Help Your Kids Make Some DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

The holiday season is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to the next big day—Valentine’s Day! While grown ups don’t get to have candy-packed parties, if your kids go to school, they do. Try some of these DIY Valentine’s Day cards to show off your crafty side.

  • Candy necklaces. Create your own candy necklaces using licorice strings and gummy rings. Print out cards and tie the necklaces to the cards. Finally, put everything inside a plastic bag to keep it fresh.
  • Turtles. These cute turtle-shaped cards will make everyone smile. Add some glitter to its feet and put a special message under its shell.
  • Heart fan. To make these cards you will need four paper hearts, a gold brad, some twine, and anything else you want to add some bling.
  • Play dough hearts. These are perfect for younger kids. Make some pink-colored homemade play dough and cut out heart shapes using a cookie cutter. Place each heart in a plastic bag to keep it fresh.

Which of these DIY Valentine’s Day cards would your kids love to make for their friends? We want to share some love with you, too. Stop by Midland Buick GMC Cadillac to score a great deal on a new car.

How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

Each January, many of us set resolutions that we want to accomplish by the end of the year. However, even after just a few months, more than half of us have already given up. If you really want to succeed, here are a few tips on how to keep a New Year’s resolution.

  • Set SMART goals. Make your resolution Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This means, don’t set vague goals like, “I want to save money.” Instead, try something like, “I will save $100 each month.”
  • Make a plan. Figure out how you are going to save that money, or lose that weight, by laying out a plan and timeline. For example, you will take $50 from each paycheck and put it into a savings account.
  • Don’t give up. If you find you are missing your goals, don’t give up. Reevaluate your plan and make any needed adjustments. Aim for smaller, more manageable goals. Try saving $20 per paycheck instead of $50, for instance.
  • Get support. Talk to family and friends to see what their goals are. Find ways to encourage and support each other, especially if you have similar goals.

Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we hope everyone has a fantastic 2018 and if you are looking for a new car this year, please come visit us.

Explore the 2018 GMC Lineup

The latest lineup of new GMC trucks and SUVs is available at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac. Visit the dealership today to explore the 2018 GMC lineup in full. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

  • 2018 GMC Terrain (and Denali): Available with gas or diesel engines and offering Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • 2018 GMC Acadia (and Denali): Offers up to 310 horsepower with the 3.6-liter V6 engine and comes with Traction Select
  • 2018 GMC Yukon (and Denali): Features an elegant interior with authentic aluminum trim and a cabin quieted by an acoustic-laminated windshield and triple-sealed inlaid doors
  • 2018 GMC Yukon XL (and Denali): Can accommodate up to nine passengers and is 20.5 inches longer than the standard Yukon
  • 2018 GMC Canyon (and Denali): Fills a void as the only premium midsize pickup, for improved fuel economy without sacrificing luxurious touches
  • 2018 Sierra 1500 (and Denali): Features stunning exterior lighting options and state-of-the-art safety features, including Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 (and Denali): Can be configured with a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine good for 910 lb-ft of torque
  • 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 (and Denali): Tows up to 23,300 pounds

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Check Out These Fun October Events in Midland

If you love everything about autumn and are looking for more excuses to go out and do something, then check out these exciting October events in Midland:

  • Olivia Newton-Jon will be performing at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 1st, at 8 p.m.
  • The Basin BBQ Blowout will be held in nearby Odessa at the Ector County Coliseum on Thursday, October 5th, from 5 – 8 p.m. This marks the seventh year for the barbeque cook-off event, which will feature live music from The Chet Johnson Band.
  • The Lantern Fest in Odessa is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Rolling 7’s Ranch Event Center. Thousands of locals will come together with flying lanterns to light the sky. While you wait for the big moment, enjoy face painting, s’mores, live music, a stage show, food, and more.
  • Swan Lake will be performed at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 21st, at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., visit the Museum of the Southwest for the Midland Downtown Farmers Market. Autumn is the perfect time to go for apples, pumpkins, and more.

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July Events in Midland

July events in Midland H&H Cadillac

Now that summer is here, there will be plenty of things to do all season long. If you are looking for some fun July events in Midland to add to your calendar, check out this list.

The 69th Season of Summer Mummers. Catch this hilarious show that takes you back to the summer of ’69 as performed by the Midland Community Theatre. The show runs all summer long, every weekend.

Pops in the Park. Celebrate Independence Day with a great live concert at Comanche Trail Park on July 3rd in nearby Big Spring. You can start heading to the park at 5pm to take your pick from a variety of food vendors. Then, there is a pre-show at 6pm and the symphony and fireworks will start at 8:30pm.

Movies in the Park. Throughout the summer, there will be a free movie series hosted by the Odessa Parks Foundation. On July 8th, catch the Jungle Book at Lawndale Park. Then, head to UTPB Park on July 22nd for an outdoor showing of Jurassic Park.

Midland Downtown Farmers Market. Every Saturday from 8:30am through 12:30pm, head out to the Farmers Market to pick up some delicious locally-grown and prepared food. Find everything from carrots, to bread, to jams, and more.

Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we hope to see you and your family at some of these fun events.

Best Ways to Spend Summer in Texas

what to do during your summer in texas

Summer in Texas is a beautiful thing. While it may be flaming hot most of the time, here are four places you can visit to help you take your mind off the heat.

