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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!

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

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...

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....

Trains at NorthPark Benefit Ronald McDonald House Dallas

Traditions and Christmas go hand in hand, but there’s one Dallas tradition we always work into our busy holiday season. We visit the Trains at Northpark! The Trains at Northpark features the largest miniature train exhibit in Texas and serves as a fundraiser for the...

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,...
DFW Family Holiday Fun

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,...

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ICE! at the Gaylord Texan is holiday family fun!

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan is holiday family fun!

This post is sponsored by Gaylord Texan Hotels and ICE! ICE! Dallas Gaylord’s signature holiday attraction is back with a new RUDOLPH theme for 2018! It doesn't feel like the holidays until we wear those big blue parkas and slide down the ice hills at ICE! Every year...

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A Visit to the Mary Kay Museum

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...

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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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DFW Family Fun Fall Roundup

DFW Family Fun Fall Roundup

Let's move this year along, shall we? Bring on Fall and all that Texas has to offer. In case you're feeling the fall vibes too, here are a few fun things to do with your family to get everyone in the mood for autumn! CHECK EACH LOCATION’S WEBSITE FOR COVID-19...

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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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