Travel Experiences with Trip Advisor

Yes, you read the title correctly. Not only is TripAdvisor the go-to for reviews on cities, hotels, and destinations far and wide – it’s also THE place you should be heading to actually BOOK the details that will make your trip unforgettable.  The experiences. You all know I LOVE to travel, and I spend a […]

Family Travel: A Weekend in Grapevine, Texas

I’ll be upfront with you here…until I WENT to Grapevine, Texas, I really didn’t expect much from Grapevine, Texas. The very first time I went was about 4 years ago, to a mommy blogger conference, with some of my most favorite friends. We stayed at the Gaylord Texan. For 5 days. And in 5 full […]

Easy Texas Lonestar Pasta Bolognese

Today I’m sharing a pasta dish with you, courtesy of our sponsor Skinner® pasta.  I hope you’ll love it! As you may know, I’m now a Texan.  Becoming a Texan has been easier than I imagined, as coming from a very proud state (both Virginia and West Virginia), I know how to puff up my chest and […]

Where to Stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Did you survive the winter? This year, to me, has flown by, and one of the reasons has been the weather. Certainly, these past few months have been record setting, no? Here in Texas, we saw only a two-day cold snap, then out of nowhere, temperatures were hovering around the 80s. Which is fine, you […]

Fluffy Belgian Waffles…Breakfast for Dinner

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, the makers of PEPCID®. I received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.   I travel a lot.  As in, […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year…Ideas for FUN!

This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict. Take, for example, being asked to work yet again with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, in JANUARY. Which, happens to be my BIRTHDAY, which happens to fall right on […]

A Weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma

I’ll be the first one to agree with you here. Oklahoma?  Have you ever heard of anyone taking a vacation in Oklahoma? I hadn’t. But here I was, traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a long weekend fam trip with my new husband and Seven, my son.  My second time ever in the state, only preceded […]

Chocolate Covered Bacon Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Covered Bacon. Browned Butter. Chocolate Chips. Yeah…I put all of this into one delicious cookie. It’s baking season, and if you haven’t started already, I know you are about to this week. It’s such a fun time, getting together with friends and family, baking and celebrating.  It’s on our agenda all week, from Yule […]

So I Made My Own Wedding Cake

Did you know?  I just got married.  That handsome fellow I told you about?  Mister Texas? Rust?  Yeah…I married him a few days ago, in the hotel where we met.  It was a perfect day, with close family and friends, great food, lots of smiles.  I count my blessings that I found him, and that […]