Select Spring Flowering Bulbs Now
Fall is the time to think about ordering spring-flowering bulbs online, through bulb catalogs, or from selections at local nurseries and home and garden centers. While you will not actually plant until November or December, consider the following tips on growing bulbs and deciding which ones to purchase.
Going back to the Garden
It is summertime in Texas. The sun is shining brightly, afternoons are toasty, and flowerbeds and backyard gardens are begging for attention. What better time than now to begin a new recycling project for the good of your bushes and blooms? Now is as good a time as any to start composting!
Summer in Texas would seem incomplete without some sort of patriotic, Fourth of July celebration. Despite the heat and the sun, locals often spend much of the day partaking in outdoor activities, from parades, to concerts, to fireworks, or even the backyard cookout. Whether the table is inside with the refreshingly cool air conditioner, or located under the pergola on the back patio, there are plenty of options for sprucing up your table for any Fourth of July entertaining.
Julie Hibbs founded her professional organizing company, Squared Away, in Houston back in 1999. “Helping her clients reduce their stress, increase their productivity, and better manage their time and energy” is her mission, explained Leigh Jackson, a long-time Squared Away employee. Learn how this Houston company was able to help after the devastating Hurricane Harvey.
Custom Homes of Texas: Austin
Having lived in their Austin neighborhood for 20 years, Frank and Tara West jumped at the opportunity to build their custom home in a new development within the same area. A realtor by trade, Tara knew exactly how she wanted to have her four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom, 4,100-square-foot home laid out and what would make it function in the best possible way.
Custom Homes of Texas: Houston
A small community outside of Houston is just the right place for homeowner Darlene Sauvageau and her family. Close to town and work, the homeowner’s neighborhood is within walking distance of the grocery store, school, and a variety of shops. Originally intended as a short-term property, the house has been transformed into a beautiful 3,400-square-foot custom home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Creative Gift Wrapping
Gift wrapping season is upon us once again. Instead of dreading the often-daunting task, use it as an opportunity to make each gift a customized representation of your style and holiday spirit. Here are some tips to make sure your holiday wrapping is the show stopper at every holiday event you attend.
Custom Homes of Texas: Austin Retreat Within the Trees
With the desire to find seclusion within the city, Pam Currie and her husband Kenneth looked at a neighborhood in Austin that held childhood memories for both of them. Tucked away at the end of a private road community, the Curries decided to build their four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom, 4,221-square-foot home on an existing lot.
Custom Homes of Texas: Pool Edition
Bought with a future pool in mind, Sean Hawthorne and his family chose their specific lot just outside of College Station on which to build their home due to the thirteen-foot drop in the grading of the backyard. Sean, who is known as ‘The Pool Guy,’ has been building and designing pools for 35 years, and wanted to create a one-of-a-kind pool to compliment his five bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom, 6,000-square-foot custom home.