Celebrate Father’s Day than with Care Bear donuts! 

#CareForADonut? What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with Care Bears and donuts!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at California Donuts to create the most awesome Care Bears donuts ever!
If you can’t visit California Donuts, don’t fear! Follow this simple recipe for Grumpy Bear inspired donuts that will be fun for little ones, and sure to put a smile on Dad’s face.

What you will need:

  • 1 dozen donuts
  • 2 cartons of white frosting
  • 1-2 drops of blue, white, and black food coloring
  • 1 small bag of candy melts, any color
  • 2 quart zip-up plastic bags


  • Crush 2 donuts and stuff into the remaining donut’s holes
  • Place one carton of frosting into one bowl, and split the other carton into two bowls
  • Add 1-2 drops of blue food coloring into the larger bowl of frosting and whisk
  • Add 1-2 drops of black food coloring into one of the two smaller bowls and whisk
  • Leave the other small bowl of frosting white
  • Dip donuts in blue frosting or brush with a small spatula
  • Insert two candy melts for the ears
  • Paint the ears with the same frosting covering the bear
  • Let dry for 30 minutes
  • Place white and black frosting in separate small zip-up bags
  • Zip both bags shut and cut a small hole in the bottom corner of each
  • Squeeze a small amount of white frosting in a circular/oval shape to create the mouth
  • Squeeze a small amount of black frosting in a circular/oval shape to create the eyes
  • Dip the toothpick in the colored frosting bowl to draw the nose, mouth and eyebrows

Take a photo and share using #MyCareBearsDonuts! How fun are these?!

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$100 from Foster Farms Giveaway!

I’ve teamed up with Mrs. Kathy King give 1 lucky fans a chance to win a prize pack worth $100 from Foster Farms to celebrate the launch of their NEW Baked Chicken products.


If looking for healthier meal ideas for the kids. Then you should try Foster Farms NEW Baked Chicken Breast Tenders, Nuggets and Fillets! What is awesome about Foster Farms NEW Baked Chicken product line they are BAKED not FRIED and have 50% less fat and 25% fewer calories.

Concerned if your kids will go for a healthier Chicken Nugget?

Check out of the cute video below of Mrs. Kathy King daughter Joy trying their Chicken Nuggets for the first time.

Jump In & Win

Prize: $100 in Foster Farms Baked Chicken Coupons. (10 Foster Farms Baked Never Fried Chicken coupons worth $9.99 each)

Please Note: (The Foster Farms Baked Chicken products are currently only available on the West Coast at participating retailers.)


How do you enter? Simply fill out the form below.

Disclaimer: The Prize is being provided by Foster Farms and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Giveaway will end on 06/09/2017 at 11:59 pm PST. You will be contacted via email via a congratulation letter and have 24 hours to claim your prize. This Giveaway is open to USA . Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for prize shipment. click the link to subscribe to the giveaway lounge newsletter https://goo.gl/xz6qnw

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How to make the best Mickey Mouse Goodie Bags


I was recently selected to host a Disney Preschool Playdate, so I got to planning right away and my favorite part of any party are the goodie bags! Since our theme was Mickey Mouse and Friends I had a lot of fun planning and finding the best goodies I could find for all the kiddos.

Candy from The Candy Jar


First is the candy; our local and super amazing candy shop The Candy Jar, sponsored the most adorable baggies in coordinating colors to match our theme. They not only made the bags for us but took their time to help me with the colors and kinds of candy that work best for the ages of the children and the theme. I wasn’t sure what I wanted but they were super kind and helpful and made us some seriously gorgeous baggies. So next time you need candy for your event make sure to contact The Candy Jar. They also offer birthday parties and corporate events.

They are located in the Hill Country Galleria: 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Suite T-110 across from the brand new pavilion.


Mickey Chips from Good Health Snacks


After the candy was taken care of I wanted a yummy but healthy snack and of course Disney themed to add to the bags. After a bit of research I found the most adorable chips! Good Health’s DISNEY MICKEY Shaped Veggie Chips are packed with awesomeness like nutrients (vitamins!) from tomatoes, spinach, beets, broccoli and carrots to deliver a truly delicious snack without the kiddos knowing they are getting their veggies! I’m all for sneaky ways to trick my kids into eating healthy.

