Four DIY Fall Décor Ideas for Your Home

By , Contributing Writer| November 15th, 2018|

The jack-o’-lanterns are tossed, and the plastic skeletons are packed away in their storage container graves. However, Halloween letdown doesn’t have to be. Now is the prime time to ignore all responsibilities and decorate for the fall. I can’t wait to make my house look even more cluttered by adding Christmas decorations. (At least the [...]

How to Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

By , Contributing Writer| November 4th, 2018|

Where’s the baster? Who burnt the rolls? Why is the dog on the table? These aren’t questions you want to hear at home but especially not when hosting dinner with plentiful guests on Thanksgiving. I have been blessed to live in a 700-square-foot apartment, which means I have never had to try to host a [...]

What I Learned from Making a Halloween Costume

By , Contributing Writer| October 23rd, 2018|

Discovering the Makings of a Halloween Costume It can be a challenging enough task to come up with a creative Halloween costume if artistry and imagination aren’t exactly your strong suit, like they aren’t for me. But add to the level of difficulty—the setting of a third-world country that doesn’t have a party store in [...]

Five Family-Friendly Fall Events in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| October 18th, 2018|

Fall is a great time of year to have fun with your family! The weather is cooler (but not too cold), the leaves are changing into beautiful colors, and there are so many local family-friendly fall events. You and your family can attend fall festivals, walk through the luscious gardens at the Dallas Arboretum, and [...]

Local Pumpkin Patches that Make a Difference

By , Copy Editor| October 9th, 2018|

With cooler weather on its way, it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends by going to one of our local pumpkin patches. You can get amazing pumpkins to decorate your house for fall or to carve different faces for Halloween and enjoy hay rides, delicious food, and fun [...]

Four Fun Fall Crafts for Your Family

By , Contributing Writer| October 5th, 2018|

Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s a much-needed break from the Texas heat and a good time to kick off holiday crafts. Really, nothing says fun like little ones who are habitually careless with permanent paint and glue. That’s living on the edge, mommy style! Here are four fun fall crafts for you and [...]

Four Firework Displays to Celebrate the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| June 24th, 2018|

Every Fourth of July, there are spectacular firework displays throughout the surrounding communities. Oftentimes, there will be special celebrations and events that take place prior to the firework show in the evening. Fourth of July events and firework displays are great opportunities for you to invite your neighbors! Bring extra blankets and chairs and invite [...]

Reasons Why We Celebrate Father’s Day

By , Copy Editor| June 17th, 2018|

Father’s Day is a time for children and for spouses to celebrate the men in their life. For children, it is a day to let their fathers know how much they appreciate them. For wives, it is a day to let their husbands know how much they love him and appreciate his hard work as [...]

How to Make Memorial Day Memories

By , Contributing Writer| May 19th, 2018|

Wahoooooo a day off work! This is about the extent to which many of us celebrate the holiday Memorial Day. This federal holiday (also known as Decoration Day) is to remember those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. They died for you and me...remind you of someone else?!? Why We Celebrate Memorial [...]

Four Ways to Treat Mom on Mother’s Day

By , Copy Editor| May 3rd, 2018|

Why We Celebrate Mother’s Day According to Woman’s Day, Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world (behind Christmas and Easter). Mother’s Day is celebrated in various countries, from the United States and Mexico to England and Spain to Japan. Cultures across the world recognize the value of moms and the sacrifices [...]