Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WinkFlash's Flat Rate Photo Book Offer

OK, I know this post really doesn't have anything to do with a NW Houston are NOT going to want to let this deal pass you by!!

So indulge me and take a peek below...

Last year after I went to Italy, I took advantage of Winkflash's amazing Flat Rate Book Sale.

I was able to make a 100 page book for $19.99.

Yep, you read that right..

And here is the BEST part.

I was able to enlarge so many of my photos to a full page because I had 100 pages to play with. Enlarging pictures of the Amalfi Coast is the only way to truly see the amazing detail and remember that kind of beauty.

Now, pick yourself up off the floor, find a reason to make a picture book and head over to their site. Use coupon code FLATRATE

I knew there was a good reason for procrastinating and not making a book from our fantabulous Florida trip yet.

Note: This great price is for the Classic Covers only...but seriously? A 100 page book of memories for $20? SOLD!

Offer expires 10/27/09

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Gift Markets, Festivals and Bizarres

One great thing about living in H'town is there is no shortage of places to go and people to see.

A big thank you to the Houston Chronicle for compiling a gigantic list of Fall Bazaars and Festivals....their words not mine.

Who even uses that word 'bizarre' anymore?

I think my friend's Hubs put it best...Bizarre Festivals.

I think you can agree there is some unique selections of items.

I owe The Chronicle a big smooch because not having to hunt down show locations and carefully select the Northwest choices saved me tons of time ...which is muy importante because I'm in the middle of watching Flash Forward...which is a bizarre festival all its own.

I'm not usually a drama-show kinda girl..I'm the type that reads ahead in books because I often can't stand the tension that has been created.

What a WILD ride that show was. I think I just might be hooked.

Anyhoo...check out the list and let the shopping begin! Fall is here!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Make Wishes Come True at Cold Stone

Thursday, September 24, Cold Stone Creamery is sponsoring the 8th Annual Make A Wish World's Largest Ice Cream Social from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

It’s all part of a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Customers will get a free 3 oz serving of Jack's creation.... Make-a-Wish with a donation.

Look at the bright side....3 oz is much easier to work off the next day, right? And for all your loyal Marble Slab time won't kill ya, you know.

Bridgeland's Nature Fest

From birds of prey to Frisbee-catching canines, Bridgeland's second annual Nature Fest promises to be one wild adventure.

The event will be held on Saturday September 26th. Free and open to the public, the Fest is from 10 am-6 pm.

The Houston ZooMobile and Birds of Prey, an educational program with live hawks and owls, will entertain families, as will a frisky performance by the Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club.

The event includes a host of activities, numerous exhibitors, a farmer's market, armadillo races, rock climbing wall, and much more.

For more information, call 281-304-5588 or visit Bridgeland's website.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Boston Market Kid Eat Free

Boston Market is doing their part to help get good food in our kiddos bellies!

Two kids can eat free with a purchase of a $6 adult meal.


No coupon required but the kids must be you might have to park the car and go inside.

Offer good until October 31, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Waller County Fair

There is just something about funnel cake and corny dogs with mustard that make driving to Waller not so far...

It's time for the Waller County Fair!

Mark your calendars.... The fair begins with a BBQ cookoff and Volleyball tournament on Friday September 25th and the actual fair begins Saturday September 26th. From the info on the website, it looks like it runs through October 4th.

Each year the Waller County Fair is held late September and usually running through the first part of October. The fair features livestock projects from area youth organizations such as 4H and local FFA classes.

During the fair time you can also enjoy a good old fashion rodeo with both professional and amateur competitors. There is always a good show with plenty of rodeo action.

During the fair they also feature carnival rides and various concessions. You can enjoy exciting rides, good food, and see a selection of crafts from area vendors. Come out and pick up a new hat, saddle, or that perfect western-style decoration for the house. It's all there for your enjoyment.

Finally, what fair would be complete without a dance. Each evening they have live entertainment provided by local and area entertainers with some coming from the renown Austin music scene. In addition, each main weekend they have feature entertainers and a dance in the main pavilion.

Here's the map...make plans to take the entire family down 290 to the Waller County Fair.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CyFair College FREE Computer Workshops

Do you know just enough about your computer to be dangerous?

Want to learn more about navigating the internet, Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and Mail Merge?

Lonestar College offers Hands-On Free Sessions at the computer lab of the LoneStar College Cy-Fair Branch's computer lab, located on Barker Cypress.

Click here for the full September, October and November Schedules.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Comedy Sportz

Looking for a comedy act that is funny AND clean?

Comedy Sportz will be at the Berry Center on Thursday September 17th. The show begins at 7:30.

Comedy Sportz is comic improvisation at its best. It's not just stand-up comedy about's improv comedy played as a sport!

For more information, email them at

Friday, September 11, 2009

To Market We Will Go

Save the Dates!

Here begins the post of all the wonderful Gift Markets, Craft Shows, Fall Festivals and other opportunities to buy some really cute stuff!

I'll be updating this as more shows come across my path. If you have a show to share, feel free to give me at shout at

***updated 10/27/09

September 25-26th
9am -3pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Fall Gift Market
15415 N. Eldridge

October 2-3rd
Carousel of Crafts Boutique
Cypress Creek Christian Church
6823 Cypresswood Drive

October 3- October 4th
St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church
Fall Festival & Craft Market
7810 Cypresswood Dr.

