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The yearly Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be starting March 3 and go through the 22nd at Reliant Park. This is one of Houston's biggest events and there are a ton of things to do, and see. There will be children's activities, dining, shopping and carnival rides, concerts and more entertainment than you can imagine. Not to mention the actual rodeo! For more information click here.
Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House To Sell By Professional Home Stagers! Our goal (8 comments)
"Great Chefs" of the Bay Area will be at the Hilton on Nasa Rd. 1 in Clear Lake March 5th. "Great Chefs" are some of the best chefs in the Bay area serving a multi-course sit down dinner that evening to benefit the Clear Lake Symphony Scholarship Fund. Reservations must be received by March 2. The menu sounds fantastic...I would love to go! Cost: $60 per person Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm For more information click here.
Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House (2 comments)
Need some help with cleaning your windows, or rugs? Hiring a professional can be a little daunting. Here are some tips to know to get your spring cleaning chores done by a pro with no hassles. First ask friends or relatives for a referral, word of mouth is always the best way to know if the customer is happy. Contact the Better Business Bureau to make sure no complaints have been filed. Ask the contractor for a certificate of insurance. Get the estimate in writing and make sure you are getting what you pay for, with not (7 comments)
Azalea Trail - River Oaks - Houston, TX - 02/28/09 10:24 PM
If you love flowers, and you want to see some magnificent gardens in our very own Houston, come take advantage of the weather and scenery March 7th. The River Oaks Garden Club will be hosting the Azalea Trail, which will be a 10-15 mile bicycle tour. This is an easy paced ride and will go to seven homes with gorgeous azaleas in bloom. Come see some of the most beautiful gardens in Houston at a lesiurely pace with security being provided. Please bring a helmet and water. Flowers are one of lifes most beautiful treasures...This is a must see! Date/Time:Sat., March 7, 10:30am (5 comments)
The 25th Annual BBQ Cook-Off will be Friday March 27th 2009 and ends Saturday March 28th. Judging will be for potato salad, beans, chicken, pork & beef. The entry fee is $125.00 per team for all 5 Categories. The cook-off is limited to 35 teams. The Legion is located at 1650 Hwy 3 South of League City. Sign up early to reserve a team spot. For more information and details on cook-off click here and then Special Events. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House (0 comments)
My Friend Nicole with her adorable daughter Addison. The International MOMS Club, has an active chapter in League City that is a support group for at-home mothers. The club supports local charities with service projects throughout the year. They have monthly activities which include playgroups, field trips, moms' night out, and park days. Your children are welcome to the meetings. The playgroups are by age. For more information click here.
Look for your closest Cost Plus for these great buys from Fegruary 28 through March 08. I love this store, what a variety, I always come out with something. They also have a great gourmet food selection, wines, coffee, and kitchen items. Cost Plus World Market Link
Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House To Sell By Professional Home Stagers! Our goal is to get your home sold for top dollar in the most cost effective way! Contact Cindy today for a Home Staging Consultation. Please visit our website for more information. We also have a location for the Houston Bay Area- League City Home Staging. Areas Served: Houston, (3 comments)
The Internal Revenue Service lowered the mileage rates from 2008 to 2009. The rated started January 1, 2009, it includes mileage rates for cars, vans, pickkups and panel trucks. The new rates are as follows:
55 cents per mile for business miles driven 24 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations For more info click on this IRS Link.
When I went to de-stage this property, was I suprised when I walked into a "Dust Bowl". I didn't know that the ducts were going to be cleaned after the staging. As you can see the dust was quite thick, and was everywhere. Yet, another lesson for stagers and homeowners when you get this service done. This was obviously not done properly. But now I will have to have linens and furnitiure cleaned as to not saturate through the materials.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House To Sell (8 comments)
This was a dog that was paralyzed from the waist down. He wasn't adopted and is still looking for a home.
These two little pups were the last two that weren't adopted. They had a long weekend!
These happy young ladies adopted two little puppies from The Texas Home and Garden Show in Houston. A no profit/no kill shelter for animals is run by donations from private individuals and businesses. Pet adopotions for Mr. K's Halfway House for Hounds & Kitties Too!
