September 6, 2018 Michelle

This post is sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The content and opinions expressed are my own. We did it Y’all, my high schooler has made the huge leap from homeschooling and is now officially enrolled in school. We are entering the world of back-to-school shopping and knee deep in all the prepping and planning to start a new year. Granted I haven’t had to do this back-to-school thing since he was in elementary school, but it’s a whole different vibe to prep a teenager. We made a trip toDICK’S Sporting Goods over the weekend and left with all the things…

September 6, 2018 Michelle 7Comment

Santa Bruce giveaway is a sponsored post in collaboration with Disney Book Group. Grumpy bear Bruce is back for another installation with his quirky family. If you haven’t added Ryan T. Higgins children’s books to your library here is your chance. One reader will win the Santa Bruce prize pack giveaway below. I love the holidays and every ounce of Christmas cheer I can sprinkle into my families life leading up to it. A great Christmas themed book is the perfect way to get your family into the holiday spirit. We’ve had this Santa Bruce book on repeat in my house and everyone loves it….

September 5, 2018 Michelle

The adaptation of the classic Nutcracker story will release just in time for the holidays. Opening in theatres everywhere on November 2nd the Nutcracker story comes to life on the big screen. Watch the final trailer for Disney’s 2018 holiday feature film THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS below. All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters…

September 4, 2018 Michelle 19Comment

Enter for a chance to win a family four-pack to see THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS! SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING 7:00 PM / Tuesday, September 18 Santikos Silverado For your chance to win a family four-pack of passes to see THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS at a special advance screening, tell us one magical power you would choose! Entries must be received by Thursday, September 13 to be eligible. A limited number of entries will be selected via random drawing and awarded a family four-pack of passes (4 seats) and notified by Friday, September 14. One entry per person, please. NO…

August 16, 2018 Michelle 18Comment

Post sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are 100% my own. I don’t know why I made shopping for baby skin care such a painful process. I have grown up on Dove and should have known that if it’s my number one brand of choice, then I should definitely be using Baby Dove on my own daughter. We did our weekly H-E-B shopping trip yesterday and stumbled onto this exclusive Baby Dove offer at H-E-B. You probably know by now that I love a good H-E-B deal. Those yellow coupon deals have led me to some of my favorite things. I will most often end up down every aisle…

August 9, 2018 Michelle 7Comment

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NidoKids #CollectiveBias As I sat in my parking spot at Walmart’s Online Grocery Pick-up service while my daughter napped in the backseat, I scrolled through my phone pictures. I stopped at her first newborn picture and I melted. It’s so easy to forget what an emotional wreck I was, but I brought myself to unlock that vault of memories. I remember right before that photo was taken that I was uncontrollably sobbing. I cried a lot that week as the sharp pins and needles of pain…

August 8, 2018 Michelle 1Comment

I like to think that I am succeeding as a homeschooling parent and I definitely hit the jackpot with my kids. It has been six years since we made the decision to homeschool. I never thought I’d be sitting here today as a homeschool parent. How did we come to homeschool? My oldest son is now seventeen years old and making a big transition back into school. When he was two we put him in daycare and he seamlessly jumped into public school. When he entered his fifth-grade year we started to see a shift. His character and that of…

August 6, 2018 Michelle

How to make a small diaper cake is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers and Luvs at Sam’s Club.  The opinions and text are all mine. It’s baby season and I am currently gearing up for two baby showers of close friends. As a mom to four, I have spent more time than I care to admit trying to figure out what items really are baby essentials and what new parents really need for baby. It’s an overwhelming process to decide what baby really needs. Let’s face it there are tons of items on the market…

August 2, 2018 Michelle

Looking for a last minute travel destination with the family? We love traveling and have LEGOLAND Discovery Center & SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium are close enough that we can make a weekend trip and save our sanity with a fun last minute vacation. There is always something new to look forward to at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth. There are two new attractions LEGO Friends Heartlake City and the all-new LEGO Ninjago City Adventure. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth opened at Grapevine Mills Mall in March 2011. The 35,000-square-foot indoor attraction geared towards children ages 3 to 10 and their families, features…

August 1, 2018 Michelle

Hey y’all, I’m Michelle Cantu!  I’m so glad you stumbled here and hope you’ll stay and enjoy this little hub of mine. It was pregnancy insomnia that initially brought me to start a San Antonio moms blog. 2010 seems so long ago, but it was then that athriftydiva.com was born. It was a personal online journal and I poured my heart into that blog for almost 8 years. Blogging has evolved in this past decade and it seems that everyone now has their own space on the interwebs. It’s become a weird place and has often left me wondering if the hobby turned business…