Top 10 picnic parks in DFW

Dallas, Texas, Family, Food/Recipes, Lifestyle


If you know me you know that I LOVE picnics! What can be better than sitting outside, eating good food, having a conversation with great friends while your kids are running around? Today my amazing friend and awesome blogger Roselle from in_DFW blog (which is the best guide to family fun) and I decided to team up and create a list of TEN parks in DFW that are perfect for a picnic. So here they are:


  1. Haggard Park 

Located in the heart of Plano and is also a home of Interurban Railway museum. We especially like going there for movie nights in the park. They are free and family-friendly, you can’t beat it.

2. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

It’s probably number 1 park for playdates for those who live in Plano area. It has everything: a playground for kids, several pavilions, hike and bike trails, plus it’s pet-friendly.


3. Hope park

The best family park hands down. Huge playground for kids different age, spray park, stocked pond, a walking trail, BBQ grill, picnic tables – pretty much everything you need for a fun family time outdoors. If you’ve never been there, you have to check it out!

4. Bob Woodruff Park

This park is located near the lake, great place for those who love fishing. It also features sand volleyball court, hike and bike trails, therapeutic swing and a playground.


5. Mary Head Carter’s Park

It was updated in 2014. Play features include climbing areas of simulated rock, cables, ladders, interactive panels, slides, decks, swings, shade and a three-level tower.


These are my top 5 parks that we like to go to, don’t forget to check out Roselle’s favorite parks on her blog and tell her I said Hi! <3



xo JANE xo

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Family Day In The Life

Dallas, Texas, Everything else, Family, Lifestyle, Photography


This is how our typical family day looks like (if you ever wondered :-))  Here I’m posting the photos that I really like, but if you want to see the full DITL (day in the life) photo shoot click this link.


Usually, we all wake up when one of the kids wake up (around 7 am), and then we have a little party in our bed: playing, reading books, hugging, kissing and laughing a lot.


When Daniel has a day off he cooks breakfast. And no matter who makes breakfast Christian likes to watch and help.


While Daniel is cooking breakfast, I’m nursing David. And Christian just runs back and forth to make sure that everyone is doing what they’re supposed to do LOL 🙂





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Fashion Haul For Fall

Dallas, Texas, Fashion, Fashion Inspiration, Lifestyle

You guys know how much I love summer!!! <3 I am so sad it came to an end 🙁 The only thing that gets me excited about the fall…no, it’s not pumpkin spice latte…it’s Fall Fashion!! I like to play with different textures and layers, mix and match clothes, and I’m also obsessed with hats, scarves and other fall appropriate accessories 🙂 So I have recently got a couple of things for fall from Octer, Nordstrom, American Eagle and Topshop (which became my favorite brand after I purchased this dress).


I’m in love with this sweatshirt that I got from . It’s cropped, it’s fun and it 100% represents me because 75% of the time I am HANGRY!! :-).

This ripped hi-rise jeggings are from American Eagle. (I think they don’t sell them anymore, but here’s something similar).

The hat is also from Topshop. It’s simple, and it goes with pretty much anything.


I also love these jeggings (from American Eagle), they are super soft, stretchy, and so comfortable.


I already mentioned how obsessed I am with olive color lately, so when I saw this olive bomber jacket I just had to have it! And if you like a little shine, they do have a shiny version.

I couldn’t help myself and I got 2 tops from Topshop (I told you it was my favorite brand :-)). And I’m aware that summer is gone (sad, sad), but I thought that I could pair them with jeans, booties and wear a cardigan on top and it will look fall appropriate (thank God weather in Texas permits).

Are you excited about the fall? What’s your favorite piece you bought for fall so far?

xo JANE xo

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4 Healthy Snacks Kids Can Make

DIY/How to, Family, Food/Recipes, Lifestyle


I’m always trying to find creative ideas on how to feed my kids healthy and incorporate foods that they don’t normally eat. So here are 4 healthy snacks ideas that kids can actually make themselves. Have you noticed that when you cook something it tastes better than if someone else cooked it (only if that someone else is not Gordon Ramsey)? The same with kids, when they help to make something they will mostly likely enjoy eating it more.

