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Dazzling Windows – New trends in window shades

| July 1, 2010
Dazzling Windows – New trends in window shades

One of the simplest—and most inexpensive—ways to refresh a room’s décor is to update the window treatment. After all, when we enter a room for the first time, our eyes are naturally drawn to the windows, which is why they often serve as the focal point for a room’s design theme. One of the most […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2010

| July 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jul 2010

Front Yard Gardens Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass, Second Edition is an inspiring treasure-trove of ideas to start and grow a fabulous front yard. Author Liz Primeau explores the history of lawn and our attachment to it, and profiles 75 front yard gardens from across North America in a variety of growing zones. […]

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Mexico Made Easy – Cabo San Lucas

| July 1, 2010

AllAboutCabo.com and Cabo San Lucas Villas take the guess work out of your getaway

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Decant It and Let It “Breathe”? The facts might surprise you

| July 1, 2010

In May 1977, my late friend Alexis Bespaloff published “A Corking New Wine Theory” in New York Magazine. In blind tastings with Robert Mondavi, Paul Draper of Ridge Winery, Alexis Lichine of Bordeaux Chateau Prieuré-Lichine, Kevin Zraly, cellarmaster at Windows on the World Restaurant and author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, and […]

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Mini Cooper & Honda Crosstour

| July 1, 2010

MINI When the British Mini car company was purchased by BMW, the car received the full Teutonic engineering treatment. That meant transforming the iconic car from an ultra-light micro vehicle with sliding side windows and 13-inch wheels to something more substantial, all the while retaining its unique “‘Mini’ness.” As impossible a task as that might […]

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A Louisiana State of Mind

| June 1, 2010

CREOLE INFLUENCE DEFINES THIS HOME WITH SOUTHERN CHARM Kelly and Matt Malatesta need look no further than their familiar stomping ground in Louisiana to find inspiration for their home. “I’m pretty much crazy about all things Louisiana,” says Kelly, who met her husband while the two attended Louisiana State University.

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

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

Save the Date June 5: Allesandra’s Angels Craft Show and Silent Auction benefiting Pediatric Melanoma Research at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at Bridgeland Lakeland Activity Center. Visit www.bridgelandlife.com for more information. June 18: 3rd Annual Eric Bassett Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament and the “No Clubs, No Spikes…No Problem” Dinner/Auction Fundraiser at Houston National […]

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Cy-Fair Events June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Events June 2010

Classy Chassis Concours d’ Elegance JUNE 13 Car enthusiasts from coast to coast are gearing up for the 7th annual Classy Chassis Concours d’ Elegance set for June 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the floor of Reliant Stadium in Houston. Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children Houston/Galveston, the vintage car show will showcase more than […]

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Cy-Fair ISD Students Serve on Habitat Projects

| June 1, 2010
Cy-Fair ISD Students Serve on Habitat Projects

VOLUNTEERS HELP FAMILIES IN NEED Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students are branching out to the community through the Northwest Harris County branch of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization devoted to building simple, decent and affordable housing. Student groups from Cy-Fair, Cypress Woods and Cypress Ranch high schools conducted projects during the spring. The Cypress Ranch Key […]

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New Ways to Enjoy Texas Grapefruits

| June 1, 2010

This sweet variety is sure to add a new twist to any recipe. We all know it is important to eat fruits and veggies, but just why is Texas citrus so healthy? The Texas grapefruit is fat free, cholesterol free, contains dietary fiber, is high in vitamins A and C and contains lycopene. The Rio […]

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Dads & Grads

| June 1, 2010
Dads & Grads

Best Steakhouse in Cypress Salinas Steakhouse & Grille Salinas Churrascaria is NOW OPEN. This is a South American Steak House serving food the “Rodizio” style, where waiters move from table to table carrying skewers of meat from which they slice portions for their guests. Salinas serves up to 12 different cuts of meats, including beef, pork, lamb […]

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Celebrations Cypress Style

| June 1, 2010
Celebrations Cypress Style

Charles did not speak German, and Annie did not speak much, if any, English. Somehow, though, he communicated to her that he wanted her for his wife.

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An Interview with an Artisan

| June 1, 2010
An Interview with an Artisan

Local jewelry artist Cara Ellison Halbirt discusses the links in her chain Q: Cara, you have a jewelry making business. Is this something you have always done? A: I can’t pretend that making jewelry was a life-long goal of mine. I’m a “Let’s Give This a Try and See What Happens” kind of girl. In […]

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Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

| June 1, 2010

Wood and wood look-alikes go with any style Wood floors give a house a warm and cozy feel that just can’t be duplicated by vinyl or even carpet. Or can it? For many, a laminate floor is the perfect answer for an authentic wood look without the cost of wood or damage to forests. The […]

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Students Place in Texas Science Olympiad

| June 1, 2010
Students Place in Texas Science Olympiad

Cypress Woods students qualify for nationals The Cypress Woods High School Science Olympiad team highlighted the district’s state qualifiers at the Texas Science Olympiad by placing second overall in the High School division to qualify for nationals. “To compete at such a high level so early in a program’s existence really shows the dedication and […]

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From Addict at 10 to Millionaire at 35

| June 1, 2010
From Addict at 10 to Millionaire at 35

“When I am focused on helping someone else, I am living in the moment, and all of the fear, guilt, sadness and anxiety of yesterday and tomorrow vanishes. In the process of helping someone else, I’m able to stop worrying about me, and focus on another’s needs. This is a liberating sensation that allows me […]

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Around Cy-Fair June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Around Cy-Fair June 2010

LSC – MONTGOMERY STUDENTS HIT NAIL ON THE HEAD. More than 65 students involved with Lone Star College – Montgomery’s Habitat For Humanity spent time outside the classroom helping to build or renovate simple, decent and affordable homes for low-income families in the area. “Providing the opportunity for a family to have their own home […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students June 2010

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

LSC-CYFAIR TENNIS TEAM WINS NATIONAL COPPER DIVISION TITLE – A National 2010 Copper Division Title Win at the United States Tennis Association Tennis on Campus National Tournament in Surprise, Ariz., was no surprise for Lone Star College-CyFair’s Fighting Ducks. “You may think of LSC-Cy Fair as just another community college in Texas, but LSC-Cy Fair […]

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Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

| June 1, 2010
Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

Who doesn’t love spring? Flowers bloom, trees bud and bright songbirds return to the area. The renewed resurgence of radiant life may make you want to get in on the action. But if gardening isn’t your thing and you just don’t see yourself as the type to go on a long outdoor hike, you can […]

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2010 Kitchen Design Competition

| June 1, 2010
2010 Kitchen Design Competition

Walk into the 2010 National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Pinnacle of Design Award winning kitchen, and you will think you entered a 19th century farmhouse. But look out the window, and you won’t see a pasture of cows. What you will see is a great view of miles and miles of eastern Missouri, and maybe […]

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