A Chat With Houston’s Resident Former First Lady, Barbara Bush A Chat With Houston’s Resident Former First Lady, Barbara Bush

By Melanie Saxton
Her heartfelt insights on education, literacy, dogs and skydiving
Barbara Pierce Bush is passionate about education. As a wife, mother, grandmother, public servant, volunteer and author, she has devoted much of her life championing …

Gina Gaston: Anchoring the News … and Family Gina Gaston:   Anchoring the News … and Family

Daily work-outs help ease the stress of a busy lifestyle
By Melanie Saxton
Gina Gaston, co-anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. news at KTRK-TV, ABC channel 13, has enjoyed a successful career in journalism — and …

Have a Flag-Waving 4th of July! Have a Flag-Waving 4th of July!

This colorful cake adds sparkle to the celebration
Potlucks are a popular way to celebrate just about anything — and July 4th is a great reason to get friends and neighbors together for a patriotic potluck.
This …

Host a Star-Studded Fourth – Decorative treats add the “fest” to festivities Host a Star-Studded Fourth – Decorative treats add the “fest” to festivities

The Fourth of July calls for a carefree party with good friends, fab food, fun and fireworks — a real star-studded holiday celebration.
When adding star power to the occasion, don’t forget the decorations. Festive stars …

Passion Impels Her Passion Impels Her

Teen’s achievements in complex science research and other pursuits fueled by passion
By Cindy Ziervogel
Neerja Aggarwal is an experienced research scientist in the complex world of nanotechnology. She calls research her thing.
When it comes to understanding …

Summer Silhouettes and Summer Discoveries Summer Silhouettes and Summer Discoveries

Obsessions, Great Finds,
Faves, Must-haves,
Dress-up, Stylish Essentials!

Discoveries Jul 2011 Discoveries Jul 2011

De’Longhi
For generations, Italian design has operated on a principle of simplicity. From ancient times to modern designers, Italian design has featured clean lines, thoughtful touches and inspired thinking. Stainless steel 54 oz. Kettle features …

Summer Sunshine and Your Skin Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

By Judy Latta
With the arrival of summer, many of us look forward to lazy days at the beach, lounging by the pool, gardening, summer sports and other outdoor activities.  Not only do these outings in …

Pink Flare Hibiscus might be too Gaudy for Some, but not for Texas Pink Flare Hibiscus might be too Gaudy for Some, but not for Texas

By Robert Burns
Texas AgriLife Research Center
In the mid-1990s, Dr. Sam McFadden of Somerville, Tenn., a well-known plant breeder, developed a hibiscus whose color he didn’t like, one whose gaudiness actually embarrassed him a bit, according …

Garden Trends and To-do’s Garden Trends and To-do’s

By Gayle Mensch
With Summer officially here, it’s time to revitalize that garden. So, put on your garden gloves and join in the fun because “gardening with a purpose” is taking root.
The purpose may be to …

Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy

Remodeling Older Homes Allows Buyers To Put Principles Into Action And Keep Money In The Bank
Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photos by TK Images
Though headlines announcing unemployment rates, continued layoffs, acquisitions and buy-outs are still …

Baffled By Window Coverings? Baffled By Window Coverings?

By Sandra Meineke
Window coverings can make or break a home improvement project. Should you go with outside shutters? Indoor drapes or shades? Long draperies or just a valance? Decorative or plain rods? Tiebacks or straight …

Book Reviews July 2011 Book Reviews July 2011

EVERYDAY TO ENTERTAINING
Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes That Transform From Casual to Elegant by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder is full of recipes that any home cook can whip up with ease for …

Pelican Hill at Newport Beach Pelican Hill at Newport Beach

By Elizabeth Anthony
For most of the year, Houstonians enjoy great weather and proximity to some of the best lifestyle amenities available anywhere, but when late summer rolls around, many of us are looking for an …

Demystifying Wine Demystifying Wine

By Denman Moody
www.CorporateEventWines.com
Although the subtitle has nothing to do with the article, it made me laugh and that’s what’s important. Now on to demystifying wines!
Sixty years ago, there were few people in the United …

Buick Regal and the Chrysler 200 Buick Regal and the Chrysler 200

BUICK REGAL – engaging, refined and appealing …
CHRYSLER 200 – the styling was masterfully designed …

Tynewood Home Takes a Modern Turn Tynewood Home Takes a Modern Turn

Design Offers An Italian Villa With 21st Century Style
It only took one visit to this property in Memorial for the clients to become the owners. They admit, “Though the home on the lot was a …

The Arts & Happenings June 2011 The Arts & Happenings June 2011

MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY EXHIBITS
 
THROUGH JUN 11
Exhibitions on display at the Museum of Printing History are: The Book Club of Texas is on view through June 11. The Book Club of Texas was founded in …

On The Town with Jan Carson June 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson June 2011

Celebration of Reading Hits $2 Million Mark
Former First Lady Barbara Bush scored another big win for her Foundation for Family Literacy, raising $2 million at the 17th Annual “Celebration of Reading” with the help of …