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McKinney Chamber recap

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! This past Wednesday I had the opportunity to give a presentation at The McKinney Chamber of Commerce's LINKS Breakfast, and today I want to recap the event as well as tell you a little bit about why joining the...

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The Simple Sprout

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Friends, today I am excited to share with you a new local company that I accidentally stumbled across on a cold, rainy day in December. When running a quick errand on the McKinney Square one morning, I passed a little pop-up shop in...

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Meet Utmost Travel

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Hello McKinney! This morning I want to introduce you to Bob and Vickie Roden, owners and operators of Utmost Travel. After working for 22 years as an interior designer in the Dallas area, specializing in home remodeling, Vickie Roden was...

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The Shot Spot

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Well good morning McKinney! Today I feel a genuine sense of pride in sharing this McKinney treasure with you. Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of getting to know the staff and family behind The Shot Spot in McKinney – a...

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TackleSmart

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! Today I would like to introduce you to a dynamic, necessary, and power house of a business, TackleSmart, owned by Irish transplant and former professional Rugby player Roger Wilson. With over 350 professional games...

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CW Designs 2018

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! You may remember the article I published last fall about McKinney-based graphic designer and owner of CW Designs, Carol Sullivan (aka The Map Chick). Originally from Wisconsin, Carol began her career in graphic...

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We Ate Well Food Tour ANNOUNCEMENT

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney!! Friends, can I tell you how excited I am to share with you today's news because you will ONLY hear about it right here on The Art of Living Beautifully; and the invitation is EXCLUSIVE to The Art of Living...

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Wild Birds Unlimited

From the desk of Lauren Palmer “My father was a botanist and biologist. My mother was a 4th grade teacher. So I guess my love of nature and educating McKinney residents makes me the perfect combination of them both,” Cheryl “Birdie” Miller confessed to me as we sat...

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McKinney Coffee Co

From the desk of Lauren Palmer “A lot can happen in 3 years. A lot.” Joy Booth, owner of McKinney Coffee Company smiled as we sat and visited about her journey to open not one, but two restaurants in McKinney since she and her family moved here in 2015. “Although I’ve...

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