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We say time "flies" and so it does. The pictures we take capture the moments we live. I have a favorite picture of my wife and me. It is not possible to scan it in to show you because it has been so long in the frame that the fame and the picture are now one. The picture was taken by a friend of mine, we were in our late 20’s. It was taken in an old park in Phoenix, Arizona that (9 comments)
Concordia High School is a family. I am blessed that our students and faculty take the time to care for each other. I see ' family' in the little things: being polite, opening doors for one another and carrying books for a student on crutches. I also see 'family' in big things: crying with someone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, praying for one another and welcoming the freshmen. Every student becomes part of a Family Group. These familes consist of 10-12 students and a faculty mentor who meet regularly to study God's word and pray (1 comments)
Our grown children did not appreciate our Thanksgiving decision. They were not mad they just missed us and of course “Mom’s cooking”. My wife and I decided to have Thanksgiving Dinner at Lawry’s. We were already in Dallas for the football game so why not. Best decision we made in years. Yes, that is Prime Rib on my plate and I ate the whole thing. We had a wonderful time and there were no pots to clean and no dishes to wash… until we got home.
austin: HOW DOES PINTEREST WORK FOR REALTORS? - 11/11/12 04:52 PM
There are so many ways you can use Pinterest as a Realtor. Below are some ways I am using it. Pinterest gives you an opportunity to connect with people of all ages that are interested in Austin. Those who follow you now may be your future clients as they see your expertise in the local area. What can you Pin? You can pin links to favorite places, communities you love, entertainment. You can pin articles you post on your blog. Be creative in how you set up your boards. You can have certain boards that are private and use them (25 comments)
austin: DO YOU PIN? - 09/21/12 03:38 PM
A couple of weeks ago I started my Pinterest account. It has been fun and I am daily gaining followers.
My Pinterest account allows me to show Austin and the surrounding areas to my clients in ways they may not have otherwise known. I can show them great places to eat, live, work all through pictures, links and quick information. I can tweet my pictures quickly and also put them on my facebook direct from Pinterest. If you don't PIN yet, I highly recommend you give it a try. Go to the bottom of this post click on (55 comments)
I was reading an article recently where the writer candidly shared a life changing moment. One day while she was working hard toward her career path her boss came up behind her and “He said, ‘Sonia, once you stop looking for ways to be offended, there’ll be no stopping you.’” That statement boldly spoken changed her life. She let go of past hurts and embraced the opportunity before her. The results were amazing and she was soon moving into the corner window office. What is holding you back? Dream big and embrace the opportunities in front of you. (5 comments)
austin: WHAT DO YOU "LIKE"? - 08/24/11 02:26 PM
Homes come in all shapes and sizes and appeal to differnt personalities. Part of the process of finding your new home, whether leasing or buying, is to discover what you "Like" in a home. Ask yourself where do I live the most in my home? Do you center around the kitchen, the family room, the study or maybe the bedroom? Some people like open floor plans where the kitchen opens to the living spaces and makes one very large gathering place. Others may want more private living, seperate kitchen from the family area so members of the family can do different (0 comments)
The Real Estate Industry has changed dramatically over the last decade. These changes have profound effects on how, when and where one buys Real Estate. Michele and I recognize that one of the most important decisions of your life will be the Home you buy. Our promise to you is that we will provide the highest level of service and provide you with current real time advise to assist in making your decision. We also recognize that it is "Your" decision. A home is very personal and each person and family needs to find the right fit for them. If (3 comments)
Recent Article in the Washington post below reveals Texas is the place to go when looking for a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, we’d have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe “stimulus” wouldn’t be such a dirty word. What does Austin know that Washington doesn’t? At its simplest: Don’t overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, (4 comments)
Relaxing and cool for the Summer. There are several spring fed pools in the Austin area, Including Barton Springs. Below is one in New Braunfels just about 20 minutes South of Austin.
