Siding Replacement

Over time, exterior caulking cracks and splits, and eventually siding will get wet and start to rot.  Most of our houses exterior is brick, but small areas like the one pictured below are usually sided with a wood-composite siding.  Spots like this are easily missed when damage occurs, because they are in areas not seen regularly.  This particular damaged siding was pointed out by the neighbor of the homeowner!  This is how small critters make their way into our attics:)  It is a fairly simple repair job, and was not too difficult to get to.  I used wood-look concrete siding and trim, and caulked all the corners up.  Shouldn’t need replacing again for a long time!photo 2

Homegirl App

Hi Everyone,

I have a great new MyAgentNow tool called the Live Mobile Business Card™ that you can load on your iPhone or Android SmartPhone. With one touch you can; Call Me, Text Me, Email Me, or go to My Website.  Now you can reach me anytime, anywhere. Just follow the simple steps.

iPhone users simply open this email with your iPhone, and tap on the link below or scan the QR Code. 

Follow the screen hints for the 3 simple taps to save to your Home Screen.


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Android users simply open this email with your Android device and tap on the link below or scan the QR Code. Follow the steps below to save to your Home Screen.


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Steps for Android:

Tap on the link above and bring the app up on your Android Device

Tap Menu, Add To, Bookmark

Now you can change the name of the App if you choose, Tap Done

Tap Menu, Personalize, “Shortcuts”, Bookmark.

Select the Live Mobile Business Card Bookmark.

This will place the Live Mobile Business Card on your Home Screen and convert the card’s picture to the Icon.


Jute Wrapped Chairs

This is really great project/solution, if you have all the necessary supplies.  Here they are:

1.  A chair that has been chewed on.  If you don’t have one of these, go out and get yourself a new puppy.  Then leave him alone with a chair for a while.


2.  Some jute twine.  This brand is at Walmart for $1.97.

IMG_0051                                                         Wrap the twine around the chewed up parts of the chair.  For the starting point, wrap the first inch or so around the end to secure it.

IMG_0052                   Continue wrapping the entire length, and violá!


It’s a brand new chair!

I love my dog:)



Faux Woe’s



I’ve recently decided to do a new faux technique in my foyer.  It’s a curved wall that’s not overly large, so ideally a great spot to try something interesting.  Faux painting seems like a difficult job to tackle.  I know I had some anxiety over doing it the first time, but like all firsts you just learn from your mistakes and get better.   There are some basic tips to follow that are important when you are planning on trying out faux painting:

  1. If it’s your first time, think small (I know that doesn’t sound fun at all, but hang on).  Large wall spaces are hard to do, especially if you are on your own.
  2. Get good paint and tools, and if you can, use the prescribed color options that are recommended for the particular technique you are doing.  If you don’t like any of them, or there’s just not one you want, then ask for help from a professional paint colorist when making color choices. Crystal at the El Dorado Sherwin Williams in Frisco is great at this.
  3. Practice the technique somewhere, going through every step so you see the finished product.  Either use a large square of wallboard, or the back of a closet.  No one has to know, and you’ll look brilliant.
  4. Make sure that you have good lighting in your workspace.  Bring in floor lamps if you need to, and try to work during the day if you can.  When you have too many shadows it can be hard to see paint edges.
  5. Realize that if you mess up, you can always paint over it.  Even when it’s not your first time (or second!)  You always get a re-do if you want, unless you are using spackling for texture…then your kind of screwed…

Ok, so now your ready to try it out.  Or maybe your ready to hire Homegirl;)  Either way I’m here to answer any questions.  Here is a close up picture of the tissue paper technique I did in my foyer:

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