Your Guide to Los Angeles, California

Hey babes!

Let’s play some catch up!

Summer is coming and that’s all that matters right now lol (looks at stomach), never mind lol.

Some of you may or may not know this, but I was in Los Angeles in December for 3 days and 2 nights and that’s honestly all the time I needed to get into some trouble in California lol (sarcastically speaking).

So, here I am ready to spill the tea on L.A. Grab that notepad because you’re going to want to take notes; so, you can visit these places too. I promise EVERYWHERE I went was worth going to. I will be headed to L.A. again in July for Beautycon LA (yaaasss) so if there is a place you recommend for me to check out comment below and let me know!

I’d love to visit some great places you have in mind.

Here are the places that I went to each day (check out the photos below).

DAY 1

Porto’s

(grab their delicious stuffed potato ball, it’s great to eat on the go or as breakfast).

Grand Central Market

(if you and your family/friends cannot decide on where to eat, this is a great place to go where everyone can get what they want; check out Eggslut)

The Last Bookstore

(if you love books/just want something to do, this is the place to be)

Refinery 29 room exhibit

(EVERYONE needs to experience this place! Oh’ and don’t forget to dress glam for those insta-worthy photos)

DAY 2

Museum of Ice Cream

(every child’s dream museum)

Late Late Show with James Corden

(attend a show here)

Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame

(just a fun thing to do and take snapchat videos)

DAY 3

Alfred Tea Room

(a must go for insta-worthy photos & great tea)

DASH

(a place to buy Kardashian merch if you’re not already broke from being in L.A. lol)

House of CB

(if you need a sexy outfit this is the place to get that)

Bite Me Cafe

(the amazing chicken waffle cone is where this is at)

Morphe

(for all my makeup lovers)

Let me know if you decide to go to any of the places I recommended. I hope this was helpful. I’d love to know how your visit went!

XOXO,

Michaelle D.

The Tooth About My Smile

Statistics say that the first thing you notice in a person is their smile.

I don’t think my smile is one of my BEST features. Best feature is a little further south! Lol I am very self conscious about my smile. I don’t want to go into specifics, but just know that I’m still working on my confidence in that area.

BUT besides the gaps, chips and other dental imperfections going on in my mouth, teeth whitening was something I knew would be affordable and could add a little more improvement to my smile.  

I had tried whitening strips before and TRUST ME, they DID NOT work. They would easily slide off and weren’t stable at all- which was super annoying. The whitening toothpaste well… that’s was a   N E G A T I V E. Straight up!

So when  Smile Brilliant reached out to me and asked that I try this “at home teeth whitening kit”, I was instantly interested. After I partnered up with Smile Brilliant my kit was shipped to my front door very quickly and it included everything I needed to get started.

The kit comes with two impression trays, as well as three sets of base and catalyst material (in case you need to re-do your impression).  

First I brushed and flossed my teeth. Then I mixed the catalyst and base paste together (one tray at a time) until the putty became a solid blue color.

Next, once the materials were thoroughly mixed together I placed the impression material in the tray and then placed it in my mouth. This was held in place for approximately 2 1/2 minutes. I repeated these steps for the lower impressions. Leaving the impressions in the trays I let them harden overnight. I then mailed the impressions in the pre-paid envelope back to the lab.

About a week later I had my impression trays delivered to my doorstep.

After about a week and a half later of using these trays every day I was able to see a noticeable difference in my teeth. I am SO pleased with the results, if I wanted more drastic results I could’ve continued the treatment for a longer period of time. But I have plenty of whitening gel left over, so I will save the gel and the trays to whiten my teeth again in a few months. The trays will last for years and Smile Brilliant sells the gel on their website, should you find yourself in need of more gel.

 

YAY! TO BRIGHTER TEETH!

 

Get your teeth whitening kit here: www.smilebrilliant.com

Let’s Talk Brazilians

The dreaded Brazilian wax. We all want it (cause we NEED it), but we all HATE it. Why God? Why us? Why do we have hair in places we don’t want? I know we have eyelashes to “protect” our eyes, and nose hair to “protect” our nostrils. But why must we need hair in our special places? I’m sure there’s some super important medical explanation, but it’s just such an inconvenience.

