Floating the Frio River the Ultimate Texas Road Trip Destination

Every summer our family looks forward to loading up the car and heading out to what we would consider the ultimate Texas road trip destination. For 16 years we've been making the trek to the Texas Hill Country and floating the Frio River with friends.  This trip started out with a bunch of our friends from college and over the years it has morphed into the ultimate family vacation with lifelong friends, where extraordinary memories are made.   In my opinion the Texas Hill … [Read more...]

Back to School Jitter Juice

Are your kids excited or nervous about starting a new school year?  My kids are excited about heading back to school, meeting their new teachers and seeing their friends.  While my kids are excited, starting a new school year can be scary and overwhelming for some.  If your little ones are nervous about the first day of school whip up a batch of this bubbly Jitter Juice to help ease those first day of school nerves. I've been making Jitter Juice for my kids every years since my … [Read more...]

Easter Traditions with Tex-Mex Twist

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on the behalf of World Market.  The opinions, text and photos are all all my own. One of the joys of living in several different places is discovering new cultural traditions that you can tweak to make your own. After moving to south Texas, our family was quick to adopt many Hispanic customs and foods into our own holiday celebrations. Some of the colorful, festive traditions surrounding Easter have become my favorites.  I am excited to partner … [Read more...]

Extra Special Breakfast Tradition

This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own When I was a kid, my mom created extraordinary moments for all sorts of occasions, but the simplest ones turned out to be some of my fondest memories.  As a mom I want to do the same thing for my kids, and I want to make sure they know just how special and extraordinary they are. I hope to do just that … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Family Mailbox

Hello Giggles Galore readers! It's Patti from Sincerely Jean.  Can you believe it's already February?! Craziness!  But with February comes Love Day.  I just love Valentine's Day!  I love decorating for it in my house, celebrating it, and eating all the sweets that are justified around this holiday like my Valentine's Day Oreos! This Valentine's day I wanted to come up with a new tradition for my family that would be different and fun. I wanted to make something that would lead up to the day … [Read more...]

Easy New Year’s Eve Party Appetizers

Are you staying in to ring in the New Year? Even if you don't have big party plans this New Year's Eve you can make the evening extraordinary and get your 2016 celebration off to a rocking start with our easy southern inspired New Year's Eve Party Appetizers. These memorable appetizers will have guest partying past midnight and you are going to love how easy they are to prepare with just a few off our favorite New Year's Eve party essentials.  This year we are hosting a small get together to … [Read more...]

Tailgate Chopped Tater Tots

In Texas, some might say football is everything. Small towns and big cities alike look forward to Friday nights and gathering together to cheer for their hometown team. When you love something as fervently as Texans love their football you celebrate with great food! Today we're bringing the football frenzy to you with our Tailgate Chopped Tater Tots! This season, OZARKA® is celebrating the many facets of Texas high school football including community pride, homecoming and tailgating. I'm … [Read more...]

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lone Star Eggs. All opinions are 100% mine. I wasn't born in Texas, but I've grown up here most of my life and I couldn't imagine calling any other place home.  It's where my family is, it's where friends are and it's where lots and lots of memories have been made. Deep in the heart of Texas you'll find tradition, some are unique and quirky (like giant Homecoming Mums) and others are downright delicious.  You've heard the saying "Everything is … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.  While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own. Our weekends are usually jam packed and busy with kids sports activities, errands and the occasional get together with friends.  But on Sunday mornings we make it a priority to focus on spending quality time as a family.  And nothing says lovin' like warm fresh cinnamon rolls from the oven!  We are … [Read more...]

The Boxtrolls Movie Night and Edible Popcorn Boxes

"This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” I can't think of a better way to start the weekend than cuddling up on the couch with my kiddos for family movie night.  It's the perfect way for us to unwind from a busy week and it's an easy and inexpensive way to create wonderful memories together.  I'm always looking for new … [Read more...]