Lets Sell It….

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This was our lil home

About 3 months ago it hit us, ITS TIME TO SELL OUR HOUSE! With the market going up and the fact that it is a seller’s market we said HEY, What the hell let’s see what happens if we put the house on the market. I have a friend Caroline (click here to see her link) who happens to be FANTASTIC real estate agent as well as my sons best friends mom! Her and I have become closer over the years, our boys have pretty much been best friends for what feels like ever but they are only 12! Anywho… we had her over to come and give us an appraisal on our home, which she had been to like a million times. So she throws out a number at us, $380,000!  Ok we can work with that. So we sign some papers on Monday and on the market it goes by Friday.

Now for any of you that have sold a home before it can get kind of stressful. Mind you I have a child,(Tween) 2 dogs, a cat and we both work full-time. But you have to be pretty much ready at all times, house needs to be pretty much spotless for when the phone rings and people want to see the house. Do you know how NOT easy that is! Before it was even officially on the market we had 3 people come look. OHHH yeah she is that good! Created quite a buzz for us. Well now Friday comes around and I get an email with the link to our house! WOW, that’s a surreal feeling.. like hmmmm we did it, now lets see if people actually want it!

OPEN HOUSE DAY! Get that apple pie in the oven on low to make the house smell ohhhhhh so good then, I pack up the car with the dogs, gates food bowls, the kids(cause we bring Jason’s Best Fiend whenever he’s available) and over to moms house we go for  a day at the pool(and for the dogs to get used to the new house we ill be in ). I keep getting updates as to what’s going on and it went really well! a few very interested. as well as an offer. Hmmmmm ok so people do like the house. Sunday rolls around and it was like the movie Groundhog Day.(lol).  Monday rolls around and I get a call that people want to see the house at 12 noon ish, UMMMM I WORK, but ok let’s do this, Tuesday another call (actually the Tuesday people now own it). Mind you I have to get the dogs out of the house for each one of these showing and either sit I the backyard or walk with them for an hour! It was also JULY! So it was HOT!

By Thursday we had 3 offers( GET THIS… ALL AT ASKING PRICE) WOW, we were like OK sooooo how do we choose? How do you choose? How do you tell 2 other couples No, I’m so sorry but we accepted an offer without wondering.. Will they take as good care of it as we did ? Will they love my neighbors like we did? It’s not easy but in the end we picked who we thought was the BEST couple who is expecting a baby!

Needless to say 1 month from listing the house to closing on the house I think is pretty good!

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Stay Tuned to hear about our Packing Adventures. A whole house in 1 week, and in a 10 x 10 storage unit????  Add a week vacation ( St.Thomas cause its the Caribbean and I needed to go!) in their cause you know we need to go on vacation before we even begin to pack up and entire house…and my husband decided we can do this just you and me  (probably was not the smartest idea, but … ehh, It’s all about the experiance…

Hello Again!

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Hello Again!  So it only took me 2 hours to figure out how to get my Blog all updated and shiny and all new again, LOL ! I wanted to get back on here and start blogging again because I like it and its fun! BUT, now its like after 10 pm and i have to be up in a few hours to get my butt to work…. Although I want to share so many cool things that have happened over the past 2 years.

So i hope you will join me on my journey to tell you about them, from another broken arm for lil man to actually selling our home for our new adventures in this Crazy Thing We Call Life!

Hello MY Lovies

OMG the craziness of my life has been nothing short of incredible!! I had one of the best summers I could have asked for in a really long time. Im sure you are saying, AWWWWWW good for you! Let me share with you.. It started off a lil rocky with my youngest starting the summer breaking his ARM..

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This was what I looked like when I saw his X-Ray

But it got better from there, I started Origami Owl (<click to get to my page), as well as Younique ,(<click to get to my page). We took a road trip to North Carolina, very good possibility we will be relocating in the near future and I just feel I have grown as a person.

