Adding a Guest House

We decided that we wanted to add a small guest house to our property.  We don’t want our main house to be very large, so we decided a small guest house will be a better fit.  Our plans are to eventually put in a bathroom for guests.  We would like to start hosting disabled veterans […]

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Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Can’t get enough pumpkin spice?  Well, then this is the trail mix recipe for you.  My youngest is a pumpkin spice aholic.  And because she is ten and can’t drink coffee yet, we have to find other pumpkin spice recipes.  Not that there is any shortage.  We made this one because it will be a […]

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Aruba, One Happy Island

Usually when we go to Aruba, it is just a few of us at a time.  This time, we took a lot of extended family and it was definitely a different experience for us.  Most of us met in Austin and got a connecting flight from Houston with Southwest Airlines.  The flight from Houston to […]

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Change of Plans

Hubby is retiring in exactly one month. It’s exciting.  It’s terrifying.  It’s overwhelming. We are going through massive changes in our lives and I am not one to deal well with change.  But today, we made a decision that I feel good about.  It totally changes our plans.  No more log cabin.  Instead, we put […]

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Food in Mugs

I hate baking.  And not just because my last name was Crocker.  That means I should love baking, right? I also hate sweets.  Which should mean I weigh a whole heck of a lot less than I do.  But I don’t. So when my kids ask for a dessert, I break out one of my […]

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