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I Want To Learn To Sew

A couple of weeks ago I saw an ad for the Brother Star Wars Sewing and Embroidery*  Machine. Since then I have been wanting to learn to sew again. This is just another obsession that I am adding into the mix that is going to drive James mad. 

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Starting A T-Shirt Business On Spreadshirt

This past Christmas, my mom gifted me the Silhouette Cameo 3. A few months later, I traded that one out for the Cricut Maker. I had all of these grand ideas for making t-shirts and what not to earn some income. Not only is this a expensive hobby, but I just can’t seem to get that business off the ground. So, I am starting a t-shirt business on spreadshirt! Go check out my designs HERE. 

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How To Update Old Posts On Your Blog (Bonus Video)

Since the beginning of the year, I have been working on updating the website in design and so much more. So I started to look into how to update my old post and keep them relevant. I also wanted to see how to repost my blog post but also keep the original URL information in it. So today, I wanted to tell you how I went about doing this. 

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Now Open In Mesquite, TX

This past weekend we went on a mini adventure. Well, James and I did. We ended up on a Date Night to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet that just had their grand opening a few days before. I wasn’t sure what we would find here, or if this would be a store that I would be returning to. Now that Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is Now Open in Mesquite TX, I can bring you a little sneak peek of what is in store for you when you adventure into this store that has taken over my childhood favorite, Toys R Us.

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His Love Language is Physical Touch

Early on in our relationship, I sat down with James and we did one of the Love Language quizzes. As I knew, my love language ended up being Acts of Service. Unsurprising to him, his was physical touch. It was interesting to see the quiz and to learn that about each other.

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Love Languages | 78 Ideas for Your Acts of Service Partner

Back in November, I wrote the post, His Love Language is Physical Touch and shared 50 ideas for the physical touch partner. Today, I am going to share ideas for the partner whos love language is Acts of Service. This is my love language, and James comes by speaking this easily. He seems to do something small every day at least that speaks to me in this way letting me know that he does love me.

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Skoolie Dreams | Floorplans

We talked about Disney allowing Skoolies at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds a couple of days ago, today lets talk about Skoolie Dreams and floorplans. In 1995 laws were passed that school buses could not be longer than 40 foot in length. Recently that has changed to 45 feet.

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Now Open In Mesquite, TX

This past weekend we went on a mini adventure. Well, James and I did. We ended up on a Date Night to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet that just had their grand opening a few days before. I wasn’t sure what we would find here, or if this would be a store that I would be returning to. Now that Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is Now Open in Mesquite TX, I can bring you a little sneak peek of what is in store for you when you adventure into this store that has taken over my childhood favorite, Toys R Us.

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The Future of Odysseys With Love

