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Texas (DFW) Bucket List

Texas, Dallas, Fort Worth The Dallas – Fort Worth area has SO much to offer. Sometimes, it’s hard to forget what’s in our own backyards or maybe we just can’t fit it all into one weekend. This area has so many great opportunities and adventures, it’s hard to narrow them down when we have friends/family coming into the area. Frankly, I just tell them to come back for more!

This weekend, there will be two more Vermonter’s in town to join in the fun! I’ve put together a list of my top “to do’s” in the area!

Texas Weekend Bucket List What’s on your list when friends and/or family come into town? Do you have any favorites?

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Bucket List: Another One Checked Off!

I’ve been having a hard time trying to figure out how I’m going to share my experience at BlogHer a couple weeks ago. It was absolutely amazing to say the least. So we’ll start off with my favorite, the sights of Chicago!

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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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Checking one off my Bucket List for 28 in 28, was to complete a 5k… and I DID IT! The best part about this 5k was not getting up at 5:45am, but the sights along the way! (I know, hard to believe isn’t it?!). Chicago stole my heart. More specifically, the architecture. Have y’all been to Chicago?! I didn’t know what to expect but I was blown away. The downtown area is so clean and the buildings, oh the buildings are gorgeous!

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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Diana meets Lake Michigan. Let’s stop for a quick, “I look like hell but I want a photo anyway” opportunity!

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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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And then we ran next to the Lake. So beautiful and peaceful in the morning!

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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
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To prove I completed the 5k, here I am at the Best Buy finish line! The 5k was sponsored by Best Buy, they graciously provided us all with FitBit’s for participating. That little life tracker is there on my wrist, the model that I am at 6:30am. haha!

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BlogHer 2013 Sights on 5k Run
Chicago, IL

Now that I have one under my belt, I’m excited to take part in The Color Run this fall. (Don’t forget to grab your $5 discount code!) Chicago is beautiful! If you have a chance to go, don’t pass it up. I’m already looking for a reason to go back!

Let’s Go Antiquing!

Just south of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex, you will find yourself in the little town of Venus. I mean, it’s little, not small, little. I found myself looking at the water tower that hovered over the police station, overlooking the park and the one and a half blocks of buildings that surrounded it. A restaurant, hardware store and an antique store. I couldn’t have been happier to have found the antique store… I’ve been searching for just the right piece of furniture to call my own!

In the above building, you will find Grandma Had One Antique and Once in a Blue Moon Antique Sale. Essentially, the store is split up into two sections. The section on the far left is filled to the brim with books. Thousands and thousands of books!

The section on the right, well, anything and everything else. Furniture, books, window panes, horse shoes, cookware, odds and ends, chairs, tables and everything else.

For the curious and crafty mind, you might as well bring a trailer for your goods. You’ll be overwhelmed with ideas from all of those great HGTV shows. For others who are just looking for a good piece of furniture to pick up and bring home, well there’s plenty for you as well! If I had a house, I would’ve taken the below piece home.

Instead, what I took home was this little table (below). Super cute and very reasonably priced. I just had to dust it off a bit and I was able to check getting a piece of Texas furniture off my bucket list! Plus, the color is perfect!

If you happen to be in the market for furniture, refurbishing or even just looking for a drive thru a little ole Texas country town, here’s one you can check off your list!

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