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Christmas Present Crisis…John’s Painting and Basking Ridge Electric to the Rescue!

By: Roxy on 12/22/11 @ 9:58 am

This year, the big item on London and Maddie’s Christmas wish list was “new bedrooms”…and we’ve been working on making it happen this week. Yesterday, John’s Painting (908-604-8759) from Basking Ridge did an awesome job. Maddie asked for Benjamin Moore’s Aquarius (788) blue walls and Bainbridge Blue (749) trim; London also chose Aquarius [...]

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Shout Out to Shep Greene, The Somerset Hills HandyMan

By: Roxy on 08/11/10 @ 5:03 pm

Last month (July 2010) was the month when everything broke:

My shower… the one with the ridiculously expensive parts and fixtures, thanks to the fabulous taste of the prior owners of our home.  The drip drip drip is enough to drive me crazy.  Call went out to Reissman Plumbing in Chester, NJ, but they have to [...]

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Mendham Township Recycling Calendar

By: Roxy on 08/4/10 @ 11:28 am

As my sister and I have been cleaning out my mom’s house, we’ve filled lots of tubs and boxes with trash and various forms of recycling, so I was checking the Mendham Township, NJ, recycling calendar, which runs every other Monday morning.  Unfortunately, I missed the most recent pickup date on Monday, August 2nd, so [...]

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Our Cockapoo Puppy Peanut Butter’s Progress with the Family Dog of Morris County, NJ

By: Roxy on 06/13/10 @ 8:32 am

Hard to believe it’s been three weeks since we drove up to Mulberry Farm in Duchess County, New York to bring home our beloved cockapoo puppy, Peanut Butter. You can see from the photos that little Peanut Butter has settled right in with our family. As I write this post, Rex is out in the [...]

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Peanut Butter’s Progress

By: Roxy on 06/12/10 @ 2:18 pm

Hard to believe it’s been three weeks since we drove up to Mulberry Farm in Duchess County, New York to bring home our beloved cockapoo puppy, Peanut Butter. You can see from the photos that little Peanut Butter has settled right in with our family. As I write this post, Rex is out in the [...]

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Big Surprise In Store for Maddie and London This Weekend: We Need Puppy Nanny 911!!

By: Roxy on 05/19/10 @ 2:32 pm

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Best Of… readers know that we’ve been planning to add a cockapoo puppy to our family this summer.  We originally thought that our puppy would come from a cocker spaniel mom due in the first week of May, and we’ve been planning to bring our eight-week-old puppy home from the [...]

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Mansions in May Comes to Harding Township, NJ, in 2010

By: Roxy on 01/30/10 @ 3:45 pm

Maddie, our family weather girl, tells me that it is 14 degrees outside and feels like zero, so it is hard to believe spring will ever arrive… but I just read in our local paper that Mansions in May is coming to Harding Township, New Jersey, this year.  I’ll post more details and maybe a [...]

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Stay-cation All I Ever Wanted: Bay Head NJ Beach House Rentals

By: Roxy on 05/31/09 @ 11:54 am

Over on my Bay Head Blog, I’m participating in LadyJava’s “Music Monday” meme this week with a post about “Stay-cations.” Rex, London, Maddie and I are here in Bay Head, NJ, enjoying another perfect weekend at our beach house, and though I would give my loyal readers the opportunity to join in the summer fun [...]

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Second Annual Shout Out to Our Bay Head Beach House Painter: Steve of Point Beach Painting

By: Roxy on 05/16/09 @ 11:58 am

It’s time for another shout out to our beach house painter in Bay Head, NJ: Steve of Point Beach Painting!
After Rex and the girls and I spent the past couple of weekends up north in the Roxiticus Valley, New Jersey, we grabbed the girls out of school early and returned to our beach house in [...]

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This Wagon’s Gonna Roll… The Padded Wagon Moving Company Delivers for Roxy Again

By: Roxy on 01/30/09 @ 11:32 am

Back in October 2003, when our family moved out of Manhattan to the Roxiticus Valley in Mendham, New Jersey, our realtor, Ann Tannen, recommended The Padded Wagon moving company to get the job done. We were consolidating two homes into one: our West Village loft and my four-bedroom bachelorette colonial in Somerset, New Jersey. 
There’s a [...]

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Paying the Bills and Taking Names… Best Plumber: Sherman Plumbing and Heating in Bay Head, NJ

By: Roxy on 01/25/09 @ 2:14 pm

Just writing a check for the awesome plumber who winterizes and closes our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, at the end of every season.  If you need a reasonable and reliable plumber in the Bay Head - Point Pleasant, NJ area, give Tyler Sherman a call, and be sure to tell him Roxy [...]

