Re-purpose, Reuse, Recycle with ID

With four growing boys in the house, we try to re-purpose, reuse and recycle as much as we can. We have become pretty creative with ways to reuse our everyday items before we throw them into the garbage.As homeschoolers, the majority of our crafts have come from re-purposed items, such as egg cartons, bottles, cans, boxes and Internation Delight coffee creamer bottles.As much as we love and enjoy our coffee, we love our … [Read more...]

Monsters University comes to Disney’s Club Penguin – Giveaway

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This morning I had little boys running to the computer to check their Club Penguin account. I knew there had to be something special happening from the squeals coming from Ashton...  "I joined the Oozma Kappa team, I joined the Oozma Kappa team!" Right away I knew there had been a Monsters University takeover on Club Penguin!  Ashton quickly dressed up as Mike, tested out his roar and worked to earn scare points.... after … [Read more...]

Kings Hawaiian Bringing Family Together

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Anything that can bring a large family together is surely a good thing. I recently had the opportunity to visit the beautiful state of Colorado for a family reunion. I enjoyed an incredibly fun and memorable weekend with cousins and extended family that I had not seen in almost 20 years. As Latinos, there are two things that not only bring us together but play an essential role in our gatherings... food and music!Music is … [Read more...]

#Hashtag Haters Beware – they’re here!

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Hashtags are coming to Facebook whether we like it or not. (Poltergeist voice) They're here! We already have Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler, Pinterest and Google+ bombarding us with ######## HASHTAGS! Why Facebook?  Facebook has to keep up with the Social Media Joneses, social media standardization! What happened to being different? Maybe Facebook users don't want hashtags, maybe we don't want Facebook to turn into a full … [Read more...]

Digital Spring Cleaning with Office 365 HomePremium

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It seemed as though this winter would drag on forever, even here in the South. We are finally over the winter slump and well into the warmer days of spring. Spring cleaning has also begun in our home along with the horrific task of switching out winter clothes to spring / summer clothes for the boys. This year I am also tackling a new kind of spring cleaning... digital spring cleaning with the help of Office 365 Home … [Read more...]

“Latin Moves” Twitter Party with #Net10Latino

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Growing up in a Hispanic family means three things to me culture, food and music! Every gathering, holiday or family memory always ties to the Latin music that keeps us grounded to our Latin roots and our culture. As a proud sponsor of the Billboard en Concierto series in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and New York, Net10 Wireless is celebrating Latin culture and music. The annual Billboard en Concierto concert series, … [Read more...]

Creating a Masterpiece Homeschool Art Curriculum

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This month I introduced our boys to Creating a Masterpiece for our homeschool art class.  One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling is that our boys have more free time to utilize in pursuing interests such as music and art.  Our oldest son Micah is definitely our creative one; he would like nothing more than to spend his days painting rocks, molding clay, or drawing stories. Needless to say, Micah was the most … [Read more...]

Super Bowl XLVII Highlights – Media Day – San Francisco 49ers

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This week I was given the opportunity to work a little social media and attend Super Bowl XLVII Media Day on behalf of Winn Dixie. Being that I am from the San Francisco area, getting to see my Niners up close and personal was exciting to say the least.   I have lived in  Louisiana for almost 18 years, thanks to my native Louisianan husband.  I have come to love the New Orleans Saints, I'm a girl with a … [Read more...]

Unglued Book & Devotional Prize Pack Giveaway

We have ALL been there, we have all come "unglued" at one point or another. {Sometimes daily} Mothering is a difficult job, throw in homeschooling and its a whole new ball game...right? In reality, this homeschooling journey is simply "parenting". However, mothering is not at all easy and it takes a great deal of patience, sacrifice and more patience. I struggle to keep my emotions in check, my flesh would have me … [Read more...]

Official LEGO® YouTube Channel & $1000 LEGO® Giveaway

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With a house full of boys, ages 5, 7, 9 and 11, LEGO® are an integral part of every day life. Our boys play, learn and grow with LEGO®.Last week we were introduced to what felt like LEGO® heaven, the Official LEGO® channel on YouTube with over 500 videos, and new videos added daily! Kids {and parents} get to go behind the scenes, watch vintage LEGO® videos, get inspired, entertained and see the newest LEGO® video shorts. … [Read more...]