"Get the Guy" is a must-have book if you find yourself out in the dating world. Matthew Hussey
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If you're planning a visit to the Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas you're in for a treat, in more ways than one. I share my experience with you.
Is poison ivy contagious? Yes and no. It depends. I'll explain. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are plants that contain a sticky resin-like sap, or oil, called urushiol. Every part of the plant has this oil...
Are you looking for romantic gift ideas for that special someone? Perhaps you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the sweetheart in your life. Let me see if I can help you out. Women love surprises....
Sleigh rides are a great outdoor activity for those cooler crisp days. Where I'm from we don't get much snow and I've never actually been on a sleigh ride. It's definitely on my bucket list. I conducted a little bit of...
Are you looking for some Halloween costume ideas for a group of people? Here are some great ideas for group Halloween themes.
If you're not familiar with Frank Gehry's work, you're certainly in for a treat. The Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas is a shining example, quite literally.
Are there fun things for teens to do in Las Vegas? Of course there are! I have loads of ideas for ways teens can have fun in Vegas!
On your next trip to Las Vegas be sure to explore the 18b Arts District. You'll find some fascinating graffiti art!
Many of us know we need to lose weight. This is a list of 25 reasons you might want to lose some weight in hopes that it might motivate you.
Looking for quick and easy birthday cake ideas for boys? Included are a bunch of ideas along with some videos for making some cute cakes and cupcakes!
As a kid, Easter was always a fun time in my family. Even though I'm an only child, my mother had seven brothers and sisters that all had kids. That gives me lots of cousins. Being a close family that still all live...
By being creative you can have a beach wedding theme even if your wedding is not at the beach.
The holidays are a great time to get out of the house and ride around looking at Christmas lights and Christmas displays. In Texas, we believe in doing it up in a big way. I have put on several Scavenger...
One of my favorite treats growing up was my mom's homemade hot chocolate and homemade freshly-squeezed hot lemonade. Nothing warmed you up quicker than having a big mug of one of these hot beverages. It's not something...
When do you start counting down to Christmas? Do you use a special calendar to mark down the days?
How To Build a Snowman Winter must be a magical time for those of you that get to regularly experience snow. Living in Texas, it's entirely possible I won't even see a flurry of snow all winter. We do sometimes have...
In America, Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally a big weekend for decorating a Christmas tree. Families all over America are climbing up into the attic or into the storage shed retrieving their artificial Christmas...
What New Year's traditions do you participate in? For those of us in the southern United States, it is very common to be offered a generous helping of black-eyed peas or cabbage just after midnight on New Year's Eve...
Are peacock feathers good luck or bad luck? Maybe no luck is involved at all. You decide.
Enjoy reading about my Santa sightings over the years as well as the comments left from readers just like you have spotted Santa throughout their lives. It's magic at it's best!
Tropical Santa I've lived in Texas all my life so it's hard for me to imagine what it's like to experience a white Christmas. Someday, I hope to travel somewhere snowy for Christmas just to see what it's like. In...
Christmas is nearing and we're beginning to see signs of it everywhere. City workers are draping greenery interwoven with big red bows and gold and silver ornaments around every lamppost and sign all around town. ...
Lisa HW started a thread talking about popcorn and wondering how to achieve that yummy theater-style popcorn taste at home. This really got me to thinking. I've tried lots of different brands as I'm sure you have....
Pixar’s Toy Story premiered November 22, 1995 in Hollywood, California. It was based on a 1988 Pixar short story called “Tin Toy”. Can you believe it was that long ago that we first heard Buzz...
Women find men in uniform virtually irresistible. Why is that? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? What is it about a sharp-dressed man that makes a grown woman weak in the knees? Why does an otherwise articulate...
Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.
Rustic metal stars make a great decorating piece both indoors and out. Give your decor that country feel.
Is there anything to the White Lighter Curse? Included are a few facts about BIC.
Need some great stocking stuffer ideas? You've come to the right place for ideas for everyone on your Christmas list!
