{DFW Mom} Massage Envy Hosts Healing Hands for Arthritis

Last night, I had a rare indulgence…Something that I only get the chance to do every once in a while…

No, I didn’t get a massage. (I wish!) I got to take a shower!

Gosh, my standards have really lowered since I had a baby.

But for those of you who can actually get out of the house and away from the poopy diapers, Massage Envy DFW has an awesome opportunity for you!

They are joining forces with the Arthritis Foundation to host Healing Hands for Arthritis,
a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis.

On Wednesday, September 19, Massage Envy DFW clinics will donate $10 from every one-hour massage session or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Last year, this event raised almost $500,000 for the Arthritis Foundation!

One-hour massage sessions cost $49, and one-hour facials cost $59.

To make an appointment for the Healing Hands for Arthritis event, contact one of the 28 Dallas-Fort Worth Massage Envy locations at 214-556-2475. Reservations are being accepted on a first‐come,
first‐served basis.

Do you think they’d have an issue if I brought a screaming baby with two sharp teeth with me?

Yeah, I should probably just stay home.

When was the last time you had a massage?


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Massage Envy DFW and I am receiving compensation. All opinions are my own and information was provided by Massage Envy DFW. You can like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Dallas Heart Walk with Jenny Craig

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On Saturday, I headed to Downtown Dallas to participate in the Dallas Heart Walk 2012, courtesy of Jenny Craig.

Actress-comedian Nicole Sullivan joined Team Jenny for the walk, and I was so excited to meet her! She signed up for Jenny Craig following the birth of her second son, and reached her goal of losing 35 pounds. Today, she said she’s happier and healthier than ever and loves having the energy to chase after her two young boys.

In support of the American Heart Association, Jenny Craig launched a program to educate the public regarding the significant health risks associated with weight-related diseases, including heart disease and stroke. Through marketing campaigns, PSAs, community programs, education and online activations, Jenny Craig is encouraging the public to eat better, move more and live a healthier life.

Most people don’t realize that weight impacts their heart health. Maintaining a healthy weight can positively impact risk factors including blood pressure and cholesterol management, blood sugar levels and BMI, we were told by the experts at Jenny.

I was ready to get started doing just that by participating in this walk!

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I was so excited to meet and chat with Heather from Dallas Single Mom!

I was a little anxious about the walk. I’ll freely admit that I don’t exercise as much as I should (hopefully, that will chance soon!). But I hardly even realized that we were walking. I had a great time chatting with Nicole and Heather and the other ladies on Team Jenny.

We walked around and over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which has such a great view. I hadn’t found an excuse to head out there, but I’m glad I was able to!

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Jenny is hosting the Weekend of Weight Loss from Sept. 13-16. During that time, you can visit a participating Jenny Craig Centre and receive 50% off any Jenny Craig weight loss program. Jenny will donate $5 for every program sold during the Weekend of Weight Loss to the American Heart Association’s “My Heart. My Life.” campaign.

**Save 50% off any Jenny Craig program during the Weekend of Weight Loss. Plus the cost of food. Offer valid 9/13-9/16/12 only. Valid at participating Jenny Craig centres and Jenny Craig at Home only. Plus shipping charges, if applicable. No cash value.

I had an amazing time meeting these inspiring women and hearing their weight loss stories! I only hope that mine can be just as good. And maybe, with Jenny Craig, it can be!


Disclaimer: My participation in the Dallas Heart Walk was sponsored by Jenny Craig. I received swag and a free month membership to Jenny Craig for my participation. All opinions are my own and information was supplied by Jenny Craig.

Mommy’s Little Monster

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On our recent trip to Canada, Andrew decided it was time to get in his two bottom teeth.

Yes, you read that right. My son grew TWO teeth while we were in a foreign country.

Since then, he has decided that his new favorite way to play is EATING Mommy’s legs. I like to call him my Little Monster.

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I’m linking up this post with Growing Up Geeky and Chaos & Love for Toddle Along Tuesday!

Click over to see what unconventional toys other babies are playing with.

Thanks for looking!

Fashion’s Night Out 2012 with Galleria Dallas

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Last week, I had the chance to attend Fashion’s Night Out at Galleria Dallas. It was my first FNO event, and I was really excited to go!

The wonderful ladies from Galleria Dallas hosted a pre-party event at Toni & Guy, so we could all have our hair and makeup done for the show. I had a blast and the stylists at Toni & Guy were marvelous.

But the BEST part of the evening was, of course, the FASHION!

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I even ran into the lovely Autumn, which totally made my night!

Did you know that Galleria Dallas boasts the LONGEST runway in the country for Fashion’s Night Out? It’s 1/4 mile long and stretches the entire length of the mall!

I had so much fun and I LOVED seeing the Fall Fashion trends on the runway! My favorites? BIG hair, SKINNY pants and CROPPED blazers!

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Top: LOFT, Maxi Skirt: Target, Shoes: Old (Similar), Bracelet: Stella and Dot, Watch: Michael Kors

Is it fall yet?

Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this event by Galleria Dallas. I received complimentary services at Toni & Guy and free products and swag. All opinions are my own. 

Low Tide and a Trip to Stanley Park in Vancouver

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On our last day in Canada, The Nerd and I took Andrew down to the beach during Low Tide. It was a bit too early in the morning for Andrew’s taste, and a tad bit cold, but I had fun taking photos!

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Later that day, we visited Stanley Park in Vancouver. The Vancouver skyline is so neat, with all the glass buildings right on the water’s edge.

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We had such a great time on our trip. Thanks for sharing the journey with us.

Have you ever visited Vancouver? What was your favorite part?


A Family Affair

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Before we headed to The Nerd’s cousin’s wedding, we decided to take some family photos while we were all dressed up.

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Andrew and his Grandpa had an agreement that Andrew would get Grandpa’s tie all drooly so that he could take it off. Andrew happily obliged.

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The wedding was beautiful and we had a marvelous time. Andrew was the hit of the party (besides the beautiful bride, of course) and he tried to steal the show during the speeches at the reception. I’m sure the Bride and Groom didn’t appreciate all the loud baby babble, but we sure thought it was funny.

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The day after the wedding, the family had a barbecue for the bride and groom. It was a beautiful day. Andrew was mesmerized by the beautiful flowers and the green grass. He loved feeling it against his feet — we don’t have grass like that in Texas.

Once again, Andrew was the hit of the party. He met so many people and won them over instantly. I don’t think he cried even once when someone new held him. I know he is missing all of his Canadian friends and family being stuck and home now with just Mommy.

Last Canadian post tomorrow — our trip to Stanley Park and a visit to the beach at Low Tide! Thanks for looking!


A Sunny Stroll and Breathtaking Sunset in White Rock, BC

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One of my favorite things about White Rock was the cute little beach houses built up along the hill overlooking the ocean. We decided to strike out one day and walk along the fun shops and waterfront to get a closer look.

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The place where we stayed — the Ocean Promenade Hotel — was so adorable. We had a balcony with a view of the ocean. It was so fun to sit outside and chat and not roast!

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Top: LOFT, Pants: LOFT, Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Coach

I tried to dress casually and comfortably for this trip. I had to get a photo of Andrew and Mommy in our matching Sperry’s!

That evening, I asked The Nerd if we could walk down to the Pier at sunset.

The view of the city lights reflecting on the water was breathtaking. Ducks floated on the water and the moon came out as the sun went down.

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It was truly the perfect night. Can I go back? No? Well, alright then.


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