It’s Time!

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Wow! I know we’re all asking ourselves where did the summer go? Everyone is scrambling to get their kids ready to head back to school for another year of growing and learning. Tax-free weekend means it’s time to start grabbing up the last bit of what is needed to go back into the classroom. You’ll inevitably fight crowds in parking lots and malls all over town trying to get everything crossed off of your list. It’s only the beginning of another crazy school year. Many of you are just … [Read more...]

2014 FIFA World Cup

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Once every 4 years, average Americans turn into soccer fans. Yes, I know some of you are REAL fans. It’s just that most of us are sort of fair weather fans. My son played soccer when he was young but as he got older, American football and pole vaulting took most of his time. As I sat watching the match between USA and Portugal, I was so confused. I couldn’t remember what the rules were! Then I remembered a Facebook post from a friend that claimed to help people like me understand the … [Read more...]

Floral prints

Floral Print

Spring is here! And that means floral prints will be in full bloom. At Loft, be sure to check out the Poppy Print Henley Blouse. This top is easy to wear and will brighten up your wardrobe at only $59.50. (For a limited time, take an additional 40% off by joining the Loft Friends & Family email list.) The Floral Jacquard Skirt from White House | Black Market is a more classic way to wear the floral trend. This high-waisted skirt is flattering on both your figure and your pocketbook … [Read more...]

Top 5 Interior Trends for 2014

Modern Interior Design in Bright Colors

  Black and White Decoration Refined form in interior decoration can be manifested in many ways. One of the best ways to do that is by combining graphics with minimalism, which is very popular this season. A modern interior includes much more than just modern furniture. The most important aspect is combining shapes, colors, and materials. Interior decoration experts have agreed that for 2014, a black and white decor makes for a perfect basis. Experts warn that while … [Read more...]

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

  It’s that time of year again!  Many cities have their own events in which they are proud of but I bet none of them are on such a grand scale that boosts the economy, gives back and impacts so many lives as much as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo does for Houston and our fellow Texans.   In 1931 it was originally named “The Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition” and more than 80 years later it has grown with such magnitude.  Today the Houston Rodeo … [Read more...]

Holiday Pajamas

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  Holiday pajamas are taking center stage this Christmas season and now you too can take part in a new tradition. For the bargainista on a budget, Target has everything you will need to deck the halls and fill up those stockings this year. I love the look of the Gilligan & O'Malley Women's Satin Pajama Set. And for only $18.74, who could resist? (This price is only available online.) These pajamas come in four colors and are perfect for the fashionistas in your family. My … [Read more...]

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday …….

Black Friday shoe department

It’s that time of year again when we tend to go to herculean lengths to shop for the holidays. For the last few years I have avoided getting caught up in the craziness of the holiday madness but this year I actually ventured out to the mall on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Cindy and I were in the shoe department of Macy’s and I tell you there were shoes flying everywhere. The sales people were overwhelmed with requests. Boxes were stacked up several feet high everywhere you could see. Cindy … [Read more...]

Texas Renaissance Festival

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      It's that time of year again! We know we have told you about how much we love going to The Texas Renaissance Festival. In fact, we have even done a video or 2 about it. It's a place to let your hair down, enjoy the outdoors and take a BIG step back in time. We have had the honor of riding in the parade with the King and Queen, interviewing those crazy and hilarious guys from Sound and Fury, and partaking in the scrumptious food and drink that are offered. Shopping for … [Read more...]

Miley Who?

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I am a glass half full person. I don't want to talk about someone who jumped about on stage and how awful it was....so I will point out some young women who have made their families proud and have done things to make the world a better place. Natalie - A NYC actress who studied in London. While at the conservatory she worked multiple jobs to cover her housing and education expenses. An advocate for missing children for many years, she would share her knowledge regarding missing children to … [Read more...]

It’s Back to School and Tears Will be Shed

Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Parents and children are putting away the last vestiges of summer and preparing for the school year ahead. Whether they will be going to pre-school or college, kids and parents alike are feeling an array of emotions as the first day of school draws near. Schedules will change no doubt but other, more bittersweet transformations are sure to come.   My children are grown now so it’s easier for me to look back and see this much more clearly. The end of … [Read more...]