University Park in Texas is Lovely

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University Park is 3.8 miles and surrounded by the City of Dallas on 3 sides and Highland Park on the South. University Park is close to downtown Dallas.  The community is known for their quality housing.  The University Park schools are part of the Highland Park ISD which is recognized as one of the best public school systems in the U.S. Southern Methodist University is located in University Park.  The zipcode for University Park is 75205.    For more information about University Park, click here.

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Callender Lake in East Texas

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Callender lake is a 365 acre lake and 18 feet deep.  The lake is controlled by a Joint CLPOIA / HHPOIA Fish and Wildlife committee.  It is located between Canton, Athens and Tyler off of Hwy 31, 773 & FM 2339.  It is considered a constant level lake fed by natural springs and streams.  Callender lake is a fishing and recreation lake and large boats are not recommended.  There are two gated communities.  In the community there is a community center, boat storage, boat launch, park, fishing pier, swim beach with picnic tables and restrooms.  The lake is stocked with bass, catfish and crappie. This is a mandatory property owners association and fees are $295 a year. For more information about properties for sale on Callender Lake, please send me an email.

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Let Kids Lose

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This blog post is in honor of my husband.  When we were raising 3 little boys, my husband would play games with them.  He let them lose – alot.  I guess he was the better parent when it came to letting them lose.  According to this article, the boys became better decision makers because he let them lose.

Throwing games to make kids happy may negatively affect their ability to make important decisions — even if it does boost their self-esteem.  Click here to view the article from Now – How Stuff Works.

I know that as a parent, it was hard to let our boys fail.  Our sons are better men, husbands and fathers because they learned some great life lessons.

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How to get your Creativity flowing

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I recently went to one of those paint and wine studios with my daughter in law and her firefighter wives group.  What a fun time we had.  The artist, directed us on how to paint a picture and we drank wine while doing it.  Everyone had a blast and each one of us had a different picture to take home at the end.  (Mine is shown above.)

I would say that I used to be a very creative person.  I grew up in a artistic creative family and used to paint, make bread dough flowers, sew, and do stitcheries.  Going to the art studio reminded me about how much I enjoyed painting.

I was surfing the web the other day and this article caught my attention on what can I do to get the creative flow going again.  The one thing that was not on the list – is babysit my grandchildren and pull out the playdough and watercolors with them and see what we can create.   Click here to view the article.

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What Kitchen Countertop is Right for You?

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It’s hard to decide what material is right for your kitchen countertop. We’ve created a list of popular options as well as need-to-know details about each.

Source: What Kitchen Countertop is Right for You? – Texas Real Estate Blog Texas Real Estate Blog

What kind of kitchen counter did you update the kitchen with?  Why did you choose it?  I’m interested in what you have to say.  I want to update mine and there are so many options to choose from besides the standard granite or quartz.

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Discover Grapevine Texas

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20141114 _Frosty_9.jpgGrapevine is located between Dallas, Colleyville, Irving and Fort Worth TX and is in Tarrant county.  Time travel in the historic downtown and visit shops, art galleries, restaurants and wineries.  Grapevine celebrates many festivals including the Wine Festival and they are festively decorated for the holiday.  Enjoy a day on 8,000 acre Lake Grapevine is a favorite sport to swim, sail, boat and ski.  Or simply enjoy a relaxing picnic and watch firework shows.   Grapevine has world class resorts such as the Gaylord (pictured above) and The Great Wolf Lodge (an indoor water park).  The Zip codes for the Grapevine area are 76051 and 75261.

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Excited to See What This Couple Will Do in Downtown Malakoff

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We were thrilled to close this retail building at 213 Terry St in Malakoff for the Courson’s. We look forward to seeing what they will open in this location. Welcome them to the neighborhood. 

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Old-Fashioned Soda Fountains

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How many of you remember Old Fashioned Soda Fountains?  My Gammy used to take us to one in Fort Worth.  They had the best grilled cheese sandwiches and the milk shakes are making my mouth water right now as I think about it.  They were so much fun as a child spinning around on the seat while waiting for that ooey and gooey sandwich and topping it off with a strawberry milkshake.

In the Upper East Side of Texas, here’s one way to enjoy a cool treat during a sweltering summer.  Source: Old-Fashioned Soda Fountains – County Line Magazine – July 2012

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The 1970’s Produced the Best Music Ever

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I love the 1970’s music.   I grew up listening to Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Electric Light Orchestra, Kansas, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springstein, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, Quarterflash, Eagles,  Doobie Brothers, Queen, Tom Petty, Yes, America, The Beatles, Neal Young and so many more.  Growing up my family was not musically inclined to play instruments but we loved listening to all kinds of music.  I have very fond memories of being at my grandmothers house and we would dance to kinds of music, with the black lights, strobe lights and star lights.

My husband and I have had quite a collection of LP records.  One of the best christmas presents we ever received was a USB record player.   It took a considerable amount of time but I enjoyed pulling out all these old albums.  I connected the USB record player to my computer and digitalized all of them.  I love listening to these old albums, with crackles and all in the background.  Now that I have digitalized ours, it is time to take a look at the many albums that my family has, and record them.

In my humble opinion, there is no better music than what was created in the 1970’s. What is your favorite era of music?  Who is your favorite artist and why?

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Lake Palestine

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Lake Palestine is 25,560 acres, length is 18 miles, and the deepest area is 50 feet.  Lake Palestine is located 15 miles southwest of Tyler.  It is owned and operated by the Angelina & Neches River Authority.  The lake is in Henderson, Smith, Anderson & Cherokee counties.  Boating, jet skiing, and fishing are allowed on the lake.  Waterside living and boathouses are allowed.  Types of fish found are Lake Palestine are largemouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, channel and blue catfish.  Waterside living and boathouses are allowed.  Click here to view waterfront Homes for Sale at Lake Palestine.

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