Financial Friday

May 18, 2018 Mortgage Rates Expected To Climb Higher The yield on the 10-year Treasury reached a 7-year high of 3.069% by midday Tuesday, which caused a sharp sell-off in the bond market. Mortgage rates responded by reaching their highest level in nearly 7 years (July 2011). The Fed is set to raise interest rates…

Use Your Tax Return to Map Out a Better Financial Future

Don’t put away your tax return just yet. The numbers on that form offer clues on how to improve your financial future by showing how you make, spend and save… Don’t put away your tax return just yet. The numbers on that form offer clues on how to improve your financial future by showing how…

The Best Ways to Decorate Large Blank Walls

Blank walls can be tough to tackle. Whether you simply have too much space to properly decorate or your collection of art is on the small size, finding the perfect way to spruce up these empty spots may take a bit of planning. These 10 ideas are sure to inspire.   Leaning Mirror Beyond their…

Upcycled Container Gardens, Planters and Vases

Learn how to use household items and salvaged materials to make new homes for your plants, vegetables and flowers. Take a Seat Old wood chairs can easily be converted into holders for flowerpots; simply cut a hole in the seat and slip in the pot. Doll-sized chairs don’t need any extra preparation because you can…

Grossology

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body Welcome to the world of Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body. Designed to be the first of its kind, the…

The Grape Restaurant

Inspired by the bistros and wine bars of New York City & Europe, two friends, who met in New York, moved back to Dallas in 1972 to open The Grape.   Historically The Grape was the first restaurant in Dallas to offer a blackboard menu as well as one of the first to offer wines…

How to Repair Cracked Tiles

Even though the tile on your floor or wall has become cracked, you may not need to replace it. Here are some tips on how to repair cracked tiles. Try Applying Matching Paint Mix some matching paint (a paint store can match the color of your tile) with tile filler (Image 1), and dab it…

Stunning Chandeliers To Suit Every Design Style

Like jewelry for your home, the perfect chandelier is a stylish statement maker no matter your style. Midcentury Modern “Since this room is so rich with pattern, color and texture, we really needed an element that would ground the space beyond the area rug,” says designer Kerrie Kelly. “This interesting statement light fixture truly brought the…