Making Time For Family

Where does the time go? I was looking through some of my older posts, and saw where I posted when my fifth grandchild Catherine was born. A few weeks ago I went to Florida for her fourth birthday - how is this possible?

There's nothing I love more than spending time with my kids and grandkids, and watching my kids be parents. It's time that I need to take advantage of more, and to appreciate every moment.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Fathers Day is just around the corner, and we just got back from the National Hardware Show where there were so many great ideas, we don't even know where to start! After talking to a lot of the vendors as to where to purchase their products, almost all of them suggested buying on Amazon. It's quick and easy, and with Amazon Prime most products are delivered to your door in 2 days with no shipping charges! If your Dad doesn't already have Amazon Prime that might be the perfect gift!

Family Style in Oak Cliff, Texas

Oak Cliff, Texas is such a great place to raise a family. There's so much to see and do, and we are only minutes from the cultural and sports experiences that Dallas offers.

We shared on Candy' why we love living in this community so much.

And Baby Makes Five

I can't believe that this Lifestylist® now has 5 grandchildren! It was so fun to get everyone together last weekend. I had hoped to get a great shot with all of them but they had no interest in photos. This is the best we got, but I cherish it.

Happy Fourth of July!

Hoping that you got to spend yours with family and friends. Have a great Summer!

Family Crafting Ideas For The Winter Months


This winter, while its cold and grey outside, take up something fun and different to nurture your creative side. Beading, painting, or embroidery - here are some ideas for you to try.

Get into beading

Dimensions - Beads 6,000 Count Bucket-Multi Mix

Dimensions - Beads 6,000 Count Bucket-Multi Mix - $10.69, 6.95 shipping - Available at Kmart

Start embroidering

Dimensions - Cardinals In Dogwood Crewel Embroidery Kit

Dimensions - Cardinals In Dogwood Crewel Embroidery Kit - $19.99, 6.95 shipping - Available at Kmart

Take up painting

Dimensions - Japanese Garden Paint By Number Kit

Dimensions - Japanese Garden Paint By Number Kit - $12.39 (52% off), Free shipping - Available at

Take up sewing

Singer - Heritage 8768 Electronic Sewing Machine

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Kids In The Kitchen

We love sharing our love of cooking with the kids and grandkids, and finding the right recipes that will be easy for the kids to do themselves is important.

The Food Lifestylist® came up with this twist on an age old favorite, and used Pumpkin Spiced Marshmallows instead of the regular ones. If you have trouble finding those you can add pumpkin pie spices instead.  The kids loved making them into pumpkin shapes and adding the chocolate stems.

The recipe and instructions can be found on the Lifestylist® website.