Hello Dallas, Texas!

Hello Dallas, Texas!Hello from Dallas, Texas! We flew in yesterday afternoon and I’m so excited to be here. For some reason, I feel like if I weren’t a Kentucky girl, Texas might be a good fit for me. Ha!

The flight was beautiful. It’s amazing how tiny everything looks when you’re up that high.

Hello Dallas, Texas!So pretty as we were about to land!

Hello Dallas, Texas!After we checked in to our hotel we relaxed for a bit and then headed to dinner. I snapped this crazy picture before we left.

Hello Dallas, Texas!
We ate dinner at Pappadeaux Seafood. It was delicious! We had crispy fried alligator for an appetizer and I ordered Salmon and Octopus for my entree. I have to admit I had not eaten alligator or octopus but I liked them both!

Today, I’m heading to the Spring Market. This is where buyers buy all their spring merchandise. They are held in several different cities.

Buyers from boutiques, Nordstrom, Loft, Anthropologie, Macy’s etc., all come to spring markets to pick out the clothes they will be selling.

I’m here with Pam, Stephanie and Elizabeth from Glamour Farms. They said it can get a little crazy and it’s crowded.

They wanted me here so I can pick out exactly what I want to style on my blog so I’ll be trying on a lot of clothes.

I did ask if there were dressing rooms. Nope! They said just make sure you were a cami and leggings, everyone is trying on clothes everywhere. Oh great! Not a time to be bashful. Ha!

Here is the best news! If we work really hard today, guess where we are headed to tomorrow?? (Big smile.)

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Beauty For the Heart~~I stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth. I am the one who says to Israel, ‘You are my people!’ Isaiah 51:16

If today, you are wondering if God is big enough to handle your problem?? Let me remind you, he stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth.

He is big enough to handle whatever you are going through!

Have a blessed day!

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  1. How lucky are you! Have fun in Waco. Can’t wait to see what you and the girls from GF pick out. Y’all need check out Smoke in Dallas. I promise the food does not disappoint. Love the blog.

    Post pictures from your trip to Waco.

    1. I haven’t been to Smoke Becky but based on your recommendation I’ll suggest it to my husband for our next date night. Their Plano location isn’t too far for us and we’re always looking for new places to go. I know your comment was directed at Cyndi but thanks!

  2. Have a great time! It is work but also a lot of fun and with your super fun personality I know you will be a big hit. Texas is GREAT! I used to tell people I was born a Texan but I got there as fast as I could.

    Have fun and keep smiling; can’t wait for your next post.

  3. I ordered the tunic from Glamour Farms that you have on in the pic and wore it yesterday to work with my black skinny jeans and boots. Yesterday was my birthday and it was a present from myself! I got lots of compliments on it. Thanks for all your great fashion posts along with the wonderful scripture and quotes that you share with us each day!

  4. Looking forward to the upcoming posts on Spring fashion. I know it’s a working trip but sure sounds fun to me.

  5. Hi Cyndi, So glad to hear you made it to Texas safely .. I sooooo love that restaurant !! We have one near me in Atlanta Georgia and Alligator is my favorite .. Wishing you a blessed trip and have fun trying on all those clothes cant wait to see them on your blog.
    Sharrie from South Carolina

  6. What a blast you’re going to have today! I have the GF top you’re wearing and love it! Also I love your beauty for the heart today! Nothing like viewing The expanse of God’s handiwork from an airplane!

  7. Welcome to Texas! I live 11 hours south on the border (it’s Texas), but wanted to welcome you to our state anyway.

  8. Cyndi, I know you are busy but could you look for a mother of the bride dress that isn’t white or ivory and doesn’t look so matronly and would be suitable for an hour glass figure? It is a real problem out there and many of my friends have shares that they have the same struggle. Thank you!

  9. Sounds like a fun trip. Like the others, I can’t wait to see what you pick out for Spring. I think my head would be spinning like crazy.

