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Greetings from Jennifer Ross -  Realtor
 
FlowersMy Favorite Farmers Market!
Each Wednesday I look forward to the Ocean Beach Farmer's Market from 4pm to 8pm on Newport Avenue.   When my kids were little, they loved riding the llamas down Newport to the ocean - they each touted "frequent llama rider cards"!
 
The market has inexpensive fresh flowers, fruit, and vegetables.  You can find local art, photography and jewelry that's one of a kind, and at bargain prices!  I love the homemade tamales sold in front of "Ortega's".  My favorite flower stand has lots of fresh lilies and is located on the west side of the street.
 
I usually end my night with a walk to the end of Newport to watch the sunset over the longest pier on the west coast.  In my opinion, " O.B."  is the most fun people watching place you can experience!
Mother's Day Trivia 
  • Mother's Day was founded in 1914 as an official American holiday
  • Mother's Day is listed as one of the official days to fly the American flag on government buildings
  • Mother's Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May
  • Sarah Roosevelt was the first presidential mother to vote for her son
  • Over 122 million phone calls are made to mothers on Mother's Day each year
  • 11 percent of people never call their mother
  • Mother's Day is the third biggest greeting card sending holiday of the year, after Christmas and Valentine's Day.
 

 

 
7 Hot Home Ideas  
 
People today seek to personalize, economize, and make the most of their space-inside and out.  Some of these 12 home-furnishings trends will inevitably fizzle, while others will become mainstays of the home, but for now they are attracting lots of industry and consumer buzz. Here's a rundown:
 
Induction cooking
Why trendworthy: Thirty percent more efficient than gas or electric.
Cropping up in more and more homes, induction cooking uses a power coil to produce a high-frequency electromagnetic field that heats only the contents of a magnetic pan, leaving the surrounding surface cooler to the touch. By maintaining a precise temperature, it immediately stops heat generation when the cook element is turned off or cookware is removed, and it doesn't produce an open flame that heats up a kitchen.  One downside: Special cookware must be used.
 
Environmentally friendly cabinetry
Why trendworthy: Popular with green movement.
With sustainable products continuing to draw fans, more kitchen and bathroom cabinets are expected to be fabricated from green materials. But it's not materials alone that make consumers pick one line over another - where materials come from, how cabinets are manufactured, and whether they're finished without pollutants will be more important. 
 
Energy-sipping refrigerators
Why trendworthy: Pares the electricity consumption of a standard guzzler.
Future refrigerators will be better insulated to improve energy efficiency. The challenge is to add insulation without reducing interior space.  Also on the horizon: New interior lighting that's more energy-efficient and that better illuminates dark corners without distorting the look of the food, which is common with the blue hue cast by LED lighting.
 
Integrated stone composite sinks
Why trendworthy: They blend seamlessly into a countertop for a cleaner look, plus they're more durable and easier to clean.
Stainless steel sinks are still common, but stone composite designs built into a countertop are coming on strong. The prime motivator is growing consumer demand for easier to clean, more durable surfaces that don't scratch or stain.
 
Condo home offices
Why trendworthy: To help home owners maximize small spaces-and obtain a tax deduction.
Owners of single-family homes have long been able to convert a bedroom, den, or basement to an office, but down the road more condo buyers and apartment renters will find homes with small, dedicated spaces for business use.
 
Dual-flush, environmentally efficient toilets, plus more healthful designs
Why trendworthy: Greater recognition that liquid and solid waste have different flush requirements.
Though widely available abroad, dual-flush toilets-with separate mechanisms to handle liquid or solid waste-are gaining attention.  The main challenge isn't convincing home owners to buy the models, but getting them to remember to use the right button.
 
3-D HDTV
Why trendworthy: Images are becoming more lifelike.
HDTVs display a beautiful picture, but they can't offer a 3-D presentation like your local IMAX movie theater does. The reason: True high-definition 3-D in the home currently lacks a standard and is still too expensive for most consumers. That should change, in part because electronics manufacturers are developing a standard format. When that happens, prices should drop.
 
Exerpt from RealtorMag
Famous Quotes 
 
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant... and let the air out of the tires.
Dorothy Parker
 
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
Tenneva Jordan
 
God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers.
Jewish Proverb 
 
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.
Mildred B. Vermont
As always, feel free to give me a call 800-913-7677 with your real estate needs.  I appreciate your referrals. 
 
Happy Mother's Day! 
 
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Acedemic Earth 

Jennifer Ross

 
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Over 21 years in
Real Estate sales
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