Snack Time, Christmas Style :: Four Easy Sweet Treats

I can't wait to make some of these with the kids and have others waiting for them when they come home from school.

Favorite Pumpkin Bread {That Kids Love Too!}

Oh, Dallas weather. Are you ever going to give us a real fall? It's the time of year where we're being teased. A few days of chilly temps, but then it's back to high temps. Ugh!...

A Month of Giving: Boutique Fitness – Personal Training at Home

I've been working out consistently for two years now. After my youngest was 6 months old, I knew it was time to hit the gym and make working out a lifestyle habit. Sure, I'd...

What My Mom Taught Me About Today

Today is Tuesday, November 6, 1984. I’m a blonde-haired, blue-eyed four-year-old living in a small, quiet town in West Texas. I have high pigtails and scraped knees from learning to ride my Rainbow Brite...

5K Foam Fest coming to Dallas!

I'm one of those girls that doesn't really do mud. I'm not the outdoorsy-type. I don't like getting dirty. My happy places include my home {especially when it's clean}, Nordstrom {always}, and the Arboretum {now that's  my...

Dinner just got a whole lot cheaper!

We are busy these days. How about you? I know the answer is yes! Our family is shuffling between work and preschool and soccer and gymnastics and church and playing with friends and... the...

We’ve Joined the Drybar Craze!

What is your favorite part of getting your hair cut or highlighted? For me, it's the blowout, of course! I try to make that thing last for days, ladies! Don't tell me I'm not...

Learning to Read, Part 2

Alright, you've gone through the check list on my Is Your Child Ready to Read post and you think your child is ready. Yay! Well, here are a few things you need to help...

Is your child ready to read?

As a former first grade teacher, I've had the privilege of teaching many, many kids how to read.  Getting to see the hard work pay off when the skills all come together and a...

Society Bakery

The first time I had a petit four from Society Bakery six years ago, I knew it was the start of something special. SEVEN birthday cakes and about a hundred {at least} cupcakes later,...

Let Freedom Ring!

Tomorrow is the 4th of July and for me, it's actually one of my favorite holidays.  The carefree feel of summer, the festive fireworks, backyard BBQs, and of course, patriotism for our country, and...

Summertime Treats

Whoa, y'all! It is HOT here in Big D! I expect these temperatures in August, but June? No thank you! I don't know about you, but me and my kids are having to get...