Hop into Easter

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.



 Easter is fast approaching and we look forward to celebrating as a family. We have some great family traditions that we enjoy doing and it is always fun to celebrate new adventures as well.

 This year, we were invited to experience a new fun Easter event at our local Walmart, and we were glad to be apart of it. We shopped and took selfies with Hopkins the Easter Bunny and ate some yummy desserts as well.

 My daughter was especially thrilled to be around Hopkins. She took several pictures, high fives, and this little 3 year old was just smiles all morning long.

 We also had the opportunity to browse all the fun and unique Easter offerings. Some of our favorites include:


  • LED Easter bucket and LED Easter eggs  (pack of six) - only $2.98 each! Perfect for after-hours Easter egg hunts.
  • This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.
  • Scentos Scented Rainbow Pen - $0.98
  • Way to Celebrate Easter Color Changing Straw (Bunny) - $0.98
  • Sour Patch Kids Marshmallows - $2.98. You have to try them!
 Whatever traditions your family has, I know you will find what you need at Walmart! Happy Easter!




Hop into Easter Event at Walmart!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.





Easter is fast approaching, and we look forward to celebrating as a family. #ad
Here's a family-friendly Easter activity to add to your calendar:
Select Walmart stores in Dallas will host the "Hop Into Easter" event with fun for your family. This Free event will feature a picture with Hopkins the Easter bunny and snacks to sample, while supplies last. Click here to see if your favorite Walmart is participating!
Join us and bring your family to enjoy Easter fun from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.!

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Happy Easter Giveaway



 Hi Y'all I want to reward one of you with TWO free Pogo passes. Y'all can use these passes to get into some amazing venues in DFW and enjoy them as a family. 

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 All you have to do is follow the link and enter the Giveaway I will choose a winner and announce it on Instagram at www.instagram.com/in_dfwfamily

 The updated POGO passes have two tiers that you can use that fits your budget. I encourage you to check it out on their website



The link is HERE and enter Below, and get into the Spring Fever mood with these passes and enjoy with your family.

DUMBO- Movie Review




 I can honestly say that I never knew the whole story behind the character Dumbo. All that I knew is that a baby elephant had large ears and could fly. 

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 WOW, this movie really opened up my eyes and I can say that my son and I learned so much and related so much to so many glorious moments.

 We had an amazing opportunity to watch the pre-screening of Dumbo and it was super awesome because it was the same day as my son's birthday. 

 He is a 10 year old and oddly enough could relate to the character Dumbo. 



 In the movie, Dumbo is being picked on because the size of his ears and had to go through so much criticism and judgement. My son was recently picked on because we gave him a new haircut and a majority of the boys were making fun of him because of his looks. 

This was a sad time for a young boy to be judged on his looks. 


 He talked about how Dumbo was able to overcome his criticism and to see the beauty of the gift he had. The long and floppy ears was his gift that literally propelled him to fly and leave behind the judgments of others.




 It was an opener for both my son and Dumbo to find inner strength and know that your family will always have your back.



 I also enjoyed watching a diverse cast. The main characters, meaning the kids are bi-racial and I could see that my family related to that a lot, because we are a mixed raced family. 

 The young girl in the movie wears a key throughout the movie and it gives her strength in so many ways. This is a turning point in the film when she realizes her potential to be what she wants to be.

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 The movie is directed by Tim Burton and his style of film making is very eccentric and bit much for a younger crowd under the age of 5 years old.

 It can be very dark in some scenes with a few scary scenes, so just a reminder of the style of Tim Burton the director.

 Overall, I really liked the movie and the message of family, finding your dreams and to always believe in yourself no matter what people will think of you.

This film is worth seeing.






Sprinkles Cupcake Celebrating Women's History Month




 March is Women's Month and Sprinkles will be baking a limited time White Chocolate Raspberry cupcake to honor the great contributions women are making in communities and industries around the United States!



 Raspberry cake filled with raspberry compote core, finished with white chocolate frosting marveled with raspberry.




 For each White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake sold in March, Sprinkles will donate $0.25, up to $10.000 to Step -Up - a national women's empowerment organization helping young girls in under- resourced communities to fulfill their potential.

Currently available until March 31st. 



Texican Court in Las Colinas



What is the Texican - Court? 

 The Texican Court is one the coolest retro boutique hotels that is making it here in Las Colinas, TX and you need to visit here ASAP.



 If you are like me than you will find that this American Southwest inspired hotel will have you running around the property for photo opportunities everywhere.



Here are some spectacular highlights of our stay-cation...

Let's do this!

PLAY

 The Texican Court has the most charming feel to its property that we couldn't resit taking advantage of the amenities. Like riding cruiser bikes around, relaxing by the circular pool that is in the center of the courtyard, or just a cozy sit by the warm fireplaces indulging in some smore's.



What do you look forward to in Amenities when visiting a hotel?



 There is no shortage of the fun you can have here with your family and friends. Also located near the Toyota Music Factory makes the Texican an established place that is in the center of all the action in Las Colinas. 

EAT



 The Two Mules Cantina offers some of the best rustic Tex-Mex food. If you can handle some heat I would suggest that you go for the Poblano Chicken Enchiladas, it had a kick to it but it was delicious. Also for the kids we got some Barbacoa Tacos and they  devoured them alongside some fresh cut fries.


 The food options are plenty so enjoy a great meal either indoor our outdoors, because every view at the cantina is worth it. 



SLEEP


 Okay, so if you have clicked the link to the Texican than you know what you're in for in the rooms. The rooms really ooze that Southwestern Charm mixed in with some good o'l Americana traditions. 



