Patio Dinning at Willie's Grill & Icehouse

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Now that the summer sun is finally starting to poke its head out from between the rain clouds of spring, it’s becoming a lot easier to get the family out of the house to enjoy the warmer weather! One of my favourite ways to take advantage of the fleeting summer weather is to grab the kids and gather my friends and family for a meal on a restaurant patio. We’ve been going to Willie’s Grill & Icehouse for several years because it’s a place that adults can enjoy a cold beverage with friends while the kids play in the sandbox just a few feet away.

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DIY: Pet Bandana Collar (No sew option)

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Give your pets the best with the perfect diet and this easy to make DIY pet collar bandana. These were so simple to create and so adorable that I had to make several in different prints all in one night.

Karl joined our little family just before Christmas and we’ve been in love with him since. He easily fit right into our home. I knew adopting a rescue was not going to be easy and I was a little nervous about the idea but I was determined to give him a happy, healthy and safe home. The kids were so excited to welcome him that I knew it would all be worth it. Unexpectedly, He fit so perfectly into our environment that it was no big task at all providing for him. His fashion attire is just as important as his diet. He needs to feel good inside and out. Purina is a brand my parents trusted with our dogs when I was a child so naturally it was my first and only option to give him.

How to plan a Vacation on a Budget

Family vacations are important to us because they're an opportunity to spend time with our loved ones and create memories for us to look back on for many years to come. During the warm days of summer, many families, couples, and friends enjoy vacationing together for some fun in the sun and relaxation. Creating memories with those you love in beautiful cities around the world do not need to come with an expensive price tag. In order to create lasting memories, family vacations do not need to be all about extravagance and high cost ... or least not high cost.

8 Things you need to know about Ibotta

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Get rewarded for shopping on your everyday purchases with the Ibotta app. Earn cash back on your
everyday grocery items, toiletries, apparel, and so much more. Simply use the Ibotta app to snap a photo of your receipt or scan the QR code to start saving. As a single mom I’m always searching for ways to stretch my dollar and I can do so by utilizing the Ibotta app. I’ve heard so many savvy mama’s talk about their great experiences with Ibotta and how they never shop without it! After using the app a few times, I feel the exact same way.

Get Rebellious Waves with these simple steps

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Bring your hair to a new fashionable standard with TRESemmé. As the official hair care sponsors of New York Fashion week for over a decade, TRESemmé knows exactly how to get runway ready. Fashion week inspires many of us to try new looks that are seen on the catwalk. Your hair is one of the most important fashion statements you can make. So why not make it your best statement?

TRESemmé and CVS want you looking and feeling your best, whether your walking the catwalk or sidewalk.

Celebrate HERstory

March is declared National Women’s History Month to honor the great achievements of women thought history and those of today. In 1987 declared National help us remember those women who have impacted our lives and have helped shape a better world for all females. As we honor and remember women of the past and of today making big changes, it’s also very important that we honor and recognized all women of today’s world and hopefully motivate young ladies to be successful in their endeavors.

To celebrate the wonderful ladies of today, BabbleBoxx sent a box full of items that have been inspired by women, created by women, and designed for women. Celebrate HERstory and go out there and take care of yourself, not only is it important but because you deserve it.

Berry Mango Smoothie

What do you consider the ‘Bare Necessities’ of life? What is most important and vital to your and your family? Friendship, Family, Love, Adventure, Fun and Health are among the ‘necessities’ we all find vital in our lives. To celebrate the Walt Disney Studios release of The Jungle Book Diamond Edition, available for the first time ever on Blu-ray and Digital, my family and I are focusing on the necessity of good health with this Berry Mango Smoothie recipe.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Hill Country

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Hill Country  is located in Canyon Lake, Texas. Open year-round with fun themes and activities abased on holidays, and seasons of the year. Located just a short drive from the Guadalupe River and the Historic district of Gruene, It's a place you and your family can play and explore the outdoors.

The kids and I spent the weekend at the resort for some fun in the hill country. We stayed in an adorable little cabin, rode pedal carts, grilled burgers, and ate s’mores by the fire. With so many activities at the park it wasn’t possible to do everything the resort offered in a single weekend.

