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Wednesday, June 12, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Summer Landscaping: Transform Your Outdoor Space

Summer is the season when your yard can truly shine, offering a vibrant and welcoming space for relaxation and social gatherings. At Maria Sims Group, we believe in creating outdoor spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional and sustainable. Whether you're looking to sell your home or simply want to enhance your enjoyment of your property, thoughtful summer landscaping can make all the difference.
One of the key aspects of summer landscaping is choosing the right plants. Opt for a mix of perennials and annuals that thrive in the summer heat, providing continuous color and interest throughout the season. Consider incorporating native plants, which are well-adapted to the local climate and require less water and maintenance. Bright, bold flowers like marigolds, petunias, and zinnias can add vibrant splashes of color, while ornamental grasses and succulents offer texture and variety.
Creating shade is another important factor in summer landscaping. Trees,. ...

  home, summer, renovations, decor, seasonal, landscaping, outdoor

Monday, June 10, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Favorite Summer Recipes to Savor the Season

Welcome to the Maria Sims Group blog, where we share lifestyle tips, community events, and of course, delicious recipes! As we dive into the heart of summer, there’s nothing better than enjoying a meal that captures the essence of the season. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, going on a picnic, or simply looking for a refreshing dish to enjoy at home, these summer recipes are sure to delight.
1. Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers
- 1.5 lbs chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1. In a bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.
2. Add chicken pieces to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
4. Thread the marinated chicken ont! ...

  food, summer, recipes, seasonal

Wednesday, June 5, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Patio Upgrades on a Budget

Welcome to the Maria Sims Group blog! Today, we’re excited to share some fantastic ideas for upgrading your patio without breaking the bank. A beautiful, functional patio can transform your outdoor space into a relaxing retreat, perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying a quiet evening with family. Here are some budget-friendly tips to help you get started.
1. Refresh with a Deep Clean
Before making any changes, give your patio a thorough cleaning. Power wash the surface to remove dirt and stains, and scrub down furniture and accessories. This simple step can instantly make your space look fresher and more inviting.
2. Add a Pop of Color
Incorporate vibrant colors through cushions, rugs, and throw pillows. Outdoor textiles are an affordable way to update the look of your patio. Look for durable, weather-resistant fabrics that can withstand the elements.
3. DIY Furniture Makeover
Instead of purchasing new furniture, consider giving your existing! ...

  home, renovations, decor, budget, upgrades

Monday, June 3, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer-Upper: Insights from Maria Sims Group

When it comes to purchasing a home, one of the most intriguing options is the fixer-upper. These properties, often priced below market value due to their need for repairs and renovations, can offer unique opportunities and challenges. At Maria Sims Group, we understand the nuances of buying a fixer-upper and want to help you navigate this exciting but complex process. Let’s explore the pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper to help you make an informed decision.
The Pros of Buying a Fixer-Upper
1. Lower Purchase Price:
   Fixer-uppers typically come with a lower price tag compared to move-in-ready homes. This can make it easier to enter the housing market, especially in competitive areas.
2. Customization Potential:
   Buying a fixer-upper allows you to personalize your home to your exact taste. From the layout and fixtures to the finishes and landscaping, you have the freedom to create a space that truly reflects your style and! ...

  real estate, home, buying, renovations, staging, decor, pros and cons, fixer-upper

Wednesday, May 29, 2024   /   by Maria Sims

Discover Your New Favorite Coffee Shops

If you're anything like us at Maria Sims Group, your day isn’t complete without a perfect cup of coffee. Whether you’re a local resident or considering moving to our beautiful area, knowing the best spots to get your caffeine fix is essential. Here are some of our favorite coffee shops that are sure to become your new go-to places.
The Woodstock Coffee Company
Nestled in the heart of downtown Woodstock, The Woodstock Coffee Company is a charming spot that’s perfect for both casual sips and serious work sessions. Their artisanal approach to coffee-making ensures every cup is brewed to perfection. Whether you’re grabbing a quick latte or settling in with a pour-over, you’ll appreciate the cozy atmosphere and friendly baristas. Don’t forget to try their seasonal specials that highlight unique flavors and local ingredients.
Bizarre Coffee
https://www.bizarrecoffee! ...

  georgia, local, canton, food, woodstock, restaurants, jasper, coffee shops

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