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MARCH 2019

CrossTimbersLifestyle.com

Where the Heart Is

PLANT PERSPECTIVE

A WARM WELCOME


In The Exclusive Community Chateau Du Lac Hidden on the heavily timbered shores of Grapevine Lake in Flower Mound is a secluded estate that offers tremendous privacy, security, and yet convenience to the airport which is 15 minutes away! Featuring the most majestic views available, this unique estate lies on 10 wooded acres. With the main house exceeding 18,000 sqft. and the three bedroom guest house separated by two swimming pools, this is truly a resort lifestyle offering unending entertainment options and amenities. For the horse lover, there is a spectacular barn and pastures. For long term guests or live in staff, there is a two bedroom apartment over the detached six car garage. The main house also boasts a six car garage to accommodate any car enthusiast! Authentic European treasures have been built into many areas helping to blend the scale of the home with its warm design features.

Vanessa Van Trease Owner/Broker

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2019 PUBLISHER

Jane Krzysiak | jane.krzysiak@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Stephanie Hasbrouck | stephanie.hasbrouck@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

“Home Is Where the Heart Is.”

Isabella Van Trease, Jane Krzysiak, Stephanie Hasbrouck CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Robert Ray Photography, Jason Oleniczak, Laura Christian

IT’S A COMMON PHRASE MEANING THAT OUR HOMES ARE A CENTRAL PLACE IN OUR LIVES—WHERE WE REST OUR HEADS, NOURISH OUR BODIES AND MAKE FOND MEMORIES WITH LOVED ONES. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and keep our most prized possessions. This month, we bring you our Home issue, which is full of ideas for creating the best environment in your own home – whether you live in a ranch-style house, cool contemporary digs or a '90s “work in progress” remodel. With springtime upon us, it’s time for a little DIY project! Refresh your interior with a few new home decor accents—for inspiration, check out what’s new at Décor to Your Door. And, if you are welcoming house guests this spring, Laura Christian with Laura Design & Co. offers tips on rolling out the red carpet. Meanwhile, the folks at Calloway’s can help you tackle your yard, but don’t forget plants inside help create a healthier and more pleasing environment. In “A Touch of

CORPORATE TEAM

Nature” we delve into this concept. You won’t want to miss a peek inside the stun-

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

ning Bartonville home of Corey and Vanessa Van Trease. Their daughter, Isabella,

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

a senior at Liberty Christian and soon-to-be journalism major, provides a unique

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

perspective as we check out their labor of love. We hope this issue inspires you to appreciate the place you call home—both your personal dwelling and our shared community—whether you’ve just moved or it’s a place your family has occupied for generations.

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTORS John Newman | Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

Here’s to home sweet home!

Jane Krzysiak , Publisher Jane.Krzysiak@LifestylePubs.com

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2019

FEATURES 16 A Warm Welcome Laura Christian, Owner of Laura Design & Co., Creates the Perfect Gift for Guests

20 Where the Heart Is Van Trease Home Proves to Be a Labor of Love

26 Plant Perspective Calloway’s Gerry Butler Offers Spring Gardening Advice

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30 A Touch of Nature Adding Natural Elements Can Create a Cleaner, Happier, Healthier Home

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DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

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Culinary Creations

16 DIY 20 Open House 26 Inspired By 30 Healthy Lifestyle 34 Travel Destination 40 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES

Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce's 37th Annual Awards Luncheon The luncheon held at Denton Country Club on Jan. 25 honored 2018 Citizen of the Year  Jason Walter, executive director of the Cross Timbers YMCA. The President's Award winner was David Hodges with People's Mortgage. Rookie of the Year went to Matt Tobben with State Farm Insurance, and Max Miller, Cross Timbers Gazette proprietor, was Ambassador of the Year. Kelly Murray of Murray Media Group was awarded Volunteer of the Year, and Business of the Year was Shelly Dodge's Visionary Financial. PHOTOGRAPHY BY HELEN'S PHOTOGRAPHY

