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The art of organizing

The Art of Organizing

What is organization? What is organization? To me, it is just as much a  mental  aspect  as  it is a physical put-together space. I have not figured out my enneagram number but I know I thrive when things are in order. Before I start anything I have to have a picked up clean space. Buying…

A Labor of Love

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Celebrating Minimalism

My husband Grant and I planted our roots here in Ennis, this town just drew us in. I met Grant shortly after I moved to Houston to pursue my career in Interior Design. We attended the same church and two months later, we were engaged. A few years later, my sister moved to Ennis, which…

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Recipes: Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

A picnic is a perfect activity for his time of year. Embrace the outdoors and ditch the traditional simple picnic food. Spice it up with some fresh ideas from Chef Lucy at Home Grown Market in Ennis. Opt for a fresh buffalo chicken dip, pimiento cheese, crackers, sliced meat, fresh vegetables & Fruit. Not only…

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The Beauty of Spring

Happy Spring! It’s Emily and Stacie of Revival Living Interiors and we’re celebrating Spring with our aptly named Spring Lane Renovation! Is there anything more fitting for a season of new growth than a full house renovation? It’s thrilling to see a beloved family home be brought into new life for a new generation. We’ve…

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Gardening Tips for April and May

Tips for April Planting Plant warm-season annual flowers. For sun (6+hours per day): angelonias, copper plants, firebush, lantana, moss rose, purslane, pentas, ornamental sweet potatoes and zinnias. For shade (less than 4 hours per day): begonias, coleus, impatiens and perilla. Select short, compact plants. Plant okra and southern peas (black-eyed peas, etc). Squash, cucumbers and…

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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…

Finding the Perfect Fit

Do you ever wonder what your childhood would have been like if you had grown up with a cell phone in your hand? My birthday this year announced to the world that I don’t fall into either Gen Y or Z. The side ponytail is another clue. Nope, instead, I grew up using one of…

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Gardening Tips for February and March

Tips for February Planting Cool-season vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and potatoes should be planted mid- month, or about 4 weeks prior to the average last freeze date (March 15 in Ellis County). Beets, carrots, lettuce, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard and “greens” (collard, mustard and turnip) should be planted 2 to 4 weeks prior to the average last freeze. Plant asparagus crowns…