Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Campaign Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse #PurplePurse #Ad

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Campgian-Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse #PurplePurse #Ad

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Allstate Foundation® and Latina Bloggers Connect. When I was a little, my mother was a single mom. Having to work 3 jobs with 2 small children, life was not easy by any means. But by watching her struggle, I knew she would rather work hard each and every day then be in a financial abusive relationship so she worked. Worked hard for every dollar we barely had. Most people only think of physical abuse when they talking about domestic Continue Reading

Hispanic Heritage Month and Café con Leche Muffins Recipe #NuestroSabor #CollectiveBias #shop

Cafe Con Leche Muffins #NuestroSabor #CollectiveBias #ad #Shop #MyColectiva

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NuestroSabor #CollectiveBias September is very special to me! This month we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month so my thoughts are focused on my childhood, my mami and the Hispanic Heritage I give to my own children. Some of my favorite flavors growing up include cinnamon, coffee and dulce de leche. My mother wasn't a baker, in fact she still (sorry Mami) can't bake but she can manage a Continue Reading

Theme Park Solutions – 5 Affordable Theme Park Souvenirs #BayouTravel

5 Affordable  Theme Park Souvenirs  #BayouTravel

Everyone that has ever visited a theme park knows that it cost a bit of coin. It certainly is not known as a place to go and save money to say the least. Still, there are some areas where you can save money at theme parks. Souvenirs, in particular, can be very reasonable if you know what to look for. Here are some cool souvenir ideas that are affordable and reasonable: Clearance Merchandise Like every other retail establishment, theme parks will generally have older merchandise that they Continue Reading

Money Saving Monday – 5 Ways to Help Your Teen Save Money

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Save Money - Money Saving Monday

Each afternoon my teen daughter has either a volleyball game or practice. Once school and volleyball is complete she makes her way to work at a local ballpark selling concessions for extra money. The season is short but my daughter is able to put away a nice little chunk of change each week into savings. But not all teens want to save. It is never too early to help your child learn the value of a dollar saved. Take a peek below at 5 ways to help your teen save money and learn this very Continue Reading

My Husband & His Love for Old Spice – Bonus: Download New Coupons #Combos4Success #Ad

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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice. All opinions are 100% mine. My 10 year old son & husband are the perfect combo, except when they "play" outside. My husband is not a sit in the recliner type of guy. He rarely uses the computer and although he loves video games, he gets headaches from the quick video game motions. So, he works outside on many projects around the house. What does that mean? My son has to be right out there with him. Continue Reading

Being Active with Gravity Defyer – Advance Footwear Technology #Ad

Gravity Defyer – Advance Footwear Techonology

Disclosure: Product was issued to facilitate this post. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Please see this site's disclosure section for more information. My husband & I suffer from 2 different types of pain. I suffer from back pain from being born with Spina Bifida Occulta and being involved in 2 car accidents at a young age. My husband on the other hand is on his feet all day and suffer from heel pain. Our podiatrist mentioned that changing our shoes regularly (every 3 Continue Reading

Bayou Travel Bucket List – South Africa #BayouTravel

Bayou Bucket List - Travel to South Africa #BayouTravel

If you are an outdoor person than you have probably thought about visiting South Africa at one point or another. The country is a land full of very diverse experiences. From Cape Town to Johannesburg a once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you. Familiarize yourself with South Africa in our newest edition of Bayou Travel Bucket List. Background and History of South Africa Aboriginal people have been living in South Africa for at least a millennium. Along with Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, Continue Reading

America’s 9 Most Natural Breathtaking Views #BayouTravel

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Ready to have your breath taken away by the natural beauty of the United States? Visit one of these 10 locations and experience the wild wonder of this country. Niagara Falls Long heralded as one of the most breathtaking sites to see, this waterfall lives up to the hype. Visitors can view it from the US or Canadian side of the falls by crossing the international border. Take the boat tour to get a close up view, it’s worth the money! Sequoia National Park Located in the southern Sierra Continue Reading

Money Saving Monday Series – How to Save Money on Back to School Lunches

How to Save Money on Back To School Lunches

Late July and every August is financially tight month. With back to school supplies, clothing, classroom fees and sports/club dues our family spends every September getting back on budget. This year my husband and I took an extra week (without pay) from work to go on a cruise with our children. Since we have zero credit card debt, we used our monthly surplus to make up for our loss of income in July. This September my family is getting back on track and ready to start saving for the our fall Continue Reading

It’s Here! The Sims™ 4 Now Available and More Creative Than EVER #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

The Sims™4 Now Available and More Creative Than EVER #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop The great thing about having older children if playing with their toys. In my case, we're talking the new The Sims™ 4 which launched this September in the U.S. Both my teen daughter and my son love The Sims Series. In case you're not familiar, The Sims 4 is a life simulation game which takes the characters you create and allows their Continue Reading

Join the Club – Uncorked Ventures Explorations Wine Club

Uncorked Ventures - Exploreations Wine Club

Disclosure: Complimentary wine was used in order to facilitate this post. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Please see  website's disclosure section for additional information. My husband & I enjoy a bottle of wine from time to time, mostly on the weekends. As often as we drink a bottle of wine you would think we were more adventurous with our selections. Despite educating ourselves by visiting several wineries during our recent travels, we tend to stick to our favorites when Continue Reading

5 Sustainable Travel Tips #BayouTravel

5 Sustainable Travel Tips #BayouTravel

When you want to practice sustainable travel it takes a little more research and thought than simply booking a plane ticket. But by spending just a little bit extra time making sure you’re employing the best sustainable options can go a long way towards reducing your impact your visit will have on the countries you're visiting. Here are 5 tips for traveling sustainably anywhere in the world. Know the Environmental & Moral Issues before Landing Do you know what some of the environmental Continue Reading