10 Diaper Basket Ideas

Diaper Basket

I am sure you have heard about and seen a diaper cake at numerous baby showers, but have you seen a diaper basket?  The funniest part of a making a basket is finding baby related items to put inside of them. They also make great centerpieces, act as conversation starters and they do not require gift wrapping. I originally created one for my best friend's baby shower a few years ago and it was the perfect gift until it got dropped only to fall … [Read more...]

Writing Tips from a New York Times Editor

Writing Tips

Sometimes life opens doors for you when you least expect it. There are times the stars are aligned, the sun is shining, and there isn't anything stopping you from getting what you want. I will take those times over those days where you can't seem to get anything right and you are simply ready for the day to end so you can start over. Yesterday was one of those days where things just clicked. Last week I spoke about giving up my Plan B … [Read more...]

The Twice Baked Potato Thief


This is a story about a time I went to Market Street and bought a few ready made gourmet meal items that I could quickly prepare for my husband for a Valentine's Day Friday Night Dinner. We weren't able to find a sitter to go out so I wanted to cook a nice meal for us that did not include me spending hours slaving over a hot stove. I walked through Market Street letting my senses lead the way. Everything looked and smelt amazing; I decided to … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Glitter Wreath

Valentine's Day Glitter Wreath

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I decided to make a simple Valentine's Day Glitter Wreath out of glitter tulle! It's simple and easy to make. I chose "All you need is Love" because that is one of my favorite songs and Valentine's Day whether you like it or not is all about LOVE.  How to make a Valentine's Day Glitter Wreath Gather supplies: *contains affliate links Styrofoam Wreath GLITTER Tulle Roll Chalkboard Wooden … [Read more...]

Giving up your Plan B for your Plan A

Plan A or Plan B

I know what you are thinking... What a weird headline. Why wouldn't you go with your Plan A in the first place? There are many reasons that people do not go for things that they truly want: fear of the unknown, distaste for change, or the chance of utter failure and humiliation. Not to mention that it can be scary to not go a "safe" and "stable" path in life. Since I was a little girl I loved to write and speak through a microphone any … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Shop at Just Between Friends Fort Worth {Free Pass + Giveaway}

Just Between Friends Fort Worth

If you knew me pre-motherhood, I was an impulse shopper and not one to dig for good shopping deals. I would look at the mannequin's outfit and buy it simply because I did not want to spend a lot of time looking for deals. Now that I have a family to support and my personal clothing budget has dwindled, I have learned that shopping at consignment stores is the way to go for many reasons. Just Between Friends Fort Worth is a consignment shopper's … [Read more...]

Pampers Firsts + Giveaway

Pampers Twitter Party Image

I received products and goods from this company for review purposes. All opinions and thoughts are my own.  Since I have become a parent, there has been so many wonderful firsts that I continue to experience: The first time I felt Reese kick in my belly, the first time I saw her and couldn't stop crying tears of joy, the first time we nailed the breastfeeding, the first time I (and she) slept through the night, her first laugh, and the … [Read more...]

TruMoo S’more Hot Chocolate Recipe

ru Moo Chocolate Marshmallow Smore Hot Chocolate

Nothing beats a good ole fashioned hot chocolate drink! Combine TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk with graham crackers and marshmallows to make a delicious S'more Hot Chocolate treat for all ages to enjoy. TruMoo milk products do not include growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup that can be found in many other milk brands. That will make you feel less guilty for overindulging in something sweet! TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Hot … [Read more...]

McKinney Bridal Show

Romano's Bakery Minion Cakes

Our team produced the McKinney Bridal Show on January 17 and did a fabulous job. The weather was gorgeous outside as well as the decor and happy brides inside. Over 40 local wedding vendors showcased their talents and services inside the McKinney Performing Arts Center in the heart of Downtown McKinney. Everyone was happy, excited and glowing! I saw a few familiar faces that are taking the plunge and getting married soon. They were so excited … [Read more...]

Featured on Mamalode

After six seasons, one of my favorite shows, Parenthood, is ending right when my own parenthood chapter begins. If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend doing so! I am beyond excited that my tribute to the NBC Show Parenthood is featured today on Mamalode. Head on over to the article and leave some comments on their site! Read An Ode to the 'Parenthood'  … [Read more...]

Hot Tamales Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Hot Tamales Valentines Day Gift Idea

I am a sucker for funny play-on-words Valentine's Day Gifts. Inspired by Hot Tamales, I created a Hot Tamales Valentine's Day gift idea with a mason jar that is easy, simple, and delicious for the loved ones in your life. Hot Tamales Valentine's Day Gift Idea Instructions Simply buy Hot Tamales at your local grocery store. They are having a 10 for $10 sale at Albertsons and Kroger right now if you want to make multiple gifts. Fill a mason jar … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Apps

Top 10 Apps

I admit I am addicted to my iPhone and iPad. I think my husband is secretly planning an intervention. At any rate, there is an upside to my addiction problem. I have tried out several apps that I love and some that were duds. Here are my top ten apps that I use, including a few that Reese loves as well: 1. Instagram (Free) If you follow my Instagram account, you know that I love to post pictures a few times a day. I am naturally a visual … [Read more...]

18 Months

18 Month Check Up

My little baby is growing fast and furious now at 18 months old! We took her a few weeks ago to her wellness check up. I would've written about this earlier, but our family was attacked with the stomach bug shortly after this appointment. Coincidence? I think not. We were greeted by the friendly staff that let us know that our doctor's last day was two days prior. Jeez. Thanks for the heads up! This is now the second doctor that we have lost … [Read more...]

A Girls Day Trip at Lost Oak Winery {Review}

Lost Oak Winery Bar

Where can you find a fun set of twins with their own unique personalities, a previous egg donor and romance novel author, car restoration fashionista and petroleum landman (or would you call her a landwoman?), and a caffeine- addicted working mom photographer all together in one place?  Lost Oak Winery! Throw in a splash (or gallon of wine) and you have the perfect recipe for fun, laughter, and witty conversations. I was honored to be invited to … [Read more...]

When the Stomach Bug Strikes

Warning: If you have a weak stomach do not read. This post is all about vomit! Vomit. It's something that I know I would encounter sometime as a mom. God knows I vomited enough during my pregnancy. Yesterday morning Poor Reese woke up at an much later time: 9 AM. I woke up shocked that I got so much sleep and was about to do a happy dance before I noticed that my poor sweet baby had been sleeping in her own vomit for how long I am not … [Read more...]

14 Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Even the most anti-Valentine's Day person can appreciate Valentine's Day cupcakes. Any excuse to indulge in baked goods works for me. I've rounded up 14 Valentine's Day cupcakes that are creative and look delicious! Happy Baking! DIY Love Bug Cupcakes Cherry Cordial Cupcakes Red Velvet Cupcakes  Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes French Vanilla Cupcakes Neapolitan Cupcakes Heart Cupcakes … [Read more...]