Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Perfect Wrigley Home in Long Beach for a First Time Home Buyer!

2459 Eucalyptus Ave Long Beach, CA

This fantastic Wrigley Home in Long Beach is perfect for a first time home buyer and is filled with charm.

Winding path to front door

Walk up the pathway to the tiled porch and enter this wonderful home!


Step into the large living room with beautiful hardwood flooring and a wood burning fireplace and settle into the cute window nook seat.

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Dining area has French doors leading to the back deck.


Cute country style kitchen with tile countertops, breakfast nook and inside laundry.

This home has two large bedrooms and the closets are quite large for a home that was built in 1939.

Take a look at the my home tour and YouTube video …


Enjoy the tour of 2459 Eucalyptus Ave in Long Beach CA

The home has a great yard, the lot is over 6700 square feet with two patios and a wood deck … perfect for entertaining.

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It comes with a two car garage, long driveway, newer windows, and … central air and heat.

Take a look at the the old milkman dial. The homeowner would dial the amount of butter or milk that they wanted delivered that day, and they would leave it in the cubby. MILK MAN DIAL

For more information about this home or a private showing, call at 562-882-1581.  You can also search the MLS and Internet for homes like this for even more details and homes just right for the first time home buyer.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Last Sunday was Super Bowl XLVI and my niece’s birthday and … it was also my first attempt at a Topsy Turvy cake. I got the pans last month and was ready to try it out. I love the way these cakes look, and the bakeries charge a lot for them.pans look better than cake

I had decided that I was not going to use store bought fondant as I feel It just doesn't taste that good and I think homemade must be better. So I started out baking the cakes. These cake pans are much larger than normal and so I needed a lot more cake batter. That also requires a longer cooking time.

The first one came out okay, the second cake was raw in the center, and the topper cake was fine but I soon realized that I should have started this cake the day before and now I only have a two layer cake. Its 12:00 noon and I still need to make my fondant … yikes!!!!

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Above you see the first layer, the unfrosted second layer & the finished one.

The recipe for the fondant is very simple: 4 cups of miniature marshmallows, 2 tablespoons of water, and a pound of powdered sugar. You melt the marshmallows in the microwave (takes about a minute) and then add your coloring and flavor. adding coloring to marshmallows

You add in the powdered sugar until it's a bread-like consistency then take it out of the bowl and knead it just like you would bread dough. You will need another pound of powdered sugar for your hands and the table. Keep putting in more powdered sugar until it stops sticking on your hands.

My first batch stuck everywhere. I thought it was ready but when I tried to roll it out, it stuck to the parchment paper, the roller, and my hands. It stuck so bad I had to throw everything away and start all over! very sticky dont drop it on the floor

It's now one o’clock and my party starts at 2:30. I whip up another batch, powdered sugar is now everywhere. This batch of fondant works and I am able to get it on the cake.

Note to Self:  Never try to cut a Topsy Turvy cake in layers to add pudding or frosting that will just cause it to slide. Too late for mine, as I already cut it and inserted the pudding. Now I just have to work with it. Second layer goes on and I add the fondant. Cake starts to slide and …  It’s now almost party time!

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 I prop it up on one side and hope it does not slide further. Next time I will start the day before.

Everyone said it was a cute cake.

I thought it just looked a mess!

The homemade fondant tasted way better than the store fondant and the cake itself was delicious. Don't judge a cake by the way it looks. Sorry the pictures are not well focused but I did not want to get powdered sugar on the camera.

Anyhow, I hope everyone had a great Sunday and enjoyed the Super Bowl and of course all those great commercials. Click the link if you missed any or want to see them again.

Today is Monday and I have been out showing homes in Lakewood. I love that we are known as tree city USA. Have a great week everybody!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Free Ride From Long Beach to Catalina On YOUR Birthday!

To celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary, Catalina Express is giving away a free ride from Long Beach to Catalina Island.This is available to anyone who wants to go to Catalina Island ON THEIR BIRTHDAY … Just pre-register on Catalina Express’s website to get your round-trip free pass! Free Ride from Long Beach On Your Birthday

Hurry because this offer won’t last forever it expires on April 30, 2012.

Just like how this offer for a free ride to Catalina will expire … the low interest rates we are seeing for homebuyers WILL NOT LAST FOREVER! If you are thinking about buying a home … I am one of the top producing agents in the Long Beach and Lakewood area and would love the opportunity to help you.

If you are thinking about selling your property, once again, I can show you how I use innovative and unique marketing strategies to get my seller’s properties SOLD!

Got Questions? … I have lots of Ideas and Answers for You! 562.882.1581