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photo credit Bake at 350 Meredith at Cake & Confetti – Way back in yester-year, Meredith and I used to work together at an advertising agency in Houston. Right after I left for Wichita Falls, she took a leap of faith and started her own business. I am so in awe of how her business…

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Happy Red Nose Day!

Do you know what Red Nose Day is? Here’s what it’s all about, in pictures. Today is a day for raising awareness and funds for children in need. So far it’s done this: And your donations go to these: Which help accomplish this: All you have to do is go to RedNoseDay.org to get involved, or check…

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Do It Today

Are you looking for easy ways to save some money? Here are a few quick, actionable tips that you can do today to help you save: Trim Your Plastic Purchases-How much of your weekly spending goes toward disposables?  Take a look at your weekly grocery and dry goods spending and tally up what you spent…

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Thursday, May 25: Live at the Lake, Jay Hollis Band From 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Jay Hollis Band will be on the Priddy Pavilion! Join us! Free Concert! More Info: CLICK (ROADTRIP ALERT) May 27 – 29: Annual Lavender Festival at Lavender Ridge Farms in Gainesville Join us for our annual lavender festival May 27-29 (9-5…

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Millenial Mom LifeHacks

I’m a little (read: a LOT) new, and later to the game than some to this whole parenting thing. The last time I was around a baby for more than, say 45 consecutive minutes at a time, was when I was seven and my youngest sister was born. She’s now 25, so I’ll let you do…

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Cashing In On Summer!

Summer vacation is right around the corner, where kids have months on end free from school or any other responsibility. Fortunately, there are a few ways to have the kind of summer break that builds memories without building debt. You can use these months to teach your children valuable lessons about financial responsibility, spend quality…

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May 16 – 18: Dallas Zoo Animal Show The Dallas Zoo is coming to River Bend Nature Center May 16th, 17th, and 18th! There will be two animal shows each day at 10 am and 11:15 am. This 45-minute interactive program features animals from around the world! This program is open to schools and the…

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Mother’s Day On A Budget

Along with the blooming flowers and blazing sunshine comes the plans for celebrating Mother’s Day. Our moms are always there for us, and now is when we show them how much we appreciate all they do. However, between flowers, gifts, and dining out, Mother’s Day costs can quickly add up. How do you keep within…

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Let’s get real. All that Mother’s Day celebrating is usually an effort put together by your significant other. (At least until the kids reach, oh, 25 years old?) But if you’re single, you may not get that special “thank you” that you totally deserve. So Urban Air is doing something really cool and giving away two…

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Saturday, May 13: Plant a Flower For Mom at Smith’s Gardentown Farms Saturday, May 13th, beginning at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-11 will be able to plant a flower and decorate a 4 Inch Clay Pot for Mom or Grandma! This is limited to the first 200 children and the limit is two Flower Pots…

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