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Twice as Nice, Revisited: Completed Custom Home on Wild Horse Creek Road

To give you a bit of background on the family, they are empty nesters who wanted a ranch plan perfect for just the two of them. They travel a lot, and wanted a house that fit their lifestyle. They called us with a design challenge we happily embraced, which was to design a totally unique smaller, but nice home that included only the spaces they needed and had used in the previous home they built with us. 

This Thanksgiving, We're Thankful for This Champagne Punch

Food is more important on Thanksgiving than any holiday of the year – well, in the Hayden family anyway. We have lots of from-scratch family recipes with special steps and particular methods. It can get a little overwhelming, and we have to make shortcuts somewhere. That’s why we always serve up punch in a punch bowl on Thanksgiving.

Preparing Your Home for Back to School

With the kids back in school, you might be thinking of ways to update your home and make it kid friendly. There is nothing worse than getting the kids ready for school only to be scrambling around trying to find a misplaced backpack, rain coat or gym bag. We pulled together some of our favorite home updates to keep your family organized and ready for the school year.

DESIGN TRENDS: Marsala, the 2015 Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone releases their pick for the official "color of the year". Industries ranging from fashion,  home design, technology and beauty look forward to the announcement and finding ways to incorporate the latest color into their work.

A Special Cocktail for my Mom this Mother’s Day

Here’s a Mother’s Day cocktail recipe inspired by my mother to cheer yours (or you) because, let’s face it, as a mother, she could probably use a cocktail right now. My mom had a cocktail like this somewhere and loved it, so my husband recreated it for her. It’s a twist on the French 75. We call it Mom’s American 75.

What My Porch Has Taught Me About Mother’s Day

The front porch is a symbol of the close relationship with my mother and the relationship I hope to achieve with my daughter. We spend so much time on this porch that decorating and preparing it has become a project my mother and I work on together every year around Mother’s Day.

Build This, Not That- Renovation on a Budget

When renovating a home, not everyone can afford a McMansion. You can make a big impact on your house, even with a small budget. Here are some of our suggested remodel projects to have the biggest impact on your home’s value, and on your happiness.

 

Spring Planting in Missouri

I know it’s hard to believe with the freezing cold weather we’ve been experiencing over the past few weeks that spring is anywhere in sight. But, fear not, in a few days it will officially be spring! Something we look forward to all winter is getting outside and working in the yard. Here are some of our gardening tips to get you ready for spring planting.

 

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

The holiday decorations have been put away, the extended family have gone back home and the New Year’s parties have all past. Now what? Typically, people make a personal New Year’s Resolution such as eat healthier, spend more time at home or lose weight. But how about making a New Year’s Resolution for your home? Here are some great resolutions for your home in 2015.

A Very Hayden Thanksgiving

While I am notorious for saying everything is my favorite - my family relentlessly makes fun of me for this - Thanksgiving is our favorite family holiday. That’s because it’s about giving thanks for two other favorite things: family and food. Here are some favorite family traditions, old and new, that make the day special.

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