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.

This Affordable Kaufman Home Would Likely Go for Double in Dallas

By Shelby Skrhak / April 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

For this Inwood Home of the Week, we head 30 minutes southeast of Dallas to Kaufman, where you can find really well-built homes in the $200k-$300k range. Case in point, Jenny Capritta of REMAX DFW Associates‘ listing at 1300 Overlook Drive in Kaufman. It’s a three-bedroom, three-bath home with 2,342 square feet on a half-acre. […]

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Now That We’re Watching More Movies at Home, Here Are 3 Great Home Media Rooms

By Shelby Skrhak / April 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

For a while there, home theaters were touch and go. Once a staple of 1990s and 2000s-built custom homes, anybody who was anybody had a dedicated home theater room with a few step-down rows of theater-style seating and a few kitschy movie posters on the windowless walls. Soon, the trend in home theaters evolved. Instead […]

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This Lakewood Beauty Has Everything Going For It

By Shelby Skrhak / April 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Location is everything, as they say. This lovely 2009 Hill Country ranch-style home at 6908 Kenwood Ave. in the heart of Lakewood, is a short distance from White Rock Lake, downtown, Lakewood Elementary, retail and delicious dining, including Meso Maya, Dream Café, Hillside Tavern, and the soon-to-open Hudson House. But other features are equally “everything,” […]

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This White Rock Forest Home Has a Colorful Surprise in the Laundry Room

By Shelby Skrhak / April 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Homeowner Adie Buchanan has flair for painting rooms in fantastic colors. In her last home, the local HR manager converted an entire bedroom into a dream closet with hot pink-painted walls and a chandelier. “I love bright colors, but in a smaller space,” she says. “It makes it a fun space that can be easily […]

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Meet Madison Gardner, HP-Native and Owner of Lawns of Dallas

By Shelby Skrhak / April 22, 2020 / 1 Comment

Leaving the corporate world behind to become an entrepreneur doesn’t seem like a huge leap. But Madison Gardner, a third-generation Park Cities denizen, left a career in management consulting and private equity to purchase a Dallas landscaping company that was founded long before he was even born. Now the Highland Park High School class of […]

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This Lake Highlands Soft Contemporary Is No Cookie Cutter

By Shelby Skrhak / April 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Nora Lane of Allie Beth Allman describes this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week, a four-bedroom, five and half-bath, as comfortable, cool, and different in a great way. “No cookie-cutter home here,” the listing agent says. Can I get an Amen? Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in Lake Highlands, you’ll fall in love with […]

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