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Christa

  • Disney Grand Californian Resort and Spa

    When looking for accommodations at Disneyland, Disney Grand Californian Resort and Spa is a great place to stay! Offering a private entrance to California Adventure (hello toddler naps!), an extra Magic…

  • Halloween Time brings out some of the best Disney cuisine- and it's only at Disneyland and California Adventure for the spookiest time of the year! Here's a recap of our favorite Disney Halloween Time treats!

    Disneyland Halloween Time Treats

    Halloween Time treats are some of the best Disney cuisine- and they’re only at Disneyland and California Adventure for the spookiest time of the year! Here’s a recap of our favorite…

  • We've rounded up five heathy and delicious road trip snacks the whole family will enjoy!

    5 Healthy Road Trip Snacks- Family Travel

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HarvestSnapsLove #HarvestSnapsVeggieCrisps #HarvestSnapsGoodness We’ve rounded up five heathy and delicious road trip snacks…

  • An alarm that fits on the back of your cell phone and headphones that allow you to hear background noise are must have safety devices for female runners.

    Safety Devices For Female Runners

    An alarm that fits on the back of your cell phone and headphones that allow you to hear background noise are must have safety devices for female runners. Mollie Tibbetts’ recent…

  • 13 favorite Spanish Netflix shows for young children- and instructions for how to change audio and subtitle settings to Spanish in Netflix.

    15 Spanish Netflix Shows for Kids

    The number one question I receive from parents wanting to raise bilingual kids is- what shows can my kids watch in Spanish and where can I find them? Whether it's bilingual…

  • Character encounters, tons of rides, parades, healthy kid's meals and a Baby Care center- Disneyland with preschoolers is unforgettable!

    Visiting Disneyland With Preschoolers

    Character encounters, tons of rides, parades, healthy kid’s meals and a Baby Care center- Disneyland with preschoolers is unforgettable! We just returned from a fantastic first time visit to Disneyland for…

  • The 2018 Holiday season includes a slate of can't miss Disney movies for all ages- including The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns. 

    2018 Holiday Season- Disney Movies You Can’t Miss

    The 2018 Holiday season includes a slate of can’t miss Disney movies for all ages- including The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns.  There’s…

  • Halloween Time at Disneyland is a frightfully fun and magical time for all ages- from a Halloween edition of Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, to a decked out Haunted Mansion, to delectable Halloween Time treats- Halloween Time is the best time!

    5 Reasons to Visit Halloween Time at Disneyland

    Halloween Time at Disneyland is a frightfully fun and magical time for all ages.  Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, a decked out Haunted Mansion and delectable Halloween Time treats? Halloween Time is…

  • Tips for keeping school uniforms clean, stain free and fresh smelling during Back to School time and year round!

    Back To School Uniform Care Tips

    Tips for keeping school uniforms clean, stain-free and fresh smelling during Back to School time and year-round! There’s just something so magical for me about Back to School and Fall time.…

  • This traditional Costa Rican black bean soup recipe is a delicious, healthy, and simple vegetarian meal that everyone loves!  Served with white rice and Salsa Lizano, you can find this dish on most Costa Rican restaurant menus as well.

    Traditional Costa Rican Black Bean Soup Recipe

    This traditional Costa Rican black bean soup recipe is a delicious, healthy, and simple vegetarian meal that everyone loves!  Served with white rice and Salsa Lizano, you can find this dish…

  • Looking for the perfect way to enjoy the Colorado Fall Colors? Here are 5 diverse and fun family hotels for the perfect Fall colors weekend getaway!

    Colorado Fall Colors- 5 Hotels

    Looking for the perfect way to enjoy the Colorado Fall Colors? Here are 5 diverse and fun family hotels for the perfect Fall colors weekend getaway! I just love Fall in…

  • First Visit To Disneyland- Family Travel Tips

    Preparing for your first visit to Disneyland? This roundup of posts from top Disney bloggers will answer your questions and provide tons of tips! We are gearing up for our family’s…

  • If you've ever been to Costa Rica, then you have seen the Salsa Lizano bottles everywhere. They are on every restaurant table, in every souvenir store, every house, and every grocery store. It's a product uniquely Costa Rican- and Costa Rican cuisine wouldn't be the same without it.

    What Is Salsa Lizano From Costa Rica

    If you’ve ever been to Costa Rica, then you have seen the Salsa Lizano bottles everywhere. They are on every restaurant table, in every souvenir store, every house, and every grocery…

  • Costa Rican gallo pinto- the national dish and arguably the most memorable part of any Costa Rican vacation. Recreate the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe at home for the perfect breakfast or vegetarian side for any meal!

    Costa Rican Gallo Pinto Recipe

    Costa Rican gallo pinto- the national dish and arguably the most memorable part of any Costa Rican vacation. Recreate the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe at home for the perfect…

  • The perfect family hotel near the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna Costa Rica isVolcano Lodge and Springs! A mid-priced hotel that caters to families- delicious continental breakfast, gorgeous volcano views, multiple hot springs and cold pools and beautifully groomed walking trails.

