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Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring

| December 1, 2010
Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring

Are you choosing floor décor for a new house or renovating an existing one? As you figure out what you want underfoot, trying to decide among today’s vast array of choices may well floor you! Here’s an overview of just some of the exciting options popular now in hard surfaces, from classic wood to “green” […]

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Bathroom Renaissance Add pizzazz and personal style with decorative fixtures

| December 1, 2010
Bathroom Renaissance Add pizzazz and personal style with decorative fixtures

Turning water on has never been so fun! The latest bathroom faucet designs offer many choices among modern, Asian-inspired, transitional, traditional and creative styles. You can save water and create a special mood just by changing out the fixtures in your bathroom — and, they won’t make you feel like you’re washing your hands under […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2010

| December 1, 2010
Book Reviews Dec 2010

Farm Chicks Christmas In The Farm Chicks Christmas, Serena Thompson, Country Living contributing editor, shows you how to add special touches to make your celebrations merry and bright. From handcrafted decorations, to vintage collectibles, to homemade treats, this charming new book covers everything including tree trimming and decorating ideas, giftwrapping tips and holiday recipes. _________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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Intimate, Elegant Island Experience-Cozumel

| December 1, 2010
Intimate, Elegant Island Experience-Cozumel

A vibrant land steeped in rich Mayan history with artifacts and ruins that date to the first millennium; an island boasting beautiful beaches that bedazzle, charm that dives deep into the blue waters and floats magically among the second largest coral reef in the world; a tranquil oasis, abundant with warm hospitality, lavish luxury and […]

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Winning Winter Reds

| December 1, 2010
Winning Winter Reds

HOLIDAY GIFT WINES FROM $19 TO $90 Westside Red TROUBLEMAKER Paso Robles – This multi-vintage red is made with Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache from the Hope Family Vineyard. Check out the winemaker Austin Hope at www.westsidered.com. Great all-purpose red and perfect with a beef stew in October. Four thousand cases produced. $19 Niner Syrah Bootjack […]

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See the new Hyundai Sonata and Mazda2

| December 1, 2010
See the new Hyundai Sonata and Mazda2

Hyundai Sonata Hyundai has taken a back-door approach to accessing the Amer ican automotive market. Ori gin ally, they just copied other successful models and sold them at a lower price with longer warranties. Then they began adding more features than the competitors and improving quality. Now in an outlandish move, they are taking the […]

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The Magic of Christmas

| November 22, 2010
The Magic of Christmas

In many homes, it just wouldn’t seem like Christmas without a lot of hustle and bustle as families get ready for the holidays: cards to be addressed and mailed, gifts to be bought, parties and menus to be planned, and a tree to be set up and decorated. Decorating trees at Christmas time became a […]

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The Magic Box

| November 1, 2010
The Magic Box

A wondrous concoction of light and space make up this modern Oak Estates home Mahesh and Devika Ramchandani were on a mission when they trekked to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth a few years back. Yes, the art was wonderful, but they weren’t interested in that on this particular day. At the suggestion […]

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Cy-Fair Events November 2010

| November 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Events November 2010

HOUSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER BEGINNING NOV 26 Featuring glorious scenery and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley, Ben Stevenson’s breathtaking production of The Nutcracker is, in the words of The Houston Chronicle, “the crown jewel of holiday entertainment.” Set in 19th century Germany, the ballet opens at a charming Christmas party at which the […]

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Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry November 2010

| November 1, 2010
Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry November 2010

Check out our upcoming Social events, and enjoy making a difference in the community.

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students November 2010

| November 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students November 2010

JERSEY VILLAGE AFJROTC DISPLAYS COLORS AT ASTROS GAME – The Jersey Village High School Air Force Junior ROTC color guard presented colors during the national anthem for one of the Houston Astros baseball games. The four cadets representing Jersey Village were: Lt. Col. Michael McIlhenny, senior; Maj. Sean Crain, senior; 1st Lt. Colby McCord, junior; […]

