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Hispanicize 2016, here I come!!

I didn’t think I’d make it, but I’m happy to report that I will be attending this year’s Hispanicize Event! I’ll be unable to attend all five days due to some work commitments, but something is better than nothing, right?! … Continue reading

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Win a Heroic Family Trip to LA from The Children’s Place!!

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters this weekend, and what better way for your little superhero to cheer on his favorite than with licensed apparel from The Children’s Place! Whether your little girl or guy is a fan … Continue reading

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Why Teach?

I’ve decided that this is definitely the year: I’m finally going back to school in the fall to earn my teaching degree. At a time when standardized testing is taking over; when teachers are being paid not based on their … Continue reading

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STAR WARS: The Force Awakens coming to Blu-Ray Combo and DVD

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. … Continue reading

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Bragging Rights

Yup, I think I’ve earned them…I beat my best half marathon time. And, I ran a half in under 3 hours. Both personal records were completed a week apart. I’m still in shock. The first, the Key West Half Marathon, … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Recap #Miami2Tenn

How has it been a month already since we came back from our Framily vacation to Sevierville, Tennessee? In between loads of laundry, homework supervising, dinner making, and working, I’ve been reminiscing about the awesome time we had! Before I … Continue reading

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(image from With our trip just two days away, and the weather going up and down in Tennessee like a yo-yo, I’m packing, then unpacking, then re-packing. I’ve been working almost 12 hour days this week as my coworker … Continue reading

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DIY Christmas Ornament

Last year I participated in an ornament exchange in one of the blogger networks I belong to. I decided that instead of purchasing an ornament, I was going to make one. I knew that my exchangee liked cooking, so I … Continue reading

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We’re headed to the Smokies!!

We’ve looked forward to this for about a year, and it’s so hard to believe that in just four weeks we’ll be headed on an epic road trip: we’re off to the Great Smoky Mountains! The four of us, along … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Holidays with BJ’s and Kimberly-Clark products #HolidaysconFamilia

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaysConFamilia#CollectiveBias The holidays are quickly approaching, and as excited as I am about being thankful, the twinkling lights, the presents under the tree, … Continue reading

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