Most girls will start shaving their legs between the ages of 13-15. It’s inexpensive, discreet, and painless. It takes 2 seconds to quickly get rid of a few bikini hairs and our moms didn’t even know because we’d just sneak the razor in and out of the bathroom (#RememberWhen).

There’s nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to hair removal. We’re all human beings and we all have hair down there, believe it or not, you’re not the only person who wants it all gone. Of course, shaving will get the job done, but then the inevitable itch comes within 4 days. You know that itch when the hairs start to grow back? It’s blunt, coarse, and ITCHY.

So what do we do? Shave it again, again, and again…until you get to the point where you think to yourself, “OMG. I can’t deal with this anymore. I’m just gonna wax it off!”

Luckily, this year Depil Brazil reached out to me and wanted me to check out their services, I went ahead and said count me in lol. Rachel T. was my aesthetician, when she was ripping out all my hair that I noticed my legs weren’t twitching and I wasn’t bleeding like I usually would. Something about going to a brazilian waxing studio to get a brazilian makes so much more sense as to why it didn’t hurt as badly as going to the waxing studio by my house. I mean it’s basically their expertise if it’s in their name right? Well come to find out it’s no secret that the reason why I wasn’t in much pain or bleeding was because of the special ingredient in their wax. Which is an oil from the brazilian rainforest and even the CEO is from Brazil so, everything just clicked to me at that point.

TIP 101

The most important thing you have to do before your scheduled appointment is to stop shaving. The hair has to be a certain length for waxing to be effective. 2.5-3 weeks growth from the last shave, or if we are getting technical, 1 centimeter of growth. If you go to your appointment with premature hair it’s very possible the wax will not grab the hair properly and all that pain will be for nothing.

Before heading into your appointment you’ll want to make sure you are nice and clean. Take a shower before you go, and if you don’t have time to shower at least carry some baby wipes with you and wipe off really well. Be courteous to your esthetician. She would absolutely appreciate a clean area to work with.

I know Brazilians can sound scary but I tell myself that it will only be painful for a slight second and it will all be done. Plus after all this work, you should find yourself feeling smooth for 2-3 weeks (varies per person). Two full weeks of no hair? Now that’s a lot better than shaving, am I right? On average, Brazilians should be done every 3-4 weeks, and as time passes you’ll find your hair slowly starting to grow back finer and sparser. Stick to a consist schedule, and you’ll find yourself taking on Brazilians like a champ!

If you’re a newcomer to Depil Brazil Waxing Studio just let them know I sent you, so you can get any of the services mentioned below, and then you’ll be able to feel exactly what i’m talking about and leave your old wax studio for Depil Brazil (#NewYearNewAesthetician).

Free Bikini Wax or $35 Brazilian Wax

Males $50 Brazilian Wax

AND

15% off any other additional service or 15% off any products

If you’re under the age of 18 don’t worry babe, just bring in your guardian with you and you are set to go!

 

If you have any questions about Brazilians comment below!

Better than Chick-fil-A?

Yupp, you read that title completely right! Never did I ever think I’d say this but I think I just found a place that’s better than Chick-fil-A. And here I am spilling the beans for you.

First of all, let’s talk about how amazingly cool the design on Super Chix looks like.

Just look at these photos! And before you think or say anything just know that these photos are NOT edited whatsoever! These are raw images straight from the camera. If you’d like to go get a napkin real quick for your drool , i’ll wait….

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Great! you’re back.

I LOVE all things avocado so, I ordered the Bacon, Egg and Cheese Avocado minus the bacon and OMG that was the best burger I’ve ever eaten. It’s my two favorite things combined into one and oh’ how mouth watering that was lol, and I’m not even exaggerating one bit.

Hubbs ordered the simple sandwich, which is identical to the Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich.

And can we talk about the side options that Super Chix has and Chick-fil-A does not? Like the fries covered in cheese and the fried pickles (insert drooling emoji here).

They also had this cute play area in the back/outside. So, you can definitely enjoy your meal while your offspring is outside playing. And yes it is gated so you don’t have to worry about anything happening to them. Honestly, if you haven’t tried this place out you MUST!

