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Harvesting Green Vibes:

6 Eco-Conscious Decor Ideas for a Natural Fall Ambience

27 Healthy Halloween Cookie Recipes
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Cheri Riley
REALTOR® BK3348785

"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day." – Shira Tamir

Welcome to this month's issue of WellnessRE™ Magazine. Inside, our team of experts in Feng Shui, building biology, wellness architecture, and eco-design have compiled a wealth of insights to help you embrace a healthier and more vibrant autumn season. Let these articles be your inspiration for a more comfortable and well-balanced living space.

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Recipe Of The Month
Pumpkin Chicken Curry with Cranberry Coconut Almond Rice
Heather Christo, Deliciously Allergen Free Recipes
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Heather says "And even if it was complicated (and it’s not!!) it would be worth it. Majorly worth it. I made this for dinner on Monday night when it was blustery and stormy and dark and chilly here in Seattle- it was the bubbly aromatic work of heaven after being out running around crazy all afternoon. But as unbelievably delicious this is, it is SO filling! I was pretty much rolled back in my chair with my hand on tummy wishing I was wearing elastic pants (because I usually am). It was so good that despite my full stomach I debated checking to see if I could fit more in- just because I wasn’t done tasting it."

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Closet Harmony
Turning Closet Chaos into Chic Bliss
By Sabrina Aguilar
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Are you tired of wasting precious minutes every morning searching for that elusive pair of shoes or rummaging through piles of clothes? If so, it's time to tackle the challenge of closet organization! A well-organized closet saves you time, reduces stress, and helps you embrace a clutter-free lifestyle. Here are some practical tips and creative ideas to transform your chaotic closet into a haven of order and functionality.

Tricks Treats, and Trash:
How to Break Free from Halloween's Disposable Cycle
By Sabrina Aguilar
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In a world where plastic disposable waste inundates the landscape every October 31st, the need for a greener approach to Halloween has never been more evident. Say goodbye to the days of indulging in expensive, unhealthy, and clutter-generating commodities

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Maximize Your Real Estate Investment: Schedule Your Annual Review Today
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Cheri Riley

As a homeowner who values the luxury and comfort of your residence, I understand that your real estate holdings are not just a place to live but a significant investment. That's why I'm offering you an annual review of your real estate portfolio to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about the real estate activity in your immediate area.

During our consultation, I will share the latest data on real estate activity, including properties that are under contract, sold, and expired in the last 12 months. Additionally, I will provide insights on how these trends might impact your investment and your overall real estate strategy.

If your home value has increased significantly since you purchased it, you may need to update your insurance policies to reflect that prior to Hurricane season this year. I have arranged for a local inspector to provide an updated 4-point or wind mitigation report at a reduced rate, which can help you identify any issues that have come up since your purchase that could impact your investment.

Moreover, the aftermath of the pandemic has led to an increased awareness of the importance of wellness and healthy living among luxury homeowners. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has emerged as a critical issue, and I can offer you expert advice on how to improve your home's IAQ and overall health environment.

At the end of the day, my aim is to provide you with the knowledge and resources to ensure that your real estate portfolio continues to provide value and growth for years to come. I pride myself on offering a consultative approach that is tailored to your unique needs as a luxury homeowner. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me to schedule your private, complimentary consultation. - Cheri 

Home Improvement
Revitalize and Renew
A Bathroom Makeover with Health in Mind
By Andy Pace
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There is a misconception that healthy building materials are basic and boring. Home owners associate clean and healthy with stark and cold when in fact creating a human-healthy space can absolutely be luxurious with a wow design factor! As a healthy home concierge and founder of the oldest healthy home supply company in the country, the Green Design Center, I have had the privilege of helping many customers with chemical sensitivities create the perfect healthy space customized to fit their individual needs while also achieving a beautiful aesthetic.

Feng Shui
Harness the Fire Element: Illuminating Fall with Candlelight
Feng Shui Essentials: Modern Tips For Harmonious Living
By, Dee Oujiri
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My favorite time of year is the Fall. As the leaves turn these vibrant hues and the air turns crisp, the Fall season brings an opportunity to align our living spaces with the changing energy of nature. In Feng Shui philosophy, the Five Elements play a crucial role in creating a harmonious and balanced environment.

