Life & Style

Be A Hero

photo by Molly Kendrick
If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with my boxer. The truth is, I like dogs more than I like most people. This makes helping with animal rescue come naturally. Adopting instead of buying a dog or a cat gives you the chance to save a life! There are countless healthy, friendly, lovable dogs and cats scheduled for euthanasia in shelters right now. Once I realized the need for fostering and adopting was so immense, it just didn’t make sense to buy another dog. I initially got involved in dog rescue when I spotted my first foster, Carino, on Facebook.

The Service of Peace

photo by Charlotte Howe
After dealing with intractable seizures since the age of 11, I looked into getting a service dog for comfort, care and especially greater independence since I was 27 years old. Online, I came across a breeder in Oklahoma City that breeds labradoodles for a service/therapy dog organization called Paws with a Cause.

A Sarine Thought… or Two

photo by Maddy Green
Put me in, Coach!Ah, “sports-momming,” it is not for the faint of heart. It’s a non-stop, full-throttle, adrenaline-inducing race to get your child to every practice, warm-up and game whatever the sport of the moment. For some, it is a calling. For others, it is a tolerance. But for all, it is what we do on the “reg” for our precious sports-loving offspring. … Personally, I cannot claim to enjoy all aspects of the sports momming life. While I have many extroverted tendencies, I also value A LOT of time in my domestic domicile.

If These Wall Could Talk

photo by Molly Kendrick
Survey Says…I have always been a sucker for mindless television. I look forward to my “me time,” watching reality television, especially those centered on housewives, after the kids go to bed. I think it makes me feel grateful that my life seems a little less complicated and a lot more joyful than those I see on the screen. As my kids are getting older, though, we are looking for more family-friendly shows we can all enjoy. America’s Funniest Home Videos has been a huge hit and we have also been dipping our toes into Family Feud.

And so, They Built a House They Loved

photo by Molly Kendrick
Ashlyn and Austin Harvey are high school sweethearts that prove with hard work and perseverance, focus, and a little hustle, life might just lead you to a perfect black cabin in the woods. As newlyweds, they lived in a modest duplex and set their sights on saving money to build the perfect starter home. They set a goal and a budget and began looking for just the right place to call home. “We lived in a super-duper cheap duplex in Nash. And we pinched pennies for two or three years to save up enough to have a decent down payment,” Austin said. “We almost gave up even.

The Monthly Mix

Spring Home Refresh

There is just something about the weather warming up and flowers blooming in spring that makes everything feel fresh and new! We often hear the phrase “spring cleaning.” It is a time when many people reorganize, clean and get rid of things around their homes. It is also a great time to give your home décor a refresh! You can take things you already have and move them into new places, add a few new pieces and you have a whole new mood to your space!



Masculine Modern

A tour of Bryan Callaway’s recently remodeled home is truly a reflection of his personal style. It is filled with pieces that are new and old. Some have been collected over the years, some given to him by past clients, and others were purchased through his business, Merchant House Interiors. Even with its modern nod, there is a welcoming warmth to the space and the feeling of a story ready to unfold. … The structure Callaway remodeled is not a typical house; his best guess is that it was actually built in the 1940s or 50s as a duplex with a communal kitchen and central staircase.

A Sarine Thought… or Two

PHOTO BY Molly Kendrick
Confessions of a Chronic LaugherOkay, I admit it. I’m a habitual laugher. I laugh a lot: at home, at work, at church, in public, in private, in groups and when by myself. I laugh at jokes, snide remarks, funny faces, weird noises and the occasional instance of someone falling down (but I totally stop if I can see they are injured). I am the person who, when texting “LOL,” is literally laughing out loud!

The Way it Was Meant To Be

PHOTOS BY Jaime Emfinger—Truphotography
Being a bride in the year 2020 was definitely unforgettable. As a young girl, you dream of having the most elaborate, beautiful wedding, with a great number of family and friends there to witness one of the most memorable days of your life. For us, that all drastically changed in a matter of months. … Our love story began in the summer of 2015. There was something about that southern drawl, and I just couldn’t steer myself away. I grew up in the city and loved the night life of Dallas and Fort Worth.

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