27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth
March 22, 2017 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Great Places in DFW to Dine Alfresco
(Updated 2017)
My favorite thing about our amazing Texas weather is dining “alfresco”. Perhaps it is my Oregon roots, but I have always been a big fan of the patio …

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One of our Readers won an iPad and a $1,000 thanks to Reading North Texas Kids!
December 15, 2011 – 1:36 pm | No Comment
One of our Readers won an iPad and a $1,000 thanks to Reading North Texas Kids!

When Heather Reed contacted North Texas Kids to let us know that she had won an iPad and a $1,000 for her son’s school all due to reading about the Red Ribbon Week contest in …

Got Budget? (Part 2 of 2)
November 8, 2011 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

Funny how things happen in my life that sometimes mirror my blog. It’s always fun to share personal stories, but even better when they complement my current topic. This week I was working at a …

The Be Project Cupcakes for a Cause
November 3, 2011 – 8:00 am | One Comment
The Be Project Cupcakes for a Cause

 
This extra special SPRINKLES cupcake is promoting a great cause.
From November 1 – 6th , Sprinkles Cupcakes in The Plaza at Preston Center will donate 100% of sales from their dark chocolate cupcakes to The …

Handmade Birthday Banner
October 11, 2011 – 10:00 am | 4 Comments
Handmade Birthday Banner

My children are so very lucky, they have both sets of grandparents living in the same city as we do.  I did not have that kind of connection with my grandparents, so for me I …

Got Budget? (Part 1 of 2)
October 10, 2011 – 8:51 am | One Comment
Got Budget? (Part 1 of 2)

When it comes to organizing your finances, I am not a certified financial expert nor claim to be an expert with money. I do however have a keen since of how to budget and plan ahead and have used varies systems over the years. For some organizing a budget is too overwhelming and not something they would stick to even if they did create one.

The fish was so BIG!
October 4, 2011 – 2:30 pm | One Comment
The fish was so BIG!

We spent Sunday at my husband’s family’s lake property in Mineola.  Now, when you hear lake property — don’t start thinking about a huge house on the lake. In fact it is a piece of …

Birthday Party Obsession Edition #2
September 28, 2011 – 9:35 am | 4 Comments
Birthday Party Obsession Edition #2

Cowgirl Mia and her sidekick Carson
What an amazing 5th birthday party we had last weekend! All of the planning paid off because Mia had a fabulous milestone birthday party. I asked her what her favorite …

Knee Deep in Homework and No School Supplies in the House
September 13, 2011 – 10:34 pm | One Comment
Knee Deep in Homework and No School Supplies in the House

Summer vacation is over and we are now a few weeks into school and knee deep in homework. I have to admit that I am not a fan of homework. I realize it is necessary …

Backpack Safety – Is Your Child’s Backpack too Heavy?
September 1, 2011 – 8:05 am | 2 Comments
Backpack Safety – Is Your Child’s Backpack too Heavy?

It is generally agreed that no more than 10% of a child’s body weight when they are pre-teens should be loaded into the pack. As they become older the weight can increase to no more than 15% of their body weight. You want to put the heaviest weight at the bottom of the backpack and it’s a pretty good idea, especially with younger children to clean out their packs every one or two days as you will be amazed at what you might find that has gone missing or is unnecessarily adding to the weight of the backpack.

6 Tips for Backyard Birding with Kids
August 22, 2011 – 10:26 am | No Comment
6 Tips for Backyard Birding with Kids

On my walk this morning as I passed the ponds, a bird caught my eye. I knew it was a heron of some kind but didn’t look familiar. I came home and got out our well-used copy of The Sibley Guide to Birds (best bird book ever, add it to your Christmas list!) and discovered that it was in immature green heron.