Hey y’all! It’s that time again- with the launch of the new cookbook It’s Our Crockin’ Life we are hitting the road to do book signings! We don’t have all the details on a few signings and things are subject to change, but we will make those changes as they come and keep this updated!
Friday 14: Doc’s Drugstore, Early TX 11-1
Saturday 15: Texas Star Trading Company, Abilene TX 11-1
Saturday 5: Blanton Caldwell, Albany TX 11-2
Wednesday 9: Hendrix Medical Center Gift Shop, Abilene TX 11-2
Thursday 10: Bradbury Lane, Richardson TX 5-8
Saturday 12: Mills County General Store, Goldthwaite TX 11-2
Tuesday 22: The Kitchenette, Atlanta TX 6-8 *Cooking Class and Signing
Saturday 26: Wild West Show, Dodge City KS
Thursday 8: Sweet Gourmet, Tyler TX 10:30
Sunday 18: Positively YOUnique, Granbury TX 10-12
Thursday 22: Texas Threads, Hereford TX 5-7
Friday 23: McWilliams Pharmacy, Snyder TX
Saturday 24: The Vintage House, Carrollton TX 11-4
Tuesday 27: Out of the Box, Houston TX
Thursday 12: Ace Home Place, Stephenville TX 7-9
Saturday 14: Early Blooms and Things, Early TX 1-3
Thursday 19: Spice, Waco TX
Friday 20: Paper Affair, Frisco TX
Saturday 21: Amazing Grace, Madill OK 12
So I am a bit obsessive when it comes to dressing my kiddos. I like for them to have “style”, lol! Both of my kiddos came home in outfits with bonnets. Old fashion, timeless outfits. Blue gingham for Spence and pink with lace for Miss Stella. When Spencer was little I put him in little newsboy hats and fedoras, and he rocked them. With Stella it has always been about mixing prints (leopard is a MUST), ruffles meet preppy, and BIG BOWS are her signature look. They have pretty much allowed it with little to no resistance.
At around 4 years old, Spencer started wanting to wear “cool clothes” as in elastic waist everything. Having a daddy that is a coach doesn’t help matters much in his desire to wear all things “sporty”. I could feel my little style baby slipping away. Stella on the other hand has embraced fashion with a fierce desire to leave her stamp on the world. I allow her to make some style choices in her wardrobe and she actually can mix and match quite well.
I feel like this year’s Halloween costume choices are a wake up call for me when it comes to facing the fact that my kiddos are growing into their own, and I think I am handling it quite well, lol! You see, I enjoy coordinating my kids clothing in the day to day, so you can imagine what ideas run through my mind for coordinating costumes. The first halloween Stella was born she was almost 6 months old and I made her the cutest little black kitty cat costume and big brother (a little over 2 at the time) was her fire fighter to the rescue.
The next halloween we went with the CUTEST (and my craftiest, I might add) duo. I made them costumes to be a cowboy (he was 3) and a little indian girl (she was 18 months). These costumes might forever be my most favorite for all time.
Last year (Spencer was 4 and Stella was 2) I knew things were about to start unravelling so I held on as tight as I could to squeeze in one more year of the matchy matchy. With his love of super heroes I convinced Spencer to go as Clark Kent Superman and we made Stella a Super Woman costume. You will notice a pattern in all 3 of Stella’s costumes… we love a tutu.
As I received oohs and ahhhs of admiration each year, I tucked them away for the rainy day I knew would come. The day when they would have their own ideas on their halloween costumes. The time is now. I have strolled down memory lane soaking up their cuteness in previous years costumes, but I look at their costumes this year and I can’t help but smile! I smile because they know what they like, they have their own ideas, and they are PROUD of their choices. I love to see them happy more than almost anything, and I know we won’t soon forget the year of Raphael (or Raphaeyel as spencer says it) and The Unicorn Rider ;)
We had so much fun on Fox Good Day in Atlanta! The host, Gurvir Dhindsa, was so much fun and she loves crockin’, so we had a blast sharing new recipes with her. On the show we made three Thanksgiving sides that are simple and of course delicious. The slow cooker is perfect for all that cooking on Thanksgiving when the oven is full and you’re trying to keep things warm until the turkey is ready.
We shared recipes for our Green Bean Casserole found in our cookbook, The Slow Cookin’ Companion, Crockin’ Corn Casserole that is on our Crockin’ Monday Video, and Olive’s Easy Cheese Potatoes found in our new Crockin’ for the Holidays Magazine! We made these recipes using a slow cooker liners that add even more simplicity to this convenient way cooking. Thanks for tuning in! We hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends this year. Happy Crockin’ Y’all!
Hey y’all be sure to check nationwide newsstands Monday for our Crockin’ for the Holidays magazine! Here are a few locations we know are carrying the magazine.
Barnes & Noble
Kroger Grocery Stores
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