Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

This summer has been going by so fast and the best part of summers in Dallas is the theme parks and attractions. It's great that Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is nearby so that we can experience these cool attractions any day of the week. We knew we wanted to experience this awesome water park with our family. We are so glad that we did and can't wait to experience it again.

Water Parks are a fun place that families can come together and experience some cool rides. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor makes it possible for you to do that by offering a great variety of rides for kids of all ages. My kids knew what they wanted to do when we arrived at the water park.
I suggest that you go ahead and grab a map of the park to get a feel of what you wanted to do.

The kids were all about riding the waves at the wave pool. I know that the waves was their favorite at the park but the children were also excited to see which ride to try next. I found it extremely helpful that Hurricane Harbor had a large display board which showed the height chart and what rides the kids can do. We had some tears over what they couldn't ride, but trust me, there was plenty of rides they could do. The ones that they liked was the Sea Wolf, the Blue Lagoon and the lazy river. I know your kids will want to stay at the Hooks Lagoon Tree-house, it had plenty of attractions at this one spot and we could just chill out and still be able to watch the kids. We really had a great time here at the Hurricane Harbor and I am little sad that the summer is winding down. I know for sure that my family had a blast going to Hurricane Harbor and if you want see our thrilling video, check out my Instagram account. In_Dfwfamily is where you can find us.

Here is a list of my top 5 ways to enjoy your stay at Hurricane Harbor.

1. Come early during the day and preferably going on weekdays. We experienced short lines and that made it that more fun throughout the day.

2. Take a map with you and chill out first to get an idea of what you want to do. That way you can check all of the spots you want to see and enjoy without missing any of the fun.

3. Buy the water proof case for your phone/camera. If you want to take pictures of all of the smiles or video while swimming, its the best. We found ours in the souvenir store. You will LOVE it.

4. Wear water shoes all around the water park, it really saves your feet from some of the hot walkways.

5. Find a shaded spot for lounging if you are going with younger kids. This really helps with them not getting so HOT, and cool down
for a bit between rides.

Overall, have the best time here at the Hurricane Harbor with your family. It's a memory that you will not forget and your kids will be begging to go back. Especially if you are driving by on I-30 they will for sure remind you of the fun they had.

Thank you to Six Flags for the tickets to come here and enjoy this awesome place.

Dallas has a Sweet tooth!

Dallas sure has a sweet tooth. I was always a lover for cupcakes, and thought i knew all about the best ones in the city. Dallas sure some sweet spots that I really like to visit and Bird Bakery is by far one of my favorites. I really like the variety that they have and the serve hot meals too. I am a sucker for the sweets and this place is soo good. Here is why.

I like this place for the variety that they have. I am so obsessed with cupcakes that i really don't go for the pies, cookies or the brownie. But I should've tried some here. I cant say that i tried them but y'all  will next time. I know that cupcakes are so good. They offer the tiny cupcakes and the regular sizes to. I was so tempted to get one of each flavor but I opted for just three. I got the southern red velvet, the BIRD blue vanilla and the fresh strawberry. Everything that I got was soo good y'all. 

I cant wait to go back here again with some friends soon. I want to get something off the lunch menu and try a pie and cookie. Not only do they have a pretty sitting area, they have a nice little nook for the kids too. They have coloring books, TV and just cute all over. I love it here and love that its family friendly. Ill be back soon that's for sure.


Date Night! Murder Mystery Dinner

 Every now and then my husband and I like to dress up and go out on a date. When the opportunity came along for us to go on a date night I knew it was a break from the usual that we both needed. I'm often known to write about family friendly fun activities happening in the city of Dallas, but this night was ours. If you're like us and enjoy a good date night, then here is a suggestion you should try. The Murder Mystery Co. in Dallas.

What is a murder mystery dinner? This is a "who done it" night that you will be talking about and wanting to experience again. The night started with a mugshot that we took before entering the venue, it was hilarious because of the props they had. I couldn't take it serious when we had to pose for our shot. But we got through it and I liked how they turned out, super silly and funny. 

The theme of the night was "Til death do us part" and the scene was the wedding where everything was fine until the best man "died" suspiciously. So, each dinner table was designated as an investigative team to solve the crime. I was kind of nervous about doing this. I am really not a case solver person, but I knew that Aaron would help me out. The others at our dinner table were great to meet and get to know and made the evening even more fun. I was surprised at how talented the cast was because they were entertaining and made it interactive for the crowd. There's not a bad seat in the house, but I recommend the VIP experience and you'll get a bit closer to the action. The memories from that night are something that Aaron and I are still talking about. 

Was it the Mother-in-Law, the doctor or the best man's girlfriend. They each had a motive. If you bribe the suspects you may get some juicy info. I really don't want to give away too many details, Its something you just have to attend and enjoy. 

