Five Mental Shifts to Make During COVID-19

It seems that since the start of 2020, the only constant we have is change. Does this long and winding road have a destination? Sometimes it seems not, which is a downer. With just a few mental shifts, however, you can regain a sense of control over your days by cultivating a world that has  … Read more

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Father’s Day gift giving guide 2020

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, June 21, it’s prime time to make a plan to celebrate and honor some of the greatest men in our lives: the dads in our lives. Let’s get down to specifics this year and curate a gift that truly speaks to his interests. What kind of guy is  … Read more

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Getting back into the swing of things

Thank you so much for the support you’ve given our restaurants and retailers during the stay-at-home orders. The businesses at The Shops at Willow Park are enthusiastically opening back up at a pace that makes sense for each business, and as allowed by law. We’ve created the following resource guide to make it as easy  … Read more

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Shopping small means big support for local business

Friends, we’re facing tough times. As we delve deeper into our strange new reality, we’re all wondering how to achieve the normal everyday things we need to do, like feeding our families and running errands, while taking care of ourselves and others. Routines are changing and it is a bit disorienting. Our small businesses are  … Read more

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The next big thing in feeling good: IV vitamin therapy

If you feel unreasonably tired or feel like you can’t focus, it could be as simple as you’re dehydrated. Lack of energy, sleepiness, feeling dizzy, muscle cramps, headaches and — no surprise here — being thirsty are just a few signs of dehydration. And, as it turns out, dehydration can especially sneak up on you  … Read more

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How to eat out while on a diet

Restaurants and diets. Two things that don’t seem like they go together. But, studies show that almost 30 percent of people in our country are on diets and that people eat out at least four or five times a week so there must be a way to do both. Dieting is hard enough in itself  … Read more

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Tips for managing holiday stress

This time of year should be a source of joy and happiness but in the midst of the decorating, shopping, cooking and the numerous holiday parties, the stress of all of it can often overcome the enjoyment factor. The overwhelming pressure for perfection we put on ourselves can quickly turn the holiday season into a  … Read more

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Shopping small makes a big investment in your community

If long lines, big crowds and pushing and shoving over the season’s hottest deals aren’t your ideal way of crossing things off your holiday list, we’re here to suggest you skip out on shopping the big box retailers on Black Friday and save your shopping budget for shopping local instead. The number one reason? The  … Read more

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Latest news in eye wear trends

There was a time when wearing glasses was considered nerdy or for people who just didn’t care how they looked. Well, that time has definitely changed. Whether you’re in prescription eye glasses or just looking to update your style with a pair of non-prescription frames, being a member of the four-eyed club is no longer  … Read more

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Are nutrition stores just for bodybuilders?

Unless you’re a fitness expert, nutritionist or dietician, walking into a nutritional supplement store can be overwhelming.  Muscle milk … Whey powder … fat burning supplements … amino acids … sports drinks … nutritional supplements.  Just the sight of all the various offerings can be enough to make you walk in and walk out, your  … Read more

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How to choose the right bank for your lifestyle

With such a wide variety of banks in Willow Park, it can be difficult to choose which one you should bank with. The options and variety of products and services are endless.  Are they all the same? What are the benefits of one particular chain of banks over another? Should you bank with a local  … Read more

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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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