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Week of / December 15-21, 2014 / Dallas - Deep Ellum

  The Christmas Day Countdown is winding down! Hooray! 

Dallas - Metroplex

1. Everyone and their momma will be out shopping and getting last minute gifts! Why not beat the rush and head over to the Galleria early in the morning! This mall will have everything you are looking for in one spot. Take the time as a family and pick out a gift for a deserving child. Offer an opportunity for the kids to remember those who are not as fortunate as they are. At the Salvation Army Angel Tree.

2. After some good shopping at the Galleria go on over to the Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe! Your family will enjoy a great meal together and just sit and catch up on the day's adventure. 
*Follow the link for a Nordstrom that's nearby. 

3. After a fun outing at the mall head to Sprinkles Cupcakes in Dallas and the kids will get to meet Santa from 4-6pm. Enjoy some yummy cupcakes-Ice Cream!

Dallas - Deep Ellum 

1. Deep Ellum will have Market Day on Main Street. Head out to grab some last minute gifts! 

2. After some shopping have lunch at the Cafe Brazil for some pancakes and crepes, or Monkey King Noodle in Deep Ellum. What ever your family is in the mood for!

Merry Christmas

-have fun

Week of / December 8-14, 2014 / Arlington- Dallas

    Head out this weekend for a new adventure. Stepping out of our comfort zones forces us to see the world around us in whole new and exciting way!

Arlington - Sat./Sun.

1. Experience a new adventure in Arlington. This city will be hosting its 4th annual Christkindl Market! This is an outdoor market that is a replica of a how a market would be in Germany. Vendors will be selling handmade crafts, ornaments and some German baked goods! Every 40 minutes the North Pole Marionette show will dazzle the crowd with a holiday themed show.
The event including the parking is FREE! Various events will be going on throughout the market!

2. For lunch/dinner in Arlington, choose from two great options! Babes Chicken has the good ol' southern cooking that all will enjoy. Or if you want to eat some unique and delicious pizza then head down to Mellow Mushroom.  

Dallas/Fair Park - Sat./Sun.

1. Holiday Lights at Fair Park! This is a BIG event that you will not want to miss! This holiday festival will feature the Dallas Wind Symphony, gondola rises, pictures with Santa, tree lighting ceremony, and an outdoor movie inside the Cotton Bowl! The celebration will be held 3-8pm this weekend, and the admission and parking will be FREE. The museums inside Fair Park will also have free admission from 3-7pm. 

-have fun

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Week of / December 1-7, 2014 / Dallas- Downtown

 'Tis the season for family and friends! Let's continue making our weekends memorable and full of love with our family! I have planned out two itineraries, please choose one that works best for your family, or feel free to mix and match!

Dallas/ Metroplex

1. Rise and Shine and get the kids out to your local Home Depot and get building! The Home Depot 1st Saturday's has fun workshops that will get the littles using hammers, paints and some imagination. This Saturday theme is making Holiday Yard Stakes! What a neat way to display what the kids made out in the front yard! Reservations are now required, so get online and get registered.

2. Time for a good brunch/ lunch. Torchy's Tacos will be where you want to eat some delicious breakfast/ lunch tacos. The tacos are priced well and the kids will have no problem eating all their food. I highly suggest getting the queso. This is the reason you will be coming back for more Torchy's. There are several locations in the metroplex, find one closest to you or go on a mini adventure to a different location.  

3. End the night under shimmering and gleaming lights of the local festive light displays. Choose any location or visit all three throughout the month of December!

*Farmers Branch- Christmas Tour of Lights
*Frisco- Christmas in the Square
*Grapevine- Light Show Spectacular

Downtown Dallas

1. Be prepared for an ALL day event in Downtown Dallas. The Klyde Warren Park and the AT&T Performing Arts Center will collaborate for a day and night to remember! This event will be memorable and I know that you will be overgramming on instagram. Thanks to the great city of Dallas these two events will work together by putting on live music, appearances from Mr. and Mrs. Clause, and of course "snow" in Dallas. The night will end with a tree lighting ceremony and a Fireworks show. This spectacular event kicks off at 1-4pm at Klyde Warren park and proceed to AT&T center to 5-7pm. Dallas always does everything BIG!