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Houston's own Paul Wishnow "The Antique Man" was appearing appraising peoples treasures.
As you can see, there was quite a variety of thing to see and do at The Texas Home and Garden Show in Houston. It was a lot of fun and a lot to take in. There were 600 exhibits from outdoor living areas to indoor interior ideas and beyond. Variety, is the best way to describe it, there was even teeth whitening being performed. They really did have something for all ages. I really liked seeing the TV items in (2 comments)
I've been seeing these products and similiar ones everywhere. In magazines, on TV and in homes. Now we can buy them for ourselves. They are not that expensive. This website also has murals for childrens rooms, quotables, sports teams, decor wall, and movie and comic themes. Great, because they can been taken off, they are not permanent. Room Mates Peel and Stick.com (18 comments)
Online Boutique - Expect the Unexpected - 02/21/09 10:34 PM
Photos by Room Service Home If you have a taste for the unusual and beautiful, ready made without the designer price tag. This online boutique will not disappoint. You can furnish your home with some stylish pieces, they also offer personalized items, tabletop accessories, along with bath and children's items. These items are perfect for that special someone that has exquisite taste! Room Service Home (2 comments)
In Houston, and around the Gulf Coast February 10th is approximately the last day of a frost threat. Freezing can come later so don't plant anything in danger of getting ruined. Seeds that can be planted now: Alyssum, Babysbreath, Calendula, Calliopis, Candytuft, Coreopis, Cornflower, Cosmos, Dahlia, Daisy, Feverfew, Larkspur, Marigold, Petunia, Salvia, Verbena, just to name a few. Plants which can be planted now: Ageratum, Alyssum, Arctostis, Bluebells,Calendula, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Columbine, Cornflower, Daisy, Delphinium, Four-o'clock, Fruit Trees, Gerbera, Hollyhock, Honeysuckle, Larkspur, Lemon Balm, Lupine, Mint, (2 comments)
Sunday afternoon Bike Ride? Join a group of approximately 15 members at the Gazebo on the north side of Memorial, just west of Eldridge, from Terry Hershey Park to George Bush Park. This ride will be 2 rides in 1. The first is a short 24 miles and will head west from Eldridge. 24 miles will be on a paved path in the direction of Fry Rd. and back. If you want to go further you can head east to the Tollway and then west to Fry Rd. making it 40 miles. Be sure to bring a (0 comments)
If you missed the Super Bowl commercial Kellogg's aired, it was about nominating fields across the country to renovate. Kellogg's is sponsoring a program where you nominate a field in your community, support the fields across the country, create your own seed packet and spread the word. The website shows fields restored in 2008 and those nominated so far in 2009. It only takes a minute to nominate or vote on your communities field. Super Bowl Commercial Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Plant a Seed Information ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, (0 comments)
Maison belle is eco-friendly and bio-degradable, bottled in PET recycled bottles, with natural fragrances, and essential oils. These fun cleaners not only work, but smell fantastic, and are irresistibly packaged. Danish company Isabella Smith's new line launched in 05' is called Maison belle, and are not available everywhere, but you can find their products in certain stores. They make everything from cleaners, to air fresheners, lime scale removers, lotions, wash, and floor cleaners. Order directly from the Isabella Smith company. Maison Belle products are also available in Anthropologie stores, Sur La Table and beautyhabit.com
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To the Houston RESA members of Houston and surrounding area. How about a meet and greet? I was thinking a central location at a restaurant (Tex-Mex?) for dinner. What do y'all think? It would be an informal meeting, casual, no suits. Just a get together to meet the members in this area, and talk about Home Staging, RESA, and well, whatever we want to talk about. I am open to suggestions, comments, times, places, months, weeks, days, etc.. If you haven't joined RESA, and are a Home Stager please visit the website and look around. There are so many exciting things happening, (7 comments)
I am passing this on because I can't imagine that too many people know this. What a great thing. Somebody should let the companies know that it needs to be advertised as a feature. I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil or plastic wrap box? You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong (13 comments)
