Grapevine, Texas AKA Christmas Land!

A few days ago my Mom and I went to Grapevine to check out their Christmas decorations. Historic Grapevine is known to have AMAZING decorations and fun Christmas-y things to do during December, I mean it is literally called the Christmas Capital of Texas.img_8951 It definitely didn't disappoint. They had set up a cute little area with shops selling food and hot drinks, which I took advantage of because it was F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G! Some Canadian I am :P img_8927img_8940img_8947img_8934img_8953They had lots of fun places to take pictures like those adorable candy canes and the elf who literally tells you to take an "Elfie" with him! I also loved the Elf house, it was just too adorable and the real mailbox you could actually use to send your Santa letters was so cute! This was also the area where you could catch the "North Pole Express" they literally made the Polar Express come to life, unfortunately we didn't have tickets and they were sold out since JULY! So that is a Christmas adventure for another time.

We then left the Christmas village area and made our way further into the downtown. The downtown was decked out in decorations which I loved, it was literally like a Christmas bomb went off down there!img_8955img_8959img_8967img_8961img_8991img_8957

Everything down there had some kind of Christmas touch. The shops, statues, trees, benches, you name it and they Christmasfied it! I even found the Big Man himself down there ;)img_8992img_8994

They also had a tunnel of love set up and it was adorable, it probably looks a million times better at night. Of course I had to walk through it and get a picture at the end even though I am single and forever alone :P

Right after the tunnel that reminds you that you will be a cat lady forever you come to an adorable area set up like Christmas in the old days. It's an old cabin that looks like something right out of Little House on the Prairie and on the inside they replicate how it would have been decorated back then.img_9006img_9012

I couldn't get pictures on the inside but I did grab some on the porch of the cabin and in the yard where they had an old wagon and hay bales set up! How adorable are those country styled trees??

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Making our way back to our car we stopped at the little farmers market and right next to it was a tomb but I'm not sure what it was used for or meant to replicate because I didn't get a chance to read the historical marker. They also had this Charlie Brown area that sold Charlie Brown Christmas trees! How freaking adorable is that!?

If you have a chance to make it to Grapevine during December I would most definitely do it! It's a lot of fun and they have amazing Christmas spirit. Speaking of Christmas spirit if you guys haven't already you need to go enter my **Christmas Giveaway** You can find all the info and enter Here!! You can also find me on all the the following social media below!

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Later Peeps,

Alex

 

 

Mudhen Meat and Greens

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Today I had brunch at what is probably one of my favourite restaurants in Dallas so far, Mudhen Meat and Greens. I have wanted to try it out for a while because all their food is clean, organic, and non GMO whenever possible which I love. They are right  across from the Dallas Farmers Market so while I was there today I decided to finally stop in and give it a try. I started by ordering their Watermelon Cooler, which was DIVINE!b23401bf-8ce3-4b84-a40a-e2afd552d5b4It had a wonderful watermelon flavour and just the right amount of sweetness. It was also sweetened with agave instead of sugar which I found awesome

My mom and I ordered the Kims Scramble, which is basically an omelette made with spinach, onions, tomatoes, avocados, and some delicious greens and  Chèvre cheese on top. We also ordered toast and chicken sausages to go with it. 583a0ac5-5ab2-4699-8f90-16426d2640ec

It was delicious and I love that the toast comes with homemade butter and jam.img_0117

You can tell the butter is fresh right away and it just tastes so amazing. It was very light and fluffy, the jam was also SO delicious.

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After we finished the cheque was served attached to a little cutting board which I found so adorable! I've never seen another restaurant do this before :P

I definitely have nothing but positive things to say about Mudhens. I would recommend it to anyone and will definitely be going back again myself. One of my new favourite places for sure.

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Alex

10 Facts You Probably Don't Need to Know about Me

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Happy Tuesday Guys! Today I thought I would share 10 facts about myself with you guys that you probably don't know or even need to know but I'm going to share them anyway! I got the idea after reading a fellow bloggers post and thought it is such a great idea because it just helps all of us bloggers and readers get to know each other better. So lets get into it!

  1. I am Pakistani, American, Canadian, and Slovenian! Now let me break it all down for you My Dad is from Pakistan so that's where I get that side. My mom is American, Canadian, and Slovenian because HER mom was Slovenian/Canadian and her dad was American. So basically I am just a mutt :P Or as my friends like to call me "Mixed Chicken" I am only a citizen of America and Canada though which is still pretty awesome.
  2. I have been moving  literally since I was 2 years old. We have moved around SO much I can hardly even keep track anymore. I've lived in over 25 different houses(No I'm not kidding) all across the US, Canada, and even a year in Pakistan!
  3. I was homeschooled from Kindergarten until I graduated High school. Obviously with all the moving we do it would have been impossible to be in public school so thats how the homeschooling came about! I honestly loved being homeschooled because it allowed for SO much more freedom and I could learn at any pace I chose. Plus who doesn't love doing math in their PJs am I right?!
  4. I spent 4 months in Europe with my family just road tripping across the entire continent. We bought a small car in the UK and just drove all over Europe stopping wherever we wanted and exploring. We also saw my moms family in Slovenia and my cousins from my dads side in Switzerland which was really cool. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience!
  5. I am a COMPLETE history nerd. Ever since I was about 8 I have been OBSESSED with all history but especially Egypt. I don't know why but my little 8 year old self became obsessed with mummies and everything Egypt. I actually read my entire children areas section about Egypt in my library and the librarian had to send me upstairs the adult section to find more books.
  6. I haven't started college yet. I'm 20 and still don't know what I want to do so I haven't started because I don't want to pay for a degree that I won't use or don't want. I'm just exploring life right now looking for the right path.
  7. I got to meet Jason Derulo! My parents own a limousine company in Toronto, Canada, and they were working with JD back when Ridin' Solo had just come out. I loved that song so I asked my dad to at least get an autograph for me but he hooked me up even better by letting meet him and get a picture with him! I'll have to find the picture and share it with you guys someday.
  8. If you follow me on Instagram than you most definitely know that I am a wanna be model/actress! I want to act and model SO incredibly bad. I have always been obsessed with fashion so thats definitely a reason I want to model because of all the amazing designs I would get to wear and I think acting is just such a great way to basically play dress up for your entire life. I also just love the idea of making movies and shows that people enjoy.
  9. I'm a huge health nut and fitness junkie! I try to eat really clean most of the time, like whole foods, organic and non gmo. I also love to workout. Im that weirdo who actually loves to go running and hit the gym. I also do ballet which is an incredible workout plus it is so much fun!
  10. I wear contacts. I don't think many people know that I am literally blind! I mean not really but I def need my contacts and glasses to see because otherwise things are SUPER blurry. My current prescription is +5.00 for my left eye and +4.75 for my right. I have a touch of astigmatism so thats why they are different.

I hope you enjoyed reading some random facts about my weird self and if you have anything else you'd like to know feel free to ask, I am such an open book. If you aren't sick of me yet go ahead and follow me on my social media down below!

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Alex <3