Since Odysseys With Love began, I have noticed one thing about the articles I have been writing. I really wanted us to be a travel blog. I am noticing that a lot of the travel-related post has been kind of put to the side here lately for other things. That’s ok, Odysseys With Love is growing and that’s a wonderful thing. I sat back this morning and really thought about what I want Odysseys to really be about. What I want our YouTube channel to be about. Travel . Family . Love So, with everything going on, does the Travel part of our tagline really fit in? It does, as we write about different trips that we have or plan to take, but it really isn’t the #1 thing that and doesn’t deserve to be the first thing our readers see when visiting Odysseys With Love. Lets look at the definition of Odyssey: an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest I personally am on wanderer. I am always on a quest for self-discovery and learning who I am. Odysseys With Love is the journal of our family’s wanderings and learning who we are. A New Tagline? We need to find a new tagline other than Travel, Family, Love. I thought about changing the name as we move towards a blog about the DFW area, but Odysseys With Love still fits us. As we share our Journey in Love and Family, we share how we also fall in love with the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. A few things about the site will be changing. DFW has and always will be the focus of Odysseys With Love.  But is a tagline really needed? No, not really. I am sharing more about my own hometown, Mesquite Texas, should that be part of the tagline? This is something that I am not 100% sure on other than the fact I share a lot of other information about DFW too. Wandering in DFW That is who we are! I am constantly learning and wandering and expanding. We are a Wandering Family always our for learning not only about our little town but DFW In general. DFW will soon be the #1 menu item on this site. But what else will be changing? What Is Odysseys With Love REALLY About? First, let me introduce myself again. Hi, my name is Megan. I am a wife to James, and mother of Skyler and Rhyan. I am a DFW local that loves to wander and discover the world around us. I am also a photographer and scatterbrained “artsy-fartsy” type. We are always growing and learning new things and love sharing our discoveries. What will you find on Odysseys With Love? My journal pretty much. I share everything from what is going on in my life from my relationship with James to parenting the two most wonderful and infuriating girl. Six Flags and Theme Park Fun, things we find in and around DFW and SO SO MUCH MORE! New Additions To Odysseys With Love You might have seen the new Mesquite Texas Guide. That is the newest addition to Odyssey With Love. I am planning to adjust the YouTube channel to also include different types of videos, you just might have to bear with me for a little while. At least until I am used to being on camera. I am planning on introducing several new things to the channel including reviews, unboxings, and much more. Crafting? I may be sharing my adventures in “Pinterest Win or Fail” here soon too as I am trying my hand at crafting again now. It could be fun and interesting. Please Forgive Me While I Figure Out Who I Am And What I Want To Be When I Grow Up! Yes, That really fits right here now. I am still trying to figure all this out. You will be seeing more from us now that I kinda have a little figured out, but I am still learning and growing not only as a blogger but also as a person! Thanks For Reading! ? Pin Me For Later Don’t have time to fully read the post? Want to share it to come back to later? Use your favorite ? and share it on our favorite site, PINTEREST! Not only does it help you, but it helps us grow and get our information out in front of others too! Are You Following Us On Social Media? Want To Keep Reading? Discover Dallas | The Hidden Gem – Dragon Park August 22, 2017 Welcome to the Discover Dallas series, where we share local finds around Dallas TX. Hidden away in a little corner of Oak Lawn in Dallas… Learn More Travel Keepsake Ideas September 11, 2017 After visiting Padre Island National Seashore, we collected both sand and water from the beach there to bring home to start making keepsakes. After some… Learn More Whats going on at Odysseys With Love November 9, 2017 Sorry if it seems we have gone MIA the last few days! It has been a hectic few days over here at the Odysseys Household.… Learn More Our Camping Gear August 10, 2017 As time goes on Odysseys With Love is slowly building up our camping gear and we wanted to share with you what we are working with right now and what we plan to buy in the future. Learn More JOIN THE TRIBE Stay in touch with Odysseys With Love and receive weekly newsletters, enter for a chance to win the monthly giveaways, freebies, and so much more! 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Dating in DFW | Staycations

Welcome back to the Dating in DFW Series. What is a Staycation? A Staycation is a vacation spent at home or nearby. In this series, we will be staying in our own backyard at DFW’s most romantic hotels and venues. We need a break away from the kids to, so a staycation for a night or two is a perfect couples getaway while also staying close to home. We will be updating this list often, want to be on this list or to sponsor a post? We will be staying at each hotel and reviewing both video and articles. Sponsor a post at Work With Us Contact page

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Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Bedroom

