Sunday, December 8, 2013

Exploring Houston With City Pass

***No monetary compensation was received. I received 2 complementary City Passes in exchange for this post. All opinions stated are strictly my own. ***

Houston is my city! I live in Houston! My city is the 4th largest city in the United States so, great tourism is given with being a big city. We have an eclectic variety of dining, shopping and night life attractions.

Houston is always and constantly changing and always growing, so every once in a while I have to go out and explore the new and the renovated.

I believe a City Pass is definitely a great savings if you wanna get to know houston. You have 9 days to use your admissions so no pressure to go all in 1 day.
City Passes are also available for these other cities Atlanta-Boston-Chicago-Hollywood-New York-Philadelphia-San Francisco-Southern California-Toronto

Here is a virtual scrapbook of our adventures....

With your Houston City Pass you have general admissions to the following choices.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blog Free Houston Holiday Event

Yaaay! Its my favorite time of year. The holidays are here!
Are the holidays special to you?
What's your favorite part? Decorating? Food? Presents? Or just spending time with loved ones?
Like everyone I like all those! But did you know 2 in 10 people are struggling to put dinner on the table?
Yes 2 in 10!
Hunger is a big crisis here in the U.S as well!
I've been there, I've been that person. I know how it feels. It's the worst feeling to always worry whether there would be enough to eat. Not only to eat but for gas, for clothes, for bills, not to mention unexpected expenses!
Charity is something I would one day want to be big on. I've even given from my own EBT benefits to help out a person in need. Because even though things were tight I knew somehow we would make it by.
We've never been homeless but going through what we've been through my heart has a special place for people in need.

So next time you're in line to pay for your groceries and you see someone not having enough, having to need to put things back to have enough, will you help? Do a good deed? Put a smile on someone's face, make a difference? Will you?

Star of Hope Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children.
Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse.
Star of hope is funded through public and private donations, the United Way, churches, civic/community groups, corporations, grants and foundations and are assisted by more than 7,000 volunteers. But they are always in need of supplies!

This year I am glad to be apart of a group of bloggers(Blog Free Houston) and we all got together to might I say #payitforward. We did not do this to just get together and socialize but we all gathered donations to help Star of Hope

The event was also hosted at the beautiful 4 star Royal Sonesta Houston . The Royal Sonesta Houston has been newly renovated and might I say, it's gorgeous! With great rooms, great food, great service, and overall great features I definitely recommend this Hotel. I can also say it's kid friendly, the staff loved our babies and were happy and willing to help with anything we needed. It was definitely a great stay.

Independent Mami and I loved the great lighting on the restroom that does a great help with getting ready.
The rooms were nice and roomy with a nice sized tv and a desk that my son was able to do homework on. Decor was nice and not boring or over the top.

I have to thank Lisa Carey from Money Saving Parent for putting everything together! She's super great!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Yummy Yummy Sweet Potatoes

Do you like sweet potatoes? Oh your missing out! Well hubby, baby, and I do! Still working on Dom, he's the picky one.

When we eat out and have the option to order them we don't hesitate to order them.

I recently found out I liked these sweet delicious things. I would always turn them down, I'd think back to the moment when I first tried them and did not like them. I was very young and thought they were disgusting! I guess we all grow up and our tastes change.

This is how I make mine!

Ingredients 1 to 1 1/2 sweet potatoes per person
Olive Oil

-Cut into steak fry cuts or your desired cut
-In a bowl. Toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper
-Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes.

I know this is a basic recipe, but I love them so much I had to post.

If you have any questions please let me know!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Goosebumps Haunted Halloween Family Vacation SWEEPSTAKES

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Fall Family Fun With Dewberry Farm

***Disclosure*** Informational post only. No monetary compensation was received. My family and I will receive passes in exchange for post.

Fall has begun and this girl here is super excited for what comes the next few months!

We live in Houston so we don't really cool down for fall, but that never stops us from participating in all the activities that come with.

If you know us, we love our family time, so soon we will be hitting up the Dewberry farm! Follow our fall journey!

Dewberry Farm is an "Agri-tainment" Farm just west of Houston. They offer over 30 activities, including an 8-Acre Corn Maze, 8-Acre Pumpkin Patch, wagon rides, trains and a new carousel. Dewberry Farm has a variety of snack and meal options so you can come and spend the entire day enjoying fall family fun.

Open to the public WEEKENDS only!  September 28 – November 10 Saturdays – 10am to Dusk       Sundays – Noon to Dusk        Open Columbus Day Monday, October 14: 10am to 6pm Tickets may be used for any Saturday or Sunday or on Columbus Day during the 2013 fall season.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Festival Deals

Fall is upon us! Which means cute boots, scarfs, and warm clothes!

This also means falling leaves and pumpkin patches!

Ready for some Fall Festival Deals!  I have put together a great list of Corn Maze Coupons and Fall Festival savings nationwide.  Download valuable coupons for Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Activities. 


Forneris Farms-Mission Hills

Fritzler Maze-La Salle
Sunflower Farm-Longmont
Harvest Farm-Wellington

Fiesta Farm-San Antonio
Dewberry Farm-Brookshire

CM Farms-Dry Creek

Poppell Farms -Odum



Odyssey Fun Farm-Tinley Park

Summers Farm -Fredrick County

Sauchuk Farm-Plympton



Afton Apple Orchard-Hastings


Camp Fontanelle-Nickerson

VonThun Farms-Monmouth Junction
Sahls Father Son Farm-Monmouth Junction

Wright Family Farm-Warwick
Harbes Family Farm-Mattituck

Patterson Farm Market and Tours-Mount Ulla

The Corn Maze At The Sharp Run Market-Millersburg
Meadow View Growers-New Carlisle

Hurricane Hill Farm-Coatsville
Triple B Farms-Pittsburgh
Reillys Summer Seat Farm-Pittsburg

Confreda Greenhouse & Farms-Hope (Western Cranston)

Wayside Farm Fun-Berryville
Belvedere Plantation-Fredericksburg

Cornbellys Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest-Spanish Fork

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Easy Canvas Prints Review and Giveaway

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Here you can see the canvas I picked out for this picture of Julian that I so dearly love.

The canvas prints are printed and stretched in-house by their canvas professionals, and come ready to hang or display with a classic semi-gloss finish.
Just choose your canvas size and wrap thickness, upload your pictures or art, and choose your border for a personalized canvas print of your own.
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It's very good quality and easy to do! I am sure these canvases will be past down for generations to come.

You can even use the pictures off your Instagram!

Here you can see how I worked it in with my other pictures.
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