Monday, March 10, 2014

Mama Monday: Imaginary Mom's Day Off in Ft. Worth

It's Spring Break here in Texas, and as such, we won't be going anywhere around Fort Worth. There are record breaking crowds in all of our favorite spots like the Fort Worth Zoo and the FW Museum of Science and History. We'll stay far from there.

Spring fever is a real thing. Today it's got me dreaming of what I would do in our fair city if I had a mom's day out (and no spring break crowds)! Here's what I came up with--my incredibly self-indulgent dream day in Fort Worth.

I would start my day with a later class at Pure Barre Fort Worth. Later, like 8:30 am instead of 6. If I don't get up early, I feel like I won't do anything but stay at the house in my pajamas.

After barre, I would swing through Blue Bonnet Bakery for one of their delicious donuts and a diet coke. I love their cakes, but their donuts fresh out of the fryer are SO GOOD. It's located in a renovated church, and they've kept a lot of the stained glass windows and neat features. I half expect someone to hand me a church bulletin every time I walk through the doors.

Since I'm staying close to Camp Bowie apparently, I would make my way back west to the Lemongrass Aveda Salon for a facial, massage, and pedicure. I've never checked them out, but today would be a good day to try it.

Next I would head down to University Park Village and pick out a new sundress from Anthro and accessories, before stopping by McKinley's for half a chicken salad sandwich, chips, and a Dr. Pepper (because they don't serve diet coke, rude, but it's my excuse to get Dr. Pepper). After dining alone with a book (likely Pride and Prejudice), I would make my way back to my house for a nap. And of course my house would be totally picked up when I got there because this is my own imaginary day off.

Let's be real. I'd miss these faces.

At the end of the day, I'd grab my little family of four and head to Joe T's, where did I mention it's a perfect 85 degrees outside, and there's no line to get in the patio? We'll need two orders of fajitas because our kids eat so much these days, but it would be a fabulous evening under the Texas sky. I'm splurging on cheese and sour cream.

Ahh, so fabulous. What's your favorite escape if you're stay-cationing in your town?

Next Mama Monday will be my kids' dream day in Fort Worth.


  1. I've never been to any of these places, but it all sounds fabulous!

  2. This post makes me miss Fort Worth SO much!

  3. McKinley's is my absolute favorite!!! I always get the Orange Cranberry Chicken salad sandwich with chips and 2 thumbprint cookies (one strawberry, the other chocolate). Sounds like a perfect day to me!!!

  4. OK, I'm going to have to steal this idea for a post! I haven't been to the Lemongrass on Camp Bowie, but if it's anything like the one at UPV, you will LOVE it. (And this reminds me that I am long overdue for an appointment there.)


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