Whether you know someone who’s serving our country, or you just want to brighten someone’s day, try sending a box full of goodies. All you need to know is what to send and where to send it. Here are some tips to consider when sending your care package.

As chillier nights and more comfortable days settle in, lakeside living takes on a whole new meaning. This three-bedroom, three-bath house sits on more than two-and-a-half acres on the shores of Lake Nacogdoches in Douglass. Under the shade of established trees, the home seems to be in a world of its own.

With multiple, stunning views of one of the best golf courses in Texas, this traditional home in Crown Colony offers modern comforts and classic style.

What is the one thing that reminds you most of October? Pumpkins, of course! So if you plan to stock up this season for your front porch décor or you’re just looking for something fun to do, be sure to visit one of the many local pumpkin patches this month.

A fall tablescape can be beautiful without breaking the bank. Try finding things around the house or even in nature to artistically create dimension and interest. To round out your décor, Salt & Honey {Marketplace} has new items all the time for that perfect vintage farmhouse look that everyone seems to want these days.

Fall is here. Football season is going strong. Not too much longer until we prepare for the holidays. And I bet you don’t have vegetable gardening on your list of fall activities.

Being human can be messy sometimes. There are seasons in our lives we find ourselves spinning due to overcommitment, being stretched too thin and end up drained.

My wife was able to join me at a conference I attended in Galveston last month. While I was in meetings, seminars and luncheons, she was on the beach and visiting a local garden. Everywhere we went, she asked, “Why can’t we grow this around our home?”

Once upon a time, we sat out back in our playhouses made of trees, cardboard boxes and abandoned sheds. We built forts out of sheets and pillows and dreamed of what our houses might one day look like.

This gorgeous farmhouse-inspired home in Hudson is a custom-built dream. The four-bedroom, three-bath house sits on 3½ acres and includes an office, walk-in pantry and walk-in closets in every bedroom, a playroom and designated “man cave.” Even the dog has its own space with a room under the staircase and its own shower in the garage.

We all want our kids to develop patience, learn responsibility, learn to plan and organize. We’d love for them to advance in their science and math skills all the while learning about the environment. And to put a pretty bow on this wish list, lets do it all while enjoying some quality family time.

In the small community of Linwood, just a few miles west of Alto, sits a piece of Texas history. Owned by the same family since 1836 and situated on 190 acres that includes a private lake, abundant wildlife and a pine plantation, sits an adorable custom-built country home.

It doesn’t get any more summery than a drink that’s topped off with a cute cocktail umbrella. Simply use cardstock and wooden skewers to make this DIY that is perfect for all those fruity drinks your guests will be sipping on poolside.

Nestled in the pines of the Settlement neighborhood on the south side of Lufkin, this charming 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is the perfect place to entertain guests or just get away from it all. Brittany and Justin Jensen made several updates to their modern farmhouse while maintaining the house’s original character.

Located on Caspers Cove Road in Hudson, this custom-built home draws from the natural beauty of the Pineywoods to combine rustic style with the relaxing enjoyment of country living.

Whether you are heading out on a beach getaway or sending your kid off to summer camp, this quick and easy washcloth doubles as a travel kit that holds your stuff and cleans your face. Pick up a cute washcloth and a strip of fun ribbon to create the cute carrier that also makes a great handmade gift.

Pressure washing has gone soft. According to Francisco Lopez, owner of Lopez Pressure Wash, high-pressure power washing is an old and outdated method that can cause damage to your home or building surfaces while also delivering inferior results that don’t tend to last long.

If there is a popular plant that is notoriously difficult to cultivate in East Texas that I’m often asked about, it is lavender.

After years of living in their 1,400-square-foot “barn-dominium,” Tina and David Price decided it was time to upgrade.