S’mores Hot Chocolate and The Polar Express

Smores Hot Chocolate

Christmas may be over, but the holiday season doesn’t have to be! One of my favorite things to do during the cold winter months is curl up on the couch with my kids and a cup of yummy hot chocolate. When Netflix asked me to share one of my family’s favorite holiday movies with you, I knew exactly which one I’d choose.

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Favorite Recipes of 2013

Favorite Recipes

This has been an awesome year for my family, and for this blog. Every year, it grows a little more, and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to share pieces of my life here on this site. I’m grateful for the support of readers like you, who come and visit and give me a reason to stretch my creativity every day.

I wanted to share the Top 10 Recipes from my site, as determined by number of visits from this year. Maybe you’ll see something you missed before, or you may even see a few favorites.

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Moody Gardens Festival of Lights

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights

Galveston is quickly becoming one of my favorite travel destinations in Texas. Andrew and I recently took a road trip south to explore Moody Gardens during their media tour of the Festival of Lights, and it didn’t disappoint!

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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright…

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And may you have lots of cookies to dunk this holiday season.

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Riding the Polar Express on the Texas State Railroad

Mom and Son Reading Polar Express on Train

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to take Andrew to ride the Polar Express on the Texas State Railroad in Palestine. Growing up in East Texas, I just knew that the scenery would be beautiful and the train ride would be magical. We had an amazing time, and I wanted to share some of the experience with you!

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Felt Christmas Tree Preschool Craft

Felt Christmas Tree Preschool Craft

It’s the week of holiday parties at school! Ah! Since first becoming Room Mom of my son’s preschool class, I have dreamed of their Christmas holiday party. I couldn’t wait for it. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I couldn’t wait to share this season with those little souls. For our party, I made this Felt Christmas Tree Preschool Craft to share with Andrew’s classmates.

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What I’ve Learned From Reliant Energy

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Disclosure: I’m participating in the Reliant Challenge to save on my energy bill. Reliant Energy provided me with a Nest Learning Thermostat and tips to cut energy costs. All opinions are my own.

Recently, a Reliant Energy specialist came out to my house and conducted a home energy audit to give me personalized tips on how we could save money on our energy bill. I was asked to appear on Good Morning Texas to talk about my experience and share some of the tips, and I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos from that day!

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