Thursday, January 28, 2016

Design Trends 2016

Design Trends in 2016 are fun, large, lush- to a point, a bit restrained, but oh, so fun!!  TEAM-PRZADA's current newsletter is your primer for the new year's trends.  Check out the links below to see where we found our research and get inspired!  Check out our website to view our monthly newsletter! Happy reading & happy designing!

Pantone's Color of the Year 2016 & Suggested Color Pairings
Pantone's Color of the Year2016
Rose Quartz & Serenity

25 Design Trends Coming to Homes Near You in 2016

Black Stainless Steel Appliances
Large Format Tile

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pizza Pie, Oh My!!!

Do you love a good slice? We certainly do, and we have done the research and ingested the calories for you. ;) Check out some of our local FAVs in North Texas!  How is that for client service? TEAM-PRZADA is a real-estate team that provides you with real estate knowledge, service, integrity and results......and can recommend a great pizza place!  Dig in!


  • Fireside Pies- Super soft crust and great toppings, make sure to check out their specials...always a great adventure, be it pizza, drink or dessert, most are off the menu items, but certainly worth a try. We happen to love The Shops at Legacy location, but the Knox-Henderson spot has the patio to die for! 
  • Cadillac Pizza- This Downtown McKinney joint has access to the local farmers market for Texas grown veggies & herbs.  Texas beer is on tap! The wood-fire ovens turns out great pizzas, but an equally awesome reason to put this place on your date-night list is the live music.  There are live acts Thurs-Sat & on Tuesday nights.  We have "discovered" some great local music here. A weekly music calendar is on their website. 
  • Grimaldi's- A great place to get a "slice" and feel like you've stepped into the original, in Brooklyn. The crust is crispy coal-fired perfection.  The red & white check table cloths really amp up that pizzeria vibe. Rumor has it that Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, frequented the original establishment in Brooklyn.  That little tidbit lends serious credibility in our book. 
  • Mama's Pizza- PLANO LOCATION Mama's happens to occupy sentimental soft-spot in my heart.  It was a high school haunt, but the yumminess of the pizza pies endures.  Something to do with the pillowy-soft, garlicky buttered crust.  Let's say it is absolutely a rare treat that we still indulge in, and the offspring even enjoy a slice of Mama's Pizza. 
  • Palio's Thin crust & veggies are the key here.  If you are trying to make healthier choices, but still crave pizza, give Palio's a try.  They even have a gluten-free crust option. BYOB is also a bonus. Multiple locations.
  • Taverna Rossa- Creative ingredients, craft cocktails...that are REALLY good, and live music, in the heart of West Plano. This place turns out a great meal, salads are YUM, too!  This joint serves as the perfect date-night, family night or girls' night out!
  • Cavalli Pizza- This gem is located in Adriatica Village in McKinney, serves Neapolitan pizza.  Wood fire ovens cook pizzas at over 900 degrees for just 90 seconds and delizioso !  YOU enjoy!
  • Urban Crust- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this eatery. Wood-burning oven, locally sourced veggies & herbs, along with imported Italian meats and in-house, hand-crafted mozzarella make up menu items.  Each month boasts a special pizza and cocktail creation.  Psst....the brunch is to die for!!!!!

Honorable Mention-

  • Coal Vines- Good pizza, but an even better Sunday brunch! 
  • Pizzeria Testa- The pizza was cold when it arrived at our table, but the flavor was on point. Therefore, another visit is merited.  The best part is the location, right in the middle of Downtown Frisco, with a FAB patio.  

MUST Try List-

  • Cane Rosso- Kind of considered the king of Dallas area Neapolitan pizza, so, naturally, we need to see what all the hype is about! 
  • Eno's Pizza Tavern, Because, it is in Bishop Arts, and it consistently gets great reviews. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

TEAM-PRZADA Vendor List Spotlight- Fence Staining with North Texas Stain and Seal

Greetings TEAM-PRZADA Clients & Friends!

As we are all huddled down, in the middle of winter, there are signs that spring will be here before we know it!  Spring is such a beautiful time of year.  The sun is out, trees and plants begin growing again, grass returns to its lush, green carpet-like state.  The world tends to look a little more vibrant, doesn't it?

In preparation for the warmer weather, homeowners tend to begin their "to-do" list.
Home maintenance tends to trend to the top of that list, at least it does at our house, along with MOST of our neighbors!  For that very reason, we have a vendor we would like to share.  His name is Nathan Sprabary and he is the owner & proprietor of North Texas Stain and Seal. Nathan got his start as a professional house painter.  However, things took a turn when, along with his neighbor, they developed a unique stain that launched him into the world of fence, deck and wood staining. According to Nathan, the stain they developed and use is "the only product out there that truly preserves the wood. It replenishes the natural saps in the tree that are lacking due to being dead. Plus, it stains the wood beautifully."

Nathan has done extensive work in The Reserve at Westridge, along with staining for two of the largest fence companies in the Metorplex.  In addition, he stains fences, decks and exterior wood, such as shutters, for homeowners locally. When Nathan first started his business in 2012, he "passed out 50 flyers and that is all of the advertising I have done."   Nathan humbly credits God's grace and "word of mouth referrals" as the factors that have allowed him to grow his business and build such a large, loyal customer following, but there is one more factor at work there....he is true to his word.  Ask his customers; they will sing his praises.

As a homeowner, We hired Nathan, with North Texas Stain and Seal. He stained our beautiful 8 foot board on board fence.  I can personally attest to the following, the stain is approaching three years old, but it still looks vibrant and has not faded.  His prices were reasonable, and I can also confirm that Nathan IS true to his word.  Unfortunately for us, it has been necessary to replace several individual boards on our fence, due to an over-zealous, crazy dog that just happens to reside with us.  ;)  Nathan has returned when necessary, to stain those individual boards, keeping our fence beautiful.  Best of all, he shows up when he says he will.  Each time we have set an appointment, I can count on him.  That is a rare thing to find.

Read on to find out a bit more about Nathan and the scope of his work, in his own words.  He has most certainly earned a spot on TEAM-PRZADA's Vendor List.

  • I do both new construction and residential fences.  
  • I've stained entire HOA perimeter fences or something as little as one board.   
  • I offer colors that range from natural cedar tone to almost black. 
  • I do my very best to do exactly what I'll say I'll do.  
My dad who has been self employed for his whole life told me something I'll never forget.  He told me if I do a good job for somebody, they'll tell 3 people they know.  If I do a bad job for somebody, they'll tell everybody they know.  That has always stuck with me.
         -Nathan Sprabary, North Texas Stain and Seal