May Newsletter
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It's summer and time for outdoor fun. Hot Springs Village opened it's new outdoor swimming facility last year. The zero entry pool is 2,900 square feet and has a large open area for play, in-water bench seating, spray jets and deck diving in the deep end. The deck offers places for sunning or shade and the building has restrooms and a snack bar.

When not enjoying the water, people are enjoying their home's outdoor living areas more than ever. This year's outdoor living trends are all about making outdoor living spaces part of everyday life. Creating and extending spaces outside to cook, relax and exercise out in the fresh air are becoming more and more popular with homeowners. This month's newsletter discusses different trends and ideas for these outdoor home areas.

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day!


Susie and Nichola
"Thank you for selling our home in 5 days! It all happened so fast and you were on top of every detail, from paperwork to packing. You always answered our calls and made sure we held onto some sanity! Thank you for guiding us and maintaining a great sense of humor!"

~Donna and Larry Merkling
This Month's Featured Listing
28 Mano Way (SOLD)
New homes being built! Call or email me today for more information.

New construction homes being built just minutes from the Fitness Center & Glazy Peau gate with access to Walmart and West Gate stores. Open the door and immediately enjoy the open plan including kitchen with an island, fireplace and windows bringing the outside in. Granite throughout. Master tile shower and walk in closet. Covered and uncovered patios for nature watching. These homes are being built for you to "Age in Place". Builder one year warranty.

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7 Outdoor Living Trends That Will Be Huge In 2021

This year's outdoor living trends are all about making your backyard, porch, patio, etc., a regular part of everyday life. Whether you're cooking, exercising, or just hanging out, backyards are evolving into well-equipped extensions of the home. Space, budget and climate will influence outdoor kitchen design decisions.

1.) Outdoor Kitchens - There are multiple types of outdoor kitchens, including satellite and independent kitchens. Satellite kitchens provide supplemental aspects to your main kitchen, such as pizza ovens, grills, etc. Independent kitchens include everything you need, such as a prep space, refrigeration, sink, storage, as well as cooking elements.

2.) Edible Gardens - There are new gardening trends that started during the pandemic. Somewhat for hobby and somewhat to put more healthy food on the table. Immunity Gardens focus on foods that boost overall health. Meatless Mondays feature hearty veggies for plant-based dishes and are fueled by consciousness around climate change and animal welfare. Then, World Herb Gardens are used to create the global dishes and flavors we're craving at home.

3.) Multipurpose Furniture - Outdoor furniture has developed to accommodate both everyday living and anticipated social gatherings. It's not about style, it's about how you live. Look for furniture that can serve multiple functions, such as side tables that double as extra seating. You can choose from a wide range of different ceramic, metal and concrete stools in different shapes, textures, colors and patterns.

4.) Structures For Privacy and Protection - Being outdoors more, brings the needs for privacy, shade and shelter from the elements. If you have an overhead structure, you could add outdoor drape panels. If it doesn't, you can use an outdoor screen or create a plant wall. An umbrella that tilts can also add privacy. Tiled accent walls that resemble stacked stone, natural wood, concrete and brick are popular as well. They add visual interest while providing a perfect backdrop to the overall space.

5.) Social Front Yards - Once important for curb appeal, people are now utilizing this space to get even more out of the home. They also help people to be more connected to their community. They are usually less formal and simplicity is part of its appeal. A bistro table and chairs, a tree swing, a comfortable bench brings life to an area.

6.) Outdoor Technology - Outdoor offices and fun areas to stream music and movies are reasons for more technology and Wi-Fi signal outdoors. Music and TVs remain some of the top outdoor tech requests. Aesthetic updates, like LED color-changing technology another popular update. With a simple change on the app, the lights can change to just about any color.

7.) Products That Extend Outdoor Living Season - These products can extend the days and hours you can enjoy being outside. Amenities like fire pits, heat lamps, misting systems and fans are key products for extending the outdoor living season. Other helpful accessories to make nights more comfortable are outdoor rugs, throw blankets and lighting.

Green Market kicks off May 6, runs through September 2
Green Market is an organic farmer's market with Arkansas-grown fruits, vegetables and Arkansas-made artisan crafts for purchase. The Market runs every Thursday 8-11:30AM from May 6 to September 2, 2021.  
Green Market is held at Grove Park (1105 DeSoto Blvd.), near the Ponce de Leon Center.
For more information, contact the Ponce de Leon Center at 501.922.4231.
Cast Iron Caprese Dip

Ingredients for tomatoes
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Olive oil to taste
Seasoned salt to taste.

Ingredients for cheese dip
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup white wine
3 cups shredded mozarella
1/3 cup mascarpone or cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp crushed red pepper
Seasoned salt and black pepper to taste.
Fresh ball of mozarella, sliced
Fresh basil, chopped or chiffonade
Balsamic glaze to taste (omit if keto)

1.) Marinate tomatoes in vinegar, olive oil (abt a tbsp) and seasoned salt (to taste) for 20 minutes.

2.) Mix cheeses, crushed red pepper, seasoned salt and black pepper to taste.

3.) Rub garlic clove around a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Add a tbsp olive oil and white wine. Bring to a simmer on stove top, add cheese and stir.

4.) Put skillet in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Take out and stir.

5.) Top with 4-5 rounds of sliced mozarella and tomato mixture. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until bubbly.

6.) Top with fresh basil, crushed red pepper and balsamic glaze.

Serve with sliced, toasted baguette slices.

**NOTE: For Balsamic glaze - add 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar to a sauce pan and simmer until thickened.**

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