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Free Holiday Craft, Card and Recipe GuidesFree Holiday Craft, Card and Recipe Guides Kids bored at home? Get this free e-book loaded with 18 printable and homemade Christmas card ideas. Great for presenting to grandparents and relatives during family get-togethers (who doesn't love...

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Extra 20% Off LivingSocial DealsExtra 20% Off LivingSocial Deals Still haven't finished Christmas shopping? You're in luck - LivingSocial is offering an extra 20 percent off their deals through Dec. 22. Just use the code INSTANT20 at checkout to get your discount. Simply...

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Citywide Chanukah Celebration on SaturdayCitywide Chanukah Celebration on Saturday On Saturday, Dec. 20, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Fort Worth will host a Citywide Chanukah Celebration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. You don't have to be Jewish to attend! Enjoy music from the synagogue's children's...

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Holiday Story Time at Barnes & Noble TonightHoliday Story Time at Barnes & Noble Tonight Tonight, Dec. 19, the Barnes & Noble Hulen Center location is having a Holiday Classics Storytime at 7 p.m. The session will feature holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The...

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Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster'sBreakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster's Still looking for a Breakfast with Santa event? Dave & Buster's is having one on Saturday, Dec. 20 at their Arlington location beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $15 per person and includes a full breakfast...

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Deals to Make Your Weekend

Category : Arlington, beauty, dining, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo lonestarfamilyfarm_zpscd4241da.pngThe weekend’s almost here! Save some cash while you have fun with these deals:

$9 for two tickets to Lone Star Family Farm – half off admission to this pumpkin patch in Stephenville; a hay bale pyramid, hay bale maze, corn and sand pit with toys, mini corn maze and more

$10 for 2 admissions to ICE At The Parks – ice skate for half price in Arlington with this deal; includes skate rental; options available for larger groups

$11 for $20 of frozen yogurt from Yogola – you’ll receive two Groupons, each good for $10, for this self-serve yogurt bar on Hulen St; wide range of toppings allows you to concoct your own creation

$12 for $20 at Mercado Juarez Cafe – save on Mexican cuisine; pick from 3 locations – in FW, Arlington and Dallas

$15 for 4 rounds of mini golf at Rockwood Go Kart Track – save 46 percent on miniature golfing in North Fort Worth; 18-hole course keeps you entertained for a good, long while

$22 for 10 open-play visits at Celebration Party & Event Center- $45 value; younger kids will love this facility with eight playhouses, a bounce house, and space to run and play; located in Keller

$29 for a complete wine lovers’ experience for two at Sunset Winery – relax at this quaint winery in Burleson; includes a VIP tour on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, plus a snack board with pizza, fruit, and dessert for each couple and a photo of your group; pay $55 for a package for 4

$50 for a massage/facial package at Stockyards Spa and Boutique – come to this spot in Fort Worth and get a 30-minute facial and 1-hour customized massage; other packages also available

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Free Shows at UTA Planetarium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo utaplanetariumfree_zpsccf859c5.pngEvery Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for today, Sept. 9, is Back to the Moon for Good.

If you can’t make it on Open House night, you can still get to the planetarium for a discount with this deal from Groupon.

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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20 Percent Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured

Now through Sept. 1, you can get 20 percent off any LivingSocial deal when you use the code LABORDAY20 at checkout. There are lots of great deals available right now, including:

$5 for a custom photo calendar from Printerpix – get an 8×11 calendar customized with your own photos, text and clip art. ($4.95 shipping applies.) Just $4 with discount!

$20 for a Luxury Spa Mystery Bag from My Spa Life – redeem online. Receive 5 surprise spa items in the mail. Free shipping! Just $16 after discount!

$25 for $50 at Cacharel – enjoy half off steak and other fare at this fine dining establishment in Arlington. Can be used during dinner hours. Just $20 with discount!

$27 for 1 month of belly dance classes from Crescent Moon Belly Dance Studio – get 51 percent off a month of beginners’ classes. Just $21.60 with discount!

$35 for a 1-hour custom facial from Stockyards Spa and Boutique – Includes cleansing, toning, manual exfoliation, mask, massage, and eye and moisturizing treatments. Pay $50 for 30-minute facial and 1-hour massage. Just $28 or $40 after discount!

$55 for a sprinkler tune-up from Bryant Lawn & Sprinkler – keep your irrigation system in tip-top shape. Pro will check for line leaks, dry areas, broken sprinkler heads, and clogged nozzles. Just $44 with discount!

$85 for a ticket to UT-UCLA game – takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 at AT&T Stadium. Watch these two football teams duke it out in the AdvoCare Cowboys Showdown with a 400-level ticket. Just $68 with discount!

