Author Archives: Shelby Reese

I Don’t Carry A Purse. Do You?

YES. You read that correctly I do not carry a purse. Just a wallet that my cell phone, money, cards, receipts, and chapstick fit into. I think you can tell a lot about a person by taking a look at their desk. Most consider my desk messy. I like to spread out and work on…

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Santa is REAL

This month my vivacious and curious six-year-old loaded me down with Santa questions- Is HE REAL…Like really real? How does he make that many toys? How does he get into houses? How does Santa know if I am good or bad? How does he not set off alarms? Is Santa a criminal for going into…

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This weekend we celebrated Oaklee turning six! We kept it low-key, and filled with the exact type of fun any five or six-year-old would love. Here’s how we kept it easy, fun, and budget-friendly: 1.) Cake We booked our cupcake order at United Supermarket. I love them because they are super reliable, make tasty cake,…

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Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

Are you wondering if Wichita Falls has a specific day and time for trick-or-treating this Halloween? The city of Wichita Falls does not. But officials do recommend that they do so the evening of Halloween, October 31 between a time of 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for trick-or-treating. Please also consider the following safety suggestions…

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It’s time to step up to the plate AND have fun. Are you ready?! Community all-stars will step up to the plate in support of Children’s Miracle Network at United Regional October 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM- Sunrise Optimist Softball Complex. This family-friendly event, which is presented by The Fain Foundation, will feature Chris Horgen…

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My Miracle Work Home

Over this summer I was presented with an opportunity that I could not pass up. Helping kids is a huge passion of mine. If I can help improve children’s lives in our community and get paid for it? Well, sign me up! That passion has led me to accept a new position as the Children’s…

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My Velcro Child

Oaklee my sweet Kindergartener is Velcro child. Well only in the morning at school in his case. His separation anxiety was especially bad at drop-off time, until we took a few steps to help ease the transition. How? In short, it was like ripping Velcro apart as fast as I could: 1. Leave Immediately Do…

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Lightheartedness

Lightheartedness grows a humble heart.   What is lightheartedness? Lightheartedness in the dictionary and lightheartedness in Eastern Philosophy are defined differently. Buddhist thought purports that cares co-exist with cheer. The dictionary suggests that lightheartedness involves the absence of concerns.   I believe lightheartedness is the act of balancing cares, worries, and cheer. An example that…

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Review: Le Tote For The Win!

Subscriptions are everywhere now. You can have dinners, groceries, hand picked clothes, and so much more shipped to your door every month. I have tried many clothing subscriptions like Stitch Fix. Well I just tried Le Tote. This is my review: So what is Le Tote? It’s a clothing rental service. You pay a monthly…

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Summer Break Update

Summer fun is almost done. In one week school starts, and boy have we stayed busy this summer! Which is why I have been MIA. I have documented most of it. Check out the photos: Movie date Butterfly watching/searching at Riverbend Nature Center Hanging out at After Hours Artwalk Enjoying our first trolley ride Visiting…

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