Fun Texas Getaways

When the opportunity arises, I love being able to get away with a gal pal to refresh and recharge without the responsibilities motherhood demands. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids tremendously, and enjoy exploring alongside them… but every now and then, it’s wonderful to spend some time focusing on the things I enjoy…

Cranberry Pistachio Dutch Oven Bread

I love to bake, especially when I can figure out how to tweak a recipe to make it easier, or one that requires minimal ingredients and work! I have a basic bread recipe that I love to use where I can incorporate different fillers to make it sweet or savory. This bread uses the base…

Tropical Hummingbird Bundt Cake

When things go right in the garden, Springtime means an abundance of yummy fresh produce plucked right outside our door. I try to grow a few different varieties of carrots and tend to need different ways to use them up so we don’t get too bored with the same ol’ dishes. Also, my husband likes…

Head Out to the Hill Country

Texas has some beautifully diverse terrain. Some of the most serene spots can be found in what’s known as the Texas Hill Country. From multiple locations featuring natural springs and swimming holes, to multiple cavern tour experiences, there’s something to explore in the Hill Country. North of Austin is the quaint town of Marble Falls….

Fun in the Golden State

Fun in California can be costly, especially if you stick to the more touristy attractions. Fear not, there are quite a few things to do that are memorable without completely emptying your wallet. When we lived there, we tried our best to appreciate all the beauty that surrounded us, and tried to take advantage of…

Family Fun in Waco

There’s more fun to be had in Waco, Texas than the area around the silos. Don’t get me wrong, you can find some great home decor and have some fun photos taken there, but there are so many more things to explore as a family in Waco! Waco’s 52-acre natural habitat, the Cameron Park Zoo…

Hawaiian Mac Salad

Hawaiian mac salad – so yummy and the perfect side for all your Summer dishes! My husband spent part of his youth growing up in Hawaii, and we still have family living there. We love to go visit and take in all the yummy dishes that are not as easy to find on the mainland….

DIY Gifts

If anything the recent years have shown us, it’s that time spent with loved ones is so precious and material possessions are secondary. That being said, the thought behind gift giving should be considered important, not the amount spent or the size of the gift. When giving these DIY gifts throughout the years, I’ve always…

Christmas 2021

I love to mix up colors and themes every year. I did, though decide to not go crazy this year purchasing new ornaments and limited myself to only purchasing some new ones to incorporate with the ones I already have only if I got them on the cheap! With discout decor on my mind, I…

A Day in The Life of a Homeschooler

There have been many people with reoccurring questions when it comes to homeschooling aimed at those of us who are considered “veterans” of the trade, haha. Some questions include, “what curriculum do you use?”… “what’s your daily schedule like?”… “how do I know my child is on track?” This blog post serves merely as an…