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Snow Day in Austin!

So we moved to Austin just a few months ago and I never thought we would see snow so soon. As least for a few more weeks! We were pleasantly surprised as we drove home from school on December 7th, a Thursday, and we saw sleep. But then just an hour later, I asked Yvette to take out a bag of trash and she came back seconds later, trying to show me something, but said "It melted!" So I thought it was still just small flurries, but as she opened the door, we saw SNOW! Real snow, falling and floating down from the sky! Eliada, the 8 year old, could not believe her eyes and asked "This is snow mommy?!" I reassured her that indeed it was SNOW!

Merry Christmas and please go share your photos on my facebook page, Don't Say Hurry! And follow me on Instagram to see more of our adventures on our first Snow Day! Anyone have any recommendation for some snowball making gloves/mittens? Not even sure what they are called or if there is such a thing. But we sure do need to inv…
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Ungrateful during Thanksgiving?

Hubby made me cry on Thanksgiving.... The usual share what you're thankful for, he just went all out talking about how we had one of the toughest years and we were apart from each other for six months and how much he missed us and it just sucked. Ohhhh, the waterfalls!! But yeah, it was the longest year ever. Speaking of Thanksgiving.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Reminds me of something that's been on my mind....

We just moved out of the valley and guess what?! The worst part moving to a new place was not the moving. Before we moved I scoped out our neighborhood, grocery stores, parks and I joined several mom groups. I knew negative Nancy’s were bound to share their troubles in Facebook groups but I’ve never heard so many complaints in one day.

I don’t know what it is but I don’t like when people complain. I just think to myself, “Did you really have to share that?” or about an easy solution to that complaint. There would have been a better way to spend your time than writing a n…

Free Ad Space for the Holidays!

Happy Fall! Before we know it the holidays will be here and then it's 2017! So excited! It will be our first holiday in Austin and we'll also be celebrating the baby's 1st birthday! Plus the cooler weather, it's going to be a great way to end the year.

As some of ya'll know I have offered free ad space during the holidays a few times in the past and I wanted to do it again this year. I just love supporting local businesses, wahm and small businesses. We're going to do it a little different this year, with a new layout too. So share this post and keep reading to find out how to participate.

Who can get FREE ad space/blog post? Anyone and everyone. If you are a blogger who wants to do a guest post to share a recipe/tip/craft or if you are a business who makes candles or photographer and have a holiday special that you want to share, KEEP READING! If you are local business, coffee shop, taco truck or thrift store and just want to get some free exposure, I WANT YOU!…

SAHM to WAHM: Back-to-school Series #2

For many of us SAHM (stay-at-home-mom), we shed tears the first week we are alone and have to drop our kids off at home and go back to an empty house all day long! Well, with a baby in my case. He is almost 9 months old! But with the kids at school this is a great opportunity to make some extra income! Extra income without having to work outside the home?! YES! I have blogged about it before.... MYSTERY SHOPPING!

I've been mystery shopping for over 10 years and it's been our "spending" money every month. I want ya'll to go check out this video I did, sort of a "follow-me" years ago. You can check out the links at the bottom of this post.

Your burning questions...
Do I need experience? Nope! Most companies just ask for you to have a stop-watch (there's an app for that), but other than that, you just need to read the guidelines as they are different for every shop and then enter in all the info you gathered once you are done.How much do I get paid? Ev…

Get Lost in a Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms

Join us this fall for the the 2017 Fall Festival & Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farm. Get lost in our 5-acre corn maze, pick your favorite pumpkin, feed the farm animals, and enjoy more than 30 exciting family activities while you listen to live Texas country & bluegrass music!

Barton Hill Farms is a scenic Texas farmstead on the banks of the Colorado River near Bastrop, just 25 minutes from Austin. Open Saturdays & Sundays from September 23rd to November 5th, just one week away! Fall officially starts on September 22nd!

And here's the best part! Get $1 off with this exclusive coupon when you buy your tickets online: http://bartonhillfarms.com

Tickets are $14 at the door or $13 when you buy them online.

What does your ticket include?
We have acres and acres of fun included in Farm Admission. Extra fee items: Face painting and pumpkins. Take a buzz on the new little Bee Train through a fantastic field of zinnias for a super thrill! Also new this Fall: Rubber Duck Race…

Free Sundays at #TexRenFest

Who else is excited for fall?! I am! We had been trying to decide what weekend to visit the Texas Renaissance Festival. We've wanted to go for several years now, but we are closer now, so this is our year! What is this festival I speak of????

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation's largest and most acclaimed Renaissance themed event. Established in 1974, the event attracts over half a million visitors each year to its 55-acre New Market Village and Fields of New Market Campgrounds in Todd Mission, Texas. This immersive experience features world renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during its nine themed weekends from September 30 through November 26, 2017. For more information, please visit www.texrenfest.com.

Each weekend, a different theme comes to life across the 55-acre festival grounds including:

Oktoberfest (September 30 &…

Hickies: Back-to-School Series #1

Every Friday in the month of September I will share a few tips for making the transition for both kids and parents a bit easier. This first one is a doozie! HICKIES! Keep reading to learn what I'm talking about.... I try to buy my girls (i have 3 school-aged daughters) two or more pairs of shoes; an active shoe, which usually has laces, and a more casual/formal shoe, which usually doesn't have laces. Which ones do they choose to wear nearly every day to school? The ones that have shoe laces! Of course my oldes daughter, who's now 13, can tie her own shoes, but the other two still need help. And let's be real, even the oldest one I find myself nagging her to tie her laces correctly, she gets sloppy in the mornings at times. Here come HICKIES to save the day!

Hate tying your kids' shoes everyday before they step out of the house? Hate stopping to tie your own shoes mid-run? HICKIES products turn any pair of sneakers into convenient, comfortable, and stylish slip-on…