Author Archives: Lauren McKechnie

Tuesday, January 1: First Day Hike: Mesquite Ridge Trail Our second First Day Hike will be to the Mesquite Ridge Trail overlook to catch a glimpse of the first sunset of the New Year. The trail is about 1.1 miles round-trip and has one hill to walk up/down. There is a shorter route to the…

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I could not resist sharing this. I don’t put much stock in things like horoscopes, but I’m a big fan of the Myers-Briggs personality test and the insight it can sometimes provide. Fun little insights like this gem: Here Is What Happens When Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Makes A New Year’s Resolution Mainly because at…

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Wednesday, December 26: Story Time With Our Favorite Therapy Dogs (10:30 – 11 am) Join Mariposa and her little friends at the Wichita Falls Public Library, while her human Michelle tells you the story of how the puppies once helped Santa SAVE Christmas. A family story time for all ages. She will be telling this…

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For as long as I can remember, my family has had the tradition of making Christmas sugar cookies together. We make a HUGE mess, and while the intention was always to pass them out to friends and neighbors, but we’d eat so much dough and cookies that recipe’s output is reduced by at least a…

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Monday, December 17: Fit4Mom Ladies Night Out (6 – 9 pm) Join us at Half Pint for some dinner, drinks, good company and Christmas bingo! Let us know a couple days before if you can make it so we can make a reservation!  More Info: CLICK Tuesday, December 18: Christmas Wreath Workshop at Jameson Flowers…

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Getting gifts for teachers are tough – especially in preschool where they have SEVERAL teachers, not just one. These are my top 3 favorite, quick yet personalized presents for easy wins. I’ve done both the plants and the EOS lip balms before and I can say they were a hit! 1.) EOS Lip Balm Cards…

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Monday, December 10: Wichita Falls Reindeer Games (6 – 9 pm) Texas Family Initiative has an “In” with Santa and will be bringing a few of his reindeers to Wichita Falls! Join us at the Log Cabin in Lucy Park for Reindeer Games on the lawn, a bake shop and gift shop inside the Cabin…

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Starbuck’s Skinny Peppermint Mocha is not just my favorite holiday drink, but my favorite coffee drink period. I have been known to order it year-round, but for about the last two years or so, they discontinued the sugar-free peppermint syrup, which really increased the sugar and calorie count. SO, I finally came up with a…

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Husbands, you ask it every year. What do you want for Christmas? And if she’s like me, your wife avoids and delays and eventually comes up with a short Amazon wish list she sends you in an email. Let me let you in on some secrets – The reason this is such a belabored process…

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It’s almost that time of year… we are making plans to bring on new guest bloggers for 2019, and I’m excited to share we already have a new guest blogger officially onboard! Please welcome Carol Dorrough!!! A little about her, in her own words: I was born and raised in Brazil. (Google Recife and you…

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