Dallas-Fort Worth’s Favorite Father’s Day Deals

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Pollo Tropical Father’s Day DealFans of Pollo Tropical can celebrate dads with a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE 1/4 Chicken meal with 2 sides. On June 21, customers who text “DAD” to 52198 will get a code to show at the register to receive the special deal. Visit them at pollotropical.com

  
Etre Belle Spa at Northpark – The newest Medspa in Dallas is offering a Father’s Day special from now until June 21. It includes a one hour massage, men’s haircut and manicure for $169.

  
Esquire & Jefferson’s The Manhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail – ask for it by name

This pre-bottled cocktail is a collaboration between Esquire magazine and Jefferson’s Bourbon and is available at select retailers nationwide. A cocktail that bourbon enthusiasts will enjoy with a barrel-finished and already bottled concoction making it easy for dad to pour out a drink on his special day. Enjoy a Manhattan for your most Man Men-esque type of dad dude. It includes a 6 year old bourbon, both sweet and dry vermouth, along with barrel-aged, spiced cherry bitters.

  
Paris Texas Apparel Co. at Elaine Turner – get bow ties and ties. Southern themed ties for seersucker suits and to provide color to conservative and dark suits make a perfect father’s day gift. They are having a trunk show from now until June 21. Available at the Shops at Legacy and Southlake Town Square.

  
Fiverr – Draw your dad into a superhero for $5 – I know a lot of dudes that would love this – they may even put it on their Tinder profile pics

  

Marble Slab and Maggie Moo’s

$5.00 off Father’s Day Cake (medium 8 inch ice cream cake or large ¼ sheet cake). Must claim the offer on Facebook and redeem in-store only.

Slab Happy Rewards Members will also enjoy $2 off any purchase on Father’s Day.

Facelogic in Highland ParkSignature Facial and 50 minute massage is $89 (regularly $138). There’s also a BOGO – buy One Get One Free 80 minute massage. Also an aromatherapy facial with argan oil scalp treatment for $69 (regularly $109).

Gepetto’s Theatre – Free ticket for dad or Grand dad with promo code: Dad. Purchase online and a special father’s day show at 3 PM Sunday

  
Quaker Steak and Lube – purchase a $25 gift card at participating Quaker Steak and Lube locations and receive a free $5 gift card.

  
Reunion Tower – Father’s Day package includes a car wash voucher, GEO Deck admission, free printed photo, BBQ platter and an iced tea bar. Purchase until June 19 at 5 PM. Cloud Nine Café will be open late on Father’s day until 7 PM.

  
Fandor – 50% off gift subscriptions

The Netflix for indie film fanatics. 

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Plucker’s – Dads eat Free

Pluckers Wing Bar is offering dads a free meal on Father’s Day. Dads can select a free entree, side and a non-alcoholic beverage from Pluckers’ extensive menu. A list of Pluckers restaurant locations can be found here. 

About Pluckers: Owners Mark Greenberg, Dave Paul and Sean Greenberg opened the first Pluckers restaurant in Austin in 1995. Over the past 20 years, Pluckers Wing Bar has opened 17 locations, expanding to Baton Rouge, Dallas/Fort Worth, Killeen and San Marcos. Pluckers is known for their signature wings and is consistently recognized as the best sports bar and chicken wing restaurant in the cities where it is located. Offering guests a fun, laid-back atmosphere where friends, family, and co-workers can enjoy a great meal and watch sports, Pluckers has been named in USA Today’s “Top Ten Wing Restaurant” and ESPN’s “Top 5 Sports Bar in North America.”

BelAir on Lovers Lane Housewarming Party

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They have rescheduled their “house warming” party to celebrate their new space on April 1 from 4-7pm. Join us for sips and bites and shopping!

Helmed by sisters Shannon VanBeber and Melani McDougal, BelAir has become a resource for those looking for unusual, unique and exclusive items in the areas of home decor, furniture, art, clothing and accessories. Limited by space restrictions at their former bungalow location, they jumped at the opportunity to move a few doors up the road when Wild Birds Unlimited decided to vacate the 2-story store located at 4719 W. Lovers Lane at Linwood, Dallas 75209.  The 2,300 square foot house is packed with lines that are beautiful, functional, and cool. BelAir on Lovers Lane by Linwood has a lot of great gifts to offer. Join us.

