Prepare yourselves for my first righteously indignant post of 2015. In today’s mail, we received a bill from The Kroenke Group for $1,224.97 for “CAM and Insurance” adjustments.  And because our monthly Triple Net & Rent includes our portion for the insurance on the commercial… Read More
Bwahahaha

Bwahahaha

Late last week, I received an email reminder from our accountant about January sales tax.  She usually sends over a brief note before she sucks out an ungodly amount of… Read More

Intentionally Nice

Intentionally Nice

As we begin another new year, we set resolutions that are based on our hopes and dreams for our life and if you are like the rest of America, only… Read More

Lessons Learned From Exercise

Lessons Learned From Exercise

I had the privilege to get to know and work with Teresa Mee’s on her recent article “Joy in Movement” for Columbia Home magazine. I was so incredibly moved by… Read More

To Chalk Or Not

To Chalk Or Not

Is your house ready for the holidays? Well, mine is not! So, to get things moving in the right direction, I decided to update some old furniture with paint. A… Read More

Happiness…You Make the Choice!

Happiness…You Make the Choice!

Happiness is defined as: a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. When I read this, the word that… Read More

Girls Weekend

Girls Weekend

Two Generations All-Girl Weekend For the second year my best friend of 35 years, Gaylen Tips, and I joined with my daughter-in-law Sarah Symm, and her good friend Jennifer Weiman… Read More

Scooby Dooby Doo!

Scooby Dooby Doo!

Halloween.   At first glance, Halloween is a time of superstition. It’s a holiday steeped in the history of ancient pagan festivals. Halloween blurs the lines between life and death.… Read More

Reflections from the Class of 1969

By Columbia Home Blogger & Contributing Writer, Nellie Symm Gruender Reflections From the Class of 1969 Over the last weekend I had the opportunity to attend my 45th (gasp) High… Read More