Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Why I Love Houston...2017 Summer Camp Ideas

Welcome to Why I Love Houston Properties!!! School is wrapping up for the year and parents are exploring educational opportunities for the summer months. I wanted to share some of my favorites summer camp recommendations for you to consider.

Once you’ve signed up for some of these fun ideas, let me know, as you just might run into Jean-Luc and me exploring these exciting summer camp ideas! You can connect with me here on my blog and also on Facebook.

Houston Summer Art Camps

City ArtWorks

Every summer, City ArtWorks offers 9 weeks of art classes at their community studio that include sculpture, clay, printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed media and other visual art mediums. For children ages 4 to 12, summer art classes encourage creative problem solving, help develop critical thinking skills, and expose children to visual arts concepts and history.

Alley Theatre Play Makers Summer Camp

Play Makers participants join their peers for a full rotation of group activities designed to help even the most timid child find the confidence to step onto the stage. Alley Master Teaching Artists guide fun and informative lessons that teach theatre skills in improvisation, dance and movement, visual story telling, and character development. Your young creative masterminds will learn performance skills here that they will use their whole lives.

Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Education Camps Houston Summer

Lone Star College Discovery College

Discovery College provides the opportunity for children ages 6-17 to explore and expand their interests and skills using engaging, hands-on curriculum in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) focused classes held in a campus-based educational environment. 

Companion Camp (Houston Humane Society)

Companion Camp is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 7-13 (or ages 12 - 15 during teen week) to work hands-on with animals cared for by the Houston Humane Society. Campers learn valuable life lessons concerning the welfare of all animals. During a typical day, campers participate in humane education lessons, workshops from animal experts, games, crafts, and hands-on animal activities.

I hope you find these summer camp recommendations useful as you are exploring all the great things to do in Houston this summer. Don’t forget to stop by our website at to check out our current property listings and other information about my team and me. We’d be delighted to take you on a property tour today and explore Houston with you and your loved ones!

-- Kathlyn

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Why I Love Houston Properties and Kathlyn Curtis is hosting an OPEN HOUSE at 2020 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX 77009 in the beautiful Historic Houston Heights! Please stop by and visit Kathlyn on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Why I Love Houston Properties and Kathlyn Curtis is pleased to share 4 Open Houses on Sunday, May 7, 2017 (2:00pm - 5:00pm). Come by and visit Kathlyn and her team at the following locations:

  • 4129 Dickson St. Houston, TX 77007 (listed at $525,000)
  • 8719 Rippling Water Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479 (listed at $400,000)
  • 2717 N. Sabine St., Houston, TX 77009 (listed at $879,900)
  • 2056 Addison Rd., Houston, TX 77030 (listed at $900,000)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo Houston

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Why I Love Houston Properties! As we look across the city today, there are so many options one has to get out and celebrate. Whether you are stopping by Cinco de Mayo at Historic Market Square or enjoying your favorite restaraunt today with friends and family, there is no question we have much to celebrate in this great city.

The question remains...what exactly are we celebrating today? As I talked with my friends and colleagues, most assumed (incorrectly) that Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico's Independence.

Below are some fun facts about Cinco de Mayo that you might find interesting:
  • Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to honor Mexico's victory over France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war (1861 - 1867). Despite having a small band of fighters, the Mexican's were able to defeat a large French army on May 5, 1862.
  • Mexico does celebrate its Independence each year, but not on May 5. Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16, when they celebrate their independence from Spain.
  • Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico. The largest celebration in the U.S. is held in Los Angles, California.
My hope is that you take some time this Cinco de Mayo to reflect on its true history and perhaps go out and research more fun facts. I'd love to hear more fun facts from you. Take a minute to share with me your favorite Cinco de Mayo celebration spot or your favorite recipe idea!

If you are looking for some alternatives from the norm today, feel free to contact me or any of my team members to arrange for a property tour! I would love to take you around the city and show you more reasons why I love Houston!