A Unique Lifestyle Blog from Katy, Texas and Beyond
Laura Victores Wyman
Laura Victores Wyman is a mom balancing a busy schedule and enjoying life in Katy, Texas! Katy Confidential is where she writes about her discoveries around town and the day-to-day of life with her family. Laura has a very supportive husband, Jonathan, a daughter, Carina, who was born in July 2010, and a son, Nathan, who was born in November 2013. In addition to being a wife, mommy, and blogger, Laura is a JD graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. During her small amount of free time, she enjoys reading, writing, sewing, scrapbooking, and cooking.
The City of Katy is excited to host the 2018 KATY RICE FESTIVAL the 2nd weekend of October!
901 Avenue C, Katy, Texas 77493
FRI 12, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SAT 13, 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SUN 14, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Come join us Friday night, October 12, from 6-11 PM with great live music, food trucks, carnival and beer garden to kick-off the weekend “Octoberfest” style. Saturday, October 13 starts with the parade at 9 AM and gates will be open for the festival from 10 AM – 10 PM. Enjoy great arts & craft vendors, music & food, activities and fun for the whole family! On Sunday, October 14, the festival gates will be open again from 12-6 PM. Friday and the parade are free, and tickets into the festival each day are only $5 per adult and kids 12 and under are free.
The City of Katy is partnering with the Katy Rotary Club, and all proceeds will be given back to the Katy community in student scholarships and donations to local charities. Come join us for this iconic weekend in the City of Katy to celebrate our history and traditions!
For more information on being a sponsor, vendor, volunteer, participating in the parade and more, visit www.katyricefestival.com. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In preparation for hurricane season, the City of Katy provides an update on work that has occurred since Hurricane Harvey with efforts on federal, regional and local levels. The City also discusses plans for continued drainage improvements, along with important information to be proactive, prepared and informed as we head into another hurricane season.
“We are excited to continue growing in Texas by creating an additional 1,000 full-time roles at this new fulfillment center in Katy,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations. “In fact, beyond the more than the thousands of employees who currently work for Amazon in Texas, more than 160,000 authors, sellers and developers in Texas are growing their businesses and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services.”
We are pleased to officially announce that Amazon plans to build their tenth fulfillment center in Texas in the City of Katy. Katy has recently been associated with distinguished companies such as Buc-ee’s, Pepperl+Fuchs, Transwestern, and now Amazon, a Fortune 20 firm that will bring a $160 million project along with 1,000 new jobs to our community. This project was part of the City’s strategic planning for annexation and continued financial strength. We are honored to have such a great company plant their flag in the City of Katy. http://cityofkaty.com/13994-2/
Summer break has come to an end, and school season is upon us! Carina is starting Kindergarten next week, and we have been busy getting everything ready!
I decided to buy some labels to help with keeping things organized, and chose two brands to try out. Our sweet friend also gave Carina a set of vinyl monogram labels for her birthday, so we are fully stocked!
The first set I chose are from Kidecals. This company advertises that all of their labels are waterproof, laundry safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and BPA free.
Below is a photo of our “mixed set” of “blue bead” style lables. The set includes 24 classic labels (2″ round) and 48 mini labels (1″ round). You can personalize your colors and the information that you want your labels to include. http://kidecals.com/
The second set that I chose are from Name Bubbles. These are from the School Labels Pack, which allows you to choose from several different designs and includes pages of stickers for specific purposes – some are dishwasher safe and some are laundry safe. http://www.namebubbles.com/
Below is a snap of some vinyl monograms made by Simply Monogram It. I am looking forward to using these too! You can check out all the great options here: https://instagram.com/simplymonogramit/
My daughter and I both love gardening and being outside in nature. Despite the heat here in Katy, Texas, we decided to finally make a butterfly garden in our backyard.
This was a labor-intensive project, but the workout was definitely worth the result. I love looking out the window and seeing all the color instead of just dried up grass. Also, several of the plants that we have chosen are specifically meant to attract butterflies!
We bought the limestone, soil, mulch, cone flowers, black eyed susans, and a few other plants that looked nice – all at the Lowe’s on Katy Freeway. Everyone there was very helpful, and they even loaded all those stones into the truck for us. Jonathan was awarded the job of bringing it all to the backyard. (Thanks Hubby!)
We also visited Beyond Paradise Nursery for our lovely purple butterfly bushes and bright multicolor butterfly weed (milk weed). The kids enjoyed some popsicles and saying hello to the resident cats there, while we looked around.