Big news and you’re one of the first to know!

To cut to the chase, a big girl version of Dallasbelle is now live! Meet –>!

To dive deeper, is a graduated, more tenured version of Dallasbelle, and I’m really excited for you to check it out.

When I started blogging in 2011, I no doubt had a lot to say. I wanted to use this space to promote living the single life as a mom in Dallas. This blog has been an excellent outlet for me to share my personal experiences, a lot of shitty dates, and allow me to be a little witty and sassy. It was fun, and the posts to this day are still really entertaining and occasionally sweet, but I’ve nonetheless outgrown it.

Okay, yes, I am still single in Dallas, and I still have a lot to say, but I am ready to reach people beyond the confinements of the big city and in a new, less personal way. is essentially a lifestyle blog dedicated to empowering, motivating, and connecting the everyday Jo. It is a blog that mostly everyone can relate to (without airing my dirty laundry). Similar to Dallasbelle, will be a subscription based blog, so be sure to subscribe when you get there! But definitely be sure to subscribe.

Thank you for your support and following me to my next journey.

See ya there,


My Renewal Resolution

Well… I just renewed Dallasbelle’s domain for another year. It’s been a great year, but it’s no secret that I really need to blog more. And I have a TON to blog about, I promise. I probably have the longest Notes list in Macbook history filled my sarcastic rants and awkward encounters, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day all of a sudden. I will make a cyber-public “renewal resolution” to blog more! So, that’s that.

To go along with my (now) public renewal resolution, here is a little Q&A to start off “New Blog Year”:

Q: Will I ever turn this into a fashion blog?
A: Hell no. Not because I don’t love a good fashion blog (I do!), but because I’m just not that fashionable. Carson is… Maybe I’ll make a fashion blog for him. Jk, that isn’t going to happen either.

Q: So if it isn’t a fashion blog, is this a mom blog? 
A: No way. I am still trying to figure this mom gig out which, in some cases, is costing me a lot of money.

Q: Is this a resort for readers to get dating advice?
A: The last resort! I did, however, pick up the book Get The Guy recently. I’ll let you know what happens from there.

Q: Who are my readers?
A: Oddly enough… guys.

Q: What are my longterm plans for the blog?
A: I have BIG plans for the blog. Those are top-secret for now, but I can say that the goal isn’t to turn it into a fashion or mommy blog. I think we’ve already established that.

Q: What do I want your readers to get out of the blog?
A: Mainly a good laugh. Occasionally inspiration. And at times, something people can relate to.






Friday the 13th and a Killer Spotify Playlist

Single Sistas Spotify Playlist

According to my news feed, there is a full moon tonight and today is Friday the 13th. From my own (sometimes superstitious) personal experiences, crazy shit happens on days like these! And I get to travel to a far away place for the weekend without cell phone service, so I am already going to be going insane.

In hopes of getting through a weekend with unlimited potential of crazy, I’ve made a killer Spotify playlist for myself and the rest of my single ladies trying to avoid crazy on a daily basis. Enjoy…


Unreachable Jo

My Happily Ever After via a Horoscope and a Bachelorette Party

Two bachelorette parties down, 4 weddings to go! Good lord, the last 2 weekends have been exhausting…

I was particularly excited for the first bachelorette party as it was hosted in Fort Worth… the other two letters of DFW that is polar opposite of the D and the two don’t typically like to intermingle. Fort Worth is a refreshing change of scenery if you’ve been stuck in Dallas for a while. It is a place where you can ditch the LBD and high heals for cut off shorts and cowboy boots. A place where less is more and drinks are cheaper because the men are nicer. Oh, the men… really put Dallas men to SHAME (says the single Dallas girl).

So, what do you need for a Fort Worth weekend getaway? Just the essentials…

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Before I could get too excited about the upcoming month of wedding and bachelorette festivities, I had to see what Susan Miller said the *stars* had aligned for me first. I’m not typically an astrology nut, but Susan is basically an Astrology God that really knows her stuff. And I might not blame you if you start getting curious about your own Susan Miller horoscope and start exiting my blog right about now…

But if not, here is a short snippet of what the stars had in store for me the weekend of this Fort Worth bachelorette party, via the Astrology God herself-
“Romantically, circle May 18, when we will see a conjunction of Venus and Uranus in Aries. Aries is a fire sign that blends beautifully with yours and guards your eleventh house of fun, friendship, and events. This will be a highly electric day when love may be sparked suddenly, and a friend seems to be the one that brings you both together.” – Susan Miller
Hello… I am going to meet me a boot wearin’, two-steppin’, handsome Fort Worth man through a friend at an “electric” event and we are going to live happily ever after!


I did, however, meet the total opposite: a Canadian that did not know how to two-step… poor thing. He asked me to dance. I led him around the dance floor – apparently that makes the man think I like to call the shots in a relationship (well yeah, but I’m not going to admit that!). We had a great conversation that we both pretended that we actually heard what the other person was saying and… the night ended and we went our separate ways.

Better luck next time, right Susan??



Stop and Look Up…

If you:

  • Are interested in what other people have to say online,
  • Care to know if they are interested in what you have to say online,
  • Only allow milliseconds to pass before sharing something intimate,
  • Want to share every single killer hair day with the world via selfie,
  • Work on your health only to please people you don’t know,
  • Post countless, yet pointless, pictures of your child,
  • Own a dog,
  • Are on Facebook,
  • Tweet occasionally,
  • Breathe…

You must watch this video… NOW!


EVERYONE is guilty of what is said in this video. I am going to start “living life the real way” by turning my phone off between 6pm and 9pm (basically between the time I pick Carson up and he goes to bed). Baby steps, yall.

What are you going to do to start?