Electronics Overload—What To Do With Old Electronics

Perhaps you upgraded this year to some newer and better electronics these year. Well done! But now, you are staring at that island of misfit gadgets in your home. You know, like that cell phone that dates back to the flip era, a laptop that requires regular biceps curls to lug from room to room, or that once cutting edge, three-megapixel digital camera.

Replacing Plumbing Pipes: Costs and Options

Replacing Plumbing Pipes: Costs and Options

After Houston's ice-pocalypse hit the city hard, so many of my Timbergrove neighbors were talking about freezing - and bursting - pipes. Yikes! We were thankful that our PEX lines held up to the chilly temps and the extra insulation added in the attic kept conditions stable. 

Aging in Place

Aging in Place

It’s time to elevate the conversation about aging in place. Forget about grab bars and wheelchair ramps. Those are elements of last resort for “old” people. And who wants to be labeled “old?”

Vitality, Relaxation, and the Great Outdoors

Vitality, Relaxation, and the Great Outdoors

From hues that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, Pantone’s top 10 colors for 2017 are reminiscent of the colors that surround us in nature. The standout among the—Greenery.

Invites 101

Invites 101

The party season is in full swing, and guest lists aren’t filling themselves. Of course an invitation is in order but with so many styles and forms to choose from even the most organized of elves can become perplexed. Fear not, follow our simple 101 instructional and you can cross this task off your holiday to do list.

Pause for a Cause: Protector of Giants

Pause for a Cause: Protector of Giants

The once robust population of Africa’s elephants (30 million) has been reduced to about 10 percent of their original population in the last 30 years. Startling statistics show that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its tusks. At this rate, elephants in the wild will be extinct in 10 to 12 years. But one brave family has been working for decades to stem this tide.

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

This holiday season, instead of feeling guilty at how much you have instead try a different stance, and alternative mind-set, instead try the completely random notion that you are lucky. Do all you can to help those who will not be having the type of holiday season that you are.