Archive for December, 2014


Simple New Year’s Resolutions: Effective and Easy to Keep

Monday, December 29th, 2014

We will welcome the new year this week, and that means it’s time to reflect on 2014 and decide how you want to move forward in 2015. For many people, the new year is an opportunity to create new goals. Coming up with practical resolutions can be difficult, so we’ve compiled this short list to [...]

The Breakfast Recipes You Need to Please Family and Guests

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

If you ask us, the best way to start a big day is with a big breakfast! For the holiday you celebrate this season, these recipes are sure to have everyone rushing into your McKinney home. Breakfast Sausage Casserole This is a great make-ahead breakfast dish, especially for those living in our single-family homes that [...]

It’s Never Too Late to Start a Healthy Lifestyle

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

If you think the ship has sailed on getting fit and leading a healthy lifestyle, think again. Recent research by the Cooper Institute, the parent of the Cooper Fitness Center Craig Ranch, shows that those who stay active through midlife had fewer chronic diseases in their later years. That means you can start now, and [...]

Last Minute DIY Holiday Gifts

Friday, December 19th, 2014

This time of year is the season of giving, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with clever gift ideas without spending an arm and a leg. If you’re still scrambling to find the perfect present, Craig Ranch has you covered. Take a look at these simple DIY holiday gift ideas you can [...]

Holidays at Craig Ranch: Have Yourself an Effortless Family Holiday

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Do you think holiday entertaining must involve a trip over the river and through the woods – or at least a car ride across town? It doesn’t have to! The holiday fun stays in the neighborhood, when you live in a master-planned community, such as the award-winning Craig Ranch in McKinney. You and your holiday [...]

How to Keep Your McKinney, TX Home Safe During the Holidays

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The holidays are here in McKinney, TX and for many families that means you are busier than ever! It’s easy to get swept away decorating your McKinney home for the holidays or preparing your travel plans. So, we’ve complied a few simple tips to keep your house safe during all the hustle and bustle. Get [...]

Health Benefits of Massage – Well Beyond Stress Relief

Friday, December 12th, 2014

When it comes to massage, plenty of studies have shown that this alternative therapy can help relieve stress, reduce pain and nix muscle tension. In addition, according to the Mayo Clinic, research shows regular massage can help with anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, stress-related insomnia, myofascial pain syndrome, nerve pain, soft tissue strains, sports injuries [...]

Unique Outdoor Holiday Décor Ideas For Your McKinney, TX Home

Friday, December 5th, 2014

With Thanksgiving behind us and December 25th looming, most people already have their holiday décor out. The holidays are a wonderful time to live in Craig Ranch; as you walk down the street and see the lights aglow and the trees hung with precious ornaments. For those who are still unsure how to incorporate unique [...]

Come for the Golf – Stay for the Food

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

We know members of TPC Craig Ranch are enticed to join for the top-rated course and practice facilities. But did you know their food is another important consideration when joining? Seriously. The three dining rooms, open 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday, are run by a chef who primarily uses local ingredients and [...]

Craig Ranch McKinney: Welcome to the Neighborhood of Nature

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The wonder of nature can fill us with joy at any age – whether we’re 8 or 80. Gazing at a bird soaring over a field. Stealing a look at a rabbit slowly munching its way across the grass. Watching leaves stir in the breeze. That’s why more and more research points to a daily [...]