the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Dec 2013 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Dec 2013

MY FAVORITE :

Cute Adorable Kitten Tries to Steal Dog’s Tongue
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Festive Spiral Cookies

HOLIDAY Gift Guide Dec 2013 HOLIDAY Gift Guide Dec 2013

ADA’s Creations
There is nothing more gorgeous than the gift of diamond jewelry this holiday season. Fine customized jewelry at wholesale prices, perfect for any wish list! Call for more information or to begin your initial …

Historically Fort Bend: MISSOURI CITY Historically Fort Bend: MISSOURI CITY

By Chris Godbold
Towns popped up all across Fort Bend County near the end of the 19th century. Many were endlessly advertised by real estate agents and promoters. One of these towns born in the 1890s …

Around The Bend Dec 2013 Around The Bend Dec 2013

THOUSANDS ATTEND TEXIAN MARKET DAYS 30TH ANNIVERSARY.  More than 6,00 guests explored four historic sites and a plethora of activities at George Ranch Historical Park at the 30th Annual Texian Market Days benefitting the Fort …

Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

 As the over-65 population grows, so will the number of Americans dealing with the disease
Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the …

Facelift Fervor Facelift Fervor

When injectables and fillers aren’t enough
By Elizabeth Anthony
In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Dec 2013 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Dec 2013

WINNING STREAK FOR BUSH HS NAVY JROTC – For the 11th consecutive year, Bush High School Navy JROTC cadets earned the first place Overall award for their outstanding performance at the Fort Bend ISD Drill …

Real Team, Real Wins Real Team, Real Wins

By Cindy Ziervogel

Ryan Penney always wanted to play a real sport. What the home-schooled senior meant was he wanted to be on a competitive team playing real schools.

Discoveries Dec 2013 Discoveries Dec 2013

HEADPHONES BY HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER
These wireless TV headphones earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because they had unmatched sound quality and superior range. Panelists lauded The Best TV Headphones for having “the best …

When Crickets Cease to Chirp, Plant Tulips When Crickets Cease to Chirp, Plant Tulips

Timing is everything when it comes to planting bulbs
Good things still come to those who wait. This is especially true of those who love tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs. To bloom in spring, bulbs …

Host a HOLLY JOLLY Party Host a HOLLY JOLLY Party

Parmesan Pepper Spritz Crackers
Merry Mushroom Bites
Peppermint Blitz Hot Chocolate
Savory Southwest Donuts
All Aglow Melon-Tinis
Cheery Cranberry Mojitos

Book Reviews Dec 2013 Book Reviews Dec 2013

CHAIRS: 1,000 MASTERPIECES OF MODERN DESIGN
Chairs: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design – 1800 to the Present Day by Charlotte and Peter Fiell is a unique source for interior specialists, collectors,  set designers and more. The …

The Cliffs of the Carolinas The Cliffs of the Carolinas

By Bill Anderson
with Cheryl Alexander
Whether you enjoy being close to the water, up in the mountains or part of vibrant city life, The Cliffs — an extraordinary collection of resort communities straddling North and South …

Excellent Wines to Enjoy Now
Red, white or sparkling, something for all
Excellent Wines to Enjoy Now </br>Red, white or sparkling, something for all

By Denman Moody
TheAdvancedOenophile.com
Here are some suggestions for excellent wines that you don’t have to wait years to enjoy.
 
Sparkling
J Vineyards and Winery J Cuvée 20 Brut Sonoma County — Different vineyard lots were fermented and kept …

Mini Cooper – Chevrolet Impala Mini Cooper – Chevrolet Impala

By Kelly Foss, MyCarData.com
MINI COUNTRYMAN JOHN COOPER WORKS
Starting Price: $34,800
Minis have gone through a wrenching transformation ever since BMW bought them nearly 20 years ago. They’ve become bigger and better; more complex and more expensive. …

ALL OUT A/C & HEATING ALL OUT A/C & HEATING

High efficiency A/C systems add value to your home. During the hot summer months,up to 70 percent of your electricity bill will be from your A/C system. The current minimum standard for air conditioners is …

SIGNATURE REMODELING & DESIGN SIGNATURE REMODELING & DESIGN

Signature Remodeling & Design offers complete interior renovations to include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, custom built ins, granite countertops, room additions, flooring, carpet, paint and sheetrock. Let their knowledge and expertise transform your home into …

REMEDY ROOFING REMEDY ROOFING

If you are looking for an experienced roofing company, Remedy Roofing is your company! Remedy Roofing is the leader in residential and commercial roof installations.
Their award-winning quality, reputable, and experienced workmanship is sure to impress. …

ABS IMPROVEMENTS ABS IMPROVEMENTS

ABS Improvements has been painting residential and commercial sites for over 18 years. They are known for excellence in custom painting, including faux, antique, and decorative with emphasis on preparation to insure a long-lasting, beautiful …

HAWKINS FURNITURE HAWKINS FURNITURE

Proof that handcrafting is not a lost art in Texas can be found at Hawkins Furniture Company. Mesmerize your family and friends with heirlooms made from hand selected rich, strong grains of pecan, mesquite, long-leaf …

HOUSTON HOME IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION HOUSTON HOME IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION

Houston Home Improvement Construction has been building patio covers for more than 20 years. This company will transform any backyard into a cool, shady retreat while adding value to any home. This entertaining addition will …

EFLOORS / FLOOR IT TODAY EFLOORS / FLOOR IT TODAY

Floor it Today is the flooring specialists online, Shop at Home, and in retail. You can trust their experienced staff to provide you with top quality service in helping you to select the right floor …

A-BEAR CONSTRUCTION A-BEAR CONSTRUCTION

Speciali­zing in beautiful custom patio covers that enhance and blend with your current home, A-Bear Construction also creates decks, outdoor kitchens and much more. An added advantage is that the owner, Murray Hebert, is on …

FREDERICK BUILDERS & REMODELING FREDERICK BUILDERS & REMODELING

The heart of the home just moved outdoors, fun for all. Enjoy cooking the family burgers on an open grill in your modern outdoor kitchen, great designs to fit any budget. Maintenance free construction, with …