Saving Money Saved My Marriage

Saving Money Saved My Marriage

Creating Financial Legacy in an Interracial Marriage Perhaps it's melodramatic to say, and in reality, it is, but I will anyway: living with an aggressive saving plan over the last 12 months has saved my marriage from certain stresses and, perhaps, doom. Okay. Maybe that's really melodramtic. Let me explain... Now that D has started his new position at a new job in a new state with new leadership (new, new, new!), I feel comfortable sharing that, almost 2 months ago, he quit his job. Just like that. He quit his job. With a wife and two kids to support, a mortgage to pay and … [Read more...]

 

Siblings First Christmas Photo Memory Shadowbox Craft

Siblings First Christmas Photo Memory Shadowbox Craft

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine. Family Legacy Craft: Holiday Photo Shadowbox Celebrating baby's first Christmas is a milestone for most families, but in terms of family legacy, so is the very first holiday season for your children together as siblings. When we celebrated my son's first Christmas, I remember feeling so blessed by him. He completed our family of four, made me a boy mom and also gave my girl a brother. So when I took this photo of them together on their first Christmas as siblings, I … [Read more...]

 

Shared Goodness: Hershey’s Reforestation Projects in Mexico

Shared Goodness: Hershey’s Reforestation Projects in Mexico

As a Hershey Ambassador, I had the chance to visit Hershey, Pennsylvania and learn about the iconic American company. While the brand was founded decades ago by an American great, Milton Hershey, the company has been hard at work on modern-day initiatives to help our global community. The Shared Goodness of Hershey Cocoa Initiatives While there, the ambassadors met with some of the top Hershey executives responsible for the social responsibility projects, covered by their umbrella campaign called Shared Goodness. Their energy and excitement for creating sustainable global practices was … [Read more...]

 

Holiday Family Traditions on Black Friday Just Got Easier at Walmart

Holiday Family Traditions on Black Friday Just Got Easier at Walmart

Are you a Black Friday shopper? If you've wavered on the sidelines for fear of missing out on great deals, worry no more! After a call with Walmart's  team yesterday, I'm so excited to get in the game and make Black Friday shopping a holiday family tradition with my mom this year. In addition to the great Black Friday deals that Walmart is known for, there are a few ways Walmart is changing the game to make Black Friday more savvy, family friendly and establishing this shopping tradition as a favorite time of year for people of all ages. As you set out making your own holiday shopping … [Read more...]

 

The Sweet Smell of American History: Visiting Hershey, PA

The Sweet Smell of American History: Visiting Hershey, PA

This summer I was honored by an invitation to the headquarters of a nostalgic America brand, The Hershey Company! Did you know that there’s actually a town in Pennsylvania called Hershey? I’m a West Coaster, so I had no idea. While it is indeed a small town, Hershey, Pa is rich in charm and American history… and it all started from one man’s dream to bring others the sweet indulgence of chocolate. Hershey Chocolate Test Tasting One of my favorite parts of our trip was learning how to taste chocolate. How to taste chocolate, you ask? Well, yes! Under the direction of a Hershey chocolate … [Read more...]

 

The Perfect Coffee Lover’s Gift: Keurig 2.0 K500 Review

The Perfect Coffee Lover’s Gift: Keurig 2.0 K500 Review

Who loves coffee? I'm Cuban, so you know how much I love the stuff! I've wanted to try the Keurig single serve machines for a long time because, since Daddy D doesn't drink coffee, it would be perfect for our family. But what about when family comes to stay with us or for the times I need more than one cup to get me through the day? Enter, the newest Keurig model to Walmart shelves! The Keurig K500 coffee machine allows you to brew a 4-cup carafe with the same ease and convenience of brewing a single-serve cup - all at the touch of a button! Here are some of my favorite … [Read more...]

 

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