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Brushstrokes of Life

Brushstrokes of Life

By Sonia Duggan In a world full of harsh reality, nothing can soften the mood and transport us to another place and time better than art. View one of John Pototschnik’s paintings and you’ll understand why. His rural landscapes and cityscapes effortlessly capture the serene […]

Help Jasper begin a new journey

Help Jasper begin a new journey

Are you looking for a sweet furry friend to keep you company this winter? Then look no further than me, Jasper! I’m a Lab/Pyrenees mix in search of my furever home. I’ve got a well-behaved, calm demeanor and an adorable face to boot. I love […]

Shape up with HIIT

Shape up with HIIT

By Sonia Duggan Want to burn fat and gain stamina in the New Year? Try a HIIT workout. This type of exercise is gaining momentum as one of the more popular fitness regimens. HIIT workouts can be effective at boosting metabolism and helping people burn […]

Essential Home Cooking

Essential Home Cooking

Quick Beef Stew | Serves: 4 When there’s a chill in the air and you don’t have the time or inclination to cook, you can still get an amazingly flavorful beef stew on the table in under an hour. I take a few clever shortcuts […]

Ski your way to savings

Ski your way to savings

By Carrie Dunlea Do you love the idea of escaping the traffic and dreary Texas winter weather for a few days? How about spending time skiing (or snowboarding) through fresh powder then falling into bed at night completely exhausted from the exercise and fresh air? […]

A Year of Champions

A Year of Champions

By Sonia Duggan The 2018 In & Around Champions are a varied bunch. They include a charismatic mechanic, a teddy bear maker, the local retired teachers association, a search and rescue group and many more. They all have made an impact in some way in […]

Sweet Selena

Sweet Selena

Are you looking for a fun-loving pup who adores their people? I may be just the girl you’ve been looking for! My name is Selena and I’m the sweetest, prettiest girl in Dallas. I’m a former shelter pup but was lucky enough that Paws in […]

Traditions and Togetherness

Traditions and Togetherness

By Jennifer M. Aguilar This time of year most families enjoy gathering together to deck the halls, so that when Christmas Day rolls around they can celebrate the holiday in style. But few matriarchs put as much care into their decorating as Karen Marshall, who […]

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Lifestyle and entertaining expert Kimberly Whitman introduces the lively, rich history of the punch bowl, from India to England & Europe to the American South and beyond. She creates a dozen festive party ideas organized around a punch bowl: an Easter Egg Hunt, a classic […]

Finding Christmas cheer

Finding Christmas cheer

By Carrie Dunlea Do you need a boost of holiday cheer this year? Sleigh bells ringing, carolers singing, glistening snow and yuletide glow? If that sounds like what you need, there are always opportunities to bring new traditions into the mix. One way is to […]