Home & Garden

Bluebonnets Aren’t the Only Thing Blooming in Texas

By Linsey Taylor, licensed real estate agent | the ahart group llc Land sales also are blooming or booming (depending on where you are from). You can't hardly drive down any stretch of road ...
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Loving Where We Live

By Kassie Pounds I’m going to go out on a limb and guess there are not many people out there who love every single thing about their home. I even read frequently about those who build ...
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Small Town Charm with a Touch of Modern

By Linsey Taylor There is something so romantic and charming about an older home. Those homes we see in small towns throughout Texas. Some perched atop a hill overlooking the town like a ...
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DIY Planter Box

Tools• Bar clamp• Belt sander• Mallet• Hand sander• Level• Tape measure• Extension cord• Drill • Square • Sanding block • Table saw • Rags • Handsaw • Natural-bristle paint brush • ...
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Luxury Wines for an Indulgent Gift

By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr The late actress Elizabeth Taylor once said, “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some ...
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A Little Piece of Heaven in a Lemon Slice

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners By Norman Winter The past couple of years, it seems one calibrachoa has been like a piece of heaven to the world of gardening and that is the Superbells ...
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Victory Cottage

By Kassie Pounds Sometimes after Christmas, I’m one of those people who can’t wait to get rid of all the extra clutter from the decorations. I love to get the house back in “normal ...
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Understanding Thyroid Cancer

Many people have detected lumps or swelling in their neck, only to visit their physicians and learn they have thyroid cancer. Though thyroid cancer is uncommon, the American Cancer Society ...
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Fall in love with your kitchen again

By Linsey Taylor Appliance Upgrades  There are tons of options out there for choosing new appliances. Do you go with stainless or that cool new black stainless color all of the models ...
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Smoked Salmon

By Donna Long The fragrance of smoke gently waifs from the cracker making my mouth water. I take a bite. Bam! There is an explosion of tangy tomato flavor mixed with savory notes of ...
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A Magical Christmas

By Kassie Pounds, Interior Design Lover and Blogger Christmas has always been magical to me. It could be becauseI'm a dreamer, or maybe because I’m creative. Or maybe it’sbecause I ...
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Christmas Cactus: A Holiday Treasure

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Speaker It seems as though every year since I graduated from Texas A&M, I have been asked how to get poinsettias to re-bloom. It doesn't ...
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Reversible Season Decor

By Melissa Beal Supplies: 4-5 old pickets 36 inches long 2 old pickets 24 inches long Wood glue Stencils Nails or screws Raffia Ribbon Flowers Directions: 1. Gather 4-5 old pickets ...
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From Fall to Freeze

  First, let me say Hallelujah! We made it through summer in Texas. Can I get an Amen?  And hopefully your air conditioning units made it as well.  After all, nothing will test a home's ...
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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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