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CB JENI Lifestyle Homes: Holiday Shopping Guide

Get those shopping engines ready! Yep, we’re talking about Black Friday, people. As you know, the day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days out of the entire year. WithStonebriar MallandGrapevine Mills Mallso close to your CB JENI Lifestyle Homes townhome, you won?t have to go far to find the best deals. This day can be stressful for anyone who wants to shop the best sales of the year (and let?s face it, everyone does), but CB JENI Lifestyle Homes is here with survival tips to help you take control of the chaos:1.Plan ahead:Black Friday is no place for window shoppers.

Please Help Support CB JENI Lifestyle Homes and Carter BloodCare on November 12th

This month, the CB JENI Lifestyle Homes family will be honoring someone very special to us. Our senior CB JENI Lifestyle Homes builder, Lance, has a six year old son named Grayson who was diagnosed with Leukemia last year. Thankfully, this sweet boy is currently in remission. However, the fight and unfortunately the expenses continue.CB JENI Lifestyle Homes will be hosting a fundraiser and Carter BloodCare blood drive on November 12, to support Grayson’s battle with this disease.

CB JENI Lifestyle Homes Celebrates: Thanksgiving

Mmm, mmm! Do you smell that? That’s the smell of yummy Thanksgiving-inspired eats and treats coming out of your kitchen in your CB JENI Lifestyle Homes townhome. And with Thanksgiving around the corner, it?s time to pull out those festive fall decorations and start planning the perfect Thanksgiving Day menu.At CB JENI Lifestyle Homes, we have a few recipes and ideas that will have your guests leaving your townhome with holiday cheer (and full tummies) from a fantastic meal cooked by you:Recipes:Whole-Grain Stuffing with Apples, Sausage and Pecans- While it?s tradition to use your family?s stuffing recipe, give your ritual a healthy twist with a whole-grain stuffing recipe instead.Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples- Big fan of sweet potatoes? (Us too.)

CB JENI Homes Celebrates: Halloween

Halloween brings scares and screams, but it also means it?s time to get your Coppell, Lake Vista or Irving home ready for this festive holiday. We know our CB JENI homeowners will spook up some frights with some of the best decorations around town, but we wanted to share a few ideas for eats and treats that will have your guests gasping (in awe, of course).Recipes:Spidey Cookies: To create these scary spider cookies, you?ll need to use orange colored filled Oreos, Twizzlers ?Pull-Apart? candy will create the eight crazy legs and Red Hots used for the eyes will give these cute spiders that scary Halloween look.Oreo Caramel-Dipped Apples: For these yummy treats, dip apples in caramel or purchase premade caramel apples.

Home Dreams: Homebuilder Finds Backing to Pursue His Dream

When he was 5, a neighbor asked Bruno Pasquielli what he wanted to be when he grew up. The Chicago lad unhesitatingly answered that he wanted to run his dad?s fledgling home building company.For many years, Pasquielli thought his dream would come true someday. It looked like he was on track in 1999 when he was tapped to open a Texas branch of the family business that by then had offices in nine states.The Texas office of Portrait Homes built more than 2,000 houses ? mostly townhouses and other attached houses ? in North Texas, but then the reces­sion hit in 2009, he said.?Dreams don?t always turn out the way you imagine,? said Pasquielli, who founded Dallas-based CB JENI Homes in 2009 as his family business was closing its doors.Like his father, Pasquielli started his new firm on a shoestring budget, completing 15 houses in a fore­closed Richardson community in 2009.

Dart Rail System 101 From CB JENI Homes

Thanks tothe DART Rail System, traveling around the Dallas area is cheap and easy. With the price of gas these days, why not save a buck and take the DART!Riding the DART is simple and in case you need any help, theirwebsite,FacebookandTwitterlists all of the information you could ever need! Here are the highlights:Schedules & MapsGet the schedule for the DART Rail Red, Blue, Green and Orange Lines as well as the Trinity Railway Express.Fares & PassesAll pricing options are listed out for you based on local, system and regional rides.

CB JENI Homes Decor Tips: 7 Ways to Transition Your Home For Fall

Fall is here and if you have yet to decorate, it’s time! With simple decor swaps and touches of fall colors, transforming your home for fall is fun and simple!1. Switch out decorative pillows, slipcovers, or curtains.Add splashes of fall colors to your home by switching out decorative pillows, changing your curtains and freshening up your slipcovers. You’d be surprised how these simple swaps can transform a room!2. Change your bedding.Change out your light colored bedding for warm, cozy bedding. Out with the crisp, clean white duvets and sheets- fall is here!3. Create decor displays with seasonal foliage and decorations.Use pumpkins, gourds and seasonal foliage to create fall centerpieces and table decor around your home.