You can find Good Health’s DISNEY MICKEY Shaped Veggie Chips on Amazon, Target and several other retailers. They also offer an array of amazing and healthy snacks for the whole family!


Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies from CANDYCRAFTS


During my research I found the most adorable chocolate covered oreo cookies from Etsy shop CANDYCRAFTSthey sell an array of chocolate covered oreos and candies. Perfect as favors for your next party! They ship natiowide, and I most say I was a bit worried about the heat but they add ice packs and everything came in perfect condition and they are soooooooooo good!


Personalized Mickey cups from KresgeKreations


I also wanted some toys and keepsakes, but I wanted to make sure it would be something the kids could use after, nothing disposable and that ends up in the trash. After a bit of research I found the most gorgeous personalized cups from Etsy shop KresgeKreationsThey offer tons of adorable personalized high quality plastic cups with lids and straws and the Disney font just added that extra touch and made it so perfect! Lindsay can work with any design and font to make sure your next party is a hit! How adorable are these? And the best part is how the kids will be able to use them for a long time after and remember the great time they had at our party! Aaaaaaand no more wasted cups at the party since everyone can keep track of their own cup. You can find Kresge Kreations on Etsy and Instagram.


Social Media Snapshots from HP

Then Disney Parks though our mamas deserved something special too so they sent some of HP Social Media Snapshots. These allow you to print your favorite photos from your social media apps! No more editing or waiting.

  • Print your photos from your smartphone.
  • Decorate your space with photos!
  • Print, peel, and stick! Removes easily

Goodie Bags from Party at your Door


Last but not least we needed something to put all those amazing goodies in. And as an Austinite I had to go with the most beautiful and talented mama duo Party at your Door! From custom party decor, confetti, banners, costumes, party favors and more, they have it covered. I gave them my idea and they did not disappoint! The goodie bags are so incredibly well made, everything cut and glued with precision. I loved the combination of colors and how they made Minnie with poke-a-dot paper to make it extra cute! They also made the tags for the candy baggies and lots of decorations and a pin the bow on the Minnie game you can read more about HERE.

You can find Party at your Door on their Etsy shop, Instagram and Facebook.


Hope you guys enjoyed all the ideas, make sure to check out all the shops and get your party on!

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100 Free Skill Building Practice Questions for Pre-K to 8th Graders


This post has been sponsored byTestingMom.com, CreativeMeli.com was compansated and/or received services or products for free. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own and were not influenced in any way. 

Schooling is hard, being a mother of three my children’s education is of the outpost importance. We even moved to our new home based solely on the school district. And having kids ranging from 5th grade through almost Kinder makes homework time gets interesting everyday, while one kids needs help with multiplication and division the other is trying to figure out how to spell, and I’m sure it’s only going to get harder.

Tutoring can get soooooo pricey and again! three kids is no joke! But what if you’re kids are struggling or you just want them to succeed but life just doesn’t allow you to sit and explain everything or you just don’t get it, hey! no shame if you don’t remember what an isosceles is. Lord knows I haven’t solved for x and almost a decade, and unless you’re a mathematician, teacher or astronaut odds are you haven’t either.


Enter TestingMom.comTestingMom.com is an online educational program that’s designed by parents to help other parents and their kids aged Pre-K through 8th grade develop a lifelong love of learning. Their site features fun skill-building games, challenging learning activities and test prep materials for all 50 states (including state standards and Common Core). Parents can customize each child’s program by choosing practice questions for state standard, Common Core and IQ tests, assessments required for entry into gifted and talented programs as well as testing required for private school admissions.

For all my Texas mamas out there, that’s that spooky STAAR test, eeek! There’s an array of education programs to help you child in reading, math, vocabulary or anything he/she is struggling with or simply needs a bit of a notch you just can’t give him/her. My 5th grader is amazing at taking tests, but my 1st grader needs a little more help, and TestingMom.com has all the resources to get her excited about tests and for me as her mother to make sure she’ll do her best. You can get started with TestingMom.com by downloading 100 Free Skill Building Practice Questions for Pre-K to 8th Graders, this prepares kids for most state tests or just writing or kindergarten preparedness.

