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Phew ok, you're still reading, I was nervous I lost you there for a second. If you know a Baltimore teacher, or a City school that particularly deserves appreciation, comment with their handle or school name below. Super simple.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Well guess what!? I am sponsoring a handful of these coffee stations this year, but, when they asked which schools I wanted I had NO CLUE! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So tag them! Who needs a little coffee love and a high-five from your girl? Just to sweeten the pot, I am going to give away coffee to one of YOU just for participating in the comments and helping me pick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have a big crush on this front porch, chipping paint and all 😍 Long book reading sessions with infinite glasses of lemonade, waving to the neighbors walking downstairs to the beach. Better yet, late night book reading with a nice red wine listening to the katydids sing ✨

Who would have thought there was a historic farmhouse in the heart of Arnold, in a water access community no less🏡

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Category is: ‘Love Where You Live’

Accessible in under 3 hours from two US cities, this shore line offers family friendly staycations where you can launch your kayaks from a campsite, enjoy a private beach and bask in the glow of endless sunsets.

What is, ‘Eastern Shore Maryland’?

My new favorite place to explore. Just adding it to the ever-growing list of why Maryland is the best place to call home 🏡

*Also, I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I’ve got the best partner in the entire world, Mr. Galvez, you’re a 10 out of 10 😘

#lovewhereyoulive #marylandliving #marylandsummer #dmvnetwork #staycation #easternshoremd #mdcamping
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Officially. Halfway. Through. 2021. 😮 today I picked a lock with a mini lego sword and I feel as if I may have officially peaked. But also, I was on an appointment the other night and just so happened to drive by one of my listing signs on a busy road and something about it just moved me to tears. I felt like I was really ‘living the dream’. I didn’t mean to see it, it just caught my eye and it was the delayed response realizing it was mine that knocked the wind out of me.

The first week of July is one of my favorite weeks of the year: it’s the Half + Half moment. I check in with how I’m doing with goals most objectively but MORE importantly ↪️ headspace. How am I doing?

Approach yourself with grace, sweeten up that coffee with a little half-and-half it’s OK if goals you set Jan. simply don’t make sense for the kind of life you wanna live anymore.

Be so so proud of you. You’ve likely been running 1,000 mph and I think the very fact you’re are here and breathing deeply is amazing enough. Anything else you do are sprinkles on top.

And … it’s also OK if you have met your goal for the year. Set another one, make it something fun, that lights you up! Only 6 month left.

Alright here is where you participate… Tell me something good!

🥳Have you been pleasantly surprised this year?
🤓What has worked for you?
🤗What is something amazing you have planned?
🤯Have you tried something new and scary and it turned out better than you thought?
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Ice Cream stop #✌🏻 on the Wander Ice Cream Tour of Maryland (still workshopping the name) = Jimmie Cone in Damascus! Where should we go next!?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Two locations since 1962, Jimmie Cone has been servin' it up. We love a twist, we love a topping, we love a dive off of a busy road for good street/people watching. This spot came highly recommended and the product did not 👏 disappoint 👏 no frills. Perfection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Real talk: we were sweating our tooshies off...well I was, because I had to bring these two to a showing 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫which -when the stars are aligned perfectly and Jupiter sits in the house of Venus on the third Thursday of the month- ish gets real. Wow were they crazy. So yea, ice cream it is, I have no more 'no' in me. We are all just doing are best, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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They are worrrrrrrking it in Damascus hon #marylandlocal #baltimorecoffee #baltimorelocal #food #foodblog #supportlocalbusiness #communityovercompetition #maryland #supportsmall #baltimorefood @thebmorecreatives #thebmorecreatives
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Yesterday I walked past this piece on the wall of @kobacafe_coffee I meant to buy it and then got distracted by my cappuccino order. It nagged at me, this photo has a lot of meaning to me that for now I will keep private, but, all you need to know is that it made me feel comforted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Often I measure a place by the art I experience; Maryland is a place that never ever ever falls short, that is how communities are brought to life, animated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Who are YOUR favorite local artists, or are you an artist ➡️ drop a handle in the comments and I’ll give a follow and together we can all buy their art 👇 ready go! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also shout out to @suzkashnow for looking up and seeing something in the space, taking the photo, framing it, collaborating with a local cafe- you brought me something I didn’t know I absolutely needed.

