country living

Go West: A Compound in Albany, Texas, With Room for the Whole Dang Family

By Candy Evans / October 16, 2014 / 0 Comments

It  seems like this might be the perfect time for bird or dove hunting, no? And you know a beautiful, not too far away place to go for that? Albany, Texas.  Albany is about two and a half hours west of Preston Hollow, the center of my universe. The new visitors center at Fort Griffin […]

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Escape Ebola With This: A Dang 4200 Square Foot Barndominium With Concrete Floors You Can Bleach

By Candy Evans / October 16, 2014 / 4 Comments

Don’t know about you, but I’m thinking the ‘burbs and the boonies are looking mighty fine right about now. No worries of Ebola out there in the country, right? (Maybe. Recall you can only get it from the body fluids of an infected person. Or monkeys.)

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Dallas' Dirty Little Secret: Cold Weather Means Party Time for the Roof Rats, at YOUR HOUSE

By Cassie Evans / January 7, 2014 / 9 Comments

This is a guest post by Cassie Evans. We love having her as a guest blogger. She is a busy attorney who practices commercial/business litigation as well as real estate law (yes, she’s brilliant!). She lives in charming Hollywood Heights Santa Monica with her hubby and ever-changing menagerie of rescue and foster pets, some not so welcome. I do know that critter problems exist all over this city, including (shockers) Highland Drive, in Highland park, where one critter catcher once told me he saw the worst infestation of roof rats ever!

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Dallas’ Dirty Little Secret: Cold Weather Means Party Time for the Roof Rats, at YOUR HOUSE

By Cassie Evans / January 7, 2014 / 4 Comments

This is a guest post by Cassie Evans. We love having her as a guest blogger. She is a busy attorney who practices commercial/business litigation as well as real estate law (yes, she’s brilliant!). She lives in charming Hollywood Heights Santa Monica with her hubby and ever-changing menagerie of rescue and foster pets, some not so welcome. I do know that critter problems exist all over this city, including (shockers) Highland Drive, in Highland park, where one critter catcher once told me he saw the worst infestation of roof rats ever!

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Meet Our Expert On Recreational Real Estate & Preservation: Dallas Addison

By Candy Evans / October 3, 2013 / 0 Comments

Ola — wanted to introduce you to one of our shining new expert contributors on SecondShelters.com…  As a quick intro, my name is Dallas Addison, and my passion is real estate.  I’m trained as a lawyer and have helped many clients throughout the country buy, sell, develop and manage all types of  real estate over the […]

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What Is Wrong With Texas? I Swear, Get 60 Miles Out of Dallas and Brain Cells Evaporate

By Candy Evans / September 9, 2013 / 10 Comments

Have you seen this? Thank God, it’s not an actual woman tied up in the back of a pick-up truck, it’s an ad for a company in Waco, Texas that makes decals for trucks. They thought it would be a good move to make a super realistic decal depicting a woman tied up in the back […]

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