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    How to Carve a Turkey

    Posted on November 16, 2017 by in Tips for selling

    Follow this guide for the best practices for carving a turkey or chicken. We recommend using a good set of quality knives for this task. DIRECTIONS With the breast-side facing you, firmly press down on the wings until you hear a “pop”. Slice between the joint, to cut any remaining connective tissue and skin. Repeat […]

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  • 7 Non-Fiction Books to Read Right Now

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by in Helpful tips

    With the winter weather here(for most of us), we thought we would share some good books to snuggle up to and read. With the Help of Realsimple.com we found these 7 books to “dive” right into. We hope you enjoy them! Mamaleh Knows Best, by Marjorie Ingall Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly Love Warrior: […]

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  • 9 Mood-Lifting Ideas For a Cozier Home This Winter

    Posted on November 9, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Holiday & winter Information, Texas Weather

    Banish the winter blahs for a radically better outlook this season. It’s been a freakin’ long day at work and you just want to get home and relax on your deck. But nooooooo, it’s already dark outside and that chill in the air is telling you it’s time to pull out your parka. OK, inside it […]

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  • How to Clean the Grossest Kitchen Spots

    Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Motivational

    Sink Drain Sudsy dish-rinsing doesn’t clear away that greasy layer covering the drain. But it’s easy to erase: Sprinkle with a gentle abrasive, like Bar Keeper’s Friend ($2, target.com), and scrub with a toothbrush, paying special attention to the drain’s grooves. Flush clean with water. To disinfect, apply a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 […]

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  • Uses for vinegar!

    Posted on October 16, 2017 by in Helpful tips

    We know it makes for great salad dressings, and zipping up dipping oils for crostini, but have you ever considered the miracle of cleaning with vinegar? Five places to use it: *to descale the drip cycle in your coffee maker. Do it now and remember to flush the coffeemaker with a fresh pot of water […]

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    PLANT YOUR OWN BLUEBONNET PATCH

    Posted on October 10, 2017 by in gardeing, Holiday & winter Information, planting, Texas Weather

    Each spring, beautiful displays of wildflowers can be seen across the state. The most iconic Texas wildflower is, of course, the bluebonnet. While bluebonnets are often seen along roadways, you can also create a bluebonnet patch in your very own yard! Fall is the best time to plant wildflowers that are native to Texas. Bluebonnet […]

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  • How Does Hurricane Harvey Impact the Real Estate Market?

    Posted on October 5, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Texas Weather, Tips for Buying, Tips for selling

    The waters have receded,  now we are faced with the aftermath.  Many are asking, “what is going to happen to the real estate market”?  It is a complex question, yet I’ll do my best to provide an answer.   Surprisingly, there is good news for both Homeowners and Buyers.  That is because the restoration of the […]

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    No-Bake Desserts

    Posted on October 2, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Holiday & winter Information, Tips for Buying, Tips for selling

    With the holidays approaching us so soon. With the Help of Better Homes & Gardens we have some yummy no-bake desserts for y’all. We have attached one recipe to this blog and below is the link with all of them! I can’t wait to get home and try these for the kids!  http://www.bhg.com/recipes/desserts/no-bake-desserts/no-bake-desserts/?slideId=28dd75fd-171a-4316-a96d-90cbc15aab75&utm_source=bhg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bhgdailyrecipe_071517&did=159626-20170715 Ingredients 4medium […]

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  • Hurricane Harvey – Relief Update

    Posted on September 20, 2017 by in Texas Weather

    Hurricane Harvey Relief Update   Here’s what to do If your house was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, you may be unsure of what to do next. Here’s a list of steps to take that will help make the impact a bit smoother as you move forward: Contact your mortgage servicer This is the company that […]

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  • How to Tell If Watermelon Is Ripe – You can do better than the thump test

    Posted on July 26, 2017 by in Health

    Try as you might, it’s impossible to tell what the inside of a watermelon looks like without cutting into it. That’s why trying to choose a ripe watermelon out of the tottering pile at the market can feel like such a crapshoot—but it doesn’t have to be. It might not be perfectly scientific, but if you want […]

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