Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

School shootings. How I wish they were not something we even know or have to worry about. But there were 24 school shootings in 2018 where someone was hurt or killed and 22 school shootings in the first half of 2019. And it continues. There were two back to back...
Road Trip: Galveston, Texas

Road Trip: Galveston, Texas

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   I have lived in Texas for the better part of 35 years and it took a good part of that time for me to come to appreciate Galveston, a beach town about 50 miles from...
Senior Year College Move-In Day

Senior Year College Move-In Day

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   We just got back from moving our daughter back into her college dorm for her senior year. SENIOR YEAR! It has gone so fast. We were due for a good one, because junior...
Upcoming College Scholarship Workshop

Upcoming College Scholarship Workshop

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   If you have a student in college or one who is about to start, you know all too well how expensive it can be. I can’t think of any family who wouldn’t...
Host a Christmas in July Party!

Host a Christmas in July Party!

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   The July Fry is in full swing here in Texas, and from the looks of it, it’s hot pretty much everywhere. Amazon had its Prime Day in July, and many retailers have...
Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon Prime Day Deals

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Amazon Prime Day (or days this year) is upon us! 🙂 Last year’s Prime Day was 36 hours, and this year the deals run a full 48 hours. This year the fun starts...
Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

  I hesitate to wade into it, but we need to talk about this. Last week, Nike released a new athletic shoe that featured what is known as the Betsy Ross Flag, presumably timing the shoe release with Independence Day.     Then Colin Kaepernick, the...
Anatomy of an Awesome Freshman Dorm Room

Anatomy of an Awesome Freshman Dorm Room

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   My daughter and I were at five below recently and when I turned down the aisle with all the dorm stuff, I shuddered a little, thinking back to the summer three years...
Stroopwafel Ice Cream

Stroopwafel Ice Cream

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   I’m a little bit crazy about Stroopwafels. I LOVE those things. They are a treat from the Netherlands, thin wafer cookies that have a layer of caramel filling....
Amazon Tiny Houses

Amazon Tiny Houses

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Tiny houses! We have been on the tiny house bandwagon ever since it began. My daughter was instantly drawn to the whole tiny house movement and we have watched all the...