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Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors

| January 1, 2014
Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors

How To Build Up Your “Color Confidence Quotient”   If your CCQ (Color Confidence Quotient!) is modest but you’d like to boost it by learning more about color placement basics, consider the rules of thumb below, from the color professionals at Sherwin-Williams. However, if you’re sure of your personal style, feel free to break the […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
A Big Mistake on eBay

| January 1, 2014
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> A Big Mistake on eBay

Every one of us has at some point found ourselves with an old bottle in our hands — some older than others. I get questions about how to tell a valuable bottle from a cheap one all the time. I wrote this article based on a cautionary tale that I heard recently.

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The Best in Bathroom Design Winners
from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

| January 1, 2014
The Best in Bathroom Design Winners <br>from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Glass in all its glory — hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in the 2013 Design Comp­etition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners in this annual contest were revealed at an exclusive Design Competition Awards event in New Orleans, during the 2013 Kitchen […]

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the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Jan 2014

MY FAVORITE :

Funny Cats Choir
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR
CYPRESS AND THE CYPRESS TREES

| January 1, 2014
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR </br> CYPRESS AND THE CYPRESS TREES

By Jane Ledbetter The question is often asked: “How did the town of Cypress get its name? Was it because of Cypress trees growing here?” That question has yet to be answered. We know there were Cypress trees along the bayous and creeks in the Houston area, but the name “Cypress” was in existence when […]

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Around Cy-Fair Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
Around Cy-Fair Jan 2014

TOWNE LAKE DONATES SITE FOR WOUNDED VETERAN’S HOME. Ground has broken on a new home for wounded veteran Marine Cpl. Raul Olivares and his family in The Greene at Towne Lake. Caldwell Companies donated the home site and Houston-based Helping a Hero (HAH) is partnering with Chesmar Homes to build a new home for the wounded veteran. […]

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MD Anderson Expert Shares Risks of Using Alternative Tobacco Products

| January 1, 2014
MD Anderson Expert Shares Risks of Using Alternative Tobacco Products

Tobacco Targets Kids: Cigars, E-Cigarettes And Hookahs Just one cigarette puff can become a lasting problem for teens. More than 80 percent of daily adult smokers begin smoking before age 18, and today, nearly one in four high school seniors smoke some form of tobacco. The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars advertising products like […]

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Beauty IS Skin Deep

| January 1, 2014
Beauty IS Skin Deep

Dermal Fillers Offer Similar Benefits To A Facelift Without The Expense And Downtime By Judy Latta Mark Twain once said that “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” That actually is true in a literal sense, but let’s be honest, most of us don’t consider wrinkles to be a welcome sign of a happy […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2014

CFISD MARCHING BANDS EARN DIVISION I RATINGS AT REGION 27 CONTEST Eight high school marching bands earned Division I ratings at the UIL Region 27 Marching Contest. Hosted by CFISD with the assistance of the Cypress Ranch High School Boosters, the regional marching contest was the largest hosted by CFISD to date. CFISD high school […]

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Discoveries Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
Discoveries Jan 2014

ROBERT KUO SHAN TABLE LAMP Rich in history, new in execution: skilled artisans trained in the craft of carving Chinese black marble, Qing Shi to create the Shan Table Lamps by hand.  Stone carvers use centuries-old techniques to create intricate geographic patterns, which are meant to represent the mountains. Calling upon ancient Chinese history, Shan, […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
Book Reviews Jan 2014

KITTENHOOD Kittenhood: Life-size Portraits of Kittens in Their First 12 Weeks by award-winning photographer Sara Beth Ernhart focuses on 25 pure- and mixed-breed kittens during their adorable early weeks. One hundred engaging photographs show all the details theat make kittens so irresistible. The first spread shows a full, life-size photo with brief text. The second […]

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Start the New Year With Great Vino

| January 1, 2014
Start the New Year With Great Vino

And don’t save the champagne just for special occasions By Denman Moody TheAdvancedOenophile.com Bubbly: For many, no  matter what their level of wine knowledge, the sound of a Champagne cork popping engenders surprise, excitement and the expectation of something good to follow.  They’re right, only it’s a shame that this wonderful product is reserved primarily […]

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Toyota Tundra / Honda Odyssey

| January 1, 2014
Toyota Tundra / Honda Odyssey

Toyota has made its mark and distinguished itself in the truck market is by applying Toyota’s expertise in vehicle reliability to pickup trucks.

Honda’s confidence is well placed as the Odyssey routinely wins minivan comparison tests and customer preference awards.

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Merry Manor

| December 1, 2013
Merry Manor

For more than two decades, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CASA) has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in the area’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support their programs and to offer holiday inspiration to visitors who then take the great ideas back home into their own decor. The 2012 tour

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Happenings Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Happenings Dec 2013

HOUSTON HEIGHTS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR, BEGINNING DEC 6 The 2013 Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour, “In the New Old-Fashioned Way,” is set for Dec. 6-7 and the “Rockin’ Holiday Party” will be held Dec. 5. The Tour provides a rare opportunity to look inside five unique spaces that reflect the rich Houston Heights architectural tradition […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Brittany & Travis

| December 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Brittany & Travis

photography by Katy Lamb Photography B rittany Ann Machacek, a track athlete, and Travis Bradshaw, a football player, fell in love at Cy-Fair High School as sophomores. Over the next eight years they “grew up” (and grew closer) while pursuing their beloved sports and college diplomas. Brittany graduated from Texas A & M with a Bachelor […]

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Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry Dec 2013

Salute to the Stars • Red rubies and White Diamonds • Veteran’s Day Celebration • Liberty Path

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Fashion
HOLIDAY STATEMENTS Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Fashion </br>HOLIDAY STATEMENTS Dec 2013

Holiday Statements from Missoni, Lanvin, Tory Burch, and more.

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Cy-Fair Business Briefs Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Cy-Fair Business Briefs Dec 2013

ELIZABETH WOOD Elizabeth Wood, the associate principal at Cypress Falls High School, was named the new principal for Salyards Middle School. Wood replaces Jill Smith, who was named the director of human resources for professional staffing and employee relations. Wood has served as the associate principal at Cypress Falls for five years. Prior to that […]

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