Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Season's Harvest Cafe

The fun thing about living in Northwest Houston is we have the conveniences of the big city, with a few small town gems in the mix.

Season's Harvest Cafe is one of those gems.

Season's Harvest Cafe is a farm-to-table restaurant, serving whole foods that are in season and grown locally, using organic and hormone-free as much as possible. They are tucked away in precious little house off Grant Road, and offer a perfect place to meet friends or business associates for breakfast, lunch or coffee.

Their unique menus are posted on Facebook and change daily. I ordered the raw entrée selection of the day: Zucchini Linguini topped with raw Texas pecan and organic basil pesto which was served with a seasonal salad including home-grown sprouts, seeds, fruit, vegetables, and nuts, tossed in Raw Honey-Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing. OH MY was incredible! I had never ordered an entrée that was entirely raw. And check out the other two options for the day:

French Peasant Loaf Crusty French Baguette brushed with Olive Oil and filled with Organic Smoked Turkey Breast, thin slices of melted Provolone Cheese, a sprinkling of Organic Fresh Herbs, Organic Mesclun Salad Greens, Sautéed Sweet Onions, and freshly-ground black pepper
Served with choice of House Salad or Soup

Harvest Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese
The season’s harvest of Herbs, Fruit, Home-grown Sprouts, Seeds, Greens, and Nuts topped with Crumbled Goat Cheese. Served with Balsamic House Dressing and Grilled Artisan Bread
-add Organic Smoked Turkey Breast for $2.50-

You are missing a blessing if you don't make it a point to drop by and at least have an afternoon treat. The have muffins, scones and cookies on display and a large selection of coffee and tea options.

Need directions? Google Map: 10609 Grant Rd, Building A, Houston, TX 77070 or call 281.807.9000.

They are open Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-2:30 pm for dine-in or carry out. And yes, Cypress Moms, they do offer a kids' menu. Bonus!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Donating That Candy

Ok, y'all....we've had over a week with all that candy. It's out of site, out of mind for your kids....but you still catch yourself stealing a piece here, a piece there.

Don't lie.

You've sampled your favorites and it's time to stop hiding in the pantry, eating just one more piece, and get that candy out of your house!

Need ideas?

1. Cypress Cares is collecting wrapped candy for our soldiers. There is a sweet gal in Coles Crossing that has a drop site. You can contact her here for directions.

2. Cypress Assistance Ministries is collecting candy for Christmas stockings for kiddos in our area. They are located at 11202 Huffmeister. Need more info? Click here.

More ideas to get the candy out?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November & December Gift Markets

Save the Dates:

updated 11/28/11

*November 18-19, 2011
Dickens on Cypress Creek
Cypress Christian Church
6823 Cypresswood Drive
9 am - 5 pm

*November 19, 2011
Wesleyfest Holiday Bazaar
John Wesley Unity Methodist Church
5830 Bermuda Drive
9 am - 4pm

*November 19, 2011
Christmas At The Creek
Cypress Creek YMCA
19915 SH 249

*November 19 , 2011
Christmas In The Woods
The Woodlands Christian Academy
5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands
9 am - 4 pm

*November 27, 2011
Northwest Forest Holiday Market
12715 Telge Road
10 am - 5 pm
Free Admission

*December 1, 2011
Longwood Holiday Gift Market
13300 Longwood Trace
9 am - 6 pm

*December 3, 2011
Rock Creek Holiday Boutique & Craft Show
14223 Winding Springs Dr.
9 am - 5 pm

*December 10, 2011
Justice Market
Copperfield Church
8350 Hwy 6 N.
1-7 pm

Monday, September 26, 2011

Southern Living Showcase Home

Decorating your home can be big fun but also kinda overwhelming all at the same time.

Sure, I flip through all kinds of magazines, have been known to go on just for ideas and definitely pinned my fair share of decorating ideas on Pintrest. But sometime you need inspiration, up close and personal.

Ladies...brace yourself.

The Southern Living Showcase Home is right in our backyard for the next 3 weeks.

15026 Hidden Valley Waters Dr.
Cypress, TX 77429
Hidden Falls Subdivision

2011 Tour Dates
October 6th-9th
October 13th-16th
October 20th-23td

Thursday: Noon- 8 pm
Friday-Sunday: Noon-6 pm

A $10 cash donation will benefit Home Aid Houston

Monday, September 12, 2011

Just Shop For A Cause


Enjoy a day of shopping and invite your family and friends ... and learn about the issue of Human Trafficking in our community.


The slave trade is alive and well right here in Houston, Texas. Just Cause Houston is the first annual gathering of anti-human trafficking events from September 10-17, 2011 throughout the Houston area...a cooperative initiative of churches, faith-based ministries, and local businesses and organizations that are committed to addressing God's passion for justice for the oppressed in our own community and beyond. For more information about this initiative visit:


The MET – Jones Road Campus
TRUTH Student Building
12903 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77070 Google Map It!

