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“Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas.” -Senator William Blakley

There’s something so comfortable about Texas. It’s the people, it’s the land, it’s the food, it’s the sweet tea, it’s the music. I love living here and want to show you some of our amazing places to visit!

Dallas Arboretum Christmas Activities

Dallas Arboretum Christmas Activities

Hey guys, if you're looking to squeeze in one more fun holiday lights experience before Christmas, the Dallas Arboretum has a beautiful Christmas holiday light display. It's sponsored by Reliant Energy and they have over a million lights for you to take in. The trees...

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Don’t Miss Enchant Christmas in Fair Park, Dallas

Don’t Miss Enchant Christmas in Fair Park, Dallas

Enchant Christmas, "the World’s Most Magical Christmas Light Maze & Village" is back in Dallas for 2021, and it's better than ever! We went in the middle of a rainstorm, so if I can still say that when it was pouring down rain, then you know, it's a great event. ...

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Snowday at Galleria Dallas

I got a sneak preview of the new SNOWDAY at Galleria Dallas and it is SO much fun! Even my teenager enjoyed it! (That's saying something) This interactive experience includes a realistic train ride, a visit with Santa, and a number of photo opportunities and holiday...

The Friends Experience Dallas Review

This is an UNbiased review of The Friends Experience Dallas. I bought my own tickets to attend and all opinions are my own. Raise your hand if: You or any of your friends – or both -- had “the Rachel” haircut in the 90’s When you’re moving furniture, you can’t resist...

The Best Independent Coffee Shops in North Texas

I dare you to spot me out in the wild without a cup of coffee in my hand (unless it's after 5 and then you know, we switch to wine). Oh how I luuuuv a great cup of coffee. It's my eternal wish to be able to replicate that coffee house taste at home -- and trust me,...

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...
Teso Life Texas – Shopping and Unboxing!

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...

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Daiso Haul of Crafting Supplies

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...

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

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...

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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 of Texas...

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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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Where to findI’m lucky to live in a state that’s filled with a million miles of places to go – in fact, I barely need to leave North Texas to find the fun! Here are some of my favorite places to share with my family.

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