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Lady Primrose Warehouse Sale – Thursday 4/24

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Mark your calendars for the Lady Primrose Warehouse Sale, Thursday, 4/24 from 7am-2pm. Everything 50-75% off retail! This is a great time to get Mother’s Day gifts, teacher appreciation gifts and more!

Head over HERE for more information.

Thanks, Jill!

Third Annual June Jones’ Envision 2020 This Saturday, 4/26

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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Visualize over 5,000 students from all over the DFW Metroplex gathering at Southern Methodist University and filing onto Gerald J. Ford Stadium for a day of inspiration, celebration and fellowship!

SMU Head Football Coach June Jones, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and DISD superintendent Mike Miles will lead the charge of the Urban You Turn organization event to present a faith based pathway to success for our DFW, “Next Generation.” Urban You Turn, a subsidiary of the June Jones Foundation, created Envision 2020 as a catalyst for students, community leaders, not-for-profit mentors and groups to collaborate, support and celebrate our next generation while giving them resources to be successful.

This day of hope and inspiring dreams will feature speakers and entertainment by: Moses Uvere, Fabian Ramirez, Sonja Samuels, Joel Scrivner and Raul Sanchez. The day will also include special appearances by NFL players Jerry Levias and Danny Buggs, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown and many more!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 2 pm – 4 pm
@ Gerald J. Ford Stadium at SMU Campus, 5801 Airline Rd, Dallas 75205

*Admission is FREE but registration is required: http://urbanyouturn.org

Tiff’s Treats Grand Opening Charity Event in Las Colinas on Saturday, 4/26

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Tiff’s Treats will hold a grand opening fundraiser at its newest location in DFW at it’s first Las Colinas store! — at 114 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 110, Irving, 75062 on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will raise funds for A Wish with Wings, which grants wishes to special little Texans with uncertain futures due to medical conditions. These funds will grant the wish of nine-year-old Viggo from Fort Worth, who loves Legos, Minecraft and the Beatles, and whose wish is to travel to Disney World this summer with his family, where he can focus on being a kid, instead of on the treatments he has had to endure for Stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

On Saturday, April 26, guests can celebrate the store’s opening and help raise funds for Viggo’s wish by purchasing up to six one-dozen boxes filled with one of Tiff’s Treats most irresistible flavors: chocolate chip, snickerdoodle or oatmeal raisin, for just $4 a box. Proceeds up to $5,000 will be donated to A Wish with Wings. Sales at this event are cash only. Viggo and his family will be there to share in the fun. It’s a flash grand opening event — and it’s all for a great cause!

Get there early- the first 10 people in line at the grand opening April 26 at 9 a.m. will win a $100 Tiff’s Treats gift card, while the next 10 will receive a $50 gift card, the next 10 will receive a $25 gift card and the next 10 will win a $10 gift card. Guests who purchase a box of cookies at the grand opening can also enter in a drawing to win free Tiff’s Treats cookies for a year! Anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy to the event to be donated to a Wish with Wings will also receive a $5 Tiff’s Treats gift card.

The mission of a Wish with Wings is to grant magical wishes to little Texans with life-threatening conditions. First chartered in 1982, this Texas-based non-profit has granted more than 1,200 wishes to children all over the Lone Star State with uncertain futures due to medical conditions. For more information on a Wish with Wings, visit the organization’s website atwww.awishwithwings.com or call 817-469-9474. If you know of a child who is in need of a wish, please visitwww.awishwithwings.com to get more information.

 

Mike Modano Book Signing at Galleria on Saturday, 4/26

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Don’t miss the Mike Modano Book Signing hosted by Galleria Dallas! Here’s the scoop:

WHAT: “NINE: A Salute to Mike Modano” book signing. This book chronicles the life of the highest-scoring American-born player in the history of the National Hockey League. List price is $39.95; however, fans may purchase additional books at a 20%-off discount – no limit!

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11a.m. – 12p.m.
Books will be on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Following Modano’s appearance, additional pre-signed books will be available until 2 p.m. or while they last.

