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Four Easy Tips to Rest and Refresh for a Healthier Lifestyle

| January 1, 2011
Four Easy Tips to Rest and Refresh for a Healthier Lifestyle

Alleviate stress and get enough sleep Living a healthy lifestyle encompasses a plethora of things; it goes well beyond diet and exercise. Working to alleviate stress and getting enough sleep are two components needed to create a healthier you in 2011. These four simple lifestyle tips can help improve your overall health and well-being every […]

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Fighting the Fat this Winter – and Beyond

| January 1, 2011
Fighting the Fat this Winter – and Beyond

Avoid winter weight gain and ring in a healthier 2011 January is the month when the government and nonprofit agencies across the country observe Healthy Weight Week. Maybe, because it follows the holidays when parties and celebrations reek havoc with our food consumption habits. When the cold weather sets in, it’s natural to want to […]

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Hassle Free Supper to Savor

| January 1, 2011
Hassle Free Supper to Savor

THIS POT ROAST FEEDS THE SOUL AND STOMACH When there’s a chill in the air, cozy up to the table with dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach. This melt-in-your-mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Onions is a complete dinner with very little fuss. Onions and potatoes add a savory quality to […]

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Island Escapes and Winter Obsessions

| January 1, 2011
Island Escapes and Winter Obsessions

—– JOHN HARDY This gorgeous selection of exotic pieces from one-of-a-kind cinta jewelry collection. Precious and semi-precious stones adorn 18k white, yellow and rose gold and one-of-a-kind shells . www.johnhardy.com

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Discoveries

| January 1, 2011
Discoveries

Newest Tommy Bahama Lamp from Wildwood This new addition to the Tommy Bahama Collection from Wildwood Lamps embodies luxurious tropical living. Made from natural wood and woven cane, the island-inspired lamp is topped with a casual linen shade and geometric wood finial. wildwoodlamps.com _________________________________________________________________________________ V-MODA Headphones Your headphones should be as unique as your style […]

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Putting Your Best Face Forward

| January 1, 2011
Putting Your Best Face Forward

Graceful aging means exploring your options Whether we like it or not, graceful aging requires maintenance. While some folks are genetically predisposed to great skin that doesn’t seem to sag or wrinkle, and others have carefully avoided the sun, let’s face it (pun intended), most of us will eventually wonder why those expensive creams and […]

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Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase your home’s value

| January 1, 2011
Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase your home’s value

Are you considering putting your home on the market? The time to take a good look at what needs to be renovated, removed or simply refreshed is well before the first prospective buyer walks up to your door. From tried-and-true advice worth repeating to cutting-edge trends, here are several suggestions for increasing the resale value […]

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Choosing Wall Colors that Flow Correctly identifying color undertones can make or break a room

| January 1, 2011
Choosing Wall Colors that Flow Correctly identifying color undertones can make or break a room

“What I find most interesting about color is the very positive effect it has on mood. It can make you feel relaxed, nurtured or whimsical,” says color consultant Kate Smith, owner of Sensational Color and co-author of Color Confidence: Color for Your Home Interior. “It’s all about the colors you choose.” Smith, who will be […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2011

| January 1, 2011
Book Reviews Jan 2011

FRANK FONTANA’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF DESIGN With Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design, interior designing on a budget will no longer be a reason to stress out or lose your sense of style. Fontana is a nationally renowned design expert and guru of low-cost high style design, and HGTV’s go-to guy for chic […]

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Fun in Fredericksburg

| January 1, 2011
Fun in Fredericksburg

Historic. Cosmopolitan. Authentic.  Fun. Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country has been described in a variety of ways, thanks to its abundance of natural scenic beauty, full calendar of festivals and events, city- and county-wide attractions, culinary offerings, and mass appeal. This small town nirvana, founded in 1846 by German settlers, continues to rank high […]

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The 1976 Paris Tasting

| January 1, 2011
The 1976 Paris Tasting

A SEMINAL EVENT FOR AMERICANS When I cut my teeth (or in this case, stained them) on wine in the mid ’70s, almost everything was French. If anyone was venturesome (or wealthy) enough to order an expensive wine for home or at a restaurant, it was always French. In fact, waiters would routinely ask, with […]

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See the new Chevy Cruze and Infiniti QX56

| January 1, 2011
See the new Chevy Cruze and Infiniti QX56

There’s a mad dash to claim market share in the new small car segment of the automotive world today. Car companies are recalibrating to produce appealing and profitable smaller cars. Enter the Chevy Cruze. This little sedan has actually been on sale in more than 60 world markets for some time, and GM has logged […]

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A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour

| December 1, 2010
A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour

Todd and Laura Taylor’s home in Sweetwater is stunning year-round, but especially during the holidays. Last year, though, was special as the residence was one of several homes featured in the 17th annual CASA Christmas Home Tour.

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Katy Texas Events December 2010

| December 1, 2010
Katy Texas Events December 2010

FORT BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT DEC 05Experience the magic of the holiday as the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents “Deck the Halls” on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. The popular concert features classic, seasonal favorites like Sleigh Ride and A Most Wonderful Christmas, as well as […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, December 2010

| December 1, 2010
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, December 2010

Lori Gunn reports on luncheons, parties, socials and galas in Katy! This Month…
Komen Race 2010
Rice Harvest Festival
Rice Harvest Festival Parade
Anomaly Wine Dinner
Happy Birthday Myra!




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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, December 2010

| December 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, December 2010

MAYDE CREEK HS HOMECOMING COURT – Members of the 2010 Mayde Creek High School homecoming court are: Jerielle Lambert, Craishia Washington, Alyssa Olvera, Kirby Peddicord, Rachel Toth, Stefan Sinclair, SungJin Lee, Julian Jimenez, Cesar Serrano and Noah Crider. The homecoming game was held on Oct. 29 against Strake Jesuit. While the Rams were outscored, school […]

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Holland Elementary Student Wins Man’s Best Friend Art Contest

| December 1, 2010
Holland Elementary Student Wins Man’s Best Friend Art Contest

Mandy Kosmack is 6 years old and knows what she wants. A dog, please. A Yorkie to be exact. And this little girl knows something about dogs. Well sort of. Mandy is in the first grade at Bonnie Holland Elementary school. She’s an artist who won Best in Grade as a kindergartener and received a […]

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, December 2010

| December 1, 2010
Around Katy Texas, News and Info, December 2010

ARTREACH HOSTS GALLERY NIGHT AT VILLAGIO TOWN CENTER. Supporters and friends of ARTreach Programs serving children at risk and others in need are invited to attend Gallery Night each month to see amazing artwork that has been created by students and artists involved in the programs. _________________________________________________________________________________ VFW WELCOMES CONGRESSMAN MCCAUL TO KATY. Congressman Michael […]

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Boy Scout Merit Badges

| December 1, 2010
Boy Scout Merit Badges

The Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. It is a significant event to celebrate. More than 50 million young men have participated in scouting during the past 100 years. The program is proven to produce leaders, for instance, 179 U.S. astronauts were involved in Scouting and 39 of them were Eagle […]

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Katy Prairie Conservancy Dedicates Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform

| December 1, 2010
Katy Prairie Conservancy Dedicates Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform

The Katy Prairie Conservancy dedicated its new Matt Cook Wildlife Viewing Platform at Warren Lake in far west Houston in November. The two-story viewing platform, which has a trail lined on either side by native grasses and wildflowers, is now open and available to the public. The platform is named in memory of Matt Cook, […]

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