“Wood” you like to have some fun?


We love our kids and taking them to do fun activities but what about taking care of our marriages and friendships.

Especially for stay at home moms it’s important to do things away from our children from time to time to reconnect with our spouses and have adult conversations.

If you are looking for a fun date night or girls night out activity and don’t mind a half hour drive East of Dallas you will love the WoodShoppe Rockwall.

Grab your group and bring them out for a fun evening of Woodcraft and wine! What would Jesus do?… Drink wine and be a carpenter! We went last week with a group of adults and teenagers and had a blast!

The increasingly popular “DIY woodsign” workshops are the new trendy thing to do for a date or night out with friends. The WoodShoppe Rockwall could not have been more welcoming and accommodating to our group.

This family/friend owned shop is cute and cozy, it used to be a farmhouse, which allows for a “homey” relaxing atmosphere. We were greeted with wine, light bites and desserts from Bonafide Betties Pie Co.

Everyone was having a great time socializing and choosing our designs, we next decided on stains and paint colors. We were then given a work station, a block of wood, and a set of tools.

Next comes the fun part as we put on our aprons and got to work. We all got out our end-of-the-week aggressions as we distressed our woodblocks by pounding, hammering and beating them with chains. Now it was time to stain, stencil and paint.

After everyone was finished working on their pieces it was time for the final reveal, it was so fun to see everyone’s different take and creativity on how to showcase their personality.

We greatly appreciate the hospitality and welcoming atmosphere from The WoodShoppe.

You should check out all they have to offer, classes, workshops and couples events. Of course you can always set up your own private party as well…. and they will even come to you!

TheWoodShoppe Rockwall is so flexible and open to ideas they will accommodate all of your entertaining needs. Be sure to check them out on Facebook for all of their upcoming events, specials, kids classes for Spring Break and summer.

Regular Pricing:
Circular & Rectangular Signs
$35 · Smaller signs that are created by you as you stain and paint your chosen design in a fun hands on 1.5 hour class!

Start to Finish: Classic Signs
$60 · Start to Finish from natural planks to the finished product in a fun, hands on 2.5 hour class!


Life is a Great Big Canvas


6128 Berkshire Ln, Dallas, TX 75225

It’s January, it’s dreary, it’s a gloomy, what are we going to do with our kids? If you run out of ideas and are interested in trying something on the creative side you should check out Purple Glaze in Preston Center of Dallas.

Thisis a little Ceramics painting Studio that is fun for all ages. I took Dexter here to paint custom Christmas ornaments to give out to our family and they were a huge hit! We got to go in and pick out any ceramic piece and they’re all priced differently between $5-80.

Next we choose our paint colors and set up our station with all the brushes and tools we wanted. You can stay and paint as long as you want and paint as many pieces as you wish. Once you are finished they will glaze and fire everything, you’re finished piece will be ready to pick up in 5 days.
A few things to know:

  • It is a true Art Studio setup meaning there are ceramics and porcelain trinkets lining the walls and all over the store. It isn’t exactly made for toddlers so just gauge your child’s level of patience and calmness.
  • All the paint is washable and will easily come out of clothes.
  • There is an $8 studio fee, (this covers the time spent, paint and brushes used, and the glazing and firing process) he waved the studio fee for Dexter since we were working on everything together.
  • Take pictures of your pieces before you leave the store. Being the artsy-fartsy place that it is, it is quirky and finished pieces are arbitrarily placed among others. Also it is not far-fetched that you might forget what or how you painted something. Although I put our names on the back I took pictures first so I was able to easily identify our ornaments.

The hand-painted gifts were so loved and appreciated by our family and was a fun activity for Dexter and I to do together. I hope you get a chance to go and enjoy for yourself!!!