February is here and it just so happens to be one of my favorite months! For one, my birthday is in February. Without this month, I wouldn’t be here. Secondly, it’s an important month because it’s Black History Month. Lastly, Valentine’s Day is this month and it’s so imperative to spread love. It costs nothing to spread kindness and cheer, but if you’re wanting to buy a gift for someone else or even yourself, I’ve got you covered.

Here’s my Valentine’s Day gift guide:

Red Velvet Mocha & Raspberry Mocha from Game Day Coffee Co.- Their coffee is delicious! The flavors are phenomenal and you can even purchase a heart-shaped cookie with your order. If you’re not sure what to get someone, a gift card is always a great choice. They are offering these…

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Happy New Year! 2021 is here and I think many of us are wanting to start with our best foot forward. For me, that means getting healthier. Have you heard of the quarantine 15? If not, it’s a nod to the weight gain many people experienced during the lockdowns. No shame in it and how you coped with the very difficult year. Luckily, many gyms and fitness places have adapted to all that is going on. I’ve collected virtual workout options as well as in-person options in BCS. Here is the list:


Caitlyn Maculso- She offers Turbokick and Piyo classes. Turbokick is cardio kickboxing with a dance vibe. Piyo is pilates/yoga fusion which is an athletic class that is good for all fitness levels.

Contact: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoachCmac

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I cannot believe Christmas is just a few weeks away! That means it’s time to buy gifts for friends and add things to your wish list. I’ve done the hard work for you and collected my favorite items. Think like Oprah’s favorite things, but on a local scale. Here is my list:

  1. The Book Girl Gone Ghost- This book is by local author Dawn Husted. It is a thriller loosely based in Brenham. It is intense from the beginning up until the last page! This book is available on many platforms. I purchased on Amazon Prime. www.dawnhusted.com.
  2. Smoothing Peptide Recovery- Kendra Renee Holistic Skin Nutrition & Expert Waxing is owned by Kendra Renee Villarreal. This product helps with wrinkles and fine lines. She has many holiday bundles, other products, and…

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As the leaves fall off the trees, Thanksgiving is almost here! Thanksgiving this year might look a little different as years past, but hopefully we can all find things to be thankful for even during this tough year. Whether you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving virtually with friends or in person with family, you can still have the traditional meal. Make it easy on yourself and save the cooking to the local restaurants. Support local and eat a delicious meal- it’s a win win! Here are a few options for meals or even just grabbing a couple of Thanksgiving staples:  

Little’s Lunches- 2651 Boonville Rd. Ste 125 Bryan, TX 77808, 979-324-4143, https://www.littleslunches.com/

Mallet Brothers Barbeque- 9339 State Highway 6 Navasota, TX 77868, 936-825-9440,…

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Happy fall, y’all! October is here and with it came cooler temperatures. Mostly in the morning, but I can’t complain as this is Texas. October means Halloween is right around the corner. One tradition I love doing every year is getting a pumpkin for our front porch. Here are my top places to get a pumpkin:

The Farm Patch- 3519 S College Ave Bryan, TX 77801, Open Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm. *Featured picture is from here.

Habitat for Humanity Pumpkin Patch- 2301 E 29th St, Bryan, TX 77802, Open Sunday- Friday 12:00 pm- 8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am- 8:00 pm.

P-6 Farms- 9963 Pooles Rd Montgomery, TX 77356, Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.

Edge General Store- 7250 Edge Cut Off Road Hearne, TX 77859,…

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School has just started, but it’s already time for a holiday! Labor Day is just around the corner which means a long weekend for most. Looking for fun things to do? You’ve come to the right place. Here are a few ideas:

Trivia Night on the Green- September 3rd from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm at 144 Century Court Suite 103 College Station, TX 77845. https://www.century-square.com/events/detail/trivia-on-the-green10251822171221

Staycation at The Stella- My husband and I just did this. I highly recommend it! The pool is open, they have complimentary paddle boards, complimentary bikes, yoga on Saturday morning, and great dining options. https://www.thestellahotel.com/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=business_listing

First Friday in Downtown…

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Can you believe it’s already back to school time? The summer seemed to fly by! I know there are many strong emotions going into this school year, but I hope we can all remember to be kind to each and have grace towards one another. This is a difficult time for everyone! With that said, I wanted to provide access to the plans for BISD and CSISD for this school year. For BISD you have until August 3rd to select a plan and for CSISD you have until July 30th to select a plan.

For Bryan Independent School District, they are offering:

  1. On-campus learning- A face-to-face learning experience taking place on campus while following all safety recommendations by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Education Agency, and the Brazos…

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Fourth of July to me has always meant American pride, fireworks, family, and grilling. It might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it or see fireworks. There are not as many events as there normally are, but there are still a few. Here are events for this weekend:

First Friday in Historic Downtown Bryan on July 3rd, 110 S. Main St Bryan, TX 77803 from 9:00 am- 10:00 pm.

Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks at Rellis Campus on July 4th, 3100 TX-47 Bryan, TX 77807. Parking lot opens at 7:30 pm and fireworks start at 9:00 pm.

17th Annual Kurten Fireworks Show & Fundraiser at Kurten Community Center on July 4th, 13055 State Highway 21 East Kurten, TX 77808 from 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm.

Navasota Freedom Festival at…

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As we reach June, summer approaches us which means warmer weather. There are many fun summer activities and ways to cool down in the Bryan/College Station area. Here are a few fun and mostly kid friendly things to do this summer:

Swim at The Cove https://thecove.bearx.com/ *18 and up*

Have a picnic at a park https://www.tm5properties.com/blog/new-year-new-you-new-color.html 

Camp at Lake Bryan http://www.lakebryan.com/#camping

Pick berries/vegetables at Jollisant Farm  http://jollisantfarm.com/

Go to a farmer’s market https://www.brazosvalleyfarmersmarket.com/contact

Get a sno cone or smoothie at Bahama Bucks https://www.bahamabucks.com/

Another way to cool off is to have a pool put in at your home. However, make sure you really…

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With Phase I of reopening Texas upon us, some restaurants are opened back up just in time for Mother’s Day. Sunday brunch is the perfect way to celebrate your mother, mother-in-law, or child’s mother. Even if you don’t feel comfortable going into a restaurant for brunch, you can get it to-go and bring brunch to her. Here are some great brunch options:

  1. Stella Southern Café 4040 Hwy 6 #100, College Station, TX 77845 (979) 704-3207
  2. Pie in the Sky 4344 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845 (979) 977-3795
  3. 3rd on Main 201 S Main St #201a, Bryan, TX 77803 (979) 353-4112
  4. First Watch 4501 S Texas Ave, Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 704-6652
  5. Another Broken Egg 11655 FM 2154 Bldg. C1 Suite 100, College Station, TX 77845 (979) 485-9392
  6. Ozona…

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