1—Dice 2 strawberries and set aside. Cut stems off of each of the remaining strawberries, forming a base for them to stand on. Starting at the pointed ends and cutting most of the way, but not completely through the stem end, slice each strawberry into 4 wedges.
2—Beat the cream cheese until fluffy; stir in the diced strawberries, walnuts, and powdered sugar. Spoon or pipe about a teaspoon of mix into each strawberry.
CHANGE IS INEVITABLE
Thanks to Ms. Barnes
who gave us a 5-star review through
Demand Force (seen on our website):
“Renovate Paint & Design has painted the exterior and part of the interior of our home and did an excellent job. Cleaned up after themselves and very efficient. Best painting experience we have ever had. ”
Whereas at RPD we discuss with our customers the dynamics of how paint color and sheen reacts depending on lighting, sometimes the reality is a surprise. Here’s a guide to how lighting will affect paint colors.
Realize these two points:
Sunlight Affects Colors
Light Bulbs Affect Color
There is one thing that is absolutely certain: change is inevitable. Whether it is accepted or denied, it still happens. This can be clearly seen in the seasonal shifts that find us cold one month and warming the next, or vice versa. Personally, I love the variations in temperatures: leaves greening or falling, change in wardrobes, and, especially, extremes that really make things interesting!
Check out some photos I took during our amazing snow night/day December 7-8, 2017. Didn’t it make your feel like a child again? Anyone want to admit to catching a big fat snowflake on their tongue, building a snowman or making a snow angel? Sadly, in a flash, it was gone; leaving some of us wanting for more.
damaged siding looks like compressed cardboard. Many customers are also replacing their rough cedar lap siding that appears dried-out and general looks dated. Many, then, search for a new improved siding with low maintenance.
Over the last several years more customers have been asking for masonry siding (i.e. Hardie Board). The accompanying photo shows one of the projects that highlights the difference in old verses new. Hardie does come in a variety of colors, however, you can choose to paint Hardie: customizing the look of your home. Our last customer came outside numerous times to watch the transformation. Each time admiring the changes. She thoroughly loves the new look of her home. The end results always count the most: customer satisfaction.
· 20 fresh strawberries
· 1—3 oz package cream cheese, softened
· 2 TBL chopped walnuts
· 1 1/2 TBL confectioner’s sugar
· Chocolate topping for drizzling
We have been honored again by our amazing customers who have chosen to share their positive experiences with their friends, neighbors, and the online community. This year we received two recognitions through Angie’s List and Houzz, which we are pleased to share with you.
For the third year in a row we are proud to announce that we have earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List.
“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.”
A new platform for us in 2017 was Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, where we won “Best Of Customer Service.” We were chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
Did you know San Antonio is turning 300 years old? On May 1, 1718 the Mission San Antonio de Valero – later known as the Alamo – was established. The Commemorative Week will be May 1—6, however, there are events occurring all year long. This is a great time to give back to this beautiful city of ours by volunteering.
Go to this website: SA300 to find out more. Here is a brief list of some opportunities:
January - March 2018
Tips for Achieving the Color You Want
1. Paint squares of primed drywall with samples of the colors you’re considering, and then move them around the room during the day.
2. Get a color approximation by placing a bulb you’ll be using in a floor or desk lamp.
3. Remember that natural and artificial light will work together during certain times of day, especially in summer when dusk lasts a long time. Turn on artificial lights even during daylight to see what your colors will look like.
4. Paint sheen also affects color. Glossy finishes will reflect light and change the way the color looks, whereas flat finishes are less reflective and allow colors to look truer under bright light.
5. Light-colored walls can reflect the colors of bold carpets or outdoor greenery: A bright blue rug, for instance, can cast a bluish tone on a white wall.
Resources: houselogic.com and truevalue.com
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Changes are happening here at RPD, as well. We continue to service more customers every year, our ratings and recognition through online sources has increased again, and our remodeling services (bathroom, siding, windows, room modifications, etc.) have expanded where oftentimes we’ve assisted in the designing of these spaces. All of this makes me extremely optimistic and excited as we move into 2018.
Our prayers are that you all have a healthy, interesting, and prosperous new year!
- Carol Loveless, President, RPD
- Charles Loveless, Manager
In each newsletter I highlight trends that are “hot now” (thoughts of Krispy Kreme dancing in my head). Many of the cities’ older homes have siding that have seen better days. Older siding mixed with moisture deteriorates quickly. This type of
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