Wild Mushroom Soup with Barley: Crockpot Recipe

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Now that the temps have officially dropped and it is really beginning to feel like Winter, I have broken out the crockpot.  I'm not sure there is a better appliance to own.  It especially...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Traditions Promote Family, Food, and Gratitude

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Thanksgiving traditions promote family, food, and gratitude. This time last year, our family was split between two Texas cities; Houston and Austin. My husband started working in Austin while the children, my mother, and I...
Airbnb

Fixing up & Fessing Up: Confessions of an Airbnb beginner

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Hello from Sweatpants City! Population me and, I guess, now you too! Here we have our hair in top knots, paint covered clothes, frustration and exhilaration carved into our faces (interesting to look at...

9 Halloween Ideas That Don’t Involve Trick or Treating

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If you’re not really into Trick or Treating this Halloween year, here are some spooky ideas to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve your own style: Carve Pumpkins this Halloween A family favorite and classic Fall activity, and...

Tips for Halloween Trick or Treating in the Era of Social Distancing

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If you’re like me, you are probably LOVING the cooler weather and excited about Halloween being on a Saturday and during a rare Blue Moon! The stars have aligned for a fantastic evening of...
Eco-friendly Products

14 Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

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I recently made a resolution to reduce the amount of waste we’re producing in our house, particularly single-use plastic. I have a long way to go on my journey to zero-waste living, but I’ve...

50 Simple Outdoor Activities for Kids

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We may be staying home right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go outside and enjoy some time in nature. (Just stay close to home and follow social distancing guidelines.) While time spent...

Mom’s Guide To Valentines Day

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Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day to celebrate love and romance with your sweetheart.  It used to mean expensive champagne, fine chocolate, red roses and a candlelit dinner.  But Let’s get real, once you...

DIY CRAFT: A GNOME FOR YOUR HOME

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Appears that gnomes are all the rage this holiday season.  And boy have I drank the juice.  Heck, I think I’ve bathed in it because I’ve gnome off the deep end.  I can’t even...

Austin’s Best Girls Night Out Spots

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Are mounds of laundry, loads of dishes and screaming kids consuming your life? Mom-ing is challenging and girl time is important to recharge! I have curated a short list of my top faves, both...