I stepped out of the ranch house the other morning just as the sun was beginning to heat us up for another cloudless day. The water on the stock tank was like glass and - since I hadn't had my coffee yet -- made me think I was looking at a mirage. At least that's what it looked like when I got back to my desk and gave it the Photoshop treatment.
Your eyes can play tricks on you out there. But, that's nothing compared to what nature can do...
My sister Pam is a wonderful copycat. She and my mom Patsy often make a game of guessing what's in restaurant specialties and recreating them at home.
Filled with antioxidants and loaded with vitamin C, cranberries are very healthful. However, we hear so much about their health benefits that we sometimes forget how truly delicious they can be. This recipe is certainly the simplest and one of the most beautiful ways to serve cranberries.
Is this safe?
Looking anything but red and wilted can be a challenge when the temp tops 90 most days (welcome to summer in Texas!).
That's why I'm lovin' these 19 fabulous finds. Made to take the heat, they're a sun-sational boost to your beauty routine.
Just the thing for when your signature's too hot to handle!
Ever long for a little more support? The folks at Spanx can help.
The brand that revolutionized the shapewear industry is now turning heads with the first Spanx retail store in Texas at Dallas' NorthPark Center, only a short hop from our very own Colleywood. Looks like I just found a whole new reason to shop one of my favorite destinations!
To celebrate the move to Texas, the shapewear giant has teamed up with us to give 1 lucky reader a $100 Spanx gift card. This ticket-to-a-smoother-you can be used at Spanx.com or any Spanx retail store in the country. (Check the end of this post for details on how to enter.)
Like other Spanx retail stores, the new NorthPark location is designed to take the sting out of shopping for shapewear. Everything from its chic, high-energy atmosphere to flattering lighting in the fitting rooms to helpful shaping specialists makes the experience easier and more fun.
You could score a sensational shaping spree ... FREE! We're celebrating Spanx's arrival at Dallas' NorthPark Center by giving away a $100 gift card from the shapewear giant. This cool ticket-to-a-smoother-you can be used at Spanx.com or any Spanx retail location in the country.
Click "Read More" for details on how to enter. Contest* ends July 31!
The Hungry Girlfredo Bowl is a go-to staple of mine for both lunch AND dinner, and I eat it several times a week . . . YUM! This big fettuccine Alfredo swap can be made with tofu shirataki noodles OR broccoli coleslaw! Either way, you get a deliciously creamy and filling Alfredo bowl.
Slime & Slide!
You can't get away with serving plain ole black-eyed peas around our house. If I try, both Bob and I end up reaching for hot pepper sauce (reminds me of his dad John), Worcestershire sauce, chow-chow relish or maybe all three. You know we Texans love to spice things up!
...but it damn well better be the RIGHT KIND of garbage!