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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

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

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

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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

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

Veterans Day

Celina Ladies & Friends would like to take a moment to honor all Veterans who have served our great country in the past and also the present. Veterans Day is a day to recognize and thank all service men and women for their dedication and sacrifice. Although Veterans Day is Sunday November 11th this year, the day for most observances will be Monday November 12. Celina High School will be holding their 3rd annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, November 8th at 9:00am as a

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

April is National Volunteer Month

Volunteerism is close to my heart. I met my husband volunteering. While, I don’t have too much time in my schedule, I try to volunteer with my children every so often. Recently we volunteered at Grace Bridge Resale Shop in downtown Celina. In case you are new to town or not familiar with Gracebridge, it’s a place where a struggling family can obtain essential items like food or eye glasses. These items are distributed every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Next door t

Janee Eatmon- April Lady of the Month

Guess what!? The Celina Lady of the Month is Janee Eatmon! Let's take some time to express to Janeé how much we appreciate her! How long have you lived in the Celina area? I have lived in Celina since the fall of 2013. However, we purchased land here in 2010 before moving to Celina. What brought you here? We wanted to have more room to breathe and not be five feet away from our neighbors. Plus, my husband wanted room to build a woodworking shop. What is your favorite thing a

Sandy Carter - Celina Lady of the Month (March)

Sandy Carter is the March Celina Lady of the Month If you have gone to Pokeno or any other event, you may have had the pleasure of meeting Sandy Carter. Her inviting smile and warm personality will certainly win you over! Recently, I asked Sandy a few questions about her life and Celina Ladies and Friends (by the way, she founded it!) How long have you lived in the Celina area? I have lived in Celina 17 years. We moved here in 1998 and then moved to Italy from 2004-2007 and

It's summer time y'all!

The kids are all out of school and you have to do something to keep them occupied on these humid, hot days right? In Celina, Grace Bridge is hosting an awesome summer camp for kids K-8th grade starting in July. Take the kids and enjoy some mom alone time! Info below. Now for a craft/cheap activity for the summer! What kiddo does not love playing with water in some way? In our home with 2 toddler boys we enjoy our kiddie pool time in the afternoons. Now you can always get