October 10th
10am -2pm
Cy-Fest at Lone Star College CyFair
October 10th from 10-2

October 10th
10am -4pm
Forget-Me-Not Craft Fair
Heartland at Willowbrook
13631 Ardfield Drive

October 16th-17th
9am-4pm, 9am-3pm
Coles Crossing Fall Market
Coles Crossing Community Center, Barket Cypress at Jarvis

October 17th
Foundry United Methodist Church Holiday Market & Tea Room
9am- 4pm

October 24th
St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church Arts & Crafts Show
6646 Addicks-Satsuma

October 24th
Christ the Good Shepherd Fall Festival
18511 Klein Church Road

October 24th
St. Dunstan's 38th Annual "Street of Shoppes" Bazaar
14301 Stuebner Airline Road

November 6th & 7th
Junior League Holiday Market
The Woodlands Waterway, Marriott in the Woodlands Town Center
9-6 pm & 10-4 pm

November 7th & 8th
Jersey Village FFA
Home for the Holidays Craft Show
9-5 pm & 10-4 pm
CyFair Exhibit Center
11206 Telge

November 12th-15th
Nutcracker Market
Reliant Center
10-8pm and 10-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday
$10 advanced tickets, $11 at the door; 1/2 price 3 hours prior to closing

November 13th & 14th
Ravensway Craft Show
9-5 pm
12730 Jarvis

November 14th & 15th

Langham Creek FFA
CFISD Exhibit Center
11206 Telge Rd

November 29th
Northwest Forest Holiday Market
10-5 pm
12715 Telge Road

December 3rd-4th
10am-7, 10am-5pm
Longwood Gift Market
Longwood Golf Pavillion

Saturday, Dec 5, 2009
Ye Olde Gift Market 2009
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Gleannloch Pines Golf Club
19393 Champion Forest Dr
Spring, TX 77379
(Gleannloch Farms subdivision)
Tel: 281-777-0859
Note: The proceeds from this event will be used to send Christmas care package for our troops who are serving overseas.

December 5th
Wee Wuns 9th Annual Holiday Market
9-3 pm
Cypress United Methodist Church
13403 Cypress North Houston

December 5th & 6th
CyFair FFA Country Christmas Craft Show
CFISD Exhibit Center
11206 Telge Rd

December 12th
Rock Creek Holiday Boutique and Craft Show
14223 Winding Springs Road
Cypress, Tx 77429

December 12th & 13th
CyCreek FFA Cougar Christmas Market
CFISD Exhibit Center
11206 Telge Rd

St. Mary's Fall Gift Market

Save the date!

St. Mary's Fall Gift Market
(located at the corner of Louetta and N. Eldridge Parkway)

Friday September 25th &
Saturday the 26th
9 am - 3 pm

Pottery, jewelry, handcrafted gifts, women and children's clothing,
home decor, Round Top Collection, florals,
Silent Auction, Raffle, Tea Room and more

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shop Till You Drop

Craft Market Season is here again, Ladies!

Find your comfy shoes, dig out your birthday and Christmas money you have been saving and head over to the Berry Center for the Copperfield Womens Club's 'Shop Til You Drop' Arts and Crafts Market.

When? This Saturday, Sept. 12th from 9-4.

I know...short notice. It snuck up on me!

Did you know this is the first ever Craft Market at the Berry Center?

You gals know I don't do crowds...but I might have to make an exception.

I love me a good Gift Market.

Make a list of those you will be buying for and start shopping early for Christmas, birthdays or teacher gifts for throughout the year.

And not to worry...I'm working on a post of all the other Gift Markets coming this Fall. There are some good ones!

Cozy Doze- A New Kind of Nap Map

I know I'm a day late and a dollar short on this post as most of your kiddos are back to MDO... but I came across this darn cute company called Cozy Doze and they make the cutest pillows that hold a full-size color coordinated blanket for just under $20 bucks!

Because of kid-friendly handles and overall kid-size (12"x12") and weight (approx. 1 lb. 4 oz.), Cozy Doze® are easy for children to carry—so grown-ups are free to carry other things!

These are functional, durable and washable—quality that allows daily usage and multiple washings.

Check 'em out and see what you think!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September Vintage Park Cinema Alfresco

Movie Under The Stars this Saturday!

E.T. is the feature film.

Click here for details.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Houston Puppertry Festival

The Greater Houston Puppetry Guild invites you to attend the Annual Houston Puppetry Festival!

7 Clock hours for attending the Puppetry Festival!

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
Held at: Cypress Creek Christian Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Tx (NW Houston)

Seventeen Workshops, including:

* Puppets: Another Teacher in the Classroom
* Spoon Puppets
* Writing Scripts for Puppet Ministry
* Storytelling with Puppets
* Creating Puppet Mascots
* Stage Shadow Puppetry
* Fun Puppet Skits for Schools and Libraries
* Sock Puppets
* Spongee Puppets
* Creating Original Stories from the Heart
* Let There Be Black Light
* Anything Can Be a Puppet
* Storytelling with Puppets for Little People
* Punch and Judy
* Entertaining Young Children with Puppetry
* Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry
* Plaster Bandage Puppet

Professional Performances

Puppetry Store of Books and Puppets

Puppet Parade

Cost: $60 Adult (fee includes all activities and lunch)
$40 Child

For more information call Jean Kuecher at 281-655-5347 or email her at

Download a registration form here

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Home Depot Kids Workshop-September

Home Depot holds Kids Workshops the 1st Saturday of every month.

These how-to workshops are free and designed for kiddos ages 5-12. You won't receive any paint, it's optional to paint it at home. Plus first-time participants get a free apron. Every time you go you get a pin for the specific project you built to add to your apron and a certificate.

Head over to the Depot between 9-12 and give your kids a chance to make a very cool bean bag toss.