Book Reviews May 2011 Book Reviews May 2011

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING
If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. This book offers …

Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks

When most of us think of Montana, we think of snow and skiing, sleigh rides and winter wonderlands. However, the folks at Spanish Peaks, Montana’s premier mountain getaway destination, insist that summertime visitors will encounter …

The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest, Others Find Themselves The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest,  Others Find Themselves

Don’t worry about airport security lines or packing DVD’s for a long, exhausting trip by car. Your family’s summer vacation lies just 30 minutes north of Houston at The Woodlands Resort, a hidden gem where …

Marchesi di Barolo in Houston Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

I woke up one morning recently with a smile, thinking of my luncheon plans. One of Houston’s most successful wine wholesale/distribution personalities, Elizabeth Gallagher Heilman, had invited me to lunch at RDG in Houston, the …

The Finishing Touch – A former Miss Louisiana’s crowning glory comes from designing the family home The Finishing Touch – A former Miss Louisiana’s crowning glory comes from designing the family home

Shirelle Chimenti jokes that she’s the ultimate source for tile, molding and pretty much anything that goes into finishing out a home. And there’s a reason for that. The petite homeowner with a mega-metabolism didn’t …

Happenings in the Woodlands April 2011 Happenings in the Woodlands  April 2011

CLASSIC CABARET
APR 16
Classic Cabaret is an evening of best-loved music classics benefiting the Young Texas Artists Music Competition.The evening will feature a dinner concert at a private residence in The Woodlands and is slated …

Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon April 2011 Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon April 2011

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”
—Harriet Ann Jacobs
We welcome Spring as the season of new beginnings, renewal and rebirths.  The sunshine glistening off …

Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students April 2011 Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students April 2011

“HATS ON DAY” AT COOPER RAISES FUNDS FOR HEAVENLY HATS PROGRAM – The John Cooper Lower School Student Council sponsored “Hats On Day,” providing students with the opportunity to give a donation to the Heavenly …

Around Town April 2011 Around Town April 2011

MCYS HONORS COMMUNITY AND MCYS LEADERS. Montgomery County Youth Services recognized community and MCYS leaders with the presentation of its 2010 Bridge Builder Awards at the annual meeting held at Conroe Tower.
John Bracken, MCYS executive …

Woodlands Business News April 2011 Woodlands Business News April 2011

Matacha Saul has been elected to the Montgomery County Society of Human Resource Management Board of Directors.
Saul joined MC-SHRM in 2007 and has been an active participant since that time. She will serve as a …

The Story Behind Lake Woodlands The Story Behind Lake Woodlands

Built for both recreation and flood control, Lake Woodlands is the third largest body of water in Montgomery County. The lake covers 203 acres and is one-and-one-half miles long from north to south. From east …

Feats of Clay – Fans of Woodlands Ceramic Artist Andy Sankowski are Fired up About his Pottery Feats of Clay – Fans of Woodlands Ceramic Artist Andy Sankowski are Fired up About his Pottery

 
 
Everything may be bigger in Texas, but ceramic artist Andy Sankowski is cradling his latest artistry in the palm of one hand. It’s made of clay, looks like a crumpled up piece of paper that’s …

2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style 2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style

An exotic journey of color and style
Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration, fashion designers present intriguing color combinations for spring that transport consumers to foreign lands.
“The colors designers …

Pink Flare Hibiscus Might be too Gaudy for some, but not Texas Pink Flare Hibiscus Might be too Gaudy for some, but not Texas

Pink Flare And Peppermint Flare Varieties Named Superstars
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 …

Dakota Gold: Texas Superstar Weed-to-Riches Story Dakota Gold: Texas Superstar Weed-to-Riches Story

Dakota Gold helenium had a tough childhood. Cast into life as a common weed, it had to survive abusive Texas summers, frequent and brutal right-of-way mowings, trompings in over-grazed pastures and abandonment in empty lots.
Worse, …

Cut Florals at Peak Season Now Cut Florals at Peak Season Now

Spring is the season for cut and fun, when an abundance of cut tulips, daffodils and hyacinths answers the siren call of spring. Spring bulb flowers are a top seasonal “best bet” at peak availability …

Brighten Plain Mirrors with Frames Brighten Plain Mirrors with Frames

Simple makeovers for existing mirrors can be beautiful, cost effective and environmentally-conscious
I know the scenario. I, too, used to suffer from having plain, drab, “builder grade” mirrors. That is, until I learned that there is …

Almond Paste Cookies Almond Paste Cookies

Little ones will enjoy helping make these colorful cookies
If it’s a tradition in your family to dye eggs and make shaped cookies at Easter, your kids will love helping with these whimsical chicks and bunnies …