See Our Family Discover Boating at Lake Granbury, Texas! #DiscoverBoating

It didn’t take me very many years into my life to discover boating. When I was a kid my parents had a boat share (that’s a thing, right?); they went in on a boat with some friends. They shared the payment, the time, and the fun. What fun summers we had in that boat! We… [read more]

Our 10th Anniversary in New Orleans – Bourbon Orleans Hotel Review

“You don’t drink?! What are you doing in New Orleans then?!” That was our waiter on the last day of our Memorial Day weekend trip to New Orleans. After having spent a couple days in New Orleans I was taken aback by our waiters comment. Anyone who thinks New Orleans is only good for getting… [read more]

Awesome Anniversary Staycation Ideas

Sometimes you need a vacation but you’re just not in the mood to spend a lot of money or spend a lot of time and energy traveling. For these circumstances, a staycation is the perfect solution. Summer is around the corner and with it, many anniversaries. For your anniversary, you might feel pressured to do… [read more]

Things to do in Natchitoches, the Oldest City in Louisiana!

The other day as I was planning our next anniversary getaway (New Orleans in just a couple weeks!!!) I realized that I never shared our pictures from our Natchitoches visit with you. Last year, around this time, my husband and I spent our anniversary in the quaint little town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Established in 1714… [read more]

Sesame Street Live is coming to Bossier City, Louisiana! Promo Code + Giveaway!

  I’m so excited to announce that Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” is coming to Shreveport / Bossier City, LA February 17 & 18!  Make sure you keep reading for important details about the event including a Sesame Street Live promo code! Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster,… [read more]

Discover, Learn, and Enjoy the Perot Museum in Dallas + Giveaway

Last week while in Dallas for our Thanksgiving break my boys and I had the chance to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  We’d been to the Perot Museum once before, but due to it’s massive size we only made it to two of its 5 floors. The Perot Museum of Nature and… [read more]

Attn DFW Readers! Texas Pride Rug Design Contest from Vecco DIY Rug Décor – You Could Win $2,500!

This is a sponsored blog post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Vecco DIY Rug Decor to post this story. Turning a house into a home is something you can be proud of. If you’re creative, crafty and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Vecco DIY Rug Décor… [read more]

Win Tickets to the Louisiana State Fair! Giveaway – #GoPhone

Disclosure: This post is sponsored. All products mentioned and reviewed on this page are compliments of AT&T. All opinions of the products are my own. When I was a kid we went to the Del Mar Fair on the southern California coast every single summer.  It was an event not to be missed! We looked… [read more]

Blickenstaffs Toy Store – Where You Can #BringTraditionHome

Thanks to Blickenstaff’s for sponsoring this post! It is a pleasure to write about a place my family loves! Stepping in the door of Blickenstaff’s is like revisiting my childhood. There are a few stops that are a must when we visit our family in Provo, Utah.  One of these stops is Blickenstaff’s, a wonderful… [read more]

Our Zion Ponderosa and Zion National Park Vacation!

I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by!!  Here in Louisiana we have just three weeks until school starts again.  This summer we spent half our summer vacation time in Utah.  If you haven’t ever been to Utah, I highly recommend a visit! After a two-day road trip we started our vacation at… [read more]

On to Zion! Road Trip Recap

It is images like this that make a 24 hour car ride with 3 small children bearable for me. Texas Wind Farm  I am absolutely captivated by the scenery when I drive on long road trips.  I was lucky to have The Husband driving this time so I could take some pictures. Two weeks ago… [read more]

I’m a National Geographic Kids Insider!

After all the pictures I’ve been posting from our recent adventures in Zion National Park, I thought it would be fitting to announce that I’ve been chosen to be one of the newest National Geographic Kids Insiders! In case you missed my pictures on Instagram or Facebook here’s a cute selfie of Little Brother and… [read more]

A Little Vacation Planning is Just What This Mama Needs! + Vacation Sweepstakes!

I cannot even express how badly I want need to take a vacation.  I may or may not occasionally fantasize about throwing all my mom duties to the wind, skipping town, and sending myself on some exotic vacation.  Alas, I’m much too dutiful to ever take that impromptu a vacation. So, I’ve been keeping a lookout… [read more]

Our trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science!

Hey all! I’m back!  Ya miss me? The family and I took an impromptu weekend vacation to Dallas, Texas.  I have an aunt there who I hadn’t seen for over a year.  She travels a lot so we packed up the kids and headed over for a little visit while she was in town. She… [read more]