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‘Tis the season

Many people love this time of year. We have semi-cold weather (for south Texas anyway). It’s almost Christmas time. Days off. More...

Posted 12/3/2013 04:29 PM

Luscious locks

If you’ve ever seen my husband you know he is a big man. At almost 6 foot tall and about 260 pounds, he’s a beast. More...

Posted 10/1/2013 12:54 PM

Rad Run!! Or Walk?

Anyone who knows me knows that I loathe running. Down right despise it. Unless it’s with a 100 pound sled behind me. More...

Posted 7/9/2013 09:02 PM

Say hi to the President for me

My 12 year old son, Gavin was offered a trip of a lifetime a few months ago. How could I deny him a trip to Washington D.C. More...

Posted 6/18/2013 07:30 PM

Wedding Wonder

We spent a weekend on the beautiful Frio River witnessing the marriage of some long time friends, Yvonne and Kenny. More...

Posted 5/21/2013 07:05 PM

Thirty one is gaining ground

Update on Nerdy Thirty

Holy rusted metal Batman! My 31st birthday is around the corner as is my deadline for my “30 things to do while 30”. While I have not finished my list I have made progress. More...

Posted 2/20/2013 10:06 AM

Capitol fun

After five years of being married (to a fabulous man, no doubt) and no date night since March, the hubs and I recently headed out to Austin for the weekend. More...

Posted 11/7/2012 12:07 AM

Am I ready for some football?

Ah, football. I’ve always liked playing football more than I like watching it. But, this year I’m gonna give watching football a try. More...

Posted 8/15/2012 08:38 AM

TEAM USA!

The London 2012 Olympic games start this week. I am infatuated with the Olympics. I count down the days. I even sing along with the theme song every time it’s played. More...

Posted 7/24/2012 08:20 PM

What’s in a name?

Ah, Shakespeare. I have an undying love for him. While I’m not going to bore you with why I love him, I am bringing up names. Nicknames. More...

Posted 7/4/2012 09:03 AM

I’m all ears

Mickey and Minnie and Donald and Goofy! Oh my!

When you wish upon a star More...

Posted 6/13/2012 07:11 AM

Thriving thirty

It’s only been three weeks since I made my list of More...

Posted 5/16/2012 08:02 AM

Still nerdy at thirty

In the midst of turning 30 this week, I’ve compiled a list of 30 things I’d like to do while I’m 30. My plan is to do them all or at least give them all a dang good go and blog a bit about them on the way. More...

Posted 4/25/2012 08:07 AM

Ahh, the simple things

Ever blow bubbles anymore? Build a fort out of sheets in the past 10 years? I miss those things. So that’s what I’m gonna do this weekend. More...

Posted 4/4/2012 08:29 AM

Reality Bites

Snooki, The Donald, Housewives, Kardashians. I’m sure you recognize at least one of the names or associations. More...

Posted 3/14/2012 09:07 AM

Relatively relatives

I’ve always lived in this town. I like it. I’m not someone who would rather live in the city. I need grass and trees and dirt. More...

Posted 2/29/2012 10:26 AM

It Comes in Threes

In all the busyness that is our daily life, we can lose site of what is important. A lesson my husband will always remind me of in my multitasking ways. More...

Posted 2/15/2012 09:35 AM

Say it ain’t sew

I finally pulled out my brand new sewing machine this weekend and went to work. While I was indeed a bit rusty not all was lost. I did however realize that I needed a few more tools. More...

Posted 2/1/2012 09:14 AM

Soup's on!

Guess what this month is. Give up? That’s right it’s National Soup Month!!! Exciting, huh? (Insert sarcastic comment here.) More...

Posted 1/11/2012 12:16 PM

New Year’s Resolution Smezolution

I refuse to believe that every year on a certain day you are handed a free pass to start yourself over. Baloney! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. They are lies to me. More...

Posted 12/28/2011 07:50 AM

Masa, Menudo, Memories y Familia

Our annual Tamalada was this past Saturday. That means tamales for all. Well at least for us. Eight years ago we started making tamales. Not for sale, but  just to do something together as a family. Bringing  a new tradition to life. More...

Posted 12/21/2011 09:00 AM

Black Friday

 ‘Tis the season to stand in a three hour line for great prices!! That’s right it’s day after Thanksgiving Sales or Black Friday as most of us know it. More...

Posted 11/22/2011 04:49 PM

A tale of two tails

Dede preparing for the cut. More...

