Banana Walnut Cake Recipe

Banana Walnut Cake

I normally post recipes on my food blog but thought it would be a nice change to do another one here.  As you should know by now, I have been in partnership with Fisher Nuts for a long time now.  I love the brand, I love the nuts, and I love what the company is about y'all. I truly love recipes that are handed down.  One of my most favorite ... Continue Reading


Texas Pecan Log Bites and #Nuts4Texas Y’all!

As if you prolly didn't already know, pecans are the Texas state nut.  Everywhere you turn, you'll find pecan trees blooming in yards and fields and depending on who you're talking to, you might hear them referred to as 'peee-cans' or 'pa-cons'.  We have our own sort of slang here in Texas after all and that's just a smidge of what makes our great ... Continue Reading

Carlton Living Room Set Made in USA2

Meet My *Made in the USA* Texas Sized Furniture

There are two parts to this story; the furniture and the company.  Where should I start.........I think I'll start with the company because I want you to know who they are and what they're about.  Gallery Furniture in Houston, Texas. First, I won a Pinterest contest that Gallery Furniture held on their facebook page.  My prize was $3000 in ... Continue Reading


THIS is Why Tire Safety is So Important

A few weeks ago, I had the awesome opportunity to attend a Cooper Tire event in San Antonio.   I was particularly interested in this event for a couple of reasons; 1)I love auto stuff!! Tires, cars, everything. and 2) I know what a blowout can cause.   Ladies, don't skim this post. Read it, educate yourself, and know your tires! I think that ... Continue Reading


Breakin’ Nintendo

One of the questions I get most often is about my oldest son, and that's "How does he break horses?".  Since he recently started a colt, I thought I'd share with you day 1 of breakin' Nintendo, his Dad's horse.  And if you're wondering why his name is Nintendo....this is why. He's branded with DS.  I thought my husband was clever with the name, ... Continue Reading


Fire Update: All Food Ruined but Could Be Worse

Fire Update: Man, it's been a long 6 days.  I'll try to give you a brief rundown of things.  In 6 days, over 80,000 acres burned, hotspots still flaring up, no power still, and about $1000 worth of our food ruined.  Fun times here on the ranch. Well, I know how tired I am so I can only imagine how tired those firefighters are.  I know my husband ... Continue Reading


Fire on the Ranch!!

At 8 in the evening, we saw smoke. We had heard the fire was South of Blackwell, which would mean it's well over 30 miles from us but around 9, we saw the glow, then at 10, saw the flames. We knew it had to be closer so we headed out to check it out. Here on the ranch, there are a few camps, one of which was just a couple of miles from the fire. ... Continue Reading


Rodeo, Cheesecake, and Our Flag

Every year, we are given tickets to attend the San Angelo PRCA Rodeo.  It's always a great rodeo but this year, it was much more for me.  They added a couple of things that gave me goosebumps and a new appreciation of the Flag.  It started with this man here, the rodeo announcer, who is there every year and has a lovely voice to say the ... Continue Reading