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Sections 1, 2, 3 & 4; Avila Ct. Estates, Hearthstone Meadows.
President, Terry Gingell 281-703-8184
Vice President, Scooter Cantrell 281-220-9160
Secretary, Virgil Hydes 281-859-0438
Treasurer, Mike Looney 281-550-7010
Director, Bob Comeaux
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Director, Tina Bailey
MANAGEMENT COMPANY - INFRAMARK
2002 West Grand Parkway North, Suite 100, Katy, TX 77449
Office: 281-870-0585 | Mobile: 281-371-4154
Customer Service: 281-870-0585 | www.inframark.com
Manager: Katie Ivanics
I am here to assist you with all your HOA questions and concerns. Please
feel free to contact me at any time.
Architectural Control - Virgil Hydes
Community Relations - Terry Gingell
Security - Scooter Cantrell
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President - Christine Kalmbach 832-755-2954
Children’s Co-op: Nicole Allen 610-248-4745
Swim Team Hugh McKinney 713-822-5490
Hearthstone Country Club 281-463-2201
Horne Elementary School 281-463-5954
Owens Elementary School 281-463-5915
Labay Middle School 281-463-5800
Truitt Middle School 281-856-1100
Cy-Falls High School 281-856-1000
Water District Spencer Rd PUD 281-469-5740
WCA (Waste Corportion of America) 281-368-8397
Harris County Constables 281-463-6666
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Animal Control 281-999-3191
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972
Mosquito Control 713-796-6900
Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000
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Street Light Repair (give pole #) 713-207-2222
To report gas leaks 713-659-3552
Street Repair 281-463-6300
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YARD OF THE MONTH
2021 is here so make a resolution to see
the lovely Yard of the Month, located
in the Betty Brown section at 14807
Bluffridge Circle, home of Kelly and
Lester Leger. LSU-inspired pansies in
purple and gold accent this lovely, wellkept
oasis that includes Bradford pear
and pin oak trees overlooking beds of
foxtail ferns, boxwood, roses and more.
Congrats to the winners!
YARD OF THE MONTH
February is a month for love and what could
be more lovely than Hearthstone’s Yard of the
Month? Located in the Betty Brown section (and
just across the street from last month’s winner!),
the home of Silvia Ascension and Preston Yaggi
at 14810 Bluffridge Circle has much to delight in.
Love is in the air with African iris, bird of paradise,
alyssum, pansies, cherry dianthus, sago palms
and beautiful trees and a carpet of green. This
yard has lovely beds with lots of color and texture,
don’t miss the chance to see this one!
HEARTHSTONE GARDEN CLUB NEWS
It’s hard to believe spring is around the corner! Have you been isolated
because of the pandemic, gotten ill, down in the dumps with all the
negative news or overwhelmed with life in general? How about joining
the Hearthstone Garden Club? We are a small group of dedicated people
that love the outdoors and showing beauty in God’s creation! Our theme
this year has been Gather, Grow, Give & Go - Let us Gather together, Grow
our souls, Give to our community & Go show beauty every day! You can
join us in person for some events and online as well! We are all about
community! Let us do life together and make it beautiful!
Thank you to Susan Fruit, ASID, GMR, CAPS and Hearthstone Garden Club
Member for her fabulous February presentation on “How to add WOW to
your home NOW!” We thoroughly enjoyed and gained some great insight
and ideas on how to spruce up our home exteriors! Please join us at some
of our upcoming events:
March 6 th , 10:00 AM - Arbor Day - “Hope Planted” we will present a new
Chinese Fringe Tree in Bob Allen Park. Susan Fruit will host an outdoor
reception following - bring a dish/finger food to share (COVID friendly,
please). Thank you to the Beautification Committee!
