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Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

5 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Written by The Bucher Group

From pumpkin pie to apple spice, the fall season is full of enticing and welcoming scents. Whether you’re considering a home sale or you’re just looking to enjoy the warm and cozy aromas of the season, here are a couple of ways to make your home smell like fall:

Simmer Spices
Fill a pot with water, fruit and spices. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer on low heat. The smell is incredible. One thing: make sure you top the water level while it is simmering. What ingredients should you use? Here’s a look at some great smelling recipes:

Apple Spice

One apple, sliced
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves

Citrus Spice

Peels from two oranges
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves

Citrus Apple Spice

Peels from two oranges
One apple, sliced
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves

Make Herb and Spice Fire Starters
If the smell of the fire doesn’t do it, c ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

8 Design Tricks to Pick the Perfect Color Palette

Written by The Bucher Group

Colors can instantly transform your home. Blue is peaceful and calming; purple is royal and elegant; etc. But, how do you know what colors will look good together? What color palette will make your home shine? It turns out; it isn't too difficult to pick the perfect color palette. Here is a look some tips designers follow:

Use a Pattern
Is there a large pattern you absolutely love? Pluck colors from it. This way, you know that large piece will fit into the new color scheme. For the walls, focus on the patterns neutral colors (whites and beiges).

Decorate Vertically
As you go up in the room, the colors should lighten. Darker colors should be used for the floor, medium tones for the walls and light values for the ceiling. Basically, think about replicating what you see outside.

Formal First
Start by choosing a color scheme for the living room, dining room and entryway of the house. From here, pull a color, tone it down and use it as an accent in ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

Fall Events & Festivals in the Greater Austin Area

Written by The Bucher Group

Fall is a great time of year in the Austin area! What events can you enjoy with your friends and family? From Austin City Limits to Austoberfest, here is a look at some of the best events to enjoy fall to the fullest in Texas’ Capital City:

Fall Events & Festivals
October 2018
10/5-7 and 10/12-14
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park

Texas Teen Book Festival
St. Edward's University

Liga MX Friendly: Chivas V Tigres
Dell Diamond

German Free School

Banger's Oktoberfest
Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden – Rainey Street

FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas

10/25 - 11/1
Austin Film Festival
Paramount Theatre & Various Locations

Austin Area Jazz Festival
Rosewood Park

Viva La Vida Festival & Parade
Downtown Austin

Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol Building

Austin Symphony Orch ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

Fall Home Staging Tips That’ll Get Your Home Sold

Written by The Bucher Group

While it is often said that spring and summer are the best months to sell your home, don’t be fooled. In fact, with less competition and a still active market, fall may be better. How can you make your home stand out from others? Simple: upgrade your home’s appeal with these fall home staging tips:

Start outside
What they say is true, first impressions do matter. So how do you stage your front porch to leave buyers wanting to see more? Think seasonal items: potted mums near the door, a fall-themed wreath, pumpkins and maybe even a fall doormat. Oh, and while falling leaves go with the season, they are not so appealing to homebuyers. Clean them up before any showings.

Think fall, not Halloween
Pumpkins are appealing. However, leave the Jack-O-Lanterns, spider webs and other Halloween decorations for your next home.

Transition to a seasonal hue
Bring the fall colors in by adding some throw pillows and blankets in seasonal hues. Great fall co ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

The Best Wineries in the Texas Hill Country

Written by The Bucher Group

The Texas Hill Country is known for gorgeous views, rolling hills and its wineries. With so many to choose from, the only problem is deciding which winery to visit. While they are all pretty good, here is a list of some of the best wineries in the Texas Hill Country. Fill your day with winery tastings or plan ahead and visit one on the weekend while they have live music. Each winery on this list is definitely worth a visit!


Fall Creek Vineyards
Distance: 22 miles
Location: 18059A FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Duchman Family Winery
Distance: 26 miles
Location: 13308 FM 150 West, Driftwood, TX 78619
Hours: Monday from 12 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Westcave Cellars Winery
Distance: 32 miles
Location: 25711 Hamilton Pool Road, Road Mountain, TX 7866 ...

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