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LAMArama 2013

Looking for some fun and entertainment this weekend? Check out the LAMArama 2013, presented by the Lexington Area Music Alliance. This year's event will be held at Natasha's Bistro in downtown Lexington this Saturday, March 2nd.

LAMArama is a daylong series of educational workshops and live music geared toward Lexington's growing music community. The workshops will begin at 10:00 and will feature Danny Williams of Barry Mando Project/Lexington Music Lab and Kentucky Arts Council Performing Artist, Heath Eric. In the evening, the fun continues with live performances by locally-based musicians. The admission to the workshops is free. There is a $5 cover for the musical performances. ...

And the Oscar goes to...

It’s award season in Hollywood! This Sunday, February 24th, the Oscars will be bringing out the crème-de-la-crème of Hollywood’s finest. The Academy Awards salute the year’s best in motion pictures, acting, cinematography, directing, and writing. While most of us will never be able to walk a red carpet, you can still throw one of the best parties in town by hosting your very own Oscar watching party at your Kentucky home! While your Super Bowl party was a time to relax and pass a bowl of chips, your Oscar watching party is a time to...

Choosing the Correct Paint Sheen

  Painting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your Kentucky home a fresh new look. But buying paint goes beyond just picking out a color. You also need to look at the sheen of the paint and make sure you’re using the correct type for what you want to paint. Below is our guide to the different types of paint and what sheen would work best in the different areas of your home. Most paints fall into one of four sheen categories; flat, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss. Manufacturers may choose descriptive names such as matte or eggshell, so avoid surprises by checking actual...

Walden Mortgage Weekly Newsletter

Another Sign Of Housing Strength - Taking Equity Out Again:

During the housing boom of the last decade Americans withdrew over $1 trillion in home equity. They did it through cash-out refinances, home equity loans, and home equity lines of credit. The latter allowed them to use their homes like an ATM. They spent the money on cars, televisions, vacations and fancy home upgrades. It was seemingly endless equity, until suddenly that equity was gone. But the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is back and millions of homeowners are tapping into their equity to put it back to work. Nationally there has been a 31 percent increase in HELOC's year-over-year. With home prices up 8 percent year-over-year in December, according...

5 DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you've probably been brainstorming ideas for gifts to give your significant other...or maybe we've just now reminded you about it. Either way, now is the time to get started thinking of ideas. While flowers, cards, and chocolates are always nice, something homemade is always a little more special. If you aren't really the Martha Stewart type, here are 5 easy DIY projects you can make for your sweetie this Valentine's Day.

For the coffee-lover:

These cute coffee mugs from The Weekend Homemaker are a perfect craft for the person who loves all things coffee. Put a bag of their favorite coffee beans inside the cup, or a gift card to a local coffee house for some added interest.


Decorating with Emerald Green

Pantone 2013 Color of the Year has recently been announced and the hottest hue this year is Emerald Green. According to their website, “the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious”. Photo: Pantone Incorporating this sophisticated hue into your home décor is easier than you think. Use splashes of this color in various rooms to perk up your current color scheme. Retailer JCPenny has announced that they will be introducing a line of Pantone bedding and bath products into their home décor merchandise. To...

Are you ready for some football?

There’s no question that, for some people, football is a religion. We all know someone who is a die-hard (insert team name here) fan. They have traditions and superstitions that would make your head spin. A lucky jersey, face paint, special seat; all these things make up their game-day regiment that, they believe, will help their team win. They cheer their team on through the tackles, touchdowns, and game-winning plays. For fans of two special teams, their entire 2012-2013 football season all culminates this Sunday in “the big game”. For those of you on the other end of the spectrum,  you may have heard that there’s some “big game” being played this...

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