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Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. – Lena Dunham

A book nerd at heart, but a mom on the go… I’ve always got a book with me. Some good, and some not so good. I’m sharing my finds for autobiographies, kids’ books, books to help you organize your life and even a gorgeous adult coloring book to help you unwind and destress.

Whiskey in a Teacup Review

Whiskey in a Teacup Review

“Dorthea always said that it was a combination of beauty and strength that made southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup. ’We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside…but inside we’re strong and fiery.'” — Reese Witherspoon

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Minecraft: The Island review

Minecraft: The Island review

Minecraft. Holy Hannah. I’ve really tried to keep up with all my daughter’s digital pursuits but this one… Oiy. I love that she is creating architectural landscapes based on homes she sees on HGTV, and even recreating Hogwarts Castle in this weirdly square world. I’m...

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Do Your Children Believe?

One of the biggest challenges that I faced when taking the Cupcake out of her private Christian school to attend a local STEM school, was that I’d be removing her daily walk of faith. Part of her curriculum at the private school was daily devotionals, prayer, and...

I can draw!

Ask my art teachers, I have never been able to draw anything. Even my stick figures are devoid of talent. I like to doodle in my notes when the presentations are boring, but even my doodles are embarrassingly primitive so I won't indulge in a quick sketch as I am...

Review of Beth Moore’s The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

I will admit, I have never read anything by Beth Moore. I know she has a cadre of hard-core raving fans, but I haven't read a single book of hers. Until now.  And I probably wouldn't have if the Cupcake hadn't dragged me into random bookstore and Beth Moore's new...

Review: This Life I Live by Rory Feek

Seeing the news of Rory Feek’s grammy win this morning brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart. Sunday for Hymns That Are Important To Us was the last project of Joey + Rory, and the most meaningful. If you don’t know, Rory is one half of the famous country...
This Book Teaches Kids About Bad and Hurtful Words

This Book Teaches Kids About Bad and Hurtful Words

The Princess Cupcake just turned 6. Developmentally, it’s been a big year and we’re both learning a lot about how to navigate the social waters of elementary school. I’m not especially pleased with how mean the kids in Kindergarten can be to each other.  Cliques,...

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The Sneaky Chef comes to Dallas

The Sneaky Chef comes to Dallas

Like most kids, the Princess Cupcake has a standard cache of foods that are deemed acceptable to eat. Spaghetti, hot dogs, hamburger, chicken nuggets, steak, fish, tortillas, cheese, yogurt, nuts, crackers, chicken, sausage, broccoli, peas, carrots, corn,...

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I met Bakerella. And I got a book signed for you.

I met Bakerella. And I got a book signed for you.

Me and my bloggy friend Bianca (isn't she cute?)met up at Williams Sonoma because our baking idol was coming to town. And we were both sans little mini-me’s. That’s right. Two crafty moms flying solo to meet and greet none other than the infamous, BAKERELLA in the...

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