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GOOD TIMES

Flower Mound Rotary 13th Annual Vine and Dine On Jan. 26 at the Courtyard Dallas Flower Mound, pin-striped suits and flapper dresses were all the rage as the Flower Mound Rotary celebrated its 13th Annual Vine and Dine Fundraiser. Guests enjoyed a speakeasy, casino games and turtle races, along with fabulous wines, cuisine and auction prizes. All proceeds raised benefit the charities and civic service projects of the Flower Mound Rotary and Rotary International. PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY JACOBY

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LEWISVILLE ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION HOSTS ‘RECIPES FOR SUCCESS’ RESTAURANT WEEK

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NAMED TMEA ALL-STATE MUSICIANS Lewisville ISD recently announced 53 high

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is

school students from across the district have

hosting Recipes for Success, a restaurant week for

earned a place in the prestigious Texas Music

southern Denton County, Feb. 22 – March 3.

Educator Association All-State Organizations.

Diners will have the opportunity to enjoy special

“Students earning the performance opportunity

menus at the area’s finest restaurants while sup-

as an All-State musician have achieved the highest

porting local schools. Restaurants will provide one

individual honor available to students engaged in

or more pre-set offerings of:

Texas music programs,” LISD Fine Arts Director

+ Chef-Inspired three-course meals for $45

Amanda Drinkwater says. “These students ded-

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icated focused practice efforts on challenging

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resented this year with 53 All-State participants from our band, choir and orchestra programs.”  For a list of those receiving the honor, visit LISD.net.

69 campuses in the district. For more information, including a list of participating restaurants, visit LISDEF.COM/RecipesForSuccess.

LIBRARY OFFERS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Photography with Jen Brown will present the

NONPROFIT FOUNDER DEBBIE SARDONE WINS INDUSTRY’S HIGHEST HONOR Debbie

Sardone,

nonprofit

founder

More than Snapshots workshop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Jen will teach of

attendees how to improve composition to create

Cleaning for a Reason and owner and pres-

stronger photos. A former high school teacher,

ident of Buckets & Bows Maid Service,

Jen enjoys teaching others how to capture the

recently received the Jack D. Ramaley Industry

beauty in life’s ordinary moments. To register

Distinguished Service Award at ISSA’s annual

for the workshop, call 972.874.6165 or email

convention. The award is considered the clean-

fmpl@flower-mound.com.

ing industry association’s highest honor. “I am so honored to receive this award,” Debbie says. “It’s proof that doing what you

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LEWISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

can to help others can start small and grow big

The Lewisville Public Library offers com-

beyond your wildest dreams. And it’s a reminder

puter classes for teens and adults each month.

that using your business to do good rewards

Learn about Word Basics from 10:30 a.m.–noon

you over and over again.”

on Tuesday, March 5. Word Basics is designed

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for students with limited to no experience with

the band's first national television performance.

Microsoft Word. Learn how to navigate Word, type

Members of the band performed "Deep in the

and edit text, modify fonts, cut and paste, adjust

Heart of Texas." The parade was televised on ABC,

spacing and margins, create bulleted lists and

NBC, Univision, HGTV, Hallmark Channel, RFD TV

more in this hands-on introductory class. Become

and KTLA to millions of viewers around the world.

more Word-savvy with Word Intermediate from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. This intermediate class will teach students how to insert

WOMEN OF FLOWER MOUND SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE MARCH 29

images, tables, styles and headings, page breaks,

The primary goal of the Women of Flower Mound

templates, tracking changes, inserting comments,

is to raise money to provide scholarships for Flower

special characters and much more.

Mound-area graduating seniors. Proceeds from

Attendees will need to bring a valid Lewisville

the annual home tour, fashion show and other

Library card to classes. Space is limited. Tickets will

activities provide scholarship funds. Scholarship

be handed out at the Information Desk 30 minutes

applications and criteria are available online. Visit

prior to the class start time.

WomenOfFlowerMound.org for more informa-

AARP TAX AIDE AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SENIORS AARP, the Lewisville Senior Activity Center and Lewisville Public Library are partnering again

tion. Deadline for 2018–2019 scholarship application submissions is midnight, March 29.