    Volcano Lodge And Springs- La Fortuna Costa Rica

    The perfect family hotel near the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna Costa Rica isVolcano Lodge and Springs! A mid-priced hotel that caters to families- delicious continental breakfast, gorgeous volcano views, multiple…

  • Jumbo Loan Benefits With Eave

    One of the hands down best investments we have ever made is when we decided to purchase our home. I remember the process was so daunting- and we did most of…

  • This vegetarian soup made in the Instant Pot combines a hint of Chipotle spice and creamy Mexican flavors with fresh butternut squash for a delicious soup. Perfect to make ahead for weekday lunches or for a warm soup dish on a chilly Fall night- this recipe will become a vegetarian staple in your house!

    Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

    This butternut squash soup is a vegetarian soup in the Instant Pot- a hint of Chipotle spice and creamy Mexican flavors with fresh butternut squash for a delicious soup. Perfect to…

  • These slow cooker habañero wings are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy- and the best make ahead game day recipe!

    Spicy Sweet Slow Cooker Habañero Wings Recipe

    These slow cooker habañero wings are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy- and the best make ahead game day recipe! Football season is BAAAACK! And in Colorado, that means Denver…

  • This low calorie Costa Rican shrimp ceviche is the perfect appetizer or meal for meatless Monday! A typical Costa Rican cuisine recipe found on almost any menu and easily prepared at home!

    Fresh and healthy Costa Rican Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    This low-calorie Costa Rican shrimp ceviche is the perfect appetizer or meal for meatless Monday! A typical Costa Rican cuisine recipe found on almost any menu and easily prepared at home!…

  • 5 Visitor Tips Water World Denver

    5 Visitor Tips Water World Denver

    Five reasons to visit Water World Denver, the largest community owned water park in the US, and a perfect place to take young children! We got to spend all day enjoying…

  • Three simple tips to help you collect Box Tops and earn more money for your school- tips for finding products with Box Tops, finding deals on Box Top products, and for easily saving Box Tops.

    Collect Box Tops – Help Your School

    Three simple tips to help you collect Box Tops and earn more money for your school- tips for finding products with Box Tops, finding deals on Box Top products, and for…

  • This printable homework tracker for high schoolers will make back to school easier. Includes customizable date, inspirational quote, and plenty of extra room for homework assignments, notes, and extra curricular activities.

    Printable High School Homework Tracker

    This printable high school homework tracker will make back to school easier. Includes customizable date, inspirational quote, and plenty of extra room for homework assignments, notes, and extracurricular activities. Nothing- and…

  • This delicious Asian inspired cabbage salad is so fresh and healthy! Cabbage, apples, green onions, romaine lettuce, carrots, slivered almonds and grilled chicken topped with the most delicious and healthy spicy Thai peanut dressing. It's the easiest healthy recipe for make ahead, dinner, or lunch on the go!

    Healthy Spicy Thai Peanut Salad Dressing Recipe

    This delicious Asian inspired cabbage salad is so fresh and healthy! Cabbage, apples, green onions, romaine lettuce, carrots, slivered almonds and grilled chicken topped with the most delicious and healthy spicy…

  • These sugar free crispy asian Brussels sprouts are a super healthy option for those wanting a sweet and spicy sauce that tastes like it has a million calories- and really only has a few. With one secret ingredient, you will swear these sugar free crispy Asian Brussels sprouts are fried- they don't taste skinny at all!

    Sugar Free Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts Recipe

    These sugar free crispy asian Brussels sprouts are a super healthy option for those wanting a sweet and spicy sauce that tastes like it has a million calories- and really only…

  • If you are looking for an easy birthday party idea that doesn't break the bank and promise a lot of fun for everyone- adults and kids- Chuck E. Cheese's is a great option!

    Easy Birthday Party Idea- Chuck E. Cheese’s

    If you are looking for an easy birthday party idea that doesn’t break the bank and promise a lot of fun for everyone- adults and kids- Chuck E. Cheese’s is a…

  • Casa Bonita Denver is one of the most controversial tourist attractions in Colorado. This guide will help determine if you should plan a visit to Casa Bonita, when to visit Casa Bonita Denver, and answer the question- is the food at Casa Bonita really that bad?

    Visitor Tips Casa Bonita Denver

    Casa Bonita Denver is one of the most controversial tourist attractions in Colorado. This guide will help determine if you should plan a visit to Casa Bonita, when to visit Casa…

  • Anytime is a great time for paletas- popsicles! This guava ginger paleta recipe is super easy, not overly sweet, and perfectly refreshing for kids and adults alike!

    Easy and Delicious Guava Ginger Paleta Recipe

    Anytime is a great time for paletas- popsicles! This guava ginger paleta recipe is super easy, not overly sweet, and perfectly refreshing for kids and adults alike! What Is A Paleta?…

  • This traditional Costa Rican black bean dip recipe is the perfect party food. Vegetarian, vegan and perfect for dipping plantain chips, tortilla chips, or making seven layer dip, you will love how easy this black bean dip recipe is to make!

    Easy Costa Rican Black Bean Dip Recipe

    Every four years we gear up to celebrate the biggest soccer tournament in the world- and we are so excited to cheer on Costa Rica this year! We take game time…

  • Queso fundido- a Mexican term for melted cheese in a skillet, is a warm, gooey and delicious appetizer. This easy baked vegetarian queso fundido will be sure to please a crowd!

    Easy Baked Vegetarian Queso Fundido

    It's our absolute favorite time of the year here at Casa Pura Vida- time for the FIFA World Cup to begin! As bilingual parents and a Costa Rican-American family, we are…