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Upcyled Christmas Ideas

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'Tis the season and it's time to get crafty!  We have found some wonderful upcycle crafts for you to create and display in your home or give as gifts this holiday season!  Simply click on the source link for the instructions/tutorials.  Have fun!

Christmas Mantel Decorations

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It's about the time to start decking the halls!  Not sure where to begin?  The fireplace is a great place to start.  It's the natural focal point of the room and therefore a great place to display holiday decor. We've found some festive and beautiful fireplace mantels to inspire you!  Enjoy!

Foodie Friday! Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and good food!  Now, what to do with all those delicious leftovers?!  We are here to help!  We've found some great recipes for your leftovers.  Enjoy!

Video Tour of the Laura Ranch Plan by Keim Corp.

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Introducing Keim's newest custom ranch home, the Laura! This home features 2,341 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, great room, formal dining room, 3 car garage and more!  Enjoy the video tour below.




Preparing Your Home For Winter - Indoors

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It’s important to take the time to prepare your home for winter now in order to prevent costly and difficult repairs during the winter months.  Prepare now so you don’t pay for it later!   Most winter prepping can be completed in a single weekend.  The following tips focus on the inside of the home.  Click here to see tips for outdoor tips.

Barn Door Inspiration

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It's all in the details!  Unique home features make your house your own.  A current popular home feature is barn doors or sliding doors.  They can be rustic or modern or anywhere in between to fit in with your style.  We've found some lovely sliding doors for you to enjoy!

Home Tour Vlog 27 - Vacation Condos at Heritage Harbor

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Welcome to the Heritage Condo Series at Heritage Harbor!  Heritage Harbor is a waterfront resort community located 90 minutes from Chicago in the quaint town of Ottawa.  This community features charming homes, walk-able neighborhoods, a world-class marina, dining, activities adventure and amenities.  Enjoy the video tour below:




 These Heritage Series condominiums are located steps from the marina and offer 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 to 3 baths and range from 1,100 to 2,100 square feet of living space.  For more details click here.

Foodie Friday: Roast Turkey Recipes

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Thanksgiving is almost here!  Is your menu set?  Have you decided on how you are preparing the turkey? Just in case you are looking for something different, we have have found some delicious roast turkey recipes.  Happy cooking!

Video Tour of New Custom Home in Wheaton, IL by David Weekley Homes

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Welcome to the Lindell by David Weekley Homes!  This beautifully appointed custom home is located in Wheaton, Illinois.  It features 2,755 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, full finished basement, volume ceilings, gourmet kitchen and more.



For floor plans and more details click here.

Preparing Your Home For Winter - Outside

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With this gorgeous fall weather it's hard to believe that winter will be here before you know it.  Now is the time to prepare your home for winter.  This will prevent costly repairs during the winter months.  The following tips focus on how to prepare for winter on the outside of the home:

Wine Cellar Designs

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Are you a wine connoisseur?  Do you entertain thoughts of a large wine collection and a dreamy place to store it?  Have we got some inspiration for you!  Small, large or something in between, we've found some beautiful wine cellars for you to enjoy.

Vlog Tour 26 - Luxurious Custom Home in Northbrook by US Shelter

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This custom home by US Shelter Homes is loaded with elegant finishes throughout.  Home features include a full finished basement, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and more than 4,100 square feet of living space.  Enjoy the tour below:



Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Sides

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Do you have your menu planned?  We have found some delicious sides to consider trying.  If not for the big day, sometime this fall!  Check them out!

Video Tour of New Home in Western Springs Built by David Weekley Homes

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Welcome to the Elbridge plan by David Weekley!  This newly completed custom home features 2,957 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, full finished basement, gourmet kitchen and much more.  
Enjoy the video tour below: 

Click here for more details on this home.

Home Tip Tuesday: Upcycle Ideas

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Upcycling is simply reusing discarded objects or materials to create something that has a higher quality or value than the original. It's a creative way to reduce waste and make something decorative or useful at the same time.  Here are some great upcyle ideas - follow the source links for any details.

Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Inspiration

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Do you enjoy setting a pretty table when you entertain?  There is so much you can do with this time of year with fall decor. The colors of fall are abundant!  You can choose to go bold with oranges and reds or you can go subtle with neutrals.  Whether it's for your Thanksgiving meal or a smaller scale dinner with friends we've found some great fall tablescapes to inspire you to create your own.  Have fun!

Foodie Friday: Panini Recipes

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Fall is such a great time of year to enjoy warm sandwiches!  Great for lunch or dinner - and we even found a breakfast panini for you!  So pull your panini press out of summer storage or fire up the stove and give these delicious paninis a go!  Enjoy!

New Custom Home in Northbrook by US Shelter Homes

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This lovely home by US Shelter Homes is located in Northbrook, Illinois. With the finished basement this home boasts more than 4,000 square feet!  It features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and gorgeous details throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Home Tip Tuesday: Fall Garden Maintenance Checklist

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There's a chill in the air!  Brutal winter weather will be here before you know it; so now is the time to get your garden in order.  Use the following fall garden maintenance tips to prepare your garden for winter survival and healthy spring growth.