The Best Family Game Night Ideas – Quality Unplugged Time

Family Game night board Games

Sometimes it feels like we have been trapped indoors forever. This winter has been incredibly cold. I think this spring will be very rainy. When we are all stuck indoors for a long time, we need some family fun activity to do. We have found many family game night ideas to fight those inside blues. We were so excited when Hasbro sent the new Elefun and Friends Mouse Trap game to try. Elefun and Friends Mouse Trap was so easy to set up. We had it all put together in just a few minutes for family game night. Little Face loved to see the little ball […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu at Our House for 2013

This Thanksgiving is bittersweet for me this year. I am excited to be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house. We normally travel every year for Thanksgiving to celebrate with  family. This year family is coming to see us. My husband’s mom has arrived yesterday, and arrived Tuesday. However, this is the first year I will be celebrating Thanksgiving without my loving mom. I know I will miss her dearly today. I really enjoyed all of her baking she did for us every year. In order to honor her this Thanksgiving, I will be making her many of her wonderful dishes. I wanted to share with […]

Sea World AdventureCon 2013

Sea World AdventureCon 2013

We had a blast at Sea World San Antonio and the Aquatica water park while at AdventureCon 2013 Conference. It was great time for a conference, since we had already planned on spending a week in the Hill Country area of Texas.   This conference was different than any other I had been to before. I love how Sea World thought of my whole family to be involved in the conference. While I was learning my family was able to do fun crafts and they also met a few animals up close. Sea World Loves Their Animals We learned how Sea World takes great care […]

Planting Seeds of Change


Thanks to Nestle® Pure Life® and Linquia for sponsoring this article planting seeds and why I stay hydrated. Growing up we always had a garden. I would help by planting seeds every year with my parents. My mom would always can or preserve our food for us to eat all year round. When you grow up doing this, you just take it for granted it will always be there. Now that I am older we are trying our hand at growing a garden this year. Last year was a complete FAIL. We had no idea what we were doing. I never understood how hard my mom […]

Miss You Mama


The angels are rejoicing in heaven, since they have called a new one home. My mother passed away this Saturday and I will be taking some much needed time off. Her health has been declining over the passed years and god has called her home. I spent last week taking care of her in the hospital. I am so thankful to have that time with her. I will be spending this week celebrating her life she spent with us making all of us who we are. I know I would not be the person I am today if my mom didn’t spoil me rotten when […]

Traveling With Kids: Christmas Vacation

Traveling with kids

When we are traveling with kids during the holidays, we try to follow the same strategy we use when we vacation on a budget. If you are not used to traveling with kids, this could be a challenge. We travel so much with our kids I have it down to a science. The best way to pack snacks and when to take breaks. Keep things simple when traveling with kids. Try to keep as much of a similar routine and to your normal schedule. Traveling with Kids: Packing Gifts One frustrating thing when traveling with kids during the Christmas holidays, is traveling with presents. How do […]

Our Trip to the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

Pumpkin Farm 3 Pumpkins

We had a great time at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm last weekend in Celina Texas. If you haven’t ever been this little pumpkin farm, this is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in cool October weather here in the Dallas area. The cost is very reasonable for $8 a person over 3 you will get a cup of animal food for each person in you party to feed the animals and a hot dog. They have a couple of longhorns, goats and sheep you can pet and feed in the little petting zoo. Little face and my step son just loved feeding the […]

10 Things to do in Dallas Under $10 With Kids – When it Rains

Things to do in Dallas

We are getting into the rainy season and Little Face and I are always looking for something dry to do. Here is a great list of the top 10 frugal things to do in Dallas when it is raining. He needs to be entertained as much as I do on cold, dreary rainy days. I usually need to get out of the house and he needs entertainment and I don’t want to spend a lot of money. As a frugal Dallas mom blogger I have a few things to do in Dallas when it rains. Photo Courtesy of By Cordphaeton  Top 10 Things to do in […]

How Building a Backyard Playset Saved my Sanity

Backyard Playset Box

My husband went out of town on Wednesday. I didn’t know this until Monday, since I am a planner this through me off a little. I planned on picking up Little Face’s backyard playset on Tuesday. Hubs was out of town all week last week. I did really well with the kids while he was out. I had meals planned for three and fun crafts and fun things to do. However, Wednesday is the day my week started to go down hill.  I did well staying patient on Wednesday. We bought a new Adventures Rock Climber and Slide playset  for Little Face for his birthday […]