-have fun

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Week of / November 24-30, 2014 / Arlington and Dallas

  Ready, set, go. Time to get into the Christmas spirit. This itinerary is all about starting off the holiday season with some spectacular events!


1. Take the entire family to The Parks at Arlington for a new adventure and have a wonderful journey with Santa! This is a new experience for the whole family that combines the animation of Dreamworks and the characters of Shrek on a journey to find Santa. The journey will end with an opportunity to take photos with Santa. The best part of the experience is that the you can make a reservation online to avoid long lines. Follow the link to make a reservation. Spaces are limited. It's FREE.

2. After a fun experience there are Dining Options at The Parks at Arlington. The Cheesecake Factory is a good choice for casual dining and great cheesecakes. The Food Court has options that include Chick Fil-A, Panda Express and Villa Pizza. What ever is your budget, there is something for everyone.  


1.  The Galleria Mall will be having a HUGE tree lighting ceremony hosted by Macy's. Be prepared to go rink side to see the official lighting ceremony! This will be an awesome experience for the kids to see and enjoy. The cremenioy will have Olympic Gold medalist Charlie White and Meryl Davis perform on the ice. An unforgettable night! Texas' motto is always Go BIG or GO HOME! Show starts at 6pm

2. Before or After the Tree Lighting illumination, have dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe inside the Galleria Mall and enjoy some casual dining! This way bellies are full and happy! Burgers and Fries are always the go to. 

-have fun

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Week of / November 17-23, 2014 / Metroplex

    Release the inner wild child!! Take the fun indoors and have an adventure with nature!

*Choose any location that is closest to you.

Ft. Worth/ Allen / Cabelas World Outfitters

Grapevine / Garland / Bass Pro Shops

1. These two outdoor world adventures are worth exploring. At either locations the entire family will be in awe of the fun that these stores offer and you may be able to get some holiday shopping done while you are at it. 

- Bass Pro Outdoor World features-

The Grapevine location showcases a live fish feeding demonstration at their large indoor aquarium at noon. This is a great way to see nature at its best! 

The Garland location will be featuring the Big Mouth Casting Challenge from 11 to noon.

Both locations will be featuring Santa's Wonderland with games, crafts and a free photo with Santa.

- Cabelas Outdoor World features- The store is divided into different parts that highlight stuffed animals in there natural elements, from snow leopards, to the safari with an enormous elephant. 

The Ft. Worth location has an indoor pond, bring some quarters to exchange for fish food and the kids will enjoy feeding the fish. 

2. Cabelas and Bass Pro both have indoor cafes. This way the family can stay indoors and grab a quick bite to eat! 

This is a simple itinerary that emphasizes outdoor learning while keeping you indoors during the cold weekend.

-have fun
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Week of / November 10-16, 2014 / Dallas

 I have listed several activities for this weekend. Please choose an adventure that will cater to your family!

1. This cold front has been welcomed with open arms!! Why not head downtown Dallas and go to the Dallas Museum of Art with the whole family. This cold weather outside will make it a perfect time to be indoors at the DMA. This Saturday the museum will be hosting tours throughout the museum, and the kids will enjoy the Center for Creative Creations!

2.   After a fun tour in the art museum, stomachs will be growling. I recommend eating at the DMA Cafe and enjoy a nice meal. This way you stay warm and just reflect on the beautiful space you are in. Take the time to put all phones and gadgets away and talk with the kids on what they liked best at the museum.

Dallas/Fair Park

1. Take your warmest coat and your red cup Starbucks drink and run over to the Fair Park and check out the Cotton Bowl Trade Days! This is the place to be to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! The Trade Day will host a lot of indoors and outdoors vendors! What a great opportunity to shop at the Fair Park.

