Dish and Design hosts Home for the Holidays event
Homestyle’s Dish and Design returns on December 6th at 6pm with our Home for the Holidays edition featuring sessions on cocktails, food, gifts, decorating and more at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield. Presenters from Leon & Lulu, SheWolf, Central Kitchen + Bar and Busch’s Fresh Food Market – who is also the sponsor of the event – are on hand to offer tips for the happy days ahead. Subscriber tickets are on sale and will open to the general public on November 4th at 9:00am. They include a drinks menu, appetizers and tips from our expert team. Visit detroitnews.com/holiday22 to purchase tickets. You can also try to win tickets at detroitnews.com/contests starting November 2nd. Until December 6th!
About these haunted houses….
According to 2022 data from Clever, a real estate data company (listwithclever.com), more than half of buyers would buy a haunted house in a crowded market. About a quarter of Americans believe they’ve lived in an actual haunted house, compared with 44% who said so in 2021, when people were spending more time at home. But among those who have never shared a home with ghosts, two-thirds believe it’s possible for a home to be haunted. In this monster market, about 58% of homebuyers say they would consider buying a haunted house. Of these, more than two-thirds would do so to save money. Although buyers are open to purchasing a haunted house, they would not pay full price for it. If a haunted house met all of their criteria, 59% of buyers would still offer less than market value — up from 52% who said the same in 2021. When the market slows, sellers can withhold information about a haunted house to put more profit in their pockets. Almost two-thirds of sellers would disclose a haunting only under certain circumstances, and 8% would refuse even if required by law. Go to https://www.realestatewitch.com/real-haunted-houses-2022/.
Kick off the holidays with All Things Detroit
The holiday season begins on November 13 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Eastern Market with the local All Things Detroit event. Founded by Detroit native Jennyfer Crawford-Williams of Ask Jennyfer, the day will feature 200 small businesses offering a variety of locally made goods and foods. Visit Nan’Chang Creationz for cozy wearable art, handmade crochet fashion, and herbal beauty products, and White Pansy Boutique for Michigan-inspired home decor like kitchen towels, trivets, coasters, and cutting boards. Detroit Cocoa Bar will offer their signature Hug-in-a-Mug cocoa, blending milk and dark chocolate for the perfect warm-up. The Candidly Speaking sells greeting cards and wrapping paper that celebrate images and experiences of black people. The location is 2934 Russell St. (sheds 3, 4 and 5). Tickets are $5-$10. For Beat the Crowd tickets that include perks like early entry, go to https://events.allthingsticketing.com/events/all-things-detroit-holiday-shopping-experience-food-truck-rally-11-13 . Visit iloveallthingsdetroit.com for more information.
See the light with SnapPower
With summertime approaching, you can brighten up your spaces with SnapPower to avoid searching for a plug or light switch. The energy saving device features automatic LED night lights with patented technology cover plates that install in seconds – no electrician, brackets, batteries, brackets or rewiring required. Just snap open. Point of sale products are also available such as MotionLights, SafeLights, GuideLights and more. SnapPower is sold on Amazon, Skimlinks and ShareASale.
Take on pests
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its semi-annual Bug Barometer forecast, a seasonal projection of the pest pressures Americans can expect to face in their regions. According to the group’s entomology team, a mild, dry summer season across much of the U.S. could lead to increased pest activity as forecasts for this winter call for below-average temperatures and more snow. The forecast for the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Midwest includes stink bugs associated with falling temperatures. Tick pressure may remain high throughout the season, while below-average temperatures predicted for the winter are likely to drive rodents indoors early. Go to pestworld.org/news-hub/press-releases/look-out-experts-expect-a-pest-packed-winter-due-to-looming-bitter-cold-temps/.