Fresh sheets on the bed, dishes done and put away, and no major food mistakes – these are a few things I am very grateful for right now at midnight!    Pat, Jolie and I hosted Thanksgiving at our house. My sister and brother-in-law were our guests. With Jolie being […]

Happy Black Friday- Meals and Deals


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Today’s post will be short, but not sweet.  Perhaps bittersweet as I write about a larger than life man who passed away.  Yesterday, Noel Thomas LIndemann, know as “Buster” passed away at 84.   He was my uncle, my mothers sister’s husband.  He lived in rural South Texas and made […]

A True Cowboy


Margaritas and Mini Facials
Hey, hey, good Monday morning!  Well, ok, actually, it is Sunday night at about 10:30pm and I wanted to get a jump on tomorrow’s blog post.  I know it’s late, and you aren’t supposed to eat after 8pm, blah, blah, blah, but we just realized we hadn’t eaten any dinner […]

Margaritas and Mini Facials – Rodan+Fields



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World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Approximately 15 million babies are born preterm each year, accounting for about one in 10 of all babies born worldwide. So says Wikipedia.  1 […]

World Prematurity Day


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Good morning!  Did you have a busy weekend?  We kinda did.  Pat was off on Friday for Veteran’s Day but Jolie had school.  Pat and I decided to go run a few errands but first we ate breakfast at a place called El Jalisco.  They make wonderful breakfast tacos, but […]

Kitchen Table Talk – Tuesday!


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What a Wedding Weekend!  Pat and I had a blast at the wedding and reception of our friends, April and Nasser.  They planned their wedding as an entire weekend retreat at Canyon Lake, TX.  Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages was the location with space for an outdoor wedding and an […]

Wonderful Wedding Weekend – Super DIY



Does that get your attention?  Do you call yourself a Housewife?  It’s a rather outdated term.  A throwback from the 50’s when most men were the single breadwinner for the family and wives stayed home. Stay-at-home Mom seems to be the preferred term now But, how many stay-at-home mom’s really […]

#National Housewife’s Day


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Thrifting Again How do you feel about thrift shopping?  Do you like it? Does it gross you out?  I remember going to a thrift shop for the first time about 20 years ago.  It was called Thrift Town.  I was a snob and was a little worried about germs.  Fast […]

Happy Halloween! This Ghoul Went Thrifting


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October has always been a packed full of activities month for us.  Jolie turned 15 Monday and we had an outing on Sunday for her and her friends.  They wanted to go to The Great Room Escape at 1203 E. Commerce.  Are you familiar with how these type rooms work?  […]

October – Gotta Love This Month!



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I recently signed up to be a consultant for the #1 skin care line in North America.  I was on the fence for several months because I didn’t know if I should take on an extra “hat.”  But, I kept watching Tania Stephens of @50isnotold post about her long lashes […]

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