Dallas/Northpark Center

1. The kids will have a fun experience with the Cool Tunes for Kids event featuring Eric Herman at Northpark Center! His music and shows take a unique and enjoyful spin on entertaining for kids that will please and surprise kids of all ages! The show starts at 2pm till 2:45. A new way to have fun at the Northpark Center

2. After the show, corral the kids over to the La Madeleine at the Northpark Center and have a great lunch/dinner. There are also many options to choose from throughout the Center that guarantee everyone will be satisfied.   
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Giveaway Time!

 Hello to all my adventurous followers. I will be doing a giveaway soon. Stay tuned for all details and I know you will like the prizes! 

-have fun

Week of / November 3-9 2014 / Dallas- Farmers Branch

   If you don't know by now Starbucks is now serving warm drinks in their signature holiday red cups! So you know what that means!

Dallas/ Metroplex

1. Rise and shine and head over to your local Starbucks and grab a venti hot chocolate with of course some pumpkin spice. Take a croissant to add to your delicious drink of choice.

2. The city of Dallas has so many hidden gem burger joints that I could only choose two that your family will enjoy.

* Take a trip back in time and go to Dairy-ette. There you can indulge in a classic root beer float that is served in a cold frosty mug. And of course the burgers are grilled to perfection. 

* Take a trip to Coppell and eat at The Coppell Deli. This restaurant is an established part of the downtown that you will enjoy. Take in the awe of the Deli and of the pictures of all the Dallas Cowboy players that have eaten there.

Farmers Branch
Exploring a new city in Dallas is always worth doing!

1. Head over to the Farmers Branch Historic Park with your Starbucks drink and watch a blacksmith do their craft. The whole family will love this event because it will teach them how things were back then and appreciate what we have now. This is a great learning experience they will like! This event will be from 12:30 - 2:30pm.

2. For lunch/dinner take a short drive to Carrollton and have a delicious dinner at Babe's Chicken for some down home cooking. Or if y'all are in the mood for burgers and shakes twisted root burger is next door.

-have fun
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Halloween Edition!!!

    Wanna try something NEW this Halloween? Skip the neighborhood trick or treating and head over to some events that will BLOW you away!!


1.  Thursday is for Decks in the Park! You may ask what is this?  Top Dj's from around Dallas will be spinning Electronic, House and Reggae beats at Klyde Warren Park. You will not want to miss this fun time. So, come shake your tail feathers because this week's installment of the summer series is the last of 2014, but they will return next year!
*Food Trucks will line the streets with amazing choices! 
*Bring your blankets and relax, or hit that stage and break dance!

2. Yay for fun at the Spiral Diner Oakcliff location this Friday! Come dressed in a costume and enjoy a costume contest, good eats and vegan friendly candy!! We love Spiral Diner!

FT. Worth

1. This Friday night take the whole family dressed in costume and go to the FT. Worth Stockyards 6-8pm. Main street will be Treat Street, shops will be handing out candy, pumpkin decorating contestgames and of course candy!! An awesome twist on a fun event!

 *Chipotle will be giving away $3 Dollar Burritos Friday 5pm-close, for those that come in a Halloween costume! Enjoy it. 

  *IHOP will be giving out scarey face pancakes to the kiddos now thru Friday 31st! 

Have fun!

Week of / October 20-26, 2014 / Ft.Worth

     This is the event that my family has been waiting for all year long and I can't wait to share it with you. Its not the State Fair. Get ready for the coolest, fastest, family-friendly adventure!

Ft. Worth

1.  Grab your ear plugs, wagons, camp chairs and binoculars and head over to the Alliance Air Show at the Alliance Airport in Ft. Worth. This is an event that you should mark on your calendar for next year and the year after because every family member will enjoy the show. The highlight of this year's show will be the United State Air Force Thunderbirds. In addition, there will be many other performers in the air and static displays on the runway to enjoy. Be prepared to walk because the static displays (featuring military and private aircraft) will be spread along the airport. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

*Admission is FREE, but parking will be $30 dollars. Buy tickets in advanced online for a $5 dollar discount. 
*I recommend bringing ear plugs for the little's. 

