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GIVEAWAY: Jamberry Nail Wraps + Starter Kit (2 Winners)

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 11:15 am
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I was recently contacted by one of our readers who wanted to know if I might be interested in trying out Jamberry Nails. Honestly, I had seen friends with photos of their Jamberry nails on my FB news feed and thought I’d give it a shot! Actually, I gave it a shot on my daughters’ nails because I’ve been promising her some fancy nails for a while!

I used a sheet of purple wraps with foils stars and accented with a printed wrap – she loves it!

If you’ve never heard of Jamberry Nails, they specialize in decorative nail wraps – but that’s not all! They also sell polish, hand care, and nail care products.

Jennifer (MyDFWMommy reader) is an independent consultant for the company and she sent me a sheet of wraps along with a file, buffer, cuticle stick, orange stick and alcohol pads. All I needed to get started was a tiny pair of cuticle scissors and a hair dryer!

There are over 300 designs to choose from in their catalog (or you can go HERE to view them online) – WOW! There are so many incredible choices and honestly, it’s hard to chose! :)The wraps come on a a plastic sheet in a variety of sizes and you there are 18 wraps. You’ll get 2-3 uses out of each sheet – even more if you’re only using the wraps as an accent color to go along with polished nails…

I love the collegiate styles – perfect for the fall session! There’s even a line for little girls – get some to match your back to school outfit!

As far as durability, they say the wraps can last up to 14 days. My daughter has just gone through 2 days of volleyball camp and they still look great.

If you are interested in checking out Jennifer’s Jamberry site, you can click here. She does online and catalog parties where you can earn free wraps when your friends order. If you’re interested in being an independent consultant, she can help get you on your way!

We’d love to give 2 MyDFWMommy readers each a Jamberry Wrap sheet of their choice as well as a file, buffer, cuticle stick, orange stick and alcohol pads. To enter, head here, look around, and tell us your favorite design in a comment below. We’ll announce 2 winners on Friday, 8/1.


GIVEAWAY: Zoës Kitchen #ShareGoodness ($100 Value)

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 10:15 am
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Dallas-based Zoës Kitchen believes that goodness is meant to be shared. In that spirit, Zoës is hosting the Summer of Goodness initiative, which inspires people to do good and then share their good deeds through #sharegoodness.

When I hear stories about random acts of kindness, it makes my heart swell (to be honest, I usually cry!). An act of kindness doesn’t even require money…sure, you can pick up the tab for someone’s coffee, but simple things such as holding the door open for someone, making a donation of gently used books and magazine to a nursing home, mowing a neighbor’s yard, or offering to babysit for a friend/neighbor are just as powerful.

We’d love to see our MyDFWMommy readers take part in the Zoës Summer of Goodness and share with us your act of kindness – let’s help inspire one another! We’ll give one reader a Summer of Goodness Prize Pack which includes an All You magazine yearly subscription, a coupon book, and a Target $25 gift card, plus a  Zoës Kitchen gift card and other goodies ($100 total value!)

To enter, leave us a comment below and share an act of kindess you performed. Earn earn extra entries for using the hashtag #sharegoodness on social media platforms whether it’s a Facebook post, Tweet or Instagram tag. Just come back and leave us the link!

We’ll announce a winner on Friday, 8/1!

Remember…no act of kindness, no matter how small is wasted!

GIVEAWAY: (2) $50 Shell Gift Cards From Fuel Rewards Network + Earn Up to $0.25 Off a Gallon Each Month ~ Sign Up Now!

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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Have your heard of the free Fuel Rewards Network or FRN program, at Shell Gas Stations? This free program allows you to earn rewards on everyday purchases, like shopping online and dining out, that and can be redeemed for significant savings at participating Shell stations nationwide. With the Fuel Rewards Network, members can get $0.25 off per gallon as a limited time offer to all new members on their second fill up!

To date, Fuel Reward Network members have saved more than $100 million through the program! Check out their You Tube video to learn more!

You can get your FREE Fuel Rewards Network Card at any participating Shell station and activate it online at today. You can also request a Fuel Rewards Network Card to be mailed to you online during sign up for the Fuel Rewards Network program at

One of the unique things about the FRN program is that you can save as much as one, two, three dollars per gallon or more on your next fuel purchase at Shell. You can combine multiple rewards offers for potentially huge savings at the pump, which can be redeemed on all three grades of gasoline.