    Have a blessed day!

  10. I am an hour and a half away and will be at the worlds largest flea market called First Monday, you absolutely need to come see us! There is all kinds of fun stuff from upscale to “junk on the grounds”, it’s a blast! Come see us!!!


  11. Welcome Cyndi and the ladies from Glamour Farms! Like others have said the weather is wonderful here the next several days so y’all couldn’t have come at a better time. Pappadeaux is really yummy. If you love southern home cooking give Babe’s Chicken Dinner House (affectionally called Babes) a try. So, so good.

  12. I love the shirt and coat! Glamour Farms? You post have really picked me up! I has been a really tough 6 months- dad had a stroke and I had a terrible car accident a week ago. Thank you for all you do!

    1. So sorry Beth. Stay strong …I just bought a card for my dearest friend who just found out she has breast cancer. The card spoke about having to make a choice to follow Plan B when something happens that disrupts Plan A We all want plan A for our lives and want it to never change but most times something happens to cause us to switch to plan B. In your case it was two things. For me it was having our adult son diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer last year at the age of 53. Let me tell you, plan B is hard but rewarding at the same time…it brought all our family closer to each other and stronger in our faith by causing us to hold on to Gods promises and trust Him to always be with us no matter what. Hang in there Beth. God Bless.

  13. I love Pappadeaux, and all of the Pappas restaurants for that matter! I lived in Houston for 10 years and my oldest was born there. We still have dear friends in Texas. Have a great time!

  14. Hi Cindy!
    I love following you and reading about your adventures! I can’t wait to see what new clothing items you pick
    for Spring!
    I also thoroughly enjoy reading Beauty for the Heart.
    I live in Northeast PA but I have family in Grapevine and hearing you’re there in Dallas makes
    Me wish I could be there too!
    Have fun!

  15. Cyndi, this sounds like so much fun! Thanks for keeping us posted with your pictures, updates and posts. Can’t wait to see what you style in he spring.

  16. How exciting! Can’t wait to see what’s in store!
    By the way, I love Pappadeaux’s alligator too. Being from TX, near LA border, we see it a lot here. It’s different but very good!

  17. Welcome to Dallas Cyndi!

    YES! YOU would absolutely fit in here with all the Dallas Dollies!!

    So glad you are in here in my city, enjoy the Spring Market! Thank you for picking out my new Spring wardrobe!!!

  18. Greetings from Katy, Texas! We are just West of Houston, Texas. Hope you enjoy your time here in our beautiful state.

  19. Welcome to the Big D girls!!! I live just 30 min north of Dallas! Went to Magnolia Farms last weekend….lots of fun! Hit a few other places while you’re there….a cute boutique almost right across the street called – “Finders” and go to “Spice”, its a whole little market type place – just a few blocks from Magnolias. FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

      1. Home Garden t v has a show on Tues nights at 9pm called “The Fixer Upper.” Older programs are shown most of the day before and after. The couple that do the show live in Waco, TX. And Magnolia Farms is the name they use for “all things good”that they own and share. The ones that watch the show love them. Try to watch if you can.

    1. I have lots of family in Dallas area, but I’m in AZ or I’d go tonight! Have fun!! Hope to see pics of the Spring Market 😊

  20. I love that you ate at Pappadeaux. My husband and I ran the Houston Marathon (him) and Half (me) on MLK weekend, and we ate at Pappadeaux the night after the race for our celebration dinner. We ate at Pappasitos while there too. Love them both.

  21. I saw Pam last Saturday as her team pulled together some business casual attire for my girls 🙂 She was telling me about this upcoming trip to spring market…..I am so excited to see what you all bring back to southern Illinois for the shop, and online too.
    p.s. If I was you, I would vote to go over to see JoAnna and Chip Gaines for your fun day, but I guess we will see in the photos to come. Living vicariously through you beautiful ladies!

