Sugar Land Home and Garden Show
Get valuable advice from experts
Meet the Sugar Land Skeeters!
The Sugar Land Home and Garden Show is returning to the Stafford Centre, Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, 2012, for its second year of bringing the newest products, technology and ideas for the home. However, there are many more reasons to mark your calendars now, for this must-attend event.
Experts offer valuable tips
“Many people think they can find whatever they need on the Internet, and there is a lot of information. But, there is no replacement for knowledge and expertise to know what to do or how to use that information,” said Peggy McGowen, ASID, CMKBD, award-winning kitchen and bath designer, and one of the speakers at the Sugar Land Home and Garden Show.
Those attending the show will have the opportunity to hear almost a dozen speakers, all with the knowledge and expertise on their subject, plus they will be offering the tips that only experts know from experience.
McGowen noted one of her clients found a kitchen sink online and purchased it. It appeared to be the right size and color, and she liked the price. Yet, when it was being installed, there was no room for the faucet, so it could not be used and the client could not return it.
“This is the difference between knowledge and information. On the Internet, it looked like it was the right size, but an expert would have known to look for these details. That is why this show is so important for home owners or future home owners, because they will have the opportunity to hear from the experts and learn the difference between information and experience and knowledge,” McGowen said.
McGowen, who has appeared on HGTV several times and served on advisory councils for industry manufacturers, will be speaking on trends and designs for new and redesigned kitchens, how to develop a realistic budget, how to begin a project, and working with a consultant. She will touch on a number of different topics and will be available for additional questions after her 45-minute presentation.
Another speaker slated to draw a crowd is Lisa Giesler, the energized and self-motivated owner of A Time and Place for Everything LLC and author of, My Life Is a Mess: Organizing 101.
“Many people lead chaotic lives and they need help or guidance getting and staying organized. Many simply need to know how to set-up a calendar and learn time management skills so their lives will flow. Some people need help with everything from scheduling their children’s activities when they have three kids going in three different directions to organizing their paperwork and computer files. I’ll cover all of these and more in my presentation,” Giesler said.
Meet the Sugar Land Skeeters!
Baseball fans will have the opportunity to meet the Sugar Land Skeeters Minor League Baseball Team’s manager, Gary Gaetti, who will be on hand Saturday, January 21 to sign autographs and for pictures with fans. The Skeeters Mascot will also be at the show interacting with fans and signing autographs.
“Fans are invited to bring items they would like for Gary Gaetti to sign, and we will have autographed cards,” said Taylor McFarland, Community Relations Coordinator and Group Sales Representative for the Sugar Land Skeeters.
Green up your home
Architect, bioneer and building ecologist LaVerne Williams will explain how to approach green homebuilding and remodeling projects. This nationally acclaimed green-building pioneer has the information needed to keep costly mistakes at bay. Exhibits featuring energy efficient and green products, such as cooling and heating options and solar panels, will be available.
Other experts at the show include the nationally acclaimed Dr. Lori, with her Antique Appraisals and Comedy Tour; Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle gardening columnist; Randy Lemmon, host of the KTRH 740 GardenLine radio show; Michael Garfield, the High-Tech Texan and Sugar Land resident; a booth manned by the Fort Bend Master Gardeners; and color expert Catherine Falgoust will discuss the latest trends in colors for your home décor projects.
The Swinging Door will provide show concessions.
Electronics recycling and document shredding will be offered on Saturday by CompuCycle.
The Sugar Land Home and Garden Show is at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford, TX 77477. Parking is FREE. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, and children 12 years and younger can attend for free. Only cash is accepted.
Times are Saturday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Visit www.SugarLandHomeAndGarden.com to print out an online discount coupon for $1 off of show admission and a chance to win terrific giveaways. Also, check out exhibitors’ special offers for show attendees.