WHERE: Galleria Dallas, Level 1 near BELK
13350 N. Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75240

COST: FREE! However the line/time is limited to one hour. Places in line are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note: No photos allowed. Mike Modano will only be signing the “NINE” Book, and will not be signing jerseys, photos or other promotional items.

Best Girl’s Night Out ~ April 26th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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If you have a little girl and want a night out, you won’t want to miss this opportunity at Best Gymnastics for just $25! You can have a night out with the hubby and your kids will be pooped and go straight to bed, trust me, I have first hand experience! You can meet my son (who works there and daughter who plays there :))

Here is more on the party!

Yee haw! It’s party time! Saddle up and join us for our first Cowgirl’s Night Out on Saturday, April 26th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. This is a GIRLS ONLY event for ages 3 and up. Best Gymnastics will be welcoming some very special guests during the Cowgirl’s Night Out that y’all will NOT want to miss!

They will be providing gymnastics and dance instruction while also enjoying plenty of open gym time. The mess hall will be fixin’ up some pizza and juice for all our lady folks in attendance. The staff for the evening will be the coaches that currently coach girls gymnastics classes to ensure a rootin’ scootin’ good time!

There will be a $25 ransom due for any cowgirls wanting to attend. Pre-registration is recommended as we expect this even to fill up quickly! Feel free to call at 972-874-8800 or email us at info@bestgymnastics.net with any questions!

Best Gymnastics

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Earth Day Texas at Fair Park 4/26 + 4/27 – FREE Performance by The Polyphonic Spree on 4/27!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 11:45 am

Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has announced that The Polyphonic Spree will take the
stage at its 2014 event at historic Fair Park in Dallas. The homegrown, internationally renowned musical group will perform April 27. The free concert will be The Polyphonic Spree’s last performance in the United States before kicking off its United Kingdom tour in June.

The Polyphonic Spree is a 21-piece choral and symphonic pop band formed in 2000 by former Tripping Daisy front man, Dallas’ own, Tim DeLaughter. The Polyphonic Spree is famous for its trademark choir robes, high-spirited performances and annual Holiday Extravaganza in Dallas. In November 2013, The Polyphonic Spree released its first album with original material in six years, titled Yes, It’s True.

Earth Day Texas is a free two-day event featuring entertainment, education and inspiration for the whole family. This year’s Eco Expo, which will boast approximately 800 hands-on exhibits, is the largest of its kind.

Earth Day Texas an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

The time and location of The Polyphonic Spree’s performance at EDTx 2014 will be announced closer to the event. For more information, go HERE.

About Earth Day Texas

Earth Day Texas (formerly Earth Day Dallas), a nonprofit organization, hosts an annual indoor/outdoor event and seeks to elevate awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. Each year, the event showcases the world’s largest public exhibition of environmental initiatives of business, environmental nonprofits, schools and colleges, and governmental agencies. Earth Day Texas also provides eco-friendly family activities, presents enlightening talks and hands-on workshops provided by environmental leaders, and much more.

Window Cleaning Deal ~ 10 Windows for $59 Inside & Out in North Dallas/Collin County Area

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 am

windowHere is a great deal on window cleaning! This is one of those chores I refuse to do and I’m darn sure I won’t be climbing any ladders to clean my windows, because I prefer staying low to the ground :)!

If you live in North Dallas/Collin County area check out this offer!

Brightview Window Cleaning

Just call 214-440-7558 and schedule now before he books up!

$59.00 10 windows inside and out

NOTE: THE OWNER DOES ALL WORK HIMSELF, SO 100% RELIABILITY

Depending on number of windows, they can further reduce rates.

To get this deal, just call 214-440-7558 and tell him MyDFWMommy sent you!

Massage Envy Mother’s Day Deal + GIVEAWAY – Buy 2 $75 Gift Cards, Get FREE 1/2 Hr. Massage

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 10:30 am

Give the gift of relaxation to Mom this Mother’s Day, May 11. Massage Envy Spas offer a wide variety of massage services, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, Hot Stone Envy, trigger point therapy, sports massage, Deep Muscle Therapy, cranial sacral therapy, prenatal massage, geriatric massage, AromaTherapy and sugar foot scrub therapy.