Super Chix locations:

14999 PRESTON RD
SUITE 226
DALLAS, TX 75254

1551 EAST RENNER RD
SUITE 830
RICHARDSON, TX 75082

9169 DALLAS PARKWAY
SUITE 100
FRISCO, TX 75034

Fall Feels In DFW

The leaves have changed colors and are falling all around us. The weather has started to change and cool, even whisper of hints of snow. Halloween has come and gone, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I am eating soup at least once a week and hot chocolate sounds good every second of every single day. It’s official, we are in what might possibly be my favorite season.

Not only do I love the season and all it brings, I absolutely love, love, love dressing for it. Layers, jackets, boots, coats, beanies, booties, sweaters, hoodies, and on and on and on. Dressing for the Fall brings so many options and so many wonderful looks.

Today’s post Noah is wearing a shawl collar sweater that is beyond comfortable, can be found here, and I paired it with some brown boots. Boots seem to be a staple and common theme in many Fall looks, you can find these boots here

What are you favorite Fall pieces to wear? Leave a comment below and share! I would love to hear your ideas and know what you type of items you wear over and over in the Fall! Part of creating your own looks and developing your own sense of style is looking at other’s ideas/inspiration and then experimenting what best fits what you like, what you enjoy pairing together, and what you want fits YOU. Stepping out of the your comfort zone, trying new pieces and new looks is huge to developing your own style. Taking inspo and gathering ideas from many different channels can help you to analyze options, weigh pros and cons, and really zoom in on what you like best and what makes your style and taste unique to you.

Happy Wednesday to all of you and thanks for following!

Here are some other cool outfits I think you would love. Click the photo to get more details.

XOXO,

-M

Public School 972 Restaurant

Raise your hand if weekends are your favorite! Once Friday comes along I think everyone becomes 100% more happy lol But anyways, weekends are good for two things. The first one being to relax, because your work week was hella stressful and you just want to Netflix and chill ALL weekend. Or you can spend your weekend out and about seeing what shenanigans you can get yourself into.

Well last weekend hubbs and I went to a fairly new spot here in the Addison area. And I say “fairly new” because this spot has been open for two years but it doesn’t seem like many people know about it or it may just be me that doesn’t know about this place lol… anyway, I heard about this awesome restaurant/bar through the great ol’ world wide web. So, here I am ready to spill the beans for ya!

You know when you look back at your memories from elementary school and for some odd reason there are certain things you can’t forget? Sometimes it’s that memory of that boy in 3rd grade who pulled your hair because he liked you and sometimes it’s that memory of when you put a dollar in the vending machine and your hot cheetos got stuck. It’s weird the things we can’t forget lol But I KNOW everyone remembers those hair-netted lunch ladies who served up “prison food” lol such as rectangular sliced pizza with what seemed to be vegetables on the side. You can blame the lunch ladies for why kids are so terrified of veggies lol. Oh, how I don’t miss those times.

Thankfully, Public School 972, on the border of North Dallas and Addison, offers no such culinary horrors in their school house vibe restaurant, which is my favorite thing about this place. Flashcards hang from the ceiling in different parts of the restaurant, globes, books, pencil sharpeners and typewriters are all part of the playful decor. While a game area near the entrance holds a shuffleboard table, jumbo jenga blocks and a couple of dartboards.

Public School is said to be a chef-driven gastropub serving exclusive craft beer and delivers, “An Education in the Art of Food & Beer.” From the eclectic, seasonal menu we ordered the C.C.B. which was a chicken burger, smoky tomato jam, avocado, pickle, ranch, crispy bacon and topped with a fried egg. We also ordered the House Pepperoni pizza which had mozzarella, provolone, jalapeños, uncured pepperoni with chili flakes.

And let me not forget about the appetizers 🙂 yummm!

Hubbs and I ordered the bacon cheddar tots and the chorizo mac and cheese which in all honesty, I did not taste any chorizo but salami, it was delicious either way but oddly named.

The restaurant also has happy hour, aka “Recess”, all 7seven days of the week from 3-7 P.M., which means cheaper food and drinks. The bar features a vast selection of seasonal artisanal cocktails and sommelier selected wines.

LOCATIONS

3700 McKinney Avenue, #148Dallas, TX 75204 | (214) 599-6234

14854 Montfort Avenue Addison, TX 75254 | (972) 788-8484

you can visit their website at www.psontap.com

I hope you enjoyed me showing you this rad place, until next time!

–XOXO

Michaelle D.

