design & inspiration today: it's looking a lot like Christmas

happy holidays
from my house in the historic heights to yours 

design & inspiration today: Giving Tree

A celebrated climber, Ron Kauk has devoted his life to enlightening youth about the beauty, and lessons that nature teaches with his organization in Yosemite - Sacred Rok. SACRED ROK
founder Ron Kauk speaks from the heart about transforming young lives by introducing them to the magic of nature Understanding the Wisdom of Nature

 As we have a decade of experience learning from our youth the value of facilitating the ceremony of nature we are extremely honored to have partnered with San Benito County Probation for five years. Through day trips to Pinnacles National Park, where board member Steve Shackleton served as Super Intendant, and camping trips to The World Heritage Site of Yosemite National Park, a unique opportunity has been provided for all of us to gather in such beautiful places that our parks provide.   These are incredible classrooms for the entire world and the experiences of our youth is proof of the importance of building a foundation with nature.   Our young people’s own accou…

design & inspiration today: celebrate

CELEBRATE with the Houston Heights Association Monday, December 9th Heights Fire Station  • Level 2 107 West 12th Street at Yale Houston, Texas 77008 ENJOY Holiday Sweet buffet by Urban Eats Adult & Kid Friendly Beverages  LISTEN Music from Heights High with  Stephen Becker Associate Director of Bands, Choir Director,  Heights High School GIVE Bring a Toy for a good girl or boy for Constable Rosen’s Toy Drive CRAFT Come Early to partipate in HHA’s Gingerbread Decoration Station  and take home your creation for your holiday season Everyone is invited to meet neighbors and make new friends and learn about the Houston Heights Associations parks, events and good works in the neighborhood! Join us for a joyous meeting complete with music from the Heights High choir, Urban Eats sweets, a gingerbread house decoration station, and a Toys for Tots drive.

design & inspiration today: nature preserved

Land Along White Oak Bayou at E. 5th Preserved as Green Space

Habitat for wildlife and Texas native trees, flora & fauna -- 
this area is the last undeveloped parcel in the Heights -- and included in the original land grant for Houston. 
It now preserved for posterity.

Bikers and hikers using the MKT Trail approaching White Oak Bayou from the northwest may have noticed a patch of wooded land to their right and wondered when and how it would be developed. Thanks to Houston Parks Board and Harris County Flood Control District, this parcel of land will be preserved as open space while making the White Oak Bayou watershed more resilient against flooding. Neighbors on E 5th, Oxford, Fraser, and Granberry Streets can finally stop worrying that development of the property would drive traffic down their streets. Several attempts to turn the parcel into apartments, townhomes, or condominiums have failed over the years due to lack of adequate street access for residents and emergency vehicles.T…

design & inspiration today: Shiny and Brite

SHINY-BRITE ~ America’s Most Nostalgic Christmas Ornaments By Robert C. Runge Jr.

​Originally published in the December 2013 Busy Bee Trader

So many things remind us of fond childhood holiday memories and the thrilling anticipation of Christmas. For some of us, the ANTICIPATION was the best part of the entire holiday season! All through autumn we would begin suffering those little twinges until finally, on a day in early December when the Firestone Christmas albums begin to play on the stereo Mother lets us accompany her to the attic to retrieve the decorations!
The first whiff of those cartons is intoxicating ~ the intermingling fragrance of ancient paper and cardboard mixed with bits of dried evergreen inadvertently packed the year before, and the heady aroma of old light strings all create a memorable perfume.
Each carefully packed carton is a treasure trove of heirlooms and hand-me-downs: Great Grandmother’s ceramic bells and figurines, the hand-painted ornaments from a favorite aunt, …

design&inspiration: glad tidings


design & inspiration today: trick or treat?

stylish or spooky
Halloween & Fall Festivals
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