Monday, February 16, 2009 the Houston Zoo will have free admission starting at 9:00am. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your family while teaching your kids about the didfferent types of animals and species our zoo has to offer. The address is 1513 N Macgregor Way, Houston, Texas 77023. Get Directions
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cindy Bryant is the owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging & Redesign Specialist in Houston, Staging Your House To Sell By Professional Home Stagers! Our goal is to get your home sold for top dollar in the most cost effective way! Contact Cindy today for a Home (3 comments)
Come take part of a community event to clear up Clear Creek, every Saturday and Sunday in February 2009 from 8:00 AM to 2 PM.At the FM 270 Boat Ramp. The FM 270 Boat Ramp is located under the Clear Creek Bridge on Hwy 270 between Nasa Parkway and Hwy 518. Participants will gather trash along the shorelines and need to be prepared on how to dress for the day. This effort covers 26 miles of shoreline from Kemah to Friendswood. This is considered one of the biggest clean-up efforts by 1000's of volunteer collecting tons of (3 comments)
1st Annual CCISD Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament - 02/14/09 01:07 AM
February 26-18 the first annual Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament at all high schools will be held. Each campus will host high school teams from around the area. The proceeds are to benefit 2 local softball families dealing with the effects of cancer. Games will be played at noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm each day of the tournament. There will be food, raffles and silent items auctioned off. A portion of the money raised will also go to the Ronald McDonald House in Houston. The support of our local community is needed. Donations of money or (0 comments)
Mardi Gras Galveston - 02/14/09 12:47 AM
Mardi Gras Galveston, officially started today, February 13, and will run through February 24th. Twelve days of fun and entertainment, beginning in 1867 it's in its 98th season. Located at the Historic Strand District. There will be numerous events and activities going on and the first big event since Hurricane Ike. More than 250,000 people are expected to attend, so expect crowds. Not all of the resturants are open yet. For more information click on this link.
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Valentines Dinner in and around Clear Lake, TX - 02/14/09 12:39 AM
It's not too late to take your Valentine to dinner in the ara, here are some suggestions. South Shore Harbor Club Restaurant & Wine Bar. Dinner in the Harbour Club is a special 5 course meal for $150 per couple. Dinner reservations should be made by calling the Harbour club at 281-334-5050. Cullen's Upscale American Grille probably the most upscale and newest of restaurants in the area. Bailey's American Grille in Seabrook, your Valentines meal will be prepared by Chef Beau Leacroy. Villa Capri has been in the area longer but sits on Clear Lake and can be very romantic at night. Perry's (0 comments)
Children's Miracle Network is a part of the Texas Children's Hospital which is one of the leading children's hospitals in the nation. There will be a charity event to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network in Webster, TX, February 26 form 6-10 pm at "The Main Event". Your support, whether by donation,sponsorship or helping out will be helping less fortunate children with serious health issues. Tickets are $48 for 4 hours of fun at Main Event, food and non-alcoholic drinks included. Activities include bowling, poker,shuffleboard, and air hockey tournaments with cash prizes, an easting contest with a $200 prize, (1 comments)
Over 600 exhibits & 100's of Experts! Special Appearances by: Michael Graves-Master Faux Finisher Robert "Buddy" Lee-Encore Azalea/Azalea Society of America Jim Dutton-Texas Home Improvement Paul Wishnow-The Antique Man Clive Berkman-Cooking with Clive
1000's of Ideas, Products & Services Vacation, Leisure & Outdoor Show Live Auction For Furniture & Decor Over 60 Free How-To Seminars on 4 Interactive Stages! Health, Fitness & Beauty Expo Home Remodeling Experts & DIY Ideas Ask the NARI Experts Garden Experts and Landscaping Displays Outdoor Living, Pools & Spas Green Living Products & Services Kitchen, Bath & More! New Products, (3 comments)
An example of how painting outdated paneling can not only update your room, but it will make it look larger. In this case it draws you in to the room, and gives it a newer fresher look. The walls were painted also, making the white beams on the ceiling stand out. This was a fixer-upper and sold around 60 days on a small budget.
