Archives for October 2012

#10: Completed, Finding a Gay Friendly Church in Dallas

Number 10 on my Thirty by 30 list was to find a church community in Dallas. I'm happy to say we've completed that! We have joined the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. We're very happy there and starting to get involved. Jaye is being baptized on Sunday. I've been attending the Moms Group on Wednesday mornings. We went to a Halloween party last weekend hosted by some church friends. And Jaye and I just got home this morning from a play date with some other church moms. To start our … [Read more...]

Forgotten Projects: Photo Coasters

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I made some awesome photo coasters for my mom. I think it was probably for Mother's Day.  And then I never told you about them! Here's how it's done. 1. Pick out as many adorable pictures as you want to make coasters. You could use pictures of your kids or just beautiful scenery or whatever you fancy. 2. Trace around a ceramic kitchen tile onto the back of your coaster and cut. If you don't want to use ceramic tiles, I also have some plain cork circle … [Read more...]

Today’s My Birthday, and You Should Give me a Present

Today’s My Birthday, and You Should Give me a Present

Happy 28th birthday to me! It's been a good day so far. Slept in (all the way to 8:30 wow!), woke up to a sweet card from Phil on my pillow (awww!), then got to take a shower first thing (amazing!). Went to Mom's Group at church, where Jaye had her best day yet in the nursery. After we got home, my mom and brother and sister-in-law came by with cake and presents. Now Jaye's napping. And I'm drinking a pumpkin spice latte. Speaking of pumpkins, here's my shameless plug. It's what you my lovely … [Read more...]

Review: Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat

I received a free Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat in exchange for this post. However, all opinions are entirely my own. Last week, Phil was out-of-town on business for the whole week. Which means it is immediately clear to all stay-at-home moms, that I was super bummed about having no 5 o'clock relief from watching Jaye. But I did on Wednesday, because my BFF Laura babysat while I headed out to meet some bloggers. And learn about the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat. You can … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Farm in the City: Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

This morning Jaye and I went to the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Richardson. Yes, there is an entire farm smack dab in the middle of Richardson! You don't even have to drive an hour out of the city to find pumpkin and farm fun. I was super excited to discover this place. Jaye was super excited, too. Mostly about the goats. She LOVED them. She giggled and laughed and stuffed her little fingers in their mouths feeding them oats. She never wanted to stop feeding them. And I never wanted to stop … [Read more...]