What does shopping have to do with human trafficking? Visit our shopping bazaar with booths for: fair trade vendors*, survivor made products, apparel, jewelry, cosmetics, coffee/tea, chocolate, books, crafts, baby items, and more. Hear various speakers, including a local trafficking survivor, and learn how to get involved!

Proceeds will support various human trafficking and other ministries. Chik-fil-A (!!) and other concessions available.

A ‘fair trade’ product is made under good working conditions, without slave labor, with a fair price paid to the producer. Poverty alleviation and community development are key goals.


While taking a break from shopping, listen to one of these great speakers to discover what is going on right here in Houston! Find out what you can do now to combat this evil right here in our own community.

11:30 Harris County Juvenile Probation Department
Perspectives on local at-risk teens

12:00 Chong Kim,,
U.S. sex trafficking survivor, interviewed by Kara Diehl, local trafficking mentor

12:45 Natalie Shirley, Founder, Night Light International,
Thailand ministry / testimony

1:15 Kim Harper, Chrysalis Mentoring
Seeing God's glory through mentoring at-risk teens

1:45 Chong Kim, encore

2:30 Chris Parrish,Redeemed Ministries
Intervention and aftercare

Did you know that …

*There are more than 30 million humans in slavery today, more than at any other time in history!
*Advocacy groups believe about 300,000 children are bought and sold in the United States annually - selling human beings as a commodity, mostly in sex trafficking.
*Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a Commercial Sex Act.
*These are not prostitutes. These are adults and children that are being prostituted. Victims can be male or female. 50% are children. The average age is twelve.
*Texas is the destination for 25% of all victims brought into the United States. The majority of those find themselves in Houston.

There is help! The National Human Trafficking Hotline 1.888.3737.888

Here are just a few of our product vendors:

Night Light International - survivor made jewelry
Chrysalis Creations - survivor made jewelry
Redeemed Ministries - survivor made coasters
Colores del Pueblo - national fair trade vendor
VOX Culture - Art and advocacy
Ten Thousand Villages - national fair trade vendor
Trade As One - national fair trade vendor
Radiant Cosmetics - fair trade cosmetics
Narimon - fair trade jewelry, bags, scarves
Project Biashara - Kenya - bags, necklaces, kitchen items
His Cherished Ones - Kenya - knitted baby items
Vision Africa - African-made women's wear
Té House of Tea - fair trade tea and tea accessories
Taft Street Coffee - fair trade coffee
Divine Chocolate - fair trade chocolate
Aggie's Arts - African beads
and many more!

For more information email

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Save the Date: Fall Gift Markets

Save the date for these upcoming Gift Markets. Know more? Please leave a comment and I'll add it to the list.

**updated 9/17/11

*September 23-24
St. Mary's Fall Gift Market

*October 1-2
St. Igantius Loyola Catholic Church
Saturday 12-9
Sunday 12-6
7810 Cypresswood Crive

*October 8
Lakewood Holiday Market
Lakewood Methodist Church
11330 Louetta Rd.
9-4 pm

*October 8
Lone Star College -Cy Fair
9191 Barker Cypress
10-2 pm

*October 15
Judy Dierker Holiday Market
The Foundry Church
8350 Jones Road

*October 29
Wee Wuns Fall Festival
13403 Cypress North Houston

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fall Ladies Bible Studies

I know, I's only the end of July BUT August is next week, girls.

Most of our kiddos will return to school in about 3 weeks which means you will be able to go to the store ALL BY YOURSELF and run a few errands that just aren't as magical with extras, if you follow me.

What about Bible Study? Do you attend one? Do you lead one?

Below is a starter list of links for fall Bible Studies in our area. Please leave a comment so we can spread the news of others.

Houston's First Baptist Church

Champion Forest Baptist Church
Lakewood Methodist Church
Northwest Baptist Church
Jersey Village Baptist Church
Foundry Methodist Church
Faithbridge Church
Cypress Bible Church
Cypress United Methodist Church
Second Baptist, Cypress Campus
Second Baptist, Woodway Campus
Second Baptist, West Campus
Metropolitan Baptist Church
Community Bible Study
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dinner Rescued via the Sandbox

When it's over 100 degrees outside, it's not very motivating to turn on an oven to heat up your house. But with small kiddos, one parent is on kid watch while the other offers dinner and a show.

Lots of local restaurants have sandboxes to entertain those little darlins' just have to decide if the sand you'll bring home is worth it...

