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David Weekley Homes' Kinsler Model Tour in Wheaton IL

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Take a Tour of David Weekley Homes' Kinsler Model at 960 Sunset Rd., Wheaton, IL At more than 3,300 square feet, this home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, open plan with great room and gourmet kitchen. The upstairs opens up to a 2nd story loft and offers a laundry room and large master suite with walk-in closet.

Lovely Lake Houses

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There is something so serene and peaceful about water front homes, whether it is a vacation home or permanent residence.  All seems right with a gorgeous water view.
Lake homes can be anything from small rustic cottages or cabins to spacious and luxurious modern homes with all the amenities.  Let's take a look at these coveted homes:  

Beautiful Beach Homes

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Summer is almost here!  That means beach time!  A beach house is the perfect summer vacation destination.  Whether it's a northern beach or a tropical island beach getaway, it's a piece of paradise.  Beach homes come in many styles, colors and sizes - from a cozy cottage to a stunning mansion.  Check out some lovely beach homes:  

Preparing Refreshing Zucchini Pancakes ~ Video Demonstration

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Chef Todd from the Boulder Ridge Country Club shows us how to create a refreshing Zucchini Pancake dish.  Simple and scrumptious.  Enjoy!

Inviting Outdoor Living Spaces

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Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home. It should be a reflection of your style  and offer the same inviting feeling as your home does.  It's a place to entertain family and friends and build memories.  It's also a place for solitude and reflection.  What does your ideal outdoor living space include?  A pond, fireplace or maybe an outdoor kitchen?  Take a look at the following photos to help inspire you to create or update your outdoor space:

Memorial Day Main Dish Grilling Recipes

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Memorial Day is this weekend!  Time to break out the grill and get cookin'!  Are you hosting a big party or just having a quiet family celebration?  Either way, here are some great main dish recipes to try out or add to your collection.  Be safe and enjoy!

Preparing Compound Butters for Steak or Chops

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How About a Tasty Steak? Boulder Ridge Country Club's very own Chef Todd demonstrates how to prepare and apply compound butters to enhance a steak. He also gives a few tips on grilling a ribeye.  Just in time for your Memorial Day cookout!  Enjoy!

Perfectly Pleasing Pasta Salads

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Summer is almost here!  Are you in need of some new recipes?  These pasta salads are just the thing!  They are great crowd pleasers for your next summer bbq.  They also make for a nice cool meal when the temperature rises.  Enjoy!

Rustic Kitchen Designs

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Rustic design has a certain warmth. It is inviting and cozy. Rustic design incorporates natural and earthy colors and materials.  Beautiful beams, stone accents and warm wood elements are some examples of what you might find in rustic designs.  Let's take a look at some wonderfully rustic kitchens:  

3 Ways to Create a Container Flower Garden

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Container gardens allow you to mix and match different blooms to create an impressive garden in a small setting. They're perfect for placing on your patio, porch, or front steps and will bring instant cheer to your home. There are many ways to mix and match plants for the perfect container garden. Get started with these classic techniques. 

Video Home Tour of David Weekley's Kinsler Model

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Welcome to the Kinsler Model by David Weekley Homes!  This beauty is located in Downer's Grove, Illinois.  This home invites you to come inside with a classic and welcoming exterior.  Inside there are warm hardwood floors and lovely trim-work.  Other features include an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a second story loft.  Enjoy the video of this quality home!

Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers

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Container gardening offers a solution for small space gardeners who want to grow their own food, but do not have the land to do so. While you can start any sort of vegetable in a container, not all of them will do well in that environment. Learn the best vegetables for planting in containers. 

Lettuces - Leaf lettuces work very well in long containers like window boxes, since they do not grow long roots. Lettuce can grow well in sun and part shade environments, and seeds can be sown directly into the containers of soil. 

Video Tour of KLM Builders' Sonoma Model

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KLM Builders is a semi-custom home builder with a unique style of homes.  They also have a commitment to quality value and customer service.  This award-winning combination has made KLM one of the leading semi-custom home builders in Northern Illinois.

Screened Porch Designs

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Screened porches and seasonal rooms are great places to enjoy the spring, summer and fall.  You can enjoy the fresh air and outdoor vistas while still having some shelter and creature comforts.  If it has a fireplace, this adds ambiance and the length of time you can use the space.  They are wonderful retreats or places to entertain.  

Highlights of the 2015 Housewares Show

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The International Home and Housewares Show gives you the opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out. Some of the products featured are iCoffee, SMEG Appliances, Blu Apple, ODI and more.  Here is a compilation of quick highlights of some new products at the 2015 Housewares Show in Chicago, IL.

Marvelous Mother's Day Recipes

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Mother's Day is getting closer!  What are your plans to celebrate that special lady?  Whether it's a casual breakfast in bed or a brunch with the whole family, we've got you covered.  Here are some delicious breakfast/brunch recipes that will deliciously show mom how much she means.  Enjoy!