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Holiday Guide 2012: Gifts, Products and Activities in Dallas – Ft Worth

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North Texas Kids Holiday Guide 2012

The Holiday Season is a busy time of year so we’ve done the research for you with our exclusive Holiday Guide. You’ll find listings for gift ideas, specialty products and services, and kids activities in the DFW area. Be sure the enter the fabulous giveaways we have in this guide too!


ice skating camps

Dr Pepper StarCenter

FREE Holiday Ice Fun for the whole family.

Saturday December 15TH   – Dr Pepper StarCenter Euless
1400 S Pipeline Road, Euless 76040   (817) 267-4233
2:30-3:30pm FREE Holiday Ice Show
4:00-5:45pm FREE Skate (Santa & the Cast will skate with you till 4:45pm)


Sunday December 16th, 2012 – Dr Pepper StarCenter McKinney at Craig Ranch
6993 Stars Ave, McKinney 75070  (469)675-8327
4:45-5:45pm FREE Holiday Ice Show
5:45-7:00pm FREE Skate with Santa


Saturday December 1st – Dr Pepper StarCenter Farmers Branch
12770 N. Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch 75234  (214)432-2121
3:00-4:00pm FREE Holiday Ice Show
4:00-5:00pm FREE Skate with Santa
5:00-6:00pm Outdoor activities (to include: train ride, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, popcorn, s’mores and hot chocolate vendors, snow mountain, and a snow machine)




ecomom® is a community‐focused online store with a mission of providing busy parents with easy access to the world’s best, healthiest, and safest products. From organic baby food and cloth diapers to non-toxic nail polish and wooden toys, ecomom’s product curation and acclaimed customer service sets them apart.

What’s more, for every order placed, ecomom will donate a day’s worth of food to a U.S. child in need. ecomom – it’s all good.



MommyStrong Transformation


Owner: Karla Armstrong
Next session begins February 2, 2013.

Sometimes you are holding onto something that is holding you back from reaching your fitness goals. The MommyStrong 12 Week Transformation is designed to help you identify and remove those shackles.

Our team is ready to motivate you thru work outs, help with meal plans, and pray with you as you walk out your transformation. Because accountability and follow-thru is the key to success, you will be paired with an alumnus of MommyStrong to help keep you focused and on track. Its fail proof, all you have to do is make the commitment. So decide to take the first step towards an exciting lifestyle change for good.

Space is limited and once a session begins it’s closed to new participants.




Initials, Inc.

Mandy Graham
Independent Senior Creative Leader

Initials, Inc. is the nation’s premier personalization company where personalization is ALWAYS FREE. We offer a high-quality, fashion forward product line including handbags, accessories, home organization, and even the men in your life. Recently featured on Good Morning America, Good Afternoon America, The Today Show, OK Magazine, WOHA Magazine, Woman’s World and Woman’s Day, Initials, Inc. is being recognized nationwide for our amazing products, profitable business opportunity and award winning training.

Whether you want to “Get A Grip” on your gift buying, your finances or your organization this Holiday season, I am here to help you with Initials, Inc.!




Gaylord Texan Christmas Tree

Gaylord Texas Resort’s magical ICE!


Twitter: @gaylordtexan

Back and better than ever, Gaylord Texan Resort’s magical ICE! winter holiday attraction returns with an all-new theme: ICE! featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Merry Madagascar!  Beginning November 8th, our life-sized ICE! attraction, created from TWO MILLION POUNDS of hand-carved ice by master Chinese artisans, will feature awe-inspiring characters and scenes in a 14,000 sq. foot tent kept at a wintery 9 degrees! The only thing missing is you!