State Fair of Texas

Howdy y'all!

That time has come once again! Bring out those walking shoes, whip out those super stretchy pants and most of all don’t forget your wallet and get ready for the GREAT State Fair of Texas!

It’s no secret, but I’m still gonna say this anyway because as a Texan, I literally can’t keep myself from bragging about all the fried food that the fair has to offer. Forget about your diet, forget about calories and carbs, just let your soul be free. The fair only comes around once in a year right? So, just let it happen.

And I know I’m kinda late writing about the fair considering that the fair has been open since September, but better late than never lol

So, if you haven’t gone to the fair yet or you’re not from Dallas. Don’t worry, I’ll be giving you all the deets right here.

READY SET GO!

To keep it nice and simple.

The State Fair of Texas runs for one month, usually from the end of September to the end of October. The fair holds more than 100 daily shows, live music and family-friendly activities like rides and games. A trip to the State Fair of Texas provides endless amounts of fun for every guest. Every year many concessionaires spend the entire offseason concocting new foods to showcase at the State Fair and this year doesn’t disappoint.

Must-haves and Stay-away-froms

I’m not a professional chef or food critic or anything so I’m just throwing my opinions out there, to catch them or to not- the choice is yours.

But who doesn’t LOVE sweet tea?! But yall! The fair had SWEET TEA SLUSHIES! And even though it’s literally almost November, Texas weather can be crazy sometimes and it can still feel like summer. That sweet tea slushie cooled down my soul!

Most of the time I try and stick to a healthy diet, but I have to be honest, if I’m not drinking water I’m drinking sweet tea! My heart called out to this new slushie sweet tea and I absolutely loved it! But, if you’re not much of a sweet tea kind of person there are many many more drinks out there for ya.

 On to the next amazing wonder of the State Fair of Texas.

Now! Let’s talk about the A M A Z I N G “Funnel Cake Bacon Cheeseburger” Yes! You read that right…

I know some of us go to Six Flags just for funnel cakes. And I know everyone loves a really good burger.

So I guess one day a genius decided to put those two things together and ya know what? I LOVED IT! So when you go to the fair don’t forget to eat it quickly! If you let it sit too long the funnel cake won’t be as soft and as delicious as it would be hot.

On to the things I wasn’t so fond of lol

I am addicted to avocados, I think they’re the best fruits ever. So, if you’re an avocado lover (like me) DO NOT TRY the fried avocado lol. I know that totally sounded confusing but I ate more fried flour than I did the avocado, I really didn’t enjoy it 🙁 Which is a bummer because I was hoping to love it considering I love avocado, but this wasn’t really that enjoyable.

Last but definitely not least, everyone who goes to the fair MUST get the turkey leg! It’ll take a lot of your tickets, but it’s definitely worth it in my opinion. Besides Thanksgiving Day, the fair is another day of the year I am able to eat turkey. Which really excites me lol.

Check out some of this year’s featured new food HERE.

Here’s how to score discounts at the State Fair of Texas
Skip the weekend crowds and plan a weekday trip to the fair to take advantage of multiple discount opportunities.

Dr Pepper Tuesdays
The next time your drinking a can of Dr Pepper, don’t trash it. Keep it. Fairgoers who bring an empty can of Dr Pepper on Tuesdays receive $6 admission. Limit one can per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.

North Texas Food Bank Wednesdays
Want to donate to a good cause, while also scoring a major discount on fair admission? All you have to do is bring four cans of food to donate to the North Texas Food Bank on Wednesdays and in return you’ll receive $4 admission. Limit one donation (4 cans) per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.

Coca-Cola Thursdays
Similar to the Dr Pepper Tuesdays promotion, fairgoers who bring an empty 20-ounce bottle of any Coca-Cola product on Thursdays will receive $7 admission. Limit one bottle per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.

Senior Days
Senior citizens (age 60 and older) who stop by the fair on Thursdays will receive free admission. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.

First Responders Day
On Oct. 13, a Friday, the State Fair of Texas will honor all current and retired first responders (including public law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and employees of other emergency services agencies) with free admission when they a present a valid badge or ID card from their department or organization.

The promotion also extends to first responder family members (limit three people). Valid documentation must be presented at the gate.

Daily Discounts

Score promotions and discounts no matter which day of the week you visit the fair.

