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Robson Resales Real Estate Update November 2019

Lemon Energy Bites

Looking for a healthy snack with minimal ingredients that will keep you energized all day long? Try these lemon pie energy bites!

SOURCE: https://iheartvegetables.com/lemon-pie-energy-bites-recipe/


  • 1⁄2 cup cashews
  • 1⁄2 cup almonds
  • 1⁄2 cup dates
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt (optional if nuts are unsalted)
  • Almond flour or unsweetened shredded coconut, for rolling (optional)


  1. Put the cashews, almonds, and dates in a blender or food processor and blend for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the lemon juice and vanilla, and continue to blend until incorporated. You may need to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.
  3. Carefully transfer the mixture to a piece of parchment paper. Separate the mixture into rounded tablespoons and roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. If they’re sticky, you can roll them in almond flour or shredded coconut.
  5. Store the bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Breathe 5-2-7

  • Inhale, count to five
  • Hold breath after inhaling, count to two
  • Exhale, count to seven
  • Repeat.

Before making a big decision about your home purchase try this breathing technique that is proven to help prevent stress and improve decision making success.

If you need a realtor who can make real estate decisions easier without breathing techniques just call me!

Carolyn Thomas, Realtor

SOURCE: https://www.inc.com/mithu-storoni/this-2-minute-breathing-exercise-can-help-you-make-better-decisions-according-to-a-new-study.html

DIY Floral Wall

“When we think of flower walls our minds are drawn to Kim Kardashian West‘s wedding and the fancy, champagne-fuelled events we seen in the papers. The backdrop of choice for the rich isn’t something you’d expect to see in a home, but one woman has proved it’s possible to recreate – for just a fraction of the price.”

SOURCE: https://www.tyla.com/life/home-flower-wall-budget-design-cheap-ideas-inspiration-hobbycraft-amazon-20190903

Credit: Colette Pringle

Four Places to Shop and Save on Black Friday

Updated Oct 12, 2019

The countdown to Thanksgiving begins right after Halloween. While some folks crave turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie, others salivate thinking about shopping after the big feast. The biggest shopping day of the year, known as ” Black Friday” is a time when retailers offer steep price cuts on electronics, apparel, kitchenware, and toys.

As you’re inundated with an avalanche of Black Friday commercials, catalogs, and coupons, it can be tough to determine which stores will have the competitive offers.

1. Macy’s

Macy’s is practically synonymous with Thanksgiving, thanks to its Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, along with its legendary doorbusters. Macy’s 40-page 2018 Black Friday circular had 950-thread-count sheet sets for $29.99, men’s sport and suit coats for $99.99, and $14.99 pajama sets. The 2019 Black Friday circular is anticipated to run the first week of November.

2. J.C. Penney Corp., Inc.

As you devise your shopping strategy, JCPenney (the branded store name) may not be the first store on your itinerary⁠—but maybe it should be. From clothing and jewelry to home furnishings and cookware, this national retailer serves up some of the best deals and steals on Thanksgiving.

JCPenney tied Kohl’s for the top spot on WalletHub’s Best Stores for Black
Friday in 2018, with an average discount of 65.1%. And 2019 looks to be another year of significant savings. While the retailer's 28-page circular for Black Friday isn’t out yet, big savings are in store for customers.

3. Target

Whether you’re looking for deals on toys, clothing, electronics, furniture,
entertainment, or office supplies, you can’t go wrong with Target.
WalletHub reported that Target offered an average Black Friday discount of
34.8% in 2018.

This one-stop-shopping destination ramps up holiday savings well before
Thanksgiving. To sweeten the deal, Target also offers a price match policy in
stores and online

4. Kohl’s

Although sometimes overlooked, this specialty department store offers significant deals during Thanksgiving weekend. In 2018, Kohl’s shoppers enjoyed an average Black Friday discount of 60.8%.
The retailer advertised deep discounts on everything from jewelry, apparel, and kitchenware to game consoles and toys in its 2018 Black Friday circular. Plus, the leaflet contained a coupon for 15% off your entire in-store or online purchase, except for some of the higher-end brands. The 2019 Black Friday ads should be out towards the end of October.

The Bottom Line

In the days directly before and after the Thanksgiving holiday, hundreds of
retailers advertise rock-bottom prices and out-of-this-world deals. If recent history is any indicator, however, you’ll probably get the biggest bang for your Black Friday buck at these popular four retailers.

Robson Resales Relistate Statistics from October 2019

Please call or email me if you have any questions that I can help answer about these stats.

Carolyn Thomas, Realtor

Hardest house plants to kill.

  1. Asparagus fern
  2. Spider plant
  3. Heart leaf philodendron
  4. Dracaena

I can get you a dream house. Then you can fill it with these hard to kill house plants. Contact me so that we can get started on finding your next home! – Carolyn Thomas, Realtor

SOURCE: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-home/easy-houseplants/

Habits that zap brainpower.

Here are the four habits that are probably lessening your cognitive function.

SOURCE and full article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90372808/these-4-harmless-habits-are-sapping-your-brain-power


Most of us like to know what’s going on in the world. Once upon a time, we’d wait for the evening news or the next day’s headlines in the morning newspaper. However, now we can access breaking news anywhere and anytime from our phones. This setup has conditioned us to check in all the time to find out what’s happening and remind us to stay informed.


Toxic comparison is a habit that’s as old as time. Sure, social media has given us more raw materials to compare to, but there’s nothing new about the urge to compare. As humans, we’re hardwired to compare ourselves to others in our group; to benchmark our successes and failures against others. It’s an evolutionary hangover from times when we lived in tribes and understanding our place in the social order was key to survival.


The phrase “comfort eating” conjures an image of one consuming a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in their pajamas. But comfort eating can also be triggered by boredom: it’s something to do when we’re idle. Eating can also be a self-soothing activity. For some people, food is a coping mechanism for stress or anxiety.


When you’re trying to juggle what seems like a million responsibilities, multitasking might seem like a necessary evil. But research shows that when we multitask, our brains suffer. Each time we try and batch unrelated tasks together, we tax our brain and use up energy in the transition. The more complex the tasks we are switching between, the higher the cognitive cost.

Quotes that challenge you to do more for our environment.

Get inspired to ask the question ‘What else can I do?’ with these 9 quotes on what it really means to be a steward of the environment.

1. “We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.”

― Paul Newman

2. “We need to defend the interests of those whom we’ve never met and never will.”

― Jeffrey D. Sachs

3. “The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible.”

― Edward O. Wilson

4. “Every profession bears the responsibility to understand the circumstances that enable its existence.”

― Robert Gutman

5. “We should have high importance and have a sense of urgency to do our part in being excellent stewards of our environment.”

― Janna Cachola

6. “…despite myriad differences in beliefs and value systems, people have the capacity to acknowledge that the one constant across the board is the Earth. Her health is our health. Her life is our life.”

― Heidi Barr

7. “…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”

― Wendell Berry

8. “The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.”

― Vera Nazarian

9. “The rule of no realm is mine, neither of Gondor nor any other, great or small. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail of my task, though Gondor should perish, if anything passes through this night that can still grow fair or bear fruit and flower again in days to come. For I also am a steward. Did you not know?”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

Start your new positive habit of practicing self-accountability for improving the environment by asking yourself every day, “What else can I do?”

ARTICLE SOURCE and full article: https://www.inc.com/partners-in-leadership/9-quotes-that-challenge-us-do-more-for-our-environment.html

Robson Resales September Relistate Stats 2019

Have any Questions about the Robson Resales Real Estate Stats for this month? I’m the one to ask. I’ll get back to you in a timely manner.

Thanks, Carolyn Thomas