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House Reno The Finale

House Reno The Finale

My full house renovation is finally done, and I absolutely love it. I hope you enjoy viewing my House Reno The Finale. To see before photos, please see my previous posts: House Reno Part One and House Reno Part Two.Before we get into the details, I want to...

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House Reno Part Two

House Reno Part Two

These are samples of the floor, quartz countertops, and tile that were used throughout the house reno. We ultimately chose different paint colors that were, also, in the gray family. IRWIN CONSTRUCTION Earlier, I told you about my House Reno Part One. I...

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Girlfriends Fixer Upper Trip to Waco, TX

Girlfriends Fixer Upper Trip to Waco, TX

Fans of the TV show, Fixer Upper, will recognize The Silos at Magnolia in Waco, TX. My girlfriends and I went to Waco, TX for a couple of days this past summer to experience everything Fixer Upper. Lori did a fabulous job of planning our adventure and,...

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The Longevity Diet

The Longevity Diet

Do you want to live longer with good health and quality of life? Then you may want to consider reading the book, The Longevity Diet. Dr. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the...

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Happy Birthday, USA

Happy Birthday, USA

Happy Birthday, USA!!! Mom and I got up early this morning so we could be in the Robson Ranch 4th of July Parade. It was hot, but not too hot. Mom gave me lots of water and checked the street to make sure it wasn't too hot for my feet. There were lots of...

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father's Day, Dad. Izzie and I hope you have a wonderful day. You didn't get to meet Izzie, but I'm sure the two of you would have gotten along famously. Dad passed away in 2002 at the young age of 75. I only have a few pictures with both of us in...

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Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Vino Amores, the wine tasting club that I belong to, meets once a month. In addition to bringing our appreciation for fine wine, we also bring an appetizer. I usually make some kind of dip that goes with crackers. Last month, I made a tasty Smoked Salmon...

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Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

Over the holidays, I discovered Whole Foods 365 Pumpkin Spice Granola. It was deliciously yummy, but sadly only available during the winter holidays. So, I decided to experiment with Tara's Homemade Granola to see if I could make my own Pumpkin Granola...

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House Reno Part One

House Reno Part One

Hi Everyone! Life at our house has been very busy, and it's soon going to get very messy. We're about to begin a whole house reno. Last fall, I decided I wanted the kitchen and laundry room cabinets painted. Here are a few photos before the work started....

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