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.

Paintings From the Mercantile Building Among Treasures in This Prestonshire Estate Sale

By Shelby Skrhak / January 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Stephen F. Austin, William B. Travis, and Sam Houston all greet you at the door of this Preston Hollow estate sale, taking place this weekend. Former Dallas Mayor and Mercantile National Bank founder R. L. Thornton commissioned the noted portraitist Emil Hermann (1871-1966) to paint these oils on canvas to hang in the original First […]

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Love and Care Put Into This Updated Kessler Park Home

By Shelby Skrhak / January 22, 2020 / 1 Comment

Updated, move-in ready homes move pretty fast in Kessler Park, where you’ll find as many contractors’ trucks as residents in this popular Oak Cliff neighborhood. For this High Caliber Home of the Week, presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, Mark E. Manley of Keller Williams Urban Dallas kindly gave us the heads up […]

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What $400k Will Get You in the Suburbs

By Shelby Skrhak / January 19, 2020 / 2 Comments

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re taking a look at three great homes in Cedar Hill, Lantana, and Grand Prairie to see what $400,000 will get you in the DFW suburbs. Hint: A lot. Soaring Eagle Court in Grand Prairie

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Renovated MCM in McKinney Historic District Is Surrounded by History

By Shelby Skrhak / January 18, 2020 / 1 Comment

History is woven into the fabric of McKinney’s identity and by extension, this 1965-built home near the McKinney Historic District, listed by Peter Loudis of Ebby Halliday. The Collin County community of 180,000-plus, just north of Dallas, has a sizeable historic district containing an eclectic mix of architecture that is becoming harder and harder to […]

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Remodeled White Rock Forest Home Has Room to Breathe (and Bathe in Peace)

By Shelby Skrhak / January 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

This week’s Inwood Home of the Week presented by Inwood National Bank is a fantastic Casa Linda stone cottage that’s been smartly updated and expanded, perfect for a family looking for a spacious four bedroom in this coveted neighborhood. This four-bedroom, three and half-bath home has 3,655 square feet on an impressive 0.55-acre lot. It’s […]

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Asian Textiles From This Ft Worth Teacher’s Time Living Abroad Headline This Estate Sale

By Shelby Skrhak / January 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

A stack of vintage leather suitcases show wear from their travels abroad to a region once known as the Orient and a country once known as Ceylon and other far off destinations. Those suitcases accompanied their owner, a North Richland Hills grandmother and a long-time Fort Worth ISD Kindergarten teacher who was born in Beijing […]

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