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.
If you have not discovered a Home Goods store yet, you need to! I first discovered it at 23518 Westheimer Parkway in Katy, Texas. They carry an ever changing variety of items for the home that is high quality, unique, and best of all… discounted! I have purchased items for many rooms in my house, as well as some wonderful toys for Carina. Home Goods is owned by The TJ X Companies, Inc., which includes Home Goods, T. J. Maxx, and Marshall’s. Home Goods was launched in 1992, however my introduction to it was in 2013! Better late than never!
For reasonably priced furniture, a great selection, and friendly service check out Plantation Furniture located at 1247 FM 359 in Richmond, Texas. I had been searching for some new pieces for quite some time, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and affordability offered by this store. They carry a lot of merchandise, and most can be picked up or delivered from their warehouse quickly. Many of the items for sale are floor samples and appropriate discounts have been taken. It is worth the time and effort to go to Plantation Furniture. Before making your next furniture purchase, check them out!
Having previously lived in Pennsylvania, where many people dreamed of owning a Toll Brothers new home, it was exciting to see them entering the Katy, Texas home market!
The Reserve at Katy will be opening in Fall 2012 and marketing homes that start in the $400,000’s on 180 acres located by Woodcreek Bend Lane and Morgan Parkway.
Among their many accolades, Toll Brothers was also awarded 2011 Builder of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders. To obtain more information about The Reserve at Katy go to www.tollbrothers.com/TX/The_Reserve_at_Katy.
What are we reading over here at Katy Confidential?
While Laura is in the throes of law school and currently reading about elder law, mediation, and bankruptcy along with books about toddler activities, Mindy has the flexibility, at her stage in life, to have a more expansive repertoire.