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Do you ever see all these exotic places online, and get caught up daydreaming about the places you want to visit, explore, and experience? We sure do. It’s easy to forget we live in Houston, the most diverse city in the United States. Houston is a vibrant and thriving community, with unending things to discover. So this year, we created our Houston Bucket List…things we want to do and experience in our own backyard. We are committed to trying everything on this list in 2020, and will be sharing our experiences with you! We’re always looking to add to our list…let us know what’s on yours, or if you have a recommendation!

Here’s our list of things we can’t wait to try in the Houston/The Woodlands area in 2020!

Sawyer Yards

Houston: Sawyer

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A new decade is upon us! 2020 is here, can you believe it? Like many people, we have taken this new decade as an opportunity to focus our energies and realign with our goals and priorities.

We aren’t making New Year’s Resolutions. Resolutions are binary, and are usually forgotten by the time February rolls around. Science tells us that a mere 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Does that mean 92% of us are failures? No. We need to reframe how we define success so we can make positive and long-lasting changes in our lives. So how do we do it?

We do it by being mindful with the little decisions we make every single day, focusing on the choices in front of us, and making the right choice in that moment, even when our

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Mediterranean Magic in Carlton Woods Sterling Ridge

In the heart of the Village of Sterling Ridge is one of the most exclusive communities in The Woodlands: Carlton Woods.

Carlton Woods Sterling Ridge is a 24/7 secure, gated neighborhood that boasts countless luxurious homes, The Club at Carlton Woods—complete with a fitness center, spa, tennis court, and swimming pool—and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

One estate in the community of Carlton Woods Sterling Ridge is 22 West Cartouche Circle. 

Mediterranean design meets timeless elegance in this custom 5-6 bedroom 1.5 story residence, offering ultimate privacy with a courtyard pool design and extensive outdoor living to enjoy. This home features cedar beams, wrought iron accents, neutral colors, and true custom details. Wrapped in

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Life After Harvey in Houston

On July 10th, I attended a 1 year recap of life after Harvey put together by Fidelity National Title. It was held at the Junior League of Houston. Panelists included Ed Wolff of Wolff Realtors, Lee Martin of Martha Turner, Mike Brubaker of Burbaker and Associates, Leash Yu from Yu Insurance, and Lori Ford with Cornerstone Mortgage.

Wolff started off by comparing Harvey to other flood events, including Allison. There seems to be a trend of values dropping for the quarter after the event, then a quick rise. After that rise, there is a second dip due to the remodels hitting the market. Then the market is normalized in 18-24 months, citing lack of memory as the biggest contributor to that normalization. Harvey was different, he says, because of the

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From Farm To You

Looking for something fun and different to do this summer? Have you heard of The Woodlands Farmer’s Market?

Each Saturday, Grogan’s Mill Village Association sponsors The Woodlands Farmer’s Market from 8 AM to 12 PM at the Grogan’s Mill Center.

A wide variety of local vendors show up each weekend to sell their goods—be it produce, meals, skincare, or art. It’s a place for local businesses to show off their products and for members of the community to discover what The Woodlands has to offer.

The Farmer’s Market isn’t just a place to shop, though; the Grogan’s Mill Village Association puts proceeds from the Farmer’s Market back into the community through various philanthropic programs.

With abundant parking and a dog-friendly atmosphere, The

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True Food Takes The Woodlands

When someone suggests eating “healthy food,” what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? A plate full of vegetables? An apple a day? Some bland, grilled meat for lunch and dinner? You probably don’t think of an innovative, colorful, flavorful meal.

The truth is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be dull and boring. While most restaurants (and family cooks) do a mediocre job at making healthful food taste great, it isn’t impossible to eat something yummy that is also full of nutrients and beneficial for your body; healthy foods just need a little creativity before they can turn into a delicious dish.

On May 16th, True Food Kitchen opened its doors. If you’re looking to eat healthier without sacrificing taste—and have someone else do the

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