Author Archive for Mrs. Cowgirl


Mom Style: One Outfit, Five Looks

The key to getting the most out of your wardrobe is knowing how to mix and match items to create new looks out of the same pieces. This season, two of my favorite basics are these grey skinny jeans and this chambray button down  -- actually, who am I kidding? This chambray shirt is my [...]

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Slim Sweatpants

While I love fashion, I'm also a big fan of comfort. So, when the two come together, it's like a match made in my style heaven! (See exhibit A and B) For those that are like me, you're in luck! And for those that won't leave the house in sweatpants, look away. Because this season, [...]


Educational Gifts for Little Ones

Young children learn when they play. They learn as they discover and explore and make sense of the world around them. While nearly any toy can lead to learning, I thought I'd share some of my favorite learning specific toys and gifts for little ones since I love to give and receive these types of [...]


5 Tips for the Transition to Full Day School

Pardon me as I dust myself off and come out of the Hellobee woodwork...September always turns me into a bit of a recluse as I get caught up in the busyness of the start of a new school year. This September I was even more exhausted than usual as I returned to work full-time after [...]

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How I'm Really Feeling

It is the eve of the first day of school as I write this. Usually, this evening is spent looking over lesson plans and schedules for the first day, all while trying to quell the first day jitters that start creeping up. This year, it's a little different. Because I'm not so much feeling first [...]

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Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

I'm always looking for new chicken recipes because we always have chicken breasts on hand. I stumbled upon this quick and easy recipe last week and it was a big hit with me and my cowboys! Using and adapting this recipe, here's what you'll need (my wordy notes and adaptations in italics): Basil pesto (you [...]

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Mrs. Bee blogged about the Imagination Library a while back -- in fact, I learned about this awesome program through Hellobee, and I'm so glad I did! When I first heard about the Imagination Library, a program that delivers free, high-quality children's books to preschool-aged children to promote early literacy and a love of reading, [...]

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