March 16 th , 6:30 PM - General Meeting – “From Grapevines to Texas
Wine!” Pat Hale, of En Gedi vineyards, in Jones Prairie, Texas, will share
with us the propagation, planting, growing and pruning of grapes on
his vineyards to making award-winning wine! The Vineyards utilizes
sustainable development in their farming practices to reduce the impact
on the environment through the use of compost fertilizer, eliminating
herbicide use and applying only organic approved fungicides to produce
the best tasting wines! Join us on March 16 th at Hearthstone Country
Club, 7615 Ameswood Drive, Houston, 77095 at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP to
email@example.com by March 9 th .
March 22 nd , 10 AM - Donation of food for 50 Homeless Sack Lunches
Initiative with Cy-Fair Helping Hands - if you would like to donate
turkey lunch meat, sliced bread, soft fruit, individual bags of chips,
individual mustard/mayo packets, juice boxes, soft cookies or make
a monetary donation to offset the costs, please let us know at
March 27 th , 10 AM - HGC “Hope Grows” Spring Plant Sale at Bob Allen Park
(aka Hearthstone Park - pre-orders are being taken for Begonias Green
Leaf - Shade and Begonia Brown Leaf -Sun (pink, red, white) Impatiens
(Mix, Orange, Pink, Violet, White) and Petunias (Midnight ((Dark purple)),
Mix, Pink, Purple, Red and White) and Verbenas (blue/mix/red/ pink/
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purple/ white)! Flats are $18 a piece, Hearthstone local delivery $5 plus tips to Scouts/
Troops. Hurry and place your orders now deadline is March 12 th !
April 5 th -9 th - Texas Garden Clubs 93 rd Spring Convention - San Antonio, Texas - more info
April 20 th - General Meeting at Hearthstone Country Club 7615 Ameswood Drive, Houston,
77095 at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13 th .
May 15 th - “Hope Blooms” HGC Flower “Horticulture” Show - hosted outdoors at a member’s
home. Horticulture, Botanical Arts and Photography entries will be accepted.
May 18 th - HGC General Meeting - Officer Installation Dinner at Hearthstone Country
Club 7615 Ameswood Drive, Houston, 77095 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $25. Please RSVP to
email@example.com by May 4 th .
June 7 th -11 th - National Garden Club Week - HGC is planning a special event for this and
more details will be forthcoming!
In order to join or if you have questions please contact President Christine Kalmbach at
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hearthstonegardenclub.com/ for more information!
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Hearthstone Board is excited to announce that Hearthstone HOA has partnered with a
technology company NabrNetwork to bring to you Townsquare, which has been selected
as our official, Board-approved communication tool/website for Hearthstone HOA!
Accessible via mobile phone, tablet and desktop - and completely private. A Townsquare
welcome letter was recently sent out to all homeowners. If you didn’t receive the letter
please follow these steps to sign up.
1. Access townsquare at https://inframarkims.com/what-we-do/association-management/
2. Click on townsquare in the right-side menu
3. Confirm your zip code and select “I live in Hearthstone HOA”
4. Select “I am an owner”
5. Enter your unique Account Number
If you don’t have your account number please call 281-870-0585 or email Katie.Ivanics@
Inframark.com to assist. Please note moving forward this will be the new website and the
old Hearthstone website will no longer be used.
MESSAGE TO ALL HEARTHSTONE RESIDENTS FROM THE
HEARTHSTONE COUNTRY CLUB
Incidents of trespassing on the golf course have recently had a dramatic increase.
Accordingly, the club has posted new signs at all areas of access that address the trespassing
issue. No one, whether members or non-members are to be on the club property at any
time, day or evening, unless you are registered with the Pro shop. No walking or jogging,
no dog walking, no bike riding, no fishing. The club has asked the Constables to assist in the
enforcement of this violation. Please be a good neighbor and respect the club’s property.
GOLF CART OPERATORS IN HEARTHSTONE:
Parents, please remember that all operators of golf carts on both public streets and at the
Hearthstone Country Club must be at least 16 years old and have a valid TX Operators
license. We have recently noticed many underage operators driving through the community.
