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Trip to Taos!

Jason and I decided in the summer to take a trip around Christmas, just the two of us. We wanted to go to a ski town and be around the snow. We found the cutest place in Taos and thought we could drive down there. We spent the night in Amarillo on our way, at the Big Texan Inn, across the street from the Big Texan Ranch, one of our favorite pit stops! It was all decked out for Christmas. A good meal and a full night's sleep was awesome! The next day we headed to New Mexico! The GPS took us on an adventure. We ended up on this dirt road through the mountains. It was a little scary there for a while, wondering if we were on the right track, but before we knew it, it popped us off right at Angel Fire and we were on our way! It's a good thing Jason and I were in good spirits and laughing, we were both a little worried! We were pleasantly surprised by the town of Taos. It's a small village of nice resorts and restaurants. However, we were surprised about two weeks before arri…

Woman's Club Christmas Tour of Homes

Well, hello! It's been a while since I've blogged, not because nothing is going on but because I just have been preoccupied with some other things. I was asked this year to participate in the Grand Prairie Women's Club Christmas Tour of Homes. It was such an honor to be asked, and of course my first thought was I'd love to! This is right up my alley. After about a day of Christmas decorating, I was asking myself "what did I say yes to??" I was very excited about the event and couldn't wait to get to know some new people but it took a lot of work and preparation to get my house ready. Many people paid money to see this tour, but I'm going to give you a picture tour for FREE! How lucky do you feel right now?? Our living room took on a red and gold theme. I found myself using a lot of those colors throughout the area.




The breakfast nook had a gold and white theme. I really loved how this tree and space turned out. With all of the candles lit, and the …

7 Rules For Moms

It's been a while since I've written a blog post on here (not that anyone has been missing it!). I was going to share some pictures of my kids from the last couple of months, but decided to change that after a movie I watched tonight. Avery was in bed and Jason was watching Monday night football, so I decided to check out what Hallmark had on On-Demand. I was hoping to come across a Christmas movie, but didn't find any. I did find a movie called Mom's Day Out. This movie was harmless of course, but it urked me. Here's the run down - a stay at home mom, married to a busy-always-on-the-phone realtor, becomes annoyed when her husband and teenage kids (who steal her makeup, make huge messes they can't seem to clean up on their own and bark grocery orders as they are walking out the door on the way to see their friends) don't remember or celebrate Mother's Day. Her old friend comes into town, her friend with an exciting career and wardrobe, and invites her …

My Fall Essentials

Well, school finally got started, we took our last summer trip to the beach and the weather started getting cooler. Ok, it got cooler a couple of days last week. But, cool weather is still on the horizon! The other day, I woke up to the cooler morning air and I couldn't resist getting into the fall mood. Parachute, a luxury bedding company, inspired me to write about a few of my cozy fall essentials we have at our house. Without a doubt, the number one and two things we love for comfort in the cooler weather are pillows and blankets. I love blankets that are soft, fuzzy, and warm! I have several of these around my house in every room, ready to be used when laying down and watching a movie! Fall shopping is always done around this time for both the kids and adults. As we walked into the store, my next favorite fall essential was on sale and staring right me - hoodies! In Texas, weather can change day by day and even hour by hour. It's often you wear a short sleeve shirt durin…