Relocate to Wisconsin : These are a few of my Favorite Things......

These are a few of my Favorite Things......

 There are many things in different areas of our lives that I trust, enjoy, love, cherish because I know if we choose that same brand...we will be rewarded with the same great experence we have come to expect from it repeatedly. 

    If you have been in real estate a may notice that it would seem one of the most coveted appliSub Zero Refrigeratorances some people have is a refrigerator....and they would rather leave all the furniture including Grandma's chandelier...but they want to take the refrigerator. I never got that ...there was always the "talk them off freezer ledge" to get them to leave it with the house.  That discussion ended when we remodeled our kitchen and got our Sub Zero refrigerator. The appliance is like us...Wisconsin born and bred....and as the company says...the kitchen is.."Where life happens."  It is an investment to be sure...ours is built in and cherry paneled and not going anywhere . We enjoy it absolutely every day. the design as well as  the unique technology as they say "guards the principals of food freshness". If you are Our kitchen refrigeratorconsiderng remodeling or just replacing your refrigerator..treat yourself to the experience beginning with their website and know that it it more than "just one more appliance" but an experience that incorporates technology and design with all the elements of every expert that you deserve to have at your "freezer tips" with 24/7 customer service. To see our updated kitchen just click here...our paneled appliances give the kitchen the integrated design we love with the quality and dependability anyone deserves.

       For almost 70 years, nothing has kept food fresher longer than a Sub-Zero refrigerator.  We LOVE to cook...which means lots of ingredients...a bounty from the farmer's market...a supply of soup-er ingredients for a snow day...and nothing, but nothing keeps food fresher longer than our sub zero which even when I am not in "catering mode" and it is just the two of us, is an important feature...less waste, more variety and guaranteed one could ask for more !

        If you have known me any length of know that much of my closet is a Chico's collection....I can mix and match...and enjoy the variety of colors and styles...and have Cold Shoulder Dress Chicosbeen to every Chico's in every place we travel to and thru with memories of choices from California to Florida.  My pre-lab band heavy weight self even allowed me to still enjoy a size three while I shrunk down to a smaller size because Chico's has it's own unique sizing system. I can be business like, casual ...or add a touch of glitz with both wardrobe and jewelry...they always remember my birthday, call me by name locally and (and in shhh...some other parts of the country) and I love the fit...the selection and colors that celebrate my wardrobe. Whether you are looking for a cold shoulder, a blazer, the perfect necklace...the bracelet that matches....Chico's on line or near you a wardrobe pleasing place for me.

       The third choice is hard...we are not the car people...and have told my physician if they are looking for people for trials for a motor implant...I am all about that...a car is a necessity...not a statement to me...and if I could, I would attach my implant, hover above the traffic and set it on "GO" and arrive traffic-lessly at my destination....stay tuned...if that'll hear it hear first ! 

 Trader Joe's logo    We do love Trader Joe's....and who could resist their Parmesan Crisp crackers...selections of fresh everything...and unique prepared offerings...mmmm great place for all things crunchy and munchy and designing meals to please ourselves or guests.  We can take a trip around the "gourmet globe" and find ethnic foods from everywhere to grace the table, delight the palate ..with recipes we create or enjoy from the ones they thoughtfully supply.  We aren't a 12 month a year Farmer's Market kind of climate so this is where we can come to be culinarily creative regardless of the season.

  Opium  So hard to choose just will know that aromatic choice has been Yves Saint Laurent's is necessary as underwear in starting my day...That a collection of what David describes as zillions of lipsticks (no brand or color loyalty)....or the walls I adore looking at with an attitude of gratitude to Ralph Lauren and his collection of faux finishes....but three was what we were asked to provide by Ron and Alexandra Seigel and so three it is ...wishing you all your favorite kind of day, month, year, life full of loyalty and sprinkled with the brands you love that make your life all the better.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 21 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • March 15 2017 09:42AM


Thanks for sharing the things you love. I'm still working on my list.

Posted by Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management) about 1 year ago

Trader Joe's is a great pick when it comes to retail. Solid company

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) about 1 year ago

Good morning Sally and David.  You have an excellent selection of trusted brands in this list.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 year ago

Enjoyed reading about a few of your favorite things. I don't think I've ever been in a Chico store. Guess one of these days I will have to check them out.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 year ago

I wanted one so bad but the kitchen was already designed, ordered and there just was not room here. But mark my words i will have one in my next house Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 1 year ago

Good morning Sally. Great choices all! Nuff said! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) about 1 year ago

That's funny how you loved your SubZero, Kathy Streib Sandy felt the same way about her high-end Kitchenaid Referigerator, until the buyers of our home decided to pay the nearly new price for it at closing. Now she is happy with a cooler and ice!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) about 1 year ago

Good morning Sally. So now I know you even better. Clearly you love your new refrigerator.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 year ago

I like seeing peoples three brands and why they are so special Sally K. & David L. Hanson. I applaud your choices!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) about 1 year ago

Hi Sally & David,

Nice! The only time the refrigerator was ever an issue in a transaction we were involved in was when we purchased our house in 2004.  Most seller's know they need to leave it behind.

We also LOVE Trader Joe's!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) about 1 year ago

My husband used to sell Sub Zero when he did kitchen designs years ago. They are the Cadillac of refrigerators and have a fantastic warranty record. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your favorite brands.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago


Thank you for this lovely entry into our March Challenge.  It was a delightful read, and we both have loved our two subzeros we have had the pleasure of owning.  I remember when Opium came out, we were in Paris and the subways smelled like Opium.  Chico's is a wonderful example of a great niche brand.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

Sally and David I do not wear Chico's or Yves Saint Laurent's Opium, but would love to have a sub zero refrigerator.  We do not have a Trader Joe's near me, but have heard a lot of great things about them so I need to make it a point to go check one out.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago

What a wonderful entry into this months contest.  Your kitchen is a WOW and it shows how much planning you both did to get this perfection. I love my new kitchen and addition and appreciated your input.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 1 year ago

Sally and David

I see that Trader Joe's is one of your favorite things . . . . Great choice.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 1 year ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  I will be looking for your second bath remodel. 

I too love the Chico brand and was at Trader Joe's Monday before our snow storm. Keep enjoying.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 1 year ago

Hi Sally and David - We have Trader Joes and they are great.  I also love cooking and a remodeled kitchen with Sub Zero would be awesome indeed.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 year ago

Interesting selection, Sally. I have to admit, I don't get the whole Trader Joe's thing... never have. I have quite a bit of Chico's stuff in my closet as well, even though they make it almost impossible for me to find a petite size 4 trouser except on line! 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) about 1 year ago

I'm still chuckling over the line "it is necessary as underwear in starting my day", Sally K. & David L. Hanson  ... pretty much sums up how you feel about it, I'd say ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 1 year ago

Hi Sally and David- I do love how Chico's has reinvented itself to work with different sizes and styles.  Their clothing works so well for Florida!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 year ago

Hi Sally and David --- what's not to like about Trader Joe's?   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago