Top 3 places to Visit in Dallas

Happy Thursday friends! I’m having post vacation blues this week but we are already planning our next trip back to Dallas. Today I’m going to be sharing with you my top 3 places to Visit in Dallas which are all kid friendly!

1.) Reunion Tower

  • 360 degree panoramic views of downtown Dallas
  • Observation deck indoor & outdoor
  • interactive touch screens
  • photo booth
    • We loved visiting Reunion Tower. I’m a little scared of heights but once we got up to the top the views were just breathtaking. Lily loved playing with the interactive touch screens. There is a cafe and restaurant at the top as well to enjoy.

2.) Perot Museum of Nature & Science

  • Children’s museum
  • Dinosaur exhibit
  • Many different permanent exhibits
  • Activity stations
  • Outdoor play area
    • The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is unlike any museum we have ever seen. It was absolutely amazing. You could literally spend hours there. Our favorite part of the museum was the Children’s Museum area. Lily had so much fun playing with the other children and with all of the toys. There is so much to do for all ages!

3.) North Park Center

  • I prefer the NorthPark Center mall over the Galleria. We had the best experience shopping at NorthPark and I shopped until I dropped! They have every store you could ever want to shop at and I loved how nice everyone was. If you love Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, etc this place is for you!

What are your top places to visit in Dallas?

Omni Dallas Weekend Getaway

Happy Tuesday babes!

This past weekend Luke, Lily, and I went on a family getaway to Dallas, Texas. Sometimes you just need to getaway and relax and recharge! Before we had Lily, we would visit Dallas often so going back with her for the first time was so special. When we finally made it to Dallas we checked into the Omni Dallas. Let me tell you guys that from the moment we pulled up everything just kept getting better. Everything from the room, the service, the restaurants, the hotel itself was AMAZING.

After we checked in we headed up to our room with our bellhop that was so kind! When I unlocked the door, YOU GUYS I was speechless. We stayed in a 1 Bedroom Executive suite on the 14th floor and the views were absolutely spectacular. As a family traveling it is so important to find a hotel that would work with our routine. Having a separate bedroom and living room area is a must have for our family. If Lily can see us from her pack n play then she will not sleep which = parents won’t sleep either. That’s why I love that Omni Dallas has different types of rooms. The beds are so comfortable and we have never slept better. Seriously.

On Saturday we had breakfast at Omni’s Texas Spice which is located in the lobby of the hotel. The vibe of the restaurant was so inviting. I absolutely fell in love with all of the decor. Texas Spice’s breakfast was the best breakfast I have ever had hands down! They offer a variety of breakfast options or you can choose to try their breakfast buffet as well. Lily even got her very own cup with Omni Kids Club on it that she got to take home with her to reuse! After our amazing breakfast we headed out to explore Dallas.

After all of our exploring we returned to the Omni to relax and explore more of our hotel. We headed to the infinity pool to enjoy the views of downtown. The pool area is so beautiful and the views are amazing! After some relaxing time, it was time for our dinner reservation at Black Ship Little Katana which is also located on the property. You guys, Oh My Word. Dinner was SO GOOD. I’m talking about, this is what must heaven feel like type of good food. My husband ordered the Ahi Tuna and I ordered the Chilean sea bass. Oh. My. Word. AMAZING. I’m telling you guys you need to try both of our dishes. We ordered Lily a side of rice and some grilled veggies and our waiter was so kind to let us know that the veggies they usually grill wouldn’t be as kid friendly. So they whipped up Lily her own asparagus and green bean mix to go with her rice. It was SO kind and so appreciated. (Lily loved it!)

We ended our dinner with the most amazing Creme Brulee and Green tea icecream. It was so delicious! After dinner we headed on another adventure and ended up returning to the hotel a little early to relax and cuddle on the couch.

Our stay was such a DREAM. I know in my post I have repeatedly said that everything was amazing but it truly was that, amazing. Our experience was spectacular and we can’t wait to come visit again! If you are looking for a family friendly hotel for a family vacation, Omni Dallas is the perfect place for you. If you are having a girls weekend, romantic getway, etc. Omni Dallas is perfect for you as well! The next time you are in Dallas be sure to stay at Omni Dallas.

Thank you Omni Dallas for hosting us this weekend! We can’t wait to come back.

Disclosure: We were hosted however this is 100% my honest review.

Citi Navigator Review

Hi Babes! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! We didn’t travel anywhere this year, but we did have some fun family time. Today we are going to be talking about diaper bags! If you have been following along with me for awhile, you would know that I have a diaper bag problem. I have owned almost every diaper bag on the market. (bad I know) But I am currently obsessing over my new Citi Navigator Diaper bag from Citi Babies.