Plus, Dallas-Fort Worth Massage Envy Spas are making gift-giving easier for Mother’s Day – buy two $75 gift cards and receive a FREE, half-hour massage session. (Valid at the 34 DFW Massage Envy Spas.) The Massage Envy Spa gift cards may be used for any combination of products and services offered in any Massage Envy Spa nationwide.

This gift card offer is valid beginning THIS SUNDAY, April 27 through May 11, 2014.

Gift cards must be purchased in person at one of the 34 DFW Massage Envy Spa locations. Recipients may use the gift cards at any of the 900+ Massage Envy Spas nation-wide.

We’d like to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a chance to experience a massage or facial at one of the 34 DFW area Massage Envy locations! To enter, simply leave a a comment below telling us what your favorite massage it and like Massage Envy DFW’s Facebook Page! We’ll announce a winner on Thursday, 5/1.

For more information:

Website – www.massageenvy.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/MassageDFW
Twitter – www.twitter.com/MassageEnvyDFW

Studio Movie Grill – $5 Admission – 6 Area Locations!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 8:56 am

Want to go see a movie this weekend? Right now, go here where you can pay $5 for a movie ticket at Studio Movie Grill!

Valid at 6 area Studio Movie Grill locations- expires 6/22/14

Urban Air Trampoline Park in Southlake – Up to 44% Off!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 8:41 am

ScreenHunter_722 Dec. 28 09.33Here’s a great Groupon deal that will make the kids happy! Grab this deal and save up to 44% off at Urban Air Trampoline Park in Southlake.

Choose from Six Options

For each option, choose between the following days to redeem:

Valid for 120 after purchase which will include Spring Break and summer!

Best Gymnastics ~ Deal on Summer Camps for $22 ~ Morning + Afternoon Sessions

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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By now most of you know my daughter is in gymnastics. She never would have been had she not attended these summer camps at BEST Gymnastics that are on a deal below!

If you’re looking for something to keep your kids busy over the summer, take advantage of this deal! .

Right now, Best Gymnastics Camp morning and afternoon sessions will be available for purchase April 21st – May 2nd for only $22 each! (That is a $3 savings and trust me it adds up, plus cheap for 5 hours of care!) Also, these camps fill up fast so don’t wait too long!

You can purchase as many sessions as you like because they will never expire. They are good for Summer camp, Thanksgiving camp, Holiday camp and Spring Break camp too! This is a limited time offer and on May 3rd they will go back to the original price.

The best part is you do not need to choose when you will use your sessions at the time of purchase. Just simply give us a call at 972-874-8800 or email us at info@bestgymnastics.net to let us know how many you would like and we’ll keep track of them for you so you can use them when it’s convenient for you. It’s that easy! For more information on Best Gymnastics Camp visit our FAQ page.

FREE Earth Day Treasure Hunt at Pottery Barn Kids

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Here is a great opportunity for some FREE Earth Day fun with your kids! Explore your local Pottery Barn store for green clues throughout the week of April 21st and those who find them all will earn a plantable book mark! Plus, there will be an Earth Day-inspired story time at 11am on Tuesday, 4/22.

Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?! Find a Pottery Barn Kids near you!

Head over here for more Earth Day Deals 2014!

FREE Cottonwood Arts Festival May 3rd + 4th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The City of Richardson’s Cottonwood Arts Festival is in its 40th year and this prestigious art show will be held May 3-4, 2014 and October 4-5, 2014!

This is not your average “arts and crafts” show! The bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival brings together the nation’s top visual artists, giving families a chance to see the next Picasso in person and experience the wonderful world of art first-hand.

With more than a thousand artists competing to exhibit their museum-quality work, the free event will feature the art of 240 artists in a range of categories including painting, photography and ceramics.

