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. 

Top 20 Free Attractions in DFW @ VisitDFW




 Top 20 Free Attractions in DFW that's featured at VisitDFW. You will want to print out this awesome list for your Summer here in Dallas. Please share with your friends and family! I love sharing fun and free things with you! Click the LINK for your top 20 List. 



Hawaiian Falls #Summer Splash 2017


Hawaiian Falls Kicks Off #Summer of Awesome with a Splash

15th Birthday Bash, Flip Flop Day, Dads Free for Father’s Day, and Champions Day Upcoming June specials

Hawaiian Falls is kicking off the summer with a splash. There are lots of awesome events planned including a Birthday Bash, National Flip Flop Day, Father’s Day, and Champions Day… and that’s just in June! Hawaiian Falls’ guests can always find the most current list of special events at https://hfalls.com/specials-events/



15th Summer Birthday Bash – day passes $20.03 at all parks June 8 

Hawaiian Falls is celebrating their 15th Summer Birthday Bash on Thursday, June 8. Hawaiian Falls Garland, the company’s first Texas waterpark, opened in June of 2003. So to kick off the 15th summer, they are offering general admission tickets for only $20.03 at all parks all day long. Regular daily adult admission tickets are $28.99 plus tax.




National Flip Flop Day benefiting Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls - June 16

Donate a pair of new flip flops or shoes to Hawaiian Falls on Friday, June 16, and get in for the kids’ admission price - $21.99.  Everybody…kids from ages 3 – 100… gets in for the kids’ price with a pair of flip flops or shoes. (Kids 2 and under always get free admission.) All flip flops and shoes will be donated to the Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls program, which provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the U.S. and around the world. Since 1999, Buckner has distributed more than 3 million pairs of new shoes and socks to children in 82 countries. While Shoes for Orphan Souls serves children all over the world, 30 percent of the shoes stay in the U.S.





Dads Free on Father's Day - June 18

Celebrate Dad on Father's Day by bringing the family closer together at Hawaiian Falls. On June 18, Dads swim free with a separate child or adult paid admission. Season pass holders can get Dad in for only $10.


Champions Day (Free Admission for Special Needs Individuals) June 23 

Champions (special needs individuals of all ages) and their family get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.  Friday, June 23. Champions get free admission. Companion tickets (up to 4 people per Champion) are available for $10 each at the front gate before 10 a.m. And the family can stay all day long with no additional admission cost. 




Celebrating 15 years of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. Day passes are $28.99 for guests 48-inches and taller; $21.99 for guests under 48-inches tall; and $21.99 for guests 55 years of age and older. Season pass holders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. More info at hfalls.com <http://www.hfalls.com/>  or facebook.com/hfalls.



Grapevine Vintage Railroad



 We are always finding ways to go to the city of Grapevine and experiencing the many kid friendly attractions. We were gifted tickets to ride the vintage train in downtown Grapevine. This experience I had with my family was one we wanted to do since we knew about it. The trains are one of the biggest attractions in Grapevine and lots of families come here for that. My kids are big train enthusiasts, they really like reading books on trains and watching show about them as well. It was only fitting that they were super excited to ride on such a magnificent train.





 The trains are really big and several train cars make up the unit. They offer trains with outdoor seating and air conditioned cabins. I really liked both options when riding the trains with your family. My kids especially like riding near the windows to get a better view. One of the coolest things on the ride is the snacks that they provide to the riders. Of course my kids were all about getting snacks on the train. The good thing is that snacks are cheap in price and the popcorn was our favorite. So I recommend picking a comfy spot on the train and give your kids the window seat. You will thank us for that.


 

The coolest part of the train ride is of course the destination. You will arrive at the Stockyards in Ft. Worth and given a few hours to walk around and have time to grab lunch. The Stockyards is also a fun destination to go with your family and see life as a cowboy herding longhorns. The kids really loved it and we ate yummy food while at the Stockyards. We had some ice cream before getting back on the train. 





 We are big fans of trains and I know that your family will enjoy this time together. Disconnect from your phones for a few hours and soak in some quality time. There is nothing more rewarding then seeing the joy in your kids eyes experiencing something as cool as riding in a vintage train. That will only be experienced by being together and sharing those moments looking out the window. 



Have FUN

Plai Place in Dallas




 What are your plans this summer, I hope that you have planned summer camps. If you are looking for a summer art camp the Plai Place in Dallas is where you want to be. We had the great chance to meet up with Ms. Joi and do some amazing art projects with her. 






 Ms. Joi has been an educator for the past 14 years and she has a joy and passion to teach kids the beauty of art through play and creative projects. With that said, each day in the month is a themed art project that teaches children many creative ways to do art. The class we got to participate in was the shades of color. My kids were excited to use vibrant colors as well as shaving cream and glue to make textured paint. What a creative way to use paint and the kids were super excited about it. 





 The art project was to use the textured paint to create ice cream cones. What a great idea Ms. Joi had for us to get into that summer mood. Ms. Joi and her creative ideas makes it that more fun to take a class from her, and know that your kids will come away with a great art project done in a unique way. Nothing about her class is cliche art, but thinking outside the box. 




 I hope that you can come with some mommy friends, or just bring your kids for an awesome art experience like no other. My kids and their friends had a great time. I know yours will too. 


iFLY in Dallas



 If you want a adventure of a lifetime then try skydiving. If you are brave enough go and try to jump out of plane. If you're like us then doing something so extreme with kids will be out of the question. We were gifted a chance to experience indoor skydiving at iFLY in Dallas and it was amazing. Indoor skydiving is one of the coolest experiences to have with older family members and children together. 




 I was really lucky to have a husband who like the idea of trying it out with our oldest son. They were really into the whole enjoyment and couldn't wait to take flight. They first had in class instructions of what they needed to learn in order to know what to do once they got inside the wind tunnel. After that they got suited up and were whisk away with other flyers to join in. 



 I really like that the instructor was calm and relaxed and treated all of the students fair. Everyone looked happy when being helped and guided. I was impressed with my husband who needed very little help and was able to hold himself and twirl around and managed to give us a smile through the glass. I was also impressed with my oldest son who is usually afraid to try anything, really dived in and had a blast. This I think gave him a little pep in his step and has the confidence to do anything. This surely was an adventure I needed him to have.











 So with that said, bring your family and try the iFLY and see what confidence you will achieve when you step out of your comfort zone and take flight.