Getting ready for the new school year looks different for many families this year. Regardless if classes are virtual or in-person, one thing that can be certain is making sure the kids take on every school day with a good meal. That means having the perfect kitchen space for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner.
Streamline your back-to-school routine with these 10 delectable kitchens.
If you’ve ever had to pick a paint color you know this major truth – the options are endless. Choosing the right paint color can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll have a new sense of confidence next time you’re in the paint aisle.
Bring Inspiration: Take along an existing pillow, piece of fabric or photo of your space. This will help you make more informed decisions.
The Right Light: Make sure to view your paint or paint chips in natural light to assure you’re seeing the color correctly. Paint looks different under artificial light, so try holding the chip near a window or painting a sample on your wall first.
Take-Home Testers: All the major paint retailers sell paint in small, tester sizes. These are perfect to take home and try out before committing to a full gallon of paint. The small amount will provide you with enough paint to give you an idea of what it would really be like to live with the color.
Try Multiple Shades: If you’re having trouble choosing, buy multiple testers and paint side-by-side squares on your walls. Live with them for a few days so you get the chance to see how the colors look morning, noon, and night. Make sure to mark them with identifiers so you’ll remember which one you liked best.
Choose Your Drama: Look to the color wheel for inspiration. Colors close together will make a room calm while those farther apart add drama.
Do What You Love: Start with a color you love, even if it’s not popular at the moment. Doing this will assure you’ll love the color for years to come. Just remember, your favorite color comes in a range of hues.
Lighten Up: If you’re afraid a hue may be too dark, ask the mixer to do a 50 percent tint of the color to lighten it up. Custom colors can also give a room a designer look, but make sure to jot down the specifics of your color for future touch-ups.
Room to Room: If you have rooms that are open to one another, avoid choosing radically different colors, which will make the spaces feel chopped up and small.
Go Bold: Small rooms that are visited more rarely, like a library or half-bath, can be done in stronger colors that make a statement.
Spraying vs. Rolling: Rolling may be the most popular choice, but it’s also the most time consuming and requires touch-ups more often. On the other hand, spraying results in a more high-end, professional look that also cuts painting time in half. With both options make sure you properly cover the areas you don’t want to be painted.
When it comes to corporate moves, Texas was the top destination for people packing up and heading across the country in 2019.
Texas topped the list, which also includes California, Florida, Illinois and North Carolina as the states that were the most popular destinations for corporate transfers, according to Allied Van Lines.
“Texas, with its business-friendly climate, has ranked as the top move destination for Allied corporate customers for the past six years,” the moving company said in its most recent Magnet States Report. “The high influx of corporations moving to Texas makes it a highly desirable destination for top talent.”
A few other interesting findings:
* The most popular month for Allied corporate moves was June, and the most popular day of the week to move was Friday.
* Allied consumer customers still prefer to move in June; however, in 2019 the most popular day to move changed from Tuesday to Friday, allowing for a full weekend of unpacking and settling in.
* Allied consumer and corporate customers moved a total of 421,780,231 miles over the last six years, which is equal to over 16,937 trips around the world.
Considering a move to North Texas? The Ebby Halliday Companies are here to help. Our complete offering of brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance homeownership services ensures you have the easiest and most secure real estate experience. In good times and most importantly, in challenging times, we have stood by North Texas for over 75 years. It would be our honor to put our experience and strength to work for you.
In the mood for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack? Regardless of the time of day or what you’re craving to eat, every meal starts in the kitchen. There’s no better place to cook up a tasty meal than in a kitchen you love.
We’ve gathered 7 stunning kitchens with all the bells and whistles.
Ninety-one Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents were featured on D Magazine’s list of Best Residential Real Estate Agents for 2019. More than half of DPMRE’s award-winning agents were also listed among Dallas’ top producers.
D Magazine reached out to more than 15,000 real estate, insurance and mortgage professionals and more than 10,000 magazine subscribers and recent homebuyers to nominate individuals that have gone above and beyond in Dallas real estate.
Congratulations to our agents for being named the best of Dallas real estate.
The exclusive, gated lakefront resort spans more than 52 acres of gently rolling terrain, featuring a plethora of outdoor recreation and a prized golf course — all in just over an hour’s drive away from Dallas.
The property — featured in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection — is available to purchase as a whole for $6,900,000 or separated into parcels listed between $1.5 million and $3.5 million. Links of Lake Athens is listed by the Ross Group of the Dave Perry-Miller Park Cities office.
Owners will have private access to over 2,500 feet of water frontage and acres of pastureland to roam on horseback. The Links of Lake Athens’ piece de resistance is its four-hole golf course, which plays as a championship 18-hol, Par 72.
Find details in the fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection, online at dpmmagazine.com.
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The Citizenry collaborates with artisans to produce one-of-a-kind, exclusive collections and donates 10 percent of its proceeds back into those artisan communities. Partnerships change from season to season to highlight different crafts and communities.
The Nublado Throw was made by one master weaver in San Pedro, Peru, home to alpaca wool. Each throw takes one full day to knit and is left in its pure state for a natural, soft touch and look.
Curated contemporary selections are of prime importance to Los Angeles-based Local + Lejos. Beautiful handwoven baskets and textiles from Rwanda, Cambodia, Guatemala and more feature bold graphics and simple, sophisticated design.
Lauren Conrad-founded fair trade shop The Little Market specializes in artisanal products crafted by women around the world. Purchases from the online business create opportunities for women and their families to start literacy workshops, business training and health programs in their community. This salad bowl contributes to a small business in Morocco.
Cult favorite candle brand P.F. Candle Co. brings the holiday spirit with this juniper candle, created from juniper berries, pine, fir needle and cedarwood. Seven percent of proceeds from the candle — and all items sold at Moorea Seal — are given to nonprofits helping women’s causes, children’s needs, environmental issues, animal causes and health-related needs.
McKinney-based Fair & Square Imports scour the globe for fair-trade products for home and fashion. This handmade floral tea infuser mug from Vietnam is ceramic, avoiding harsh plastics and lets tea leaves bloom.