TestingMoms.com has made a huge difference in my daughter, she’s enjoying learning again and it’s such a wonderful feeling to see her thrive within such a short amount of time. She’s enjoying all the questions, they keep the kiddos entertained while learning and she’s loving it! I wish I had this resource when my oldest was her age. You can read reviews and testimonials HERE. There’s nothing cuter than your little kid coming to you running so excited about something new she learned and to see the dinner conversations morphed into the kids bragging about their educational progress.

Do your kids struggle at school? Are you concerned about their learning or just don’t have time or money to deal with tutoring? Let me know in the comments what your needs are.

Check out TestingMOm.com reviews HERE and their testimonials HERE


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How to put together the perfect kids’ Easter basket + Win a $100 gift card

This post is sponsored by coupons.com, however, all opinions are 100% my own.

With three kids Easter is always so much fun! But it can also get stressful and crazy. Now that they are growing up it’s not as easy as it used to be. So here are some tips if you are also having a bit of a hard time filling up baskets for the kiddos.

  1. Pick a theme: If your kids are anything like mine they all like different things, and although my 4 year old is not that picky, it’s getting harder and harder to make the perfect basket for my 11 year old. So don’t limit yourself to just the Easter selection, stores like Kmart have awesome to selections so you can really find cool (not kiddie, like my 11 year old says) things for the older kids baskets. For my daughter I’m going with Beauty and the Beast since she’s obsessed with and my 4 year old will get Paw Patrol. So just make sure you find your kids favorite character or interest and run with it.
  2. Less is more with the candy: If you have at least one Easter egg hunt planned you want to make sure you take it easy on the candy. Pick a couple of your child’s favorite treats and make sure they get those, but the best baskets have cool toys and fun stuff not just candy.
  3. Save time: I don’t know about you but I hate going to several stores and wasting my whole day shopping. That’s why I love stores like Kmart, they have absolutely everything you need for your Easter feast to all the toys and treats for your baskets! 
  4. Save money: Easter can get pricey so make sure you are shopping at a place with a great selection (like Kmart) so you don’t have to go to several places and waste gas and find some deals! Lucky for you I found these great coupons to make sure you have the best candy to fill your baskets and eggs.

Easter 6-pack Candy or Lindt Gold Bunny for $2.50 on Sale  Expiration Date: 4/8

Get Easter Packaged Chocolates for $1.50 on sale 4/9-4/15

Earn 25% In Points with $10+ of Smart Sense Food & Drug Products at Kmart Expiration Date: 5/1

As if those tips weren’t enough to make you an Easter queen, you can enter to win a $100 Kmart gift card. Just enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Let us know if you have any other tips and if you win what would you buy with your gift card. Good luck!

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Mean Green: Meet my new favorite cleaning supplies

This is a compensated campaign as part of my new role as a Mean Green Brand Ambassador. All opinions are my own.

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So, I really hate cleaning… there I said it and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. There’s so many things I rather do with my time than scrubbing and sweeping. So I am always on the look out for new products that help me get the job done as fast as possible. Enter Mean Green. When I received the invitation to become a Mean Green Ambassador, I was super excited but also a bit skeptical, you see, becoming my brand ambassador means I am fully behind the brand, it means I truly enjoy their products so I obviously wanted to make sure I really liked them before I told you guys about them. And boy! Was I in for a pleasant surprise. I received the following products:




Cut through tough grease and grime!

Mean Green Orange Champ is a multi-purpose, multi-surface cleaner and degreaser with orange power. Orange Champ cuts through tough grease and grime leaving a fresh citrus aroma, a scent of clean. It gives a powerful clean that is safe on most washable surfaces throughout your family’s home.

Orange Champ makes my kitchen smell so fresh and so clean! even when the kids are extra gross, it removes everything! from our counter tops and table. I’m seriously loving this one!




Mean Green Mildew Destroyer is a must have for cleaning and disinfecting areas with mildew and soap scum like the bathroom, kitchen, patio and more. Mildew Destroyer is a bleach-based cleaner and disinfectant. It destroys what is growing in dark, damp spaces.

It has been used to clean and disinfect areas which are common for mold, mildew, athlete’s foot, salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus (bacteria) and soap scum. Those spaces are showers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, tile and grout, floors and garbage cans.Mildew Destroyer is also effective against Salmonella enterica and Staphylococcus aureus in 30 seconds.

