When we moved to the Dallas area, I was a brand new blogger. I began making connections and soon found a group of wonderful bloggers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I have learned so much from these wonderful bloggers, and I have even gotten the opportunity to meet a few in person.
The cooler fall and winter months will eventually land in Texas. If you and your kids like to stay active throughout the year, I have a great option for you!
Take The Kids To LEGOLAND Discovery Center For A Day Of Fun!
I often find myself thinking about how lucky we are to live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth metroplex. There is SO much to do here! One particular place that the boys always ask to visit is LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine, Texas. It is housed in the Grapevine Mills Mall, but loaded with fun!
See What's New at SEA LIFE Aquarium – Grapevine – CLAWS!
The boys have always been fascinated with life swimming in the sea. We have taken them to SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas, a few times now, and each time is so magical. We discover new things each and every time we go….and this time was no different! The new CLAWS! exhibit was so much fun for all of us.
Safari Run – Get Active with the Kids This Summer…Indoors!
The hot summer temps have hit Texas and unfortunately, they're here to stay until September. Thankfully there is a brand new place to take the kids! Opening June 19th, Safari Run is an air-conditioned, indoor activity and entertainment center for kids of all ages.
Why Should You Have Your Glove Steamed?
The Captain played modified t-ball last year and really got into it! He loves batting practice and also playing catch with us. He had a hand-me-down glove last year, but we found that it was a little small for his hand. Luckily, a teammate let him borrow his Mizuno glove and it made a big difference. His confidence grew when he could actually catch a ball with ease. The proper sports equipment makes it more fun to play!
We were able to visit our local Dick’s Sporting Goods and check out their awesome choice of Mizuno gloves. The Captain, of course, picked out a red one for 7 and 8 year olds, and it fit great! I did notice that it was a bit stiff, however.
We saw the sign for a free glove steaming when we walked into the store, but honestly, I had no idea why one would even need to have their glove steamed, but after we went through the process, it became very obvious!
Reasons You Should Have Your Glove Steamed:
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Turano via The Bloggy Moms Network. Views and opinions are my own.
My guys all love sandwiches, that's for sure, but sometimes it's good to use a little creativity with your bread. Turano Baking Company is a 53 year old Chicago staple that has been serving predominantly the midwest. Recipes stem from Mariano Turanowho came to America from Italy in 1962 and began baking bread. Over the past year, Turano has become a national brand and is now available at all Aldi locations in Texas. To celebrate the launch, Turano has partnered with renowned chefs Brian Luscher (The Grape Restaurant) and Uno Immanivong (Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves) from Dallas, Texas to create their own #TuranoHack using Pane Turano bread.
Turano Bread is encouraging "getting creative between the slices" in their fun #TuranoHack contest!
What you have to do to enter:
1. Visit Aldi to pick up some Pane Turano bread and any additional ingredients you need.
2. Record a video of you making your own Turano Hack using Pane Turano bread and additional ingredients from Aldi.
3. Upload the video to Youtube or other online channel (i.e. Vimeo, Facebook).
4. Complete the submission form on the Turano contest page by April 30, 2015 to be entered to win.
5. BONUS: Use #TuranoHack to share your video on your social channels.
What could you win?
Grand prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize, while all entries have a chance of being featured on Turano’s social channels.
What is the judging criteria?
1. Appetizing appeal of dish
2. Originality & creativity in submission
3. Amount spent on ingredients (The less spent, the better!)
4. How well you represent Turano hack enthusiasm
Up for the challenge? Have a great idea for a delicious Turano Hack? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook if you enter. I'd love to see your creation!
This Pretty Muddy post was written by me on behalf of Old Navy. All opinions are mine.
Old Navy is bringing the popular Pretty Muddy Women's Run to Dallas! The Run will be at Skyline Ranch on June 1st of this year. (address: 1801 E Wheatland Rd. Dallas, TX 75241) So what is the Pretty Muddy? It is a fun 5k adventurous obstacle course mud run for JUST women! Spend time outdoors with your friends, get dirty, and have fun in this muddy adventure.
After the race, participants will be treated to a fashion show by Old Navy, showcasing the lastest in activewear fashion trends. Old Navy's active wear line offers an assortment of styles and colors at the affordable price Old Navy is known for.
The Old Navy Compression Collection features items such as solid color leggings and color block capris, sports bras, tank tops, shorts, and jackets. The Compression Collection offers performance fit for added support and a slimmer silhouette. Great news for those of us that are self concious while we work out, or even for hiding certain areas and still being stylish. The collection is designed with the highest level of technology, made with cotton, spandex, and GoDry fabric, which allows moisture to be quickly wicked away, leaving you dry and comfortable. The clothes also offer flat lock seams and tag-free labels to prevent chafing and make sure that your workout is all you're thinking about! Old Navy Active Pants also feature the fuss-free storage of keys, iPods, or other workout essentials.
Don't forget to use code "BLOGON" to save $10 off of your Pretty Muddy registration in DALLAS!!
Will you be participating in the Pretty Muddy in Dallas or another city this year? Have you participated in the past? I'd love to hear about your experience!
Disclosure: My family received four tickets for writing this post and a review afterwards. All opinions are mine.
For all of you Yo Gabba Gabba! fans, especially those that live in Texas, you should know that their new show: "Get The Sillies Out!" will be in your area in March! We love Yo Gabba Gabba! and we really enjoyed the live Yo Gabba Gabba! show that we attended in 2011. The Captain still talks about the great time we had at the show. The music, the lights, and the songs that they know and love were great to hear performed live!
"Get The Sillies Out" is the NEW live show from the Yo Gabba Gabba cast. "Get The Sillies Out!" will visit more than 50 cities across the United States this year. Check out this complete list of cities and dates for the tour. The show is guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults because of their state-of-the-art production, interactive experience, and cast of characters. DJ Lance Rock and his colorful friends will be joined by hip-hop legend Biz Markie and other surprise Super Music Friends and Dancey Dance guest performances.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! will be in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Friday, March 15th AND there are two shows to choose from: 3 pm and 6 pm. Tickets start at $25. VIP party packages are also available, as well, which include a ticket in the first 15 rows, a pass to "Get The Sillies Out" in the private VIP room with the Yo Gabba Gabba gang and more. Children under 1 do not require a ticket to sit in a parent's lap. For any all all information regarding this awesome show, visit the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! website.