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Milestone Top 5 - February Edition

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Get ready for Milestone's first Top 5 blog post! For the past month, we have been reaching out to all of our social media followers asking them to weigh in on a very important matter: What is everyone's favorite spot in Lexington to celebrate Valentine's Day? We asked, you answered, and now we're giving you the Milestone community's favorites!

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The Game to Play During the Big Game

Are you all ready for this year's Super Bowl? Are you a Broncos fan or will you be rooting for Carolina? We know that most of us will be attending fun Super Bowl parties on Sunday, and we have a feeling that you guys will be too! Here is a fun game called Football Pool that we always like to play during the big game. It brings the whole competition thing up a notch!

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The rules are as follows:

1. Assign one team to the columns and one to the rows. 

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The Taste of January

Are you needing a fun pick me up now that winter has set in on our Central Kentucky region? Well, we have it for you today! We have gathered a list of produce that taste better during the month of January than they do in any other month. Make it a fun afternoon activity to try all of these before their time has passed!

Meyer Lemon

Meyer lemon: Switch up your main squeeze and choose a Meyer variety over the run-of-the-mill lemon this month. Meyer lemons are smaller and a bit rounder than regular lemons, and they don’t taste as tangy.

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Gift Guide for the New Homeowner

Friends! Are you a last minute shopper like most of us around here? Do you have a friend or relative in your life that just bought a new home? The last thing your new homeowner friend needs is another bottle of champagne or bouquet a flowers. Honestly, they probably don't even know where their glasses or a vase are! We've compiled a group of gifts that we are loving right now and that are perfect to give to a new homeowner in this season of giving. Some of them are even from local businesses which is perfect for people new to Lexington!

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Unbridled Holiday Spirit

Get ready for an onslaught of holiday posts, ladies and gentlemen! Around here, we are so excited that holiday season is upon us. And who can blame us? With all of the amazing things going on in and around Lexington, it's almost impossible to not get excited. We've compiled a list of all of the best things to do in Lexington this holiday season, so check it out and get to celebrating!

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Southern Lights 

At the Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights at the Kentucky Horse Park is a sight that cannot be missed. There you can see horses of light "race" in front of a cheering crowd, clear a steeplechase fence,...

6 Ways to Use Cranberry Leftovers

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Around the Thanksgiving holiday, people post tons of recipes all over the place about how to use up that leftover turkey you have or stuffing or rolls. But what about the cranberries? They're delicious and, in our opinion, very underrated! Here are a few unique ideas on how to use up those extra cranberries!

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Gallery of Homes and Sales Center

Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday to help us celebrate our new Gallery of Homes and Sales Center in Georgetown. We kicked it all off with a beautiful ribbon cutting ceremony! Lisa Ball Cutting the Ribbon! Lisa Ball Cutting the Ribbon!   Look at at spread! Catering by Miss Stephanie's in Georgetown! Look at at spread! Catering by Miss Stephanie's in Georgetown! ...

Tips for a Healthy Fall

Fall - the leaves turn pretty, the weather gets colder, and all you want to do is bundle up. For many, this means your activity decreases too. Try to remember to stay active, but there are some other things you can do to keep yourself healthy this Fall!

pumpkin-01Think beyond the pies and the jack-o-lanterns! Pumpkins are great for other things too! They offer both Vitamin A and C in its pulp and the seeds are also packed with phytosterols, which helps lower cholesterol.

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Orchard Exploration

Today is the first day of fall which means it's officially apple picking season! We know that pumpkin seems to be the top runner in fall produce these days, but we think apples should get just as much spotlight too. Here in the Lexington area we not only have one great, local orchard -- we have two! Have you ever been to Evans Orchard or Boyds Orchard? They're both absolutely fantastic and so much fun!

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The Evans Orchard Farm Market opens in May with beautiful hanging baskets and fresh, homegrown strawberries within just a matter of days. Throughout the summer and fall, you’ll find our Farm Market & Gift Store packed with tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of...

Tailgating Season

Football season is upon us again. What's that you ask? Well, sometimes it's better known as Tailgating Season! Sometimes getting ready for a tailgate can be super overwhelming. There's so much to get together and so many people to coordinate between. With tailgating organization and planning ahead is key. The following are some great ideas to help you have the best tailgate ever. 1. Frozen Water Bottles Freeze bottles of water! By placing these frozen bottles of water in your cooler, they'll require less ice. Plus they'll be melted by the time the game is over, and they'll be refreshing for your throat after all that cheering! ...

Fallin' Into Fall

Does fall seem like a magical time of year to anyone else? It's a beautiful time of year where the outside world is brimming with the richest, warmest colors. Bringing those colors and feelings into your home could make it feel magical too. Here are some easy DIY ideas that you can do to prepare your home for fall!

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Painted Acorns This simple twist on something found in nature is so fun and simple!

