I am probably the only soul on earth who has ever thought that the muddy waters of Wright Patman Lake have healing powers. Let me explain. My dad has had profound hearing loss since the age of four. He has worn hearing aids since his childhood loss, but to enhance his communication skills, Daddy became an expert lip reader. As a little kid, I was always aware of his hearing loss but was not privy to his lip-reading talent.
Celebrate in style and shop local for all your holiday looks. Warm and cozy, chic and casual or full of sparkle, our hometown businesses have you covered. With the return of in-person celebrations and family gatherings, these looks will make a statement at any Christmas event or New Year’s Eve party. Find your inspiration right here and get it all from the trendy stores of Texarkana!
Holiday Bar Cart … What better way to get yourself into the holly jolly spirit than by decking your bar cart with fun Christmas touches? I love to change mine up for each season and upcoming holiday. I focus on outfitting my bar cart with both practical and fun elements. For this season’s bar cart I’m incorporating whimsical decor and drinks for both children and adults to enjoy. Cheers! … Velvet Light Bulb Garland … I love the fun pop of color this garland adds to the cart! A bonus is that they are not breakable like typical light bulbs, so they are child friendly.
A Different Kind of Christmas List … I discovered a love for running in college but since having children, my choice of exercise shifted towards higher intensity activities I could accomplish in smaller amounts of time. My work out routine also shifted and became not-as-frequent. So, here we are. As our kids are getting older and require less constant supervision, I reintroduced myself to running.
It was April 2002. A mother of three boys was working as the Mother’s Day Out director at her local church. At the end of the day, she found herself with one child who hadn’t been picked up: a three-month-old baby girl. She had been abandoned by her biological father, a disheveled man whom the woman had met for the first time that morning. She lovingly gathered up the abandoned child and took her home, holding the baby in her lap as she drove.
… • Start by making a plan. Casual table or formal table? Plated meal, family style, or buffet? Color palette? • Add natural elements to the table. This can be a simple bouquet of flowers from the grocery store placed in a pretty rose bowl, potted rosemary plants, fresh cuttings from the yard, or pumpkins and gourds down the center of the table. Small pumpkins can be used for place cards, or use a sprig of rosemary as a napkin ring. • The most beautiful tables are layered.
My neighbor is obsessed with a blow-up for any occasion. Is it okay to ask them to stop with the blow-ups? At Christmas, it is like a blow-up museum because they have so many. I mean, is it really necessary? … Dear Deflated, … Firstly, I must ask if your neighborhood has any rules against this. Do you have an HOA? Perhaps they would have some advice according to their bylaws, but it seems there is not one from your account. HOAs can be a double-edged sword when dealing with decorations.
Holiday Photo Style … The season of food, fun, and family is upon us! Many memories are soon to be made. This also means many photos will be taken. Looking polished and feeling your best go hand in hand when styling outfits for photos. I have gathered three different head to toe looks to have you completely camera ready throughout the season. … This look is what I will be wearing for family photos this season. I love this dress so much that I now own it in two colors.