Maryann Spady's Blog Posts

ORGANIZATION CAN BE BEAUTIFUL

I love when I walk into a space that is not only organized, but it’s beautiful too. The problem is I don’t always know how to pull it off. Have you ever felt that way? Well, thanks to

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2023 Home Decor Trends

A new year brings with it new home interior design trends, and 2023 is no different. When I started to research some of this year's trends I found that some made complete sense, while others I am

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COMMAND HOOKS AND ORGANIZATION

CAN A COMMAND HOOK HELP YOU ORGANIZE YOUR HOME?My daughter recently moved into her first apartment with her fiance and step-daughter. She is the type of person who needs to have artwork and familiar

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ARE YOU READY TO GET ORGANIZED?

   IT’S TIME TO THROW IT AWAY!One easy way to declutter is to throw away ALL of the items you don’t need, aren’t using, won’t fit into, have expired, etc. We all

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Say Hello to Viva Magenta!

Twenty-three years ago the Pantone Color Institute created an educational program for the design community and color enthusiasts around the world. They wanted a way to create a conversation around

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WELCOME TO GET ORGANIZED MONTH!

IT’S GET ORGANIZED MONTH!January always brings with it the desire to start fresh. Be it your health, relationship, financial, getting organized, etc. I’m sure this is why someone decided

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Where Should You Go To See The Christmas Lights In Portland?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and one of my favorite things to do, like it is for many of you, is t go around and look at all the different Christmas light displays.  So I

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Time to take care of those December Home Maintenance items.

December is here and I know that you are getting ready for the holidays, however there are still some home maintenance items that you'll want to check off your list.Prepare for all the new gifts you

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It's Time to Get A Christmas Tree!

For many it's tradition to head out to a local Christmas tree farm and cut down your Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving.  If you're like me, it isn't until after Thanksgiving before

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Types of flooring - Carpet vs. laminate vs. hardwood vs. tile

As we move into the winter months, you might be looking at your flooring and realize it's time for an update. You've done your research and have narrowed it down to tile vs. laminate. But you&rsquo

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The Average Age of a First-time Home Buyer is at an all Time High.

Are you at a place in life where you feel like you should have purchased your first home already?  You may not be alone.  According to the National Association of Realtors the average age

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NATIONAL AUTHOR DAY IS NOVEMBER 1ST!

National Author Day is November 1st and I’ve been reminiscing on the stories of one of my favorite authors who also happens to have been born in McMinnville, Oregon, however lived in the small

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So You Want to Leave A Gift for Your Homes New Owners....

Selling your home is an emotional process.  You decide to put it on the market, you accept an offer, make it through the inspection and appraisal periods when you realize you're about to leave

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As A Buyer How Do Contract Contingencies Protect Me?

If you’ve ever thought about this question you are not alone.  It’s one of the first questions I get asked when I meet with potential buyers, and I completely understand. 

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Kitchens & Baths May Sell Your Home, but Are They The Biggest Bang for Your Buck?

You’ve heard the saying “Kitchens & bathrooms sell a home”, and if we’re being honest they do because they are the spaces that we spend a lot of time in when you consider

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Are we really talking about 2023 design trends?

You may not be ready for it however, 2023 is just three and a half months away.  Which also means there are some new home decor trends to talk about, and some of these may delight you while

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It's Almost Time to Visit the Pumpkin Patch!

While I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer, I can feel the cool, crisp fall air during my morning walks.  It makes me realize that before too long, it will be time to head out to one of the

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Are you looking for a place to play disc golf?

Over the weeks, I’ve been blogging about some amazing parks and trails in the Hillsboro, Oregon area.  I love that each of these parks/trails offers something different, and Orchard

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A special place

Are you looking for an extraordinary park?  If you answered yes, then be prepared to fall in love with Griffin Oaks Park's eight-acre park.!  The park features the following amazing

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Get Ready to Explore at Jackson Bottom Wetlands

Kingfisher Marsh and Pintail Pond Loop are a part of the 635-acre Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve.  The 1.5-mile trail is extremely popular for birdwatchers, trail runners, and,

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One mile and 20 mins at Rood Bridge Park

There are times in life when you need to take a break in nature but don’t have much time to do so.  If you find yourself in this position, then the one-mile Rood Bridge Loop, which takes

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Say Hello to Rock Creek Trail!

Rock Creek Trail is a part of the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation and the Tualatin Hills Parks & Rec District.  Today I am focusing on the Hillsboro portion of the trail that goes from

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Welcome to Trail Tuesday!

Oregon is known for its amazing outdoor adventures, and for the outdoor lover, the Portland Metro Tri-Counties area can be a dream come true thanks to all of the hiking trails. From beginner to more

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