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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Jack

Jack is my chocolate lab.  He’s really big.  And he’s really dumb.  But I love him.  More than most people.  Not my people, just other people.

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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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Custom Chalk Board Paint

I need a space to jot down groceries that we need.  A large space. a very large space. So I painted one whole wall of my pantry. First I lined my paint tray with foil so it would be super easy to clean up.  This way I don’t have to buy disposable trays, I just […]

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Hunting Season

We have officially entered hunting season.  My crazy life goes from football season straight into hunting season.  The only good thing is that I don’t hunt, so it doesn’t directly involve me.  Although, I don’t play football either and that seems to involve me quite heavily, so I’m not sure how the logic works.  Anyway, […]

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