DART GOPass
Download the DART GOPass to buy discounted general admission ($16) and child/senior tickets ($12). Tickets are then scanned off your mobile device at the gate.

Kroger
Stop by your local Kroger to purchase discounted general admission tickets ($16.50) and season passes ($34.95). Tickets can be purchased at the checkout counter or at the service desk. Each season pass includes one single-day, bring-a-friend ticket (good for use Monday-Friday).

McDonald’s
McDonald’s locations across North Texas will be handing out discount coupons on tray liners and bag stuffers. Coupons can be redeemed for $5 off a general admission ticket or half off a children’s ticket (with purchase of a general admission ticket). Limit one coupon per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.

Ride and Food Discounts

Midway Tuesdays
Get your thrills at a discount Tuesdays when the price of most midway rides is reduced. The promotion excludes the Thrillway and the Texas Star.

Thrifty Thursdays
Eat to your heart’s content Thursdays when the fair offers special pricing on select food items, including fair classics like corny dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes. Participating food vendors also will be offering discounts on a signature menu items, ranging from mini versions to regular-size items.

Click HERE to get the daily schedule of entertainment held at the State Fair of Texas for 2017

 Click HERE to download the map of the State Fair of Texas for 2017

Turn Heads with JORD Wood Watches

Kiss summer goodbye and embrace the cooler temps, cuddle weather and wardrobe change that fall brings!

As you start to bring out the sweaters, boots and scarves JORD watches are the PERFECT addition to your fall wardrobe. They are elegant, sophisticated and tasteful.

Your JORD watch can easily tie an entire look together with its beautiful natural tone . It’s not everyday you see a gorgeous wooden watch, so roll up those sleeves and flaunt your JORD! You’ll be surprised just how many compliments and questions you’ll be getting.

“Is that wood?” “Where did you get your watch?” I can hear those compliments already!

If you’re reading this and thinking, “I don’t even wear watches” DO NOT STOP READING!!

Maybe watches aren’t for you, BUT they could make an awesome gift for anyone. And Christmas is literally sneaking up on us!

When hubbs found out I was partnering with JORD, he immediately started to scope out watches telling me which ones he liked best. He didn’t waste NO TIME letting me know which ones he wanted! I mean, that’s how awesome their selection is. Take a look at their beautiful watches and you’ll have a pretty hard time narrowing down your list of favorites.

So hubbs isn’t the only one who can add beautiful watches to his collection. You can too! With my partnership with JORD you’ll be able to enter my contest and win $100 to use toward your favorite JORD watch!

And right now I am super jealous because they just released a new style of watch called Cassia and I can hear it calling my name! No joke though, this would be such an amazing gift. Even if a birthday isn’t coming up, just hold on to it till the day comes. This IS NOT a contest you’d want to pass up.

ALSO, if you enter this contest and DO NOT win YOU STILL receive $25 off any purchase just by entering!

This is, without a doubt, the most exciting contest because I love everything about JORD. Everything from the packaging to the smallest detail about the watches is so unique and beautiful. When you receive your watch it comes in a cool wooden box including two cloth wipes and a wood cleanser.

When you purchase your watch please tag me using @Michaellemilly and @JORDwatch so we can see which one won your heart over!

WELCOME TO THE WWG (Wood Watch Gang) ← yes, I totally just made that up.
Enter contest by clicking HERE   |   Link to my watch click HERE

Link to men’s shop : HERE   |   Link to women’s shop : HERE

This contest will end on Oct. 15th at 11:59 P.M.

As always, please please please share this post with your friends and family. Help spread the word so that they can spruce up their fall wardrobe with these awesome watches using the discounts as well!

OUTFIT DETAILS (click photo to be directed to site)

XOXO,

Michaelle

Cleansers, moisturizers, masks, Oh my!

Cleansers, moisturizers, masks, Oh my!

Today’s post is all about the importance of skin care and making sure that taking care of your skin is a part of your everyday regimen. I know I talk about this a lot, but I am a strong believer in creating habits that will help not only the health of your body, but your skin as well.

I’ve teamed up with Saranghae in hopes of spreading the great news of this brand, I’ve come to love and use on a daily basis. To make sure that this review is effective and honest I’ve been using all of these products twice a day every day for the past month and a half. As one of my followers, I hope that you know that I don’t support giving a company a positive review unless I’ve tested out the product for myself and feel that it deserves a great review and I definitely wouldn’t give a product a positive review if I didn’t think it was great at all.

