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Barbecue in the Big D

May is National Barbecue Month, and everybody knows the very best is right here in Texas!We’ve put together a list of Dallas-Fort Worth area eateries where you can celebrate this mouthwatering staple of Texas culture. (Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City!)Pecan Lodge– Voted “Best Barbecue” inD Magazine(2013)Dallas Farmers Market, Shed 2, 1010 S. Pearl St. Dallas, TX 75201D Magazinewrites:“Local foodies are gaga over this small restaurant in Shed 2 of the Dallas Farmers Market. The menu is ?authentic Southern cuisine? and is devoted to helping local farmers and growers.

Take a Look Inside The Villas at Lake Vista

The Villas at Lake Vista is a residential community in Coppell, TX, an affluent suburb of Dallas. Located off of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and I-35E, these peacefulCoppell townhomessit in one of North Dallas’ most desired (and convenient) areas! Indoors, homeowners enjoy many luxurious lifestyle amenities.The kitchen features granite countertops, plenty of storage, refined, stainless steel Frigidaire® appliances, double undermount sinks and a ceramic tile backsplash – to name a few.CB JENI townhomes in the Villas at Lake Vista are characterized by their spacious, open layouts. Each room was intelligently designed to flow freely from one to the next.

CB JENI Homeowners: What to Do in the Big D This Weekend

The 34th Annual Dallas International Guitar FestivalWhere:Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207When?April 19-21 (Fri-Sunday)About:Did you know Dallas is the home of the oldest and largest guitar show in the world?Interested? Then visit theevent pagefor all of the information you need to know.?Walk/Run at the Fort Worth Zoo (to support Earth Day!)Where:Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110 Phone: (817) 759-7555When?Not (technically) Earth Day – Saturday, April 20.

Where to Shop Internationally (Locally)

CB JENI communities are purposely located in the best shopping and dining the Dallas-Fort Worth area has to offer – even for those with international taste buds.Asia World Market240 Legacy Dr. Plano, TX 75023Closest CB JENI Community:Chase Oaks Village(0.5 miles)HoursMonday – Thursday & Sundays: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.Friday & Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Asia World Market is perfect for the diverse Plano area. Its endless variety of Asian food combined with inexpensive prices has made it a Dallas-Fort Worth favorite. Shoppers also appreciate the clean, welcoming and bright environment.Andre International Gourmet Food1478 Spring Valley Rd.

Green Cleaning Solutions for Our DFW Townhomes

Green cleaning: a passing trend or a truly better way to clean? We decided to provide you with a breakdown of the facts so that you can formulate your own opinion regarding yourtownhome in Dallas.Regardless, one thing is certain: “green cleaning” is less expensive and much simpler – as practicallyalmosteverything can be cleaned efficiently using the same household products. Vinegar, baking soda, and a warm rag(s) alone can perform the same jobs as toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers, and other room-specific products – so you can put away the cleaning caddy.Conventional Cleaning Product Facts:Mixing certain chemicals (like ammonia and bleach/chlorine) together create extremely toxic vapors.Store-bought products are capable of creating a level of indoor pollution that surpasses outdoor pollution.Solutions:All-Purpose Cleaner:(vinegar + baking soda + warm water)Distilled white vinegar:

Spring Cleaning Kitchen Edition: Dirtiest Places and Spaces in Your Home

In lieu of providing an unending to-do list of typical spring cleaning chores (vacuum, dust, preventative maintenance, etc.), we thought we would mention the kitchen culprits which harbor the most germs and bacteria so that you remember to give them the needed amount of attention.Sponges, towels & rags:Just because they are used to clean up messes, doesn’t mean they get rid of them. The germs and bacteria are simply transferred from where they were on the floor, the counter or the sink to the towel or sponge you are holding in your hand. Throw these in the washing machine often using hot water and detergent. Sponges can be put in the microwave for three to four minutes in order to kill a majority of disease-causing germs. Regardless, based on average use, throw out sponges and replace them with a new one once a month.Kitchen sink:Would it make sense to take a bath in a dirty tub and expect to feel clean? For the same reason, it doesn’t make sense to wash dishes in an unclean sink.

Brick Row: Townhomes For Sale in Richardson: By the Numbers

Thetwo story townhomesfor sale in our Brick Row community have been filling up fast! It’s no wonder. Brick Row’s prime location off HWY 75 and Spring Valley Road in Richardson, TX is in close proximity to shopping, dining and the very best of what Dallas has to offer . Here’s what you should know:4Distinct Floor Plans:Brady,Carson,DaltonandZoe.

