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10600 Merrywing Cove, Austin, Texas, 78730 (River Place)

Located in River Place – Offered at: $1,615,000

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5 1/2
Square Feet: 6,471
Year Built: 2003
5 Car Garage
1.15 Acres

Large private estate on 1.15 acres with house built around pool as beautiful the centerpiece. Entertainer’s dream!

Large kitchen open to great room. Downstairs game room located by cabana includes full bath & kitchenette (sink, dishwasher & microwave). Master suite, private home office, guest suite, and HUGE storage closet on main level.

Upstairs is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living/game room. 5 Car garage and fully lit sport court.

So many amazing features- must see!

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To Pinterest or Not to Pinterest…?

Any avid Pinterest followers out there? If you are like me, there are times I get sucked into scanning page after page. SO MANY great ideas. So little time! Do I want to be organized, well fed, productive…?
Recently, I saw this great idea by The Family Handyman that would help me get my bathroom cabinet full of cords and small hair appliances organized. This idea looked simple, inexpensive, and wouldn’t take me 3 weeks to complete. That’s right up my alley especially since my home in Austin, TX doesn’t have the best storage space.

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All this project consists of is using PVC and adhesive Velcro- that’s it! Family Handyman advised buying a long piece of PVC and cutting it to the needed sized to hold the hair appliances. Instead of one long PVC pipe, I purchased PCV couplings in a couple of different sizes which worked nice. This way no cutting is necessary, and the edges are smooth. Each coupling was less than .50 cents, so it didn’t break the bank either. I used Velcro Command Strips by 3M to attached the couplings to the cabinet door so that when I want to remove them it will be easy. There are occasions that the coupling falls off the door, so maybe traditional Velcro strips with adhesive backing would work better. Since it’s not a cabinet door that gets opened every day, I haven’t worried about it. They hang fine unless one of the curling irons gets bumped or something.cabinet before

I would say this Pinterest organization hack was a success. Now I’m inspired to try more. (Sorry Honey! I know that you get roped into helping me with most of “my” projects!)

11400 Dona Villa Dr, Austin, TX 78726 (Canyon Creek)

Austin, TX – Offered at: $474,900

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 1/2
Square Feet: 2,660
Year Built: 2006

Private backyard! Family room with wood floors, stone fireplace and open to kitchen. Kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, gas stove and breakfast room. Covered patio with fan and Webber Gas Grill. Office with wood floors , French doors and could also be used as a 2nd living area.  Large Master and Master bath has an over-sized, walk-in shower, dual shower heads and large, walk-in closet. Laundry room has sink and space for a frig.

3 car garage!

Highly rated Leander ISD schools: Four Points Middle School and Vandegrift High School!


River Place Fountain Returns!

After several year of drought restrictions, River Place (Austin) residents are greeted by the fountains once again!

River Place Residents – How Annexation Effects Services (trash, parks, nature trail)

The River Place Municipal Utility District provided this helpful summary of why the City of Austin may not take over all of the services currently provided by the MUD:


Link to PDF of MUD letter to residents

Riverplace Open House Sunday 1- 4 pm December 13th

Come see this home Sunday:

10129 Planters Woods Dr,

Austin, TX 78730


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Austin Living – West near Lake Austin and Pennybacker Bridge

1805 Fall Creek Dr (CEDAR PARK)

Austin, TX – Offered at: $349,000


Bedrooms: 3 1/2
Bathrooms: 4
Square Feet: 2,922
Year Built: 2000
Property Type: Residential
Property Status: Pending

Jonestown Home with Guest House – 18612 White Rim Trail 78645

Custom home built in 2012 w/ unique contemporary design. Home sits back from road offering privacy & makes for a country feel while only being 8 miles from shopping! Home has a main house & guest house. Main house consists of 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, study, 2 living areas, studio & 2 decks w/Hill Country views! Guest house is 686 sq ft w/a bedroom, bath, kitchen, living room & large deck w/ Hill Country views! Guest house has been rented out for $1250/month. AMAZING VIEWS! LISD schools!