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3 Ways to Celebrate National Homemade Cookies Day in Dallas

We don’t pay attention to every food-glorifying holiday, but when we see one we really love, we like to celebrate. Below are a few ways you can get in the spirit for October 1, aka National Homemade Cookie Day—not to be confused with December 4, which is National Cookie Day. (More sweet things in store!)

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Holly, Jolly Home Decor at Holiday Warehouse

Every day is Christmas—and Halloween and Thanksgiving—for Linda McMullen and Melodye Green. As the owners of Holiday Warehouse, a 30,000-square-foot wonderland of seasonal décor in Plano, they pack their store with the finest holiday furnishings and accessories on the market. From ornaments and trees to ribbon and trim, retail customers and trade professionals alike will find everything they need to deck their halls (and amaze their neighbors) in style.

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Local Designer Paige Morse Named a Finalist in HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design

Remember that fun local-global-social pop-up shop we mentioned earlier this month? Well, the driving force behind the unique, one-stop shopping experience, local stylist and interior decorator Paige Morse, isn’t just making waves in Dallas. Morse was recently recognized on a national level when she was named a finalist in’s 2015 Fresh Faces of Design competition.

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Four Dallas-Based Online Home Decor Shops You Need to Know

We’re fortunate to have an incredible array of home décor shops and showrooms that call Dallas home. But the entrepreneurial spirit of the city has also bred several wonderful online-based companies offering gorgeous gifts and housewares. The best part? Many of these companies are dedicated to giving back and empowering those in need, making their wares even more special for the buyer. Here are a few of our favorites.

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How to Master Shopping at Estate Sales

Some people seem to be naturals at scoring at estate sales, while some of us seem are perpetually late to the party. We sought some advice from estate sale master, Monica Giddens. Her new Deep Ellum shop Wildly is predominately comprised of her handpicked selections from vintage stores and estate sales, so I knew she’d be able to provide a proper deep dive on the subject.

Here, Giddens shares a few tips for navigating the estate sale.

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Hot Property: Max Anderson’s Contemporary Home in Northwood Hills

At the start of the slideshow for 6309 Wilderness Court, there’s some red typography on one of the soaring white walls that simply states “MORE.” The word immediately rang true in more ways than one. Yes, we wanted to see more of the home situated on the sweeping grounds next door to a nature preserve, but the idea of excess seems to be a theme in the 6,394-square-foot dwelling.

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