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Around Cy-Fair November 2010

| November 1, 2010
Around Cy-Fair November 2010

BRIDGELAND WOWS CROWDS DURING NATURE FEST. Crowds gathered to see frisbee-catching canines, circus-performing birds and a waterskiing squirrel during Bridgeland’s Nature Fest, which attracted nearly 5,000 people, topping last year’s record. Amid all the nature-themed fun, the event also raised funds for two local charities — the Katy Prairie Conservancy and Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris […]

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Cy-Fair Business Briefs November 2010

| November 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Business Briefs November 2010

Donna Benotti, Cy-Fair High School’s head volleyball and girls’ golf coach, has been selected by The Texas Girls Coaches Association as its first vice president for the 2010-11 school year. Benotti served the TGCA — the largest association for coaches of girls’ athletics in the nation — as second vice president in 2009-10. “I wanted […]

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Copperfield Estates Helps Homeless Veterans

| November 1, 2010
Copperfield Estates Helps Homeless Veterans

Residents create quilts for first Annual Quilt Show Copperfield Estates Retirement Community held its first annual Quilt Show and Veteran Fundraiser. In addition to seeing beautiful hand-sewn quilts, attendees were encouraged to bring a donation or buy a raffle ticket for a quilt to support the DeGeorge House shelter for homeless veterans. A truckload of […]

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Holiday Cranberries Versatile berries go beyond simple sauce

| November 1, 2010
Holiday Cranberries Versatile berries go beyond simple sauce

Celebrating the holidays means celebrating with food. You’ll be digging out old family recipes, scouring magazines and newspapers for new menu items, hosting or attending cookie exchange parties and scheduling entire days around “the big meal.” Most families have their favorite menu items — from turkey to cranberry sauce. But many of these ingredients can […]

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Giftable Holiday Goodies

| November 1, 2010
Giftable Holiday Goodies

Homemade cookies and candy make delectable gifts Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like sharing some homemade goodies with friends and neighbors. Creamy, chocolaty fudge is always a hit and it’s so easy to make. Cookies are great too. This recipe for lemon cookies has just the right amount of bright, lemony flavor that balances beautifully […]

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Fall Faves Nov 2010

| November 1, 2010
Fall Faves Nov 2010

Gisele Dress in the Brewster Blue Tickle My Tassel. Silk twill has never looked so good in printed Lilly. Punch Pink and Brewster Blue, the color palette is up to you.  www.lillypulitzer.com

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Unique Finds Nov 2010

| November 1, 2010
Unique Finds Nov 2010

Parisian Macarons from Little Oven Macarons Little Oven Macarons, created by Anna-Marie Farrier, a student of French pastry, are gorgeous, delicious and perfect for any occasion. These luscious macarons make the perfect gift or elegant favor for weddings or special occasions. They will transport you to Paris with every bite. _________________________________________________________________________________ Macadamia Bowls from Husque […]

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Born of Necessity

| November 1, 2010
Born of Necessity

Early settlers in Cypress and elsewhere learned very quickly as they worked their farms the truth of the old adage, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  They needed faster, less work-intensive ways of dealing with the bountiful crops they often grew. Consider a really good corn crop. Fresh corn on the cob was wonderful for […]

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Making Friends with Food

| November 1, 2010
Making Friends with Food

A nutritionist can help you cook for better health Many advances in modern medicine have occurred over the past hundred years or so, but some of the greatest advances in the recent past have been in the relationship between nutrition and the human body. Nature’s ability to heal us has always been available. However, because […]

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Bring Life Back into the Kitchen

| November 1, 2010
Bring Life Back into the Kitchen

Quartz And Solid Surfaces Lead The Pack With Style And Durability When homeowners remodel they often look to upgrade the kitchen first. Since the kitchen is usually the gathering place within a home and used for much more then heating up leftovers or scrambling eggs for breakfast, it’s an obvious choice for a facelift when […]

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New Generation of Appliances Offer Convenience, Conservation and Cleanliness

| November 1, 2010
New Generation of Appliances Offer Convenience, Conservation and Cleanliness

Shop around before you buy Creating a healthy home environment is one of the hottest topics today. Another is reducing the carbon footprint, and a third is cocooning. The healthy home can be defined as a combination of environmental consciousness, safety awareness and overall cleanliness or hygienic conditions, not to mention the positive emotional impact […]

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