Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

Frisco Tops Best Family Cities List, Southlake Has Lowest Divorce Rate, UP Has Most Kids

By Shelby Skrhak / June 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas […]

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Real Estate Is Stressful. Here Are 3 Ways to Chill

By Shelby Skrhak / June 22, 2018 / 2 Comments

Every year the job-listing site Careercast.com ranks the top 10 most stressful jobs in the United States, based on 11 factors such as competition, physical demands, and work environment. Taking their rightful place at the top of the list are first responders like police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and the military. But there were two years […]

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3 Retail Reasons I Love Plano’s Legacy West

By Shelby Skrhak / June 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’m ashamed to say that even though I’ve lived and worked in West Plano for years, I can’t keep all the new developments in this part of town straight in my head. I’m not alone either. Now instead of idle small chat about the weather, Planoites talk about all the coming traffic to “that part […]

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Alexa, Turn Around This Lousy Day

By Shelby Skrhak / June 8, 2018 / 1 Comment

“What am I doing wrong in this world,” my husband asked, walking out the door one Monday morning, a lousy day that began wrong right from the start. Blasting us awake, Livin’ on a Prayer streamed loudly on our Amazon Echo Dot that we use as our alarm clock. Though we’re an Amazon-enabled home with […]

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Plano Can’t Seem to Give Away The Collinwood House

By Shelby Skrhak / June 1, 2018 / 9 Comments
Plano oldest home Collinwood

I’m not speaking in hyperbole when I say they’re practically giving away this 3,200-square-foot home in far west Plano, located at 5400 Windhaven Parkway near the Dallas North Tollway. Admittedly it’s not move-in ready, but the Collinwood House’s motivated seller is throwing in a quarter of a million dollars to make sure this rustic beauty really […]

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What Not to Do at Your Next Networking Happy Hour

By Shelby Skrhak / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Maybe you’re shy. Or hate loud bars. Or hate loud people. There are plenty of reasons to dread going to the next chamber of commerce networking happy hour, and though no amount of free Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay will make awkward networking events more tolerable, here is the single most important tip to make networking happy […]

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