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The other day, my kids were at their dad’s house. I went and did a little shopping and stopped and got myself an ice cream cone. Driving down the road, eating my cone, I thought, I have reached a level of happiness most people never see. This is what it feels like. This is what it feels like to be content. I have learned to be happy. I have spent years being miserable. Just wallowed in misery. I was in unhappy marriages and relationships. I worried too much about what others were doing; Not living my own life and pleasing…

Lets take a tour Historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, our family’s favorite area of Fort Worth. The Stockyards is slightly north of downtown Fort Worth known for rodeos, BBQ honky-tonks, cowboys, and saloons. The redevelopment of the Fort Worth Stockyards is well underway and has become a bustling area for visitors and locals alike. Moreover, this area has so many activities for especially if you are traveling with kids. The Stockyards are filled with activities, museums, restaurants, shops, trail rides, mazes, and mechanical bulls. Put your boots and cowboys hats on, let’s go! Fort Worth Stockyards Map Take a picture…

Grapevine, Texas, is one of my favorite cities in Texas. I am lucky enough to visit quite often as it is fifteen minutes away from our home in Argyle, Texas. We as a family have made many memories in Grapevine; some of our very favorite restaurants are in this cute town. The City of Grapevine has so much to do for adults and children alike, and it is definitely worth adding it to your Texas bucket list. You will not be disappointed. I read on Grapevine, and it rings true, “Grapevine, Texas is not a location, it’s a destination.” You…

Lately, I have had a love affair with the Marriott’s Autograph Collection of hotels popping up around North Texas. Hotel Vin Grapevine, Texas, is one of the newest hotels in the collection, along with Hotel Drover, located in the Fort Worth Stockyards in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Both hotels we have fallen in love with, and we have visited several weekends. Hotel Vin Grapevine Situated just steps from Grapevine, Texas’ historic Main Street, Hotel Vin is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and one of Texas’ most luxurious, beautiful hotels. Hotel Vin embraces Grapevine, TX’s historical significance while creating a modern,…

My daughter and I took a little day trip from our home in Fort Worth to the other side of the DFW metroplex. We love this great little pink store in the Bishop Arts Districts in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. From Fort Worth, the drive is about 40 minutes, and from downtown Dallas, the area is only about a 10-minute drive. The district is filled with great coffee shops, donut shops, ice cream, restaurants, craft shopping. There are murals everywhere for Instagram-worthy pictures; it’s fun to walk around finding new ones all over the place. The Bishop Arts…

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