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.

What Success, Self-Help, and Real Estate Have in Common

By Shelby Skrhak / May 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

“In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times.” That’s a piece of wisdom from Peter Gallagher playing Buddy Kane, the trite mantra-spouting real estate king in the 1999 film American Beauty. Of course it’s utter B.S. because Buddy, well, he was B.S.. But there’s a Realtor out there […]

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Homes Are Better With Pets, So Find One at ‘Peace, Love and Paws’

By Shelby Skrhak / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

If I had my way, I’d weave canine characterizations and puppy puns into every single article I write for CandysDirt.com. It would admittedly be a challenge for a real estate blog, but homes are just better with pets. (And totally stageable too.) That’s why you paws-itively should head to Watters Creek in Allen this weekend for […]

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This Earth Day, Beware of Fiery Debris Falling From the Sky and Other Stars in DFW

By Shelby Skrhak / April 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s gonna be two kinds of stars in DFW this weekend: the kind that walk the red carpet and the kind that light up the sky. On Saturday night, April 21, into early morning Sunday, April 22, North Texans can check out the Lyrid meteor shower, which coincides with Earth Day this year, when as […]

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Frisco Colonial Would be Perfect For a Growing Family — If You Catch it in Time

By Shelby Skrhak / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s not surprising that this 3,000-plus-square-foot Frisco Colonial for under $400,000 went under contract after just two days on the market. Not only does this red brick colonial at 10306 Mallory Drive have plenty of room — and four HUGE bedrooms — it checks all the boxes with an optional HOA in this sought-after neighborhood, great […]

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If You Haven’t Been Following the Brockovich Water Controversy, This Will Catch You Up

By Shelby Skrhak / April 6, 2018 / 1 Comment

Is our water safe? That’s the question concerned residents are still asking three weeks after activist Erin Brockovich called B.S. (literally using the hashtag #StopTheBullshit) on Plano and the regional water district’s claims that the water was fine, despite its pungent chlorine smell. Now those residents are especially fired up after Brockovich revealed Thursday night […]

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Most Unique Easter Egg Hunts Around Dallas

By Shelby Skrhak / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments
Easter egg hunts Dallas

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who eat their chocolate Easter bunny ears first, and those who just don’t care. A report by WalletHub says 59 percent of Americans eat their chocolate bunny ears first, while 33 percent don’t have a preference. Four percent say they eat the tail first and […]

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