Hello- Mommys. Alexandra Gray Cardigan

I love fall weather and I really love dressing for fall too. I am always looking for clothes that I can wear that's comfortable and easy to style. I was so happy to get in contact with the online store Hello-Mommys and be gifted an item to choose from the online store. It was a tough decision because everything on the website was very nice and super affordable. 



What does comfort feel and look for me? I am a very basic t-shirt, high waist jeans and vans mom. My life involves a lot of running errands, taking pictures around Dallas for my blog and of course my favorite running around with my kids. My comfort is a priority to me and I appreciate brands that make comfortable clothes. It's very important to me feel cozy. If you are a mom like me who is on the go then you can relate. Don't you just hate the feeling of being restricted and clothes not looking right on. 



I hope that you can be inspired by my simple look and how I styled it with the simple Alexandra Gray cardigan from Hello-Mommys. The fabric feels super soft and just the perfect layering piece with any outfit, I felt as if I could wear it with jeans and a t-shirt, and even with a dress. Keeping an outfit easy and simple is smart for a lot of reasons. This cardigan is a great addition to my minimal look that I want to keep up, less is more and I can rotate clothes by just changing the key pieces. 




In_DFWFamily takes over D.C.

 

I am always excited about taking trips to new places with my family. To explore new places with my children and experiencing the excitement with them. But this weekend was a different weekend for me in a different city. I knew I wanted to do something for my birthday and at first I was planning a trip to go see J.LO with my closest friends. But when that trip fell through I still wanted to go somewhere for my birthday. Hence, the idea of a mommy solo trip to visit a friend in D.C.



Washington D.C. is one of my favorite places to go. We've been there a few times as a family and I really enjoy all of the American history that the city offers. There still are so many National Monuments that I would like to see and to visit with more time of course. I knew where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do, and because I was prepared it made the trip that more chilled and easy.





First we had brunch at the place called Bus Boys and Poet. This place was recommend by my BFF. With several locations in the city we knew we wanted to find a place with easy parking. The parking in D.C. is terrible, which is why the locals take the subways all around. As a tourist in D.C. I think the subway is so much fun.



The subway system is pretty easy to navigate, but you really have to have a knowledge of where you want to go and which exit you need to take. My friend mapped out each location for us and made the trip less stressful and easy. I had a great time being on the train and of course, I enjoyed people watching along the way.






Here is the list of some great places that we visited during my trip to D.C. If you're ever in D.C, I hope this list helps you make your adventure in D.C. more enjoyable.

1. Bus Boys and Poet
2. Milk @ City Center
3. Momofuku @ City Center
4. Ben's Chili Bowl @ U-Street
5. Georgetown Cupcakes @ M-Street
6. The Society Restaurant @ Silver Springs
7. Duck Donuts @ Gaithersburg 
8. Lincoln Memorial
9. Nandos 
10. Dean and Deluca @ Georgetown M-Street
11. & other stories @ Georgetown M-Street



Magnolia at the Silos, is a trip worth it?


 Have you seen the show Fixer Upper? Well if you haven't heard about this show then you are living under a rock. This is a power couple duo based out of Waco that flip homes and have a show that features their demo and design skills. They usually get the homes for really cheap and client families set a budget for the homes to transform with ship-lap. Well, enough about the show, go find it on HGTV or Netflix and you will be hooked.



 We are lucky to live in Dallas and only be 1 hour and half away from Waco and the Silos. This place has been one of the many destination spots that girls take girl trips, and ladies drag their husbands to see Magnolia at the Silos. The Silos is an amazing and gorgeous property nestled near downtown Waco. Is it really worth the hype?




 My answer is YES. Of course I am going to say yes. You need to come to experience this place once if you're in the close proximity. The drive for those that live in Texas is pretty awesome because we are truly spoiled with the scenery along the way. Once you make it you will have fun. There is something for everyone to enjoy. The food trucks, the storefront, the bakery and the list goes on. I know that you will enjoy being lazy on the lawn and watching the kids play. We really enjoy that about the silos, the environment there is so chill that you really lose track of time just being there. I highly recommend that you take the time to really look around the grounds and see all the nooks and crannies of this place. You will be amazed at all you will see and might even miss some amazing gems if you don't. 





 I also liked the variety of food trucks at the Silos. They had BBQ, rice bowls, fresh juice and crepes. I mean if you do it right, everyone needs to get something from every truck that they like. It's awesome to share and get a good taste of what others may have. I really enjoy that part. We also found the popcorn stand offering delicious popcorn that I wish we bought extra to bring back home with us. 



 The Store is also massive. You can feel overwhelmed inside because it was super crowded. The store has so much to see that I really didn't get a chance to see everything. I say go by yourself inside the store to just be safe that your kids wont knock things down. I also noticed that the bottom floor of the store was less crowded and check out was fast. I went in for a candle because they smell amazing and was happy about that purchase.







 Y'all have fun and take a trip to Waco and see what the Silos at Magnolia has to offer. I can't wait to drive only 1 hour and half back to the Silos to finally try the Cupcakes. YUMMY.