Here are a few ways to earn rewards through the program:
* Shop Online: Earn significant rewards on fuel by making purchases at nearly 700 brand name online merchants through the Online Mall.
* Dine Out: Eat out at more than 10,000 participating restaurant locations nationally and earn fuel savings with your meal.

We’d love to give 2 of our MyDFWMommy readers each a $50 gift card to spend at a participating Fuel Rewards Network location! To enter, leave us a comment below and tell us what you like best about the FRN – we’ll announce the winners on Monday, 8/4!

GIVEAWAY: Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge + $10 Walmart Gift Card #spon

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 11:45 am
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Summer the time when we start thinking about getting in top-top shape for the pool! One way to help you in your healthy eating goals is to replace your usual unhealthy snacks with Balance Bars.

Right now you can join the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up challenge! This is a 40 Day Challenge complete with 30-minute workouts, healthy eating tips and more.

The folks at Balance Bar sent me a gift card to purchase some of the 20 varieties of bars at Walmart. I found flavors like Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Crunch, and more.

Each bar is perfectly balanced (Get it? Balance Bars…) with 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30% dietary fat which helps fill you up and gives you energy! I became OBSESSED with the Dark Chocolate Crunch – delicious, with no weird aftertaste or consistency. I’m having a hard time not eating 10 at a time – that wouldn’t be too balanced, would it? ;)

Right now, Balance Bar is in full swing with their Summer Shape Up Challenge – a 40 day challenge where they’ll be helping us learn to eat healthier & move more while enjoying our Summer.  You’ll find 30-minute workouts from NASM Certified Personal Trainer Holly Del Rosso, healthy eating tips, and lots of giveaways on their various social media networks:


Make sure you follow them so you can keep up to date on all the goings on in the #BalanceShapeUp campaign!

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a $10 Walmart gift card and a variety pack of Balance Bars. To enter, just leave a comment below and tell us which Balance Bar you’d like to try! We’ll announce a winner on Friday, 8/1.

I received a Walmart gift card as part of a sponsored collaboration with Balance Bar and Walmart.

GIVEAWAY: Family 4-Pack of Tickets to The Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show at Irving Arts Center on Saturday 8/2

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 11:25 am
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The Gustafer Yellowgold Show is coming to the Irving Arts Center on Saturday, 8/2 at 11am!

This show is perfect for any age and parents will have as much fun as the kids! (We watched some of his videos and I can’t get his catchy tunes out of my head!) :)

Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased HERE. Box Office Phone: (972) 252-2787 (ARTS) Hours: Noon to 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday

More info about the concert:

Part concert, part animated movie and 100 percent fun, The New York Times describes Gustafer Yellowgold as, “Dr. Seuss meets Yellow Submarine!” The brain child of singer/songwriter/illustrator Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold is a creature who hails from the sun. During the concert, the story of Gustafer and his friends comes to life on a giant screen while Morgan and his band play lush harmonies and sing-along-worthy tunes. This concert is perfect family fun.

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a family 4-pack of tickets to attend the show on 8/2! To enter, tell us you favorite Gustafer Yellowgold song or video in a comment below (check them out HERE). We’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, 7/29


GIVEAWAY: $75 to Spend at Tessa Treasures

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 10:10 am
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Tessa’s Treasures is a locally owned purveyor of fun seasonal decor and gifts. The store was born out of a love for decorating and collegiate loyalty. Products range from fun jewelry and accessories for football season to seasonal decor for all upcoming holidays. New products are being added daily, so inventory is always changing. Check the website or Facebook for current sales, and good deals can always be found in the CLEARANCE section.

My Dallas Mommy readers can save 20% using code MYDALLASMOMMY.

Plus, we’d like to give one My Dallas Mommy reader $75 (and free shipping) to spend at Tessa’s Treasures! To enter, head over HERE, check out the website, and leave a comment below and tell us your favorite item!

We’ll announce a winner on Friday, 7/25.

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Lego KidsFest in Dallas ~ Dallas County Convention Center 8/29-8/31

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 11:20 am
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Limited OFFER! Everyone pays kids prices! For a limited time, My Dallas Mommy fans can save $2 off each adult ticket purchased before August 8. These events have been selling out in past cities! Head HERE to get tickets.

Dallas Convention Center, August 29 – 31, 2014 LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

We actually drove to Austin a few years ago to attend the LEGO KidsFest and my family had a blast!

