I’m On a Boat: Four Cruises You Need to Take in 2015

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2015 is the year of cruise vacations! The new year is not only seeing the launch of a number of luxurious new cruise ships, but the opening of new destinations will grant access to the world’s most remote places greatly more accessible. US News & World Report evaluated 15 cruise lines in five categories, taking into account key factors, such as health evaluations, traveler approval and reputation among critics, to determine the best cruise lines of 2015. Before you solidify your travel plans for the year, let’s explore the cruise lines that came out on top. Continue reading

10 Gadgets Featured at CES That We All Need in Our Lives

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Techie types and gadget geeks from all over the world have assembled in Las Vegas this week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show! CES serves as a global stage for the next generation of innovators to showcase their breakthrough technologies to the marketplace. While there are many tech products yet to be featured, (20,000 in total) here are 10 awesome tech devices that are creating a lot of buzz! Continue reading

The History and Making of New Orleans Red Beans and Rice–Crockpot Style! #dishesbydev

When I think back on my childhood growing up in New Orleans, I remember my mama cooking up some red beans and rice every Monday. This ritual continued when we moved to Dallas as this was more than just what mama cooked on Mondays, but a renowned New Orleans tradition. 

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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

Top Seven Cities Throwing the Best New Year’s Eve Parties

In just a few days, we’ll all gather with our friends and family to say goodbye to 2014 and cheers to do it bigger and better in 2015! While you’re planning out how you’re going to bring in the new year, check out the cities throwing the most impressive last hurrahs! Continue reading

Hostess with the Mostess: 10 Party Cocktails for Holiday Entertaining

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Moms, grandmothers and aunts are making magic happen in the kitchen; little cousins are chasing each other around the Christmas tree; old men are throwing down in an intense game of Dominos and swapping stories of the good ole days-be the star of the show in the midst of all the merriment by whipping up some of these holiday-themed cocktails! 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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