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...]

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...]

September Means….


It's almost September.  You know what that means right? No it doesn't mean that I'm dancing around on a bus singing because my kids went back to school. We homeschool so that wouldn't really help me anyway. It also doesn't mean that I'm getting ready for apple picking and hay rides because we live in Houston where it's too hot to grow apples and also too hot to venture outside for the next 3 weeks.  What it does mean is that I'm hunkering down and getting ready for Blog Elevated Conference. Monday I stared at my laptop for a few hours straight, followed by more … [Read more...]

What’s in a Name?

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When I was little my aunt gave me personalized note cards. They were gorgeous. Delicate pastel flowers danced around the edge with my full name pressed into the paper with pink metallic foil.  I hoarded those cards only using them for the best notes and replies to people. They were so special that I still have one stored away in my childhood things.  If you ask my kids they'll tell you that I grew up in the early 1900's when the printing press was just invented. Truthfully I was raised in the 80's when you had to mail order personalized cards such as those.  You see, … [Read more...]

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