The Heart of a Renovation

History of The W. F. Negele House: William F. Negele and his wife commissioned architect W.E. Findlein to design this home for $6,000 in 1905. At the time, William served as the secretary to the Thompson & Belden Co. department store in downtown Omaha at 16th and Howard streets – in Omaha. Thompson & Belden was… Read More

Taking Flight with Birdhouse Interiors

The vast majority of homes I sell need something changed to suit a new owner. Of course, we all know that “style” is subjective. That being said, every now and again, I see a home where everything is absolutely spot on. The home seems to tell a story. Each picture is hung perfectly. The furniture… Read More

Summa, Summa, Summertime!

Even though the temperatures we’ve endured make it seem like we are in the middle of July, next Thursday is officially the first day of Summer! Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses (preferably a pair from PJ Morgan Real Estate) and this list of top 10 things to do in Omaha with your kids! Henry Doorly Zoo: Unless… Read More

Get Your Grove On!

After several years immersed in the fashion industry, jet-setting around the world and hopping from one hotel to the next, Meghann Schense needed a change. She traded in her stilettos and designer luggage for fruits and veggies. Wait, what??? It sounds a bit crazy, but with her demanding work schedule, Meghann literally lived out of… Read More

What Not To Wear (While Looking at Houses)

I know it has been a while, but did everyone’s heart break when the TLC series What Not to Wear went off the air or was it just mine? What Not to Wear was a show that offered not only invaluable wardrobe advice, but some worthy life lessons as well. And let’s be honest, we could go… Read More

Parents vs. Kids

As the mother of a three-year-old and nine-month-old, I seem to wear a lot of hats and juggle several balls. Currently, I am a REALTOR®, Trusted Vendor lead, corporate communications advocate, wife, friend, daughter, sister, slow pitch softball player, blogger and the list goes on… Needless to say, my arms get tired. One item of… Read More

My Happy Place

My absolute favorite pastime, besides working tirelessly for PJ Morgan Real Estate (wink wink), is expressing my creative flair through decorating. I love fresh flowers on my desk. I love adding a million pillows to a bed, to my husband’s dismay.  And I absolutely love accenting a room with just the right candle, picture or… Read More

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

As I was brainstorming ideas for blogs to write, I realized that what I do and the people I meet are pretty fascinating. I decided the best way to capitalize on my everyday interactions is to share them with you. Let me start by telling you about the man behind a perfectly curated salvage company… Read More

The One Festival

Omaha’s dedication to the arts helps make this a vibrant city. Music, dance, painting, sculpture, theatre, poetry… all of these enrich our community. What if I told you that all of these could be experienced at once? They can. It is called OPERA. Opera is the ultimate multi-media experience. During a typical performance by Opera Omaha,… Read More

Spring Has Sprung in Real Estate

It’s official! Spring has sprung in real estate! The peak selling season is upon us! If you are in the market to sell your home, with the right REALTOR® and marketing plan, it will sell. Not only will it sell, it will sell fast, have multiple offers and sell for more than the list price. To… Read More

Who Needs A Vacation?

This is the wonderful time of the year where you FINALLY start to see signs of spring: the birds are chirping, the sun shines longer, and the temperatures are rising. I always start thinking about the summer months and how quickly they will be here. My boys have a summer FULL of baseball, but we… Read More

The Cherry On Top

Earning an award is always on my “to do” list. I love the thrill of going the extra mile to achieve more and being recognized for my efforts is the cherry on top! That’s why I was so excited when the time came for PJ Morgan Real Estate to celebrate several of our colleagues at… Read More

A New Year’s Poem

2017, I’d say you were… a beast, a bear, a challenge for sure. You ushered in changes both big and small. You made me laugh, cry and scream. Yes, I did them all. So much life, it was almost scary. The experiences were vivid and certainly varied. How was business in 2017? Sales were strong,… Read More

He’s An Angry Elf…

As the clock ticks closer to the holidays, we all try to cram in last minute everything: shopping, wrapping, holiday cards, parties, getting the perfect picture with Santa… In all the spare time that you DO NOT have over the next few days, add one more thing to your list. Grab your loved ones and… Read More

And To All A Good Night

Here at PJ Morgan Real Estate, we cherish our clients and the relationships we forge through the process of buying, selling and renting to some amazing people within our community. In fact, one of our Core Values is, “Cultivate Lifelong Relationships.” I hardly think of my job as a job. I am extremely fortunate to… Read More

I’d Rather Write About His Dog

I have known artist Watie White for what seems like a lifetime now. I had the pleasure of leasing him his first studio in Little Bohemia approximately 10 years ago. If you haven’t heard of Watie White, do yourself a favor and Google him now. I will not even attempt to describe his work or style;… Read More

Managing Holiday Mayhem

While the holiday season is generally full of joy and cheer, we all know that it can be a bit overwhelming and stressful. As a wife and mother, I’m approaching the 12th year of navigating this hectic time and trying to keep myself (and my family) sane. Thank goodness, I’ve learned a few things along… Read More

One Wild And Precious Life

A year ago, I would have never predicted this Thanksgiving holiday. So many changes. I try not to define them as good or bad. They just are… About 2 months ago, my wife Caroline took a job in Chicago. Needless to say, our time together has been drastically altered and this new reality is still… Read More

Look What’s Coming!