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Give your Valentines a gift that they will never expect! A gift certificate for one room redesign/home staging a whole house design. Instead of the traditional roses, and candy which die and get eaten, give a give that will take your sweetie by suprise. Show them that you really do care and they will be thrilled that you had the great idea to have this done. They deserve to let someone create a whole new look! Let us redesign your rooms using your existing furnishings, and accessories and give your home a mini-makeover. (0 comments)
The biggest Home & Garden Show will be at the Reliant Center February 13-15. This is your one-stop shopping for the inside and the outside of your home. Whether you are just looking for a few specialty items or building or remodeling, this is a must do in Houston. There will be demonstrations, new products, ideas, exhibits, services and how to clinics, and landscaping. Just about everything you can think of and more will be showcased. There will be vendors handing out samples, brouchures, and answering questions. There are so many exhibits plan on making it a weekend venture. (2 comments)
One Man's Idea of a Backyard Paradise "The Budget Pool" Want to win free tickets to the show? Here's how. Submit a story of the most insanely crazy D-I-Y Home Improvement or Gardening story. This can include any tips on how to or how not to do things. Use your imagination, feel free to exaggerate or make it a Texas Tall Tale. Use those stories you heard as a kid, or from relatives, that have been embellishing for years. The more imaginative, and funny the better chance you'll have. But play nice, and don't post anything that would embarrass anyone, (2 comments)
Design Squad Wonder Week-Childrens Museum of Houston - 02/07/09 09:10 PM
Bring you children and their imaginations to the Design Squad Wonder Week February 17-25. Kid's will be able to see what it's like to be an artist, designer, engineer by building, creating and inventing. Experts in each field will be their to explain, discuss, and show children whats involved in their careers, and how they can become whatever they want to become. Visit www.cmhouston.org
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Legally Blonde The Musical-Houston, TX - 02/07/09 08:09 PM
The entertaining movie made famous by Reese Witherspoon is Broadways newest hit, and will be in Houston at Theatre Under the Stars. The musical surrounds Elle Woods, a blonde, that's a savvy smart sorority girl that takes the Harvard Law Group by suprise. She proves always to be true to yourself and who you are. It's family friendly, and will be enjoyed by all. For more information visit www.tuts.com
Houston Blues Festival - 02/07/09 08:02 PM
The Houston Blues Festival will take place Friday, February 13 at 8:00pm at the Reliant Area. This will be a collaboration of high-energy music and world class entertainers. Some of the entertainers include Mel Waiters, Clarence Carter, Bobby Blue Bland, Floyd Taylor, Sir Charles Jones, Shirley Brown and Willie Clayton will be performing and entertaining all of the blues fans of Houston. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or the Reliant Areana Box Office at 832-667-1400.
Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition-Houston, TX - 02/07/09 07:48 PM
The Rodeo Uncorked and Best Bites Competition will be Sunday, February 8th at 6:30pm at 1 Reliant Park. Sound interesting? Check it out, The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion, from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition, along with regional restaurants, and culinary institutions will be presenting their signature dishes. Guest will vote on the Best Bite, and prizes and awarded to the culinary institutions and restaurants. Musical entertainment and a saddle and chap presentation to the top 10 winners that will go into the evening. Tickets are $100 each or $125 at the door. Valet parking is available. (0 comments)
The Urban Market Houston-The Heights - 02/07/09 07:33 PM
Sunday, Februrary 8 will be the last day for The Urban Market in the Heights. This is a market not to be missed. Some of the most unique and unusual items can be found here. The event will feature over 40 antique shop dealers and designers with their goods. It will be outdoors in a tented area. some of the items there are home furnishings, some designer imperfect goods, home decor, artwork, interesting fabrics, outdoor itmes, and even some unusual items. Everyone will find something here, even food! The event is from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Fields and (2 comments)
Before After Which Photo Would Capture Your Attention...It's The Same Room! This was a very modern home. But the before furnishisings didn't reflect the type fo house that it really was. If a homeowner had been looking for a contemporary look, they wouldn't have stopped here! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Sellers Survey for 2008 showed that: • Buyers used a variety of resources in searching for a home: 87 percent used the Internet. • Fewer buyers rely on a home book or magazine, home builders, television, billboards and relocation companies. Buyers most commonly start their search process online. (7 comments)
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