The little wagon has been a part of childhood fantasies and adventures for over 90 years. Sitting inside a little wagon, children have gone to exotic faraway places, sailed the seven seas fighting off pirates, blazed...
Gift cards make great gifts for anyone of any age. A gift card can be given alone, in one of the fancy boxes or envelopes they have available now, or can even spruce up a gift basket or a bouquet of flowers! Think...
I remember when I was a child, around mid November my mother would dig out her boxes of outdoor Christmas lights. She had strands and strands of colored strings of lights and yes, like most people, they weren't properly...
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." by Maya Angelou I think this is also true about Christmas gift...
Something as simple as changing out your switch covers on your light switches can change the look of your decor for holidays. Experiment with Christmas switch plate covers!
Beautiful hair-on cowhide rugs make a stunning accessory to almost any decor. They come in so many natural colors and shapes!
Novelty telephones can be a great way to accessorize a room. You're sure to find a phone to go with your theme or decor.
Archery is a great past-time. I explain how I was introduced to 3d archery and how it lead me to meeting my husband.
Looking for some last-minute Halloween costume ideas to wear to work? I have lots of cute ideas.
Fun banana plant facts and tips for growing your own.
There were several years after the death of my son and the divorce from my first husband, that my daughter and I lived alone. She and I began to form our own nightly rituals and routines. One our fondest routines was...
Download Google Earth to help you track storms. It's one of many features that make Google Earth so much fun!
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Harry Houdini is a fascinating character. Enjoy some fun facts and get to know him a bit better.
Warm Texas weather allows lots of fun outdoor activities into the autumn months. Links are provided to some of Texas' best fall activities such as corn mazes, sand castles, haunted houses, the State Fair of Texas,...
Chimineas are a very popular decorating piece both indoors and outdoors. Learn more about these versatile decor items and how they can functional and beautiful.
Corn Mazes are a great Fall outdoor activity. This is a directory of corn mazes found in Canada. A separate list is available for the U.S.
I have a late November birthday and I remember growing up thinking all the really cool kids had June-July-August birthdays. They are the ones who got to plan parties anywhere in the world because everything is open and...
Visiting a haunted house can be spooky good fun around Halloween. This a directory of haunted houses around Texas.
Halloween has been observed for centuries. Pumpkin carving began when the Celtics would carve turnips or gourds that they would display on their porch or window sill to welcome deceased loved ones and act as...
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It can be unbearably hot in Texas during the summer. Finding a great swimming hole can help you beat the heat. A few of my favorites are featured here.
Looking for costume ideas for adults? A list of a few good websites and some of the many costumes they offer is included.
Take a look at the story behind one of Austin's favorite landmarks, the haunted Driskill Hotel located right on historic 6th Street.
Corn Mazes are a great Fall outdoor activity. This is a directory of corn mazes found in the United States. A separate list is available for the Canada.
San Antonio, Texas has some great haunted hotels. See what guests at the haunted Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio have to say about their visit!
A fascinating look at Beatrice Wood, the woman James Cameron modeled Rose Dewitt Bukater Calvert after in the movie "Titanic".
Old theaters hold fond childhood memories. Many of the theaters from my youth are torn down or in need of repair.
Download Google Earth and have fun exploring the great state of Texas! I share some fun places to look for.
See a partial list of some of my favorite Texas town names. We have some crazy ones!
On May 11th, 1953, a tornado struck downtown Waco, Texas at 4:36 p.m. The tornado was over two city blocks wide. With employees preparing to leave work for the day, they now found themselves crowding into the inner...
After visiting Lynmouth in England I was drawn to the tragedy of the 1952 flood there and the lives it impacted. This my research on that topic and my memoriam to those who died there.
Texas is home to many caves and caverns. I explore a few of my favorites.
Learn about the Texas Rangers, the historic law enforcement agency located in Waco, Texas.
MKT, or Katy Railroad, places a big part in my central Texas upbringing. Take a look at a bit of railroad history.