Devil’s River. Head to Del Rio to take in the sights of the picturesque Devil’s River. Head to the bank, and stick your feet in the cool, clear water.

BSR Cable Park. Want to spend a day relaxing in the water? You can’t do much better than the world’s longest lazy river found at BSR Cable Park in Waco.

Barton Springs Pool. If you like the idea of swimming in a lake or river, but not the idea of what’s hiding under the water, try the Barton Springs Pool in Austin. This is a man-made swimming pool that looks more like a lake. It is filled with natural spring water, some small fish, and even some water plants.

Burger’s Lake. When you visit this lake in Fort Worth, the whole family is guaranteed to have fun. It comes equipped with water slides, a trapeze swing to jump in the water, and so much more.

Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we love our Texan summers. What is your favorite way to spend the summer?

Looking Forward to Warm Weather? Here’s Some Spring Car Prep Tips

Spring Car Prep
March is here and spring has sprung. Here are some spring car prep tips to get you started on taking care of your vehicle.

March is here and spring has sprung, which means for a lot of people, it’s time to check some things off your list of spring cleaning and maintenance. Here are some spring car prep tips to get you started on taking care of your vehicle.

Wash Your Car

Winter leaves all kind of dirt and grime on cars that you wouldn’t even realize – for example, salt stuck up in the undercarriage, or dirt left behind by snow. Give your car a thorough spring cleaning to make it shine again.

Don’t Overlook Your Wipers

Spring means rain, which means you should probably swap out your wiper blades and refill the wiper fluid reservoir.

Inspect Your Tires

Check tread depth on your tires and also make a point to fill them up to the recommended tire pressure; cold temperatures cause tires to deflate faster.

Have Your Battery Tested

Tires aren’t the only thing cold temperatures mess with. Battery capacity also suffers through the winter, so you should have a shop run a diagnostics test on the strength of your car battery to see if you should get it replaced.

Get Your Oil Changed

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle’s engine. If you changed it in the fall, it’s about time to have another oil change after the winter months.

Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we take spring car prep seriously. If you need any service, don’t hesitate to call us.

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving traditions

While Thanksgiving is usually packed full of traditions, most of those family traditions usually involve food and the way it is prepared. If you’ve been aching to try something new this year, but don’t want to mess with the menu, consider adding some of these Thanksgiving traditions to your annual feast.

  • Eat breakfast. While some families have a strict “no breakfast” rule, why not indulge yourself? Search the internet for an intriguing fall-themed breakfast, such as this pumpkin pie breakfast bake.
  • Go for a walk. While this holiday is all about indulging on our favorite holiday foods, getting a little bit of exercise will lessen the stress of the day and perhaps even increase your appetite.
  • Create a thankful tree. Cut out colorful leaf-shaped pieces of paper. Have all of your guests write down what they are thankful for and attach them to the tree. You can share all the thankfulness over dinner.
  • Let the kids help. While toddlers and preschoolers may not be up to the task, older kids can definitely lend a hand. Put them in charge of dessert and they can take orders and serve.
  • Make a toast. Let everyone around the table make a toast. It will bring the family together and help slow down the meal.

What are some of your family’s Thanksgiving traditions? Share them with us!

Midland Events and Activities: Enjoy the Fall

Midland events and activities for October.
Midland events and activities for October.

There’s plenty to do in the Midland area. The city is known for its diverse culture and welcoming community, making it one of the best places to visit. Hop in your new GM vehicle and explore the area today. Read on for Midland events and activities.

According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, you can visit the Autumn Fête, which is short for a celebration or festival. This fall event is scheduled for October 27 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, and the proceeds will benefit the Midland “Need to Read” program. You can get some great food, shop from a range of vendors, and experience the august atmosphere of the event. Vendors will be selling arts, crafts, rifles, cigars, and more. This is a truly unique event.

What else is happening in Midland, TX? You can stop by the Fall Family Festival on October 31 to experience the spirit of the season. This month is associated with ghosts and ghouls, as well as falling leaves and campfires. This event takes place at the Fairmont Park Church of Christ from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with games, trick or treat, bounce houses, and more. Best of all, this event is free to all.

These are just some of the many events and activities in Midland. Hop in your GM vehicle to explore the area today.

Events in Midland, TX: Explore Your Community

Enjoy events in Midland this October.
Enjoy events in Midland this October.

Getting a new GMC, Buick, or Cadillac opens up a world of possibilities, especially when it comes to local events in Midland. There are plenty of attractions and events that are perfect for the whole family, from art shows to charity events. You can always find something for everyone in the Midland area.

The Kamiposi Art Gallery Show is happening all October, an event that’s great for a range of individuals. According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, the event features a night of art, musicians, touring bands, and more. You can see them every Friday during the month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kamiposi Art Gallery.

You should also check out the 2016 Sibley Nature Festival on October 8 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This year celebrates bees, butterflies, bats, and birds—each of which pollinates the local flora. You can see exhibits, attend lectures, make crafts, and more. Plus, with local food trucks all around, you can also get some great eats. There will be guided hikes in the area as well.

These are just two of the many events in the area. Midland is a great community for virtually anyone, with tons to do year round. Explore your community today.