DIY Easter Decorations for Your Dallas-Area Townhome

Have you decorated your home with the same Easter decorations year after year? Freshen things up with these decoration ideas you and your family can make together. We made sure to include some Easter sweets too! For complete instructions and helpful images to guide you, click on the links below:Family-Friendly Ideas:Expecting guests?Check out theseorigami place cardsthat can even hold some desserts!Only have five minutes?Makethese edible bird’s nest place card holders!Check out thisyummy egg topiary! It would be great as a table centerpiece or desktop decoration!Decorate your dining room or welcome guests into your home with thisEaster egg garland!Kid-Friendly Crafts:(You will need scissors and glue for both projects.)“Sleeping Chicks” from TLC CraftsSupplies:

Spring Break Activities for Residents of Plano, Richardson, Irving, Frisco and Allen Townhomes

For Nature Enthusiasts - Texas Discovery Gardens boasts 7.5 acres of gardens featuring native and adapted plants and flowers. And for those interested in history, this botanical was the first public garden to be certified “100 percent organic by the Texas Organic Research Center.3601 Martin Luther King Kr. Blvd.Open Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE ADMISSION ONLY ON TUESDAYSAll other days, admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children (ages 3-11) and free for children under the age of three.? For those living in one of ourIrving townhomesand enjoy being active,Cedar Ridge Preservein south Dallas has 640 acres of land to explore and seven miles of hiking trails. And for those who work up an appetite, this nature preserve has a picnic area and visitor’s center.

Let Houzz Inspire Home Improvement Ideas!

You may have heard of Pinterest, but are you familiar If not, you are missing out on a lot of helpful content! Houzz is a collaborative online community for home interior design, architecture, and remodeling ?bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.? Regardless if you live in one of our Allen, Frisco, Irving, Richardson orPlano townhomes, you will find the information (and inspiration) provided by Houzz equally helpful.The overall idea and purpose of the site is similar to Pinterest, yet emphasis is placed solely on aspects of home improvement provided by credible interior designers, architects and other home professionals. Instead of featuring categories ranging in diversity from ‘Tattoos’ to ‘History,’

How to Select the Right Moving Company: An Overview of Popular Movers

Psychology Today ranks moving in the top five most stressful times of a person’s life. However, one of the most daunting tasks occurs before any box is packed: selecting the right moving company. CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has decided to research some of the biggest (and smallest) names in moving and investigate what makes each different so that you can decide for yourself which mover would be best for you – whether you are moving into one of our one ortwo story townhomessuch as those at The Estates of Willow Crest. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the nation’s first and largest local franchised moving company. They pride themselves as an international mover who is still able to maintain a “small-town, friendly, professional and personalized moving service.”They will move your entire home or even just a single piece of furniture.Tagline:

Three Easy DIY Valentine's Day Decorations

The weekend is finally here and Valentine’s Day is just a week away. Why not use this weekend to tap into your creative side and make decorations for your Irving, Allen, Richardson or Plano townhome? Similar to gifts and cards, DIY decorations tend to feel even more romantic than those of the store bought variety. Supplies mentioned in the following three projects come with small price tags and are easily found at major craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. “HeartFelt” garland:-Yarn-Sewing needle-Felt Fabric-Scissors-Tape1. Gather yarn and felt fabric in colors of your choice.2. Like with with construction paper, fold the fabric in half and cut in the shape of half of a heart as show below:3. Cut a piece of yarn slightly longer than the desired length of garland and use tape to flatten the tip of the yarn (so that you can thread a large needle).

CB JENI Lifestyle Homes: How to Make Moving Less Stressful for Your Pets

Moving is always stressful for the whole family, but what about your pets? With so many things happening at once, it?s easy to forget about your fragile, four-legged friends. Follow these tips to help ease their transition to your new Irving, Richardson, McKinney orPlano townhome.Find a new veterinarian? Before you leave, ask your veterinarian if they know any vets in the new area. You can also search local review websites to find out which veterinarians offer the best service for your animals.Keep medication and food handy?

