Why am I so Obsessed with sienna plantation?


I am learning to LET IT GO… (a little)

One of my biggest stresses lately has been my son’s homework. He misses an assignment or 2 a week and it’s been making me crazy!!

J is almost 14 and he goes to the GT Academy. He plays bassoon in the honors band and is in the robotics club. When it comes to these missing assignments, he says he wants to have some fun in his life and not be stuck doing homework all night long. I get that. I really do, but he needs to realize that he just has to do it and get it over. I don’t know why he thinks he has a choice in this.

He wants to go to an Academy high school, preferably the Digital Media Academy or the Engineering Academy. I feel like that would be an amazing opportunity, and it would help him get into a better college and maybe even some scholarships to help pay for it.

BUT I realized this morning that I need to let it go, at least this one thing. (Thanks, Elsa!)

Let go and let J deal with it. If he doesn’t have the desire or the drive, it needs to be up to him. He will still go to a great high school, even if he isn’t in an Academy program. He will still go to a great college even if it isn’t Ivy League. He will probably get a scholarship for his bassoon playing, but if not that’s ok. He can get student loans and that will be ok. His parents did all of those things and we turned out fine.

Of course, he will still be grounded if he doesn’t get his homework done, but he is choosing the consequences.

I feel like I’ve lost a ton of weight that was pushing down on my shoulders.

The funny thing? J seemed really upset this morning after I told him all of this. I thought teens wanted to be left alone. Maybe we will talk more about it when he gets home from school today.

So, do you agree with my new outlook? Do you have any advice for me? Are your kids making you a huge ball of stress?

6911 Stevenson Dr, Sienna Plantation



Almost new 4 bedroom home that has no neighbors behind. All the bedrooms are on the main level, and there’s a game room and half bath upstairs. Lots of awesome upgrades including a sunroom, wood floors, gorgeous countertops, open stairway, and a bowed window in the master bedroom. Master bath features a giant luxury shower. Within walking distance to elementary school and one of the 4 neighborhood pools.


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Everything is AWESOME!

My blog is boring! Why didn’t you tell me that??? I guess I should have gotten a hint by how many people actually read it. Here’s the thing, I’m not boring. I’m awesome!!



My blog simply does not reflect who I am… as a professional, as a mom, as a wife, as a woman.

Is this a “rebranding“? No. My brand is ME, and I have always been awesome. I’m just throwing open the curtains and letting my true self shine in. I’m taking this blog from “Please come into my office” to “Hey! How’s it going, here’s some wine!” I’m hanging the suit and heels in the closet and trading them for jeans and Converse.

Basically, I’ve decided to give you ME. The real me. Things I’m passionate about.

Of course, that will always include real estate. But there’s so much more.

So please pardon the dust as I grab a sledgehammer, crank up the tunes and make some changes around here. I’ll be asking some of you for help, and I would love to see you all back here often!!

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Do You Have a Home Warranty?

If you bought your home within the past year, you probably negotiated a one year Home Warranty into your contract. But did you renew your warranty when it ran out?

I keep a Home Warranty on my home at all times because I feel that they are very much worth it. Rather than pay hundreds when something breaks, I pay a small service fee. I have had several people tell me that they don’t think Warranty companies actually accept most claims, but I have never had a problem. I have had the garage door spring, a roof leak, electrical outlets, and an oven all fixed with no issues. The key is to know your policy and coverages.