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.
Teachers. You. Are. My. Heroes.
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.
I love repurposing things that I already have and transforming them into something new. We recently stained our porch, and I am in love all over again. Instead of going and buying all new décor, I have set a goal to give my porch a fresh new look with things I already have, such as buying new pillow sleeves for my outdoor pillows, spray painting my side tables and repotting plants that made it through the winter in these super cute and easy rope-wrapped planters. They are easy to do and give such a fun nautical look to your old planters.
Bob Flournoy built a beautiful Spanish-inspired home for himself and his wife, Genie in 1969. However, that beauty did not simply end with the completion of their home.
When you drive through the gated entrance off Appleby Sand Road, the first thing you will notice is the 41 acres of rolling hills and trees that surround the yellow house on the hill. This maintained land is complete with a large, stocked pond that would be perfect for livestock.
When you approach the Davis home on Brentwood Drive, you enter into a storybook narrow drive enclosed by vibrant green woods. That feeling continues as you park on the circle drive and take in the wishing well, overhanging vines, stone pathways and Tulsa stone exterior of the home. It is easy to imagine having a magical adventure of “The Spiderwick Chronicles” or “The Chronicles of Narnia” proportions.
Roses date back to Greek mythology,
Spring is one of my absolute favorite seasons. Everything seems to come to life, with the birds chirping and flowers blooming, I cannot help but want to be outside every waking moment to soak it all in. I always have a bundle of flowers in a vase during spring for just that purpose, to bring the outside in.