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Foodie Friday: Mason Jar Salads

Have you tried making a mason jar salad yet?  They are so popular right now.  They are great for food prepping, they are a healthy grab-and-go meal and those mason jars are just cute!  We've found some delicious recipes for you to try out.  Enjoy!

Chicken Salad Mason Jar Salads Serves: 4
Ingredients For the salads: 2 boneless skinless chicken half breasts (about ¾ pound) 3 ribs celery, chopped 1 apple, chopped 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup grapes, halved 8 leaves romaine lettuce, chopped* 1/2 cup pecans, toasted For the dressing: 3/4 cup Greek yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon poppy seeds salt and pepper
Directions: Cook the chicken: Heat a medium or large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip chicken and brown on second side, about 2 minutes. Pour in water so that it reaches halfway up the sides of the …

How to Use the Any Sharp - World's Best Knife Sharpener

Enjoy this video demonstration on how-to use this Any Sharp knife sharpener. Get dull, blunt knives sharp again. This product can sharpen any knife quick and easy even sharpen serrated knives!

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Cavalcade Tour of Homes - Divine Designs

The 2017 Cavalcade Tour of Homes is Illinois' largest home tour! It will run from September 7th through the 17th.  The tour will feature 22 homes in 5 counties from Chicagoland's top builders. The video below gives you Sneak Peek of some beautiful designs.  Enjoy!

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Home Tip Tuesday: Shipping Container Homes

A used shipping container might be last on your list of unconventional materials that might make a beautiful home. But half the shipping containers sitting in US ports will never make it back to their original destinations. With this abundance of inexpensive material sitting around, it was only a matter of time until some innovative architects and DIY builders came up with smart ways to turn these affordable “blank slates” into comfortable homes.

Glorious Gazebos

What exactly is a gazebo?  Simply put, it is a roofed structure that provides open views of the surrounding area.  They can be rustic or formal in style. One of the more famous gazebos was in the movie, The Sound of Music.  It's where Liesl and Rolfe performed the song "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and where Captain Von Trapp and Maria finally kissed.  Such romance!  We've found some beautiful Gazebos for you to enjoy.

Vlog Tour 44 - Touring a New Home Design in Downtown Wheaton

Wesley Place by Airhart Construction is a charming neighborhood of 5 distinctive homes that are truly unique. The homes are situated in an incredible location in the heart of downtown Wheaton. This particular home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 3rd level retreat, private courtyard and more!  Enjoy the tour below. 

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Foodie Friday! No-Bake Desserts

One of the best things about summer is hanging out with friends and family.  Barbecues and block parties are memories in the making.  A close second is No-Bake Desserts!  These desserts are great because you don't need to heat up the house by turning on the oven.  They are also the best way to end a delicious grilled meal on a hot summer day.  We've found some great ones for you to try.  Enjoy!