AREA PARKS TO RECEIVE THEMED UPDATES

this year to offer free income tax assistance for

Town of Flower Mound staff members have final-

those ages 50 and older from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on

ized playground themes for four area playgrounds

Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15.

receiving upgrades this year. Lakewood Park will

AARP Tax Aide is designed to provide free tax

have an aviation theme. Stone Creek Park will have

preparation for seniors with low- to middle-in-

a treehouse theme. Thrush Park West will have

come levels. AARP volunteers will be providing

a dinosaur theme. And Gerault Park will have a

this tax assistance. They are unable to assist with

sports theme. Construction on the parks is sched-

returns involving rental properties, farming or

uled to begin in the spring and be completed by

business expenses. Other restrictions may apply.

late summer or early fall.

Assistance is by appointment only. For more information, visit Library.CityOfLewisville.com. 

CITY OF HIGHLAND VILLAGE RECEIVES $125,000 DONATION Austin Adams, president of the Highland Village Parks Foundation, recently presented the Foundation’s intent to donate $125,000 to the City of Highland Village. The donation will partially fund the construction of the entrance feature of Kids Kastle. Noting the importance of Unity Park to the community as well as an entrance feature to the pavilion and play area, the city and Foundation will work together on the concept plan, which will cost approximately $180,000 and will be built in conjunction with the rebuild of Kids Kastle. The Highland Village Parks Foundation was formed nearly 20 years ago with the purpose of assisting the city to improve and

FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL BAND MARCHES IN ROSE PARADE The Flower Mound High School Band performed

support parks systems and recreational facilities through land acquisition and development of existing parks and to improve opportunities for visual and performing arts within the city.

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CULINARY CREATIONS ARTICLE JANE KRZYSIAK

Irish Stew

A ST. PATRICK'S DAY FAVORITE IS PERFECT FOR A CHILLY SPRING EVENING A TRADITIONAL IRISH STEW INCLUDES MUTTON OR MORE COMMONLY LAMB. If you are not particularly excited about this prospect, many in the United States substitute beef. Just make sure to choose a

INGREDIENTS

marbled beef for a more flavorful option. Enjoy this spring treat, and count your four leaf clovers!

+ 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided + 1 1/2 pounds lamb stew meat or marbled beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes + 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided + 3 medium onions, chopped + 3 garlic cloves, minced + 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth + 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed + 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces + 1 teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon dried thyme + 1/2 teaspoon pepper + 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce + 2 tablespoons water

DIRECTIONS Place 1/3 cup flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add lamb or beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in batches in 2 tablespoons oil. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute onions in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Return meat to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Add potatoes and carrots; cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add seasonings and Worcestershire sauce. Combine remaining flour with water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. 14

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A WA R M W E L C O M E LAURA CHRISTIAN, OWNER OF LAURA DESIGN & CO., CREATES THE PERFECT GIFT FOR GUESTS

ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY LAURA CHRISTIAN

MAKE YOUR HOUSEGUESTS FEEL EXTRA SPECIAL AND WELCOMED THIS SPRING BY CREATING THE PERFECT, PAMPERING GUEST RETREAT. Laura Christian, owner of Laura Design & Co., offers some helpful tips to make guests feel right at home. “Guest rooms are meant to be welcoming and should feel like mini-retreats,” Laura says. “Think of when you stay at a fancy hotel … all those little details that make you feel special make such a big difference in the overall aesthetic of the room. I can remember one

Laura created Laura Design & Co. in California, and business has flourished since moving to Texas.

hotel off the coast of California that put chocolate chip cookies and

“I have always had a passion for all things design,

sparkling apple cider in our room each afternoon. It has been years

but through our move to Texas, I was able to turn my

since we stayed there, but I still remember that hotel.”

passion into a full-time career,” she says.

Laura suggests creating a welcome basket for houseguests to make them feel pampered.

Laura Design & Co. is a full-service interior design company based in Flower Mound that specializes in

“You really want your guests to feel welcome and special and have

large projects. Laura offers in-home consultations,

them enjoy their stay in your home. Something as small as including

furniture selection, design, styling, full renovations and

fresh flowers just adds that personal touch to help your guest feel

project management.

cared for,” she says. “Plus, you never know if a guest has forgotten a

“Our tagline at Laura Design & Co. is ‘live beautifully,’

necessary item. Overall, a guest gift basket is a great way to create a

and I truly love helping others do just that in their homes.”

