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Make Your Own Pumpkin Patch

  By Melissa Beal Supplies:  Two 2x4x8 studs or one 2x4x12 stud 220 grit sandpaper dark walnut stain orange acrylic paint wood glue wood stem from a tree ...
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Ornamental Peppers Offer Dazzling Fall Color

By Norman Winter Horticulturist, Author and Speaker If you would like to give your North Texas garden a festive fall atmosphere, then by all means find a prominent place to put in ...
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Turn the Page: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

By Crista Tompkins The middle-aged man in front of me at the airport was dressed for a vacation and quite obviously looking for conversation. Vacation Man’s eyes skittered right over me, ...
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Fanatical for Fall

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger There’s nothing quite like the feeling when you realize the hot, humid days of  a Texas summer are coming to an end, and you can almost ...
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REAL ESTATE 101 with Linsey Taylor Have you been thinking about flipping houses like the people on tv?  So you've been watching a marathon of house flipping shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or ...
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Mason Jar Planter Box

MASON JAR PLANTER BOX Supply List: 1x4 pine board 1x6 pine board Wood glue Nail gun or hammer 1 ½ inch brad nails or finish nails Dark walnut stain (3) quart size mason ...
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Setting a beautiful dining table

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger With the different seasons, I always do a dining room table refresh. I love to have a beautiful vignette. Not just for guests, even though ...
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Color Guard Yucca Will Stand Supreme Year Round

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, author and garden speaker When its July and August in North Texas you can count on it being hotter than well…., you know, and in the landscape, you can ...
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Nights glow brighter with electric ocean, SeaWorld San Antonio’s new summer celebration

Evening Spectacular “IgNite” Captivates Audience with Fireworks SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (June 14, 2018) – SeaWorld San Antonio’s new nighttime spectacular – Electric Ocean – transforms the park this ...
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Easy DIY Rustic Wreath

Easy DIY Rustic Wreath There’s nothing like a beautiful wreath to dress up a door, welcoming friends and family; or adding a wreath inside the house to easily change up décor. Here’s an ...
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DIY Serving Tray

Supply List 1 - 1x12x4’ pine common board 1 - 1x4x8’  pine common board 2 - cabinet pulls Wood Glue 1 ¼ brad nails 220 grit sand paper Dark Walnut Stain Sponge paint ...
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Heritage shines bright in Muenster, Texas

With so many wonderful towns to visit in the North Texas area, we have decided to spotlight our favorites in our newest addition, LiveIt Hometowns. This issue we bring you a town from Cooke ...
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Chantilly Lace and Pinky Winky Dazzling in Blooms, Bees and Butterflies

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Speaker Hamilton GA  The Hydrangea paniculatas have to be the showiest plant in the summer garden and I have an-affection for them all. Chantilly ...
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Garden Guy: Colorful Storm Brewing in the Spring Garden

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker; Hamilton, GA    There has been a storm brewing in North Carolina and it is one that will prove to beautify North Texas landscapes ...
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Spruce up your space for Spring

When the last of winters’ harsh weather turns into warmer, sun-filled days, it’s time to re-vamp your indoor décor! Sprucing up your home for spring can be as easy as following just these few ...
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DIY raised garden bed

A raised garden bed can help your garden flourish and provide room to plant your favorite vegetables and flowers in a small backyard. Beds help with proper drainage and allows gardeners to ...
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Warm up with five DIY projects to tackle this winter

(BPT) - For the avid DIYer in you, the winter season may cause a little anxiety while you're cooped up inside and unable to tackle those outdoor projects you'd love to finish. The good news, ...
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Garden Guy: A Case for Mistletoe Birds, Butterflies, and the Christmas Kiss

My friend, Greg Grant is a Texas AgriLife Extension Horticulturist in Smith County. He was recognized by Texas Parks and Wildlife with the 2017 Land Steward Award. They documented his farm ...
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New Ways to Save and Enjoy Your Photos

(StatePoint) People are taking more photos than ever before, of friends, family, vacations and their food. And while they don’t always like to admit it, they are also taking ...
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Add Some Sizzle to Summer Grilling

A perfectly seasoned steak flame-kissed to perfection is one of the great pleasures of summer grilling. Foregoing the open flames for a new grilling method may be the secret ingredient you need ...
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Realty Austin: Make the Move

Jean Bruns - REALTOR®   Growing up in Austin, Jean has seen Austin’s market growth first hand and gained many valuable ties to the community. After graduating from Texas Tech University ...
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Garden Guy: Backyard Butterfly Adventure

By Norman Winter A blog post in September rang like a rifle shot through our butterfly community. A very rare butterfly, a Tailed Cecropian, was seen at a banana brew feeding station in ...
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Back-to-College: Design Tips for Small Living Spaces

(StatePoint) Moving on to college is an exhilarating first taste of true independence. It’s a time for self-directed growth, transformative lessons and the beginning of lifelong friendships. For ...
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Fresh Perspectives: Vintage Book Art

By Ellen Miller   Old books are a treasure. When you find one completely intact, it’s quite a feat. Historically, I've passed on purchasing finds in not so perfect condition - ...
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