Archives for January 2014

Desk Disaster

Last Friday, I dropped Jaye off at her Mother's Day Out, and sat down to work. As I did, I heard a loud noise in my head, "Womp, Womp" There was no way I was actually going to get any work done in this mess. So I had to do something about it. I have a lot of file folders that I try to stack, but then they all slide down into a big pile. So I rummaged around in the garage and found a pot-lid organizer that had been too tall for our cabinets and wasn't being used. It was perfect for holding … [Read more...]

The Great Greek Yogurt Taste-Off (Pt. 1)

When I was studying in Greece, Greek yogurt was kind of a big deal. Obviously. Yogurt with Honey was listed as a dessert on the menu of most restaurants (tavernas, they are called). And it really was a perfect dessert. Just a bowl of thick Greek Yogurt with honey drizzled over the top. A little tart. A little sweet. A nice light finish to my favorite Greek dinner. Before I travelled to Greece, I'd never heard of Greek yogurt. But now, Greek yogurt has become a much bigger deal even here in … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Shopping at Consignment Sales (with a Giveaway!)

It's that time of year again--consignment sale season! Last fall, I went to SIX different consignment sales. Whew. It was kind of exhausting. But worth it in the name of research - check out my Guide to DFW Consignment Sales. Today, as a further result of that research, I'm sharing my strategy for this spring, tips for shopping at consignment sales, and a giveaway! First off, my strategy. This spring I'm only going to ONE consignment sale. "Which one?" is of course the next question. The … [Read more...]

Huffhines Park, Richardson TX

Huffhines Park is a fun park with unique features in East Richardson. The playground area is surrounded by trees, but isn't actually very shady itself. However, the trees make a beautiful backdrop and natural environment. Picnic tables, benches, and pavilions are scattered amongst the trees. Huffhines Park Details: Location: off of Plano Rd. north of Beltline, map here. Surface material: wood chips Structure material: metal and plastic. Equipment: big kid area, toddler area, … [Read more...]

Modern Playful Bathroom Reveal

We finally got our butts in gear over the past week to finish up the final details of our new bathroom. (We were having a party, so that was just the motivation we needed!) And through a secondary miracle, I took pictures and am finally sharing the reveal of our modern playful bathroom! Or it could be called the teal and turquoise bathroom reveal. Whichever you prefer. But first, to refresh your memory: The pink and dirty and cracked before picture. Oh man. I'd almost forgotten how ugly … [Read more...]