This past Saturday, we attended The Real Craftwives of Katy EXPO at the Firethorne Clubhouse. We met many amazing business owners and found lots of treasures along the way!
Carina enjoyed getting her face painted and trying her first snow cone.
Blizzard Blaster Shaved Ice | Colorful Creations by Lori Rizzo
This picture does not do my new necklace justice. It is so sparkly, and I know that it will become a favorite go-to piece. Linda Davis
I absolutely love this mosaic bowl handmade by Joan VerSteeg. It is unique and adds an eclectic touch to my home.
Carina has been interested in adding some decorations to her room. When we saw Sarah Coin’s colorful display, we knew that we had to have this Rainbow Tassel Banner!
I had never heard of Chloe+Isabel before Saturday, but I am glad to have met Kristin Luttrell and look forward to receiving our purchase in the mail!
Carina was attracted to this bright display and has already worn her new pink-purple-red creation. Almost Famous Tyedye
On Sunday, we took it easy at home and enjoyed a walk near the lake.
The ducks are always so fun to see and play with!
I hope that you all have a great week!
“At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life” by Jennifer L. Scott is set to debut on October 7, 2014. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to review the galley copy of this book.
Jennifer L. Scott is one of my favorite authors and bloggers. She wrote “Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris,” and has a weekly blog and video entitled, “The Daily Connoisseur.” Her mission is to teach each of us how to live a more beautiful and productive life by adopting the manners and lifestyle she experienced years ago, when she was a college student living with a “chic” family in Paris, France.
I randomly discovered Ms. Scott’s blog over a year ago, enjoyed it, and subsequently purchased and read her first book. I initially thought, “Jennifer would be a perfect friend for my daughter, Laura! They have so much in common!” She is a young, married mom with a career… all of which she strives to balance with a positive attitude and class. I quickly realized, however, that even though I am much older than Ms. Scott, many of her lifestyle ideas resonate with me as well, and I have introduced some of them into my life. As a result of reading her book I have:
– tried to grow an orchid (with success!);
– took a trip to Paris;
– organized my closet by season and created a daily wear section;
– watched several French movies; and,
– listened to assorted classical music.
Her new book, “At Home With Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life” is no less inspirational. It also emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive attitude even when faced with seemingly mundane tasks, and offers many specific suggestions to enhance one’s daily life, some of which are:
– growing African Violets and ferns;
– de-cluttering your home; and,
– daily rituals to avoid frumpiness.
The book is divided into two major sections each of which are subdivided into smaller sections, offering daily doable practical tips. She even incorporates some of her favorite recipes, musical selections, and candles, all of which I am eager to try. Jennifer assists us with putting in place systems that allow us to focus on enjoying the here and now so that we may live life more fully! I highly recommend both of her books!
My three year old granddaughter LOVES tortilla chips with salsa. I recently bought Wright’s of Texas Fresh Red Salsa for her, only to find out that it is made right here in Katy, Texas! What a pleasant surprise!
Carina, our salsa expert, thinks it is delicious! It is all natural and has no artificial preservatives or added sugar. It can be found in HEB locally or ordered from wrightsoftexas.com.
Located at Katy Mills Mall, in the AMC Plaza, Crepetto Coffee & Crepes offers a taste of the popular Parisian delight. Made with either sweet or savory ingredients, the thin pancakes contain whole wheat batter, and all fruits and vegetables are organic. Each crepe is made to order in front of you, and they all taste delicious!
We tried the French Crepe, which included strawberries and cinnamon, and a custom one with chocolate and bananas (Carina’s request).
Each month, Creppetto’s offers new combinations along with their main menu of chocolate, nutella, dulce de leche, berries, cheese, chicken, and many other topping choices. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
For reasonably priced furniture, a great selection, and friendly service check out Plantation Furniture located at 1247 FM 359 in Richmond, Texas. I had been searching for some new pieces for quite some time, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and affordability offered by this store. They carry a lot of merchandise, and most can be picked up or delivered from their warehouse quickly. Many of the items for sale are floor samples and appropriate discounts have been taken. It is worth the time and effort to go to Plantation Furniture. Before making your next furniture purchase, check them out!
Those who know me know that I watch Carina during most days, rather than place her with a babysitter or in daycare. While I am blessed to have the ability to do so, I found myself using it as an excuse not to exercise.
After discussing the issue (i.e., complaining) with my mom, she found the perfect solution – Baby Boot Camp Katy!
Not only did I get a fantastic workout, I also connected with an amazing group of like-minded moms and dads.
The owner, Maria Gorosito, is knowledgeable and encouraging. She and the other trainers make sure that class is different each day, while suggesting modifications for each person’s ability level.
Baby Boot Camp is a one-hour interval training class that incorporates strength training, cardio, yoga, and core work.
Carina loves doing drills with me and enjoys being outside. I love that she is learning that it’s fun to be fit!
Baby Boot Camp provides an effective fitness regimen, a supportive environment, and a way to spend time with your kid(s).
Exercise modifications can be made for pregnant women, new moms, and active moms who are ready for an additional challenge.
Your first class is always FREE!