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candy
Kansas City metro area
Web-savvy, techie wife in Kansas City who enjoys family, travel, shopping, and social media optimization.
Interests: blogging, web design, swimming, traveling, scrapbooking + photo preservation, Sandra Bullock movies, theme parks, shoe shopping, non-fiction books, magazines, reality TV, Ms. Pac-Man.
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If grilling and hosting outdoor cookouts are part of your summer traditions, then you're going to love these great summer cookout and grilling recipe ideas. Backyard barbecues, weekend getaways to the lake, and everyday grilling are just a few of the ways you can make use of these recipes for summer grilling and cookouts. Summer Cookout and Grilling Recipes Roundup... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mommypalooza™
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Whether it’s in commercials, in the magazines or online, we’re sure you’ve seen an image of a woman with cucumber on her eyes. This well-known beauty tip has been seen for years, but are there actually any benefits of placing cucumber on eyes? The simple answer is yes, but the use of cucumber for skincare goes much further than that.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review. Summertime is my most favorite time of year. I not only enjoy the relaxed, more lazy days of summer, but I love the barbecues, family gatherings, outdoor fun, and of course, the swimming! This year, I'm so excited that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mommypalooza™
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I have fond memories of when I was a kid and my mom would whip up a fresh batch of the best ever banana pudding. Her special recipe for this family favorite dessert is something I've been trying to perfect for some time now. You're going to love how easy this recipe for banana pudding is. Your kids will even... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine. The start of the spring season is such a welcomed time in our house. Living in the midwest, we totally live for warmer temps, more sun, and beautiful greenery that comes long with the spring season. The change in season also means that... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. There are 7 of us in my family and with that many people, illness is bound to strike at some point during every season. As you can imagine, sometimes fitting in a doctor visit is more challenging than the illness itself! So,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I'm thrilled to bring you this delicious Latino-inspired recipe for Chips Ahoy Sweet Banana and Strawberry Quesadillas, thanks to Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. In my Hispanic culture, food is and always has been a definite way that we celebrate our traditions. One of those traditions is, of course, Dia del Niño, which is coming... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Are you on Snapchat? I have been using it for several months and it has quickly become my favorite new social media platform! And, I'm so excited because one of my fellow bloggers and "snapsters" (what I refer to my Snapchat peeps as), just released her Snapchat for Influencers E-Book. This is a concise, well thought out "Snapchat for Dummies"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Margarita Lime and Tequila Cookies are an easy and delicious treat for any kind of party! This recipe will yield the perfect batch to whip up anytime, and will be enjoyed by everyone. If you're taking these Margarita Lime and Tequila Cookies for a family-friendly crowd, you can do so with no problem. The tequila in the cookie recipe will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I'm thrilled to partner with The Motherhood and Johnson & Johnson to share more about the 7 Minute Wellness for Expecting and New Moms™ app. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Many things can take us by surprise when we enter the wonderful journey of motherhood. But one thing I completely underestimated (and I am now realizing after 5... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I am excited to be working with JOHNSON'S® and Latina Blogger Connect to bring share more about the JOHNSON'S® Tonight We Sleep™ 7-day Challenge and how to help your baby get a better night's sleep. All thoughts and opinions are my own. To a parent, nothing is more precious than your baby. But coming in as a close second, is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Several months ago, I shared more with you about the new Disney Pixar Finding Dory movie that's coming out later this summer. Have you been as excited as we have about this movie? Just the other day, my 12 year old son was reminded about it from something and he mentioned that he can't wait for it to come out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I'm excited to be working with SheSpeaks and POWERADE on how we can inspire young athletes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. With 4 boys in the house and one VERY sports-minded hubs, our family embraces year-round sports. The family favorite is, of course, football. But, we stay busy with the other seasonal sports as well. I believe strongly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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I'm excited to be working with SheSpeaks and POWERADE on how we can inspire young athletes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. With 4 boys in the house and one VERY sports-minded hubs, our family embraces year-round sports. The family favorite is, of course, football. But, we stay busy with the other seasonal sports as well. I believe strongly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Yay for Spring! I'm always so excited to start new projects once warmer weather arrives, but first, I have to get my house in order with some spring cleaning. With our kids involved with so many spring sports and activities,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Happy Palm Sunday! So you want an easy way to make a Palm Sunday cross out of your Palms you received at Mass today? Check out this quick and easy tutorial that my son put together that shows you just how to do that. I hope you've enjoyed this fun how-to. How are you preparing for the upcoming Easter holiday? Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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My kids take a snack to school daily and because I'm always out of ideas on what to pack them for snacks, I love coming up with seasonal fun and easy snack ideas. My latest is an Easter and spring themed snack mix idea for kids that love sweet and salty. It is so simple to put together and even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HSFstories #cbias#CollectiveBias I grew up in a household where education was never viewed as an option, but an opportunity. My mother, who grew up poor and in the housing projects, was the first and only in her Hispanic family to graduate with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. All opinions are my own. I recently attended a friend's baby shower and when I went to purchase from her baby registry, I saw that she had registered for the beautiful GB Lyfe Travel system for her baby! And, ohmigosh, this stroller system is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Oh, boy, have I got a goody for you today! In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is a first look at PETE’S DRAGON, a re-imagining of one of Disney’s most cherished family films. It's the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. The movie Pete's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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One thing I'm surely enjoying with my 5th baby, Eva, is being able to keep a close watch on her whether she's asleep or at play in her room. Our new VTech VM343 baby full color baby monitor allows me the peace of mind to watch her and gives me the opportunity to capture so many sweet moments I might... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. I often find myself on the hunt for great reads for my kids to quench their insatiable thirst for books. But, I'm always so delighted when a good book finds its way... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola. However, all opinions expressed are my own My college graduation day was one of the most important days of my life. Important to me, my family, and my heritage, for so many reasons. My successful journey through college had a lot to do with my upbringing and how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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It's that time of year again! Monster Jam 2016 is coming to Kansas City and my 6 year-old is the most excited kid in the metro right now! I'm also pretty giddy that I get to give away FREE Monster Jam 2016 Kansas City tickets to one of you! Keep reading to find out more. As you may well know,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Best Buy, one of my family's most favorite retailers, has always supported events they believe are important to their employees, customers, and communities. I'm excited to share that the upcoming Lunar New Year happens to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at mommypalooza™