I get this question a lot. People who ask this question do not mean any harm by asking it and I know that, but it still drives me bananas. It’s a question that has been asked time-after-time during my 14 months of being a working mom. It can be constant especially when I have to work late or… Continue reading
There’s a reason that I have been a little M-I-A on the blog lately: We are less than 10 days away before we host our largest Festival in Downtown McKinney – Oktoberfest! Every day for the last few weeks has been non stop McKinney Oktoberfest planning. We are very excited to see the event in action.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes… Continue reading
This is by far one of the easiest DIY crafts I have done so far. So easy that it would be very difficult to mess it up. I love the look of the paint inside a Mason Jar because it looks very nice and shows the details of the Mason Jar perfectly. The best part about this centerpiece: how amazingly… Continue reading
How fitting that after weeks of complaining about my current thermometer, I was luckily chosen to receive the Braun Thermoscan 5 Ear Thermometer compliments of Influenster. I had seen it on the shelves when I considered buying a new one, but I was not ready to commit $40 to purchase without testing it out. In the past, I have… Continue reading
I heard the news that someone I used to work with passed away and lost her battle with cancer.
She had a wonderful spirit, outgoing personality and was a great female leader in her field. She was always smiling. She was always laughing. Never one to judge, always there to help. To some she was a mentor, a friend, and… Continue reading
My hair is a mess, my clothes are ragged, but my heart is full.
My coffee cup is empty due to lack of sleep, but my heart is full.
My bank account is minimal and my spare change has been spent, but my heart is full.
My car hasn’t been cleaned in weeks, my going… Continue reading
Baby fever is running wild lately within my circle of friends and so are the baby showers. When it comes to giving baby shower gifts, I love to team up with another friend to create custom gift baskets. They are complete with baby necessities with a few fun extras.
Over the last year, I have really struggled to find balance in my life as a new working mom. It has been a challenge to find time to do the things that I have always loved and cherished: writing, catching up with friends, working out, walking the dog, having a date night with my husband and seeing family that don’t… Continue reading
School is right around the corner and parents are rejoicing while teachers are probably feeling otherwise. Although I am in no rush for my little one to grow up and go to school (other than lowered daycare expenses), I do look forward to the opportunity to make fun gifts for her teachers. I have rounded up 12 Back to… Continue reading
They say the third time is the charm. Our first take at taking photos of Reese was a flop. Read here… 2nd try she was sick and here we are now. Taking photos of babies/toddlers is a crapshoot, but I think it’s safe to say we finally were able to all pull it together and make these wonderful… Continue reading
They say the first step of the grieving process is denial. I am confident that I am mourning the loss of the infant chapter as my baby is now growing into an independent and strong-willed toddler.
There were many times (mainly late at night) when I was ready for the infant chapter to be over and for the… Continue reading
We packed our belongings, kids and took a road trip to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa for a mini family vacation. Located in a small town named Bastrop near Austin, this resort definitely did not disappoint. The landscaping and wilderness of the 405 acre property is eye catching, welcoming and beautiful. The resort is… Continue reading
It’s amazing how a certain book can bring on a great childhood memory. I decided early on that books will be a part of Reese’s life in a consistent basis. It can be tempting to skip bedtime when I have been working all day, but I feel that story time is important and a great way to… Continue reading
Today was pretty low key for our family. It was extremely hot, but once things cooled down a bit (which is high 80s in Texas language) we let Reese play in the front yard for some outdoor playtime. She is so active and loves to run everywhere that it can be hard to take pictures of her, but I was… Continue reading