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Foodie Friday! Summer Sides

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Summer is here and the time is right for...  cookouts!  Lots of hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages.  Delcious!  But what about the sides?  Whether you are hosting a barbeque or bringing a dish to pass to a summer bash, pleasing side dishes are a must.  We've found some great ones for you to try out this summer.  Enjoy!  

Open House Tour Vlog 60 - Custom Home in Lake Bluff, IL by US Shelter

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Welcome to our House Vlog Tour 60!  Today we are touring a new custom home in Lake Bluff, Illinois by US Shelter Homes. This spacious home features 3,200 square feet of living space.  Features include: an open plan, chef's kitchen, butler's pantry, den, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, full basement, a 2-car garage and lovely finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below: 





Summer Entertaining Tips

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Grilled food, cold drinks, outdoor games and making memories with friends and family--those are the basics of great summer entertaining. Whether you’re throwing your first shindig or your 100th, every host can use a few tips to make their summer party the best on the block.

Water Feature Designs

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Your outdoor living space is a place to relax and connect with nature.  A wonderful addition to your space that would tick those boxes is a water feature.  There is something deeply soothing and relaxing about the sight and sound of water.  There are many types of water features to choose from.  We've found some lovely ones for your enjoyment.  

Open House Tour 59 - Brentwood Ranch Home at Lakes of Boulder Ridge by Plote Homes

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Today we are touring a ranch home in the in the clubhouse community of Lakes at Boulder Ridge by Plote Homes.  The Brentwood plan features 1,710 square feet of living space with  2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, study, spacious great room, kitchen with dinette area, mud/laundry room, full basement and a 2-car attached garage.  Enjoy the tour below:



Click here for floor plan.

Foodie Friday: Cold Desserts

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-scream!  Or some kind of delicious cold dessert anyway, right?  Summertime and cool desserts just go hand in hand.  We've found some cool and tasty treats for you to try out.  Enjoy!

New White Kitchen Design from One of KLM Builders Ranch Homes

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Who doesn't love a white kitchen?  In the video below the builder explains all the details of this new white kitchen.  Elegant finishes and functional features abound in this kitchen design.  Enjoy!


Click here to see the full home tour.

Home Tip Tuesday ~ Top Flowering Shrubs

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Flowering shrubs are one of the most overlooked plants available to gardeners. Many types provide three-season interest and are the solution to that blank spot in the landscape where nothing else will grow.

Pretty Pool Designs

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How do you keep cool in the summertime?  Imagine being able to cool off right in your own backyard oasis.  We've found some beautiful outdoor living spaces featuring swimming pools.These spaces are perfect for entertaining, playtime or simply relaxing.  Which is your favorite?

Foodie Friday: Cool Summer Drinks

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Celebrate the summertime vibe with a cool and refreshing drink on the patio. Whether you are entertaining guests or you just want to relax on your own and enjoy a summer beverage, we've got you covered.   We've found some wonderful recipes for you to quench your thirst this summer.  Enjoy!