June 19, 2019

Cash Cash Cash...There is never enough of it. This is especially true when you are buying a home, but there are a ways to minimize the amount of cash you need for closing costs.

1. Ask the seller to pay your closing costs.  Oftentimes, sellers are willing to contri...

September 26, 2018

If you want your home's decor to be unique, you have to work hard at finding pieces that set you apart.   This is especially true in Dallas, as we all have easy to major players in the home furnishings market.  After all, no one wants to go to a friend's home and see t...

March 16, 2018

An easy way to give your old brick house a make-over is a fresh coat of paint. 

The extreme weather is especially tough on exteriors here in Dallas. Summers are hotter than Hades, and hale storms and high winds are all too common.

Buildings take a beating, but your hous...

March 8, 2018

OK, now this idea might not be for the faint of heart (or the disorganized!), but I love it: open kitchen shelving. 

When I updated this kitchen, I wanted to maintain a spacious feeling. I didn't want fussy overhead cabinets taking up valuable wall space. 

So,...

February 23, 2018

I love finding creative, affordable ways to dress up my home. 

One thing I struggle with is window treatments. Sometimes the blinds, shades and drapery options won't quite achieve the look I'm aiming for. 

That's when it's time to get creative! 

For th...

February 22, 2018

Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do.

The larger the crowd, the better! 

One way to dress up your table and ensure a rollicking time is to mix and match. It's fun to experiment with different types of seating and place settings.

Here, I pulled out all the stops...

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