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10 Patriotic Treats to Add Sparks to Your 4th of July

Independence Day is right around the corner, which means Fourth of July festivities across the country will be exploding with dazzling fireworks and roasting with wholesome barbecue. But if you’re looking to set your celebration apart as the best on the block, there’s no need to resort to buying the most expensive fireworks or having the most festive décor. You can look no further than serving some of these particularly patriotic treats to your party guests.

After all the hamburgers and hotdogs, anyone with even the slightest sweet tooth will come clamoring after these treats. Plus, they make the perfect poolside or firework-watching snacks.

Here are 10 of our favorite patriotic treats for the 4 of July (with linked recipes):

Layered Patriotic Punch

This punch is festive, refreshing and will pair perfectly with your 4th of...

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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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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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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Thank a Veteran Today

To all brave men and women who have served in our military and to their families who supported the cause of freedom – we sincerely thank you for your sacrifice.

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Happy July 4th!

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!July 4th 2014

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4 Ways to Spoil Yourself at Home this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a time where you can show your spouse, significant others, and family how much you love and appreciate them. But how often do you get to show yourself the love? Here are 4 ways you can spoil yourself at home this Valentine's Day. 4 Ways to Spoil Yourself at Home this Valentine's Day

Get Comfortable

Sometimes the best way to relax is to put on your comfiest pjs, light a fire in the fireplace, and snuggle up on the couch with a good book or your favorite movie. Turn your phone off, power off your laptop or tablet, and just enjoy some peace and quiet.     ...

Storing Your Christmas Decorations

The holidays are over, the buzz is dying down. It’s time to get organized and ready for the upcoming year. Now comes the daunting task of taking down your holiday decorations. While it may not be the most enjoyable thing to do, it is a necessary evil (you don’t want to be “that house” on your street that still has your Christmas lights up in March, do you?). Here are some tips for packing and storing holiday decorations that will make this yearly event less of a chore and more of a streamlined, simple affair.

Choose the Proper Containers

Depending on whether you’re storing your items in a closet, attic, or garage, you need to make sure you have the proper storage containers. Attics and garages have a wide variety of temperature fluctuations, so you want to make sure that your containers hold up to the changes in seasons. Consider using plastic totes which can withstand changes in moisture...

Resolutions vs. Goals

Welcome to 2013!

The new year is a time when many people make resolutions; promises to change or modify behaviors or actions to better their lives or situations. We all know the typical resolutions that people make: lose weight, quit smoking, eliminate stress, get organized, eat healthier, go to the gym, etc, etc, etc.

Unfortunately, we also know that most people fail to carry out their resolutions throughout the year. Anyone who has ever made and broken a New Year’s Resolution can appreciate the difficulty of behavior change. Making a lasting change in behavior is rarely a simple process, and usually involves a substantial commitment of time, effort and emotion.

I prefer to use the word goal instead of resolution around this time of the year. I feel like word "Resolution" is saying out loud that we want/do not want to do whereas the word "Goal" implies that a certain...

Out with the Old and In with the New!

As 2012 winds down and we look forward to 2013, we find that there is much to be thankful for in the real estate industry. 

The third and fourth quarter of 2012 finally gave us a glimpse of the “light at the end of the tunnel”--or so we hope. In his November statistical report, Mike Wheatley assured us all that we are in full blown recovery and believe me, he studies the numbers like an economist!!  If you study the chart for Milestone’s volume of closed sales comparing 2011 to 2012, you will see that the first half of the year was somewhat unstable but the second half was much stronger with higher month-over-month sales each and every time.  Analyzing our December closed sales to date and projected sales between today and the end of the year promises that we will finish strong!

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If You Can't Hang with the Big Dogs, Get Off the Porch - Holiday Blog Swap [infographic]

Enterprise Network Holiday Blog Swap

Today’s Real Estate Agent is more than just a home finder. With the constant changes in technology and the way consumers operate, it seems a Realtor must be a tech savvy, marketing and social media guru, with lightning fast turn-around time and constant community involvement, in order to keep clients happy. This is what makes them successful in the industry. More importantly, today’s Real Estate Agent cannot be stationary. When I use the word stationary, I mean it both literally and figuratively. The agent that avoids technology and constant growth is missing out on potential business - the same way that the agent without frequent interaction...

Happy Thanksgiving!

  From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! May the start of this holiday season be a great one!...

Thanksgiving Recipes

When you think of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Family and friends gathering together? Pretty decorations? For the majority of people, I would venture a guess that food would be on top of the list of holiday preparations!

With Thanksgiving only a week away, and Christmas following close behind, here are a few tried and true recipes you can make to bring to your holiday get-togethers that are sure to be hits!

A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey

Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without a turkey! This recipe from...

Happy Veteran's Day

We'd like to thank all of the service men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. We could not enjoy the freedoms we have today if it weren't for your sacrifices. Happy Veteran's Day! ...

Cleaning Your Fridge

Your refrigerator is one of the hardest working appliances in your home -- and one that often takes a beating. It's subject to spills, varied odors, and overcrowding, and it's the one appliance that never gets a rest. With the holidays right around the corner, and the mass amounts of foods and goodies that accompany them, why not take the time this weekend to clean out your fridge to make room for leftovers and extras from those holiday meals!

Task: Refrigerator Clean Out

Task Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty of Task: Easy

  1. Turn off your power at the circuit breaker before you clean your refrigerator. You want your drawers and...

Is your house Halloween ready?

Most Central Kentucky children will be lining the streets this Wednesday in search of the best candy on the block. Make sure your house is ready for the barrage of children with these quick last-minute tips!

1. Decorate your door. Set up some decorations around your front door and yard. Don't hold back--the spookier the better! If you choose to use candles, make sure they're placed in an area that will not be hazardous to costumes.

2. Beef up your lighting. Since your front door will be getting more traffic...

Trick-or-Treat times for Central Kentucky

Get all your little ghouls and goblins dressed up and ready for this year’s trick-or-treat events! Below is a list of trick-or-treat times for communities around Central Kentucky.

Georgetown: Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm

Richmond: Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm

Berea: Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm

Winchester: Wednesday, October 31st from 5pm-7pm

Nicholasville: Wednesday, October 31st from...

July 4th Holiday Events

Lots of events are going on this week for the July 4th holiday. Here's a list of  the events going on around Central Kentucky!

Lexington:

  Tuesday, July 3:

  • Patriotic Music Concert Featuring the Lexington Philharmonic & Lexington Singers at Transylvania University and Gratz Park 8:00pm. The Young At Heart Jazz Band will perform in Gratz Park from 5:30-7:30.

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