Category Archives: Dallas/Ft. Worth


5 Things We Learned About Our Family On Our Carnival Cruise

It has been so much fun sharing bits of our Carnival cruise with you over the last few months. It was definitely a trip we will alwaysView full post »


10 Fun Facts About Our First Carnival Cruise

Last month, Carnival sent us on our very first cruise as a family! The details: We went on a 7 day cruise aboard the Carnival Magic,View full post »


My Mother’s Dream Came To Life And You Can Stay There

My mother’s dream, for as long as I can remember, has been to open a lovely little resort, a B&B, some place she could put herView full post »


The Official 2015 Bluebonnet Post- Because That’s A Thing

After years of anguish (see here and here), it seems Leyna has finally come to terms with the reality that is the field of bluebonnetsView full post »


I Want To Give You Some Bluebonnets

I never really thought I was attached to Texas when I lived here the first time (actually 2nd time, I couldn’t really remember beingView full post »


In October We Do The Pumpkin Patch

It’s what we’ve always done. It’s what we will always do, CHILDREN. So every year. EVERY YEAR. I will drag your littleView full post »


One Car Shopping Adventure With Kids

Buying a new car before we had kids went something like this: Commence the exciting adventure the moment our finances allowed. Spend hoursView full post »


Repurposed Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Hey! If you caught me on The Broadcast on KTXD this morning, you might be here looking for a link to this tutorial. I re-made a burlapView full post »


I Took A Leap- Jill Krause Photography

Remember when our government shut down? Good times. My husband works for the federal government, and he was sent home. For the first weekView full post »


A Dallas Great Wolf Lodge Staycation- Because I’m Too Pregnant To Leave

About halfway into this pregnancy, I thought, “Oh, we simply MUST take the children to the beach this summer!” I envisionedView full post »


Crazy Easy Last Minute Flag Shirt

If you’re into that thing where you make cutesy matchy holiday shirts for your kids, this is for you. If you’re into craftsView full post »


I Keep Meaning To Blog, But…

Then summer keeps happening. And my 3 hours of productivity a day are often spent putting on and taking off little swimsuits, and coveringView full post »


StrollerTraffic Dallas- My New Gig

I have so much time these days. It’s getting really boring around here, what with all the laying around, eating bon-bons, growing aView full post »


A Half Decade Celebration Done Right With The Frisco RoughRiders

The Frisco RoughRiders baseball team provided a birthday party for Kendall in exchange for this post. All pictures and opinions are myView full post »


Starbucks, You Confuse Me

Starbucks is “committed to reducing waste” you guys. So much so that you can buy a reusable plastic cup from them for $1. IView full post »


Pregnancy Essentials

Today I got to talk with Texas Living about a few of my pregnancy essentials this time around. Granted, there are many more I didn’tView full post »


The Big CoolSculpting Reveal

Excuse me while I puke from anxiety. You guys? I have never, ever, ever liked showing my stomach in the company of close friends at a poolView full post »


Shop Small on Saturday

I am as guilty as it gets when it comes to getting swept up in the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve sat in lines outsideView full post »


Mr. Monster Wreath Makes His TV Debut

Little did I know that night I stayed up late tying tulle and pinning eyeballs onto a foam wreath that my Monster Wreath would blossom intoView full post »


DFW Family Expo 2012

My friends at Metroplex Baby are once again losing sleep and busting their rumps throughout February to bring North Texas the mostView full post »


Dad Forgets Baby In Parking Lot, I Don’t Judge

Dear father in Roanoke, TX who forgot his 6 month old in the parking lot of Dominos, When my son was 8 weeks old, we drove to Texas fromView full post »


That Time We Ate Baby Dragons With Our Bare Hands

Last weekend, we were invited to a royal feast. We ate “baby dragons” and “dragon toes” with our bare hands. WeView full post »


Birth- A Play (And a DFW Giveaway)

I’m going to see it next week. It’s part of the Birth On Labor Day, or BOLD, movement to make maternity careView full post »


The Most Beautiful Birth Photos I’ve Ever Seen

I stumbled upon a birth photo session from a local photographer (Keri Duckett Photography) posted on Facebook yesterday. The previewView full post »


I Found Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Life as a family of four is turning out to be quite the blissful existence. Sure, I know we still have plenty of ups and downs ahead of us,View full post »


Hang In There BIG Guy!

We officially have the most awesome Santa ever. We’ve been going to him since Kendall’s first Christmas, and just had anotherView full post »


Karma Catches Up with Dimples Cupcakes

A lot of you may remember a couple blog posts I did around this time last year about a Dallas based cupcake chain called Dimples Cupcakes.View full post »


LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!! Consignment Style

I’d been counting down the days until yesterday for months. It was the BIG SHOW, the MAIN EVENT, the SUPER BOWL FOR MOMS… itView full post »


Satan’s Playground

Allow me to be dramatic. Like you have a choice. Like you EVER have a choice. It is so hot here I want to curl up and stuff myself in theView full post »


This one goes out to the Dallas/ Fort Worth folks

Just a quick post to 1. tell you how excited I am to be a contributor over at now and to 2. tell you how pumped I am to showView full post »


We found a farmer’s market!

Changes are a coming. Yesterday, after a lovely 8 mile family run and a trip to Starbucks where I eternally screwed myself by introducingView full post »


Awesome parents feed their kid funnel cake

Despite my Navy Brat upbringing that took me all over the western part of the country (including way west- Hawaii) by the time I was 12,View full post »


Okay, here is an edited down version

I do not know WTF is going on in my original post about Dimples Cupcakes and the CEO calling me diabolical. It’s still up if you wantView full post »


Dimples Cupcakes = not so sweet

My apologies in advance for the horrible formatting and the terrible length of this post. I’ve messed with it, but can’t get itView full post »