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“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” – Bo Derek

Shopping in North Texas could be considered cardio, we have so many options: farmer’s markets and home stores, Japanese style dollar stores and even a quaint pink boutique in an historic home. Come with me and I’ll show you my favorite places to lighten my wallet.

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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Deep in the heart: James Avery Jewelry

Deep in the heart: James Avery Jewelry

This post is sponsored by James Avery jewelers. All opinions are my own.When I was a little girl, my mom started a charm bracelet for me. It was sterling silver and so were the charms that went on it. The very first charm she got me was an airplane which naturally...

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Divine Consign’s Plano Consignment Pop-up Event!

Divine Consign’s Plano Consignment Pop-up Event!

This post is sponsored by Divine Consign. All opinions are my own."Mom, my toes hurt in these shoes." Ugh. THE WORST WORDS EVER. It's the first chip to fall in the domino effect that means new basketball shoes, new outdoor cleats, new indoor soccer shoes, then new...

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Fridays Find: Frisco’s Boxcar House

Fridays Find: Frisco’s Boxcar House

Y’all, I know you love your farmhouse décor. Throw in some evolved industrial chic and your heart probably beats a little faster. Well, stop driving to Waco and watching HGTV for inspiration. Frisco has our own little mecca for all of the things.It’s almost like a...

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New Frisco Walmart Makes Shopping Easier

(This post is hosted by Walmart. I was invited for a preview of their new store. All opinions are my own.)I'll be honest, I haven't always been a fan of the Walmart experience. I've always loved their prices, but there was a time when you really had to be ready for...

New Dallas Bookstore: Interabang Open now?!

I have no idea what the name of this cool bookstore means: Interabang*. It was super hard to remember, until I had been there. Now, I can’t forget it.I am a lover of bookstores – I love books and all the intellectual goodies that go with them. This new Dallas one does...

Makers on Main Opens in Lewisville

I like to get my vinyl on. Specifically, my vinyl Silhouette Cameo projects on. And sometimes when I post projects, I feel a little guilty because I know not everyone HAS a Silhouette to play with at home --but now, anyone has access to one.The new Makers on Main in...

Discovering Kinokuniya in Carrollton

Don’t you love how bookstores are so much more than bookstores? I could get lost in one for hours, exploring all the titles and the interesting, more cerebral, unexpected offerings. “I love all bookstores. Once you walk into a bookstore, time stands still.” —Alec...
Dean Fearing and great shopping at Anteks Curated

Dean Fearing and great shopping at Anteks Curated

Did you know that Dean Fearing, chef of Dallas notable restaurant Fearings in the Ritz Carlton,  authored a cookbook. Called The Texas Food Bible, it not only  looks gorgeous on any coffee-table worthy, it also causes  spontaneous salivation just flipping through the...

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My favorite finds from LOOT Vintage Market

My favorite finds from LOOT Vintage Market

I am a sucker for all things shabby chic, vintage, upcycled, boho… you name it. When I learned the LOOT Vintage Market was coming to Market Hall this past weekend, I cleared my calendar to make that shopping event happen. Fueled by Starbucks, the Cupcake and I were...

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DAISO Dallas Ups the Dollar Store Game

DAISO Dallas Ups the Dollar Store Game

The arrival of the Daiso Dallas store really upped the dollar store game in Carrollton, Teas. Ever since I was in high school working my way through summer at the seaside 99cent store, I’ve so loved what you can get for only a dollar. After this weekend, I’ve decided...

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Top 4 Trader Joe’s Must Buys

Top 4 Trader Joe’s Must Buys

It’s always fun when family comes to Dallas to visit and we get to introduce them to some of our amazing retail opportunities. This week we have Gran and Grandpa in from Chattanooga and among our list of places to indoctrinate them to is Trader Joe’s. Sadly, their...

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Buc-ee’s Terrell Texas – Beaver Love

Buc-ee’s Terrell Texas – Beaver Love

UPDATE: Check out my latest favorite Buccees finds in the middle of this post. I update it after each Buccees visit!  The bar for gas stations has just hit the stratosphere. Buc-ee’s has moved into North Texas and we are forever spoilt. They say things are bigger in...

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Frisco’s New Michaels Crafts Store

Frisco’s New Michaels Crafts Store

Frisco just got better last week. It’s a two Michaels town now, and that’s huge for us craft geeks. The new Frisco Michael's store had it’s soft opening on Thursday night (I was one of the first lucky shoppers through it’s doors!) and the Grand Opening was on Sunday...

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Tips on Exploring the New Nebraska Furniture Mart

Tips on Exploring the New Nebraska Furniture Mart

We've been waiting for almost 2 years for the new Nebraska Furniture Mart to open. Ever since we started considering building our home in The Colony, Texas, it's been smack-dab on our daily drive taunting with its promise of awesomeness. We've been watching, watching,...

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Gift Ideas at The Vintage House, Carrollton, Texas

Gift Ideas at The Vintage House, Carrollton, Texas

I popped into the Vintage House last weekend in a desperate, last minute -- like I'm on the way to the party last minute -- attempt to get an ornament for a Daisy Troop's ornament exchange and also the mom's white elephant exchange. Not only does the Vintage House,...

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Retail Therapy at the Vera Bradley Launch

Retail Therapy at the Vera Bradley Launch

I just saw a preview for the new Disney movie, “Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,” and it hit a little too close to home as I declared yesterday, "I AM DONE." It was the culmination of worst few days I’d had in a long while. It was...

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Mardi Gras Subway Art

Mardi Gras Subway Art

Everything you love about New Orleans and the holiday that makes it famous, all on one sign! If you’ve ever experienced Mardi Gras in person, every one of these words will stir up a memory. If Mardi Gras is still on your bucket list, then this is your “must-do” list. It’s perfect for your at home party, or as a page in your scrapbook. 

 

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