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    Our Secret to Marriage after Baby – The Woodlands Resort

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    Let me first say our marriage is far from perfect. Everyday we learn something new about each other, we face new obstacles, and like any marriage there is no secret it takes a lot of hard work to keep it going. And since we’ve had Jayden, it definitely has changed everything. (Read How Our Marriage Survived the First Year as Parents.)  As parents we find things that work for our family and find creative ways to keep the fire alive. One of our secrets, is enjoying weekends away like the staycation we recently had at the Woodlands Resort. There is nothing more amazing than getting to stay out all night, sleep in all day, and literally do nothing but eat and play all day. It is truly glorious. Check out our video and a recap of our stay below! Continue reading

    Family, Travel

    7 Things to Do at the Bluebonnet Festival + Giveaway

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    This past weekend my family and I went to attend the annual Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas. Last time I went was seven years ago before I had Jayden. I don’t think I appreciated it as much or had as much fun as I do now that I have my own kiddo to enjoy the festival with. There is definitely so much to do at the festival, and if you plan to go, you can make  a day of it. Below are 7 things to do at the Bluebonnet Festival. Plus another giveaway!

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    Fashion, Travel

    The Most Instagram-Worthy Brunch Spots in Houston

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    Hey guys,

    Hope you had a great weekend! So if you follow me on my Instagram and Snapchat, then you know how much I love to brunch. Every weekend my interns and I pick a new place in Houston to meet and have brunch. I love getting together with these amazing women where we can talk about our passion for blogging and ways to grow our business. After our meeting we always take pictures, so we love going to places with a great setting for blog photos. So I compiled my list of the most Instagram-worthy brunch spots in Houston, perfect for meeting up with friends and having a photo opportunity after. And who doesn’t love brunch? It’s the best of breakfast and lunch!

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    Travel Diaries: Dreams Playa De Mujeres Resort

    Thank you Dreams Playa De Mujeres Resort  for our complimentary stay.  As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog.

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    Last month I had the privilege to stay at the brand new all-inclusive Dreams Playa De Mujeres Resort. I was there for a girl’s weekend and our stay was absolutely amazing. The staff went out of their way to make our girls weekend extra special so I though I would share my travel diaries with you! It was a wonderful relaxing getaway for this mama, and for my first experience in Mexico, I couldn’t have imagined anything more beautiful. Next time when I come back I will be definitely be taking my hubby and little man with me. The Dreams Playa De Mujeres Resort is not only a great place for a girls trip, but the perfect resort for families. With their own Explorer’s Club for kids, kid’s pool park, and spa packages for moms, it truly is a dream come true. Check out my travel diaries and my Youtube video below! Continue reading

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    Arriving with Amstar

    Thank you Amstar for partnering up with this post.  As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog.

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    Hey guys, I am finally recapping my wonderful trip at the Dreams Resort in Playa De Mujeres. I will be breaking it down in several post because there is just so much I want to share with you of my trip. First let’s talk about my first day and my arrival with Amstar.
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    Fashion, Travel

    Travel Fashion for Under $100

    Travel Fashion for Under $100 by Houston fashion blogger Dawn P. Darnell

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    TGIF everyone! I hope you are having a great week. I cannot wait to finally spill the beans on this amazing collaboration I am doing this weekend, plus a special travel fashion for under $100 feature.  Last year one of my dear friend decided to do a girl’s trip in Mexico. Having some experience with working with hotels in this country (view previous travel collaborations here) I thought I would give this international resort a shot. I was over the moon when they decided they wanted to work with me! So want to know where I am staying?
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    Family, Travel

    Top 7 Things to Do at Magnolia Market in the Fall

    Top 7 Things to Do at Magnolia Market

    Last weekend my family and I stopped by Magnolia Market in Waco on our way to Dallas. This was the third time I have been this year and I love it more every time I go.  Check out my previous post here and here, including a video tour! This time we went the weather was cooler, the pumpkins were out, and the Silo bakery was open for business. For any family wanting to visit here are my top 7 things to do when visiting Magnolia Market in the fall. Continue reading