The Cottonwood Art Festival offers something for everyone. In addition to viewing the impressive artwork, festival-goers can also relish in the sounds of the festival as local bands perform the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk.

The festival also features an interactive children’s area, ArtStop, for mini-Monets. Complete with life-size paintbrushes and staffed by more than 100 volunteers, ArtStop offers a variety of activities for children and their families to encourage imaginations to run wild. At ArtStop, it’s OK for the kids to throw mud on an electric potter’s wheel, create a lasting, colorful impression of their hands with a rainbow of colored wax, and chisel away on a large block of plaster. (see below for more detailed information on ArtStop)

The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.

Spring Festival Dates:
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fall Festival Dates:
Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:

Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Rd., one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are FREE.

About Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival

Now in its 45th year, the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 1,400 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, the prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.

Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.

For more information, go HERE or visit them on Facebook or Twitter.

ARTSTOP CHILDRENS AREA

For the mini-Monet’s, ArtStop is the festival’s colorful, interactive children’s area. Staffed by more than 100 volunteers, ArtStop creates a hands-on world of art with life-size paint

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GIVEAWAY: 2 Tickets to Rahr & Sons Event Benefitting Hope Center for Autism – Ft. Worth 4/27

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 11:50 am
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April is Autism Awareness Month, and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. is hosting a family-friendly event on April 27th from 3-7pm to benefit the Hope Center for Autism.

The event will be $35 per ticket, and includes: 4 beers, BBQ food trucks, dessert and live music by Sonny Burgess, Dempsey Pullen and Cami Maki. Kids under 12 will be free, but food will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

MyDFWMommy would love to give away 2 tickets to the upcoming 4/27 event at Rahr & Sons benefitting the Hope Center for Autism. To enter, just leave us a message below and we’ll announce one winner on Thursday 4/24.

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Best Girl’s Night Out ~ April 26th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am

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If you have a little girl and want a night out, you won’t want to miss this opportunity at Best Gymnastics for just $25! You can have a night out with the hubby and your kids will be pooped and go straight to bed, trust me, I have first hand experience!   You can meet my son (who works there and daughter who plays there :))

Here is more on the party!

Yee haw! It’s party time! Saddle up and join us for our first Cowgirl’s Night Out on Saturday, April 26th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. This is a GIRLS ONLY event for ages 3 and up. Best Gymnastics will be welcoming some very special guests during the Cowgirl’s Night Out that y’all will NOT want to miss!

They will be providing gymnastics and dance instruction while also enjoying plenty of open gym time. The mess hall will be fixin’ up some pizza and juice for all our lady folks in attendance. The staff for the evening will be the coaches that currently coach girls gymnastics classes to ensure a rootin’ scootin’ good time!

There will be a $25 ransom due for any cowgirls wanting to attend. Pre-registration is recommended as we expect this even to fill up quickly! Feel free to call at 972-874-8800 or email us at info@bestgymnastics.net with any questions!

Best Gymnastics

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LegoLand Discovery Center Annual Pass Sale ~ $35/Per Person

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

legoFrom now until May 5th, LegoLand Discovery Centers are having a sale on their annual passes. You can get passes as low as $35/per person! Prices and discount vary by location. Prices split between individual and family of 4.

Dallas/Ft Worth at $10/$15 off to $35/$135

If you are thinking to get the full Merlin Annual pass, it is listed at $199 for adults and $169 for child on every site except the Florida Legoland theme park where it is listed as $169 for everyone. Well worth it if you want to visit any (or multiples) of the Merlin attractions in the US (every LegoLand & Discovery Center plus Sea Life).

Earth Day Deals, Freebies and Events 2014

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

earth day freeEarth Day is coming up next Tuesday, and several businesses are offering Earth Day deals, freebies and events to celebrate the day!

Be sure to note the dates below because not all of these Earth Day freebies are given away on that day.

Here are a few for you to enjoy:

Caribou Coffee
Through Sunday, get unlimited coffee refills! And, when you buy one of Caribou Coffee’s Earth Day tumblers, you’ll get free coffee refills for the rest of the month!!

