It’s National Cookie Day

national cookie day 2014

national cookie day 2014

Did you know there was a National Cookie Day? I didn’t. I saw it posted on facebook yesterday. I know, bad me I really should have know this right? I must write that down for next year so I don’t forget.

Since going grain free, cookies aren’t or should I say weren’t something we were able to have until… Yes, there is an until! Until I did a little digging around for grain free options. It’s not as difficult to find as you might think. Pinterest is a great help in that area as is the all knowing Google search!

We now have two favorites! I tend to like the Chocolate Chip cookies. I actually found 2 different recipes I like and the kids really seem to like the Snickerdoodle recipe as well. Of course, the Snickerdoodles are much better for making ice cream sandwiches out of which is why I think they prefer them. That way they get 2 delicious desserts in one! Smart thinking on their part the sneaky little monkeys.

There are so many different types of cookies so I want to know what your favorite cookie is. Do you have one you just love, one that maybe brings back memories of your childhood or a secret family recipe you’d never share?

Ooohh, I miss Oatmeal Raisin cookies and nope I never mistook them for chocolate chip. LOL


I’ll just sit here and have a couple of chocolate chip cookies while you think about which is your favorite.

Nom, nom, nom…

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Fun at the Houston Arcade Expo with my HP Envy #HPSmartMom

billy mitchell autographs photo for little fan

This past weekend, (wow it’s been a week already) I packed up my camera and my HPEnvy printer to take to the Houston Arcade Expo in Northwest Houston. We had some special guests coming to the show and I wanted to make sure and capture all the fun. That I did.

Attendees were so excited to meet some really great guys in the video game world – world record breakers like Joel West and Billy Mitchell as well as Mark Hoff and Mr. Walter Day of Twin Galaxies fame!

It was wonderful seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they greeted them and snapped photos with them with their cell phones. But you know what made the event even more fun? I grabbed my DSLR and asked them if they wanted a photo with my camera.

billy mitchell and fan

Then I would surprise them and tell them I’d print it out for them so they could have that moment in time autographed. These were priceless moments.

billy mitchell autographs photo for little fan

And they loved the idea! They now had a photo they could frame, take home and display. What a great way to capture a memory.

I had a great time using my camera so much, printing out photos and seeing the smiles on the attendee’s faces. I would never have thought to have so much fun had I not been able to just pick up my lightweight, easy to carry with me HP Envy.

Now to think of more ways to really enjoy and make full use of my HPEnvy.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Bringing Classic Video Game Fun Back This Weekend #Houston


Hey Houstonians! This coming weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 7th and ending Saturday evening (Nov. 8th) you can play classic video games from days gone by at the Houston Area Arcade Expo. Lots of local video game enthusiasts bring their games for you to play. It’s a fun event for all.

Tickets (and event information) for the event can be purchased here: Today may be the last day for the pre-order of discounted tickets so if you want to go I’d grab those tickets quick! All games are set to free play so once you buy your tickets you can play all you want. No quarters needed.

Everything from classic arcade games and vintage computers to pinballs and video game consoles of yesteryear.


Remember the old apple IIe computers and Atari 2600 consoles? Yes, there will be some of those too.

The full list of over 200 games can be found here: How many do you remember playing as a kid?

Come and relive the good old days of your childhood and video arcade games. It’s going to be a fun time for all.


Oh and don’t forget you’ll also have the chance to meet Walter Day of Twin Galaxies fame, Video Game Player of the Century – Billy Mitchell, World Record breaker – Joel West and more. See who else will be there.


© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.