Over the last few years my focus and outlook on life have changed. Maybe it’s age, maybe maturity, maybe the near-death experience, maybe having a second child. Regardless of how it came about, I see things differently than I did before. I’ve tried to be kinder to the earth, kinder to and more tolerant of […]


It’s no secret that I like for my space to smell good. From incense to candles to scentsy plug-ins, I enjoy them all. At Christmas I received an essential oil diffuser as a gift, and since then, I’ve utilized essential oils on a daily basis.  Even before diffusing oils in my home, I occasionally used […]


For 11 years Xander was my whole world, my only child, my baby boy. While he was always enough, I knew he wouldn’t be my only child. Even when my doctor said she wasn’t sure I’d be able to have more children due to medical issues, I knew MJ would one day come.  Several years […]


I remember visiting Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, TX as a child. I can still recall the excitement of the “aquamaids” and other underwater performers, but most of all I remember watching in amazement an underwater swimming pig named Ralph. I remember the park fondly. Never again have I been underwater in a submarine or […]


We’ve had goat milk in the house for some time now; it’s all MJ drinks. She began drinking goat’s milk at about a year old after her little tummy couldn’t tolerate cow’s milk or lactose-free milk (read about our journey to goat milk here).  MJ drinks Meyenberg Goat Milk exclusively and since discovering recipes on their site […]


If you live anywhere within driving distance of San Marcos, TX, you’ve probably made the trip to San Marcos Premium Outlets at some point. If you haven’t, you need to. It’s a great place to find name brand items at great prices.  We usually head to the outlets several times a year to take advantage […]


I’m an animal lover. Always have been. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a pet. I’ve often had classroom pets too. From dogs and cats and hamsters to animals at the zoo, I enjoy being around animals, so you can imagine how quick I jumped at the chance to visit Fiesta Farm […]


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