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

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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

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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

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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

HGTV Jessie Chair Giveaway #HGTVJessieChair

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I don't know about you but anytime I watch HGTV I feel motivated to redecorate, clean clutter and start making the inside (and outside) of my home more user friendly. My husband and I wake up early on Saturday morning, drink a cup of coffee while watch a few shows on HGTV. Once our coffee is done, we are ready to tackle our Saturday morning cleaning rituals and honey-do lists. It's giveaway time! We’re excited to be working with SAHM Reviews and a group of CoHosts to give away an amazing Continue Reading

How to Stay on a Budget When Friends and Family Visit #BayouTravel

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No matter how good we are about staying on budget, there are times when we entirely blow our whole budget for the month. Family and friends that are visiting, or even friends that we ordinarily spend time with, can sometimes talk us into spending more on activities and shopping that we would if left on our own. With the Mardi Gras & Easter holidays approaching, and more visits with family and friends that you are normally used to, this is a great time to go over your finances and arm yourself Continue Reading

Makeup Bag Essentials for a Natural Look

Creating a natural look with makeup is one of the easiest looks to accomplish because you are just trying to enhance your everyday appearance rather than change it with a huge application of makeup. In order to create an easy to put together, natural look of essentials that you can keep in your makeup bag for everyday use, look for items that are as close to your skin color as possible. Look for these fab finds to help you put together the perfect makeup bag essentials to create a natural Continue Reading

6 Ways Your College Student Can Save Money

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College is not a cheap life experience. There are books, tuition, room and board, and gas to shell out money for. That doesn't include the miscellaneous fees and needs that depend on your student's major. Parents are expected to foot a lot of the bill, especially before the young adult can get out and get a job. Read on to learn how to you can help your college student save money, which can also help your own wallet! 1. Encourage textbook rental over purchasing. Most books are only needed Continue Reading

Decorating for Christmas on a Dime

Christmas time is just around the corner and decorating your house can be quite expensive. There are plenty of things you can do to decorate your home without breaking the bank. Christmas can be expensive enough as it is trying to purchase gifts, food for the Holidays and a lot of times we travel so gas alone can be a big cost. Here are some easy ways to decorate your home on a dime! Head out to the great outdoors - There are plenty of decorations you can use to decorate by using things from Continue Reading

Teens and Cellphones- How much would you pay?

Disclosure: I was sent a phone & complimentary service in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Teenagers!! I have to remind myself that having a teen means choosing which battles I need to fight. My 13 year old needs a cell phone but more importantly I need her to have a reliable mobile phone that havs good coverage, at an affordable price. With her active in sports, music and school we need to be able to get in touch with her asap. My husband & I both work so a Continue Reading

Roasted Tomato Stand ’N Stuff Tacos #Spon

I received food items in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Like many of you, my workweek is hectic. I don't know one mother who has "all the time in the world" to get things done. As our to do list gets longer, our free time gets cut even shorter so I am always on a mission to find ways to cut corners. Dinnertime is a perfect example on how I cut corners. I try to use ingredients that can help save me time in the kitchen so I can spend more quality time where it maters Continue Reading

House Rule #7: Calories Don’t Count In Coffee #MaxwellHouseRules

House Rules #7: Calories Don't Count In Coffee Well maybe that isn't entirely true, but in my house, flavor always trumps calories. Every morning I do what most mothers do: EVERYTHING! So when I get that precious 30 minutes after both children are on the school bus & before heading off to work, I get to enjoy that single cup of coffee that starts my day in the right direction. Maxwell House has released their NEW single serve cups available for your Keurig. But Maxwell House isn't solely Continue Reading