Category Archives: My TC Home

417 11th Ave N Hopkins, MN 55343

3 Bedroom ~ 2 Bath ~ 2 Car Garage Fabulous location on highly sought after 11th Avenue in Hopkins. Walk to shops/restaurants on Mainstreet in Hopkins or enjoy the summer music in Central Park! Large kitchen with island, granite countertops & walk in pantry. HARD TO FIND tiled mudroom area as you as you enter […]

Neighborhood Halloween Party!

Our neighborhood Halloween party started long before I lived in our neighborhood and I hope it always continues to be a tradition!  Little princesses, pumpkins, bats, skeletons stop by my house on Halloween night to have some chili, and a mummy dog.  What a great time to connect with neighbors!           […]

Should I pull a permit? Short answer. . .Yes you should. . .

When I am sitting in a listing appointment and I ask the question, “Did you pull a permit for this?”, I often get shifty eyes and a . . .”well no, I did not want to spend the money on that”.   I completely understand the thought behind wanting to save the money while you are […]

Property Tax Value vs. Market Value

Property Tax Value vs. Market Value I have had quite a few questions about property tax values as we are currently receiving our tax statements for 2014.  The department of revenue has created a fact sheet to try to dispel the myths we believe about the link between property tax value and market value.  They […]

Siwek is a great place to get doors and windows!

If you are looking for doors or windows for a remodel or building a shed/garage – this is a GREAT PLACE to try and look around – they have new and used.  Located in NE Minneapolis on Marshall so pretty central location as well.

Treehouse Update #1

Sam is so excited about the big event happening in our backyard this summer!  This is his favorite house project to date.  He has helped his Dad look through lots of different designs and they have come up with a great result.  It is all designed and ready to build. . . .the most exciting […]

Need wall hooks or door hardware? Great resources!

For some reason no one EVER opens our entry closet to put their coat in there when they come to my house.  Maybe it is because it is too hard to get to it when the front door is blocking it when it is open or maybe (according to my friend Nora) people are scared […]

Winter Party Ideas – Ice candles make it just a little bit fancy

We threw a small New Year’s party and many of the ideas would work for any winter themed party so I thought I would share them.  My favorite part is the ice candles.  They make a winter party just a little fancy & I like just a  little fancy so it works out. Just fill […]

Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas during the Thanksgiving weekend at the Johnson House

After a big turkey dinner at my cousin’s house, our weekend was filled with decorating, cherry making & meat grinding.  Somehow Peter’s deer needed to be ground up as part of our Christmas preparation festivities. Each year we attempt to make chocolate covered cherries and this year they actually worked!  We were able to find some […]