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Crawfish BoilWarm weather brings lots of outdoor events for you to enjoy and Saturday, May 11th is no exception. Start your day with the 15th Annual Smithville Fly-In. The event will run from 10-2 and is free to the public. Enjoy viewing vintage World War II aircraft, enter a raffle for a chance to win a plane ride or purchase a plane ride. Food trucks will also be onsite for you to purchase from. Memorabilia and commerative Air Force items will be available for purchase too.

After the Fly-In, head to the All you Can Eat Crawfish Boil at the American Legion Post 533. This event runs from 1-7 and tickets are $15 per person. The event includes live music and all proceeds will go to the Veteran Relief Fund.

Don’t go home too early. Finish your day with a viewing of

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KitchenFor many people, the kitchen is the hub of the household. If that is the case for you, take the time to make sure your Bastrop kitchen is adequately updated for maximized efficiency, comfort and style. With so many options for kitchens available, it can be really hard to  decide what you want? While it probably won’t be the only determining factor, it’s always a good idea to think about the future resale value of the options you choose as well so it doesn’t detract from your home whenever you are ready to sell. Here are four kitchen features you don’t want to skip.

1. An island. There are so many ways to incorporate an island into your kitchen and they come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it adds just counter space and storage, bar seating, a cooktop,

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123 Loysoya StreetWelcome to Garden Home Living at its finest! If you are ready for a simpler life with less responsibility around the house, this is the perfect home for you. This single level home has two bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath with 1,851 square feet of living space. With low exterior maintenance and lawn maintenance covered for a monthly fee, this home provides you the ability to lock, leave and travel without having to worry about what you should be doing. This home is found in the Parklands Garden Homes section in The Colony, which is a gated community.123 Loysoya Street

Enter the home through a lovely glass that doors that leads you into the home’s open living spaces. The kitchen includes a huge island with bar seating as well as the sink, dishwasher and

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May Fest at the MarketHappy May! It’s hard to believe that May is already here so plan to celebrate the start of May with May Fest at the Market.

This is the second annual May Fest at Bastrop Farmer’s Market and the event will feature a wide variety of handmade items perfect for Mother’s Day or other spring and summer gifting purposes. Expect to find vendors selling homemade jewelry, knitted items, photography, soaps, candles, art, pottery and much more. This event provides a great opportunity to purchase unique items from individual crafters that make one-of-kind gifts that will be cherished for years to come.

In addition to the May Fest Artisan Market, the Bastrop Farmers Market will be open for regular business with produce, beef, chicken and pork, eggs, herbs, honey,

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Buying a homeIf you are thinking about buying a new Bastrop home, is it possible to be the wrong age to become a homeowner? While in most cases, age doesn’t matter when you are buying a home as long as you have the cash to pay for it or can qualify for a mortgage, there are some circumstances where you should consider your age before becoming a homeowner depending on the current phase of your life.

If you are so young that you haven’t established a career that will support you, you may want to delay making a long term commitment like purchasing a home. While you can always sell your home if you want or need to, it isn’t instantaneous when you decide to sell. If you hate your job and want to quit or lose a job or even relocate for a better one, it can take time to

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107 Mountain LaurelWelcome to your dream home with three bedrooms, three full baths and almost 3,000 square feet. The home sits on a 0.76 acre lot in The Village at ColoVista.  The front entry is completed with beautiful stained glass windows and tile flooring is found throughout the home. The spacious kitchen provides a large butler’s pantry, double ovens, lots of cabinets for storage, a gas cooktop and additional prep sink, which opens to a large family room with fireplace. Dining space is provided in the breakfast area and a formal dining room.107 Mountain Laurel

The home offers two spacious master suites with large closets and private entrances to the deck. A third bedroom with a full bathroom is also part of the home. The laundry room includes a sink and storage cabinets. A study is

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Table on MainBastrop and Smithville will host two fun events this weekend that you are sure to enjoy. The Smithville Jamboree will take place through Saturday, April 27 with live music nightly. Other events you don’t want to miss include a beard contest on Friday night for the fellas and the Crowning of the Queen on Thursday night. The pet show with lots of fun categories to win will take place Friday afternoon. A livestock auction and the parade will take place on Saturday. Saturday afternoon will also include washer, horseshoe and cornhole tournaments. There will be a carnival each day of the festival with armbands available for purchase as well. There is something for everyone throughout the festival so make sure you read more about it so you can be there at the

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Saving for a downpaymentIf you are in the process of saving money to buy your first Bastrop home, you may feel like you will never have enough money for your downpayment. Depending on how much you are trying to save, it may take years to get enough but there are some things you can do to help expedite the process. Here are tips that will help you get into the mindset of saving money:

Cut Your Current Living Expenses as Much as You Can

Where are you currently living? Evaluate your current situation to determine if there are any areas that you have room to cut. Could you move in with a family member rent free or for a much lower amount than you are currently paying? Could you find a roommate to share your expenses with? Even if you answered no to the first two questions, I

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332 S Shore RoadWelcome to your own private getaway that you will never want to leave. This unique property is tucked in the woods on 20 acres and includes two bedrooms, two full baths and 2,239 square feet of living space. The UT-trained architect artfully designed windows into the home allowing natural light in from as many directions as possible and providing tranquil views from every room and angle.332 S Shore Road

The open floor plan includes a living room and kitchen with vaulted ceilings to add an even more open fill. The kitchen includes a pantry, cabinets and open storage shelves so you have room for everything plus a breakfast bar and eating area for dining. The living room features built-ins and opens to the large back deck. Both bedrooms include full bathrooms, walk-in

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EasterOn Saturday, April 20th, pack in all the Easter fun you can with three great event options around town. Start your day with the annual St. Paul’s Ladies Altar Society Bake Sale. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. in front of Smithville’s First National Bank on Main Street. The event will end when all the baked goods are sold, which is expected to be before noon. After you purchase all the baked goods you need, head over to Smithville’s First United Methodist Church for their Easter Egg-stravaganza. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. with the egg hunt taking place at 1:30 p.m. There will be hot dogs and sausage wraps, booths, games and face painting too.

In the afternoon, head to The Sugar Shack for a visit with the Easter Bunny. Tickets

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