I was amazed by how strong and potent the Mildew Destroyer was, as a mother of two boys my bathrooms have a tendency for smelling like a public restroom, sometimes even like a potta-potty during SXSW. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but it sure gets disgusting. The Mildew Destroyer worked fast and it stayed clean for longer. It was also super easy to use and within a couple minutes my bathroom was squeaky clean. It goes without saying that you need to use caution with this one. It has bleach and it is pretty strong so make sure you leave your windows open so avoid inhaling the fumes.




Mean Green® Auto & Garage is a concentrated, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser. Proven to beat other brands on tough grease and grime. Specially formulated to remove and dissolve petroleum based grease, grime, and oil from engines, tools, and concrete, to outdoor furniture, grills, painted surfaces, and more. Mean Green is the #1 Heavy Duty cleaner!

I’m not much of an auto girl, but since we’re still not done building and haven’t really decided what we are doing with our floors downstairs, we still have concrete. Which mean EVERY.SINGLE.STAIN. stays put. No matter how much I try once it hits the concrete is stays there forever. Well the amazing Auto & Garage cleaner took some of the stains off that I has already given up on! Fast, easy and not too stinky.




Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. From fabric to concrete, Mean Green has been a trusted brand for more than 20 years. It is used to clean just about everything, inside and outside the home, business, garage, restaurant, work or hobby shop.

This one is the big brother of multipurpose cleaners, I used it the day after I had the bright idea to feed my little monsters couscous, I was too tired to clean after dinner so the next day there was dried on couscous everywhere! A job that usually takes about 3-4 disinfectant wipes took only a couple spritz of Super Strength and a quick wipe and Voila! I didn’t have to scrub a thing!

Check out this House graphic to see how versatile the Mean Green products are: MeanGreenHouse-withcopy (1)

To learn more about Mean Green and to find a retailer near you make sure to check out their website

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$100 Foster Farms Giveaway 

I’ve teamed up with Mrs. Kathy King give two lucky fans a chance to win a prize pack worth $100 from Foster Farms to celebrate March Bracket Madness!!!!

How Do you Win?

