Dinner is Done with Effortless Meals at Walmart

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One fun way to round up the summer is to take a trip to a baseball game.  It's always fun to go on a family adventure and provide my children with as many life experiences as we can.  But on nights where we are out and about, we usually find our way to a restaurant for dinner, spending too much time and way too much money... Until I found out about the Effortless Meal Bundles at Walmart! The Coca-cola Effortless Meal Bundles had to … [Read more...]

Support Statewide Hearing and Win Tickets to See the Rangers

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By the age of 65, one out of three people experience hearing loss.  Because of this, hearing health services are in high demand!  In an effort to raise awareness, hear this... Connect Hearing, part of a global network of innovators in hearing health care, has teamed up with the Texas Rangers to encourage people to take advantage of the clinic's free hearing evaluations.  With each completed hearing evaluation, you will earn a … [Read more...]

Fun and Easy Paper Towel Butterfly Craft

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Spring might be a few months away, but the beauty of a butterfly is always welcomed!  Before the summer comes to an end, we went outside for a fun (and super easy) kid's craft using three common items you may already have in your kitchen: Viva Vantage paper towels (I found mine at Walmart), water in a spray bottle and markers!  I like to use the Viva Vantage paper towels because I can allow my children to choose the size of their … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Microwave Cinnamon Apples

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With the holidays right around the corner, I have a desire to start them a few months early.  Two of my favorite fall foods and scents are long overdue: pumpkin and apples. I could eat these two items year round, though they both seem more popular from September to November.  But it's August and I'm not waiting much longer to indulge in a little fall treat. I came up with a way to make a quick and easy cinnamon apple recipe that … [Read more...]

Great Clips Helps Parents and Teachers for Back-to-School‏

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Over the years, I have been bringing my boys to Great Clips for their monthly haircut.  I nearly fell off my chair when they implemented the Great Clips app... making wait times minimal with the online check-in! I, for one, don't like to wait for anything - especially a hair cut!  If I can save time with a few simple clicks, count me in! Even when I was away on a press trip, my husband was able to visit the Great Clips website to … [Read more...]

Fire It Up at the Market Street Hatch Chile Fest

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Moving to Texas from Louisiana brought several things including heat, the state fair and a Hatch Chile Fest!  Little did I know that the hatch chile would soon be one of my favorite things to look at Market Street during the summer months! Hatch Chiles, from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico, are available for a short time in August/September each year.  This chile doesn't pack a huge amount of heat, but does have a kick to look forward … [Read more...]