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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
 
Ingredients:
- 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
 
Instructions:
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

Tuesday, June 4, 2024   /   by Maria A Sims

Events going on in Downtown Canton, GA This Weekend!

Are you and your family or friends looking for something fun to do this weekend in Canton? Dont worry, we've got your back with every event you need to know about going on! 
First Friday
This Friday is the second First Friday of the year! Come enjoy some music by the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, some amazing food trucks and vendors, a car show, and so much more! We will also have a table set up, so be sure to stop by and say hi! First Friday will be 6pm-9pm!
Canton Farmers Market at Brown Park
Come out to Brown Park this Saturday morning from 9am-12:30pm! There will be a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh produce, fruit, and veggies, to fresh baked pastries, crafts, face painting, and even free yoga in the park! We will also have a booth there, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
Braves Game on the Big Screen at The Mill on Etowah
The Mill on Etowah is having their weekend Braves Game on the Big Screen! Bring your lawn chair, a good drink, and get ready to cheer ! ...

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

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Maria Sims
185 W Main Street Suite A
Canton, GA 30114
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