CB JENI Lifestyle Homes: Shop and Dine in Irving, Texas

The new Hemingway Court community of CB JENI Lifestyle Homes is conveniently located in Irving, Texas – the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth. This area is known for being conveniently located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and also for its proximity to a wide variety of restaurants and places to shop. Plus, everything is within a short distance from your CB JENI townhome!Dining in Irving, TexasIt would be impossible to go hungry in Irving because of all the restaurant options. In the mood for a meal made hibachi-style? Benihana is located just off the President George Bush Turnpike! Like Cajun food? Razzoo?s Cajun Cafe serves authentic, homemade Cajun food and is located on Market Place Boulevard. Other suitable Irving dining options include Applebee?s, Cheddar?s, Masala Wok and Chili?s Bar and Grill.Lexington, Ky. has been deemed ?The BBQ Capital of the World,?

CB JENI Lifestyle Homes: Tasty Super Bowl Party Food

The NFL Championship (aka Super Bowl XLVII) is almost here! If you want to host the party of the year, now is the time to start planning and decorating yourPlano townhome. The most important part of your party is not the football game but actually, the food! Yes, we have a list of the must have foods for your Super Bowl party so you won’t have to worry about keeping your guests full and happy.Football Whoopie Pies: These tasty homemade snacks are perfectly themed for the big game. Start by baking pumpkin whoopie pies in muffin pan. After they are done and have cooled, cut each in half and add the filling. Lastly, use a pastry icing bag with a small round tip to pipe on the laces.

CB JENI Dallas Area Townhomes: Going Green with Cleaning Supplies

Bring sparkle and shine back to your townhome after the holidays, with simple DIY green cleaning supplies made from everyday household ingredients. Instead of spending money on cleaning products at the store, go green and make your own! Did you know that even the biggest and toughest stain can be removed with just baking soda and water?1.Kitchen:Counters: Begin by sprinkling baking soda over the surfaces and then scrub with a damp cloth or sponge. If you are treating stains, mix baking soda and water into a paste and let it sit for a while before removing the stain. This also works on stainless steel sinks, refrigerators and stovetops. Oven:Similar to the counters, you only need baking soda and water. Mix the two together and then coat the inside of your oven with the paste.

CB JENI Lifestyle Homes Décor Tips: 2013 Decorating Trends

Every new year brings new trends - whether in fashion, technology or home design. If you are considering redecorating yourtownhome in Irving, Texas, we have the latest trends for you to begin 2013 in style! Living and Bedroom: Elegance is a timeless style for any home, and in 2013 you will see more classic patterns that have a cottage-style feel, such as one of the many designs fromColefax and Fowler. These cozy, yet classic designs exemplify interior elegance and have the ability to create a relaxing feel to any home. And because these looks are timeless, they will never go out of style! Antique brass is another interior design element that is supposed to make a comeback this year.

CB JENI Lifestyle Home: Tips to Make Your Townhome Stress-Free

Make it your New Year?s resolution to start 2013 off with a stress-free home. Yes, you heard correctly ? a completely stress-free home! This might sound impossible to do with your Irving, TX townhome and busy schedule, but it is possible with these simple tips:Create a happy zone-Find a spot in your home, whether it?s a whole room or just a chair and make it your personal place for peace and quiet. Let everyone in your family know that you are not to be disturbed during your time in your personal space. Along with a happy zone, pick one spot to place all your stressful items, such as bills and to-do lists.Make your bed every morning-Before leaving your bedroom in the morning, take a few minutes to make your bed.

CB JENI Lifestyle Homes: New Year?s Eve Party Ideas

New Year?s Eve is almost here! Is your townhome ready to ring in 2013? Since New Year?s is the holiday party that everyone goes all out for with party favors, there is sure to be 2013 glasses and decorations galore. CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has a list of party decorations that will amp up the anticipation for the New Year?s countdown.DIY Countdown Flutes:Get your party guests excited for 2013 with 10 second countdown champagne flutes. Add some extra detail to your glasses by simply adding self-stick numbers (found at any office/art supply store).

CB JENI Lifestyle Homes: Townhome Security 101 for the Holidays

Travel season is in full swing, which means it’s “shopping” time for burglars. According to the FBI, close to 400,000 burglaries take place in the U.S. between November and December each year. CB JENI Lifestyle Homes wants to help make sure your townhome isn?t the next shopping spree for a criminal. Follow these simple tips to help your townhome not become a statistic.Request help from a neighbor:Inform your neighbor when you will be on vacation and ask them to watch your townhome while you are away. Have them also collect your mail and newspapers to reduce any signs that make it obvious no one is home.