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. 




Summer Bucket List!


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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!

Sea Life at Grapevine!



 You should already know about Sea Life at the Grapevine Mall. This beautiful aquarium at the mall has been on our bucket list of places to visit as a family. Our kids really enjoy the beauty of marine life and all kinds of nature experiences. The Sea Life at grapevine really captures that beauty and essence.




 We really liked the whole Dive and Find adventure books that you receive upon arrival at the aquarium. Its a really nice and interactive experience that gets the whole family engaged in leaning about the different marine life. I was amazed at how my 4 year old liked searching around for the different info booths called "dive stations" where he can get his books stamped with an image of the fish he is learning about. The whole experience of looking and searching for the dive stations gets your kids engaged and I also recommend you take the time to read and learn more at each one you find. 




 I was really impressed with the size of of the aquarium and the many marine life and the habitats that they are native to the species. You really feel as if you are a apart of the world of the starfish, sharks and little clown fish. I really enjoy watching with my kids the way the sting rays move with ease and peacefulness. 








 If you are like us then Sea Life at Grapevine will be on your bucket list and you will soon get to cross it off, this will be an experience that you will take pleasure in and learn more about the sea life 
around us. 





have fun,

Thank You to the Visit Grapevine for the experience, all opinions are my own.

Best Bloggers in Dallas!

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 Are you new  to Dallas, then you are looking for awesome things to do in the City? The best Bloggers in Dallas are all different and unique. Each blogger has something that captures to their audience and you will find the ones that you will like. Take the time and check out the Best Bloggers in Dallas. 

A Cowboy's Life Blog

Chastity Beene
A Cowboy’s Life is dedicated to creating and sharing family friendly content that includes recipes, parenting tips, crafts, local events and travel throughout Texas. Chastity can be reached at acowboyslife@outlook.com and followed on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Busy Mom's Helper

Danielle Reeves
Danielle is the crazy momma of 4 behind Busy Mom's Helper, where she shares all her adventures. Married to her best friend & fellow nerd. Totally addicted to Dr. Pepper and chocolate. Staying home with the kiddos keeps her busy, but she loves squeezing in time to create through the ups & downs of life . Now, if she could just figure out how to eat a candy bar without having to share, life would be even more fabulous! Be sure to join the fun at BusyMomsHelper.com.  Check her out on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

 

Dallas Bloggers Carrie ElleCarrie Elle

Carrie Lindsey
Carrie is a Dallas mom who blogs about parenting, “mom life,” and family-friendly activities in the Dallas area at Carrie Elle. From simple crafts to easy recipes to meal planning (and everything in between!), Carrie blogs for the busy mom. She also offers blog coaching for new bloggers and sells Meal Planners in her Etsy shop.  

Daily Momtivity  

Shannon Gauger
Shannon blogs everything kid friendly and helpful to Moms at Daily Momtivity. She has been blogging for almost 3 years and lives in the north Dallas area with her family.  She is a preschool teacher by day and blogger by night :)  Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
 

Dian Farmer and Grocery Shop For FREE

Dian Farmer
Dian is a Dallas empty nester Mom who is passionate about sharing resources & solutions for real life issues:  finance. home. tips. travel ...Life  
She is also the owner and author at Grocery Shop For FREE where she works to share the best deals and tips to keep a busy family on top of their budget in day to day purchases. Don't miss out on her daily tips to save at her blog.  You will find the best deals, FREEbies and info on how to Grocery Shop For FREE!!

DFW Dad

Ben
Ben is a native DFW millennial blogger who shares life with his wife Gena from Ginger Casa and their three sons.  They love the Dallas Mavericks, playing outside, biking, and more.  He is a youth minister by day and blogs about parenting, Dallas events and locations, faith, and more.  Catch him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook where you can sometimes catch a fun Facebook Live!

Digital Mom Blog 

Molly Thornberg
Digital Mom Blog is the intersection of parenting in the digital age and technology.  Follow on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
 

Everyday Best

Shannon Schmid
Shannon traded in her sensible NYC Television producer shoes (they were best for taking the subway), for a pair of Texas Cowboy boots! Shannon blogs about many subjects including Travel, Recipes, Technology & Events. Shannon is PR friendly, and also the author of American and Irish. Find her: Twitter, Facebook, & YouTube among other places. everydaybest.com@gmail.com

FDallas Bloggers Family eGuideamily eGuide

Valerie Preston
Family eGuide is an online guide to affordable family-friendly events, activities, and services in the northern suburbs of Dallas/Fort Worth. A “Best of Denton County” business for four years in a row!  Winner of "Best Publication" in Denton County 2014!  Contact Us about promoting your event or business. You can also find us on Facebook,  Twitter,  Pinterest &  Instagram!  

