Best Dallas Blogs (New Reading Material for You!)

Best Dallas Blogs

Dallas has all kinds of great stuff, and it’s been a great place to live. Ten years a Texan, I’m not sure I see myself living anywhere else. Dallas is my home (well, technically, a North Dallas suburb is my home, but…close enough). Dallas also has a lot (and I really mean a LOT) of… 

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California Olives Creative Veggie Tray

Halloween Fun with Black Olives

Olives have always played a role in my holiday experience. As a child, I remember standing next to my mom as she opened the cans of black olives on Thanksgiving, antsy to get the first ones and toss them into my mouth before she shooed me away. Sitting at a rickety old card table that… 

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Easy Broccoli Quiche

Getting My Kids to Eat Veggies: A Recipe and a Printable for Kids Who Don’t Like Veggies!


The Story of a Very Messy Dog

Snoopy joined our family in January of 2014. Just shy of three months old, he was everything I *wasn’t* looking for – Border Collie, Beagle, and Lab…three busy breeds I had wanted to avoid in exchange for something more likely to be, well…mellow. We looked at dog after dog after dog over the course of… 

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Green Bean Bacon Casserole

Green Bean Bacon Casserole

This post is sponsored by Market Street. All opinions are 100% my own. Every year, my sister-in-law, Deedra (known as Aunt DeeDee these days), brings over a Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s so good, you guys. I asked her for the recipe so I could share it here. And then I went to the… 

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Eating on the Go

Healthy Eating on the Go with Jif to Go Dippers

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. True story: parenting is BUSY. It’s constantly one thing after the other, and if you sit down at the end of the day and think, “Finally!… 

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Gifts for Newborns

5 Newborn Gift Ideas

I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. When I was pregnant with Jack, I stocked up on baby shampoos and diaper creams and detergents designed *just* for babies. After he was… 

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TLC Schools Playground

Dallas: Open House at TLC Schools

I received a thank-you item for sharing info about TLC Schools in the Dallas area. I have toured the facility at Hedgcoxe in Plano. All opinions are my own. We all want the best in child care when it’s time to put our kids in daycare or pre-school. Choosing a school is tough, and it… 

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DIY Sleeping Beauty Dresser #DisneyBeauties #shop

Princess Costumes EVERYWHERE? This DIY Dress-Up Station will Get you Organized!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias Last week, the diamond edition of Sleeping Beauty was released on DVD. I hadn’t seen Sleeping Beauty in, oh, a million years. And Claire? She had never seen it, although she was familiar with Princess Aurora,… 

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eShakti Back of Dress

I’m Playing Fashion Blogger, and I Love Me Some eShakti!

I’m doing something a little bit scary today. I’m playing fashion blogger.  You guys. I rarely post pictures of myself on this blog…let alone pictures of me “modeling” clothes. My current sense of style doesn’t really extend past pre-styled outfits from a handful of chain retailers or easy mix-and-match pieces that I can literally wear… 

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Usborne Book Review

Books for Kids from Usborne Books (and a Giveaway!)

We love, love, love books around here. We have a few tried-and-true favorites, but we’re always adding to our collection (especially now that the kids are in school and bring home the little Scholastic flyers…I basically can’t stop buying books!). I’m kind of a book hoarder, and while I’ve been trying to check books out… 

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