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Beyond the Lawn, Caring for trees and schrubs

| October 1, 2011
Beyond the Lawn, Caring for trees and schrubs

A beautiful yard involves more than just a lush, green lawn. Trees and shrubs add beauty and value, and they need special attention, as well. According to Ben Hamza, director of technical operations at TruGreen, there tends to be a public misperception that trees and shrubs take care of themselves. “Trees and shrubs add tremendous […]

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The Sky’s the Limit with Sunroom Designs Today’s styles and materials offer a seamless transition from house to yard

| October 1, 2011
The Sky’s the Limit with Sunroom Designs Today’s styles and materials offer a seamless transition from house to yard

By Jennifer Miko Just imagine lounging in your backyard without the threat of rain, heat or insects. Picture yourself cozy on a chilly evening looking at the stars, or sitting in the Texas sun without the harmful UV rays. No matter where you live, it’s hard to escape the outdoor elements. And depending on the […]

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Fashion Statement

| October 1, 2011
Fashion Statement

ARUNA SETH SNAKE SKIN The Samantha beautiful peep-toes are amazingly versatile and match-up with everything. arunaseth.com

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Book Reviews Oct 2011

| October 1, 2011
Book Reviews Oct 2011

DIPLOMACY AND DIAMONDS The international socialite and global political activist Joanne King Herring tells her fascinating continuing story in Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield. The former Texas television anchor is known for her improbable fight with the mujahideen against the former Soviet Union. Born in the man’s world of […]

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Winning Wines for Fall Enjoyment

| October 1, 2011
Winning Wines for Fall Enjoyment

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com A diverse selection in all price ranges. White: Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marl­borough 2010 — Dashwood has built a reputation for delivering great value, full-flavored wines. Harvested after almost perfect weather conditions, this wine exhibits a pure expression of vibrant, tropical fruit flavors. Perfect with spicy grilled shrimp! $9.99 Morro Bay Sauvignon […]

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Autumn Delights

| October 1, 2011
Autumn Delights

By Jenny Harper With autumn’s arrival, my cooking takes on a new personality. Crisp, cool air and falling leaves propel me into the kitchen, where I enjoy creating tempting, seasonal aromas of cinnamon, apple and butterscotch. These universally appealing flavors say “fall” like nothing else. And autumn-inspired treats help make fall memorable. During this colorful […]

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Spooktacular Halloween goodies

| October 1, 2011
Spooktacular Halloween goodies

By Jenny Harper Halloween! Every year the kid in me eagerly anticipates celebrating this festive autumn holiday. I enjoy conjuring up a ghostly good time for family and friends. Gather ghouls and boys for a Halloween spread of spooktacular goodies and graveyard fun: • Make it a BOO-fet, setting the table for serve-yourself ease. • […]

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Jeep Grand Cherokee & Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

| October 1, 2011
Jeep Grand Cherokee & Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The Nissan Versa if sweeping and stylish, yet the interior is positively cavernous.

Ford Focus has the luxury items and technology of larger, more expensive Ford vehicles compressed into a compact.




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Medical Profiles

| October 1, 2011
Medical Profiles

TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Texas Children’s Hospital is expanding its care to the community and constructing one of the nation’s largest suburban pediatric hospitals in West Houston at I-10 and Barker Cypress. The new West Campus will offer quality and convenience to area parents and children through outpatient services starting in the Fall of 2010. Inpatient […]

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UNIQUE BUILDERS & DEVELOPMENT, Inc.

| October 1, 2011
UNIQUE BUILDERS & DEVELOPMENT, Inc.

From concept to completion, from the smallest remodeling job to building a custom estate, you can be assured your project will be completed with the highest quality and utmost care. For 25 years Unique Builders & Development, Inc. has been dedicated to their customers, making their dreams come true. Call for your free consultation today. […]

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THE ENCORE GROUP

| October 1, 2011
THE ENCORE GROUP

The Encore Group has been designing and building pools since 2002. They have a unique 12-acre Design Center in Fort Bend County. The staff, which includes licensed landscape architects and degreed horticulturists, has over a hundred years of combined experience. Call 281-344-2121 and start designing your unique outdoor oasis.

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BDH LANDSCAPING

| October 1, 2011
BDH LANDSCAPING

Are you tired of the dead plants from winter? Make your yard stand out! Create curb appeal and increase the value of your property. Whether it’s with plant material, water features or outside lighting, BDH Landscaping can handle all your needs. Call Brad at 281-413-9637. www.bdhlandscaping.com

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MIRROR MAKEOVER

| October 1, 2011
MIRROR MAKEOVER

If you have ever wished for beautiful framed mirrors, but never found a practical solution to achieve the look you were after, Mirror Makeover is for you. With many different frame options, they are sure to have the right fit for your décor and budget. For more information, visit www.MirrorMakeover.com or call 281-586-7785.

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EXQUISITE ABBEY CARPET & FLOOR

| October 1, 2011
EXQUISITE ABBEY CARPET & FLOOR

With a new name and new location Exquisite Abbey Carpet & Floor is excited about the unveiling of their new showroom. It is a must see! Their showroom is beautifully put together and customer friendly. Exquisite Abbey Carpet & Floor is ready to help you with all of your flooring needs with the assurance you […]

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ADVANCED CONCRETE DESIGNS, INC.

| October 1, 2011
ADVANCED CONCRETE DESIGNS, INC.

When looking for creative ideas and a distinctive new look for your existing conrete, Advanced Concrete Designs, Inc. offers color, texture and design to complement any decor. Their stamped overlays are highly recommended for driveways, patios, pool decks, or any existing horizontal concrete surface. For more information and a free estimate, call ACD at 281-441-9888. www.advancedconcretedesigns.com

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PARAGON POOLS

| October 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
PARAGON POOLS

At Paragon Pools, they know how to create unique and amazing outdoor living. From exceptional design, materials and craftsmanship, visions burst into life. Let Paragon Pools turn your imagination into reality. Relax and start living your dream. 713-869-7946; www.paragonpool.com.

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MADDOX LANDSCAPING & CUSTOM POOLS

| October 1, 2011
MADDOX LANDSCAPING & CUSTOM POOLS

Team Maddox has been operating in Fort Bend County for over 25 years. Team Maddox specializes in landscape design and installation, complete lawn and landscape maintenance, custom gunite pools, waterfalls, drainage, irrigation, outdoor kitchens, arbors, mosquito control systems and fencing. How can Team Maddox exceed your expectations? 281-232-4100 www.maddoxlandscaping.com

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ALLIED OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS

| October 1, 2011
ALLIED OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS

Carvestone®, by Allied Outdoor Solutions, transforms your pool deck, driveway or patio, creating the beautiful look of stone without the hassle and expense of tear-out. Randy Lemmon, of 740KTRH’s GardenLine, an Allied customer himself, calls Carvestone® the “perfect solution and 100% customizable since it is carved and colored by hand.” 1-888-460-6079 www.BeautifyYourConcrete.com

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A-BEAR POOL INNOVATIONS

| October 1, 2011
A-BEAR POOL INNOVATIONS

A-Bear Pool Innovations specializes in custom gunite swimming pools, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, mosquito control, lighting, drainage and landscaping to create a beautiful backyard paradise for families. Family owned and operated makes a world of difference for personalized service. Their professional staff creates a custom and unique design for each and every customer. Whatever the design […]

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