Maison Chic Designs – by Paula Raymond is COMING SOON!

Hello friends!

As some of you already know – I am pursuing my passion in home design and taking steps to become more formally educated and experienced in the field of interior home design and decor. In some form or another I have been doing this kind of work for literally years – nearly all my life. Even when I was a young girl, I was arranging and re-decorating spaces to making them more inviting, friendly, functional and cozy.

When I was only 6 or 7 I remember playing in the floor with my Mom’s colorfully bound music books. Each book had a hard cover that was printed in wild colors and designs and I would lay the books out in adjoining fashion to mimic a floorspace and use lego blocks to make furniture for each room.

I grew up on a farm with lots of old buildings and barns and I was constantly trying to figure out in my head – how you could create living spaces in them – where would the kitchen be, where would the bedrooms be?  My Dad had an old workshop with a shed enclosure on each side – once used for animals. One of the sheds was my play place – and I would hang pictures, arrange places to sit and even sweep the dirt floor. When we moved from the farm and to a house in town, there was an amazing sun porch attached to my bedroom. I decked it out like my own little apartment….I was 11.

As I became older, I was finally able to have my own homes and design, re-design and decorate them with all of the images I had in my head. It has always been my true passion – so it’s no surprise that I ended up in real estate where I could help other people find their “space” too. But, as much as I love helping people buy and sell their homes….I always want to hang around and help them design their spaces too! I have been fortunate enough to get to do that on occasion but just informally and as a favor. Now I want to do it for real – so that’s exactly what I am headed for.

I have no intention of leaving real estate sales, in fact – I see interior design as an added service for my clients. Whether it be in staging their home for sale or setting up in their newly purchased home – to helping design a custom home from the ground up….I want to do it all!

Currently, I am enrolled in The Interior Design Institute and working through the various classes and assignments to gain the formal knowledge and experience I need to offer a truly professional service and experience to those that I will be honored to work with. My goal is to have my diploma and certification just after the first of the year 2018 and so far I am on track to make that happen.

To gain consulting experience, I am searching for 3 spaces to design or re-design. This will include a free consult, room sketch & mood board and design advice. If you are interested, you are not required to use any of the designs or advice but rather work through the motions of meeting, brainstorming, offering feedback and essentially collaborate with me as if you were a real client looking to use my services. I can only choose 3 spaces (for now) and will accept applications for anyone who owns their home and is willing to work with me. The link below will take you to the application – please offer as much info as you can about your space and your vision for what you want it to be.


Thank you so much for your support!


Paula Raymond

Killeen Texas NEW CONSTRUCTION Homes for sale under $150K

Killeen Texas NEW CONSTRUCTION – Homes for sale under $150K

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Killeen New Construction Homes for Sale

Killeen NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR SALE! If you are one of the many that are new to the Killeen – Fort Hood Texas area, you may not be aware of this amazing fact! YES its true – you CAN find NEW CONSTRUCTION homes for sale for LESS THAN $150,000. NICE HOMES, spacious, upgraded features and all the bells and whistles that you would want in your brand new home!

Even better – if you have a professional representing you – a licensed and experienced Realtor – you could enjoy even MORE upgrades like appliances, buyer concessions like closing costs paid by the seller, improvements like sod and fencing – all at no additional cost to you the buyer!! Realtors are usually familiar with the builders in their market and experienced Realtors are “in the know” about what kind of “freebies” and concessions builders will offer to make a deal work! By having a Realtor represent you in your home purchase, whether it’s new construction or resale – you the buyer could walk away with literally THOUSANDS of dollars in upgrades, concessions and improvements that you may have missed out on otherwise. The best part!!! Buyer representation is free in most cases when working with a Realtor – because the Seller pays the buyer agent’s commission.

Take a look at these amazing NEW CONSTRUCTION deals available in Killeen TX right now!

See something you like? Call me right away and let’s go see it! 

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1908 Basalt – Killeen TX – FOR SALE

1908 Basalt, Killeen TX – FOR SALE


1908 Basalt1908 Basalt, Killeen Texas – FOR SALE!

1908 Basalt, Killeen TX. Looking for the perfect starter home at the perfect price? Your search is over! This adorable 3 bedroom home offers great space & an open floorplan – plus ALL TILE FLOORING throughout! All kitchen appliances convey. Enjoy the spacious floorplan and the outdoor area is just as awesome! Fenced yard, covered patio and all in a quaint neighborhood with great schools nearby. Interior has been recently painted. Seller can assist with buyer closing costs with an acceptable offer.

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Shannon W. – Killeen, TX

Paula was very helpful with the purchase of our first home. She was very knowledgeable and quick to respond to all your questions/ needs. Would recommend Paula to anyone and everyone. Will work with her again if we need to. – Shannon W.

Joseph S. – Killeen, TX

Paula is a very experience and knowledgeable real estate agent. She answered all my answers in regards of the purchase of my home. She was very responsive to my request via emails and phone calls. Paula even answered my calls and emails while she was on vacation with her family during the holidays. Paula will keep you inform and she will make sure you have no worries during your home purchasing experience. Thank you Paula. ~ Joseph S.

Judy D. – Killeen, TX

Paula outdid herself on a very difficult sale transaction, did extensive research and was very professional to facilitate an on time sale. She knew what to do, who to talk to and how to keep things going the whole time. Highly recommend if you want a no-hassle transaction to buy or sell your home. You won’t be disappointed!!!

