Game Day Recipe – Baked Crawfish Empanadas #GameTimeClean {ad}

Baked Crawfish Empanadas - Meatless Empanadas using Seafood #GameTimeClean {ad}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeClean #CollectiveBias Do you love football? We do! For us, the weekends is about family, food, fun and FOOTBALL! This weekend we had two huge wins: LSU & the New Orleans Saints finally won! My game day menu varies but since my family loves flavor and spice, I usually make anything from Cajun, Latino or spice up a classic. Growing up my mother would make enchiladas, mole or Continue Reading

Fall & Halloween Activities for Children – Holiday Inspired Printables

Fall & Halloween Printables for Children - Autumn Inspired Printable(1)

I love this time of year! You can start to feel the crisp air on your face and observe nature as it takes its course over the next few weeks. Aside from perfect temps, the holidays are just around the corner. Fall fun like hay rides, fairs and family reunions are among us as well as spooky Halloween activities. Whether you're in the car traveling to your next holiday party or spending the afternoon indoors on a wet afternoon, having a selection of printables on hand can keep your little ones Continue Reading

We Need S’more Teachers Like You Printable + Hershey’s Pudding Cups #ReadySetSnack {ad}

Hersheys Smores Pudding Cups  Fall Camping Favorites  + Teachers Appreciation Smores Printable #readysetsnack

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReadySetSnack #CollectiveBias Kids are not the only ones that can benefit from a quick, go-to after school snack! I have a bad habit of not eating during the day. I might have a light breakfast and then get straight to work and by pass lunchtime. Next thing I know, it's almost 3pm and I'm "hangry"! My kids are will be home from school soon and time to start dinner. But I desperately Continue Reading

48 Hours in Destin- Planning Your Florida Beach Getaway #EmeraldCoasting

48 Hours in Destin, Florida more than Surf & Sand - Alternative Beach Attractions Options #EmeraldCoasting

I love Destin! Destin, Florida is all emerald waters, pristine white beaches and balmy breezes. One our favorite Florida family destination allows us to soak up the sun on its beaches as well as sample some of its local charm.   From its restaurants to it's adventure park and water sports, Destin is by far one of my favorite summer destinations. But sometimes planning a week long beach getaway just isn't in the cards, luckily for me it's close enough I can pack my bags and enjoy the area Continue Reading

Destin, Florida’s Perfect Beach DESTINation Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village #EmeraldCoasting

Destin, Florida  Perfect Beach DESTINation - Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village #EmeraldCoasting #FinalDESTINation15

Imagine a few days filled soaking up the sunshine, turquoise waters and white beaches! Does this sound like the perfect beach getaway? Believe me, it is! Emerald Grande at at HarborWalk Village is THE premier Florida Gulf Coast Resort. Emerald Grande is a cluster of beautiful vacation condo's located at the Harborwalk Village. I stayed at Emerald Grande back in 2013 and had an amazing experience! The vacation condos overlook the white beaches of Destin and each rental has an adjoining balcony Continue Reading

Have Active Teens? 3 Recipes for Natural Energy Drinks

3 recipes for natural energy drinks
 - Recipes and Instructions - Healthy Breakfast  _ Workout Options

I have a very active family! We're not at the gym everyday (I try to go a few times a week) but we are always on the go and shuttling our kids to sports venues, after-school practices and/or games and spending our weekends outside. My husband & I have purchased energy drinks very scarcely over the years. Although I don't have a problem with energy per say, with energy drinks being a newer product (in the last 10 years) I also don't know the long term side effects it will have on me or my Continue Reading

Traveling to Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Your kids NEED this Word Search Printable #BayouTravel

Alabama Gulf Shores & Orange Beach - Word Search Printable for Children #BayouTravel

I LOVE living in the Gulf Coast! Alabama beaches, attractions and family fun is just a short drive away. My family has spent many weekend across various Gulf Coast states enjoying the beach and beautiful scenery. Every family has their favorite but one we can all agree on is Alabama Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area. There is SO much to do there that I can imagine why families travel to the Alabama Gulf Shores area year after year. I thought we should share something fun today! Instead Continue Reading

Beauvoir, The Home of Jefferson Davis – Historic Homes in the Mississippi Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

Beauvoir, The Home of Jefferson Davis – Historic Homes in the Mississippi Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

Over the years I have traveled to many historic homes in the South. I love the architecture, the landscape and it's at times it's integral part of American history. Like many historic homes, it's story and legacy showcases the good, the bad and the ugly side of American history. The Beauvoir estate was the last home to of the former President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. Located in Biloxi, Mississippi, the estate and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Continue Reading

Fight Sugar Cravings w/Flavor Diabetic Friendly Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe #GlucernaContigo Ad

Minimize Blood Sugar Spikes & Sugar Cravings -Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe #GlucernaContigo Ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GlucernaContigo #CollectiveBias When I think of fall & winter I think of food, more importantly dessert! My daughter and I slashed our sugar intake dramatically this summer. We started to notice changes in our health that made me concerned about diabetes and pre-diabetes. An estimated that 57 million people have pre-diabetes in the US, and 35% are estimated to be Hispanic. That's Continue Reading

Mississippi Gulf Coast Area Family Attractions – Biloxi Visitor Center #BayouTravel

Mississippi Gulf Coast Area Attractions - Biloxi Visitor Center #BayouTravel

One of my favorite things to do when traveling with my family is visit the local tourism board or visitor center. Not only is it a great location to rest and get your bearings, but it's also informative and at times, a fantastic attraction that can cost your family ZERO travel dollars. My family and I travel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast regularly. My brother has lived in the Mississippi Gulf coast for over 15 years and it happens to be a great travel destinations for many families. The Continue Reading

{Cheers Y’all} Local Breweries in Mississippi – Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company Spotlight #BayouTravel

Exploring Local Breweries in Mississippi - Spotlight Lazy Magnolia Brewery #BayouTravel

While some couples plan a "date night" regularly, my husband and I opt for a date DAY. We find the kids would rather bum around the house during the day and less inclined to tag along if it cuts into their lazy weekend routine. I have teenagers so they are either non-stop on the weekends or become vegetables on the couch come Saturday morning. Recently my husband & I started our date day by visiting a local brewery in Mississippi. Although I live in Southeast Louisiana, the Mississippi Gulf Continue Reading

Good Fat, Bad Fat and Avocados – Avocado Cream Sauce Recipe #saboreaunohoy {ad}

Learning about good & Bad fats including the Health Benefits of Avocados #saboreaunohoy #Ad

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Hass Avocado Board. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Growing up with several members of my family who suffer from diabetes, I learned a lot about healthy carbs, fiber rich foods, eating heart health and "good fats". You hear the term "good fats" fairly regularly but what are they and how can they improve your diet? Food containing monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fats such as avocados, almonds, olives Continue Reading