Category: Weekend Wanderings

Kansas: Gingerbread Houses

While in Kansas for a belated holiday activity we decorated gingerbread houses. My doghouse used a LOT of red icing and my work stations and hands were covered in icing the whole time. I honestly don’t remember the last time I decorated a gingerbread house but this was fun and I’d love to do it

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A Beary Merry Christmas

I managed to get a few cute pictures of Bear and Keltin among the chaos that is Main Street Grapevine at Christmas time and a couple funny stories! There was a rust bucket of a truck stopped at a long red playing loud music on the worst bass set up I have ever heard and

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Christmas Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

We had a Christmas Cookie contest at work. Unfortunately, I did not win but I did come up with a tasty variation on some of my favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip Pistachio garnished with crushed Peppermint. This is a fun and fairly simple change to give an easy recipe a little holiday flair! See the original

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Christmas in Grapevine

Grapevine, Texas calls itself the Christmas Capitol of Texas. Now, I’m not sure I believe that but they do have quite the decorations on their Historic Downtown Main Street! If you have little ones don’t miss the North Pole Express and a visit to Santa’s Village. There are so many more decorations that I wanted

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Weekend Wandering: Graphite Pencil + Paper

Keltin and I recently found out that there is a new pencil shop in McKinney: Graphite Pencil +Paper and we had to stop in and check it out one Sunday afternoon. The lady that owns the shop is awesome and happy to help you find the best writing utensil for daily use or a specific

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Harry Potter in Concert

Last Sunday Keltin and I got to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the wonderful scores of the film performed live by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The symphony orchestra was fantastic. Music live brings a bit more magic to the movie. Also, there is something wonderful about enjoying a movie with hundreds of

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