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Articles by: Cassie McDowell


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Exterior Decor Tips: Poinsettia a Winter Bloomer

Looking for planter inspiration, I packed up the dogs and we hit the road. What I realized on my ride is that everyone wants a beautiful home  with perfect, exterior decor, but not everyone knows how to attain these simple changes that make a big impact. First, I noticed neighbors standing on their front lawn talking, ...

Mistletoe, Holly… Porch Decor to Show Holiday Love

Growing up, my mom hung what we thought was mistletoe from the chandelier in the foyer.  It was a 70’s style house with the sunken living room, a huge stone fireplace on the east wall, topped with real wood beams across the lifted ceiling.  The kitchen was the span of the house with an office ...

Curb Appeal…First Impressions Matter

I am a perpetual mover, never satisfied, and always seeing potential in the next house. Boxes aren’t even unpacked and I’m Zillowing, planning our next upgrade or downsize. Countless weekends filled with open houses and drive-bys finding the gem that needs a little TLC.  Simple changes and curb appeal make me happy.  First impressions matter! ...