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Our “Framily” Holiday Tradition :: A Christmas Light {Scavenger Hunt}

The holiday season has so many fun traditions! When my husband and I made some incredibly solid friends here in the metroplex, we decided that we needed to create some of our own traditions to share together. In our closest circle, there are 8 adults and not ONE of us has family in town. We […]

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Baby and Toddler Mamas :: Give Yourself {Grace} This Holiday

Pssst, mamas with strollers: over here. Past the “best” Santa for photos, and the coordinated ornaments, and sleigh rides, and cookie exchanges. Over here, near the baby changing table. I want to tell you something. You don’t have to do it ALL this holiday. Not this year. Not right now. Give yourself lots of grace. You […]

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Happy Holiday Traditions — Making Sugar Cookies With My Kids

It all seemed like such a lovely idea as I was walking (alone) through Target yesterday.  The display of holiday sugar cookies screamed at me “mother of the year” and “holiday memories to last a lifetime.”  But ‘Target Amanda’ had little concern for ‘Future Amanda’… and Future Amanda lives in reality, very much unlike Target […]

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DIY Holiday Marquee Sign


Every Christmas we like to add a new decoration to our home.   This year we have a beautiful mantle to decorate whereas last year we didn’t even have a fireplace! (Our stockings hung on an armoire ha!)  As I was shopping around I was seeing beautiful marquee signs but they were either too small for […]

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Downtown Neiman’s Santa

Over the years, we’ve written about many of our favorite Santas on Dallas Moms Blog.  We all know the lines are crazy, but well-worth it at Northpark Mall and Santa’s Village in Richardson.  For some families, visiting the same Santa is a tradition used to measure the family’s growth (and maturity!) in photos from year […]

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The North Pole Express

Reading Chris Van Allsburg’s Polar Express is a Christmas tradition for me and my family. This year, I started reading the magical tale a little early for the season in anticipation of a great adventure, a ride on Grapevine’s North Pole Express. Starting Thanksgiving weekend thru December 23rd, the Victorian Rail Coaches on Grapevine’s Vintage […]

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