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Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with your family and enjoying some delicious food. There is a build-up to the big meal, but after the meal is over, what do you do? You can always take a nap, but we would like to offer up a few other ideas.  Here are 5 great yard games you can play with the family post-turkey meal.

Football or Other Sports

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a family game of football. Depending on the ages and athleticism of your family members, you can make this as intense or as friendly as you like. All you need to get a game of football going is a pigskin and a set of flags and belts if you plan to play flag football. If not, you can always play two-hand touch. Other sports you might play include soccer, softball, basketball,

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Enjoying this beautiful fall weather? Well, attention all nature lovers: The state parks in Texas are officially open for life-changing experiences! Whether you are in pursuit of a long hike, a white water rafting adventure, or a tranquil camping experience under the stars with your family, Texas state parks have something for everyone.

Inks Lake

This state park is located off the magical Colorado River. The lake waters provide a number of water activities including paddle boating, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, fishing and scuba diving. You can also hit the trails for a hike. You will find trails for individuals of all hiking levels and capabilities. And, for a different type of adventure, a few fun secret places exist in the form of a

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Halloween in Central Texas is a fun time. Children love the chance to dress up as their favorite characters and stroll the streets for treats. This year, skip some of the overly sweet foods and consider these delightful candy alternatives.

Apples and Pears

As the fall season continues in Central Texas, many people look for fall fruit to enjoy. A crisp apple or juicy pear is the perfect thing to eat on a warm fall day. Apples and pears come into perfect ripeness during this time of the year. Go apple picking or head out and buy a few different varieties of Granny Smiths and Empire apples. Fall fruit makes wonderful candy alternatives. Wash the fruit before you give it so it's even safer to eat.

Flower Seeds

Fall is a great time to think

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Looking for some fall fun around Austin, TX? The area is full of opportunities to experience the season. Whether you’re hoping to visit a fair, a corn maze, or sample some beer, Austin is bursting with autumn cheer. Round up the family, pile into the car, and head out to enjoy the season's many offerings in and around Austin.

Barton Hill Farms hosts a Fall Festival and corn maze on Saturdays and Sundays between late September and early November. Kid-friendly and a wonderful excuse to spend the day outside, Barton Hill even has entertainment built in. Activities, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, artisans, and friendly furry pals make this a venue to remember. The kids will be a beautiful kind of tired at the end of the day, and you'll have relaxed

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You may have heard that selling your home during the fall months, or “off” season, can be more of a challenge than if you list it during the "on" seasons of spring and summer. There are several reasons why this is not always true, especially this year.

Buyer demand has remained strong this fall, so you are less likely this year to see a drop off in showings. You also have less competition from other sellers in the autumn, so your home is likely to be considered as a serious option soon after you list it.

In past years, showings of your home might have dropped off because there are typically not as many buyers in the fall. This year, according to the Realtors Confidence Index Survey there is a strong demand among home buyers and a steady growth

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It’s that time of year when the sound of shoulder pads smashing against each other is music to the ears. It's time to break out that lucky jersey and cheer your team to victory. Its football season, which means it is the most glorious time of year for many Texans. Great food and drinks go hand in hand with watching your team's journey to the Super Bowl and/or college football's National Championship game, and just as important as those staples are to America's greatest game is where to watch the game. Here are a few of the best places in Central Texas to catch the big game.

Southern's Pizza and Sports Pub (Leander, Tx)

There is no question that pizza, hot wings, sandwiches, and beer are stalwarts of gridiron culture. Southern's Pizza and Sports

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Rain, wind, fluctuating temperatures, and other sorts of extreme weather can have a devastating effect on your home. In addition to causing property damage, a home that has not undergone weather proofing can also cause higher energy costs and a humid environment. Follow these handy home tips to keep your home protected from changing moisture and temperature levels.

Seal Windows and Doors

Tiny cracks around improperly fitted windows and door frames can cause a lot of problems, especially in older homes. Get a good caulk, weather stripping material, or sealant and go around your home to close up. Make sure to do this at least once when you move to a new property, and check for any additional gaps during your annual home maintenance. Properly

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Your kids have enjoyed the long, lazy days of summer. They’ve gone to bed late each night and slept late every morning. Unfortunately, your little ones are starting back to school in a few days. You’re worried chaos will ensue. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Getting back into the school routine can be challenging. To make this process run more smoothly at your home this year, consider adhering to the following tips.

  1. Prepare School Lunches after Dinner
    Do you struggle to get out the door on time every morning? You might especially encounter difficulties when your kids are in school. Instead of trying to make school lunches each hectic morning at your house, prepare them the night before. Making them right after dinner is a
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By creating great curb appeal, you can set your house apart from others on the same street and set the stage for potential buyers driving by or arriving for a viewing of the property. By making sure that the home looks inviting, you increase the likelihood of a drive by turning into a viewing and home buying. Most ideas for giving your house that “pow” curb appeal are low cost and offer a great return on investment. Some real estate and landscaping professionals estimate a dramatic increase in value just from creating an attractive picture from the street.

Clean with Power Washing

One of the most important things that a property owner can do to make the property more attractive is to power wash everything. From the driveway to the house exterior

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