Special Event at Grapevine Mills Mall

KIDGITS Holiday Celebration at Grapevine Mills Celebrate the season and spread holiday cheer at the Kidgits annual holiday celebration. Kids can get festive with various crafts and activities including making their own ornament, writing a letter to Santa and decorating a gift … [Continue Reading]

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Carol of Lights in Grapevine

A Bright Night at Carol of Lights Join us for the official kick-off ceremony for the Christmas Capital of Texas. Come be part of the excitement as we usher in the season with the sights, sounds and songs that make Christmas the most wonderful time of year! Monday, November … [Continue Reading]

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Skate Tour Competition in Lewisville

The final stop of the 2014 Scion Regional Amateur Skate Tour will be at Railroad Park in Lewisville on Saturday, Nov. 22, starting at 1 p.m. The event will feature some of the top amateur street skaters in the region competing in street and bowl competitions for cash and … [Continue Reading]

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Tree Lighting in Southlake

SANTA ALERT - NOTE NEW DATE! Santa is not letting Mother Nature get in his way. He is bringing the Tree Lighting to Southlake on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd at 5:30PM! Gather together to witness Home for the Holidays Annual Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 22nd.  Santa Claus … [Continue Reading]

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Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops will feature “Santa’s Wonderland,” more than 3,500 square feet of holiday magic and fun! With old-time model trains, arcades, carousel and free crafts every week. Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Grapevine November 15 – December 24, 2014 Bass Pro Shop, 2501 Bass … [Continue Reading]

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Santa at Grapevine Mills Mall

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Through December 24, 2014 Grapevine Mills Mall 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy Grapevine,TX 76051 Cost: Free to visit; Photos extra http://www.GrapevineMills.com or (972) 724-4900 Children of all ages are invited to visit Santa Claus in his special home at Grapevine Mills. This family-friendly holiday tradition is the perfect opportunity to share your wish list with the man in red and get your … [Read More...]

Santa at Vista Ridge Mall

Santa at Vista Ridge

November 21 – December 24, 2014 Just in the St. Nick of time, on Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m., Santa Claus will arrive at the Big Vista Lodge at Vista Ridge Mall where he’ll be jolly and bright, ready to visit with little guests. Little friends (and big ones, too) are invited to stop by and whisper their wish list in Santa’s ear. He will have a crew of friendly elves ready and waiting to … [Read More...]

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway in DFW

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Gift of Lights & Snow Mountain Bring your family to the 2014 Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway! Gift of Lights is back and the fun is bigger, better and brighter than ever before.  Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit with over 600 unique LED light displays! Nov 26, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015:  6-10 PM Nightly Texas Motor Speedway, Gate 8 3545 Lone Star Cir, Justin, TX … [Read More...]

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Events and Activities 2014 Nov 21-27

** Download This Week's Newsletter ** Activities This Week: Turkey Trots Fall Festival in Southlake Skate Tour in Lewisville LegoMania Snoopy's Thanksgiving Movie Day: Lego Movie Thanksgiving Art Free Roller Skating Gift of Lights Carol of Lights in Grapevine Community Thanksgiving Meal Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Santa at Grapevine Mills Santa at Vista … [Read More...]

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Market Street Turkey

This post is sponsored by Market Street. All opinions are my own. - See more at: http://familyeguide.com/market-street-caramel-apples/#sthash.lvvupsJO.dpuf This post is sponsored by Market Street.  All opinions are my own. Holiday Dinners from Market Street Get out of the kitchen and spend more time with your family this year. Market Street offers gourmet holiday dinners with all of your … [Read More...]

Microsoft Dallas Store

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On Saturday, Nov. 8, Microsoft opened its 10th retail store at in Texas at NorthPark Center in Dallas. As part of the grand opening activities, Microsoft sponsored a high-energy ribbon cutting ceremony at the new store, gifting over $2 million in technology grants to local community organizations, including $1 million to the American Heart Association! They invited me to attend and … [Read More...]

Follow Friday on Instagram

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Follow some of the Best Bloggers in DFW on Instagram for great recipes, DIY projects, local events, beautiful photographs, and much more! @DukesnDuchesses @lipglosshighheels @carrieelleblog @arenablake @jroubinek @cptfussybuckets @pounds4pennies @cocoandcocoa @digitalmom @kimmer53 @threedifferent @milkandcuddles @autumnreo @giggles_galore @afrugalfriend … [Read More...]

Create Your Own Custom TShirt and Apparel

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I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of MyLocker.net and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating.  #MyLocker #sponsored #MC  My Locker: Make Custom T-Shirts & Apparel Quickly and Easily! Recently, I was invited to check out MyLocker.net, a site that allows you to make your own custom … [Read More...]

Best Night Out in Flower Mound

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Best Night Out is offered the 2nd Saturday night of each month. Saturday, November 8th, 6–10 PM - Monster Mash Madness Party The Best Gymnastics Pirates and Princesses Party is coming up on Saturday, November 8th from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm! Young scalawags can come dressed as a pirate or princess to have a chance to win the BEST Treasure in all the land! The prize will contain rewards that … [Read More...]

