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  • By Eddie Yandle
  • 26 Feb, 2016

Columbia's Home and Garden Show Is Almost Here!

Home and garden show

Whether you are remodeling, shopping for a new home, or browsing for ideas to decorate, The Home and Garden Show is the place to be in Columbia as an event in March 2016. With afternoons filled with family events, prizes and more, you will not want to miss this great opportunity for ideas and shopping!



Home & Garden Show
March 11 - 13, 2016
SC State Fairgrounds
Columbia, SC

We are pleased to announce the 50th annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show this March 11 - 13, 2016 at the SC State Fairgrounds. We will present a fresh, new show this year thanks to a new building at the SC State Fairgrounds, while honoring our 50-year history of providing an entertaining and educational experience for our visitors.  We hope you'll join us in March for this wonderful showcase of products and services for the home.


Home Show General Info
What:
The 50th annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show
                Hosted by the   Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina
                Presented by   Clyde Nettles
 
See over   200 exhibitors   with products and services for your home and garden.
 
Educational Seminars   offered daily.
 
Register to   win prizes   from exhibitors.
 
When:
    Friday, March 11        11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
       >>   Friday is Seniors Day. Guests age 62 and up enter free. Senior Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
    Saturday, March 12     10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
    Sunday, March 13      11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Admission:
  > Admission is $5 per person at the gate
    > Kids 14 and under enter free every day
    > Ages 62 and older enter free on Friday, March 11
    > Military Discount (with valid I.D.) every day
 
We accept cash, checks and Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover)
** Parking is $5/vehicle and is seperate from admission fees.
 
Where:
Three buildings and outdoor areas of the SC State Fairgrounds in Columbia, SC.  
 
Vehicles enter through   Gate 6   located on George Rogers Blvd., near Williams-Brice Stadium.
 
Driving Directions:
 

From the Columbia Metropolitan Airport:
Exiting the airport, take a left at the light onto Airport Boulevard (Highway 302). Get in the right lane. After about a mile you will see the overpass for Interstate 26. Take a right onto the on-ramp for I-26 Charleston. Get in your left lane and follow the signs for I-77 to Charlotte. From I-77, take the Bluff Road exit. Turn left off the ramp onto Bluff Road. Follow Bluff Road to the USC stadium. Turn right (between the stadium and the State Fairgrounds) onto George Rogers Boulevard. Continue around the Fairgrounds through one traffic signal, and enter Gate 6 on the left.

I-26 East from Greenville:
Just outside of Columbia, 1-26 veers to the right to Charleston. Stay straight on I-126, which becomes Elmwood Avenue. Turn right on Assembly Street. Follow Assembly to the state fairgrounds, where Assembly crosses Rosewood Drive and the name changes to George Rogers Boulevard. Enter at Gate 6 on the right.

I-26 West from Charleston:
Take Exit 116, I-77 North, toward Charlotte. From I-77, take Exit 5, Bluff Road. Turn left off the ramp on to Bluff Road. Follow Bluff Road to the USC stadium. Turn right between the stadium and the fairgrounds on to George Rogers Boulevard. Continue around the Fairgrounds through one traffic signal, and enter Gate 6 on the left.

I-20 East from Augusta:
Take exit 64-A to I-26. Immediately get in the left lane to avoid getting on I-26 to Charleston. Get on I-26/Highway 76 toward Columbia. Just outside of Columbia, 1-26 veers to the right to Charleston. Stay straight on I-126, which becomes Elmwood Avenue. Turn right on Assembly Street. Follow Assembly to the state fairgrounds, where Assembly crosses Rosewood Drive and the name changes to George Rogers Boulevard. Follow George Rogers around the perimeter of the fairgrounds. Continue around the Fairgrounds through one traffic signal, and enter Gate 6 on the left.

I-20 West from Florence:
Take the SC-277 South exit towards Columbia, exit #73A. Continue on SC-277 South Ramp. Merge on SC-277 South. Continue on Bull Street. Turn Right on Gervais Street. Turn Left on Assembly Street. Follow Assembly to the State Fairgrounds, where Assembly crosses Rosewood Drive and the name changes to George Rogers Boulevard. Enter Gate 6 on the right.

