Texarkana: More Than Just A State Line

We have been wanting to visit Texarkana for a while now, if only because I thought our daughter would get a kick out of standing in Texas and Arkansas at the same time on State Line Avenue. Little did I know, Texarkana has so much more to offer than 11 miles of divided state lines. […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Goats

#1. Goats eat everything, literally everything, but the grass. Goats are browsers not grazers. Even though goats are thought of as farm animals like cattle they are more closely related to deer and thus have the same eating habits. Goats will strip a tree bare of leaves before they even touch the grass, no matter […]

The Potpourri House

If you live in Tyler, Texas more than likely, you have been to The Potpourri House. It is a Tyler staple and like the name suggests, offers a little bit of everything. Originally The Potpourri House was on Front Street in a 1904 Victorian home. The quaint space offered tea room service and curated antiques. […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Men, in general are notoriously hard to buy gifts for. In my experience, they either buy what they want, or want things out of my price range or request items that require a deep understanding of subjects I know nothing about. When you look at Father’s Day greeting cards they all have the same 4 […]

Eat Your Yard

A guide for finding your sanity and your dinner Much like most people I am safe at home during this quarantine. Especially since I am a nurse and isolating further in case of potential exposure. Using this time to get ahead on school work and home improvement projects can only go so far. This means […]

The Sky’s The Limit At Skyline Burrito

The hunt for good Mexican food is ongoing for our family. If given a choice, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, nearly 7 days a week. While we were in Lufkin recently we found Skyline Burrito. Set up in a similar fashion to Chipotle, where you can visually point out the ingredients […]

We Have A Nac For That

It’s no secret I have an affinity for East Texas towns. It’s why I do what I do! While I can’t claim a favorite, Nacogdoches has definitely captured my heart in so many ways. Maybe it’s the quaint downtown or their well known love and support for local music. Maybe it’s the college student influence […]

The Rainbow Room

As I put together our daughter’s online wish list to share with family this last year I was reminded of how fortunate our kid is. She has multiple family members who look forward to buying her gifts for Christmas and her birthday, which is the day after Christmas. While most people feel sorry for our […]

Biscuit Eater Bakery Hits Their Sweetspot

Biscuit Eater Bakery has hit their sweet spot with their new location in the Lufkin mall. With plenty of foot traffic the family behind the business settled into their roles as bakers, decorators and even baristas. What started as a hobby home baking business has steadily grown over the years. Misty and Gary Mitchell are […]

Visit The Texas Forestry Museum

When the Texas Forestry Museum popped up on my Instagram feed I was a little skeptical. How interesting could a museum about Texas Forests possibly be? Especially to a 5 year old, we like being outside with actual trees, not in a tree museum. I reached out to the Museum Director, Kendall Gay and she […]