Aug 302012

Trader Joe's Opening in Plano

Many have been looking forward to having Trader Joe’s stores open in Texas. The first store opened in Fort Worth in June. The Trader Joe’s website shows that the 2nd Texas store will open in Plano on September 7 — Yay!

We’re all excited and can’t wait to shop there. Although I imagine it will be a mad house, so maybe I’ll wait until the following week and go when the kiddos are in school.

You’re either a Trader Joe’s fan or not. Some people don’t like that the overall selection is not elaborate. Others love the specialty and gourmet items that don’t cost a whole lot relative to Central Markets or Whole Foods. That’s what I like about Trader Joe’s.

My favorites are the Chai Tea Latte mix and the spicy dried mangos – Yum!

The Plano store will be located at Park Boulevard and Preston Road.

Aug 292012

North Texas Giving Day 2012 - DonorBridge

“Get Up and Give!” North Texas Giving Day 2012 is a day when nonprofits with an approved DonorBridge profile are eligible to receive matching funds when donations are made online through DonorBridge.

DonorBridge is run by Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), with the support of The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management. As of 7/1/12, nearly $1,000,000 in matching funds and prizes have been raised!

Donations will be accepted from 7am to midnight on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Check to see if your favorite charity is eligible by entering the non-profits name in the DonorBridge database.

For more information on Communities Foundation of Texas, visit their website:  You can also visit the DonorBridge Facebook page.



Aug 012012

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

A few precautions can minimize your family’s risk for West Nile Virus

With the number of reported West Nile Virus cases increasing, it’s important to take precautions to minimize the risk for your family.  West Nile is spread through mosquito bites. When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites, a few common sense tips can make a difference: Continue reading »

Aug 012012

Ringling Bros Breaks Guinness Book of World Records - Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, with the help of Dallas / Fort Worth, broke the Guinness Book of World Records with the Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth! A total of 714 participants entered the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Pie Fight Battlezone on AT&T Plaza in front of the American Airlines Center. The participants withstood 102 degree temperature Tuesday evening for the Guinness World Records attempt. Continue reading »