Organize Mindfully

Today I have the pleasure to be featured on the Organize Mindfully podcast, hosted by Mark Dillon. In our interview, I share that to organize your thoughts and process, the first step is to organize your stuff — something I’m well versed in.

Please listen, and subscribe to the Organize Mindfully podcast for a twice-a-week dose of organizational tips and inspiration from leading professionals, designers, mindfulness teachers, and people living an organized life.

Jersey Fresh at Westfield’s Farmers Market

Gala Apples at Westfield Farmers MarketWestfield’s Farmers Market kicks off its 20th season on June 6th, 2015. Every Saturday from June 6th to October 31st from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, you can find fresh, local produce; organic vegetables; grass fed beef and lamb; free-range chicken; dried fruits, baked goods, and lots more.

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce maintains an up-to-date list of vendors, but here’s a snapshot of who plans to be at the southside train station parking lot each Saturday:

Farmers

  • Chicadee Creek Farm
  • Donaldson Farms
  • Glenmalure Farms
  • Skeba Family Farm

Vendors

  • Amrita Lassi
  • Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits
  • High Mountain Foods
  • Lithuanian Bakery
  • Mo’Pweeze Bakery
  • Neil’s Sharpening Services (3rd Saturday of each month only)
  • Nicola’s Pasta Fresca
  • Paolo’s Kitchen
  • Patricia and Paul
  • Reign Coffee
  • Tony’s Traveling Trattoria
  • Top of the Mountain Honey Bee Farms
  • Unionville Vineyards
  • Wildtree Organic Spice Blends with Fran

The Westfield Chamber is planning special events to celebrate the market’s 20th season. Follow Westfield Farmers Market on Facebook for details.

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Miller-Cory House in June

Miller Cory House Museum Westfield NJ

Before the Miller-Cory House Museum closes for the summer, save June 7th for an afternoon of historic family fun. From 2 to 4 pm on this Sunday, you and your children can take a tour, watch open-hearth cooking, and participate in a summertime craft (kids only). Additionally, you can stroll through their gardens, learn about local history, and smell delicious aromas from their cookhouse.

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For Sale: 560 Woodland Avenue Mountainside NJ

560 Woodland Avenue, Mountainside, NJ

For Sale: $459,000

560 Woodland Avenue, Mountainside, NJ

3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Lot Size: .151 acre

Taxes: $5,271

Charming Cape Cod home with a deep front porch that welcomes you to this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. The house features a wood burning fireplace in the living room that opens to a formal dining room with chair rail, triple windows, and beamed ceiling, all with hardwood floors. The kitchen has a large counter open to the family room addition that includes a spiral staircase to the second floor master suite. The family room also opens to the back garden and over-sized garage.

The second floor spacious master suite has a balcony, en suite bathroom with skylight, and multiple closets. Two more bedrooms and large bath are also on the 2nd floor. A dry, unfinished basement includes the washer, dryer, utility rooms, and additional storage in the crawl space under the family room addition.

This is a perfect opportunity to own a wonderful home in Mountainside, steps away from the town border of Westfield and friendly Mountainside neighborhood shops.

Click here to see interactive floor plan!

First Floor

  • LIVING ROOM (20 x 14) Hardwood floor, wood burning fireplace with brick surround, triple window
  • FORMAL DINING ROOM (13 x 13) Hardwood floor, beamed ceiling, chair rail, triple window
  • KITCHEN (13 x 10) Hardwood floor, oak cabinetry, Formica countertops, ceiling fan with light, bay window, open to family room, door to side yard and door to basement
  • FAMILY ROOM (24 x 16) Parquet wood floor, crown molding, spiral staircase to 2nd floor master suite, door to backyard

Second Floor

  • MASTER BEDROOM (19 x 16) Skylight, door to balcony
  • MASTER BATH Skylight, shower over tub
  • BEDROOM (16 x 11) Spacious closet, 3 windows
  • BEDROOM (13 x 12) Double windows, closet, storage
  • HALL BATH Tile floor, shower over tub, linen closet, window
  • FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT Sump pump
  • LAUNDRY Newer Kenmore washer & dryer (2 years old), utility sink

Additional Features & Amenities

  • Oil burning furnace (2 years old)
  • Oil tank in basement
  • Gas hot water heater (2 years old)
  • Chestnut moldings and trim throughout
  • Front porch
  • New front door and storm door
  • Second floor balcony off master suite
  • 1½ car detached garage with storage
  • Professional landscaping
  • English garden with Koi pond
  • Private patio/sitting area
  • Backs to cul-de-sac where local children play

Full description and details here; or download the colorful brochure.

