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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!

DFW Family Fun Winter Roundup

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...

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DFW Holiday Light Display Roundup

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....

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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

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...

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.)...

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...

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...
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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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical

I've got my red cup full of egg nog latte, my tunes playing holiday songs. I am SO ready for the holidays! Christmas is COMING y'all! And the best thing about the holidays are all the great performances that come to town. Dallas Summer Musicals never disappoints -...

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LEGOS + Starbucks = Happy Moms and Dads

LEGOS + Starbucks = Happy Moms and Dads

LEGOLAND Discovery Center comped me and the Cupcake tickets to check out their new cafe. All opinions are my own. Summer is hot. Texas summer is h-e-double hockey sticks hot. So we Texas Moms require indoor fun on the regular. But not our home indoors, someone else’s...

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Watch the greatest rock & roll jam session of all time

Watch the greatest rock & roll jam session of all time

What do Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley have in common? Other than being musical icons that helped shape our cultural landscape? Each of these legendary musicians' careers were launched by Sam Phillips, aptly called the "Father of Rock 'n'...

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