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

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

Old Spice - The Perfect Combination Awaits You #Combo4Success #ad

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

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

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

Travel Tips: Pros and Cons of Timeshares #BayouTravel

Travel Tips Pros and Cons of Timeshares #BayouTravel

A timeshare, on the surface, looks like the perfect vacation solution for people across the globe...and for some it is. It has plenty of dynamic features and benefits to draw people in. Likewise, there are plenty of reasons to give pause before purchasing a timeshare. Here are some pros and cons of timeshare ownership to consider before diving in along with some basic information you will need: Timeshare basics Most timeshares are based around buying vacations in advance. The way this is Continue Reading

State Farm wants to invest in your Community and Familia #‎StateFarmAyuda‬ ‪#‎SFNeighborhoodAssist‬ ‪#‎AD‬

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and State Farm. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Did you know one good idea can change an entire community! State Farm is helping communities across the US and Canada by giving away 40 - $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist. I mentioned last week how you can submit your idea to help communities like mine inviting you to submit your cause via the State Farm Continue Reading

$50 Red Lobster Gift Card #Sponsored Giveaway #BestLobsterfest

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Red Lobster. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I'm going to twist your arm right now (not that you needed a new excuse to take my family out to eat) but Red Lobster's Lobersterfest is back and better than ever with nine new and classic lobster dinner options. In addition to the fantastic variety Red Lobster offers, you can also find great weekday offers throughout the celebration. In addition to beloved Continue Reading

Be a Good Neighbor with State Farm #StateFarmAyuda #SFNeighborhoodAssist #ad


Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and State Farm.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.         Being a good neighbor is more than picking up the newspaper or mail while your next door neighbor is away. It's about community. Coming together to help those when they need you the most. Since State Farm is a "good neighbor"  you shouldn't have to ask for help. State Farm is actively looking to help your Continue Reading

Make Life Easier – Tips on Weekly Menu Plans


A family with a busy schedule often starts off on the wrong foot, lots of fast food stops; take home pizza from the corner store and poor preparation has a lot to do with it. Home cooked meals are a daunting task for parents with a busy schedule, even more daunting if you aren’t the best cook. Fortunately there are plenty of resources, many on this blog, which will get you on your way. You don’t have to stick to fast food and pizza to feed your family, you can cook amazing make ahead meals that Continue Reading

How to Plan Dinners Out with the Family and Red Lobster #BestLobsterfest

Ultimate Surf and Turf (Delicia de Mar y Tierra)

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Red Lobster. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Between work, school and evening activities my family has to reconnect over dinner. Unfortunately dinnertime at home seems to be a challenge as well. time is our biggest obstacle and greatest asset. Whenever we can my family enjoys going out to eat versus an at home dinner. Why? Because we can eat in peace without the worry of cooking, cleaning and naturally meal Continue Reading

NYC with Kids on a Budget #BayouTravel

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If your travel plans have you landing in New York City don’t wring your hands at the thought of how expensive this vacation could cost. It’s true that NYC is notoriously expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay top dollar to have the best experiences. There are a lot of free and inexpensive activities for families to enjoy in the city. When you begin planning your vacation, take some time to do some research and make a list of everything your family wants to see and do. It might make Continue Reading