WHEN:     Wednesday, April 1, 4-7pm
WHERE:   4719 W. Lovers Lane at Linwood, Dallas 75209

 

Jewelry Gift Guide picks from Dallas Single Mom

Jewelry Picks from Dallas Single Mom

I’m actually writing this for an audience of one. Somebody asked about what I would want for Christmas so I decided to blog about and put up a few of favorite pieces or designs that I like. I’m a Taurus Rising, Sun Sign Sagittarius with a Jupiter in Leo. I like classy but bold pieces. I have nice hands so I love cocktail rings and bracelets. Surprisingly I don’t have bracelets on this particular list. Tell me your favorite pieces from this list.

Laguna Pearl – 8.5-9.0mm Hanadama Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings – White – Round

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Laguna Pearl – 8.5-9.0mm Hanadama Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings

This past summer I broke the back of one of my pearl earrings. Apparently my daughter locked the bathroom door in one our hotel room in San Antonio and I tried to unlock it using the back end of one of my pearl earrings. I tried to Macgyver my way out of it and it didn’t work. So I lost one earring. I’m looking for a replacement pair

Laguna Pearl – 8.5-9.0mm Hanadama Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings – White – Round – $429.00, Free shipping – Available at Laguna Pearl

 

David Yurman – Women’s Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm

David Yurman - Women's Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm


David Yurman – Women’s Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm

I love this designer and specifically blue topaz cocktail rings. My last ring the stone fell out and I have no plans to put it back together. So I’m also looking for a replacement. This style is unique and the shape is different. If I was a solitaire I’d be a blue topaz one.

David Yurman – Women’s Cable Wrap Ring, Blue Topaz 16mm – $1950.00, Free shipping – Available at David Yurman

 

Alex Woo – “Little Signs Animals” Silver Horse Pendant Necklace

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Alex Woo – “Little Signs Animals” Silver Horse Pendant Necklace

I love anything related to my astrological sign. I’m a sun sign Sagittarius and my Chinese astrological sign is the horse. These pendants from Alex Woo are a favorite of mine and this one encompasses both signs of mine perfectly.

Alex Woo – “Little Signs Animals” Silver Horse Pendant Necklace – $198.00, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Alex and Ani – December Birthstone Charm Bangle Bracelet – Silver

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Alex and Ani – December Birthstone Charm Bangle Bracelet – Silver

I have mentioned Alex and Ani before but I love following them all over social media. This Rhode Island based jewelry designer has the most positive and uplifting messages. Check out this birthstone charm that I absolutely love. You can find these on Amazon but also at Nordstrom.

Alex and Ani – December Birthstone Charm Bangle Bracelet – Silver – $27.29, 4.98 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Kendra Scott – Deily Drop Earrings, Mother-of-Pearl – Kendra Scott – White

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Kendra Scott – Deily Drop Earrings, Mother-of-Pearl – Kendra Scott – White

I mentioned this Austin based designer before. You will see her earrings all over Dallas-Fort Worth since ladies love them so much. On another post showing off the Little Black Dress I showed off the black pave design by Kendra Scott. This pair is mother of pearl. Gives it a more classic and elegant look – definitely one of my favorites.

Kendra Scott – Deily Drop Earrings, Mother-of-Pearl – Kendra Scott – White – $75.00, 10.50 shipping – Available at Neiman Marcus

 

Alexis Bittar – Rocky Link Bib Necklace – Alexis Bittar – Gold

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Alexis Bittar – Rocky Link Bib Necklace – Alexis Bittar – Gold

This one deserves an honorable mention from me. I love bib necklaces. Especially ones that are chunky like this bold gold or metallic design or something with a lot of color. Men like a woman’s neck area so it draws their attention there. And that is scientifically proven.

Alexis Bittar – Rocky Link Bib Necklace – Alexis Bittar – Gold – $311.00, Free shipping – Available at Neiman Marcus

 

Kate Spade – New York Seaport Button Earrings – Gold-Cream

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Kate Spade – New York Seaport Button Earrings – Gold-Cream

As I was perusing pearl earrings I saw these beauties. This pair also deserves an honorable mention in my book.

Kate Spade – New York Seaport Button Earrings – Gold-Cream – $33.60, 4.98 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

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Gift Guide: Portable projector power with the ZTE LivePro

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Our friends at ZTE USA have reached out to Dallas Single Mom in order to introduce all of you on a new product that I’m very excited about. Just one of a few products selected Best of CES (Consumer Electronics Show) of 2014. As a single, working mom that carries a laser pointer in my purse at all times, it should come as no surprise that sometimes I need to project a presentation and photos on the fly. At the same time being a traveler, mobile user and a writer I NEED to make sure I have an Internet connection when reviewing a concert or just some extra juice when I need it the most. I’m excited to talk about this handy device that not only makes sure you are connected but that you can be productive while on the go.

