Saturday, August 29, 2009

My cup runneth over...

I had a great week, not one, but many answered prayers! Indeed, my cup runneth over! I have given God the glory many times ...

Jonah 2:2
"In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.

Psalms 23:5-6
"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."

I love the word "surely", I just love saying it, it means "without fail, undoubtedly, with confidence". Mercy means "compassion".
Without fail, goodness and compassion will follow me all the days of my life.. and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever!!!
I think I may have to add this verse to my mission statement on my website- Surely...

Jenni, Mother and I...

Jenni, one of my many cousins, but my favorite petite cousin! I am thinking she looks more like my mother than me. I guess I am a chip off the ole block, my daddy :) This picture was taken a week ago at my mother's sister's "50th birthday" at the lake. It was a fun day!
Jenni knows I love cupcakes...and sent me this picture. My favorite color is "pink"...hmmm.

My attitude...

"Her attitude was as light-as-air, she had given God all her care."
Author Unknown (Donna, this is from the lil calendar you and Mary gave me)
Love this!

Friday, August 28, 2009

I love Peaches...

Peachy Fruit Pizza Recipe

Crust and Topping
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts, if desired

1 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 can (29 oz) sliced peaches, drained, patted dry

Glaze, if desired
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons milk

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In large bowl, mix cake mix, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon with spoon until crumbly; reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining crumbly mixture on bottom and side of ungreased 12-inch pizza pan or in bottom only of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
2. In small bowl, beat sour cream and egg with spoon until blended. Carefully spread over crust. Top with peaches. Sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture and the nuts.
3. Bake 12-inch pizza pan 29 to 34 minutes, 13x9-inch pan 33 to 37 minutes or until topping is light golden brown and center is set. Cool 30 minutes.
4. In another small bowl, stir all glaze ingredients until consistency of thick syrup, adding additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary. Drizzle glaze over warm pizza. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


My friend, Lisa Ace, sent this to me today...She knows me toooo well! :) I needed this today, busy, crazy day in real estate.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Strong Tower...

Proverbs 18:10

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."

When I envision this verse, I think of a Lighthouse...(n.) A tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night.

I think of my problems, concerns, and cares, as the waves...crashing on the tower (God), but HE is not moved...strong towers do not move. I see myself as the one in the picture above, SAFE in the midst of the storm.

Sell Selkirk...

Just Listed today, Listen up First Time Homebuyer's or Investors...
14257 Selkirk Drive, Flint, TX 75762, MLS # 9991812
3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, all for $93K.

Waiting for Woodhollow?

Just listed, 18484 Woodhollow Drive, Flint, Texas, 75762
4 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, .621 acre lot. MLS # 9991780
Beautiful home in Woodhollow Subdivision, $239,000

Monday, August 24, 2009

Housing Stats July 2009...

According to MLS data compiled by the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors SMITH County only stats.
July 2009 Stats

Number of Sales = 189
Change from last year = UP 5.5 %
Median Price = $142,000
Change from last year = down 3.5 %
Months of Inventory = 10
I will be blogging this report each month. Look under "Label" on the right side of the homepage and click Real Estate Housing Stats to compare each month's stats.


This is for you and me, Ruthye,
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happiness is...

This face makes me "happy"...Lauren says he likes his picture taken now!

Friday, August 21, 2009


I had the most perfect day today on my birthday. Thanks to everyone for the Facebook messages, cards and gifts. I am truly blessed. On top of that my mother told me my future, and it lies in the scripture below: Awesome!
Proverbs 21:21
He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.



Probably one of my favorite foods, marshmallows, chocolate, and icing...Omg, what a combination...and just look at the presentation. I love the look and shape of "cupcakes". I think you should make these for me Lauren... :)

The Gift...