Ft. Worth

1.  This weekend is all about being outdoors in FT. Worth. So take the family and go down to West 7th street in downtown Ft. Worth. This is a thriving neighborhood with great family entertainment. The Kids will enjoy going to the Movie Tavern to check out some flicks like The Book of Life or Alexander and the terrible. For some good eats, Thirteen Pies has great artisan pizza, or if you are feeling adventurous grab a bite at Terra Mediterranean.

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Week of / October 13-19, 2014 / Dallas - Irving

            Festival!  Festival! Festival !

 Get ready to be apart of the DFW metro-plex community. With two festivals that will cater to both the meat and the vegetarian eaters! Both festivals are all day events. So, have fun and lets eat.


1. Ride the DART to the Las Colinas Urban Center Station. This location is near Lake Carolyn where the Chipotle's Cultivate Festival will take over the park. This event will have live music, food demonstrations and a FUN kids zone. The festival has only been in select major cities across the US, so it will be great to have the festival here in Irving. 


1. Calling all my vegans and vegetarians!! Whoop Whoop, it's your time to shine this weekend. The Texas Veggie Fair will be at the Reverchon Park in Dallas. The festival will have live food demonstrations, live music and of course a kid zone. Don't forget the many food vendors for you to sample many food options. Get out this weekend and be apart of the ever growing vegan/vegetarian community.

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Week of / October 6-12, 2014 / Dallas and Carrollton

    Learning and being around new cultures has always been a great activity to do as a family.
This weekend's itinerary will have your family venture out to eat and embrace the Latin culture.


1. Did you know that Target has an ongoing second Saturday event!! It is held at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas and this will be a great opportunity for the family to be apart of another cultural experience and see what they can learn. This weekend, the center will have a Halloween themed day complete with crafts, games, and a play. Take this time to be apart of something  different. 

2. After a fun day at the Latino Cultural Center the family will be hungry for a great meal. Head over to  il Cane Rosso for some authentic Neapolitan pizza. I recommended going to the Deep Ellum location, since it only is 3 minutes away from the Cultural Center. 


1. I only have 2 words to say. Guava pastry. The Cuban International Bakery serves up the best Cuban sandwiches in Dallas, and of course the delicious guava pastry is killer. You ask, "What is guava?" and I will say run to this bakery and you will wonder why you haven't discovered this delicious fruit yet.

* This is a small bakery on the inside, so the space will be cozy.

-Have fun

Week of / Sept. 22 - Oct. 5, 2014 / Dallas,TX

  Fall is in the air and this weather is getting better and better. The pumpkin spice smells are filling the city air. I recommend enjoying the nice weather with the family and taking a stroll down some fun neighborhoods in Dallas. 

*This is a simple itinerary for you to explore a neighborhood nestled in the city we call Dallas!

Dallas / Knox Ave.

1. Take the kids and go down to Knox Avenue in Dallas. This is a nice place to walk around the neighborhood. Check out the fun and quirky stores that line the street, like Pottery Barn and Froggie's 5 & 10. The Apple Store would be a fun stop to check out the hype surrounding the new iPhone 6. Let the kids gather around the kids table to play the free apps that are available on the sleek tablets.

2. After a nice stroll down Knox Avenue you will not be able to resist grabbing something to eat. You will find many great choices, but I recommend going to Toulouse Cafe. This cafe serves my favorite obsessions, which are beignets! The brunch menu is fabulous and has many delicious options. Sitting out on the patio is ideal for people watching and taking in the breeze.

3. After your meal, take a walk with the family along the Katy Trail that is adjacent to the cafe. This trail will have joggers, bike riders, and walkers. This is a very well kept trail and the scenery is always breathtaking. 

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Week of / September 22-28, 2014 / Ft. Worth and Dallas

     Fall is here and all we can think about is getting outdoors and having a fun time with family and friends! This weekend, invite a family to join in on the fun and share laughter, memories and of course the adventure!


1.   What kid does not like to ride the trains. This weekend take the kiddos on the DART/GoPass and ride the red line to the Dallas Zoo. The DART and Dallas Zoo partnered together for a combo deal on ticket fare and admission into the zoo. Download the Go Pass app on your smartphone Apple, Android and look under special events. The discount including fare and adult admission will be $13, $10.50 for ages 5-14 and $8 for ages 3-4. The zoo will be hosting a science day with collaboration from the Perot and Dallas Arboretum. With interactive learning, crafts, and games. This is a fun event and riding the train is by far fun in itself.