This summer was my 40th year on this earth.. YUP..me Im 40! And I love it. Now earlier in the year as you guys know my oldest left for the NAVY, and I was a sad MOMMA, but I got to see him a few times through the months, SKYPE, and text and all that good stuff! Well what I did not know was this, my family was planning a surprise party for me and what my family did not know was my boy was planning a surprise visit! So needless to say on 7/12/14 I walked in to my family yelling surprise ….HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! OMG I was so happy and so surprised..

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So ya know I said my hellos and gave out hugs an kisses to everyone and figured, ahhhhhh how great would it have been if both of my boys would be here at the same time.  My absolutely most awesome husband says ok lets get some photos before it gets to late and we are all in the pool and drinks start flowing and the camera gets put away. At this point I was like WHATEVER you want me to do, this is so GREAT!!! we get all lined up and WELLLLL guess who comes walking out:

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It really was one of the best days of my life..as well as the best summers of well EVER!

A night with the DUCKS…I mean the Baseball team..

My youngest son loves sports, Base Ball, Soccer, Football he really is the all American kid! Sat night his elementary school was going to see the Long Island Ducks play and for $10.00 a ticket you really cant go wrong! There is not a bad seat in the stadium no matter where you sit. My husband, Jasons daddy happens to work there a few nights a week, he is part of the Emergency Service team, in case anybody happens to get hurt or catch a ball to the face, yes this happens more then you know! So my wonderful hubby goes to work and Jason and I wen to a quick dinner and then we meet him there for the 7:05 game. What a turn out they had..about 105 people just from our school were there! The place was packed. Popcorn in BIG hats, Cotton Candy( all I wanted the entire night was cotton Candy and the hubby came through for me..LOVE HIM) Cracker Jacks! So many people and kids and so much to do and see. The game was great, being with my best friend and her family was even better I could not have asked for a better night.  Check it out:

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YES THIS WAS FOR ME..LOLOLOLOLOL^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NO I DID NOT WANT TO SHARE, BUT I DID..

Sucess..My Origami Owl party was a success !!

What an incredibly fun night! Wine friends some old some new and shopping!! How could you go wrong. About 6 pm my friend and mentor Michelle came over and proceeded to turn my living room and dining room into a shopping spree it was so much fun to get to look a the bazillion charms she had and all the necklaces the coolest lockets, as well as earrings and bracelets. It did not take long before the buzz of people starting picking things up and trying things on and you could see how they were working things out in there heads..asking each other what do you think of this, do you like that, It was very cool. I am such a people person and to have all my friends here old and new to have my family as well as them made me feel very loved!

So by the end of the night I was told that I did it..I had earned my kit and my hostess exclusive and all I did was talk to people all night long have a few glasses of wine, ate a few snacks and well… you can’t get  any better then that. Check this out this is what I earned I LOVE IT

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So lets get your story started, give me a call and we will get you on your way!!

Please leave a comment with your email address and I will get back to you.

My Origami Owl Party is closing on Friday May 30th

What dose your story look like? Please feel free to come and take a look at my Jewelry Bar!! If you would like to host your own, Please let me know and we will get you started just like I did.  Just click on the link pick out a locket. some charms. and if you need a chain as well they are there!! Personalize it your way..

http://locketsbymichelled.origamiowl.com/parties/AndreaCella339788/collections.ashx

Follow me and see how I will be growing my business and join me as well.. Hope to see how your story starts!!!

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What a GREAT memorial day weekend

THE BLUE ANGELS..shall I say more??? OMG I had the pleasure of seeing them from my father in laws BOAT!! Yes I was in the water on the boat as the most massive and beautiful plains danced in the sky above us. It was such a really cool and a bit emotional for me, Why you are possibly wondering, well because my boy is in the NAVY, and i was just thinking of him as they flew by. Back flips, Front Flips, fly overs, stall outs smoke behind the planes….It was exhilarating.. 

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Photo Credit to AWPHOTO

After the show we decided that we were a lil on the cold side poss because it was like 60 on the water and very breezy so we took a quick ride home to put on some long pants and long sleeves and back out on the boat we went to do some fishing, it was such a wonderful day and guess what… lil man caught his first BIG fish..

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What a wonderful way to spend Memorial Day!