The Bosch 500 Series dishwasher

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The Bosch 500 Series dishwasher delivers a sparkling clean and dry with advanced PrecisionWash technology and AutoAir. Adding the 3rd rack with its adjustable tines can create the right fit for deep, tall, or uniquely-shaped items. Fit it all, every time. With 3 different height levels and up to 9 possible rack positions, you can customize each load for your needs. AutoAir™ automatically opens the door at the end of the drying cycle to let moisture escape and fresh air circulate for better drying results.


The Bosch 500 Series dishwasher offers 5 wash cycles including five-level wash, 5 options like Extra Dry, and a concealed heating element. Sanitize Option reduces 99.9% of bacteria with a hot-wash rinse for sparkling clean and sanitized dishes. With PrecisionWash, intelligent sensors continually scan and check the progress of dishes throughout the cycle, and powerful spray arms target every item of every load, for the ultimate clean. Sanitize Option reduces 99.9% of bacteria with Patented CrystalDry™ technology delivers 60% better drying results.


*Based on aggregate average drying performance of Bosch Dishwashers with CrystalDry on combined household load including plastics, glass, steel, and porcelain as compared to Bosch Dishwashers with PureDry.  Drying performance may vary by dish type.


Breville Combi 3-in-1 Microwave

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Introducing the NEW! Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave  - The combination Microwave that Air Fries and is a convection oven. Now available at Best Buy. This microwave lets you air fry, bake or roast, or microwave with even heat distribution. You can cook most of your meals with this one microwave. The “Fast Combi” function of the Combi Wave 2-in-1 is designed to  cook your favorite dishes faster.

The Breville Combi is basically a ‘Smart’ microwave. Powered by the Element iQ system, smart algorithms steer power to where and when it’s needed to create the ideal cooking environment. Intuitively easy presets at your fingertips: Smart Cook, Smart Reheat & Smart Defrost. The Combi is also 80% quieter soft close door – so no more microwave slams! It’s also 50% quieter while in operation.


Get Your Halloween Must-Haves Delivered With Favor

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This year Halloween lands right in the middle of the week. Most of us will be trying to rush home after work to get the kids dressed in their costumes, pick up candy for the trick-or-treaters and somehow manage to get dinner together. Favor is here to help you get everything you need to have a happy Halloween and enjoy the holiday. While you’re on your way home favor can have your costumes delivered from Party City, bags of candy delivered from H-E-B and dinner delivered from one of your favorite restaurants and all under an hour!

Click here to learn more about Favor and most importantly, to get the app! In addition to Halloween must-haves, they have endless delivery options from all of your favorite spots—from Starbucks and Whataburger to all the best tacos in the land.

What you should know about LASIK surgery

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I was recently invited to Parkhurst NuVision to meet with Dr. Parkhurst and his staff to learn more about vision correction surgery and to witness a LASIK surgery in person. During my visit, I experienced the consultation process. The process was incredibly simple and painless. They used special equipment to take images of my eyes so they can measure the thickness of my corneas, which will help determine if I’m a candidate for LASIK. During Dr. Parkhurst’s presentation, I learned that there are several different types of LASIK surgery, it’s not a one fits all process but a tailored surgery to best fit the patient.

Watching the surgery live was pretty impressive. I was just a few feet away and was able to see everything from start to finish. The procedure was quick and done within just a few minutes. The patient seemed comfortable the entire time. Once it was all done, she was able to walk out of the room as if nothing happened and without wearing her glasses. Patients are advised to return in a few short hours for a quick follow-up. A few minutes of painless surgery can result in excellent vision for the majority of patients.

Brainiac Kids Yogurt

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As parents, one of our most important goals in life is to do our best to insure that are children are raised with the proper necessities for a bright future. My children’s academics and success in their educational adventures are a high priority of mine. Their brains are absorbing so much information that it’s important they receive the proper nutrients for healthy brain development. Brianiac Kids was created by parents as a kid-friendly smoothie with plenty amounts of brain-fueling nutrients required in a childs’ daily diet. With several delicious yogurt flavors, Brainiac is a tasty way to deliver a boost to kids’ brain power.

Often our mornings are rushed but I still make sure the kids have something to eat on their way to School. I’ve heard that breakfast is very important for students, it allows them to focus on their curriculum instead of watching the clock until lunch. Brainiac yogurt tubes are great on-the-go breakfast or snack. With flavors like Strawberry Banana and Mixed Berry, it’s an quick and delicious treat to support their brains’ health.

Box Tops for Education at Sam’s Club

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Did you collect Box Tops when you were a kid? I remember clipping those Box Tops and trying to keep them all in one place so I didn't lose any. Box Tops for Education has entered the new age of tech with the Box Tops for Education App. Collecting Box Tops to help raise money for your selected school now has become so much easier! Box Tops helps many eligible schools earn up to $20,000 per year.



I recently took a trip to Sam’s Club to stock up on some Back-to-School snacks and to take advantage of their current offer on select General Mills and Nestle™ products.

Box Tops can be collected by purchasing participating products. Many products are ones that you probably already buy for your family. When you purchase participating products, you’ll scan your receipt with the Box Tops App, and you’ll automatically earn money for your kid's school.

Next Steps With Purina®

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Purina® is a brand that many dog lovers like myself trust with our pets diets. Pets are their passion and safety is their promise. Purina® is committed to exceeding safety standards and quality.

Like many other kids, mine had been begging for a dog for years. They have no idea how much work goes into caring, training and providing for a puppy, I did. The timing for a puppy was never a convenient time. It wasn’t until I saw a photo of Karl on my facebook page that I knew the time was now and he’d be perfect for us. A friend of mine runs a local non-profit organization that rescues’ dogs from the shelter that are about to be put under. The organization locates foster parents until the dogs find their forever home. One day in December she posted a few photos of dogs that needed immediate fosters, and that’s when I saw Karl. He was injured, his leg had been bitten by a bigger dog and was bandaged up. I immediately sent her a messaged letting her know that I would foster Karl until he was adopted. A few days later I was at the local animal shelter picking him up, I kept my secret from my kids until the day before we were headed to the animal shelter. They were so excited and couldn’t wait to meet him.

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.

Save $5 off $15 on participating brands (Mix & Match): Suave, Dove, Axe, Degree, Caress, TRESemme, Ponds (Valid 7/17-7/30)

You can enter daily for a chance to win a Your Beauty Best box with sample products! Click here.

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.