Summer Bucket List!

The Summer vacation is here! This is the time for you and your family to grab your summer bucket list and start making new memories. We are thrilled to start marking off some of the fun things to do and see in DFW and beyond. My family and I can't wait hit the trail. 

Click on the Bucket List image above for a link to a printable pdf. A special "Thank You" to @Mozdeb for the image designs.

I encourage you to go ahead and print out your families Summer Bucket List NOW!

Healthy Heart Fest 2018

Sometimes I feel like my life is a daily game of capture the flag, always heading out across the line in search of the victory but constantly running and chasing. Being a mom of three and married, I often get in routine and not pay attention to the needs I may have. I know that I need to make my health a priority.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States?

I need you to join me at the Heart Heart Fest 2018 hosted by Doctor on Demand on May 22nd, open from 8am -12pm CT to gain awareness on how to improve the way we take care of our hearts. This event will also offer opportunities for free massages, manicures, heart health screenings and more! Register in advance for a free 30-minute spin class. Kids most definitely welcome.

Heart Health Fest 2018

  • Date: May 22. 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am- 12:00 PM CDT
  • Location: 7 for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Boulevard #107 Dallas, TX 75207
  • How to Registrar: 
  1. General Attendance :
  2. Cycle Classes:

And get this! The first 100 people at the event to download the Doctor On Demand app and registrar will receive the ultimate swag bag, which includes a variety of better-for-you-snack, skin care products, and more. Everyone who pre-registers and attends the event will be entered for a chance to win prizes, including a year- long ClassPass membership, 5 free blowouts at DryBar, and a $250 shopping spree to the Tot. 

I can make changes in my life to better my health physically, mentally and emotionally- and so can you. I have seen a difference now that I have set a day in the week to make time for myself and not have to apologize for being selfish. Manicures, lunch dates, Zumba all have an important place in my busy schedule because of the way they help me stay fit and stress free. Mothers need a day to themselves to recharge and take ownership of their health. 

If you haven't heard about Doctors On Demand, they are a nationwide healthcare service that proves video visits with board-certified physicians, psychiatrists and licensed psychologists via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.

Normal wait times for physician visits can sometimes take several weeks, but Doctors On Demand physicians are usually available in 5 minutes or less. 24/7. 365 days a year. 

Patients download the Doctors On Demand app or visit, provide a list of their symptoms, and are quickly connected for a video visit within minutes. If needed, prescriptions are sent directly to the pharmacy of choice. Lab work can be ordered by the physician, which allows for treatment of a board range of conditions and chronic care management. 

I know bringing young kids to the clinic can be stressful but this service can really take the hassle out of waiting for an office visit. This is a good service for any mom. 

Let's have a great time at Healthy Heart Fest 2018 and gain more information on a healthy lifestyle and find out how we can seek different ways to speak to a physician when we need a consultant quick. 

Miami 1.0

We started our trip to Miami from Dallas at 3:00 am Sunday April 15th. This was one thing I will never do again with three kids is traveling at the crack of dawn and making a flight at 5:00 am. This was not a good decision on my part but the tickets to Miami were only $500.00 for all five of us. We had to get the tickets for that flight because I was not going to fly on spirit. We've been down that route and it was not pleasant.

We arrived at Miami International Airport and I immediately felt at home when I got guava pastry early in the morning for my kids breakfast. There is nothing like being back home from being away for a year and just eating all the foods I enjoy and wanting my kids try too. We love coming home and it was great to be back home. What I miss is that Miami blue sky, that I swear doesn't exist
anywhere else. The skies over Miami is so striking that sunglasses are needed all the time.

The two places I wanted to visit was Wynwood and the Miami Design district. These places have change so much since living in Miami. I like the changes but oh the stores at the Design District consist of Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. Super high end shopping that someday I will afford something.

Lunch was at the super chic and instagramable place called OTL Miami. The food here was adult friendly like the chicken salad, pear machanga sandwich, mint  lemonade and the kids enjoyed the french toast. Oh so good and delicious too. I like finding these little hidden gems in the city and it was a great find. I wanted to the avocado toast to take pics for the gram, but I know my kids would make a scene about it looking like green goo and not be interested in that. But it is okay, next time I'll get it myself.

