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My Children and Arguing!

February 7, 2016

Ahhh! The joys of hearing your two children argue early in the morning before school. I know what you are thinking.... I allowed my two to argue without intervening? The answer is yes, and I am glad that I did.


To be honest, I have no idea what the argument was about, but I assume that it was intense, because they got loud with each other. My first thought was to say, "Hey, have you guys lost your minds?". But then something said to leave it alone and they will resolve it on their own. Guess what? The argument stopped within 5 minutes, and they were speaking quite civil to one another.

I learned that it is not necessary to stop an argument between these two, because with time, they will understand and resolve the issue themselves.

Having said all of this, it does not mean that I will not intervene at all in the future, but I have to give them a chance to make it better on their own.

Siblings!!! What can you do?
Love these two! D-MochaTraveler
Until Next Time!

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It's A Good Time (For Me) To Lose Some Weight

January 22, 2016

It's the new year and with it comes those resolutions that we are all familiar with. This year, I opted to not make such resolutions and figured I would just make up my mind as I go. 

My current night-time situation    -   D-MochaTraveler
Two weeks ago, I finally forced myself to go to a Podiatrist for an issue I have been having with left foot at the heel. After some X-rays and examination, it was determined that I had Heel Spurs (and not the ones that "jingle jangle jingle"). I have to laugh because that is the first thing that I thought about. 

Though this is very common, I had to have a good talk with myself about why this might be happening. Of course, my shoes could be an issue (I tend to be a creature of habit and wear the same shoes even though I have multiple pairs of shoes). Having said all that..... Let's be real!  It is TIME to do some weight loss adjustments. I think that losing some of the pounds gained in recent years is the answer to this issue. While it may not fully cure it, it will certainly help. 

The bigger question now?  How?  I've done different plans in the past and they have worked while I was doing them. I did not continue some of them because of cost. I have also done running (which was great). However, I need that motivation back so that I can rid myself of this hopefully temporary foot issue that I am experiencing. 

Please, if you have any ideas that can work for me, please feel free to comment below. There's no time like the present to get this done. 

Until Next Time!

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Score! Knock-Out Martini Mashed Potatoes

January 19, 2016

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All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreOnFlavor #CollectiveBias
Raquel  @ DMochaTraveler
The time has arrived! Sunday and two opposing teams vying for a win which means that the playoff games are in full effect. We all know what those playoff games lead to... yep the “big game”. My family and I always sit and watch the games together, but I have a confession… I watch them for the food. Of course, there are plenty of occasions to enjoy your favorite food selections, but a good football game is a great reason. We like to take our time and eat one food item per quarter. Well actually, if we are starving, we can’t make a prediction of how much will be consumed within that time frame. Surely you understand, right? 

If you are looking for the perfect game day dish to compliment your array of yummy offering, I have a great addition. My Knock-Out Martini Potatoes! I know what you are thinking and “no” this does not involve alcohol in any way, but it does refer to how it is served. You might wonder what the Knock-Out in the Knock-Out Martini Potatoes actually means.  That is because one of the ingredients is the El Yucateco Habanero Sauce, and it certainly adds the right amount of kick to the dish. And you cannot forget to pair it with an ice cold Coca-Cola (Score!). Is anyone else hungry at this point? I am! I love that I was able to purchase all of the ingredients at my local Fiesta, which is great because I love convenience.
Before we discuss this easy and delicious dish, I wanted to share an offer that you can take advantage of at your local Fiesta:
·         Buy (2) Coca-Cola 1.25 Liter products + (2) El Yucateco Hot Sauce Products and get $2.00 off your deli-meat order.

Now, onto the dish of the hour: Knock-Out Martini Mashed Potatoes
This dish was a hit while we watched the game, and the fact that we could wash it down with a ice cold Orange Fanta made it all worth it. If you would like more information about the El Yucateco brand, be sure to visit the El Yucateco Facebook page.
Please share what "game time" goodies you and your family enjoy during the big game.

Until Next Time!

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