Life & Style

Creating Comfort

Pulling up to Tammie and Lifford Luthringer’s home, you immediately notice the traditional design. The trademarks of conventional style, including a wide front porch accented by perfectly appointed columns paired with red brick, immediately convey a welcoming feeling. It is a feeling that is continued inside the house and is obviously a very intentional part of Tammie’s design. … “We’ve been married about seven years and have five kids between us. I wanted the house not to be stuffy or pretentious. I wanted everybody to feel comfortable,” Tammie explained.

A Sarine Thought… or Two

photo by Matt Cornelius
Look to the Future, Live for Today … As the new year starts, many of us traditionally choose to make some “New Year’s Resolutions.” Perhaps we make a few changes to how we spend our free time, i.e., exercise more... eat less... blah, blah... yada, yada. Or maybe we remember the things that we put into practice last year and vow to continue pressing on in those endeavors. Others just say, “To heck with it!,” and throw caution to the wind. I typically fall into camp number one:

Presenting the 2022 Texarkana Cotillion Debutantes

photos by Matt Cornelius
Nine debutantes, dressed in traditional gowns and carrying bouquets of red roses, were presented to society on December 28, 2022, at Texarkana Country Club. John Crisp, master of ceremonies, introduced each young lady as she stepped from the dais. Vicki Carr and Andrea Finley played the chosen debut song for each debutante as she and her escort circled the room. This season was coordinated by Miss Blaire Barlow. … … Trinity Marie Tutolo … Miss Trinity Marie Tutolo is the daughter of Mr. Derek Tutolo and Mrs. Heather Barnette and the stepdaughter of Mr. James Barnette Jr.

TXK 411

photo by Matt Cornelius
Green Smoothie … Combine each ingredient, along with a large scoop of ice, in a blender and mix until smooth. Smoothies are a great meal replacement or afternoon treat. Enjoy! … INGREDIENTSHigh-quality whey protein—Whey Protein promotes muscle growth. It is highly satiating (filling) which may help reduce hunger, and it can help with weight loss by keeping you feeling fuller longer. … 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder or peanut butter—Peanut butter is loaded with health-promoting nutrients including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium, and vitamin B6.

The Monthly Mix

Shop Local This Year … 2023 is upon us! A new year means starting fresh and doing away with the old. It also means setting goals as the calendar starts over. One of my goals is to shop locally made products more! Big chain stores don’t need us, but small businesses around the area do. There are so many great items you can purchase that originate from right here in Texarkana and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites with you! … Oakcreek Furniture … For 18 years now, their American Made furniture has been handcrafted to the highest possible quality!

Bougie Grubs Warm Drinks

With the flu, covid, and other respiratory issues going around, here are a couple of warm drink recipes that may help with your symptoms or make you feel warm and comfy.

Bougie Grubs Medicine Ball Tea … 1 cup of hot water … lemon juice from 1 lemon … 2 tbsp of honey … 1 peppermint tea bag … 1 ginger peach tea bag

… • Place hot water in a glass. • Squeeze the juice of one lemon in a glass of water. • Add honey and stir. • Place both tea bags in the glass. Steep for 2-4 minutes. • Enjoy!

More Than Meets the Ear

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.

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