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Say Goodbye to Summer with a Bang

We all know summer is sadly coming to an end, but we still have one big celebration weekend to enjoy before saying goodbye. If you're attending a blowout Labor Day party this coming weekend, here are 10 great recipe ideas that are surely to make you the star of the show. Watermelon Stars 1. Watermelon Stars If you have a star-shaped cookie cutter, then there's no reason you can't make this delicious appetizer. All you'll need is watermelon, blueberries, and cheese! Even the kids could help with this one.

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Lexington Burger Week

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Who doesn't love a good burger?! If you're a "must have meat!" kind of eater, then this week is for you. This week, July 6-July 12, Lexington is hosting their inaugural Burger Week!

There are 20 restaurants participating in Burger Week. Each participating restaurant will offer a unique and delicious take on a burger for only $5 each! These burgers cannot be found on their regular menu, so stop by this week to try out these one of a kind creation. Trust us, they're one of a kind & there is a burger...

Blue is the Hue

This spring feels like a fresh start, doesn't it?! Especially after the heavy dose of winter we had this year! Once the days get longer and the temperature rises it is always nice to refresh things around your house. Once you have handled all your spring cleaning, you can do so many things to refresh your home for spring. Updating your decor is one simple way to refresh your home. Yes, I did just use the word simple. It can be something as little as swapping in a new set of pillows or adding fresh flowers to a vase. If you're considering refreshing your home, you should consider the new 'it' hue. Blue. Any color of the shade goes, but one that seems to be trending more that others is the color navy.  Navy is a versatile, neutral color that  one can easily incorporate into their decor! You can mix and match so many prints and other colors with this neutral.

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips

The weather is finally getting warm here in Central Kentucky! The birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to peek up out of the ground, and you're probably starting to get the itch to clean off the winter doldrums and start fresh for the new season. Now is a great time to wipe away all the salt, dirt, and grime that winter left behind. Here are a few tips to get your Spring cleaning off on the right foot.

Keep, Donate or Toss

Spring cleaning is a great time to get rid of all the clutter that has been collecting since the holidays. Start a Keep, Donate and Toss pile. Anything you haven't worn or used in the last 6 months and...

Millennials Most-Wanted Room Is....

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but there's another room in the house that is attracting the eye of potential home buyers. According to a new study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, for Millenials, the most-wanted room in the house is a separate laundry room. Fifty-five percent said they wouldn’t buy a new home that didn’t have a separate laundry room. They also ranked storage as important, such as linen closets, a walk-in pantry, and garage storage. With the laundry room weighing  so heavily on people's minds, it may be a good time to rethink how your laundry room is set up. Could the layout be more functional? Could it use a face-lift with a fresh coat of paint, new windows, or cabinets? Look at the room through the eyes of a potential home buyer and see what works and what doesn't. Here's a few photos from Houzz.com to get your wheels turning about how you can revamp the look of your laundry room. Consider...

Put Your Dukes Up--It's Open House Time!

Be careful. You might get trampled at an Open House. Put Your Dukes UpEven as I type those words, it seems hard to imagine, but it's true! With the weather warming up and so few houses on the market, people wanting to buy are clamoring to see available houses for sale. The competition in today's housing market is suddenly fierce, so fierce that some are calling the cops. "We got shut down!!" laughed Catherine Luther, an agent with Channing Real Estate in the Boston area. "I've been in this business for 30 years, and it's never happened before." At a Saturday open house at her listing in suburban Belmont, she had over 100 people in 45 minutes, which blocked the street. Neighbors called...

Steve McKinley Joins the Team at Milestone Realty Consultants

Realtor Steve McKinley has decided to join our Lexington office of Milestone Realty Consultants!

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Steve McKinley, having over 30 years of successful sales experience, is a true people person. Steve has the ability to bring all parties to the table ready and willing to do business, while maintaining professionalism; never forgetting his clients’ needs. As Steve says "It's not just your home, it’s your headquarters and hideaway." Steve has experience with new home construction through his former company McKinley, Hodges and Wainscott, Inc, as well as first-hand knowledge of subdivision and land...

Traci Willis Joins Milestone Realty Consultants

We're pleased to welcome Realtor Traci Willis to our Lexington office!

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Buying, selling or leasing a home is an exciting, life changing experience. I work closely with each of my clients to ensure that this experience is a smooth one with as little interruption to them and their family as possible. Helping people is my passion! I worked in healthcare for 21 years before transitioning into real estate. While different in many ways, both industries share the same focus - working with individuals and their families to help them achieve their goals. I also offer significant management experience to streamline...

Preparing Your Floors For the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching and in no time, friends and family will be descending upon your home for yummy meals and holiday cheer. Get your floors ready for the increase in foot traffic with these quick fixes:

1. Save your floor cleaning for last.

There's a reason why people say "cleaning from top to bottom". Save the mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping for last, that way your floors are nice and clean before people start showing up.

2. Get creative with your coverings.

Place a festive door mat or carpet runner at the front door to absorb slush and snow. You'll be able to keep your freshly cleaned floors clean, as well as prevent slips or falls.

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