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Gorgeous Tiny House Designs at Heritage Harbor in Ottawa!

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Foodie Friday: Mexican Dishes

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Will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year?  Instead of dealing with the crowds, why not prepare a delicious Mexican-inspired meal for family and friends at home? We've found some tasty dishes for you to give a try.  Comer con gusto!

Restoration Hardware - The Gallery

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Recently, Restoration Hardware opened it's gallery store in Chicago. If you haven't been and are going to be in the area it is definitely worth a visit. The store is beautifully designed and you can enjoy a coffee or wine while browsing. They also have a really amazing restaurant and the rooftop is so worth a stop! I try to visit it frequently as it is a great source of inspiration and a fun way to spend an afternoon. Here's a peek at the space.

iCoffee Introduces the New iCafe - an All-in-one Brewing System

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Introducing the innovative new coffee maker from iCoffee. The iCafe does more than just brew a good cup of coffee. The new All in One™ brewing system can brew espresso, Americano, coffee, latte, cappuccino and other specialty coffee drinks from any K-type cup.
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Home Tip Tuesday: Planting a Tree

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An old proverb says 'The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, but the next best time is now.' Trees add beauty, privacy, shade, increased property value and a sense of history to our homes and landscape. Strategically planted trees can even help lower energy bills by providing cooling shade in the summer or blocking cold winds in the winter. Whether purchasing a tree in a container, one that is balled and burlapped or a bare-root tree, a few tips on preparation, planting and after-care will help get your new tree off to a healthy start.

Pleasing Patio Designs

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Looking for some patio inspiration this spring?   We have found a beautiful variety of patios for you to admire.  Whether you are looking to design a patio in your backyard, accessorize an existing one or if you simply want to enjoy some lovely outdoor living photos, we've got you covered!   Summer dreaming begins now!  

Video Tour of Spacious Custom Ranch Home by KLM Builders

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KLM Builders is a semi-custom home builder with over 25 years of experience.  They offer a unique style of homes and have a strong commitment to quality, value and customer service. This award winning combination has made KLM  Builders one of the leading semi-custom home builders in Northern Illinois. 

This Sonoma ranch home is beautifully situated on more than one-acre in the Thousand Oaks community.  It has over 2,400 square feet of living space on the main level and features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a full finished basement.  

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Foodie Friday: Panini Sandwiches

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Sometimes you have a craving for a specialty sandwich!  We've found some delicious panini sandwich recipes for you to try at home.  No need to hit the sandwich shoppe!  Just break out the panini press and enjoy!

Designer's Corner: Small Outdoor Space Design

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After a beautiful weekend that was 60's and sunny I'm looking forward to spending lots of time eating al fresco! We have a small deck on the back of our condo that I'm excited to start turning into a usable space. Here are some of the inspiration photos I'll be using to design our little outdoor space to make it cozy and stylish.

Stylish Small Kitchen Appliances by Sencor at Chicago Housewares Show

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Impressive style, sleek design and plenty of color choices make these toasters, food mixers, hand blenders and other small appliances from Sencor so appealing!  Watch the video below for a taste of what they have to offer.

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Home Tip Tuesday: Popular Spring Plants/Flowers

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Spring flowers and plants are a wonderful way to add color to your yard and garden. Whether you are seeking container plants to brighten a porch or patio or perennial shrubs that will return each spring, these popular spring plants and flowers will delight. 

Deck Design Ideas

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Spring is here!  Thank goodness...  It's time to think about creating your outdoor living space.  Whether you like natural hardwoods or tough composites, we've found some lovely deck designs that are sure to please and inspire.  Check them out: 

This Cottage Home is Larger Than You Might Think!

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Our next home tour takes us to the community of Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, IL. This waterfront community is only 90 minutes from downtown Chicago and offers a state-of-the art marina, fantastic boating, a variety of cottage style homes and loads of year-round activities.

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Foodie Friday: Asparagus Dishes

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Asparagus is such a delicious and nutritious vegetable. It's a positively succulent and tender delicacy.  It also seems to add a bit of elegance to meals!  We've found some great asparagus recipes to try out this season.  Hope you like them!

Designer's Corner Wallpaper Source: Hygge And West

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Wallpaper has made a huge comeback over the past few years and last month I showed you ways it can be used as an accent wall in a space. Today I thought I would share one of my favorite wallpaper sources with you - Hygge & West. They have a great variety of styles and they are in a great price point as far as wallpaper is concerned. Here are a few examples of what they carry!

Home Tip Tuesday: Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

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There are a number of tried-and-true strategies to get your home in its best light before you put it on the market. Work through these strategies to get your home to sell quickly and reduce your worries during the real estate process. 
Clean and de-clutter
Many homeowners do not realize how many things they have accumulated over a lifetime in a house. De-cluttering is the first step toward moving and listing a home for sale. Sort items into piles of things to keep, things to donate, and things to give away or sell. Hide family photos and sentimental knick-knacks. These can distract potential buyers by making them wonder about your family, instead of appreciate your home. Once the clutter is out of the way, you can clean every room.

Fabulous Flowering Shrubs

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Who doesn't love flowers?!  Flowering shrubs are a great addition to your landscape.  Before and after the blooms fade you have a lovely shrub with foliage for interest.  We've found some popular flowering shrubs to consider for your yard.  To determine what hardiness zone you are living in click here.  

Video Tour of David Weekley Custom Home with Open Plan Design & Gourmet Kitchen

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Foodie Friday: Scones

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Scones are a biscuit-like cake made from flour, fat, and milk or cream. They are a great breakfast or snack.  They can be sweet or savory.   We have found some great scone recipes for you to add to your recipe collection.  Hope you enjoy them!

Designer's Corner: Faux Bamboo Chairs

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I'm currently working on a dining room and we have decided to incorporate faux bamboo chairs into the space. I have always loved this chair style - below are some of my favorite spaces that incorporate these.

David Weekley Homes is Hosting the World’s Largest Parade of Homes

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David Weekley Homes is celebrating its 40th anniversary!  To celebrate this milestone they are hosting the World’s Largest Parade of Homes in cities across the country. From April 1-30, you are invited to visit any model or showcase home in the Chicago area to see the latest design innovations and décor trends.

Home Tip Tuesday: Spring Home Maintenance Tips

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Winter weather can take a toll on your home, causing damage you may not notice without a close inspection. Performing an annual spring home maintenance routine helps get you and your property off to a secure start. The earlier you find and repair problems, the less costly they'll be. Think of spring home maintenance as spring cleaning for the outside of your house.

Master Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire

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The ideal master bathroom is both functional and beautiful.  In the morning it's the place to get ready to face your day.  In the evening it's a retreat for you to unwind and rejuvenate.  We have found a variety of lovely master bathrooms for your inspiration and enjoyment.

David Weekley Custom Home in Elmhurst Serves Up an Impressive Kitchen Design

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This newly completed custom home by David Weekley Homes is located at 319 Freemont in Elmhurst, IL. This home has 3,315 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, gourmet kitchen with a huge island, luxurious finishes throughout and a full finished basement. For more information on this home visit: http://www.homechanneltv.com/dwh-319-w-fremont.html or visit: http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com/new-homes/il/chicago/chicago/custom-built-homes


Foodie Friday: Quiches

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Quiches are terrific and flexible dishes.  They can be served for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.  They are a wonderfully delicious way to sneak veggies in your diet.  That's always a plus!  And they are relatively easy to make.  We've found some delicious quiches to give a try.  Have fun and enjoy!