August Newsletter
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Thinking about doing some projects around the house? Who knows better about the ins and outs of taking a house and turning it into a beautiful home than Jo and Chip Gaines from the show, "Fixer Upper"? In this month's newsletter, we feature an article where Architectural Digest catches up with "Jo" and asks for her best tips and advice when making design decisions around your home.


Susie and Nichola
"Susie was great to work with. She is very professional and knows the value of the homes she markets. She priced my home and sold it in 24 hours with multiple offers. Susie is also a great communicator, you always know what is happening."

~Jerry Harbaugh
This Month's Featured Listing
127 Pizarro Drive
MLS #: 21024405
3 bedroom / 2 bath
1835 Sq. Ft.
Built 2002

Looking for privacy on a level golf course lot? Now is your chance on this large lot situated on a green of Isabella Golf Course. The long driveway gets you to the rear of the lot where you find this barely lived in home featuring an open plan with divided bedrooms. Master suite with two walk in closets. Covered and uncovered patio to enjoy the view of the course and the surrounding woods. No popcorn ceilings. Roof 2015. No Sellers Disclosures.

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Architectural Digest: Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines Answers All Your Renovating Questions

AD caught up with Joanna to ask her for a few tricks of the trade. Read on for her expert tips.

Where do you encourage clients to look for inspiration?
"When in the beginning stages of discussing the client's style, I always tell them to build an inspiration board on Pinterest to get a feel for what they want in their space. Both Pinterest and Houzz are great starting places when searching for inspiration and nailing down your style."

How do you create the optimal layout for a home?
"I think about the family and their unique needs. Having young children lends itself to adopting more of an open floor plan. If you're an empty nester, you may want to transform a spare bedroom into a workout room or an office. It all depends on your season of life."

How do you keep a space organized but still looking chic?
"A great way to stay organized is to create intentional spaces for toys, craft supplies, and odds and ends. Adequate storage can make every room feel more peaceful and beautiful simply by removing clutter and freeing up visual space. I like unique pieces and if you don't have room for more furniture pieces, use unique baskets, bins, and crates that help organize the mess. Look for practical pieces that tell a story and fit your style.

What are some easy weekend projects that can refresh a home?
"For the interior, simple changes like new light fixtures, a new backsplash, or a fresh coat of paint can go a long way."

What are your top three tips for improving curb appeal?
"Freshening up landscape, adding new shutters and wrapping dated columns with redwood or cedar wood. These are things you can do over the weekend and without killing your budget."

What are the most important design elements to tie together a room or home?
"Don't design your home with meaningless elements simply to get it decorated. Take your time and gather pieces that mean something to you, whether it be family photos, an antique clock or knickknacks that remind you of family. These elements are what makes a house a home. Find pieces that speak to you and give yourself the freedom to tell your story in your own unique way."

What are the important things to look for in a fixer-upper home?
One thing I stress is that every home has potential. But ultimately the potential has to meet the total renovation budget realistically. Always get an inspection and make sure the home is structurally sound."

~Courtesy of AD
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.


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Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
Dash of salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
3 cups shredded chicken
2 (16 oz) jars salsa verde
3/4 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
12 small corn tortillas, cut in half
3 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.) Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add in the onion and salt and cook for a couple of minutes until softened.

3.) Stir in garlic, chili powder and cumin and cook for another minute. Stir in the chicken until well incorporated. Take pan off heat.

4.) In a large bowl, combine the salsa verde and sour cream. Stir until well incorporated.

5.) Layer 3/4 cup of salsa mixture on the bottom of a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Top with 8 tortilla halves. Then, layer on 1/2 of the chicken mixture, then 1 cup of salsa verde and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat with another round of 8 tortilla halves, remaining chicken, 1 cup salsa and 1/2 cup cheese. Finish with a final layer of 8 tortilla halves, remaining salsa and remaining cheese.

6.) Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbling. Add on optional toppings and serve.

TIP: Rotisserie chicken works well.
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