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Five on Friday

   Just a few random things that I’m thinking about today (and a random picture of C2’s Dino watching him eat breakfast this morning). A couple of years ago, Stacey came up with the great idea of the Crackerjack pattern!  I started one that year, but failed to complete it…truth be told, I didn’t make … Continue reading


Food / Kids

Go Pick Some Fruit!

We go strawberry picking every year at Froberg’s Farm.  If you are in the Houston area, I highly recommend it, and if you aren’t, you should find a place to go pick strawberries (or other fruits).  I’ve had good luck in the past finding pick your own places through  There are lots of reasons you should … Continue reading


Going Bananas!

I’m walking through our local farm/produce shop on Saturday and we pass by a table with large buckets full of ripe bananas marked $1 each.  Sometimes I’m too frugal for my own good, but I couldn’t resist the bargain which led to a morning full of banana baking on Sunday. Here’s the full details of … Continue reading


Pumpkin time

Last weekend we went to our local farm that, in addition to their own produce, also sells other mostly local produce. They had sugar pumpkins or what I call pie pumpkins! We had been looking for them in our grocery store but they hadn’t been there due to the drought so this was a great … Continue reading



This weekend, we hibernated to get things done. There was a lot of cleaning, and a quick trip to the mall for the husband to see the new iPhone (we’re a bit behind), but otherwise, it was all about the food! On Saturday, I made granola. This was my second batch. It is so good … Continue reading