Where to have coffee in Richmond TX

Fort Bend Rosters

I hate Starbucks. Oops, did I just write that down? Yes I did. I used to be a Starbucks junkie until I got fed up with paying a ridiculous amount of money for coffee done really bad. I used to buy 2 or 3 a day!; and every time I threw a fit! This is not what I ordered! Lucky for me, in the last year other coffee places have popped up in our area and I am SO HAPPY about this. 

I found Fort Bend Rosters on my feed one day and immediately jumped in my car to go check them out. They’re on the very back of a strip center along 99, so they are not easy to spot from the road and this is why I wanted to give them a huge shoutout.

Why I like it

I love the ambiance of the place, it’s nicely decorated and has a very peaceful atmosphere. I love the way the place is set up. The people that work there know their stuff as they should. They can tell you all about the different varieties of coffee they have, and the different roasts they do for them. I enjoyed having a chat with Sergio about coffee just the other day. We talked about the different types of roast and what I liked and why. 

They have both single origin and blends, along with different roast options. Your typical coffee drinks like late, cappuccino, espresso, iced coffee and then pour-over, cold brew, etc. and a few non caffeinated drinks which of course includes a verity of teas as well.

It’s a nice place to have a business meeting, like I did, or just sit down to work on your computer.

They have a few options of pastries to choose from in case you get hungry.

So, if you’re looking for a new place to have amazing coffee in or around Richmond Tx or northwest Sugar Land stop by and give Fort Bend Rosters a try, you won’t regret it.

My #1 Everything Garden Place in Richmond Tx.

Enchanted Nurseries

Do you like plants, flowers, trees? How about spending time outside surrounded by beautiful everything. Do you have a place where you can go and spend hours just looking? A beautiful place filled with color, life, wonderful smells and some of the most amazing plants? Yes, that would be Enchanted Nurseries. They have two locations, Enchanted Forest and Enchanted Gardens, both in Richmond Tx. I’ve had the pleasure of going to both, and I have a hard time choosing which one to go to, so now I just alternate. Both these places are what I would call paradise on earth for gardening. It’s just beautiful and so peaceful to walk around these places. 

They do the most amazing pots with different colors and varieties of plants. They have a fairy garden that is the cutest thing I have seen! They also have them in small pots.

Do you like to grow your own veggies?

As far as planting, they have everything I need and want and then some. Lettuce, cilantro, bell peppers, chili peppers, every variety of tomatoes you can think of, and colors, and shapes; herbs, and of course all the plants, flowers and trees you can think of. Did I tell you I am not huge on plants or flowers? I love to see them, but I find very little interest in taking care of them. 

Enchanted Nurseries also carries all kinds of soil, fertilizers, and pest control products, both organic and regular. They also offer lots of yard decorations that are just all beautiful. They change it all during each of the 4 seasons and they do an amazing job, and you alway get a different experience. I will try to post a picture of each one this year so you can enjoy them as much as I do. This is the spring one. Do you love that truck or what? I just love this picture so much! 

Did I mention I also buy raw honey from them? Yes they always have local raw honey. And ladybugs, yes ladybugs to beat those horrible aphids. 

If you haven’t made it to either of their locations and you are into gardening, even if its just a little, I say get in your car and go. If you love plants you’ll love this place as much as I do.


House of Tiny Treasures

What do they do?

SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures is a nationally accredited early childhood education program dedicated to serving children ages 2 – 5 whose families are experiencing homelessness and intense poverty. Their amazing facility was built in 2017 out of recycled materials. It has a super cozy feeling, but at the same time the children have a big place to play and be safe at the same time while they learn through Reggio Emilia curriculum. Its full-day, year-round program includes art, speech, and play therapy, healthy meals, transportation, and more. The place is beautiful, colorful and peaceful. I wanted to stay there, the place was so inviting. While I visited the kids were taking a nap. They all get a cot and a quilt that they get (this quits are hand made by individuals who donate them one or each child) to take home when they graduate. 

HTT services also allow SEARCH’s adult clients to work and attend school while their children are benefiting from compassionate care and preparing for success in kindergarten and beyond. 

They also offer case managers that help their clients with work, education, housing and any other needs they might have. They serve both parents and children to try to give as much opportunity as they can.

This kids and their families need our help. This people are part of our community and they deserve a chance just like anyone else does. 