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directions 1. THE BASKET “First of all, you must start with a beautiful basket. I tend to gravitate toward the lighter color tones. I like to put the larger items toward the back and build forward from there.”  2. SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER  “I absolutely love an apothecary-type glass bottle with a vintage feel. These are from Aesop.” 3. ROLLED TOWELS  “Always white … gives that luxury feel.” 4. BATH SALTS, FACIAL MASK AND HYDRATING FACIAL MIST FROM HERBIVORE “Using

items

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give

that

spa-type aesthetic.”   5. TOOTHBRUSHES  “The toothbrushes are bamboo and eco-friendly! I love anything with wood tones, and toothbrushes are no exception.” 6. GLASS JAR WITH Q-TIPS AND COTTON BALLS “Placing them in a beautiful jar will take these simple items to the next level.” 7. SOAP BARS  “These I found from the Ugly Soap Company locally made right here in Flower Mound! The names of the scents are Fainting Goat and Pink Panther, and they smell fantastic!” 8. HAND LOTION “World Market is one of my go-to stores and always has some great lotion options.” 9. FRESH FLOWERS “I always say flowers or greenery add so much to any space.”   10. HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES “This may be the favorite personal touch of the whole basket.  I cannot think of a single person who does not like chocolate chip cookies, and I would put money down that your guests will love them too!” March 2019 | Cross Timbers Lifestyle

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OPEN HOUSE

ARTICLE ISABELLA VAN TREASE | PHOTOGRAPHY JASON OLENICZAK

Where the Heart Is VAN TREASE HOME PROVES TO BE A LABOR OF LOVE

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TO SOME, THE WORD “HERITAGE” MERELY APPLIES TO VAGUE GENERATIONAL TALES AND A PERCENTAGE ON AN ANCESTRY TEST. To architectural designer Corey Van Trease, the significance of his familial and cultural background is intrinsic to his work and all aspects of his life. The Dutch remain prominently known for their exquisite attention to detail, their inclination to create and their uncompromising drive. Corey and his family embrace these traits. As a third-generation home designer and successful construction company owner for nearly 30 years, Corey has ingenuity and sawdust running through his blood. The completion of his family’s personal home means a great deal to Corey. This final product has long been a dream for the Van Trease family, and now, after years of preparation, it finally has become a reality. The home includes ingenious feature and elements, such as a koi pond that wraps around the front perimeter of the dining room and flows into the home, an indoor multi-sport gymnasium, a rooftop viewing deck and a spacious art studio. Although these details are all notably inventive, the most impressive quality of the home is its ability to heartily welcome friends, family and strangers alike. Transitional walls expand the interior seamlessly into the outdoors, allowing limitless guests to flow freely in and out of the space. The living room sofa seats more than a dozen people, serving as the perfect setting for a family board game or watching Monday Night Football. The main house comprises both a prep kitchen and a serving kitchen, granting more than enough room to prepare recipes that have been passed down for generations. Family permeates each and every part of the special home, complete with an original art piece done by Corey’s grandmother hung proudly over the dining room fireplace. His designs are not bound simply to the framework of the home; they extend to the objects that make the home come alive, as well. Corey has had the pleasure of experimenting with this, designing several furniture pieces and light fixtures within the home. Furniture, accessories and light fixtures are the new frontier for his creative liberties and future projects!

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(CON TI N U ED)

I can truly tell you that Corey Van Trease is the most hard-working,

with every fiber of his being. He strives to create an environment that

selfless, gifted and inspirational man I have ever met. You may ask,

suits the needs of his clients while incorporating incredibly artistic fea-

how could I make such a bold and absolute statement? Well, as his

tures. Even after years of designing, Dad still comes home with new

only daughter, I can assure you that it is true.

ideas for his projects that never fail to astound me. His passion for his

Ever since I could see the top of the kitchen table, it has always been covered in blueprints. I remember the long nights when I would

career is indescribable; it ignites his entire body with excitement and determination. That is why this home means so much to him.

