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Friday, August 29

The Wheels on my VAN!! *Update*

Hey mamas, one-to-one, venting, personal blog post here from a mommy of three girls, two of who are in school and the other going through the Terrible Twos! So yeah, lol

This week has been, UGH! Is UGH  a word. Do you know what I mean by UGH? Please leave comment and let me know that you know what I mean, lol.

SO, I actually truley feel like a stay-at-home-mom because all I do is stay at home. When I need something from the grocery store, I just txt hubby and he gets it on his way home from work.

Speaking of work.... Hubby was doing his internship this past summer and HE HAS GOTTEN HIRED PART-TIME!!! Yeah, but he is working like he is full-time, which kind of sucks, because mama is so use to him being home at least a few times a week. Boooo!

So Eliada wanted lunch twice this week, you can check out my Pinterest board with lunch ideas (Bento Lunch Ideas) and LOVE it because it's easy to just cheat and pick and choose and merge ideas from there, without having to put too much effort into it. Check out my YouTube channel for a video about lunch soon and if you are interested in seeing out lunches I can put something together for ya'll.

Then, extra curricular activities are happening at Idea (Eliada's new school), they had Girl Scouts and Dance, which are both outsourced, but she didn't want to go to the Girl Scouts meeting, which I heard from other parents that it was way expensive), and she wasn't too excited about Dance either, but when the lady was talking about the different classes, she got excited about Ballet, so WE SIGNED HER UP FOR BALLET!! And Auntie said she would buy her outfit, so yeah!! Classes start next Wednesday, so that's exciting!

Yvette (at her new school) is super excited to be in Choir! You can check out VEDA Day 21 for a mini interview with Yvette and how we get ready (school supplies) for Back to School. They had try-outs last week, but luckily she was able to still sign up. She's been having a great time at school everyday, which is kinda weird, but, I'll take it. Here's a picture at Grandmas House after school one day, look how excited they all are! lol

Annaleah has refused to continue potty training, but now that we have a little bit of alone time together, I'm not rushing it.

AND OMG..... I am only picking up the girls after school and GAS usage is KILLING ME!! It's irritating! lol But what ya gonna do. I asked on my personal facebook page if anyone wanted to carpool, but no takers :( Luckily, next week Yvette will be walking over to the school next door (literally) where my mom works and I will pick her up later.

Yesterday (8/28) was the first Dance class meeting for Eliada so we spent some time across the street at JcPenney and then afterwards we headed to Sonic where they had $.50 corndog day! I have been cooking dinner almost everyday for three weeks, so mama needed a break and both Eliada and Annaleah love corn dogs, so WIN/WIN!

So how has ya'lls week gone? Ohhh and today my sister is coming to visit, so that means fun weekend too! Now I got to start doing laundry, LOTS OF IT!! lol

Thursday, August 28

Writers Workshop: My Future, Back Then

1.) Describe what you thought living on your own would be like after you graduated high school.

Now that I think about it, I actually had no expectations. The only thing I thought about was being married and staying at home with my babies and that is exactly what has unfolded and I think that is awesome. I was a weird girl growing up, heck, I need to start being truthful to myself, i'm still WEIRD! lol 

But I knew what I wanted and I went for it! Teehee! I had a pretty good head on my shoulders though, I knew I would be doing laundry and dishes 24/7! Ohhh, what JOY!

I did think we would be living out of the valley though, life is full of surprises!

Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

The Prompts:
1.) Describe what you thought living on your own would be like after you graduated high school.
2.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: adventure
3.) Show us a before and after.
4.) 10 things you’ve learned from reality tv.
5.) It happened during recess….

CLICK HERE to link up!

Thursday Night Special: #TeamAnnies!

Who loves macaroni?! Especially late at night? OMG, my mouth is watering already! I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes from Annies, since I'm now apart of #TeamAnnies and couldn't be more excited. I want to share them on my Facebook Page all the time, especially on #MixinMonday!

Mac and Cheese is an awesome late-night snack. The other day I had a Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich, YES! I know, right. I hope you enjoy the recipes and let me know if you've tried them and plan to try them!

Now that the girls have started school, Annies Mac and Cheese is great for snack time. I can make a whole box and serve it with some fruit or veggies and then save the rest for later!

So you can check out and/or Join Team Annie's and spread the love!

Mac and cheese + pesto pizza = Pesto Mac and Cheese Pizza. HOW ARE YOU STILL HERE AND NOT MAKING THIS ALREADY?! Grab Imma Eat That's recipe: Pin it for later:

Annie's Mac and Cheese mixed in with Artichokes.

  Pintos and peas and peppers, oh my! It's a veggie-filled Mix-in Monday, and we're filling our bowls with the three P's. Shells & White Cheddar + pinto beans + peas + red peppers + wilted spinach.

I know it's not Monday, but what do you like to mix into your mac and cheese?!

