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In The Garden: Winter Lemon Harvest

Just when the days are at their shortest and temperatures at a low chill, the sunniest of harvests springs forth from our Dallas gardens. Late-December and early-January aren’t exactly times you’d expect to be harvesting a bounty of tropical fruit in our climate. We regularly drop down to sub-freezing temperatures and ice storms are always […]

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What Would You Do If You Found $50,000?

There are so many things you could do with an extra $50,000. You could move to Europe for a spell with your best friend, Laura, and eat and drink bad things while wearing berets. But maybe you are a practical person and/or someone who doesn’t care for hats. We asked some of our real-agent-friends what they recommend a homeowner do should she come an extra $25,000 and $50,000 in the budget to create better re-sale value.

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Take a Tour of Storage Wars’ Jenny Grumbles’ Home

It’s not very often that you meet somebody who will admit that everything in their home is trash—or at least, once was. But Jenny Grumbles, owner of the soon-to-be-closed Uptown Country Home and former Storage Wars superstar, is up front about it. “I’d describe my home as trash to treasure vintage chic,” she says. “There are so many pieces […]

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Gifts For The Book Lover: Mexico: The Cookbook

“Wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “You clearly said that this was a gift for a book lover—not someone who loves cooking and/or Mexican fare.” Okay, I hear what you’re saying. But do we really want to put people in boxes? Are we okay with identifying people with a single label? I mean, you don’t want to be known as simply “the first wife” or “the dog lover” or “the guy who got wait-listed at Stanford,” right? So stop doing that and then buy your literate friend the super lovely and useful Mexico: The Cookbook. With 200 photographs and 700 recipes, there’s a lot to admire to peruse. Bonus: She can make you a delicious meal and you can talk about how you don’t pigeonhole people anymore.

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