Here are some of the activities you’ll find at LEGO KidsFest:

* LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
* LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
* Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
* LEGO Chima: choose a tribe and test battling skills with the whole family
* LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
* Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
* LEGO DUPLO: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
* LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
* Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
* Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
* LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
* LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
* LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
* LEGO City: using the imagination to create buildings and vehicles to the urban diorama

We’d love to give one of our My Dallas Mommy reader 2 tickets to the opening night session on Friday, August 29, 2014 (4-8:30pm).  Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed. Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Monday, August 4 and announced on August 5th.

Head over HERE to enter!



GIVEAWAY: Honeywell QuietSet Oscillating Table Fan + Review

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 3:30 pm
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Is this summer heat getting to you? Sit back and relax thanks to the innovative Honeywell QuietSet Oscillating Table Fan HT-350B. The newest addition to Honeywell’s innovative QuietSet collection, the Honeywell QuietSet Table Fan provides powerful, quiet, precise cooling exactly as you choose.

It features 4 levels of operation and easy touch controls- Sleep, White Noise, Refresh and Power Cool.  Plus, you’ll love Honeywell’s revolutionary new QuietSet technology that makes this model truly different from traditional table top fans. The modern design is also compact and at just 13 inches tall, you’ll never have to worry about it taking up too much space!

Find out more about the Honeywell QuietSet Table Fan (Retail $39.99) from HoneywellTarget or Amazon. Be sure to visit and they also have great tips and information on Facebook and Twitter.

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And through the end of the month, Honeywell is running a #FanYourself Photo Contest on Facebook and Twitter! Just submit your best wind-blown selfies by July 31st and you could win a $500 Target gift card and a new Honeywell fan!

Lastly, thanks to the generosity of Honeywell, one lucky person will win a Honeywell QuietSet Table Fan! To enter, tell us why you need one of these to make your summer even cooler!  We’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, 7/22.

GIVEAWAY: CVS/Pharmacy ~ New Healthy Gold Emblem Abound Snacks, $1 Off Coupon & Fit Choices Initiative

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 9:30 am
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Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 10.49.17 AMFinding healthy snacks that TASTE good and that my kids will eat has proven to be a challenge for me.  I stock my pantry with them and they just sit…until I found these!

CVS has launched a new in-store tagging initiative called “Fit Choices” and a new line of healthier snacks.  Gold Emblem Abound snacks are free from all artificial flavors and preservatives. Products range from trail mixes and granola bars to popcorn, fruit snacks and rice crisps!

Our families favorite are the Sea Salt Rice Crisps, Sunshine Edamame Blend, Probiotic Trail Mix and the Heavenly Light Popcorn!  It takes care of our salt and chocolate cravings and we feel GOOD about eating the snacks!  You can also go here to get a $1 off coupon so you can try these snacks for yourself!

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Make sure and check out CVS/pharmacy’s Fit Choices initiative which will include aisle blade signs and shelf tags in the edibles department outlining four categories: “Heart Healthy,” “Sugar Free,” “Gluten Free,” and “Organic”.

The new store-design enhancements will aid customers in the decision making process and highlight the ease of making healthy food choices at the drugstore.

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 10.44.16 AMOne lucky reader will get all of these products to try just by leaving a comment below about what you think of the “Fit Choices” initiative!

Good luck!  A winner will be chosen on 7/18!


GIVEAWAY: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Discount Tickets + All Access Pre-Show

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 10:10 am
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circusWant to take the kids to the circus?  Here are some deals to help you save!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey come to town Thursday, July 31 – Sunday August 10. All shows include an all-access preshow that is free with the purchase of a ticket.

Tickets in the 100 level: $24

Tickets in the 200 level: $17.60

Tickets in the 300 level: $12


All shows include an all-access pre-show that is free with the purchase of a ticket.

Go through this link to order online!  You can have them mailed or waiting at Will Call!

More information:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Celebrate the tradition TODAY and experience its modern flare of twists and turns where excitement and suspense are so intense you will be tempted to cover your eyes. Witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!

One lucky winner will receive free tickets to the circus as well (4 tickets to the Saturday, August 2 11:30 am show).  Just leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen on July 14th!

GIVEAWAY: Plexus Accelerator + Free 30 Day Supply to 3 Readers

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 10:15 am
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plex1Are you trying to lose weight?  If so, you might want to take advantage of this giveaway and learn more about Plexus Slim and Accelerator!

It isn’t a secret that being overweight has become a world-wide epidemic. In addition to normal concerns of clothes not fitting, lack of energy, and low self-esteem, being over-weight can lead todramatic increases in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, arthritis, and depression.


Here is a healthy solution to help you lose weight. The synergistic effect of Plexus Slim and Accelerator taken together can help you lose more weight faster than you ever thought possible. Experience quick results and keep the weight off. People around the country are experiencing amazing results, and you can too!


