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.

Three Great Richardson Heights Homes Just Popped Onto MLS

By Shelby Skrhak / March 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

These three homes in Richardson Heights all popped onto the MLS Friday within minutes so we’ll take that as a sign that this week’s Suburb Sunday should feature this popular neighborhood that’s long been a favorite here at CandysDirt.com. The west Richardson neighborhood established in 1950 is full of affordable, renovated midcentury homes that are […]

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Santa Monica With a Pool? It’s Possible on San Mateo

By Shelby Skrhak / March 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Most homes in the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood in East Dallas are tiny Tudors and traditionals that hover around 1,400 square feet, but this 1940-built home on San Mateo Blvd. has 1,803 square feet on a 9,295 square foot lot. And get this, it’s got a pool. Britt Lopez of Paragon Realtors calls this a […]

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Uncover Dallas Architectural Finds at Frank Welch Estate Sale

By Shelby Skrhak / March 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Often called the Dean of Texas Architecture, the late Frank Welch artfully expanded modernism in Texas’ landscapes, materials, and style. He had an eye for beauty and his furnishings reflect that as you can see today and Saturday at an estate sale held by Art Rousseau. From the description:“The family moved to a high-rise and […]

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COVID-19’s Arrival in North Texas Impacting Millions as Churches, Sports, Schools Shut Down

By Shelby Skrhak / March 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Updated March 13 North Texas officials announced this week the Dallas area’s first “presumptive positive” cases of COVID-19, prompting schools to close, sports to cease, and churches to halt services. Late Friday afternoon, Bishop Edward Burns of the Catholic Dioscese of Dallas announced that daily and Sunday Masses will be canceled, as well as activities […]

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A Knox Henderson Home Where the Exotic Meets Modern

By Shelby Skrhak / March 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Can you imagine looking out onto this backyard paradise every day? Beautiful by day, but stunning at night with the blue-lit pool and upward tree lighting. The backyard is just one of the exotic design surprises you’ll find in this modern home at 5321 Belmont Avenue, listed by Lori Ericsson with David Griffin & Company […]

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Everyone Gets the Blues, Including These 3 Homes

By Shelby Skrhak / March 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

In my first house, I painted every bedroom a different color. The master was mocha, the guest bedroom was gray, my office was a deep blue-undertoned red, and his office was baby blue. Clearly I’m a fan of color. When flipping through suburban homes to feature, these three homes really stood out for their impressive […]

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