Bring Your Own Bag: Dallas Stores Now Charging for Single-Use Bags

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If you went to Kroger, Target or any other store in Dallas yesterday, then you know that the city’s’ first order of business for the new year was the start of the Carryout Bag Ordinance which requires Dallas customers to pay five-cent per single-use bag, paper or plastic. As an effort to help keep Dallas “clean and eco-friendly.” they’ve initiated this ordinance to encourage city residents to use reusable bags to carry groceries, to-go boxes from restaurants and other goods bought at stores. City officials seem pretty serious about this initiative as they’ve spent $4 million dollars (the majority of which I’m sure is OUR tax dollars)  “to remove litter from our community to keep it beautiful and thriving.” Meanwhile, kids in South Dallas are sharing out-of-date textbooks and have no computers in their classroomsbut that’s another story. Continue reading

Happy Holidays, Y’all! Must See & Do Dallas Holiday Events!

The weather may be unpredictable but one thing for sure is that the DFW is booming with holiday events this month! Greet the season with cheer and partake in many of the holiday festivities that Dallas has to offer!

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10-Day Countdown to The State Fair of Texas: 10 Ways to Get Discounts

The most wonderful time in Dallas is almost here! That’s right, we’re just a mere 10 days away from smoked turkey legs, petting zoos, Fletcher’s Corn Dogs, car shows and just about anything Texans can throw into a fryer! Friday, September 26, will begin a 24-day stretch of The State Fair of Texas where people from all over the WORLD come to experience this Texas tradition and attempt to grab any type of deal that’ll make their fair funds last! While typically general admission is $17 and $13 for senior citizens and children shorter than 48 inches tall, check out  these 10 ways to save more!

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In Texas, Every Season is Wedding Season: 5 Wedding Guest Rules for Survival

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Last year, 10 weddings, this year, six weddings. Love is definitely in the Texas air. While I enjoy celebrating the nuptials of friends, shaking my groove-thang on the dance floor and sampling spirits from the open bar, for some, the collage of wedding invitations covering their refrigerator door can be rather overwhelming. If that’s you, follow these easy-to-follow rules to get you through the craziest of wedding seasons. Continue reading

High-Profile Beauty Trade Show Names Local Makeup Artist Lead Ambassador for Inaugural Dallas Appearance

Dallas has caught the attention of some of the biggest names and brands in the beauty industry, and they’re bringing their prestigious beauty trade show to the Big D! That’s right, from Sept. 27-28, The Makeup Show will make its inaugural 2-day pitstop in Dallas, bringing inspiration, education and opportunities for local industry professionals at all levels to network with the elite of the beauty industry.

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I Was Made for This: Confessions of A Young Life Leader

Today is our first Young Life club of the school year and the beginning of my second year as a Young Life leader. This start has unexpectedly brought me to a state of reflection for two reasons: it’s the senior year for my YL boys who I’ve been pouring into and I’m amazed at how much Young Life has become a part of my everyday life. When the Lord put it on my heart to serve Him through youth, choosing YL as that outlet was a no-brainer. I was a YL kid in high school, went to camp at Crooked Creek Ranch and I wanted to “pay-it-forward” by investing in kids the way my leaders poured into me. However, unbeknownst  to me, the past year involved so many more complexities than I ever dreamed.

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Sip and Savor the Flavors of DFW Restaurant Week

Second to only the State Fair of Texas, my FAVORITE Dallas event is here–DFW Restaurant Week! This three-week event gives Dallas-Fort Worth residents the opportunity to wine and dine at upwards of 130 participating restaurants throughout the region. How typically any of the participating establishments charge roughly $30 to $50 a plate, during restaurant week you can treat yourself to a fabulous prefixed three-course dinner and/or lunch at the outstanding price of either $35 or $45 total. Continue reading