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The pre-meeting fumble

Have you ever experienced the pre-meeting fumble? You have your laptop and you are looking for a projector and then you realize you don’t have the right cord. Or your presentation is formatted in a totally different screen resolution than the outdated projector pull down screen you are forced to use. Don’t sweat it with the LivePro from ZTE. Find a clear wall and easily present your presentations or diagrams very easily in the way you set it up. As an adjunct professor at UT-Arlington, I could easily use this if I wanted to have multiple presentations going on such as showing something on the Internet alongside a Powerpoint presentation on the student’s computer screen.

Sharing memories and powering up

I’ve talked about work and business purposes for this device but what about on a personal level? I have a friend who wants to create a blog about his travels to South America while on his motorcycle. We’ll be putting his adventures up on a special blog so stay tuned with Dallas Single Mom when I make the announcement of the new site. He plans on posting photos, writing about his adventures and essentially making memories. Wouldn’t it be neat if he could take one of these Sprint LivePro devices on his adventure? Not only will he have a hotspot (where service is available) but he can easily charge his devices and share his photos and his blog posts on the projector. When he gets back he will be able to easily share the photos from his smartphone or tablet with friends and family back home. Definitely a plus not just for a traveler but even the “annoying person with the camera” capturing precious family moments and memories.

This is just a simple introduction to what I would consider a “gift-guide” worthy item for the following types of people: The Busy Executive, The Travel Geek, The Techy Geek, and The Photographer.

Special Features

The Sprint LivePro calles themselves the Swiss Army knife of electronics. Connect up to 8 devices to the hotspot to surf the web on your Wi-Fi-enabled tablets and computers. The LivePro can also download apps from the Android PlayStore at fantastic speeds operating Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and a 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor. You can store your presentations in the Cloud and download them to share on this device.  When using the hotspot, the battery can easily keep you connected for 10 hours or more, and you can even charge another device when its juice runs low.

Available on the Sprint Network, this device is currently $299.99 with a 2 year contract, $449.99 with no credit check or *24 months Easy Pay of $18.75 for 23 payments, $18.74 for the 24th payment. Easy Pay requires a credit check and is for well qualified buyers. Learn more at ZTE LivePro.

Want the quick buzz but find yourself on the go? Follow me on Twitter and search for the hashtag: #ZTELivePro where you can get valuable product information and news.

Disclaimer: I'm a LivePro PRO and I receive special product information and incentives in order to inform Dallas Single Mom Readers about this product. All opinions are 100% my own.There are no affiliate links in this post.

 

 

Unsurpassed TV picture quality with the LG OLED at Best Buy #HintingSeason with Video

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Review: [yasr_overall_rating size=”medium”]  A lot of people may not realize this but I moonlighted with an electronic retailer last Christmas to learn everything I could about televisions. Televisions have become an additional member of the family. Family rooms and media rooms are increasingly becoming the social space and the place where most people congregate. I have an increasing passion for technology, especially in the area of home theater and picture quality. I have delved into the areas of learning about 4K Ultra HD and others terms when it comes to selecting a television. A brand new television is the ultimate family gift this holiday and I’m sure with #HintingSeason in full effect this Christmas, many people will be hunting down some great televisions.

I once wrote a post on how to select a television. It’s not a simple process of just selecting a television and plugging it in. You have to consider the space, the shelves, the cords, the AV equipment, the cable box, video game consoles and more that are going to be hooked up to the television. You also have to consider the processing speed, Smart TVs and picture quality. That’s why our friends at Best Buy are the experts in the business and they have a unique television that you have probably not seen before but you may want to add to your Christmas list. The LG OLED TV first came out at Best Buy less than a year ago. You can’t miss it when you stroll into the home theater department. What makes this television unique is that it’s super thin and only a stunning 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. The LG OLED TV also curves with a spectacular picture quality that includes infinite contract making whites a blazing white and black a very deep black.

Televisions have to use the complete spectrum of color to create blacks and whites. This is why you will sometimes see a program with a black portion of your television look grey or even blue. Check out your television the next time you watch a scary movie and you will see what I mean.

LG OLED TV’s have an exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivering bright, vibrant colors. Learn more at LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

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Why care about picture quality?

