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My family and I are in the process of searching for a new home to buy. As someone who sold their house before the market bombed, here are a couple of pointers to help sell in this market.
Want to Ever Sell Your House? Don't Do This:
1. Purchase plumbing products that are colorful: Who really wants a blue toilet or a yellow tub? Stick to the basics such as white or tan. (Preferably white.)
2. Not clean your window treatments: How gross are blinds that have dirt piled from the last seven years on them? Wash them or throw them away!
3. Keep so much furniture in the house you can't see the floor: Do you really need that 4th chair in the den? Do the kids need so many stuffed animals lying around. Clutter isn't good for your health or your pocketbook. Pack it up so you can move!
4. Keep that brass chandelier in the dining room your builder picked out: Just stop!! Get it out of there or spray paint it and put those little shades on the light bulbs! Please save the world from ugly
Blog Posts by Leigh Ann Fisher
- Leigh Ann Fisher | Work + Money – Mon, Jul 26, 2010 4:37 PM EDT
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- Leigh Ann Fisher | Fashion – Thu, Jul 22, 2010 9:11 PM EDT
As Jennifer Aniston gears up for her new fragrance, Jennifer Aniston, to hit the market, I wonder who really cares?Read More »from Do We Really Care About Jennifer Aniston's New Fragrance?
I think the last perfume I bought that had a celebrities name attached to it was Debbie Gibson in the 80's when I was a pre-teen. As a consumer, I just don't feel the need to purchase a product because some star stands behind it and I don't wait around for my favorite stars to endorse something just so I'll buy it. It's absurd.
For years in the marketing industry, models were paid to look pretty and promote a product. In today's time, celebrities with their movies, books, hit singles and clothing lines are the rage.
What "Big Time" star doesn't have a perfume named after them? You have Brittany Spears, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Avril Lavigne, Eva Longoria, Halle Berry, Reece Witherspoon, Queen Latifah, Kate Winslet.... Carlos Santana just to name a few.
Are you excited about Jennifer Aniston's new fragrance?
- Leigh Ann Fisher | Love + Sex – Wed, Jul 14, 2010 10:38 PM EDT
Growing up from a self absorbed teenager into a responsible young adult takes time. Add a baby to the mix and you are either forced to grow up fast or do as many do by running fast from the situation.Read More »from User post: If you love someone, let them go, If they return they were always yours...
During the last Presidential election, the world was made aware that vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, was hiding the fact her daughter Bristol was pregnant. With the conservative beliefs that exist in the Republican Party, this sent everyone into a tizzy when the news was exposed to the public. Someone was having premarital sex and her mother was running for the second most important position in the United States Government.
As we later saw through mass media outlets, the Palin household was not very happy about all of this and especially not very happy with the father of Bristol's child, Levi Johnston. Levi basked in his new found fame; he posed for the risque magazine Playgirl and played around like any 19 year old guy would do. (They do... I'm just saying...) Sarah Palin
- Leigh Ann Fisher | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 30, 2010 12:07 AM EDT
Read More »from Don't Get Caught With Sweaty Pits: Secret Clinical Strength
Wanna know how you can tell if your antiperspirant is working? Well for me it meant traveling thirteen hours to my hometown, experiencing one of the hottest beginnings of summer the Mid South has seen. With temperatures hovering at the 100 degree mark and humidity that made the temperature feel like 120, Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof Antiperspirant/ Deodorant held strong all day. With the heat as high as it was, dousing yourself with water was a must. Even when swimming, it didn't swim away. It stayed put and keep me smelling my best.
Summertime means shaving the underarms more frequently. Usually, I am worried about deodorant causing pain and irritation to this delicate skin but Secret Clinical Strength didn't let me down. With skin soothing conditioners and odor absorbing capsules, the heat and humidity was no match for the toughness of this deodorant.
Don't get caught with sweaty pits... You may be beautiful but sweaty pits never are.
For months I have romped around town with a new do. Sick and tired of being labeled as only a blonde made me wonder what it would be like to go back to my roots. Armed with brown hair dye and a hopeful wish, I took to my locks wishing it to come out looking decent. Well.... let's just say it wasn't
- Leigh Ann Fisher | Love + Sex – Fri, May 7, 2010 10:07 PM EDT
Poor, poor Mel. He is missing is wife after leaving her for another woman....Read More »from Mel Gibson wants his wife back: What do you think she should do?
Although Mel Gibson impregnated Oksana Grigorieva with his 8th child, left his wife of 30 years to be with this woman and later regretted it, he is now trying to woo his ex back into his arms.