After our instagrammable lunch at OTL we made the short ride to Wynwood. This is one of the places in the city that went through a major gentrification in a good way. That part of town has really cleaned up and brought in new business and a travelers destination. The big attraction here is of course the Wynwood Walls. People come from all around the world to see the graffiti art that takes up every single wall with art. I promise when you come here you won't find a single blank wall. That what makes Wynwood super cool, artist come here to make a statement through art and I like that. Similar to what we have in Deep Ellum.

I love my city and I love visiting every time we come. My top list of places in Wynwood.

  1. 1. The Salty Donuts
  2. 2. Coyo Taco
  3. 3. Panther Coffee
  4. 4. Wynwood Diner
  5. 5. Baccano Pizza
  6. 6. Wynwood Walls
  7. 7. OTL MIAMI

Spa810 Dallas Review & Giveaway

Mother's Day is coming fast and what better way to look like you have been well rested than with a express facial, massage, laser hair removal or body contouring at Spa810 Dallas. I am doing a Giveaway and you will want to enter for a chance to receive a complimentary 50-minute service (valid for a massage or a facial).This is valid at the Spa810 Uptown Dallas and Preston Center locations. and  Enter here for the GIVEAWAY

 Spa810 is a med spa in Dallas with 3 location in Uptown and Preston Center Dallas and Plano. This is Spa that helps women and men feel their best when they leave with any service they choose. This is like a one stop shop with the tools here to do the work for you in a speedy time. 

 We all have problem areas that we do not like and want to correct it or just have it disappear. I know I want to get my belly tightened and of course stay looking youthful and here at Spa810 I know they can make that happen for me. The prices here are pricey but you get a a lot for what you pay for, but I would recommend this month specials for May and the services that you can get a discounted price. 

 Take advantage of the specials that they have throughout the year to save your coins.

I was invited to a facial session with Spa810 and enjoyed a hydrafacial with the lymphatic and LED. You are probably thinking what does that all mean. It means that I got a day to feel pampered a break from the kids and feel very special. There is nothing like a free time and enjoy a facial. The staff here at the Spa810 was very helpful and talked me through my facial and made me feel super comfortable. I left and my skin was glowing.

What is a HydraFacail?

HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment, which boosts the lymphatic system to remove dead skin cells, to reduce fluid retention, and to extract impurities. It does this all while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums. The treatment is topped off with a NIR skin tightening session to boost collagen production and to further the slimming effects of the HydraFacial Sculpt Treatment. 

Here is the Mother's Day special package that will be offered and you do not want to miss out on these deals. These offers will be available in May 2018.

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018

The Toyota Music Factory hosted its big grand opening event, April 13-15th 2018, an I was invited to share the fun at the new venue, as well as, the brand behind the Music Factory. Pinch me because I couldn't believe that we received tickets to the Brad Paisley concert, dinner, and keys to a 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid for 5 days to experience as a family.

To start, the new Toyota Music Factory is a gem within the DFW Metroplex. From the moment you walk into the venue, the seating views, the food and drinks, and the sound system are all incredible. The Toyota Music Factory sure knows how to cater to the needs of its guest. This place was designed to have a good time. The list of the upcoming concerts and events is exciting. I'm definitely looking forward to more fun evenings here.

What does it feel like to drive the new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid? Well, I asked my kids and they said it felt like driving a super car with "turbo boost". This new, bright and shiny Camry was our ride for 5 days and what can I say? It was FUN!

The 2018 Toyota Camry is a head-turner. Maybe it's the electric Blue Streak Metallic color that catches people's attention, or maybe it was the new sleek design of the Camry, or just the the cool mom with her family driving around in a fast sedan with happy faces. Either way, it was an attention grabber and I was not shy about letting people know what this car was all about and more.

The features that we all enjoyed:

Bluetooth phone integration was easy to setup with my Iphone using the Toyota app and made it easy to make call on the go.

