Shy Alewine

Shy Alewine
Shy is originally from central Texas, but loves the salty air and made Corpus Christi her home. As an educator, small business entrepreneur, wife, and mom she stays busy! Her hobbies include trying not to kill house plants, creating epic Pinterest fails, and winning The Office trivia games even when no one else is playing. She enjoys exploring all the Coastal Bend has to offer and supporting local businesses.
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10 Must-Try Christmas Desserts

10 Must-Try Christmas Desserts just in time for all the fun parties! I am so excited that the Christmas season is here! Christmas parties, Christmas decorations, and FOOD, all the holiday food! I LOVE IT ALL....
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I Want to Not Need to Clean

When you ask my son what my favorite thing to do is, he says, “Mom loves to clean!” This is in fact a very untrue statement, but a conclusion he reasonably comes to because….I...
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Conversations With Kids- 5 Conversation Starters

Every day during the school year I excitedly pick up my son from school and cannot wait to hear about his day. “How was your day?” or “What did you learn at school today?”...

Moods of Summer

Moods of Summer Phase 1: It's May. I am on the edge of my seat waiting for summer to begin. I daydream of all the things I will do with my family. We will...
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Welcome to The Island! A Guide to North Padre Island

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” –Sandy Gringas Thank you to SEASCAPE PROPERTIES...

Why Did I Get a Dog?

  Who doesn’t love precious little baby puppies? So cute and cuddly, furry and friendly. We thought the same thing. So, we got a puppy. The cutest little thing you ever did see, and we...
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Ready or Not: Middle School is Near

As someone who taught middle school, I can tell you…middle schoolers are strange creatures. They look like mini adults, but act like cats: cute and cuddly while also madly emotional and vindictive.  Every middle school...

Last Minute Teacher Gift Ideas: Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, and have I prepared anything for my son’s teachers? NOPE.  I do this every year. Every. Single Year.  Early in the month I daydream about the cute, personalized things I...
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5 Coastal Bend Date Ideas

Ladies and Gents, it’s date night! Or it could be, if you plan it…Need some date ideas? So what is there for a couple to do in the Coastal Bend? Oh soooo many things.  Date night,...

Things to Do in the Coastal Bend: 15 Unique Ideas

There are so MANY awesome things to do in the Coastal Bend, it can be hard to narrow down the best places to go! So, we put together a list of 15 of the...