Fall trend report

From your wardrobe, home decor to even your nails and hair color, the transition from summer to fall is one of the most fun times to embrace the trends of the season. Even though this September has been one of the hottest on record, we’re loving all things fall, from the wild animal prints to  … Read more

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The importance of self care

With all the awareness days and months out there, it can be hard to keep track but there’s one in September that we can (and should!) really wrap our arms around … Self Care Awareness month. So, what exactly do we mean by self-care? It’s basically any activity that we do deliberately (that word is  … Read more

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Why math is crucial to your child’s success

If you’re like most of us, as a child you probably sat in many a math class thinking “What’s the point of learning algebra or calculus? How is this actually going to benefit me in real life?” Fast forward many years later, as a parent, you may be getting those exact same questions from your  … Read more

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Why You Should Always Date Your Spouse

Whether you’ve been married for three months, three years or thirty years, chances are your relationship with your then boyfriend or girlfriend and now spouse, has changed. When you first start dating someone, everything is new. The tingle that takes over your whole body when they first brush your hand, that first kiss, meeting each  … Read more

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Five Easy Ways to Take Years Off Your Skin

Aging … It’s an inevitable part of life. But, that doesn’t mean we have to like it. While there ARE many benefits to getting older – increased self-confidence, body image acceptance, empathy and better decision-making skills – wrinkles, sun spots and sagging skin don’t fall into that category. Luckily, there are many options out there  … Read more

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5 Things to get Yourself Vacation Ready

In case you hadn’t noticed … summer is officially here and many people are escaping to cooler temperatures or tropical locations. We’re here to help you get yourself vacation ready so you can feel confident in the pics that you’re posting on Facebook and Instagram (no filters necessary!) to make all your friends and family  … Read more

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Why Every Woman Needs a Blowout

Nothing compares to unwinding after a long day at work. All of the stresses of the job seem to melt away when you find your happy place and simply choose to relish in such state of being. What better way to let go of your problems than with a blowout?

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Why You Should Support Local Businesses

Walking into a shop or restaurant and being greeted by a familiar face can be a truly welcoming feeling. These types of experiences are only to be found in local retail. Local business owners offer their wares to support the local economy and provide needed services to their neighbors. Cultivating these relationships offers advantages for both the consumer and the business owner.

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BBQ and Brews: Why They Go Perfect Together

Hot dogs and wine on a hot day do not sound appealing. But, a massive rack of BBQ ribs and a sweet or roasty-brewed beer only amplifies the enjoyment of licking fingers clean. Spring is springing quickly, and beer and ribs only add a spring to your step. Pale for Your Palate Everyone knows someone who will use a few strips of  … Read more

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5 Reasons Yoga Is a Life-saver for Moms-to-Be

Pregnancy can be hard on your body. Many moms find themselves in agony when they can’t sleep, become plagued by constant aches, and find it increasingly difficult to move around every day. It might seem like there’s nothing you can do but wait for that due date to finally get some relief.

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New Lenses: Which Frames best fit your Face Shape

A common question that comes up when it’s time to purchase new glasses is: Which frames should I get? With the vast array of styles available, it can be overwhelming to try to decide on which frames you should get for your new eyeglasses or sunglasses.

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WP Council Approves Hotel Permit

Published December 12, 2018, in Weatherford Democrat Written By: Autumn Owens The Willow Park city council unanimously approved a special use permit and site plan for the Springhill Suites by Marriott 60-foot hotel that is proposed to be constructed behind The Shops at Willow Park. During the public hearing Tuesday, community members Jean Martin and  … Read more

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Some Like It Hot: 4 Reasons to Try Hot Yoga

Have you ever put on workout clothes in the morning with every intention to work out only to find yourself at the end of the day, drinking that glass of wine, having earned none of those extra calories? Us, too. It’s easy to get caught up in the madness of the day with work, errands,  … Read more

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Is It Time for Your Child to See a Math Tutor?

