone living in different parts of the country. So, each year, who…

4 Things to Do Now to Save Money and Energy This Winter

Now is a great time to prepare your home to be more comfortable for the coming winter and to save money on utilities. Here are four things to do now. 1. Lock in natural gas rate Lock into a fixed rate with your natural gas provider. It is a little bit of a chore to…

Go for the gusto! in East Cobb

gusto!, a quick-casual restaurant opened in August in Parkaire Landing Shopping Center in East Cobb. Former NFL quarterback Nate Hybl started gusto! in Atlanta as a means of providing fast, healthy food. Nate Hybl was raised in small-town South Georgia — Hazlehurst, to be exact — but when his skills on the football field took him around the…

East Cobb Market Report September 2021

Here is another look at the number active listings of East Cobb single family homes by month and year. Think of active listings as a flow. New listings are coming into the system and closed sales are flowing out. The data is captured at the end of each month. However, the most recent month I…

East Cobb Market Report August 2021

Here is another look at the number active listings of East Cobb single family homes by month and year. Think of active listings as a flow. New listings are coming into the system and closed sales are flowing out. The data is captured at the end of each month. However, the most recent month I…

East Cobb Market Report July 2021

When you look at the chart below, you begin to see what the news has been all about. Seeing national numbers is not as impactful as looking at your own community. This chart below only includes single family homes listed in East Cobb. We are eagerly awaiting the numbers for August. If this trend keeps…

2021 Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy

Help Ansley and friends raise awareness and support the 110,000 Georgians living with epilepsy & seizure disorders in the state of Georgia and get back to the swing of things! My friend and neighbor Amber Park shared this email with me earlier this month to invite me to join the upcoming fundraiser for Epilepsy. Last year, some of…

The Revival of the Ranch home with a rustic touch

Ranch homes are making a comeback. You ask why? First of all, baby boomers who once thought the McMansions were the best ever are now having a hard time going up and down stairs and taking care of large homes. Older ranch houses built in the suburbs during the 50s and 60s are now getting…

Less Could be More! 7 Downsizing Tips

Are you thinking of moving out of your East Cobb home? This past year, I helped several East Cobb empty nesters make a move.  Not all empty nesters will  move into a smaller home. Whether the home is the same size, bigger or smaller, it’s time to let some items go that have been collecting…