15 Easy Ways to Create Shade for Your Deck or Patio

Find some simple ways — like awnings, canopies, umbrellas, sailcloths — to cover your outdoor living space without spending a lot of money.   Vibrant Modern Patio Bright, turquoise, outdoor art stands out against the light wood patio floors and neutral furniture. An oversized orange umbrella takes the place of a pergola or traditional roof…

Container and Small-Space Gardening

Just because you have a small yard, or no yard, doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden. Find clever ideas for creating gardens in urban or small spaces. Go Tall Cover a wall or create a barrier with a tiered planter.   Raised Garden Raised beds can turn any small space into a verdant, productive…

100+ Kids Summer Activities in DFW

Here’s a list of of Things to do in Dallas – FUN & FREE or really cheap affordable fun in Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex – Great summer activities in Dallas and DFW this summer. Check out our Summer Camps section for a complete list of Kids Summer Camps for 2018. Want to have fun and teach your kids this summer so their brains…

New restaurant brings a taste of home to Oaklawn

“We are living in a time where people are starved for connection and you come in here and you just feel the family energy.” Dallas Oaklawn neighborhood has long been known as one of the best spots for going out and exciting nightlife. While neighbor Kevin Sutton loves the vibrancy he says something has been…

13-year-old swimmer on a mission to prevent drownings

A 13-year-old Fort Worth swimmer is launching a campaign to encourage other kids to learn water safety to prevent drownings.   No matter the weather, the water is where Madison Huertas wants to be. “It’s so relaxing to me, almost calming, because when you’re in the water, you don’t have to think about anything else,”…

4 Easy Ways To Make Your Thrift Store Finds Look High-End

With these tips, no one will be the wiser of your wallet-friendly furniture and decor. Even though shopping for furniture and decor at thrift stores can be a hit-or-miss experience, we’ll always recommend trying. Any seasoned thrifter will tell you that you must shop fairly regularly to get the best stuff, knowing you’ll usually leave empty handed….

Trendspotting: Are Treehouses the New She Sheds?

Looking for a true bird’s-eye view of some of this country’s greatest landscapes? If so, you might want to consider living in a treehouse. But the treehouses that are sweeping the design and architectural community today are a far cry from the ramshackle structures of our childhoods. Some of the nation’s top builders are creating…

Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk

About the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk Get an early start to the weekend by partaking in the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, presented by Plano Magazine! This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and…

Dallas Day Trips

Whether you’re new to Dallas or not, you may not have known about all these interesting & exciting places to go – on a Day Trip! Yes, there really are tons of places you can visit this summer for your Summer Daycation or Kids Summer Staycation. For all you “day trippers” out there, here’s a list of Dallas Day Trips we thought…