9 Ways to Have Fun on a Rainy Day


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When North Texas weather is gloomy, it presents the perfect time to stay inside. Here are nine ways to tackle boredom and make the most of your rainy day at home.

 

1. Must-See Movies
Cross movies off your “must-see” list on a rainy day. Bonus points if you make popcorn!

 

2. Make a Fort
Move some furniture and get creative, draping sheets and blankets across to build a cozy fort in the comfort of your own home. Add some pillows and snuggly blankets on the inside and you have the ideal place to hide from a rainy day.

 

3. Cook or Bake
Try out a new cookie or cupcake recipe, or put on a yummy soup or stew. Your home will be filled with the delightful aromas of whatever you create!

 

4. Cool Crafts
If you know the upcoming weather forecast is less than ideal, prepare in advance by gathering materials together for the craft or DIY project you’ve been meaning to try.

 

5. Play Some Games
Pull out some of your favorite board or card games to keep the whole family entertained. Hide-and-seek or a scavenger hunt are also options for some old-fashioned fun.

 

6. Spa Day
Give yourself an ultimate spa day and feel refreshed — even if it is gloomy outside. Some self-care favorites include lighting candles and taking a bath, putting on a face mask and painting your nails or massaging lotion onto your feet and slipping on fuzzy socks until all the moisture is absorbed.

 

7. Organize Your Life
Channel your inner Marie Kondo and get ahead on a slow day by tidying a room or tackling some of those to-dos. From organizing your closet or family recipes to finally putting those old photos in an album, there are plenty of tasks perfect for when it’s raining outside.

 

8. Plan a Vacation
Stuck inside all day? Plan that vacation you’ve always wanted to take. Think: somewhere warm and tropical.

 

9. Read a Book
With life’s daily commitments, it can be difficult to make progress on your latest good read. Take advantage of a less-than-sunny day and finish that book you’ve had on your nightstand for ages.

 

9 Indoor Activities for Rainy Days


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When the weather is gloomy, it presents the perfect day to stay inside. Here are nine ways to combat boredom and make the most of your rainy day at home.
 
1. Must-See Movies
Cross movies off your “must-see” list on a rainy day. Bonus points if you make some popcorn!
 
2. Make a Fort
Move some furniture and get creative draping sheets and blankets across to create a cozy fort in the comfort of your own home. Add some pillows and snuggly blankets on the inside and you have the perfect place to hide away from a rainy day.
 
3. Cook or Bake
Try out a new recipe like cookies or cupcakes, or make a yummy soup or stew. Your home will be filled with aromas of whatever you create!
 
4. Cool Crafts
If you know the upcoming weather forecast is less than ideal, prepare in advance by getting materials together for the craft you’ve been dying to try.

5. Play Some Games
Pull out some of your favorite board or card games to keep the whole family entertained. Or, play hide-and-seek or create a scavenger hunt for some old-fashioned fun.

6. Spa Day
Give yourself an ultimate spa day and feel refreshed even if it’s gloomy outside. Light some candles and take a bath, put on a facemask and paint your nails. Massage some lotion onto your feet and slip on fuzzy socks until all the moisture is absorbed.

7. Organize Your Life
Get ahead on a slow day by tackling some of those to-dos piling up. From organizing your closet or family recipes to finally putting those old photos in an album, there are plenty of tasks that are perfect when it’s raining outside.
 
8. Plan a Vacation
Stuck inside all day? Plan that vacation you’ve always wanted to take.
 
9. Read a Book
With life’s daily commitments, it can be difficult to make progress on your latest book. Take advantage of a less-than-sunny day and finish that book you’ve had on your nightstand for ages!
 
 

Fresh Listing Friday: French Château in Flower Mound


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a luxurious estate in Flower Mound’s gated Château de Luc community. 1901 Point De Vue Drive offers beautiful lighting fixtures, a library, a wine cellar, Juliet balconies, a safe room, an office, a game room with a kitchen and a five-car garage. Take a virtual tour below to see all the exceptional amenities throughout.
 
Need-to-know Details:
• Priced at $3,250,000
• 11,301 square feet: 6 bedrooms, 6.2 baths
• Island kitchen with a breakfast bar, double ovens, and two dishwashers
• Master suite with French doors, a fireplace, and a private patio with an outdoor shower
• A backyard with a diving pool, a spa, water features, a kitchen, and professional landscaping
 
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To view this listing, contact the O’Toole Levan Group at 972-978-5317 or OTooleLevanGroup@Ebby.com.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother'sDayGiftGuideMother’s Day is around the corner and we’ve rounded up a few items perfect for giving to someone special in your life.

MothersDayGifts1. French Lavender Hand Soap & Lotion – $44.95
Pamper your mom with this delightfully-scented and ultra-soothing hand soap, dish soap, and lotion set perfect for any sink or bathroom.
2. Brown Sugar Body Polish – $67.00
This natural sugar exfoliant promises to leave skin soft, silky, and glowing. The warm brown sugar scent is reminiscent of freshly-baked cookies. Need we say more?
3. Japanese Plum Bloom Candle – $26.00
This 16-ounce candle offers the scent of plum bloom petals and leaves, ripe plum fruit, and crushed currants. The jar is beautiful enough to be reused, too!
4. Faux Fur Robe – $69.95
Give the gift of luxury with this soft, plush robe. It’s even machine washable!
5. S’well® Water Bottle – $45.00
This double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless-steel water bottle will keep any beverage hot or cold for an extended period of time. (Pro tip: The 25-ounce size holds an entire bottle of wine too…)
6. KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $569.99
This durable stand mixer is the perfect gift for the serious foodie. It offers 10 speeds to mix, knead, and whip ingredients quickly and easily.
7. iRobot® Roomba – $799.99
Give the gift of a smarter home with this Roomba® 980. With just the push of a button, it can seamlessly navigate and vacuum any floor clean of pet hair, crumbs, or random Cheerios.
8. Walnut Cookbook Holder – $49.95
Following recipes is now even easier with this gorgeous cookbook holder. Prop up cookbooks, Grandma’s recipes, or a tablet for perfect visibility.

Fresh Listing Friday: Lake Highlands Wonder


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Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is an upgraded home in Dallas’ Lake Highlands neighborhood. Situated in the Richardson ISD, 9426 Hill View Drive offers wood laminate flooring, recessed LED lighting, and fresh paint. Watch the video below to see the open floor plan and all the beautiful upgrades this wonderful home has to offer.

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $689,900
• 2,865 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
• Re-designed kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a wine cooler
• Backyard with a pool and spa



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Rear Exterior & Pool
 
To view this listing, contact Nicole Threadgill at 214-235-4951 or NicoleThreadgill@Ebby.com.

10 Spa-Worthy Bathtubs Currently on the Market


Have a long week? These bathtubs are calling your name — and yes, they’re all currently on the market!

Bathub5326 Edlen Drive | Preston Hollow | $8,650,000
Bathtub
5242 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco | $2,395,000
Bathtubs
6206 Prestonshire Lane | Dallas | $2,100,000
Bathtubs4762 Byron Circle | Irving | $1,950,000

5709 Whitecliff Circle | Plano | $1,395,000
Bathtubs
10584 Tobias Lane | Frisco | $1,299,900
Bathtub
5948 Melshire Drive | Dallas | $1,295,000
Bathtubs2626 Welborn | Dallas | $1,245,000
Bathtubs5606 Meletio Lane | Dallas | $1,199,000
Bathtubs
5227 Monticello Avenue | Dallas | $1,015,000

 

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