Growing up in the central Texas area, Dr Pepper is as common as water. Some joke that mothers put Dr Pepper in their baby's bottle instead of milk. When you order a coke at a restaurant, you may be asked if you want...
Read about my crazy experience with mice wanting to eat my spark plug wires and how I stopped them.
Kids in the late 50s and 60s in Central Texas all remember Zeebo the Clown. I share my personal experience with meeting Zeebo the clown.
I had never heard of liquid silver until 2002 when a friend of mine mentioned that she had always wanted a liquid silver necklace. Since Christmas was coming up, I thought I'd search for a nice liquid silver necklace...
When I was younger, the Waco Regional Airport in Waco, Texas was referred to as the Madison Cooper Airport. As a child, I toured the beautiful Madison Cooper house where the Cooper Foundation now resides that you see in...
As I sat down to write this hub, I've tried to recall how long ago it was that I went to my first Pampered Chef party. I have gone to two parties hosted by friends, one probably ten to twelve years ago, and the other...
If you've followed my recent hubs (Wall Whispers about abandoned buildings and My Architectural Fascination-England), you'll notice that I've been spotlighting my fascination with architecture. Assuming that you've...
Exploring the world via Google Earth can be a lot of fun. Find some of your favorite places.
What is it about abandoned buildings that lures me to them? It's like the walls whisper to me. They long to tell me their stories. The invite me to experience their loneliness and beg me to stand in wonderment of...
Victorian lace-up boots are a must for any woman wanting to feel sexy and in charge. Read about how I came to love them.
I sometimes take it for granted that everyone knows the things about Texas that I do. I am a native Texan and I have grown up all my life learning and hearing about all the things that make Texans proud. We spend...
The last survivor of the Titanic passed away in 2009.
Sometimes as we age we begin to get a little frumpy in our appearance. Sometimes it's because we've lost the desire to put so much effort into looking good, but sometimes, it's because we've finally gotten comfortable...
How do you keep track of your period? Learn about the reasons why you should and how to do it easily.
C'mon gals, you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's that deep soulful toe-curling growl that some men just instinctively know how to weave into songs. Conway Twitty had it. Kenny Rogers has it. Jeff...
A collection of 60s and 70s memories. See how many of these things hold fond memories for you!
What do the following have in common? Kate Bradley, owner of the Shady Rest Hotel on "Petticoat Junction" Pearl Bodine, Jed Clampett's cousin and Jethro Bodine's mother on "The Beverly...
Times to Remember is a great board game, but you'll have to search for it on Amazon or eBay (links provided) since it is no longer available in stores.
Two steam locomotives collided head-on in a publicity stunt known as the Crash at Crush. It took place in 1896 between Waco and Hillsboro, Texas.
One of 23 actors portraying Tarzan between 1918 and 2003, Johnny Weissmuller was my dad's favorite.
Download Google Earth and have a blast sightseeing all over the world from the comfort of home! Let me show you some fun places!
A tribute to my dad and how the clapping monkey became my avatar.
Learn about the famous Von Erich family. These wrestling legends have quite a life of tragedy.
Provided are a few gift ideas for the woman in your life that seems to have everything. You might just find inspiration for that really unique gift for her.
How do you go on after losing a child? aving lost a son myself, I understand the incredible pain and grief and the struggle it can be. See what others who share the same grief have to say.
The brown recluse spider is not the kind of spider you want to mess around with.
Several years ago, we had some friends who were Yankees (and they were pretty darn proud of that fact). He was from northern Maine and she was from New Hampshire. You really don't get much more Yankee than that. This...
Teens love parties that include riddles. This is a party idea that we used a few years back and the riddles and clues we used to give you an idea of how you might be able to create your own.
Philtrum? For those of you not familiar with this part of the human anatomy, it's that groove just above your upper lip and just below your nose situated between your nostrils. The word philtrum is from the Greek word...
With an American girl marrying an English gentleman, there were many cultural differences we would uncover while married.
My Top 10 list of things to do or see in England. It's not your typical list.