Shoe Obsession

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Why are women obsessed with shoes? Any shoes. ALL shoes. While browsing through the resort’s golf pro shop, a pair of shiny red wingtips stood out among the rest of the pack. Even as a non-golfer, there was just something beautiful about this golf shoe. With gleaming white leather, it looked like the toe was dipped in blood-red paint. The shiny, patent leather tip just made these shoes!

As a lover of shoes, it got us thinking about the history and evolution of golf shoes - not only in terms of comfort but also design.

If you picture a typical pair of golf shoes, an image of the “saddle oxford” with an extra saddle-shaped piece of leather around the laces probably comes to mind. This style was first introduced by Spalding in 1906 and has become the standard look for golf shoes today. A pretty boring (and manly) look for us shoe-obsessed women!

The earliest golf boots (yes, boots) appeared in an 1857 issue of the Scottish publication, The Golfer’s Manual. In order to manage slippery ground, golfers started wearing shoes with small nails which later gave way to screw-in spikes in 1891.

Thankfully, the golf shoe has continued to evolve with rubber soles, plastic spikes, more flexibility and comfort. There are also many styles to choose from than just the blah saddle oxford.  In pink, red, blue, purple and a variety of other vibrant colors, golf shoes for women are the perfect complement to a great game.

There’s a healthy selection of golf shoes in our pro shop. Even if you don’t golf, it’s worth a visit just to see and touch some shoes!
 

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What’s up, Doc?

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Everyone's favorite bunny will be joined by friends including Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Pepe Le Pew at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on July 26. Conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full Houston Symphony orchestra accompaniment. How cool is that?

Arrive early for pre-concert activities starting at 7 p.m. in the North Plaza including an Instrument Petting Zoo and arts and crafts. The first 1,000 guests to visit the North Plaza get free ice cream with all the fixings. Kids will enjoy games and music, games and dancing with the Radio Disney Road Crew while parents register to win Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House,” which includes dinner for four at the next performing arts event and a $100 gift card from Market Street—The Woodlands.

When: July 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 Orchestra seating / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn seating

Gates: 7 p.m.

Cabin Fever

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It's wet in Texas. And while we're not complaining about all this rain, your kids might be suffering from a case of cabin fever. Try these indoor games and activities to turn those frowns upside down.

Bowling - gather up ten empty water bottles from the recycling bin and fill them with water to add a little weight.  Arrange the water bottle bowling pins in a hallway and grab a basketball or soccerball.  Keeping score will help your kids work on math skills while having fun.

Face Painting - a bit of cornstarch, food coloring, face cream and water is all you need to create your own face paint.  Not to worry ... a little soap and water is all it takes to remove the flower from your cheek.

Explosion of Colors (and laughter) - not sure what happens when you mix food coloring, vinegar, and baking soda? Visit our Pinterest page here to find out.

Papier Mache - make fun masks using newspaper, balloon, and glue (or water and flour).  You'll want to plan ahead for drying time.  Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Edible Tinkertoys - build a race car, house or favorite animal with marshmallows and thin pretzel sticks. Simply skewer the marshmallows with the pretzel sticks to create an edible masterpiece.

National Girlfriends Day 2012

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She’s seen you through break-ups and make-ups. She’s that special gal pal you’ve known since third grade. As if you need a reason to get together, mark your calendar for August 1, National Girlfriends Day, a time to go out with the girls and toast to great friendships. Here are 10 ways to celebrate.

Color Splash. Grab a bottle of wine and head over to Painting With A Twist. Sign and date the back of each other’s canvas art to commemorate the occasion.

Beach It. Check out the new Galveston Pleasure Pier.

Say Spaaahh! Mani/pedi time is made better with a complimentary paraffin treatment with any Woodlands Resort spa pedicure.

Wine & Dine. Reserve seats for a wine dinner at a local restaurant.

Cook It Up a Notch. Sign up for a cooking class at Hubbell & Hudson’s Viking Cooking School.

Spring Cleaning. Okay, so it’s summer but anytime is a great time to help clear out each other’s closets. Swap clothes and jewelry then donate unwanted items to charity.

Go Shopping. Now that you’ve cleaned out your closets, it’s time to fill them with updated looks and the season’s must-have pieces. With more than 200 stores, The Woodlands Mall is a great place to start.

Getaway. Kill two birds with one stone by booking The Resort’s Shoppin’ & Stylin’ package.  This overnight stay includes a $50 Market Street shopping card, breakfast for two and deluxe accommodations.

Tea Time. Find a local B&B, hotel or restaurant that serves up afternoon tea with scones, finger sandwiches and all the trimmings.

Ride Bikes. Take a leisurely ride through George Mitchell Preserve or along the 190 miles of bike trails through The Woodlands.

Have more suggestions? Add to our list in the comment section below.

Cheers to girlfriends!

"Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it's to leave,

and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind."

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That’s Pinteresting!

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We’re pinning on Pinterest! Kids activities, crafts, recipes, wedding ideas and more. Help your kids craft this Piggy Bank courtesy of DLTK Kids while teaching them the importance making smart money choices.

Materials required:

  • Empty rectangular Kleenex box
  • Two toilet paper rolls or four corks
  • Pink construction paper or gift wrap
  • One cotton ball
  • White or pink paper (preferably heavy paper such as construction paper or cardstock). If you don’t have heavy paper and wish to make a sturdy pig, you can print the template on regular paper and glue to cardboard before cutting out the template pieces (a good source of cardboard is empty cereal boxes). Keep in mind though, that the cardboard will make it a bit harder to cut out the pieces and glue them together.
  • Something to color with (paint, crayons, markers, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Click here for step-by-step directions.

Check out our other Pins by following us at http://pinterest.com/woodlandsresort

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Splish Splash!

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Take a break from the summer heat and cool down with this funny video montage.

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