Darcy Esparza

Darcy started her professional career in CC in 1994 and immediately moved away for her job, got married to her husband, Louie, and started her family before moving back to the Coastal Bend in 2012. Darcy grew up in Florida before making Texas her home. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida but is more known for her middle school math teaching career and her now title as co-owner of a local mattress store, BoxDrop Mattress (social medial handle @boxdropcc). Darcy and Louie have been married for more than 20 years, have 4 children, 2 granddaughters, and 2 dogs.

Teen Car Buying and Building Good Credit

Buying a car can be a scary and exciting time in a young person’s life. So when it came time for our 18 year old to get her own car – we decided to draw...

Euphoria: A mom (and her teenager’s) shocking review

If you have a preteen or teenager, you’ve probably heard about the show, Euphoria. Or maybe you’ve heard/seen the social media sounds, memes, or gifs about the very adult show on HBO. If you haven't heard...

Bed Buying Info (from an Insider)

Memory Foam, Hybrid, Pillow-Top, Warranty, bad back.... Before I was a Boss Lady Bed Business owner - I had no clue about so many things relating to what I (and my family) slept on.   So I...
Boozie Grapes

Boozie Grapes : A quick and easy tasty treat for any day of the...

I am always looking for fun things to make, that really “wow” my guests. On a recent night of TikTok trolling – I came across this awesome (and easy) recipe combining grapes and Prosecco. Whether you...

What My Daughters Really Think About Us.

What a difference a decade makes! I recently asked my 2 adult daughters the same questions about their opinions of our parenting – and here are their responses (and my clarification/feedback – if necessary).   For information...

Our Home has NO Elf on the Shelf: Microblog

Bathroom shenanigans, kitchen messes, and even a frozen guy/gal in red.  These are just some of the “creative” photos I can predict seeing when those dreaded Elf on the Shelf parents try to outdo...

Holiday Morning Breakfast Casserole (Tasty Tuesday)

Whether it’s Thanksgiving morning, Christmas morning, or just a busy family day - making breakfast can be a hassle with all of the things going on during these holidays. So, for today’s Tasty Tuesday:...
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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch (Tasty Tuesday)

'Tis the season for Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.   Normally, I am all about a good baking “hack” to make life easier -- but every once and a while I like to spend hours in the kitchen...
A Forkful of Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes

Easy Pumpkin Pancakes (Tasty Tuesday)

Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin candles…if you are “basic” like me - then you are guilty of loving all things PUMPKIN - and these easy pumpkin pancakes are no exception! And that love doesn’t stop...
darcy getting tattoo

My First Tattoo..Because I’m 50!

Some might call it a mid-life crisis --- but I don’t care. I’ve always talked about getting “inked”  but I never could actually do it -- until NOW. For those of you who follow the blog...