spring


  • Now that spring is upon us, this is the perfect time to entertain your friends, family, and neighbors outdoors! Here are some tips to for hosting amazing outdoor gatherings at your home. Nothing is worse than running out of food at your party, so make more than you think you will need! To minimize waste, place the food in dishes that can be easily refrigerated or go straight into the freezer. Consider hosting a potluck. If you’re throwing a backyard barbecue, provide the meat and buns, and ask each guest to bring a side or dessert. This will reduce your workload, allowing you to be more relaxed when your guests arrive! Coordinate your colors! Use flowers from your yard as table decor, and let the colors of the foliage inspire the rest of your decor. Choose tablecloths and place settings that… Read More

  • Whether you are a “Mommy,” “Mom,” “Mama,” or “Mother,” Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) wishes all specials mothers (and grandmothers!) a very Happy Mother’s Day weekend! If you’re looking for some special ways to celebrate the precious mothers in your life, consider one of these fun events happening in Atlanta. Head to the 13th annual Barefoot in the Park near Downtown Buford this weekend. Browse the extensive fine arts market, and sample craft beers and wine. There will also be live local performances throughout the day on the main concert stage! Proceeds from this free festival benefit the Arts Education Scholarship Fund, which provides annual scholarships to fine arts and performing arts students. Barefoot in the Park takes place on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit the event… Read More

  • If you’re tired of this frigid weather, take heart – spring is right around the corner! Here are some easy ways to brighten your home in preparation for the change of seasons.   Fill assorted bottles of different colors with a variety of single cut flowers. If you don’t have many bottles at home, check out thrift shops or arts and crafts stores to build your collection.         Use your favorite teacup and saucer as a mini-vase. Match the flowers to the teacup, or pick a contrasting color for an extra pop of color.           Polish your rain boots and fill them with water to create a whimsical planter! Plain black boots will work, or you can use colorful children’s boots that your children have outgrown.         Turn your colander into… Read More

  •               This weekend’s warm weather is the perfect time to check out one of the several events happening around town.  Bring your family and invite your friends to these terrific events close to home! PAWfest 2016 The Gwinnett Humane Society and City of Snellville are hosting PAWfest 2016 at Briscoe Park on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is free, and your leashed pooches are welcome to join in on the fun!  The festivities start with the annual Pack Hike at 9:30 am.  Throughout the afternoon, enjoy canine demos, dog contests, live music, delicious food, kids’ activities, and more! Arts in the Park Suwanee is hosting its annual Arts in the Park Festival this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.  Browse fantastic exhibits from the region’s most creative minds in a fun, festive… Read More

  • Best Buys in May
    2016-05-11

    May is a terrific time of the year to grab some great bargains on household items!  Check out these deals that you won’t want to miss out on this month. Mattresses Look for Memorial Day sales on all types of mattresses in May.  Stores will be competing for your business, so use this opportunity to stack coupons and negotiate for the best deal on the mattress you really want. Home Improvement May typically marks the beginning of the summer sale season. Check out your local home improvement retailer for terrific deals on lawn and gardening tools and fix-it items. Furniture This is a great time of year to purchase new furniture.  You’ll see big bargains from major retailers, including department stores and big box furniture stores. Home Decor Hobby and craft shops have fully switched to spring and summer decor, so look for big sales on… Read More

  • Spring is in full swing, and there are tons of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this weekend! Check out these top picks for spring festivals this weekend. Pick’N in Grant Park This one-of-a-kind barbecue and music festival is returning to Grant Park for a second year! This two-day, intown festival will activities for the whole family, including a barbecue competition, artist market, kid zone for the little ones, and live music.  Admission is FREE but parking is limited – consider taking MARTA. Sweet Auburn Springfest The 32nd annual Springfest will take place this weekend in the Historic Auburn Avenue District. The festival offers a variety of delicious food, live entertainment, and fun activities for the whole family.  Come hungry to sample amazing fare from the International Food Court, and don’t miss the unique Sweet Auburn walking tour! Barefoot in the… Read More

  • Best Buys in April
    2016-04-19

    April is a great time to snag some terrific bargains on household items!  Check out these deals that you won’t want to miss out on this month. Televisions and Other Electronics The Japanese fiscal year ends in March, so older stock of Japanese-made television and electronics will be on sale.  Even though it will be last year’s model, televisions will still give far superior picture and sound quality compared to your years-old television. Cookware and Kitchen Accessories Kitchen items will begin to go on sale as graduation season approaches.  This is  great opportunity to replace worn pots and pans, get a new set of dishes, or snag the blender or breadmaker you’ve had your eye on. Vacuum Cleaners If your old vacuum is lacking the suction power it once had, you’ll be able to get a great deal on a new one this month…. Read More

  • The beginning of spring means the start of the spring festival season in north Georgia!  Here are some fun and FREE spring gatherings in Gwinnett County that your whole family can enjoy! Don’t miss Suwanee’s Big Cheesy!  This unique festival celebrates all things cheese and will feature cheese-related fare, an artisan market, cooking demonstrations, and live music!  This free event takes place at Town Center Park this Saturday at 4 pm. Bring your furry friend to the Bowser & Boo Pet Festival at CoolRay Field in Lawrenceville!  This pet-friendly event on April 23rd features an exciting day of activities, including a pet costume contest, adoptions, vaccinations, and great info from animal rescue groups.  Admission and parking are free! Join your friends and neighbors for the Mall of Georgia’s Spring Festival on April 23!  The event will run from 1 to 5 pm… Read More

  •               Spring is in the air in Georgia!  As the weather warms up, now is the perfect time to tackle some spring cleaning.  Here are some simple tasks you can do in 10 minutes or less! Wipe the blades on your ceiling fans. Clean out your medicine cabinet, tossing out old and expired medication.  This website gives information on how to safely dispose of old medicines. Use fabric softener sheets to clean your blinds. As you’re doing laundry, place old or stained garments in a bag to toss on trash day. Separate items that are too small or that you no longer want in another pile to donate. Walk around your home with an empty laundry basket and collect one type of item – books, clothes, shoes, etc. – that don’t belong in that room.  Then… Read More

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When we began to look for a new home we did a lot of research and decided on a home in Whitfield Estates which we love being right next to Mulberry Park.  We also have 2 children who now attend ... - The Nguyens

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