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‘Abracadabra make me a unicorn’ - my daughter 🪄 somewhere along the line I told my kids that sparklers are magic wands if they truly believe and somewhere along the line the kiddos reassured me that magic is truly real 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Maryland, Summer looks really good on you this year and we started the Season off right at Jane’s Island State Park. Full blog post coming soon ➡️ it involves a lot of sunshine, salt air & a private beach accessible only by kayak. 📍just 2.5 hours from Central MD ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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WHAT IS AND WHAT CAN BE - @secondchanceinc is my newest wander on the blog, click that link in bio to see all the excitement ✌️ Before you waste money on Prime Day housewares giving Bezos way more than he needs, check out local rockstars like these folks. Maybe you wanted a church pew for your basement or have been looking for that perfect Ostrowski's Deli sign to hang in your kitchen; it's all here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sometimes you find something that is inherently good and you gladly support because of that alone. @secondchanceinc is that thing and I support it! It also helps that I had a total blast during my recent visit and was compelled to share.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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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July 19, 2021

Federal Hill

Baltimore

A community of 1800’s era brick row homes, Federal Hill sits on a peninsula surrounded by her friends: Riverside, Otterbein and the little sister down the Street, Locust Point. I ......

June 18, 2021

Second Chance Inc.

Uncategorized

Wowza, this blog has been a long time coming. I couldn’t possibly be more excited to share this glorious space with you. It is a local wander within a wander ......

February 22, 2021

Su&Lou

Baltimore, Community

If you love Baltimore, interior design, coffee shops, effortless style or just plain being inspired, you probably already know about Su & Lou. It’s not news to us that they ......

December 3, 2020

Smalltimore Homes

Baltimore

It is getting COLD outside, right!? Like many of you, it is painful to walk from the car into the grocery store. The sad realization is that thousands of people ......

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🚨 PAUSE ✋🏻 before you keep scrolling, I need your help to pick a few deserving teachers in Baltimore. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Phew ok, you're still reading, I was nervous I lost you there for a second. If you know a Baltimore teacher, or a City school that particularly deserves appreciation, comment with their handle or school name below. Super simple.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here is the brief background: @vagrantcoffee launched an initiative 'FUEL KNOWLEDGE' to show support to Baltimore City teachers; bringing them a coffee house experience, a quick pause during their daily superhero work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Well guess what!? I am sponsoring a handful of these coffee stations this year, but, when they asked which schools I wanted I had NO CLUE! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So tag them! Who needs a little coffee love and a high-five from your girl? Just to sweeten the pot, I am going to give away coffee to one of YOU just for participating in the comments and helping me pick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also, also, If you know a business that would like to participate in this initiative, send them over to @vagrantcoffee, there are 166 schools in this City and they all deserve this experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#backtoschool2021 #baltimorecityschools #coffeeshop #baltimorecoffee #supportlocal #supportsmall #dogoodwork
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I have a big crush on this front porch, chipping paint and all 😍 Long book reading sessions with infinite glasses of lemonade, waving to the neighbors walking downstairs to the beach. Better yet, late night book reading with a nice red wine listening to the katydids sing ✨

Who would have thought there was a historic farmhouse in the heart of Arnold, in a water access community no less🏡

#househuntingmaryland #lovemaryland #livemaryland #historichome #arnoldmd #dmvnetwork #lovewhereyoulive #visitmaryland
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Category is: ‘Love Where You Live’

Accessible in under 3 hours from two US cities, this shore line offers family friendly staycations where you can launch your kayaks from a campsite, enjoy a private beach and bask in the glow of endless sunsets.

What is, ‘Eastern Shore Maryland’?

My new favorite place to explore. Just adding it to the ever-growing list of why Maryland is the best place to call home 🏡

*Also, I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I’ve got the best partner in the entire world, Mr. Galvez, you’re a 10 out of 10 😘

#lovewhereyoulive #marylandliving #marylandsummer #dmvnetwork #staycation #easternshoremd #mdcamping
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Officially. Halfway. Through. 2021. 😮 today I picked a lock with a mini lego sword and I feel as if I may have officially peaked. But also, I was on an appointment the other night and just so happened to drive by one of my listing signs on a busy road and something about it just moved me to tears. I felt like I was really ‘living the dream’. I didn’t mean to see it, it just caught my eye and it was the delayed response realizing it was mine that knocked the wind out of me.

