Snow On The X7Bar Ranch

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Well….It was beautiful while it lasted!! We had a whole three hours of Winter Wonderland!!! Snow in Southwest Texas is a rare thing. In fact, the last time we had snow was nine years ago and then it was just a few flurries.   This morning it started with a few big thick flurries and […]

Christmas Giveaway Winners

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, surrounded with friends and family! I sure did! Thanks to all who entered the giveaway for my favorite Christmas book by Karla Dornacher. I told ya’ll I would announce the two winners yesterday, on Christmas Day, but I stayed in my PJs all day and just relaxed and enjoyed […]

The Heart and Home of Christmas Giveaway

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Hi there!! Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Yep! The eve of Christmas Eve!! I LOVE this day of the year! You are either beginning to slow down and enjoy the Christmas holiday or you are in full force CrAzY HuRry And GeT It DoNe mode!! Which one are you??? I am in the first camp. The […]

Holiday Spirit and Mama’s Goulash

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Well…today was the day! The day that the holiday spirit struck!! I never know when or where it will actually happen, but TODAY was the day!! Who would have guessed?! We have been so consumed with football in our house, heck IN OUR TOWN!!! Our high school team has advanced to the third round of […]

Giving Thanks For The Ordinary


This evening I was reading one of my favorite blogs Women Living Well. Courtney Joseph has just finished an awesome series on “Making Your Home a Haven.”   Up next for the month of November she is challenging her readers to be  “Giving Thanks In The Ordinary.”  “Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all […]

Sic ‘Em Bears!


Fall and college football!!!! Does it get any better?? A couple of weekends ago we went to Waco, Texas to visit our two oldest and see a Baylor football game. My husband and I are both proud Baylor alums. My oldest son is now attending Baylor University which gives us the awesome opportunity to go […]

Welcome to the Lonestar Barn

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Hello and welcome to The Lonestar Barn! I am so excited to be entering the world of blogging! For several years I had friends who would tell me, “you should write a blog.” I always politely chuckled and replied, “no one would want to read it.” Actually, until two years ago, I had never even read a […]

May and Memories


In May of 2013 my oldest son, Clay, was about to graduate from high school. I was feeling very nostalgic and emotional, as I am prone to do on ANY given day, but especially before those life-changing moments like GRADUATION! I wrote this journal entry when my heart was both heavy and happy and while […]