e-design: Easy Kitchen Update

Texas Ranch House update

Sally and Robert want to update their kitchen dining area of their Dallas ranch home. Their styles have evolved since they last remodeled their home ten years ago: he likes sleek modern and she prefers a softer contemporary look. The challenge is coming up with a design they can agree on! Since they’ve recently lived through an extensive remodel of their master bedroom and guest bathroom, they aren’t up for any more “construction” or spending a fortune. They’ve also welcomed an adorable and very active puppy into their home, so any changes need to be minimally disruptive as well as pet-friendly. The airy kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms, overlooking the backyard pool through a vista of windows.

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Fourth of July Party Essentials

Fourth of July Party Roundup

I love a good 4th of July celebration! I’m all about the ritual fare: buttery corn on the grill, BBQ, berries, and cold festive drinks on a hot summer day with a fireworks finale.  Whether you’re chillin’ by the pool or grilling on the patio, spending time with family and friends is good old-fashioned fun! Here’s a roundup of fashion, party supplies and recipes to fire up your fourth:

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