Photo by Gerald E. Mcleod In New Braunfels, Comal Springs is the largest concentration of springs in both the state and the American Southwest. The 16 primary outlets in Landa Park feed the 2-mile-long Comal River, the shortest river in the U.S. This also is of one the best swimming holes in the country. At the upper end of the river near the headwaters, the cold-as-ice (0 comments)
austin: AUSTIN THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITOL OF THE WORLD. - 06/15/11 06:48 PM
IF YOU LOVE LIVE MUSIC...you will love Austin downtown at night. Over 400 venues for live music nightly. No matter what you perfer you will find it in Austin. Midnight Riot a local band recently recorded a new release I will share with you below. If you want to know more about the band you can click on the link and check out other videos and music by this awesome band. For more info on the Austin Music scene email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (5 comments)
10 Best Places to Buy a Home in 2011 Diane Wedner 1. Austin, Texas: Best All-Around City Population: 799,267Median home price: $119,788Why here: Texas' capital and a great college town, Austin is beautiful and the 12th-most-affordable American metro area. Job growth from 2000 to 2010 was 14.1%, according to Trulia; unemployment currently is 7.1%, compared with 9.8% nationwide. The city's population is growing too. These positive indicators are expected to continue in the coming (3 comments)
austin: IS REAL ESTATE INVESTING BACK? - 06/14/11 11:18 AM
Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Five great reasons to look at investing in Real Estate. There are some great opportunities in our current market. Employment is key to housing and is of number one importance to investors in Real Estate. Central Texas continues to have the best and brightest employment numbers in the nation. If you want a closer look at Real Estate opportunities in Austin Texas email me at: email@example.com (1 comments)
Complementing the Tuscan architecture of The OASIS, just around the curve is Villa Montana (villamontanatexas.com), another creation of Beau's. It is considered Austin's Premier Concierge Community. Beautiful homes enrich the garden, canyon and lake views, along with even more earth in which to invest.
We had such a great time. Thinking about going back to celebrate Fathers day.
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Stopped by McDonalds today on my way to work and picked up a peach pie to go with my sweet Iced Tea! This Pie is really good. I may have to stop by again for lunch and then again for dinner. Wow! Yum. Wish you were here, I would share the other one with you. Since you are not, I guess I will have to eat it myself. The things I put myself through in the course of a day. Well, here goes another bite. mmmmmmmm. Hope you have a great day and that a peach pie finds its way (3 comments)
Colin Pope Editor Email: email@example.com Rarely does a week go by without Austin being listed at or near the top of a "best of" list. With so much positive PR for this city flying around, I thought it would be helpful to wrangle it all together. So here goes. • The biggie people still like to talk about came from Kiplinger's Personal Finance in May 2010, which tagged Austin as the No. 1 best city to live in for the next 10 years. • Just last week, Austin placed third in a (4 comments)
austin: BEST OF AUSTIN...Cedar Door - 04/21/11 09:37 AM
Below is a professional review on the Cedar door followed by my comments: Review: The Cedar Door Mexican Martini MixAs a longtime Austin resident, I cut my teeth on Mexican Martinis, a variant on the Margarita which uses a little more tequila, a little more triple sec, and an olive garnish. Served on the rocks or on the stem - and typically with another drink in a small shaker placed next to your glass.The debate will likely rage forever on whether The Cedar Door or Trudy's, both Austin landmarks, is the true "home" of the drink - but The Cedar Door (6 comments)
Report: Austin 3rd best city to relocate toAustin Business JournalAustin was ranked the third best city to move to in the UnitedStates, according to a RelocateAmerica.com report.The relocating resources website listed Austin just behindHuntsville, Ala. and Washington D.C. for overall best place to move.Those listed were nominated by RelocateAmerica.com users and thenselected by the site's editorial team. The company also analyzedreviews, interviewed residents and looked at economic, environmental,education, crime, employment and housing data.The Texas State capital took the No. 2 spot on the "America's Top 100Places to Live for 2010" report for recovery, among others lessimpacted by recession and therefore (0 comments)
This is a must visit if you come to Austin. The best crepes you have ever eaten. Always a crowd at lunch time so get there early. Here is there weekly schedule:L Monday - ClosedTuesday - ClosedWednesday - 10:00am - 2:30pmThursday - 10:00am - 2:30pmFriday - 10:00am - 2:30pm Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pmSunday 10:00am - :2:00pm It is a fun place to take the whole family. You can get them to go or eat at the picnic tables. They have crepes of all kinds, filled with port or beef or desert crepes. Very tasty. (1 comments)
Our church is doing a series over February titled "Confronting the New Normal". The New Normal is a buzz word bantered about recently in light of our constricting economy. It is a set of words intended to signal the end of an era of aflluence and welcome in an era of sacrifice. Our Churches is approach In the series is to look beyond the physical picture. To take a close look at the spiritual causes and effects.
Certainly there have been changes in our economy that have been alarming. A great deal of that alarm has focused on the (4 comments)
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