Have you thought about getting a math tutor for your child in the past, but didn’t know when the right time would be? It’s very common to feel like you might be in over your head… don’t panic. If your child gets a poor grade on an assignment, or if they tell you they just don’t  … Read more

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Why You Should Get Massages Regularly

Honestly you cannot get too much massaging. Most people who like massages understand this, but even so, many people don’t realize the benefits of regular massages. Often people think of it is a luxury to splurge on now and then. The relaxation benefits are obvious, as well as pain relief and other good things for  … Read more

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The Dos and Donts of Skin Care After Waxing

Smooth skin is one of many benefits associated with waxing. There are, however, a few cons to the practice, which include rashes and bacterial infections. Many women view the disadvantages of waxing as part of the overall package to smooth legs and arms. There are, however, things that you can implement in your skin care  … Read more

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Millennials and their Beer Glass Obsession

So, we all have our idea of what we think of when we hear the word “millennial” – lazy, entitled, obsessed. Well, you’re right, they are obsessed, with everything: plants, avocado toast, but most recently, beer glasses. But why beer glasses? And why are Millennials (and other generations) obsessed with something so basic? Gen Y  … Read more

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How to Take the Perfect Instagram Picture of Your Food

Have you ever wondered how some people get that perfect shot of their meal to upload to Instagram? Perhaps, your photo opt of your delectable delight is less than post worthy. Thankfully, there are some easy tips you can follow to take your food photo game up a notch the next time you photograph your amazing  … Read more

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5 Types of Shoes That Every Woman Should Own

For many of us, an afternoon camped out in a local shoe store is a blissful opportunity.  There are so many styles and colors to choose from that selecting just one pair can be difficult.  From feathers to glittery stones to rich, dark leather, we can imagine when we would wear these particular shoes and  … Read more

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Drinking Beer from a Bottle vs. Can

When it comes to the preference of whether to consume your beer from a bottle or a can, this has been an age-old debate. Consumers have been battling this topic since canned beer first hit the market back in the 1930’s. The answer seems to selectively rely on the consumer of the product and their preferred tastes. There  … Read more

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Matte or Glossy Nails: Which is the Best?

Whether you consider yourself to be a “girlie girl” or a no-nonsense female, most women will agree that it feels good to have your nails professionally cared for. After a manicure, you feel neat, tidy and, well, pretty. There are so many options when it comes to getting your nails done today. But when you  … Read more

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Beginner Tips for Becoming a Wine Connoisseur

When attending a cocktail party, sometimes it can feel as if everyone else in the room knows more about the wine. While those around you are extolling the fruitiness of a white wine or discussing the tannins in a red wine, you may feel a little lost. While it seems daunting, increasing your knowledge of  … Read more

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Why Local Craft Beer is Better Than Domestic Beer

There are a variety of characteristics within both craft and domestic beers. But which one do you think is better? In this blog, we will touch on the different characteristics to determine what we think! The Characteristics of Domestic Beer There are many well-known domestic beer corporations, such as: Coors (Owned by Molson-Coors Brewing Company)  … Read more

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5 Outfits That are Guaranteed to Make Your Vacation Glamorous

As you are planning your vacation, you are probably planning your vacation wardrobe, too.  Given today’s baggage fees and weight allowances, the outfits you choose for your trip will often have to do double or triple duty.  Having pieces that can mix and match or be layered is an essential consideration when packing for a  … Read more

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5 Fashion Trends to Write Home About This Spring 2018

Fashion designers hit the runways this year with vibrant pops of color, a welcome departure from the pastels that have been in favor for the past year. Eclectic patterns, varying textures, and strong colors adorned models strutting down the catwalk. Though the fashion designs worn on the runway are rarely the pieces we see on  … Read more

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The Ultimate Gift Basket for Mom This Mother’s Day

Your mom is the best and you want to show your appreciation for everything that she does this Mother’s Day.  But, like most people, you want her to know how much you love her not just on a single day but every day throughout the year.  In the past, you’ve probably given her cards and flowers, but this year is different. 

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The Perks of Dog Friendly Patios

Pet owners consider their fur babies to be an important part of their families. The old vision of dogs tied next to their dog houses no longer exists as people actively bring their pets with them to run errands, shop, vacation and more.

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3 Yoga Poses to Get You Ready for Bed

Are you looking for an ideal way to de-stress and soothe your mind and body before you go to sleep? Yoga just may be the key to do so. It has a therapeutic effect in many ways, including reducing stress levels in the body. Here are 3 of the top yoga poses to help you get to sleep easier.

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Date

Looking to spend time together for Valentine’s Day? Look no further! From great date spots to the perfect gift for your S/O, the Shops at Willow Park has you covered! The Bryd Mill boutique is offering a wine tasting event on February 10th featuring a book signing by Candice Mummert’s new book “From Single to the Knot.”  … Read more

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