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Kiddin Around Playcare Coupon

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Kiddin' Around is an upscale play care facility designed with your child's enjoyment in mind. Since August of 2000, they have been the premier drop in center for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Their specially designed centers are constructed from the ground up to provide a safe and friendly environment where kids can interact, play and learn from other children. Parents can relax knowing their … [Read More...]

i9 Sports Programs for Kids

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i9 Sports: Putting the FUN Back into Youth Sports I9 Sports offers several  youth sports programs throughout the area, all focused on a Fun, Safe & Convenient approach. Our program, started in the spring of 2012 here in Denton County, provides organized co-ed leagues for kids, 3-14 with weekly practices and games held on the same day so parents make just one trip to the fields each week!  … [Read More...]

Sparkle Christmas at the Anatole Dallas

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Sparkle this Christmas at the Hilton Anatole November 28 - January 4 - Trinity Hall   *** PROMO CODE BELOW for Half Price Tickets! *** Set inside the Hilton Anatole’s Trinity Hall, amid a tapestry of twinkling lights and fantastic decorations, Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole, offers the ultimate family holiday experience during the most wonderful time of year. Activities … [Read More...]

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Santa Cops in Grapevine

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Since the inception of Santa Cops in 1995, the program has assisted many families and children at Christmas.  The program has grown every year since then.  The Santa Cops program of Grapevine provides toys to economically disadvantaged children in the community.  The program is a huge success because of caring citizens, businesses, churches, and civic organizations. Individuals and community … [Read More...]

Santa Cops in Flower Mound

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Santa Cops Program in Full Swing: More than 20 Drop-off Locations www.flower-mound.com/index...   In an effort to spread holiday cheer to Flower Mound families in need, the Flower Mound Police Department and Flower Mound Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association are teaming up for the annual Santa Cops program. Donations and gifts for the program will be accepted through December 12 and … [Read More...]

Santa at Grapevine Mills Mall

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Through December 24, 2014 Grapevine Mills Mall 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy Grapevine,TX 76051 Cost: Free to visit; Photos extra http://www.GrapevineMills.com or (972) 724-4900 Children of all ages are invited to visit Santa Claus in his special home at Grapevine Mills. This family-friendly holiday tradition is the perfect opportunity to share your wish list with the man in red and get your … [Read More...]

Santa at Vista Ridge Mall

Santa at Vista Ridge

November 21 – December 24, 2014 Just in the St. Nick of time, on Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m., Santa Claus will arrive at the Big Vista Lodge at Vista Ridge Mall where he’ll be jolly and bright, ready to visit with little guests. Little friends (and big ones, too) are invited to stop by and whisper their wish list in Santa’s ear. He will have a crew of friendly elves ready and waiting to … [Read More...]

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway in DFW

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Gift of Lights & Snow Mountain Bring your family to the 2014 Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway! Gift of Lights is back and the fun is bigger, better and brighter than ever before.  Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit with over 600 unique LED light displays! Nov 26, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015:  6-10 PM Nightly Texas Motor Speedway, Gate 8 3545 Lone Star Cir, Justin, TX … [Read More...]

Light Show Spectacular in Grapevine

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Light Show Spectacular Grapevine Come see the 2014 Holiday Light Show Spectacular at its new location on the corner of Main Street and Dallas. This exciting synchronized light and sound display has become a Christmas time favorite! Runs nightly beginning at 6 PM. Nov. 24, 2014  - Jan. 4, 2015 Grapevine Town Square Gazebo 325 South Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051 Cost:  Free NOTE NEW … [Read More...]

Carriage Rides in Southlake

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It’s that time of year again! Workhorse Ranch & Old Time Carriage Co. is the exclusive carriage service of Southlake Town Square, the fantastic Southlake shopping center located in the quaint and picturesque  City of Southlake, Texas.  Come join us again this year for your annual family holiday tradition.  Step back into a time reminiscent of a Charles Dickens novel or a Norman Rockwall … [Read More...]

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Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

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This post is sponsored by Market Street.  All opinions are my own. #MarketStreetTX Turkey (or Chicken) and Stuffing Caserole   Ingredients: 1 box seasoned stuffing mix (such as Stove Top) ½ cup chicken broth ¼ cup margarine or butter, melted 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken or turkey (leftovers work great) ¼ cup finely chopped onion ¼ cup chopped celery ¼ cup mayonnaise egg, … [Read More...]

Baked Green Beans with Parmesan

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This post is sponsored by Market Street.  All opinions are my own. #MarketStreetTX Baked Green Beans with Parmesan A great alternative to traditional Green Bean Casserole for a special occasion or weeknight dinner.  Very easy to make and full of flavor!  The leftovers make a great snack, too! Ingredients 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Teaspoon Garlic … [Read More...]

Peach Blackberry Cobbler with Pecan Topping

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This post is sponsored by Market Street. All opinions are my own. Peach Blackberry Cobbler with Pecan Topping This yummy dessert is a family favorite! Delicious warm peaches and blackberries, with a sweet crunchy pecan topping!  Easy enough to make on a weeknight... special enough for a holiday spread!  PLUS Market Street is currently offering this beautiful Lodge Baking dish absolutely … [Read More...]

Taco Soup

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This post is sponsored by Market Street. All opinions are my own. Easy Taco Soup This Taco Soup is a staple in our home.  It's a great recipe to make with your kids - simply open cans and packages, mix and heat!! And if you choose the canned chicken option for meat, it's a dish you can throw together last-minute, when you have unexpected guests (because all of the ingredients can be stored in … [Read More...]

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