Three lucky readers will win a 30 day supply of Plexus Accelerator+ ($40 value) shipped to your door. To enter, browse the site and let us know what product interested you the most in our comments section! We’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, 7/15!

GIVEAWAY: $100 Walgreens Gift Card + Suave Get #DateNightHair Every Day!

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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Get your date night on with Suave Professionals! Watch The Bachelorette Mondays at 8|7c on ABC to see tips on how to get the date night hair you desire from Suave. From naturally-infused moisture, to cleansed and conditioned hair, Suave Professional products work just as well as top salon brands. So head into Walgreens and look ready for that special night, every day.

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a $100 Walgreens gift card to help get your hair Suave “Date Night” ready! To enter, leave us a comment below and tell us your favorite Suave product.

We’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, 7/8.

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GIVEAWAY: Two (2) $25 Gift Certificates to Humperdinks + NEW Backyard BBQ Menu

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 11:45 am
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Humperdinks, established right here in Dallas 38 years ago, has recently partnered with Medical City Children’s Hospital to offer a new Kid Fit Menu! These kids meals include a beverage, apple appetizer, entrée, side and dessert for only $4.99. Plus, at the Addison Humperdinks only, Kids eat for $1 from their Kids Menu w/Purchase of an Adult Meal!

Kids are ALWAYS welcome at Humperdinks! Books & games are available at the host stand for families. Plus, upon request, all kids’ meal can be cut into small bites or in half!

Step stools are located in the bathrooms for little ones to wash their hands and baby changing stations are in both men’s & ladies rooms.

Humperdinks is also a great place to hold a fundraiser for all groups, sports team, schools, churches, boy & girl scouts, boy & girls clubs!

My kids love going to Humperdinks! We love to sit on the patio outside at the Addison location (especially on Saturdays and Sundays – not only do we watch the games on the large TV’s, I personally love the brunch menu items!)

Several times, we’ve gone the Texas Ranger games, eaten first at the Arlington Humperdinks, left our car at the restaurant and caught a shuttle straight to the front gate of the ballpark for just $10 a carload (4 ppl). It’s super convenient!

Humperdinks is now featuring their Backyard BBQ Menu, featuring “Fall Off The Bone” BBQ Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Beef Brisket Platter & Sandwich, Smoke BBQ Sausage Platter & Sandwich, Pull Pork Tacos, Pork Stack Sandwich, Texas BBQ Feast, Roasted Jalapeño Bacon Burger & BBQ Jucy Lucy Burger!

Did you know?
* Over 90% of their menu is made from scratch home style cooking, using locally sourced Texas produce & fruits (Hardies), fresh breads & buns (La Spiga & Texas Twist Bakeries – Addison, TX), Blue Bell Ice Cream, Goldin Pickles (Dallas, TX), Luna Tortilla (Dallas, TX), Fresh Pasta Delight (Dallas, TX), Kuby Sausage House (Highland Park)

* They welcome large parties of any size (walk-in or reservations), have private & semi-private banquet rooms & we cater offsite…perfect for after sport meets, games, school & church events.

* Humperdinks offers a 3-Course Prix Fixe Mimosa Brunch Special $19.99 Every Weekend, includes Coffee & Juice or Mimosa, Fresh Seasonal Fruit & House-made Cinnamon Roll, Entrée w/home-style potatoes, Dessert Choice, (2) Ice Cream Cupcakes, (2) Mousse Treats or Personal Bread Pudding.

* Humperdinks offers a Lighter Entrée menu for adults – entrées under 550 calories, low carb entrées & gluten free, even offer organic gluten free hamburger bun (Local Oven Carrolton, TX)

* 120’ Projection TV’s & over 40 HD TV’s at every location

* Covered Patios at our Addison, NW Hwy & Arlington location

* Arlington location is walking distance from Six Flags (right across the street), 1 mile from the Ball Park & 1.5 from AT&T Stadium. They have free parking and a shuttle to all AT&T Stadium events ($10.00 per person round trip) & most of Texas Ranger games ($10.00 carload up to 4 ppl).

* Join the MVP club and get a free meal and another on yur birthday and anniversary of signing up in the club!

We’d love to give 2 of our MyDFWMommy readers a $25 gift card to enjoy Humperdinks delicious food! To enter, tell us why you’d love to visit Humperdinks! We’ll announce a winner on Friday, 7/25.

