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Have a Happy Thanksgiving in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

From all of us here at The Glenda Daughety Team, we'd like to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. Here's a few tips for hosting the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

Keep it simple

Unless you're a 5-star chef, don't try to make every possible dish that you think would make a perfect Thanksgiving feast. The traditional basics - turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and a simple vegetable dish such as string beans - will certainly fill everyone's plate. If nervous about cooking for guests, pick dishes that you’re comfortable making. If you’re trying something new, give it a practice run a few days before.

Go potluck

Why not ask a few family members to prepare a side dish, either beforehand or at your home? This will take some stress off of you and allow you to focus on the main course.

Cook turkey breasts separate from the legs

Turkeys are a challenge to cook as they don't cook uniformly. Breast meat cooks faster than the dark meat. If you don't care about breaking tradition, try cooking the turkey breasts and legs separately. Experiment with cooking the turkey legs in a slow cooker in olive oil. They’ll come out moist and delicious after six hours. And roast the turkey breast in the oven, just like any other type of roast.

Use a thermometer

A turkey is done cooking when it hits 135–140°F, whether that takes 10 or 30 minutes. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service advises cooking turkeys until the thermometer reads 165°F; this is the “instant kill” temperature for any bacteria that might be present. With care and proper hold times, you actually can safely cook turkey to lower temperatures to avoid potential dryness, but hold time becomes critical for proper pasteurization. Regardless, use a good digital probe thermometer to let you know when the turkey has reached temperature.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Adorn Your Home in Fall Glory With These Simple Ideas

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Fall is here, and it's time to reflect the colors of the season in our homes. And you can let the natural beauty of the season do most of the work. Here's a few simple ideas that will add just the right touch of fall glory to your home.

Mix Colors

There's more to fall colors than just orange. When you mix yellow and orange pumpkins with bright green, it really makes them stand out.

Rustic Fall Mantel

  1. Wrap votive candle holders with twine several times, inserting a fall leaf in the twine.
  2. Place small white pumpkins on top of the votives. Use different amounts of pumpkins to make them different heights.
  3. Use a rope and attach an assortment of fall leaves to it with wire the create a garland, then attach it to the mantel with temporary hooks.

Floral Pumpkins

Use a soft skinned pumpkin and poke holes in it with an awl. Then insert a mum stem. Do this until the entire pumpkin is with flowers.

Fall Centerpiece

  1. Fill a round container with potting soil.
  2. Plant a mix of succulents in the middle of the bowl. Leave plenty of room around the edges.
  3. Place small pumpkins in the soil.
  4. Add seasonal vegetables and fill in the gaps with herbs.
  5. Surround the container with pumpkins and votives.

White Pumpkin Wreath

  1. Buy a grapevine wreath from a craft store.
  2. Using an odd number of white pumpkins, attach them to the wreath using florist picks. Make sure they're spaced evenly.
  3. Fill in the spaces between the pumpkins with seasonal greenery such as smilax or bittersweet. Use more florist picks to attach them.
  4. Finish it off with a fall leaf assortment, attaching them with picks and wire.

Mumkins

Create a "mumkin" by carving out a pumpkin and insert mums.  Then fill smaller gourds with containers of pansies and place by the mumkin.

A Pumpkin Pile

You can make your own arrangement of tiny pumpkins by placing them on a side table. Just use your imagination to make an easy and casual display.

Pumpkin Candle Holders

Cut a 1-inch circle into mini pumpkins and scoop out the center to hold votive candles.

Give Your Pumpkins Spots

Gold metallic paint can really make your pumpkins stand out.

  1. Stick round labels on a pumpkin and trace the shape with a pencil.
  2. Remove the labels and paint inside the circles with gold paint.

With just these few ideas, you can make your home pop with fall brilliance this year.

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Celebrate Our Freedom This Independance Day in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

The 4th of July is almost here! Now is the time to plan how you’re going to celebrate our nation’s independence in Baton Rouge.  And if you’ve lived in Baton Rouge for any length of time, you already know that our 4th of July celebrations are some of the best on the country.  So get ready to have fun and celebrate freedom with these events coming up on July 4.

ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW

What could be better than fireworks over the Mississippi River? This Baton Rouge tradition brings thousands of people each year to witness the spectacular display.  You can bring a chair or blanket and watch from the water front.  Or you can watch from the many attractions and venues along the waterfront that are hosting viewing events, such as the USS Kidd.

