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Decorating Your Home: The Outside

Each Friday until Christmas, we’ll be featuring a different area of your home to decorate for the holidays. Last week, we gave you instructions on how to decorate your tree. This week, we will focus on the decorations for the outside of your Kentucky home. I would venture a guess that a majority of the population are somewhere in the middle of of being like Clark Griswold and going all out, and an Ebenezar Scrooge and putting no decorations out when it comes to decorating outside for the holidays! Here are a few tips on how to decorate the outside of your home for Christmas. ...

Dining Out for Life 2012

This Wednesday, November 28th, 30 restaurants across the Bluegrass state will be joining in the fight against AIDS by participating in the 3rd annual Dining Out for Life event. Patrons who dine at these local restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner will have at least 25% of their check donated to AIDS Volunteers, Inc. (AVOL).
Patrons can also register to win great prizes by filling out the donation envelope at each restaurant. If you donate $25 or more, you’ll get a "20%-Off Tuesdays" card that will give you an extra discount at participating Dining Out for Life restaurants on any Tuesday in 2013 (excluding major holidays). Prizes include a Woodford Reserve VIP tour, a set of four tires from S&S Tire, a year's tickets to The Kentucky Theatre, and Michael Gaines couture jewelry.
Local restaurants participating in the event are:

Decorating Your Home: The Tree

I love this time of year. While I could do without the cold weather, I love the holidays and the traditions that come with them! However, even though I love Christmas, I am a firm believer in waiting until after Thanksgiving to put up any Christmas decorations! I always feel like Thanksgiving gets skipped over every year! Yes, I have been itching to put up my tree or hang my Christmas wreath on my front door, but I've waited. Now that turkey day has come and gone, I can finally decorate to my heart's desire! Each Friday until Christmas, we'll be featuring a different area of your home to decorate for the holidays. This week, we will focus on the main decor of almost everyone's home: the Christmas tree.

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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!...

Things To Do On a Road Trip

Have you ever felt like Clark Griswold whenever your family takes a road trip? Things don't go according to plan, you get lost, or the kids drive you crazy? As today is the busiest travel day of the year, we at Milestone Realty Consultants thought it would be appropriate to post a few ideas to keep the kids entertained and Mom and Dad’s sanity intact as you pass the time on the long car/plane/train ride to wherever your holiday festivities may be.

Games

  • “Name That Tune”: A passenger in the car will...

Top 10 Central Kentucky Restaurants: Part 2

If you're looking for a place to eat this weekend in Central Kentucky, you should take a look at the second half of our list of the Top 10 best restaurants in the Central Kentucky area. If you missed the first half of our list, go here.
  • If south-of-the-border cuisine is what you’re looking for, head to Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant. With two locations on South Broadway and New Circle, this establishment was voted the best Mexican Restaurant in Lexington.
 
  • Voted as the best Italian Restaurant and a finalist for the most romantic restaurant, Guiseppe’s Ristorante Italiano is Lexington’s hotspot for good food, good wine, and good jazz music. Located off Nicholasville Rd, Giuseppe’s has been serving great Italian cuisine serenaded by live music for the last 17 years. Musicians perform during dinner every Wednesday and...

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 ...

Hometrust Warranty Training at Milestone Realty Consultants

We had a great “Lunch and Learn” today with Hometrust Warranty Representative, Amy Wood. I always learn something new about Home Warranties whenever she comes to speak to us. 

Not only is a Home Warranty a great benefit for Buyers, but it is a great benefit to Sellers, as well. When a Seller chooses a Home Warranty on their home while it is being marketed, the Warranty then passes on to the Buyer for one year.  It is a great marketing tool, but it also covers repair costs for many different things that might occur while the home is listed.  The seller does not pay for the warranty unless the home closes. 

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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 shelves...

Big Blue Nation Cares Telethon

Tonight, the University of Kentucky men's basketball team, along with other local celebrities will be working a fund raising telethon in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the New York and New Jersey areas.

The phone lines will be open from 6pm-9pm to take donations towards the American Red Cross. There will also be an online auction for items donated by local businesses, with the proceeds benefitting relief efforts. Items in the auction include a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, tickets to next year's Barnstable-Brown Derby Eve Gala, Lower Arena UK basketball tickets, and autographed framed posters signed by Coach John Calipari.

Coverage of the telethon will be on WKYT from 7pm-8pm and then switch over to ...

Election Day 2012

Today, November 6th, our country will take to the polls to decide who will be the next President of the United States. No matter where you stand on the party lines, it's important that you exercise your right to vote.When you cast your vote, you are telling your government what you think about specific ideas and information.

For information on where to vote in your Central Kentucky community, visit the Kentucky Voter Information Center.

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Preparing Your Home For A Disaster

No one wants to think that a disaster, natural or otherwise, will strike at home. After hearing about the tragedies of Hurricane Sandy in the Eastern part of the country, now seems like a smart time to make sure your Kentucky home is ready, just in case. Since a disaster or emergency can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere, it is important to make sure that the entire family is prepared and informed in these types of events. Here are a few tips that will help your family be as prepared as possible when disaster strikes.

  • Make a plan.

Meet with the members of your family and discuss how you will prepare and respond in an emergency situation. Because these events happen very quickly, it’s important for each member of the family to know what their job is and how they will contact and find each other. In case you cannot get back to your home, highlight two different rendezvous points on a...

Turn Up The Heat!

 

Cold temperatures are here in Central Kentucky and that means a lot of people are turning on their furnaces and snuggling up under blankets. But what do you do if your bedroom is nice and toasty, but your living room feels 10 degrees cooler? Before you head to the thermostat to kick it up a few degrees, here are a few things you can do to ensure that your home is heating evenly.

1. Check for drafts.

In some cases, a room might be too cold because heat is leaking out, rather than not having...

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