DIY French Country Inspired Placemats

french country placesetting

Saturday was family date night and the Perot’s unanimously decided to go window shopping at Nebraska Furniture Mart, which is ironic because windows are probably the ONE thing they don’t sell there. Our favorite space in the store, is their “TEXAS” room where they have collections of elegant ranch style furnishings. Mainly we go for [Read More]

Pane Turano Bread Giveaway

blueberry french toast bake

When Turano Baking asked me if I was interested in giving away a bread (gift) basket on the blog, I said, “Yes,” because I like bread. We all like bread in this house. No, we love bread. My favorite way to eat really hearty bread is with butter and a side of wine. Makes for a pretty simple [Read More]

How to make etched glass jewelry boxes

how to make a glass etched jewelry box

and painted wood bead “pearls.” The theme of our 7th Craft Exchange was Breakfast at Tiffany’s and these ladies made some amazing stuff. One of my favorite gifts from the reveal is this glass etched jewelry box that has the iconic BOT quote on it, “Happy Girls Are the Prettiest.” If that wasn’t enough, inside [Read More]

Type-A mom and the no fuss kid’s birthday

painting bear on build a bear cake

Somebody had a birthday last week and thank goodness it wasn’t me. I’m done with birthdays, unless I can recycle the numbers I’ve already used. Ah, but to be young and 7. When you are 7, birthdays are a Very. Big. Deal. Like a surprise yard full of flamingos big deal. In previous years, the [Read More]

Perots Geaux: Breckenridge Colorado

breckenridge colorado

Our Spring Break adventure, started in a GMC Acadia with no real schedule. We headed to Colorado and after a few days in Littleton and a day trip to Estes Park, we were bitten by wanderlust to check out another of Colorado’s mountain towns. Setting our sites on Breckenridge, we loaded up the puggies for [Read More]

Frisco’s New Michaels Crafts Store

color blocked flowers at new Frisco Michaels

Frisco just got better last week. It’s a two Michaels town now, and that’s huge for us craft geeks. The new Frisco Michael’s store had it’s soft opening on Thursday night (I was one of the first lucky shoppers through it’s doors!) and the Grand Opening was on Sunday with loads of give-aways and make-n-takes, [Read More]

How to make fabric necklaces

DIY fabric necklace

Our 7th Craft Exchange was a total blast. I threw in a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme to see how everyone would interpret it. I adore that Debbie Ernst made it her own with this simply and super fun, perfect for summer, fabric necklaces. I’m obsessed and want to make them in every color! You can [Read More]

The Longest Ride & Ariat Jeans Giveaway

TLR-Banner

Y’all, I’m going to get straight to it. I’ve got stuff to give-away and you’re gonna want it. Who wears jeans every day? (Raises hand) Yep, you’ll notice I’ll never hashtag myself as a fashion blogger (unless it’s completely self-depricating), as my fashion sense ends at jeans, boots, and whatever matches my latest StitchFix shipment. [Read More]

Beau Beau’s big surprise

silly puggie

This is Beaureguarde, aka “Beau Beau.” He’s my silly boy. His hobby is stuffy destruction. He chews up toys. This one used to have 10 legs and two antennae. Oh yeah, and the rest of its face. Even the one’s with “chew guard technology” are no match for these jaws of steel. If that toy has [Read More]

Texas-Tulips is “Arboretum-lite”

pink texas tulips

I’m calling it the cliff notes version of an Arboretum day trip. Okay so really, it doesn’t compare to acres and acres of gorgeous blooming flowers that is our Dallas landmark, but when you have a short amount of time on springtime afternoon to spare and want to do something different, I suggest you cruise [Read More]

SPA theme Easter Basket ideas

spa easter basket for little girls

In a previous post, I showed you what the Easter Bunny was going to leave for the Princess Cupcake: a STEM-inspired Easter basket that made even me a little jealous. Now I’ll show you the SPA-inspired basket I’m giving my little nerdy diva for Easter this year, and again, I’m totally jealous! It all started with THIS [Read More]

DIY Vintage Brooch Necklaces

antique brooch necklace

We recently had our 7th CRAFTMAS reveal with the Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme — and all I can say is WOW. These creative ladies made some crazy cool stuff!!! Today I am featuring this sophisticated project from Jenn McMurrer that she made with resourced vintage jewelry. I really love the vibe of it. My favorite was the one [Read More]