$114 for a Michael Kors Signature Handbag – redeem online. Choose from 3 different styles. Fantastic fashion statement. Pay just $91.20 with discount!

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$2 Movies at Studio Movie Grill

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo smgsummerrefresher_zps85b117e8.pngFrom July 21-24, Studio Movie Grill is offering movie tickets for $2 to select shows as part of its Summer Refresher Series. These are older movies, but they all have sequels on the way, so this is a great way to prep! Movies for the first Summer Refresher installment include The Hunger Games, Jurassic Park, Magic Mike and Skyfall. Get your tickets for the Arlington location here. There are no booking fees for buying online!

Enjoy SMG Sangrias for just $5 while you watch.

Find your local Studio Movie Grill here.

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40 Percent Off Jamba Juice

Category : Arlington, dining, family, Featured, food

It’s hot out, so this is a nice deal! Stop by Groupon and pick up their discounted deal to Jamba Juice. With this deal, you’ll pay $11.25 for three Groupons, each of which are good for one 12-ounce freshly-squeezed juice. Or, pay $18.75 for five Groupons. Both deals are about a 40 percent discount from the retail price.

If you buy this deal, you’ll have until Sept. 30 to use the Groupons. You can substitute a medium fruit-and-veggie smoothie for the juice, if you like. It’s also not valid with other specials, and you can’t earn Insider Rewards points with a Groupon purchase. See all the details here.

This deal is valid at many Jamba Juice locations, including stores in Fort Worth, Southlake, Watauga, Plano and Dallas.

Other deals available today include:

$12 for $20 in barbecue at Railhead Smokehouse – valid at the Fort Worth location

$12 for 4 admissions to the UT Arlington Planetarium – regularly $24; see an exciting show about the cosmos

$17 for a cut, shampoo and style from Lundquist Hair Design – $35 value; stylist Skyla McGough in Fort Worth will give you the look you want; pay $35 for a deal w/highlights, or $79 for a straightening treatment

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Independence Day Events Around Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

The 4th of July is right around the corner! Celebrate with these fun activities in and near Fort Worth:

July 2
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.

July 3
Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks – enjoy festivities a day ahead of time beginning at 6 p.m. at Community Park. Bring the whole family out for a night of fun with bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, food and an AWESOME fireworks show! Live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Cats Game - game against the San Angelo Colts begins at 6:05 p.m.; followed by fireworks show
Light Up Arlington! – free festival begins at 6 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion. Music, concessions, fireworks.
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.

July 4
Fort Worth’s Fourth – at Panther Island Pavilion. Free admission and kids’ activities. Parking $5-10; no outside coolers allowed.
Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic – in the Stockyards. Music, concessions, and of course, WILLIE! $40 individual admission advance purchase; $60 day of show
Fort Worth Cats Game -  game against the San Angelo Colts begins at 6:05 p.m.; followed by fireworks show
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.
Family 4th Fireworks Show - in North Richland Hills. Free admission. Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. Grounds open at 5; fireworks at 9:30.
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza – in Grapevine. Free admission; 25-minute fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Park in many of the city’s lakeside locations to view. Some lots may charge for parking.
Boomin’ 4th – in Hudson Oaks. Pick up shuttle in the Walmart parking lot. Free admission. Music, face painting, food trucks and fireworks at dark.
Arlington Independence Parade - 9 a.m., various places in Arlington. Find parade route here. Awards ceremony for best floats at 1 p.m. at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front St.
Texas Rangers Fan Sleepover – sleep inside Globe Life Park! The park opens at 5 p.m. July 3; fans can enjoy the Rangers game broadcast on the scoreboard, followed by a fireworks show. $40 adults, $30 kids; $10/$5 if you don’t want to sleep over.
Independence Fest 2014 – in Flower Mound. Events begin at 10 a.m. with a Children’s Parade and kids’ zone, and an evening celebration that includes fireworks. Free.
Red, White & Lewisville – Lewisville’s Independence Day celebration is a fireworks show near Vista Ridge Mall around 9:30 p.m. Free.
Irving Independence Day Celebration - festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a parade and reception at Heritage Park. Evening festival from 6-10 p.m. includes fireworks.
Lone Stars & Stripes - at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Family fun from 3-9 p.m.; fireworks at 10.
Fireworks at NAS Fort Worth JRB – no additional info given. See Lake Worth Centennial site for details.
Hurst Stars & Stripes – free family-friendly celebration from 5-10 p.m. at Hurst Community Park. Live music, activities, fireworks.
4thFEST – in Bedford. Live music, kids’  activities, classic car show, concessions, fireworks. Free; parking and shuttle charges apply.


