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Summer comes with so many things that bring joy - there’s sun and warmth, and outdoor gatherings and longer days. The winter? Well, that’s a different story. But there is one thing that very few people can argue with and that is; winter is a time where you get to really lean into feeling warm and cozy right at home. The Danish and Norwegian (who have a lot of practice with dark, winter days) call this concept “hygge”, and while we may not have a full name or word for the feeling, we’re determined to up the warm and cozy. 

Below are some of our favorite ways to make that happen:

Candle Inspired Lighting

Think candles. While candles are the obvious - we aren’t saying just go out and buy more candles. Think about the type of light that candles

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We made it! 2021 really did come after all, and while most of us are rejoicing at the idea of a new start and making this year the best yet, it’s important we plan out how we’ll do that.

Resolutions are highly personal, and everyone has their own take and own ambitions with each one - but to kick everyone off on their own resolution journeys, we’ve pulled together some inspiration of all different kinds:

Think Wellness

No, no, not “lose weight”. Think more specific. Think about what would help you in total - mind, body, and spirit. Is it to find a form of movement that you love and do it more often? Is it to cook more often at home? Is it to simply reach for whole foods instead of packaged ones? Think about how you will feel best overall

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During this, our nation’s year of being quarantined at home, Americans have made bold changes to their surroundings. Now that most of us must use our limited living space to work, supervise the education of our children, and conduct distanced social interactions, we’ve begun to prioritize comfort and functionality more than ever before. Whether this year has made you long for a workspace that’s as cozy as the sweats you secretly wear to work meetings or a room that feels like an escape to an island paradise, you’ll find you’re not alone as we highlight Parks' Top Ten Interior Design Trends to Watch for in 2021.

1.) International Aesthetics

Most 2020 international travel plans were canceled, which makes this the perfect time to draw on global

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Oooh, moving. The sheer act of moving is quite the feat - and when paired with buying and selling a home the whole process is that much more of an *event* let’s say. So what happens when someone you love moves into a new house? You help make the house a home by an amazing housewarming gift, of course! Below are some of our favorite housewarming gift ideas:

Plant Love

Homeowners can never have too many plants! Whether a potted seasonal plant for the porch, a small indoor plant, or a small tree that can be planted in the yard later - your gift will add life to the house and be there (fingers crossed) for the long haul. Not sure where to start? The money tree plant is easy to care for and is said to bring good luck and fortune! 

Such

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Congratulations on hosting Thanksgiving dinner! Whether it’s your first time or your annual tradition to host, it can be a feat like no other to pull off getting a large and complex meal on the table for friends and family to share! Thanks to the grand aspect of this annual meal, prepping isn’t just a “nice to have”, it’s a true necessity! Our mouths are watering just thinking about the feast to come - cheers!

RIGHT AWAY:

Create Your Guest List 

Think about whether or not you want a sit-down meal or a more casual meal where more people can be accommodated throughout the house - then, invite away! Not only will creating your guest list allow you to make sure your guests know they’re invited and mark their calendars - but you’ll know what

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In order to prepare your family to stay healthy in case of an emergency, it’s vital that you prepare a kit of necessary emergency items to keep in your home. A fully-prepared home has food, water, and medication—but that’s just the bare minimum. 

The items we recommend are generally inexpensive, easy to obtain, and appropriate for a wide range of ages. Homes that shelter pets, infants, seniors, disabled, or chronically ill family members should customize our list (below) to provide any special items needed for each person and animal for a full two weeks.

Of course, once you have purchased emergency supplies, you will want to store them properly. Airtight plastic bins from any reputable brand will ensure that your supplies remain clean, dry, and

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Removing negative marks from your credit report isn't just for raising your credit score. It's also the key to getting approved for a home loan with a favorable interest rate. Use these strategies to eliminate negative information from your credit report.

Did you know that there are loan programs specifically for those with less-than-perfect credit? Contact Legacy Home Loans to learn about your mortgage options and how you can qualify while rebuilding your credit!

How to Remove Negative Marks on Your Credit Report

Submit a Dispute to Credit Bureau

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a Federal law that says you have a right to an accurate report and can dispute any errors. The easiest way to that is online, but you can also mail your

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Fall has swept in once again, and soon homeowners will be faced with the challenge of managing the piles of leaves Middle Tennessee’s beautiful trees are dropping into their yards and across rooftops. Today, we’ve got our top tips for leaf removal primed and ready to share with our dedicated readers. We’ll also discuss the ongoing gardener’s debate over whether we should be removing leaves at all.

In the United States, over 25% of household refuse consists of yard waste, so clearly gathering up leaves and discarding them is the tactic preferred by most Americans. However, many master gardeners encourage homeowners to consider what else they can do with the bounty that descends on their yards every year. If you’re interested in finding an earth-friendly

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Real estate sales are primarily a localized market. That's why you wouldn't ask a Dallas real estate agent for assistance in purchasing a duplex in St. Louis. Likewise, you wouldn't ask a San Diego mechanic to winterize your Denver car or a Tallahassee-based educator what he thinks about the public school system in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

While it's true that a professional's industry knowledge will extend nationally, their expertise is specific to the local market they serve. The same goes for mortgage professionals. Here are more reasons to choose a local mortgage professional's expertise over a faceless, impersonal "rocket" one. 

The Neighborhoods We Serve Are Our Neighborhoods

Each neighborhood has a particular flavor that makes it

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As Middle Tennessee welcomes the crisp weather and stunning kaleidoscopic hues of fall, we must also prepare once again for the onslaught of fall allergies that arrive alongside them. 

Although thoughts of allergies may conjure spring bouquets and undulating grasslands as the main culprits, fall can actually be the most challenging time for those suffering from seasonal sneezes. In fact, ragweed, which reigns autumn, is the most common allergy in the country, affecting 23 million people in the United States alone. Mold and dust mites join ragweed to create a perfect storm of allergens that can be almost impossible to avoid.

The good news is, there are ways to protect yourself from allergy attacks before they have a chance to ruin your day(s).

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