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What it’s Like to Visit a Starbucks Reserve Bar – My Review of the Experience

What it's Like to Visit a Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar Marketing marvels exist in so many ingenious ways, don't they? There's the start-ups that end up going gangbusters (Facebook), the solutions that soon become sensational successes (Dave Ramsey), and the institutions we see as commonplace that got that way because they refused to be common at all (Chick-fil-A). And then there's Starbucks.

Photo - Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar experience menu Starbucks - a Dot on the Over Fifty Timeline When I think

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Seeing Life as a Daring Adventure

An Ailment of the Eyes Recently, I came down with an old fashioned case of the dreaded pink eye. Otherwise known medically as conjunctivitis, the symptoms of this ailment include several annoying things, like redness, itchiness, and waking up goopy. It's been a long time since anything has been wrong with my eyes. I couldn't see very well in 2nd grade, but got glasses in the 3rd, contacts in the 8th and then had Lasik surgery at 41, no longer needing either one. So, I didn't like having this eye condition one little bit. I had

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A Romantic Weekend in the Backwoods at Caddo Lake State Park



Romantic Weekends Back in the Day When we were younger and had a nest-full, I agonized relentlessly about leaving the kids at home while my husband and I were off on a romantic weekend away. Would they remember to do their homework? Would they forget about a project that was due? How would my mother get them to all their activities? And mostly, how well would they b-e-h-a-v-e? Oh, well. In the end, my man always prevailed in convincing me that a weekend away from our kids wasn't going to kill them or us. <br

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Visit NASA During the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

Just about 30 miles southeast of downtown Houston is a place most Texans have never visited, but one we all should see at least once. Considering this is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this might be the best time to Visit NASA. NASA - Johnson Space Center On May 25, 1961, just five months after his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy announced a lofty goal. He declared that the United States would now be on a mission to send an American astronaut to the Moon before the end of that very decade. To that end,

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4 Perfect Planners for Men Who Have Plans

U.S. Hwy 287 On a recent drive from Dallas to Amarillo, I was sitting in the passenger seat jabbering about life while my hubby sat behind the wheel doing all the work. Watching the road. Paying attention to the traffic. Keeping us safe. Do you know where Hwy 287 starts and where it ends? I asked him. These are some of life's most important questions, after all. Where highways start and end. "No, not really." That usually means he's thinking about it but he hasn't had the time to formulate an intelligent answer. Then, as is

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Beloved TV Shows That are Turning 50 This Year

From September 26, 1969 to March 8, 1974, at the age when a lot of us were reaching that memory-making point on the timeline of childhood, a new TV show became a regular part of our lives.

It was called The Brady Bunch.

And this year, the story of a man named Brady turns 50 years old.

Beloved TV Shows That Are Turning 50 This Year Experts say that kids' memories start to crystallize around the age of 10, making the former things a little harder to remember, and the things from that

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11 Birthday Freebies You Might Not Already Know About

Happy birthday!  If you enjoy celebrating your birthday every year when it rolls around, and you also love a good freebie, you're in good company.

August is my birthday month, and I'm all about stretching the fun out all month long. And, why not? It takes a while to take advantage of all these once-a-year birthday perks that come at absolutely no cost to me.

The birthday girl.

Yes, sirree, bub.

From coffee to dessert, these birthday freebies are guaranteed to make a

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5 Mother’s Day Gifts for Minimalist Moms

In most households, it's the mom who is charged with organizing the space. She's the one who has determined where things should live. But she's also the one who mostly decides how long those things get to stay. While decluttering isn't always strictly done by the lady of the house, many times it is, and that right there has turned a whole bunch of us into women known as minimalist moms. The Trend is Clear These days, it's pretty popular to downsize our junk and make more space for life, but the experts are quick to remind us

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5 Compelling Reasons to Visit a Church You’ve Never Been to Before

Several years ago, in the time between our 4th and 6th moves, I was speaking regularly to women's groups. The title of my talk had something to do with having crowned myself "The Queen of New Beginnings." I'm not bothered by that title at all.  In fact, it still fits, and I rather like it. For me, new beginnings involve a great deal of anticipated joy and a certain amount of adventurous excitement. In many ways, I've grown so accustomed to going with the flow that I hardly know what to do if I'm not navigating through a sea of

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A Visit to The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Begs a Question

What is it about flowers? That was the question my friend posed to the rest of our four-person yaya group as we tiptoed through the tulips at The Dallas Arboretum. Why, now that we're at this age and at this stage, do we love flowers so much? None of us had a great answer to that. It must have been the state of springtime stupor to which we had succumbed. Who could possibly think very hard at all when our senses were fastened on such flora and fauna? One after another, we slowly shook our heads and dreamily, softly, hardly

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