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How to plan a fun family reunion

  Who says you can’t host the perfect family reunion? Of course, you can’t help it if the potato salad is too salty (remember last year?), or if a dozen … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 party essentials

The RSVPs are in, the menu is set, and drinks are chilling in the fridge. It’s official: You are hosting a party. But before you usher in your first guests, … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

While the kids are away, Mommy and Daddy will play…

Been a long time since hubby and I have been kid-free. All four kids are out of town, doing their thing. The oldest has pretty much moved out, and the … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

3 Frisco siblings share rare brain disorder, family welcomes donations to help pay hospital costs

Check out this NBC5 story about the Rodriguez family of Frisco, Texas. HOW TO HELP: Donate to the Carlos Eduardo Rodriguez Medical Account at any BBVA Compass Bank branch. Or … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

NOW SHOWING: Dine-in theater at AMC Grapevine Mills

Dinner and a movie go together like peanut butter and jelly. And now, at AMC’s Grapevine Mills theater, you can order food right from your seat – and it’s a … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

Rock & Republic jeans at 80% off? Seriously? Yep.

Just in time for the holidays, The Warehouse Sale brings luxury-denim samples to Dallas for the fashion fiend on your list. And with discounts up to 80% off retail, you … Continue reading

November 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

5 ‘Simple’ ways to get past clutter – in 5 minutes or less

Raise your hand if you, too, have a laundry list of things to do each day but no real method to the madness. Author John Tolsma’s advice is to divide … Continue reading

November 1, 2010 · 1 Comment