17717 Clay Road, Houston

Lupe Tortilla (249 and Spring Cypress)
22465 Tomball Parkway

Joe's Crab Shack
17111 Tomball Parkway, Houston 7064

The Backyard Grill
9453 Jones Rd. Houston, 77065

Santa Fe Flats
21542 Hwy 249 (Near Jones Rd.) Houston, 77070

Willie's Ice House
locations at 290 and Barker Cypress, 249 and Cypresswood, 290 and Jones, 290 and West Little York and Hwy 6 and 529

Cheer and Dance Camps

Here's a few additions:

*CyWoods Crimson Cadettes 4th Annual Dance Clinic
August 10th-12th
8:30-11:30 am

*CyCreek Silverados Silvie Dance Clinic
August 8th- 10th
CyCreek High School

And BTW: I've updated all the other Summer 2011 posts with additional camps. Take a gander if you are still looking for Summer Fun!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Reading Programs

We are a week into summer....scrounging for things to do?

Check out this link for a bunch of summer reading programs.

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Movies for a Steal

I know we have been enjoying these unseasonably cool temps in H'town but summer weather is coming and at some point you are going to want to take it indoors.

Several theaters in our area are offering reduced rate movies this summer.

Studio Movie Grill locations are offering $1/child and $2/adult tickets for 11 movies this summer. Click here for their summer line up. Movies are shown at 11 am Monday-Friday

The Houston Silverado IMAX on Hwy. 249 in Tomball welcomes families for Family Film Festival every Saturday at 10 am. Just $3.99 provides kids with "all you can eat pancakes" as well.

Cinemark/Tinseltown is offering 10 shows for $5 if paid in advance or a $1 a show if purchased at the box office. Here is the Cypress Cinemark schedule but if you visit this link, you can see other locations and the full scoop.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Where, Oh Where Are The Gift Markets? normal sources are not delivering the 411 on the Spring Markets and with me giving up Facebook for Lent...I am very much out of the know right now.


But here is what I DO know...

The Longwood Gift Market is this Thursday April 21st from 9 am - 7 pm at the Longwood Golf Course Pavillion.

Gleannloch Farms is having their market a week later on Thursday April 28th from 9:30 am -5:30 pm at the Gleannloch Pines Golf Club.

And I'm pretty sure Coles Crossing is having one but I have nada in the way of information..

And so begs the question....where in the world is the info for the Spring Markets?

Share what you know, girls!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wee Wuns Golf Tournament Coming Soon

Wee Wuns 9th Annual Golf Tournament

All proceeds go toward school supplies, playground improvements, classroom furniture, teacher training, school accreditation, school scholarships and more.

Friday, April 1st

Cypress Lakes Golf Club

6am Registration
8am Start

A variety of sponsorship levels available that include green/cart fees, breakfast, lunch, tournament publicity and more.

As always... $10,000 Hole in One Contest!!

For more information please contact Stacey: or visit their site for more details

Wee Wuns is a ministry of Cypress United Methodist Church. Below is the serious scoop.

Wee Wuns Weekday Ministries
9th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, April 1, 2011 ~ Cypress Lakes Golf Club

Wee Wuns Weekday Ministries, a ministry of Cypress United Methodist Church, is gearing up for our 9th Annual Golf Tournament. The Families In Action Parent Support Organization at Wee Wuns is excited to host this year’s tournament on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth of children through an Accredited Preschool and Toddler program.

Last year, donations from individuals and business owners like you helped make our golf tournament a big success! We were able to raise over $11,000 for Wee Wuns to improve our playgrounds and classrooms, purchase necessary school supplies and classroom furniture, fund teacher training and accreditation, and most importantly, provide student scholarships. These accomplishments would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors, donors and players.

We need your help to make our 2011 Golf Tournament another success by sponsoring a team or donating your products, services and/or gift certificates. In addition to helping your community, you will receive recognition of your sponsorship in the Wee Wuns monthly newsletter and e-newsletter (400+ copies distributed to all Wee Wuns families). This year, we are offering a variety of sponsorship levels from which to choose:

$1,000 - The “Ace” Sponsorship Level - foursome in the tournament, three hole sponsorship signs, and signage on all golf carts.
$750 – The “Eagle” Sponsorship Level – foursome in the tournament, one putting green sponsorship sign and one driving range sponsorship sign.
$600 – The “Birdie” Sponsorship Level - foursome in the tournament and one hole sponsorship sign.
$350 – The “Par” Sponsorship Level – twosome in the tournament and one hole sponsorship sign.
$100 – The “Bogey” Sponsorship Level – One hole sponsorship sign.
$175 – The “Double Bogey” Sponsorship Level – Two hole sponsorship signs.

Each level (excluding “Bogey” and “Double Bogey”) includes green and cart fees, breakfast, lunch, as well as progressing levels of recognition during the awards program and on other tournament printed publicity. We need your support to help Wee Wuns Weekday Ministry continue its 39+ year tradition of providing outstanding education in our community to our future leaders.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Stacey Davis & Elizabeth Boyd
FIA President Tournament Committee
713-898-2539 281-770-9248

Friday, March 18, 2011

VBS 2011

Have you ever been sailed the high seas? Experienced a trail ride while relaxing on the ranch? Traveled to a galaxy far, far away?

