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Sometimes all it takes is a shift in mindset to take the 'everyday' [the mundane, the human tasks, the missing chic-fila-sauce from your order, the only-green-lights-the-whole-way-there when you are running late, taking the trash out] and turn it into magic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm in a constant refresh and reset button of this mindset work; but finding joy in that very effort itself. I don't ask you what you want to 'see more of on here' on purpose. This little corner of the 'gram has been -and always will be- my creative outlet. The Local Wander is how I make magic out of -my version of- everyday. So it might be market stats one day, why I love exploring local another day, the importance of equity in community another. I do want you to take away something though: THERE IS BEAUTY RIGHT HERE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD, you don't need to go somewhere else to be who you were meant to be or to have fun or to learn new things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Welcome to my headspace...also, when life gives you the option to take the slide...take the freakin' slide and giggle old friend!

PC 📸: @my_uncoiled_life on a listing from a few years back. Sorry, no slide homes in my inventory at the moment 💜

#househunting #home #findinghome #mdrealestate #maryland #lovemyjob #hgtv #househunters #supportlocal #femaleowned #marylandhomes #creativeeconomy #thebmorecreatives #baltimorehomes #annapolishomes #interiordesign #kitchenreno @visitbmore @visitmaryland @livebaltimore #homerenovation #marylandrenovation
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When was the last time you had the best morning ever? Was it planned, was it unexpected?

This morning I discovered a new place, had a delicious cappuccino, got major ish done and had fun conversations with total strangers- pure magic 🪄 best part, I get to do it a few more days this week!

@bigbeancoffeehouse had of course been recommended to me. But after dropping the kids off at summer camp, it just so happened to be the closest coffee shop- hallelujah for local ☕️.

Out back is this artsy little alleyway with ample seating that runs parallel to the b&a trail. So this placing was a buzzing hive of cyclists, runners and friends all making a pit stops (best people watching ever).

The folks that live here have a very special place at the big bean it’s obvious as an outsider observing. They walk to the alleyway order window with their pups, they are absolutely regulars, they cross paths within the community ✨ old Severna Park, I get why people want to live here 🏡

#localcoffeeshop #marylandcoffee #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #severnapark
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Idk, something about eating ice cream from the truck on my hatchback off a highway, under and awning strewn with fluorescent lights just says ‘fun’ to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thankfully, I was introduced to Cindy’s ice cream by a very proud Marylander and no longer have to search for the best soft serve and now you can stop searching too! No Instagram handle or website to follow, just google it and you’ll land in Elkridge-ish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Where are you getting good ice cream these days? Doesn’t have to be fancy, actually, the less fancy the better IMO. Thinking about starting a local wander ice cream trail around Maryland this summer- you in?
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First three people to guess exactly where I am in this photo get coffee on me. Spreading the love T☀️DAY because I get to meet with new buyers...in person... at a coffee shop... like I used tooooo 😭 my logo is a coffee ring, why? BC my real estate business runs like a boutique coffee shop: lots of smiles, we enjoy the slower pace, take in the moments of joy often overlooked, appreciate rich details, tailor the experience to the individual + have lots of dreamy conversations about home (and all that encompasses) and life goals. *It is also totally ok if you rock some Birkenstock’s house hunting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’re looking for a bulldog salesperson in a blazer- there are plenty out there, but I am not your girl, if you’re looking for a wander experience for a major life milestone, I am your girl. Advocate. That is the word I come back to over and over again when describing my business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Back to the coffee ||| pre-Covid, I started all of my home buying/selling journeys at a coffee shop to engage and set the tone for the fun we would soon embark on. I could cry tears of joy to finally offer that again. Ok I will cry tears of joy 🥺 and also give three of you coffee (must be a local coffee shop though, that’s the only rule) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#marylandlocal #baltimorecoffee #baltimorelocal #food #foodblog #supportlocalbusiness #communityovercompetition #maryland #supportsmall #baltimorefood #localcoffee #localcoffeeshops
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#guessthatstreet👀 #wheninmaryland #roam #hometown @destinationmainstreet #maryland #annapolis #baltimore #lovewhereyoulive #househunting #femaleowned #supportlocal #thebmorecreatives #citystreets #mainstreetusa
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Not my first, not my second but my THIRD visit to @willowoakfarm and I am finally sharing this little slice of Narnia with you. Don't be mad. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok, I have driven past this place about 1,239,750 times over the last 5 years of living in Anne Arundel county. Throughout the various seasons each year they offer all sorts of fun events (like holiday lights, farm stands etc). But my first visit here was for a different event: a fairy garden making birthday party for my super cool daughter's friend. Cut to the chase? Yes, you can host one here even if you aren't a five year old girl, they welcome ALL, I made sure to ask...for a friend of course. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I now own two rather large plants (Fig Tree and Snake Plant) sourced here and was quite pleased with the quality and instructions given to me by the specialist on staff. This place has it all and is the perfect spot for you to satisfy the indoor/outdoor plant itch while also supporting a small, locally owned business instead of getting your plants from ikea (yeaaaa I'm talking to you). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Back to the fairy garden party, details. They give you a kit and set you up in this magical little garden table with all of your friends and help you build the perfect potted fairy garden. Fairies, magic and fairy-berries included. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Next time you are heading down to Odenton, pop into Willow Oak to see it for yourself. Once you're done, drive down two more minutes on 170 and grab a cold beer with your fairy friends at @crookedcrabbeer and finish your day off at @hideawayodenton for some of the BEST BBQ around - see? life can be great and exciting just about anywhere with the right perspective.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#supportlocal #supportsmall #marylandlocal #wheninmaryland #livemaryland #marylandliving #visitmaryland #marylandbusiness #shemeansbusiness #marylandbiz #mdcommunity #mdinfocus #mdbloggers #dmvnetwork #dmvbusiness #plantgame #houseplants #localnursery
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Doing my best salsa dancer emoji because the inventory is starting to heat up also 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻- I know, I know, corny as hell but it's the only way I could tie in this fun photo from @cassidy_mr to real estate so sue me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Real talk. In my story, there is a fresh timeline ♨️ to finding your dream home (check it now or see it saved on my orange highlight 'tips + timelines'). If your offer is accepted today you’ll get the keys in June and pay your first mortgage August 1 ✔️ YOU SKIP YOUR FIRST MONTHS MORTGAGE PAYMENT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fast home buyer facts: interest rates are still low, inventory is opening up, you can still succeed as a buyer annnnd some listing agents are the worssssssst 🤫 (ok maybe not a fact but opinion based in fact, 7 out of 10 are gross) There are a lot of myths out there that I want to debunk- what are you hearing around town? Let's air out all of the laundry.
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Ok, I know I just said I wanted a farmhouse with a Mountain View, like last week, but really.... you can’t get a living room anywhere but Charm City hon ...