Underage drivers subject both themselves and their parents to citation by the Harris County
Constables Office. Should an underage driver cause any damage to a person or property,
most insurance companies will not cover the loss leaving the parents open to civil litigation.
Please parents, if your child is underage and operating your golf cart, ask them to stop. If our
Constable on patrol continues to observe underage drivers she/he will have no choice but to
stop the driver and call the parents. Let’s take care of this issue on our own. Thanks!
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Please be mindful of the Harris County Leash Law and be certain that
your pets are on a leash when not confined to your home or backyard.
DO’S AND DON’TS OF DEED RESTRICTIONS
Deed restrictions or often called “restrictive covenants” (especially in
the context of homeowners associations) are restrictions contained in
incorporating documents that limit how a property can be used or what
can be built on it. Subdivision developers create these restrictions in
order to keep size, quality and nature of housing consistent in an effort to
maintain market value of the subdivision.
For the most part, Hearthstone residents abide by our deed restrictions.
Yards are kept clean and neat. Home exteriors are washed and unsightly
mold is removed. Our neighbors file the required ACC forms when making
changes to their home exteriors or adding a room or other structure.
Trailers are not parked in driveways or on the street for extended periods
of time and commercial vehicles are kept in garages.
However, there are always a few who, from time to time forget or are
not well informed about to do’s and don’ts of our deed restrictions. We
need your help. We need everyone to follow the deed restrictions. If you
aren’t familiar with them, they can be found in the documents section
of our website. If you’re not sure, call the management company. Our
management company inspects the community once a month checking
for violations. There are times when they will miss something. If you have
a neighbor who is a continuing violator, call the management company.
If you want to remain anonymous call Katie Ivanics directly and let her
know. Moving forward, the Board has instructed the management
company to continue to inspect closely for violations and follow up with
notices allowed by law.
1) The first notice is a courtesy letter.
2) If the violation is not cured within 30 days a second letter is sent.
3) If the violation continues another 30 days it is referred to our attorney
and a third letter is sent. The attorney letter results in a $302.50 charge to
the homeowners account.
4) Continuing violations and/or non-payment of a homeowners account
can lead to a notice of foreclosure.
For the good of all of our homeowners in Hearthstone, let’s keep our
community clean and neat. Thanks to all of you who already abide by
the rules and thanks in advance to those few who will strive to do better!
STOP THAT BARKING
Many dogs left alone all day get lonely, bored and restless. Many find
relief in barking. Some respond noisily to any and all activity. But, nothing
is as annoying as incessant barking - even for dog lovers. If your dog is a
yapper or a yowler, please consider some of these bark-abatement ideas
to keep the noise down in your area. Your neighbors will thank you!
• Training. Always the first recommendation for any behavioral problem!
Help is as close as the Yellow Pages. Training not only helps your dog,
you’ll be surprised how much it helps you, too. You may get some insight
into why your dog barks so much or what it is trying to communicate.
• Citronella collars. A humane alternative to the electric-shock, antibarking
collar and costs about the same. Available on the web and in
• Confinement. Sometimes simply bringing an outspoken dog indoors
or confining it to a crate can cut down on the disturbance to neighbors.
• For inside dogs, reduce stimulus. Close drapes to help muffle street
noise or leave a radio on to mask it.
• Companionship. Dogs are pack animals; they need companionship
- a cat, bird or another dog. Consider a mid-day visit from a pet-sitting
service or drop your pooch off at a friend’s place or a day-care facility
once or twice a week.
Keep in mind that dogs who bark from loneliness or boredom, may not
do it when you are home. Meanwhile, your neighbors may be getting
serenaded while you are away.
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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR
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The Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 5 is now offering a class
on Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). RAD is one of the best women’s selfdefense
courses available. It’s a program based on realistic self-defense
tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive self-defense course for
women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and
avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defensive
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Make sure if you or your family goes on vacation to put in a “Vacation
Watch” with our department. That way you’ll know your house is being
watched by our patrol deputies. You can fill out a vacation watch form
Or you can call our dispatch at 281-463-6666.
