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The Native Texas Butterfly Garden & House at Heard Museum

The Native Texas Butterfly Garden & House at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is now one of my favorite little places to visit with my camera.  If you are looking for something to do with your kiddos this summer,  you really should...
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Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Lucas

I'm often discovering wonderful places so close to home when I'm out with my camera, and the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is another one of those wonderful places you should add to your list of places you need to visit! Zach, my 4th grader, came home from school...
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Chasing Red-tailed Hawks & Private Property

Hawks!  And Private Property signs.  Just what is the rule for chasing after hawks when their nest is in a tree that is on someone's private property?  Is there a rule?  Am I breaking whatever rules are in existence for this situation?  I'm not sure, but I think it's...
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Time to Shake Things Up a Bit…Confessions of a Fast Food Junkie

This fast food story is about my "friend," and it's so funny that I really wanted to share it with all of you.  She gave me permission to do so, because  my "friend" knows she is not the only one out there with this kind of story.  So here goes...and remember...this...
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Kan Jam

Kan Jam!  What exactly is Kan Jam?  Well...let me tell you.  It is the simplest game that is so fun to play with your entire family!  I was introduced to this frisbee game at a friend's house a few months ago, and I watched my children play it for hours. After...
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Photography

I love taking pictures; especially of my kids.  I’ve taken over 100,000 photos, and learned a few things in the process (mostly through trial and error).  I share some pictures and some tips here.

Books

I love to read (when I can find the time).  I always have one on my Kindle and a real book on my bedside table.  When I find a good book, I love to share it.  So many books, so little time to read them.

Toy reviews for moms

Toys

I’m still a kid at heart.  Now that I have two kids of my own, I get to play with their toys.  I share some of my thoughts about the best fun toys here.

Random thoughts

My thoughts on other topics are here as well.  There are always so many exciting things going on.  You can see the entire collection of my random musings here.

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Trinity River Audubon Center…A Place You Need to Visit

Today, I set off on another adventure with my little adventure buddy, Morgan, to check out this place I had heard about in various articles showing up in some of my bird emails called Trinity River Audubon Center.  I wasn't quite sure what we were getting ourselves...

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Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Lucas

I'm often discovering wonderful places so close to home when I'm out with my camera, and the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is another one of those wonderful places you should add to your list of places you need to visit! Zach, my 4th grader, came home from school...

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Cattle Egrets in Allen? What?

Cattle Egrets in Allen?  That seems crazy!  The other day, I was walking around this beautiful little neighborhood lake, trying to get some pictures of a Great Egret and some wood ducks swimming and hunting in this local pond.  I noticed some strange sounds coming...

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Chasing Red-tailed Hawks & Private Property

Hawks!  And Private Property signs.  Just what is the rule for chasing after hawks when their nest is in a tree that is on someone's private property?  Is there a rule?  Am I breaking whatever rules are in existence for this situation?  I'm not sure, but I think it's...

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In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.  You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game.

Mary Poppins

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On My Nightstand

The Widow by Fiona Barton

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. . . . . . [Read More]

On My Kindle

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil—the infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner—she finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.…[Read More]

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