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    Curb Appeal Tips-Garden Edition

    By Kathleen Brown | June 28, 2023

    Curb Appeal Tips – Garden Edition Whether you are looking to put your house on the market, already bought a new home, or want to “keep up with the Jones'”; adding to your curb appeal can draw attention to your property. Think of your entryway as a first impression for your entire home! Just because... Read More

    9 Home Upgrades that won’t Break the Bank

    By Kathleen Brown | December 12, 2022

    While a fresh coat of paint is a favorite low-cost home upgrade among homeowners and home improvement professionals, several other upgrades can make a huge impact without breaking the bank. Below are nine small home updates that can make a bigger difference than you think in increasing your home’s value.  Kitchen 1) Update Cabinet Hardware... Read More

    Winter Holiday DIY: Clay Ornamanets

    By Kathleen Brown | December 15, 2021

    Whether you need a quick idea for adding an elegant touch to your wrapping or a fun craft to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied during holiday gatherings, give these clay ornaments a try. This simple DIY could inspire a fun family tradition or make a great addition to any ornament exchange. Supplies Air... Read More

    Thanksgiving DIY: Gratitude Tree

    By Kathleen Brown | November 16, 2021

    This time of year often has us reflecting on what we are thankful for as we gather with friends and family for the holidays. If you are looking for a creative way to show your gratitude this year, this Thanksgiving DIY is the perfect project.  Supplies Small branches Vase Sand or pebbles Fabric Cardstock Thin... Read More

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip Recipe | Highlands Realty

    By Kathleen Brown | October 27, 2021

    It’s pumpkin-everything season and what better way to embrace it than with a new pumpkin treat! This pumpkin cream cheese dip recipe is quick and easy to make for your next family or friend fall gathering or to just enjoy a sweet seasonal treat for yourself. Ingredients for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip: 8-ounces cream cheese,... Read More

    Fall Fun DIY: Clay Leaf Plates

    By Kathleen Brown | October 6, 2021

    As fallen leaves blanket your yard, instead of raking them all for garbage day pickup or the compost pile, use them to create fall decor for your home. Clay leaf plates are a fun DIY for creating fall-inspired storage for keys, jewelry, spare change, and other knick-knacks.  Supplies Air Dry Clay Leaves (Larger sized leaves... Read More

    Family-Fun Holiday Ideas to Enjoy at Home

    By Kathleen Brown | December 9, 2020

    Whether you are searching for a new family holiday tradition or looking to add to your list, check out these fun ideas. Enjoy a Christmas Light Drive Take your to-go cups of hot chocolate and load up the family for a drive around the area to look at homes decked out with Christmas lights. For... Read More

    10 Ways to Decorate with Outdoor Christmas Lights

    By Kathleen Brown | November 27, 2018

    Looking for inspiration to decorate the outside of your home in Southwest Virginia or Northeast Tennessee? Read the article below to find 10 ways to add lights to your home this year! 10 Ways to Decorate With Outdoor Christmas Lights Read More

    Fun Fall DIY: Candy Corn Pots

    By Kathleen Brown | October 23, 2017

        Supplies: Terracotta Pot (any size)                              Acrylic Paint (Yellow, Orange, White) Paint Brush     How to: 1. Use a pencil to draw lines to divide the pot into thirds. 2. Begin painting the three sections with the three colors.... Read More

    Add Color to the Outside of Your Home this Spring

    By Kathleen Brown | March 23, 2017

    Spring has sprung and now is the time to plant flowers for adding instant beauty to your flower beds, pots or boxes. Home Depot has a great article for the Top 5 Flowering Annuals to do just that, check it out now: The low maintenance flowers listed in the article are the perfect way... Read More