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Life in DFW

My life as a wife and mom in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and all things fun about it!

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A Sunday Well Spent at The Dallas Farmers Market

Debora Manusama

"A Sunday Well Spent, Brings A Week of Content." - ever heard of that quote? I live by it! Here's our well spent Sunday at the Dallas Farmers Market!

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Garlic Knots, $3 Wines, Pizzas - It's Girls Night at Russo's

Debora Manusama

Delicious pizzas made of fresh ingredients, warm garlic knots, creamy tiramisu - I had a great time with my girlfriends at Russo's in Richardson, TX. Read along, leave a comment, and get a chance to win a $25 gift card!

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Corn Maze, Pumpkins, & Hay Rides - It's Hall's Pumpkin Farm!

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

Our visit to Hall's Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze in Grapevine, TX. FREE admission, BBQ, Ice cream - one of the best pumpkin patches in DFW!

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Another Big D Love

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

IMG_8499.JPGI have always loved big cities. From Jakarta, Sydney, to New York, I have been blessed enough to have lived in some of the world's greatest cities. And now, it's big D's turn.

Many people say "there's nothing much you can do in Dallas" or "the public transportation is terrible".

IMG_8500.JPG Well, I think those people have never lived in the "third-world" countries. What's not to be grateful about in this super-power country?

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Photo taken downtown, near Porta di Roma. A restaurant with a good location and an affordable price range ($8.25 for lunch specials). Don't expect a pretty interiors though, you get what you pay for! :)

Where to Take Grandparents for a Summer Playdate in Dallas

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

A museum! At least for a Texan summer playdate that is. Last week the heat was up to 104 degrees F, and it was becoming such a pain to spend time anywhere outdoor. So I decided to take my parents to one of the best museums I've been to so far, Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Loaded with tons of educative information that are showcased in a fun and interactive way, the 4-floor museum is suitable for anyone from babies to grandparents. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

They got this little cafe on level 1 (where the entrance is) with both indoor & outdoor area.

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Facing the cafe, is this little garden with man-made streams flowing around it (kids love to get wet here!) and a leap frog play area. They also got a little outdoor music pavilion where visitors can play their little song.

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Origami hanging garland at the entrance area.

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Get ready to queue and pay $15/person. Thanks to my friend, Ivana, we got to enter for free (she's a member, she pays about 100 dollars per year to get it as often as she wants for free). If you're bringing a baby or a toddler, head straight to the lower level (LL) and play around the awesome Moody Family Children's Museum, where you can find a miniature of the city of Dallas.

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This is where my baby makes friends. Once he's old enough, I get to bring him to the sand pond outside (in front of the stairs on the background of the pic).

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J playing architect with Dad and my brother. He loves stacking blocks and throw them around.

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And another making friends moment :)

If you are into art, you can definitely check out one of our favorites as well, Dallas Museum of Art where the entrance is FREE!! We are soo excited to join its art class for babies and toddlers next month! Details click here.

 

For New Parents who Love Movies in DFW

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

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Going to the cinema for a datenight might not be easy for new parents who got babies needing their full attention at the moment. Watching Netflix at home might be fun, but you still need to go out some times to watch the summer sequels no matter how overrated they are, right? Well, a really good option is to go to a drive-in! You can watch a new movie, while nursing your baby at the back seat and putting him to sleep afterwards. Your baby can cry or have his diaper changed anytime he likes because it's your own car, nobody's gonna get annoyed by your baby's crying! How convenient, right?

After looking for options, we decided to go to Coyote Drive-in last weekend, and we had a blast!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Located at our neighboring city, Fort-Worth, this drive-in has got 3 screens that projects 6 movies each night (2 movies per screen). The first movie screening usually starts at 9 p.m. and the second one at around midnight.

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So you come, pay for the tickets, and park your car in front of the screen, just pick a spot!

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Then you head here to purchase popcorn, refill-able sodas, cotton candies, pizza and even wine. They also got food trucks that sell gigantic turkey legs and snow cones. All topped off with a live music performance and most importantly, clean toilets!

With $8 / adults ticket fee, I think this place is definitely worth going to. We put baby J to sleep in the car seat, and we enjoyed the movie (well not really enjoyed it, Transformers sucks...sorry Michael Bay) screening experience. It's been a year since we went to the movies on a saturday night, so it was good to be able to bring a baby without worrying about him being loud and annoying in a public place.