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Guess how old this house is.... closest guess gets coffee on meeeeee today! ...

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Sometimes all it takes is a shift in mindset to take the 'everyday' [the mundane, the human tasks, the missing chic-fila-sauce from your order, the only-green-lights-the-whole-way-there when you are running late, taking the trash out] and turn it into magic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm in a constant refresh and reset button of this mindset work; but finding joy in that very effort itself. I don't ask you what you want to 'see more of on here' on purpose. This little corner of the 'gram has been -and always will be- my creative outlet. The Local Wander is how I make magic out of -my version of- everyday. So it might be market stats one day, why I love exploring local another day, the importance of equity in community another. I do want you to take away something though: THERE IS BEAUTY RIGHT HERE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD, you don't need to go somewhere else to be who you were meant to be or to have fun or to learn new things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Welcome to my headspace...also, when life gives you the option to take the slide...take the freakin' slide and giggle old friend!

PC 📸: @my_uncoiled_life on a listing from a few years back. Sorry, no slide homes in my inventory at the moment 💜

#househunting #home #findinghome #mdrealestate #maryland #lovemyjob #hgtv #househunters #supportlocal #femaleowned #marylandhomes #creativeeconomy #thebmorecreatives #baltimorehomes #annapolishomes #interiordesign #kitchenreno @visitbmore @visitmaryland @livebaltimore #homerenovation #marylandrenovation
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When was the last time you had the best morning ever? Was it planned, was it unexpected?

This morning I discovered a new place, had a delicious cappuccino, got major ish done and had fun conversations with total strangers- pure magic 🪄 best part, I get to do it a few more days this week!

@bigbeancoffeehouse had of course been recommended to me. But after dropping the kids off at summer camp, it just so happened to be the closest coffee shop- hallelujah for local ☕️.

Out back is this artsy little alleyway with ample seating that runs parallel to the b&a trail. So this placing was a buzzing hive of cyclists, runners and friends all making a pit stops (best people watching ever).

