Kitchen Table Talk
Friday This past weekend, I participated as a table hostess at our church’s annual Ladies Christmas Dinner. This function has transformed through the years from a dessert tea to potluck to a catered meal. This time our meal was made for us by The Outdoorsmen group at our church, River […]

Kitchen Table Talk


Here are several gifts my fifteen year old daughter ordered for herself and for friends! Penguin 🐧 T shirt. Jolie’s friend wanted it in a men’s large so she could sleep in it! This one cracks me up but Jolie loves the idea of using this while she “studies!” Squishies […]

Teen Gifts Wanted By Real Teens


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Friday I have been blessed with two friends who I have known since my Freshman year of high school.  We won’t talk about when that was!  The three of us make it a point to get together for girls’ weekends away at least three times a year close to each […]

Girls’ Weekend Away in Waco, TX



Midlife Skin Protect it this Winter! 2
Midlife Skin Main Points Menopause changes our skin in many ways to include decreased skin thickness and elasticity, loss of collagen, increased looseness, and wrinkling. Menopause.org says, “More marked aging of the skin occurs with exposure to certain environmental factors, principally chronic sun exposure and smoking. Signs of skin aging […]

Midlife Skin- How you can protect it this Winter!


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I don’t know about you, but I CANNOT bring myself to toss the Photo Cards I get at Christmastime after I have displayed them for the holidays!  When we get these cards or any card for Christmas they go on a wire tree that I hang on our pantry door. […]

What To Do With Last Years Christmas Photo Cards!!


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 2
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



Kitchen Table Talk 3
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!