Top 10 picnic parks in DFW

Dallas, Texas, Family, Food/Recipes, Lifestyle

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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:

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  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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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xo JANE xo

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29 Things To Do Before I Turn 30

Everything else, Family, Lifestyle, Thoughts

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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

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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.

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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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ATV Tour & Bull Riding | Vlog

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

Everything from planting irises and volunteering at the nursing house to ATVs, Bull riding (which was the first for me) and armadillo race is in this vlog…

So many new experiences in one day! We had an amazing day with amazing people at the Beaumont Ranch, where we enjoyed delicious food, beautiful nature and fun activities.

I absolutely loved the ATV tour and the only reason I chose it over zip lining is because I thought I would just sit in the front seat while Daniel is driving LOL… And when the first group left to do zip lining and I saw that I’m the only girl left to do an ATV tour I got a little suspicious, but it was too late to change my mind. It turned out that ATV tour on 4 wheelers was more difficult and extreme than zip lining…well, I had no idea, but now I’m really happy that I got to do it because I had so much fun riding the 4 wheeler up and down the hills and seeing all the beautiful nature around us!

I knew what bull riding was, though, and I absolutely didn’t want to do that, Daniel just literally dragged me and sat me on that bull (thanks, love :/ LOL). Can’t say that I enjoyed it but I’m glad that I tried it…

Have you ever done any of this stuff? Which one did you enjoy the most?

xo JANE xo

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Monday Vlog: Family Fun At The Zoo

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

Our second try to go to the Zoo was a success!! It wasn’t super warm, but we couldn’t wait to get there and see the animals, ride a horse, feed the birds… And Christian loves going to the zoo so much, we didn’t want to tell him no 🙂

Besides going to the zoo, we had dinner with friends, playdates, David’s 6 months checkup, and don’t miss Christian’s singing (one of his favorite songs is “Thinking out loud” by Ed Sheeran) in this vlog!

xo JANE xo

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