"He is still in love with Robyn. He realizes he made a huge mistake leaving her." A source has revealed. [ blogs.babble ]
A huge mistake huh, Mel? A woman who lived with you through DUI after DUI and produced seven children for you and then you allowed pictures to surface of you with another woman? Get over yourself.
Personally, if I had been married to a marry for thirty years, birthed 7 babies, had to deal with Mel's drunk ways and then he left me for a younger version only to realize he had it made with me, I'd say: Too Bad!
Do you think Mel's Ex-Wife should even consider taking him back?
- Leigh Ann Fisher | Parenting – Wed, May 5, 2010 10:04 PM EDT
I laughed this morning out loud and almost snorted coffee through my nose when I switched over from my home page to UsMagazine . If any of you out there follow my blog, you know I have teeny tiny obsession with gossip magazines; their tabs sit nice and neat on my favorite's bar.Read More »from User post: What's up with posing with your newborn half naked?
This morning, Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are exposing the world to their new bundle of joy, Billie Beatrice. They not only expose the baby, but Eric Dane's chest is also available for viewing.
Why do some parent's feel the need to pose shirtless or half naked with their babies? Are the parents so sleep deprived that a shirt couldn't be found when the camera flashed? I mean, this couple is not at home where bottles and diapers and dirty blankets abound when private pictures are documented. These people are in a studio where clothing was required to get in there. "McSteamy" had to have arrived dressed don't you think?
Would you pose half naked with your newborn?
- Leigh Ann Fisher | Fashion – Mon, May 3, 2010 10:42 PM EDT
For Shine Beauty Guru's latest assignment, we were asked to choose a color. Because I had recently tried a cool purple eye shadow I loved, I figured why not the Purple Plume. I always enjoyed looking at purple on my lids before, why not this time?Read More »from Testing Cover Girl's ShadowBlast: A lesson in choosing the right color for you face.
On my skin, the radiant purple turned mauve. Mauve is a color I associate with bad 80's design: tacky balloon shades, ugly floral patterns and borders with cows and chickens. This was the color my mom used in my childhood home to add a little "spice" to our home and it has haunted me to this day.
You could say, I was horrified when I looked in the mirror and was reminded of days lounging around staring at wooden cows and chickens as decorations. My face was washed in an instant.
Beside the fact I chose the wrong color, Cover Girl's ShadowBlast is a unique tool in producing a smoky eye look. It's creamy, goes on easy and a breeze to use. Just don't twist it too far because it will break.
How to use it is written right on the
Spirit Airlines, a small Florida based airline, has caused an uproar with a plan to charge those who carry on luggage.[Fox News] I gasped the first time I witnessed the news. It was a happy gasp. Finally, an airline with a brain.Read More »from Why All Carry-on Luggage Should Be Banned
When major airlines began charging for checked baggage, I was outraged. How could they? Our drinks and peanuts where stripped from our trips and then charges for luggage? What was the airline industry thinking? How expensive could a can off of soda and a bag of peanuts really be? Why not just put the expense into the ticket and forget the thought ever crossed anybody's mind?
After years of traveling, people with carry on luggage bug me to no end. For one thing, even with posted signs about the size the airline accepts for these bags, no one seems to abide by them. It's like explaining to a child they can only buy the toy under $10 and having to repeatedly say to them as they choose, it's over the limit. Someone is always going to try and manipulate the
- Leigh Ann Fisher | Parenting – Wed, Apr 14, 2010 1:33 AM EDT
Lady Gaga is treading into uncharted territories speaking about reasons why not to have sex. Usually dressed in provocative outfits that warrant tell-tale signs of sexuality, no one could have ever guessed she would be one to preach abstinence.Read More »from User post: Lady Gaga becomes advocate of abstinence?
Recently while attending a M.A.C. Viva Glam event, Lady Gaga surprised herself by saying "I can't believe I'm saying this -- don't have sex. It's not really cool anymore to have sex all the time. It's cooler to be strong and independent. It's OK not to have sex, it's OK to get to know people. I'm celibate. Celibacy is fine." [ CNN ]
To young women out there who were pressured into having sex because all the "cool kids" are, she is saying: you don't have to do something unless you want to.
To be so up front and honest with her fans on actions that occur when partaking in risky sexual behaviors that change many women and men forever takes a lot of guts. Whether it be STD's, AIDS, unwanted pregnancies or emotions that come along with being