April 16, 2018 Michelle

The best bassinet for babies post is sponsored by Delta Children. As I entered the homestretch of my last pregnancy I found myself nervously unsure of where our newborn would sleep once she arrived. My doctor recommended I rest up until 37 weeks to keep the preterm labor from starting up again. But at 36 weeks all I could do was prep to pass the time, in moderation of course. I rolled out our new Delta Children’s Gliding Bassinet into the main room of our home in preparation for my daughter’s arrival. When planning for babies essentials, I thought hard about what we needed and what we…

April 16, 2018 Michelle

How To Make A Ring Fit Tighter is in collaboration with BlingGuards. I received product in exchange for this post. Have a ring that is just a tad too big? Or even a lot too big and you are scared of it slipping off. An easy way to make a ring fit tighter is with BlingGuards BlingWraps. These are inexpensive invisible guards that will keep your favorite ring from turning and even slipping off. How To Make A Ring Fit Tighter Blingwraps are invisible ring guards that are disposable. The bands will add 1+ ring sizes to your finger giving…

April 16, 2018 Michelle

We went out with friends to 54th Street Grill and ordered their famous Gringo Dip aka Spinach Queso Dip. I had never tried it, but my friends swore it was their favorite. I was intrigued after the first bite, because it tasted just like queso dip with so much more flavor. I knew the next time I made queso I would have to alter my own recipe to try and make our own gringo dip or spinach queso dip. Spinach Queso Dip Recipe Spinach Queso Dip Ingredients 16 oz. block of pepper jack cheese 1/2 an onion 1 small tomato 1 bunch…

April 15, 2018 Michelle

PF Changs Mongolian Beef Recipe post has been compensated in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connect. My kids are some of the pickiest eaters ever. My husband and I have always made what we want to eat and accept that our boys are going to pick at their plates. For the most part, I let them know that they have to give things a try and we serve them realistic portions with the expectation that they at least what we serve them. I always make sure that we have a protein and at least one vegetable even if it means hiding…

April 12, 2018 Michelle

How to find the perfect bra is sponsored by Vanity Fair Lingerie. Are you one of the 80% of women walking around wearing the wrong size bra? I challenge you to take a deep breathe and rock your shoulders back and forth, now up and down! Does your bra feel funky, slightly uncomfortable, does it shift awkwardly, ride up in the back? Your bra should rest comfortably against your skin and feel barely there. The importance of a proper bra fitting at least once a year will help allow you to live more comfortably and give you the confidence to go through your…

April 12, 2018 Michelle

Special thanks to Altitude Trampoline Park for hosting A Thrifty Diva. Looking for a place to unwind with the kids? Or what about a place for your kids to play while you have a date night? Altitude Trampoline Park is the perfect place for families in San Antonio to enjoy both and so much more. Upon entering the 30,000 square foot building you are met with streamlined wall-to-wall trampolines. Altitude Trampoline Park is clean, friendly and staffed to keep the entertainment rolling while keeping everyone safe. Located in the Huebner Oaks Shopping center, Altitude trampoline park takes entertainment to a…

April 12, 2018 Michelle

So you have the idea to throw an engagement party for your best friend. There are so many great reasons these two deserve a celebration in their honor and you feel compelled to host it for them. What now? I have pulled together simple tips to throw an Engagement Party on a budget. How to Throw an Engagement Party Include others in your plan to host the party. This will help alleviate the pressure of you doing it all. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to delegate a few of the tasks to others. Schedule your party with a…

April 9, 2018 Michelle

Motivation Monday Quotes that will unlock your confidence. Sometimes we just need a push to remind us that we got this. We are human and there is no such thing as a perfect life. What’s not to love about Monday? I get up, check emails, get the kids breakfast and we start our day. Then I remember when my boys where in school, when I had an 8-5, when we all hated Mondays. The alarm, the rushing, trying to eat breakfast in the car, forgetting lunches, yup we hated Mondays. We got back into our groove mid-week and then the weekend…

March 28, 2018 Michelle

Swim with dolphins at SeaWorld San Antonio. I want to give a huge thank you to SeaWorld San Antonio for inviting me out to the media preview of Discovery Point. You can now swim with dolphins at SeaWorld San Antonio. It was a huge weekend for SeaWorld San Antonio as the highly anticipated Discovery Point officially opened giving visitors the chance to have an experience of a lifetime. You can now head over to Discovery Point as part of your 2016 SeaWorld pass and enjoy the new dolphin lagoon, underwater viewing area, and Explorer’s Reef. Discovery Point is the perfect escape to learn more about these warm-blooded…

March 28, 2018 Michelle

The time has come for a blog rebrand, a complete overhaul of my vision for writing at this stage in my life. I have thought about changing the name of A Thrifty Diva and the URL a million times over the past several years but taking that leap seemed all too scary. When I started A Thrifty Diva in 2010 it was purely an online journal. I didn’t imagine anyone would actually read it. As I published blog posts over the years my little hobby snowballed into a full-time love. I loved journaling as a teenager and have a drawer full of old…