5 Great Texas-Style Books to Read By The Fire This Winter
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by Brenda McDearmon
1M ago
Here are five totally interesting and entertaining Texas-style books to read by the fire this winter. So, grab your favorite readers, curl up with a cup of hot cocoa – and enjoy! News of the World This book was recommended to me on a visit to the charming Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston. I asked for some assistance with finding a few Texas-style books, and the lady who helped me had lots of good ideas. I didn’t purchase all of them, but I did come home with one really wonderful book: News of the World. The setting for the book takes place in Texas, during the wake of the Civil War, when news o ..read more
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2022 Best Black Friday Deals for Empty Nesters
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by Brenda McDearmon
2M ago
Black Friday Deals are here! Empty nesters don’t relish the idea of gathering more “stuff”, but we might think twice about buying something if the price is right. Black Friday Deals for Empty Nesters Our nests may not be completely empty, but once all the kids are gone, they typically become a whole lot empty-er. We empty nesters are keeping less and focusing on easier ways to organize what we choose to keep. Empty Nesters are Hosting Guests Empty nesters are sprucing up the guest room, because we enjoy hosting guests! Here are some Black Friday deals on thoughtful gadgets to add to your guest ..read more
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The Ultimate Texas Fall Bucket List – 25 Things to Do During Texas’ Best Weather of the Year!
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by Brenda McDearmon
3M ago
Click on the image below to purchase your copy of The Ultimate Texas Fall Bucket List! Texas is a vast and wonderful, sometimes wild and wooly part of these great United States. We are blessed with mountainous areas, flat plains, beautiful sunsets and warm winds. Every season of the year offers much to see and do around here. Are you planning to visit us soon? Perhaps you’re a native Texan and think you’ve already seen it all? Either way, this book is simply for anyone who wants to see more of Texas. Newbies will be inspired, while old-timers are sure to discover something they’ve never done b ..read more
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21 Ways to Support Authors You Like and Love
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by Brenda McDearmon
3M ago
There seem to be more books written and published now than ever before. Statistically, the figures are a little complicated, but a number that does appear to be accurate is this one. About 4 million new book titles are published every year. That could mean that we’re reading more than we ever have before. It also might indicate that the chances of you and I actually knowing a writer are pretty good. While we can’t buy every new book that hits the market, we can do a lot to support all the authors that we like and love. 21 Ways to Support Authors Buy their books Follow your favorite authors on ..read more
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3 Adventurous Ways to Celebrate National Chocolate Day
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by Brenda McDearmon
3M ago
Did you know that the antioxidants in dark chocolate can actually help lower blood pressure? That’s some pretty good news, isn’t it? Considering that today is National Chocolate Day, and now that we know it has some healthy benefits, you and I have all the permission we need to indulge just a bit in America’s favorite flavor – chocolate. Three Chocolate Adventures Here at Texas Over Fifty, we’re very intentional about finding the adventure in everyday life. Adventures come in small packages, like reading a new book, and big ones, like taking a dream trip to England. But culinary adventures are ..read more
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The Ultimate Texas Fall Bucket List
Texas Over Fifty
by Brenda McDearmon
4M ago
25 Fabulous Things to Do During Texas’ Best Weather of the Year! Get Your Copy! Just click on the image below, order your digital or paperback copy, and start checking off 25 of the most fabulous things to do in Texas this fall! Enjoy! I hope you get to do all 25 of the items on this bucket list. By the time you place a checkmark at each number, you will have really and truly SEEN Texas. Enjoy, and let me hear about your adventures! *This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. If you click on the link, we will receive a small commisson, at absolutely no extra cost to you. Thank you for purcha ..read more
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Four Books & Still Counting! The Ultimate Texas Bucket List for FALL is Now Published!
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by Brenda McDearmon
4M ago
Need some adventure inspiration? Check out The Ultimate Texas Bucket List for FALL! Make sure you don’t pass up all Texas has to offer – during our very best weather of the year. *This post contains affiliate links, which means I’ll earn a small commission on your purchase – at absolutely no extra cost to you. The Ultimate Texas Fall Bucket List Goodness, I loved writing this installment in my Ultimate Texas Bucket List series of books. Every Texan loves the season of fall. Or at least I think they do. Either way, fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. I just love adventuring all a ..read more
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Packing Checklist for a Trip to England: My Top 9 Must-Have Things to Take
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by Brenda McDearmon
5M ago
Woo Hoo! I’m heading across the pond! Here’s the packing checklist for my upcoming trip to England, including my top nine must-have essential items to take. My First Trip to England Here at Texas Over Fifty, I talk mostly about all my travels around the great state of Texas. We do travel to other states, like when we took a family trip last year to Montana last year. Also, Mike and I spent an anniversary weekend a couple of years ago in Seaside, Florida. Hawaii has also been checked off our bucket list several years ago. But as for England? I’ve never been there before! Discover Walkabout Tour ..read more
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Jacob’s Well and The Blue Hole Near Wimberley
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by Brenda McDearmon
6M ago
Two places that always top the charts of Austin area must-see locations are Jacob’s Well and The Blue Hole. After four years of living in Austin, we decided it was way past time to see these two gems for ourselves. Update: As of this update in August 2022, Jacob’s Well has officially ceased flowing for the 4th time in recorded history, and The Blue Hole has suspended all swimming. This is due to ongoing drought and increased levels of groundwater pumping. Please join me in praying for the return of these iconic natural wonders. The Blue Hole The Blue Hole itself is a gorgeous water feature ins ..read more
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Three Books and Counting – I’ve Reached Some Serious Writing Goals!
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by Brenda McDearmon
6M ago
Writing had never been anything more than a hobby for me – until I decided to write a book. Now that I’ve written three books (and counting!), writing has become a full-fledged passion. I enjoy every minute spent with a pen in my hand or with my fingers on a keyboard. I’ve reached some serious writing goals over the last couple of years, but that only spurs this Texas girl on to more. Want to know what I’m working on next? The Big Hunker Down My first book was the hardest of my writing goals to reach. While I was extremely comfortable writing on the pages of a personal journal and in the margi ..read more
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