The folks that live here have a very special place at the big bean it’s obvious as an outsider observing. They walk to the alleyway order window with their pups, they are absolutely regulars, they cross paths within the community ✨ old Severna Park, I get why people want to live here 🏡

#localcoffeeshop #marylandcoffee #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #severnapark
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Idk, something about eating ice cream from the truck on my hatchback off a highway, under and awning strewn with fluorescent lights just says ‘fun’ to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thankfully, I was introduced to Cindy’s ice cream by a very proud Marylander and no longer have to search for the best soft serve and now you can stop searching too! No Instagram handle or website to follow, just google it and you’ll land in Elkridge-ish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Where are you getting good ice cream these days? Doesn’t have to be fancy, actually, the less fancy the better IMO. Thinking about starting a local wander ice cream trail around Maryland this summer- you in?
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First three people to guess exactly where I am in this photo get coffee on me. Spreading the love T☀️DAY because I get to meet with new buyers...in person... at a coffee shop... like I used tooooo 😭 my logo is a coffee ring, why? BC my real estate business runs like a boutique coffee shop: lots of smiles, we enjoy the slower pace, take in the moments of joy often overlooked, appreciate rich details, tailor the experience to the individual + have lots of dreamy conversations about home (and all that encompasses) and life goals. *It is also totally ok if you rock some Birkenstock’s house hunting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’re looking for a bulldog salesperson in a blazer- there are plenty out there, but I am not your girl, if you’re looking for a wander experience for a major life milestone, I am your girl. Advocate. That is the word I come back to over and over again when describing my business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Back to the coffee ||| pre-Covid, I started all of my home buying/selling journeys at a coffee shop to engage and set the tone for the fun we would soon embark on. I could cry tears of joy to finally offer that again. Ok I will cry tears of joy 🥺 and also give three of you coffee (must be a local coffee shop though, that’s the only rule) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#marylandlocal #baltimorecoffee #baltimorelocal #food #foodblog #supportlocalbusiness #communityovercompetition #maryland #supportsmall #baltimorefood #localcoffee #localcoffeeshops
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#guessthatstreet👀 #wheninmaryland #roam #hometown @destinationmainstreet #maryland #annapolis #baltimore #lovewhereyoulive #househunting #femaleowned #supportlocal #thebmorecreatives #citystreets #mainstreetusa
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Not my first, not my second but my THIRD visit to @willowoakfarm and I am finally sharing this little slice of Narnia with you. Don't be mad. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok, I have driven past this place about 1,239,750 times over the last 5 years of living in Anne Arundel county. Throughout the various seasons each year they offer all sorts of fun events (like holiday lights, farm stands etc). But my first visit here was for a different event: a fairy garden making birthday party for my super cool daughter's friend. Cut to the chase? Yes, you can host one here even if you aren't a five year old girl, they welcome ALL, I made sure to ask...for a friend of course. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I now own two rather large plants (Fig Tree and Snake Plant) sourced here and was quite pleased with the quality and instructions given to me by the specialist on staff. This place has it all and is the perfect spot for you to satisfy the indoor/outdoor plant itch while also supporting a small, locally owned business instead of getting your plants from ikea (yeaaaa I'm talking to you). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Back to the fairy garden party, details. They give you a kit and set you up in this magical little garden table with all of your friends and help you build the perfect potted fairy garden. Fairies, magic and fairy-berries included. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Next time you are heading down to Odenton, pop into Willow Oak to see it for yourself. Once you're done, drive down two more minutes on 170 and grab a cold beer with your fairy friends at @crookedcrabbeer and finish your day off at @hideawayodenton for some of the BEST BBQ around - see? life can be great and exciting just about anywhere with the right perspective.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#supportlocal #supportsmall #marylandlocal #wheninmaryland #livemaryland #marylandliving #visitmaryland #marylandbusiness #shemeansbusiness #marylandbiz #mdcommunity #mdinfocus #mdbloggers #dmvnetwork #dmvbusiness #plantgame #houseplants #localnursery
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Doing my best salsa dancer emoji because the inventory is starting to heat up also 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻- I know, I know, corny as hell but it's the only way I could tie in this fun photo from @cassidy_mr to real estate so sue me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Real talk. In my story, there is a fresh timeline ♨️ to finding your dream home (check it now or see it saved on my orange highlight 'tips + timelines'). If your offer is accepted today you’ll get the keys in June and pay your first mortgage August 1 ✔️ YOU SKIP YOUR FIRST MONTHS MORTGAGE PAYMENT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fast home buyer facts: interest rates are still low, inventory is opening up, you can still succeed as a buyer annnnd some listing agents are the worssssssst 🤫 (ok maybe not a fact but opinion based in fact, 7 out of 10 are gross) There are a lot of myths out there that I want to debunk- what are you hearing around town? Let's air out all of the laundry.
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Ok, I know I just said I wanted a farmhouse with a Mountain View, like last week, but really.... you can’t get a living room anywhere but Charm City hon ...

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Guess how old this house is.... closest guess gets coffee on meeeeee today! ...

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🚫Do not: forget to wash your hands and wear a mask ✌🏻
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