Randy Pietruszka of tiny Mount Enterprise, Texas, has big plans for his knife-making side hustle.
You know it is “that time of year” when Christmas music begins playing on the radio and in stores. With the Christmas season creeping slightly earlier and earlier each year, or so it seems, the merry tunes can lose their novelty by the time the big day rolls around! To put some jingly spirit back into the classic tunes that underscore the holiday season, enjoy some lesser-known stories behind the songs.
Some Texas families have unique family recipes that are not so familiar, and these are the one-of-a-kind celebration dishes that deserve their own spotlight. Read more about the owner of Broken Arrow Ranch Chris Hughes’s favorite holiday dishes, among others, in the December 2020 edition of Texasliving.
Across the state, independent bookstores stand out as cultural hubs and community fixtures. Owners of several bookstores featured in the December 2020 issue of Texasliving offered glimpses into their favorite reads, or their favorite recommendations for all who ask!
Owners George and Paige Nester established a honey farm in 2011 with novice information about bees and beekeeping. Today, however, the farm, located in Canyon, Texas, thrives in an unexpected desert environment and provides a unique brand of bee by-products for Texans to indulge in.
Everyone loves turkey during the holidays, but boy, those turkeys are big! With so many leftovers, turkey dishes can become a little overwhelming and stale. Never fear, because Turkey Flautas with Black Bean Sauce are here to make the leftover dilemma into a delicious dinner. Flautas are flute-shaped tacos and are made in exactly the same manner as a regular fried taco. However, the shape […]
At Wildflower Caramel Co., quality is a primary ingredient in the recipe for success. Owned by Matt and Ellyn Dixon, the craft caramel company located in San Antonio, Texas offers sweets that are small yet full of flavor, packing chewy goodness into every bite. The husband and wife duo began their journey in the confectionary […]
In San Marcos, the Manor Market Refillery is a force of change: the “refill” shop advocates for a zero-waste movement and an overall decrease in single-use plastics by offering a unique service for customers to refill everyday household products like soap, detergent, and lotions. This “bring your own container” model allows customers to fill their […]
In the June 2020 issue of Texasliving, Fort Worth artist and illustrator Angela Lendzioszek provided beginner tips for those who wish to try their hand at creative hand lettering. When using fun fonts and styles to add visual interest to hand-addressed envelopes, it is also important to ensure correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Texasliving Copy Editor Megan McLawhon weighed in with […]
Lights dazzle from a three-story high scaffolding. The deck is packed with families, couples, and individuals, heads tilted and eyes glossy with wonder. And as the music plays in time with the flickering lights, visitors pause sipping their hot chocolate to take in all the magic of the holidays. This is the Mozart’s Coffee Roasters annual holiday light […]
His name may not be as recognizable as his brainchild, TOMS, the $625 million apparel company best known for their canvas slip-on shoes, but Blake Mycoskie does not appear to be someone who concerns himself with frivolities like fame. Often seen in pictures with a signature look of long hair, a beard, and a festival of pendants around his neck (including […]
From glittering holiday soirées to sweltering backyard barbeques, there is an event to attend in every season. While many take for granted the seamless nature of these events, every successful gathering has one common key component: a hard-working host or hostess. Between preparation and planning, circulating with guests, and cleaning up long after everyone has gone home, a good host makes an event successful. Gift […]
With the holiday season upon us, it is time to consider how to wrap the pile of gifts under the bed! Instead of being one more thing on the holiday to-do list, the gift-wrapping process has the opportunity to be an authentic expression of creativity. The presentation of wrapped gifts can be like an additional gift itself, reflecting the imagination […]