2. In the evening take your family and friends and enjoy family style eating at Babe's Chicken. This is a family-friendly establishment with a lot of flare. The hostess will invite the kids up to dance to the hokey pokey. What a fun way to see the kids let loose and laugh. Babe's Chicken has several locations to choose from. I recommend going to the location in Carrollton because the outdoor patio is very nice and inviting. Bring the camera and take pictures with your family and friends. 

Ft. Worth

1. Fall is here and the weather is cooling down. Take advantage and go to the Coyote Drive-In and watch a double feature for the price of one ticket. The drive-in has a huge concession patio serving up pizza, burgers, and the traditional classics. The movies that's premiering is the Box Trolls and Dolphin Tale 2. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a family night and get cozy for the double feature. 

Have Fun!

Week of / September 15-21, 2014 / Ft. Worth- Irving

     Yay for cooler weather in the DFW metroplex! Enjoy the cooler temperatures and take the family out for another adventure in a new city and embrace some culture.

Ft. Worth, TX

1. Take the whole family out to Ft. Worth for the open practice of the Dallas Stars hockey team. This event starts on Friday and goes on till Sunday! Friday at 3pm is when the Stars Cowtown Kickoff begins. The kickoff will have fun and games for the kids and live music! This event is family friendly and just a great experience to watch the Dallas Stars kickoff the new 2014-15 season!

*follow the link for scheduled times.
*bring a sweater/small blanket because it gets cold in the arena.

2.  This event will be downtown Ft. Worth so take advantage of the Sundance SquareThe square has lots of eateries to choose from and great shopping as well.

Irving, TX 

1. Irving Main Street Event is this weekend. This is a great opportunity to see how the city of Irving is growing and to be a part of the fun things happening downtown. Main Street will be filled with food vendors, carnival rides, kid crafts, games and of course the free pony rides. There will also be live music that everyone will enjoy.

2.  Go out and support the small businesses of downtown Irving. The Big State Fountain and Grill has been revamped to a new look. This diner offers great hamburgers and shakes and will take you back in time. 

Bonus Events

  We received some thumbs up on our Facebook page at indfw for more bonus events this weekend! Here they are!

1. Let's get out the English-German dictionary for this weekend in Addison. The city is hosting the ADDISON OKTOBERFEST 2014! This fest will have everything from a yodeling contest, German spelling bee, midway rides and a Kid Zone. Be prepared to have a blast!

* Thursday night only - FREE admission from 6pm -11pm all ages. 

2. Head south to the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. This is the chance to go explore one of South Dallas' hidden gems. The market will host vendors selling crafts, soaps and anything that interest you. 

Extra Bonus,
Go eat some yummy burgers at Twisted Root in Deep Ellum and sit on the rooftop patio! The kids will love it.

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Week of / September 8-14, 2014 / Celina, TX and Grapevine, TX

        FT. Worth was fun last weekend. This itinerary will take the family either north or west so pack a bag full of snacks and take another journey outside of Dallas and hang out in Celina and Grapevine.


1. Yes this is another balloon festival. If you missed the one in Highland Village it is OK because the city of Celina is hosting the Balloon Festival! This festival has it all, carnival rides, food, zip line rides and live music. This event has a $5 charge and kids under 5 get in free.


1. YAY for the fabulous city of Grapevine. This is the 28th Annual Grape Fest. This festival will have a carnival and midway games, multiple kid zones, funnel cakes, and of course grapes. This will be a cool weekend get out and enjoy the festivals.

2. Walk up and down the main street and peek inside some of the fun and quirky boutiques. This will be a weekend to be immersed in a new city and take in the vibes and cultures of somewhere new!

-have fun

Week of / September 1- 7, 2014 / Ft. Worth

   Whoop Whoop, Labor Day weekend has come and gone but we still can have a spectacular weekend. This weekend is jammed pack with great adventures in the West side of the Metro area. DFW has a lot to offer.