Disney Store
Next Tuesday, you can get a FREE Disney Nature Bears Reusable Tote Bag when you take 5 plastic bags to your local Disney Store! This is valid while supplies last.

Jo-Ann Fabric
On Earth Day, the first 50 customers at Jo-Ann Fabric stores will receive a FREE Reusable Shopping Tote!

H-E-B
Bring in 5 plastic bags, and they give you a Free tote bag, 4/22. (3pm-7pm)

EVOS
Get FREE Organic Shakes at your local EVOS on Tuesday!

Glass Dharma
Head over to the Glass Dharma website and take a quiz to get FREE Glass Straws!

Scholastic
Scholastic has a FREE Earth Day Activity Sheet for the kids this year! This is a great way to teach them about the environment and and being eco-friendly!

National Park Week
This weekend, you can get FREE admission to more than 400 national parks!

Origins: 
Bring in your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars, etc. – regardless of brand – to your nearest Origins retail store or department store counter nationwide. They’ll give you a Free Sample of Origins!  All returned packaging will be sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery. This is an ongoing promotion, not only on Earth Day!

Pottery Barn Kids
Have a Pottery Barn Kids nearby? Head over next week with your kiddos for an Earth Day Treasure Hunt and, on Tuesday, you can enjoy an Earth Day-inspired story time!

LakeShore Learning
Kids make Free Earth Day Binoculars on 4/20 from 11-3pm

FREE Earth Day eCards
Head over to the Care2 website to get some FREE Earth Day eCards!

Android App: Free “The Four Seasons – An Earth Day Interactive Children’s Storybook” download.

Thanks, Deal News and Penny Pinchin’ Mom!

MADD’s Powertalk – Online Workshops

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

maddThroughout the day on April 21st, MADD will offer free 30-minute online discussions on the best ways to talk with teens so that they really listen, using research-based tips and tools. They will also have sessions in Spanish. Click here to register for one of these online sessions and learn how you can make the most of your influence and keep your teens safe in the comfort of your own home.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Bass Pro Shops ~ FREE Easter Bunny Photos, Egg Hunt and Crafts!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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Bring the entire family to Bass Pro Shops and get a FREE photo with the Easter Bunny, enjoy making free Easter crafts, and participate in weekend Easter Egg Hunts*!

Activities run through Easter Sunday, April 20th. Weekend activities run from 11 am til 4 pm; weekdays, 6 pm til 8 pm.

*Easter Egg Hunts are held for one hour only, from 2 pm til 3 with each child allowed to collect only 5 eggs.

Legends of OZ Express Tour – Klyde Warren Park Sunday, 4/27

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

The animated film release LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN has launched the ‘Legends of Oz Express Tour’ which will bring the magical world of Oz to kids across the U.S.! Dorothy, Toto and friends from LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN to bring a family-friendly tour and book drive to Klyde Warren Park on Sunday, April 27th.

Sunday, April 27th
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

ABOUT THE LEGENDS OF OZ TOUR
Join Dorothy, Toto, and their new friend, Wiser the Owl, from the upcoming 3D animated feature, LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, as they bring the magical world of Oz to kids across the U.S. on the “Legends of Oz Express”! The Oz-someness starts at (11 AM on April 27) at (Klyde Warren Park) in (Dallas) as part of a nine city tour before heading back over the rainbow on May 9, 2014, the opening day of LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN in theaters. Families will follow their hearts at the Tin Man’s Friendship Club by making friendship pins, test their brains in the Scarecrow’s Workshop with arts and crafts, and show their courage by performing on the Lion’s “Mane” stage. They will also hang out in cozy “Candy County” and hear the story that inspired the film, Dorothy of Oz, written by celebrated children’s author Roger Stanton Baum. Kids will virtually follow the yellow brick road in the “Legends of Oz World” iPad gaming stations, and Dorothy and her friends will be there for pictures, prizes and fun! Bring a book to donate too!