I have known for years now that Skyler LOVES Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. This Christmas, James got her a poster for her room of Jack, and it has me thinking that its time to re-decorate her room. Why not decorate it with a Nightmare Before Christmas Theme. Making My Own Printables I have Photoshop for a reason. I use to love making scrapbook digital elements, so I have a little knowledge of making things for these printables. I started off searching for silhouettes of Jack and also of Jack and Sally together. If I wasn’t able to find a silhouette, I found images that had a white or solid color background. Using the Magic Wand Tool, I selected the solid backgrounds and inverted my selection. I added a new layer and then using the flood fill I filled in the new selection. This gave me a blank canvas. Under this layer I always flood fill it with white, or what ever color I want the background to be, but for today’s, I used white. I had a few stock images of watercolors that I knew Skyler would love, so I added those to a new layer above my new silhouette. Right Clicking on this layer, I selected create Clipping Mask. This applies this layer only to the black silhouette. The only other thing I did was add a few words to a couple of them Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Bedroom I created a wishlist on amazon for the things that I am either going to start buying or, since I am so lucky to have such a handy man in our lives, have James make. The dresser, nightstand, and artist table are things that he can make for us. The artist table would be even better because it would be more solid, and I can have a light box in the top for her. As you know I have the printable above that you can just click on and save if you wish. The Paint color is Sapphire Glow by Valspar and is available at Lowes. Amazon Wish List GreenForest Twin Size Metal Bed Frame with Stable Metal Slats Stable Headboard/Black 6-PIECE Black Bed-in-a-Bag Comforter Set Fancee Nightstand Fancee Dresser Simple Designs Mosaic Tiled Glass Genie Table Lamp Kenney Mirror Mosiac Glass Window Curtain Rod WPM 2 Piece Beautiful Sheer Window Elegance Curtains In Black and Dark Purple Studio Designs 10088 Triflex Drawing HSicily LED USB String Lights Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Zero Portable Pet House Dog Bed / Cat Bed  Do you have a themed bedroom or one of your children? Let us know down in the comment section below.   Stay in touch with Odysseys With Love and receive weekly newsletters, enter for a chance to win the monthly giveaways, freebies, and so much more! Opt in to receive news and updates. I Want In Now! Thank you! You have successfully joined our subscriber list. Head over to our Freebie Library now! The Password is OWL2018

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17 Day Trips from Dallas

As we start to gear up for Full Time Traveling, we have started to look at Day Trips from Dallas. There is so much to do that is within a couple of hours of Dallas. We are in love with our home state and want to share it with all of our readers. This list of locations to head out to that are things to do in Dallas and up to 6 hours away. Several of these are also on our Bucket List also.

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Six Flags Over Texas Update and News

We recently visited Six Flags Over Texas since the Summer season is almost over. It is now time for the park to start working on the Fright Fest updates. The best thing is, I noticed something new and we also got emails the other day that they will be adding a new right for the 2019 season!

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Disney Dreaming | Our Dream Disney Vacation

I always see how to plan a Disney Vacation on a budget but I never see Planning a Dream Disney Vacation. I seem to do this every time that a large Powerball or Mega Millions Lottery is going on, I always think about what I would do if I had a large windfall and had no worries over what I would do financially. When asked what I would do with all that money, the first thing I would say is to plan our dream Disney Vacation. But, have you ever really sat down and thought what that would be? I mean plan out your own dream vacation? Please don’t tell me I am alone in this.

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Dallas CityPASS

This upcoming summer we will be visiting all of the attractions that the Dallas CityPASS offers. I have been to four out of the six options over the last 30 years and three of them in the last five years. So why am I writing about this now? Dallas CityPASS boast that they will save you money when you use the pass versus paying for each attraction individually.

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My Addiction To Yachts

My husband would say I have a very strange addiction to yachts here lately. I started to do research on them a while back because they really did interest me, and that interest keeps going. I follow a few yachts on Instagram, one even has its own youtube channel, but I follow a deckhand and a captain also.

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Working With My Day One Journal

This post is called working on my day one journal, so why did I start off talking about my accountability? Day One helps me stay accountable for my journals, and I want to keep it growing just like I am keeping this blog growing. Let’s talk about why I love Day One so far, and what I am using it for.

Day One App and Finding Time To Write

Day One App and Finding Time To Write

What is The Day One App? Its a simple to navigate journalling app that gives you a lot of powerful options for keeping a journal with you at all times. I am using mine for my Scripting Journal!

