UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct
21
Sat
2017
all-day CAF WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW @ Ellington Airport, Houston
CAF WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW @ Ellington Airport, Houston
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
CAF WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW @ Ellington Airport, Houston | Houston | Texas | United States
The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow is an IRC 501(c)(3) community event presented by the volunteer efforts of the Houston Wing, Gulf Coast Wing , and Tora! Tora! Tora! of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum, Texas Flying Legends Museum, Collings Foundation-Houston based at Ellington Airport, and the Vietnam War Flight Museum. One of the top air shows in the United States, this premier Houston event is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation, and has supported a variety of local and national charities during its 30-year history.Read More →
Oct
28
Sat
2017
7:00 am The Woodlands Village Associatio... @ Town Center Parking Garage
The Woodlands Village Associatio... @ Town Center Parking Garage
Oct 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
The Woodlands Village Associations' Fall Flea Market @ Town Center Parking Garage | The Woodlands | Texas | United States
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10:00 am Croctoberfest @ Crocodile Encounter
Croctoberfest @ Crocodile Encounter
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Croctoberfest @ Crocodile Encounter | Angleton | Texas | United States
5th annual Croctoberfest October 28th 2017 10am – 3pm No reservation required just come see the crocs! CROCtoberfest schedule 10am – CROCtoberfest begins 10:30- Alligator Feeding (front lagoon) 10:45 – Nile crocodile feeding( Main lagoon) 11:00 -Orinoco crocodile feeding 11:30 – Blanco feeding 12:00 Costume Contest on the CHOMP stage 12:30 – Roscoe the Nile crocodile feeding 1:30 Stage show on the CHOMP stage 2:00 – Orinoco crocodile feeding 2:30 – Alligator Feeding (front lagoon) 2:45 – Ajax feeding 3:00 – Croctoberfest ends ALL day events Pumpkin patch, Giant tortoise feeding, Small alligator lagoon feeding, Face painting, snacks, and more! Croctoberfest is the only timeRead More →
  • Tick Tock! Easy Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

    Tick Tock! Easy Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

    I’m not going to dress up. I say every year. But. Without fail. There is a reason. Sometimes it’s an adorable child with those big doe-eyes asking, “You dress up too, Mommy?”  Sometimes, its a Halloween party that you only found out about the day-of because the host errantly gave the invitation to your husband, who discarded it on the clutter-counter and never informerd you until the morning of he asks, “Are we going to that party tonight?” Say, what?!  Whatever the case it happens on occasion you must pull a costume out of thin air. Here’s some help.  Most of these can be put togetherRead More →Read More »
  • Book Club: Jane Steele

    Book Club: Jane Steele

    For When You Want Your Victorian Fiction More Murdery “Evil to some is always good to others” ― Jane Austen, Emma Jane Steele was sold as Jane Austen meets Jack the Ripper. This does not give credit to the author’s, Lyndsay Faye, witty and refreshing heroine. Jane is no Jack the Ripper. If you are looking for blood, guts, gore, and gratuitous killing this is not your book. Instead, what you get is Jane Steele a woman who learns her own history in conjunction with the reader. A story in a classic voice with some modern sensiblities – and, the occasional proclivity for solving problemsRead More →Read More »
  • Hot Onion-Cheese Baby Making Dip

    Hot Onion-Cheese Baby Making Dip

    You know when you have that dream about eating cheese? Hmm, just me? Whatever. We’re heading to the beach for a week and I need to get a menu together of flexible food.  Like, maybe there will be 15 people maybe there will be 4.  Maybe, I will be alone and everyone will be out of the house and I can eat cheese in peace. This usually brings me to a lot of appetizer, finger and snack-style food as beach people tend to graze.  You look up and a sandy herd wanders through the kitchen.  You look back and poof they’re gone and replaced byRead More →Read More »
  • Guide to Health Care Sharing Ministries

    Guide to Health Care Sharing Ministries

    I Gotta Have Faith All the believers were one in heart and mind. – Acts 4:32 Last week we were talking insurance, mandates, and every variable on the table.  One of these options is health care sharing ministries.  For a quick refresher, the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare) defines it as: “A health care sharing ministry is a tax-exempt organization whose members: share a common set of ethical or religious beliefs, AND share medical expenses in accordance with those beliefs, even after a member develops a medical condition.”  It must also have been in existence and sharing medical expenses continuously since December 31, 1999. To claimRead More →Read More »
  • Book Club: Ready Player One

    Book Club: Ready Player One

    Ready Player One – Like, totally Innovative Nostalgia! “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris, Ferries Bueller’s Day Off If you lived through the eighties, have great affection for the eighties, or need to come up with a compendium of eighties must see/read, Ready Player One is your book. If you enjoy sci-fi and gaming (particularly original gaming) then you have probably already read this book. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is a novel you will read in a day – two max – and you definitely want to getRead More →Read More »
  • Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches – it’s Fall, Y’all!

    Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches – it’s Fall, Y’all!

    Houston we have Pumpkins Have you scoped out your pumpkin patch yet?! I saw two churches unloading pumpkins yesterday! My kids are waffling and in deep discussions over costumes. It’s that time of year! Finding a patch or maze or somewhere to get some adorable orange-inspired photo ops shouldn’t be too hard, but here’s a helping hand just in case!  Expect to pay for your pumpkin based on size, anywhere from $3 and up. Fall Pumpkins! Festivals and Events 7-Acre Wood (Conroe) – Thrill at the Mill and Vendor Market, Oct. 28, 10am-3pm. Free admission (purchase tickets for activities, concessions, and pumpkins). Blessington Farms (Simonton) –Read More →Read More »
  • Breakfast Lovers Unite: The Best Pancakes!

