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Reality Steve is here with the spoilers for the 23rd season of The Bachelor.

Want to know more about what happens in the 23rd season of ABC’s The Bachelor? Head over to for all the juicy details about The Bachelor contestants this season and the breakdown of each episode.


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Imagination is a powerful thing.


Enchanted Fairies is a high end portrait experience that has partnered up with Kidd’s Kids to continue the theme of making smiles and joy happen for children who are dealing with life altering conditions. Mason(7) and Avery(9) got to experience their imaginations come to life right before their eyes through the portrait masterminds at Enchanted Fairies in Plano, TX.


To date, Enchanted Fairies has donated over $600,000 to Kidd’s Kids by generously donating 100% of the session fees ($25 per child). The annual Kidd’s Kids Disney Trip couldn’t make wishes come true for these families without incredible donors like these.


I’m constantly inspired by our community’s ability to bring magic to families who need it most.

Enchanting experiences await!


Learn more about how you and your family can experience Enchanted Fairies and help our families in need by visiting their website: 


(Age 9)

Diagnosis:  Brain Tumor, Posterior Fosse Syndrome


(Age 7)

Diagnosis:  Nephrotic Syndrome

Kidd’s Kids could not continue to share the magic with families each year help from our corporate sponsors and donors like you! Please consider giving to Kidd’s Kids to keep the magic and smiles going.


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View the stories from our Disney Trip!

I used to think being on Television was the most wonderful thing in the world.

Then I became a Mom.

Children bring a perspective of gratitude like nothing else can. My child is happy and healthy and God willing, will live a gloriously full life. Not all parents are blessed with this peace of mind.

Kidd’s Kids is a non-profit that brings hope and happiness to children with life threatening illnesses. For 25+ years, this wonderful organization helps more than 50 families create beautiful memories by providing an all expense paid trip to Walt Disney World every November.

Caroline’s dedication to continue Kidd Kraddick’s love and generosity extends into each family that this organization has the opportunity to help. I am so humbled by her efforts and grateful that my son and I can help bring joy and smiles to families and children in need every year.

We could not continue to share the magic with families each year help from our corporate sponsors and donors like you! Please consider giving to Kidd’s Kids to keep the magic and smiles going.

Kidd’s Kids Teen Trip

(June 1st – 7th, 2019)

Nomination Criteria
  • The child must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old at the time of the trip.
  • The child must be diagnosed with a life-threatening and/or terminal illness as determined by an attending physician.  Documentation is required.

Please sign up below to receive an application once it’s available in December 2018.

Kidd’s Kids Teen Trip

(November 21st – 25th, 2019)

Nomination Criteria
  • The child must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old at the time of the trip.
  • The child’s illness or disability must be one of the following: Be diagnosed with a chronic/terminal illness OR be physically challenged OR have an impairment due to a birth defect or accident/injury.
  • The child and their family must reside in a Kidd Kraddick Morning Show radio listening area. “Listening area” is defined by being able to listen to the show on the radio in the child’s home city.
  • The child’s family must show a financial need (being otherwise unable to afford a trip of this nature).
  • The families for the  2018 Kidd’s Kids Trip have been already been selected. Those who applied will be contacted soon.

Please sign up below to receive an application once it is available in April 2019.


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This colder weather Texas is finally getting is making my fall wardrobe come out and Wyatt and I are so excited to get some use out of our new O.W. Lee fire pit we got from Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture.


I’ve never had to use a propane grill, stove, or fire before… so I felt like I finally understood why they call Fall/Winter “cuffing season” because this seems so difficult and I’d rather have some help! Not because I can’t do it, but because I don’t want to singe my brand new umbrella from Sunnyland AND I’d like to keep my eyebrows.


Josh Brumley from O.W. Lee came to my house to explain the best fire pit practices because I want my outdoor furniture to last as long as possible, with as little maintenance as possible.



The cold weather makes everyone want to cozy up inside, but my O.W. Lee fire pit will extend patio season by creating an enjoyable, warm ambiance and atmosphere right outside my back door. If you like to lounge on your patio or dine near a fire, they have so many styles, sizes, and shapes to choose from it is easy find the right one to complement your patio setting. 

Check out all the O.W. Lee styles here:



My O.W. Lee fire pit needed a small propane tank, so make sure you have one that fits the dimensions of the style you select.



Here are some tips and tricks Josh shared with me:



Tip 1:

Keep a second propane tank handy, mine is stored in the garage, to change out easily for uninterrupted enjoyment. This tip will come in handy, because I know Wyatt and his friends will want to make s’mores every night!



Tip 2:

Clean the glass fire media periodically by putting in a bucket with water and dish detergent. This helps the glass shine but also is important for the burner’s functionality.


Tip 3:

A lid, lazy susan, or cover will help keep leaves, twigs and other organic material out of the burn pan. Great tip, especially when I don’t want to wash the glass more than 2x a year.



Tip 4:

Always be sure to have your match or lighter lit and near the burner BEFORE turning on the gas. This tip could not only save my eyebrows, but all of my other beautiful Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture. If you haven’t read my blog about all my patio furniture you can read it all here:


Tip 5:

Close the valve on the propane tank if you you aren’t going to use your fire pit for an extended time. (A.K.A. Texas Summers)



Some interesting facts Josh also pointed out about O.W. Lee products:


All burners are stainless steel and manufactured by O.W. Lee in the U.S. Can be used with propane or converted to natural gas. They don’t rust in the outdoor environment. 


BRB, it’s time for s’mores.



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