Helpful Tips

When it comes to knowing your flood risk, your watershed may matter more than you think. All the rain that falls in your watershed heads to a common waterway through a system of bayous, tributaries, and streams.


It’s a scenario most Texans can relate to. After a long, rainy winter, you step outside to balmy weather, chirping birds, and spring flowers. As images of picnics, pool parties, and woodland hikes run through your mind, you suddenly hear it: a buzzing near your ear. Before you have a chance to slap it away, a dozen mosquitoes take turns dive bombing your exposed skin.


As Harris County continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey, officials remind residents that the start of the 2018 Hurricane Season is less than a month away. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is once again urging everyone to prepare in advance of June 


The summer months offer children and their families plenty of opportunities for fun activities like swimming, biking, playing with friends and parties, among many, many others.


In 1908, Anna Jarvis launched a nationwide campaign for observance of Mother’s Day to honor her late mother, a community health advocate.


After the spells of cold freezes we have experienced in the Houston area over the past month, the bright blooms of marigolds provide a cheerful promise of spring. However, marigold are more than just a bright spot of color in spring gardens, they also provide a number of benefits, both in your home and garden.


Everyone loves fresh squeezed orange juice and the taste of real lemon juice in recipes.  But citrus can be used for more beyond simply eating the fruit.  In honor of our recent workshop with John Panzarella at the Kingwood Garden Center, here are 10 ways to use citrus in your home.


In the past several years, Texas trees have taken a heavy hit from fire blight.  It is a condition causing leaves to brown and dry up resulting from a bacterial infection.  The leaves look like they have been scorched by fire, thus the name “fire blight.”1 


We've reached the New Year.  A turn of the calendar which causes many of us think back on the year that has been and, of course, eagerly await the year to be.  Over the last few weeks there have been a many festivities, gatherings, shared meals, and high expectations.  In the aftermath of this comes “holiday remorse” and a series of grand, sweeping resolutions.


You may be looking for some amazing appetizers you may be looking for them for New Years Eve, or perhaps you want a great ideas for an upcoming party. Here is a great selection of appetizer recipes that are heavy enough to work as a meal. 


It’s easy to be overwhelmed at holiday time. There’s so many activities, so much to accomplish and so many ways to get off track.  Added together, these take away holiday fun.  Staying focused on holiday joy requires holiday organizing.  Choose one of these 8 simple tips for less stress this holiday season.


I love to keep things simple. I am a born organized person who wants to help others simplify, create order and help people live the life they imagined. So I wanted to share some tips that I use to make each day a little more organized.


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