I saw ladies dressed up in costume that went as a group, and couples dressed up as bride and groom. I was amazed at those who came in character, it sure was a great sight.  

Ya'll have to follow this link to check out the calendar for the next Murder Mystery Dinner. The next date is August 18th. I say go ahead and book it. We truly had a blast, met awesome people at our table, and had a break from the kids.

Dallas to New Braunfels

 Three kids in tow on a journey to New Braunfels from Dallas was one to remember. I traveled with the 3 kids alone without the hubby which was a choice of mine. I wanted to do and experience a trip with my kids. This was a chance for me to travel with the kids and to literally take my time and not rush. 

One thing that I really like about traveling with the kids is that we made multiple stops along the way.

First Stop! 
If you are traveling down from Dallas south on I35 I recommend going to the Silos in Waco. This place reminds me of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. It has an open grassy area where the kids can run around and play with lawn games. There is a bakery on site and you are able to get yummy treats here as well. Check out my recent write up on Magnolia silos HERE.

Second Stop ! 
We stopped for lunch at the Raising Canes, its one of our got to spots where I know the kids will eat. I like the portions here and the food you can get in canes basket. YUM!

Third Stop! 
We popped in a DVD and drove the One hour and half down to Austin. I wanted to make a stop here to take a break and get the kids some Ice Cream. The behaved well and we all needed a break. We stopped at the Tasty Spoon Gelato. Really tasty flavors and good place for kids. They have a great lawn as well. They have the corn hole toss, jenga, ring toss and more. There were so many games out here that we stayed at least 30 min. My kids loved it here and so did I.

Fourth Stop!
Rise and shine, we made it to New Braunfels and we are wanting to eat some delicious pastry's. WE had to make a stop at Naegelins   the oldest bakery in Texas to eat some peach and apple strudels, and a yummy cinnamon roll. We took some back to our cabin where we stayed and ate out on the porch with a view.

Fifth Stop!
On the way back to Dallas we stopped again in Austin and ate at Gourdoughs food truck. OMGosh when I say this was the tastiest donuts I have had in a while i'm not kidding. This place is soo good. They serve up warm thick donuts with any toppings they have on site. I truly cant wait to eat here again. My mouth is watering right about NOW.

Legoland Discovery at Grapevine Mills.

 Wait, so you have kids in your home that are really obsessed with Legos too. We were super excited when we had the opportunity to go to Legoland and experience this wonderful place. The Legoland experience is one that is very cool. Your kids will really like being apart of an amazing real life lego journey. 

The Legoland experience is like no other, when you look at the place from outside you don't expect so many exhibits. This place has an laser game that takes you around in a awesome car and the kids can be apart of the whole journey of rescuing the princess. I know that my kids really liked that experience.

The legoland journey was what we needed for the kids this summer break. We wanted them to have fun, yet to learn about many other ways that legos has made an impact on so many people. In one of the exhibits my kids were amazed at the way people built legos like that Dallas Skyline. They were stunned at how big some of the structures were and the details that went into each piece. This by far is a learning experience that we were able to teach the kids about how people use legos for modern art. What a neat experience to see how amazed the kids were and see how legos can be used in a whole new way. 

My boys really enjoyed building legos to make race cars to race against other kids there. I am going to be honest and say that was by far the coolest thing. They wanted to build and be a master builder. They wanted to compete with others and show off their skills. I know that getting in that bucket and pulling out many different pieces of legos and coming up with a unique design was the highlight. That was the whole journey and the experience for them, getting in that bucket of legos and showing off, that they too can be master builders. 

Thank You to Visit Grapevine for this awesome experience and all opinions are my own. 

Akola Project

 What do you know about Akola Project? I knew I like the beautiful jewelry, but there was a story. If you don't know, but I am a child of an immigrant. My mom came to the United States for a better life for herself. In that decision she knew she wanted better. Women are always striving harder for the legacy they want to live behind. I am proud of her and what she needed to do to accomplish that goal. 

  Akola Project  is transforming the lives of women in Uganda and their children's in the community. This non profit is helping ladies with training and economic opportunities. Those opportunities include making beautiful jewelry by hand. A talent that these women have is outstanding and creating art of jewelry is so inspiring. What a blessing to these ladies to be able to gain confidence in them selves and thrive in their communities. This for me a testimony of women striving to have the best and to carry themselves up.

Women from all the world are all so similar, no matter in Dallas, Haiti, or even Uganda. We need to have courage and lift each other and encourage each other to live to their up-most potential. I really like what the Akola Project stands for and the mission they have to continue to do the best.

Take the time and check out what they are doing here in Dallas to help women re-enter the workforce, because we need to left our sisters here in Dallas too. 

Thank You Akola Project for my beautiful necklace and I'm proud to wear it and know I am apart o something bigger than myself.