The Hearthstone HOA coordinates maintenance of all the streetlights
throughout the community. This includes the “cobra head” lights like
you see along many streets and highways, as well as the decorative light
poles along Huffmeister and in some of the neighborhoods.
Cobra head streetlights need to be reported to CenterPoint, using the
pole number, which is the “address” for the light. It is a six digit number
facing the street. You can report streetlights that are not working or
staying on during the day at http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage
(Google streetlight outage) or give us the pole number and we will do
it for you.
Outages or problems with decorative streetlights should be reported to
Inframark at 281-870-0585. Please note the exact intersection or closest
address. The association has a contractor doing a monthly nighttime
inspection for lights that are out, but if you see a problem, please report
it, so we can achieve our goal to keep all the lights on all the time.
Trash days are Tuesdays and Fridays with recycling pickup on Fridays. If
you have questions, call 281-368-8397.
Board Meetings are now bi-monthly, usually on the 3 rd Wednesday at 6
PM. Hearthstone Country Club.
LOST & FOUND PETS IN HEARTHSTONE
Folks in Hearthstone are very helpful in getting lost pets reunited with
their owners, but all dog owners should ensure that there is a tag on each
dog with their name, address and phone number. Local pet stores have
machines that make tags like this while you wait. At least that would help
found dogs get back home quicker and with less trauma.
HEARTHSTONE HOA EMAIL ALERTS
Just register at the site using “Join our Mailing Lists” on the opening page.
You will be automatically added to the email group.
This group will be used to quickly but sparingly, get information out to
members between newsletters. If you would like these messages sent to
more than one email address, just register again with each address you
want included in the group.
The addresses will not be sold, distributed or used for any purpose other
than association business. Your address will not even be shared among
group members. Messages sent to the group will be limited to those
authorized by the HOA Board of Directors.
If you have already joined the email group, you do not need to do so
HEARTHSTONE EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS
When making any changes to the exterior of your home, please keep
in mind that you must first submit an application and receive written
approval. An application can be obtained by sending a request to
The call center main number is 281-870-0585. The hours are 7 AM to 6 PM
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The Hearthstone Newsletter can be viewed (in color), online at
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HEARTHSTONE MOM’S CO-OP
If you’ve ever considered joining a mom’s group, look no further! Located
right here in Hearthstone, our group is designed to celebrate our kids
and of course... ourselves! Each year we host several events for the moms,
kids and families to get to know our neighborhood pals. Events include
a Spring Festival, Summer Splash Bash, Back to School Talent Show, Fall
Festival & Hot Momma Chili Cook-off, Bad Mom’s Christmas Dinner &
Ornament Exchange, Holiday Market and Santa Visits. Dues are $30 for
the year and cover the cost of all planned events for the kids. Contact
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name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and
the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want
on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails
in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want
to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will
remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.
Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed
on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references
if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers
from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for
any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and
the teens and their parents.
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COMMUNITY GENEROUSLY SUPPORTS 2021
LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE
The 27 th Annual CFISD Livestock Show Association Show and Sale, held
Feb. 1 st -6 th at the CFISD Exhibit Center, saw an incredible amount of
generosity from the CFISD community through the live auction, freezer
sale, monetary donations and the first-ever online sale, despite the
The Premium Sale (live auction) unofficially raised $281,950, which is
$23,250 more than last year. Final amounts from the Freezer Sale (animals
not placing high enough for the live auction), Agriculture Mechanics and
Horticulture silent auction and additional gifts to students are not yet
available. More than 130 projects had pre-sale commitments to purchase
and animals in the Freezer Sale sold out in record time. In addition, one
new record was set for Grand Champion Turkey:
• Texas Travel Plaza & Cana Tire Inc. paid $20,000 for the Grand Champion
Turkey exhibited by Mason Oehlers from Jersey Village High School.
