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Take home Tutu & Tilly

Take home Tutu & Tilly

Tilly and Tutu are 5-month-old doxie/heeler mixes. They are currently 10 and 12 pounds but should be around 20 – 25 pounds when full grown. They are sweet, wiggly puppies who love to go for walks, romp around with other dogs of similar size and […]

One-pot Gluten-Free cooking

One-pot Gluten-Free cooking

The Four Seasons Salad | Serves 4 This recipe is for my super chic, classy, champagne-loving, and hostess-with-the-mostest friend, Janae.  She asked me for a “go-to” salad that she can serve for any occasion or holiday when entertaining. I came up with the idea to […]

Cultivating a career

Cultivating a career

By Sonia Duggan Dave Forehand has spent his entire career surrounded by beauty. Day after day for 34 years he has been behind the scenes, managing, planning and designing visual delights for the public to consume: Flowers, shrubs, bushes, trees, for all types of gardens […]

Travel back in time

Travel back in time

Sunshine, sand, history awaits in St. Augustine By Sydni Ellis Magic fills the air in Florida. You can feel it – it’s that warm feeling of pure bliss when crunchy white sand sticks in between your toes, brilliant blue water sparkles nearby and genuine smiles […]

Bed Start

Bed Start

Sharing beds and furnishings with neighbors in need By Sonia Duggan It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning in a parking lot across the street from Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano. Cars and trucks file in, many carrying sleepy teenagers needing last minute […]

Ringing up a collection

Ringing up a collection

By Joe Reavis Deep in the recesses of a building in downtown Wylie in an old bank vault, rest nine functional works of art representing a portion of the antique cash register collection of Bob Heath. The cash registers date back to the late 1800s […]

Salute to Crescent City

Salute to Crescent City

Jambalaya is one of the more beloved dishes in Louisiana, where locals know there’s a difference between Cajun jambalaya and Creole jambalaya. Creole jambalaya, such as the following recipe from Neal Corman and Chris Peterson’s “Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook” (St. Martin’s Press) includes tomatoes […]

COPE: Cost of Poverty Experience

COPE: Cost of Poverty Experience

connects churches, communities By Sonia Duggan For 2 ½ hours on a cold, blustery February day I experienced poverty. I was a 65-year old woman married to a 67-year-old man living on a very restricted income. We lived in an apartment on income from my […]

Ember is eager for a family

Ember is eager for a family

Meet Ember! A sweet Shepherd mix girl who will certainly light a fire in your heart. She loves affection whether it’s being petted or getting an ear rub. In turn, Ember is a loving and affectionate dog who loves to be by your side. She […]

On-Trend Home Design

On-Trend Home Design

6 design approaches to explore in 2019 The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners’ world views. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as shifting your outlook to bringing eye-catching features and everyday […]