For your home: DIY and custom doormats!
With the holiday season in full swing, we’ve got a fun DIY project you can do at home, FOR YOUR HOME. Or you can gift one to a friend or family member for Christmas! Houston Native Eboni Roberts, Founder and Creative Director of Kicky Mats stopped by to demonstrate this creative and artsy craft with Courtney and Katherine—guest hosting for Derrick Shore today!
DIY Pumpkin Painting: Learn to paint pumpkins like a pro!
DIY expert Ashton Sedita shows Courtney and Derrick how to paint pumpkins like a pro! You can too. Materials and Instructions For the spider design: Materials - white pumpkin, black paint, black paint pen Instructions - Use your thumb and dab paint circle dots with it on white pumpkin. Once dry, make upside check marks to create 8 legs. For ghost design: Materials – orange pumpkin, white paint, black paint pen. Instructions: Use to your thumb and dab white paint onto the orange pumpkin. Once dry, create 2 eyes and a mouth.
Many a youthful happy hour did I spend at Austin’s famously peripatetic Cedar Door bar, the self-proclaimed inventor of our state’s most famous native cocktail, the Mexican martini. A frosty metal shaker of sweet-tart elixir, a salt-encrusted coupe glass, fat green olives impaled on a wee plastic sword—this was what summer in Texas was made of. The Austin establishment latched on to the idea, someone dubbed the drink a Mexican “martini” (prompting someone else to throw in some olives), and the rest is history. Alas, the Mexican martini you’re likely to get nowadays is a mass-market impostor composed of premade margarita mix and delivered in a cloudy plastic shaker. Not particularly Mexican and not a martini, this is a damn tasty, fittingly weird gift from Austin to the rest of the world.texasmonthly.com
Beat winter break boredom with free DIY activities
Looking for a way to beat the hit and keep your kids engaged during the Winter holiday break? There are some thing you can do without breaking the bank that can keep them entertained for hours. Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company best known for award-winning brands PAW Patrol, Bakugan, Kinetic Sand, Air Hogs, Rubik’s Cube and GUND, and is the toy licensee for other popular properties.
Move over gingerbread house! Houston ‘cookier’ shares the new cookie craft to try this holiday season
Local candy shop Cypress Sweets shares festive edible craft for the holiday season
Whether you’re looking for a unique gift, party ideas or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth Cypress Sweets is the one stop shop that can fill all your candy needs. Owner Courtney Okanlomo along with Sweets Specialist Karina Williams shared a festive candy craft that the whole family will love.
Nora Brown, the banjo prodigy singing tales of Appalachia
At an age when most teenagers are busy learning the latest Tik Tok dance craze, banjo virtuoso Nora Brown has just released her second album of old-time twang. When her parents gifted her a ukulele for Christmas at age six they never envisioned she would grow into one of the bluegrass world's rising stars. The now 16-year-old raised in Brooklyn is among the musicians carrying on traditions from the mountains of Appalachia passed down from the genre's old masters.news.yahoo.com
Houston mom’s win on Food Network is just the icing on the cookie
Let’s Fix This: How To Repair Your Home After The Houston Freeze And Access A Winter Storm Relief Fund – Houston Public Media
As Greater Houston recovers from the Winter Freeze, master builder Matt Risinger offers guidance on DIY home repairs. We also learn about a new Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund. We also learn about a new Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund, and how the money will go to local nonprofits to help families meet basic relief needs. CVS says starting tomorrow the pharmacy will be offering COVID-19 vaccines at 15 NEW locations in Greater Houston. This is in comparison to just 6 locations in Greater Houston, mostly in the suburbs, when CVS first started rolling out vaccine appointments.houstonpublicmedia.org
The beloved Logan Square ‘Christmas house’ shines on
Frank Lopez, the creator of one of Chicago's most beloved Christmas houses died last year, but his masterpiece lives on. Family members said they'd keep the lights display going as long as they own the house, and once again the whimsical Victorian is shining brightly with outsize expressions of holiday spirit.chicagotribune.com