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Valentine's Day in Fort Worth

6 Unique Places to Go on Valentine’s Day in Fort Worth

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Valentine’s Day. You either love it or you hate it.

Fancy restaurants? Sigh.
A bouquet of flowers? Eye roll.
Movie at a traditional theater? Yawn.

Sure, there’s a lot about Cupid’s Big Day that can be a little stale, but it doesn’t always have to be that way, especially in Fort Worth!

Here at Brumbaugh’s, we know our way around Cowtown. We have been here for over 50 years, after all. There are lots unique things you can do around this city to celebrate your love – this ain’t no one-horse town, y’all.

Whether you’re looking for something different to do with your better half or want to have a fun ladies night for Galentine’s Day, here are five unique places to go and things to do on Valentine’s Day in Fort Worth: Read More


How We Celebrate (and Decorate) for Valentine’s Day

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Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is coming up… cue the theme song from Jaws! Are you feeling unprepared? Join the club! If you are looking to make a reservation, let’s face it – you are probably too late. Box of chocolate? Better hurry, even the local drug stores are going to be picked over!


Did you know that over 180 million Valentine’s Day cards were purchased last year? Moreover, the average consumer spends $116 on just flowers or chocolate for this very day. In my opinion, Valentine’s has become such a selective couples’ holiday that the day as a whole is overlooked by many. This is probably the very reason that Halloween has become so popular; everyone is included and dressing up is super fun! Read More


How I Created a Cozy Holiday Entertaining Space

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It’s that time of year again: holiday entertaining, family for Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations.

This year, I have been working on my open concept living room and kitchen floor plan. I often find a line of separation between these two spaces throughout clients home and even my own. It does bother me to carry on a conversation while washing dishes with someones back turned towards me in the living room. After all, I want to be included in what’s going on and be productive at the same time – chalk it up to my inability to sit still when I see a dirty kitchen! Read More


Christmas Everywhere: My Holiday Decor Style

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Baby Quirk enjoying the Christmas tree.Decorating for the Christmas season can be a chore, let’s just be honest! After all, this is the most wonderful time of the year, why not put a little extra into making your home look perfect for the holidays? I must admit, this isn’t a 10 step process to easy decorating or a list of short-cuts worth your while. This is merely my take on making the most of family and friends, enjoying my home throughout the holiday season! Read More


7 Ways to Create the Perfect Thanksgiving Table Setting

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Are you stressing about creating a perfect Thanksgiving table setting?

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time for reflection, appreciation, and nothing beats time spent with the ones you love.

But let’s get real for a second. If you’re the one who usually hosts Thanksgiving dinner, you know just how stressful Turkey Day can be. The to-do list is a doozy for this holiday: Plan the menu. Thaw the turkey. Clean the house. Do the grocery shopping. Prepare the guest rooms. And brace yourself for – yes, you know she’s coming – your mother-in-law.

Don’t get us wrong, we love our dear mothers-in-law. But we know they’ll soon be swooping into our homes with eagle-eyed evaluations of our Thanksgiving preparations, from the candles we burn to the moistness of those turkeys.

While we may not be able to help you baste your bird, there’s one thing we do know – home decor. For a perfect Thanksgiving table setting, here are seven of our handiest tips: Read More

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13 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Fort Worth

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Been looking for some western things to do in Fort Worth? At Brumbaugh’s, we know a thing or two about rodeos. If you’re heading into Fort Worth to watch or compete in rodeo events, you’ll almost certainly find us at Will Rogers Memorial Center cheering on our own Elizabeth Brumbaugh as she competes in NCHA events or lounging in our booth in the Amon Carter Exhibition Hall.

But are you wondering what else to do once the rodeo is said and done? We believe in good ol’ fashioned Texas hospitality, so you won’t be bored on our watch. Here are 13 of the best western-themed things to do in Fort Worth – because it ain’t called Cowtown for nothin’. Here are our favorite things to do in Fort Worth: Read More

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Host the Perfect Football Watch Party with These 5 Essentials

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Fall is arguably one of the most festive seasons of the year. With it comes pumpkin-spiced-everything, cozy sweaters, and falling leaves of autumnal reds, oranges, and yellows. And there’s nothing quite like the chill of that first frosty morning, is there?

And, of course, we can’t forget about football season! Football is one of the most popular fall festivities – it brings together tradition and ritual, competition and the spirit of sportsmanship, but above all else, it brings together people.

Nothing compares to the feel of a happy, warm home filled with friends and family rooting together (or against each other) in support of their alma mater or their hometown team.

If you’re planning to host football watch parties this fall, below are five must-haves for throwing the perfect gathering! Read More

5 Gift Ideas For Dad That Reflect The Character He Instilled In You

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Looking for gift ideas for dad? Whether you call him dad or daddy says a lot about your relationship with your father. So does the gift you choose to give him on Father’s Day. Skip the tie and opt for something more meaningful. Give Dad a gift that reflects what he’s done for you, that depicts the character traits he instilled in you. It’s the least you could do for the man who taught you to drive a car and grill a steak. Read More