Shiann Schmidt

"Bye Bye Bye" To Selfies… While You Vote

If you follow social media, you have surely seen the trending topic regarding Justin Timberlake’s controversial selfie while casting his vote.  In our media age of constantly photo and video documenting our lives, our millennial mind set tends to be that our lives are an open book and nothing is off limits.  Surprisingly for so many facebookers, instragramers, snapchatters, and redditers, there are certain legal limitations.  

Halloween and Your Home (Trick, Treat, or Lawsuit?)

In 2012, I moved from the backwoods of Oregon to Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Finally living in a city, I was so excited because I thought I would finally get my first trick-or-treaters!  I purchased a plastic pumpkin candy bucket and two huge bags of candy from the local Food Lion, and when October 31st rolled around, I was ready.  Sadly, I did not take into account that I lived at the end of a dark street, and unfortunately went another three years of eating all the candy by myself (or maybe not so unfortunate). 

Home Buyers Beware... of Ghosts?

Thinking about buying a home? Have you completed all the necessary checks?

  • House Inspection… CHECK
  • Termite inspection…CHECK
  • Ghostbusters… wait, what?

'Tis the season of ghostly and gory movies and TV shows. Whenever I see a movie or TV show depict hauntings or grisly murders in a house, I often wonder… “if I was buying that house, would the seller have to tell me about the lingering spirits? Could I be stuck with a real life Haunted House?”