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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!

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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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 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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Perot Museum Unveils Refined Lydia Hill Gems and Minerals Hall

It's GEMS y'all! And let me tell you, my girl LOVES the gem display at The Perot Museum, and it just got sooo EXTRA, I can't wait to take her.  The new displays were unveiled January 31, 2019. The gems and minerals is a huge draw for the tween and under squad. (Who am...

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 to do with the family while you countdown to Christmas day? 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 light displays....

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...
10 Spooktacular Family Fun Events in DFW

10 Spooktacular Family Fun Events in DFW

Don't let the ghosts and goblins scare you away from having a "spooktacular" time this Halloween. Here are ten family fun events in DFW that will get you and your family into the Halloween spirit! 1. LEGO Pumpkin Patch & More at LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s...

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All the llama love for ShangriLlama

All the llama love for ShangriLlama

Llamas do not like hugs. (Super disappointing.) Llamas will pose for selfies. (I have digital proof.) A llamas' diet is super restricted. (According to the Mama Llama expert.)...

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Leaky Con: Ten tips for your first visit

Leaky Con: Ten tips for your first visit

Harry Potter fans, lean in. We have to discuss Leaky Con, a Harry Potter fan convention. Leaky Con is a huge extremely well-organized experience of all things from J.K. Rowling’s world of wizards. There are discussion panels, autograph and photo sessions with the...

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Squeezing the last bits of summer at SummerFest

Squeezing the last bits of summer at SummerFest

This post is sponsored by the Gaylord Texan. All opinions are my own. Smurfs are where it's at y'all. I mean... have you ever seen a sad Smurf? At the end of the movie or the story or whatever? NO. They are living their best life! And you can too if you go get after...

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10 Family Activities in DFW to Beat the Summer Heat

10 Family Activities in DFW to Beat the Summer Heat

Stop it, Texas. Just stop it with your overachieving self and your record high temps over and over this month. You know who's over and over it? Me. There's a reason I'm in a bad mood from May through October. Seriously though, there's no relief in sight so grab your...

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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 is playing in Dallas and you need to go!

Les Mis is playing 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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