Saranghae is said to heal, regenerate and protect your skin for youthful and lasting beauty. Now let me just tell you what Saranghae has done for my skin. One thing I thought was really cool is that the name Saranghae, means “I love you” in Korean, how clever and rad is that?! And what’s even better is that is exactly what this skincare brand is all about. Saranghae is an award-winning Korean anti-aging skincare routine, and claims to heal, regenerate and protect your skin by way of everyday events.

Something I do want to share is that I had my mom try the products in this collection with me because just like everyone else we’re looking for our life-changing product that actually does what it says. For me, the collection worked well under my makeup and made my skin feel very moisturized which is what I need after the shower/face wash. But, when my mom used the product it did burn her eyes a little and caused her eyes to water. I could blame it on her sensitive skin but her skin didn’t show signs of irritation. It could possibly be that the chemicals in the product may have been too harsh for her eyes since the product is all over the face.

On the other hand, the great thing about this company is, if you buy the product and aren’t satisfied you are able to get your money back within the 30 days of your purchase. It’s a win win situation and I love it!

Ready to find out about each product in the collection? As mentioned before, there are five and they are each unique in function and awesomeness!

They are:

1. Saranghae Nourishing + Moisturizing Cleanser: Clean your face morning & night

2. Saranghae Deep Radiance Essence + Serum: Penetrate deeper into dermis layer to deliver nutrients to skin cells

3. Saranghae Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream: Moisturize + Hydrate + Rejuvenate

4. Saranghae Focus Renewal Eye Cream: Restore vitality, diminish wrinkles, visibly lift & firm and brighten the appearance of dark circles around the eyes

5. Saranghae Elemental Essence Mask: Kick back, relax and enjoy a luxurious spa experience right at home

Any how, I have loved this product so far! It can only be found on their website atwww.lovesaranghae.com , so check it out and experience the results for yourself!

Take care of that skin, we only get one!

Thanks for following, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Free Admission for Kids of all ages in DFW

Somewhere around the ages between 2-4, you notice every outing seems to become more expensive. Restaurant bills double because children are now eating your whole plate of food and now you’re forced to get them their own. Even admission to your favorite DFW destination can make your wallet explode!….

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I feel your pain parents! And that’s why I’ve hunted the web for all things DFW and have found FREE ways you can enjoy yourself with children without being confined in your home.

Keep reading to learn about museums, events, and venues around DFW that offer Kids Free Admission. While many of these locations offer year-round free deals for children’s tickets, I’ve highlighted a few special events around town that also offer FREE admission for the whole family!

Dallas Museum of Art: Keep in mind the museum is closed on Mondays, but the DMA has changed their admission policies within the last few years and is now FREE to anyone (with the exception of special exhibitions when children 11 and under are FREE).

Some of the FREE events and activities at the DMA include:

  • Late Nights at the Museum – the 3rd Friday of every month (6 P.M. -12 A.M.)
  • Arturo’s Library Totes – Various Saturdays throughout the Summer
  • Art to Go Family Tote Bags – Every Saturday
  • Story Time – Tuesdays & Wednesdays in July (12-12:30 P.M.)
  • Family Tours – Tuesdays & Thursdays in July (2 P.M.)

Nasher Sculpture Center “Target First Saturdays” :
Families are invited to join the Nasher during the First Saturday of each month for FREE admission for the whole family from 10 A.M. -5 P.M. & family activities from 10 A.M. -2 P.M. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a line-up of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Make sure to check the Nasher Calendar for updates or changes to this schedule. During regular hours, children ages 11 and under are free.

Crow Collection of Asian Art’s Adventure Asia :
Enjoy FREE admission all the time, but especially during Family Days at the Crow on the First Saturday of each month from 10 A.M. -2 P.M. Themes each month will vary, but in general you can expect a storytime, crafts and activities, plus museum exploration!

Galleria Dallas’s Showtime Saturdays:
Every Saturday starting at 11:30 A.M., children and families are invited to enjoy the amazing FREE entertainment provided by Slappy’s Playhouse. Performances vary from puppet shows to prince/princess shows, and even the occasional appearance by the Dallas Zoo. Not only does this cost you nothing to attend, but you can expect more free entertainment just by staying to play on the 3rd floor indoor play ground!