Mini Green Chili Chicken Quesadillas with Refried Beans

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These bite-sized green chili chicken quesadillas with refried beans featuring RO*TEL and Rosarita ingredients make for a tasty snack for your next gathering. The green chilies adds a spicy twist to a traditional dish. Be the host with the most and serve your friends and family something they can savor while rooting for their favorite team. Every bite offers the delicious taste of RO*TEL and Rosarita.

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Take your favorite recipe to a BOLD new level with RO*TEL Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies. For over 70 Years, Rosarita has continued to make delicious Mexican products including refried beans, ingredient beans and cooking sauces. When it comes to your family's Mexican night, serve them the taste of true Mexican heritage. Add Rosarita Traditional Refried beans for a delicious Mexican-style meal your family will love.

Avocado Bacon Deviled Eggs

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I loved deviled eggs and I wanted to try something new with the Great Day Farms Peeled & Ready-to-Eat Hard Boiled Eggs I purchased. You can find  Great Day Farms Peeled & Ready-to-Eat Hard Boiled Eggs in the deli section at Walmart. This is a simple and delicious Avocado Bacon Deviled Eggs recipe. A perfect protein packed snack.


  • 10 - Hard Boiled Eggs 
  • 1 - Avocado 
  • 1/4 - Mayo
  • 1/4 - Pepper
  • 2 teas - Lemon Juice 
  • Bacon Bits 
  • Paprika 

Mini Pinatas - DIY

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Have a fun and colorful fiesta with Froot Loops! Froot Loops cereal can make for a perfect and sweet treat for your next party or event. Birthday parties, classroom parties, outdoor gathering, and holiday parties. Froot loops cereal can be added to any treat bag or in this case, a mini piñata.

These colorful and fun mini pinatas are cute and a fun way to hand out treats to your guest at your next celebration. They can be customized to your theme and liking.

David's Law. End Cyberbullying

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David’s Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending cyber and other bullying, of children and teens, through education, legislation, and legal action. With the launch of the David’s Legacy Pledge campaign, one of their goals is to bring awareness and support to David’s Law, a new law that protects Texas children by treating cyberbullying offenses as misdemeanors and establishing new channels of communication to report these criminal acts to law enforcement through their schools

I recently had the opportunity to ask Maurine Molak, David's mother, about David's Legacy Foundation and how other's can get involved with combating cyberbullying.

In what ways do you inspire both children and adults to promote kindness within their community?
I use David's story to encourage young people and adults to always remember that there is a soul behind every screen, a username with feelings, so we should treat them as we would want to be treated, with kindness.

Starlink Battle for Atlas

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In Starlink: Battle for Atlas, you are part of a group of heroic interstellar pilots, dedicated to free the Atlas Star System from Grax and the Forgotten Legion.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an open-world space saga that features modular toy technology that allows players to assemble and customize real-world physical starships, link the starships to their game controller, and launch into an epic adventure across the Atlas star system, either in single player or with a friend in two-player split-screen local co-op. Mix and match pilots, ships, wings, and weapons to fully customize your dream starship.

Build your own play style with unique pilot abilities and weapon configurations to overcome deadly challenges.

Nintendo Switch System Exclusive: Star fox comes to Starlink: Battle for Atlas with a Fox McCloud pilot, Arwing ship, and an exclusive mission.

Available on Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Frolic and play the dinosaur way

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It’s that merry time of year again, we’ll frolic and play the dinosaur way. Celebrate the holidays with these fierce creatures. Jurassic Park is one of our favorite film series as a family and we were excited when our Jurassic World toys arrived. The kids lit up like Christmas trees when they opened up their surprises from Mattel and Walmart. Jurassic World toys are the perfect holiday gift for Jurassic World fans and for those who love dinosaurs.

This Holiday season Walmart has a large collection of Jurassic World toys for those who enjoy Dinosaur inspired play. Each one is different and unique in their own way and all are ready to battle.

Adventure begins with imagination, and these toys will help bring your fierce adventures to life. Inspired by the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic World, this Battle Damage Roarin' Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex is approximately three-feet long with realistic battle damage detail and decoration. She can even swallow and store up to 20 mini action figure dinosaurs and store them in her belly.

Mexican Christmas Punch

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This festive and fruity drink is inspired by the traditional Mexican recipe for ponche navideño. Often served hot and during the holiday season. The aroma of warm cinnamon and fruits create the perfect mood for keeping you warm and merry during the holidays. This year serve up something warm and sweet, and with less calories for santa to enjoy in his sleigh.