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Best Places for a Kid’s Birthday Party in Victoria – Melissa’s Top Five

If you have a little one, you will definitely want to read this.

I believe birthday parties are more important than holidays because it's that one day out of the year to celebrate just them and make them feel extra-special. I have a seven year old boy so we have had many birthday parties at different places over the years. Every year I look for somewhere better than last year. The best part about having the party away from the house is there is no clean up. Here are a few places below you could host your child's birthday party.

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Mom and The Easter Bunny
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Mom and The Easter Bunny

My very practical 5 year old son thinks that the story of the Easter bunny is utterly ridiculous. He doesn’t buy the whole "bunny-bringing-candy-filled-eggs" thing at all.

He’s a very logical little boy and he informed me that there was no way a bunny lays eggs and then hides them for little children to find. His exact words were, “Mom, bunnies aren’t interested in eggs or kids. They are worried about carrots!”

Tyler then informed me that he thinks the eggs come from my closet because he’s pretty sure he saw some there! Oops! I guess Mom needs to find a better place to hide them!

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Victoria is My Home

Amory beat me to the draw last week with his post of some of Victoria's famous landmarks. In this short video are some of the places that make Victoria special for shopping, dining and family fun with a little bit of history throw in.

And now, on with the show...

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Easter Eggs and Easter Traditions
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Easter Eggs and Easter Traditions

Easter is almost here. I can’t wait to have all the kids over hunting for eggs and my favorite part the confetti eggs. When I was a little girl, we used to always find the perfect batch of wildflowers and take pictures in them with our baskets and Easter Bunnies. My twin sister Kelly enjoys when our grandma fills Easter Eggs with money which sometimes are dollar bills in them to hunt. It’s quite a scene to see us big grandkids hunt eggs but boy, is it fun. Families all have different traditions for Easter. Here are a few traditions people have.

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Mom's Work is never done - Kids and their Birthdays
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Mom’s Work is Never Done – Kids and their Birthdays

Having 3 kids, we’ve planned a few birthday parties. For some, we have gone all out and for a few it has just been a small dinner with close family.

My daughter’s birthday is on Christmas Eve so it’s always tricky to try and plan her party. Do we do it before Christmas or after Christmas? Do we invite all her classmates even though it’s so close to Christmas? One year she decided she wanted a luau themed party complete with swimming. That year we did a ‘half’ birthday. She had a party in June at a swimming pool. While that was a lot of fun, come December, she wanted another party!

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Famous Landmarks in Victoria – Our Top Five

When you can drive two hours in any direction and arrive in some of the largest cities in Texas, it’s easy to plan a day trip to visit some of Texas’ great landmarks. Two hours gets you to Austin, the Capitol of Texas, or San Antonio, the home of the Alamo. Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, they’re all right there, just two hours down the road.

With all of these places in such close proximity (relatively speaking), it’s easy to forget that we have some famous landmarks right here in Victoria, Texas. So I’ve put together a list, in no particular order, of some of the historically significant places you might want to visit right here at home.

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Facebook – What You Can Learn

Facebook is the largest social network. I mean, is there really any others out there? And we all wonder what we did before it. Some of us update our status, some people pretend not to look at Facebook and won’t admit that they really do, all the time... stalking. And some us are actually using it as a tool to keep up to date with folks we wouldn’t otherwise have time to chat with on the phone as often as we’d like.

We will all admit we learn things about others. Sometimes, it's things we didn’t really want to know.

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Tech Thursday – Windows 8??

WAIT!! I’m still learning about all the features available in Windows 7 and now word has it next year Microsoft will be offering a new OS... Windows 8! Unlike me, maybe you haven’t upgraded to Windows 7. Well, that’s

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Kids Say (And Do) The Darnedest Things
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Kids Say (And Do) The Darnedest Things

As a mom, you love your kids unconditionally, but they sure can embarrass you sometimes! Just the other day, standing in line at the checkout at HEB, my Bowen, who is 2, pointed to a bearded man standing behind us and YELLED, “That man looks like a billy goat! That billy goat STINKS!”

Talk about wanting to run away! I was so embarrassed and couldn’t even turn and walk in the other direction because I had all my groceries laid out on the belt and was ready to check out. To add salt to the mortified wound, Bowen then asked to have a chocolate bunny at the checkout. I told him no and that too much candy would put holes in his teeth. He pointed to the checker and said, rather loudly, “She has holes in her teeth!” I couldn’t get out of there fast enough! To the man with the beard and the checker, I am so sorry that my 2 year old has not learned better manners!

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Win a Trip to See Kenny Chesney - Plus, His Top 5 Music Videos
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Win a Trip to See Kenny Chesney — Plus, His Top 5 Music Videos

This month, we're giving you the chance to fly to Green Bay to see Kenny Chesney and hang backstage with the country star.

Visit our contest page on Facebook and you can win a flight for two to Green Bay, tickets to Chesney's Goin' Coastal tour stop at Lambeau Field on June 11, 2011, and a backstage pass to meet the country star.

We're so excited, we assembled these five Kenny Chesney videos, which we think perfectly illustrate the singer's visionary style. Chesney's mind-blowing tour productions and his 3D concert special are something to behold — but we think his eclectic music videos are what really establish the country star's unique sensibility.

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Gary and Diane Heavin, founders of 'Curves' and the latest 'Secret Millionaires'
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‘Secret Millionaire’ Doesn’t Fail To Inspire

I just got done watching 'Secret Millionaire' and all I can say is WOW.

My dear friend Monica Lassmann had told me about the show and how touching it was so I decided to watch it. This week's show was about Gary and Diane Heavin who are the co-owners of 'Curves'.

Gary and Diane left their wealthy lifestyles behind to spend a week in Houston's poverty-stricken Third Ward. They were given $6.50 per day to use for food while they were on their journey.

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A Twenty Dollar Bill
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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the Cheap in Victoria

One day, three meals, and a 20 dollar bill

Breakfast:
I live 10 minutes from work. This typically means that on any given day I roll out of bed about 20 minutes before it’s time to be at work. My breakfast generally consists of a cup of coffee with a side of coffee. I’m just not a breakfast/morning person.

However, for the sake of journalism and for you, dear reader, I made the sacrifice of getting up a whole 15 minutes early.

To paraphrase that beer swilling, most interesting man guy, I don’t always eat breakfast but when I do, it’s a breakfast taco. With the goal of cheap *and* tasty in mind, I jumped in my car and headed for Taqueria El Rodeo.

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