Native Texans Life In Kansas

Adventures in Baking

I did it!! I REALLY DID IT! I baked my very first, from scratch, Lemon Meringue Pie! Now don’t get me wrong, I bake plenty of cakes and cookies and cobblers but a REAL pie with meringue? This was a triumph! My sweet husband has a Birthday tomorrow and his request was for lemon pie.
I used a recipe from the 70’s in a Church cookbook from Tennessee that my sister in law gave me many years ago.
I…

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Airsoft Therapy for Teens

Ok. I’m sure folks may question my sanity but I have a theory and it seems to be working for my family. Airsoft Therapy. If you have boys you may know what I’m talking about. If not, I’ll explain.

Last Christmas, my overgrown kid of a husband decided that our teenage boys needed Airsoft guns. Neither son had ever asked for such a thing and I was not excited by the idea. However, I relented and my…

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Parenting teenagers is not for the weak…

Sometimes it is REALLY hard knowing what the right thing to do is when dealing with teenagers.

Parenting teenagers is not for the weak…

Sometimes it is REALLY hard knowing what the right thing to do is when dealing with teenagers.

Taking care of family

My mom is special. I know we all feel that way about our mothers don’t we? My mother is a giver.

Taking care of family

My mom is special. I know we all feel that way about our mothers don’t we? My mother is a giver.

Remember when life was simple?

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Ahh yes.Those were the days weren’t they? Back in a time I will refer to as “Pre Cell Phone”. As I left my house this morning to run a couple of errands, I realized that I had forgotten my phone.The anxiety was immediate. I thought, do I go back home and get it? If I do, I’ll be late to where I am going. No. Do not go back for it. YOU WILL LIVE. Really. I didn’t go back home and I ran my errands.…

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I’m actually going to play golf…whaaaat?

This is something that has actually taken me by surprise. I’m taking up golf. I never, ever, ever thought I would say that much less do it.

I’m actually going to play golf…whaaaat?

This is something that has actually taken me by surprise. I’m taking up golf. I never, ever, ever thought I would say that much less do it.

Iced Coffee for Dummies

Originally posted on A Pretty Penny:

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Today’s installment of Ways Pinterest Changed My Life celebrates convenient caffeination with a side of reduced morning frazzle.

Here’s the deal for the easiest iced coffee you’ll ever make, even at your groggiest:

  • Brew a strong pot of your favorite coffee.
  • Let the coffee cool a bit, then pour it into ice trays and freeze overnight.
  • In the morning, pop…

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I’m not going back to school so why do I feel stressed?

I’m not going back to school so why do I feel stressed?

My kids have been back to school for a total of 8 days. Yes. Eight whole days. It’s stressful. Those lazy carefree summer days are gone and reality of the school year is here. I’ve written more checks in the past week than I write in 6 months, I’ve volunteered several times for schedule pick up, spirit wear sales, whatever. It’s not just about the kids going to school. It’s an entire culture that…

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