I'm a wife (18 years & still going) and mommy to two boys (9 and 2). I left my job in corporate America to be a full time stay at home mom after our second son was born. I'm now the CEO of chaos in the Simmons household. I'm an organization and crafting freak. I love things in it's place and I love to create. My creative side is the one area I let loose and chaos and mess can live (for a limited time). There's a certain kind of peace and connectedness that happens when life is simplified, organized, and you can create. Especially when you can relax and let your kids be... well kids. I can't wait to share with all of you mamas.

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Heritage House Farm – Mommy Getaway Close to DFW

By Rosandra

Do you need a mommy getaway close to DFW? Heritage House Farm may be just what you need. Located southeast of the DFW metroplex it’s far enough away from home to get away, but close enough if you NEED to get back. It offers space to host a scrapbook retreat or other craft gatherings, or just […]

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Worlds Largest Dinosaurs at the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas

By Rosandra

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs are making their appearance at the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas, until September 1st. Tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs are now on sale. Admission toThe World’s Largest Dinosaurs is timed entry, at 30 minute intervals, and requires the purchase of timed entry general exhibit hall admission along with The World’s Largest Dinosaurs surcharge. It is recommended that […]

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7 Tips For The Great American Scrapbook Convention In Arlington, Texas

By Rosandra

That time of year is coming around again. Yes scrapbookers, the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, Texas has opened registration for its annual stop in North Texas. It’s 3 paper packed days of shopping, workshops, and crop parties. This will be my first year back for some serious cropping and shopping. I have  A LOT […]

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DFW Wildflower Festival – Richardson, TX

By Rosandra

Kool and The Gang, Cheap Trick, and Joan Jett are just a handful of the music line up at this year’s DFW Wildflower Festival, held in Galatyn Park in Richardson, TX, May 16-18. We have gone for many years for the music, fair style food, and now that we have kids, we love the kids […]

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Scrapbook Expo DFW – Grapevine, TX

By Rosandra

This is the second year I volunteered at Scrapbook Expo Grapevine. It’s a smaller convention compared to Great American Scrapbook Convention (held in Arlington) and Creating Keepsakes Conventions (not done in the DFW area. Closest locations are Houston, San Marcos, and Tulsa), but still a great place for a girls weekend of shopping, classes, and cropping. The convention offered […]

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16 Best Birthday Party Venues in Dallas Fort Worth

By Rosandra

Every year birthday planning gets a little harder and harder for me, especially in the last 3 years. I have two boys and they are 7 years apart, both born in March, and their birth dates are ONLY 4 days apart. After experiencing nearly every area birthday venue, here are our favorites! Texas Skatium (Garland, TX) – The first year […]

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Arlington Reptile Convention

By Rosandra

This past weekend in the DFW area was the North American Reptile Breeders Conference in Arlington. It’s held twice a year at the Arlington Convention Center. The next scheduled show is Sept. 27-28. Breeders from across the country set up shop to show off their reptilian friends and sell their goods. They also have speakers on various […]

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Scrapbook Expo DFW – Grapevine, TX

By Rosandra

A week from tomorrow scrapbookers will flock to the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine for the annual Scrapbook Expo. It is a weekend for papercrafters (especially scrapbookers) to check out the latest trends, tools, take classes and get access to lots of supplies. In the last few years many of DFW’s local scrapbook stores have closed their doors, so conventions like […]

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Something Different – Reptile Convention In Arlington, TX

By Rosandra

For Christmas my youngest son asked Santa (aka Grandpa) for a lizard. So of coarse Grandpa obliged and are now proud parents (or I guess grandparents) of a bearded dragon, that our 2 1/2 year old named “Butt”. Yes, Butt. I thought he was trying to say “Bud”, but he quickly corrected me by enunciating […]

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5k and Family Fun Runs in Dallas and Fort Worth

By Rosandra

I HATE RUNNING! (…or at least I used to) All of my life I hated running just for the sake of running. I often joked that if I was running it was only because something was chasing me in a life threatening manner. Of course that wasn’t the whole truth, because I did play sports […]

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