for the love of Texas – #FromHereForHere

This post is graciously sponsored by Ozarka Brand Natural Spring Water. Ozarka Water comes from three Texas springs, and is uniquely #FromHereForHere. Find a bottle at your local store or sign up for convenient Ozarka delivery. All words and opinions are my own. Texas is the only state I’ve ever lived in. And I say that […]

back to school with Zappos and the #dayofwow

This post is generously sponsored by Zappos. “How many balloons do you think are in there?” I asked my kids, pen poised over the scrap of paper to place in the jar. “Five thousand fifty hundred!” So we need a little work on our numbers. Mainly the concept that “five thousand fifty hundred” is not […]

an office space with uncommon goods

This post is graciously sponsored by Uncommon Goods. Uncommon Goods believes that it is their responsibility to use their business to impact the world in a positive way. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support this little blog.   I have a new desk! Of my own! For the past, oh, forever, I’ve had my laptop firmly […]

go out and play. and sweat.

Every single summer I see people (via my Facebook feed) going outside and enjoying the sunshine. Cookouts, picnics, trips to the park…it’s all very idyllic and such. Yeah, we don’t really do that here in Texas. Our summers are spent mostly indoors, unless there’s water involved. The kids haven’t wanted to go out and play […]

sick stories, AKA let’s make sure kids #GoBackHealthy

This is a sponsored post by CVS’s MinuteClinic as a part of their #GoBackHealthy Back to School Health & Safety Campaign.    I can probably count the number of times my kids have been very sick on two hands, which isn’t bad, considering there are three of them. From the time they were babies, they just haven’t […]

Find the time to write

Note: I used Grammarly for proofreading online because sometimes even the biggest grammar snobs don’t catch their own mistakes. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Grammarly. Every once in a while I do sponsored posts because they help me contribute to my family or do fun things like go to conferences. All bad writing and terrible metaphors […]

That day I got pampered at Novita Spa

Girl confession time: I’m not that into pampering. I’ve had exactly 1 massage and 2 pedicures in my entire life, and that’s the extent of my pampering experience. It’s just not really my thing. Massages feel good I guess, if I can get over the small detail about a stranger touching me in almost all […]

The eyes have it

People who don’t wear glasses or contacts freak me out. My sister just got glasses this year. My sister in law only has to wear them for night driving. My father didn’t get glasses until he was well into his 40s, and that was mainly for reading. My husband’s prescription is so weak that I […]