What better way to travel than through Vacation Bible School? Pack your bags.... Adventure ahead!

We love us some VBS! Pick a week that works for you (or 2! They often have different themes at different churches)

****Updated 6-10-11

**some churches are still updating their sites. If my information is wonky, let me know. Thanks!

John Wesley UMC: June 7-11

Foundry UMC : June 13-17

Champion Forest Baptist Church: June 13-17 (they are breaking into different ages groups this year over different days. Be sure and give them a shout for details)

Faithbridge UMC: June 13-17

Good Shepherd UMC Fairfield: June 13-17

Jersey Village Baptist: June 13-17

Messiah Lutheran : June 13-17

Salem Lutheran Church: June 13-17

St. Mary's Episcopal Church: June 13-17

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church: June 20-24th
Session 1: 9:30-12:30 and Session 2: 5:30-8:30

Houston Northwest Baptist: June 13-17

Cypress Bible Church: June 20-24

West Houston Church of Christ: June 20-24

Cypress Methodist: June 27-July 1

Houston's First Baptist Church: June 20-July 24

Lakewood Methodist UMC: June 27- June 30th (Steppin' Out program for 4th-6th grades only)

Prince of Peace Catholic Church: July 11-15

The Met: Jones Road Campus: July 18-22

The Met: Fry Road Campus: July 18-22

St. Aidan's Episcopal Church: July 25-29

Do you know of more VBS fun in the Northwest Houston area? Please share!

But Wait...There's More 2011 Summer Fun

******Updated 6-10-11
***Some links have 2010 information..Hang tight. The sites are updating daily with 2010 info.

Alrighty...roll out the red carpet for additional summer camps!

*After School Enrichment Facilitators

*All About Music and Arts

*Apple Summer Computer camps :
Nothing beats Apple Camp when it comes to a fun summer activity for your kids. In free workshops at the Apple Store, kids learn how to do cool stuff on a Mac using iLife and iWork applications. They’ll make a movie, compose a song, create a photobook, and learn how to present everything to an audience. When Camp is over, they’ll bring the projects they made home on a DVD, along with skills and ideas to create even more. All workshops are recommended for ages 8 to 12.

*Artisan Ballet Company Summer Intensive

*The Artist Within

*Arthur Murray Dance Studio

*Broadway Center of Houston

* Camp Cook- A Slice of Summer Big Adventures in Cooking : A hands-on cooking adventure for little chefs.
Through the process of cooking, kids hone their skills in reading, math, and science. In addition to educational skills, kids learn to be organized, how to complete tasks, all while building social skills, self esteem, and the important character trait of patience.

*Camp Invention:
Camp Invention is a non-profit program of the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame that inspires creativity and inventive thinking through hands-on activities that are fun and also integrate science, mathematics, history, and the arts in an exciting environment conducive to learning. Weeklong day camps for students entering grades 1-6 are held at area schools and churches. Here is a snapshot of their locations. Most camps are 9 am to 3:30 pm, but the camps at Pump It Up, which is the Cy-Fair location off of Sam Houston Tollway at Fallbrook, include two hours of after camp care and free play on the Pump It Up inflatables, until 5:30 -fun for all kids and particularly good for working parents.

*Christian Youth Theater: summer day camps that combine singing, dancing, and acting with lots of fun games, including a wild and wacky water day. Everyone at camp participates in the showcase and all campers receive a camp t-shirt. You know kids dig t-shirts!

*CyFair Music and Arts: KinderMusik, Guitar, Piano, Art and Drama camps

*Cypress Dance: Ballroom, Latin, Line Dancing, Salsa, Swing, Hip Hop, Zumba, Ballet

*Dance Central

*Drama Kids Camp: Unique combination of fun, creativity and entertaining theater and speech activities such as large group improv, silent scenes, dialogue development, scene starters and theater games. Four locations:Copperfield, Fairfield, Cypress and Spring.

*Dinosaurs Rock:
Campers participate in a highly interactive presentation by DINOSAURS ROCK experts. Hands-on activities include a fossil dig, fossil excavation and/or crystal-filled Geode opening. Campers also get to "see & touch", up-close an extensive 50+ piece exhibit including genuine Dinosaur Eggs, Meteorites, Dinosaur Teeth, Dinosaur Claws, Dinosaur Footprints, Amber and many other fossils that range from 2-Million to over 500 Million years old right at your camp. 2008 Camp information currently posted...keep checking back for 2009 info

*Grand Oaks Farms Horse Camp

*Gymboree Play and Music

*Hintze Dance Camp

*Houston Family Arts Center Drama Camps

*Houston Center Stage Theater

*K2 Academy

*New location in Coles Crossing!! Summer day camps provide Houston families with the opportunity to experience the adventure and opportunities of Kidventure Camp in a variety of camp locations that are convenient. Each campsite provides outstanding amenities for a safe and rich curriculum.