 Like the color pallet is rich in oranges and reds, deep greens and sparkling turquoise. This really is a vibe that I appreciated.




 The bright pink SMEG refrigerator added to that nostalgic feel and I loved that retro vibe and of course the well stocked options of drinks and snacks.


 I know you will like it here in these special rooms, so kick back relax and catch up on some movies, current events or just sports on the flat screen TV's.

END


 My family and I had a great time here at the Texican Court and enjoying a Stay-cation in our city is such a wonderful idea that I hope you give it a try!

Leave me a comment on where is your Dream Vacation? 



Thank You Visit Irving for this opportunity! - sponsored

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. 

Medieval Times: Spring Break : Junior Knights in Training!






JUNIOR KNIGHTS TRAINING:

This Spring Break bring your kids to train to become Knights of the realm at Medieval Times!

Children will enjoy: Watching an exclusive weapons demonstration by our Knights and Weapons Master, and learning about the grueling training it takes to become a Knight. Upon completion of their training your children will be knighted by her majesty Maria Isabella in a group knighting ceremony.

Knights Training is available Friday March 8th before the 6pm show and before all 2pm shows March 11 - 15. Admission is included with purchase of each child’s ticket. Children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate. Space is limited and training is available on a first come first served basis. Training is open to both boys and girls. Closed toe shoes are required to participate.

Friday, March 8th
Doors open: 4:00 pm
Knight’s Training: 5:00 pm
Show: 6:00 pm

Monday, March 11th – Friday, March 15th
Doors open: 12:00 pm
Knight’s Training: 1:00 pm
Show: 2:00 pm

ADULTS $38.95!
KIDS AND STUDENTS $30.95!
Must mention or enter code BLOG383 at time of purchase. Not valid with other discounts, offers or group rates. Restrictions may apply. Valid thru 4/30/19. Make your reservations by calling 1-888-935-6878 or visit medievaltimes.com









Medieval Times


Experience The Excitement of Medieval Times this Spring Break.  A Four-course feast awaits as you watch the pageantry and thrills of an authentic medieval tournament come to life inside the walls of the Queen’s 11th Century Style Castle.  Six armor-clad Knights of the realm compete in thrilling games on horseback as the pageant unfolds and cheers of the Queen’s noble guests fill the arena.  Skill and strength are measured in the combat.  Discover which of the Knights shall become champion.
Includes:
-A hearty four-course meal prepared by Her Majesty’s master chefs
-Two hours of action packed live entertainment
-Complimentary Parking

Have fun this Spring Break and have a great time! 

-Sponsored by Medieval Times

MINEFAIRE Dallas! March 23-24, 2019





Connect with your kids, and be blown away by off-the-charts fun at the #1 Minecraft
event in the USA. Minefaire: Official Minecraft Community Event holds a Guinness
World Record for largest convention for a single video game, and is coming to Dallas for
two days only on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th at the Kay Bailey
Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St. Dallas, TX 75202.

Plunge into the Minecraft Mixed Reality Experience, and step inside our Minecraft
Escape Room. Meet your favorite YouTube creators, join parent-child build
challenges, win a Minecraft costume contest, witness nonstop mega-stage shows,
meet and learn from Minecraft Education Global Mentors, and discover the World’s
Largest Official Minecraft Merch Store.

Minefaire is an official Minecraft Community event. Tickets start at $49.99 and are FREE
for kids ages two and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to minefaire.com

Get your tickets now at minefaire.com and use our group code
INDFW 20 receive 20% off each ticket.




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Medieval Times: Dallas, TX

Medieval Times

Let the tournament begin! A dinner and a show at Medieval Times in Dallas is fun and iconic. This is one of the best family dinning experiences in Dallas.

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 The Medieval Times experience transports guests to the times of medieval Spain and the sport held  behind the castle walls. When we arrived we were greeted with crowns representing the courts that we will cheer for. We were on the green team and super excited to cheer on our knight.
 Once inside you can walk around the venue and grab drinks, souvenirs and also watch someone be knighted. The kids liked watching the Queen and her court walk around and be among the guests. Don't forget to visit the horse's stables and look at the beauty of these horses that will be a part of the show.



 The royal court will make an announcement and guests will be divided into the colors of their knights team and be seated accordingly. Team green was our knight and we sat really close to royal court. Which was a bonus!




 This year Queen Maria Isabella has been the ruler of the court and it was a nice change to see a women in charge of the courts and the support that she received from the crowd was really inspiring.

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 Once seated we were treated to a four course meal that included dragon scales, dragon's blood and roasted baby dragon. Actually it was garlic toast, tomato soup, grilled chicken with corn, potato and a pound cake for dessert. 
 The food portions were really big and the kids barely finished their meal so I would suggest you ask for a take out bag for leftovers.



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 As the meal began we were amazed at the wonderful shows of falconry, the beautiful equine horses gracefully dancing, other games of skill, and of course the jousting competition. 
 The thrill and intensity of the matches kept us glued to the action as the knights fought for honor. We had alot fun cheering on our knight as he represented our team in jousting and sword battles.



 Medieval Times offers birthday and VIP packages that will include premium seating on the 1st and 2nd row rally flags, souvenir pictures, a special shout out from the royal courts, & more. Birthdays here are especially fun.


 Come and experience one of the coolest attractions that we have in the DFW metroplex and be amazed at the talents that we have in our city. My family really had a great time and will keep these unforgettable memories. I know you family will too.