Advocare: Coffeccino Perfect For Cool Temperatures

coffeccino Advocare

As most of you know, I am an Advocare Advisor and I absolutely love every single Advocare product that I represent.  One product that I really like is our Advocare Coffeccino supplement. Coffeccino has so many benefits for all types of people and tastes great, just like a gourmet Mocha Cappuccino!  It helps to enhance mental focus, alertness and also helps manage appetite when used along with diet and exercise.  As a mom, I know that alertness … [Read more...]

Organized With Google Calendar On The Go


Are you one of those people who just LOVE to write everything down in your calendar and stay as organized as possible?  Me too!  Do you have a calendar that is just a little too big or heavy and you hate taking it with you everywhere because it weighs your purse down?  Guess what?  Me too! However, I have found the solution! I use Google calendar on my phone to keep track of appointments, reminders, ideas, play-dates, get-togethers, etc.  It’s … [Read more...]

#Win Dessert Bullet #Giveaway ENDS 11/17


I was Given a Magic Bullet - Dessert Bullet to use in facilitating my review.   All opinions are my own. I was excited to test this out as it said you could have all the flavor without the fat, added sugar and calories which is a huge plus when you count calories as I do.  It also said you could have a healthy dessert in just 10 seconds, now that is my kind of machine! The kids and I went through the recipe book that came with the … [Read more...]

Time To Replace Your Underwear?


In my last post about underwear, we discussed why you shouldn’t wear underwear that are too loose or too tight.  Now that you have established what is considered too loose and too tight, let’s talk about how to change that or replace them frugally! If your underwear are too tight, you have a few options: You can start your New Year’s resolution a little early and start exercising and eating better, or you can buy new ones.  If you are … [Read more...]

Exploring Native American Culture in Albuquerque


  Do you children ever talk about Indians?  Does your family enjoy watching television shows centered around Indian culture such as Pocahontas?  If so, a vacation built around exploring Native American Culture would be perfect for your family.   While the Spanish may have settled Albuquerque, they weren't the first people on the land. Centuries before, the Anasazi inhabited the area, and the 19 Pueblo tribes that live here … [Read more...]

Rockets Game Houston, Texas


I love living in the Houston Area because there are so many great things to do.  Our family went to see the Houston Rockets play basketball at the Toyota Center and we had a blast!  Here's a picture of the line in front of the Toyota Center as we waited patiently for the doors to open an hour before game time. Here's a photo that I captured right as soon as we showed our Houston Rockets game tickets at the entrance.  There were people … [Read more...]

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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How long has it been since you made Banana Nut bread at your house?  I love to eat this banana bread, but unfortunately I can't stop at one or even two pieces.  Before I make Banana Bread, I need to make sure that the rest of the family will be around to eat it with me in order to keep myself from eating an entire loaf by myself.  Here's a recipe that I've been waiting to try.  It was sent to the mom blog from "Recipe Linda."  She is my aunt from … [Read more...]

High Competition Level At Our House

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Both of our boys are very active in sports and are very competitive when it comes to their physical abilities.  They are always trying to see who is faster, who can do the most push-ups, who can hold a plank longer, etc.  Once the boys get going, it is a never ending competition in my house.  I am 5'8 and I have always been taller than my oldest son.  This past summer he began growing and he is now as tall as I am.  Every few days he wants to … [Read more...]

Life in Motion: The Surprising Healing Powers of Exercise


If you have an addiction problem, you might be surprised to learn that exercise can have an amazing effect on your body and your mind.  In fact, exercise can help you correct addictive behavior, and not just those addictive behaviors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse either.  Here’s how it works, and how it can work for you. The Runner’s High You’ve heard of the runner’s high, right?  It’s the result of the body’s natural painkillers … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Benefits – Are They For You?

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Are you a frequent shopper on  Do you normally buy tons of items but HATE the shipping charges?  How about movies and TV shows?  Do you normally rent them through Redbox or your local movie store?  Are you an e-book reader?  If you answered “Yes” to any of these (more is better!), you should consider signing up for Amazon Prime! Amazon Prime is a service Amazon offers and it is very beneficial.  There are many freebies that come … [Read more...]

Trip To Toronto Canada Was A Blast!


Here's the sign that my husband and I saw each day on our walk back to our hotel when my husband and I visited Toronto, Canada for the Word on the Street National Book Festival.  I wanted to get a picture of our hotel but waited too long and then it rained, so the picture above was my best bet for a motel memory picture.  We didn't have much time to enjoy the area, but we made the most of the time that we had there and had a blast! We … [Read more...]

Have Fun Near the Waterfront in Burlingame

San Francisco Bay

Each year for vacation, I try to find somewhere new for our family to visit.  Once you go on the same vacation over and over, the vacation experience just isn't as much fun as when you explore different areas and new experiences.  Burlingame on the San Francisco Peninsula would be an ideal choice for a coastal getaway.  There are plenty of great ways to enjoy the water when you stay in this seaside city. Stay on the San Francisco Bay Your hotel … [Read more...]

Do Your Underwear Fit?


It’s that time of year!  The holidays are rolling around and we typically tend to gain or lose a little bit of weight.  Something people don’t normally think about is whether or not their undergarments fit.  We usually focus on the clothing on the outside that others are going to see, but we forget that others CAN see our undergarments through our clothes if they do not fit correctly!  For me, once I feel my underwear getting tight, I know it's … [Read more...]

Amazon Gift Cards Are Easy To Load On Your Account


Loading an gift card to your account is very easy!  This is much better than printing off your Amazon gift codes only to misplace them. Here are some step-by-step instructions for you: Head over to Make sure you are signed in to your account before continuing to the next step. Once you have logged in, click on “Your Account” located near the top of the right-hand corner. After that, scroll down to the … [Read more...]

Life Without Electricity: Teach Kids about Olden Times

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Kids love to imagine, yet imagining about history inspires learning.  Kids of today wonder about tomorrow, but they learn what it was like to be a kid fifty, one-hundred, and scores of years ago by researching history.  For example, what was it like to live and go to school without electricity?  Candles were used for light rather than decoration generations ago.  Catch present attention to teach kids about the past. School of Yore What was … [Read more...]

Tips For Selecting The Perfect Morph Suit

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My boys are both wearing Morph Suits this year for Halloween which gave me a chance to learn more about them through our experiences.  Have a look at both of their faces, you can see through the white face of the younger child, whereas you can't see the facial characteristics of the oldest one.  This is the same for the ones wearing the suits, whereas the youngest can see far better than the older one who has darker colors across his line of … [Read more...]