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Fort Worth Forest Park Miniature Train

Fort Worth Miniature Railroad

While I’m on vacation, I have a number of friends sharing some great posts with all of you! I can’t wait to tell you all about my vacation, but in the mean time – here is a fun activity to do with your kids (or even without kids!) in Fort Worth this spring – The Forest Park Miniature Railroad. Diana from Down Home Traveler is sharing a great post with you — check out these photos and then head over to her blog to read the rest! 

Fort Worth Forest Park Miniature Railroad

Spring is right around the corner and it’s the prime opportunity to get outside with the family! Having a weekend adventure doesn’t have to be expensive nor far from your home. Fort Worth has some great activities and if adventure and imagination is for you, the Forest Park Miniature Railroad is the perfect way to spend an afternoon… read more

Fort Worth Forest Park Miniature Train Find out lots of other great things to do in Fort Worth and all around from the DownHomeTraveler

DIY Rug Design Contest in DFW – Win $2,500!

If you are a local reader from the DFW area – this is a contest for you! I heard about this fun DIY design contest and thought that it would be fun to share. Even if you are not in the area – it would be a fun DIY project to do to spruce up any room of your house. Below you will find all the information you need to enter as well as a live event in Dallas. I hope some of you enter!


Also – if you are not in the DFW area – you really should check out this new line of products, available exclusively at Michaels! Here is a quick video about Vecco!

Note: This is a sponsored blog post; the main content was created by Vecco DIY Rug Decor, my opinions are 100% my own. I was compensated in return for this post.

Show Your Texas Pride with these design contests from Vecco DIY Rug Décor – You Could Win $2,500!

Turning a house into a home is something you can be proud of. If you’re creative, crafty and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Vecco DIY Rug Décor want to invite you and your fellow Texans to show off what Texas pride means to you, all for a good cause.  6--Vecco---Image

Vecco DIY Rug Décor and four local non-profits are celebrating Texas Pride from the ground up. Join them on Saturday, November 15th from 6-10 p.m. at Vecco’s One Rug at a Time event to be entered for the chance to win $2,500 and help a local non-profit organization win $5,000.

Leading up to the event, four non-profit organizations (Dwell with Dignity, Dallas Area Fabric Artists, ArtLoveMagic and Groundwork Dallas) will participate in a special rug-making competition using Vecco DIY Rug Decor. Each organization will receive exclusive rug design kits, with instructions to design a rug that illustrates what Texas Pride means to them. The organization whose rug receives the most votes will receive a $5,000 donation from Vecco to help support their cause.

Then, on Saturday, November 15th, you’re invited to join Vecco for an afternoon of live music, local area food trucks, and DIY fun for the entire family! A one-of-a-kind Texas rug mosaic will be on display to benefit Dwell with Dignity. Each piece in the mosaic was created by a local Dallas artist and will be donated to a household in need. In addition, the Texas Pride rugs made by the Dallas art community will be on display.


See the rugs in-person at the event, then cast your vote for your favorite organization’s rug from Monday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014.

The DIY fun’s not just for design professionals, however! If you are inspired by what you see at the event and want to try your hand at DIY rug décor, you can design and enter a rug in a special, second Texas Pride rug contest, just for individuals.

Vecco will have supplies available for anyone who wants to design a rug and enter—simply be one of the first 100 visitors at Vecco’s One Rug at a Time event at Valley View Mall on Saturday, November 15th from 6-10 p.m. Vecco designers will be on hand to provide instruction and tips to help bring your rug to life.


When your rug is ready, snap a photo of your masterpiece and email it to onerug@veccostudio.com to submit your entry. Vecco will post it on a special Texas Pride board on Pinterest, so be sure to share the link with friends and family, and tell them to ‘Like’ your rug photo to cast their vote. The rug that receives the most Likes will win $2,500! Voting begins December 8 and ends on December 17, 2014. The winner will be notified by Vecco by email.

For full details about the One Rug at a Time event benefitting Dwell with Dignity, please visit www.veccostudio.com/onerug. For more information about Vecco DIY Rug Décor, please visit http://veccostudio.com.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post; the main content was created by Vecco DIY Rug Decor, my opinions are 100% my own. I was compensated in return for this post.

Fall at the Dallas Arboretum

This week I was able to take a few days off of work and Lennox stayed home from school. Grandma & Papa were in town and we got to go have lots of fun! On Monday we headed to Dallas (AH! Ebola! .. Ok, I didn’t worry about it.). Anyway, we headed to Dallas to the Dallas Arboretum to see over 65,000 pumpkins! Each fall they put together a pumpkin village and have pumpkins lining the whole garden. 65,000 pumpkins is a lot of pumpkins!

07-dallas-arboretum-pumpkin-village-2014It was a great day to be there – it wasn’t too busy since it had rained in the morning and most kids were at school. Lennox got to explore the gardens and how different they looked from last time we were there for the tulips during Dallas Blooms.

01-dallas-arboretum-pumpkin-village-2014Her favorite part of course was the Pumpkin Village. I got a number of great fall / Halloween pictures and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you!

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Have you ever been to the Dallas Arboretum during the fall or anywhere similar to this pumpkin village?