Busy Days, community, Family, Life, Local, Photos, Reviews, Uncategorized, Wildlife Habitat

Austin Zoo Day

Last week we had the privilege of visiting the Austin Zoo.  This is a beautiful facility focused on animal rescue and rehabilitation.  The animals are obviously well cared for and loved.  There several scheduled zoo keeper talks throughout the day and very well maintained feeding area as well. This is zoo is geared more towards… Read More Austin Zoo Day

Busy Days, Family, Food, Holiday, Life, party, Photos, Reviews, Vacation, Weekend

Texas Renaissance Festival!

     This past week, the kids and I had the privilege of attending the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission, TX.   Spending all of Saturday there we were thrilled with the sites and entertainment surrounding us.  The food was amazing, and very well priced for a festival!  Average cost of a full meal for… Read More Texas Renaissance Festival!

community, Creating, Friends, Good Reads, Life, Photos, Projects

The Perpetual You

(Photo courtesy of Kay Nass) About a year ago I stumbled across a collaborative group through Instagram.  Lee Lee Thompson had commented on one of my photos and as I looked over her feed I became curious about her group, The Perpetual You.  What I discovered was this was a collaborative group of women who… Read More The Perpetual You

Family, Food, Life, Reviews

For The Love Of Smoothie Bowls

  My family loves smoothies.  We drink them almost everyday!  It’s an excellent way to add a nutritious treat as well as a great way to start the day! I have been noticing this trend with smoothie bowls, so decided what better time to try one than when pairing Stonyfield Yogurt and Bob’s Red Mill… Read More For The Love Of Smoothie Bowls

Crafts, Family, Farm Life, Friends, Gardening, Life, Photos, Reviews

Monkey Mat

The *NEW* Quilted Monkey Mat is your cushy, portable mat for in/outdoor use that can go everywhere! Luxurious yet affordable and with lots of fun features, you can enjoy the waterproof base, central loops for attaching items, spill resistant top, weighted corners, loops for stakes, and the attached ultra-compact pouch to take everywhere! Perfect for… Read More Monkey Mat

Food, Friends, Health, Life, Local, One Small Change, thank you, Uncategorized

Tips On How You Can Help

Did you know September is Hunger Action Month? According to a 2014 study by Feeding America, 46.5 million Americans utilize a food bank. Lisa Tomasi, Philanthropy Expert and Founder of e-giving site YouGiveGoods, stresses that while many may feel that a small effort isn’t enough to make a change, every little bit helps someone who is facing hunger.… Read More Tips On How You Can Help

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Pack It With Stonyfield and Justin’s For Back-to-School Lunches!

Lunch time is easy when you have Stonyfield squeezers and Justin’s to go butters.  I know my kids are getting a great balance in nutrition, and they love the taste!    The Maple Almond Butter is hands down their favorite!  Easy to open pouches, I can throw these in with some crackers and they are… Read More Pack It With Stonyfield and Justin’s For Back-to-School Lunches!

community, Family, Farm Life, Friends, Gifts, Life, Local, Reviews, thank you, Uncategorized, Vacation

Tres Lunas Resort Part 2

(This is the second part of an article on our experience at the Tres Lunas Resort.  For Part 1 please click here.) Morning time.  After an amazing meal and dining experience the evening before, we awoke to a beautiful morning full of promise.  I was already trying to push away the feeling of sadness at… Read More Tres Lunas Resort Part 2

Life, Reviews, summertime, Uncategorized, Vacation

Tres Lunas Resort – Part 1

This is not your typical review.  This is not your typical accomodation.  This is a true experience.   Part 1….               Winding down a dirt road through groves of old Oak and Mesquite, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.  Cell service is in and out,… Read More Tres Lunas Resort – Part 1

Creating, Family, Life, Reviews, Uncategorized

An Interview With Shirley Nolan

This is a combined review and interview with someone not only very near and dear to me, but who is also a very talented writer.  I am so pleased to introduce you to my mom, Shirley Nolan Amador and her new novel, Lotus. My mom grew up in Indio, California during the 50’s.  Her parents… Read More An Interview With Shirley Nolan