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Discoveries Nov 2015

| November 1, 2015
Discoveries Nov 2015

NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN PEONY PLATE This Oscar de la Renta for The New York Botanical Garden salad plate features a peony print Oscar handpicked from the Garden’s private collection of rare 18th and 19th century botanical books. Instantly refresh your table by

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A Centerpiece Worth Celebrating

| November 1, 2015
A Centerpiece Worth Celebrating

Nothing brings family and friends together quite like a full holiday meal menu. Whether creating an entire festive feast from scratch or looking for a tasty dish to take and share, these dishes aim to fill up the table and keep the seats around it full as well. From a tender, juicy attractive main dish […]

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Cy-Fair Business Nov 2015

| November 1, 2015
Cy-Fair Business Nov 2015

HAIRGROVE ART TEACHER GRETCHEN BELL NAMED YOUTH ART MONTH VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT Hairgrove Elementary School art teacher Gretchen Bell was voted the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) vice president-elect of Youth Art Month, scheduled for March 2016. Bell was among several TAEA leaders recently elected for a 2015-2017 term of office. In her new role, she […]

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Book Reviews November 2015

| November 1, 2015
Book Reviews November 2015

  THE PIT STOP Plants from Pits by Holly Farrell shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables from pits that you might otherwise toss into the trash. Farrell offers guidance to growing more than 30 plants in all, both indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This guide covers topics […]

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The Venice of the Yucatan

| November 1, 2015
The Venice of the Yucatan

Mayakoba offers eco-friendly family fun in Riviera Maya By Elizabeth Anthony Mayakoba is located in romantic and picturesque Riviera Maya, Mexico’s foremost beach destination fronting the Caribbean Sea and only a short 40-minute drive from Cancun International Airport. Along this coast, home to the second-largest coral reef in the world, Mayakoba is distinctive for being […]

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Wines from Around the World

| November 1, 2015
Wines from Around the World

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile In 1980, at an International Wine and Food Society Convention, I was able to taste through hundreds of the best wines of Australia and New Zealand, and I published one of the first comprehensive reviews in the U.S about the two in Moody’s Wine Review. In the article, […]

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Ford Mustang and Jeep Renegade

| November 1, 2015
Ford Mustang and Jeep Renegade

Starting Price $24,000 By Kelly Foss mycardata.com Ford Mustang It’s no small thing that the Ford Mustang turns 50 this year. As America’s “pony car,” the Mustang has come to symbolize freedom and the open road and has inspired generations of car-loving enthusiasts around the world. With all that heritage behind it, what could Ford […]

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Hill Country Style With a French Twist

| October 1, 2015
Hill Country Style With a French Twist

Award-winning home showcases the outdoors with a fusion of style A couple married for 30 years who had lived in their house for 23 years felt that they and their teenage sons had outgrown their 50-year-old ranch-style home. After a year of searching the housing market in their neighborhood, they found the perfect spot only […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR October 2015

| October 1, 2015
Happenings in CY-FAIR October 2015

NAM FAMILY VIOLENCE CENTER TO RAISE AWARENESS IN OCTOBER Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) and its Family Violence Center, along with domestic violence programs across the country, have set aside the month of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For the average 121 Texas women who die each year due to violence in their relationships, […]

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Lamkin ES ‘Pays it Forward” by Adopting CFISD Police Department

| October 1, 2015
Lamkin ES ‘Pays it Forward” by  Adopting CFISD Police Department

Campus Shows Support In Unique Partnership On Sept. 11, National First Res­ponders Day, Lamkin Elementary School principal Gale Parker and members of her staff surprised the CFISD Police Department during morning roll call to officially adopt the department by entering into an Adopt-A-School partnership. “We are so excited to be able to give back after […]

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Online Quilt Auction to Raise Funds For Ovarian Cancer Research And Awareness

| October 1, 2015
Online Quilt Auction to Raise Funds For Ovarian Cancer Research And Awareness

By Mara Soloway Photos By Shawn Green and Barbara Lynn After several successful online quilt auctions in previous years, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is again holding an online quilt auction with donations of quilted artistry. Since 2008, MD Anderson has held an online quilt auction to benefit its Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer […]

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Howl-O-Ween Returns to Bridgeland Oct. 24

| October 1, 2015
Howl-O-Ween Returns to Bridgeland Oct.  24

Seventh Annual Canine Event To Also Feature Feline Entertainment Crowds, canines and… cats? The seventh annual Howl-O-Ween Fest at Bridgeland is mixing it up on Saturday, October 24 as one of the event’s headlining performers brings along its pack of circus-trained felines. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oak Meadow Park, 17730 House Hahl […]

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When Trial and Error Become Art

| October 1, 2015
When Trial and Error Become Art

Mixed Media Artist Amanda Armistead Finds Success In Houston Area By Elizabeth Anthony Amanda Armistead took her first art class — one in ceramics — in 1976 at the local junior college. She couldn’t know at its beginning that misfortune would soon befall her. She worked very hard all semester hand-building, glazing and firing 20 […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Chloe & Cody

| October 1, 2015
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br>  Chloe & Cody

Chloe Potter and Cody Duffy grew up 30 minutes from each other, but didn’t meet until a mutual friend introduced them at Texas A&M University.

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now
October 2015

| October 1, 2015
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now <br>October 2015</br>

  Burakuyan-Bold geometric shapes are taken into a third dimension through contrasted materials. burakuyan.com

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Furniture and Interior Design Trends — A Fusion of Styles

| October 1, 2015
Furniture and Interior Design Trends — A Fusion of Styles

Each year, we are treated to a host of trends, many based on offerings from elite brands and top design experts. Here are some defining furniture and interior accents that can be incorporated into our living spaces.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Dumpster or No Dumpster™?

| October 1, 2015
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Dumpster or No Dumpster™?

Lori Verderame on Google+ Dr. Lori, Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery channel.   Visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, Lori Verderame on Google+or call (888) 431-1010. By Lori Verderame The back-to-school items edition Dumpster or No Dumpster™ is a game I developed and play with […]

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Transform your Backyard

| October 1, 2015
Transform your Backyard

Follow the trends to transform your backyard By Merry Wise Trends in swimming pools, spas and the entire outdoor living scene have changed. What used to be considered “just a backyard” has been transforming to an outdoor room space for total enjoyment. From sophisticated sleek to wooded retreat, the trends in design, updates in technology […]

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