*Mad Science: Their mission is to spark the imagination & curiosity of children. They provide fun, interactive & educational activities that instill a clear understanding of science & how it affects the world around them. Mad Science camps are hands-on, have daily take homes, include daily snack-tivities & supervised play breaks, offer many different themed weeks and are not to be missed! Over 30 locations in the greater Houston area.

*Mathnaseium Jump Start for School

*Mark Kistler's Art Camp

*The Artist Within Summer Art Camp

*Nature Trekkers:
Join Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Naturalist teachers for fun-filled week long camps that explore the natural world through active hands-on indoor and outdoor adventures at our 155 acre sanctuary. Children are taught in classes by age (5 & 6 yrs., 7 & 8 yrs., and 9-12 yrs.).

*Painting With A Twist: They offered a camp in August last year...keep checking their site for more 411

*Pine Cove Base Camp at Salem Lutheran Church: July 19th-23rd (1st-5th grade)

Posh Cookie Baking Camp: intro to baking and decorating in July and more advanced
decorating in August for 3rd-6th graders

*Precious Dancers Academy:
a special and whimsical event where your princess learns she is truly royal because Christ is King (1 Peter 2:9). We will have a giggly girly time learning through Princess Fun Dance, Protocol Etiquette, Regal Crafts, Courtly Games and Castle Story Time. The week will culminate with a special Finale Day where the Princesses come in Princess Attire, we have a Royal Dinner and also conduct a Regal Procession for parents, siblings and friends to attend.

*Princess With A Purpose
teaches the true meaning of “princess” through puppet shows, live princess performances, hands-on lessons, crafts, music, sign language, Biblical truths, and manners to help them discover their royal purpose in Christ.

*Warrior Prince Academy
Warrior Prince Academy is biblical warrior training program for young boys. Throughout the event, the boys learn leadership development, chivalry, and scriptural truths of who they are in Christ Jesus.

*Robotics Camp: Katy Texas, Working in teams, students learn how to design remote and computer controlled robots. Students work with all the mechanical and technical LEGO building materials, including specialized pieces such as axles, gears, beams, wheels, motors, pulleys, microcomputers, and pneumatics enabling them to safely design robots to do the things they want it to do. They decide and build, as a team, the best design of their robot for the end of class competition. We focus on team building, problem solving, creativity and fun.

*Science Adventures:
Champions Science AdventuresTM engages your child in exciting and educational hands-on science programs. The day camp format allows your child to participate in involved, multi-day projects such as constructing robots, building and launching model rockets, and engineering an electric race car!

*UH College of Technology Discovery Camp

*CyLakes Science Summer Camp: for kiddos 10-14 years old

Free Summer History Camp At Bayou Bend: Bayou Bend's Summer History Camp is a unique, interactive history camp that gives students a fun, educational opportunity to learn about life in 18th-century America. Geared toward students entering 5th grade

And finally....a few more to wrap up:

Houston Family Magazine Summer Camp Directory provides additional camps around or near the Greater Houston area

Know of more summer camps? Please share at

Lots of Themes, One Location 2011

***Updated 6-10-11
**Please remember links are being updated daily with new 2010 information with some of the info below

Often churches/organizations will offer camp several weeks in the summer but have different themes each time. Check out these great choices below.

Bear Creek Methodist Church
*too many to list-those south of 290 check this out!

*Bridgeland Summer Camps

Camp Cornerstone
*2yrs- completed 4th graders. They have a week long camp in June, July, and Aug. Taught by the preschool teachers with super fun themes. Cornerstone is located in Copperfield.

*Camp Hope

*CyFair ISD Summer Camps

*Foundry UMC Faith Factory Summer 2011

Jersey Village Baptist Summer Camps
****Registration Opens 3/29/09....these fill quickly

Houston Family YMCA
Creating summer fun the longest- gotta love the good 'ol Y

Houston Museum of Natural Science Summer Xplorations (2 locations, Main and Woodlands)

John Wesley S.A.C.K. 2009
*Summer Adventures for Curious Kids (SACK) is designed for children 18 months old through 5 years (as of September 1, 2008). Registration was Friday, March 27, at 9:30 a.m. for church members and 11:00 a.m. for non-members. Contact church to see if spots are still available.

*Kamp Kumon: brush up on academic skills

*KIDConnect: Swim Lessons, Summer Camp and Tennis Camp at The Met

*Salem Lutheran Kidz Slammin' Summer

*Summer Fun at Kinsmen Lutheran Church: Themed Weeks, Ages 12 months-4 years and K-7th grade

Lakewood Methodist Church
*2010 brochure can be found here

Lone Star College. Here is good place to start

*Mathnasium Jump Start for School

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Summer Museum camps
*drawing & painting and printmaking (grades 3rd-6th and 7th-12th)

*Rosehill Christian School Summer Camps

*Science Exploration Adventure Camp

*Smith Ranch:

Tea for Two Summer Cooking Classes: Click here for class schedule. If this link is acting squirrely, go here and keep checking back until they post the schedule or call Susan Glass at 832-237-4749 for more information or email her.

