Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Color in your new home

For many of us, painting a wall is a VERY BIG deal. The hassle of painting yourself and the cost of hiring someone else can be a major obstacle. On the other hand, I think that most of us will agree that paint is the best way to make a big change. For the time and money, the impact you can make is a deal, really.

With that said I still obsess over paint colors. I have a perfectly painted house but I am still not happy with what I consider to be a lack of color on the first floor (lots of camel) and a color that is just not working in the powder room (purple). I have a sage green sofa in the family room and a mish mosh of furniture - I would like to paint the walls a turquoise or blue, but which turquoise or blue? I cannot even choose the colors for my daughter's kitchen, desk and table playset!

This is where Benjamin Moore comes in. Check out their website. They have so many tools to help you play with color that you should never go on after 9 pm, because you will be up waaayy to late!

I found this:

and I am quite please with it. I am going to tone down the green color and replace it with my sage green sofa. The bright blue on the walls and the team in accent pieces or maybe even the fireplace (yikes!) is just about perfect! Now just to get my husband to paint!

And to paint the baby's stuff.

PS. if you have done your math, you will know that the Bea is only 10 months old and cannot play with a kitchen playset. I do realize that. I also realize that I am a little bit crazy, and a little bit crafty!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tooting my own horn

This is me winning Marketing Director of the Year from the Homebuilders' Association of Chester and Delaware Counties! I have accepted many awards on behalf of The McKee Group, but this was the first for ME!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer vacations!

A record winter has been followed by a record summer here in the Philadelphia region. It seems like everyone is doing their best to beat the heat. The pools at our communities have been packed and many our doing fabulous group trips.

As for me by the time this summer is over I will have travelled to the following destinations: Maine; the Chesapeake Bay; Ocean City, NJ; New Hampshire; and, Cape Cod!

I am doing an informal survey about popular vacation destinations from our communities so stay tuned!

My Absence

Hello Everyone! I am back. I am sorry for my absence BUT I have a GREAT excuse.

Here she is:

We call her "the Bea" and she is healthy and happy and gorgeous and wonderful! Our loyal blog-followers will have noted that Frank Jr wrote a few posts while I was gone. Big Sister is back! Stay tuned for a post about vacations!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paper Shredding

McKee Builders Award-Winning Active Adult Community in Delaware County, Foxfield, is having a Paper Shredding event on April 10th from 11AM to 3PM. This is a great way to do a necessary errand, and tour our models. Visitors are welcome to bring guests who will be treated to refreshments and some infamous Philly Soft Pretzels.

There are only 7 Ranch Homesites left to build your dream home, and the decorated models are now for sale. The event will be held in the secluded rear portion of the property where the Villas sales office is located. Be sure you check out those models too, they are quite deceiving in size and some models only have one Home remaining. Plus they are the only multi-family homes in the area to offer a private one-car garage. I also recommend you tour the clubhouse during your visit. It is a fabulous Mediterranean inspired facility that is bound to make you fall in love with Foxfield.

Frank Jr.

Remember: Buy now, for tomorrow's too late!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Greetings Homebuyers,

I hope you have survived this record breaking winter. We’ve seen a lot of people who are ready to move in to a fabulous McKee community where all the shoveling and snow plowing are done for you! This winter also reinforced my belief in a well-insulated energy efficient home which I’m sure many of you with high energy bills can attest to.

This is a perfect opportunity to talk about our Energy-Star Certified Green Homes in the tax-friendly state of Delaware. All McKee homes in Delaware go through a third party verification to ensure the building envelope is nice and tight. A great example of this is The Courtyards at Brandywine in Northern Wilmington where our insulation blows the competition away with R-38 in the ceilings and R-19 for all exterior walls. On top of that we use energy star rated appliances to keep utility costs down. Our quality carriage homes also feature 2” x 6” framing on exterior walls, allowing for even more of that high rated insulation.

Best Regards,
Frank McKee, Jr.

Buy now, for tomorrow’s too late!