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The Front Porch View-March 2019

The Front Porch View March, 2019 ISSUE

Out With The Old, In With The New

As I was leaving home the other morning, the field was filled with robins. There must have been more than 100 robins in the air and on the ground. That to me means Spring is on the way. With Spring comes the promise of new beginnings.  It won’t be long before the tulips make their way into view. Old dead leaves will soon be under cover of green foliage and grass. It is nature’s way of saying “out with the old and in with the new” and I look forward to it every year, but more so this year, for many reasons.

 

As part of my Spring ritual, of course there is the usual deep cleaning of physical space that comes to mind. Cleaning and tidying up though, doesn’t apply to only our physical space. It might also be time for tidying up and purging in other areas of our lives as well. Whether it be organizing electronic files, cultivating and feeding relationships, or purging things we no longer need, I wish you the best in the most endearing Marie Kondo sort of way.

 

** Please note that our office hours changed effective March 1st. We are open from 9:00am-5:00pm.  We look forward to seeing you as usual, please stop in! **

As a reminder, we are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

(from BobVila.com)

Winter weather may still be in the air, but there’s no time like the present to prepare for Spring.

11 Things To Do Now for Your Best-Ever Backyard

 

There are mixed feelings about this time of year, check out the links below for ways to make it through.

Spring Forward With 10 Sleep Tips

Healthy Tips to Help Spring Forward

5 Tips to Maintaining Productivity When We Spring Forward

  

 

March 17, 2019

This month we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, take a look below for a few party ideas!

11 St. Patrick’s Day Desserts That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

15 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Games to Test Your Luck

20 Seriously Easy and Fun St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

  

 

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more.

Kid’s Book Making and Hot Cocoa Event-March 9th

Celtic Canter 5k & Downtown Irish Celebration-March 9th

Barleyjuice-Celtic Music & St. Patrick’s Day Celebration-March 15-16th

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival-March 16th

49th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet-March 22nd

Carroll County Farmer’s Market-March 23rd

2019 Carroll County Home Show-March 30th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2019. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Search for the Golden Egg-begins April 17th

Spring Carlisle-begins April 24th

Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale-begins May 12th

Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival-begins May 31st

Hometown Chili Cook Off & Custom Car Show-June 15th

Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg-July 20th

Fall Farm Skirmish-September 21st

Fall Carlisle-begins October 2nd

National Apple Harvest Festival-begins October 5th

Annual Harvest Day and Parade-October 26th

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies-November 23rd

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-begins December 6th

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The Front Porch View-February 2019

The Front Porch View February, 2019 ISSUE

Happy Birthday Brook-Owen

This month Brook-Owen Real Estate celebrates our 2nd year and we want to CELEBRATE with YOU, our trusted clients, family and friends. Why? Because YOU make US possible. I hope you all received the email invitation for Casino Night on March 1st from 7 – 10PM at our office. (Relax Uncle Sam, we won’t really be gambling (well… we will… but with play money…and we are donating the monopoly bills – capiche?)

Please, R.S.V.P YES! We are giving $100 (in monopoly bills) to everyone who walks through the door for bidding. Also, did I mention there will be food and mocktails?  You must come, it’s a win-win and I can’t wait to see you.

 

** Please note that our office hours will be changing effective March 1st. We will be open from 9:00am-5:00pm.  We look forward to seeing you as usual, please stop in! **

As a reminder, we are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

(from BobVila.com)

Sometimes the chilly winter weather makes us feel stuck inside, but check out the link below for some ways to enjoy the outdoors again!

21 Ways to Enjoy Your Garden This Winter

 

 

Whether you already have a gift in mind, or will end up waiting until the last minute, the links below will help you make your gift that much more special.

26 Cute and Cleaver DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

30 Easy-To-Make DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

16 Edible Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Make Yourself

  

 

February 18, 2019

This month we celebrate our Presidents, both past and present, with Presidents Day on the 3rd Monday of this month. Take time for remembrance and celebration, and test your knowledge below with these surprising facts about our nation’s leaders.

Surprising Facts About Each U.S. President

 

 

 

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more.