CB JENI Homes Tips: 6 Ways to Make Moving Simple

Let’s be honest, there is nothing fun about the moving process. Yes, the end result is always exciting, but getting to the end result takes a little work. In an effort to make your life a little more simple, we’ve put together a few of our favorite moving tips. Make a moving list. With so many things to do at once, make a list of everything you need to accomplish before and during your moving process. Hire a moving company. To make your life a little easier, we strongly suggest hiring a moving company if at all possible. Movers will help cut-down your level of physical exertion, not to mention they are experts in the field and will be able to move your home with ease. If you need help locating moving companies in your area, Mover-Finderallows you to search for movers based on your zip code! Have a garage sale. De-clutter your life before you move.

CB JENI Homes Loves the State Fair of Texas, Do You?

Opening weekend of the State Fair of Texas is officially here and we don’t know about you, but we couldn’t be more excited! The State Fair is an age old tradition for many residents here in the DFW Metroplex. It’s an event that that brings people together for family fun, great food and plenty of adventure.On an even more exciting note, it’s Big Tex’s 60th birthday this year! When you pass by the Texas-sized statue, make sure to give him a special birthday shout out! It’s no secret that one of the main attractions at the State Fair of Texas each and every year is the crazy food! Cooks have managed to deep-fry just about everything imaginable- some recipes are a stretch even for the bravest palettes!

CB JENI Homes? Game Day Favorites

We’re so excited that football season is back in action and we bet most of you feel the same! Football is a time for fun rivalries, game day watch parties and non-stop action.To add to the football season excitement, make game days fun with football themed recipes, team gear and friendly competition!Mouthwatering Game Day RecipesNo matter what you and your guests are in the mood for,Kraft Foods has football themed recipesthat are sure to satisfy almost any taste buds! A few of our favorites areSlow-Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches,BBQ Black Bean SalsaandOreo Football Cookie Balls.Football Party CenterIn the spirit of all things football, Kraft Foods has created aFootball Party Centerto house anything and everything you could hope to find for game day inspiration.

CB JENI Homes Tips: Party Planning 101

Fall is officially here and you know what that means- back to school, cooler weather, football season, and, our favorite, the holidays!With football watching parties and school events in full swing, and holiday parties just around the corner, we’ve put together a few of our favorite party planning secrets to help get you inspired and in the right frame of mind for the season.When it comes to planning a party, don’t forget to?Make an Invite List.Put together an invitation list so you don’t leave anyone out! Creating an invite list also allows you to get a feel for about how many people to expect and a rough idea of the amount of food, favors and party space you will need.Send Invitations Early.

CB JENI Homes Insights: U.S. Home Builders Begin to See Credit Thaw

In a recent article from CNBC, “US Home Builders Begin to See Credit Thaw,”published in August 2012, CB JENI Homesowner Bruno Pasquinelli had the opportunity to offer his take on the current state of the housing industry.As a homebuilder focused on the single-family home and townhome segment of the housing market, it is promising to hear that new single-family home starts are up 17% from this time last year. This increase is a definite sign of the economy’s improvement and of returning financial security for many Americans.Another plus for the other side of the industry,Wells Fargoannounced that it is forming a homebuilder banking group to serve clients on the east coast, Texas and the Midwest.

CB JENI Homes Tips: Meals Made Simple With Kraft Foods

At CB JENI Homeswe understand that life can get busy. Between work, family, and extracurricular activities, it’s hard to find time to fit everything in.When you’re spread thin, dinner doesn’t have to be an added stressor on your life.Kraft Foodsoffers an array of tips, ideas and recipes to make meal times simple!Make dinner time easy with these helpful tips:Prep ingredients ahead of time.Precook your chicken, cut it into bite-sized pieces and portion it out in freezer safe bags for easy use later.Cook ground beef ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator or freezer depending on when you will use it.

CB JENI Homes Was Named To Residential Strategies? Top Builder List

We are very excited to share that CB JENI Homesis onResidential Strategies? DFW Top Builder list. On a list of major names in the housing industry, CB JENI Homes is listed as number 30. We are both humbled and honored to be on a list amongst so many other successful homebuilders in the area. One thing is for sure, as a homebuilder, we could not do what we do without the help of our employees, selling agents, Realtors and, of course, homebuyers.