Video Tour

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Weichert, Realtors®, Susan Devaney Real Estate Agent, Westfield, NJ

For more information, contact Susan Devaney:

Weichert, Realtors®
185 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
908.654.7777

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Would you like to see this home or other homes in the Westfield area? Please give us a call, 908.233.6200, or fill in the form and we'll get back to you shortly.

520 Pounds of Food Collected

 

The Mavins Group's Food Drive Kickoff Event at  Brookdale NJ ShopRite

From left to right: Juliana, Sabrina, Kaiah, Kimberle, Courtney, Gina, Jacob

Success! These middle school students and youth from Montclair’s Lacordaire Academy and St. Paul Baptist Church kicked off The Mavins Group’s weeklong Make a Move for Hunger food drive by collecting food at Brookdale New Jersey’s ShopRite. The group collected more than 520 pounds of food items and $250 for the Virtual Food Drive.

Throughout the week, you can drop off donated goods at several Weichert, Realtors® locations and at SAGE Eldercare in Summit, NJ. Suggested items for donation include diapers and non-perishable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables and soups, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, and more.

Drop-Off Locations for Food Drive

Weichert, Realtors Locations:

  • Chatham Weichert Office, 64 Main Street, Chatham Township, 973.635.5000
  • Union Weichert Office, 1307 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, 908.687-4800
  • Westfield Weichert Office, 185 Elm Street, Westfield, 908.654.7777
  • Warren Township Weichert Office, 61B Mountain Boulevard, Warren, 908.757.7780

Other Locations:

The drive, which is a partnership with The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and Move for Hunger, is raising funds and food for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and other local food banks. The Mavins Group encourages you to right-size your home and support those in need by donating non-perishable food items in honor of your mother.

Stress Free Downsizing, Organizing, and Selling Your Home

Maureen Majewski and Susan Devaney at Seabrook in Tinton Falls NJ

Maureen Majewski and Susan Devaney

On Friday, May 8th, our operations manager Maureen Majewski will be speaking on Stress Free Downsizing, Organizing, and Selling Your Home.

The event will take place at the Clark AARP Chapter 3733’s meeting, which will be held at the Brewer Center, 430 Westfield Avenue, Clark, NJ. There’s a social hour that starts at noon with coffee, donuts, and socializing. The official meeting, and Maureen’s talk, starts at 1 pm.

All are welcome to attend, and the Clark AARP invites all who hold membership in the National AARP to join the Clark, NJ chapter.

Any questions, please call Sharon Pane at 732.381.3718.

Professional Women’s Luncheon

Women EntrepreneursWomen Spring Into Motivation
Wednesday, May 6th at 11:30 am
The Westwood in Garwood, NJ
$25.00

Join us to hear these inspirational and entrepreneurial women as they share advice and lessons learned to assist you in promoting yourself in your professional journey: [Read more…]

Healthy Kids Day at Westfield Area Y

Healthy Kids Day at Westfield Area Y NJ

Stop by the Westfield Area Y on Saturday, April 25 from 1–4 pm for Healthy Kids Day, a FREE community event.

Kids will enjoy: [Read more…]

Center for Hope Gala 2015

The Center for Hope and their community of supporters will gather to celebrate the mission of the Center and honor the people who have been of exceptional service to the Center.

Now in its 32nd year, the Center will honor two individuals who consistently demonstrate a belief in the Center’s mission and a commitment to helping the Center meet its goals.

  • Bob Sloan: Vice President, AT&T
  • Jim O’Brien: Senior Managing Partner, Napier Park Global Capital

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April Events at Miller-Cory House Museum

Miller Cory House Museum Sheep to Shawl Festival Westfield NJThis April, don’t miss these family events at Westfield’s living museum — the Miller-Cory House.

It’s Time for Spring Planting!

April 12, 2 to 4 pm

By the end of March, colonial farm families were very tired of eating pickled pork and cornmeal mush. This program, which is appropriate for young children, includes a short talk about early American late winter and early spring foods, spring farm chores, and the knowledge needed to grow successful crops. Children can plant their own seeds with a simple take-home craft. Museum tours and open-hearth cooking demonstrations are included. Admission is $3 age 13 and older, $2 ages 3–12, and free under age 3. [Read more…]

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