Football Season And Real Estate

In my experience, once football season begins, we often see wives coming to Open Houses alone. Husbands seem to stay home and watch the games, especially if the 49ers or Raiders have a 1:00 p.m. time slot – right when most Open Houses are in session!

Traditionally, the spring home-buying season here in California kicks off the weekend after the Super Bowl; however, with the pandemic, most traditional timelines regarding real estate have been shattered. The past couple of years, buyers have been out in droves the weekend after New Year’s. But, again, you will often see a single woman out looking while hubby is on the couch glued to the TV.

It’s not a guarantee, but it seems to happen a lot more often than not during football season. Funny the effect a sporting event can have on something life-changing like the purchase of a new home! Here are some fun facts about football, from, of all places, an email I received from CUTCO:

Did you know that football was still relatively new in 1892? It stemmed from two sports – soccer and rugby. It wasn’t until a Yale undergraduate and medical student, Walter Camp, also known as the “Father of American Football,” decided to change the rules, creating a sport that would be cherished by millions.

When You Wish Upon A Star!

Photo by Thomas Minczeski, aka Photoman

December 21st was Winter Solstice, December 25th is Christmas and Hanukkah was December 10-18th. It is a season for celebration, reflection and gratitude no matter your faith or beliefs. And of all years, this season brings the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, also called the Christmas Star.

It is a time to reflect as we have changed this year, we work differently, we celebrate differently, and thus hopefully taken time to reflect on what is truly important. There is a silver lining and nuggets of kindness in this past year, so just maybe this Christmas Star will allow you to be grateful, embrace some of the good that has come of all this change, and celebrate the season your unique individual way!

Wishing you a beautiful Holiday! ~kristin

Inspiration Saturday: Words of Wisdom?

We have been given the gift of having our voices heard by voting, which has been hard-earned by women, people of color, and those at 18 who went of to war and originally did not have a say. Please exercise your right to vote in the elections!

What’s Cooking for the 4th?

I just took a long weekend to Reno to see some friends and my son. Time there is often spent having great dinners. I love to cook and it gives me an opportunity to try out some new recipes on my friends. This time I grabbed the Better Homes & Gardens magazine that was sitting in our office with a fabulous cherry cobbler on the front cover and made a couple of the cherry recipes from the July issue, just in time for the 4th!

July Issue … Cherries!

The Cherry Caprese Salad with Burrata on page 92 and it was a big hit and Barbs, my friend’s mother, is the best cook ever. She shared some good tips and helped a lot. I served it with marinated fresh shrimp courtesy of my neighbor from Osprey Seafood, where I can place an order and pick it up down the street, leaving my check in the box (he knows where I live) and served it with a mango jalapeƱo salsa. The next night I attempted the cobbler and it turned out amazing. The recipe asks to brown the butter and then freeze and grate it into the dough. I thought it was more work, but the brown butter makes the biscuit. Brown butter makes everything better!

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July spent with friends, family, and some wonderful food. (text or email me if you want the recipes)