Succulents are all the rage these days. And who could blame them? They are easy to maintain and make adorable favors to help guests remember your special day in the years to come. Succulents also are great for those who don’t have a green thumb, because they’ll be just fine if you forget to water them for a couple of days.

On Valentine’s Day, my husband, Zac, and I like to keep it simple and have a romantic night in. He’s always in charge of the main course, and I am in charge of dessert. To make your Valentine’s Day dinner even more special, add a nice bottle of Champagne (or for us pregnant women, a nice bottle of sparkling grape juice). You can re-create this unique floral ice bucket to hold your bubbly and make a statement piece on your table. All you’ll need is a few containers and fresh cut flowers.

If you use dietary supplements, then you are not alone. The popularity of dietary supplements has been increasing in the United States. A 2018 survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition found that out of 2,004 U.S. adults, aged 18 years and older, 75% were supplement users. In the past 20 years, the supplement industry has grown from $6 billion to more than $35 billion in annual sales. Improving or maintaining overall health were the main reasons why consumers used dietary supplements.

“Add this to your sandwich,” she said, pinching off the top of a plant next to the picnic blanket.

Shop local in historic downtownSee a show at The Pines or the Temple TheaterVisit the History Center in DibollGo to Lufkin’s Bull Bash and the Angelina Benefit RodeoBecome a volunteerGrab an adult beverage at Angelina Brewing Company and Restoration BistroEat a homemade tamale at the Diboll Tamale FestivalEnjoy the 4th of July fireworks celebration at the Ellen Trout ZooPlay a round of golf at Crown Colony Country Club or Neches Pines Golf CourseEat a Chick-o-StickCheer for your hometown teamRide some rides and grab a ribeye sandwich at the Texas State Forest FestivalBuy fresh produce …

See a show at the Lamp lite Theater or W.M. Turner AuditoriumShop local in historic downtownGrab an adult beverage at Fredonia Brewery, Red House Winery, the Front Porch Distillery or Naca Valley VineyardStroll through the Pineywoods Native Plant CenterHang out at the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in TexasEnjoy the 4th of July fireworks at Festival ParkPlay a round of golf at Woodland Hills or Pineywoods Country ClubSupport the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks at a sporting eventHave a picnic at Eastside or Westside Park by Lake NacogdochesBuy fresh produce at …

Deep East Texas is well known for providing a jam-packed holiday schedule. Local cities and local organizations do an amazing job of bringing Christmas cheer in a variety of ways to entertain children of all ages.

The holidays bring all the good feels — the decorations, cooler weather, family time, special occasions and especially the food. Paint a picture in your mind’s eye of a favorite holiday pastime. Did your picture include any special foods that you associate with the holidays?

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”

If we’re fortunate enough to live a fairly long life, chances are we’ve managed to accumulate some pretty special loot, considering all the Christmases we’ve celebrated. I don’t remember every gift I’ve ever received, but I sure remember a lot of them, and I remember those for different reasons. Trying to determine my “Best Christmas Present Ever” would be pretty tough.

Coffee is considered by many to be a sacred beverage. Whether you are part of “Team Coffee” or not, it is certainly true that coffee consumption can be a controversial issue for a number of reasons, not the least of which includes the purported health benefits and risks.

Some move in a slow shuffle, maybe while slightly stooped over. Others walk with a noticeable limp, if they can walk at all. If not, they’re in wheelchairs or other vehicles designed to help them move around.

Nothing takes the wind out of your sails quite like the common cold. The coughing, sneezing, congestion and sleepless nights are the pits.

Fall is here and this DIY hoop wreath is the perfect decor for your home this season. And you can make it in no time flat!

It was a big storm that felled the big tree. Lashing rain, blinding lightning, and the crash of thunder coupled with the roar and smash of the tree falling ... weird how such a spot of peaceful rest was born in such chaos.