Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com.
She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

A Contemporary, A Geodesic, and a Basement Home Walk Into a Bar…

By Shelby Skrhak / February 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

I don’t have a punchline. That was just the only way I could think of to get these three uniquely-styled homes in the same headline. Tarrant County wins this week for awesome homes: A Geodesic dome in Keller, an 80s contemporary in Hurst, and a basement home in Bedford. Which would you pick? 2130 Fawkes […]

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Stress Less with Low-Maintenance Luxury at The Lawn by Hawkins-Welwood Homes

By Shelby Skrhak / February 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s nice to know that when you buy a Hawkins-Welwood home, you’ve got founder John Hawkins himself thinking about your home after it’s done and built. We learned that when we checked in on The Lawn at Glen Abbey, Hawkins-Welwood’s luxury low-maintenance living in North Dallas. The CandysDirt Approved Builder came to mind when October’s tornadoes […]

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Now You Can Buy a Leaning Tower of Dallas Shirt

By Shelby Skrhak / February 20, 2020 / 1 Comment

On Saturday, 2828 N. Haskell Avenue was an innocuous office building set for implosion, making way for a billion-dollar mixed-use development called The Central. By Sunday, the Leaning Tower of Dallas was a viral sensation. Now, it’s inspired artists. It’s highly-rated and reviewed on Yelp. It’s even got a t-shirt. Where is the Leaning Tower […]

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Drew Laws Joins Caliber Home Loans Team

By Shelby Skrhak / February 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Mortgage loan officer Drew Laws will join the Dallas team at Caliber Home Loans, bringing his brand of enthusiasm and creativity to the organization.

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Is Pink Your Signature Color? Then You’ll Appreciate These Southern Belles in the Suburbs

By Shelby Skrhak / February 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

“Drink your juice, Shelby.” That’s the line stuck in my head after a lively debate by high-rise columnist Jon Anderson and well, just about everyone else. The quip, of course, is from the 1989 movie Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts, Sally Field, and a star-studded ensemble cast. And while I have the southern drawl of […]

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Livin’ the Urban Life at The Valencia

By Shelby Skrhak / February 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

At least once in a lifetime, everyone should have the chance to experience true urban living. The kind where you can walk out your front door and down to coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, where rec opportunities like the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek are all around, and where you maybe, just maybe, could forego […]

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