CB JENI Homes Puts Education First: Part 2

CB JENI Homes understands the importance of education and for that reason, it is a top priority when choosing locations to build in within the DFW Metroplex. From top school ratings to school locations, CB JENI Homes takes every factor into account.See which school districts our communities feed into:The Enclaves at Willow Crest– Frisco Independent School DistrictThe Estates at of Willow Crest– Frisco Independent School DistrictThe Chateaus of the Settlement at Craig Ranch– Frisco Independent School DistrictFrisco Independent School Districtis one of the fastest growing districts in Texas, averaging a 10-30 percent growth annually over the past 13 years.

CB JENI Homes Puts Education First: Part 1

CB JENI Homes understands that education is one of the primary building blocks in a person’s life. The availability of exemplary school systems is one of many deciding factors that CB JENI Homes takes into consideration when choosing locations to build townhomes and single family homes. Each of the communities that CB JENI Homes builds in is located in the heart of an amazing school district in the DFW Metroplex. No matter what city you are looking to call home, you can rest assured that their will be an award winning school system nearby.

CB JENI Homes Highlights: Play and Stay in Richardson, Texas

In a continued attempt to uncover all that CB JENI Homes’ newest community, Brick Row, in Richardson, Texas has to offer, we are following up last week’s CB JENI Homes Highlight: Shop and Dine in Richardson, Texas blog postwith a highlight of the best play and stay destination in Richardson, Texas, too! Ready for some fun?Play in Richardson, Texas From a night on the town to a day full of outdoor fun, Richardson, Texas provides its residents with an array of things to do and see. Also, with its prime location in the DFW Metroplex, Richardson, Texas is conveniently located near many major area attractions.

CB JENI Homes Highlights: Shop and Dine in Richardson, Texas

Richardson, Texas, home to the newestCB JENI Homes community, Brick Row, is located in the center of the bustling DFW Metroplex and is conveniently located near all of the area’s hot spots. For residents of Brick Row’s townhomes, shopping and dining options are almost limitless!Dining in Richardson, TexasFrom local and independently owned restaurants to Texas-based chains, Richardson, Texas offers all of the dining a person or family could ever crave.Popular Chains:Chili’sTexas Land & Cattle Steak HousePappadeaux’s Seafood KitchenPappasito’s CantinaLa Madeleine’sJason’s DeliMi CocinaChipotle Mexican GrillBBQ:Dickey’s Barbecue PitSonny Bryan’sSpring Creek BarbequeItalian:Aboca’s Italian GrillCappuccino’s Italian BistroCafe AmoreMexican:Amigos Restaurant Comida CaseraCasa MilagroHoly FrijolesBurgers:Burger Island 2Del’s Charcoal BurgersTwisted Root Burger Co.JC’s Burger HouseSandwiches and Subs:Great OutdoorsJersey Mike’sJimmy John’sPotbellyQuizno’sSchlotzsky’sSubwayWhich WichLocal Eateries:The Silver FoxThe Ye Shire TavernMain Street Bistro & BakeryScalini’s Pizza and PastaCasa ChaChaFor coupons and specials to your favorite restaurants in Richardson, Texas,visit Dine Smart Dine Local’s website.

CB JENI Homes Welcomes Their Newest Community, Brick Row in Richardson, Texas

At CB JENI Homes we value the importance of location, which is why we’ve chosen to settle our newest community featuring two-story townhomes into the growing and bustlingcity of Richardson, Texas.Located just off of Spring Valley Road and HWY 75, the newest community of CB JENI’s homes for sale, Brick Row, offersfour unique floor plans. Each plan offers a low-maintenance, two-story townhome starting in the $150s. Brick Row’s townhomes range from two to three bedrooms each, all with a spacious master suite. The open-concept living areas focus around an inviting kitchen allowing for ample space to entertain friends or host parties. Other custom features of the townhomes include an attached garage and oversized walk-in closets.Energy efficiency is a top priority in every building aspect for CB JENI Homes.

CB JENI Homes Summer Tips: 8 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

The Texas summer heat is in full blast and with temperatures in the triple digits for the foreseeable future,CB JENI Homes is here to help you stay as cool as possible in the coming months.To keep your home’s temperature low and your energy costs down, too, try these tips: Check the weather strips on your doors.If the weather strips around your doors are worn, the cool air can escape through the cracks. To keep from the precious air-conditioning leaking out, replace your weather strips if they are not sealing the door frame properly.Check the caulk around your windows.Much like the sealant around doors, the seals around windows can wear down, too.