Monday, June 23, 2008

Relay For Life Fundraiser

My fantastic team of Realtors in my Coldwell Banker Complete Realty office work together to help ALL of our customers and clients at all times. We also get together and do things to make our community a better place and to help in any way we can. We have participated in the Relay For Life the last few years after losing our dear friend and broker, Richard Conley to cancer. We still miss him dreadfully to this day and there is not a day that goes by that when I pass his office door, I expect to see him. With that being said, his wife Sherry, who has been our broker ever since, came up with the idea to do an office cookbook. We thought it was a fabulous idea because most of us really enjoy cooking. The theme for this year's Relay was The 80's, so we picked the song"Love Shack", which we thought very appropriate since we sell homes. Sherry came to me and asked if I would do the cover for the cookbook. I was extremely nervous to do it because I wanted to include Richard in it since he is still the "driving" force in our office - I wanted it to look great in the short amount of time I had to get it done! I did a mixed media collage painting and of course, added Richard driving the Chrysler! They turned out great and I know that he got a great big laugh watching us put them together. We seem to have a good time no matter what we are doing. It was a memorable diversion from our daily routine when we had time to cut, bind or whatever needed doing to get the cookbooks done on time. We are proud to do our part and the sales on the cookbook are going great! If you happen to need one, they are $15 and if you need one mailed to you, email me and I'll figure shipping to get it to you! You can contact me at!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Having trouble finding the right closing or housewarming gift?

Well, look no further! It's sometimes a very hard thing to do! I always get my fabulous buyers a closing gift, usually a gift card of some sort. There are usually items needed for their new home, whether it's paint, light fixtures or a updating project that they would like to do, but sometimes you just want to get them something fun and unique! Same thing goes when I am getting someone a housewarming gift. When I am not working with buyers and sellers, my full-time career I love, I am painting...I found the CafePress store online because I wanted to be able to use the designs I created for more than just a sale on an original. You can put the designs on almost anything and I especially love the items for the home. There is fantastic stationary as well that you can personalize for thank you cards, etc... or just leave blank and use for any occasion! Check it out at - there are thousands of products at great prices and not just in my store but others as well!!! I've pictured a few samples in this post!