from the archives: hug your moms

**Originally posted May 18, 2015....more

when it rains, it pours. and floods.

For those of you who watch the news/skim Twitter/scroll slowly through Facebook, you've probably seen that Texas was underwater this past Monday.  That's a slight exaggeration. I mean, we personally were not physically underwater, but we also live on the sixth floor. If we had been in the basement of our building then we definitely would have been underwater....more

on mutton bustin'

So I'm sure you are all just dying know how Darius Rucker was. And I'll get there eventually, but first we need to discuss some other business.  I've mentioned in the last one to fifteen previous posts that Rodeo is happening in Houston right now....more

currently: a r-ode-o

The Rodeo officially started yesterday. This means that there are a lot of people stomping around Houston wearing cowboy boots and cowboy hats. There are also a lot of people stomping around Houston wearing...other odd things. Such as a full on Indian headdress and fox jacket thing, Pocahontas style. Or shorts that don't even cover butt cheeks. Which apparently works when you pair said non-butt cheek coverage shorts with cowboy boots? I digress....more

Note Worthy

 Note Worthy Time for some Note Worthy MentionsHey y’all, happy 2016. How was your holiday?  Mine flew by…I just left my children at the airport.  So now the house is really quite.  Christmas has come and gone and we are into a whole New Year.  So how about some Noteworthy mentions?  As I do every now and again, I like to share with you what may be hanging out on my phone, Facebook or Instagram....more

Bandera Pickin's

 Bandera Pickin’s ...more

The Best Places in Texas to Raise a Family

If you’re planning to move into a new home in Texas it’s vital to know the best places to live. Moving to a new place is a huge decision for any family. This important event will have an impact on your life and the lives of your family members for many years to come.Picking the right place to live can determine your quality of life, opportunities for your children, easy access to work and much more. These are the best places in Texas to raise a family....more

on channeling steve irwin

Freddie's been all about doing outdoorsy things lately. Let's go camping, Emily! No. Let's go camping, Emily! Will I be able to sleep in a bed and not see bugs? No. Let's go camping, Emily! No. And then I realized that in order to have Freddie continue to do all the cooking for the rest of our lives, that I probably needed to find some sort of compromise on the issue of outside things.  So....more

God Bless My Southern Heart: Reflecting on Charleston

I really didn’t want to write this post.  I don’t like to get political here, and I’m sure some of you will disagree with my honest and heartfelt opinion, but here it is…God bless my Southern heartWith a blog called For the Love of Dixie (and a mother named Dixie), I kind of feel like I should weigh in on the Confederate battle flag controversy.  My Southern heart has been so conflicted over that stupid flag, trying to wrap my brain around the fact that a crazy person killed 9 people and now, somehow, a flag is to blame....more