Sizzlin’ Hot 2015 Home Trends {pic heavy}

2015 Hot Home Trends in Palestine TX

It’s a new year and that means new trends! Styles always shift and it’s hard to stay on top of what is “hot” and what is “not,” but have no fear, I’m here to help!  I love watching how the home design trends are going, especially seeing what is going on in pinterest/internet land vs. what people are REALLY doing in their homes.  It’s an interesting mix, for sure.

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It’s 2015, Ya’ll!: 7 January Home Maintenance Tips For Your East Texas Home

January Home Maintenance Tips

It’s 2015, Ya’ll!: 7 January Home Maintenance Tips For Your East Texas Home

 Happy New Year everyone! Now that the champagne has bubbled and 2015 has begun, it’s a great time to get a few home maintenance items checked off that “to do” list!

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Quick & Easy Hostess Gifts

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Holiday Parties are in Full Swing! Don’t forget to grab a hostess gift (or whip one up!)  Here are a few last minute “spiffed up” ideas, for the procrastinator in us all:

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Whisk (pickup the supplies from Dollar Tree)–quick, fast & inexpensive!–This tutorial even has a free printable From View From the ‘Ville

What a cute presentation for the culinary hostess! From:

What a cute presentation for the culinary hostess! From: Party Frosting

Wine or Champagne is always a classic hostess gift.  Here are two FAST ways to jazz it up a bit.  Other quick “go-to” ideas are candles, baked goods (cookies, breads, etc), yummy smelling soaps, nice bath products or a neat kitchen gadget.  Whatever your holiday plans have in store this year, I hope this gave you a quick idea to “spice it up” (easily). Enjoy your holiday parties with friends!  We are having our company Christmas party tonight and I can’t wait! 🙂 Merry Christmas, ya’ll! Continue reading

There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays: 8 December Home Maintenance Tips

December Maintenance Tips for your East Texas Home by Lisa Priest Real EState Agent in Palestine TX

Image: Sawtooth Via Flickr

There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays: 8 December Home Maintenance Tips

Tis the season…for home maintenance?! Okay, okay…that’s definitely not the highlight of the season. However, Texas winters are definitely hard on your home and a bit of prevention goes a long way this time of year. Cold weather is here and you’ll probably be at home more often to avoid Mr. Winter, so it’s a great chance to get a leg up (err…catch up) on some home maintenance before temperatures drop to downright unfriendly levels. Continue reading

Making Up a Mud Room: if you’ve got it, flaunt it; if you don’t, fake it!

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There’s a hot new room that is high on buyer’s want lists–the mud room! A mud room is a “catch-all” entry room that is very functional and can be decorated to the nines, too!  Sometimes mud rooms are closed off and are separate rooms and sometimes they make a “room” out of previously dead space (like a hallway, walkway or entryway).  Many houses have an existing space that could be converted to the “mud room” aesthetic.  In an existing house, finding an unused space to transform into a mudroom is the most cost-effective way to get this look (and not have to remodel!).  If you don’t have one (and unless you’ve got a fairly new home or are really lucky), Make One Up! Continue reading

It’s November, Ya’ll!: 8 Home Maintenance Tips For Your East Texas Home

November home maintenance tips from your realtor Lisa

All I can say is WOW…it’s November?! I’m pretty sure we just did the New Year’s countdown last week, right!? Time is a fickle mistress. Yet alas, here we are—November! Cold weather is coming and it’s a great chance to get a jump (err…catch up) on some home maintenance before the busy insanity of the holidays hits with full force!

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September Home Maintenance Tips Checklist

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We all know about Spring Cleaning, but there are several things that need to be done in the fall months to prepare your Palestine, Texas home for the winter months! Luckily in Texas, we do not have to deal with basements and some other cold weather home issues that our Yankee neighbors have to face. However, there are some things that need to be addressed to prevent more expensive issues later on. Preventative maintenance=Cheaper Maintenance! (and who doesn’t love cheaper!?) Continue reading

7 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon  Published: June 18, 2014

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BIY: The DIY for the anti-DIYer

BIY: The DIY for the anti-DIYer

Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY??  surpriseThat’s some serious Cash-ola!! surprise

You are probably asking yourself: What the heck is “BIY???”

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