Recipe: Caramel Cake with Hazelnut Praline Topping

Recipes

My parents recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary and I was determined to create a special treat in celebration of it. Between their very differing tastes and dietary restrictions it was a challenging task. I finally ended up combining several different recipes and modifying them to simplify suit my needs. The results were more than satisfactory. This is a heavy … Read More

Daylight Saving + 6 Items Home Owners Should Check Besides Clocks

Daylight Savings is upon us this weekend, that wonderful time of year when you have to pry your kids out of bed an hour early and they’re grumpy for a week. You wouldn’t think one little hour could cause so much discontent. One thing is clear, whoever invented Daylight Savings Time didn’t have small children. As we contemplated setting our … Read More

Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Less Stuff

Domestology

by Laura Jane Kilgore — Are you familiar with that feeling of trudging through life with all your worldly possessions strapped to your back? Are you tired of that feeling and ready for a little freedom? Well, there’s no easier way to simplify life than to ditch stuff. I recently complete a major downsize from a three-bedroom house to a … Read More

6 Ways To Beautify Your Home With Glass & Mirrors

At some point every homeowner has wondered how to repair a corroded bathroom mirror, or whether there’s a way to protect your beautiful hardwood table from scratches and water damage. This past week we decided to ask the experts at Northwest Glass & Mirror for their advice on how to improve, protect, and maintain your home. Here’s what they told … Read More

Home Sales Boom In Cypress, Katy, Tomball, Magnolia Areas

Neighborhoods in Northwest Houston continue to boom despite the dismal energy industry slump. In November, single family home sales were up nearly 23% compared with a year ago. That’s the largest monthly increase in years! Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, … Read More

8 Healthy & Easy Ways To Cope With Texas Summer Heat

The first day of summer has come and gone. But let’s be honest, it has felt like summer in Houston for MONTHS. And thanks to all the rain, it’s also been incessantly humid. So, here are a few easy and cheap ways to stay cool (and keep the kids cool too) while you’re out and about. If you have additional … Read More

Tomball Farmer’s Market Announces New Vendors

Nestled right in the heart of downtown, the Tomball Farmer’s Market is a fun and unique outing for the whole family. Open every Saturday, you’ll enjoy strolling through stands of fresh locally grown vegetables and fruit, locally raised organic meats, raw honey, and home made jellies, jams, salsas, and other specialty creations. You’ll even find handcrafted pottery, carpentry, gorgeous floral arrangements, and vivacious … Read More

Mercer Botanic Gardens March Mart Plant Sale: March 18-19

Mercer Gardens Japanese Apricot Flowers

If you live in North Houston and haven’t visited Mercer Gardens yet, you are not letting your inner-gardener truly live. It is an absolutely beautiful oasis of artfully ordered nature. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, Mercer is an ideal spot for family photos (or graduation photos if you haven’t gotten those done yet). Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman … Read More

Home Improvement: 3 DIY Ways A Little Color Can Maximize Curb Appeal

Our friends over at 1st Choice Roofing are experts in home repair, improvement, and renovation. The following article shares some simple, cost effective, DIY ways you can beautify your home using color: Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, … Read More

Home DIY Tips: Prepare Your House For Winter This Autumn

by Martin Morales, owner of 1st Choice Roofing & Construction As a roofing and construction contractor, we enjoy the opportunity to help a lot of people. Sometimes we help repair or replace an old or storm-damaged roof. Other times we’re building-on an outdoor kitchen or remodeling a home interior. But sometimes we see repair issues that possibly could have been … Read More

Home Decor Inspiration From Gallery Furniture in Houston

My husband and I recently toured Gallery Furniture in hope of getting some decorating and design inspiration for our home. I gotta tell you, that store has changed over the last decade. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still family owned and Texan to the core, but they’ve really stepped up the quality and style of their inventory. It’s gorgeous! Check … Read More

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture To Gift 30 Houston Flood Victims “Housefuls of Furniture”

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture has pledged to give 30 Houstonians whose homes were flooded during recent storms free furniture for their entire house! Enter your friends ASAP! The following announcement was posted to Jim’s Facebook page: Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, … Read More

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants That LOVE Growing in Houston

Playing in the backyard or lounging on the patio should be fun. Not a bite-fest. Ward off those pesky Houston mosquitoes (you know, the giant ones that actually sting when they bite you and leave itchy welts behind) naturally with the plants you plant in your garden beds and flower pots. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist … Read More