Grandpa’s Girl

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Someone once said, “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” Eighty-four years young, and my grandpa embodies that statement to a T. If you ever wonder how I got my affinity for old country music, paperback westerns and sawdust covered dance floors, look no further than Gramps. The love he shows to all around him is admirable. So much to look up to. A dancing machine. He can stay up way longer than me, or you I’d bet. No better way to spend an…

Lake Bound: Fun at Medina Lake

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Before this time last year, I had gone to Medina Lake a whopping two times! Fast-forward a year and I wouldn’t be able to count as high as the times I’ve been since. Over this past year, I have come to love the lake in all its glory. Mornings at Medina Lake are by far my favorite. As I have mentioned before, sunrises are my proof that God exists. Both sunrises and sunsets at the lake are exceptional. Calm waters, fresh air, peace. On good weeks this time of year,…

Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Snickerdoodle cookies, yum. I may not have grown up on snickerdoodles, but I sure have found myself making these often over the few months. On top of how great these cookies are, the best thing about this recipe is that you most likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge. Well maybe not the cream of tartar, but do yourself a favor and the next time you are at the grocery store, buy yourself some so you will be ready! Snickerdoodle Cookies I’m not sure exactly what sparked…

June Favorites

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Before I get to my June favorites, I want to wish you a Happy 4th of July!!! Holidays that fall during the middle of the week make work so interesting. I had off this past Friday, but worked Monday and then we have today off. So it has made for a weird week. Actually it has felt like a long vacation. Especially since most of my time has been spent at the lake over the last few days. No better place to be this time of year! June was one…

Book Review: Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

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Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane happened to be the book that jumped out at me and demanded to be read first out of the eight books I included on my summer reading list. In last week’s Summer Bucket List post, I mentioned needing to do reviews on each of the eight, but saying I need to and actually doing it are two different things, as you all know. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane 432 pages. Available on Amazon and at other book stores. (click here) To begin, Half…

Photo Share: Family Vacation to the Beach 2017

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Almost two weeks later, I’m back at work, no sand in sight, hair no longer blowing in the wind off the coast. But I’m here nonetheless. Our family vacation to Port Aransas was a relative success, if you don’t count the wind keeping us at the pool most of the time. Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I didn’t tote my camera around a whole lot. I unplugged for the most part and enjoyed the sights and happenings. But I seriously wish I would have taken…

Top 5 Friday: Max Stalling

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Max Stalling. Oh Max. I’m not sure how many years it has been since my ears first heard his music, but they’ve been better off ever since. Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to see him live several times. He truly is one of the best when it comes to putting on a show. You’re not going to see fireworks blowing off the stage or him swinging on a wrecking ball. But what you will experience is good music, entertaining stories and spectacular musical talents. His music makes you smile…

Summer Bucket List

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Happy Summer! It’s no secret I love summer, therefore, I’m sharing my summer bucket list with you. What’s on your list of things to do this season. P.S. you have 90 more days to get them done! My list could have easily been longer, but as I mentioned in my 8 Books to Read This Summer post, I’m trying to be somewhat realistic with my goals these days. * Finish My Summer Reading List * What better place to start then my goal of completing my summer reading list. Having…

Farm Feature: Cow Pictures

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Since the beginning of sheerheart.org, I’ve blogged about a couple of things more often than others, one of those being cow pictures. It should be no surprise to anyone who knows me. Growing up in the country with a herd of cattle around me most often, I have loved cows since I can remember. That love has grown only stronger. A couple of nights ago, when I was brainstorming post ideas, I realized it had been awhile since I looked through the cow picture folders on my computer. I recently had a…

8 Books To Read This Summer

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Last night I sat down to try to figure out what the heck I am going to read this summer. You’re going to find only eight books on this list. There is the potential to read more than eight, but this list is realistic. Because I know there is a good chance I am going to find myself stuck in a Sackett book or one of the many Baldacci counterparts to the series I have already started. To begin, do you ever catch yourself buying a book solely because the…