Woman Cave -The New Trend

It’s popular to give men their own “man cave”, so they have a place to call their own in their home.

I think the man cave was created to keep the man out of the woman’s hair. Let him watch his sports with his buddies or play poker with his friends, etc.

Well, the times are changing. The new trend is the “woman cave”!

In Franklin, TN, my friend created her own “woman cave.” She wanted an area for entertaining, particularly for grilling and parties. She finished

  • her garage with paint (the beams are a different shade) sealed the concrete floor and added a wall of cabinets. She finished with a beautiful counter top and a refrigerator was added too.

    Her place, her style and we’re having lots of parties!

    I would love to hear your ideas too.

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    Governors Club

    The Governors Club is a gated community featuring custom designed homes surrounded by an award winning private Arnold Palmer golf course. As the premier private golf club community in Middle tennessee, this exclusive neighborhood is an ideal luxury community. Located in Williamson County, it is only a few minutes from downtown Nashville or Cool Springs/Franklin.

    The Governors Club golf course is a private 18-hole course highlighted by magnificent stone and rock work. Each demanding hole grabs your attention due to meandering creeks, waterfalls and dramatic elevation changes.

    Home prices range from the $600,000 to over $2,000,000. There are 438 homesites with a few lots still available. Three gated entrances, pool, children’s pool, clubhouse and fitness center makes living easy.

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    Brentwood High and Ravenwood High Tops in US

    Two Williamson County high schools have been recognized as being among the top 500 best high schools in the nation and in the top 20 in the state for 2013, according to a U.S. News and World Report ranking released Tuesday.

    Brentwood High was ranked at No. 227 and Ravenwood High at No. 474 in the nation among 21,000 public high schools from 49 states, including the District of Columbia.

    Both schools were awarded gold medal status for being among the top 500 based on the highest levels of college readiness.

    Neighboring Nashville magnet schools Hume-Fogg Academic High and Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet at Pearl High ranked No. 37 and No. 113 in the country, respectively.

    Three other county high schools — Franklin, Page and Independence — earned silver medals for ranking among the next tier of schools delivering high levels of college-readiness coursework.

    School rankings are also calculated within the state. Hume-Fogg, Martin Luther King Jr. and Merol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville claimed the top three spots. As magnets, the schools require students to meet academic criteria to gain entry.

    Brentwood is the top non-selective high school in the state, followed by Ravenwood.

    Here’s how county high schools stacked up in the state:

    • No. 4: Brentwood High (227 in the nation).

    • No. 5: Ravenwood High (474 in the nation).

    • No. 8: Franklin High (1,012 in the nation).

    • No. 15: Page High (1,316 in the nation).

    • No. 17: Independence High (1,476 in the nation).

    The Tennessean
    By Maria Giordano

    Quick &Easy Patio Update

    This patio went from dull and boring to inviting and calming. It only took an hour and under $500!

    FIRST, decide your budget! Yes, price determines everything-:)

    SECOND, measure the space (it’s a drag to return items)

    THIRD, pick your color palette. Do you want soft colors to add colors or a burst of color?

    FOURTH, purchase your new items. It may be new chairs or simple accessories. (The wicker plant container was purchased at a garage sale. It has been MANY colors!)

    FIFTH, assemble and stage.

    SIXTH, add greenery.

    Last step – ENJOY!!

    (Please look at before and after photos)

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    Real Estate and Roller Coasters

    How is working as a real estate agent like roller coaster rides?

    Roller coasters are thrilling rides and a fascinating study in physics.

    Being a Realtor is exciting and a fascinating study of human personalities.

    In 1855 the first real estate brokerage opened in Illinois (Baird &Warner
    and in the mid-1800s the first roller coaster in US was built in Pennsylvania.

    Exciting, thrilling, ups and downs, I experience all the emotions of my clients.

    Sellers decide to sell their home then the emotions rise up and down:

    Memories (first home, grandma lived here, etc.)
    Second thoughts (maybe nobody will want it, we have the best home in neighborhood)
    Offer accepted ( Oh no, someone else will be living in our house!)
    Inspections (Is something wrong with my home?)
    Appraisal ( Will it appraise?)
    Closing (Will it actually close? What if the financing falls thru and we’re all packed?)

