Schlitterbahn Galveston…The Best Day EVER!

Just so you know, I participated in Schlitterbahn’s Mom’s Ice Chest Challenge to facilitate this post. We planned a picnic and packed a #BahnCooler, and had an awesome day. As always, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own. We went to Schlitterbahn Galveston this past weekend and Bubby officially dubbed it the best day EVER! […]

Mardi Gras DIY Dress Up Station and Centerpiece

For the record, I did receive product from Oriental Trading (you know…THE party supply place) to facilitate this post, but I was totally going to do this anyway so it’s kind of a score for me. As always, all opinions, ideas, and photos are all entirely my own! I’m so excited! It’s that time of […]

A Tiki Bar in my living room? The G Spot is now open!

Who needs a tiki bar in their living room? Well I asked myself that very same thing when B brought it up. Apparently, we do. And now we have one. And I must admit, it’s kind of fun and I’ve taken a liking to the fish tank that I never really cared about before (even […]

Sandhill Cranes on the Island

There are these birds in the field behind our complex that intrigue me. Until about a year ago, birds frightened me. Now I’m intrigued. Odd, I know. Odder still? I’ve been trying to identify birds through interwebz searches. And I’m taking photos of them. I think I’ve gone loopy. BUT, I had a breakthrough this […]

The Day Galveston Island Froze Over

Yes, I’m being a little overly dramatic here. I don’t suppose this was some deep freeze and technically, we weren’t completely frozen, but it was COLD y’all. As in 29 degrees cold. To us, in southeast Texas, that is just not something that happens and it hurts deep down into your bones. That’s ICE on […]

October Sunset in Galveston

There’s much I love about this island. Y’all know that by now. But one of my favorite things, which you also already know, is to watch the beautiful sunsets and stand in constant awe of the amazing colors as they appear and evolve.  Halloween was a night of fun filled with candy, dress up, family […]

Enjoying the Harvest Moon Regatta: View from Galveston’s Seawall

Every year in Galveston, just off the coast for one day in October, we get to witness something amazing. The Harvest Moon Regatta makes its way down our coast and vibrant, brilliantly colored sailboats by the 100’s race their way through the gulf. This race, this tradition, started back in 1987 and the concept was conceived […]

The Colors of Fall on the Island

We don’t have the “typical” fall in Texas, especially not on the island. It’s still in the 90’s and the colors are vibrant. I love it here and I love the beauty that the island holds. A simple walk to the mailbox reminded us of how beautiful our surroundings are and I wanted to share.  […]

Enjoying the Island Wildlife

Living in Galveston is enjoyable for many reasons but one of the things I’ve come to realize that I enjoy the most is just watching (no, not in a stalker kind of way…stop that). I sit and watch people interact. I sit and watch children play. I sit and watch the tide roll in. And […]

Auntie Em…We’ve Got Tornadoes on the Island…and It’s Super Cool!

I’m highly aware that tornadoes aren’t always super cool. They can be incredibly devastating and I’m not trying to take away from that. But here on the island, they are SUPER cool for the most part. They pretty much stay over the ocean and they disappear into the sky as quickly as they descend. They […]