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Cheap Summer Movies All Over DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

Summer means kids’ movie outings for almost nothing! Here’s where you can find them this summer:

Cinemark: Their Summer Movie Clubhouse shows are just $1 per person, or 50 cents per person when you buy a bundle of 10 movies for $5. Shows and showtimes vary by location. See schedule for their Alliance Town Center location here, the Ridgmar location here and the Hurst location here.

Regal: Movies play on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $1 admission as part of their Summer Movie Express. You’ll find Regal at the UA Fossil Creek Stadium 11 in Fort Worth, and the Regal Burleson Movies Stadium 14.

Harkins Theatres: Their Summer Movie Fun program starts June 9. Tickets are $2 each, or $6 for a season pass (10 movies). There’s one Harkins location in DFW, the Southlake 14; see the schedule here.

City Lights Theatre: Every Tuesday from June 10 to Aug. 19, you can see movies for 50 cents each as part of their Family Film Festival. See a schedule here. The only local City Lights Theatre is in Weatherford/Hudson Oaks.

AMC Theatres: This one isn’t really for kids, but AMC’s Shows for Support starts June 23. These movies are just $3 each and start at 9:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. See a show at the AMC Palace 9, AMC Eastchase 9, at AMC at the Parks at Arlington.

Movie Tavern: Their Breakfast and a Flick series features shows on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Ticket prices vary by location. See all locations here.

Brazos Cinema: There’s just one DFW location, in Mineral Wells, but their Kids Summer Movie Camp has FREE kids’ movies every Wednesday at 10 a.m., from June 18 through Aug. 6. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Premiere Cinemas: Kids’ movies are $1 each with their Summer Kids Fest. Movies start at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, and the first showing is June 18. Only local theatre is in Burleson.

Studio Movie Grill: Movies are $2 each with their Children’s Summer Series. Schedules vary by theater. Find your closest location here to see details. Theaters are in Arlington, Colleyville and Plano.

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Half Off a Fort Worth Cats Game

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

Check out Groupon today – they’ve got a great deal: $7 for a ticket to a Fort Worth Cats game This is a $14 value. The deal is valid for any of their regular-season home games through Aug. 15, except the games on July 3-4.

If you buy this deal, you will have until Aug. 17 to use it. To redeem, simply come to the box office the day of the game and present your voucher. If you want seats together, please buy multiple Groupons in a single transaction. You can buy up to 10 with this deal. Check out the details here and buy yours!

The Cats play at LaGrave Field, located at 301 NE 6th St. in Fort Worth.

Other deals you might like include:

$14 for two tickets to a Fort Worth Cats game – if you’d rather go to the Cats games on July 3 or 4, use this deal from LivingSocial. Pay $28 for four tickets

$5 for a ticket to a Fort Worth Vaqueros soccer game – valid for the May 29 game at LaGrave Field

$12 for $20 in barbecue at Railhead Smokehouse – valid at the Fort Worth location on Montgomery Street

$10 for two admissions + skate rental at ICE at the Parks – in Arlington

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25% Off LivingSocial Deals – Ends Today

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, food, gifts

 photo themeltingpot_zps9b9934d3.pngThrough today, April 22, you can get an extra 25 percent off LivingSocial deals when you use the code BESTMOM at checkout. There is a maximum savings of $25 with this coupon code. Here are some of the deals you can get:

$10 for ice-skating for two at ICE at the Parks – in Arlington; includes skate rental; bigger ticket packages available; pay just $7.50 with discount

$15 for a 2-hour cruise on Lake Lewisville from JT’s Boat Rentals – bring a picnic and enjoy the lake on this group cruise; pay just $11.25 with discount

$20 for a month of classes and gym access at Fit For Life – group fitness, cardio and weight machines and more; locations in Fort Worth and Weatherford; pay just $15 with discount

$20 for a garage door tune-up from Family Christian Doors – $89 value; pay just $15 with discount

$35 for a two-course dinner for two at The Melting Pot – in Arlington; pay just $26.25 after discount

$35 for one 1-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at CAN Clinic – in North Richland Hills; just $26.25 with discount; or pay $74.25 after discount for package of three massages

$65 for an on-location family photo session from Lona Jones Photography – get spring pictures of the family done by a pro; prints included; pay $48.75 with discount

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Texas Food Truckin’ Fest in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo texasfoodtruckin2014_zps5471efe0.pngOn April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin’ Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne’s Flame, The Butcher’s Son, Shortcakes Bus and more. Plus, enjoy live music and kids’ activities.

Admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday. Kids get in for $5 both days. Admission includes parking. You can get an additional $2 off per ticket when you bring in a canned good or other shelf-stable item for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. You can bring any item you want, but it must be sealed and can’t be in a glass container. Items needed include peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, and whole grain crackers.

Globe Life Park (aka the Ballpark in Arlington) is at 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington.

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