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Nordstrom Denim for Christmas!

Good morning and Happy Friday to you! Today I have partnered with my favorite specialty store on the planet, Nordstrom, to tell you all about why everyone should ask for denim for Christmas. More specifically, why Nordstrom's denim department is so stellar. First of...

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Game Playing

“I’m not a spy!” I protested. Despite great effort to persuade my innocence, my dad convinced everyone my pleading was evidence of my guilt.  My own children didn’t believe me. He targeted me as the danger and succeeded in being chosen for the assignment, sabotaged...

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TAOLB on PB and Style Podcast

  Good Morning McKinney! Today I am thrilled to be featured on the podcast, PB and Style, with Andrea Patrick!       Click the button below to hear Andrea and me discuss the ins and outs of being a female entrepreneur, living beautifully, and...

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McKinney Art: Leslee Ortega

Good morning McKinney! Today I want to shed some light on another local artist, Leslee Ortega. I imagine many of you are familiar with Leslee's paintings of animals. Her talent in showing an animal's personality combined with the tell-tale neon background makes...

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Our Favorite Favorites: Gardens

Here are a few of my garden favorites for this time of year! Mike’s Health Collection (1434 N. Central #108).  Gardeners are out in the elements year round and getting cold and wet can lower your immune system.  Let Mike and his friendly professionals advise you on...

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McKinney Parade of Lights

McKinney Rotary Club presents “18th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights” SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 6:30PM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY   Hello friends! This email is to remind you of the 18th Annual Parade of Lights in downtown McKinney this Saturday, December 9th...

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Beef Filets with Pan Sauce

from the kitchen of Lorie Fangio, TAOLB Resident Chef Hosting a crowd for dinner this year? It has become a tradition in my home to serve beef fillets for Christmas dinner. This is a terrific festive option that does not require tons of prep, planning or perfect...

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McKinney Homes: The Flip House

From the desk of Misti Reed, TAOLB Home Editor Several years ago, I got the wild hair to flip a house. I love designing spaces and renovating for my clients, but something has always been so intriguing about making design decisions for a home with an imaginary client...

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Meet Unique Unique Design

Good morning friends! I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving week full of family and of course, lots of food.   Today I want to introduce you to Marcie Henehan and Traci Miller of Unique Unique Design. Unique Unique Design is a locally based Home Staging/Home...

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November Gardening Tip

From the garden of Beth DiGioia, TAOLB Resident Gardener   The houseplants that you brought outside have been enjoying their summer vacation, but it’s just about time to bring them in.  Before doing so, check the leaves (especially the undersides) and stems...

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McKinney Artist: Andrea Holmes

Good morning McKinney! Today I want to introduce you to Andrea Holmes, a gem in the McKinney artist community, and someone you have most definitely seen on your strolls around the downtown Square. Though born in Denver, Colorado, Andrea grew up not far from here, in...

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Our Favorite Favorites: 08.09.17

Our Favorite Favorites: 08.09.17

Hello and is FRIDAY! Can I get a fist bump for this incredible bit of news???!!! Today I bring you Our Favorite Favorites from the past week. If you are new around here, I do this most Fridays and hope you enjoy hearing about what has us excited. PLEASE feel...

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