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How to Update Your Home Without Going Over Budget

Bring new life to your home in time for the new year
Posted by Natalie Arnold on January 24, 2017 in No Category
Houzz Contributor, Lauren Dunec Hoang Take advantage of the days leading up to the new year to hit the reset button and look for ways to refresh both your home and your state of mind. To get you started, here are a dozen straightforward and cost-effective ways to bring new life to your home — including how to repurpose holiday decorations and the easiest way to enliven a room with just one purchase. Photo by Black Lacquer Design – Browse contemporary living room photos 1. Add plant... read more
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Most Popular and Iconic Home Design Styles

The history of home design styles along with descriptive features.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on January 18, 2017 in No Category
Have you ever wondered where many of the home design styles originated, or even more, what it actually means? From Victorian to Cape Cod to Tudor and Craftsman, it's easy to get them all mixed up. We have the graphics, origins and list of key features detailing the history of the most popular and iconic home design styles! 1. Tudor2. Cape Cod3. Georgian4. Greek Revival5. Colonial Style6. Gothic Revival7. Italianate8. Stick-Eastlake9. Second Empire10. Queen Anne11. Shingle Style12. Dutch Colonial ... read more
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Did We Just Discover the Secret to Getting A Baby To Sleep Through the Night?

A “night nurse” for just $7 a night? Yes, please!
Posted by Natalie Arnold on January 17, 2017 in No Category
“Sleep all you can now because you are going to need it” This is HANDS DOWN the #1 piece of advice I was given from other parents before my son was born and I now understand just how important their recommendation was. sleep /slep/ noun a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. This may be the de... read more
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ROWLETT, Texas — Construction is slated to begin in March on the $1 billion Bayside development and Crystal Lagoon on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, Texas, according to Lifescapes International, the landscape architectural firm selected to design the overall landscape environment of Bayside.The Bayside development will encompass 262 acres and will feature, among other things, a variety of retail, restaurants, residential units, a resort hotel, a 300-foot long fountain, and will feature Texas’ fi... read more
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New Year New Home?

If buying a house is on your “to do” list this year, now is also the time to begin preparing.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on January 05, 2017 in No Category
It’s officially 2017 so let me start by wishing you a happy new year.  In early January, many of us are planning and setting goals for everything we want to do and achieve in the year to come.  While many people think of spring as the primetime home buying season, the winter months often offer an even greater selection, and the opportunity to settle into the new home before warmer months arrive.  If buying a house is on your “to do” list this year, now is also the time to begin prep... read more
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