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Mondays with Marnie | OMG, Look what someone sent me!

 OMG, Look what someone sent me!

One of the most exciting things can be receiving a delivery of flowers, cookies, etc. It says, “I’m thinking about you!” really well. I send people gifts for no real reason and it makes me happy to do so. 

When Tiff’s Treats first came to Houston, I thought the concept was the best idea ever. Who wouldn’t want a box of warm cookies? (Please don’t say you.) It did not occur to me that this service was meant for sending cookies to someone other than yourself. I swear that was completely lost on me. I went straight to the website and ordered myself a dozen warm cookies to be delivered ASAP. 4 Chocolate Chip, 4 Peanut Butter and 4 Snickerdoodle. It was magic! My doorbell rang 45 minutes later and I was handed a white box, tied with a blue ribbon and full of warm cookies. I sat down on the couch and promptly devoured one of each. They were amazing! Like, really, really good. 

I thought about putting them on a pretty tray in the kitchen so that my kids would think I had made them. I quickly remembered my kids are smart cookies and they wouldn’t fall for that. I left them on the counter in the Tiff’s Treats box for everyone to enjoy. 

Right after I had tested the three flavors and decided that I better create some distance between me and 9 remaining pieces of heaven, a friend stopped by to return something she had borrowed. Her eyes immediately went to the box of cookies. 

She said, “Oh, how sweet, who sent you Tiff’s?”

 I told her that I had ordered them for myself and she died laughing. The fact that I didn’t think it was odd to order them for myself was probably the funniest part. It made me realize that I need to gift myself more often. I’ve upped the game to include shoes and trips, which have both been good decisions. If you are traditionally a giver, do yourself a favor and give yourself something. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive. I personally recommend starting with a dozen warm cookies. 

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TEA IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

MARKET STATS

Highest priced active listings per neighborhood:

  • Memorial Villages: $11,950,000
  • River Oaks: $9,500,000
  • Tanglewood: $8,999,000
  • West U/ Southside Place: $4,549,000
  • Heights: $2,995,000
  • Montrose: $2,650,000
  • Spring Branch: $2,295,000

HAPPENING IN HOUSTON

New Montrose restaurant brings NYC vibes to HOU!

We are so proud of our client’s nephew who opened Houston’s hot new restaurant, Ostia, featuring a fluid New American menu with seasonal creativity. I drove by the other day and the patio looks like the perfect place to enjoy this California-ish weather. 

SOUPS ON!

Some say sweater weather, I say soup weather. This recipe caught my eye and I’ve already ordered the ingredients from Instacart. It looks heathy, hearty and delicious. Lemme know if you try it!

CURRENTLY IM…

Prepping for a full house!

Before the holidays are in full swing, it’s time to purge the pantry and kick the clutter. Who knew that my Frosted Flakes were over a year expired?! The box was sitting there taking up prime real estate. I’ve hired Let’s Be Clear organizing service to help get my home holiday ready. We always have a crowd and this year, Ill be ready.