  22. I have NO DOUBT you are going to WACO to MAGNOLIA MARKET and the Silos!!! (Say Hello to Whitney if you meet her!)

    While you’re there, also grab a cup of coffee at Common Grounds! The couple that own it were on Fixer Upper, Season 2. It is a venue for up and coming Christian artists.

    Oh my! Since both my kids went to Baylor, and my daughter-in-law as well, I could give you literally TONS of other things to do. LOL We loved Waco even before the TV show.

  23. Cyndi….you are going to hav e the best time on this trip!!!!I wish I was there! I can’t wait to find out where you are going ..but wherever it is I kn ow you a are going to have a lot of fun!!!

  24. Welcome to Texas, looking forward to seeing what you find there at spring market, love what you teach us about Godly fashion.
    From Midland Texas

  25. I am in Dallas visiting my daughter! I would love to meet you! You are beautiful inside and out and are an inspiration in many ways! Have so much fun!!!

  26. Welcome to Texas, y’all! Big D and the D/FW metroplex is quite amazing and SO many wonderful things to do. Glad you got to go to Pappadeaux’s. It is fantastic as as are all the Pappa’s restaurants. I have been in the Market but there wasn’t an event going on so I can just imagine what a time you are having! I’m 2 hours from you…Texas ain’t (LOL) little! Have a glorious time, find beautiful things, and travel mercies home!

  27. I’m sure you turned heads, Cyndi; you are so pretty! Just got back from Dallas, after visiting my mother, siblings and their families—I love it there. Got to go to Cow Town for the first time this last time, hope to go again, it was so much fun! Have a wonderful time there, Cyndi.

  28. Welcome to Texas, Cyndi! It sounds like you are starting it our right! Have a great time at Market and we cannot wait to see what you find for spring/summer!
    Love your heart for the Lord!!

  29. I m going to guess that you will be seeing the George W Bush Library.
    Hope you are having a great time. Did you get to have Wayne accompanying you ??

    really loved the beauty of the heart and had to share it with internet friends

  30. I don’t know anything about Texas but I do know that Waco,TX is where Fixer Upper is filmed. Can that be where you might get to go?

  31. I live in the Dallas area! We are having great weather this week, 70s this weekend. Pappadeaux is my favorite. Have fun at market can’t wait to see what you pick out

  32. You always look so pretty, I don’t think you could take a “crazy” picture if you tried 🙂 I just bought a sweater from Glamour Farms last Friday and it was here by Monday….and I live in Oregon! It’s really cute and I love it – Thanks for your ordering code! It was nice to save a little money 😀 I bet the buying show will be a lot of fun for you and you have great taste, so we all have faith in what you choose <3

  33. Welcome to Texas!!!! I live in Austin which is a few hours south of Dallas. I have been to market several times and it is crazy, but so much fun! I hope you have a great time and safe travels. Can’t wait to see what you pick out.

  34. Cyndi, welcome to Dallas. It’s exciting just knowing you’re so close. I would have loved to meet you at Smoke tonight! That would have been such a treat. If you’re going to Waco tomorrow, you’re going to love it. Have fun and enjoy your visit. Can’t wait to see what you’ve picked out for us.

  35. Hello Cyndi, I live in New Braunfels because the military brought us to Texas. Can I guess you are going to Canton??? My husband is a big antiques fan so he goes there often. Hmmm, Waco, Magnolia Farms shop maybe?? Been there too and it is cute, small, but cute. If my husband would open a shop we would sell the roof off the place. As you can see we have role reversal in my house. Have fun and be safe.

  36. Welcome to Dallas. I went to school in Georgetown, Kentucky and have now resided in Texas for 20 years. If you can, come check out Oak Cliff (where I live) and the Bishop Arts District before you go. It is just across the river from the Info Mart and has great shops and restaurants. Enjoy the Big D!

  37. Have an awesome trip and I am looking forward to your new finds. Also, if you do go to Magnolia Market please say hi to the Gaines’. I love Fixer upper!