KENILWORTH INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Kenilworth Neighborhood| July 3, 2018 | 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join the community of Kenilworth for their Annual Independence Day Parade.  The pageantry is enjoyed by thousands of spectators, who are showered with beads, trinkets, and candy by the parade participants. The parade route runs along Kenilworth Parkway, and includes a range of civic groups, bands, and veterans groups.

RED, WHITE & BLUE CELEBRATION
LSU Museum of Art-Shaw Center for the Arts | July 4, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join the LSU Museum of Art-Shaw Center for the Arts as you watch the annual fireworks on the Mississippi from atop the Shaw Center for the Arts' Pennington Rooftop Terrace. You’ll also enjoy food from Capital City Grill and music from Premier Sound Services. $45 for nonmembers, $35 for members, $30 for children 6–12, free for children 5 and under.

USS KIDD'S FOURTH OF JULY SPECTACULAR!
USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum | July 4, 2018 | 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For over two decades, the ISS Kidd has been hosting this family events to celebrate our independence. And what better place to celebrate than on this historic ship, restored to her original configuration from WWII.

Don’t miss these memorable Baton Rouge 4th of July celebrations pass you by this year!

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Enjoy This Memorial Day Weekend in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Anyone who’s lived in Baton Rouge for any length of time knows that the Memorial Day weekend is always a time of celebration and remembrance.  In fact, Baton Rouge is ranked as one of the best inexpensive places to spend the Memorial Day weekend in the US.  You’ll find local festivals, live shows, attractions and patriotic events to make sure this weekend is one you won’t soon forget. Here’s a few events to plan for in Baton Rouge this weekend.

Gymfit Fest | Galvez Plaza/Repentance Park

This Cirque and Movement Festival in Downtown Baton Rouge features a wide range of amazing things to do and see. You’ll marvel at performances by pros in fire spinning, acroyoga, aerial silks and more.  Then you get to try your hand at these tricks with workshops for you to try.  There’s also going to be parkour competitions, live music, games, and much more.

Jambalaya Fest | Gonzales Civic Center

Come to the 50th annual Jambalaya Festival from May 25-28.  Enjoy all the flavors and sounds of the South as you feast on the best Jambalaya to be found anywhere. Enjoy live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, and tons of amazing food.

Memorial Day Garden of Flags Planting

Come to the Louisiana State Capitol Gardens on Saturday to observe more than 11,000 flags that represent Louisiana’s fallen heroes be carried by current and former members of the United States Armed Forces on a 6-mile ruck march called the “Hero Hump.”

The Baton Rouge Concert Band Annual Memorial Day Concert

Classic patriotic music will be performed by this band made of volunteers in North Boulevard Town Square on Monday. The concert starts at 7pm, so make sure to bring your chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

Join us every week on our blog for more great reasons to call Baton Rouge home.  You can also search for your dream home now using our convenient home search tool. And make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest real estate updates for Baton Rouge and the surrounding area.

Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend!

Have a Happy Easter in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

As we come up to the Easter weekend, here's a few ways to spend the weekend as you celebrate the holiday in Baton Rouge.

Easter Bunny visits Sky Zone

Saturday, March 31st

Come to Sky Zone Baton Rouge for your Easter Bunny pictures this Saturday. The Easter Bunny will visit during Toddler Time, so make sure to get your tickets online now to reserve your spot. Bring your camera or phone to capture all your amazing memories with the bunny and on the trampoline. More Info

East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main Branch 

Saturday, March 31st at 2:30pm.

Join us for a reading of Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro and make pom-pom bunnies and chicks. Registration is required and limited to 8 children. More Info

Bass Pro of Denham Springs Easter Bunny Photos

Commemorate the season with a photo of your little one with the Easter Bunny. You can even schedule your visit ahead of time online! Prices vary by package selected. More Info

Mall of Louisiana Easter Bunny Photos

March 31st

Commemorate the season with a photo of your little one with the Easter Bunny. Prices vary by package selected. More Info

Have a Happy Easter and Passover!

 

Plan Your Romantic Valentine Getaway in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Valentine's Day is less than a month away.  Have you made plans for a romantic getaway with your Valentine yet? If not, now is the time to make the perfect plans to get away with the one you love in Baton Rouge.  Baton Rouge has a number of romantic hotels and bed & breakfasts that will be sure to provide you with the perfect romantic getaway.  Here's a few getaways in Baton Rouge to get you started.

