Finding Your Inner Super Hero with Netflix


Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, and was provided with a year of service and an Apple TV. Each month, I’ll be participating in challenges. All opinions are my own.

For the most months during the fall, our family’s life revolves around and is consumed by cross country season. My husband and I coach the middle school cross country team in our town. The cross country program is very successful and attracts some of the best athletes and students around.

I was recently invited to join the Netflix Stream Team, and our first challenge involved using some of the movies and TV shows available on Netflix to talk to our children about bullying. For littles, those shows were centered around super heroes — teaching our kids that there is a hero in all of us!

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Heathy Preschool Snacks: GoGo squeeZ Pumpkins

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Disclosure: I was provided with GoGo squeeZ samples for my son’s preschool class. All opinions and photos are my own.

I’ve mentioned before that GoGo squeeZ is one of our favorite healthy preschool snacks. Since it’s the month of pumpkins, I decided to make some GoGo squeeZ Pumpkins for my son’s class special snack at preschool this month. These are so easy — I literally put them together in an hour.

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5 Easy Ways to Cut Energy Costs

5 Easy Ways to Cut Energy Costs

Disclosure: I am participating in a challenge to save on my energy bill hosted by Reliant Energy. They provided me with a Nest Learning Thermostat and Home Depot gift card to complete my first mission. All opinions are my own.

I’m going to be really honest with you here — saving on my energy bill is not something that I’ve ever really cared about. I like my house cold in the summer and warm in the winter. The temperature on the thermostat is something that The Nerd and I have often argued about. I’m all about being as comfortable as possible. He’d rather save a little money.

So I was kind of skeptical when Reliant Energy asked me to compete against four other Texas bloggers to see who could save the most on their energy bill. To me, the effort never really seemed like it was worth the savings. That it, until I actually started doing it.

I’m really impressed by how simple things can make a huge difference in the way that you use energy. Our first challenge was to install a Nest Learning Thermostat in the house and program it to work with our family’s energy habits.

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17 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes


Halloween is quickly approaching. Do you know what your kids are dressing up as? If you’re like me and put off getting a costume for your kiddo, I’ve got a list of some really great Last-Minute Halloween Costumes!

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Joust for the Cure at Medieval Times Dallas

Joust for the Cure

Disclosure: Medieval Times Dallas provided tickets to my family in exchange for this promotion. All opinions are my own.

It’s no secret that Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is one of my favorite family-friendly spots in Dallas. If you have an aspiring knight in your family, or even an aspiring princess, it’s definitely something that you should check out.And here’s your chance, while supporting a great cause!

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GoGo squeeZ Mummy Pouches

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Since Andrew started preschool, one of the things I’ve struggled with is coming up with yummy, healthy snacks for the kids that are store-bought. I understand the necessity for this, especially when there are children with allergies present. So I’ve made it my mission to come up with fun, creative ways to package store-bought snacks so the kiddos can still have a little fun.

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Aggie Football Game Day Style

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When I was in college, my Aggie Game Day uniform was pretty simple — a Maroon Out t-shirt, shorts and my favorite A&M logo flip flops. Since then, though, I’ve grown a lot in my style and now that we’re visiting Aggieland pretty regularly to watch the games, I wanted to share a few of my outfits.

The right Game Day Style choice can elevate your outfit to something beyond the typical fan. And with maroon being such a hot color for fall, now is the perfect time to pull together a few outfits for Aggie fans.

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