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The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Whether it’s girls night out or date night, family trips or book signings, you’re living your best Texas life. I’ll give you tips to help you decide what experiences are worth the splurge, where to cut corners, and when to bring your camera!

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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Minefaire: The #1 Minecraft Event is Coming to Dallas!

Minefaire: The #1 Minecraft Event is Coming to Dallas!

This giveaway is sponsored by Minefaire. All opinions are my own.  I know a lot of you parents have a love-hate relationship with the video games your kids play. I get that, I am that, but there's one game that I wholeheartedly endorse for my nearly 11 yo girl and...

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The Art of the Brick LEGO art at the Perot Museum

The Art of the Brick LEGO art at the Perot Museum

What does a frustrated corporate lawyer do to unwind? He goes home and builds with LEGOs. At least, that's how internationally-renown LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya passions began. The Los Angeles based artist debuted his The Art of the Brick installation at The Perot...

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DFW Family Fun Winter Roundup

Don't let the post-holidays winter blues get you down. There's tons of things to do with the kiddos in DFW over the next couple of months! WHAT:  Family Zoo Adventures Saturday Programs at the Dallas Zoo Families can explore the wonderful world of wildlife...

DFW Holiday Light Display Roundup

Looking for something merry and bright -- and socially distanced -- to do with the family? Round everyone up into the car, grab some hot cocoa, tune into your favorite Christmas music station, and head out and enjoy some of these top DFW area Christmas light displays....

DFW Family Holiday Fun

North Texas, it's time to get your holiday spirit on. Even the weirdness of 2020 isn't enough to stop Santa's fun! Here's a round-up of events for your family to enjoy: Holiday Shopping at Frisco Mercantile WHAT: From vintage finds, hard-to-find vinyl records,...

A Visit to the Mary Kay Museum

My kid has become aware of cars in the past year, and when I say "aware," I mean opinionated on which ones she likes. She's quick to make her views known on which one should be OUR next set of wheels. When she started pointing out pink Escalades and crossovers, I was...
Exploring the Frisco Fresh Market

Exploring the Frisco Fresh Market

Frisco, you are fab. We love your new farmer's market. The Cupcake and I went to your soft opening for the Frisco Fresh Market today, and I'm so glad we did. It's going to be crushed tomorrow once the word gets out about this fun new shopping experience. Here's our...

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Les Mis in Dallas and you need to go!

Les Mis in Dallas and you need to go!

This sponsored post is by Julie Grimmet, of juliemeasures.com. All opinions are her own. Can a musical live up to 25 years of anticipation? If that musical is Les Misérables, then yes it can. I grew up listening to the Les Misérables soundtrack. My parents both speak...

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Dallas hosts USA Film Festival’s KidFilm Family Festival

Dallas hosts USA Film Festival’s KidFilm Family Festival

The 34th annual USA Film Festival's KidFilm Family Festival will be coming to the Angelika Theater on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, January 20 and 21st. This is such a great opportunity for families to check out these amazing films, meet influential authors and best of...

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ENCHANT Christmas coming to Arlington!

ENCHANT Christmas coming to Arlington!

Thank you ENCHANT CHRISTMAS Arlington for sponsoring this amazing experience for one lucky MommyUpgrade reader! I am excited to partner with you to promote this event. All opinions are my own. Y’all it is CHRISTMAS time!!!! And no one does Christmas bigger than Texas...

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A Visit to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo

A Visit to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo

  This post is hosted by the Mesquite Pro Rodeo. All opinions are my own. The rodeo is so quintessential Texas, you simply have to get your suburban butt out to Mesquite and go. Seriously. I mean it. The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is good clean fun for the whole...

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Come play at Plai Place in Dallas!

Come play at Plai Place in Dallas!

Remember how you felt when you walked into the art room in high school? That shivery kind of excitement that came over you when you were about to get your hands dirty and make something from nothing? You get that same creative rush when you come to Plai Place. This is...

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