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A Season of Support

Spring 2020 was looking like one of the best seasons ever. Our catering calendar was full with rehearsal dinners, weddings, corporate fundraisers and numerous ladies luncheons. Acres of tulips were blooming at Poston Gardens and thousands of tourists were about to flood into Waxahachie to pick flowers, meet friends for lunch and shop our store…

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Celebrate in the Big Apple

My husband and I have traveled many places around the world with my in-laws, from scuba diving the Turks and Caicos Islands to shopping for antique carpets in Istanbul and yet my mother-in-law has lived more than 75 years without ever visiting New York City. To celebrate her birthday I thought it was high time…

Baja Bliss

If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway, Los Cabos is an easy 3 hour flight and full of adventure and delicious Baja cuisine. We enjoy staying at the beautiful Chileno Bay. Owned by Auberge Resorts the desert oasis is sleek and modern, blending right into the arid landscape. Sitting on the only swimmable…

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips

Most people think it is only the fearless and brave who travel by plane over the holidays, while the rest of us stay home snuggled in a chair by the fire drinking pumpkin spiced lattes. Truth be told, I really don’t mind traveling during the holidays if you know how to plan it right. Whether…

Planning a Perfect Honeymoon

Planning a Perfect Honeymoon

A honeymoon is a special time and should be a memorable experience. However, planning for a honeymoon can be a daunting task with everything else swirling around in the life of a soon to be bride and groom. There are so many options to consider, from worldly destinations to realistic budgets. Every couple is different.…

Let’s Celebrate

I have shared our story many times over the years, but as we celebrate the 25th year of owning the Doves Nest, I find myself reflecting on our incredible journey. My mom, Marilyn Goss, had a popular little shop next door to the Ellis County Museum, where she had sold her artwork and gifts for…

A Forever Home

I am one of those people who grew up buying pets from a breeder and never considered a rescue or shelter dog. I showed Quarter Horses for ten years an the importance of a good bloodline was instilled in me at an early age. Beagles, Cocker Spaniels and Irish Setters were the dogs I had…

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

For whatever reason, some people spend their life dreaming about places they would love to visit but never do, while others find ways to fulfill their dreams no matter the cost or sacrifice. Obviously there are places some of us would love to experience but just can’t afford, be it time, money, or circumstance. As…

The Heart of Our Community

The Heart of Our Community

It’s getting to be that time of year when downtown Waxahachie gets busy decorating for the holidays and our stores begin stocking their shelves with Christmas merchandise in anticipation of fourth quarter sales. When my husband and I opened the Doves Nest in 1994, I never thought we would be preparing for our twenty fourth Christmas season.…

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Greetings from Santa Fe

Savoring the Land of Enchantment Santa Fe is a favorite destination for our family, but we don’t always take time to explore the surrounding terrain when we are there, so recently my husband and I decided to venture outside New Mexico’s famous city. We flew into Albuquerque and instead of driving up Interstate 25 straight into…