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Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Kid's Holiday Gift Guide - Movie Fanatic Edition

With so many kids on our list we have to get creative on gift ideas.  Each year we try to be the cool aunt and uncle that is in tune with the kiddos.  One thing we all have in common is the love for movies.
***This is a sponsored post.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.***

Why do movies make the perfect gift for kids?

I love how movies can bring families together.  This is the perfect gift that keeps on giving every time a family watches it over and over again.  I mean, winter break is two weeks long.  What is a kid to do while on winter break?  Watch the Despicable Me 3 movie collection.

Don't forget the popcorn.  Pair the My Little Pony Friendship Magic Holiday Hearts with a box of popcorn.  The perfect addition to a My Little Pony fanatic movie collection.

Movies are perfect as a stocking stuffers too.  The Lego Ninjago Movie and some movie figurines will be a hit with the kiddos.

Happy gifting!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Giveaway-The Lego Ninjago Movie

Who is ready for the holidays?  Do you have a list ready?  I make a list of all the people we have to get gifts for.  Then I write down their favorite things next to their names for reference.  We have a lot of kiddos on our lists and a favorite I see for many is...
This is a sponsored post and giveaway.  All opinions are my own based on my personal experience.

The Lego Ninjago Movie was a big hit with out Lego fanatics.  This movie would make the perfect gift for any kiddo on our list.  How about your list?  Do you have any Ninjago fans?

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 19th.
Thanks to our Warner Bros one of my lucky readers will win their own copy.  Enter below:

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Leave No Trace Camping

Camping should be on everyone's bucket list.  Growing up our parents never took us.  So we made sure that our kids did not miss out on this outdoor adventure.
Thanks to Latino Outdoors, Texas Outdoor Family, and Texas Parks and Wildlife for extending an invitation for our family to join them for a weekend of camping at Garner State Park through the Texas Outdoor Family Program.  We had never been camping alone.  Our yearly camping trip is always with family and friends who are experienced outdoors men/women.  This trip we would not be alone either.  We were in good hands with Park Rangers and Volunteers. 
Our session of Camping 101 started right after check in.  TOF provides everything you need for camping including tents, cots, and even a stove.  Though we had been camping before, we were taking notes from the very prepared Rangers who taught us how to pitch our tents, build a fire, and how not to leave a trace while camping.

Leave No Trace-"take only pictures, leave only footprints"

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare 

2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

3. Dispose of Waste Properly

4. Leave What You Find
 
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts 

6. Respect Wildlife

7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Our daughter had an amazing time earning her Junior Ranger badge.  Mami and Papi learned a lot about camping and we are so excited for our next trip.  Here are more fun pics from our adventure:




For more information, go to tpwd.texas.gov.  

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tacos, Tackles, and Tequila

Can it be Taco Tuesday everyday?  I mean, who doesn't love tacos?
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Taco Cabana.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.  

With a family of four, a full time job, and a long commute sometimes mom has to get a little help.  The one request that they all have is TACOS.

Taco Cabana is introducing the new Flamed-Grilled Chicken tacos.  Three different ones to choose from:

-Grilled Peppers & Onions with Salsa Roja (sautéed red and green peppers, blend of grilled onions, diced tomatoes, Salsa Roja and a squeeze of fresh lime juice)
-Roasted Poblanos, Ranchero & Cheese (roasted Poblano chiles, melted Cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses and slow-simmered Ranchero Sauce)
-Bacon & Jalapeño with Salsa Ranch (melted Cheddar and Jack cheeses, roasted jalapeño chiles, Salsa Ranch and thick-cut, double-smoked Bacon)

Mix and match any three for $5.99 but hurry they are available for a Limited Time Only.

Tackling the kids for dinner does not have to be hard with the new Taco Cabana Kids’ Meal which includes breaded 100% white meat, antibiotic-never chicken bites, choice of rice & beans or chips & queso, choice of Mott’s® Apple Juice or kids’ drink, 2 flour tortillas and a chocolate chip cookie for $4.99.  
Unwind with the new house-made Premium Margaritas that are made with 100% Blue Agave Lunazul Tequila.  The Premium Margaritas are a permanent item on Taco Cabana’s menu.  

Don't forget Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day.   

Friday, November 10, 2017

Flick Friday-Daddy's Home 2

From experience I can tell you that being a blended family is hard.  It takes a lot of work from all sides.  Sometimes our kids do not understand the choices parents have to make to not stay together. 
I was invited to an advanced screening.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

It was a hard decision for me to make years ago.  I do not regret it at all.  Since I have remarried, my son has gained a bonus family.  That's what we call it.  Every family has different dynamics but one thing we all have in common, is that we do it all for our kids.  We all love them!

But it is not all easy, peasy at times. 

Synopsis:  In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

DADDY’S HOME 2 opens in theaters today.  

You don't want to miss all this family's shenanigans.  It is a very funny comedy the entire family will enjoy.