Friday, September 14, 2018

Kitchens with Small Footprint Need Love, Too!

I'm kind of crushing on these FAB kitchens.  Elle Decor created a great moment of "pinspiration" for small kitchens.  Most of these inspired spaces are in densely populated urban cities, but I'm a firm believer that great style translates no matter the space!  For more space inspiration, check out THE PRZADA TEAM'S Pinterest boards, and for ALL of your real estate needs, call THE PRZADA TEAM!  We are here for you! 972-839-0671

I LOOOOOOOOVE these island pendant lights.  I can just see them in my own kitchen in a
copper or ORB finish.  I think they are destined for my island.

Well, I think I am in love with this adorable visitor!
Maybe all kitchens should have a window for a furry friend to visit???

Saturday, July 21, 2018

More EXCELLENT Advice for Organizing Guru Donna Malone with Pretty Simple Organzing

Hello PRZADA TEAM Clients & Friends!!  We hope you are well this fine day!  

We have the second part of our wonderful Q & A Interview with professional organizer, Donna Malone of Pretty Simple Organizing.  You can find the rest of her FAB advice in our newsletter, which comes out tomorrow!  Make sure to find, like, and follow us on our facebook fan page, THE PRZADA TEAM, for the newsletter!  Until then, here is a sneak peek into her very organized and well-thought out advice!  

You can find Donna on the web at or call her at 469-213-0032


Q & A with Donna Malone, professional organizer with Pretty Simple 

Q-What advice would you give someone who wants to make over their Pantry? 

A-What is it about those Pinterest Pantries? One Word....containers!  Picture-perfect Pinterest pantries are notorious for cereals, baking items, snacks, and etc. all in clear matching containers.  Getting rid of all the multicolored mismatched sized boxes not only makes it more aesthetically pleasing to look at, but creates additional space as well.  Clear stacking bins for snacking items, tiered shelving for canned items, Lazy Susans for bottled items all contribute to achieving that "dream pantry".  Wanting to really have fun?  Add peel and stick wallpaper in a bright or bold pattern to the back wall to make you smile every time you open the door. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What Was The Name Of That Place????

*Scratching Head* Does that ever happen to you? A once familiar place from your past, maybe even a treasured place, comes up in memory, in image, in your mind, but you can't, for the life of you, remember the name of it? Well, this happened to me just last week. 

"Now, if I could just remember the name...Il, that's not it, Il Trattoria, nope, not even present in Dallas in a google search. I can see it, the gondola, the palm reader, who greeted you with a smile upon entry, the silver bread boxes, the roving band of of musicians, the staff who brought you unending quantities of bread. Hmm.  What is the name of that restaurant!!??  Mom and Dad took me there as a youngish person and I fell quite fully entranced with it, my husband and I went back, much later as newlyweds..."

This wasn't a place that we frequented, all THAT often, but it sure made an impression on me, and not being able to recall the name of it has driven me nuts for about a week!!!  Enter google and the return of my memory!!!  Volia!!!!  Il Sorento, a classic Dallas Italian restaurant. This gem opened in 1950 and closed in 2003. Its vibrant owner passed in 2014. Why do I post about it? Well, I guess I was overjoyed today, that the name randomly, returned to me. Poof, just like that, with a quick search and the Dallas Morning News, I learned this about the owner...

What a fascinating life! What a fun little trip down memory lane. What a joy it was to visit that restaurant and get to enjoy some good food and a bit of magic. With the decor and the ambiance that Mr. Messina strove so hard to create, it made this young girl feel as though she had been whisked away, magically, to another land. Such fun!

That's kind of how it goes around much change, so much progress. Old, historic, or charming, these are the adjectives that sometimes give way to new, progress and construction. Here's three cheers to google, for being able to keep a record of so very many things, and those of us that can remember places of long ago.

Note, we happen to LOVE progress, but we also happen to LOVE history, even some personal history, too! That's it, isn't it, to really know a city, a community, you must know and love some of its past, while appreciating its progress and change, too!

Check out some of the images I found of Il Sorento in a google image search. See if they bring back any memories for you!