DFW Holiday Events Calendar

The holiday season has arrived! Here’s a roundup of my favorite family-friendly events in Dallas/Fort Worth for November and December.

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ICE! at Gaylord Texan
November 10 – January 1

This family favorite is back at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine with the theme “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The display features two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and five ice slides, bringing to live the favorite Christmas poem.

12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum
November 4 – January 8

Glass gazebos filled with whimsical scenes depicting the 12 Days of Christmas, plus the already beautiful setting of the Dallas Arboretum? Count us in! This year there will be Santa sightings, live reindeer, and over 500,000 lights throughout the gardens. A special exhibit — the “Nutcracker Suite” — will feature over 800 nutcracker figures at the DeGolyer House. [Read more…]

Spooky Reads for Little Monsters

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A little spooky can be a LOT of fun! Here's a roundup of our favorite Halloween books for toddlers. They're all lighthearted, easy to follow, and sure to get your family in the Halloween spirit.A little spooky can be a LOT of fun! Here’s a roundup of our favorite Halloween books for toddlers. They’re all lighthearted, easy to follow, and sure to get your family in the Halloween spirit.

(Halloween book titles are left to right:)
Where is baby’s Pumpkin / The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin / Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin / Spooky Pookie / If You’re Spooky and You Know It / Little Blue Truck’s Halloween / Five Little Pumpkins / Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch / The Spooky Wheels on the Bus / Llama Llama Trick or Treat

Meet​ ​Carissa​ ​-​ ​A​ ​Story​ ​of​ ​Hope

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​sponsored​ ​post​ ​on​ ​behalf​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Avène USA.​ ​All​ ​opinions​ ​are​ ​my​ ​own.

“I​ ​thought​ ​I​ ​was​ ​a​ ​monster.”

Imagine​ ​having​ ​raw,​ ​irritated,​ ​and​ ​bleeding​ ​skin​ ​that’s​ ​painful​ ​and​ ​ever​ ​persistent.​ ​Now​ ​imagine that​ ​you​ ​are​ ​a​ ​child.​ ​Twelve​ ​year​ ​old​ ​Carissa​ ​has​ ​suffered​ ​from​ ​severe​ ​Eczema​ ​her​ ​entire​ ​life. From​ ​allergy​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​steroids​ ​to​ ​diets​ ​and​ ​baskets​ ​of​ ​lotions​ ​and​ ​creams,​ ​Carissa’s​ ​family tried​ ​dozens​ ​of​ ​treatment​ ​methods​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​her​ ​some​ ​relief​ ​and​ ​nothing​ ​worked…until​ ​now. [Read more…]

Tips for Stress Free Conception

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.

Not getting pregnant right away can be frustrating. Be proactive in family planning with these tips for stress free conception!

It has been four years since I was pregnant with our daughter. Oh how I loved being pregnant! Sure, I had nausea during the first trimester but I felt pretty great throughout the rest of my pregnancy and I had a lot of joy in knowing that I was carrying our precious little baby around inside my belly. [Read more…]

Autumn Squash Soup

Squash-Soup-for-FallIf you follow my instagram, you may have clicked over to my blog for this Autumn Squash Soup recipe. Good choice! You’re going to love this recipe. [Read more…]

Fall Recipes: Pumpkin Mug Cake for the Win

This pumpkin mug cake recipe is magic. All you need is a microwave and a few pantry staples to make some pumpkin greatness happen. Treats like this make like worth living, don't they?Who loves pumpkin more, you or me? Let’s see, I’m first in line at Starbucks every September when the pumpkin spice latte becomes available again. I even make pumpkin desserts all year long, including this pumpkin mug cake recipe I’m sharing with you today. I love pumpkin that much. It’s my thing. If it’s your thing too, you’re going to love me for what you’re about to taste. [Read more…]

Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Wrappers – Free Printables

Starting with Memorial Day through the 4th of July and ending with Labor Day, summertime is full of fun patriotic holidays. Print these patriotic ice cream cone wrappers to add an extra touch of Americana to your patriotic celebrations. Serve with your favorite ice cream, and red, white, and blue sprinkles of course!Starting with Memorial Day and ending with Labor Day, summertime is full of fun patriotic holidays. To celebrate, I fly a flag in my front yard all summer long! I also love to decorate my house in red, white, and blue. My family goes all out on the food for these celebrations. I created these patriotic ice cream cone wrappers to add an extra touch of Americana to our Labor Day party this year!

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Party Like a Unicorn!

Follow the rainbow to a land far away for an adorable unicorn birthday party. If you're scouring the internet for unicorn party ideas, look no further!Follow the rainbow to a land far away and peek inside Annabelle’s 3rd birthday. I had more unicorn party ideas than I had time but I think that everything turned out well and she seemed to be super happy with how her party looked. {Read more…}

Easy Home Decor Styling Tips

Simple Styling Tips for Every HomeAs a blogger, being a stylist is my job. I style food for photos here on this blog and professionally for brands as my side hustle. I’m also constantly styling my family for photos. I even style party decor for birthday parties I host for friends and family! One thing I am not an expert stylist for, however, is home decor. {Read more…}

Get Your Paint On!

Nothing can spruce up old furniture like a can of paint! These furniture makeovers with paint are a great example of the power that a little lacquer has. Enjoy these DIY transformations from our link party bloggers.August 9, 2017

Nothing can spruce up old furniture like a can of paint! These furniture makeovers with paint are a great example of the power that a little lacquer has. Enjoy these DIY transformations from our link party bloggers.

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