The Brookfield-Evans-Cremer House in La Grange, Texas, boasts a rich pre-statehood history and beautiful views.

What if we told you that you could own both a piece of Texas history and a place to lay your head after a long day at Round Top or kayaking the Colorado River — and that they were the same place?

And what if we told you that the opportunity existed for less than $300,000?

Well, let us introduce you to the Brookfield-Evans-Cremer House in La Grange, home to an Alamo hero, a couple of heroes from the Battle of San Jacinto, and a proposed site of the capital of Texas. (more…)

We need the help of interior designers to keep us on the straight and narrow. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it twice: interior designers SAVE YOU MONEY. I think we could have educated Jon & Kate’s brood with all the money I wasted buying furniture and objets d’art I did not need that created no design flow in my home. (At times, my home looked like the nic-nak department at Horchow! Oh the skeletons in my design closet!) Finally, a few good interior designers set me straight! It’s no different in a first or second home. So we have this nice ad in the fabulous Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide  — best design site ever AND they are not just in Dallas and Fort Worth, but active in Austin and San Antonio. We’ll be sharing some content and Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide designer tips to help our readers figure out what to put in their second homes, and how to keep it all pulled together.

Now, this calls for a celebratory trip to the Hill Country!