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8
Dec
2017

IttyBittyFoodies Holiday Gifts 2017

This year our IttyBittyFoodies holiday gifts list is going small and meaningful. Our kids have so much stuff which is why last year Santa regifted their own toys for Christmas in Why I'm Giving My Kids Their Old Toys For Christmas. It didn't go so well with my kids but my parent readers loved it! This year their Christmas wish list is more judicious, with just one or two items. Pinned on the Advent Calendar is a small note saying "Santa, Please be nice". I had to laugh at my 12 year old's note which stated he would like a 1000+ Lego set that he doesn't already own. Our IttyBittyFoodies Holiday Gifts list are curated with a lot of care and thought, featuring small independent businesses, experience gifts that hopefully won't overshadow the true meaning of Christmas.
20
Nov
2017

GIVE THANKS FOR THE BIG & SMALL THINGS IN LIFE

It’s the season to give thanks and this Thanksgiving, I wanted to share the birth story of our youngest son, Googie. Why him and not the older two? Googie was born in early November. It’s not a birth that most parents envisioned. It was so traumatic, I nearly died and he wasn’t alive when they took him out via emergency caesarian. One of the most haunting and distressing experiences for parents after a birth is...
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16
Jan
2017

Plano Getaway

Is it my imagination or has the City of Plano mushroomed with activity in the last few years? We find ourselves driving the thirty minutes out regularly to visit festivals, grab a bite to eat or hang out at my favorite spa. Recently, we partnered with Visit Plano for a staycation to get a glimpse of what else Plano has to offer. We found a New York Loft hotel, wine-country inspired cuisine, artisan stores and Prairie-land trails for hiking. What a treat Plano is for a short getaway!
12
Mar
2015

Good Local Markets kicks off farmers market season

When we lived in California years ago, one of the perks we enjoyed was the abundance of real farmers markets where you can visit and connect with growers and artisans in the area. When we moved to Dallas, White Rock Lake Market (WRLM) was the only one we found where we had the same experience. Now our favorite community farmers market is kicking off the new season under the banner of Good Local Markets and...
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5
Mar
2015

Nutella Hot Chocolate

A record snow day in Dallas! 7 inches fell last night and Dallasites woke up to a beautiful sunny blue skies and a winter wonderland. Our East Coast friends will laugh that our kids were kept home from school but what a novelty to be out and feeling soft powder flakes crunch beneath our Ugg boots. We didn’t have snow gear but armed with a bit of imagination and Sterilite storage lids, The IttyBittyFoodies went...
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