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Bloomin’ Temple 

Weekend Festival located downtown Temple. Fashion and Craft Booths, home decor and food booths are there for you to find just what you need. There also is a carnival.

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Quiet Country Life

Would you like living in the country on one-half acre with lots of trees? Where you can hear the birds’ songs in the morning and the hum of the crickets at bedtime? How about a home with not one but two large decks with ceiling fans both accessible to wheelchairs?

How about a home which has been well cared for and has room for everyone? Four bedrooms, a study/nursery, 2 living areas, a large kitchen, 2 dining areas and a spacious laundry room sound appealing? What if you could get all of this for $200,000? or $150,000? What would you say if I told you it was priced at $130,000? Yes, you can all of this for a mere $130,000. Just follow the link and give me a call.

113 Rosemont, Belton, TX

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Moments to Treasure


With the start of a new year, like many, I meet face-to-face the realization how quickly time goes by. I know it’s a cliché but it is true. Time spent is never refundable. That’s why it is so important to make the most of every moment we have.

Making the most doesn’t mean you must constantly make extravagant plans. It simply means giving some thought into how to make memories. Gifts are nice, but people remember the memories they make with you and time is the most precious gift of all.

Temple offers Lion’s Park. It offers for free a beautiful view, unique walking paths, play areas including a handicap accessible one, and a dog park. It includes a wetland, a native pecan grove and recreational amenities. Pavilions are ideal locations to have a family gathering or a neighborhood party.

Enjoying nature, discovering all it has to offer, spending quiet moments talking with the breeze brushing your cheek while the birds serenade you are just a few ways to make life long memories, free of charge.

You can read more about Lion’s Park by following this link.  Lion’s Park Temple, Texas



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508 Coventry Drive

Beautiful 3/2/2 home located in desirable Wyndham Hills subdivision. Open floor plan, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large covered patio, laundry room with front load washer and dryer (they stay) and nice interior lot make this home ideal. Just $174,900

Contact me today at or 254-774-1811

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Christmas Safety

We spend all that time shopping and wrapping so we can share our blessings with those we love. But what happens when you unbox everything and place the empty boxes next to the garbage can?

You’ve just now advertised to any potential thieves all the wonderful goodies you received. The big screen TV box, computer box, gaming system etc are so tempting. While you are out to dinner or making gift exchanges at the store, your home is prime for thieves. Especially when they know what’s inside.

So, cut up those boxes and place them inside the garbage can. You’ll dispose of your trash without advertising what wonderful things Santa brought.

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New Homes in Temple

     One of the things I do as a REALTOR is visit builders and look at their current inventory of homes and also at available lots. Today I had the pleasure of seeing homes by Cory Herring. Conveniently located in The Plains at Riverside.  Did you know a home buyer pays 0% of a REALTOR commission? I can negotiate the best deal for you even with a new home.

 Are you looking for a new home with the latest features? These custom homes by Cory Herring offer large living areas, beautiful kitchens, fireplaces, fenced in yards, beautiful master bathrooms and lots of storage. Fully sodded front and backyards are an added benefit. Some models even have a three car garage. Perfect for extra storage.

     I’d love to show you one of his available homes. Prices range from the low to mid 200,000. Don’t miss your chance to own one of these beautiful homes.

Posted in Belton, Texas, Family fun, holiday fun, Real Estate, Temple, Texas

Christmas Holiday Fun

Are you looking for some fun activities to do with friends, family or solo? There is a wide variety of Holiday Activities available around the Temple-Belton area.

Temple Civic Theater: Brings 1940s radio drama to life with their presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It is a “A Live Radio Show”, a staged take-off of the 1946 Frank Capra Christmas fantasy drama film. Dates of the performance are; Dec 2nd and 3rd, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for It’s a Wonderful Life

Salado Christmas Parade: The Salado Christmas Parade will begin at 5p.m. Thursday, December 1 on Main Street. It will begin on the south side of the village and will feature floats, bands, local groups and Santa Claus. The parade will kick off the annual Salado Christmas Stroll

Salado Christmas Stroll: The annual Salado Christmas Stroll will take place Friday through Sunday and again Dec. 9-11. The Christmas Stroll includes shopping, local food and drink, music and entertainment. For more information, visit Salado or call 254-947-5040

Salado Tour of Homes: The Salado Historical Society’s Tour of Homes will be the first weekend of December. Tours will be available Friday 5-8p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa: The Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center , 3011 N. 3rd St. will offer Breakfast with Santa, December 3rd from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. The Children’s Special Needs Network will benefit from the funds raised. Tickets cost $8 and are available at  Eventbrite

“A Christmas Carol” at Tablerock: Tablerock Festival of Salado Inc. will present its 24th annual production of “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 2,3, 9 and 10th. 7 p.m. is show time. Tickets are adults $10, $5 students, and $3 for children under 12. The ticket gate and concessions will open at 6:30 p.m. Tablerock

Christmas on the Farm: Aware Central Texas is hosting its 10th annual Christmas on the Farm at the Bell County Expo on Saturday, Dec, 3rd from 9-5 p.m. Cost is $2 per family or 50 cents each. The tickets for the activities will be 50 cents each. Approximately 40 activities, including hay rides, hay mazes, face painting, pedal tractor, stick horse races, crafts, cowgirl makeovers, games and entertainment. Special appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and the Grinch.

Santa Fest Holiday Market: Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 10-4 p.m. the 2nd annual Santa Fest Holiday Market will be held at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple. Arts, crafts, food trucks, carriage rides, carolers and Santa will make this a truly fun event. Temple Heritage and Railroad Museum is located at 315 W. Ave. B., Temple.

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail: Belton will host their annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail: An Old-Fashioned Christmas on Dec 3rd, Saturday. Located in the downtown area of Belton around Central Avenue, festivities will begin at noon. Santa and his helpers will be available for photos. Vendors will sell local good, handmade items and food. Plus there are free activities for kids. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and last for an hour ending with the arrival of Santa.

The Nutcracker: Temple Cultural Activities Center will host the The Texas Metropolitan Ballet production of “The Nutcracker”. Performances are Dec 3rd at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets please visit Texas Metropolitan Ballet





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Fall Festival Fun

It is a beautiful day. I drove about 15 minutes to Rogers, Texas to Walker Honey Farm. They had a free Fall Festival and Farmer’s Market. They also have a winery. I had my first taste of Mead. According to  Brewery Mead is the following:

The History and Tradition of Mead

Mead is a honey-based fermented beverage that has been produced and enjoyed since before the dawn of recorded history. Because of its antiquity, mead has acquired an almost magical reputation in our mythologies. For example, the term “honeymoon” is intertwined with the custom of drinking honey-based mead for a month (moon) after the wedding; this practice was said to ensure baby boys. Mead making was once the province of a select, trained guild. Now, it is open to all who have the patience and skill. You are continuing this long and honored tradition.

I tried a regular Mead, a raspberry Mead, and a blackberry Mead. All were delicious and I am happy I had the chance to try it.

I also bought some homegrown tomatoes and some salsa/marinade. It was a fun way to spend my morning. If you would like more information about buying or selling a home contact me at Dede Erickson