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Dallas Zoo Nature Journal Contest

Each summer the Dallas Zoo holds a nature journal contest in their Nature Exchange at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo.  The zoo chooses from a one page submission of a contestant’s nature journal, the entry… Continue reading

Galveston Duck Tours

While I love the beach at Galveston, so much that my husband and I were married there, I also appreciate the history of the island.  There are sooo many fun tours you can… Continue reading

Cleburne’s Burger Bar

“When a cheeseburger is really good, you don’t mind standing up to eat it!” That’s what I told my boys when we had lunch at the Cleburne Burger Bar, located at 109 N.… Continue reading

we’re going on a bear hunt

We’re going on a bear hunt… I’m not afraid! I’ve got good friends to come with me. What do I see? It’s the Thursday night before school starts, and just as we have… Continue reading

Baking with Grandma

The wonderful smell of banana bread is filling up our house as I am typing these words.   My four year old and I decided to make some banana bread, and I pulled out… Continue reading

our big, flat Texas family

When my daughter, Danielle, was in second grade, her teacher had us do a Flat Stanley project.  If you have never heard of poor little Flat Stanley, he is a character in a… Continue reading

Burger’s Lake, Fort Worth

If you have never been to Burger’s Lake, just stop reading now! Get away from the computer, go find your swim suit, and just GO!! Burger’s Lake really isn’t a lake at all, but… Continue reading

BEE enchiladas and Aunt Stella’s snow cones

  After dinner, we made our way over to our one of our yearly stops, Aunt Stella’s Snow Cones at 2002 W. Clarendon in Oak Cliff.  Aunt Stella’s has been selling snow cones… Continue reading

Glowing Mountain Dew

Every now and then you hear about some “sciency thing”, some outrageous experiment that everyone has got to try.  Several years ago there were videos on Youtube of people popping popcorn kernals with cell… Continue reading

Harry Potter and Chocolate Frogs

Last week was Harry Potter’s birthday, July 31st. It’s also the birthday of the author of the series, J. K. Rowling. My kids and I  decided to celebrate the event. In the first… Continue reading

Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas

The Cedar Ridge Preserve, is a beautiful series of hiking trails, many of them with panoramic views of Joe Pool Lake. Know Before You Go  Dogs are welcome on a leash! Access is FREE… Continue reading

Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi

The Texas State Aquarium. Know Before You Go  The Texas State Aquarium is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and participates in the reciprocal program if you are a member of… Continue reading

Homemade Baconator

Two beef patties, each topped with bacon and cheese covering each layer… Yum!! The fast food chain, Wendy’s, has been advertising their Baconator for several weeks, and each time it’s on my kids,… Continue reading

faux Wing Stop

One of our favorite meal nights is “Faux Wing Stop” night!  We love Wing Stops french fries, they are completely addictive and when I was pregnant with my youngest, I had to have… Continue reading

Arlington Animal Shelter Tour and Dog Grooming Class

My daughter’s Girl Scout troop visited the Arlington Animal Shelter for their Responsible Pet Owner Grooming Academy!  It was a great class to introduce basic dog grooming and care to kids!  The girls learned so… Continue reading