Yes, That’s Candy’s Byline on Forbes.com

I have totally forgotten to tell y’all that I am now a contributor to Forbes.com. Started a while back, and I already have a few stories in the hopper. This is my first, a primer on North Texas real estate: 12 Things you Need to Know About North Texas Real Estate. Let me know what you think! (more…)

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We’re living in high cotton now!

Well, I got to tour Belk Friday, the new, hip, and oh so southern department store at the old Marshall Fields/Saks Fifth Avenue store at the Dallas Galleria. You recall how we interviewed the store’s (hot) manager, Salem Boohaker, he’s finer than frog hair split four ways. We helped him find a place to roost in Uptown. And he found me plenty of places to roost in his new store, from the custom designs by Cynthia Rowley to the Kate Spade department. (more…)

Candy Dishes Dirt Tomorrow At Women’s Council of Realtors Forum in Frisco

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Want to see Candy speak? Our wonderful founder and publisher, Candy Evans, will be speaking to the Collin County Women’s Council of Realtors tomorrow at Stonebriar Country Club, dishing dirt on real estate blogging and all the big trends hitting homes in the media.

Trust me, this is not to be missed! If you don’t have your ticket to this luncheon tomorrow, you can get them right here. It’s $25 for members and $30 for non-members, and things kick off at 11:30 and wrap up at 1:15. And I promise that Stonebriar Country Club is worth braving the weather!

Find out more about the Collin County WCR on their website!

Candy Dishes Dirt Tomorrow At Women's Council of Realtors Forum in Frisco

candyblondepic

Want to see Candy speak? Our wonderful founder and publisher, Candy Evans, will be speaking to the Collin County Women’s Council of Realtors tomorrow at Stonebriar Country Club, dishing dirt on real estate blogging and all the big trends hitting homes in the media.

Trust me, this is not to be missed! If you don’t have your ticket to this luncheon tomorrow, you can get them right here. It’s $25 for members and $30 for non-members, and things kick off at 11:30 and wrap up at 1:15. And I promise that Stonebriar Country Club is worth braving the weather!

Find out more about the Collin County WCR on their website!

About Our New Commenting System on CandysDirt: We Heart Facebook

We’ve recently made the change to Facebook comments on our blogs, and we wanted to take a moment to explain why we decided to change the comment format, and how it works.

Commenters can now login via Facebook or Twitter — we are working on Google+, LinkedIn, and other social media accounts. When you opt for one of these social logins, your comments don’t have to be subject to editorial moderation before posting.

We don’t shy away from controversial topics here on CandysDirt.com, no sir, we do not. Once in awhile we hear from peeps who want to turn a legitimate House Porn analysis or  an intelligent discussion about the real estate issues our region faces into ad hominem attacks and ugly arguments behind the guise of Internet anonymity.

Over here at CandysDirt.com, we don’t like ugly

We’ve never cherry-picked comments on this blog. As a matter of fact, we’ve published several comments that even the comment’s author thought would be relegated to the circular file. You can’t be a blogger in this age if you don’t have both thick skin and the ability to laugh at yourself. Likewise, personal attacks, profanity, outright lies and libel are the only comments we’d filter out.

But we’re never willing to settle for just OK. We’re the region’s leading source of real estate insider news for a reason — we’re always striving for bigger and better. In an effort to elevate the discussion even further, we’re holding comments to the same level of accountability to which we hold ourselves. Quite simply, they are a guest in our home. We love having them here, we want to wine and dine ’em and hear everything they’ve got to say. Get it off your chest ’till those implants burst! But just don’t get ugly on us.

Like any transition,  it won’t be easy at first as we knock out the kinks. We’re also seeking a way for non-Facebookers to get in on the fun.

We have built something pretty special here and we are growing like a 6-year-old kid who tells his mom “my legs are hurting.” Our goal is to build an online media company that everyone who reads and shares CandysDirt.com can be proud of.

Disagree? Like the new Facebook comments? Well, comments are open!

Katie Workman Has The Recipe For Dinner Success

Katie Workman's "Mom 100 Cookbook" will help you tailor your dinners to your family's tastes.

What’s harder than being a new mom? Being a new mom and having to answer, “What’s for dinner?” every evening, even when I’m tired and uninspired.

I have a feeling Katie Workman, author of The Mom 100 Cookbook (Workman Publishing, $16.95), was in my spot before. In fact, I am almost certain this very same situation is what spawned this amazing cookbook that is full of kid-friendly recipes that won’t bore adults to death. And you won’t have to sit through Rachel Ray’s ridiculous personal anecdotes to get a wholesome meal on the table in under an hour.

Want to meet Workman and get the dish on this great cookbook? Our very own Candy Evans  is hosting a “taste and talk” reception tomorrow, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get the details and RSVP to Dedie Leahy at dedieleahy (at) mac.com.

Written by Candy Evans on September 24, 2011
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Do you REALLY want to be anywhere near Arlington today? We are going to the Cowboys game so I am packing my computer to blog in traffic. If you don’t have tickets to the Cowboys or the World Series, just go north to Fairview and check out a 9,600 Bavarian estate adjoining a 600 acre nature preserve. Trust me, get up there and you won’t believe you are in Kansas anymore!