Sand & Sun At Galveston Beach

Galveston Island is always a great getaway spot for our family.  It is close to home and makes you feel as if you've stepped right into vacation mode.  The beach, the wind, fun gift shops, great restaurants and more!  The cleanliness of the Galveston Beach water is nothing when compared to a Florida Beach, but Galveston is less then two hours away from home.  The boys love playing in the beach, dreaming about catching small sharks off the pier … [Read more...]

Baylor University Basketball Camp

This was Travis' first year to attend the Baylor University overnight basketball camp.  It was a great experience for him since he will be selecting colleges before we know it.  He was able to experience dorm life, dorm food and get a feel for their campus.  Baylor is a little over three hours away from our house, just enough distance to be away from home, yet close enough to visit frequently.  Above you can see a photo of the campers on the last … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Moms Looking To Save Money

On average, Texas households spend $148 per month on electricity. That’s one of the highest rates in the country. A lot of electricity usage comes from keeping homes cool during hot summer months. This summer, you can save money by following these five tips. Use Window Shades and Blinds to Your Advantage Image via Flickr by sun dazed Most people know they can use drapes and other window coverings to keep cold air out of their homes … [Read more...]

Houston Area Flood Pictures May 2016

Last Thursday the rain began and school was cancelled for Friday due to the flood.  The rain settled down early Friday morning and came back strong that afternoon.  This weekend my husband and I were out and about and I grabbed the following images to share with you.  The picture above shows a business that is off I 45 that is on stilts.  This business sits high above the ground and my kids always comment on it as we drive by.  Now my nine year … [Read more...]

May 26-27 Houston Area Flood

The rain started coming down fast and hard last night.  The water level of our pool was spilling over onto the patio.  Check out the Greenbelt behind our our fence line.  The creek rose quickly and the water kept heading our way until it ran under our fence and on top of our back patio.  Thankfully the water level dropped back quickly and we could stop worrrying that the water would hit our home.  Many people were without power and the high … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Are Your Shorts Tight? — Mine Are!

I let my guard down on my food intake and here I am, living in Texas with warm weather upon me and last year's shorts too tight to wear in public.  Does this sound familiar?  Has it happened to you?  If so, it's ok, we've still got time to gain control of our food intake, drink more water and get moving in order to burn more calories.  I sell Advocare and know exactly how to drop this weight, now I just have to DO IT! Since I really want to be … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Herb Garden

You hear that you need to eat more fresh and organic greens everywhere, but it can be hard to find them outside of Whole Foods.  Unless they are sitting right on your windowsill in the form of an herb garden!  Fresh basil, parsley, or thyme are useful in so many different ways.  Not only will they add major flavor to your pasta, salad and other dishes, it’s also super healthy and can liven up your kitchen!  A green thumb is not necessary to grow … [Read more...]

2016 Houston Rodeo Fun

Last week was Summer Break and we went to the Houston Rodeo for the day to check out the shopping, the rodeo and the Georgia Florida Line concert.  Check out the photo above, this is one of the stands that we saw on our way into the festivities.  Each year I think about this, but I have yet to try anything.  If you were to get something from this Fried A Fair stand, which would you get? How about this?  How many footballs would guess this … [Read more...]

It’s Spring Break This Week

Has Spring Break hit your house yet?  It's in full swing over here at our house.  We've played at several parks, swam in the pool, hit the video games, played basketball, washed cars, watched movies and just enjoyed the time away from school. Yes, the water was cold, but the boys were excited about the warm Texas weather.  So after they had enough of the cold water, they hopped in the hot tub to warm up a bit.  Thank goodness the previous … [Read more...]

Why Spring Is The Best In Texas

Spring is a wonderful season just about anywhere, but here in Texas we make it a little extra wonderful.  After a long cold winter (just kidding) Texans get spring a little earlier than most of the country and take full advantage of the perfect weather before it starts boiling again. Here are some of the things that make spring the best in Texas: Rodeos – No one can do a rodeo like Texans.  All across our state we’re putting on our best … [Read more...]

Houston Area Must See Attractions

Planning a visit to Houston?  Having a friend come to visit Houston?  Just want to do some exploring?  Here are some great places to go in the Houston area! Houston has many world-renowned art museums if you’re looking for an afternoon of high culture.  The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Menil Collection, and the Rothko Chapel all hold beautiful works of art, however one of my favorite art museums to visit is a little more unusual.  Houston … [Read more...]

Houston Area Roadtrip Tips

The following post was sent into the mom blog from Emily Blount - Enjoy! As a recent college graduate I've been driving between Houston, San Antonio, and Austin a lot recently and have become quite the professional roadtripper along the way.  I have found some interesting things on the road (pop-up car repair service… their garage was an empty field with a large piece of cardboard reading “fix ur car here”) so in case y’all take a roadtrip of … [Read more...]

James Harden Basketball Pro Camp

My boys attended a few camps this past summer, but the James Harden ProCamp was by far my nine year old's favorite.  He loves watching the Houston Rockets play basketball so meeting James Harden was the perfect opportunity for him. Here's the man himself... James Harden of the Houston Rockets Basketball Team.  He attended the camp and interacted with the campers throughout the duration of the two day camp.  He even gave away his shoes on … [Read more...]