Hello Readers.

Fall is here and the joy of the holiday season is quickly approaching.

Popular HGTV Show RepurposePersonally, this is my favorite time of year! The vibrant colors, football, family and friends. Oh, and I can’t forget it’s my favorite issue of the magazine, starting with all of the Parade Homes to tour, which you can view within our new home community directory pages beginning on page 53.

However, this year’s fall issue is especially exciting as I personally got to sit down with Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s “Cash & Cari” to talk about my favorite topic, “Repurposing and Reusing” our past’s finest treasures!

Those who know me know that I light up like a firefly with this topic. From old barn wood on my ceiling to an old local newspaper’s drafting table that was converted to a bar, I love the stuff! I always have at least three projects going on, adding a bit of history to my newly built home.

Cari was an absolute delight to talk “shop” with. She certainly knows her stuff. Check out my interview with her regarding insight on her finds and behind the scenes banter on page 24.

Continuing on with my favorite topic, it was wonderful to discover that more and more new home builders and their designers are trending in the same direction. See how local builders are incorporating old building materials in with the new, in our “Repurpose and Reuse: The Art of Preservation” article on page 20.

I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I do!