• Texas Bluebonnets
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    Hunting Topaz in Mason

    There’s no denying the Texas Hill Country is gorgeous. In my latest article for Texas Co-op Power magazine, I returned to Mason, Texas—where my husband’s family is from—to explore topaz, the official state gem. Did you know Mason County is the only county in Texas where you can find topaz? For us, the real prize in Mason is visiting family, dining together at the many quaint restaurants, and fishing in the Llano River, but there are many opportunities to obtain the official state gem when you’re in town. >> Read the story in the May 2020 issue here << Let’s stay connected!For news, insider exclusives, occasional recipes, and book recommendations,…

  • Big Bend on Big Screen
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    Big Bend on the Big Screen

    It’s no secret the Big Bend Region of Far West Texas is one of my favorite escapes. Spotty cell service, wide open spaces, no television, and endless nature is my drink of choice. I had the pleasure of writing this feature for the 2019-2020 Big Bend and Texas Mountains Travel Guide.  Read the article here (accompanied by fabulous photographs from Sarah Vasquez). As a result of writing this article, I received a personal invite by one of the original Fandango “groovers” to Ultimate Fandango Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2020. You, too, are invited—let’s all go toast our youth over the Rio Grande!  Let’s stay connected!For news, insider exclusives, occasional recipes, and book recommendations, sign up for my…