“The support from the community was amazing,” said Denise Kubecka,
director of career and technical education. “The common message
community members shared was that they were there to ensure our
FFA students were rewarded for their hard work and they did not want
the pandemic to take anything away from that. So many wanted to be
a part of this event that the students will remember for a lifetime. The
community’s outpouring of support was heartwarming. This would not
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have happened without the parents, community members, countless
CFISD departments and, of course, our ag teachers working together on
the common goal to put our students first. Thank you to all. We did it!”
The following Livestock Royalty representatives were chosen:
• Show King - Reagon Carter from Bridgeland FFA;
• Show Queen - Evyn Barnes from Bridgeland FFA;
• Mr. Show Teen - Lucas Payan from Bridgeland FFA;
• Miss Show Teen - Emily Fayard from Cypress Woods FFA; and
• Top Hand (Sales) - Kaitlyn Smith from Cypress Woods FFA.
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Ag Mechanics - Mikaila Reiland and Weston Coleman - Cy-Fair
Breeding Rabbits - Kendall Harris - Cypress Woods
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Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits
and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus
vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 1⁄2 cups of
vegetables your daily goal. Try the following tips to enjoy more fruits and
vegetables every day.
1. Variety abounds when using vegetables as pizza topping. Try broccoli,
spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.
2. Mix up a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries
and a banana.
3. Make a veggie wrap with roasted vegetables and low-fat cheese rolled
in a whole-wheat tortilla.
4. Try crunchy vegetables instead of chips with your favorite low-fat salad
dressing for dipping.
5. Grill colorful vegetable kabobs packed with tomatoes, green and red
peppers, mushrooms and onions.
6. Add color to salads with baby carrots, grape tomatoes, spinach leaves
or mandarin oranges.*
7. Keep cut vegetables handy for mid-afternoon snacks, side dishes,
lunch box additions or
a quick nibble while waiting for dinner. Ready-to-eat favorites: red, green
or yellow peppers, broccoli or cauliflower florets, carrots, celery sticks,
cucumbers, snap peas or whole radishes.
8. Place colorful fruit where everyone can easily grab something for a
snack-on-the- run. Keep a bowl of fresh, just ripe whole fruit in the center
of your kitchen or dining table.
9. Get saucy with fruit. Puree apples, berries, peaches or pears in a blender
for a thick, sweet sauce on grilled or broiled seafood or poultry, or on
pancakes, French toast or waffles.
10. Stuff an omelet with vegetables. Turn any omelet into a hearty meal
with broccoli, squash, carrots, peppers, tomatoes or onions with low-fat
sharp cheddar cheese.
11. “Sandwich” in fruits and vegetables. Add pizzazz to sandwiches with
sliced pineapple, apple, peppers, cucumber and tomato as fillings.
12. Wake up to fruit. Make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal,
ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle.
13. Top a baked potato with beans and salsa or broccoli and low-fat
14. Microwave a cup of vegetable soup as a snack or with a sandwich for
15. Add grated, shredded or chopped vegetables such as zucchini,
spinach and carrots to lasagna, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, pasta sauce
and rice dishes.
16. Make fruit your dessert: Slice a banana lengthwise and top with a
scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of chopped
17. Stock your freezer with frozen vegetables to steam or stir-fry for a
quick side dish.
18. Make your main dish a salad of dark, leafy greens and other colorful
vegetables. Add chickpeas or edamame (fresh soybeans). Top with lowfat
19. Fruit on the grill: Make kabobs with pineapple, peaches and banana.
Grill on low heat until fruit is hot and slightly golden.
20. Dip: Whole wheat pita wedges in hummus, baked tortilla chips in
salsa, strawberries or apple slices in low-fat yogurt, or graham crackers
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SMART SNACKING TIPS FOR KIDS
Snacks can play an important role in meeting kids’ nutrient needs.
