Category: 2021

NC Real Estate Agent , chp 3 Section 3.

From real estate paralegal to real estate agent.

From passing closing documents to real estate contracts.

Oh my have I been through quite the roller coaster ride.

2 years ago – headed to the law firm.

Working for attorneys will teach you to three things: read everything twice, pay attention to detail, and lastly when in doubt just say you don’t know.

Your word is super important and I rather you be honest and knowledgeable than carelessly move forward with whatever.

Be sure to read through everything thoroughly. Lawyers are trained to clarify (usually in detail) and spice of language for contracts. Understand what you are signing.

Paying attention to detail can easily save everyone involved some time. Imagine recording a deed to a home and the Parcel ID or grantee name is wrong 😑. Simply mistakes happen but in this world you learn from them and they don’t happen again.

Real estate school is something else too! Some attorneys would even say the NC state test is harder than the BAR exam! 🤯 I can’t imagine. I would prefer going to school longer for this type of test. I also wish upfront cost were there for people to know as well.

Being a real estate agent is new for me. Just the agent part. I’ve been touring and working in homes since I was 8 or 10. Now I just have the luxury of helping people secure their home and their bag 💰.

I’ve watched this city grow and am excited to be a part of it. Welcome home y’all 🏡

http://briforte.evcarolinasrealty.com/

Peace and love 💕

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Cat in the bag

These two are so different it’s ridiculous.

Pictured below is Tails. She is a true tuxedo cat. She is shy, scared of most things but loves to cuddle.

She hates loud noises but enjoys lounging in sun spots and home made forts.

Below is Mushka, she is a new age tuxedo, grey in color. Spunky and mischievous that one 😏 is all over the place. Literally every morning she has to see the birds morning routines. Even the neighborhood strays and her say they’re greetings.

She will carry a whole conversation with you too! She likes to get on our shoulders and lie down. Maybe she was a parrot in another life.

They are both great in their own ways. I’m just glad they can share the same space peacefully (well sometimes).

I actually call the baby, Mushka the monster, when she is bullying her sister. She goes through phases where all just wants is to play. Tails is never a fan.

She would just like to sleep alongside her and sniff her once in awhile. Haha!

You can find these two cool cats on Instagram @tails_tells_tales

Shenanigan is my middle name

Who says I am thirty years young?…. *Cough Cough* well, for starters my mom, the government. But you know who to say. Bae thinks I have been seven years old this entire time we have been dating. Heck I’d be fourteen if you just counted the birthdays we’ve had together.

Anyway, all that to say. I am a child in the eyes of most men. Here, let me prove it!

I am on Instagram TickTock Facebook and Twitter. I have several accounts I do the most with my personal account (ohhsilly) it’s more of the day to day shenanigans 😬. This is the only place for blogging you now.

Until next time, xoxo

Also Happy Hump Daaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeee!

Spiced Apple Carrot Muffins

What most find to be called a morning glory muffin is now vegan and gluten-free in this household.

-Bri

The Basics

30 minutes to prep and 50 minutes to cook*
Desirable for: Breakfast, Snack, or Dessert
Total servings: 12 muffins

  • muffin pan and and oven to bake with of course!
  • food processor IF not that a bowl and wisk will work too
  • “ice cream” scoop or spoon for portioning off the batter.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups almond flour*
  • 1 cup rolled oats*
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of carrot pulp
  • 1/2 cups of apple pulp (optional)
  • 2 medium diced apples

Here’s a picture of all the things, this was a very messy experience but I enjoyed myself for sure.

Instructions

  1. oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit grease the tin or use paper baking cups.
  2. small bowl add flax seed and water.
  3. wisk together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  4. Coconut oil (should be microwaved if not already melted/liquid)
  5. Stir together the oil, carrots, apples, almond milk, brownsugar and vanilla extraact. Add flaxseed mix last and stir to unify.
  6. Combine wet and dry ingridents and stir til unified. (Not too much, you can over do it).
  7. Disperse batter onto tray evenly using scoop or spoon.
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the
  9. Let them cool in pan for about 5 then transfer to desired area for cooling.

Side note: I had some issues with the bake time. The recipe I started with said 18 minutes. This batch came to a whopping 50 minutes. I am using a gas oven but I still had an ongoing 20 minute timer just to be sure. Look for browning on the top.

Please tell me you have tried this or a version of it! If you haven’t, I need you to. Seriously! I am not trying to pull your leg or anything. They are so healthy too! All twelve of the muffins were gone within two hours of cooling around these parts. *Le sigh* But I promise you this… everyone will be talking about them that’s for sure!

I hope you try and share this recipe as it is the best thing to have around the house. Also, the cozy months are coming. I’ll be slapping some vegan icing on these later as a show stopper for the holidays! Look out for that recipe later! 😀

Vegganers Luck

Chef Nay has literally done it AGAIN! I literally have been on the look out for a fish alternative. She shocked me for thankgisiving last year and now this. I am taken back for sure.

Vegganer’s Luck Catfysh Po’Boy

Her Po’boy has done the job! You can’t tell me this isn’t fish. So I checked out her Instagram after eating that sukkah and I mean she has been finessing the vegan culture for sure.

I’m talking about Nacho and/or Taco Tuesdays, Build a Brunch, Sunday Dinners, and more. I am in love! Forget kissing the chef. Marry me!!!? 😛 hahaha! Janay, I cant wait to see what you have in store for my stomach.