Home Depot’s Kids’ Workshops :
The First Saturday of each month, your local home improvement store hosts a FREE workshop just for kids ages 5-12 (though this is just a guideline!). From 9 A.M. -12 P.M., kids will learn handy skills by making their own projects such as a chalkboard door hanger, birdhouse, or race car. Each child who participates the entire class will receive a certificate of completion, an official Home Depot Workshop apron, and Pin, plus craft to take home! Registration is appreciated to help them ensure enough supplies, and parents are expected to stay and participate!

Lakeshore Learning:
If you are looking for an educational experience, join Lakeshore Learning (Dallas North Tollway & Alpha) for “Free Crafts for Kids” each Saturday from 11A.M. -3 P.M. These FREE crafty classes are designed for children ages 3+, and no reservation is required!

Trinity River Audubon Center:
Explore for FREE the 3rd Thursday of every month. No strings attached.

Watermark Church Tree Fort: Okay, so this isn’t a formal event or activity, but it’s still 100% FREE! As seen in our 7 Days of Indoor Play post, the play area inside Watermark Church (LBJ & Park Central) is open to the public. Since it revolves around their service and class schedule, be sure to check the “open” hours at the bottom of their Common Questions.

Somewhat Free Admission for ALL AGES

Legoland Discovery Center & SEA LIFE Grapevine:
Check out your local Chicken Express and various other restaurants/stores for a Buy an Adult ticket, Get a Child’s Ticket Free. These coupons floating around and will be good all summer! (Note: These have to be used “at the door”.)

Free for AGES 2 AND UNDER

Have a child who’s under the age of 2? Here’s where you can go around town and not pay a dime for their admission!

Play Street Museum (under 1 FREE, Ages 1-8, $11)
The Gentle Zoo (under 1 FREE, General Admission, $5)
The Coop Frisco (Ages 9 months & under FREE, otherwise $10/child)

Free for AGES 5 AND UNDER

Have a child who’s pushing that age limit of free admission? In addition to the above, here’s where you can go around town for your young ones to receive regularly FREE admission at various ages.

What about tickets to Sporting Events?

Texas Rangers (and Globe Life Park in Arlington): Children 13 years of age or younger are eligible for reduced-price tickets in Upper Reserved and Grandstand Reserved seating areas, and children under 36 inches tall may be admitted free of charge but must occupy a ticket holder’s lap.

Dallas Cowboys (and AT&T Stadium): For Cowboys games and most events, children under the age of one do not need a ticket to enter AT&T Stadium. They must be seated on an adult’s lap and not interfere with the sightlines of other guests. Other events may require all children, regardless of age, to have a ticket to enter the stadium. For specific information regarding the children’s ticket policy for a particular event, please call the AT&T Stadium Ticket Office at (817) 892-5000 or the Guest Services Hotline at (817) 892-4161.

Dallas Stars & Dallas Mavericks (and American Airlines Center): For all sporting events and most concerts, children one year of age and younger do not require a ticket to be admitted into American Airlines Center; however, they must sit on an adult’s lap and may not occupy a seat. Any child two years of age and older will require a ticket to enter the arena and must occupy their ticketed seat. Please note that some shows (especially those intended for children) may have a different age policy. Contact Guest Services at 214-665-4299 for further information.

Frisco Rough Riders (and Dr. Pepper Ballpark): Any fan two years or younger and sitting on a lap does not need a ticket.

Dallas Sidekicks (and Allen Event Center): For most events, children two years of age and older are required to have a ticket to gain entrance to the Allen Event Center. PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally an event will require that all attendees regardless of age possess a ticket. Please check the event’s ticket policies at the time and point of purchase.

FC Dallas (and Toyota Stadium): Children that are 3 feet or shorter are not required to have a ticket into Toyota Stadium for sporting events. Children that are three feet or shorter may sit in a ticket holder’s lap, so long as the child does not obstruct the view of others nearby. There will be a height check station at all gates. If a child is taller than three feet, they must provide a ticket for entry. Policies may vary for concerts and special events. Please contact Customer Service at 469-365-0000 for information pertaining to specific events.