Call of the West

Story and Photos by Melissa McBride My passion for fabrics, design, and collecting interesting notions was ignited at an early age. Years worth of gathered fabric remnants were stacked in my grandparents’ attic where my sweet grandma, Ada Mae, had a sewing area. I was about five when she taught me to sew on a very vintage…

Sailing Through Croatia

By Cindy Burch, Owner of the Doves Nest If you are feeling brave and adventurous, there are finally some European travel options opening up this summer. Although the Department of State still advises US citizens to not travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19, Croatia has opened its borders to include American tourists.…

Wild Wild New West

By Melissa McBride, Owner & Designer at Wild Grace Earlier this year, we lost one of the memorable actors from my very earliest television watching days. Watching Robert Conrad’s portrayal of the inventive character Jim West, “James Bond on a horse”, in The Wild Wild West was intriguing. What does this have to do with fashion?  My…

To learn your skin is to love it

By Erica Svehlak True Reflection – Skin Professionals is truly remarkable. Let me start off by saying, I have not had a facial since 2014 when I was in cosmetology school and learning the basics to pass the state board test, so, I was a bit nervous going in for my first “real” facial. But…

A Hidden Connection

Story by Lucy Braddock Do you know where your beef comes from? If you have ever taken a drive out of Ennis, heading southeast on Hwy 85 to Cedar Creek Lake, you have passed Rosewood Ranches. Located 13 miles outside of the city limits sits an oasis of Texas Wetlands, almost 2000 head of wagyu…

Micro Weddings

By Rebecca Chesney, Owner of Stem & Light Intimate wedding celebrations were beginning to trend prior to Covid-19. With recent restrictions, however, more and more brides are considering a micro wedding in lieu of postponing their big day. The happy couple is ready to tie the knot and the unknown time frame of when things…