Belle of Baton Rouge

For something different, why not spend the night on this docked casino riverboat on the Mississippi? Spend some time at the casino, swimming in the pool, or dining as you look out at the views of the river.

Watermark Baton Rouge

If you really want to wine and dine your partner, then this art deco Greek revival hotel set in a bank from 1927 is just the place. They feature eclectic and stylish rooms and an elegant restaurant, perfect for any romantic getaway.

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast

This romantic retreat is set in the tree-lined neighborhoods of Baton Rouge on 11 acres and named after the Civil War stockades that used to be located here.  This beautiful and historic B&B features 5 large suites, including a two-bedroom unit, all with private baths. You'll also enjoy the peaceful grounds that have been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. 

Barrow House Inn

Spend a romantic evening at this stylish B&B. They offer elegant suites accented with antiques of the mid-1800’s. But this bed and breakfast also offers modern touches, such as WI-FI and 1000 DVDs to choose from.  You’ll start your mornings off right with your choice of continental breakfast or local egg dishes.

Butler Greenwood

This historic antebellum plantation home provides the perfect romantic backdrop to spend time with your Valentine, just like the old days.  The original family still owns this amazing home and the 8 cottages located on the grounds. You’ll be able to relax in the private baths, hot tubs, and more.

Check back on our blog for more great things to see and do in Baton Rouge!

Start the New Year Right in Baton Rouge!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Get ready to ring in the new year in Baton Rouge! The time has come this Sunday to celebrate the beginning of another year.  If you haven't made plans already, then here are a few upcoming NYW events in Baton Rouge that are sure to be the events of the year.

New Year's Eve Party at Crown Plaza

Join the Carbon Copy Band, Chase Tyler Band and The Eddie Smith Band for this dinner buffet prepared by award winning chefs.

Red Stick Revelry

This free event will be held at North Boulevard Town Square featuring music by Bread Pudd’n and Phat Hat.  Then at midnight the new year will be brought in by the dropping of the lighted red stick along with a spectacular fireworks display.

L’Auberge Casino & Hotel

Party to live music from 80's band Werewolf, along with an open bar and much more.

Zippy’s Fundraiser Event

Help raise money for a good cause at Zippy's.  There will be fun giveaways, drink specials and free champagne at midnight.

Have a Safe and Happy New Years Eve and a Happy 2018!

Seasons Greetings!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Wishing all of my past, present, and future clients the very best of the holiday season and a happy new year in 2018.  It's been a pleasure helping all of my clients in Baton Rouge to find or sell their homes over the past year.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2018!

The Perfect Baton Rouge Holiday Season Awaits With These Events

by Glenda Daughety & Team

If you're looking for a great way to celebrate the holidays in Baton Rouge, then the perfect event is waiting for you the next couple of weeks.  Check out what's coming up in baton Rouge to help you get the most from the holiday season.

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Baton Rouge

December 8, 2017 - December 17, 2017​

Nothing is more iconic that this Charles Dickens classic.  Watch as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future lead Scrooge on a his journey of redemption and celebrates the spirit of Christmas.

Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General

Through January 5, 2018​

Come to Baton Rouge General Medical Center for their Holiday Lights display at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. This is their inaugural event where you'll delight at the  40-foot mega tree and eight singing trees along with twinkling lawn lights, along with live music and real snow!

Photos with Santa at the Mall

Through December 24, 2017​

Don't miss out on the chance to make memories as the kids visit with Santa and get their photos taken. You don't even have to make a reservation or purchase a photo to visit with Santa, but if you do purchase photos, you get photo prints in different sizes, digital downloads and a downloadable e-book.

Give Thanks Next Week

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Next week is the time when we can all feel thankful for what we have.  It's also a time when we can give others a reason to be thankful as well.  Do you have some time to help others who don't have as much to have a better Thanksgiving holiday next week?  If you do, there's a number of ways you can help. Here's a few organizations in Baton Rouge dedicated to helping those in need.

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge

Volunteers of America

Have a Great Thanksgiving Week!

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4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge LA 70816
225-205-2672
225-291-1234
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Glenda Daughety & Team
RE/MAX First
Office: 225-291-1234
Cell: 225-205-2672
4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Licensed Realtor in the State of Louisiana by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission


Glenda Daughety, Team Leader

Michelle Copeland, Buyer Specialist

Ashley Daughety, Buyer Specialist / Stager Decorator

 

 

 

 

 

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