I-77 South from Charlotte:
Take Exit 5, Bluff Road. Turn right off the ramp on to Bluff Road. Follow Bluff Road to the USC stadium. Turn right just past the stadium, between the stadium and the fairgrounds, on to George Rogers Boulevard. Continue around the Fairgrounds through one traffic signal, and enter Gate 6 on the left.

US-378 from Sumter:
Take US-76 West/US-378 West to Columbia. Continue on Garners Ferry Road. Turn Left on Rosewood Drive. Turn Left on George Rogers Boulevard at the State Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 6 on the right.



Columbia New Home Blog

By Eddie Yandle 06 Dec, 2017

Sometimes we all get so busy that we forget the loved one that is always waiting for us at the door. During this holiday time, we searched for several articles that may help with keeping your favorite furry friend content during all the rush.


What can my dog eat during the holidays?
For awesome gift and treat ideas, Pampered Paw Gifts has some great ideas!  
A great article on what dogs can have (and shouldn't) is published in this great article- While checking it out, take a gander at some of the awesome gifts!  
READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON PAMPERED PAW GIFTS >>>

Dog Treats at Christmas

Besides an “atta boy” and pat on the head from you, the next greatest reward your dog likes is a yummy treat. What’s more, giving your dog a treat makes you feel good, too. The very act of rewarding your best friend with his favorite treat not only reinforces training, but helps solidify the bond you share with your canine companion.

Fortunately, organic Christmas treats are a way you can spoil your dog without giving him an unhealthy snack. If you do not have access to a doggy bakery, you can find several healthy choices online, the healthiest being an organic or all natural treat.

For instance, Pampered Paw Gifts   offers dog lovers organic and all natural products like salt free Christmas doggy cakes made with a rice cake and yogurt frosting, decorated in holiday colors, and trimmed in doggy bones.

The Christmas doggy treats look like pastries that come from a high-end human bakery and are exquisitely decorated in holiday colors in various dog-themed shapes. They not only look good enough for a person to eat for a Christmas treat, but are made with the finest human-grade ingredients. So, if your dog is willing to share with you, there is no harm in taking a nibble.

Other delectable dog treats you can expect to find online are cookies, bon bons, paw prints, paw cups, bones, reindeer, presents, mittens, santa paws, snowflakes, and wag sticks made from a peanut butter recipe and iced with yogurt. All items are free of byproducts, artificial color and flavors, and preservatives.

Listed below are other safe Christmas dog treats:

  • free-range chicken treats for smaller dogs
  • bon bons with yogurt coated snickerdoodle center
  • peanut butter macaroons filled with yogurt coating
  • cake bites made from pumpkin cake ball topped with organic coconut
  • snowmen cakes with peppermint carob and drizzled with yogurt icing
  • cookies that look like pies with a dollop of whip cream in the center
  • mini chocolate (carob) Christmas donuts flavored with peppermint oil
  • Christmas canoli filled with vanilla yogurt
  • decorated peanut butter carrot cake PupCakes
  • carob cakes filled with peppermint flavor and covered with coconut
  • chicken parmesan twists and canolis
  • cheddar cheese donuts
A favorite locally is The Palmetto Lifeline-
In their blog a recent article is sited for DIY gifts as well as great safety information.   READ FULL ARTICLE ON PALMETTO LIFELINE>>>  

ifts for Your Pets during the Holidays

Posted on   December 13, 2014   by   Pawmetto Lifeline

‘Tis the season for gift giving and warm holiday cheer. It is important not to forget the furry members of your family during the Holidays. To help you, we have created a list of fun gift ideas for cats and dogs!

