Why Shop Small? Why Buy Handmade? Why Purchase From Us?

The online shopping world is saturated!  The Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are everywhere!  Why in the world should you worry about shopping small, supporting Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday?  Why should you bother buying handmade?   First, let's start with the overall umbrella of shopping with small businesses: 1. Small businesses give back (more) to your community When you support a local business, you’re also supporting your town, city, and…

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The Kendall County Fair

Worst fair (for us) ever!  But we had a blast!  ;) A few weeks before, we started gathering up the boys' best photography.  Got them ordered, framed, titled, and turned in by the early deadline. {Evan ended up with a 3rd place ribbon, two 2nd place, and two 1st place ribbons.  No Best of Show.  Ben ended up with a 3rd place ribbon and several 2nd places.  Definitely disappointed that…

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TRAVEL TEXAS (South Padre Island)

We are back from our annual South Padre trip!  (the week that I look forward to all year) I've been posting pictures for days, and I've been trying to answer lots of questions.  Here's the scoop, in case you have more...         We have found that six days is good for us. That's one day of packing up, driving the five hours, and spending an evening in…

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The Sky Isn’t Falling

I am healthy.  I rarely get sick.  I saw my ob/gyn while I was pregnant.  I made myself go for a check-up right around turning 40.  And I see the dentist fairly regularly.  But I'll admit... I don't watch my blood pressure or cholesterol, I'd never had my eyes checked as an adult, etc, etc.  I could go on.  But you moms know the drill.  Every other person comes first,…

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Models Wanted!

It's time!  Our anniversary is here... and we're out of great images from our last model search!   The details? I need to stock up on beautiful photos of our products, being modeled by and used by actual humans.  ;)  I have one full week without my kids, to dedicate to this project.  All I need is for people to volunteer and show up.   When? I have dates and…

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This is Dyslexia

I haven't hidden it.  Evan's had a rough go of it.  It's never affected his outgoing, funny, inquisitive, sweet, and kind nature... or his love of learning.  But, school has not been easy.   Nothing was every noticed in preschool or kinder.  He was just learning the numbers, the letters, routines, and rules.   But in first grade, he wasn't keeping up.  His reading was very medial and wasn't progressing. …

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My Beauty Routine

Okay, so I am always asked exactly what products I use in my daily routine.  Am I really using my own?  What other brands do I trust, along with my all-natural one?  Here's the scoop.... My typical day starts with a shower.       I first wash my face with Nature Nate's raw honey.  Yep, that's what I said.  Honey!  I'll be writing a blog on the benefits of…

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Viva Fiesta!

Well, San Antonio's fiesta wasn't as awesome for us as I had hoped it would be.  Next year I'll know to watch the calendar and plan ahead.  (this year Evan was with his dad one weekend, and we were camping on the other weekend) But other than missing both weekends of the big event.... The decorations and mariachi station (on Pandora) were a big hit at work.      …

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The Joy of Raising Chickens

IF YOU'VE BEEN CONTEMPLATING RAISING CHICKENS OF YOUR OWN, CONSIDER THIS: -you may spend countless hours each week watching FARM TV in your backyard -you may end up being labeled a "Crazy Chicken Lady" -friends may tag you in every chicken social media post they see -once you fall in love with your hens, this may lead to needing more chicks next year -and since chickens are a gateway farm…

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National Handmade Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I created a national holiday, y'all!  Me! I proposed my idea, made its case, paid the processing fee, and waited. It was so exciting to hear back from them, that from now on, the first Saturday in April will always be National Handmade Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because our time, sewing, pouring, sanding, making, our love, mixing, formulating, quilting, soldering, dreaming, our dedication, and our blood, sweat, and tears all needs to be…

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