Monthly Archives: April 2017

Austin’s Independent Bookstores

With National Independent Bookstore Day approaching (every year on the last Saturday in April), I wanted to check out what Austin has to offer. While I've never been a collector of unique or rare books, I've always loved books. The more the merrier, too. I can't pass a neighborhood garage sale without stopping to see what someone else had read and is about to sell for a bargain price. One thing my husband couldn't part with when we moved downtown is the coffee-table size pictorial history of Phillips 66 that I found for him

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#12 – 66 Bible Verses to Memorize

(Note: This is verse #12 of 66 that I’m memorizing this year with my granddaughter – one verse from each book of the Bible. Links to the previous verses can be found below.) 2 Kings 8:19 Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the Lord was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever. Remember when our children grew out of their cribs and started sleeping in their big boy or big girl beds? We decorated the walls, bought new bedding, added a toy box, and

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Happy Hour at Bob’s Steak and Chop House

When we got married, I enjoyed learning to cook for my husband, but it was clear by the time we crossed the threshold that we had been raised differently when it came to what our moms had cooked for dinner. I - one of five kids in a large blended family - had enjoyed the best weeknight casseroles on the planet. He - an only child - was accustomed to a weeknight steak and four side dishes. Thirty-five years later, I'd be just as happy with a good, cheesy casserole, a slice of buttered bread and a glass of ice-cold milk.

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10 Things to Do on a Hill Country Girls Weekend

re·ju·ve·nate - verb to make (someone or something) look or feel younger, fresher, or more lively Ahhh. To be rejuvenated. With the girlfriends. As in, longer than a lunch hour. Long enough to hash it out and dish it up. If you're needing a little down time with your besties, or maybe planning that all-important bachelorette weekend before your biggest day, where could you go in the whole big state of Texas that would be better than right here in the Texas hill country? Especially now - while the bluebonnets are blooming -

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