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Thursday, April 30 2009
Open House
Saturday, May 2, 209       
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
Join us to see this amazing home! Many upgrades, lovingly maintained and looking for new owners!   Located in a wonderful community in Mesquite.
 
See you there,
Reechia & Keith
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Tuesday, April 28 2009
Free Events in Allen, Texas for the month of May
Big Screen on the Green
 
This spring, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is proud to present “Big Screen on the Green,” a series of FREE films for the entire family. Each Thursday in May, families are invited to bring a blanket and watch an entertaining film on a gigantic two-story inflatable movie screen located in the heart of Watters Creek on the Village Green. No lawn chairs, coolers or alcohol permitted.
 
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm 970 Garden Park Drive Allen, Texas 75013
 
 
Live on the Green!
 
Each Friday and Saturday in May listen to an eclectic assortment of live local bands while enjoying a leisurely alfresco dinner on one of the numerous patios overlooking the stage on The Green. Music fans will enjoy dining alfresco and spreading their blankets on The Green to hear their favorite concerts. No lawn chairs, coolers or alcohol permitted.
 
Location: Watters Creek, 970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, Texas 75013
SpringFest
 
Saturday, May 02, 2009 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Each Spring, Collin County residents, ISD students and their families, local running enthusiasts, and representatives from businesses and organizations all come together for friendly competition and for a common cause– ACO Programs including Meals-On-Wheels & More Program and other services benefiting families in crisis in Allen, Fairview and Lucas. The event features the Annual Martha Janes Memorial 1-Mile Walk and a 5K. More Information.
 
Location: Downtown Allen
Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
 
A Civil War Encampment will take place with lots of activities for the family and food will be available. The Collin Co. Civil War Living Historians will conduct drill demonstrations, Dutch oven cooking, a military court martial, and show medical practices of the time. A blacksmith will also be on hand.
 
Location: Allen Heritage Village 400 East St. Mary Dr., Allen
 
Monday, May 25, 2009 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
 
This week we will break away from the traditional Summer Sounds Concert Series for a Memorial Day Tribute Event that features Patriotic Music performed by the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. Celebrate Memorial Day with an evening of activities designed to honor our Veterans and Servicemen and Women. The event will conclude with a patriotic fireworks show!
 
Location: Joe Farmer Recreation Center Hillside Amphitheatre, 1201 E. Bethany
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Wednesday, April 15 2009
Open House
Sunday, April 19, 2007
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Join us to see this amazing home located in one of Plano’s most desired communities. 
 
 
See you there,
Reechia & Keith
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Wednesday, April 15 2009

I don’t know about you, but my mind has started drifting towards our family summer vacation plans. I have found some “different” sites to help with planning and ideas and I wanted to share them:

www.ResponsibleTravelFiles.com – this site offers travel packages and options that are easy on the environment. Featuring a trip and activity search feature and free newsletter.

www.TheFamilyTravelFiles.com – I liked the handy road trip planner I found here, but there are also family vacation ideas for the U.S., Canada, Europe and more.

www.FamilyTravelFun.com – a non- commercial online planning guide for family friendly vacations to Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Europe and beyond.

www.VacationIdea.com – if you are stumped about where to go this site might be just what you are looking for. Weekend get-a-ways; cruisers, travel deals & discounts!

www.FamilyTravelGuides.com – this one provides lodging ideas; travel tips; and tasty “road food”. There is also a family travel newsletter offered.

www.TravelChannel.com – ideas; destination guides; tips and more! You can even share your vacation photos here!

www.TravelTex.com – if you are looking for things to do in our great state, this site is very informative!

Happy Traveling!

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Monday, April 13 2009

When we are looking at homes we find that garages are an important feature to many buyers and some builders are no longer putting just a one car garage on a house, many have 3 car garages as standard! Does that mean we are driving more cars? No I think it means we have more “junk” in our garages!
So let’s talk about how we can “de-clutter” our garages and make better use of that space – like for parking our cars!

1. Give junk a heave-ho!
“Before anything else, toss stuff that’s beyond repair or hopelessly outdated,” says the president of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Be sure to have a ‘donate’ pile and a ‘throw out’ pile. Throw away broken toys, almost empty cans of paint, and rusty garden tools. Donate sports equipment your kids have outgrown or that extra lawn edger. Do you save things for parts & pieces that you might use some day – donate it or trash it!

2. Zone in!
Divide your garage into zones: one for lawn and garden, one for sports equipment, one for seasonal items. Then only store items in the right zone. This also makes it easier for all family members to find things!

3. Find the secret storage space!
Install shelves on the often-over-looked space on the wall above where the garage doors roll up. There are many “systems” out there today that can help you store stuff up and out of the way.

4. Hook it up!
Place hooks on the wall to hold everything from ladders to folding chairs to sleds.
1. TIP: Hang heavier items near the floor so they don’t hurt someone if they fall.

5. Contain it!
Keep stored items neat with clearly labeled plastic containers - to prevent needless rummaging around.

6. Create a mini parking lot! Designate “parking spots” with colored tape on the garage floor for kids’ bikes and wagons.

Protect what’s precious!
Most garages experience extreme temperature fluctuations, so store heirlooms or family keepsakes elsewhere.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

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Friday, April 10 2009
1828 Caddo Lake Drive, Allen, TX is elegant and offers a traditional floor plan. This home offers something for everyone, plenty of room to spread out enjoy!  Four nice sized bedrooms; sitting on a large corner lot; ideal back yard with extended patio! 
 
Contact us & we will schedule a private viewing for you to see this wonderful home! 
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Wednesday, April 08 2009
Are you looking for a custom home in Plano? Well, we have a new listing that fits the profile!
3621 Trail Walker Drive is a Kensington custom home located in the highly desired community of Stoney Hollow! This beautiful & spacious home offers 3 bedrooms, two living areas, and numerous upgrades!

Give us a call and we will be happy to give you a personal tour of 3621 Trail Walker Drive.

Keith & Reechia Powell
972-979-9978
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