Choosing foods from all of the food groups will give them the energy
they need between meals. It helps to plan and portion out snacks in
advance. Kids will usually only need 2 or 3 snacks daily, and these should
be provided at least one hour before meals. It is recommended that
snacks (and meals) be eaten in an area without distractions. So avoid
snacking while watching TV or when using other electronic devices.
Better yet, let the kids help prepare the healthy snacks.
HERE ARE A FEW EASY, TASTY (AND HEALTHY)
SNACKS TO HELP GET YOU STARTED
1. Parfait: Layer vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt with fruit and dried
2. Toast a whole grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and sliced fruit
or smooth nut butter.
3. Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty
seconds for a delicious smoothie.
4. Sandwich cut-outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out
your favorite shape
using a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!
5. Mini-pizza: Toast a whole wheat English muffin, drizzle with pizza
sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
6. Frozen treats: Mix equal amounts of fat-free plain or flavored yogurt
with 100% fruit juice, then pour into paper cups and freeze for a tasty
7. Quesadilla: Sprinkle shredded cheese over a corn or whole wheat
tortilla; fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa.
8. Spread hummus on a tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat
cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.
9. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith
apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.10. Microwave a cup of tomato or
vegetable soup and enjoy with whole grain crackers.
11. Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a dinner roll.
12. Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar
cheese and salsa.
13. Spread celery sticks with smooth nut butter or low-fat cream cheese.
Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants on a log.”
14. Dip slices of fruit or whole-grain graham crackers into low-fat vanilla
pudding or yogurt.
15. Inside-out sandwich: Spread mustard
on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
16. Rocky road: Smear low-fat chocolate pudding on a whole grain
graham cracker, then top with a marshmallow.
17. Sprinkle cinnamon on unsweetened applesauce and enjoy with a
whole grain graham cracker for a taste similar to apple pie.
18. Make your own fruit roll-up by pureeing fruit and either baking it in
the oven or by using a dehydrator.
19. Bake homemade chewy granola bars using whole-grain oats and
20. Whip up mini-muffins using healthy ingredients, like whole grain
flours and pureed fruit.
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NATIONAL PROPOSAL DAY
This day is for those who have waited patiently for that special someone
to pop the question without success. March 20 th is National Proposal Day.
Observed on both the Vernal and Autumnal Equinoxes, National Proposal
Day is an opportunity to let the loved one in your life know you are open
to a marriage proposal. Where subtle hints have not worked, a more direct
approach may be required. Proposal Day was created by John Michael
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5 THINGS TO REMEMBER ON PROPOSAL DAY
So the day has finally come. After weeks of searching for the perfect ring,
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Confirm your reservations!
The last thing you need today is someone else you are relying on to
not come through. Give a quick call to the restaurant where you made
your reservation and remind them what you are doing tonight. Most
restaurants love to help and get involved so don’t be afraid to drop the
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Calm Your Nerves
If you wake up in a cold sweat the day of the proposal, you are not alone.
Sharing our feelings and being vulnerable top the list of things that don’t come
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nerves. A workout at the gym or a nice run will work, but even just taking an
hour to relax with a cup of coffee can do wonders to get you into the right
frame of mind. Remind yourself throughout the day that no one is expecting
perfection. It is usually the things that go wrong that make the proposal
memorable and fun! If you can’t seem to get a handle on your nerves, just be
sure to grab some of that extra strength antiperspirant and apply liberally!
Get Your Props
Props may not be the right word, after all, you’re probably not filming a movie.
Basically, I’m talking about all the little things you may need to pull this off
without a hitch. Do you want to have her favorite flowers on the table, a glass of
champagne for the celebration after or did you want to wear that shirt that she
loves so much on you? Make sure these things are ready. Nothing is worse than
realizing that you don’t have clean underwear 30 minutes before your date!
This may seem like a no brainer but it must be said! The ring is a symbol of this
awesome step in your relationship and really is the centerpiece of this entire
night. Make sure you know where you are going to place your ring. Fumbling
to find the pocket you put the ring in is an unnecessary source of awkward
silence. Know where you put the ring! And as an added bonus, I will throw this
in as a freebie… Stick to a pocket, putting the ring in food is so not OK.