    Buyers looking for a home and the emotions kick in:

    How do we start?
    Find an agent (DEBBIE HENDERSON)
    What do we want?
    Financing? (So many options. What’s the best financing for me?)
    Find house (Is this the right house?)
    Negotiating (Are we getting a good deal or paying to much?)
    Appraisal ( Will it appraise?)
    Closing (Will it actually close? What if our financing is questionable?)
    Moving (WOW!! We did it!!)

    Emotions ebb and flow throughout the entire process…couples argue, first-time homebuyers are afraid, sellers fearful, buyers excited, family and friends tell you what to do or not do.

    I will ride this roller coaster with you every step of the way and facilitate everything!

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    Nashville, TN Golf Courses

    Richland Country Club, Richland Course (Private Equity)
    1 Club Dr
    Nashville, TN 37215-5824
    (615) 370-0030
    3 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Belle Meade Country Club, Belle Meade (Private Equity)
    815 Belle Meade Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37205-4599
    (615) 298-5744
    5 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Percy Warner Golf Course, Percy Warner Course (Municipal)
    1221 Forrest Park Dr
    Nashville, TN 37205-4200
    (615) 352-9958
    5 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Harpeth Hills Golf Course, Harpeth Hills Course (Municipal)
    2424 Old Hickory Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37221-3702
    (615) 862-8493
    6 miles from the center of Nashville.

    McCabe Golf Course, North Nine Course. (Municipal)
    4601 Murphy Rd
    Nashville, TN 37209-4765
    (615) 862-8491
    6 miles from the center of Nashville.

    McCabe Golf Course, Middle Nine Court. (Municipal)
    4601 Murphy Rd
    Nashville, TN 37209-4765
    (615) 862-8491
    6 miles from the center of Nashville.

    McCabe Golf Course, South Nine Course. (Municipal)
    4601 Murphy Rd
    Nashville, TN 37209-4765
    (615) 862-8491
    6 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Hillwood Country Club, Hillwood Course (Private Equity)
    6201 Hickory Valley Rd Ste A
    Nashville, TN 37205-2649
    (615) 352-5600
    6 miles from the center of Nashville.

    VinnyLinks Golf Course, VinnyLinks Cours (Municipal)
    2009 Sevier St
    Nashville, TN 37206-2148
    (615) 880-1720
    7 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Shelby Golf Course
    , Shelby Park Course (Municipal)
    2021 Fatherland St
    Nashville, TN 37206-2033
    (615) 862-8474
    8 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Nashboro Golf Club, Nashboro Course. (Public)
    1101 Nashboro Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37217-7300
    (615) 367-2311
    8 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Ted Rhodes Golf Course, Ted Rhodes (Municipal)
    1901 Ed Temple Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37208-1254
    (615) 862-8463
    8 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Harpeth Valley Golf Center, Harpeth Valley (Public)
    7629 Old Harding Rd
    Nashville, TN 37221-3303
    (615) 646-8858
    9 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Two Rivers Golf Course
    , Two Rivers (Municipal)
    2235 Two Rivers Pkwy.
    Nashville, TN 37214-1634
    (615) 889-2675
    10 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Gaylord Springs At Gaylord Opryland Retreat (Public)
    18 Springhouse Ln
    Nashville, TN 37214-1462
    (615) 458-1730
    12 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Brentwood Country Club, Brentwood (Private Equity)
    5123 Country Club Dr
    Brentwood, TN 37027-5174
    (615) 373-9922
    3 miles from the center of Nashville.

    The Governors Club, Governors (Private Non-Equity)
    9681 Concord Rd
    Brentwood, TN 37027-8442
    (615) 776-2323
    6 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Old Natchez Country Club, Old Natchez Course (Private Equity)
    115 Gardengate Dr
    Franklin, TN 37069-4027
    (615) 373-3200
    7 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Nashville Golf & Athletic Club (Private Non-Equity)
    1703 Crockett Springs Trl
    Brentwood, TN 37027-8031
    (615) 370-3346
    8 miles from the center of Nashville.

