DIY Patriotic Pallet Sign

red white and blue pallet sign

My 8th CRAFTMAS was last night and I have been dying to show you what I made for it. This rounds’ theme was  AMERICANA and since this week is July 4th, and I thought this  easy red, white and blue HOME sign would be perfect. It didn’t take a ton of time, and you can [Read More]

DIY Decorative Matchboxes

diy matchbox in breakfast at tiffany's theme

Tonight is our EIGHTH craft exchange! I couldn’t be more excited, but I just realized, I never posted MY own craft from the last exchange. It was a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme and I had been dying to make these decorated matchboxes and thought…. well, she smokes in the movie. I guess that works. I love [Read More]

The Curmudgeon Goes To Camp

Spend Awhile on the Nile

The Cupcake is 7. This is the first year I decided to keep her “home” for the summer. I work from home, so it’s a true test of her independence — and my patience. So far, we’ve front-loaded the summer with camps and other than her developing an unhealthy reliance on an intravenous Netfix drip [Read More]

Free Father’s Day Printables

Fathers Day Printables

Every year on Father’s Day,  I scratch my head to figure out something new and different to give the dads in my life. And every year I end up shopping for the same things… golf gift cards and scotch. (zzzzzzzzzzz) Well, this year may be no different in terms of their wish list, but at [Read More]

High Five for Pie Five Lewisville

Maui Wowie Pizza at Pie Five

Could you be considered somewhat of a pizza snob? Do your friends and family hate going for pizza with you because you are too “pie”ous for their simple tastes? Since I happen to be a “pie”teous pizza lover, I jumped at the media night opportunity to try Pie Five’s new pizza of the month, Maui [Read More]

National Jerky Day Giveaway


Isn’t the English language fun? Let’s look at a word with oh, so many meanings. How many times have you told your husband not to jerk the stuck handle of something, in order to “fix” it? Or how about if someone cuts you off on the road and your kids are in the car, you might [Read More]

Dallas Summer Musicals – Cinderella


Cinderella is certainly the Dallas’ belle of the ball this summer. It was nearly a full house for the opening curtain of Dallas Summer Musical’s limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Old and young alike donned iconic blue gowns to see this 2013 Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical. The lively musical adaptation of Cinderella was [Read More]

The Gaylord Texan Kids Summer program

AHHHZ kids craft corner grapevine texas

I had a conference at the Gaylord last weekend and discovered something I never knew about: The Gaylord Texan kids summer program rocks! Not just kids staying in the hotel, but any kid. Local kids. Even your kids. They’ve got the whole Wizard of Oz theme going on, and you can follow the yellow brick [Read More]

LEGO Americana Roadshow

LEGO White House

Lego is  a big deal in our house. Now you can even see Lego AS a model house. Actually, not just any house, but the White House. And the Supreme Court. And the Lincoln Memorial… The Lego Americana Roadshow is wrapping up its first stop this summer at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco this weekend.  If [Read More]

Meet Scooter and the Dallas Dogrrr


Meet Scooter. Scooter is a Terrier-Chihuahua mix dog who was hit by a car. He was featured several times on Dallas’ NBC 5. When Scooter was rescued by SE Dallas Dogrrr (Rescue, Rehab, Reform) it appeared his rear legs were paralyzed, and the scruffy fur baby struggled to get around. Finding an adoptive family for [Read More]

T-shirts with attitude

everyday I'm hustlin

(sponsored) Marketing professional by day, super mom at night, I live a full-throttle, every minute doing something life. While weekdays schedules are filled to the brim, it’s the weekends that really kick my butt sometimes. Between sports schedules, birthday parties, errands and life, it can get to be a bit much. That’s why this shirt [Read More]