Contributor Carolyn Kubes

Carolyn Kubes


How To: Displaying the Fabric of Time

Do you have much-loved photographs or postcards stashed in a drawer or box? Do you have prized vacation photos stored in your smartphone? Are those awkward but wonderful photos...

How To: Patriotic Lawn Stars and Wind Chimes

What captures the true spirit of the Fourth of July in Texas? Stars and stripes – and longhorns, of course! While you may not have easy access to livestock,...

How To: Build Unique Birdhouses

Check out these suggestions, most being easy, inexpensive and fun, for homemade birdhouses. Chalkboard Birdhouses This design is easy, inexpensive and loads of fun for all ages! Supply List •  Unfinished birdhouse, any design •  Chalkboard...

How To: Deliver a Basket of Sunshine

We’ve all experienced times in our lives when the support of others seem to be the saving grace that helped us survive. There are many practical ways to help...

Fancy Flocking: A December DIY from McKinney Magazine

  Do you ever tire of your same old holiday wreath? Looking for an easy and elegant alternative to that worn-out, faded heirloom? Well, lace up your skates and glide...

How To: Pumpkin Patch in McKinney

  It’s that time of year when the temperatures are starting to dip and fall colors start to make their appearance. It’s also the perfect time to decorate with pumpkins! Yes,...

How To: Balloon Avalanche

  You will need ...       •  Inward-opening door       •  A helper (four hands are needed)       •  Team color balloons       •  Crepe paper streamers       •  Tape       •  Scissors Photos by Patti Richardson Step One Inflate 15-20 balloons. Step Two One person holds balloons against closed door while second...

How To: One-Of-A-Kind Message Center

What’s really great about this project is that most of the supplies can be found around the house. Supplies Decorative frame with glass Fabric * Dry-erase markers Foam-core board X-Acto knife Scissors Packing tape Spray paint Hammer and nails *...

How To: Fourth Of July Fun

 Give your 4th of July party some sizzle. The Pop Rocks will pop from the moisture in the cake, so don’t pour them in earlier than one hour before...

Wheatgrass in McKinney: Lush, Easy to Grow & Full of Vitamins

  1. Evenly sprinkle wheat seed over containers filled with potting soil. Disposable pots are biodegrable and can be composted. • • • 2. Water thoroughly and put clear plastic wrap over container. Place...
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