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Christa

  • I am proud to bring you details of the new LifeInCheck™  prescription drug plan which provides prescription drug savings. It's also helping me to effectively navigate my high deducible insurance plan by saving me time and money on prescription drugs.

    Prescription Drug Savings- 5 Tips

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LifeInCheck #CollectiveBias I am super excited to bring details of the new LifeInCheck™  prescription drug…

  • Of the ten books I read May 2018, three were memoirs, three y lit and 2 others brand new released this month. Find out the books I read May 2018- and which I loved and which I didn't!

    Books I Read May 2018

    Of the ten books I read May 2018, three were memoirs, three y lit and 2 others brand new released this month. Find out the books I read May 2018- and…

  • Young child working on spelling homework

    Century Link Teacher Grant

    Each Spring, a large Century Link teacher grant is awarded to 30 Colorado teachers. Find out why, as a former teacher, I think education is the key to the future. My…

  • 6 Simple Tips Clearing US Customs

    6 Tips For Clearing US Customs and Immigration

    5 Tips For Clearing US Customs and Immigration- through the story of one Costa Rican couple’s failure to clear US Customs and Immigration- and how it’s legal to search cell phones…

  • Rancho Margot Costa Rica- Family Travel Review

    Rancho Margot Costa Rica is a farm located near the Arenal Volcano- and the perfect destination for families with young children. All meals and twice a day yoga are included- as…

  • Adventure Inn Family Hotel Costa Rica

    Adventure Inn Costa Rica Airport Hotel

    The Adventure Inn Costa Rica airport hotel is just minutes from the SJO airport with free transportation and complimentary breakfast- perfect for any traveler! Receive 10% off your booking at Adventure…

  • Best Healthy Travel Snacks

    Healthy Travel Snacks For The Plane

    When it’s time for a family trip, there is nothing more important than keeping in mind the best healthy travel snacks. Whether you pack snacks for sustenance or entertainment- healthy travel…

  • Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

    Easy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

    Spring has sprung here at Casa Pura Vida- we are thoroughly enjoying the warmer weather and hints of the summer that is to come.  Still- the evenings are too chilly to…

  • Family Hot Springs Costa Rica

    Kalambú Hot Springs Review

    Kalambú Hot Springs near La Fortuna de Arenal in Costa Rica is the perfect destination for families wanting to have fun and enjoy the health benefits of volcanic hot springs. The…

  • 20 Date Night Questions For Married Couples

    20 Questions For Couples’ Date

    I’m excited to present these fun 20 Questions For Couples’ Date which has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This content is intended…

  • Crockpot Hot Chocolate Recipe

    Easy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe

    This super creamy and chocolatey crockpot hot chocolate recipe is so easy that you’ll make it for every winter party! Perfect for cold winter days, movie nights and class parties because…

  • How To Get Southwest Companion Pass

    Southwest Companion Pass

    The Southwest Companion Pass allows you to purchase a ticket and fly free with a companion for up to two years. Here’s how to get the Southwest Companion Pass. I’d excited…

  • The Radium Girls Radioactive Cocktail Recipe

    Radium Girls Cocktail Recipe

    This simple and delicious Radium Girls cocktail inspired by the novel The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is sure to make any book club a lot more fun- it’s electric green…

  • Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake Recipe

    Tagalong Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake Recipe

    This Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake is the perfect place to dunk a Tagalong cookie. An easy dessert recipe that whole family will enjoy as a special treat, the Girl Scout Cookie…

  • These delicious meatless dinner recipes will get your family through the vegetarian pre-Easter Lenten Season with almost no complaints! #lent #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #easter #lentrecipes #dinnerrecipes #dinner #dinnertonight

    11 Lent Dinner Recipes

    I generally have a hard time thinking of a good family dinner recipe for Friday nights. It's the end of the week, everyone is tired, and I usually don't feel like…

  • Seared Scallops Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    Pan Seared Scallops With Roasted Vegetables Recipe

    This pan seared scallops with roasted vegetables dish is the perfect way to celebrate at home while feeling like you are eating food from a restaurant.  A perfect Valentine’s Day meal…

  • Balsamic Glaze Recipe

    Easy Balsamic Glaze Recipe

    This easy balsamic glaze recipe is super simple and a great way to add some pizazz to a dish, especially on pork tenderloin or scallops. Restaurant quality taste in less than…

  • Costa Rica With Kids Should I Take A Stroller

    Should I Take a Stroller to Costa Rica?

    When traveling with young kids to Costa Rica it can be hard to decide- should I take a stroller to Costa Rica? This article will help you make the decision by…

  • Ultimate DIY Frozen Birthday Party

    A roundup of the best and easiest Frozen birthday party activities- perfect for busy moms on a budget. This ultimate Frozen birthday party will make your kids and your wallet happy!…

  • Family Travel in Santa Fe New Mexico

    Things To Do In Santa Fe – Family Travel

    After 24 hours in Santa Fe we can’t wait to go back- here’s what I learned about things to do in Santa Fe. The ultimate guide to things to do in…

  • Paddington 2 Movie Review

    Paddington 2 Movie Review for Parents

    Paddington 2 is a super fun movie that takes viewers into the heart of London with Paddington. More about the movie in our Paddington 2 movie review for parents. Last weekend…

  • 2018 Word of the Year

    2018 Word of the Year – Value

    My 2018 word of the year is VALUE- and I’ve got lots of reasons why! After teaching high school Spanish for Native Speakers for 15 years, when Little Sister was born,…

  • Receta tica Tamal de masa Costa Rica

    Receta tica – Tamal de masa de Costa Rica

    Ya iniciamos la Semana Santa, el cual significa la preparación de comidas especiales para conmemorar la muerte y la resurrección de Cristo.  En Costa Rica tenemos la tradición de hornear un…

  • Quick and Easy Holiday Pizza Night

    Easy Holiday Pizza Night

    I’m happy to have partnered on this post which has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #KrogerPizzaDeal #CollectiveBias It’s hectic holiday season,…

  • Disney On Ice- A Great Night Out For Families!

    Disney On Ice is a magical medley of Disney favorites on ice-  as well amazing reprises of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Moana and Frozen. Disney On Ice a great holiday…