Showing posts from June, 2015

Scrumptious Skewer Recipes


Lawn Care: Mowing Tips You May Not Know [VIDEO]

Proper mowing strengthens root growth and helps prevent leaf disease.

Festive Fourth of July Dessert Recipes

Looking for some festive dessert ideas for your 4th of July celebration?  Look no further!  We have three delicious options that will have your mouth watering.  We've got a patriotic trifle, cookies and Jell-O!  Oh my! 

5 FAVS - Our Favorite Master Bath Designs for 2015 [VIDEO]

We've chosen our 5 favorite master bathrooms for 2015!  They each have their own style and beautiful finishes.  Of course, they also have luxurious showers and tubs that are perfect for relaxing and chasing the stress of the day away.  Enjoy!

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July 4th Entertaining Ideas

Are you hosting a July 4th bash?  There is always a lot of planning when it comes to holiday entertaining.  The wonderful thing about the 4th is the ability to host it outdoors - weather permitting.  Food, ambiance and fun are the most important factors.  Here are some wonderfully festive ideas to inspire your party planning:  

Green Tips for Lawn Care

If you wanted a vibrant green lawn, it used to mean loads of chemical applications. Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides - the whole toxic soup of it. Your lawn might be green, but is it worth the negative environmental impact? Today, we've rounded up green tips for lawn care that you can use to keep your lawn looking lush and vibrant without the chemicals.

Natural Fertilizer
To reduce your use of chemicals and keep your grass growing well, transition to natural fertilizers, such as manure, fish emulsion, or compost. These products are not only friendly for the earth, they are safe for children and pets - unlike traditional lawn chemicals. 

Backyard Landscaping Ideas


5 FAVS - Our Favorite Great Room Designs for 2015

From contemporary to traditional and grand to cozy, here are five of our favorite Great Room Designs for 2015.

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Perfectly Pleasing Pools

Summertime is here!  What better way to spend summer days than lounging by the pool?  Pool designs have come a long way in recent years. There are many types of in-ground pools to choose from - vinyl, fiberglass and gunite.  There are also many features that can be added to enhance the look and feel of your pool area.  Some examples of these features are spas, fountains, waterfalls, slides and more!  Let's take a look at some gorgeous backyard pool designs:  

Water Feature Options for the Backyard

The soothing sound of falling water turns any backyard into a refreshing, relaxing oasis. You don't need a natural water source or even a lot of land to add a water feature to your yard. Get inspired with these ideas of creative water features for the backyard. 

Container pond garden - A container pond garden is perfect for even the smallest of yards, and can easily be completed with a simple trip to the nursery. For this project, you'll need a large pot without a hole on the bottom, aquatic plants, and fresh water. Simply place plants (still in their containers) in a large pot, add fresh water, and leave your new garden alone. Top off water as needed. 

Fantastic Fruit Pizza Recipes

Summer is the best time of year to entertain.  Invite friends and family over for a backyard barbecue.  It's also the perfect time of year for fruit desserts.  We found three delicious recipes for fruit pizzas that will have your guests asking for more!  

5 FAVS - Our Favorite Kitchen Island Designs for 2015

Kitchen islands are beautiful focal points in the kitchen.  They offer extra work and prep space, storage and they are wonderful places to gather around.  From contemporary to traditional, here are five of our favorite Kitchen Islands for 2015.

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Summer Sangria Recipes

Looking for the perfect summertime cocktail to serve at your next party?  Why not try making Sangria?  Sangria is simply a chilled drink typically made with red or white wine, sugar, sliced fruit and soda waters.  Other types of liquor and spices may also be added.  They are a beautiful beverage!  Sangrias are delicious and refreshing, but be careful;   Sangrias can be potent!

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building a Swimming Pool

If the sunny days are making you think about building a pool in your yard, make sure you know the answers to the following questions before planning that summer pool party!

Who will be using the pool and for what purpose?
Do you want your backyard to be the one where all the neighborhood kids play, or are you looking for a therapy pool where you and your spouse can do water aerobics together? To avoid costly mistakes, make sure you're clear on how the pool will be used before you start making plans. No need to pay for a large lap pool if all you really want is a refreshing dip now and then.

David Weekley Homes' Altima Model Tour in Wheaton IL

Take a tour of David Weekley Homes' Altima model in Wheaton, Illinois.  This spacious 2 story home has 2873 square feet of living space.  It features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1-2 half baths and a 2 car garage. The main floor has an open floor plan and gourmet kitchen.  The second floor has a lovely master retreat and a conveniently located laundry room.  Enjoy the video tour!