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Holiday Crafting Time!

It's that time again! Time for gifting all the teachers, caregivers, bus drivers, teachers aides etc. If you are anything like me, it all needs to be done this week and you are still not done! I go through a few stages before I am done. 1. Spend a few hours on Pinterest looking for the perfect craft that you think you can pull off. 2. Buying supplies for the craft. 3. Try to make one, get frustrated, walk away. 4. Consider buying everyone gift cards. 5. Suck it up and star

Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities

My kids love a good Christmas Tree Lighting. The one is Celina is their favorite...I mean they saw reindeer, Santa and a huge Christmas tree last year as well as got train rides, hot chocolate and a larger than life snow globe photo! While we will definitely be attending this again we always try to go to as many as possible. Here is a list of all the festivities taking place in the next couple of weeks. All of these are about 30 minutes or less from Celina. November 30th-

Almost Thanksgiving!

We are 12 days away from Thanksgiving day. Last year, when I hosted a student from Europe, this was the holiday she was most excited for! She had only seen how Thanksgiving is celebrated on TV and movies. After explaining the story of the Mayflower and the pilgrims to her we went into the food. Stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, ham, cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes and 2 pies. We prepared and baked every single item, even though it took us a f

Spotlight on our Sponsors: Grace & Heart Sterling Silver Jewelry from Lora Johnson

Celina Ladies and Friends is grateful for all our sponsors. Please take a minute to read about Grace & Heart directly from our sponsor, independent representative Lora Johnson. Thank you for sponsoring Celina Ladies and Friends. My name is Lora Johnson. I am a wife, soon to be grandma, community volunteer, business owner, and mentor. I am an independent representative for a company called Grace&Heart. Grace&Heart jewelry started March 2015 in Suzanne Garrett’s garage in Sa

October Lady of the Month- Shannon Gill

We are happily bringing back this monthly feature! This month, our Celina Ladies and Friend, lady of the month is Shannon Gill. If you attended our Halloween Pokeno you may know her as the scary pirate! She is warm and kind and makes you feel like you are with an old friend once you start talking with her. We are so glad she decided to share this information with us! Shannon and her husband moved to Prosper 2 1/2 years ago because they outgrew their closets and she "neede

Celina Ladies 6th Annual Progressive Dinner

Save the Date! This year we are hosting the Celina Ladies and Friends Annual Progressive Dinner and Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday, October 22nd from 7pm - 9:15pm. Start gathering all your girl friends, daughters, granddaughters etc and come join us for a fun night on the Historic Downtown Square. We will be holding a food drive for Grace Bridge under the pavilion. For every 5 cans of food donated, you get raffle tickets which will get you into our drawing for some really cool

Spotlight on our Sponsors: Willow House

Today, we highlight a popular local store, Willow House, which sells clothes, home décor, gifts, school spirit wear, accessories, bath and body items, and greeting cards. Willow House Boutique opened in 2013 in historic downtown Celina, Texas. Owners Craig & Kerrie Turner live in Celina, and they love the small town feel of the downtown square and the local residents. The Turners’ investment in Willow House is more than just providing a unique retail experience—they are commi

North Texas Giving Day and Volunteering

Mark your calendars for September 19th! That is the day for North Texas Giving Day. This was started in 2009 by the Communities Foundation of Texas to build awareness and support for local nonprofits. If you go to their website, https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/about , you can search for nonprofits by the causes you would like to support and then choose which will receive your online donation. Last year they were able to raise $48 million that helped fund nonprofits i

31 more days...

Anyone else counting down the days until Fall? Dreaming of cool, crisp nights? Bonfires? S'mores and pumpkin spice? I definitely am! Besides those things I am also anxiously waiting for my Autumn Joy Sedum to bloom so I can see what color I planted and trying to figure out what I can start to do in my Fall garden! Daffodil, Iris and Hyacinth bulbs are whispering "plant me!" But it is too soon! Now is the time to clean up the last of my Summer vegetable garden and start

July Lady of the Month- Delia Isaac

Congratulations to Delia on being July lady of the month for Celina Ladies and Friends. She attends most of our events and you can't miss her! She has a bubbly personality and shows a genuine interest in getting to know you. Delia and her husband moved to Celina in 2017, as part of the Toyota relocation. A fun fact about her and her husband is that they got married twice in 1 year. They had a official legal ceremony in March. Even though it was raining, she was set on g

