(Practically) Crafty: An Easy Summer Flip-Flop Wreath

I should start a series called (practically) crafty because I have a million ideas and minimal execution – but I like to think that when I do make time to craft, I do it right.  That said, my front door has been barren and sad-looking, complimented by the growing cracks that are developing, thanks to [Read On]

Summer Reads: Beach House For Rent

We are into our third week of summer vacation and everyone is slowly adjusting to a slightly less frenetic pace. This is the time of year that I’m looking for leisurely reads and beach books to get me in the mood for our upcoming annual trip to the Outer Banks and I will be sharing [Read On]

Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Under a Summer Sky

UNDER A SUMMER SKY Follow Your Heart, Book 3 by Melody Carlson   Genre: Contemporary Romance / Christian / Inspirational Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: June 6, 2017 Number of Pages: 320 Scroll down for Giveaway!    High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing [Read On]

Summer Fun at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

If you are looking for something to do in the Dallas area this summer, look no further than one of my favorite local destinations: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science. There is so much to explore there this summer that I wanted to share all the goings on! I was recently invited to Family [Read On]

Book Review – The Simplicity of Cider (& Giveaway)

I’ve been nose deep in a book for weeks now – as my dusty tables and dog hair-littered floors can attest. Today I’m featuring wonderful book from Amy Reichert titled The Simplicity of Cider. If you have not read this yet (she’s wonderful), there’s a giveaway further down so you have the chance to win your own copy! [Read On]

(Cook)Book Review: Breakfast in Texas

BREAKFAST IN TEXAS by Terry Thompson-Anderson Genre: Cookbook / Southwest Cuisine Publisher: The University of Texas Press Date of Publication: April 18, 2017 Number of Pages: 312 Scroll down for Giveaway!     Texans love the morning meal, whether it’s bacon and eggs (often eaten in a breakfast taco) or something as distinctively nontraditional as [Read On]

Family Travels: The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

We hit the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun over spring break with our kids – and a whole bunch of college students. Confession: Cancun didn’t immediately come to mind as a family destination, and I don’t know why because it’s a fabulous spot. Spring break snuck up on us so I handed the planning reins [Read On]

Escape Room Fun At Escape Hunt Dallas

Locked in a room with a group of clever women, tasked with solving a puzzle, hearts racing, armed with nothing but our wits (and a sense of humor) and some guidance from behind a screen…   While it sounds like an updated episode of Charlie’s Angels, this actually went down at a  hosted event I recently [Read On]

Blog Tour: Before the Rain Falls

Before the Rain Falls opens as one of the main characters, Della Lee is convicted of murder – in 1943. The second chapter brings us to present day – on her first day home from prison. Curious? You should be, and I’m joining up with Lone Star Book Blog to bring you a change to win one [Read On]

“Selfie-Esteem” Event is Taking On Teen Acne

  As the mom of a teen, I’m reminded again and again just how tough these years can be – particularly on their self-esteem.  Something as common as acne can make our kids self-conscious and the target of teasing – or worse. While I was fortunate to escape with a few breakouts, the Hubs struggled with acne and [Read On]