Amee Gately – Belton, TX

We moved to Temple from the Galveston area and knew nothing about the town, the neighborhoods or anything. Paula was WONDERFUL as she helped guide us to buy our dream home. Not only did she know the area, she quickly knew us and was able to show us some beautiful homes. She immediately returned phone calls, emails, or texts and was always available to offer advice, recommendations, and support. She made the home buying process painless and exciting! Paula is GREAT!

5510 Orts Drive, Killeen TX – Killeen homes

5510 orts5510 Orts Dr, Killeen TX –  JUST REDUCED to $119,900

5510 Orts Drive, Killeen Texas – Perfect starter home for your family! Over 1600 SF of open living space with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and ample space for entertaining in this flowing-airy floor plan. In addition, there is a perfect office tucked behind gorgeous glass french doors. The handy kitchen conveys all appliances including the side-by-side refrigerator. Neutral color scheme through out will make for an easy transition for anyone’s decor. The generous master suite offers an enormous walk-in closet and master bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub. Enjoy the outdoors with a fully fenced yard and covered patio.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1600+ SF
  • Master suite with walk-in closet
  • Open floor plan
  • Refrigerator conveys
  • Covered patio
  • Privacy fenced yard
  • 2 car garage
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Window coverings
  • Security system
  • Neutral color scheme
  • New CARPET is negotiable!!
  • Seller can assist with buyer closing costs on an acceptable offer!

This adorable starter home is located in Saegert Ranch, Killeen Texas – close to neighborhood school, shopping, restaurants and many more conveniences. Enjoy quick access to Stan Schlueter Loop, W.S. Young and Hwy 190/Central Texas Expressway. Fort Hood is a quick drive down the road about 10 minutes. Seller can assist buyer with closing costs and other concession on a full price offer! Home warranty available.


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50 BEST MOVIES in 1 Collection from Warner Brothers

warner brothers 50 disc moviesWow! I had to pass this on!  $178  — HOLY MOVIES BATMAN!!!! I think this is a limited time offer so click the link below to check it out!!


Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection


Editorial Reviews

The Largest-Ever Blu-Ray Collection. 50 Movies Including 16 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture Winners on 52 Discs Presented in Book Style Premium Packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. With hours of commentaries behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. Also includes a limited edition 27 x 40 poster plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold. Look for these movie-poster titles on DVD.

*Best Picture™ winner

1. Grand Hotel* (1932)
2. Mutiny on the Bounty* (1935)
3. Wizard of Oz (1939)
4. Gone with The Wind* (1939)
5. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
6. Mrs. Miniver* (1942)
7. Casablanca* (1942)
8. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
9. Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
10. American in Paris, An* (1951)
11. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
12. Gigi(1958)
13. North By Northwest (1959)
14. Ben-Hur* (1959)
15. How the West Was Won (1962)
16. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
17. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
18. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
19. Bullitt (1968)
20. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
21. Dirty Harry (1971)
22. Clockwork Orange, A (1972)
23. Exorcist, The (1973)
24. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest* (1975)
25. Superman, The Movie (1977)
26. Shining, The (1980)
27. Chariots of Fire* (1981)
28. Risky Business (1983)
29. Amadeus* (1984)
30. Color Purple, The (1985)
31. Lethal Weapon (1987)
32. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
33. Driving Miss Daisy* (1989)
34. Goodfellas (1990)
35. Unforgiven* (1992)
36. Bodyguard, The(1992)
37. Natural Born Killers (Director’s Cut) (1994)
38. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
39. Matrix, The (1999)
40. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
41. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
42. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
43. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King* (2003)
44. Million Dollar Baby* (2005)
45. Departed, The* (2006)
46. Dark Knight, The (2008)
47. Blind Side, The (2009)
48. Hangover, The (2009)
49. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
50. Inception (2010)







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Day Trips from Killeen Texas – Killeen homes

Texas_Museum_StarOne of the BEST things about living in Central Texas is that you are only a few hours from just about anywhere and anything that you would want to do!! Killeen Texas is approximately 3 hours from Dallas and Houston, 1 hour from Austin, 2 hours from San Antonio, 4 hours from Galveston and the coast and about 7 hours from South Padre Island!!

Over the course of the many years I have lived here, I have taken tons of day trips and many more over-night trips to some really awesome places!! I think my favorite trips would be to San Antonio to stroll on the River Walk and enjoy amazing food any yummy margaritas and wine. I also really look forward to trips to Fredericksburg where you can find a winery at every turn and path along the way and the German food is WOW!

Here is a list of just SOME of the fantastic things you can do in Texas;

  • Eat great foods from many different cultures
  • Drink fine wines from beautiful wineries
  • Amusement parks
  • Water parks
  • Museums
  • Beaches
  • Horse back riding
  • Camping
  • Passenger trains
  • Tons of lakes
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Car races
  • Horse races
  • Shopping
  • Glass blowing
  • Caves
  • Hiking
  • Water skiing
  • NASA Space Center

There are lots of fun things to do with kids too! The indoor water park near Dallas – Great Wolf Lodge is super fun for the whole family! Sand castles on the beach in Galveston is always a big hit with the little ones. The possibilities for a “romantic” get away are just about endless too so take a peek at this website I found and plan your next day trip in the GREAT State of TEXAS!!



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