Natural State

Keeping A Natural State

By Dustin Jayroe / Photos Courtesy of Keep Arkansas Beautiful   The slogan, “the Natural State,” has long been the descriptor for the state of Arkansas. It’s simple and concise, but also bigger than itself. Our many lakes and rivers, mountains and valleys, all flow through those three words, each contributing to the life cycle…

TULA

Tula Restaurant

By Matthew Milton // Photos by Jamison Mosley   Space and place are two very different things.   Space, for example, is a specific location. It’s the address on a mailbox in front of a house. Place is how we understand our attachment to that space. It’s how we feel when we’re inside of that…

Step of Faith

Step of Faith

By Julie Craig / Photos By Jamison Mosley   “Living the dream” is a statement you expect to hear most often from the doting homeowner. But this time it’s also from the homebuilder. Chris Nelson, owner of Chris Nelson Construction in central Arkansas, is not your typical builder. Besides his incredible homebuilding skills, his background…

Better

Better Together

These are some trying times, aren’t they? Normally in April, we at AY About You are getting the boat ready for lake season, at the garden center getting our spring annuals and dining al fresco at our favorite restaurants. But the COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone’s plans on hold. Everyone’s. We are saddened and anxious…

dream

Dream Team

By Julie Craig   A husband and wife team celebrates a decade of home building in central Arkansas with the perfect mix of construction, project management and design.   2020 is the year Hines Homes hits a decade in business, and Kelly and Brandon Hines couldn’t be more thrilled. A husband and wife team of…

Schnitzel

Schnitzel on a Stick Recipe

By Nic Williams Ingredients 4 boneless pork chops (about 3/4 of an inch thick) 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, beaten 1.5 tablespoons Dijon mustard 8 oz panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup peanut oil (or another neutral-flavored oil such as vegetable oil) Kosher salt Pepper 1 lemon, cut into wedges Fresh flat-leaf parsley (also called…