Wednesday, October 20th


by GMT

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM


As families get ready for fall there are a number of ways to lower the cost of running your home with simple energy improvements.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Receive up to $1,500 in tax credits by investing in energy efficient improvements to your home. - Runs out December 31, 2010

2010 Energy-Savings Products and Projects
Local Home Depot experts can discuss which home energy products can save your viewers the most money. Examples include:
- Install a programmable thermostat - Save $180 a year
- Insulate your home - Save $220 a year
- Replace incandescent light bulbs - Save $125 a year
Finally - Affordable LEDs:
Incandescent light bulbs have already started to be phased-out across the country - but many consumers are worried about spending a fortune on bulbs. Home Depot experts can help your viewers find the most affordable bulbs available!
Here are some of the products showcased today:

- Programmable thermostat
- Insulation
- LED and CFL bulbs
- Caulk and window sealant
- Energy star ceiling fans
- Energy star windows and doors

Trisha Wilson and The Wilson Foundation are proud to announce the second annual Tseelana Market, to be held Thursday, October 21 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Friday, October 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at a fabulous new home located at 7501 Turtle Creek Boulevard in University Park. An upscale shopping experience, Tseelana Market offers a chance to 'shop with purpose' with area merchants who will donate a portion of each sale to The Wilson Foundation’s health care and education programs for children in South Africa.
“We were thrilled with the response to our first-ever Market last year, and we look forward to making this year’s event even bigger and better,” said Trisha Wilson, Founder of The Wilson Foundation. “We are partnering with a great group of merchants who share our belief that you can 'do well by doing good.’ Participating merchants include: Megan Adams (Megan Adams Textiles), Brenda Bogart (Art), Beyond Baroque (Jewelry), Eleanor Hamm & Co. (Hand-poured candles), Elizabeth Carlock (Elizabeth Carlock Designs), Shirley Steere Marsh (Art), Margaret Miller Designs (Apparel), Carol Ronchetti (Ronchetti Designs), S. King Collection (Jewelry). In addition, The Wilson Foundation will be selling handcrafted South African gifts along with its black onyx Hope Bracelet, created by Sue Gragg Precious Jewels of Dallas.
“As the only U.S. nonprofit working year-round in Limpopo Province, South Africa, our support is literally life-saving and life-changing. Even in challenging economic times, The Foundation still has children to feed, medications to give out, and students to educate – they are all counting on us!” said Tori Mannes, Executive Director of The Wilson Foundation.
Jay and Lin Johnson founded Boot Camp Fitness in 2001. Since then, they have developed and marketed their business into the most successful military-styled fitness program in North Texas. Jay and Lin have established themselves as leaders in the fitness industry. Their ability to develop and implement unique fitness programs secured them the distinguished title of Fitness Trainers of "America's Sweethearts," the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
You can find out more about future classes by logging onto or call 972-373-8344.
Sur La Table, the premiere retailer for creative cooking and artful entertaining, offers hair-raising decorations for a bewitching Halloween. Welcome guests with a spirited assortment of creature comforts such as Skull & Crossbones Ice Cube Lights, Skull Bowls and Creepy Creatures Glass Markers. For skin-crawling fun visit Sur La Table’s online Halloween Shop.
 Here is the list of items that Diana showcased:
Spider Web Cake Stand (#682245, $14.95).
Halloween Bake Cup Set (#687806, $12.00)
Wilton Skull Bake Cup Set #683599, $2.95)
Wilton Skulls and Scrolls Bake Cup Set (#683573, $2.95 set of 75; Mini Bake Cups #683581, $2.95, Set of 100).
Pumpkins and Skulls Frightfully Fun Halloween Aprons (adult apron, #682344, $19.95; kids apron, #682351, $14.95)
Oven Mitt (#682336, $8.95)
Skull Bowl (#682096, $8.95)
Ceramic Skull Spreader (#641837, $5.95)
Wilton Halloween Icons Pan (#683615, $12.95)
novelty paper napkins  -Wicked Wishes (New #686220, $5.50), Jitterbug Skeleton (New #686600, $5.50) and Drink Up Witches (New #686238, $5.50) are perfect for boo-fets or cocktail functions.
Wilton Skull Boxes, Set of Three (#683565, $5.95)
“Terrormisu” (New #682047, $3.49)
“Lady Fingers” (New #682039, $3.49)
 “Ghoul Aide” (New #682021, $3.49)
“I Scream” (New #682054, $3.49)
Spooky Mummy Towel (New #682377, $349)
Huffhines Art Trails October 23 and 24th
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM
Huffhines Park @ Apollo Rd and Plano Rd - Richardson
(972) 744-4581 / (972) 744-4584
Free Admission
Free Parking - 1500 Apollo Road
Live entertainment, kids activities, local artists and craftsmen
representing a wide range of art mediums from contemporary
to traditional, including painters, jewelry makers, painters, sculptors,
metal workers, plus onsite food vendors and more.
Glass Artist Brenda Benson
11533 Stevens Dr.
Benbrook, TX 76126
(817) 249-3888
Mixed-Media Collage Artist Robbie Jenkins
13547 Rawhide Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75234
(972) 241-0456