April Showers

April showers bring May flowers.

That’s the old saying, right?

All of these rainy days in April can put you in a dreary mindset. Especially when you’ve been cooped up all winter, the temperatures start to swing into the 60’s and 70’s, and you’re itching to be outside enjoying a little bit of sunshine. Those sunny days aren’t too far away, friends! So, in the meantime, get started on your spring cleaning!

Such...


Start Fresh

Spring is only a few weeks away, friends! Walking out of your house each morning, all of the signs are there. The walk to your car is wet with the previous night’s rain. The sweet scent of pollen swells in the air. Birds are chirping. And the bitter cold, that used to sting your face, has been slightly warmed by the sun.

This particular season change generally tends to bring about the urge to start fresh. And, if you’re in the market to...


Ice Ice Baby!

Below freezing temperatures are an inevitable aspect of the winter months. And, a common fear that circulates with the colder seasons is the possibility of a couple of frozen or busted water pipes. Staunch that fear, friends! We’ve got some useful tips to help avoid making that frozen pipe fear a reality.

For a short term fix, particularly on the nights where the temperatures plummet below 20 degrees, be sure to leave your heat at a constant from day to night, even during bedtime hours or...


Higher Rates?

These cold, winter months almost always lead to a large portion of time dedicated to lounging on the couch, browsing your Facebook newsfeed. Are we right? But, if you’re going to be spending that much time tapping into the internet, commit a few minutes to searching the latest economic and financial news!

“The U.S. stock market began the year with its strongest start in decades. However, the high demand for stocks has reduced the current demand for bonds, including mortgage-backed...


It’s A Numbers Game

You can always rely on winter to provide a copious amount of time to sit at home. The snow and ice weather combinations make it risky to venture farther than your driveway, right? On top of that, it's way too cold! We talked about how its time to “buckle down” and get organized in Change Your World. So, take advantage of being at home to tackle the task! And, if you’re knee-deep in the internal struggle, debating the purchase of a first...


Change Your World

Happy New Year, friends!

Now that the Grinch’s heart has broken the scale, Hans Gruber has fallen off the Nakatomi Tower, and Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve party has seen the ball drop, it’s time to buckle down!

The turn of the year is always the best time to start looking toward the future and mapping out a plan for the months to come. So, bust out the paper and pen! It’s time to set...


Let Your Heart Be Light

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

The winter months are glorious for a multitude of reasons. For starters, it’s one of the best times of the year to buy and sell a home. For a seller, there’s little to no competition on the market, which makes for a quick sale. And most buyers generally tend to wait until after the the first of the year to make their purchase – more homes frequent the...


The Holiday Spirit

After the upswing of unseasonable warmth, temperatures have reached a consistently chilling low, here in our corner of Missouri. It can get a little difficult to stay enthused about the upcoming holidays when all you want to do is cozy up at home next to a fire with your loved ones and sip on a cup of hot chocolate while the winter months pass by, right? But! Keep the Christmas enthusiasm going, friends! We’ve got a few winter-themed activities to fill your time this weekend!<...


Just Breathe

Pico Iyer said it best in the book “The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere”: 

“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.”

We get caught in the webbing of day-to-day stresses and forget what truly matters most: family. Whether...


Treat Beat

Halloween is quickly approaching, friends! Over the centuries, it’s a holiday that has transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of costumes, pumpkin carving, stories that’ll scare your socks off, and, of course, collecting candy with your little ones! 

And, the great part of sharing Halloween with us? We just happen to know the absolute BEST neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in Joplin!

Obviously you want to start with the neighborhood holding the best Halloween candy reputation: Roanoke. The winding sidewalks...


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