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Monthly Archives: October 2020

    Hike Smarter: Tips for the Inexperienced (and Experienced) Hiker

    By Alex Bean | October 30, 2020

    We’ve all seen them on Facebook—majestic photos of friends and family, their faces flushed with a healthy glow, at the top of what appears to be a mountain peak with a spectacular view. Pictures like this make the activity of hiking seem as simple as an afternoon stroll in the park. And while hiking is... Read More

    Embracing the Spuds

    By Alex Bean | October 28, 2020

    Interview with Shirley Hutner | Photography as noted   When Dieffenbach’s, a family-owned business that specializes in kettle-cooked potato chips, realized blemished potatoes were going to waste, it saw an opportunity in the market to embrace the imperfect potatoes and turn them into delicious potato chips, helping farmers and saving millions of pounds of potatoes.... Read More

    Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

    By Alex Bean | October 26, 2020

    Each real estate transaction comes with its own challenges, but buying and selling a home at the same time compounds these challenges. The addition of time constraints and another set of buyers and sellers increases the need for appropriate expectations, patience, and perseverance. Proper planning and preparation are key to a successful conclusion for both... Read More

    Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats

    By Alex Bean | October 24, 2020

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    Pecan Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

    By Alex Bean | October 23, 2020

    Take on the day by preparing breakfast the night before. A spoonful of this pecan pumpkin recipe tastes like fall and will wake you up in no time! Ingredients ¾ cup rolled oats ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts ¼ cup pumpkin ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla ¾ cup milk of choice Instructions: Add... Read More

    Easy Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

    By Alex Bean | October 22, 2020

    Apple and cinnamon taste great in pie, but they also make for a great combo in oatmeal as well. Prep this autumnal recipe the night before for a convenient morning routine. Ingredients ¾ cup rolled oats ¾ cup milk of choice 1 tablespoon honey ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Diced apples, for garnish Cinnamon, for garnish... Read More

    A Pumpkin Paradise

    By Alex Bean | October 21, 2020

    Photography by Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens It’s been said that everything is bigger in Texas. With three of America’s ten most populous cities, that would certainly seem to be true. And, although Houston and San Antonio have more people and Austin has gotten more buzz in recent years, the Lone Star State’s ol’ reliable,... Read More

    Why You Need a Real Estate Agent

    By Alex Bean | October 19, 2020

    Every year, a small portion of homes are put up for sale by owner (FSBO). But according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), selling without a realtor makes the process more difficult. Here’s a few reasons why hiring an agent can save you time, energy, and reduce stress.     Industry know-how You probably... Read More

    Spiced Cider Cocktail

    By Alex Bean | October 16, 2020

    Give your Moscow Mule a punch of fall flavor with tart apple cider and a hint of cinnamon. You’ll want to sip on this cocktail all season long! Ingredients Ice 2 ounces vodka 2 ounces apple cider ½ ounces fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 5 ounces ginger beer Apple slices, for garnish Cinnamon stick,... Read More

    Spooky and Sustainable Halloween Decorations

    By Alex Bean | October 14, 2020

    Halloween is one of the most festive holidays of the year, but there are plenty of reasons to rethink traditional decorations. Making your own decorations cuts back on plastic and other materials that can harm the earth. Get your home Halloween ready with these eco-friendly crafts and accents! A few tips on sourcing your supplies ... Read More