My Friday Favorite Things

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Hello friends & Happy Friday Favorite Things. Well, our rain dance worked because we finally got a few showers here in Austin,TX. I hope our friends in other drought areas received rain.

As I am writing this I am enjoying one of my Friday Favorite Things now. I had to go back through my favorite things to make sure I have not listed these before: Belvita Snacks. Belvita brand has many varieties & I haven’t tried them all, but I can tell you the Crunchy & the Soft Baked are perfect! The Golden Oat Crunchy Biscuits are perfect when I’m having a salad or soup & I need a savory crisp.

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Get Fit With Mountain Biking

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Hello Friends & Happy Workout Wednesday. I pulled my old mountain bike out of the garage and hit the great trails in Austin, TX & we have many trails here in the city. Mountain Biking is a great way to get fit if you are looking for a new workout. Everyone says, “It’s like riding a Bike” & who doesn’t know how to ride a bike? Well, I’m sure there are some, but it’s really easy to learn.

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I Appreciate My Readers

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I Appreciate My Readers

Hello friends! Thank you for visiting & I’m letting you know I have a newsletter sign up available. The newsletter has exclusive content that is not on the blog because that would just be too repetitive and boring. I want to give you something extra for your loyalty & because I Appreciate My Readers. I will continue to have the same topics in the newsletter as I do on the blog, just a little something extra.

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What is Your Lipstick Color

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What Is Your Lipstick Color

Hello Friends & Happy Monday. So many of us are in a drought right now. Maybe we can get together and plan a rain dance. I keep dancing while I’m cleaning the house, but I guess that isn’t helping. I will keep dancing!

I have a signature red lipstick that I wear & have been wearing for years now. I am so attached to it that I keep a tube of it on my desk, on my bathroom vanity, in my car, in my handbag & at my bedside table so I can wear it to bed! I always have my lip color on. At least my lips are always moisturized. I recently mixed in the nude lip shade that I used before & I really fell in love with it again. I started thinking that I shouldn’t have a “signature color” as I always have, but mix colors in. I have just never been one to have many colors & I don’t like to have too many choices.

I decided to get out and ask a few lipstick wearers what their preference is. Signature Color? & What Color?  I also asked men what they prefer on women. I spent some time at Stouthaus Coffee Pub for my interviews where I got a great response & I asked a few of my personal friends opinion on Facebook. Here are the results.

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My Friday Favorite Things

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My Friday Favorite Things

Hello & Happy Friday Favorite Things! Hasn’t it been a wonderful week? I have learned where everyone has been ‘Straight Outta From.’ Of course, I have my favorite:

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Get Fit While Hiking

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Hello & Happy Workout Wednesday! Today I like to talk about my favorite~ Get Fit While Hiking! Really, nothing makes me happier than getting out in nature and taking a hike. I am known for being ‘Fancy Pants’ and ‘Girly,’ but I love putting my favorite shoes, Merrell’s, on and visiting the nature trails. Hiking is something I’ve done for years. I used to live next to a State Park and after I took my son to his school day, I would go hiking in the morning before I started my day. I would get a good 8-10 miles in. On the weekends, I would visit other parks and take my son and my first husband would also come, so it was a great family exercise.

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What To Wear When You Go Hiking

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What To Wear When You Go Hiking

Have you been looking for new hiking gear but wondering what to wear when you go hiking? Well, I have put together my favorite collections when I go hiking. 

The collection above is when I go to a new park & I am not sure of the terrain. Sometimes I can find a trail that is ‘off road’ and not paved & I need long pants & long sleeve top. We are in nature after all & can be poison ivy, oak, ‘stickers or insects that can be wanting to get a bite out of me. I usually grab a stick when I am on the rougher terrain because I don’t know what to expect, so if you can find one, grab it.

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My Friday Favorite Things

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Hello friends & Happy My Friday Favorite Things. I hope you have had a terrific week. Can you believe it is already Back-To-School time? There have been many school supply drives going on here in Austin, TX & hopefully many of our kids will have new supplies to begin the new year.

My Friday Favorite Things are always a little bit of this & a little bit of that, just like me! Remember, I won’t put anything that is sponsored by a brand. No advertisements! These are just my Tried & True goodies & gadgets that I use & you will find in our home.

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Want To Start Running Again?

Want To Start Running Again
Want To Start Running Again

Want To Start Running Again?

Happy Workout Wednesday! So, were you the star of track team? You want to start running again? Or maybe you were just a great runner and you fell off the wagon and you remember how great you felt after that fun. I know exactly how you feel. We have one of the best Hike & Bike trails here in Austin, TX & I have not been a frequent visitor as I was before. I am trying to get back into it. Of course, I am older now & I have consulted my doctor, so always remember to consult your doctor before any fitness plan. Here are some tips to get back into it after you do:

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Eat Healthy And Eat Clean Everyday

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Eat Healthy And Eat Clean Everyday

Hello & Happy Monday, Friends. Hoping you had a great weekend. It’s been in the 100’s here in temperatures, but that’s nothing new. This is a normal Texas summer. Did anyone cheat on a diet, me… well, the only ‘diet’ I am on is a vegetarian diet. Because I’m on a vegetarian diet I do eat a lot more fresh fruit and veggies. A vegetarian diet is an easy lifestyle change to keep up.