September 5th-7th

1. The city of Southlake is hosting the Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis 11th Annual Butterfly Festival. The whole family will enjoy the experience of being inside a 600 sq ft tent filled with the majestic butterfly's.

*there is a fee for admission for adult and child. Kids under 3 are free. 

2. The Butterfly event will be held in the Southlake Town Square. For Lunch/Dinner, I would recommend going to the Corner Bakery for great sandwiches or salads. Go for some Tex-Mex at Mi Cocina where the taco's are very delicious. For a yummy dessert grab a slice of cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. The list is long to choose from, but there will never be a wrong choice. 

Ft. Worth

1. Explore the Ft. Worth scene this Saturday. The Riverside Arts District will be having a great outdoor event with live music, pop up art galleries, outdoor markets and more. One of the food vendor highlights will be the burgers from Greasy Bend Burgers.

2. After the RAD experience, you will want to try out MELT Ice Creams in Ft. Worth. This Creamery is a bright yellow brick building dishing out the most creative mixes of Ice Cream.

3. Star Party at the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History. This is a great opportunity to gaze out in the night sky and look at the stars and planets.

have fun

Brunch @ BreadWinners!


           Monday is Fun-Day! Go to Brunch with the family and just relax in each others company. Time to share memories and make new ones just by eating together.

Brunch in Dallas.

1. Head to Bread Winners Cafe and enjoy a delicious brunch. The menu will cater to everyone in the family and will be a memorable experince. 
 *The Northpark Center location has life size connect four boards that everyone will want to play. Sit out on the patio and bask in the rays.

-have fun

Week of / August 25 - September 1 / Dallas and West,TX.

   Labor Day weekend is the weekend we look forward to. Most parents get Monday off so why not get away from your comfort zones and have an adventure during this long weekend. 

This weekend will be about the BEST of the BEST food joints in Dallas/Ft. Worth



1. Start with the most important meal of the day... Breakfast.
Oddfellows in the Bishop Arts District is a must try. Go for the stacks of pancakes which include ginger bread, banana-peanut butter and red velvet stacks. An order of beignets is always a favorite.

2. Dream Cafe caters to vegetarian and non-vegetarians. This place serves up the yummiest popovers and good omelets. 

3. Crossroads Diner is known for the famed sticky Bun. 


1. Drive out to White Rock and go to the Keller's Drive In for their delicious burgers. The buns are what make the burger A-mazing. 

Fort Worth


1. Cafe Brazil has a great assortment of pancakes that will make it hard to decide which to get because they are all delicious.

2. Spiral Diner is a great alternative to non- vegetarians. The breakfast menu serves up some great smoothies and of course try the tofu scrambles. 


1.Get down to the stockyards and eat at the love shack burger. and you have to get the dirty love burger that's topped with a quail egg. It's a unique twist on a classic burger that is sure to please. 


1. Lego Fest is in town at the Dallas Convention Center. The tickets are steep but if you have a Lego Fanatic at home this will be the place they want to be. 

2. The Dallas World Aquarium is by far one of the best Aquariums in the city. Have the kids enaged by asking them to spot which is the prettiest sea creature or the ugliest. 

Weekend Getaway : West, TX

1. Its time to take a drive south on the 35 interstate and go to West, TX. The city is hosting the Biggest Czech and Polka festival in the region. Have fun in a new town and support small towns and their businesses.

2. No stop to West is complete without a stop at the Czech Stop in West. Load up on some kolaches, fruit and even BBQ. YUm 

-have fun


Fisrt Day of School FUN!

      First day of school, first day of school. Take the kids out this evening and have a discussion about today's adventure at some cool dessert spots. 


 1. Take the kiddos out to Sprinkles and grab a sundae or next door and eat some yummy cupcakes.
 *to avoid long lines the Sprinkles ATM is my favorite thing to do with the kids. The ATM plays music and the kids JAM out for bit and wait for the magical cupcake to appear.

