Fall was here… for a day or so

Pumpkin Skillet Cheesecake Brownies from The Grant Life

Fall was here. It lasted about 48 hours.  My kids drank it up with long sleeves and jackets, playing outside for as long as they possibly could. Did I mention it was in the high 70's? Yup. The goofballs had jackets on.  In their defense, they have never traveled outside further north than Dallas in the winter.  They probably think that ice freezes at 50 degrees, which I'm pretty sure it does.  (I hate being cold)  Even though it was back into the high 90's today and we probably have 6 more weeks of summer here in Houston, fall is exploding on Pinterest and … [Read more...]

10 Days!

10 days blog elevated

Today is 10 days until Blog Elevated Conference.  I'm cooler than a cucumber and pretty sure that's just a jumping bean in my chest, not heart palpitations.  Organizing a big conference like this brings to light many different things. Some of which I already knew and some that I'm learning.  1. Trying to loose weight before a stressful event is similar to to trying to find a healthy donut that's good for you.  Stress makes you stress out about when your next intake of sugar will be. Also the high amounts of coffee don't help the weight loss goal when you have to have … [Read more...]


Can you believe it's been 13 years since the towers fell? 13 years ago I had not met Mr. Byrd yet. We met online and had already been emailing back and forth for a few weeks. There was something there. We both felt it. In fact, plans were in the works to meet in person at that time. 13 years ago I had the flu. I was so sick that I called into work and fell back asleep on the couch before my dad woke me up to watch the news. I woke up in time to see the second tower get hit. 13 years ago I checked my email to find an email from that guy that I hadn't met yet but already had my … [Read more...]

Moms Night Out

moms night out

Here's a little secret that chaps my husband's hide - I hate movie theaters. It's true. He loves going to the movies, I don't see a point in it. So I've waited months to see the movie Moms Night Out.  Somehow I think God made me a movie theater hater just so I would wait for the DVD of this movie because the timing was perfect.  Honestly the first five minutes felt like my daily life.  If you haven't seen the movie, let me give you a glimpse. It starts with the mom up early cleaning, scrubbing floors and picking up. The house looks perfect. Then she goes upstairs and comes … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Makeover – Phase 1

laundry room makeover

Slowly but surely since we moved into this house we've been changing it to fit our taste and style (or lack thereof).  One room in this house has really been on my nerves but I'm happy to say that I have finally started to tackle the laundry room, which is also our back entry to the house. So today let me walk you through the first phase of my laundry room makeover and show you some possible future plans.  When we moved into his house three years ago everything was the same shade of yellowed white.  It wasn't a bright crisp white, no.... The previous owners had matched the … [Read more...]

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