Wee Wuns at Cypress Methodist Church
*Summer camp that runs MWF for 2 weeks from July 12-23 and is available for ages 14 mos.- current 2nd graders. Contact the Wee Wuns office at Cypress United Methodist Church for more information.

Winwood Presbyterian Summer Ministries Camps
*Check site for camp information and registration

Know of any multi-themed-one-location ideas? Please share!

Summer Sports Camps 2011

**updated 6-11-11

It's time to start thinking about Summer 2011. Get our your pencil, your 3 month-at-a-glace summer calendar and take a peek.

**Note...some of these links are from 2010. These sites are updated daily with the new information. Just hang with me...ok?

*Advantage Baseball Camp

*All Star Martial Arts

*Alodia Shooting Camp/Basketball Academy

*Asics Willowbrook Sports Complex-Volleyball

*Bear Creek Summer Camps/Houston Northwest Community Center Camps

*Champion Forest Baptist Sports Camps, brought to you by Triumph Sports.

*Cypress Academy of Gymnastics offers Parent's Day Out each Thursday in June, July and August

*CyFair Baseball Camp

*Cypress Christian School Sports Camps

*Cypress Infield Academy June 6th-9th

* Lady Lions Basketball camp June 13th-17th

*CyCreek Elite Skills Basketball Camp June 13th-17th

*CyWoods Elite Skills Basketball Camp

*Huber Tennis Ranch

*Christi Borne Tennis Camp at The Met

*Cypress Lakes Golf Camp

*Dynamos Soccer Camp

*Giammalva Racquet Club Summer Tennis Camps

*Global Tae Kwon Do

*Grand Oaks Farms Riding Camp

*Hunter Pence Baseball Camp

*I-9 Summer Sports Camps

*Matt Bullard Basketball Camp

*K2 Academy of Kids Sports

*Lakewood Tennis Camp/Cypress Tennis Academy

*The Little Gym of Houston, Copperfield

*Longwood Golf Camp

*Blackhorse Ranch also offers a golf camp, but nothing mentioned on their site yet.

*Miracles Baseball Camp

*K.I.D.S Camp Soccer Camp

*King Daddy Sports Tennis Camp

*Oak Hollow Equestrian

*Soccer Tots Summer Camps

*Sports Prep USA

*Sports Quest Soccer Camps (lots of locations)

*Sports With A Twist

*Summer Tennis & Day Camp
Cypress Tennis Academy is hosting its 4th Summer Tennis and Day Camp at Lakewood Residents' Club. The camp is open to kids entering grades 1-6. Campers will not only receive tennis instruction from a certified USPTA professional, but will also learn additional sports and skills as well (fishing,swimming,arts and crafts, etc...)

*Texas Cheer

*Texas Tornadoes Volleyball

Velocity Sports Summer Perfomance Camps

*Youth League Tennis

*The Good 'Ol YMCA offers a multitude of summer programs for members and non-members. Stop by for a schedule. My boys enjoyed the Sports Camp last summer (indoor gymnastics-feel to it)

Although this is a pretty good start to run off some of that summer energy, I am certain there will be more camps that will be announced soon.

Please share your summer camp information!

Summer Fun 2011

It's mid March, ya'll....June will be here in the blink of an eye.

Summer Fun information is trickling in but if you want to get a jump, head to Houston Family Magazine's web listing of summer camps for 2011. They cover a lot of ground and many of the camps they cover will be featured on this blog.

Do you know of summer fun for 2011? Pass it along!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rhea Lana's Consignment Event

Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment is returning to The Berry Center.

Save the Dates:

April 14 – Public sale from 10am – 7pm

April 15 – Public sale from 8am – 2pm

April 16 – Public sale from 8am – 2pm (many items ½ price)


Make 70-80% of their sold items
See your sales online (and mobile site), real-time, throughout the event
Shop early at the private pre-sale event
Items are guaranteed from loss – we pay you for any lost items
Leave with your check in hand on April 16
Convenient, easy to use online pricing/inventory system


Enjoy a unique, family-friendly shopping experience! Shop our well-organized, easy to shop racks of high quality boutique and brand name items. Find great bargains and save money on all things “kiddo” – clothes, shoes, toys, games, furniture, baby equipment, junior clothing, maternity clothing and accessories, and much more!


We offer many ways to volunteer, which earns you an early shopping pass to the private pre-sale events! Such a great way to meet other local Moms, share some fun quality time with a friend, and just enjoy some Mommy time!