The Citi Navigator Diaper bag has:

  • 12 pockets (an organizer’s dream)
  • Anti-theft pocket
  • 3 Insulated bottle pockets
  • made out of durable nylon
  • Water resistant material
  • Vegan leather accents
  • Changing pad (included)
  • Stroller clips (included) #winning

The Citi Navigator comes in two colors: Heather Brown & Modern Grey. I love how the colors are unisex so that my husband and I can both carry ONE diaper bag instead of having two separate ones! This diaper bag is such good quality and every mom’s dream! I absolutely love our Citi Navigator and I know you will too! Head to http://citibabies.com/citi-navigator and check them out! Citi babies also makes other diaper bags that are equally beautiful! Happy shopping friends!

Disclosure: This was in collaboration with Citi Babies. However, this is always 100% my honest review.

Lorena Canals + Oh Joy!

Happy Wednesday friends! I am so excited to be sharing with you some exciting news! Lorena Canals and Oh Joy! have collaborated together to bring 6 different designed rugs! How exciting! I love how Oh Joy! designs are so colorful and can brighten up any room.

Lorena Canals rugs are 100% made from cotton and does not include any toxic dyes! (Amazing) Another bonus is that all rugs can be washed in your washing machine at home! I never have to worry if Lily spills or stains our rug because I can just pop it into the washing machine! We are so in love with our Lorena Canals + Oh Joy rug! We chose the Happy Prism rug and it just brings so much color and goes well with our living room decor!

Head on over to https://lorenacanals.us/ and check them out!

Back to work? Mom guilt?

Happy Tuesday sweet friends! I hope you all are doing well. If you have been following a long with me on Instagram you already know that I went back to work part time. I’m so blessed that I’ve been able to stay at home with L for two years. Before I stayed home, I was working in the dental field.

As a mom struggling with postpartum depression & anxiety some days are good and some days are bad. Even though I love spending my days at home with my sweet girl, I knew I needed adult interaction. We are so lucky enough to live close to my in laws so we didn’t need to put L in daycare while I was working part time. I decided to go back into retail (I’ve worked retail in HS & college). I’ve had some family & some others ask why I didn’t go back into dental. I even had some people JUDGE me for working retail. Here is the answer: I am doing this for me. My mental health. If my mental health isn’t in check then how can I take care of my daughter. This job is FUN and it helps me get the adult interaction. This part time job HELPS my anxiety/depression. So for anyone that has judged me, can just keep their thoughts to themselves.

I’ve been working for three weeks so far and I am LOVING it. I have SO much fun at work and I love meeting new people.The best part of my job is that I only work a couple of days a week so I still get to spend time with L.

As for my anxiety and depression, it is still a journey but taking this step has definitely helped. I do get mom guilt every now and then. The first couple of days were a little rough. (more me than her lol) But in the end this was the best decision for me and my family. We as moms are always taking care of others that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. What good are we to our families if we aren’t all there?

I hope you all have a great week and remember mama, YOU are doing a great job.

 

Hugs,

Lynn

LEGOLAND Discover Center Kansas City

Happy Tuesday friends! I am so excited to be sharing this amazing event at LEGOLAND Discover Center Kansas City!  They are celebrating the LEGO Minifigure 40th birthday event! The Police Officer Minifigure just turned 40! How amazing is that!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City was so kind enough to invite us to check out the 40th Birthday Event for the Minifigure! On Sunday we headed to Kansas City to have some family fun! The event is from June 11th-23th so there is still plenty of time to go check it out if you are local or want to make a trip to Kansas City!

It was our first time at LEGOLAND so we were so excited!

They had different stations where you could build your own with Legos!40th Birthday Celebration entry!

(How cool is this?! Crown Center where LEGOLAND is located! So cool!)

(The Country Club Plaza!)

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City was so fun! They had so many activities for all ages and the event was so fun! They even had the a costume character there to take pictures with! We had so much fun at the LEGO Minifigure 40th Birthday event!

Thanks for having us! Be sure to check it out yourselves! You all will have a blast!

For more info: https://kansascity.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/minifigure-40th-birthday/

Guidecraft Kitchen Helper Review

Happy Monday babes! I hope you all had a great weekend! I am so excited to share with you about my favorite new product that makes life just a little bit easier!

The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper provides a safe environment for children to counter height. Lily loves to help me with household chores and always wants to help in the kitchen. However, it was hard for me to keep Lily safe while letting her help. With the Guidecraft Kitchen Helper I know Lily is safe while helping me.

The Kitchen helper:

  • folds flat for easy storage
  • lightweight and easy to navigate
  • has locking sides to make sure it is secure and safe
  • has a wipe-off marker board and chalkboard
  • easy assembly
  • front & back support

If you are looking for a safe environment for your child to help you in the kitchen then look no further! Head to https://www.amazon.com/Guidecraft-Classic-Kitchen-Helper-Adjustable/dp/B000SQNAQC to check it out!

I hope you all have a great week!

Hugs,

Lynn