Like I said, she originally shocked me for Thanksgiving. This is what was on the menu last year.

This is an A++ Menu! PERIOD!

Chef Nay made the mac and cheese, sweet potato pie, mashed potatoes. Let me knot forget the main entrees. Did I mention it was all vegan? Hahaha, come to my house and get fooled if you want to.

But let me add it is so delicious! truly the bee’s knees.

I love that Janay is so sweet and humble. She has dominated the vegan version of soul food. She creates less of a hesitation for such a healthier lifestyle.”

Can’t wait to see what is in store for this year! If you are looking to go vegan. Let Chef nay lead the way. Feel free to check her out on IG @ vegganersluck and her site vegganersluck.com

I have been sleeping on her brand. I swear… I just turned on the notifications on Instagram so I don’t miss any deliciousness.

Until next time! 😀

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Chapter Three

Journey with me…

Life has a funny way of teaching/showing you things on time so you can prepare yourself. Not everything is promised to prepare you. It’s cray what bullets I’ve missed on this journey — I am so grateful. For life is precious and any sudden move can change your direction. I am blessed and I am thankful!

There has been so much going on, I have been all sorts of all over the place. With all of the changes, stresses and *whispers* of anxiety, I have been managing — for solutions are the result of not giving up. I’m fine-tuning my schedule and making choices that serve my morals, passions and goals!

Growing up is never-ending, that’s what I like about it. My favorite part has been always questioning what they tell me. “They” being everyone, haha. Please understand, I am painfully technical most times. Chose your words wisely. Communication need not run out of style, guys. Feelings and opinions are just that, and I prefer the things that don’t change. With that being said, I have always questioned labels; the fact that they exist, the definitions of them, and how we the people may easily misuse them. My poor mother, hahaha! Let’s just say, there is always something to chat about.

Things that you typically think to continue to grow: nails, nature, hair, blah blah blah. What I would like to challenge you to do is… Grow your level of awareness and compassion. Grow that closed mind, if applicable. Try something new, eat new food. We can only experience and grow as individuals if we let ourselves. If you are normally stuck in your ways, then things in this field will be hard. Stick with it and you shall prevail.

Feel free to follow more of my journey @mindfulfourcorners on IG, Facebook, and Youtube.

Moving on… This is random but I am totally on to something. Bare with me… I was thrown into residential homes at an early age. Before my teens, I would join my dad and help him do hardwood floors. We often ran into my godfathers, who also do residential trade work. I will have a post later about that type of life. For now, here is a picture of me getting down and dirty.

If you are in the Charlotte, NC area or surrounding counties and want a quote for your hardwood floors, give’m a shout! Forte Floors 704-605-4036. Quality is the Forte difference!

On May 4th I passed my NC Real Estate exam. Oh, how it feels to be done with that. For so long I was working in a real estate law firm. It was cool to be on that side of things. With that and real estate school, I learned so much about owning a home and the law on real property. I feel as though 30% of the information should be taught at some point in high school. Let me not address the school system though.

As a realtor, my goal will always be to protect my client, whichever side we are on. I know the land and my upbringing has helped me see the cost of trade work and repairs. With a wide range of homeownership resources and knowledge, I plan to be the BEST! I can’t wait to see what is to come. If you are looking to buy Real estate in North Carolina, let me know!

On the 24th I got back to work and am loving this new law firm. My direct supervisor is the bee’s knees. I feel like I found a distant family member. She is so kind and compassionate. So giving and sweet! I could brag about her all day but I am not sure how much time you have. At this firm, there is a great balance of work and life. I am not a number and I am respected — crazy how hard that is to find, smh. We will talk about work environments later. Anyway, I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together as a team. Those who know me know my work ethic and skill always produce success.

Well, I have completed all of my personal goals before my 30th birthday! Next on the list will be stocks, savings and working on my health. The bigger more public things would be starting my store for Applesauce Chronicles. I am excited to say I will have items made and/or designed by yours truly. The goal is to be running before Christmas! I can almost guarantee you that you want some of our stocking stuffers!

I hope you all are making goals for yourself! If and when you put your mind towards something that serves you, the universe will reward you. Stay true to your manifestations and just keep swimming!

Saturday afternoon, lookout for a post and pictures from my dirty thirty celebrations! Peace and love!

Açaí Exotica

I present this lovely dynamic. Here we have Açaí Exotica. She is a bad bish! 😆 I inhaled it so fast. Crazy how prep time and eat time are so different. It was gone in seconds 😅!

I want thank the laborers and farmers that brought this to the store. I thank the sun for giving life. Lastly I thank this food for fueling my body.

– Mindful moment by Brianna Forte

On top

  • Diced mango
  • Diced dragon fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Diced kiwi

Dusting

  • Bee Pollen
  • Chia Seeds

I have no measurements listed simply because it’s just fruit. Start with a handful of the fruit, diced it or don’t (applicable). The rest is just designing your bowl.

Get fancy add some things. Swap things out! You can add granola, Nutella, almond butter — the options are limitless. Oh and when I have a little left over I save it for later. Maybe a can refresh the fruit in my stomach, SMOOTHIE STYLE.

Did I mention I love fruit? I consider it just the right amount of sugar for my health. It’s rare you catch me with chocolate or rich sweets. We would have to bring out the saltines for that. 😝

Do you make your own açaí bowls? do you like them? I would love to hear about your recipes and or thoughts on this delicious treat. That’s all for now though, until next time.

Xoxo 🤗