Do I like to eat cookies, cake & sugary goodies? Yes, sometimes, but you will not find cookies, cake or sugary goodies in our home. We do keep plenty of fruit in our home. Fresh fruit is my dessert of choice. For years now I will enjoy fresh fruit for my after dinner dessert & I don’t even think of having any sweets in my diet.

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My Friday Favorite Things!

My Friday Favorite Things http://lisaireneserrano.comHello Friends & Happy Favorite Things Friday. My Friday Favorite Things are always a little bit of this & a little bit of that, just like me! Remember, I won’t put anything that is sponsored by a brand. No advertisements! These are just my Tried & True goodies & gadgets that I use & you will find in our home.

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Visit Saint Mary Cathedral In Austin Texas

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Visit Saint Mary Cathedral In Austin, TX

Hello friends. I’m taking you on a field trip today: Visit Saint Mary Cathedral In Austin Texas  I’m sure that I have mentioned that I am a native Austinite, if not, I don’t know how I missed that. If you follow my social media pages you may recognize the photo above from my postings of my Catholic Church that I belong to. I have been a member since childhood & I often overlook how grand the Cathedral is. Saint Mary Cathedral in Austin, TX is in the heart of downtown & when I attend mass, I pass the Texas State Capitol because it is only a block and a half away. I will actually park on Congress Ave. during the week when I attend mass and walk to church, do my shopping at the boutiques & visit museums also. The Cathedral does share a parking garage, but when it gets full, we just look for parking anywhere we can find it.

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Workout Wednesday Get Fit With Tennis

Get Fit With http://lisaireneserrano.comHello & Happy Workout Wednesday! Today is: Workout Wednesday Get Fit With Tennis

Have you played a round of tennis? Wow, I just got back on the court this weekend and I realized how much I missed it. Tennis is a great sport, but you do need a partner. My husband has been looking to get more active & I invited him to a game, so I really recommend it for couples or friends that are reconnecting. Yes, friends can always meet up for lunch, but why not be active & then have a light lunch.

An hour of tennis for a 155 lb. adult can burn up to 600 calories! That makes tennis a terrific workout for weight loss. A game of tennis burns more calories than aerobics or cycling.

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In My Library – It’s A Long Story My Life By Willie Nelson

In My Library - It's A Long Story My Life by Willie Nelson http://lisaireneserrano.comHello friends & happy Tuesday. I have not posted a book since I changed my website! In My Library – It’s A Long Story My Life by Willie Nelson is my latest book. You may have seen it in my Goodreads tab on the side of my bog on the left. I have also had it in my recommendations in my Amazon link. Well, I never like to give lots of information when I recommend books, but I like to tell you what I like about it, so…

It’s A Long Story My Life by Willie Nelson. Maybe it’s that I’m a Texan that this made it in my library, but I do love Willie Nelson’s music & I have been a fan for many years. Even though I have been that long time fan & music lover, I found this to be so informative. Willie Nelson does not hold back in this book. He talks about his upbringing & when he started singing & playing guitar. He talks about the good times and the bad times. I love when he talks about his love for farmers and farm life. I have always loved what Willie Nelson has done with Farm Aid. I also when he tells us about the favorite song he has written. Yes, I love Willie Nelson & I enjoyed reading this book.

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Keeping Open Communication About Drugs With Our Kids

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Keeping Open Communication About Drugs With Our Kids #teenagers #drugs #k2
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Hello friends & happy Monday. I wanted to bring up something serious, keeping open communication about drugs with our kids. Now, I’m not an expert at all & I am a parent of an only child. My son is now 21 years old & I was able to be a SAHM with him in his grade school days of childhood. So you can take away anything from what I write, I just want to put that out there. My son, Jeremy & I always had a close relationship. We could talk about anything, we still can.

I do believe that it is best to begin open communication with our children about everything at all ages. There is so much that is being taught to children by others at such a young age & the age keeps getting younger.

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My Friday Favorite Things!

My Friday Favorite Things  http://lisaireneserrano.comHello Friends! I have finished up my volunteer duties, pfew! Actually, I missed a bit of the second week because I was ill with my migraines. Yuck. Luckily I was able to pick up the next week with my duties & finished up Wednesday. I missed catching up with my blog, but it was worth it to volunteer & help out in the community.

I have changed Friday’s to ‘My Friday Favorite Things’. It seems like I am always finding something that I love & I always want to share it with you & others. I am a vegetarian, crafter, party planner, wife, mom, homemaker, housekeeper, tech guru & gadget lover. Well, a little bit of this & a little bit of that! I won’t put anything that is sponsored by a brand. No advertisements! These are just my Tried & True products that I use & you will find in our home.

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How To Avoid Dehydration This Summer

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How To Avoid Dehydration This Summer

Hello Sunshine! Yes, it is officially summer. Time to get outside, work in the garden, participate in outdoor sports or observe outdoor sports. This is the time we take vacations at the beach or are just Busy Bee’s. However, when you are out & about, we need to stay hydrated. You have probably heard that we need 8 glasses of water a day, but in warmer days we actually need more. When we exercise we lose so much water because of sweating that we need to make sure we drink water before, during & after we exercise. If you only wait until after, you may already be dehydrated.

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