Life & Lifestyle

Gardening

Colorful and Sweet Plants in Winter

Garden centers are full of colorful pansies waiting to have a place in your yard! These sweet-smelling flowers will flower all winter. You can plant pansies in a sunny location or in containers; either way, …

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Creating Beautiful Color in the Landscape

Above photo: Mexican Bush Sage in all it’s beauty ~  Many only think of foliage color as trees with colorful leaves. In Texas, fall arrives even when the temperature is warm. Plants react to the …

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Travel

A Maine Windjammer Cruise: The Perfect Escape

Photos by Sharon Kurtz ~  A  Windjammer cruise combines the beautiful coast of Maine with unforgettable sailing aboard a historic schooner. By turns ­exhilarating and relaxing, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. …

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Grapevine for the Holidays

Above photo: Harvest Hall | Photo by Gavin Peters ~  As new Covid continues to stick around, many of us are reconsidering travel plans this holiday. Even if you can’t travel somewhere exotic, you can …

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Technology

It’s a Phone. It’s a Camera. It’s iPhoneography!

Above photo: ‘To Catch a Butterfly’© Rita Colantonio’  | www.theappwhisperer.com ~  Yes, it’s a real thing. The Apple-enhanced call it iPhoneography. The Android-possessed call it smartphone or mobile street photography. For a growing number of …

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Tech You Never Knew You Needed

Above photo: The Gita Robot will follow you, carrying items like your groceries for you. | https://mygita.com ~  ‘Tis the season to contemplate presents for a holiday party, friendly gathering, or personal event. I love exploring …

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Pets

The Cat’s Meow

If you think dogs are the most popular pet in the world, you’re mistaken. It’s cats! Dogs are straightforward: They wear their hearts on their furry sleeves. Cats, not so much. The feline is a …

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Every Bird a Phoenix

Kathy Rogers gives downed birds a second chance at flight ~ Above photo: Kathy holding a red-tailed hawk, one of the many patients brought in for care at the RWRC ~  Things break so easily, …

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Local Dog Parks for Your Fur Babies

Your one-stop directory of all the dog parks in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Horoscopes

Your 2022 Astrological Forecasts

Illustrations by Jess Hock |  ARIES (March 21–April 20) 2022 is the year for the warrior to embody truth and fight for a cause that matters. Dive into who you really are and don’t be …

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Your Horoscopes for November & December, 2021

Illustrations by Jess Hock |  ARIES (March 21–April 20) Ram: You may find yourself slowing down. But things will ramp up as you get to the middle of November and head into the festive party …

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Organizer Coach

Decluttering Donate, Keep and Sell Boxes

The Benefits of Decluttering Your Space

You’ve probably already heard of Marie Kondo’s system of decluttering and downsizing: If something isn’t useful or doesn’t spark joy, it needs to go — after thanking it for its service, of course. The emotional …

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Why Mess Causes Stress

Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and even ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as …

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FASHION

Holiday Clothes for the 50+ Woman

Allow the holiday season to fill your home — and your closet — with joy. Update your wardrobe with pieces that put a twist on the current fashion trends! Here are five wardrobe staples you …

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Jan Strimple Has Strong Dallas Roots

Jan Strimple: Smart, Savvy, Persistent – with Strong Dallas Roots

By: Leslie Barker | Photos By: Kim Leeson ~  Jan Strimple spent decades as a model. She traveled tens of thousands of miles to take her talent and beauty to fashion shows around the world. …

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