Posted 2/25/2014 09:23 PM

“Head” strong

Our three year old son, Augie, is a strong, wildly fun, tough, rough little boy. He’s not a cry baby about things. So when we heard him crying we knew he was hurt. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 09:14 AM

Is this “Black Friday Girl” really calling it quits?!

Could it be true? Am I hanging up my circulars?

Could it be true? Am I hanging up my circulars? More...

Posted 11/26/2013 08:06 PM

School’s in!

Ah, the first day of school. There is crisp new clothes and freshly cut hair as far as the Momma Patrol can see. More...

Posted 9/10/2013 01:56 PM

River Rats

Weekend of friends, floatin’ and fun

I had not been to the river since Senior Skip Day way back when. Not that I ever skipped school, of course. It was fun then, but at that age you don’t truly appreciate a childfree weekend at the river with good friends. More...

Posted 7/2/2013 04:28 PM

Strait up good time

A couple of months ago my sis, the hubs and I got together and decided to buy my mother a ticket to George Strait for her birthday. More...

Posted 6/11/2013 02:52 PM

Thirty one: Wanting more fun

Thirty has been amazing. More...

Posted 4/23/2013 03:57 PM

De-LIGHT-ful

On our way home from Christmas shopping the other night, I cranked up the Christmas music for my daughter who just learned a slew of holiday songs at school these past couple of weeks. More...

Posted 12/12/2012 11:53 AM

Grand indeed

I’ve had something my whole life that most people don’t have. All four of my grandparents. More...

Posted 9/5/2012 08:16 AM

Back to school blues

I’m always reminded of the song that Adam Sandler sings in the movie Billy Madison when anyone says back to school. More...

Posted 8/31/2012 09:42 AM

Call it what you’d like; cafe, coffee shop, restaurant, eatery

Cafes are usually small places that serve food and beverages. But my favorite thing to order is good conversation. More...

Posted 8/1/2012 08:08 AM

Life outside the box

I’m usually someone who thinks “inside the box” when it comes to dinner. I confess. I do not “cook”. More...

Posted 7/18/2012 07:54 AM

Eight has been great

Update on Nerdy Thirty

I’ve been fortunate enough to be making some progress on my list of things to do while I’m thirty. I still have a ways to go, but it feels good to cross a few off the list. More...

Posted 6/29/2012 10:00 AM

i heart podcasts

Scoot over talk radio it’s podcast’s time to shine. I really have become addicted to some podcasts. There is one for everyone you just have to look. More...

Posted 5/30/2012 07:57 AM

M is for Mother

Remember that? We always came home the Friday before Mother’s Day with some sort of artwork involving our painted handprints and a list of how awesome our mothers were aligned to the letters of the word mother. More...

Posted 5/13/2012 05:44 AM

It IS easy being green

I am a firm believer in Going Green. I celebrate Earth Day every year. I believe in Mother Earth. More...

Posted 4/18/2012 07:41 AM

Face to Facebook

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Facebook or at least know it exist. It sure did come in handy for me this weekend. More...

Posted 3/28/2012 07:28 AM

Spring Cleaning: What’s that?

Being a busy woman, as I’m sure a lot of you are, Spring Cleaning is usually the furthest thing from my mind. More...

Posted 3/7/2012 11:17 AM

Perhaps I'm part psychic...

I’ve spent lots of time under the roof of this newspaper. My aunt Mary Gallegos has worked here since I was a toddler. More...

Posted 2/22/2012 12:34 PM

Can't HEART-ly wait!

IT’S HEART HEALTH MONTH!!! Keeping a healthy heart needs to be a major priority. More...

Posted 2/8/2012 09:53 AM

Write or die!

There is no smell I love more (outside of a dojo) than a brand new blank paged journal. It just moves my pen. More...

Posted 1/25/2012 09:35 AM

Good Juju

On the eve of Christmas Eve I went out for a girl’s night of dancing with my sister and our friend, Sharon. Little did we know that we would find a broken passenger window on my vehicle when we got ready to leave. More...

Posted 1/4/2012 09:13 AM

Apps in a Snap

While getting ready for my daughter’s third birthday I realized I use my iPhone apps a lot. And I stress the term A LOT. More...

Posted 12/7/2011 12:35 PM

Sew do it already!

The aftermath of Black Friday is behind us and I, for one, am relieved. My shopping went well. There are only a few gifts remaining on my list. Of course, I did make sure to buy myself something nice in the midst of all the sale prices. More...

Posted 11/30/2011 11:51 AM