Farmers Branch Aquatics Center – Indoor Swimming!

Disclosure: The Farmers Branch Aquatics Center provided my family with a day pass for indoor swimming and compensated my time writing this post.  Sunday was a gray and rainy day. Everyone was feeling a little blah from post-Halloween-let-down. In other words, Sunday was a perfect day to recreate some summer fun at the indoor swimming pool of the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center. Thanks to the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center for inviting us to tour the facility and swim! The Farmers Branch … [Read more...]

What to Buy at Kids Consignment Sales (and What to Skip)

Almost 4 years ago, I went to my first kids consignment sale, a Just Between Friends (JBF) sale in Eagan, MN. I was pregnant with my daughter Jaye and had just finished scarfing a hamburger and onion rings from Burger King in the car. I had no clue what to expect. 4 years later, Jaye is 3 and a half and I'm gearing up for my umpteenth kids consignment sale, Just Between Friends Fort Worth to prepare to welcome a new baby in just a few short weeks. So I thought I'd dish up some advice I've … [Read more...]

Movie Night and Drinking Coca-Cola Freestyle #AMCandCocaColaFreestyle

This post could be alternately titled, "Phil and I go to see a movie in the theaters for the first time in forever" or "That time we saw Fury on the absolute last night it was playing." We don't get out to see movies in the theaters very often. So it was a great treat to just spend time relaxing last night and watching a movie together--so thank you to AMC Theatres and Coca-Cola Freestyle for sponsoring our date night! Honestly, this past week has been pretty stressful. Both Phil and I have … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum

Next weekend, April 26 & 27, the Dallas Arboretum is hosting its annual fine art show and sale, Artscape. It's a 3 day art fair hosted in the Arboretum gardens, featuring artists of all types, entertainment, food and fun for all ages! I'm especially excited about the artist demonstrations, where different artists will be demonstrating their craft for you to watch and learn. I'm hoping to soak up some creative spirit and skills. The Dallas Arboretum’s Annual Fine Art Show and Sale. April … [Read more...]

A Newbie’s Tour of SXSW Interactive

March definitely had its low points. But before that, something fun and cool happened. Thanks to Pfister, I got the awesome opportunity to attend South by Southwest Interactive in Austin (aka SXSW Interactive or SXSWi). Here's what I did while there and some tips for other SXSW Interactive newbies. SXSW Interactive and the Gamers. The conference takes over the entire city and sessions and events happen in various buildings all around town. I spent a lot of time being nerdy at the gaming expo. … [Read more...]