The Inside Scoop – November





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My motto for this month: Inhale turkey, exhale 2020! Just 2 months to go and they’re going to be the best ones yet – I know it! First, I wanted to start with some gratitude! Thank you for checking out my new website and blog! I’m so grateful to be able to share my love of all things home and update you every so often on what’s happening with real estate life!

This career has allowed me to build so many friendships, and I’m so thankful for your support along the way.

Since the holiday season has arrived, I’m bringing your Monthly Homeowner Checklist along with my November home favorites. Whether you’re entertaining on a smaller scale, virtually, or not at all, it’s still a great time of year to enjoy the small things. Your favorite slice of pie on Thanksgiving (guilt free), your holiday movie traditions, shopping sales on Black Friday and of course, the warmth from a cozy fire!

Here’s your November checklist:

Check paths, stairs and railings for safety

Deep-clean bathrooms

Check bathtub caulk and repair if needed

Remove the last of the Fall leaves.

Restock emergency kits for car and home

If you use a fireplace or wood stove, order firewood

Clean Garbage Disposal

Lubricate Door Locks

Clean (and flip) all your mattresses

Get a Chimney Sweep to Inspect the Fireplace

Get a head start on your holiday shopping

Host a virtual Friendsgiving

Make a donation to your local food pantry

Order holiday cards and update your contact list (I think holiday cards are more important than ever with this socially distanced year we’ve had)!

Time for my November Home Favorites!

  1. Dream Home Makeover on Netflix (warning: may want to remodel house immediately after watching)! It’s so good though, gives you tons of inspiration and design tips and you’ll just love Shea & Syd!
  2. Wildewood Shop: Live Well Set – Get your greens on. This collection of herb-inspired kitchen essentials is the first step towards a thriving countertop garden. Comes equipped with a complete passive hydroponic system, plus organic Genovese basil seeds. 100% Cotton Tea Towel: features a Scandinavian-inspired pattern of five key kitchen herbs, along with quick tips for harvesting and pairing with foods. Pruning Shears: chrome plated, high carbon steel blade and a no-slip grip. Rust resistant, lightweight and durable.
  3. Good Day Shop: Custom Curated Gift BoxesHave your Holiday gifts hand selected and shipped from one of Madison’s most lovely Home Decor Shops!
  4. Grasshopper Goods: Lakes of Madison Long Sleeve Tee – I love this cozy t-shirt and I wear it all the time! Madison Lakes Represent!
  5. The perfect for entertaining Spotify playlist – Hit play on this Spotify playlist an get ready to imagine you’re welcoming guests with a beverage in hand! #2020

Last but not least, here’s this month’s Local Business Spotlight:

  1. Farmer’s Market: Dane County Outdoor Farmer’s Market
  2. Coffee Shop: Ancora Coffee
  3. Brunch: La Brioche
  4. Local Boutique: Tradition Market
  5. Brewery: Karben4 Brewing
  6. Fitness: Barre Code
  7. Dinner and Drinks: Tempest Oyster Bar
  8. Craft Kits: Revel
  9. Gifts: The Soap Opera & Little Luxuries
  10. Dessert Shop: Madison Sourdough

Wishing you a month filled with turkey, Black Friday deals and time spent with family at home!

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