Finding Debra

Debra Muccio
Debra Muccio is a lifestyle and travel blogger in the Dallas area focusing on family, food, travel, health, and entertainment. Debra traded in high-powered suits and high-heeled shoes for a role as mommy – crayon enthusiast, storyteller, and kisser of boo-boos. From walking the red carpet in Hollywood, to visiting the set of Sesame Street, or kayaking the creeks in Florida, Debra is always on the go. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or send an email to afrugalfriend@gmail.com.

Forever Green Mom

Kim Croisant
Forever Green Mom is an uplifting health and wellness blog that offers moms easy solutions for their families to live a healthy and happy lifestyle.  Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
 
 

 

GGiggles Galoreiggles Galore

Mariah Leeson
With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore, a lifestyle blog that focuses on creative parties, DIY crafts, recipes and tip and hints for making the ordinary extraordinary one creative project at a time. Mariah loves collaborating with brands and can be reached at mariah@gigglesgalore.net or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
 

 Ginger Casa

Gena 
Gena is a thirty something lifestyle blogger, mom of three boys, and married to DFW Dad.  On Ginger Casa, she blogs about cooking delicious recipes, DIY, crafts, parenting, and enjoying the great outdoors with her family. Follow Ginger Casa on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram or send an email to gena@gingercasa.com.  

Hustle Mom Repeat

Dawn Monroe
Dawn Monroe is a digital influencer, Texas lifestyle blogger and mother of four children. Dawn blogs at Hustle Mom Repeat, sharing stories of food, travel, Disney and family fun.  Dawn can be found on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, or emailed at hustlemomrepeat@gmail.com
 

InDFWFamily

Roselle Pliego
Roselle Pliego is a Dallas mommy blogger at InDFWFamily.  She loves blogging about family fun in DFW, whether that be foodie recommendations or events going on around the Metroplex. She is also a lifestyle blogger and shares her ideas on traveling with kids and their camping adventures in and around Texas.  Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

Jenn's RAQ


Jenn Land
Jenn is a homeschooling mom to 5 kids in Fort Worth, Texas. Whether she’s blogging about her kids, the latest homeschool curriculum, food, crafts, or about local Dallas / Fort Worth events, she’s keeping it Real And Quirky! Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  
 

JDallas Bloggers Julie is Coco and Cocoaulie Measures

Julie 
Julie is a mom, crafter, and food enthusiast. She loves to share delicious recipes and original knit and crochet patterns. Julie is a mom to three boys, twin teenagers and her littlest who is in elementary school. Julie is passionate about everything handmade and is proud to call Dallas/Fort Worth home. Follow Julie Measures on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, or email her at juliemeasuresblog @ gmail.com.

Mainly Homemade

Dallas Bloggers Pounds 4 Pennies

Amy Greene
Amy Greene lives in the Dallas area with her husband and three children. She enjoys sharing DIY crafts and homemade recipes anyone can make at Mainly Homemade. Amy writes about how easy it can be to have a simple, healthy lifestyle. She provides easy tips and tricks for everyone to save money to be healthy and green. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest  

MDallas Bloggers MamaChallengeamaChallenge

Autumn Rose Reo
Texas blogger, TV contributor, PR pro, and mother of two (including a son with a Congenital Heart Defect), Autumn Rose Reo is always on the search for REAL SOLUTIONS for REAL MOMS. From things to do, eat, wear and buy, she’s always cookin’ up something fun, resourceful and good to know! See what challenge she is taking on today on Twitter or Instagram or email her at autumn (@) mamachallenge.com.  

ModMomTV

Natalie Reid
Former broadcasters turned bloggers, Natalie Reid and Laura Thornquist would much rather be in front of a camera and a microphone than sitting behind a keyboard! That means you’ll find plenty of videos to keep you engaged and entertained as they live REAL LIFE…UNFILTERED at ModMomTV.com. From tips on how to save money, to ways to talk to your kids about the birds and the bees {EEK}. Never miss a “real” moment by following them on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

 

Modern Mom Life

Michelle Hancock 
Modern Mom Life is where moms come to play. The blog is written by Michelle Hancock, a Dallas Lifestyle blogger. Modern Mom Life shares tips to make parenting less chaotic and more fun – from one modern mom to another. Michelle can be reached at michelle@modernmomlife.com or follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
 

Momma DJane

Dwan Perrin
Dwan Perrin writes a lifestyle parenting blog where she shares easy crafts, simple recipes and fun entertainment for families.You can find her daily tweets @MommaDJane ,see her photo snapshots on Instagram @MommaDjane and connect on Facebook. She shares her passion for travel on Oh, The Places We Travel!, where you can find tips and advice for planning vacations. For travel inspiration follow her on Instagram @PlacesWeTravelig. Dwan encourages fellow DFW bloggers to connect and support one another at DFWBloggers

