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December 7, 2017

For the Hibernating mama

The weather has made a turn for the worst down here and it’s pretty close to freezing all time, which means this mama is hibernating! My Cuban blood freezes in the high 50s!  So if we can possible cancel today, well the rest of the week, I would be just so happy! But, guess what? That’s not happening anytime soon.

 

We still need to work, cook, do groceries and clean, so I have figured it out to how to at least complete one of my duties from the comfiness and warmth of my sweet bed!

That’s shopping!

Ok I know we all know how to shop online and make our husbands mad if you know what I mean, but let me show you a trick! You can actually get things for your pantry without ever having to leave your home and save!

I buy so much stuff from Walmart like this and these but I never thought of buying these and paying less, I mean way less than at the grocery store!

 

I made the purchase and received it just in time for my cleaning day and was able to get my kitchen cleaned before the weekend and show off our newly remodeled kitchen.

The process was super easy and everything got done while I was drinking some hot chocolate wrapped in this cute blanket!

Just a few coupons to make your shopping sweeter:

Kleenex.

Cottonelle

Viva

Scott

 

Happy Shopping!

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December 2, 2017

Indulging and Finding my “Me Time”

This post is sponsored by Greek Gods Seriously Indulgent Yogurt, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own

Lately, life has been more than busy. I feel like I’m constantly trying to beat every single clock in the world (and losing with every passing hour). It may be the holidays… Or is it just me?!

I’m usually trying to be the perfect mom, the perfect wife, and honestly, the perfect everything; and, 98% of the time, I end up being anything but perfect at everything. It’s funny how most of the times this is a subject in our mom’s chat. We are always trying to figure out how to be better, stronger, and learn how the other one is always doing it better than us!

But here is a reality check: none of us really have it together. No matter how hard we try, how much we work, and how little we sleep, we simply can’t do it by ourselves.

This was the number one lesson I learned when I become a mother. Now, almost 3 years down the road, I still need a reminder! I need to remember that before the mother, before the wife, that I, Claudia, is still here.

The kitchen can be a mess, and while mostly every kitchen around the world is a mess, I need to take care of myself and enjoy the little moments of silence, and to enjoy a hobby I love so much! In my case that’s baking, yet most of the time I don’t eat what I bake. Recently, I’ve been reaching for a single serving of Greek Gods Seriously Indulgent yogurt.

They have four delicious flavors to choose from and can be found in your local Walmart refrigerated section. We used to always have a few of their Honey 32 oz containers and would just add fruit and granola, but now the fruit is in the cup and the size fits perfectly in every purse or diaper bag!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So today I’m forgetting the daily mess, the dishes, the toys, and just about everything and simply choosing to indulge in a cup of this fluffy, thick yogurt with all its deliciousness.

Do you want to join me? Here is how:

Use the Ibotta cash back offer below and get an additional $3 VUDU credit! It’s like they are paying you to indulge and let go!

Ibotta offer: $1.50 back on the purchase of 1 Seriously Indulgent Yogurt cup. Can redeem up to 2x on the same receipt – and since these cost $1.50, it’s essentially a full rebate!

VUDU Movie Offer: Earn a $3 movie credit when you buy 2 yogurts. Must validate their Walmart receipt by uploading it to VUDU website or text: ggvudu@uploadreceipt.com

Want more “me-time” enter below and you may just be the winner of one of the following prices!

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Greek Gods – Seriously Indulgent Giveaway

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November 30, 2017

Truffles you’ll love!

 

You know that feeling when you try something new and just love it?! That happened to me on my first trip to Guatemala. I had the most delicious treats at the market and ever since then I have tried millions of ways to recreate them!

I’m happy to report that after a year, AHH, I have finally found the recipe to make delicious milk truffles and I’m sharing it with you right here, so you can enjoy it too, including the secret ingredient!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of Powder Milk

1 can of La Lechera Condensed Milk

1 cup of Powder sugar

Click here!

 

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November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday and a little update!

 *This post contains some affiliate links. With a purchase from these links a small commission can be made, which helps keep this blog running. Thank you for your support*

 

Happy Tuesday Guys!

I’m writing again this week…. like What!!!?

But I am trying my best to be on here more and share more of our life lately. We are always on the run and I really want to remember these years. We also are under renovations and gosh if you have seen my stories you know the heartache and headache I have been going through lately!

Now, today is Giving Tuesday, and if you have seen a few of my posts lately I’m all for giving especially this time of year. I have rounded up a few more options for you all.

Huggies and Kroger: Everytime you purchase a Big Pack of Huggies or 2 Jumbo packs Huggies will donate a day supply of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network.

 

Pura Vida Bracelets: Pura Vida will donate 10% of your total purchase to families in need in Costa Rica.

Diff Eyewear: I love this company and usually work with them. Their glasses have the best quality ever and today they are doubling their charity, just today

 

 

TOMS: Most of us know about the work that TOMS does but you can click here to learn more. With every purchase, they donate to families in need. Use the link above to get FREE shipping on orders of $64 or more.

That’s all for me today but please let me know if you know of any others and I will add to the list and share on Instagram!

Hope you all have a great Tuesday and remember to give back a little bit even if it’s in the coffee lane!

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November 11, 2017

Giving Back this Holiday Season with HUGGIES!

 

 

The holiday season is upon us, before we know it it would be Thanksgiving, then Christmas and over in the blink of an eye. Yet anyone you ask will most likely tell you it’s their favorite time of the year. Don’t know what it is, but we all love very much. I’m one of those people that love everything about it, what they stand for and the closeness that it brings to our homes, but every year I fail at giving back.

I tell myself I want to give back, I want to share what I have been so kindly given, but we are always short on time. Between the work, church and family parties time flies faster as the years go by and we push giving back until next year.

This year I’m happy to say we have started on the right foot, Kroger and Huggies have teamed up and created an easier, yet effective way for all of us to give back. Until December 5, everytime you buy a HUGGIES diapers Big Pack or 2 Jumbo Packs you will not only get a free pack HUGGIES wipes but HUGGIES will donate a one day supply of diapers (up to 1 million) to the National Diaper Bank Network.

If you are a parent you know how useful diapers are, you know the huge need for them and I was very surprised to learn that 1 in 3 parents have difficulty proving diapers for their littles. I honestly cannot imagine my life without diapers, not now that I have a semi-potty trained daughter nor the day she was born. I can’t imagine having that need, but most of the time we take that for granted. We take the ability to buy diapers and to be gifted for granted because it comes so easy for many of us, but we tend to forget about everyone else.

I remember coming home from the hospital and having a set schedule, funny right, for diaper changes, which soon went out the window. We used more diapers than what we estimated because Bella didn’t like to be wet or poopy, so to imagine not having enough just hurts my mama heart.

Like always change is in our hands, so I invite you to visit your local Kroger this holiday season to purchase your diaper needs and give back. It’s so easy because most of us need diapers on a daily basis and there are Kroger everywhere, so let’s make this season different. Let’s give back and help moms like you, me, your sister and neighbor.