Eateries in Paris

One of the things I was most anxious about when traveling to Paris was communication. Jake and I don't speak any French and we heard the stereotypical rumor that French people aren't very welcoming towards Americans. We had good experiences for the most part! Here are a few restaurants that I felt went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and were happy to speak to us in english.

Read More

Slave Free & Sweet: Tony's Chocolonely

With Valentine's Day coming up chocolate sales are on the rise. Thankfully our friends at Tony's Chocolonely are giving the chocolate industry some much needed love. Child labor and human trafficking are major issues in the chocolate industry. It is estimated that in Ghana and the Ivory Coast 2.3 million children work on cocoa farms, 90% of which are under illegal conditions. 

Read More

Three Huggers Beeswax Wrap: The Sustainable Alternative to Plastic Wrap

I am OBSESSED with Three Huggers Beeswax Wrap. This is an essential product to have in your kitchen! This life changing wrap is a sustainable alternative to saran wrap and plastic baggies. Wrap up your fruits, sandwiches, cheese, or just about any other item (except meat). When you’re done with the wrap you can run it under the sink with a drop of soap, let it air dry, and REUSE!

Read More

Howdy Homemade: Ice Cream That Changes Lives

When walking into this chic ice cream shop, you will be greeted with a warm smile followed by a welcoming HOWDY. Howdy Homemade is an ice cream shop in Dallas that trains and employs young adults with down syndrome or autism. 

Read More

Hugs Cafe: Opportunity for the Special Needs Community in Dallas

WOW! My heart is so full! Hugs Café is an incredible establishment filled with positivity, friendship, and purpose. This amazing café employs special needs adults with a true passion for their job. Just look at the smiles in the picture! You can tell this is a group of bright individuals.

Hugs Café employs twenty-two men & women with special needs including down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and more. These conditions do not define or set boundaries for this hardworking team at Hugs Café. After the training process, jobs are assigned based on the individual’s skill set. Responsibilities include bussing tables, working the cash register, washing dishes, baking, and more.

Read More