Attend Our Live Event
Join Mrs. Kathy King on Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm on Facebook Live as she shares a few tips on planning the perfect March Bracket Madness Party. During the event, she will be giving away one of the Foster Farms Prize Pack worth $100
~~~ Click here To RSVP for this event ~~~

Enter Our Giveaway
Enter to Win a Foster Farms Prize Pack worth $100 by simply filling out the giveaway form below.
Giveaway Ends: April 3 at 11:59 pm (PST)

Disclaimer: The Prize is being provided by Foster Farms and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook. Giveaway will end on 04/03/2017 at 11:59 pm PST. You will be contacted via email via a congratulation letter and have 24 hours to claim your prize. This Giveaway is open to USA . Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for prize shipment. click the link to subscribe to the giveaway lounge newsletter http://goo.gl/9ytMC

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New “Love is…” StoryGIF App

Guys I’m having an incredible TBT with this one! I remember all the adorable cartoons of this couple, as a little girl this was the personification of true love ❤️ 

Love is StoryGIF is a brand new way to delight your friends and family. Create adorable animated messages with the Love is characters and phrases. 

  1. Choose your GIF
  2. Create your story
  3. Share on your favorite messenger


  • Over 40 individual animations 
  • Unlimited combinations
  • Express your story with the help of Love is…

Fall in love today! Download today on iOS or Android for only $0.99. 

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LALA® Yogurt Smoothies and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own. 

Losing weight can be so challenging, food is just delicious! Many people make the mistake to think you can’t eat yummy things when you’re trying to loose weight and that’s a horrible mistake! Yes you have to use moderation and learn what’s best for you but sacrificing flavor will just set you up for failure. 

I had already told you about LALA® Smoothies on a previous post, but now I’m going to tell you how amazing they are for helping you loose or maintain a healthy weight without feeling deprived. Sounds too good to be true? Let me tell you, this creamy, fruity and super satisfying yogurt might just be what key treat to help you succeed on your weight loss journey. 

As a work at home mother of three crazy kids, to say life gets crazy is an understatement. My days consist of running around and making sure everyone is on time, fed and survives the day. So you can imagine how difficult it gets to find time to work out or even east healthy! I’m sure I’m not the only one that eats the crust they cut from the kids lunch sandwiches and calls it breakfast. Some days I realize I haven’t eaten anything by pick up time. 3 pm people! Super bad for you and not to mention horrid for my waistline!

So I was truly over the moon to find a quick and delicious snack, that gives me tons of protein and keeps me full so I don’t have to worry about becoming ravenous and eating my weight in m&ms before dinner. And most importantly it’s delicious! Extra points too since my kids love them, so I don’t have to think of different snacks for them. 

LALA® Yogurt Smoothies are perfect on the go, as an after workout refueling treat!  They are made with real fruit, 5g of Protein and come in an array of delicious flavors!

LALA® Yogurt Smoothies is proud to be a sponsor of the H-E-B Slim Down Challenge.

H-E-B is always trying to make better products and help their customers get healthy. The H-E-B Slim Down Showdown is sponsored by LALA® this year so you know it’s amazing fit! It is a 12 week challenge in which H-E-B chooses 28 individuals to learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle, lose weight and become their best. Also; one of them could win a $10,000 grand prize. The 28 participants are taught new heathy habits like healthy recipes and workout plans, so they can now only succeed at loosing the weight but also at keeping it off.
The best part is that we can all follow their journey along and even participate with them! Winners are announced on April 1, so don’t forget to keep checking the website, where you too can start on a healthier lifestyle!

Make sure to check out more about the H-E-B Slim Down challenge and about LALA® Yogurt Smoothies on their social media channels: 


H-E-B Slim Down Challenge


Spanish Facebook 



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LALA® Yogurt Smoothies and WeAllGrow Latina Network. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Vacation with your pets!

This post is sponsored by Coupons.com. All opinions are 100% my own.

I am a lab mom, I love my furry baby and although we planned everything before we got her, there’s things you really don’t think about that much. We love to travel, but traveling with a pet can be challenging, specially on long road trips. You need to research the area you’re traveling to and make sure it’s pet friendly.

There’s a few options to consider but it can get expensive super fast! Like boarding fees, expensive pet sitters, not to mention you’ll be leaving a member of your family behind and we can’t be doing this all the time, you want to make memories with your fur baby too.

Have pets? Extended Stay America has pet-friendly rooms in all of its 600+ hotels around the U.S. Now your dog or cat can travel with you and you don’t have to arrange for a pet sitter, pay extravagant boarding fees, or worry about them while you’re gone. Check out Extended Stay America’s pet policy HERE.

Not only is Extended Stay America pet friendly but each room includes a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a stove, microwave, and refrigerator. No need to eat out every night and how convenient is that for long stays, specially if you don’t have to worry Fido is somewhere that’s costing you tons of money or far away from you. They also have a guest laundry so you won’t need to worry about your dirty clothes while on vacation.

Get the best deal on your next stay with this tips:

  • Get 18% off 1-29 nights now – 2/21 with promo code MB7CB HERE.
  • Offer disclaimer below
  • Offer expiration date: 2/21

How would you like to win two free nights’ stay at Extended Stay America! Giveaway begins 12:00am EST on February 7th and will end at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, March 7th. Make you you enter on the form below!


18% off 1-29 nights offer good for one reservation booked on ExtendedStayAmerica.com by 2/21/17, with a check-out date on or before 6/30/17. Discount applied at hotel upon check-out. Reservations based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or negotiated or special rate, including but not limited to Advanced Purchase. Valid only on original reservations. Discounts do not apply to extensions/modifications. Cannot be applied to reservations already booked. Only one promotion discount per thirty days can be used by the same guest at the same hotel location. Offer valid only at Extended Stay America hotels.

Giveaway Disclaimer:

Offer good for one reservation booked online by 3/31/17, with a departure/check-out date on or before 6/30/17. The two free nights must be used within the same stay, and any unused free nights will be forfeited. The lowest-rated two nights within your stay will be deducted from your bill upon check-out. Reservations are based on availability and must be made online at ESA.com. Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or special rate, including Advanced Purchase. Valid only on original reservations and not on any reservation extensions. Offer is non-transferable, non-cancelable and not redeemable for cash or credit. Offer not valid on current or pending reservations. Offer valid only at Extended Stay America brand hotels.

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