The first week of July is one of my favorite weeks of the year: it’s the Half + Half moment. I check in with how I’m doing with goals most objectively but MORE importantly ↪️ headspace. How am I doing?

Approach yourself with grace, sweeten up that coffee with a little half-and-half it’s OK if goals you set Jan. simply don’t make sense for the kind of life you wanna live anymore.

Be so so proud of you. You’ve likely been running 1,000 mph and I think the very fact you’re are here and breathing deeply is amazing enough. Anything else you do are sprinkles on top.

And … it’s also OK if you have met your goal for the year. Set another one, make it something fun, that lights you up! Only 6 month left.

Alright here is where you participate… Tell me something good!

🥳Have you been pleasantly surprised this year?
🤓What has worked for you?
🤗What is something amazing you have planned?
🤯Have you tried something new and scary and it turned out better than you thought?
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Ice Cream stop #✌🏻 on the Wander Ice Cream Tour of Maryland (still workshopping the name) = Jimmie Cone in Damascus! Where should we go next!?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Two locations since 1962, Jimmie Cone has been servin' it up. We love a twist, we love a topping, we love a dive off of a busy road for good street/people watching. This spot came highly recommended and the product did not 👏 disappoint 👏 no frills. Perfection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Real talk: we were sweating our tooshies off...well I was, because I had to bring these two to a showing 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫which -when the stars are aligned perfectly and Jupiter sits in the house of Venus on the third Thursday of the month- ish gets real. Wow were they crazy. So yea, ice cream it is, I have no more 'no' in me. We are all just doing are best, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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They are worrrrrrrking it in Damascus hon #marylandlocal #baltimorecoffee #baltimorelocal #food #foodblog #supportlocalbusiness #communityovercompetition #maryland #supportsmall #baltimorefood @thebmorecreatives #thebmorecreatives
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Yesterday I walked past this piece on the wall of @kobacafe_coffee I meant to buy it and then got distracted by my cappuccino order. It nagged at me, this photo has a lot of meaning to me that for now I will keep private, but, all you need to know is that it made me feel comforted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also shout out to @suzkashnow for looking up and seeing something in the space, taking the photo, framing it, collaborating with a local cafe- you brought me something I didn’t know I absolutely needed.

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‘Abracadabra make me a unicorn’ - my daughter 🪄 somewhere along the line I told my kids that sparklers are magic wands if they truly believe and somewhere along the line the kiddos reassured me that magic is truly real 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Maryland, Summer looks really good on you this year and we started the Season off right at Jane’s Island State Park. Full blog post coming soon ➡️ it involves a lot of sunshine, salt air & a private beach accessible only by kayak. 📍just 2.5 hours from Central MD ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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WHAT IS AND WHAT CAN BE - @secondchanceinc is my newest wander on the blog, click that link in bio to see all the excitement ✌️ Before you waste money on Prime Day housewares giving Bezos way more than he needs, check out local rockstars like these folks. Maybe you wanted a church pew for your basement or have been looking for that perfect Ostrowski's Deli sign to hang in your kitchen; it's all here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sometimes you find something that is inherently good and you gladly support because of that alone. @secondchanceinc is that thing and I support it! It also helps that I had a total blast during my recent visit and was compelled to share.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Their business model isn't singular: a consignment shop or a nonprofit for citizens of Baltimore in need or an organization helping the environment- it is all of it wrapped in a bow at their magical warehouse right on the outskirts Pigtown. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@Secondchanceinc , thanks you for what you're doing, what you've done and the space you've created. You are quintessential Baltimore and I adore you 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#supportlocal #supportsmall #marylandlocal #wheninmaryland #livemaryland #marylandliving #visitmaryland #marylandbusiness #shemeansbusiness #marylandbiz #mdcommunity #mdinfocus #mdbloggers #dmvnetwork #dmvbusiness @visitbaltimore @visitmaryland @livebaltimore #localnonprofit
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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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Guess that street 👀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#guessthatstreet👀 #wheninmaryland #roam #hometown @destinationmainstreet #maryland #annapolis #baltimore #lovewhereyoulive #househunting #femaleowned #supportlocal #thebmorecreatives #citystreets #mainstreetusa
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