The holiday season only comes once a year, so take advantage of the excitement and spruce up the house with all the Christmas cheer you can find! Take a look at five quick and easy decorating ideas for holiday fun around your new Gerstad Builders home:
Homemade wreaths: A classic evergreen wreath with a bow is always a winner, but don’t be afraid to use your creativity to make a unique door wreath! Buy ribbon, grape vine, and glass ornaments from a craft store, or gather branches, pine cones and bright berries from the yard for a more natural look.
Antique window: We love the look of an antique window frame hung inside or out and decorated to match the mood of your home décor. For a frosty look, use chalk or paint to add a frosty, white glow to glass panes. After that, hang ornaments with twine, frame with greenery or use clothespins to hang Christmas cards. Here is one example of a holiday antique window. […]
Are you looking forward to trimming the turkey and filling up on your favorite holiday foods next week? At Gerstad Builders, we have so much to be thankful for this year. As we reflect on our many blessings, we would like to invite members of McHenry County and the residents of Gerstad Builders’ Liberty Trails to the third annual Turkey Trot 5K for Hospice.
The story behind the race is a personal one that has touched the lives of many people and is one in which most of us can relate. In November 2011, Carlene Siman lost her battle with cancer after spending the last weeks of her life being cared for by the incredible staff at JourneyCare Hospice and Palliative Services (formerly known as Hospice and Palliative Care of NE Illinois). Since then, her son Scott Siman and the family have encouraged McHenry residents to participate in the Turkey Trot for Hospice, with all net proceeds benefiting JourneyCare. […]
Are you ready to impress your guests on gameday with your beautiful new McHenry County home and delicious cooking? By adding a dash of creativity to the dishes in your gourmet kitchen, you can create tasty snacks that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds and leave your guests buzzing long after the game is over.
Here are a few winning recipes for your football parties this season:
Everyone will cheer for delicious baked potato dip that includes bacon crumbles, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, chives and sour cream. Serve with hot, crispy waffle fries for an irresistible appetizer!
For younger fans, try baked buffalo chicken strips with a basic dipping sauce like ketchup, ranch or honey mustard. […]