I thought this story was appropriate, it being my birthday and all! :)

"The Gift" by Debbie Warnock-she is the artist of the painting above! Debbie explains the painting below,

"My husband, Chuck, and I are the astonished bluebirds. We have been walking along the barely visible yellow road for a while now and are beginning to get a little tired. Just as our dreams are looking out of reach, we come to a big red gift in the road. The beautiful gift is for us! The top flies open and all the colorful rainbow gifts from God start dancing merrily out of the box! We are reminded of that first rainbow and how God always keeps his promises. An angel points to the sky and we are amazed as Jesus, dressed in a bright green suit and red shoes, floats down from heaven to join in the celebration! All is well! Thank you, God!"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Humpty Dumpty...

I laughed and laughed...when I read this today! But, really it is about the truth, if you think about it. Our society does not like to take responsibility for anything we do. We blame someone else for all of our problems. How many times do we hear, "it's not my fault"...hmmm...
I am thinking that I read way too much on the internet... :)


Jason gave me these cute metal "srooms", mushrooms for my birthday...He knows that I love the store, "In the Wind"...cute, cute... thank you JB...I know you read my blog everyday, I love you Ridiculously... :)

We do have a Shadow...

Psalms 91:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I was thinking about this verse this morning and my mind instantly thought of a mother hen and her chicks ...I cannot think of anything more vulnerable than a baby chick...their mother protects them by opening her wings, she shadows them. I know I am vulnerable, that I can be easily hurt or attacked, and that all I have to do is rest in God's almighty shadow.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Key to Success...

Six Habits of Successful Real Estate Agents-
by Maura Schreier-Fleming, Texas Realtor Magazine, July 2009
and tibits added by ME...
  • They have a huge Rolodex-lots of varied contacts on my Blackberry :)
  • They read fast-current on a plethora of topics.
  • They apply technology-oh yes I DO...blogging, right?
  • They're naturally curious-I ask lots of questions.
  • They love what they do-yes I have a "passion" for Real Estate.
  • They do the unexpected for their customers and clients-always! Clients are first!

Leading the way...

Isaiah 58:11
The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

I woke up in the middle of the night, I sometimes do this, and I catch myself praying. I was praying that God would lead me in whatever direction that he wants me to go. Sometimes I feel that I am just floundering, but this morning I was reading a devotional and the above verse was the key verse. So, once again, not coincidental, God spoke to ME, he is with me and will guide me. If you look and listen, you will hear.

YaYa Sisterhood...

Meaning of YaYa's is a group of three or more women whose hearts and souls are joined together by laughter and tears shared through the glorious journey of life.

My YaYa's gave me a birthday party last night.....thanks to Lisa for opening up her home! Lisa, Carol, me, Betty, Ann, Melody, Patti, Stephanie, and Debra... we missed those of you that could not make it! I love all of you!
We did not take a picture last night..... :( so here is an older one!

Thank you Betty for the flowers and birthday cake...probably my most favorite thing in the world, white cake and buttercream icing...yum!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Distribution Trumps Destination...

I am a member of a group of internet professionals, (e-PRO)...this is a good read! Here is an explantion of "Distribution Trumps Destination".
The number one, most visited real estate website last week (according to had 8% of the total (it was, the second most visited had 3.40 percent Zillow)...the top 20 sites garnered less than 50% of the total visits.
What we know is that people search on different sites in different ways...some would prefer to search on their handheld, and some still like print...also, consider the long tail...somewhere there is a buyer for everything, so, as a broker of anything, you need to find buyers for your sellers. If you are a seller, would you want a broker to do the best to reach the greatest number of potential buyers? I think that is a reasonable seller expectation. Distribution trumps destination, that is, better than one place, many places.
(quoted from Saul-editor)

Monday, August 17, 2009


Philipians 4:8

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Well, I do not know about the rest of you in blogosphere, but I struggle with this one... no matter what situation I am in, I pray that I can remember and quote this verse. I love this little bird, named "goodthoughts". I ventured across him while blogging, he always is traveling down a bright path with red shoes on! (artist is Debbie Warnock) ahhh...


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