The Arts & Happenings Jul 2015 The Arts & Happenings Jul 2015

Ring in Independence Day during the 9th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Bayou Bend on Saturday, July 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at …

Jessi & Zach
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br>Jessi & Zach</br>

Text by Melanie Saxton
Photos by Caleb Fleming of Big Box Photography
Eight years ago, two teenage athletes met and fell head-over-heels in love. Jessica “Jessi” Lauren Ortiz and Michael Zachary “Zach” Toth both attended Mayde Creek …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br>Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro

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,, Lori Verderame on Google+or call (888) 431-1010.
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How to Clean Hardwood Flooring How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime
Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.
Meet Mat
Floor …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2015 the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2015


– Raccoon Eating Cats’ Food
– Strawberry Mango Salsa
– 10 Container Plants to Repel Mosquitos

Houston City Scope Jul 2015 Houston City Scope Jul 2015

A “before and after” view of the FamilyTime Crisis Center’s kitchen.
On April 24, volunteers from the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association, led by Council board …

The Devastating Impact of Bullying The Devastating Impact of Bullying

Studies Show Far-Reaching Effects
New laws, media attention and public awareness campaigns have placed a greater emphasis on bullying in recent years than perhaps ever in the nation’s history.
Yet bullying remains a stubborn problem with far-reaching …

Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer
Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest
Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer</br>Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

By Judy Latta
Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and moisturizers. Why, then, …

Towards a Beautiful City
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br /> Towards a Beautiful City

By Dr. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh
Scenic Houston is an organization dedicated to policies and actions that enhance the beauty and appeal of Houston’s streetscapes and roadways.  By working to reduce billboard blight, inhibit new billboard construction, foster …

Discoveries Jul 2015 Discoveries Jul 2015

These one-of-a-kind Bohemian Parasols are uniquely and opulently adorned with tasseled edges and intricate hand embroidery on vintage cotton fabric. Set the scene by hanging a grouping above the dining table or simply add …

No Garden Space? No Problem. No Garden Space? No Problem.

Enjoy Flowers, Herbs And Edibles In Containers
By Melinda Myers
Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent.
Set …

Book Reviews July 2015 Book Reviews July 2015

Outdoor living writer Sally Coulthard provides an extensive overview of small outdoor spaces in Shed Decor. Perfect for work, play or relaxation, a shed is small in space and investment, can …

Summertime at Las Verandas Summertime at Las Verandas

By Elizabeth Anthony
Just off the Caribbean Coast of Honduras is Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands, where spectacular diving and snorkeling draw visitors from around the world. The island is completely surrounded by a …

Volvo V60 and Jaguar F-Type Volvo V60 and Jaguar F-Type

By Kelly Foss
Volvo V60 | Starting price: $36,800
A Stately Euro Wagon
Perhaps the one thing European manufacturers do exceptionally well is make station wagons. And perhaps no Euro carmaker does station wagons better than Volvo. Safety, …

Abode Americana Abode Americana

City Dwelling Reflects Couple’s Love Of Lodge Design