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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.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Visiting Magnolia Market in Waco Texas

There's a new "to-do" on the list of things when visitors come to town: visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. Made famous by the HGTV show, "Fixer Upper," Chip and Joanna Gaines have literally made Waco the new tourist destination for the Perot household. This past...

Shopping for Texas Mum Supplies

Texas school is back in session and the biggest thing these kids have on their radar is the start of football season, which means homecoming must be right around the corner. Amen to Friday Night Lights, the new Texas Star and the big mums that are sure to follow. If...

Holiday Shopping at Decorators Warehouse

Y’all, I KNOW it is July. I’m know it’s cliché the whole, “Christmas in July” thing… but I refuse to let it sneak up on me this year. (Tell me, how, HOW does it do that EVERY year?!) This year, I am ON IT. Not only am I on it, I am ALL IN for it. And when I say “ALL...

Road-tripping to Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

“I can’t wait to meet Joanna Gaines!” says the Cupcake as we’re preparing for our road trip to Fixer-Upper famed Silos at Magnolia Market in Waco. Either I oversold this little journey or she is one of those believe it and make it happen people at a ripe old age of 8....
Buc-ee’s Terrell Texas – Beaver Love

Buc-ee’s Terrell Texas – Beaver Love

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 Texas, and I think the founders of Buc-ee’s took that as a double dare. Massive doesn’t begin to describe the...

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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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Grand Opening of Kim Hoegger Home

Grand Opening of Kim Hoegger Home

So I have to tell you about the party I went to last night. It was my first visit to Kim Hoegger Home (it's a store) located at 2933 Henderson in Dallas. And won't be my last. In fact, I've already been back. Despite how much I hate going to parties on my own -- Kim...

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Hallmark and Rite Aid Halloween Treasures

Hallmark and Rite Aid Halloween Treasures

Life being on overdrive these days, I don't have the opportunity to shop very much (a good thing). However, spending the weekend going through my Mother-In-Law's estate can get a little heavy emotionally. Some retail therapy was in order this afternoon and Hallmark...

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Cinda Boomershine party at the Vintage House

Miss Nan just keeps ratcheting up the parties at the Vintage House. I mean, really. They’re going to have to rename the store to the "Pink Party House!" Today’s soiree was extra special because designer Cinda Boomershine – otherwise known as my new best friend -- came...

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