Tropical Storm Bill Visits Galveston in June 2015

Photos from The Seawall in Galveston, TX on June 16, 2015 when Tropical Storm Bill touched shore. On June 16, 2015, my family and I listened to the news and watched for the arrival of Tropical Storm Bill. It was supposed to be huge and B’s job site was even shut down so he stayed home. I worked…of […]

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier: Affordable Family Fun

You should probably know before I begin this photo bomb of a post that I did receive a family 4 pack of tickets to the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier in exchange for writing this, but we were headed that way anyway and I can’t wait to share the fun we had with you! Galveston Island Historic […]

DIY Valentine’s Day Tackle Boxes with Free Printable

My babies attend a magnet school of oceanic studies and I wanted to send something ocean themed for their Valentine’s Day parties this year. I came across an idea for Valentine “tackle boxes” and I just knew I had to figure out how to do it. I know it’s a little late to be sharing […]

Galveston’s “Place of Remembrance” Keeps Me in Check!

Galveston’s “Place of Remembrance” statue helps keep me in check often. I have problems in my life, we all do, but this statue makes my issues seem insignificant and gives me strength when I’m doubting everything I do. This statue by 4th generation Galvestonian artist, David Moore, was dedicated on September 9, 2000 in memory of […]

Galveston’s Pleasure Pier: Rich with History

Galveston is full of rich history and resiliency. It’s not filled with the most beautiful beaches during a good portion of the year because of the red tide, but it’s beautiful, it’s strong, and its people have stood the test of time as they’ve rebuilt our quaint island again and again. The Galveston Island Pleasure […]

ICE LAND at Moody Gardens…It’s Cold, but It’s Cool!

Thanks to Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, and US Family Guide, we had an awesome (but freezing) time seeing amazing ice sculptures for the holidays. As always, all opinions and photos are entirely my own. #BahnHoliday #MGIceLand Last weekend, we surfed with Santa on Saturday in the balmy Texas sun and then on Sunday, we headed to Moody Gardens ICE […]

The Galveston Seawall

As you all know, I love this island. I love its history. I love its resiliency. It’s an amazing and beautiful place that I’m happy to call home. Our history is rich, and our people are strong. Our Seawall stands because the citizens before me weren’t willing to give up on this amazing island, despite the […]

Surf with Santa at Schlitterbahn’s Holiday Splash

Thanks to Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, and US Family Guide, we had the best weekend ever surfing with Santa, riding the waves, and seeing amazing ice sculptures for the holidays. As always, all opinions and photos are entirely my own. #BahnHoliday #MGIceLand I’m a huge fan of Christmas. I love everything about it. Until now, I thought […]

The Beauty and Strength of Galveston’s Jetties

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ~Mother Teresa I live in a beautiful corner of the country. I’ve wanted to live in a spot like this my entire life actually, but now that I do, […]

DIY Whitewash Life’s a Beach Sign

Let’s just put this out there. I have a real spending problem when it comes to beach decor. Signs, repurposed furniture, anything beachy. I used to craft a lot, but I have a problem with perfectionism (I have a lot of problems), and my crafts were never perfect. That made me twitchy, so I quit. […]