The Proposal Day is going to be memorable for both of you so just be
yourself and let her know why she is the one. I do have one other “remember
to…” Even if you forget all your lines, your props, the reservations and the
clean underwear, don’t forget to get down on one knee. The proposal will
just flow from there. While I realize it’s not the 1950’s, this is one tradition
that is still going strong. She will love this classic and beautiful display of
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Easy Banana Cream Pie
You could make this on National Banana Cream Pie Day March 2nd!
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant banana pudding mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 bananas, sliced
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1 cup heavy cream
Using an electric mixer, whip 3 cups heavy cream on low speed until
it starts to thicken. Add crushed ice and continue to whip another 4
minutes. Increase speed and add vanilla and banana pudding mixes,
whipping until pudding mixes are blended fully with the cream and the
mixture thickens. Increase speed to high and beat until mixture is stiff.
Line the bottom and half way up the sides of pie crust with banana
slices. Cover bananas with half of the banana cream mixture and top
completely with banana slices. Top with the remaining banana cream
mixture. In a small bowl, whip 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form. Using a
pastry bag, pipe cream onto top of pie, covering completely. Refrigerate
1 hour before serving.
You could make this on National Blueberry Popover Day March 10th!
3 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 equal-sized pieces
1 cup whole milk
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, or to taste
1 lemon, halved
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about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Beat milk, eggs, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Whisk flour into
the milk mixture until you have a batter. Divide batter between muffin cups. Drop
even amounts of blueberries into each batter portion. Stir 1 tablespoon sugar and
cinnamon together in a small bowl, sprinkle evenly over the batter portions.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees
C) and continue baking until popovers are no longer moist in the center, about 25
minutes. Dust tops of popovers with confectioners’ sugar. Squeeze lemon juice over
popovers. Serve warm.
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Floratam for best pest resistance. See www.plantanswers.com/grass.htm.
TREES AND SHRUBS: Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as
possible. In shady areas, where grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a
dependable groundcover such as English ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of
the prostrate junipers. • Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during
early March. However, be sure to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have
bloomed. • Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer
analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden
planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because
you give them food just before the spring growing season starts.
NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY - MARCH 12TH
Spring is just around the corner and March 12 th is the day to participate
in National Plant a Flower Day. Each year this day is dedicated to the
planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. Flower
gardening has become a hobby for many, young and old and National
Plant a Flower Day is a start to the new season each year.
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Marigolds and Daffodils are the flowers of this month. It’s good to know
the zone you live in to determine which flowers grow as perennials (those
that grow back every year) in your area and which are considered annuals
(those that require planting every year). To find out more check out the
USDA site for Hardiness Zones.
Seeds can be started inside and set in a sunny window. When the weather
is nicer, move those plants outside. Keep the soil moist, but not wet and
follow the instructions on the seed package for proper germination of
the seedling. For those who can’t wait, get out those seed catalogs and
start planning your next flower garden.
Are you in a warmer climate? Then it’s time to get out the trowel and
the garden gloves and start turning over some new soil. Sow some new
seeds, bulbs or plants and nurture those blossoms into a brilliant blaze
for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.
Tips for Starting a Flower Garden: Start with a potted garden. If you aren’t
ready to tear up a patch of lawn, this is a good way to go. They do require
more watering, but less care overall. • Select plants that grow well in
your spot. Some plants grow well in the shade and others prefer the sun.
Others love both! • Did you know gardeners who prefer perennial gardens
have to thin their flower beds every couple of years? They also like to
share the extra bulbs and seeds with those who are new to gardening,
so if you know someone with a green thumb, get to know them better.
You might get some free plants, advice and a budding friendship! • Local
greenhouses stock plants that grow well in your area. Don’t be afraid to
ask them questions and shop there frequently. • Let’s all work together
by planting a flower and helping make the world a more beautiful place.
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