Chocolate Crawl-February 8th

Gettysburg Times With This Ring Wedding Show-February 10th

Annual Gymboree Sweetheart Party-February 12th

Valentine’s Day Dinner-February 14th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2019. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Kid’s Book Making and Hot Cocoa Event-March 9th

49th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet-March 22nd

Search for the Golden Egg-begins April 17th

Spring Carlisle-begins April 24th

Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale-begins May 12th

Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival-begins May 31st

Hometown Chili Cook Off & Custom Car Show-June 15th

Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg-July 20th

Fall Farm Skirmish-September 21st

Fall Carlisle-begins October 2nd

National Apple Harvest Festival-begins October 5th

Annual Harvest Day and Parade-October 26th

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies-November 23rd

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-begins December 6th

 

 

 

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The Front Porch View-January 2019

The Front Porch View January, 2019 ISSUE

Accountability Counts

 

As I rang in 2019, rounding out another decade in this forever hectic and challenging life, I made ZERO New Year Resolutions! “Pie crust promises, easily made, easily broken” (credit Mary Poppins) aren’t for me this year.  I decided rather than make several empty promises to myself, I will identify the areas of my life that need work and choose willing and wise accountability partners to help me set goals and implement plans to achieve 2019 objectives. I’m still working on the list but rest assured it is a January priority for me. Understand, there won’t be just ONE accountability partner.  I aim to seek out willing family and friends who demonstrate the ability and practice disciplines needed to reach each of my 2019 objectives. I already have my first accountability partner in mind – she will see to it the list of objectives and partners is completed before the February newsletter goes to distribution. Some of you may have guessed who that is but I won’t be sharing names – we will identify her as Accountability Partner #1. Her role: Help keep me focused on the written plan – February 1 due date,  because… “You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down” (credit inc.com article below)

 

https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/this-is-way-you-need-to-write-down-your-goals-for-faster-success.html

 

** Please note that our office hours have changed for the Winter season. We will now be open from 8:00am-4:00pm.  We look forward to seeing you as usual, please stop in! **

As a reminder, we are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

 

(from BobVila.com)

As a new year begins there are always goals we strive to achieve both in and out of the home. Check out the link below for housekeeping tips that make reaching these goals a little easier.

10 Housekeeping Habits To Adopt In The New Year

 

 

 

It’s easy to start the New Year off with a bang, but sometimes harder to keep a positive mentality going throughout the year. Below are some tips to help you do just that.

20 Tips For A Positive New Year

Make 2019 Your Most Positive Year Yet

6 Tricks To Becoming A More Positive Thinker

 

 

 

Like I mentioned above, we’ve all been through it before, gearing up to stick to a New Year’s resolution only to slowly lose your motivation soon after. It’s time for a change. The links below are here to help us stay focused and accountable, and get out of the rut. Take a look below and let me know what works for you!

This is How to Increase The Odds of Reaching Your Goals by 95%

How To Know Whether You Need A Coach, Mastermind, or Accountability Partner

Forget Mentors, Find An Accountability Partner

 

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019

This month we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Take a look at the link below to see how you can, “Make it a Day ON, Not a Day Off!”.

MLK Day of Service

 

Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more.

Central Maryland Farm & Toy Show-January 19th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Gettysburg-January 21st

Master Gardner Grow It Eat It Class: Getting Started-January 22nd

Ice Dinner: Food and Wine Pairings-January 25th

Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum-January 25th

 

Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2019. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Chocolate Crawl-February 8th

Gettysburg Times With This Ring Wedding Show-February 10th

Kid’s Book Making and Hot Cocoa Event-March 9th

49th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet-March 22nd

Search for the Golden Egg-begins April 17th

Spring Carlisle-begins April 24th

Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale-begins May 12th

Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival-begins May 31st

Hometown Chili Cook Off & Custom Car Show-June 15th

Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg-July 20th

Fall Farm Skirmish-September 21st

Fall Carlisle-begins October 2nd

National Apple Harvest Festival-begins October 5th

Annual Harvest Day and Parade-October 26th

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies-November 23rd

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-begins December 6th

 

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