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Giving Back in 2020

Giving Back in 2020

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for everyone, and more than ever, small businesses have suffered.  As you probably know, we decided last year to open up Lovebeans Coffeehouse as an outlet for us to give back to the community with a place to gather and a vessel...

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OUR Social Dilemma

OUR Social Dilemma

When social media was first introduced - it was just another way for us to connect. It offered a simple, accessible way for us to check in with friends, stay up to date on life happenings, and even reconnect with people we otherwise wouldn’t keep in touch with. It was...

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Watch Out For Dog Scams

Watch Out For Dog Scams

WATCH OUT FOR DOG SCAMS!!!! There have been many unscrupulous folks that have come out, more than ever, during this time of the pandemic. I suppose they feel that people are very vulnerable right now and looking for any type of comfort they can find from buying a new...

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Behind the Masks

Behind the Masks

Isn’t our first impression of someone, the expression on their face?  It sure is for me as I can see a smile on a happy face or a frown on someone who isn’t very happy.  Even more, I can see softness or harshness, which can indicate to me a bit of their history. Maybe...

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Our New Vocabulary

Our New Vocabulary

It is amazing how quickly new words have come into our vocabulary over the last few months, most of them being reduced to initials. In case you haven’t made a list, I have some I remember below: Covid 19 – Corona Virus Disease #19 EIDL – Economic Injury Disaster Loan...

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What Will Be The New Normal?

What Will Be The New Normal?

As the world turns, and the Corona Virus continued to wreak havoc on every country, the USA swung into action to try and protect its citizens. The most logical and practical approach was to keep the virus contained, as much as possible, by self-distancing while out in...

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What Do You Fear the Most About the Corona Virus?

What Do You Fear the Most About the Corona Virus?

As a wife, mother, grandmother, realtor, and now a food service owner, I am concerned on every front. So what are my concerns on all these fronts? Let me lay them out in hopes of getting your feedback and ideas. As for my husband and I, we are in the more compromised...

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Remembering The “Good Ol’ Days”

Remembering The “Good Ol’ Days”

In this world of high-tech communication and online purchasing, I sometimes reflect on the way things were when I was growing up – back when personal interaction and personal service were highly valued. I feel lucky to have grown up in simpler times and I can’t help...

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Flood Zones- What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

Flood Zones- What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

Ask anyone considering buying or selling a home about flood zones and what they mean, and you’re likely to get a variety of answers. A common misconception is that homes that lie within the “100-year flood zone” are expected to flood only once every 100 years. The...

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Time to File Your Homestead Exemption for the County Taxes

Time to File Your Homestead Exemption for the County Taxes

As an owner of a property in Montgomery or Harris County, you must file for your homestead exemption one time only, once you have lived in the home on January 1. If you bought a home in 2019, now is when you can file, and you have until April 30th of 2020 to do so. If...

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