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Sometimes Life Happens

I few weeks ago, I purchased my original domain name, megannance.com and I have worked on it off and on getting it up and running, but I am so intertwined with Odysseys With Love that I think I am going to just keep the new site as my photography site. I was going to move over different aspects of this site to the new one, but I just don’t think that would work for me. I love Odysseys With Love and the Odysseys brand.  But you know what? Sometimes life happens and I have been very busy in other areas of life than the website, but things are starting to calm down, and I will be back here soon. With a complete new look and overhall of Odysseys With Love and so much more. So loyal readers, keep a lookout! 

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How To Update Old Posts On Your Blog (Bonus Video)

Since the beginning of the year, I have been working on updating the website in design and so much more. So I started to look into how to update my old post and keep them relevant. I also wanted to see how to repost my blog post but also keep the original URL information in it. So today, I wanted to tell you how I went about doing this. 

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Why I Do Not Support MLM’s And Why You Shouldn’t Either

Have you ever gotten a message on facebook or Instagram from someone that you knew back in highschool asking how you have been and all of a sudden they are asking you to buy one of their products or “join their team?” I have always had a hard time telling them know so I have usually just “ghosted” them or just blocked or if they were or are a friend muted them. But This is why I do not support MLM’s and why you shouldn’t either.

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Blog Plans For The 2020 Year

2020 is going to be a hard year for the Odysseys Family. Christmas Eve we lost my mother, and we don’t really know what is going to happen just yet. I plan to sit down with the attorney that drafted my mothers will, but things are still up in the air a little right now. So, would you like to know how you can help the Odyssey Family in the meantime? Read on to find out more.

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Working With My Day One Journal

This post is called working on my day one journal, so why did I start off talking about my accountability? Day One helps me stay accountable for my journals, and I want to keep it growing just like I am keeping this blog growing. Let’s talk about why I love Day One so far, and what I am using it for.

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I Am A Band Mom. My Clarinetist.

I never thought I would say this, but I am a band mom. My daughter Skyler is a Clarinetist and she is loving it. I have also realized that I don’t feature her enough on here and on Instagram and I feel really bad about that. I can’t wait to start showcasing her more as I have a few ideas to show her how proud of her I am… But Why am I so proud to be a band mom and so proud of my clarinetist?

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So… I Missed Day Three Of My Challenge. This Is Why

No one is perfect, and I am no exception to this. We had a lot of stuff going on and my internet was out for most of the morning. (I REALLY NEED TO GET ON TOP OF OUR BILL PAYMENTS). After the internet was restored, I went to pay the rest of the bills and went to get the items I needed to finish Skyler’s hair. I picked up a wig that I love (and the family hates), and like an idiot, I went and had my own hair cut. More on this in a minute.

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So… You Lost Your Motivation To Blog?

I haven’t wanted to write anything in a while. We have been busy with things around the house, we haven’t done much fun around Mesquite or gone out and done anything really either. So, I was thinking about how to get my motivation to blog back and I think a challenge is just the thing.  I am looking at Pinterest for different challenges to get me back into the mood of blogging different things. I will take one of the ideas from this board and blog about that every day for the next 30 days. While I am doing this, I am also going to be creating a blog post planning spreadsheet to get other blog post created for things around Mesquite and DFW.  

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Sometimes Life Happens

I few weeks ago, I purchased my original domain name, megannance.com and I have worked on it off and on getting it up and running, but I am so intertwined with Odysseys With Love that I think I am going to just keep the new site as my photography site. I was going to move over different aspects of this site to the new one, but I just don’t think that would work for me. I love Odysseys With Love and the Odysseys brand.  But you know what? Sometimes life happens and I have been very busy in other areas of life than the website, but things are starting to calm down, and I will be back here soon. With a complete new look and overhall of Odysseys With Love and so much more. So loyal readers, keep a lookout! 

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