Sheldon Lake State Park – A State Park in Houston, TX

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Houston pretty much has everything. You can find any type of cuisine, crazy art cars, fancy museums and quirky museums, quiet sleepy subdivisions and very tall high rises that you can feel sway in the wind. But did you know that Houston has a state park?   Sheldon Lake State Park is a state park in Houston, TX.  It's hidden in the far east side of Houston where the developments haven't quite reached yet.  I first heard about it months ago (after living here for 12 years) while looking for a good place to go fishing in Houston.  Every web page I found on Sheldon Lake … [Read more...]

Boiled Peanuts Recipe – It’s a (YUMMY) Southern Thing

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If you know anything about southern foods than you have most likely love boiled peanuts. I remember eating them as a child but hadn't had them in years when I decided to try my hand at making them. I don't think you can find a simpler southern recipe out there than boiled peanuts. This is a very easy recipe and one that you should definitely try soon.  My grandparents used to go to Georgia yearly to visit their family there and every time they would stop back by our house with a car full of goodies, including an old tupperware container full of boiled peanuts.  It's a … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Banana Pumpkin Bread – All Things Pumpkin!

Gluten Free Banana Pumpkin Bread

 Banana bread is an amazing recipe that is delicious anytime of year. However when the temperatures fall and everyone goes pumpkin crazy, it's easy to kick your normal banana bread recipe up a notch and make banana pumpkin bread. When you have a gluten free person in your family it's just as easy to make a gluten free banana pumpkin bread recipe.   This recipe is easy and has ingredients that you probably already have.  You'll need.  1 cup of white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 eggs 3/4 cup of softened butter 1 small can of pumpkin 2 overly ripe bananas 3 1/2 … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pretzel Wands – Easy and Fun Fall Treat!

Pumpkin Pretzel Wands - A fun and easy fall treat!

Pumpkins are magical. There's just something about them that makes you want to dance in the falling leaves and sip hot apple cider. Maybe it's just me but I love them.  This easy fall treat recipe combines the best of both worlds - chocolate covered pretzels and mallowcreme pumpkins. That's why you'll love this easy chocolate covered pretzel recipe.  I love candy corn and all the fun candies that show up each fall like mallowcreme pumpkins.  Add mallowcreme pumpkins to candy coating and salty pretzels and it's a girls dream come true! If you happen to call them wands than … [Read more...]

We Will Never Forget

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Can you believe it's been 14 years since the towers fell? 14 years ago I had not met Mr. Byrd in person 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. 14 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. 14 years ago I checked my email to find an email from that guy that I hadn't met yet but already … [Read more...]