Mommy Upgrade

Trista Perot
Mommy Upgrade is a lifestyle blog that features great DIY, shopping, eats, and travel. Authored by lifestyle expert, Trista Perot, a type-A Dallas working mom of an only who's on a never ending quest to squeeze 28 hours into every day. She is passionate about STEM education, charitable causes and getting more sleep.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
 

MDallas Bloggers My Crazy SavingsyCRAZYSavings

Courtney Solstad
Mommy to four kids, I love the flexible schedule that blogging has allotted me. I live in North Dallas and proudly serve as a Deal Pro with Savings.com, Pampers Baby Board Member, Collective Bias Advisory Team, and Sea World Wildside Blogger. I love connecting with brands and sharing ways to live well for less with my readers. I am passionate about being debt free and enriching the lives around me.  

My Sugar Free Journey

Aarn Farmer
Aarn is here to help people lose weight and get healthy by cutting sugar out of their lives by doing it himself for the world to see!

Stephanie Drenka

Stephanie Drenka
Stephanie is a minimalist blogger and camera-happy tech geek with a severe case of wanderlust and monochromatic wardrobe.
 

Dallas Socials

The Dallas Socials

Betsy Segars
Millennial Dallas Lifestyle Blogger, Betsy Segars is always on the go whether it’s finding fun places to travel, exploring hot spots in Dallas, cooking delicious meals in her kitchen or working on one of her many brands.  Betsy lives on social media, so tweet with her, say hello on Facebook or email her direct - Betsy@thedallassocials.com!  

The Java Mama 

Becky Branch
Becky Branch is a "30-ish" wife, mom, photographer, coffee junkie, and blogger for over 11 years.  She also works as a Finance Manager during the day for two Dental offices in the DFW area. Originally from Arkansas, they now call Grapevine, TX home.  Follow her life unfiltered over at www.thejavamama.com   Becky's motto is "Without caffeine I would have no personality whatsoever!" Becky has been married for 16 years to her best friend Terence & together they have a 7-year-old son Connor.  Check out all of her ramblings on InstagramTwitterPinterest, Facebook, and Snapchat.

TDallas Bloggers The Nerds Wifehe Nerd's Wife

Arena Blake
Arena is the wife of a Nerd and mom of a toddler who loves his Star Wars blankie a little too much. She is passionate about showcasing brands through creative crafts, recipes, and tutorials on her Dallas mom blog. She lives in the suburbs north of Dallas with her family. You can email her at thenerdswife@gmail.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  

They Call Me T

Tapanga Perrin
Tapanga Perrin shares her experiences as a young female in the United States Army, as a college student with a love for photography, travel, and culinary arts on her lifestyle blog TheyCallMeT  You can connect with her on twitter @TheyCallMeT and Instagram @TheyCallMeT

 

TDallas Bloggers Three Different Directionshree Different Directions

Tammy Litke
Three Different Directions is a lifestyle blog about home & family, recipes, travel, electronics & other things we enjoy in life. Tammy likes to hear from PR and companies to collaborate with brands and can be reached at, tammy@threedifferentdirections.com. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  

ToyQueen

Keriann Wilmot
Keri Wilmot from ToyQueen.com is a pediatric occupational therapist, toy expert and parent, who shares popular toy reviews, tips, lists and toy unboxings. Keri recently moved to the North Dallas area from Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Derek and son, Gavin.  ToyQueen.com is a resource for all parents to find toys, games, attractions, events, baby products and experiences that can enhance the lives of their family.  Keri is also main content provider for the Toys site at- The Spruce.comConnect with Keri and ToyQueen.com on YouTubeTwitterFacebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Follow Derek on Twitter and Instagram. Love Star wars? Check out StormTrooperGavin on Instagram, too. Email: Keri@ToyQueen.com.
 

Trendy Mom Reviews

Trendy Mom Reviews

Daisy Tremorev
Trendy Mom is a lifestyle blog in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro that shares activities, tips, recipes, and travel posts. She enjoys sharing the latest trends with other trendy moms and working as an ambassador for several brands.Stay on top of the latest trends by visiting the Trendy Mom Reviews blog to follow along! Also follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

 

Weekends Count

Jennifer and Tony
Weekends Count is a Texas millennial family travel travel, food, fun, & activity blog. We are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Dallas area focused on making the MOST out of the weekend! Weekends Count provides families with travel suggestions, hotel/restaurant reviews, product reviews, & homeschool ideas from a millennial family's perspective! For more information, please contact weekendscount@gmail.com. Remember to follow our us on YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook.