Some of my favorite things to do in Texas during the chilly month of January

Happy 2013! Why not make a resolution to see more of our wonderful state?  Here’s a list of some of my favorite things to do in Texas during the chilly month of January! … Continue reading

Texas Space Museum Exhibits

Here’s a list of our favorite Texas museums which are either dedciated to, or offer exhibits with insights into the space industry. My little 5 year old decided he wants to be an… Continue reading

10 ways to be nice to others

In the wake of the awful incidents in Conneticut last Friday, I think that many of us are doing some reevaluating of our lives and our priorities.  And we are hugging our children… Continue reading

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

I was thrilled to find some chestnuts at our local grocery store today.  I bought a pound and brought them home, humming all the way…..”chestnuts roasting on an open fire”.  My favorite way… Continue reading

Mainstay Farm, Cleburne

We love our annual visit to Mainstay Farm, which is a perfect destination for birthday parties, family reunions, field trips and their annual Family Pumpkin Days and Christmas trees. Check out my Mommy Tips… Continue reading

Texas Best Sweet Potato 3.14

Do you know what makes me happy?  Well, lots of things make me happy….. puppies and blue skies and clean beaches, tall trees and rainy days and …. and just lots!  But what I’m… Continue reading


Have you ever seen a WILD BALD EAGLE?  Once you see one up close (and by that I mean up close enough to determine that it is a bald eagle through your binoculars),… 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

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

Burger’s Lake, Fort Worth

Burger’s Lake really isn’t a lake at all, but it is. Confusing?  Well, the water isn’t what you expect from lake water.  Coming from underground, natural springs, the water is cold!  Then it’s micro-filtered, and… Continue reading

Pirates Cove, Burleson

Ahoy, Matey! Know Before You Go  The park allows in and out privedges, so you can keep an ice chest in your car.  Unfortunantly, they don’t have any tables, or even shade out there. … Continue reading

crock pot cooking in the car

We are on the road almost every weekend, but  regardless where we are, one of my top mom jobs is feeding my family!  Sometimes it takes a little creativity.  Here is one of my favorite… Continue reading

washing dishes with God

I recently read The Shack, by William P. Young, which was loaned to me by a friend.  I really enjoyed the book, and one of the images that really stood out to me was… Continue reading