2. To get a retro vibe head down to the Highland Park Pharmacy. Try the old fashion Ice Cream Sodas, and the HOT fudge brownie sundae. Either way sit up at the counter and just let the kids try what ever the heart desire. 

3. Braum's of course is the old faithful place to get a yummy sundae. The kids cones are less then 2 dollars and swirled around so high. yum

4. Wild about Harry's is a fun place where the kids can create a sundae they will be proud of. A fun atmosphere to be apart of. Don't forget the photo op with the hot dog harry outside the store.

Yogurt Fans

*Yogurt Zone

*Sweet Frogs Yogurt


Week of / August 18-24, 2014/ North Irving

   This weekend is the last Hoo-rah of the summer. The kids are starting back in school and its the time to get in the fun!

Friday: Southlake / Grapevine

1. It is the return of the fireworks at the Grapevine Lake. This time take the family to Torchy's Tacos and enjoy some mouth-watering tacos. I recommend going for the queso and chips. By far the best Queso that the whole family will enjoy. Yum. For a second option, have some burgers at Johnny B. this place is a staple in Southlake where the locals eat. 

2. After dinner, head down to the Oak Grove Park in Grapevine to watch the fireworks. Some of the best views of the show are near the boat ramp on the Southeast corner of the lake. Bring blankets or lawn chair. The fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

Saturday: North Irving

1. Saturdays are always a good day for brunch with the family. Take the family to Le peep in Las Colinas and enjoy some yummy pancakes and delicious pastry's. 

2. YaY for awesome splash pads and water parks. This weekend is the time to get in that last big splash of the summer. Irving is so cool that is has TWO Aquatic Centers. One in North and South Irving. Gates open at 12 and close at 9pm. Both locations have shallow areas for the toddlers and big slides that the parents and teens will like. I would recommend bringing some snacks for the family.

3. After a long day of swimming grab some lunch/dinner at some great eateries in Irving. For some yummy authentic Italian pizza go to Cavalli pizza and watch the pizza being made and placed in the wood burning oven. For some great chicken fried chicken head to Cheddars and leave full. And of course can't leave out the Tex-Mex get the fix at 7 Salsas Mexican Cuisine


 Dollar Days at the Arboretum is still a must before the school year begins. 

 Cinema in the Circle Movies in Addison, TX will be showing Batman (1966) beginning at dusk on Saturday (around 8:30 pm).

-have fun

Week of / August 11-17, 2014 / Dallas - Highland Village

 The weekend is fast approaching. Let's all get out to a heavy metal concert and go absolutely crazy. 

J/K.  ;P

This weekend is a mixture of indoor and outdoor fun.


1. Friday night is all about the downtown Dallas scene. Midnight at the Nasher will get the kids engaged with live music that will keep them entertained and a great movie (Where the Wild things Are) will be shown later in the evening. Arrive early and grab a burger at Savor/relish Burger Stand at the Klyde Warren Park, or some other fine delicacy from the food trucks that will line the street at the park. 

Northpark Center/ Dallas

1. Have fun indoors on Saturday at Northpark Center. Start things off by taking the family to Bread Winners Cafe for a scrumptious brunch. This is by far the best place in the area for brunch. I recommend going out on the patio and let the kids play with life size connect four boards. 

2. Right across from the Bread Winners cafe is the Bookmarks Library. At 2pm "The Caribbean Show" will have an amazing reading time with the feel of calypso and reggae story time. At 2:30pm, Oil and Cotton, a creative education studio from the Bishop Art District, will be at the library with fun and creative crafts for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Highland Village

1. Saturday evening, take to the skies and look up. It's not a bird or a plane... It's Hot air balloons. Highland Village will be hosting the 27th annual Balloon Festival.

2. The carnival food at the Balloon Festival will be a treat. If you prefer a quick bite, head down to SuschiYAA for some delicious flavors of Japanese sushi. Or some good custard at Freddy's Frozen Custard

p.s.  If you are still excited about the concert idea, then you might want to check out Lee Harvey's in the Cedars for a date night. They are known for consistently showcasing great local talent.

- have fun