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Love is Sweet

Desserts can be the sweetest gift. Whether you are searching for the perfect hostess gift or something for your friend that seems to have everything she needs. It’s hard to say no to perfectly baked treats in adorable pink bakery boxes sealed with a gold sticker. Gooey chocolate chip cookies, the fudgiest brownies, and impeccably…

5 Never-Fail Ideas for Christmas Decor!

Top 5 Never-Fail Items You Should Use in Your Holiday Decor When it comes to Christmas decorating, are your rooms feeling a little “ho-ho-hum”? Maybe you should change how you think about these 5 staples of holiday decorating! Courtney Warren has simple tips to keep you focused while you are decorating this season. 1. ORNAMENTS Ornaments–vintage or new, traditional or modern— provide a pop of color against your evergreens. Ah, but ornaments aren’t just for trees! Pile them in a…

Making a Home for the Holidays

Making a Home for the Holidays While many families spend an extraordinary amount of time readying their homes for the holidays, designer Suzann Chambers spends her entire year helping families create spaces they love in their homes. Co-owned by Suzann’s son Zack, Relic + Root Interior Design and this dynamic duo are becoming well known…

Holiday Elegance

Being a young newly married couple, there is not a lot of money in the budget for Christmas decor. Every year I shop at The Doves Nest to get timeless pieces that I can use for years to come and build new looks around. “I get my inspiration from nature and use these elements to fill in…

Ellis County Master Gardeners Monthly Tips

Fall is here and Ellis County Master Gardener has all the tips for moving into the most bountiful time of year.

Tips for August Planting » Plant these fall vegetables early in the month: beans, cucumbers and squash. Follow up late in the month with transplants of broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Acclimate transplants to full sun before planting. Water immediately after planting. » Plant bluebonnet and other spring wildflowers starting this month. Select a sunny, well-drained…