Packing List: Day On The Water

If you are getting ready for a fun day on the water, make sure you have the essentials! As always, you will want to pack your swimsuit and a towel! Just in case, pack two towels. Someone else will probably forget his or hers. Next, bring some baggies for your electronics. I have experienced this one too many times – someone thinks they are being funny by throwing your clothes in the lake but they do not realize that your phone is in your pocket … [Read more...] Pickleball Gear

Have you ever heard of pickleball? sells pickleball equipment from various companies as well as creating and selling their own WolfeSports pickleball paddles. Their #1 selling paddle is called the Wolfe XF which comes in multiple colors and comes with a paddle case.  This pickleball paddle is an edgeless carbon fiber product and measures 15.5" in length, 7.625 " in width with a grip of 4.25 inches and weighing 8.3 … [Read more...]

What Are The Different Types Of Water Filters For Your Refrigerator?

When it comes to doing everything you can to guard the comfort and safety of your family, one of the vital steps that should never be overlooked is purchasing a water filter for your refrigerator. By taking this action, you can guarantee clean, safe drinking water for your family. You will also save a great deal of time and money by not having to take the extra step of purchasing bottled water to drink. And you'll remove the possibility of … [Read more...]

Is Mom Ready for a New Woman?

   Moms oftentimes have way too much on their plates. That said having mom get a new look and feel about herself can sometimes be the best thing that the doctor ordered. With that being the case, moms have opportunities galore to change their outward appearance often, even if finances and time are a little tight. So, is it time as a mom that you become a new woman? For those with mothers around, will you encourage and help her to change her … [Read more...]

How Do You Relieve Stress?

My youngest LOVES to fish!  After a long day at school, he loves to relax with a fishing pole in his hand.  He has a friend that lives nearby and they fish about 3 - 4 times a week together, especially after a long day of testing, etc. Sometimes he comes home from school and says it was so stressful that he just needs to fish.  I can completely understand that so I try to get him to the fishing hole as much as possible. He does like to keep … [Read more...]

GFY Good For You Carwash Progress

We're so excited to see our new billboards in place.  We have two of these nearby the GFY Express Carwash location in Spring TX and it feels great to see these as we drive by.  We have been working on many things behind the scenes so it's definitely time to see the progress of our work efforts. As far as our GFY Express Carwash location on 20615 Kuykendahl Rd. Spring, TX 77379, you can see a shot above.  The crew is busy getting the lot … [Read more...]

Is Mom Direct About Saving Money?

  When it comes to mom, she is oftentimes the one member of the household who knows how to save money. Whether it is cutting down on electric bills, saving money at the store, finding good deals on home improvements, mom is the one coming through time and time again with savings. So, what can mom do to lower the charges families pay to enjoy television? Research Providers and Get the Best Deal To start out with, doing one’s research … [Read more...]

Texas Rain Is Back In Our Area

Earlier this week, the kids missed two days of school due to flooding.  We only experienced rain for the beginning of the first non-school day, then it cleared up our way.  We are very lucky to live in this area as it is not one that is affected by flooding.  The school system sent the kids back to school yesterday and now today, the raining has started again.  The rain is steady with thunder and lightening as well. I know the kids are at … [Read more...]

The Simple Benefits of Shutters

This past summer we remodeled our kitchen.  I was stuck between blinds and shutters and I took the plunge and went for shutters and I am so glad that I did.  My kitchen shutters "make" my kitchen! When it comes to window coverings, there are three basic types: blinds, curtains, and shutters. Many people have their own preferences when it comes to what type of window covering they choose, but it's important to understand the strengths and … [Read more...]

Houston Texas Flooding

We are extremely lucky to live in an area that doesn't get hit with flooding.  We have had tons of rain over the last two days with school being cancelled by today and yesterday.  Above you will see a shot from our front door.  This was as bad as it got at our house while other area homes are taking in water and people have lost their lives in the flood waters.  There are many areas that are shut down and many areas that are still taking on … [Read more...]

“Bulk” Shopping At Costco

We opened a Costco account to use for our office supplies and vending machines at our future GFY Carwash location.  I have never been one to buy food at the bulk item locations, but I am all for it when it comes to non-expiring goods as long as I have a good storage place for them.  I've only been to Costco a few times and I was always in a rush, so I didn't have time to really check this store out until the other day. I went through the … [Read more...]

Give Away Unwanted Items

We had used the concrete blocks above and the bricks in the picture below to put together an area behind our home in the greenbelt where we could enjoy our firepit on cool evenings.  Our temporary patio area was discovered and we were told that we would be fined unless we removed our temporary fire area.  In order to show that we were following the rules.  We threw all the concrete blocks into one area and have been trying to find good ways to … [Read more...]

Is Your Daughter Getting Engaged?

  Is Your Daughter Getting Engaged? For any mother, seeing their daughter getting engaged and ultimately walking down the aisle has to be one of the most rewarding periods in their lives. That said it can also be a stressful time, especially if the young couple have financial issues to deal with. As a mother, is your daughter contemplating getting engaged? If so, is she ready for that next big step in her life? Give the Best … [Read more...]

Take A Day Off!

As a working mom, and let me say that ALL moms are working moms (being a mom is NOT an easy task!), we all need a break at some point. We actually work 24/7 as a parent on top of any other jobs we have inside or outside of the home. On our days off, we tend to do things around the house like the laundry or a deep clean. We might work outside on the yard that has needed a cut for almost a week now. We might even spend the whole day cleaning and … [Read more...]

Tackle Large Amounts Of Dirty Laundry

  Summer is going to be here before we know it. That means the kids will be out of school and most likely running around your house keeping it nice and messy for you! That also means your laundry loads will probably double in size. Kids like to play outside, change their outfits, play inside, change again and then once again head outside and change before bed. As a parent myself, I tend to slack on the laundry. I do not mind doing … [Read more...]

Our Hamster Stripe Was Buried

Yesterday was a sad afternoon, after having our hamster Stripe since first grade, my third grader experienced his first pet burial.  We were told that a hamster's life span was around two / two and a half years so Stripe had a full life with us. Bobby knew that this was coming and had been talking about the expected short lifespan for months now.  Stripe went to sleep curled up in her blue bed as usual and never woke back up.  I put her in a … [Read more...]