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Snow Angel Sightings in Oxmoor Valley

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The Jan. 28 winter storm that slammed our Southern states disrupted the lives of millions. But the storm came with a silver lining too. Countless people generously reached out to help others. “Snowmageddon,” as it came to be called, gave rise to a new breed of local heroes known as “snow angels.”

Creating the Perfect Tablescape for Everyday Use

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Yes, on special occasions you want to go all out and set up the most stunning tablescape of all time to awe your family and friends. But what about the rest of the time? You and yours deserve to look at a beautiful table every day, whether it's a holiday or not. That's when a casual tablescape is the perfect option. It dresses up your table in a way that is comforting and inviting, and you can even leave it put day in and day out. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect table display for the rest of the time.

Sea Pines Offers More Time for Fun in the Sun Thanks to Maintenance-Free Living

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Imagine living in a gorgeous villa near the beach and waking up every morning to the serene setting with sun-kissed views and the smell of saltwater in the air. Sea Pines at Bon Secour’s Ranch Villas can make this dream a reality thanks to their prime location in Foley, Alabama, just five miles from the beautiful coast of Gulf Shores. When buyers choose Sea Pines at Bon Secour, they are not only choosing an exciting town offering breath-taking views and fantastic shopping locations, but also maintenance-free living and an inclusive community that is sure to exceed their every need.

The Care and Keeping of your Butcher Block Counter

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The gleam of a real wood butcher block countertop adds a warmth to your kitchen that no other material can. Wood becomes more beautiful after time and use, but it can also crack, warp and dry out if not cared for properly. Changes in humidity and temperature and every day wear all effect the long-term beauty of a wood surface, but you can protect your butcher block countertop and maintain its natural glow with regular care.

Villas at Wicklow Offers Suburban Living with City Benefits

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Home buyers looking to add a little variety in their life needn’t look any further than Villas at Wicklow inNixa, Missouri. There, residents will not only enjoy their luxurious, maintenance-free home in suburban Nixa, but they will also have the opportunity of checking out all that the bustling city of Springfield has to offer. Villas at Wicklow is the perfect solution for anyone craving the excitement of city life without losing the comforts of a private community in a small town setting.

The Ease of Maintenance-Free Living is offered at The Cornerstones at Oxmoor Valley

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Cornerstones at Oxmoor Valley was designed with the active homeowner in mind: luxury, single-level ranch homes with maintenance-free exteriors set amid the natural beauty of Alabama and located minutes from Hoover and downtown Birmingham. Whether you’re a busy career professional searching for a convenient lifestyle or an active adult looking to downsize, you can experience the superior quality and value that home buyers have come to expect from the Cornerstones at Oxmoor Valley.

Types of Wood Flooring: Pros and Cons

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The array of different styles and species of wood available for hardwood flooring makes the job of choosing the right material a difficult one. All wood floors provide a foundation of natural beauty in a home, and to the naked eye there's very little difference in types. But since hardwood floors are meant to last a lifetime take the time to learn the pros and cons of different options and make sure you truly love the floor you pick. You'll be living with it a long time!

Welcome Home to Maintenance-Free Living at The Cottages at Feathers Chapel

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Are you ready to experience the comfort and ease of a maintenance-free lifestyle? If so, then you don’t want to miss your opportunity to own a luxury, ranch-style villa or single-family home at the Cottages at Feathers Chapel in the charming city of Blountville, Tennessee. This carefree, residential community is the perfect place for on-the-go career professionals to unwind and active adults who are anxiously turning the page on a new chapter in their lives.

Maintenance-Free Villas at Sedgefield Offer Carefree Lifestyle

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Homebuyers interested in getting active within their community needn’t look any further than Villas at Sedgefield, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. At Sedgefield, residents enjoy all the perks – a luxurious, maintenance-free home, an inclusive clubhouse community and a bustling town that is never-ending in programs and activities great for making friends and memories. Check out Villas at Sedgefield, the perfect community for continuing life’s next chapter.  

How to Convert a Closet to a Home Office

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Home offices have become a priority in the U.S. Even people who don't actually work from home benefit from having a dedicated space for the family computer and all the important files needed to keep our lives running smoothly and the bills paid on time. Crafters, bloggers, gamers and hobbyists of all kinds need an office space to work or play in. But not everyone has the luxury of a spare room that can be used as a home office. However, if you're willing to give up just one small closet you can have a fully functional office at home.

Ranked Among Best Retirement Locations: Maples at the Sonatas in Woodstock

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Wilcox Communities’ Maples at the Sonatas in Woodstock, IL was named one of the top destinations by bestretirementdestinations.com for the month of January 2014. The website highlighted the Woodstock-area community after conducting an analysis that included an extensive evaluation process, customer referrals, and industry research.

Your Quick Guide to the Perfect Valentine's Meal at Home

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Unless you feel like fighting crazy crowds just to sit at a cramped table to overpay for a less-than-perfect meal, it is probably a good idea to spend Valentine's Day at home. That way, you can create the ideal ambiance and a picture-perfect main course. Here is your guide to putting together a Valentine's Day evening that will stay in your memories for years to come.

Extensive Kitchen Remodel by KLM Builders Pleases Homeowners

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When Mike and Scarlett built their home in Hawthorn Woods 23 years ago, it encompassed everything they had ever dreamt of—a spacious, modern design, top-of-the line finishes and well-appointed amenities throughout. But like any aging home, over time it couldn’t measure up to its once pristine appearance. Mike and Scarlett agreed it was time to achieve a fresh, new look for their home, starting with the most used room in their house—the kitchen.

The Four Types of Lighting Every Kitchen Needs

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Your kitchen is the heart of your home. You cook there, socialize there, and make many memories there. Since you use it for so many different things, it would make sense that the room needs more than just one type of lighting. If you attempt to complete your kitchen with just one large lighting fixture, or even with recessed lighting placed in a generic pattern, you will end up with a lot of light; it just won't be where you need it. And you can forget about any type of ambiance. Instead, you need a specific kind of lighting for each purpose your kitchen serves. You should aim to incorporate these four different types of lighting to make your kitchen as functional and beautiful as possible.