Monday, January 28, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego

Four years ago, I fell in love with San Diego.  Before I visited, I created my very own San Diego bucket list.  It was a wonderful trip that my husband and I were able to take.  I did not get to cross everything off my list but I told myself, I would be back.  And of course, my wish was to have my children be able to experience this beautiful city as well.  Fast-forward to 2018, my son is stationed in San Diego and living on Coronado island.

Who would have known that this is how life would play out?  I love that I get to visit once again.

Here is my list of Things To Do in San Diego:

1)  Tour a Haunted Hotel-Who knows what you will see at Hotel Del Coronado?  Go for the curiosity, stay for the view.

2)   Hop Aboard the USS Midway-You do not need to bring your own sailor for a private tour.  There is a free audio tour available in several languages that is very interactive.  The volunteers are great too.  Stop and hear their stories, they have many to share.

3)  Hang out with the Seals-You may not be able to hang out with the Navy Seals but the La Jolla seals will even pose for you.

4)  Tour Caves-Do you dare travel down this tunnel?

5)  Experience the San Diego Zoo-It is an adventure.

Don't forget to check out-
-Seaworld San Diego

I could not believe how many things I missed doing the last time I was in San Diego.  I even found new things I wanted to add to my list.  Most of the items on my list I did on the fly, very inexpensive, or even free.  The city is tourist friendly.  You can find discounts online.  If you have time, plan ahead.  If you have active military or veterans, ask for discounts.  Parking was no problem. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Getting Nutty in 2019 with PBfit

How was all the yummy holiday food?  Did you over indulge?  Did you leave your healthy eating habits at the door?  I mean, I understand.  Abuelas tamales are the best.  Who can blame you, when all the desserts you have been waiting to eat all year were neatly displayed on a giant table in front of you!

Thanks to PBFit for providing samples for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Time to get back on track and bring all those healthy eating habits back.  You know what to do. (This is what I tell myself!)  But after all that sugar intake, your body might start craving it.  Cravings are hard to fight off.  This is my biggest problem.  Can you go cold turkey?  I can’t. I have a sweet tooth all year long.  Fighting a sugar craving is really hard for me in a house full of sweets.  The problem is also a world of products full of sugar.

We have to make the change.  The manufacturers are not going to make the changes.  Some are trying to reduce sugar.  Others are finally keeping it real on the labels. It is our job to know what we are putting in our mouths.  Do you check your labels?  I am guilty of not doing this all the time.  But why should we have to check the labels every, single time.  Why not just find products that we know are good for us?  Maybe a brand that does the work you.

PBfit has taken away-90% of the fat and two-thirds of the calories. (Compared to regular peanut butter)   Made from real roasted, pressed peanuts.  With a dash of organic coconut palm sugar and kosher salt. All-Natural – Gluten Free – Protein

Now available in Sugar Free! This is one New Year’s resolution that will be easy to keep.

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with this PBfit & Grape Smoothie - 3 ingredient recipe


1 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen grapes


Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until thick and creamy. Pour into a large glass and enjoy!

Calories 165 • Fat 5g • Protein 11g • Carbs 32g • Fiber 5g

Monday, January 14, 2019

My NoSweat Resolution for 2019

Looking back at 2018, I realized I wanted to be outdoors more in 2019.  I think I became a hermit the last couple of years.  It was like I was allergic to anything that had to do with stepping out of my front door.  But I plan on changing that this year.  I want to return to my roots.

Why, you ask?  Well I think it is important for our health to not get into the rut of sheltering yourself from anything and everything.  The world is a scary place but it becomes less scary the more you face it.  I am challenging myself to be outdoors at least once a week.  I used to go outdoors every day in the past.  Somehow I got comfortable just hanging out at home and being a homebody.  Total opposite of my character and how I had lived my life.

Thanks to NoSweat for providing product for review. All opinions stated are my own based on my
personal experience.

The challenge is to step out.  Embrace today.  Do what comes natural.  Explore the unknown.  There are so many things to enjoy and do outdoors:

Ride a bike.  Riding bikes is not just for little kids.  It is the new cool thing to do, actually.

Take a stroll.  Walk.  Have you ever just walked with no place to go?  It is amazing what clarity you get.  How lost in the moment you could be?

Climb as high as you can go.  Try something new.  You may have not thought about rock climbing. Start small and then go big.

Run, forest, run!  You don’t have to find a forest or do you?  The air is so different there.  Find a park.
Let the wind hit you in the face.

Sit and be still.  Just be there.  In that moment.  You and what is in front of you.  Close your eyes and use your ears.

Don’t sweat the small the things. Do more of the big things. Pick a side and just go for it.

Whatever the excuse I will give myself, whether it be working out, traveling, outdoor recreation, or just nothing; the one thing I know is-I won’t be sweating things this year. 

Well, NoSweat has me covered on that aspect.  NoSweat thin, disposable liners stick to the inside of headwear to instantly absorb sweat and prevent odors, stains and even acne.  The liners are soft and lightweight and each one can last up to two weeks.

-Peel it
-Stick It-

NoSweat it!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Let’s Get Ready for Bed

How are your routines and bed times going?  Are you back on track yet?  After long holiday school breaks, routines, schedules, and bed times can get all out of whack with our families.  But the little ones can have a harder time than mommies and daddies.

Thanks to Nurturing Steps for sending sample product for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Healthy sleep habits are learned from a very small age.  I loved receiving tips and tricks from other mothers on what worked for them.  Every story shared always reiterated routine, routine, routine. 

Michael W. Smith has launched Nurturing Steps, an infant and toddler series with the simple mission to enliven a child's journey with hope and faith through music and storytelling.  

Let’s Get Ready for Bed takes children on a journey through Sleepy Puppy’s bedtime routine. And when Sleepy Puppy turns out to be not-so-sleepy after all, his friends Eddie the bear and Lamby the sheep know just what to do to help him drift off to dreamland. Along with read-aloud rhymes and a cover that sparkles with glitter, Let’s Get Ready for Bed also includes an exclusive link to a lullaby by Smith. The song is meant to further help lull young children to sleep.

“One of the greatest joys of my life is being a parent and a grandparent,” says Smith, the father of five, who is called “G-Daddy” by his 14 grandkids.  “I want to serve the next generation well.  That’s why I created Nurturing Steps, to provide stories and songs that will help shape the faith of our newest generation.”

I have been a fan of Michael W Smith since I was a teenager.  I love his music.  And now, I love this book.  It is a cute story that we can share with our kids.  It is not just any story, it has a great message. 

For all the latest Nurturing Steps news, go to  To connect with Michael W. Smith, go to, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Monday, January 7, 2019

LUZIA by Cirque de Soleil Coming to Houston

Happy New Year!  Any Resolutions?  Resolutions to have more fun this year!  Who doesn't like to have more fun?  Life is about moments and being in them.  Laughing more.  Enjoying life.

Disclosure-This is a sponsored post.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to Houston, Texas!  Experience rain inside the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before.  You will be transported to a surreal world of wonders!

The new Cirque de Soleil - LUZIA will have shows going on from January 10 to February 24 at Sam Houston Race Park.

LUZIA "The Waking Dream of Mexico" is sure to bring vibrant, colorful costumes with amazing acrobatic, mind blowing performances that you will not want miss.

I cannot wait to see the story, to join in magic because I am sure the music will be great.  This is a couple's date night waiting to happen or the perfect Valentine's gift for a loved one.  Got some gal pals, celebrate Galentine's Day together while watching some amazing performers. 

Buy your tickets at before they sell out!  You will not want to miss the show.  Click on the link now and save 15% off your tickets today.