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Cool Phone Call Tonight: Somerset Hills Handyman Looking for the Roxiticus Desperate Housewife

By: Roxy on 01/15/09 @ 10:24 pm

Rex and I spent a long cold day in New York City today.  It was about 15 degrees Fahrenheit, headed to 4 below zero, with a dusting of snow on the ground.  There was a plane crash and an amazing rescue (all 155 survived) on the Hudson River on our way home on the train [...]

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Exposed as a Pack Rat! This Just In from Roxy’s Mailbag: Ready-Set-Organize in Bernardsville, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/11/09 @ 11:40 pm

The other day when I returned to my home office after a snack in the kitchen, I found this anonymous message in ransom note style cut-out letters, taped to my computer:
Dear Roxy,
Someone (one of your fellow Roxiticus Desperate Housewives?  your husband?  your children?) has turned you in… If you don’t get help soon you’ll turn [...]

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From Roxy’s Mailbag: Care Focus Home Care Agency in Parsippany, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/2/09 @ 8:30 pm

Dear Roxy,
I came across your web site and I hope you might be able to help. Roxy’s Best Of… Morris County, New Jersey has an icon for “Home Services” in your header and yet there are no services listed. I have just opened a new home care agency in Parsippany, NJ called Care [...]

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Christmas Crisis in Roxy’s Kitchen Sink: Reissmann Plumbing to the Rescue

By: Roxy on 12/26/08 @ 3:53 pm

What is it about the holidays that always seems to bring plumbing problems to our home? Over the past five years since we’ve lived here in Mendham Township, New Jersey, we’ve had the following holiday plumbing incidents:

Thanksgiving 2003: Backed up toilet in the half bath off the kitchen
Thanksgiving 2004: Broken washing machine
Christmas [...]

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Christmas Crisis in Roxy’s Kitchen Sink: Reissmann Plumbing to the Rescue

By: Roxy on 12/26/08 @ 3:00 pm

What is it about the holidays that always seems to bring plumbing problems to our home?  Over the past five years since we’ve lived here in Mendham Township, New Jersey, we’ve had the following holiday plumbing incidents:

Thanksgiving 2003:  Backed up toilet in the half bath off the kitchen
Thanksgiving 2004:  Broken washing machine
Christmas 2005:  Broken hot [...]

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Mendham Snowplows Smashed My Mailbox… but the Department of Public Works Team Is Coming Out to Fix It!

By: Roxy on 12/22/08 @ 10:43 am

One of the hazards of winter here in the Roxiticus Valley is the damage done by the snowplows as the drivers work quickly in the dead of night to clear our roads of snow and ice.  With the first serious snowstorm of Winter 2008-09, the snowplows smashed our mailbox and its wooden support structure to smithereens.  However, [...]

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Holiday Traditions: London and Maddie Choose and Decorate Our Christmas Tree from Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/14/08 @ 10:39 am

While Erik and his band of merry Santas, Mrs. Clauses and Elves were on the Santa Rampage in Austin, Texas yesterday, our family continued a quieter holiday tradition here in the Roxiticus Valley, New Jersey.
London, Maddie, Rex and I headed over to Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey to pick out a fresh cut eight [...]

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Urban Cottage in Gladstone, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/11/08 @ 11:53 pm

A month or so ago, I received an e-mail from Michelle McGonegal, the owner of Urban Cottage in Gladstone, New Jersey, introducing her new vintage furniture and home decorating store that opened in the Spring of 2008.  Then the other day, on my train ride in to New York City, I ran across a nice [...]

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This House Is Clean! Humphreys Pest Control Just Finished Up…

By: Roxy on 10/1/08 @ 4:12 pm

Just after I started my Roxiticus Desperate Housewives blog in August 2005, my husband Rex discovered the most hideous nest attached to one of the dormers in our lovely home. We stared in horror and wondered what lives there….wasps? hornets? Voldemort? Anyone wanna make a guess as to what sort of scary creature builds such a thing?
Luckily, we found [...]

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Bernardsville Realtor with the Patience of a Saint: Ann Tannen, Realty Executives

By: Roxy on 08/21/08 @ 8:31 pm

If you’re thinking about joining Roxy and the rest of the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives by moving to the Greater Roxiticus Valley (Bernardsville, Mendham, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Bedminster, and Basking Ridge, New Jersey), have I got a recommendation for you!
Ann Tannen, a great realtor with the patience of a saint, spent 2 years searching Bernardsville, NJ [...]

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