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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 …

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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 …

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Spruce It Up In Lufkin

I’m always on the lookout for women owned and operated businesses here in East Texas. That’s what brought me into Spruce Boutique in Lufkin, Texas. …

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There Are Dinosaurs In ETX

One of the things I love about East Texas is the fact there is never a shortage of things to do. This is especially true …

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To Moonrivers Naturals And Back

After working for Whole Foods in Austin I gained a much greater appreciation for what goes into the products we use on our skin. Your …

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Cafe 1948 – Where Coffee Is An Experience

My husband and I understand all too well the challenges of operating multiple small businesses while maintaining some semblance of home and family life. I …

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Say Cheese With Haute Goat Creamery

A couple weeks ago we were at the Longview Farmers Market sampling some of the best goat cheese I had ever tasted from Haute Goat …

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Heartisans Marketplace

I got my first job at a pet store before I turned 16 years old. With the help of my parents, they dropped me off …

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Longview Art Walk

I have attended my fair share of art walks in the past. I have to admit I didn’t have super high expectations for the Longview …

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DIY Clay Dish Workshop

I have written about the Starr Family Home before (click to read). I love how enthusiastic the staff is when it comes to sponsoring community …

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Riding At Roselake Ranch

My Mom was in town visiting and while looking for fun family friendly activities I came across Roselake Ranch in Garrison, TX right outside Nacogdoches. …

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Silver Grizzly Espresso

We enjoyed a girls birthday shopping trip to Longview this week. We needed a little pick me up and Silver Grizzly Espresso has been on …

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Jefferson Historical Museum

We packed a picnic lunch and went to experience some “Art on the River”. To be more accurate it feels like a stroll over a …

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Stop & Smell The Peaches

I can’t remember the last time I had a really good peach. I have eaten several apples dressed up like peaches. You know the ones …

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McKee’s Soul Food

You know how some people just seem to get lucky and win things? Yeah, we are not those people. Until we won “Bunny Bingo” over …

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Kitts Kornbread Sandwich & Pie Bar

A cornbread sandwich sounds good in theroy but doesn’t cornbread just crumble apart? This is the question I asked our waitress at Kitt’s. She informed …

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Core Yoga At The Firestation

I sat down with Megan Chacos of Core Yoga at The Fire Station to learn more about her studio. Originally from Oklahoma, Megan says she …

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Juicy Berries From Panola Orchard

One of the things I miss about where we lived in California was the proximity of a pick your own farm, called Underwood Family Farms. …

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Powerful Plants From River Hill Nursery

I have a jade plant and a spider plant that are over 25 years old. These resilient plants are super easy to propagate and I …

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Caddo Lake Pond Dipping

I have grown up as a self-proclaimed “beach girl”. Lakes are OK as long as I can see the bottom. Ponds not so much. I …

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Caddo Lake State Park

Our first visit to Caddo Lake State Park began with a Junior Ranger program hosted by Ranger Kelsey. She had a table set up by …

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Starr Family Home

We visited the Starr Family Home over the Christmas holiday to partake in crafts, story-time and cookie decorating. We were so impressed by the beautiful …

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Joseph’s Riverport BBQ

This was our second attempt to visit Joseph’s. The first time they closed early because they ran out of food. A good sign if you …

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Marshall Public Library

We traveled here pretty light and what we did keep was locked in a storage unit hundreds of miles away. One of the things we …

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Historic Jefferson Railway

As parents we have learned kids are more cooperative when given choices. Today we gave Aria the choice between a train ride and a boat …

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Trinity Groves

I can see Trinity Groves being the model that more cities will adapt. It’s a cool concept that takes former industrial warehouses and revamps them …

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Dallas World Aquarium

Dallas is kind of like EX’s cool cousin. We ventured to the World Aquarium and it did not disappoint. We went on a Sunday and …

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Gators and Friends

Coming from California we had the creme de la creme of Zoos. Needless to say my expectations were low coming to Gators and Friends. To …

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