Cleaning with Essentials Oils: Natural Flower Power

My grandmother cleaned everything with vinegar, and for a while now I’ve done the same. I mix vinegar with Dawn and clean everything from the kitchen counters to the shower with it. As… Continue reading

LEGO KidsFest: Something for Everyone!

LEGO KidsFest is going on in Austin right now and you can expect all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event… Continue reading

Clear Your Mind: A Journey to Meditation

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,… Continue reading

Essential Oil Jewelry: How I’ve Maintained My Sanity This Week

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… Continue reading

What’s In a Name? This is What’s in My Daughter’s. 

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… Continue reading

The Meadows Center: Not the Aquarena Springs I Remember

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… Continue reading

Goat Milk Recipe: Banana Milk Shake

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… Continue reading

San Marcos Premium Outlets: Deals for Summer and Back to School

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… Continue reading

Fiesta Farm: A Hands-On Experience

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… Continue reading

A Bitter-Sweet Goodbye to Summer

Today is my last official day of summer vacation. Sad, I know. It’s a bitter-sweet goodbye, as it is every year at this time.  I love, love, love my job. I consider myself… Continue reading