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Practical Meets Pretty

| August 1, 2010
Practical Meets Pretty

Container gardening is a great alternative for people who don’t have the time or space for a full garden or flower bed. Often, however, container gardeners may feel they have to choose between beauty and practicality. When you can only plant so many containers, what do you fill them with—flowers or veggies? “Both,” says container […]

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Sports & Fitness Injuries

| August 1, 2010
Sports & Fitness Injuries

While exercise is wonderful for health, people who exercise do run the risk of injury. Although exercise rarely triggers serious heart problems, they must be the first concern for everyone who works out. To protect yourself, get a check-up before you start a serious exercise program. Listen to your body for warning symptoms, such as […]

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Survival Guide for College Freshmen

| August 1, 2010
Survival Guide for College Freshmen

By Annie Hale Going from a senior in high school to a freshman at a college or university can be a difficult transition for many students. Here are some tips to help make that adjustment a little easier as well as several tips for all those first-time college parents. Get ready for the four (hopefully) […]

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Five Creative Tips for Packing Healthier School Lunches

| August 1, 2010
Five Creative Tips for Packing Healthier School Lunches

It’s that time of year again: back-to-school season. Amidst the jam-packed schedule of a child’s school day, it’s nice to know there is one area where parents make a difference—lunchtime. The mission is to create a nutritious lunch that your hungry kids will look forward to eating. To help, here are five creative tips to […]

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Fashion The Latest Trends

| August 1, 2010
Fashion The Latest Trends

Heart & Stone Custom Jewelry Made from 100 percent recycled silver, each piece is custom designed to the buyer’s specifications. Just go to the Web site and build your own custom piece with birthstone charms, names, personalized messages, etc. Perfect gift for the woman who has everything! www.heartandstonejewelry.com. * Born Purple A new addition to […]

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Unique Finds AUG 2010

| August 1, 2010

Pedestal Round Table Restoration Hardware’s handsomely distressed table is crafted of substantial pine timbers and supported by a hand-turned pedestal leg. From 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain. www.restorationhardware.com * Combination Machine This all-in-one machine from DeLonghi brews coffee and espresso simultaneously—10 cup drip coffee/4 cups espresso. Accuflavor dial chooses the strength of coffee and espresso. […]

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Beyond Brushing

| August 1, 2010
Beyond Brushing

Responsible oral health care goes beyond brushing to include the state of your gums, which are actually tissues that receive and transmit blood back to the heart. Any bacteria in your mouth may find its way to other tissues, your heart and internal organs via your circulatory system. Numerous studies have proven a direct link […]

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Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

| August 1, 2010
Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

Replacing older windows can increase a home’s resale value Now that summer is winding down and the days will be getting cooler, this might be a good time to tackle that home improvement project you’ve been dreaming about. Because of the slow real estate market that the country has been in for the past year, […]

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It’s A Red Story. And blue and green, grey and orange, purple too!

| August 1, 2010

More and more celebrity de­signers are entering the home interiors market with their own brands of fabrics, furniture and accessories, so don’t be surprised this fall to see home interior and clothing fabrics drawing inspiration from each other. Trends in home interiors—color, texture, shape, pattern and prints—have always been linked to fashion, just not as […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2010

| August 1, 2010

If He’s Not the One, Who Is? In this wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee break-up book, women will get the jolt needed to move on and find their real Mr. Right. By first examining the mistakes of past failed relationships and getting up the nerve to date again, If He’s Not the One, Who Is? isn’t just about drying […]

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Bear Mountain

| August 1, 2010

On the sunny southern tip of Vancouver Island sits the historic Cana­dian capital city of Victoria, British Colum­bia, consistently one of Condé Nast Traveler’s most livable places. Truly, the place is fantastic due to its magnificent natural beauty and its allure as a cosmopolitan, yet quaintly historic cultural destination. Only 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, […]

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Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing

| August 1, 2010
Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing

How did a Houston cardiologist with a passion for wine propel himself into the perfect Napa Valley winery setup? It certainly wasn ’t all planned, and much of it was simply good fortune. After finding a promising 7-acre plot in the Napa Valley in 1997, Dr. Madaiah Revana asked a famous vineyard manager, Jim Barbour, […]

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BMW 750Li and Toyota Sienna

| August 1, 2010

BMW 750Li The 7 series is well and truly the flagship of the BMW marque. This large sedan is offered in many iterations ranging from the “base” 740i with a starting MSRP of only $77,000 to the 760Li V12 road eater whose beginning price is $137K! Hybrid and all-wheel drive versions are also available. Our […]

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Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home

| July 1, 2010
Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home

Craig Smith and wife, Amy, weren’t looking to purchase a new home, but there it was, a two-story vision in East Shore, reminiscent of the grand homes you’d find in the New Orleans Garden District. What’s more, it captured magnificent views of a nearby park.

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Cy-Fair Events July 2010

| July 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Events July 2010

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS ZING, ZANG, ZOOM The mystery of magic and the mastery of skill will leave audiences spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Zing, Zang, Zoom, a mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no illusion. Magical Zingmaster Alex and his assistant, the alluring Levitytia, lead audiences […]

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

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

Lone Star College-CyFair’s Officer Michael Tymniak has been recognized as a local hero at the recent college’s “Salute to Law Enforcement” event. Officer Tymniak was one of six honored at the May 1 event kicking off National Police Week. LSC-CyFair’s Police Captain Ben Russell nominated this local hero because he said Officer Tymniak demonstrates the […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students July 2010

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

CY CREEK STUDENTS WIN AIA HOUSTON COMPETITION – In their first year competing in the American Institute of Architects Michael G. Meyers Design & Schol­arship Comp­etition of Houston, the students of Cypress Creek High School rose to the challenge, winning first place in group projects among more than 100 entries competing. Students Elliott Joern and […]

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Around Cy-Fair July 2010

| July 1, 2010
Around Cy-Fair July 2010

NAM HONORED WITH PINNACLE AWARD. Northwest Assistance Ministries received the Pinnacle Award at the Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence luncheon. The BBB Awards for Excellence recognizes businesses and nonprofits for its achievements and commitment to overall excellence and quality in the workplace. The Pinnacle Award is the BBB’s highest honor. Proceeds from the event […]

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Griffin’s Army, Local community joins forces to help a young boy fight cancer

| July 1, 2010
Griffin’s Army, Local community joins forces to help a young boy fight cancer

From an outsider’s perspective, the group of almost 500 people at the Langham Creek YMCA on May 24 may have appeared to be just a small, casual gathering of strangers coming together to celebrate a sporting event or participating in after-school care. In reality, they were an army and a force to be reckoned with. […]

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Celebrations Cypress Style

| July 1, 2010
Celebrations Cypress Style

Americans have always enjoyed a celebration, whether it is a birthday, a wedding in the family, or something much larger, such as the birthday of the United States of America. Fourth of July celebrations from one end of America to the other have varied in cuisine as well as celebration activities. Celebrations in the Cypress […]

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