Life is a Great Big Canvas

PURPLE GLAZE of DALLAS

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!!!

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Summer Bucket List 2018

Maker:L,Date:2017-8-26,Ver:5,Lens:Kan03,Act:Kan02,E-Y

Summer is a here and we need stuff to do!!!!  Here is a list of links to my favorite Uptown Mom posts to plan for a fun summer in Dallas!

5 Minutes to Flawless

MAKE UP SCHOOL at MAKE UP FOR EVER

I recently had the pleasure of getting to experience a hidden gem of a mom’s night out… MAKE UP SCHOOL!

Not only is this a class held at one of the best make up stores in the biz, but this class at NorthPark is taught by one of the most talented and stunningly beautiful artists I have ever met!

If you’re not familiar with Make Up For Ever you should be! Many celebrities wear it for their professional finish, HD quality, photo friendly products.

Did you know they have the cutest studio classroom right in the store where master classes are held every Monday evening for $25. Each class has a different lesson on make up application.

We got to take the class that is perfect for moms, 5 minutes to flawless. This lesson will teach you the essentials to have you ready and out the door as fast as that Keurig can have your coffee ready!

We learned about each product and practiced step by step how to apply it. We did the whole look from start to finish with the instructor. My favorite part about the class is getting to try out all the different make up and brushes and really see what they can do.

It’s also my least favorite part because it makes me want to buy it all! It’s pretty tempting because when you complete a Make Up School class you get %20 off of everything in the store!

It was definitely a good old fashioned girly night. We did make up, chatted, laughed and got a much needed break from the craziness at home.

The class holds 4-8 people making it great for bachelorette parties or a girlfriend’s get together.

Uptown Mom will be hosting a 5 Minutes to Flawless class on Jan 8 at 2pm with Laura. We will have sweet treats and sips. I invite you, my fellow moms who enjoy trying new things and meeting cool people! I hope you’ll join me!

Check out all the pics from our experience

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