School Halloween Treats

I always like getting crafty when it comes to Connor’s school holidays.  This was the easiest treat….


Just get a bag of Sixlets at your local grocery store.  You can use the free spider printable below.  (Just click on it to make it bigger, then right click and save to your desktop)

We have the cutest little spiders 🙂

Just glue or tape to the back of the spider’s face.  I used cardstock so the paper was a bit heavier.  Have fun and happy Halloweeeeeeeen!spider-2


I Stink at Chalk Art…But Wait a Minute!

This is what I aspire to do…

But it usually ends up looking like something a kindergartener would do.  I found these great stencils and I’m ordering some to see how that works.  I think you just rub the chalk over them and voila!

I’ll let y’all know what I choose!  What is your favorite Christmas saying or quote?

(Click on each picture to check out each stencil)
Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa Sign Stencil – 10″ x 16″ – STCL1384_1 – by StudioR12

Merry And Bright – Skinny & Script – Word Stencil – 9″ x 12″ – STCL1396_2 by StudioR12

Merry Christmas – Whimsical Swirls – Word Art Stencil – 10″ x 11″ – STCL1413_1 by StudioR12

Fresh Christmas Trees – Word and Art Stencil – 13″ x 5″ – STCL1343_1 by StudioR12

Dinner’s Ready with Reynold’s Heat & Heat

This post is sponsored by Reynolds™ but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

When I get home from a long day the LAST thing on my mind is “what’s for dinner?”  I’ve told y’all before I’m not the best cook.  I have a handful of go-to meals up my sleeve for the weeknights, but I would really like to start cooking more at home to save money.

I recently tried these new containers by Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat.  These can be found at your local Walmart and are priced very reasonably.


These Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat containers are a great alternative to plastic and are made with natural plant fibers.  These are good for reheating dinners at home or work in the microwave too!

We had tacos for dinner last night.  I put our meat and beans in the Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat containers and I had a taco salad for lunch today!  


No more melting plastic in my microwave!

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Like my Mom always said “Waist not, want not”.  Next time you’re at Walmart check out the Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat in the food container isle.  


Life Update…Fa La La La FALL!

I’m already seeing the glimmer of Christmas bulbs in Target people!  You know if Target has it then it must be true….I mean you can’t trust Hobby Lobby or Michaels because it’s basically Christmas 24 hours a day/ 365 at those joints.

Like seriously I’m so anxious to decorate this house because I have more Christmas decorations that I actually have regular decorations so it sort of makes my house look shall we say….”decorated“???


This week begins my very favorite Christmas shopping event in DFW Christmas in Cowtown 🙂

Check out our past shopping adventures HERE.

Update on the house…well, we had to buy a pool pump and my washing machine broke along with a thousand other things that need to get done, but that’s okay we have a lifetime right?  I’m not going to sell a kidney just yet.

Check out our entry way.  Gone is the tuscan Olive Garden feel and welcome sleek and modern clean walls and lighting from Savoy House.


At least all the messy stuff is over and we can relax a bit.  I’ve been getting into Snapchat lately: Username: thejavamama

Connor has been having a lot of fun playing soccer again.  We are about to start boy scouts too!


I did the prettiest engagement shoot for my friend Kelly’s daughter.  The Dallas Arboretum is so gorgeous this time of year and they have pumpkins EVERYWHERE!
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Aren’t they the cutest???

Well, that’s about it besides the daily routine of school and work.  I’m loving the new show “This is Us”.  If you haven’t watched it….DO IT.  My parents are coming in for a visit in the next couple of weeks and I can’t wait!  For the daily you can find me on Instagram 🙂

xo Becky

It’s Fall & All

I can’t believe we are already into October.  I mean we have like 80 something days until CHRISTMAS!  If you ask anyone and everyone that knows me Christmas time is my absolute favorite ever!  When I was pregnant with Connor the very first thing we bought for our new home was a Christmas tree because Terence knew how important that was to me 🙂  I’m so excited to put up our tree this year…it may be the only thing in our dining room right now, but that is perfectly fine with me.

We went really bold on this color.  New lighting to come soon!


Oh the joys of moving into a new home….so far our washing machine has broken, the pool pump broke, and we’ve also spent a ton of money updating the house.  But, hoping we will be here for the long haul and all this will be worth it.  I absolutely LOVE our neighborhood and everyone is so friendly.  Connor’s school is only a few streets away….I mean God knew y’all.  He really did.  Why do I question Him so much?

Speaking of school….Toyota sent us back to school in strait up style.


All the room for all the THINGS!  Connor started soccer again…so we are hauling chairs, soccer balls, school stuff.

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I like to be in charge of everything.  And I am with all the buttons and the nice little shelf for my phone.  I meeeeaaaan….I have officially decided my next car is an SUV.  DSC_5411

I can’t believe he’s in first grade.  My baby…he’s growing up so fast.  I need another one before I turn into an infertile myrtle.  Waaaahhhh!DSC_4519

Yep, lots of changes going on and YES– I am behind on just about everything in life right now.

We get to do so many fun things as bloggers and social media divas.  I just love the community of women I’ve met.  Over the last 10 years a lot has changed, but the one thing that will never change is my love of writing and reading.  I did say 10 years because my little blog here is TEN YEARS OLD this year!  What????

I can’t believe it.  Time flies.  Enjoy every second.  Reflect, love, learn, grow, reap, sew, and for the love of blogging and pen and paper WRITE IT DOWN.  Because some day when you are old and senile you will want to remember all the little bitty things in life you forgot.

Maybe one day my grandkids could read this blog?  Gulp.

Anyways…that’s a ways off….until then coffee cats 🙂

*House updates to come soon!