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Mondays with Marnie | When One Door Closes...

Mondays with Marnie | When One Door Closes…

Always remember that God will never take away anything from you without the intention of replacing it with something much better.

Admittedly, I am the queen of preaching to let things go, move on, don’t push, don’t pull and definitely don’t beg for anyone or anything. This week, I have had to take my own advice and it’s not as easy as it sounds. My instincts were to defend myself, try to keep the business and basically, beg for a few more months of trying to sell something that I have been trying to sell for years. Yes, years!  I put myself in this position by spending a large amount of money, time, energy and genuine effort into this project. 
Would I do it differently if I knew the outcome? No. I would do the same thing. Why, because that is who I am. Never base what you are willing to give on what you may get. 

I’ve had to adjust my thinking. Rather than focusing on the loss of anything, I know that it is actually making room for something better than I can imagine. People have asked me if I am mad. No, I am not mad. I am excited for all of the opportunity I am fortunate enough to have. I am also grateful for the amazing, supportive agents that I get to work with every day. To say we have each other’s backs is an understatement.

TEA IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

MARKET STATS

Millennials made up 38% of homebuyers in the year ending July 2019, up from 32% in 2015. Younger buyers were a big reason why home sales continued on the path to recovery in July. Sales of previously owned homes surged almost 25% in July to their highest seasonally adjusted annual rate since December 2006. First-time buyers accounted for 34% of sales in July, up from 32% a year earlier. (WSJ)

HAPPENING IN HOUSTON
Urban Harvest Farmers Market
 on Buffalo Speedway

Saturday, September 5, 2020 | 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

An inner Loop mainstay, Urban Harvest’s open-air farmers market features more than 70 local vendors and food producers—including Atkinson Farms, Animal Farm, and Pat Greer’s Kitchen—from within 180 miles of Houston.

The market also continues to offer a drive-through service for guests who place orders in advance.

DESIGN TIP OF THE WEEK: 
Wallpaper

Looking for a way to change things up? Paint is a common way to transform a space and wallpaper can be even more impactful. Texture, color and movement can be created in any size space. Considering wallpaper for a powder bathroom? Try doing the walls and ceiling. BOOM!

CURRENTLY I’M… 
Loving my new haircut by Ceron!

My long hair was feeling heavy and hot. It usually ended up in a pony tail by noon. I’ve been inspired lately by some of the 70’s looking hair in fashion magazines. When I showed Ceron a picture, he said, “That is like no hair. Let’s do something in between.” He went to work and I love it. Just might be my favorite haircut ever. The guy is a magician. Period.

photo credit: Matt Yarnell

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

STAGES THEATER

Stages Repertory Theatre presents Kelley Peters (Always…Patsy Cline, The Honky Tonk Angels series, Marie Antoinette) in a special concert where she will recount memories of songs that have been passed down through her family. Filled with love, humor and warmth, Songs My Father Taught Me celebrates family and the importance of storytelling.

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 7:30 pm to Sunday, September 6, 2020 | 7:30 pm Free

FEATURED LISTINGS

6540 SEWANEE | WEST UNIVERSITY |4 BED | 3 BATH
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