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Why Video Games Will Be the Most Popular Gifts This Holiday Season

It’s almost the holiday season at MorningStar, a master-planned community located just north of Austin, and whatever you celebrate – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other – gifts are usually involved! Since the weather is usually mild in the Texas Hill Country, the kids (of ALL ages) who live in this charming community can play with those new toys outside.  During the holiday season, it’s a good bet that the pristine trails in MorningStar will challenge some brand new bicycles,... View Article

Passage of Mass Transit Rail Plan Will be a BIG Perk for MorningStar Residents

On election night 2020, “livin’ easy” took on a whole new meaning for the residents of MorningStar. While most Americans were watching the Presidential voting tally, the folks who live in this master-planned community just north of Austin were also watching the results of the vote on expanding the Austin area mass-transit system.  When the counting was completed, “Project Connect” had passed! As these new lines are completed, anyone who lives in the Georgetown area of Williamson County will be... View Article

Is it Bath Time Yet? Here are 8 Trends to Consider for Your New Bathroom

While it doesn’t get the kind of attention that great rooms, bedrooms or kitchens receive, the bathroom is one of the most important, most used and expensive rooms in the home. For residents of MorningStar, a master-planned community located north of Austin, the modern bathrooms are what interior designers have called “an area of refuge and relaxation where the tensions of the day can be released.” Now, it is also a design statement. There are hundreds of new ways for... View Article

The 6 Ways COVID Has Changed Kitchen Design

With lightning speed, the worst pandemic in over a hundred years changed everything. Work, education, sports, entertainment, social engagement, family activities and almost every aspect of normal, daily living changed to accommodate a “new normal.”  Like people around the world, the residents of the master-planned community of MorningStar, located north of Austin near Georgetown, have adapted to the need for social distancing. Some neighbors, who, over the years, have become friends have kept their spirits up with digital meetings and... View Article

Picnics are Back! Here’s Why

Several unrelated trends have coalesced to form the basis of a very tasty activity. While you may have been too distracted to notice, that moveable feast that was so popular a few decades ago has made a striking comeback. Don’t look now, but picnics are back! Families who have chosen to leave the hustle and hassle of large cities and move to more idyllic surroundings such as the MorningStar master-planned community, just north of Austin, are leading the charge for... View Article

Why Technology Businesses are Drawn to Austin: What This Means for Homeowners in MorningStar and Other Upscale Communities

The magnet that is Austin, Texas has a very powerful attraction on high technology companies. This fact was proven again in late July 2020. Texas Governor, Greg Abbott announced that the “Tesla Gigafactory” would build its latest manufacturing facility, which will cost $1 billion and employ more than 5,000 workers, about 15-minutes east of downtown Austin. Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla, promised to make the new factory “an ecological paradise.” In speaking with CNBC, he said, ““We’re... View Article

Six Ways to Keep Your Furry Buddies Cool and Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

The canine companions of the families who live in MorningStar are some very lucky dogs! With luscious landscapes, walking trails, resort-style amenities, this planned-community, located north of Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is a perfect environment for dogs and their owners. While neighborhoods are definitely dog-friendly, the Texas summer heat can cause any dog to get a little hot under the collar. This means that pet owners should be aware of the various ways to keep these furry... View Article

Here Come the Brides of MorningStar!

Sometimes when you’re stressed or bored or both, the playful part of your brain says, “let’s do silly things”. If you’re lucky, these silly things are inspired. Such was the case with five, otherwise sane women – wives and mothers – who all live in the same neighborhood of MorningStar, a charming community, just north of Austin. These women and their families loved spending time together for block parties, swimming parties and just hanging out together. Then came COVID –... View Article

What are the Kewl Kids at MorningStar Doing This Summer?

Those summer days have always been “hazy and lazy” for kids. However, this year it is reasonable to add the term “crazy” for parents! Needing to entertain kids of all ages who are home for the summer has become an even greater challenge for parents who are most likely working from home as well. The kids who live at MorningStar, a planned community located just north of Austin, are social-distancing just like those in other families and will, most likely,... View Article

Let’s Have a Show of Hands. Who’s Ready to Make Their Own Sanitizer?

In a previous post, we pointed out the new realities of working at home. Residents of MorningStar have taken advantage of living in the beautiful, safe surroundings of this planned community and set up home offices and even digital distance-learning for their children. As social distancing tactics are implemented to reduce the possibility of infection from this virus, the entire family is pretty much stuck at home most days. However, there are still times when someone must venture out to... View Article