The sunroof was one of the the highlights in my kids eyes. They enjoyed driving with the sunroof open on the evening drive home from baseball practice and feeling the wind in their hair. It sounds cheesy but they loved it.

My husband enjoyed the way the car enables the driver to shift with the paddle shifters making it that much more sporty for the guys. What a neat feature for those who like to switch up the gears.

The backup camera was super easy to use because the projected path feature moved the lines on the screen as I turned the steering wheel while backing up.

A couple cold days during the week allowed us to try out the heated seats, which has instantly jumped to the top of my "must haves" list.

The Smart Key System with push button start was super convenient. Messing with keys was one less thing to do after buckling the kids in every time.

This car hardly uses any gas. Running around town all week on our usual busy schedule didn't even break half a tank.

All of these exciting experience we had as a family made for a memorable week, we wouldn't think twice about doing this again.
Follow our families adventures on Instagram at in_dfwFamily and see our video of our experience. 

Day to PLAY by Family Gateway

A community event that promotes volunteerism, community and helping others is what Day to PLAY prides itself. I am so happy to live in Dallas, because of how this community rises up together to help families in need and especially experiencing homelessness. Homelessness and poverty is something that some families in Dallas go through because of unseen circumstances. Thanks to the amazing people at Family Gateway hoisting Day to PLAY at the AT&T Performing Arts in Dallas families can forget about their situation and just play. 

 Saturday April 7th was the coldest weekend we've had in Dallas in the month of April. I was determined to make this day extra special for my kids and my friend that joined us for some fun. One of the many things that I really liked was that we were instructed to bring some hygiene products for the families that are staying at the Family Gateway shelters. This was something that anyone can do to personally contribute to the needs of our neighbors in the community. This was a great example to teach kids to look outside of their bubbles and help someone in need.

The event had so many activities and booths all around the Annette Strauss Artist Square, that we couldn't keep up with them all. My kids really enjoyed making lighthouse at the Maestri Studio booth, decorating donuts at Top Pot, playing video games that the Perot Museum booth and more. The lawn was filled with inflatables, like bounce houses, slides, music from DJ S.O.U.L.Jah , live yoga, dancing and more. I know that my kids really had a blast hanging out and making new friends. Despite the weather being so cold everyone had a positive attitude because of course we wanted the event to be fun and successful.

 If you are looking for a chance to volunteer your time or just drop off some hygiene products check out the Family Gateway website for more information on how to get involved. We enjoyed our weekend at the event and look forward to helping those in our community. 

Pinstripes at The Shops at Clearfork

 Pinstripes is the new upscale bowling , bistro and boccie venue to make roots here in Fort Worth. The newest family-friendly attraction is located at The Shops at Clearfork, making it the ninth location to open in the area. Chicago being the home of the first Pinstripes owner Dan Schwartz gave us the VIP tour and experience on media day. Don't worry because the Grand Opening is April 7th and you will like it here.

 The kids and I had the best time touring the 30,000 SQ FT two level Pinstripes. This place has something for families, girls nights, after work fun and more. What I think makes it special is the 12 bowling lanes, 6 bocce ball courts, and open concept kitchen that dishes out Italian- American comfort foods that's made from scratch daily. I also enjoyed the fact that families can enjoy the outside patios year round and don't worry on chilly nights, because blankets and fire pit will keep you warm. 

 Pinstripes will be open 7 days a week with special themed days throughout the week. I look forward to coming on Kids Days M-F from 10am to noon, where kids can bowl for $3. I will take advantage of that great deal, so gather your playgroups for a new place to have play-dates. Also M-F from 3:30-7pm Pinstripes will offer Happy Hour with half price selective appetizers, pizzas, and flat-breads as well as drinks specials starting at $3. Look out for the Sunday BIG and bottomless brunch buffet with $1 mimosas and $5 Bloody Mary's all day. 

Pinstripes will be a place that families and friends can gather for a new bowling experience that really is upscale but not stuffy at all. It will be a new take on the fast passed bowling experience you might be used to. It will for sure have that chilled vibe combining a bistro with a tasteful menu and great activities in between.