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Blue Moon Celebrates Lavender

Blue Moon Gardens celebrates all things lavender at their Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27.
February 22, 2019

Downtown Living Puts Residents in Center of Action

Residents are enjoying their front-row view living in downtown Sulphur Springs.
February 22, 2019

Cade Republic Designs In a Holistic Way

Vanessa Price, owner of Cade Republic Design Consulting & Studio in downtown Edom, returned to the Upper East Side of Texas recently after almost a year in Hawaii filming Aloha Builds for HGTV/DIY Network.
December 23, 2018

Spring Plant & Garden Shows Take Center Stage

It’s not that rural Upper East Side of Texas needs more of nature’s beauty, but many of its inhabitants enjoy gardening and enhancing their yards and businesses with flowers, native plants, herbs, and more. Plant and garden shows are scheduled throughout the region this time of year. Here are a few.
February 22, 2018

Blue Moon Gardens Continues to Blossom

This year marks the 25th anniversary of friends Sharon Lee Smith and Mary Wilhite's retail garden center.
February 22, 2018

Cozy Up to a Relaxing, Roaring Outdoor Fire

One of the joys of living in the Upper East Side of Texas this time of year is the magic of a backyard campfire in full view of a glorious night sky filled with sparkling stars.
October 30, 2017

Solar-Powered Residence Marries Common Sense with Energy Creation

Many people consider using solar energy to power their homes, businesses, and even motor homes. Installing solar panels can help reduce utility bills and some buyers appreciate using the sun as their main source of energy for independence and sustainability.
June 28, 2017

When Less is More

For many people, the notion of simplifying life focuses on efforts to clear the clutter, throw stuff out and invest in attractive storage bins to hold the excessive goodies crammed onto shelves and into closets and rooms.
April 24, 2017

In the Hot Seat

Surprised recently by some fun-loving mockery from The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon, Kathy and Louis “Skip” Torrans of Jefferson are having the last laugh.
April 24, 2017

Long Cove Builds New Porch Houses in Cedar Creek Lake Community

The waterfront community of Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake is adding a set of six porch homes.
April 24, 2017

Healthy Houseplants

Local horticultural experts say there’s nothing for it but to aim for a green infusion indoors with a few cheerful potted plants and live table decorations.
December 21, 2016

Local Designers Share Their Tips

East Texas design experts share ideas for creating festive tablescapes and mantel displays using natural outdoor elements.
October 24, 2016