    The Little Course, Little Course (Public)
    400 Franklin Rd
    Franklin, TN 37069-8204
    (615) 790-0222
    9 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Vanderbilt Legends Club, North Course (Private Non-Equity)
    1500 Legends Club Ln
    Franklin, TN 37069-2260
    (615) 791-8100
    9 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Vanderbilt Legends Club, South Course (Private Non-Equity)
    1500 Legends Club Ln
    Franklin, TN 37069-2260
    (615) 791-8100
    9 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Fairways on Spencer Creek, Fairways 1 Course (Public)
    285 Spencer Creek Rd
    Franklin, TN 37069-6544
    (615) 794-8223
    10 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Temple Hills Club, Deercrest Course (Private Non-Equity)
    6376 Temple Rd
    Franklin, TN 37069-7139
    (615) 646-4785
    10 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Temple Hills Club, Quail Run Course (Private Non-Equity)
    6376 Temple Rd
    Franklin, TN 37069-7139
    (615) 646-4785
    10 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Temple Hills Club, Dogwood (Private Non-Equity)
    6376 Temple Rd
    Franklin, TN 37069-7139
    (615) 646-4785
    10 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Ravenwood Country Club, Ravenwood (Private Non-Equity)
    1176 Stones River Rd
    Hermitage, TN 37076-2032
    (615) 883-1763
    11 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Westhaven Golf Club, Westhaven (Private Non-Equity)
    2140 Boyd Mill Pike
    Franklin, TN 37064
    (615) 599-4420
    12 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Forrest Crossing Golf Course, Forrest Crossing (Public)
    750 Riverview Dr
    Franklin, TN 37064-5515
    (615) 794-9400
    13 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Hermitage Golf Course, General’s Retreat Course (Public)
    3939 Old Hickory Blvd
    Old Hickory, TN 37138-2242
    (615) 847-4001
    14 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Hermitage Golf Course, President’s Reserve Course (Public)
    3939 Old Hickory Blvd
    Old Hickory, TN 37138-2242
    (615) 847-4001
    14 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Old Hickory Country Club, Old Hickory (Private Equity)
    1904 Hadley Avenue
    Old Hickory, TN 37138
    (615) 847-5056
    15 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Riverside Golf Center, Executive Course (Public)
    640 Old Hickory Blvd
    Old Hickory, TN 37138-3161
    (615) 847-5074
    16 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Riverside Golf Center, Riverside of 71 (Public)
    640 Old Hickory Blvd
    Old Hickory, TN 37138-3161
    (615) 847-5074
    16 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Smyrna Golf Course, Smyrna Course (Municipal)
    101 Sam Ridley Pkwy E
    Smyrna, TN 37167-5602
    (615) 459-2666
    17 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Smyrna Golf Course, Executive Course (Municipal)
    101 Sam Ridley Pkwy E
    Smyrna, TN 37167-5602
    (615) 459-2666
    17 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Twelve Stones Crossing Golf Club, Twelve Stones Crossing Course. (Public)
    1201 Twelve Stones Xing
    Goodlettsville, TN 37072-3300
    (615) 851-4653
    19 miles from the center of Nashville.

    Windtree Golf Club, Windtree Course (public)
    810 Nonaville Rd
    Mount Juliet, TN 37122-2342
    (615) 754-4653
    19 miles from the center of Nashville.

    I have played most of these courses. Governors Club is incredibly beautiful. We also have numerous courses in our public parks too.

    equity you buy a share in it
    non equity is where you pay a membership fee every 12 months

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    Time to buy a house is NOW

    Who can you hire to represent your interests and guide you through the real estate process? Hire an ABR®. Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR®) designation understand buyers’ specific needs and local market conditions as well as how to navigate the real estate transaction successfully. Just call 615-390-0888 or email me at Debbie@DebbieHenderson.com. I would love to be a part of your team and together we will find the house that will be your home!

    You’ve heard the news. Home affordability indices are up; mortgage interest rates are at record lows. Don’t miss this opportunity!