Enjoy 50% off adult, child and senior tickets by booking online and using special code ICENT. Offer valid Nov. 9-21, 2012. Book online at




Allen Bowl

1011 S. Greenville Ave
Allen, TX 75002

Allen Bowl is a mainstay of the Allen area. For decades, we’ve been providing quality entertainment to all ages and abilities. We are a family owned and operated bowling center with 24 lanes and would love for you to join us for some bowling fun. For information on leagues, birthday parties, or more, contact us directly or simply stop by – our staff is always glad to help you! Enjoy our updated game room where the kids can test their skills at basketball, air hockey, and a variety of arcades. We are a smoke-free center!

Join Allen Bowl for their Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Bash (10:00pm-12:30am) Glow Bowling, Door Prizes, Raffles, Party Favors and more!



Truly Inspired Photography
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The fall is the best time to take your holiday photos – you’re still sun-kissed from the summer months and fresh-faced before drowning in holiday parties, school functions and Thanksgiving stuffing. Without the added stress of finding a seasoned photographer to catch your best angle, guarantee your faces will shimmer in the frame with a portrait session from Truly Inspired Photography.

Truly Inspired Photography doesn’t just take a picture but tells your story through the lens of the camera. Owner, Miriam Hurtado, specializes in capturing everything from kids, family, newborns, maternity, teens, senior year portraits and modeling to events and weddings. Based in McKinney, TX, Truly Inpired Photography serves the DFW Metroplex.




Professional Black Belt Academy of Highland Park and West Plano
5960 W. Parker Road, Suite 236 Plano, TX 75093  (972)378-5425
6916 Snider Plaza Dallas, TX 75205 (469) 232-9995
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Unlimited Classes and Drop-in Scheduling – 4 weeks of unlimited classes in our basic program for only $49!

Martial Arts helps children develop healthy minds and strong bodies. Children as young as 4 years old can begin to experience the benefits of TaeKwon-Do/Karate. Your child will have fun while learning focus, discipline and self-control. As they achieve each new skill, their confidence will GROW, helping him or her develop the skills to successfully face life’s challenges!

Results:  Increases Attention Span, Increases Hand-Eye Coordination and Motor Skills, Develops Sharing and Social Skills, Decreases Parent Separation Anxiety, Emphasis when & where to use our skills, Improves Physical Fitness, Develops manners, courtesy & respect




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Eagle Gymnastics


6085 Sports Village Rd Frisco, TX 75034  (972) 712-4644

Where children soar to new heights! We strive to provide quality programs that focus on FUN, FITNESS and FUNDAMENTALS to children of all ages. Our professional coaching staff is committed to providing our young champions a strong foundation for learning and the confidence they need to succeed.


Scribble Cakes


Owner: Kim Matthews

Party planning can be a lot of hard work – especially when you have a reputation for fabulousness like you do. Instead of dashing all over town looking for a new party concept, let Scribble Cakes customize the cutest party ever at the location of your choice within the DFW Metroplex.

Be the “cake boss” of your home with this sweet event, that’s entertaining for everyone ages 3 and up. Scribble Cakes will work with you to design a cake decorating theme to fit the party scene.  Pastry pros will help guide your guests to create their own delicious masterpiece. Mom, you can join in the fun, or chill out and let the Scribble Cakes staff take charge. You’ll send party goers home with delectable memories and a satisfied sweet tooth all at a great price.

Scribble Cakes has a variety of packages that include birthdays, holiday, social events, girl or boy scout activities, wedding receptions, baby showers, and more.




Caterpillar Stickers: Be Yourself and Be Butterfly Beautiful by See Ray

Following a heart-warming story of personal triumph, one Dallas-based ten year-old is delighted to announce the launch of her new children’s book,
Caterpillar Stickers.

However, unlike most authors, Sierra Rene Flad a.k.a. See Ray faces challenges that make her achievement extra special: she faces the daily struggle of Dyslexia.

