If you want to be absolutely and completely miserable this holiday season, follow this simple step-by-step guide: Lean into your perfectionism when it comes to decorating your house.  Ignore your family, job and budget in pursuit of achieving a...
WE are excited that Santa is coming to town! Enjoy this cute printable with your kids to share the magic of Christmas! Click here for your FREE Letter to Santa Printable!    
Fall has always been my favorite time of year. There's something about the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Day that has always brought a sense of warmth and comfort and safety and security to me. I have so many...
The 4th of July is one of those holidays that everybody just needs to have a big ol' piece of blueberry pie.... preferably with a nice helping of BlueBell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. I spent the vast majority of life missing...
  Hey, East Texas! Need to know where the fireworks shows are? Here’s a list of the shows around East Texas that are all family friendly.   Athens- Fish Hatchery Arp- Arp City Park Big Sandy- City Park Bullard- 114 S...
My husband is a DIY kind of guy. He researches a project for months and then creates well crafted designs that would make Pinterest envious. From pinewood derby cars, sliding barn doors, a tufted headboard, and a soon- to...
I Loathe Mother's Day.  There. I said it so you don't have to.  Don't get me wrong... I love my family and I can appreciate the heart of what Mother's Day is supposed to be. I'm just over the commercialism...
Spring break is here, and I have been lost in thoughts of warm sunshine, and cool, breezy days carrying the scent of fresh rainbow blooms. And giggle-filled fun, and all of the new memories we will make with our...
Katy and Deborah met up to visit about their thoughts on Valentine's Day. Some humor, some reality and some pretty good tips! Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at East Texas Moms Blog!  
As the years pass, I'm finding myself drawn back to handmade things. Gifts, meals, cards....... maybe it's that commercial flavor that seems to seep into all the holidays, like Valentine's Day. I appreciate more the thought of something being unique...

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A Decade in East Texas | East Texas Moms

We are transplants celebrating the end of our first decade among the pine trees. It has not always been rainbows and sunshine living in...