I filled and we tried Annie's Aged Sharp Cheddar that we got because we joined #TeamAnnies so I thought I'd do a review and show you how we make it, with no ad-ins, for a quicky lunch. Check out the VEDA video below.....

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Monday, August 25

Menu Plan Monday - Brisket

We had a great weekend before my oldest started school, she had a great day! Did ya'll start school today too? The day went smoothly with just me and the baby and can't wait to bond more with her this year. It's one of the perks of having our children 3+ years apart.

Breakfast: (Just mama and baby) Cereal, veggie omelets, granola, fruit and oatmeal

Monday - Brisket with cheesy rice and kale chips

Tuesday - Taco Tuesday

Wednesday - Chicken Spaghetti with garlic bread

Thursday - Beefy Macaroni with garden salad

Friday - Egg Salad Sandwiches

Check out for more ideas! Click here for her Menu Plan Monday post for ideas and yummy recipes! Be sure to follow me on Pinterest (recipes) and Instagram for pics of the recipes!

Sunday, August 24

Sunday in my City - Palm Blvd

Brownsville, Texas

We had a mini road trip today, about a 45 minute drive down to attend a birthday party. It was a great day!

I showed you mine, now show me yours.

Share your city/town/suburb/you name it! Think of this as a photography carnival or photography meme (with or without words) that not only lets you share your part of the world, but lets you visit other parts of the world virtually. If you link up, please link back or post the Sundays In My City button either in your post or sidebar to let people know that other bloggers are sharing their communities too. Happy trails!

Let’s travel the world together! 
Unknown Mami

Wednesday, August 20

Sprouts Weekly Deals - 8/20

Sprouts deals are back!

Sprouts is a local Organic/Natural food store where we usually buy our fruits and veggies and on Wednesday (when their new ad comes out) they have Double Ad Wednesday, so last weeks ad and the new ad is in effect! And they take coupons too! You can use one Sprouts coupon and one manufacture coupon per item. In my experience the printable Sprouts coupons need to be manually entered, so, just a heads up. Oh and also, Sprouts coupons is one per customer. So they are not like internet coupons, you can only print one (per computer)! Hubs now has school everyday so on Wednesdays I give him a list of items to pick up for us. And don't forget, you can also PM (price-match) at Wal-Mart.

You can find more Organic Coupons for some great items and score awesome deals by visiting They also have monthly contests/giveaways, so you wanna check that out to.

Visit the Sprouts website HERE and you can see the pdf weekly ad for Sprouts on their website as well or sign up for their newsletter to get great coupons in your email (Sometimes for FREE items!) They have some great e-coupons too!! Be sure to become a Facebook fan as they usually offer coupons as well as Friday Face-Off! You have the option to choose which coupon you'd like and then on Friday the winning coupon is available to print. And of course they also offer a monthly coupon on their Facebook page! Who said you can't save on healthy, organic foods?

One more thing to mention.... Sprouts also has a Satisfaction Guaranteed policy! If you are not 100% satisfied, you get 100% of your money back! *We recently actually returned three items because we were not satisfied and they gave us our money back, plus replaced them!* THANK YOU Sprouts!

Deals of the Week:
**These are not all of the sales, just the ones that I think are the best deals from the current weekly ad!**

Sprouts Brand Sale

Spring or Drinking Water (24pk) - 2/$5
Sprouts Non-Dairy Beverages - $2.99
Kettle Style Chips - 2/$3
25% off Apple items
25% off Sprouts Household Essentials

Whole Seedless Watermelon - $1.98 (Price-match)
Organic Baby Carrots - $1.48
Sprouts Organic or Cage-Free Eggs 20% off
Quinoa - $3.99
Chicken Drumsticks or Whole Legs - $.99/lb
100% Grass-Fed Organic Ground Beef - $4.99/lb
Sprouts Fresh Baked Muffins - $.99ea
Wild Blueberry & Flax Granola - $2.99
 Organic Tofu - 4/$5
Frozen Vegetables - 2/$3
Sprouts Mac & Cheese - $.99
Sprouts - Canned Tomatoes - $.99



CLICK HERE to see deals from last week for Double-Ad Wednesday


Tuesday, August 19

Menu Plan Monday - I'm Late

Last week before EVERYONE is back to school, except the baby of course! And summer is almost over, i'm sooo over this HEAT! It's been over 100 these past few WEEKS! Yup, that's life in south Texas. I hope ya'll have a great back to school week.

Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage biscuits, cereal, fruit salad, oatmeal and omlets

Monday - Homemade Pizza with Croissant Pizzas with Pizza

Tuesday - Taco Tuesday

Wednesday - Turkey Burgers n Homefries

Thursday - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup with veggies sticks

Friday - One Pot Andouille Sausage Skillet

Check out for more ideas! Click here for her Menu Plan Monday post for ideas and yummy recipes! Be sure to follow me on Pinterest (recipes) and Instagram for pics of the recipes!


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