Texasliving Magazine

Photo Courtesy of: Deborah Kavanagh

The Sights and Sounds of Christmas

When pumpkin-shaped decorations have been packed away, and Thanksgiving leftovers have been devoured, the hills, or rather City Park and downtown San Marcos, come alive with the Sights & Sounds of Christmas.

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“Arabian Nights” (62″ x 62″) by Jacqueline de Jonge; quilted by Lynda Jackson.

The Art of the Quilt at the 2018 International Quilt Festival

The largest Quilt Festival in the United States takes place right here in Texas every year. The festival will run from November 8 through 11 at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, and features over 1,600 quilts, 500 classes, lectures, and more!

Building Your Home: Part One

Architect and designer Kristina Leigh Wiggins recognized the need for openness and accessibility within the home building process. Her book Building Your Home offers insight, advice, and tools to enable you to build the home of your dreams.

Cozy up Your Home

Texas’s dropping temperatures, the reemergence of boots, and pumpkin-flavored everything signal fall. Just as each seasonal change introduces an updated wardrobe, homes deserve the same attention! To ease the pain of losing long summer nights and sunny days by the pool, transition your home to reflect the beauty and coziness of the fall season.

The Bravest Texan: The Life and Legacy of Audie Murphy

The title of his famous autobiography, To Hell and Back, referred to his experiences in World War II, but it could just as easily have been about his childhood.

The Art of Donut: Sweet Treats with a Twist

The next time your sweet tooth gets the best of you and you are in or near San Antonio, The Art of Donut should be your next stop! This charming donut shop has flavors for everyone, and even creates new ones monthly.

The George™ Hotel Brings Boutique Luxury to College Station

Named after a few prestigious Georges that have impacted America, The George Hotel brings a modern and sophisticated luxury to visitors (and stay-cationers) of College Station. From the witty touches of decor to the convenient location in Century Square, everything about this establishment makes visitors feel at home at The George; where rustic meets refined.

​The Iconic Cake as Big as Texas

When Texans refer to a chocolate cake, sheet cake, or Mexican chocolate cake, they generally are talking about the same thing: a thin, rich chocolate cake covered with a shiny glaze, bumpy with pecans.

The Wit, Grit, and Wisdom of Aaron Watson

When his luck ran dry in Nashville, Texas country music artist Aaron Watson still chose to view his cup half full rather than half empty. Creating a brand free from the bounds of a record label, Watson found favorable success in a career he built himself against all odds that claimed he never could. Through the journey of it all, the Honky Tonk Kid has become a living legacy as a husband, father, musician, and man.