More info? Visit their site and you might even want to follow them on Facebook.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tea for Two Spring Break Camps

Tea for Two Tearoom & Cafe
Spring Break Cooking Classes

Lakewood Forest location only ~ Registration & prepayment required

* Menus subject to change*

Kid’s Brunch Bunch Cooking Class
Monday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Who doesn’t love Brunch food? It’s sometimes sweet and sometimes
savory! In this class we will be whipping up Jammin’ Strawberry Pancakes,
Ham & Cheese Omelet’s & Fruit Kabobs with Dipping Sauce
Ages 5 & up $35.00

Teeney Cuisiney
Brunch Bunch Cooking Class
Wednesday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Who doesn’t love Brunch food? It’s sometimes sweet and sometimes
savory! In this class we will be whipping up Good Morning Strawberry
Cupcakes, Jammin’ Jam French Toast & This Little Piggy’s in a Blanket
Ages 3 ½-5 $25.00

St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Class
Thursday, March 17, 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
You don’t need the luck o’the Irish in this class! We’ll be whipping up
Mary O’Malley’s Irish Soda Bread, Over the Rainbow Cupcakes,
and Shamrock Toasties
Ages 3½ & up $30.00

To register or for more info call Susan at 832/237-4749
Returning students with payment information on file can e-mail

Monday, February 28, 2011

Pine Cove Base Camp 2011

I know, I know! How is it possible that Spring Break is 2 weeks away and we need to be thinking about summer fun for our little darlins'.

I get it..but girls, it's time to start looking and thinking.

Base Camp is Pine Cove's newest summer day camp right in our neighborhood! They're coming to our town with all the fun activities, great staff, and life-changing ministry that happens in a week of camp.

A base camp is a place where people start a journey. After five days with some of the most fun and exciting college students in the country, kids will be energized for the upcoming year and ready for their own spiritual journey. Campers will experience Jesus through Bible study, worship, and time with their counselor as well as participate in tons of great camp activities. Prepare for your journey at Pine Cove Base Camp!


* Grades: Entering 1st - Entering 5th
* Price: $215
* Days: Monday - Friday
* Drop-off: 9:00 am
* Pick-up: 4:00 pm


Climbing wall
Team sports
Bible studies
Funny skits
And more!

There are 4 base camp locations in/near here for details.

And takes a village to spread the word about summer fun so please email me at when you hear of fun camps and activities for Summer 2011!

Gypsy Market

It's 80 degrees in H-town and people are beginning the planning phases of their own version of extreme makeovers for their sad yards that are left bare from crazy freeze we had a few weeks back.

And Spring brings markets!

The Gypsy Market will be held Thursday March 10th from 1-8 pm and Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th from 9:30-5 pm. Wine and hor'dourves wil be served from 6-8 pm on Thursday evening.

They have a new location this time around:

4880 Louetta Rd.
Spring, TX 77388

$5 admission with all proceeds going to charity.

IHOP National Pancake Day

Join IHOP on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., for National Pancake Day and receive one complimentary short stack!

In return for the free flapjacks, they ask you to consider leaving a little something behind for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.

Thanks to guests' generosity, IHOP raised more than $2.1 million last year. IHOP began its National Pancake Day in 2006, and since then, has raised $5.35 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities and given away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Cupcakes from D'Lish

This Valentine's day you'll fall in love with D'Lish Dessert Cupcakes!

Available for pick-up Monday, Februry 14th!

While D'Lish cupcakes are quite decadent, these may be their most decadent cupcakes yet. You may want to get a couple of forks to eat these. Their gift box of cupcakes will include one of each of the following flavors :

Chocolate Indulgence: A rich, flourless, layered chocolate cake, tart raspberry filling, whipped cream, dusted with powdered sugar and garnished with a fresh raspberry and mint leaf. *Refrigeration required.

White Chocolate Blackberry Bliss: White chocolate blackberry cake, topped with fluffy white chocolate frosting, garnished with a blackberry drizzle, fresh blackberry and white chocolate blackberry swirled heart.

Caramel Custard Delight: Moist caramel cake filled with a caramel custard, topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle, garnished with a fresh raspberry and mint leaf. *Refrigeration required.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Romance: Red velvet cake filled with a cream cheese filling, topped with cream cheese frosting, garnished with a sugared rose petal.

Gift boxes are $12 each and will be available for pick-up on Monday, February 14th from 12-1pm. Please contact us to arrange a different pick-up time.

Pick-up locations: Rock Creek...13811 Frio Springs Court, Cypress or Vintage Lakes...9506 Vintage Springs Lane, Houston.

Please place orders by Friday, February 11th. These are well worth the splurge!

Jen and Monica

Thursday, February 3, 2011

You and Your Girl Simulast

Do you have a daughter in your home? Then you need to know about Vicki Courtney and her heart for raising girls in this crazy world today.