One of the objections you will get for such a pricey television is why anyone would care about picture quality. Think of the memories you can create on your DSLR and digital cameras. The new GoPro Hero4 is now offering 4K picture quality so wouldn’t you want to be able to actually see those vibrant colors on a television that can produce those colors? These are your family memories or vibrant landscapes that can make anyone a great photographer or videographer. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination. Not only will you get enhanced color range and accuracy along with a super thin design you will also get an intuitive webOS™Smart TV interface that lets you find content faster.

Check out a demo of the LG OLED TV at Best Buy

The benefits of a Smart TV

The current television that I have is a Smart TV. I love using it. When sports are on, I can easily go to an interactive smart app and get stats and highlights of the game I’m watching. When breaking news happens I can easily switch to my social media pages like Facebook and Twitter to read about what’s going on. A Smart TV is just a smart decision allowing you to get customized content over the Internet that really caters to what you want at exactly when you want it. Consider a Smart TV to be an upgrade to your television entertainment experience.

If you don’t believe me you may want to ask the guys at Best Buy directly by visiting them in store or by joining in their LG OLED Twitter Party. I will be there so I’m now inviting you in on the fun. Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.

You can get the LG OLED 55″ at Best Buy at a $500 discount with Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99. That’s a steal! When this TV first came out a year ago, it was retailing at about $5,999.00. The particular model I’m referring to is: LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 but you may want to inquire with the store directly since prices may change.

See a demo from Best Buy about the LG OLED TV

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Land of Nod tour bus stops in Dallas this Friday #nodtourbus

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The Land of Nod will be stopping in Dallas this weekend! The Nod Bus will be making its third stop in Dallas, bringing along tons of giveaways and activities for the whole family.

On Friday, November 14th the Nod Bus will be visiting the Dallas Crate & Barrel store. The activities continue on Saturday, November 15th, when the Nod Bus will be partnering with artist, Tiny Fawn Shop at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash. The Nod Bus will be hosting crafts from 11AM-5PM. A complete list of the Nod Tour Bus stops are below.

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Great tips for home entertaining on Mother’s Day with #ebayMom

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Do you remember that feeling when you got your first apartment or your first home? Or how about when you were picking out things for your wedding registry? If you love entertaining at home then you want put together a look for your dining and kitchen area that is not only versatile by stylish. With housewarming parties, family gatherings and more head to eBay or check out #ebayMom for great ideas on gifts for Mother’s Day.

Earrings that are eco friendly for Mother's Day

Earrings that are eco friendly for Mother’s Day

I was putting together my own wish list for Mother’s Day. It has been a tough year for this single mom and it’s difficult to ask for anything for myself. I really love these earrings above. They are definitely my style and available on eBay. One of the ways that I keep positive is by being around friends and family. That was the inspiration for the collection I created called Modern Home Entertaining with #ebayMom. I’m trying out new recipes in the kitchen with two cookbooks all surrounding healthy eating that is not just healthy but also tasty. I also like conversation pieces in my kitchen and dining areas.

The one gift that I would really like to get myself this year is a convection oven. I would like to purchase a convection oven because if I’m cooking small portion sizes (which many of us single moms do) it’s better to broil a steak or bake in a convection oven. It saves on electricity and doesn’t heat up the entire kitchen the way your stove does.

I like the one on eBay’s Gift Page and it’s pictured below:

Cuisinart Convection Oven

Cuisinart Convection Oven

I learned from local Fort Worth area chef Patrick Russel over at Max’s Wine Dive broiled a steak in a convection oven. See photo gallery below:

While home appliances make up a part of home entertaining with the cooking portion, grab statement pieces in your cookware and dinner ware. I love these as they are perfect for Texans, who love their Great State of Texas.

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Get inspired by baking cornbread shaped as your state

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Also remember when home entertaining, specialty snacks and appetizers are a must. If you are hosting an afternoon tea or a baby/bridal shower tea, I think this artisanal dried fruits are a great addition to home entertaining.

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Wonderful for cocktail parties these are a great statement piece and tasty too.

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Check out all of the Mom inspired gifts that eBay has to offer by exploring eBay’s Mother’s Day Gift Page. Get inspired and save money with eBay. Also, you could win $500 every week until May 4th when you create a collection on eBay.  Each week there is a new theme for the week with a hashtag. So you just create your collection and use the hashtag. It’s that simple. For official rules, see eBay Collections Celebration.

Disclaimer: If you are interested in all of my eBay Collections, then Follow My Collections or Follow me on EbayMy eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions on products are 100% my own. For more information, please visit my disclosure page.