come downstairs, and he would still be working with weary eyes and

In building this beautiful and warm structure, he has combined his

a wrinkled brow. Yet he never missed giving me goodnight kiss on the

dedication to his work with his limitless love for his family. Each detail

forehead. My father works tirelessly because he loves what he does

in our home serves a unique and meaningful purpose that perfectly

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Corey Van Trease

suits our needs and fulfills our desires. As a father, he recognizes goals that are important to his children, and as an architectural designer, he is able to create the tools that facilitate those goals. I never requested an art studio, but Dad thoughtfully included it in the home design because he knows how much creating art means to me and how it satisfies my soul. I am so thankful to have a father who is attentive and caring as he is, and I can promise his clients feel the same. I am immensely proud of the final product our home has become, and I look forward to the next chapters of life spent within it. CONTINUED >

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PLANT PERSPECTIVE CALLOWAY'S GERRY BUTLER OFFERS SPRING GARDENING ADVICE

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WHEN IT COMES TO GARDENING, GERRY BUTLER IS ALL THUMBS— GREEN THUMBS, THAT IS. And it is his mission to help others in the community brush up on their own gardening skills. For the past five years, Gerry has been a fixture at Calloway’s Nursery in Flower Mound. You’ll likely find him surrounded by curious gardeners. “I mostly answer a lot of questions. I’m the question guy,” he says with a laugh. “I’ve been in the business 45 years. I bring a pretty wide range of knowledge.” In addition to answering customers’ questions on a daily basis, Gerry teaches several gardening classes at Calloway’s. Classes are held at 10:15 a.m. each Saturday. “There is a different topic every week,” he says. Past classes have addressed topics such as container design, vegetables, perennials and summer and spring annuals. Classes are free and open to the public. Local gardeners have been shopping and learning at Calloway’s for nearly a decade. In fact, the nursery celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. “We are a pretty popular nursery,” Gerry says, adding that the Flower Mound location has become the fifth highest grossing Calloway’s store in the company. Gerry attributes the store’s success to his knowledgeable and friendly colleagues and the many curious and talented local gardeners in the community. “There are a lot of avid gardeners here,” he says. “Denton County is noted for its gardening. We have a lot of master gardeners and master naturalists here.” HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? March is the month when homeowners get garden fever, but Gerry says it’s a risky time to do much planting. “The month of March is a big question mark around here,” he says. “You never know what weather you’re going to get. Generally, the last frost is around March 15.” He suggests covering plants during cold nights until the last frost passes, which sometimes is as late as mid-April.

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Gerry says now is the prime time to plant shrubs and ground covers. It also is an optimal time to start vegetable seeds. In addition, early March is a good time to plant berries and other fruit plants and roses, he says. “March is the month where everything sort of changes,” Gerry says. As the weather becomes warmer, Calloway’s offers a larger variety of blooming plants. For those looking for fool-proof garden blooms heading into summer, Gerry suggests planting sun-loving annuals like periwinkle, lantana and verbena and shade-lovers, such as begonias, impatiens and caladiums. Other popular plants that thrive in our area include geraniums, gardenias, cyclamen and petunias, Gerry says. “Also, citrus trees are a popular choice,” he says. “Many people grow those in containers so they can have limes for margaritas.” Calloway’s offers a variety of lemon and lime trees. Gerry says they grow best outside. However, they must be moved inside during cold weather or when a cold rain is in the forecast. “They do not like cold rain,” he says. Though flowers, trees and shrubs are popular topics among Gerry’s customers, the No. 1 question Gerry is asked is how to grow grass in the shade. He suggests covering shady spots in ground cover plants, like Asian Jasmine. Or, he says, homeowners can get creative and turn those spots into shade gardens by planting ferns and hostas. “Turn it into a feature instead of an eyesore,” he says. Above all else, Gerry says gardeners should pay close attention to their soil. “One of the most important things to do in our area is soil preparation,” he says. He suggests using a root stimulator and working compost into the soil. “Follow up any planting with mulch to keep weeds down and keep moisture levels up. As the mulch breaks down, it turns into compost,” he says. For more information about spring planting, including the store’s popular “Pick & Plant” program and upcoming Saturday classes, visit Calloways.com. 28

