Unrefined Bakery: A Gluten-, Soy-, and GMO-Free Bakery Near You

August 23, 2016 8:01 am

Just because you want to indulge doesn't mean you have to totally undo a day of healthy eating, at least according to the team at Unrefined Bakery. They enlist healthier versions of traditional ingredients to make their baked goods, including unrefined sugars and complex carbs, healthy fats, and other components. What they leave out is just as unusual; the bakers never use gluten, soy, preservatives, or GMOs.

From bread to FoodBars—Unrefined Bakery's version of the grab-and-go protein bar—everything boasts whole, healthy ingredients. The FoodBars balance protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates to create a filling snack designed to power you through your afternoon slump, not just quiet hunger pangs for 30 minutes. So don't feel guilty about grabbing a slice of banana-walnut bread or indulging in a fudge brownie. You can rest assured that the kitchen team used much healthier ingredients than the stuff in store-bought versions.

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Find Unique Vintage Pieces at The Rustic Warehouse

August 17, 2016 8:00 am

Sometimes when you’re decorating a new apartment, you’re looking for the most perfect piece to fill a space. If you want something unique or you're looking for decor with a story, be sure to stop by The Rustic Warehouse's vintage shop on South Goliad Street. The shop is conveniently located just three miles from Orion Rockwall.

The Rustic Warehouse sells vintage items from more than 30 local vendors, and all the pieces here are described as “farmhouse, rustic, and shabby chic.” The shop doesn’t just sell furniture—vintage-style clothing is also available here. Aside from the retail aspect of The Rustic Warehouse, shoppers can also sign up to attend workshops at the store. Class topics range from calligraphy instruction to painting classes. If you visit the shop and are a fan of their stock, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram, where they regularly post about new items and upcoming events.

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Don’t Miss the Next Rockwall Summer Musical

August 9, 2016 10:01 am

If you're interested in checking out a great play this summer, be sure to take a look at the upcoming schedule of performances by Rockwall Summer Musicals. Rockwall Summer Musicals is a program created by two veteran thespians hoping to expand the love of theater to their home city. The program’s headquarters are located just two miles from Orion Rockwall.

Running every summer from May through August, theater students of the Rockwall Summer Musicals program are paired with working artists from the community to help them excel in the art of acting. The mission of the program is to fill the gap that’s been left by not enough funding in public schools for arts programs, and the program puts on one show each summer in addition to hosting a summer camp for those looking to work on their craft. Be sure to support this great local program and see a show this summer!

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