Spotlight on our Sponsor: Jimbo's Pizza

Just a little off the square is Jimbo's pizza. Their current location has a cozy atmosphere for a family to share dinner, play some pool and listen to live music. Jimbo's opened in 1993 and Dago Rodriguez became the sole proprietor in 2005. If you go during lunch hours, they feature a yummy lunch buffet for an amazing price. Another great thing about Jimbo's is their community involvement. They offer a reward program at the elementary schools to encourage the kids to exce

Spotlight on our Sponsors: Cherry's Antiquibles

Cherry’s Antiquibles offers a wide selection of antiques and collectibles. They are a family-owned business with an 18-year history in Celina, and a customer-friendly showroom that covers over 1,800 square feet. Their selection of antiques and collectibles is constantly changing, so it’s worth stopping in frequently. The inventory can best be separated into three categories: furniture, kitchenalia, and collectibles. Some of the well-known brands carried are Blue Willow, Corr

Cinco de Mayo Festival celebration

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862. This celebration is more popular in the United States than in Mexico. It is celebrated as a day to experience and explore the Mexican culture. For the last 10 years El Puente de Celina, along with the City of Celina and various sponsors host the Cinco De Mayo Festival on the square in Celina. El Puente de Celina is dedicated to bridging the diverse cultures within our community t

Spring is Here !

Spring is the time for new beginnings and starting fresh. This year, the official first day of spring was March 20th. SPRING CLEANING CAN BE REFRESHING!! Let me share some helpful hints to get your spring cleaning list started :) FIRST - I like to break my household list down by rooms. Review and inspect each room in your home to see what stays and what goes. (This is a great time to get the kids involved! :) NEXT, I like to start by designating several donation boxes. 1) Th

Spotlight on CLF Sponsor Restoration Chiropractic

"Our Mission is to restore the health of our community through family-centered, technology driven, neurologically-based chiropractic care." From your very first contact with Dr. Jake and the Restoration Chiropractic staff, you will get a true sense of their commitment to creating an individual care plan that is designed specifically for your needs. Your visit to Restoration Chiropractic will include an opportunity to take a tour of the office and become familiar with their fa

March: Celina Lady of the Month Lisa Hudson

Lisa and her family were drawn to the Celina area four years ago so that they could be closer to their cabin on Lake Texoma where they like to spend many weekends in the summer. Lisa's family relocated to the town of Gunter. The move to Gunter proved to be a huge success and her family loves the quiet surroundings compared to where they use to live. Lisa's favorite thing about the Celina area is Celina on the Square with its nice shops and eateries and its small town feel. L

Spotlight on our Sponsors: Lamar National Bank

Lamar National Bank was established in Lamar County in 1981 providing services to the communities in and around Paris and Reno, Texas. Today Lamar National Bank is extending their services to the Celina community in Collin County. As Lamar continues to grow, all decisions are made right here by people who know the area and who know you. They are built around the experience and loyalty of our seasoned veterans and outstanding staff. In setting permanent roots in Celina and

Celina Ladies and Friends T-Shirts & the Celina Friday Night Market

Celina Ladies and Friends is an amazing group of woman of all ages and backgrounds! The mission of Celina Ladies and Friends is to "Build lasting friendships through positive and fun experiences." Our Celina Ladies and Friends T-shirts help to identify our presence within the community during special events, meetings and local activities such as the Celina Friday Night Markets and our annual Progressive Dinner in downtown Celina. As a member or supporter of Celina Ladies and

Be My Valentine !

Happy Valentine's Day 2019! Feast Day of Saint Valentine and the celebration of love & affection! As we approach the sweetest holiday of the year, it is often fun to share the different ideas of how couples and families like to personally celebrate their Valentine's Day. Some of the most sought after gifts for Valentine's Day are: - chocolates - jewelry - cards and flowers or an evening out with your sweetheart to one of your favorite restaurants or venues. For some of us, on

February Lady of the Month: Tammie Walker

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care! This saying is one of Tammie's favorites :) Tammie has been living in the Celina area for about three years, but officially moved to Celina six weeks ago! Tammie was first drawn to Celina for its country feel and open spaces. Like so many of us, Celina reminds Tammie of her own home town with room to move while still having the look, feel and closeness of a small town. Tammie and her husband Mark have bee