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

A To u c h o f N at u r e ADDING NATURAL ELEMENTS CAN CREATE A CLEANER, HAPPIER, HEALTHIER HOME

ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK WITH THE PROMISE OF SPRING COMES THE URGE

leaves, bark, roots, seeds or peel of plants. Essential oils

TO CLEAN AND REFRESH OUR SURROUNDINGS IN

offer myriad health benefits, including cleaning the air,

HOPES OF CREATING A HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER

boosting the immune system, offering respiratory support,

HOME. While many are busy organizing tangible items—

improving focus and soothing anxious feelings.

from closets to pantries—it’s important to also cleanse the

Diffuse wild orange oil with peppermint oil in the

air and energy of the home. The key to achieving this: add

mornings to prepare for the day ahead. This combina-

a touch of nature.

tion helps cleanse the air, boosts moods and improves

The poet Gary Snyder once said, “Nature is not a place to

energy and focus. In the evenings, diffuse lavender oil

visit. It is home.” Bringing natural elements inside can add

with cedarwood oil to relax and unwind. Both lavender

warmth, uplift the spirits and offer health benefits.

and cedarwood promote calmness.

Begin by adding houseplants to each room of the home.

Inspire positive energy throughout the home by introducing

As we learned in elementary school, plants convert carbon

natural crystals. Display amethyst in living spaces to encour-

dioxide that we exhale into oxygen. But did you know they

age relaxation and rejuvenation, cleanse the air and dissolve

also cleanse the air of toxins?

negativity. Perch citrine in a windowsill to uplift and motivate.

In 1989, NASA published the Clean Air Study, which

Distribute clear quartz, known as the master healer, through-

revealed that houseplants can cleanse the air of danger-

out the home to create harmony. And place beautiful pale-

ous compounds, such as benzene and formaldehyde. They

pink rose quartz, known as the love crystal, in the bedroom to

actually help purify the air we breathe.

encourage self-confidence, compassion, love and forgiveness.

When it comes to creating beautiful fragrances within the

Sprucing up the home with these natural elements

home, try diffusing essential oils instead of burning candles.

will help to promote positivity, productivity and a general

Certified pure essential oils are derived from the flowers,

sense of wellbeing.

ZZ PLANT Looking for a low-maintenance and lovely houseplant? ZZ plants (short for Zamioculcas Zamifolia), with their long, leafy stems, are ideal. They are slow-growing but live a long life with proper care. They grow best in indirect light.

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POTHOS The easy-to-grow pothos plant produces long, trailing stems that make it ideal for hanging baskets. Or just trim the stems when they become too long. Pothos aren’t picky about lighting, but bright, indirect light is best.

FIDDLE-LEAF FIG TREE Perhaps the trendiest of all right now is the stylish fiddle-leaf fig tree. Fiddleleaf figs require a bit more finesse. They prefer bright to medium filtered light. Water only about once per week or when soil is dry to the touch.

DRACAENA WHITE JEWEL White jewels with their long, dark, green-and-white striped leaves add a pop of color to any room. White jewels grow best in bright, indirect light. Keep soil moist but not overly saturated.


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This 3,200-square-foot luxury home built in 2010 provides a warm and comfortable environment for a large family and visitors in the heart of all things adventure. Nearby activities include world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Gauley River, rock climbing throughout the New River Gorge and nearly 10 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails right from your front door.

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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Feel free to invite guests. For more

in Lewisville. Admission and all activ-

information, visit the Flower Mound

ities are free. For more information,

Women in Business Facebook page.

call 972.219.3401.

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2019 ICHSA SOUTHWEST SEMIFINAL

WOMEN OF FLOWER MOUND FASHION SHOW PREVIEW

Heritage Center, 705 S. Main St. in

The Varsity Vocals International

The Women of Flower Mound

Grapevine. For more information,

Championship of High School A

will host a Fashion Show Preview

visit LoneStarHiRailers.com.

Cappella will be from 7–10 p.m. on

at their March monthly meet-

Saturday, March 9, at Marcus High

ing from 6:30–9 p.m. at Shoal

2

School, 5707 Morriss Road. Tickets

Creek Tavern, 1701 Shoal Creek in

can be purchased at FreshTix.com.

