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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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Imagine School

From the desk of Deanne Paul Our community is blessed with a public charter school that ranks #8 out of 601 public high schools in Texas, as rated by US News & World Report in 2018. Incredibly remarkable is the fact that Imagine International Academy of North Texas is...

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Coffee’s on me!

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney and happy Wednesday to you! Can I get a quick show of hands...where are all my coffee lovers at? If your hand is in the air, I think you are going to to want to head over to the McKinney Coffee Co tomorrow (OCTOBER...

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Essentialz McKinney

From the desk of Deanne Paul As I pulled into a parking spot in front of the historic First National Bank building on the McKinney downtown square, I glanced up at Essentialz Market & Cafe. Outdoor patio seating welcomed me as I approached the steps to enter. With all...

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10 Tips to help Pet Parents “Go Green”

Good morning, McKinney! Remember in the summer when I published an article about Susan Gary and her McKinney-based company called Top Dog Pet Sitters? Well, when Susan heard about out September magazine and its dedication to green living, she offered to share some...

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A Taste of Paris Cooking School Fall Schedule

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! Friends, today I am excited to share with you that our Lorie Fangio, owner and teacher at A Taste of Paris, has posted her fall cooking class schedule and friends, it will not disappoint! For those of you who...

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