Ayanna lives in caterpillar village with a big loving family. Her sisters, Rosie and Tulip, attend the local Bug High and apply caterpillar stickers to their backs to change the way they look. Caterpillar stickers are sticky butterfly wings, but they are not real, as they are just stuck on stickers. Rosie and Tulip think wearing the caterpillar stickers make them beautiful. Ayanna does not want to pretend to look like a butterfly. She wonders if there is a better way to look “butterfly beautiful” and learns that what she must do is transform into a butterfly. Ayanna discovers the secret of transformation and sets out to become a beautiful butterfly. Ayanna’s name literally means “beautiful flower”.

Caterpillar Stickers: Be Yourself and Be Butterfly Beautiful can be purchased here.

North Texas Kids Holiday Guide Giveaways

Enter below to win an autographed copy of Caterpillar Stickers! Contest ends December 12th!


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   North Texas Kids Holiday Guide - I See Me



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Have you heard about our NEW placemats and coloring book now available for holiday purchases!!   All of our placemats and coloring books make great stocking stuffers!!

Puttyworld: Thinking Putty Website: www.puttyworld.comWith over 30 amazing colors, this is one ball of fun as a toy, stress ball, or therapy putty

  • Thinking Putty is non-toxic and non-gooey, it is the ultimate toy for kids and adults  Available in super Illusions, Putty Creatures, Glow in the Darks, Heat Sensitive’s and more!
  • Thinking Putty can bounce, shatter, and stretch; Great for science and learning at homeor school
  • Thinking putty can be used in the office for stress relief or during creative brainstorming
  • Can be used as therapy putty to assist with fine motor skills, arthritis, ligament injuries, etc
  • Available at:, Restoration Hardware, Urban Outfitters (visit for over 1,000 retailers in US and abroad)
  • Price: $ 10 – $15


    North Texas Kids Holiday Guide - Christmas Web

Christmas Web

 A storybook that tells a Christmas tale about how The Christmas Web came to be. Create a new Holiday Tradition with your family Website: Facebook page: The story describes how elves look over kids throughout the year and learn of their desired special holiday gifts. Three spools of yarn (magic wands) are provided with the gift set. The yarn is used by the elves (parents) who create a web throughout the house – around window latches, chairs, doors and knobs – which ends in a closet or cabinet that hold the special gifts from the elves (mom or dad). On Christmas morning, a web is created for kids to have fun finding their special gift within the house. So every year kids will not only look forward to opening gifts, but also anxiously await finding their special gift at the end of the Christmas Web.  Get FREE shipping by using code Kobie1944 on the Shopping cart page.  



Aunt Chick’s 65-year-old 3D Cookie Cutters

To order, call 888-662-8373 or log on to The holiday cookie baking and tradition-making season is nearly upon us, and no family should be without Aunt Chick’s 65-year-old 3D Cookie Cutters — a kitchen staple since 1948. These unique, vintage cutters were invented and launched by Aunt Chick (Nettie McBirney), a Tulsa, Oklahoma homemaker, writer and kitchen innovator, who was like her generation’s “Martha Stewart.” Aunt Chick’s™ Merry Christmas Set contains four cutters including a Stocking Full of Toys, Jolly Santa, Star and a Christmas Tree, and is available for $20. All cutters are made in the USA with FDA approved plastic and come bagged with Aunt Chick’s recipes and decorating instructions.      

North Texas Kids Holiday Guide - Skylanders Giants Starter Pack Giveaway


Skylanders Giants

  Skylanders Giants introduces sixteen new characters to build on the magic of Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, including super-sized Giants with powers to match, as well as the new LightCore™ Skylanders that light-up in the game and in the real-world as players’ transport them to Skylands using the Portal of Power that builds on the magic of the toys.  Additionally, the game features new Hero Challenges, more Battle Mode gameplay, and advanced integration across console, handheld, mobile and Skylanders UniverseSM. North Texas Kids Holiday Guide Giveaways

Enter below to win a Skylanders Giants Starter Pack! Contest ends December 12th!

Starter Pack (Wii, Xbox360, PS3, 3DS) Includes new game software, one Giant, one new Skylander, one Series 2 Skylander, three trading cards, and a poster (value $74.99)

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