GIVEAWAY: Family 4-Pack to SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine ~ Meet the Octonauts July 5th-July 20th

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 10:30 am
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The Octonauts are coming to SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine beginning Saturday, 7/5 through Sunday, 7/20!

SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine visitors are invited to dive into action with the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV show. Embark on an exciting mission with special activities and fun-filled events, plus the chance to meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii. Activities include:
– crew meet and greets – Daily from 11:30am to 2:00pm
– scavenger hunt
– storytelling – Daily at 11:30am and 1:30am
– coloring activities

Plus, if you’re an annual pass holder, you’re invited to an exclusive Breakfast Pajama Party to meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii Wednesday, July 9th from 9am to 11am!

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a family 4-pack to see the Octonauts at Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine! To enter, tell us your favorite sea creature. We’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, 7/8.


GIVEAWAY: Family 4-Pack Tickets to The DFW Summer Boat Expo ~ July 11th-13th and July 18-July 21st

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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Congrats to our winner, Molly M.!

The DFW Summer Boat Expo is just around the corner! It is the largest boating event in North Texas and features more than 450 boat and watercraft models from over 20 North Texas boat dealers. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the Dealer’s incentives on 2014 models to make room for 2015 models!

When: July 11-13 & July 18-20, 2014

Friday, July 11, 3-9 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m- 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 3-9 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m- 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Dallas Market Hall 2200 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207

Cost & Ticket Information: $12 Adults $6 Children (free 5 and under)  – Tickets for the show are only available at the door – Parking is free of charge

Participating North Texas Boat Dealers include: Buxton Marine, Carey and Sons Marine, Eagle Marine, Fish and Ski Marine, Freedom Powersports, Fun and Sun Sports Center, Jerry Whittle Boats, Legend Marine Group, Marine Max, Midsouth Marine Group, North Texas Marine, Phil Dill Boats, Plano Marine, Slalom Shop Boats & Yachts, Texas Mastercraft, Uncle Gus’ Boat Sales, Water Ski America.

For more information, visit their Facebook page or on Twitter @dfwboatexpo.

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a family 4 pack of tickets – 2 adult and 2 child tickets to The DFW Boat Expo! To enter, just leave us a comment below and tell us your favorite place to go boating! We’ll announce a winner on Thursday, 7/10.


HURRY! 100 Free RaceTrac Sodapalooza Cups ~ 3 Locations Today! #SodapaloozaFreeFill Now Through 7/31

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 5:50 am
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RaceTrac’s Sodapalooza FreeFill is happening now through July 31st.   Guests purchase a Sodapalooza FreeFill mug for $7.99 and receive FREE fountain and frozen beverage refills all summer through 7/31! Even better, mugs also include $9 worth of coupons for coffee and food items.

AND OVER THE NEXT FEW hours OR until supplies last, RaceTrac is giving away 100 cups at three DFW area locations, listed below for WFAA viewers.  Show the deal on our my mobile app (for IOS) or this post to get your freebie!

Here are the locations, but you better hurry!

· 5151 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209

· 5151 N. Tarrant Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76244

· 4740 Main St., Frisco, TX 75034

Even if you don’t make it in time, remember, it’s a great deal throughout July and the $7.99 cups have over $9 in coupons!

RaceTrac’s fountain and frozen beverage selection varies by store, with most stores having more than 30 fountain drinks, including Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi products, and eight frozen beverages, with Coke, Fanta and Dr. Pepper flavor options.
You can mix and match their favorite flavors and customize their drinks however you’d like! ~ Great New Online Shopping Site + $100 Giveaway

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 9:15 am
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If you’re looking for a unique online shopping experience, you’ll want to check out! It was created by Francesca Helina (former fashion marketing executive from Twitter), and the platform considers what you have existing in your closet and suggests styles for you to build on to shop for a new look.

Are you bohemian, ladylike, preppy, sporty?

As you can see here (being the absolute dork I am and model I AM NOT) :), I’ve got the sporty look going.  The tank top and sunglasses are from LiveTheLook.  (p.s. if you note ANYTHING strange in the picture, that is my partner, gheez she is ORNERY!)


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Most everyone has a black t-shirt, right?  What I love is LiveTheLook shows us how to dress it up and down with accessories and different clothing.  It takes  the headache away of “what am I wearing today”!

Right now you can get 20% off and FREE SHIPPING on your first order! Just use promo code: MAKEOVER.  Also customer service was fantastic to work with.  I had a little snafu in the checkout (it was TOTALLY my fault).  One quick email and I was back in action.  I wish all stores worked with such attention and commitment to the customer.

