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Victory Cottage: The Accent Wall

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger If you’ve ever had a space that you look at and think “it just needs something,” but you can’t put a finger on what, maybe you need to try ...
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2020: The Year of the Lantana

Luscious Citrus Blend features red, orange and yellow. (Photo courtesy of Proven Winners) By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker Hats off to the National Garden Bureau ...
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Feels like Home

By Kassie Pounds I was invited a while ago to an acquaintance’s house for afternoon tea and dessert. Just the thought of that sounds fancy, right? I didn’t really know what to expect, but I ...
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Remodel: Surviving a Home Renovation

By Metro Creative Homeowners invest large sums into improving their homes to make them more comfortable living spaces or to increase their odds of selling quickly. The Remodeling Futures ...
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Helping Others Helps You: The Relationship Between Health and Volunteering

By Metro Creative Volunteering is often its own reward. Helping others can be just as beneficial to the people doing the helping as it is for the people being helped. Though it can ...
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A chic Valentine tablescape on a budget

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger When the Christmas season is over and all the ornaments, baubles, bows, and twinkling lights have been put away for another year, the house ...
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Lacebark Elm Offering fall and winter magic

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker Once winter has set in North Texas, the landscape will tell the story if we, as gardeners, have planned for bark to take a place as ...
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How to Finance Long-Term Care Needs

By Metro Creative Failing to plan for long-term care expenses may leave aging men and women with little or no assets late in life. AARP says the cost of long-term care continues to rise and ...
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Vodka Marinated Rib Roast

Vodka Marinated Rib Roast, submitted by Marker Cellars Family Winery. This recipe pairs perfect with Marker Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon has amazing dark, rich ...
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That Christmas Feeling

By Kassie Pounds Every year it happens. As the weather grows colder, anticipation for the holidays arrives, and it truly seems to come faster with each year that passes. There’s a certain ...
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From the Kitchen: Easy Pecan Pie

Ingredients: Crust • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour • ½ tsp. salt • 4 tbsp. shortening • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter • 3 tbsp. to 5 ice cold water • 2 tsp. white vinegar Filling • 1 cup granulated ...
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Dianthus Looks to Be Absolutely Rockin’ for Fall

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker The most anticipated new fall flower arrived in my area and I didn’t even get to look. Let that be a warning to all of you ...
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Tee Time with Tom

By Tom Ward, Golf Instructor The fall is a great time to work on your golf game. Helping to demonstrate a terrific drill, I have for you Jose Guzman who was a former pitcher for the Texas ...
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Improve Life Expectancy with Healthy Habits

Courtesy Metro Creative “Who Wants to Live Forever” is a song that appeared on the 1986 album “A Kind of Magic” by the rock band Queen. The song often sparks conversation about the potential ...
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Mexican bush sage: Signals change in season

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker The Mexican bush sage is starting to bloom officially signaling a change of seasons. The air has been a little crisper, and ...
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Fabulous Fall

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger Ahhh….the season is upon us again when the air gets a little crisp. I start wondering if 65 degrees is too warm for a fire in the ...
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When choosing a home has gone to the dogs

By Linsey Taylor, Licensed Real Estate Agent, The Ahart Group, LLC In this day and age, many prospective home buyers are taking into consideration the various options available to them in ...
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Uproar Rose Zinnia: A Stunner with the Pollinators

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker Uproar Rose zinnia was the real stunner in The Garden Guy’s garden last summer when it came to both butterflies and ...
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From “Blah” to “Ta-Da”: The Story of a Fireplace Makeover

A photo of the fireplace before its makeover. (Photo courtesy Victory Cottage) By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger Have you ever lived with something in your home you ...
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Adjusting to a New Move

By Linsey Taylor Recently I, my husband, two kids, three dogs, three cats and one horse made the move from Alvord to Graham, Texas. As a resident of Wise County for more than 12 years, I ...
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Financial Security Made Simple

BY KIM BROWN CANTWELL, MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA Successful financial planning is important and can be a very simple process. Now is a great time to think about your current needs, achieve ...
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Booze, Lies and Baseball—What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Corryton, TN, May 23, 2019 — Why do drug and alcohol abuse seem to follow success in sports? Is it the pressure, the big money, or loneliness at the top? Is it an attempt to fill a void in ...
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Perfectly Pretty Porches

by Kassie Pounds | interior design lover and blogger There’s something about a beautiful summer day, a soft breeze, and relaxing with a sweet tea in hand (or iced coffee if you’re me and ...
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Living Coral – Take it to the garden

Superbells Coralina tumbles out of this basket, becoming a living piece of art over the long summer. (Photos by Norman Winter) By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden ...
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