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27 Healthy Halloween Cookie Recipes
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Summon the magic of these spooktacular recipes that promise to thrill your little trick-or-treaters and earn nods of approval from health-savvy moms

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Embracing Cooler Weather: Reduce Toxins and Improve Indoor Air Quality
Preparing your house for winter
By Amanda Klecker
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Our homes in the winter can be a totally different place and vibe in comparison to the rest of the year. Depending on your climate, most of the time the winter means closed up homes with very little air filtering in or out through open windows and doors. The amount of inside air our home is trading for outside air is called an air exchange, and typically in winter, we have less than one per hour depending on how energy efficient your house is.

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Driving Change

Exploring the All-Walkable Community: Culdesac Tempe

By Sydni Sands
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In the last couple of years every time my car insurance needed to be renewed, I would start dreaming of what life would be like without a car. I thought maybe I could get an electric bike or a Vespa or just Uber everywhere. The biggest thing that always stopped me was where I lived. Sure, I could move closer to downtown but still, we don’t have a great public transit system and I’m not super comfortable riding in the bike lane as cars zoom by just a few feet away. What would actually be necessary to be able to live car-free and still have access to all of our modern amenities? Culdesac Tempe is a leading example of how we can live and move in a community that centers on people instead of cars.

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Weaving Wellness into Real Estate
with Christina Hatch
By Sydni Sands
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The world is changing and the real estate market is too. Integrating health into all facets of our lives is more important than ever and easier than ever with dedicated professionals like Christina Hatch. Serving the residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, Christina Hatch shines as a holistic real estate agent and wellness mentor. Such agents guide their clients through the real estate journey with an eye on the comprehensive well-being of each individual, embracing the interconnected realms of mind, body, and soul.

Holiday Decor
Harvesting Green Vibes  

6 Eco-Conscious Decor Ideas for a Natural Fall Ambience

By Sheila Alston
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Enhance your fall décor by incorporating natural elements. Not only is it environmentally conscious, but also cost-effective, as you can easily source plants, foods, and objects. These ideas offer a wonderful starting point for creating a sophisticated autumn atmosphere. I typically commence my fall decorations in September and maintain them until Thanksgiving. With natural products, you'll achieve a stunning, budget-friendly look that perfectly embodies the essence of the season.

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Better Brushstrokes
Interior Paints that Prioritize Air Quality in Your Home
By Cassy West
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When looking for interior paints that prioritize air quality in your home, you'll want to consider paints with low to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other potentially harmful chemicals. VOCs are chemicals that can evaporate into the air and contribute to indoor air pollution, which can have negative effects on human health. Here are some types of interior paints that are generally considered safer for air quality:

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Celebrating Sustainable Harvest:

Farm-to-Table Kitchens in Modern Homes

By Kate Hamblet
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As the crisp air of autumn arrives, it brings with it a bountiful harvest of flavors and colors. It's a wonderful time to explore how your kitchen can become a hub for celebrating the season's abundance while also embracing sustainable living. Designing a Farm-to-Table kitchen is the perfect way to do that. By integrating local, seasonal, and organic produce, you can create a space that not only nourishes your family but also supports the environment.

Business Team
"Cheri helped us find the house when we moved to Tampa. She was a true professional who knew the market, quickly grasped what we were looking for and then patiently toured us through homes until we found the right one. She negotiated a great deal for us and guided us through the purchase process. This is exactly why we called Cheri when we decided to sell the house. She was wonderful. A true expert on market conditions, she helped us prepare the house and then helped us set the asking price. As a result, we received 5 offers at the end of two days of showing and sold our house for $250,000 above our asking price. She once again guided us through the closing process, supporting us and our buyers. She is an exceptional agent." -Katherine G. I work relentlessly on my client's behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals and make smart choices in the built environment. I am passionate about bringing the beauty of sustainable and environmentally friendly living to the luxury real estate market. My community involvement and experience overseeing two billion dollars in sales during my real estate career will serve you well. - Cheri
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