Mayhaw Jelly from Brazos River Provision Company

I think the holidays are all about memories, and I am very thankful for the memories I have of growing up in Texas.  Like many people, the Thanksgiving meal defines these memories for… Continue reading

Hoblitzelle Camp and Conference Center, Midlothian

My oldest son, who is twelve, has had to run for a lot of things.  He has had to run after his little brother, who is always taking off.  He has had to… Continue reading

How to make a scarecrow

My four year old has outgrown his 4T jeans and cooler weather clothing, and while the majority of them are going to find new homes at our church’s Mission Center, we decided to… Continue reading

Country Critters, Alvarado

Nestled down a country road southeast of Fort Worth is Country Critters farm and petting zoo.  Open seasonally for Spring and Fall, the family-owned farm is like a visit out to Grandma’s house!… Continue reading

Catfish Plantation, Waxahachie

Where can you get catfish, and a good ghost story, too?  The Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie!  During the month of October, the restaurant goes all out to make sure you leave with more… Continue reading

Living History Days at Fort Griffin

Stepping back in time….     Fort Griffin State Historical Site came alive as they celebrated Living History Days!   Vendors dressed in period clothing display their handmade wares.  My daughter bought a “housewife”,… Continue reading

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Once upon a time, a giant pinata was filled with fossils, and hung over Texas.  When the pinata was broken, fossils rained down over what is now the Mineral Wells Fossil Park.  They are… Continue reading

Pumpkin Bobbers

  Here’s a great way to add some fun to your October family fishing trips, or just a cute craft for at home! Make Pumpkin Bobbers!   We made these adorable little pumpkin… Continue reading

Paddling Village Creek, Arlington

How we got started…. When our oldest son was 5, my daughter 3 and our youngest not even a thought, Santa gave us a Family Christmas Gift, a canoe.  It was the start of… Continue reading


I would love to help promote your fun Texas business on HFitTS’ blog. Please check out the advertising options, and let me know which one would work best for you!      #1)   … Continue reading

Brazos Bend State Park

We spent the weekend camping, playing and not fishing at Brazos Bend State Park, located about an hour south of downtown Houston!  We had an amazing time, just look at all there is… Continue reading

Preschool Discovery Class at the Fort Worth Nature Center

The Fort Worth Nature Center is one of our favorite hang outs.  Located on the far west side of Fort Worth, along the shore of Lake Worth, there are lots of quiet hiking trails, … Continue reading

chicken & mushroom tacos using Kitchen Pride Texas Grown Mushrooms

Do you love mushrooms?  So do we!  We were looking for something different to do for dinner, and decided to make Chicken and Mushroom tacos.  They were terrific, and even my husband, who… Continue reading

Champion Dog, Prince Tom

When I was a little girl, about 2nd – 4th grade, my FAVORITE book was Champion Dog, Prince Tom by Jean Fritz and Tom Clute.  It’s the true story about a cocker spaniel… Continue reading

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