Back-to-school Basics

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Going back to school can bring a mix of emotions, kids and parents are both excited and nervous for what the new school year brings. The excitement of shopping for the new school year is one of my favorite things to do during the summer. Shopping for school supplies can be a bit overwhelming with all the options available to students and parents. So many great items for the school year, how do you choose just one?


Blueberry Cheerios Treat Clusters Recipe

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The NEW Blueberry Cheerios from Walmart are making quite the impression as the newest permanent addition to Cheerios line-up! I have had these for breakfast almost every day and it's safe to say I'm hooked! Blueberry cheerios are not only the perfect way to start your day, they make for a great snack, too! When the kids were toddlers, they often snacked on Cheerios, it was the perfect little snack for their little fingers. I wanted to celebrate the new addition to the Cheerios family with a Blueberry Cheerios Treat Clusters recipe.

Whether you offer your little ones a bowl of dry, easy to grab finger food or prepare a tasty after school snack, the NEW Blueberry Cheerios are a great way to combine goodness with tastiness. Pour a bowl of milk, combine with other ingredients in a trail mix, make some granola bars or add them to yogurt for a fun & healthy bite to eat. Grab a box of Blueberry Cheerios at Walmart along with your other grocery items.

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

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July 24th is National Tequila Day. As an ambassador of Tequila Cazadores I wanted to celebrate the occasion with a frozen Spicy Pineapple Margarita recipe. Both sweet and spicy, it’s perfect for the warm summer days. I made this margarita with fresh ingredients and jalapeño infused Tequila Cazadores. Tequila Cazadores is a premium tequila made from 100% blue agave. Agave from the highlands has a more citrus, floral, and sweet taste than other tequilas. Tequila Cazadores includes five types of tequila; Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, extra Anejon and Cristalino. Tequila Cazadores is a high quality tequila at an affordable price.


12 Summer Beauty Must-Haves


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Time for all those outdoor activities, events, BBQ dinners with friends and families, weddings, or just a day at the beach or pool. Since we will be showing a bit more of ourselves during these warm days we like to take steps in looking our best. With the madness of summer vacation, work and a social life to keep up with, a beauty routine probably sits at the bottom of our list of priorities. We all need that break from our daily stressful lives and using your favorite beauty items is just one way for us to pamper ourselves.


H-E-B has many of the beauty and styling products you need to pamper yourself while you create those fun sunshine memories.

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Free Beer & Wine Delievery with Favor

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If you’re getting red, white and boozy this 4th of July. Celebrate this Independence Day with free beer and wine delivery from H-E-B in under an hour. Favor delivers beer and wine from select H-E-Bs thoughout #Texas. Use code KRISN5J for $5 off your first Favor delivery. You will need to show a valid photo ID when your order arrives and that’s about as complicated as it gets. Click ​here​ to learn more about Favor and most importantly, to get the app! In addition to beer and wine, they have endless delivery options from all of your favorite spots—from Starbucks and Whataburger to all the best tacos in the land.

Get #AnythingDelivered to you in under an hour, that’s the kind of service Favor can provide you with, and that’s why they are the best-rated delivery service in Texas.

You can get the best selection of beer and wine delivered at the exact same everyday low prices you see in H-E-B stores. H-E-B has everything from Woodchuck and Stella Artois to Sauvignon Blanc Wine and Margarita Mixers.

Fiesta Mini Bar

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You're invited to a fun celebration so let's fiesta like there's no mañana! If you're celebrating a birthday, special occasion, or any gathering - a fiesta party is a fun and colorful theme. Every party needs a beverage bar, stock it with both adult and kid-friendly refreshments for all of your guest to enjoy. With the help of Oriental Trading I was able to create a festive and cheerful mini bar. They have everything I needed to construct the ultimate fiesta celebration for the summer. Oriental Trading has all the perfect essentials I required to design the cutest and colorful Fiesta themed mini bar. With so many celebration themes to select from it’s hard to just choose one. Taco 'bout a party!


Everything from invites, party hats, tableware and decor - you can grab all in one place. I’ve been a fan and customer of Oriental Trading for several years and they’ve never let me down. Everything I’ve received has always arrived in great quality and at an affordable price.

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.

Get $10 Off your next visit to Willies!

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.

9 Summer Bag Essentials

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What's the most important thing you can have in your summer tote and why? Sunscreen. It does more than protect against sunburns, it protects against long-term effects that are not always visible, like skin damage and skin cancer.

Summer has just begun and the kids and I have already enjoyed many outdoor activities creating amazing memories so far. With much of the fun and busy summer still ahead of us, it's important that I have all we need to enjoy our sunny days. Whether we're headed to the beach, water park or the pool, I take my tote that's filled with all my summer essentials. I have everything I need from sun protection to my water-proof camera so that I can capture some awesome photos to look back on.

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.

Family Activities With Your Kids On A Cruise Vacation




Have you ever had a week without a single dull moment? I recently did. The kids and I went on a memorable vacation in the Caribbean. We set sail aboard the Carnival Cruise ship for 7 days. It was an entire week of fun, sun and family time. I can honestly tell you that my vacation in the Caribbean was nothing short of amazing. With all of the fun and entertainment offered on our trip, from the excitement happening on board to exploring the great cities off the ship, we had a an incredible week.

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.

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.