Treat Yourself with Caress Botanicals

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Spring is here and summer is quickly approaching. It’s time to ditch the smells of winter for something light and fresh. Caress Botanicals is inspired by notes of botanical ingredients, the light foam leaves your skin feeling naturally soft and fragrant. This new shower foam is a must have in my shower this spring and summer. It has a thick lather so need to pack a loofah or pouf for your next getaway. The rich and thick foam does an amazing job at keeping your skin clean and hydrated. Caress White Orchid and Coconut Milk Shower Foam is worth exploring this season. Treat yourself to a refreshing shower with these sweet floral scents from Caress.

Maynicures For Mental Health

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know? 1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffers from mental illness. That’s 80,000 children in Bexar County alone! And, only 1 in 5 of those children actually receives treatment.

The statistics for those who don't get help are staggering:

• Half of the children will drop out of high school.
• They are twice as likely to start using illicit drugs and alcohol.
• They are more likely to end up in the juvenile system.
• Many attempt suicide.

The One in Five Minds campaign, sponsored by Clarity Child Guidance Center, was created not only to raise awareness about mental illness, but also to break down stigma. One in Five Minds’ goal is that no one will be afraid to speak about mental illness and that all children in Bexar County who need treatment will be able to access it, regardless of their ability to pay.

#Maynicures, the event:

Each year, for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, One in Five Minds asks their supporters and the community to participate in #Maynicures. The idea behind #Maynicures is to show, visually and through social media, that one in five children are affected by mental illness by painting our nails (four one color, one another color) and sharing photos of our #Maynicures on social media.

This year, they’re kicking off #Maynicures month with a family-friendly event at The Witte Museum on Sunday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Do-it-yourself nail painting stations with nail polish will be available at the event so attendees can paint their nails (four one color, one another color) and share photos of them on social media. This festive event includes other activities in addition to the nail painting such as outdoor games for kids, art activities, face painting, a fun photo booth, and food and drinks (non-alcoholic). This is a family-friendly event with the focus on the one in five children in Bexar Country who suffer from a mental illness. Our goal is to get the word out about the #Maynicures campaign to raise awareness and break down the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month.

I encourage you to participate in the campaign during the month of May by painting your nails and sharing your photos on social media with the hashtag: #Maynicures
You can attend the #Maynicures event by RSVP'ing to the invite here:

Target Delivers!

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I recently got some exciting news! One of my favorite stores now delivers. Yes, Target now delivers groceries and other items straight to your front door. Not only is shipt an incredibly convenient service for busy people or for those who dread going to the grocery store but it can also be a life-saver! The other week I had the flu and an empty empty fridge. I was too weak to get out bed so I did my grocery shopping from bed. Groceries were delivered that same day.

What is Shipt?
Shipt is a membership-based online grocery marketplace delivering fresh foods and household essentials through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is available to over 30 million households in more than 70 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will continue to expand by adding both Target stores and additional retailer partners to its online marketplace, offering members more options to shop.

Easter Bark Candy

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Easter Bark is an easy and fun recipe to make. If you love chocolate, you'll love this Easter Bark! It's a fun recipe to get the kids involved in every step of the way. Choose your candy and colors and you're on your way to creating a delicious Easter treat for everyone to enjoy.

Magical Treats

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You may have noticed a certain theme on my blog recently. My love for unicorns and rainbows is nothing new. It all began many years ago when I was a very young child. I grew up a 90's kid and unicorns, rainbows, and ponies were just a thing most of us 90's kids loved. These bright and colorful characters and items are very nostalgic for me. While recently browsing the Oriental Trading website, I've found many toys and party supplies to help me re-live some of the fun things from my childhood. Everything from the slap bracelets to the mini stampers, they all bring back great memories and will help me create new ones with my little ones.

Mini Chocolate Pudding Pies

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Mini Chocolate Pudding Pies Recipe

The holiday's are here and it's time for parties and get togethers with family and great friends. I love baking and making sweet treats for everyone to enjoy - especially this time of year. Who doesn't love a delicious a holiday dessert recipe?

Mini chocolate cream pie desserts are a fun and cute way to serve a traditional dessert for the holidays. These small sized portions are great for small and large gatherings. No need for dirty dishes or cutting tools, just grab and munch.

Mini Chocolate Pudding Pies Recipe

Dispelling Five Common Pregnancy Myths

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By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare and
Debra Ness, president of National Partnership for Women & Families

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time for families nationwide to think about the health of expectant mothers and babies, and about how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery.

One out of 10 babies nationwide each year is born prematurely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While preterm births represent a small percentage of all births, these infants represent a large proportion of all infant deaths, according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings®: The Health of Women and Children Report.

Milky Way Cupcakes

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If you've recently walked down the candy aisle at your local grocery store or Walmart, you may have noticed these awesome little bags from MARS candy. MARS has taken some of your favorite chocolate candies like MILKY WAY, 3 MUSKETEERS and SNICKERS and has turned them into bite sized snacks. They are the perfect size to add to most of your favorite dessert recipes. I'm sure you'll find many ways to #EatMoreBites.

Biscuits on-the-go

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If you have children, then you most likely have a cabinet full of snacks for them to munch on in-between meals. Our fridge and pantry is always fully stocked with snacks that I don't mind the kids digging into whenever hunger strikes them. I have everything from fresh fruit, yogurt, nuts and granola bars on hand. I also try to always have snacks with me for those times that we are out and about. Those hunger cravings don't stop just because you're away from your kitchen. If you're anything like me, you probably always have snacks in your purse and in your car. And when we head out to our local playground, amusement park or take a trip to the zoo, I always pack more on-the-go snacks to bring along. A quick snack in-between meals helps keep us all in better mood and I’m not tempted to grab some high calorie fast food to keep us satisfied and fed. Since I’ve become a mom, individually wrapped snacks has become one of those items that I keep in my bag that I never leave the house without.

Mini Pumpkin Spice Pie Desserts

Mini pumpkin pie desserts are a fun and cute way to serve a traditional dessert for the holidays. These small sized portions are great for small and large gatherings. No need for dirty dishes or cutting tools, just grab and munch.

  • 1 box of ready made pie crust
  • 1 can (30 oz) Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice
Mix all ingredients together to make your pie mix.