If you would like to know more about House of Tiny Treasures follow the link below or let me know and I can put you in touch with the amazing Molly who is my contact at SERACH homeless services. Be on the look out in the future as we will be helping them out as much as we can! I can’t wait to share more about this amazing institution and what they do to help end homelessness in Houston. 

Do you want to help?


Spring into the Selling Season with These Pro Cleaning Tips

In just a few short days, we’ll turn the corner into warmer weather. There’ll be no more cold mornings, flowers will bloom, trees will grow, birds will sing, and it will officially be spring. Okay, maybe the changing of seasons doesn’t work quite so suddenly, but spring does mark the beginning of a notoriously busy home-buying season.

Since buyers are so active during spring, there’s no better time to list your home. But if you want to stand out in the crowded market, you’re going to have to dig deep into some spring cleaning beforehand.

Here are a few things you can do to kickstart your home-selling, spring cleanup process!

Make a Plan

You don’t have to get all of your cleaning done in one day—or even one weekend. All you need is a solid plan, even if it takes you a few weeks to complete. Take a look at what areas in your house need the most work, and get down to planning out nitty-gritty details.

Coordinate your plan by room and move along space by space, leaving nothing but sparkling clean surfaces in your wake.

Get out Stubborn Stains

A pair of boots sitting on a white carpet.

Maybe you’ve been avoiding cleaning because you know your home has some serious problem areas. Whether it’s getting a years-old stain out of the carpet or returning grungy bathrooms and appliances to their former glory, it’s possible to get out even the worst of stains.

Vinegar, dish soap, warm water, baking soda—these simple household items can get rid of anything from wine stains to mud tracks to coffee spills. All it takes is a little time and some elbow grease!

Try Some Value-Adding Projects

A man rolling a paint roller in a tin of yellow paint.

Since you’re already devoting some time and energy to making your home look its best, why not try a few DIY fixes, too? There are tons of small updates that’ll only take up a few hours of your time, but are worth your while when it comes to selling.

From putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls to power washing your siding, all it takes is a quick trip to your local hardware store to make your home look 10/10.

Dig into the Kitchen & Bathroom

A kitchen sink with the water turned on.

It’s no secret that the kitchen and bathroom are the two most important areas to a buyer. So when you’re making your spring cleaning plan, put some extra time and thought into how you can improve these spaces.

In the kitchen, focus on scrubbing every surface—floors, cabinets, countertops, etc.—cleaning out your drain, and polishing up the appliances. For the bathroom, get rid of any mildew or grime discoloration, and put some elbow grease into cleaning the cracks and crevices in the room.

Think Green

A closeup of blades of grass.

Cleaning can introduce a lot of dangerous chemicals into both your home and the area around your home, but using them can sometimes seem unavoidable. If you’re worried about storing and using hazardous materials around your home, there are plenty of safer ways to make your own cleaning products.

In fact, vinegar, dish soap, baking soda, and water can get most of the jobs you need done, and done well. You can also find a few eco-friendly cleaning products at your local grocery store.

Sell Your Home this Spring

Spring is one of the best seasons to sell your home, so don’t miss out on all of the potential buyers browsing the market. If you’re thinking of selling this spring, now is the time to get started.

Contact us to learn more about what you need to do to get your home in top shape for spring selling, and let’s get started with your real estate journey today!

A fabulous beauty salon in Katy Tx.

Creative Cuts

In my experience finding a beauty salon that I like is never an easy undertaking. Over the years I have tried several places and only a few have made me happy. On my search for the perfect place I bumped into Creative Cuts in Katy, TX. My daughter and I went to get a haircut at Creative Cuts and we loved it!

Management changed in November of 2017 and with that came a lot of changes. A complete remodel on the inside with a clean and more modern feel and the addition of many services that I think you will all like. The customer service is amazing! Just like I like it. Attention to detail which is what most of us want when it comes to beauty.

Creative Cuts offers a variety of services which include facials, waxing, manicure and pedicure, hair cuts, hair color, perm, eye lash extension, etc. My daughter is super picky for her hair and she was very happy with the end result. I was very pleased as well. We both cut and dried our hair. We’ll come back for sure to try some of their other services. In the mean time I will say they speak Spanish and will treat you like a queen when you visit. If you like the royal treatment and like to pamper yourself, come give Creative Cuts of Katy a try!