If you’ve read my blog posts before, you know they usually come with a long story and lots of text.  This time you’re in for a treat… less rambling and more photos! Because we manage neighboring properties, we were given the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the new Film Streams Dundee Theater and… Read More

From Drab To Fab

Most of us have a passion in life – kids, work, sports, fashion, cooking, etc. However, even with the likes of the Internet and Pinterest (most days I feel like a Pinterest fail, by the way), it is nearly impossible to stay up on what’s trending. As much as I would love to be an… Read More

Falling For Fall

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. I love watching the leaves turn color, dressing for the cooler temperatures and the aromatic smell of a wood burning fireplace on a crisp evening. I have even come to adore Halloween! As I settled in to write this blog, I found myself reflecting on the last… Read More

The Future Of Technology Is Now

Hi, Jen Monjaras here. I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am now leading our Trusted Vendor Program. As some of you know, I am not new to the company, but I am new to this position. In the last few weeks, I reemerged into the adult world (after having my… Read More

Can Clothing Change A Life?

I know, I know… I can feel the eye rolls… and thoughts of “Really Liz, I think that’s a stretch”. By now, everyone knows the deep-seated love I have for a good wardrobe. But I promise you this post goes way deeper than just garments of clothing… #keepreading Whether it’s the post-baby hormones or I’m… Read More

Studio C

Once an Italian grocery store, the quaint structure at 805 Hickory Street has more history and nostalgia within its unique walls than most realize. Located in the heart of Little Italy, the building was built in 1905 by the Caniglia family (Mr. C) as a grocery store. Over the years, it was also home to… Read More

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make In Shopping And In Life #thatsoundsdramatic

If you know me, you know that I specialize in the pretty and rarely take into account the useful. When someone says to me, “I love your shoes!”, inevitably it’s followed with the question, “Are they comfortable?”. And then appears what I can only imagine is a dumbfounded look on my face… of course they… Read More

#Obsessed

Today I am sharing seven things I’m kind of in love with… okay really in love with. Okay #obsessed with. ? A little home decor stuff, a little fashion stuff, and throw in some life stuff for good measure! Anyone who knows me knows I crush hard and often… like on the weekly. I crush on… Read More

Back To the Old Me

New Years Eve’s always follow the same old script… you break out your shiniest, most sequined outfit (#yougogirl).  Then you carefully plot your amazing plans for the evening and tomorrow you will pronounce to the Facebook world that this is the year of the “new” you!!! #yes. After 29 years of “new” Liz’s, I’m changing… Read More

#BallingOnABudget

I really love to shop; like, the love runs deep… but over the years, my income hasn’t always shared this love. This post is dedicated to all of you who have a dream similar to mine, and who don’t have the luxury of making it rain cash on a daily basis. I am going to… Read More

Entertainment Tonight… Or In the Near Future

I’ve joked with clients before saying, “I just sell the house. I don’t care what you do with it.” Truth is, I do care. I want you to fill your home with people from time to time. That’s right, I’m talking about entertaining. One of the reasons I have always loved selling homes is how… Read More

Life Lessons Learned from My Most Stylish Clients

Throughout my real estate career, I have truly been blessed with amazing clients. Believe me when I say that having fabulous clients is everything in real estate. You spend countless hours with them, and you are guiding them through the biggest purchase of their life… there are tears, there is drama and sometimes there are… Read More

“Cheers” to Omaha Fashion Week

You know that one place you go where everybody knows your name? For me, it’s Omaha Fashion Week… Except no one actually knows my name… I mean literally no one. But the sentiment is definitely there. When I sit down at an Omaha Fashion Week show, I am surrounded by my people. They get my… Read More

#Vintage

Realtor Liz Fossenbarger is back and so is her fashion forward fabulousness! Read on for her savvy approach to fulfilling a (slight) shopping addiction, right here in Omaha. I’d like to start with a confession… I have a slight shopping problem. And by slight I mean rather large. I am, by definition, an emotional shopper…. Read More