Life & Style

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.

Finding Your Person

PHOTOS BY Molly Kendrick
The debate lives on to this day. Did we meet at Chili’s, on State Line or at the bowling alley on a night out with friends? Neither of us can quite remember, but we know we were in each other’s lives before we even spoke. When our friends Ray and Joy Sandefur were married in 2016, we were both in attendance, dressed in coordinating colors as part of their bridal party. Will claims to have wanted to dance with me that night, but asked a mutual friend instead. I would never change our love story now, but looking back, I can’t help but wonder if our timeline could have happened much sooner.

New Year's Wedding

Meredith Bunel and Dillon Clark married on December 31, 2020. The couple had a beautiful church ceremony at Central Christian Church. The New Year's Eve celebration continued with a reception at Northridge Country Club. The evening was completed with a midnight countdown and balloon drop. A beauitful wedding for a beautiful couple. … LOCAL VENDORS … Ceremony: Central Christian Church … Reception: Northridge Country Club … Cake: Twisted Fork … Hair and Makeup: The Beauty Barr … Ring: Alexander’s Jewelers … Floral: Bennie Raney … Rentals: Dot's Rentals … Groomsmen Tuxedos:

Imperfect Perfection

Kentrell and I both attended school in Texarkana—he attended Texas High and I attended Liberty-Eylau. We met through mutual friends. When we first started communicating, he lost interest quickly because I was a firecracker and a wild child. He says I was doing way too much for him, and I laugh at this story all the time. We are completely different. He is very much an introvert and prefers to communicate with a smaller crowd of people. I am an extrovert.

Courage to Love Again

It started off with a few trips to the same store that ended with our greatest purchase— each other’s hearts! I was divorced and Anthony had never married before. We ran into each other several times at a local store and it was not exactly love at first sight, but it was enough to send a Facebook request. For the record, he messaged me first, but thankfully I responded. Maybe our encounters had not been a coincidence. Maybe it was fate. After a few weeks of messaging, we exchanged numbers, and he finally asked me out.

A Long Road to the Beginning

It was really all by chance that we ended up at the University of Wyoming together. Lucas was originally planning on playing football at Baylor but was injured his senior year. He then received an offer from the University of Wyoming. I had one offer for a golf scholarship, and it was from the University of Wyoming, one of the coldest schools in the country (not exactly ideal golf weather). However, since it was my only offer, I jumped on it as soon as I could!

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