Pumpkin Cheesecake by Chef Michael

Chef Michael and Patricia

  Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pumpkin Spice cream cheese topping     For the crust:   1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs 3 tbsp. Sugar 3 tbsp. butter, melted   Mix crumbs and sugar, add butter; press firmly onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.   For the Cheesecake:   5 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 – 15 oz. can 100% … [Read more...]

The 40th Anniversary of The Texas Renaissance Festival

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Yes, I’m super excited about Texas Ren Fest this year! It’s the 40th anniversary and they have spruced everything up and added a VERY special new event. There will be a Masquerade Ball! That’s right, an official ball for King Midas. Masks and costumes or formal attire are required. So don’t delay, get your costumes ready for the night of your life. This is the Texas Renaissance Festival like you’ve never experienced it before. King Midas’ Masquerade Ball will be held every … [Read more...]

Top Ten October 2014

Maritza Ortega

  Maritza Ortega is my newest Instructor at Kathryn C. Wheat School of Real Estate. She teaches a great Home Staging course that is full of all kinds of useful information for those getting ready to sell their home. She is available to Stage your home!       Sweet 3 Nail Lounge located in Katy, TX is unique in many ways. It's decorated with crystal chandeliers and features beautiful porcelain bowls for spa pedicures. You'll relax on couches with throw … [Read more...]

Altuzarra for Target

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      The lookbook for Altuzarra’s Target Collection just launched and I could not be more obsessed! What can best be described as a mixture between “Mick Jagger” and “an African safari,” this ready-to-wear collection is sure to be a hit. Unleash your inner rock star with the Red Velvet Tuxedo Pant, Embroidered Blouse and matching blazer. This entire ensemble is well within my bargainsta budget at only $147.97. The Structured Dress with Crane … [Read more...]

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...]

Throw Back Thursday

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  Anyone on Facebook has seen all of the funny and crazy #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) photos that are posted. I recently joined the fun by posting a photo of myself that was from about 20 years ago. I had super big Texas hair. Many people got a kick out of the photo and commented on all the hair. The interesting thing is that I also got many comments on how I looked in that photo. Some said that my skin looks better now, 20 years later! And no, I haven’t had a brow or lid lift or any … [Read more...]

Vacation Mode

The Dive group at Deep Blue in Cozumel

Many of you know I recently went on a much anticipated and greatly appreciated vacation. I feel so blessed to have been able to get away for 6 days. Vacation mode for me is super relaxed. I allowed myself to put away all the things I’m working on at home and just be. I slept, ate, went scuba diving, took in the beautiful scenery, ate and slept some more. Did I mention that I slept? I might have slept a lot. It was wonderful! I especially loved being under water again and seeing that … [Read more...]

Five Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Money Fit Kids

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In order for our kids to mature into adults with healthy financial habits, it is our job as parents to help them cultivate the mindset that will help them to master money and not allow money to master them. As we train our future leaders to make wise financial decisions, here are five do’s and don’ts for teaching kids at an early age about healthy money management. 1. Talk about money openly and honestly with your kids. Do not shy away from these important teaching opportunities. While … [Read more...]

Day of Savings

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When I encounter a sale, I feel lucky. When I have a day of savings, I’m on cloud nine. My “day of savings” began at Visible Changes in the West Oaks Mall in Houston, TX. I felt that it was time for a change. (It has been over a year since my last haircut.) Grant, my new go-to hairdresser, was phenomenal! He went through every cut, explaining what I was doing to damage my hair and how I should style my new locks. And the best part? It only cost me $35. Because I went with my … [Read more...]

Top Ten June 2014

Sandy Lawrence

    Sandy Lawrence is super sweet! She also happens to be the go-to person for all of your marketing needs. She is the owner of Perceptive Marketing and  a fellow Super Lady featured in the month of July!           Girly Go Garter is a sexy, safe alternative to carrying a purse when going out on the town or traveling. You can stash your money, keys, phone, lipstick or whatever in the handy little … [Read more...]