Craft Room Sneak Peek

The nice thing about kids leaving the nest is that it leaves a lot more room for the people still at home. Since India and York flew the coop, we’ve had a lot of shuffling and redecorating of rooms. Let’s just say I find myself at Home Depot just about… Read More

Teenage Brain Damage

I have four teenagers. I knew when I got pregnant the fourth time in five years that one day this phase in life would come. I imagined the teenage years as being full of all sorts of drama and emotional outbursts, but honestly having teenage kids isn’t so much like… Read More

Preparedness Week 19–Meat

Man cannot live by bread alone (Cookies, yes).  That’s where we need meat. Meat is my favorite form of protein and it’s going to be a long, dull pandemic/apocalypse/hurricane if you haven’t got any.  There are a jillion choices out there but most meat options are going to be available… Read More

Preparedness Week 15–Pasta

So, did you have a nice break from worrying about food storage? Let’s get back down to business here. You will most likely be traveling this summer at some point so let’s have this be preparedness every-other-week for the next few weeks. On the off-weeks you can catch up with… Read More

Preparedness Week 7–Water

) Do you guys remember this skit on Sesame Street? I seriously remember this one. You don’t want to end up like Luis, do you? Crawling across a barren soundstage in search of water?  Of course you don’t. In case you didn’t already know this, water is THE most important… Read More

Little Pink Houses

I don’t have much to say today so I’m just going to leave you a picture of this pretty pink house. It’s near my friend Lisa’s ranch. Every time I drive by it I think how much I love Second Empire-style houses. And then I think I might like to… Read More

Let the Laziness Commence

We finally made it to Arizona. I love this place. Even though the weather is similar to Texas (they are the same temperature at this exact moment), Arizona–especially where my in-laws are–looks so different. People here take great pains to make it look all lush and gorgeous: palm trees and… Read More