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Barbara Shallue
Austin, Texas
REALTOR, writer, blogger, photographer
Interests: real estate, music, dancing, friends, movies, reading, writing, photography, traveling, genealogy, playing the drums
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It's hard at any age, I think, but not impossible, and so worth it! I know you'll do great!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on Believe at Long Hollow
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Welcome back! I love your pot-hanging pipe. The whole space looks comfortable but modern.
Thank you, Hilary!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2017 on Believe at Long Hollow
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I loved watching you work, Annie! Especially since I had to miss that workshop. I know it's much better in person, but this was really amazing, my precious, talented friend!
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2017 on Find Out Fridays - Annie Lockhart at simply me
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Thank you, Juli! I'm glad it helped!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2017 on Believe at Long Hollow
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Thank you, Jennifer! I think I will!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2017 on Believe at Long Hollow
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As are you! Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2017 on Believe at Long Hollow
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Amen!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2017 on Believe at Long Hollow
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Positive energy begets positive results!!! Or at least helps you ignore the negative. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2017 on Believe at Long Hollow
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Here we are, more than halfway through January already, and I still haven't taken down my Christmas tree, much less shared with you my word for 2017. Tonight, I decided sharing my word was more important than taking down the tree. That can wait until tomorrow. Or heck, next week. (I'd leave it up all year, but then I would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Long Hollow
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I know you've been pretty busy! :) Yes, I'm really looking forward to that week! It will be here before I know it at the rate this year is already flying by!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2017 on As 2016 drifts away... at Long Hollow
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Thank you, Pauline! I hope yours overflows as well! I know you'll find the beauty in every day.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2017 on As 2016 drifts away... at Long Hollow
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That is a really good point! Personally, I enjoy seeing other people's trips, and don't resent their sharing on social media at all, but while I think it would be fun to travel more, I'm actually pretty satisfied and grateful for the little trips I've made, and shouldn't minimize them by calling them boring. Thank you for calling me out on it!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2017 on As 2016 drifts away... at Long Hollow
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Happy New Year! Wishing you many more awesome adventures! Thank you for sharing them with us.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2017 on Reunited at A New Life In Costa Rica
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So I'm sitting here sipping champagne, listening to fireworks in the distance, thinking about 2016. There are only a few hours left of it, and while it brought heartache, it also brought many moments of joy. I lost my mom this year, but I was able to spend a lot of time with her... more precious memories to add to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Long Hollow
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My heart goes out to you, Sharla. It can be such a challenge to hold on to the joy of the season when your heart is aching, as I know yours is. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!
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Thank you, sweet Lisa. Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year to you, too!
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Bless your heart. I think it must be even tougher when a parent has Alzheimer's, especially if their body stays relatively healthy. I hope you allow yourself breaks so you can recharge. I always felt like I was giving back to my mom for the selfless way she cared for us. It made it much easier (but it was still tough at times!) Blessings to you and your mom!
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I know that has to be especially tough for you since they don't live near you, but it's good you go see them every opportunity you get. Hugs to you!
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This will be my first Christmas as an orphan. Our Christmas celebrations, not to mention our lives, changed drastically after my dad passed away 3 years ago. Instead of taking a road trip to Houston and gathering with siblings and kids in my childhood home to celebrate, TG and I took a one-day road trip to Houston on Christmas Eve... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Long Hollow
Thank you, Lisa! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a beautiful Christmas, as well!
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2016 on I had no idea... at Long Hollow
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I wish we could silence the fearmongers!
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2016 on I had no idea... at Long Hollow
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I love that about the moon, too. It truly is magical in many ways!
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2016 on I had no idea... at Long Hollow
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It was tempting to get melancholy as I decorated, because everything brings a memory of a loved one, and so many are gone. But I decided to flip it and be joyful about those memories and grateful for the ones still to come. Love you, sweet sister! xoxoxo
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2016 on I had no idea... at Long Hollow
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I had no idea, when I decided to lug the recycling up to the bin tonight, that a full moon was waiting for me at the top of our winding path. It peeked at me from between the trees, but then BOO! there it was, resting just above the silhouetted hill in front of our house, shining bold and bright... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Long Hollow