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The Yard Milkshake Bar Arrives in The Colony

The Yard Milkshake Bar Arrives in The Colony

The Yard Milkshake Bar is OPEN in The Colony, Texas and you need to go get you one because it’s all that. Trust me. If extreme desserts are your thing, you need to go get in line because The Yard Milkshake Bar is a culinary experience. And when I say "get in line," I...

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Visiting the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, Alabama

Visiting the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, Alabama

Do you try and find the art when you're traveling? We do, and our recent trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama found us exploring the Coastal Arts Center of (nearby) Orange Beach. Here's a quick tour of what you can find there and why it should be on your bucket list of things...

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Teso Life Texas – Shopping and Unboxing!

Texas got its first Teso Life store and I shopped on its grand opening day! This Japanese specialty store has so many fun things to try, I could have spent the whooollle day there. Come along with me as I put my shopping list together and then unbox all the...

Daiso Haul of Crafting Supplies

If Texas's wild weather in February had any upside for me at all, it was that I had lots of time to binge-watch all the crafting videos. I'm a junkie for all the how-to's for dollar store craft supplies, but it's painful that there's no dollar store near me! But I do...

Date your Dog on Valentine’s Day in Dog-Friendly Texas

Who loves you unconditionally, day in and day out? Your fur family! You hang the moon for them, and I’ll bet you love them to that same moon and back. Here’s an idea – skip the long lines and reservations this Valentine’s Day and take your one and only on a doggie...

Visiting Pawhuska and The Pioneer Woman

“It’s always on the way.” That’s what the greeter at the Pioneer Woman’s set (her lodge!) told me about Pawhuska, Oklahoma. “It doesn’t matter where you’re traveling to; people always tell me that it’s on the way,” he chuckled. And isn’t that the case with your...
A Perfect Moment at the Tallgrass Prairie

A Perfect Moment at the Tallgrass Prairie

If you're traveling to Tulsa, I'd recommend a side trip 57 miles to the northwest, landing you in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Pawhuska is just a dot on the Oklahoma landscape but rich with history, both old and new. It's most famously known now as the place where Ree Drummond...

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Shop Small for the Holidays

Shop Small for the Holidays

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2020 is here and it’s never been more important to support our small businesses. I’m sure you have some favorites like I do, and I’d love to show them some love this holiday season. I’ll kick it off: Here is a list of a few of...

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Art of the Pumpkin at Dallas Arboretum

Art of the Pumpkin at Dallas Arboretum

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own Yay, October! Boooo COVID. We have friends who have a COVID high-risk family member. Their daughter is a good friend of my daughter, and they haven’t seen each other for months. When the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical...

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State Fair of Texas 2020: The Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru

State Fair of Texas 2020: The Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. If you are looking for your annual State Fair fix, the Big Tex Fair Food Drive Through State Fair food experience doesn't get any better than this!   In all the ultimate weirdness of 2020, going to the State Fair...

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A socially-distant Texas Sales Tax Holiday

A socially-distant Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Whether you're online learning or in-class, the Texas sales tax holiday is still on – Friday, Aug. 7, through midnight Sunday, Aug. 9, but there are a few updates. Texas sales tax holiday weekend is much anticipated as it exempts most clothing, footwear, school...

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Texas Civil War Museum

Texas Civil War Museum

One of our favorite things to do when we visit Chattanooga is to visit the historic battlefields, but that's a long way to go for a bit of history. I'm sure many Texans have no idea how close they live to a Civil War cemetery or related site -- even here in North...

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Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Guess what I’m doing this week. Taking a vacation (YAY) but we aren’t going anywhere (BOO), thank you COVID-19. It’s not awful, I mean DFW is a pretty fabulous place to live and lots of people come here to visit, so I can actually pretend to be a tourist and take a...

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Virtual Summer Camps Roundup

Virtual Summer Camps Roundup

Whether we like it or not, 2020 changed how we socialize. Maybe you’re not quite ready to send the kids off to an in-person summer camp, but heaven knows you’ve got to have something for them to do! Much like schools had to pivot for online learning, many camps have...

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DFW Spring Break Ideas

DFW Spring Break Ideas

Whoa. Spring Break. Where did you come from? If you’re like me and Spring Break is all of a sudden here, you’re going to need a go-to list of things to do when the kids are out of soccer camp and tired of playing around the house.  No doubt you will soon be...

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A Round-up of North Texas Farmers Markets

A Round-up of North Texas Farmers Markets

One of the best things about summer is the Saturday morning tradition of shopping at the local farmers market. If you've never been, a farmers market is (typically) an outdoor, temporary event where local growers come and set up a booth to sell directly to shoppers....

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