Saturday we packed up the car with the kids, dog and one very large suitcase and made the short drive north to Salado, TX. Our room and dining plans were made, but we really did not know what to expect and quite honestly were a little nervous about bringing two young kiddos along. We checked into the Inn on the Creek and were handed our room key for Tonkawa. We were given a map of the property and told that the house made fudge and all the teas, sodas and drinks left in our r
Every year when the holiday season rolls around, I want to make sure we’re making lasting memories for our kiddos. Yes, we have our traditions and usually a few out of town guests visiting, but what I really yearn for is quality family time. Sometimes in our own homes we get lost in the chores and the busyness of tasks, it's nice to step away from all the distractions. And let me be perfectly honest because I am a mom and also a human being...convenience is the ultimate luxur
I was raised in Ohio where we could take day trips and easily get to different states, but once we moved to Texas I quickly realized I could drive hours and hours, yet still be in TEXAS! Thankfully, there are so many towns that make Texas exploration exciting. One town our family has fallen in love with is Boerne, TX (pronounced Bur-nee and considered San Antonio's 'hill country'). From Austin, Boerne is about a two hour drive and depending which route you take could lead to
Hubby and I moved to Austin, TX from Columbus, OH over five years ago away from all our family and trusted babysitters, so weekends away without our daughter are rare treats! With baby number two on the way, we wanted to take the time together to enjoy some days away from the parental hustle, schedule and time to just talk to one another, uninterrupted. Here are all the details about our "babymoon" weekend in Dallas, TX. Friday Stopped in Waco, TX for lunch at Milos. I had th
As you may have seen on Instagram, my hubby and I recently took a California trip together. We try to take at least one trip without our daughter each year to reset focus, explore together and pretend to be young and free (well, this time we realized we get more tired than we used to...haha). Sometimes the day to day schedule can seem so heavy. A week before our trip I spilled water on the kitchen floor and found myself almost completely wigging out! Sometimes we need a break
This past weekend our family visited family and friends in Columbus, Ohio where we lived before our big move to the Lone Star State. Every time we go back to visit, we get to explore new restaurants and shops and this past trip I really hit the jackpot! My mother in law and I have a relatively new tradition of a "girls date" where she and I escape for a few hours to "chitty chat" as she calls it. This time she said we HAD to go to Asterisk Supper Club in Uptown Westerville wh
Although airport food has improved over the years, it is still crazy expensive and typically not that healthy or fresh. Even though it involves a little prep, I prefer to pack our family's food. After we cram our carry on bag with a baby doll, a blanket, iPads, headphones, etc. our space is usually limited, so I opt for foods that do not require an ice pack. Some of my favorites are: 1. PB & J sandwich (our daughter will not eat jelly so we just make a sandwich with this) 2.
For my Birthday, two of my very best friends gifted me this cookbook. One of them lives in Atlanta, frequents MetroFresh restaurant and uses her own copy of Food & Thought on a regular basis (she made special mention of Mitchell Anderson's Marinated Chopped Kale Salad with Red Pears, Golden Raisens and Wanuts). I guess my girlfriends know me well enough to know I LOVE FOOD! My copy is currently hanging out on our kitchen counter with over twenty book marked recipes that I'm j