A Smashing NYE Calendar of Things to Do This Weekend!

Find the perfect things to do in Houston New Year’s weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 29, 2017 to New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. Close out your last few days of 2017 with a bang. Cheer your favorite team on Read More …

The Most Wonderful List of Things to Do This Weekend

Saturday, December 23, 2017 • Home for the Holidays in Old Town Spring – Stroll around Old Town Spring and stop into local businesses and restaurants to get into the holiday spirit. Catch a visit from Santa, strolling performers, live entertainment and more. • Holiday Read More …

How to Do Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Scenario: It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve left the Christmas shopping till now. Whatever the reason for your lack of planning, it’s still possible to come up with last minute gift ideas that match your budget and the tiny amount of time left to shop. Take Read More …

Panicking Over Christmas Gifts?

Do you think it’s time to panic yet? If you’re finished with your Christmas shopping then congratulations! You’re of the minority of people that have actually finished. As you will surely see this week, millions more are still not finished and the stores will certainly Read More …

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas! Things to Do Inside

Celebrate the start of Chanukah, watch your favorite holiday film, stock up on wine, sample some of the best chili in town, attend a public menorah lighting, stuff your face with tamales, shop till you drop, see a holiday performance and more. Things to Do Read More …

What Hanukkah is All About?

Happy Hanukkah 2017! Why are the candles lit for the Jewish festival and why is it sometimes called Chanukah? The word Hanukkah means ‘rededication’ and honors the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom more than 2,500 years ago HANUKKAH or Chanukah is a Jewish festival which Read More …

Secret Meaning Behind the Twelve Days of Christmas

Some believe that The Twelve Days of Christmas was written in code. It had a hidden message, and for a good reason. After you find out what the code means, you’ll never listen to this favorite Christmas song in the same way again…   The Read More …

Turquoise is Blue, too AND A Rarely Known December Birthstone

Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that the rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet, and has long been Read More …

Tanzanite: An Alternative Birthstone for December Babies

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” – Christian Dior Tanzanite Birthstone There are three birthstones for the month of December: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. All three of these stones are a deep blue color and have their own history and chemical Read More …

You Have a Blue Topaz. Now What?

As with all light colored gems, the value of the topaz increases with its intensity of color. Topaz has a definite sky-blue color and is uniform in color, often without overtones. While it is often pale, it can also be bright or sometimes even an Read More …