Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit

 I received a complimentary Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit from SmartPlanet at no cost for my review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. With summer halfway over and the holidays around the corner, it's important to continue to stay focused on your health and diet. It's not always easy to make the right healthy food choices, so when SmartPlanet offered to send me their Portion Perfect 3 Week Solution Kit I thought it was the perfect gadget to share with my readers. Sometimes when I get on a healthy kick, I do really good at the beginning of my venture and then start to taper off and eventually stop. I've tried a lot of different ways to stay on track and oftentimes each attempt will work for … [Read more...]

Flagstop Cafe in Boerne Texas

When we first moved to San Antonio it was like we were on a permanent vacation. There were so many amazing places to eat and we wanted to try them all. Since we lived in San Antonio, which in my opinion is the heart of the best Mexican food around, often times we'd eat at little Mexican food establishments and devour breakfast tacos and beans, eggs, and tortillas. One morning for breakfast, we decided to venture outside of San Antonio into Boerne, Texas. As we drove, we saw an Exxon gas station that had a cafe inside. In my opinion, these are normally the best places that serve breakfast so we decided to stop and check out the Flagstop Cafe in Boerne Texas, which my 9-year-old has renamed The Boerne Cafe. One thing that I love about … [Read more...]

What Not to Do When Raising a Teenage Daughter

This post contains affiliate links. As a mom of 6 kids, I have successfully raised a teenage daughter and survived to tell about it. Raising a teenage daughter was one of the hardest things, so far, that I have had to do as a parent. I will be the first to admit that I am not proud how I handled certain situations with my teenage daughter and I know now that I made plenty of mistakes throughout the years. I have 3 more little girls that will be teenagers before I know it and I know that there are many moms that are struggling or will be struggling with the crazy moods of a teenage daughter. Even though I don't claim to be a parenting expert, I would love to share with you What Not to Do When Raising A Teenage Daughter. I have never … [Read more...]

25 RV Must Haves When Traveling

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias Three years ago my husband purchased an RV for our family. This purchase was something that we had been thinking about doing for years but since we lived in the city we didn't want to pay for storage fees. After moving outside of the city, we knew that it was time to purchase an RV and after we did we immediately knew that it was the right decision. After we traveled a few times in our RV we discovered that there is a lot to know about what is needed or may be helpful when you travel with your RV. I'd love to share with you 25 RV Must-Haves When Traveling. There is a lot that is needed when you … [Read more...]

5 Places to Visit in Gruene

Five years ago we moved from the Dallas area to the Hill Country, just outside of San Antonio, and we've never looked back. We have enjoyed every minute of our time as a family exploring the beautiful sites and everything that comes with this part of the world. Not many people know about the amazing cities around San Antonio such New Braunfels, Boerne, Fredericksburg, Gruene, and Bandera. I love all of these cities because each one has amazing things about it. Since Gruene is one of my favorite places to visit, I'd love to share with you 5 Places to Visit in Gruene. During the summer months, most people go to Gruene to float the Guadalupe River. It gets extremely hot in Texas, so floating the river is a perfect way for families to … [Read more...]

Our Trip to Kiddie Park

Before school ended, I stocked up on some kid friendly Groupons so that I could keep my kids busy during the summer while also saving money on local activities. One Groupon I purchased was for Kiddie Park located in San Antonio, Texas. My girls had previously been to Kiddie Park 1 or 2 times, but my youngest daughter and my granddaughter were too little to remember. I'd love to share our trip to Kiddie Park along with some helpful tips if you decide to take your little ones. Kiddie Park is the oldest children's museum in the country. It was established in 1925 and was renovated in 2009. The rides are perfect for kids that may be too little or too nervous to ride thrill rides. The park is fun, relaxing and a historical … [Read more...]

Pantry Trail Mix

This post contains affiliate links to make your shopping easier. It's summer and my girls seem to be eating me out of my own house. I go to the grocery at least one time a week and try to stock up on all of the weekly essentials but near the middle of the week, they get really bored with my grocery selections and cry about starving. In an effort to change things up and since groceries tend to be expensive, I like to get creative and make what I call Pantry Trail Mix. This is a super simple recipe to make, so I wanted to share it with you so your kids won't 'starve to death' like my kids. Pantry Trail Mix is quick and simple to make and it's different everytime you make it. The main ingredients that you choose to use will be based on … [Read more...]