Financial Outlook

August 17, 2018 Homebuilder Confidence remains steady, falling only one point to 67 in August. The NAHB reports strong demand for new housing, fueled by steady job and income growth along with rising household formations. However, there are growing affordability concerns, stemming from rising construction costs, shortages of skilled labor, a dearth of buildable lots,…

11 Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch or Entryway

Greet guests and add curb appeal to your home by adding fresh color and unique style to your front entry. Geranium Love This Italian-villa inspired entry uses a variety of old and new containers to hold red geraniums, rosemary and topiary evergreens. Ciao Bella! Farmer’s Market Style A front entry is a great place for…

7 Tips for Healthy Lawns in Hot Summers

Summer heat is here, and that might mean less water in your area. Does that mean you need to let your living landscapes suffer? Is watering your yard or lawn frowned upon by neighbors? Having a healthy yard and respecting Mother Nature is still possible, even in drought or high heat conditions! Keep your lawn looking good in…

Bruno Mars

Classic showmanship in the vein of James Brown and Michael Jackson is alive and well, and Bruno Mars is here to prove it. Mars takes the stage with The Hooligans, a tightly choreographed nine-piece soul band that serves as the perfect representation of his commitment to the live experience – a commitment that led to…

Best Restaurants For Birthdays

Check out this list of Restaurants that are considered the best Restaurants in the Dallas area for any birthday occasion. Paul Martin’s American Grill · American Restaurant 3848 Oak Lawn Ave Eddie V’s Prime Seafood · Seafood Restaurant 4023 Oak Lawn Ave The Grape Restaurant 4.5  (244) · $$ · New American Longtime bistro with an innovative New…

A gift from mother to mother: Loving message left in preemie blankets

“To have someone from the outside say, hey I’ve been there- I’m here for you, it means a lot to our families and it means a lot to us, too.” Donna Butler isn’t really the crafty type. But, at age 86, she’s making an exception. “It’s not real difficult,” Butler said. “They’re already cut and…

How to Make Rope Shelving

Love the look of hanging wall shelves? See how easy they are to make using wood flooring, sisal and a metal handrail. Tools and Materials drill 1/2″ Forstner bit 1/2″ sisal rope painter’s tape 6′ handrail pencil scissors stain rags construction adhesive caulk gun measuring tape miter saw (optional) drywall anchors 1/2″ dowel 1 box…

How to Find Your Spirit Colors

There are plenty of places to look if you’re interested in finding out which color choices might mean that you’re creative or quiet or calm. Online quizzes, books and color psychology forums crank out potential explanations for the colors you’re drawn to, but when it comes to decorating your home, the shades you use should…

AQUARIUMS

Whether you seek the thrill of walking through a tunnel under a shark tank, the shiver of touching the slippery back of a cownose ray or the calm that washes over you in front of a glowing tank of comb jellies, there’s a Texas aquarium for you. Check out these five favorite fishy attractions sprinkled…