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Bring Buddy home

Bring Buddy home

Meet Buddy! A sweet and cuddly 75-pound lap dog (or so he thinks) at 2 years old. He has the most handsome face with bright golden eyes, adorable freckles on his nose and big floppy ears. You could say he is a mutt, since he […]

Unique Edibles to Wow Your Guests


Unique Edibles to Wow Your Guests


By Melinda Myers Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be “wowed” not only because you grew your own ingredients, but because of the unique […]

Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart

Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart

This “Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart” from Betty Rosbottom and Susie Cushner’s “Sunday Brunch” (Chronicle Books) makes the perfect flaky food to serve at brunch. Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart | Servings: 6 Crust 1cup all-purpose flour 4ounces cream cheese, chilled and cut […]

Local ‘Momtrepreneurs’ live their dreams

Local ‘Momtrepreneurs’ live their dreams

By Jennifer M. Aguilar These days, Iselda Wagner, who goes by Izzy, is busier than ever. As a business owner, wife, and mom to three, with one on the way, her hands and heart are certainly full. But just a few years ago her life […]

Blooming Destinations

Blooming Destinations

By Sonia Duggan Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom or grandmother in your life why not plan a special trip to honor them this year? We all know flowers and lunch are nice but […]

5 Loaves Food Pantry

5 Loaves Food Pantry

By Mariam Ayad It’s 9:45 on a Tuesday morning and there’s already a line forming behind the 5 Loaves Food Pantry in Sachse. The pantry doesn’t open until 10 a.m., but those in need of its services are eager to begin choosing this week’s groceries. […]

Travel the Turquoise Trail

Travel the Turquoise Trail

By Carrie Dunlea New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment with its diverse terrain encompassing five different mountain ranges, caverns, plateaus, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. If you’re visiting the state, and a bit of a New Mexico novice, plan a little detour one day and […]

Adopt Abby

Adopt Abby

Abby’s story is a bit lengthy because many humans have failed her in her six years. She was born in the rescue May 7, 2012. Her first adoptive home lasted for only a few weeks until Abby and the other dogs at the home got […]

Add gardening space with elevated gardens


Add gardening space with elevated gardens


By Melinda Myers Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access. Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near […]

Mechanic on a Mission

Mechanic on a Mission

Faith and compassion are his tools of the trade By Sonia Duggan Enter the door of Affordable Auto Services on Parker Road in Wylie on any given day and you’ll get much more than you bargained for. You’ll not only get your car repaired at […]