Get Your Thinking Cap On…It’s Summer Vacation Planning Time!!

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Sometimes getting to the most magical place on earth isn't the most magical experience. As the holidays pass and the new year begins, a lot of families start to plan their summer trips.  For...

Promoting Health and Wellness From a Young Age

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As mothers all we really want in the end is to know that we have done the best things possible for our children, right?  We take them to the doctor for immunizations and to...

Elf on a Shelf

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Have you heard of Elf on a Shelf? Well, for those of you who haven't, Elf on a Shelf is a a book written by mother-daughter duo Carol Aebersold and Chandra Bell. In...

Weekly Recap: November 28 through December 4

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Can you believe it's December? I certainly can't.  Santa is making his grand appearance in 20 days (since he arrives on the 24th an all!) Eeek...I'm sure elves are on shelves and trees are...

Holiday Budgeting: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Holiday Budgeting is a stressful thing for the average family.  I know in the Barry home we struggled with how far to extend our gift giving and how much we could spend on each...

Fun In Austin: Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

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When I posted on my Facebook that I had "checked in" to Barton Creek Resort and Spa Wednesday night, one of my girlfriends commented and said, “oooh, fancy.” If you’re looking for a true...

DIY Monogram Frame

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When I made the headband holder, I had just enough scrapbook paper left over to do something cute with and it was clearly too much to throw away… so I measured it out and realized I...

Family 4 Pack Giveaway to the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary

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Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! This week’s giveaway is to the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary! We took Lincoln to the Austin Zoo a couple weekends ago and had so much fun! The...

Weekly Recap: November 21-26

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We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families and if you traveled outside of the 512 it was safe and traffic-less.  Thank you all for understanding our posting hiccups this...

Ten Registry Items You CAN’T Live Without!

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I don't know about you but I LOVED Allison's post about the Top Ten Registry Items You DON'T Need! I remember heading to Buy Buy Baby and being completely overwhelmed by the 15 feet...