Plus two of our lucky readers has a chance to win a $100 credit + free Shipping to do some shopping on their own! Please leave a comment below about what style you like the LiveTheLook. A winner will be chosen on 7/2!

Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 8.52.00 AMLiveTheLook gave me some money to do some shopping!  I got this tank that I absolutely adore and get tons of compliments on!  I also got sunglasses and the toro tee!  Love the quality and the feel.

Thanks LiveTheLook!

GIVEAWAY: 1 Month Supply of Huggies Little Movers ~ Check Out NikkiFitness Class Monday 6/23 at My Gym in Frisco!

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:00 am
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Huggies Little Movers is helping parents celebrate their baby’s moving moments by taking over My Gym in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex. Attendees will be the first to try out and see the NEW! Huggies Little Movers with exclusive movements and activities created by Nikki Glor, celebrity fitness instructor and mom. All activities are designed to celebrate baby’s moving moments and get parents moving, too!

· Who: Huggies Little Movers and Celebrity Trainer, Nikki Glor

· What: Celebrate your little one’s moving moments by attending the event and by visiting and uploading a photo or video of your baby’s best moves

Every entry will receive a Huggies coupon for $2.00 and get the chance to be featured on the Huggies Facebook page!

· Where: Frisco My Gym located at 5454 Main Street #120

· When: Monday, June 23rd
10-10:50am | 11-11:50am | 12-12:50pm | 1-1:50pm

· Why: See New! Huggies Little Movers in action and create a moving moment of your very own

Head over HERE for more information!

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a one month supply of Huggies Little Movers diapers! To enter, tell us you little ones “favorite move”! We’ll announce a winner on Monday, 6/23.

GIVEAWAY: $10 Gift Card to Paciugo Gelato Caffè – 5 Winners!

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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Paciugo Gelato Caffè has announced three delicious Smoothie creations, perfect for summertime. Mango Passion Fruit, Strawberry Banana and Wildberries, will be featured through Sunday, July 13th! Paciugo, the Dallas-based specialty brand best known for its authentic Italian gelato, is giving latte lovers a more flavorful choice with an ingredient only it can create.

The secret to Paciugo Smoothies is in their real fruit sorbet, which is handcrafted daily at every shop, using fresh fruits of the highest quality, from around the world. These unique frozen beverages are traditional Smoothies, blended with delicious sorbet and real fruit.

Paciugo Gelato Caffè offers 32- 40 gelato and sorbet flavors, made fresh daily at all gelato caffès, handcrafted every morning at each neighborhood location. Paciugo menu also includes all-natural 100 percent Arabica coffee and espresso-based drinks, as well as gelato-based specialty desserts.

Paciugo gelato is made with whole milk versus cream, resulting in a flavorful frozen treasure with up to 70% less fat and fewer calories than ice cream. In addition to milk-based gelato, Paciugo offers water-based, fat-free sorbets, soy-based gelato and No Sugar Added versions of gelato. Paciugo gelato and sorbets are smoother in texture than ice cream and are prepared in small batches for optimum taste.

For more information, visit or follow Paciugo on Facebook or Twitter.

We’d love to give 5 of our MyDFWMommy readers at $10 Paciugo gift card! To enter, just leave a comment telling us what your favorite flavors or flavor combinations are! For any an extra entry, head over and follow Paciugo on Facebook! We’ll announce the 5 winners on Friday, June 27th.

GIVEAWAY: $100 Gift Card + Father’s Day Gift Ideas at Daired Salon & Spa Pangéa

Posted by Laura Thornquist on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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Here are some last minute Father’s Day gift ideas from Daireds Salon & Spa Pangéa, including indulgent products and relaxing services that cater specifically to men.

Daireds is featuring three relaxing services for the dads who do it all, including:

• The Gentlemen’s Manicure  — Shaping and grooming for his nails, including: a relaxing massage, warm paraffin bath and buffing.

• The Gentlemen’s Pedicure  — Grooming for feet and nails, including a foot soak, as well as a foot and calf massage.

• Men’s Sport Massage — Focused on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue, this massage is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas. Similar to the technique of a classic Swedish massage, the therapist applies deeper pressure concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

Any dad would also enjoy a range of shampoos and styling products for men from luxury lines, such as Aveda, Oribe and Bumble and bumble!

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a $100 Daireds Gift Card to experience one these services or prodcuts! To enter, tell us which one the man in your life would love to receive. We’ll announce a winner on Saturday, 6/14.