Happy Fall!

Last week, the kids and I spent 7 full hours at the Arboretum with some great friends.  No toys, no TV, just wide open spaces and lots of nature!! The girls were plenty entertained with all the hay, pumpkins, dirt, grass and sticks!

Here are some highlights!




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Lovebug has been wanting to go on a quest for new, fun parks & playgrounds for some time now.  Going to parks & playgrounds has been something we’ve enjoyed as a family for years and now that our time in the metroplex is limited, we want to check out as many as we can before we . . . → Read More: ParkQuest

The Gluten-Free Makeover: A Healthier You!

Giveaways coming from this event!! I will be reviewing, and then giving away a signed copy of “Autism – Recovery Against All Odds” by Kristi Chrysler.  I will also be giving away a Gluten-Free Sample Package of goodies!  Stay tuned for details.

Last night I attended an awesome gluten-free event sponsored by the North Texas Gluten Intolerance . . . → Read More: The Gluten-Free Makeover: A Healthier You!

Big Savings with Big Tex at the State Fair!

The Texas State Fair is almost here!  It opens on September 24 and runs though October 17.  The food, the rides, the gadgets for sale (that I love to see but never buy), the arts & crafts, the animals, the pyrotechnics!  We look forward to it every year.  You all know I love to be frugal . . . → Read More: Big Savings with Big Tex at the State Fair!

One week to go – “staycation” time!

Hubby ships out in 8 days to start his re-enlistment training! It’s like being on a roller coaster ride at the top of the huge hill, and just tipping over the edge on the way down.  Here we gooooooooo!

Hubby had his last day at his previous job yesterday.  This next week our family is having a . . . → Read More: One week to go – “staycation” time!

Gringos hunt for tacos

A couple years ago, Hubby was fortunate to have a job that required him to live in the Yucatan area of Mexico for about 4 months.  During that time, he became a big fan of “tacos al pastor”.   Take corn tortillas, and fill them with wonderfully seasoned pork roasted on a spit, and sliced fresh when . . . → Read More: Gringos hunt for tacos

Schooling at the zoo

I’ve been going to the Dallas Zoo for a long time, but only recently realized what a great resource they have at their Nature Exchange! It’s in the Children’s Zoo area, right near the bathrooms.

You can read the details on their webpage, but to sum it up:

* Children bring in items from nature. Up to 5 . . . → Read More: Schooling at the zoo