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Exterior Lighting Ideas

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Exterior lighting enhances the beauty of your yard and home while also keeping you and your family safe. Lighting on your home itself can show-off its unique architecture and can deter burglars. Pathways, steps and driveways are more inviting and safer with lighting to guide the way.  A well-lit home and garden creates a safe environment while adding ambiance.  Here are some beautiful examples: 

Open House Tour Vlog 58 - Custom Home in Arlington Heights, IL by US Shelter Homes

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Today we are touring a beautiful custom home by US Shelter Homes.  This two-story home is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  It features 3,845 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-car garage and lovely finishes throughout.  The builder joins us on this tour to share all the great details in this home. Enjoy the video tour below!





Foodie Friday! Burger Recipes

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Summertime is just around the corner!  Time for cook-outs with family and friends.  Fire up that grill it's time for some burgers and dogs.  Yum!  We've found some delicious burger recipes for you to try out this summer.  Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle!  Enjoy!



Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Burgers
Makes 4 burgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce
Kosher salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
4 canned sliced pineapple rings
8 slices bacon
Hamburger buns (optional)
Hamburger toppings (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and it set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef and the barbecue sauce. Shape the beef mixture into 4 patties. Season the patties with salt and pepper.

Place two strips of bacon to make four X’s on the baking sheet. Place a hamburger patty on the center of each X, and a pineapple ring on top of each patty. Wra…

Master Suite Designs - Interior Design Ideas 2018

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We have had the pleasure of touring a lot of beautiful custom homes. In the video below we have compiled photos of some of the luxurious master suites we have seen.  Some desirable features in include decorative ceilings, spacious bathrooms with elegant finishes and incredible walk-in closets.  Enjoy the video!



Inviting Home Exteriors

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We all want our home to have a bit of curb appeal.  A pleasing home design combined with beautiful landscaping creates an inviting home. Of course, homes need to be lovingly maintained to keep a desirable clean and fresh look. We've found some beautiful homes to share with you.  Enjoy!

Custom House in Arlington Heights by US Shelter Homes

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This lovely custom 2-story home by US Shelter Homes is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  It features 3,845 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-car garage and beautiful finishes throughout. Enjoy the video tour below!






Foodie Friday: Scones

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Scones are a great choice for breakfast or brunch.  They are so versatile and can be savory or sweet - appealing and satisfying to both sides of the coin!  We've found some delicious scone recipes for you to add to your collection.  Enjoy!