    Breakfast Lovers Unite: The Best Pancakes!

    These pancakes are for all the people who love the best meal of the day. My people.  I love you. I have stopped on a late night drive home with two kids just to eat Cracker Barrel Blueberry Pancakes.  I am that crazy person who thinks pancakes are the right reason to be that person at the restaurant with kids after 10 pm.  Shhh, it’s okay. My kids will only be a little terrible for being up and about so late. And, these pancakes. These are the pancakes of ballads. No, I don’t know any pancake ballads but it seems as good of a reason as any toRead More →Read More »
  • Cute and Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

    Cute and Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

    Halloween Costumes, Kids be like, “I wannabethegreenninjabatmanwiththisbloodymachete!” Budget tight? Out of time? Tell the truth. You just don’t want to walk into a retail store between now and after Christmas. That’s okay we’ve got you covered. Check out our round-up of the best DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids.  These out of the closet and off-the-hobby-store-rack costumes that are sure to impress, not stress for your little ghoul. Ursula the Sea Witch What I love about this one is that it’s not completely literal!  This little girl isn’t hauling around ten pounds of tentacles or melting in makeup. You could easily pull this off by making a quick tulleRead More →Read More »
  • 5 Health Care Options for When Premiums Make You Cry

    5 Health Care Options for When Premiums Make You Cry

    Insurance. Sigh. I promise I’m not trying to start a fight. Unfortunately, we have personally had to reevaluate health care options for our family.  I say unfortunately mostly due to our circumstances but it’s also because the whole ball of medical-wax is a headache-inducing mess.  I’ve gone to the exchange and wasted my hours. I’ve gone to individual insurance companies websites that inevitably just tell me to go to the exchange.  I’ve called and talked to my insurance company.  I’m pretty sure they wanted to strangle people with me. Our country is at an impasse. Maybe that is not the right word because hopefully, something willRead More →Read More »
  • GHM’s Guide to the Texas Air Museum – Stinson Field

    GHM’s Guide to the Texas Air Museum – Stinson Field

    San Antonio: Off the Beaten Path and Up in the Air We love trips to San Antonio. It’s three-hour proximity to Houston makes it a vacation staple if you grew up in Houston (or if you’re in for a week and really want to stretch your legs).  The Texas Air Museum is one stop I had not made yet.  If you’ve done the usual – hey, Shamu! – and you are looking for something more off the beaten path. This little museum will have you covered. You should plan on giving the museum a full hour, but I’m not going to lie we did itRead More →Read More »
  • 7 Reasons Zube Park is Worth the Drive

    7 Reasons Zube Park is Worth the Drive

    Gas up the car and head to Hockley – Zube Park to be specific. Okay, it’s not that dramatic. It’s only about five minutes past the Houston Premium Outlets, but you do pass a Buccee’s – does that make it a road trip? In either case, this park complex is probably Hockley’s best kept secret and the whole family will love it! 1. Zube Park is Actually 3 Parks When you plan to meet at Zube Park always verify with your group which one! While Zube Park and Zupe Spray Park are technically the same park you cannot walk from one to the other, yetRead More →Read More »
  • Perfect Chicken Fried Steak

    Perfect Chicken Fried Steak

    All good things come to those who wait and when you’re feeling nostalgic or need to eat your emotions this little plate of happiness will fit the bill.  I’ve heard some people say they don’t like Chicken Fried Steak. I don’t know who those people are. They’re probably not from Texas. They’re probably the same people who don’t like gravy. I know, but I’ve heard rumors they do exist. Chicken Fried Steak is not some throwaway dish to whip up with whatever cheap cut of meat you have sitting around.  It is a classic because, if executed well, it hits all the culinary bells: crunch andRead More →Read More »
  • Sunday Sale: Patio Clearance Time!

    Sunday Sale: Patio Clearance Time!

    It’s fall (almost)! School has started, PSLs are on all the coffee shop menus, and football is back on TV and lighting up the local fields every Friday night, so it is basically fall.  One of the other awesome things about fall is outdoor furniture and accouterments go on sale and it is still warm enough here in Houston to use them for a few more months! So, we’ve scoured the Internet and found some great, deeply discounted fall picks and here are some bonus promo codes to get you even deeper discounts with some of our picks!  Frontgate MAKEOVER30 30% off sitewide (exp 9/18/17) Pottery Barn EXTRA15 will getRead More →Read More »
  • Book Club: Fall Reading List 2017

    Book Club: Fall Reading List 2017

    “Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.” ― Marilyn Monroe Fall. Ahh, I just sigh. The whole season is just cozy. Even though I still have a million things to do it’s the season of anticipation.  Around the South, we’re just waiting for a chill. And, wonder of wonders, that has already happened, so perhaps I’m a bit more ready for the autumn take over. (lalalalalalala, I can’t hear you telling me it’s going to get warm again!) Maybe, I just like a good excuse to curl up with aRead More →Read More »
  • Houston Landmarks & Destinations After Harvey

    Houston Landmarks & Destinations After Harvey

    How Houston’s Destinations Are Faring After Harvey   48″ that is the size of a small human, a good sport fish, a nice TV – it has never been a reference to the amount of rain that has fallen on a city.  Harvey was a record setting Hurricane that devastated not just Houston but nearly the entire southern coast of Texas.  As the fourth largest city in the country, we have some amazing destinations that millions of people have visited.  Just one day out here is how they are faring:   The Houston Zoo The facility and animals remain safe and secure with little damage.Read More →Read More »

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