    “I’m your ABR®”

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    Brentwood Concert Series 2013

    2013 Summer Concerts
    Crockett Park – Eddy Arnold Amphitheater – 7:00 p.m.

    Sponsors
    BancorpSouth, Brentwood Academy
    Darrell Waltrip Automotive

    SCHEDULE
    June 9 Nashville Symphony Orchestra

    June 16 The Devonshires

    June 23 The WannaBeatles

    June 30 Bicho Brothers

    July 4 Fireworks Celebration
    Featuring The Kadillacs

    July 14 The Entice Band

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    9 Simple DIY Weekend Decorating Projects

    As you look around your home, you’re probably wishing you had some extra time on your hands to make a few renovations or to handle a few extra redecorating projects. But, you already have the time – it’s called the weekend! In that short 48-hour time span, there’s a lot of work you can get done. Even if you pick one task per weekend, that’s four decorating projects completed a month!

    Don’t think it can be done? Well just check out these nine simple weekend decorating projects that can each be started Friday evening and wrapped up before you go to bed Sunday night.

    1. Organize and Beautify Your Bookcases

    If you have a lot of books, videos and collectibles clambering for space on your bookcases, taking a Saturday afternoon to remove, sort and organize everything will instantly make the room look cleaner and tidier. Sometimes successful redecorating isn’t about changing the way things are but more about cleaning up and organizing what you already have.

    This is also a good time to de-clutter your bookcase. Tossing out old magazines or storing books you no longer want in the garage can go a long way towards making the most of your bookcase’s capacity.

    2. Tile the Kitchen’s Backsplash

    If you really want to give your kitchen an updated look but you can’t afford a complete renovation, install ceramic tile to the backsplash for an instant update. It may take some time to get up and running, but once you find your swing, you’ll discover this job moves along at a smooth pace. Both weekend days will be required for this job, and you might have to extend the finishing touches over to next weekend, but you’ll be able to get the bulk of the heavy lifting done in one weekend.

    3. Transform the Fireplace

    The fireplace is the focus of the room during the cold, winter months but what do you do with it for the other eight months out of the year? Once winter’s chill has left, clean out the fireplace and decorate the hearth with a variety of low-maintenance plants and add a touch of vibrancy to the room. Succulents work nicely because they don’t require a lot of watering or sunlight. Use tiered plant pot holders for a truly beautiful look that will also cover up the unsightly cinder stains on the inside of the fireplace. Or, for a complete re-do, you can even consider painting the fireplace!

    4. Install Some Molding

    Crown molding makes a room feel and look larger than it really is, and it’s not really that difficult to install, especially when you use specially-made corner pieces that eliminate the need for cutting perfect mitered edges. In fact, once you get the hang of it, you might be able to install it in all of your rooms before the weekend is over.

    While you’re at it, you can also install chair railing or update your baseboards with a newer, more modern style.

    5. Unify Your Picture Frames

    Odds are the picture frames that adorn your walls have been purchased over a long period of time, so no two probably look alike. But, if you take them all down and paint the frames all the same color, they will suddenly look as if they all belong together. In addition, this will help give your room the color accent it’s been missing.

    6. Update the Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

    Forget about the old brushed nickel cabinet knobs. Today, hardware stores have a ton of different varieties to choose from. Pick a style that best reflects your home and replace the knobs in your kitchen for a quick and easy kitchen makeover.

    7. Makeover Your Lamp Shades

    Adding some fabric, beads or ribbons to your lamp shades will turn them from drab to fab. Choose a color scheme that compliments the room and your friends won’t stop asking you, “Where did you purchase those beautiful lamp shades and how much did they cost?”

    8. Redecorate the Bedroom

    All you need to redecorate your bedroom is some fresh paint, some new curtains and a new comforter and voila – you have a freshly redecorated bedroom. The bulk of your time will be spent re-painting the bedroom and that won’t take that long at all, so go ahead and start planning your bedroom’s new look.

    9. Add Some Fresh Flooring

    If you have hard surface floors, add some color and style to the room by incorporating a few area rugs and/or carpet runners. This is an especially good idea come winter time as the carpet will help keep your feet off the cold floor and help insulate the room.

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