Five Sugar Land Tx restaurants that offer lunch under $15

We all like to eat out with our friends or coworkers, but when doing it regularly, it can get pretty expensive. One thing Sugar Land has to offer is plenty of options to have a good lunch without breaking the bank. Below are my top 5 options for lunch under $15 in Sugar Land. I tried my best to pick locally owned restaurants vs national chains, just to help or small business owners that are part of our wonderful community.

Berry Hill Tamale

Southwest Freeway and Sugar Creek Blvd

Berry Hill has a lunch special that includes one taco with beans, rice and drink for $7.99. My favorite is the grilled fish taco! I love the sauce, plus they have the best beans and rice in town!

Extensive menu with lots of options and a full bar for those who want a drink.

Thai Siam

11557 S Texas 6

Has lunch specials as low as $6.95 all the way to $12.95. Does not include a drink, but they offer generous portions. My favorites here are Path Thai Bankok, Basil Delight and Yellow curry.

Pho Shack

Highway 90 and 99

Offers 3 combos that include pho, drink and two crispy rolls. They juts introduced crawfish this season and I have heard it’s delicious. Come give it a try.


Town Center

They offer a 3 course meal for $12 and you can chose from a few items, one salad, one nibbler or soup and an entree. Japanese with a latin fusion.


Highway 6 and University Blvd

Mediterranean food buffet style, Fadis has an amazing selection and now they are offering lunch bowls, one different every day of the week. Baked Fish, Chicken Alfredo, etc. With a drink it’s $11.99 and with a side and a drink $13.98 One of my favorite mediterranean places to eat. Healthy as can be.

Searching for a Smaller Home? Here are the Top Tips for Downsizing

Downsizing can be a great choice for homeowners looking to make a financial or lifestyle change. After all, a smaller amount of space means less money on utility bills and less stress from clutter.

Are you a recent empty-nester? Moving for financial reasons? Or maybe you’ve watched a few episodes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and feel inspired?  No matter your motivation, you’re not alone—downsizing has become an increasingly popular trend for homeowners everywhere.

If you’re making the move to a smaller place, here are the top tips for a Marie Kondo-style downsizing experience.

Know What You Have

A suitcase filled with random belongings.Walk through your house room by room, and make a detailed list of your belongings. A helpful tip for keeping track? If you aren’t in a rush to downsize, take note of each item and how often you use it over the course of a few weeks or a month. That way, you learn exactly what you’d miss most and what you could go without.

Some downsizers use a color-coded sticker system, some jot notes in a notebook, and some just sort things into piles. Find the method that works best for you, and go from there.

…And What You Don’t Need

A row of clothes hanging in a closet.Once you’ve found out what items aren’t essentials, it’s time to toss them out. Try to focus on things like duplicate items, such as more than one kitchen utensil, and large collections that have accumulated over the years. To paraphrase the aforementioned organizing consultant Marie Kondo: keep the things that spark joy….but get rid of the rest.

There are plenty of great options for rehoming your unwanted items. Try making a little extra money by selling online, donating things to a good cause, or giving items to friends and family.

Maximize Your Space

A built-in wall shelf with small trinkets.When your overall amount of space goes down, you’re required to think of ways to use what you have more efficiently. Storage gadgets such as wall racks, built-in shelves, and pull-out cabinets can tuck belongings out of the way and give you a surprising amount of real estate to work with.

You might also have some furniture that can do double duty. Lots of kitchen or coffee tables either come with or can be customized to include drawers underneath, and bed frames are great for hiding away sliding storage units.

Measure, Measure, Measure

Measuring tape and two rulers laying on a white surface.Hopefully, you’ll have a solid idea of the space you’ll be moving into—at least as far as square footage goes—so you’ll know exactly how much room you have for all of your belongings.

Once you know the size of your space, break out the measuring tape, and take note of the dimensions of the furniture you’re bringing along. The last thing you want is to haul your couch all the way to your new home only to discover that it doesn’t fit in the living room.

Ready to Make a Move?

We know that paring down your possessions can be tough, and moving comes with a wide range of emotions. Try taking pictures of the things you’ll miss most, so you can keep the memories around in your new space.

Once you’re ready to get started on your new home search, give our team a call. With years of local experience and a wide range of professional expertise, we’re here to make sure your real estate experience is successful and stress-free.