My #1 place in Sugar Land for Arts and Crafts.

Me with my mosaic I did that day.

A place to relax, create, and enjoy quality time with yourself and others.

Do you like arts and crafts? I LOVE them!

The Artsy Soul pottery and art studio was a major discovery for me. I have always loved crafts and I used to spend a lot of time doing them with my children when they were little. As they got older and our lives got busier, we have forgotten to make time for this. I also know people who hate to have a mess at home or simply don’t want to deal with having to clean up after your craft. 

Thanks to The Artsy Soul you don’t have to worry about anything! They have ceramic painting, mosaics of two different kinds, candle making and painted tiles among a few other things they have planed for the future. They have amazing staff who’s there to help you and guide you through the different projects you can do; and if you’re hosting apart they’re there to help you and your friends. 

We all have crazy lives and we make little to no time to enjoy and engage in an activity that gives you peace and allows you to create. It’s amazing what creativity can do for you.

“The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity” Brene Brown

Last Sunday I took all my family, including my mom, to try The Artsy Soul. We spent about 2 hours there, this time we all did mosaic, but we already have plans to come back and do candles, tiles and whatever else we can get our hands on. The staff was super helpful and nice. the space is clean, inviting and big enough to not feel cramped. They do have a separate room for private parties and offer all kinds of different options if you would  like to host a party or just invite your friends over to have some calm quality time while maybe sipping some wine. 

I can’t wait to host my own party here with friends and clients. Be ready for the date as who knows, maybe you get invited.

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.

Celebrate the Winter Season with these Sugar Land Events

Can you feel that frosty chill in the air? Now that we’ve closed the curtains on October, the winter holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it comes tons of community events!

No matter how you choose to celebrate in the coming weeks, the Sugar Land area offers a wide variety of events to ring in the winter season. Browse a few of the highlights happening in town, and mark your calendars for these great events!

Holidays in the Plaza

Over the next few weeks, the Sugar Land Town Square will host the Holidays in the Plaza series. Performances this year include the jazz stylings of Chris Mitchell, songs from the female vocal group Heart & Soul, and sing-alongs with the Houston Show Choir.

Bring a steaming cup of hot cocoa, family, and friends to the Plaza, and kick off the holiday season with this concert series. The first performance will be on November 16th and will run until December 13th.

Riverstone Holiday Market

The Riverstone community in Sugar Land will be hosting their annual Holiday Market again this year. The price of admission for the event is one canned good, which will be donated to the Second Mile Mission Center. Vendors will be selling a variety of goods, and ticket-holders will receive complementary hors d’oeuvres, drink, and a shopping bag.

Grab a can of food and head to the market on Friday, November 16th from 5pm-9pm!

Shop Small Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a national event sponsored by American Express to support local business during the holiday shopping season. The Town Square in Sugar Land will be participating in the event, so head out to the local shops and restaurants in the area to support the local economy.

Shop Small Saturday is happening all day on Saturday, November 24th and is perfect for getting a start on your holiday shopping!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Kick off the Christmas season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the steps of City Hall! The event includes crafts, holiday activities, face painting, live music, pictures with Santa, and tons of food and drinks. The 40-foot Christmas tree will be lit by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and the event is free and open to the public.

Head to the steps of City Hall on Friday, November 30th, and ring in the Christmas season!

Enjoy Events in Sugar Land

Don’t miss out on these great winter events in Sugar Land — find your new home in this great community! Browse some featured listings in the area, and see the fantastic houses that Sugar Land has to offer.

Contact me, Karla Arjona, for more information or to set up a showing. Have a happy winter season!

Enjoy Hispanic Culture in Sugar Land, TX

Mexican flag on a poleCelebrate community and tradition in the Sugar Land area with live music, Hispanic heritage events, and art exhibits and performances. There are ongoing events, annual festivals, and one-time cultural shows that take place in the Houston and Sugar Land areas. Here are some ways that you can celebrate Hispanic culture.

Authentic Latin-American Cuisine

Sugar Land and Houston have some of the best authentic Hispanic restaurants in the area, like:

  • Lupitas Mexican Restaurant
  • La Fonda
  • Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Carmelo’s Mexican Grill
  • Cafe Piquet
  • Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine
  • El Rey
  • Colombian Cuisine Restaurant
  • Mi Pueblito
  • Gusto Gourmet
  • and more!

Enjoy Exhibits and Meetings at the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston

The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston hosts art exhibitions, community groups, and Hispanic heritage events throughout the year. Upcoming events include:

Visit the institute’s website to keep up-to-date with the latest events throughout the year.

Upcoming 2015 Heritage Celebrations

Participate in Latin dance at Zumba in the Plaza, a free event held every Friday in the Sugar Land Town Square.

This winter, you can watch the Lincoln Center at the Movies series and celebrate Latino culture with performances of CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana at various Houston cinemas on November 12th, 2015.

The Tamale Festival Houston is set for December 5th, 2015. Celebrate community and culture with live music and tamales!

Annual Cultural Events in Sugar Land and Houston

Look forward to these annual celebrations and cultural events in the Houston area:

  • Tejano Music Fest
  • Cinco De Mayo
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival
  • Houston LibroFEST
  • Fiestas Patrias
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Fiesta Guadalupana

Your Spanish-Speaking Real Estate Agent in Sugar Land, TX

Let me know if I can offer any assistance with your Sugar Land or Houston real estate needs. I am fluent in English and in Spanish and have worked with buyers and sellers from over 25 different countries.