Breath Mints - Conversations with Charlie

Charlie and I were standing in the check out line at Wal-Mart and he pointed to a small tin asking if he could buy it. I didn’t really look at what Charlie was pointing at but said if it was gum, then no.Charlie – It isn’t gum Mommy, it’s breath mints.Me – Breath mints? Why on earth would you want breath mints?Charlie – Well, let’s face it Mom. I don’t brush my teeth all that often. Elizabeth...more
Still giggling. And, you bought them. hahahahahahamore

LEGO figure storage

Charlie has gotten into Legos quite a bit these past few months. He switches between NASCAR and Legos on a daily basis. Consequently there is quite a collection of Lego characters in my house. I swear Lego figures and their accessories are worse than Barbie and her accessories!I spent Mother’s Day putzing around the house picking up Charlie’s toys and putting them back in the toy room. I secretly stashed some Hot Wheels away for donation. I am slowly reclaiming the family room!...more
This is awesome.more

Fashion Yourself Some Silk Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

I first saw these awesome dyed eggs in a friend’s blog....more
They look fantastic, Elizabeth. I too have been seeing them and wanting to give it a go. Thanks ...more

How to get FREE tennis balls for your Dog

  Max loves tennis balls. It could be defined more as an obsession really.  Max is either chewing on a tennis ball, chasing a tennis ball or carrying a tennis ball around. Max can even bark at the evil lawnmower while holding a tennis ball in his mouth. The problem is that Max chews tennis balls into pieces. He goes through 2-3 balls a week....more
I dreamed about tennis balls last night. I'm blaming you. And Max. Still love this, though. :-)more

SEO and United Airlines

SEO or search engine optimization is generally considered the god of the Internet, specifically Google. Companies and brands for years have focused on maximizing SEO and keywords to bring their website higher up in Google’s search rankings. This is a fancy way of saying that companies want to be on the first page of Google’s results when a potential customer types certain keywords into the search box.  Companies need to spend time and thought into what key words they want to represent them online....more

Wordless Wednesday - THE Mona Lisa painting

Charlie was so not impressed.Elizabeth@texasebeth  and My Life, such as it is.......more

Grad School Personal Statement

I struggled with writing this. I have never been verbose in my writing – totally weird right? I am much more of a verbal storyteller or oral historian....more

Not Being Promoted - Conversations with Charlie

Report cards came home with students the last day of school. I looked at Charlie’s and pretty much saw what I expected, A’s and 2 B’s. Charlie, however, had a totally different perspective. In case you didn’t know, my son is extremely literal.Charlie – Bad news Mommy. I didn’t get promoted, I won’t be in 4th grade!Me – Huh? What are you talking about? You are going to the 4th grade next year....more

First and Last Day of Third Grade

I was not able to get this posted Friday which was the last day of school. Charlie is now officially a 4th grader! I am so proud of my little man. He has really grown up in so many different ways over the past year.  Elizabeth...more

A wedding, water park, camping and the ER

Sounds like the opening line to a really bad joke doesn’t it?  Unfortunately the punch line was on me! Oy! What a weekend.It started out fabulous. Saturday was Scout Day at Schlitterbahn in Galveston. The Pack made plans to go and then camp out at Galveston Island State park for our spring overnight camping trip. Everything was perfect!...more