Highland Village. The event will

ADVENTURE CLUB

The ICHSA showcases student a

showcase the newest fashions from

cappella singers. The top finishing

local shops. Purchase tickets at

Music City Mall

group will advance to the 2019

WomenOfFlowerMound.org.

The Adventure Club takes place from

International

of

don’t forget to mark your calendar

noon–1 p.m. the first Saturday of each

High School A Cappella Finals in

for the Spring Fling Fashion Show

month on Center Stage at the Music

New York City.

scheduled for 11 a.m.–1 p.m. April 13

FIFTH ANNUAL TRAIN-A-PALOOZA Grapevine Heritage Center

The Lone Star Hi-Railers model railroad club will host the fifth annual Train-a-Palooza model train show and swap meet from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Grapevine

Marcus High School

Championship

Shoal Creek Tavern

City Mall in Lewisville. Shows include magic tricks, puppets, stories, safaris, dance parties, cultural experiences and much more.

2, 16 ADOPT A PET HOSTED BY HUMANE TOMORROW

at the Shops at Highland Village.

15 DATE NIGHT GAME NIGHT DoubleTree Ranch

For the 21 and older set, Date Night at Doubletree will allow you and your

23 20TH ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER PROM

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas

significant other to connect with

Flower Mound

other couples in your community for

Fathers and their daughters are

Petco, Highland Village

a unique Friday night experience. In

invited to dress to impress for a

Come meet adoptable cats and dogs

March the theme is Game Night, so

memorable

from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday,

get ready for some competition. Cost

entertainment, food and bonding

March 2 and 16, at Petco, 3194 FM

is $35 per couple. Registration dead-

from 6–9 p.m. on Saturday, March 23,

407 in Highland Village.

line is one week prior to each date-

at the Flower Mound Courtyard by

night event. The evening runs from

Marriott. The event is hosted by the

7, 21

7–9 p.m. For more information and to

Flower Mound Parks and Recreation

register, visit HVParks.com.

department. Register by March 15 at

FLOWER MOUND WOMEN IN BUSINESS COFFEE TALK

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Flower Mound Women in Business

ST. PADDY’S TEXAS STYLE

Epic Gelato & Craft Coffee

Coffee Talk will be at 9 a.m. March 7

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And

evening

of

dancing,

APM.ActiveCommunities.com. For

Wayne Ferguson Plaza

more information, call 972.874.6276.

23 TEXAS TUNES 2019: LISA LOEB

and 21 at Epic Gelato & Craft Coffee,

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Texas

2400 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 100, in

Independence Day in one event at St.

Flower Mound. Come as you are and

Paddy’s Texas Style from 1–10 p.m.

Dallas native singer/songwriter Lisa

network with fellow entrepreneurs.

on Saturday, March 16, in Wayne

Loeb will perform from 8–10 p.m. on

Share products, services and advice.

Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St.

Saturday, March 23, at Medical City

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Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Visit MCLGrand.Tix.com for ticket information.

28 BIG FORE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Topgolf

Lewisville Noon Rotary's Big Fore Golf Tournament will be from 5–9 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Topgolf, 3760 Blair Oaks Drive in the Colony. The event raises funds for more than 20 charitable and nonprofit organizations in the Lewisville area. For more information, visit LewisvilleNoonRotary.com.

29 MARCUS MARAUDER BASEBALL ALUMNI NIGHT Marcus Ballpark

Marcus Marauder Baseball alumni are invited to attend Alumni Night at the Marcus Ballpark from 6:45–9 p.m. on Friday, March 29, as the varsity team takes on Hebron High School. Plan to arrive by 6:45 p.m. and meet behind the Marcus dugout. For more information, visit MarcusBaseball.com.

30 KNOB HILLS TRAIL RACE Scout Barn 771

The Third Annual Knob Hills Trail Race will be held at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 30, beginning at Scout Barn 771, 9955 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound. The looped course will take racers along the westerly side of Lake Grapevine and along Denton Creek through some of the grittiest trails in North Texas. To register, visit EDSRegistration.com.

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