Banana Walnut Cake

Banana Walnut Cake Recipe

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 … [Read more...]

Texas Pecan Log Bites and #Nuts4Texas Y’all!

Texas Pecan Log Bites

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 … [Read more...]

Meet My *Made in the USA* Texas Sized Furniture

Carlton Living Room Set Made in USA2

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Avery Gives Back to Schools, Including Our Very Own Highland ISD! Box Tops

avery gives back to schools

For me, this is one of the best things about being a blogger, being able to give back to the community in some way so I was excited when Avery approached me about their 'Give Back to Schools' promotion.   Not only are they helping our school, you can win cash and supplies for your school! Through September 17, 2012, you can find your school … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Texas Ranch Cowboy

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Little Man Loves Hugs


I'm off to L.A. tomorrow but wanted to share these with ya.  We went to a PRCA rodeo on Saturday and this little girl was trying to give Truett a hug.  Can't you tell he just loves hugs:)  I'll try to update while I'm in L.A. but if I don't, don't forget about me! Staring at the crowd above. Being cute. LOVES hugs wouldn't you say? … [Read more...]

Hot Coupons – Diet Dr. Pepper, Kellogg's, Dannon, Quaker Oats and more!

There are some hot new coupons to print and some others that are still available. Many of these reach their print limit in a hurry so be fast and get what you want before they're gone. Some that I see right now are: ~$1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes ~$1/1 Quaker Oats Granola Bars ~$.75/1 6-pack of Dannon ~Buy 1 get 1 free of Welch's … [Read more...]

One of 25 Texas Social Media Award Winners


A while back, I found out I was nominated for a Texas Social Media Award and after browsing the list of nominees, knew I had no chance.  So you can only imagine my surprise to find out that I (little ol' me) actually won an award, me and 24 others.  I was uber excited to say the least and honored of course! I'm sure the judges, Internet Editor … [Read more...]

Big Spring’s Oil Explosion

There was a huge oil refinery explosion on Monday at Big Spring that shook the town and even some surrounding towns.  My sister-in-law lives about 30 miles away and said they could feel the boom!  According to Fox News, there were 4 injuries.  One with serious burns and the others treated and released.  From what I understand, the blast was so … [Read more...]

2008 Holiday Gift Guide – COOKBOOKS and Related


There must be a million cookbooks out there but in this gift guide, you'll find some you recognize and some you won't.  I encourage you browse them and find one that's perfect for your recipient. I am only including images for the cookbook section.  The reason is, if the cover can't spark your interest, chances are the recipes won't either;) Back … [Read more...]