  1. Fruit Popsicleshealthy-snacks-livingwithjane

You will need:

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Asymmetric Midi Dress

Fashion, Fashion Inspiration


Lately, I’ve been obsessed with olive color, so anything olive just gets my attention real quick. {I got this olive bomber jacket for fall, and I can’t wait to wear it}.

I liked this dress when I first saw it hanging on the hanger at Nordstrom. I liked it, even more, when I first touched it. And I fell in love with it when I first tried it on. I should add that lately I’ve been obsessed with olive color, so anything olive just gets my attention real quick. {I also got this olive

I love the material of this dress. It’s super soft, and it’s made of lustrous micro-striped jersey, which makes it a little shiny. It looks very sexy, even though it’s not opened or short. Something about this dress and how it sits on the body makes it look so chic. You can definitely dress it up or dress it down.  Continue reading “Asymmetric Midi Dress”

29 Things To Do Before I Turn 30

Everything else, Family, Lifestyle, Thoughts


I haven’t done the post like this in a really long time, and since today is the beginning of my last year of being 20s I think it’s a good time to make the list again. This day next year I’m going to be 30 and I’m terrified of this number. I don’t even know why I’m freaking out like this.  I guess I always thought that once you turn 30, that’s it, you enter the #AdultLife, like you become a woman who can’t wear short shorts and bikini anymore, who might even cut her hair short, who must use face masks and eye cream all the time, who gets her first wrinkles, and who younger generation calls Mrs. ____ . And I don’t want this. Not because I want to be childish and don’t want to grow up, I just don’t want to get old I guess. People actually consider me mature for my age, but when I turn 30, maturity will be kind of expected. Let me know if you have similar feelings? At least then I won’t feel so lonely and silly.

Nevertheless, I want to spend this year purposefully so good that it won’t be so sad to turn 30. Here is my list of 29 things to do this year: Continue reading “29 Things To Do Before I Turn 30”

Under The Sea Sensory Box

DIY/How to, Family, Lifestyle


We have recently discovered water beads and our life has changed forever :-). They are so much fun and there is an endless number of activities you can do with them. Today I decided to make an under the sea sensory box for my kids. My kids (almost 3 y.o. and 1 y.o) had a blast!!!

So what are the water beads? Water beads are tiny dehydrated crystal gels that are made from water-absorbing polymer. You put the beads in a bowl, add water, and once the beads start to absorb the water they begin to grow.

I got mine from Amazon, they came in a pack of 3: blue, transparent and blue, and green. I’m sure they will last a long time because you really don’t need a lot to create this sensory box.


As you can see from the photo, I used maybe a little more than a tablespoon, and it was enough to fill a small box.

It usually takes 8 hours for them to expand to a full size, but we were too impatient to wait. So in about 30 minutes or so we drained the water and started to play. Even though they weren’t big they were still fun to play with. At the beginning, Christian wanted to eat them and I don’t blame him, just look at these water beads, they look like candy, who wouldn’t want to eat them?! 🙂


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July Currently

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle


July has been a lot of fun (pool parties, moms night out, going out with friends).  A big portion of the month we all have been under the weather though (Daniel and I had bad allergies, Christian had a stomach bug and ran a fever 104.2, David has just recently got sick and had a fever 103 yesterday). We are also preparing for David’s First Birthday Party, and while it’s a lot of fun, it’s also a bit stressful.

This month I was reminded of how fast time really flies (well, I’m reminded of it every month lol). I realized that I’m not looking forward to my birthdays anymore (which btw is next month!! Wait, what??), because I’m getting older, and I’m not looking forward to being a 50-year-old woman.. And I know it’s far away..but again, is it??  I’m like a little terrified of it lol…

Favorite: These Sunglasses! I love me some cat-eye frames, these particular sunglasses just scream SUMMER!! And they’re so cheap too <3


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