Hot Pursuit GIVEAWAY

**I was provided with samples & prizing by Warner Bros.Pictures**

#Hot Pursuit

Have you ever been anxious and counting down the days for a movie to come out? Yeah, that’s me often. The latest movie that I am super anxious to watch is Warner Bros. Pictures’ HOT PURSUIT which will be in theaters May 8, 2015.   Hot Pursuit is about an uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.  Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky, Richard T. Jones  - Rated PG-13  Check out the trailer and see for yourself what all the hype is all about.



Don’t forget to mark your calendars for May 8th when Hot Pursuit will be in theaters. Are you ready for a GIVEAWAY???

One (1) winner will  receive…. a $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters,  Hot Pursuit T-Shirt, Hot Pursuit Tote bag.  Prize pack value, $70. Giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only. Giveaway end May 8th at 5 pm (MST)



*****UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed*****


Leave  a comment telling me a Warner Bros movie you’ve seen or want to see. That’s it! Plain and simple! Good Luck to you! I will pick a winner on May 8th at 5 pm (MST).  Prize will be mailed out to winner.



Prizing courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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Chocolate or Poop: When in doubt… go with poop!

If you’ve been around children, you most likely have heard the saying, “Chocolate or poop” once or twice. It had been 5 years since the last time I dealt with the dilemma of what “IT” was. You can read about the funny (or gross) Chocolate or Poop story here.

Today a student told me that someone wrote on the bathroom wall with poop. My first thought was, WHAT IN THE WORLD? There is no stinking way that a student would do such a thing. So my thoughts were that it was most likely a student playing a prank and smeared chocolate on the wall.  When I went to the bathroom stall to check out the supposed poop on wall (chocolate in my mind), I looked at it. Examined it (with my eyes) and it actually didn’t look like poop. What a relief!.. So I thought.

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Creating memories while dining together

Last week was Take Your Child to Work day. Did you take your child with you? I did not have that privilege, but I did spend the day with my beautiful but goofy daughter.  So as many already know, I am not one to cook often, so I was beyond thrilled when I found out that Olive Garden offered Kids Eat Free on Take Your Child to Work day.  We waited in anticipation to go out to dinner that night. Well, have you ever had that moment where something off the wall happened and you missed your chance due to a silly misfortune or just plain poor timing? Well that happened to me on that particular day and we sadly weren’t able to participate on that day.  Both my daughter and I had been pretty much been salivating all day in anticipation of eating dinner at Olive Garden, so we couldn’t be left with our tongues hanging out like hungry savages, so we ended up going the following day.  My youngest daughter and I were on our way to Olive Garden when she reminded me that her sister would be upset if we didn’t invite her. So of course, my eldest daughter and her husband met us at Olive Garden.

Olive Garden is the place to eat

Olive Garden is the place to eat

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Herdez Día del Niño Recipe

Think back of when you were a kid. What’s the food that comes to mind? Believe it or not, for me it’s frijoles with queso fresco (beans with fresh cheese). I remember coming home from elementary school and always having fresh frijoles on the stove. Sometimes we’d eat the frijoles plain with tortillas or on a tostada shell.  So tell me, what food takes you back to your childhood?

Have you heard of Dia del Niño? If not, you can read about it here.  It’s basically a fun day for kids to celebrate with lots of eating, playing games, eating, playing sports, eating, piñats, eating, face painting, oh and did I mention eating?  Yeah, the eating various foods is the part that I like the most!  My cousin in Mexico City is a teacher and she as well as the other teachers dress up as a character for Dia del Niño. Kids also dress as certain character or in their Sunday best. What a fun tradition to have during the school day!


Teachers in Mexico City get in on the the fun. #DiaDelNino

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Still surviving on $80 *Part 2*

If you didn’t read part 1.. you can read it HERE..

In case you haven’t read and still don’t want to read part 1, here’s a recap…. Vacation in a different state + 3 days with me & 4 kids + No debit card + Lost credit card + only $80 cash = Frugal survival mode.  Alright… now that you’re up to speed… here’s part 2…

Part 2 of the Shenanigans continue:

Oh Monday morning…. if it wasn’t one thing, it was another.  The outcome of the wheels turning non-stop ALL night resulted in waking up with a horrendous headache. UGH! I wanted to sta in bed and just sleep for the rest of the month. But… of course I couldn’t do that because I had heathen kids that were ready to conquer the day at an amusement park.

As I’m driving to Knotts Berry Farm,  it dawned on me that I had to pay $15 for parking. Oh my gosh!!! I only had $40 for this day. What was I going to do now? That meant I was down to $25 cash for Tuesday’s budgeted money.   Eeekkk!  But don’t fret because all was well. I had taken (more like snuck out) bread from the hotel breakfast room.  Oddly enough, I happened to have single serve peanut butter & jelly… so the kids could have lunch in the amusement park.  Yup! Frugal at it’s best!

Knott's Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm


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