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Southwest Dairy
Jul 26
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Southwest Dairy and Diamond the cow joined us for story time at the Van Alstyne Public Library this past Wednesday.  Despite the rain, the children, their parents and the library staff all huddled under the front entrance, eager for the presentation. Mr. Aaron spoke to us about cow anatomy, the importance of dairy as a […]

Jul 23

We’re sitting around the table devouring a bucket of extra crispy KFC with sides. Mashed potatoes with gravy, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw…it had been too long. Me: KFC should sell waffles. Will: From the folks who brought you KFC/Taco Bell meet KFC Waffle House. Me: I would never leave.

DMA
Jul 23
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 As of January 21, 2013, general admission to the  Dallas Museum of Art is free. Whoo hoo! Tuesdays: Family Tours Tours offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays: Story Time Story times offered at noon and 2:00 p.m.  Thursdays: Sketching in the Galleries 2:00–4:00 p.m., All necessary materials provided Fridays Family: Game Day 2:00–3:00 p.m. Weekends: Studio Creations 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 […]

Dig into Reading
Jul 19
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From June 10- August 21st, Van Alstyne Public Library is promoting the Dig into Reading Summer Reading Challenge. The kids and I do similar challenges every year but I’m writing about this one because the prize package is sweet! Each prize pack contains 1 free children’s admission to the Barnum and Bailey Circus, free children’s […]

polka
Jul 16
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When Van Alstyne Public Library schedule came out, I was especially excited for pint sized polka. I imagined it to be something along the lines of an old fashioned square dance except nerdier. I really hoped it was nerdier. Ultimately,  we hadn’t seen our story time friends in ages and we avidly support our local […]

Garage Sale Couch
Jul 11
Published by Erin In Genius 1 Comment

Last month, Will and I began slashing through our budget. We reduced our cable package. We thoughtfully planned each outing as well as our meals. Then, we did the unthinkable… we surrendered our rental furniture. The only places to sit now were around the dining room table and upstairs. Our king sized bed had been […]

Flags
Jul 03
Published by Erin In Quips No Comments

We at Iluvem are proud of our great nation and are truly thankful for the countless sacrifices to make it such.  With that in mind, my children insisted on making this video. Hope you enjoy. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and be safe! [xt_video type=”vimeo” clip_id=”69648716″ width=”500″ height=”281″ title=”048″]  

Firework Garland
Jul 03
Published by Erin In Arts & Crafts No Comments

The 4th of July is tomorrow and as usual, I’ve waited until the absolute last minute to get craftsy about it. Today, I raided the kids crayon bin and with patriotism in mind, pulled all of the broken reds and blues. I was steadily chopping them up when the children cautiously asked what I was […]

Off the beaten path
Jul 02
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Living in Anna, TX we rely heavily on our local libraries for fun over the long hot summer months. Thankfully, City of Melissa Public Library and Van Alstyne Public Library do a excellent job filling our schedules with story times, movie nights and other special events. With that said, to my local readers: I invite […]

Jun 30
Published by Erin In Life No Comments

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