Author Archives: Lauren McKechnie

Older And Wiser?

Old photo from one of my birthdays… age 7? Or so? Check out my dad’s awesome suspenders! A couple of years ago, I took a hiatus from blogging. Life kind of got the better of me. (Read: HAVING ANOTHER HUMAN TO TAKE CARE OF.) But before all that MOM stuff, I used to write every…

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Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Saturday, Sept. 16: Texas Oklahoma Fair (6 – 10 pm) The Texas Oklahoma Fair features indoor vendor exhibits, traditional fair food, a SUPER Lighted Midway with exciting rides and games, livestock shows plus free attractions including an exotic animal petting zoo, clowns, live music on the Midway stage and Exhibit Hall…

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The Diet That Wasn’t.

There’s a reason you haven’t heard an update on my recent diet/lifestyle change/weight-loss journey proclamation. That’s because, after two weeks of vigilant calorie-county and carb-cutting, I fell swiftly off the wagon and back into my old ways. To date, it’s been about two months and I’ve lost a whopping FOUR pounds. This was not exactly…

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Changing of the Seasons

And just like that, my baby became a toddler. The last three months or so have been my favorite so far. (For those of you with younger ones – that would be ages 18 – 21 months to be precise. Hopefully you will experience the same reprieve.) Teddy was SUCH A GOOD AGE. The high-maintenance…

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Tuesday, September 5 & Wednesday, September 6: Youth Art Experiences (4:30 & 5:30 pm) The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will be providing a unique opportunity for children ages 2-10 to explore different art techniques and projects. Children will come and complete an art project with one of the teaching artists trained by…

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Editor’s Note: Call that babysitter and put the kids to bed early, because (for whatever reason) there are a TON of mama-friendly events happening this week (and not so many kid-friendly ones… at least that I could find.) So I just kind of ran with that theme. BUT, if you DO know of events, please…

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Harvey Hits Home.

(Photo Credit: REDSTRIPE Photography) It’s been a rough weekend for me. For those of you that don’t already know, I grew up in Sugar Land (Southwest Houston), and spent my first four post-college years living inside the loop in the Galleria area and West University. Wichita Falls has become my home in so many ways,…

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When I started my job, my office came with some artwork already on the walls, but I’ve been wanting to do something that felt more like me for a while. The only problem? I needed something at least 2 feet x 2 feet or larger, and everything large enough to make a difference on the…

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