  1. Home-made treats: Try some of Martha Stewarts Paw Print Dog treats or Becky Hardin’s Catnip Croutons: Homemade Cat Treats   or Paw Print Dog Treats  
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By Eddie Yandle 01 Dec, 2017
By choosing a maintenance-free neighborhood with exterior and landscape care provided, you can throw away that list of landscape and pressure washing companies and head out to The Members Club, play a round of golf on our Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a game of tennis, or enjoy all the close shopping and things to do in Columbia, SC.   Click for Directions
By Eddie Yandle 29 Nov, 2017
Located in the sought after Crescent Lake neighborhood, this established community 
has limited  lake view and basement opportunities. 
 4-6 bedroom homes &  large living spaces all with signature finishes and features.  LEARN MORE >>
By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017

717 Long Pointe Lane- MORE INFORMATION>>>

Coming Soon! New Construction Lakefront in the Desirable Award Winning Lake Carolina neighborhood of Harborside.

  • High End Custom Home to be built by Master Builder, Executive Construction.
  • Designed specifically for this lot, this spacious home incorporates style & design to showcase the builder's talents.
  • Lakefront home boasts beautiful architectural details including coffered ceilings, tray ceilings and cathedral ceilings and extensive moulding.
  • Windows across the back of the house and a covered rear porch take full advantage of the gorgeous view.
  • Designed for the possibility of a separate apartment & 2nd kitchen, if desired (Can be income producing).  Or simply perfect for extended living space.
  • Expansive space, large rooms and a fabulous floor plan with so many possibilities await you!  
  • There is even a space for a wine cellar.  

Marketed by : 

Julie Smith
Century 21 J. Bolos
Columbia, South Carolina
( 803) 476-6450

By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017

Crescent Lake

Part of an established neighborhood, Executive Construction Homes acquired 9 unique homesites with breath taking views, pond view locations,  and even basement home opportunities.  Starting from the mid $300,000's, a brand new home awaits those who are looking in the highly demanded Blythewood location near the Long Creek Area. Hurry as these are very limited new home oppurtunites in the BLythewood area.
Contact us for more information about these brand new floor plans ready Fall 2017 for quick move in.
By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017

Top 10 Tips for Choosing Shower Tile

Slip resistance, curves and even the mineral content of your water all affect which tile is best for your shower



Part of A Houzz Series on Decor read more!>>
By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017
Let’s face it. Christmas morning is messy. Wrapping paper strews the scene, mugs of hot chocolate are stashed about. Honestly, by 10 a.m. I usually look around my living room and wonder how the tornado hit so fast, and how my lovely decorations could suddenly look so … junky.

That’s why this year I’m taking a pared-down approach, and so can you. Here are a few of my favorite designer tips and tricks for a fuss-free holiday.
1. Just add foliage. One of the most beautiful things I ever saw during the holidays was at a restaurant I used to frequent in Venice Beach. Its walls were all white, and up near the molding, fresh green garlands, peppered with tiny white lights, were swagged across the room. There were no ornaments, no ribbons, but there was something really magical about it (and it worked so beautifully that they actually kept it like that all year round). This staircase takes a similar approach. Simple, approachable, lovely and festive.
2. Add faux fur. Call me crazy, but if Christmas morning meant lounging on a deck wrapped up in something furry, I’d pretty much be in heaven. You can keep the presents, stockings and even the twinkly lights (though I am rather partial to them). Faux fur instantly winterizes any decor. Isn’t that what decorating for the holidays is all about? READ MORE ON HOUZZ
By Eddie Yandle 24 Nov, 2017
Small Business Saturday-
It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.
By Eddie Yandle 22 Nov, 2017
Thanksgiving 2017- What are you doing? If you happen to be looking for a place to eat while traveling or with your family, we searched a few spots that are open nationally as well as locally. 

National restaurants open list- Click here- Thanks, Newsweek! 

Local hot spots in Columbia, SC - From The State
By Eddie Yandle 18 Nov, 2017
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Z-Wave Home automation and door locks with integration ability to Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home Products.


Energy Efficiency:
Real energy efficiency, by using top notch building concepts and materials.


Storage:
Storage options everyone can use as lifestyles change.


Innovative Plans:
Open floor plans with usable space. Our new home plans are designed with today's needs and and tomorrow's lifestyle in mind.
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