Chichanella Bella Swimwear


A Vintage Inspired Swimwear Company for babies and children. This collection reflects influences of the 1920′s through the 1970′s. Ruffles, flowers, polka dots and stripes give this vintage inspired swimwear line for babies and children a nostalgic feel. Paired with matching bonnets adorned with ruffles, flowers and bows, the swimsuits carry such whimsical names as Rowboat [...]

Pinterest Weekly: Cheer Bows


You will rarely see my children out in public without some type of bow in their hair. They like big bows, and as the saying goes, “the bigger the bow, the better the mom”. Since hair bows are pretty much disposable (they get dirty, broken or lost), I couldn’t justify spending $20 on one hair [...]

Bailey Christian Studios Sport Poster

  Bailey Christian Studio is proud to present our “Attitude” single image sports poster from our “Signature Collection” just in time for Christmas! Send us a full resolution, non-professional action or posed image of your athlete that you would like to have immortalized in one of our custom designed “Attitude” posters.  Each poster is designed [...]

Hot Mama Heirloom Jewelry

Shannon Sunderland & Sahra Cahoon form the dynamic duo of Hot Mama Designs.  Hot Mama Designs rejoices in celebrating motherhood, family and the one-of-a-kind feeling of the handmade object. Their inspiring designs are created to tell stories and celebrate life. Celebrate Family ~ Celebrate Motherhood ~ Celebrate You!     We rejoice in the art [...]

Family Night with Stouffer’s and Ice Age 3

Ice Age 3 DVD

At least once a month, we try and sit down for a family dinner and then watch a movie together. Between work schedules, the kids extra-curricular activities and the holidays, it’s a little harder to do from mid-November to the beginning of the year. When I heard that Ice Age 4 was being released on December 11th, I [...]

SensaCalm Weighted Blanket Review and Giveaway

SensaCalm Weighted Blanket

Thing Two is three years old and up until a few weeks ago, she had never slept through the night without being sick. She would go to bed really late and then be up every 2 hours before being ready for the day early in the morning. We had asked her pediatrician about it and [...]

15 Santa Crafts for Kids

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15 Santa Crafts for Kids is the third post in the Christmas Crafts for Kids Series on Life in Texas. If you missed them, be sure to check out 15 Reindeer Crafts for Kids and 15 Snowflake Crafts for Kids. Also, at the bottom of the post, you will find 2 crafts that indirectly involve [...]

The Polar Express is coming to the Texas State Railroad!

  All Aboard! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Texas State Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to [...]

Cookie’s Kids

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My kids love clothes. With fall (and cooler weather) right around the corner, I knew that I would need to get them cool weather clothes soon. After looking through their closet and dresser, I discovered that all they really needed were a few long sleeve shirts and a new coat.   When I heard about [...]

Super Simple Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

     Chocolate and peanut butter are 2 of my children’s favorite things. When I told them that I had a recipe that included both, that they could make (mostly) on their own, they were very excited. Super Simple Peanut Butter Blossoms 1 c. peanut butter 1 c. sugar 1 egg 24 unwrapped chocolate candies [...]