If you have a daughter age 10 or older, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to attend her mother/daughter You & Your Girl event along with other mothers and daughters in your community. LifeWay is hosting the first-ever You & Your Girl Simulcast event on Saturday, April 9th, and we already have nearly 60 churches on board to host the event!

They still have several states that aren’t represented, but the good news is, it’s not too late to join them! Here is a list of states that do not yet have a YYG simulcast host church:

Alaska, Delaware, D.C., Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

If your state is listed, they could use your help in finding a church willing to host the event! Click here to get more information on what is required. Feel free to email here with questions as well.

If your state is not listed, you can check here to find the location at which the event will be taking place in your state. If it’s not in a city close by, feel free to arrange a host church in your area!

This event will strengthen the mother/daughter bond and spark important conversations, but most importantly it will strengthen relationships with the Lord and equip your daughters to stand up to the pressures they will face in today’s challenging culture. Hope to see you there on April 9th!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Save the Date: Penny Pinching Mamas

You'll want to save the date... (please excuse the all caps...I cut and pasted directly, I'm not one to shout unless it involves some dang good dessert.)

Now, know that I don't know anything about this group, I'm just reporting what I saw from a sign at the Berry Center, so if you know more scoop, please leave a comment. Thanks! They had a sale back in August, so it must have gone ok for them to come back, right?

PENNY PINCHING MAMAS will have its huge Consignment Sale February 25th & February 26th at the Berry Center off Barker Cypress in Northwest Houston. Want to Go Green? Have Kid's Item's? Need Extra Cash? If you answered yes, then you are reading the right AD!! PENNY PINCHING MAMAS is having a Back to School/Baby Consignment Sales Event featuring tons of name brand clothing (GYMBOREE), baby equipment, toys, books, shoes, nursery furniture, strollers, car seats, swings, bouncers, etc. We will also have teen clothing, shoes, and other accessories. First time parents, please be sure to log on to our website at to sign up for your free PRE-SALE Pass! As a consignor you will automatically earn 70% of your PROFITS and get to attend the presale! You can even earn up to 80% of your profits! Log on to our website to find out how.

Whether you are a Consignor, Shopper, Volunteer, or First Time Parent.... PENNY PINCHING MAMAS CHILDRENS CONSIGNMENT SALE is right for you!

Be sure to mark your calendars! We are accepting OVER 100+ consignors!
There will be plenty of space and you will find everything you need!





Monday, January 31, 2011

Tea for Two Valentine's Day Dinner

Tea for Two is offering you and your honey a night on the town...but close to home.

2 time slots to choose from:

5:30 pm or 7:30 pm
(reservations required)

Sweet Heart Appetizer for Two

Two meal choices:

Seasoned & Seared Shrimp
$34.95 per person


Green Chile/Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
$29.95 per person

Served with:
Creamy Mashed Potatoes ~ Fresh Green Beans
Dinner Rolls w/ butter ~ Iced Tea or Coffee
Choice of Dessert

More details? Click here

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winkflash Flat Rate Book Sale

****Offer extended until February 10th!

Remember those photo books that you wanted to make last year and never had the time?

Now is the time, my friends.

Winkflash is FINALLY having their Flat Rate Book Sale again. You can make a 100 page book for $13-$27...depending on the size you choose.

Use coupon code ILOVEFLATRATE.

No excuses! And you only have until February get on it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

100th Day of School

A little birdie told me that the 100th day of school is just around the corner and that means projects are looming.

Need some ideas? Click here for some ideas....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Save the Date: Willy Wonka at Berry Center

Willy Wonka is coming to Cypress!

Houston Family Arts Center is presenting Willy Wonka at the Berry Center in March. Based on Roald Dahl's famous story, this is a magical show with all the songs you love from the musical with a new twist! Come be a part of it as Charlie and four other winners of the golden tickets tour Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A fantasy world will be created on stage with wild inventions, crazy colors and of course, Oompa Loompas!

Recommended for 5 and up. Children under the age of 3 are not permitted to attend Mainstage performances.

Tickets are $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students/children. However you can buy them on pre-sale now for $12 until Feb. 12. The show date and times are listed below. They are expecting several shows to sell out.

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm

Sat. March 5 at 3:00 pm

Friday, March 11 at 8:00 pm

Sat. March 12 at 3:00 pm

Sun. March 13 at 3:00 pm

Friday March 18 at 8:00 pm

Sat. March 19 at 3:00 pm

Sun. March 20 at 3:00 pm

Friday, January 14, 2011

Decorating Classes at Pottery Barn

Local Pottery Barn stores are offering decorating classes January - February.

Check out this link to find a store near you.

Classes featured:

How to Design Your Dream Bedroom will be held this Sunday January 16th at 10 am

How to Set Up Your New Home will be held Sunday January 23rd at 10 am

How to Choose Your Perfect Wall Color will be held daily from Wednesday February 5th - Thursday February 17th

How To Accessorize Your Home will be held Sunday February 6th at 10 am