Is your child ready to start Kindergarten?

December 9, 2017

I remember when my son Christian was getting ready to start kindergarten, we were so busy researching the “perfect” private school that we didn’t realize how behind he was already. Christian was attending Pre-K at a local church and knew his colors, how to count to ten and some other basic information. We actually thought he was advanced since he…

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Game night with the family!

November 26, 2017

Friday nights for the Johnson family means “game night”. We usually let the boys pick out a board game and either stay home or go to our favorite coffee shop. The boys came up with their top 5 favorite board game.   1. Ticket to Ride: I love this game because its easy to understand and very similar to monopoly.…

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Top 10 gifts for a Teacher written by a Teacher

November 11, 2017

Not only am I a mom, wife, lifestyle blogger, but I’m also a kindergarten teacher. I have received some amazing gifts from my students and I wanted to share my list for other parents!       1. Basket with the Teacher’s favorite things: If you look on the Teacher’s website you’ll notice he/she has filled out a form called…

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How to date your Husband!

November 8, 2017

Growing up, my mom and dad didn’t go on date nights or show affection towards one another.  They both worked 9-5 and spend the weekend running errands or doing housework. We didn’t even say “I Love You” to each other. So, when Brady and I got married twenty-years ago, I knew things were going to be different. Don’t get me…

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Top 5 “Almost free” kids events in Dallas

November 5, 2017

If your kids are anything like mine. They are always complaining about being bored. So, finding fun and free kids activities are always challenging. Here is our go to activities for our kids: Klyde Warren Park (Dallas) The first of every month means Target First Saturdays. This is when Klyde Warren Warren Park, DMA and Nasher Sculpture Center offers free…

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The perfect Girls Night Out at Grapefest 2017.

September 22, 2017

Arrive early! This is especially true if you plan on going during Saturday or Sunday. Bring an appetite. The vendors tease you with their smells and tantalizing samples. So, come prepared to eat. Just think of it as a practice for the State Fair of Texas. Bring comfortable shoes! There’s lots to see, stores to browse through and wine to…

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Date night and a Masterpiece!

September 17, 2017

Brady and I try to go on a date night at least twice a month. With 2 active boys and very busy schedule, this can be difficult. When we heard about Pinot’s Palette  in Dallas, we had to give it a try. What’s Pinot’s Palette? It’s a painting class for those who’s live of painting ranging from beginner to advanced. The…

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Tour of Disney Cruise Line 2018

August 17, 2017

Thank you Disney Cruise Line  for the opportunity to tour your Dream Ship. While my family was enjoying the many amenities at Disney’s Port Orleans- Riverside I embarked on an hour car ride to Port Canaveral, Florida. Disney Cruise Line has a signature colors that you can’t miss: black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and giant red funnels. It gets you…

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Who’s ready for some Bahn Love?

August 13, 2017

When discussing our plans for this summer, we knew @ Schlitterbahn  in New Braunfels, TX was on our list. This has been our yearly tradition for the past 3 years and we don’t plan to break it! Schlitterbahn is located 4.5 hours from Carrollton, TX and we usually stay the night at a hotel. This year, since Christian had to…

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