Monthly Archives: April 2018

12 Fun and Useful Gift Ideas for Grads

May is the month of graduations and celebrations for those who are crossing over from school to school or from school to new job. Be ready to acknowledge accomplishments with these 12 Gift Ideas for Grads. Fun and Useful Gift Ideas for Grads SOCKS. What graduate doesn't need more socks? These socks are ranked by Men's Health as the best for everyday wear.  Feetures! High Performance No Show. Click here to order from Amazon. Place them in a gift back with shoe deoderizer, clippers, peppermint foot balm, and a copy of Andy

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Why I Decided to Write a Blog and Call it Austin Over Fifty

As a child, I loved to write. Letters, diaries, notes to pass to friends sitting down the pew at church.  "I wish you were here to help me go through all these pictures and stuff," she said. "Who would have ever thought we could have stored all of this in that little hall closet?" she mused. "Now that we've moved and I'm going through it all here, there are huge piles of pictures and papers everywhere. I'll just leave them like they are until next time you come to Amarillo, ok?" From my side of our telephone conversation, I

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Austin, Texas is the Number One Place to Live in the U.S. Two Years in a Row – Why I Love Living Here

For the second year in a row, Austin is the number one place to live in the United States of America, and while everyone here is begging for the kudos to quit coming, there appears to be no end in sight. Why does everyone want to live in Austin?  When it comes to answering that question, there certainly are well-studied reasons why people from every corner of the globe and every decade of a demographic want to live in the Capital City of Texas. However, with any accuracy whatsoever, I can only speak to my own. It's probably not

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Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom

Show your Mom some Mother's Day love with an item or two from this fresh list of Mother's Day gifts. Then get ready for a big squuuueeeeeze hug from the one who loves you like nobody else! A Gift for the Mom Who Loves to Be Pampered A 50-minute Shirodhara at Woodhouse Day Spa. Starting with warm oil gently poured onto her forehead, this massage technique focuses on the scalp from where the tension will all flow away. What mom wouldn't love that kind of luxury? Book here for a Mother's Day package at the centrally located

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Hi, there! I'm glad you're here! My name is Brenda McDearmon, and this website is filled with my own personal brand of encouragement for you, from me. Welcome!