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Monday, June 23, 2014

...and I am back!!!

It's been a while and before I write a huge post explaining why I have been gone, I have to be honest.

I have not been writing because I have been super busy trying to finish my requirements for my teaching license. I finally finished and did it all before JUNE!!!

I feel like 200lbs have been lifted from my shoulders. I can now breathe!!!

....with that being said, I am back!!! <3 nbsp="" p="">
Stay tuned for amazing deals and coupons!


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Adopt a Classroom

I came across this awesome program being offered my Office Max which allows people to adopt your classroom and help out with materials you may need.

Its awesome being a teacher, truly is, however it definitely gets a little pricey. I have friends who don't feel the same but if you want to have an engaging and interactive classroom, some expenses will have to be made.

The kids love when you take out crayons and colored pencils and paper for them to draw and be creative. This is the way they learn and process difficult concepts such a How a Bill Becomes a Law and comparing all 3 branches of government!

This year is a big year with elections and EOCs {end of course exams} so I will go all out for my kids! After all my classroom theme this year is "MRS. E ELECTS EXCELLENCE!!" If I am demanding it from them, I will give them excellence as well {well, as much as I}

Here's the link to my page...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

SunSentinel Coupon Round Up

Enjoy these coupons! KrayzeeMoMmie

$10 off $25 at Yankee Candle

check out this amazing deal! Who doesn't like a Yankee candle?! KrayzeeMoMmie
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friend is Moving...THINGS FOR SALE!

My cousin has a friend who is moving and is selling several items...

Please check out her craigslist listing and contact her if you are interested. 

Hi! I'm selling the following things and I've posted them on Craigslist, if you know someone that might be interested please give them my tel#. I'm sure I will have more things to sell.

I have the gym set, which i'm about to post again but it is giving me an error, so I've added it to this email.  I have a Dolly you would need a pick up truck to transport the gym. I have a Sony box in great condition, a book shelf from my office and so on, just ask as I might be selling what your are looking for ;)  tv unit  sofa set  digital piano  rx7 king size wood bdroom set


Friday, March 25, 2011 home for Krayzeemommie

Writing always been an outlet for me. Whether I was "in love" or terribly sad, I would write my feelings out. I was never much of a talker, just a writer. When I became a new mommie and encountered new experiences and emotions, blogging made sense. It combined my two new passions. As I blogged I attained readers, comments, made new friends, shared experiences and I know find myself wanting more.

I want to INSPIRE and EMPOWER! Yep. That's my new motto, I want to INSPIRE and EMPOWER! I want to inspire people to be better and I want to empower them enough to feel they are capable to do so.

So, those being my goals, I share my "krayzeeness" with you on my blog sprinkled with a little of my therapeutic skills and that's how I try to empower and inspire!

I do have more great news to share with you all... drum roll please!!!!!!

krayZeeMoMmie has a new home and it's I finally have my own web page! ::applause:: I am still not very skilled at working with the web page, however, I know I will get there.

The sad part to this is that all of you who have subscribed to my emails will no longer get them! ::thumbs down:: HOWEVER, you may re-subscribe on my new page on the upper left side. Please take a moment to do this, as I would hate to lose any of you.

Its very important to me that you continue throwing topics at me. I would love to explore them with you all.

So, here's to a new beginning and to a new "look". See you on krayZeeMoMmie.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Gig

Since I can remember I have always enjoyed writing. It never mattered what the topic was, I always felt uber comfortable writing about anything. I vividly remember begging my parents to allow me to take a Creative Writing course in 6th grade. It was one of the highlights in my life. 

Here I am, about 17 years later as a freelance writer enjoying every topic I write about. I take each subject as a new adventure and I learn along as I write, which thrills me. I thoroughly take pleasure in the fact that people are reading the content I am writing and whether they love it or hate it, we can all learn from it.

So on that note, I can now share with you all that I am the BROWARD COUNTY FAMILY ISSUES examiner at CLICK HERE for my examiner page. I am elated that I can combine my love for writing with the love I feel for my profession and the "issues" we deal with on a daily basis. I am love them both! 

I wrote my 1st article today and it felt good! If you want to follow my articles, you have the option of subscribing to my posts through the website. Please also make sure to pass my article around to those you feel may take interest in it. 

I am so happy and love the fact I can share this news with you all now. 

Th website it still being "nurtured" as soon as it is ready, we will definitely have a grand reveal. 

Until then, follow me wherever I go. GOOD things are coming our way....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

...Check out my 2nd article with Mami 2 Mommy

Remember I told you guys I had good things in the oven? Well, this is one of them.

I am a contributor for Mami 2 Mommy & I am loving it.

Make sure to pass by and show her page some lovin' and while you are there check out my article, Baby Weight Does NOT Define You

Happy Reading...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

SABROSO SATURDAY: Picadillo de Pavo a la krayzee

Part of an advertising campaign for my own company, I produced this photo.
My Momma [twitter: @ritabook78] makes the most amazing picadillo de pavo [ground turkey] ever. I love the taste and how it differs from beef ground beef. Its much lighter and I'd like to think healthier. Through the years I have cooked it many times, at least once a week. My Husband always had nothing but nice things to say about my Picadillo, until one day, the day I decided to show him how to cook it. Ever since that day he swears his version of MY Momma's picadillo is much better than mine. At first I didn't know whether to take offense to his claim or jump for joy that he could now help me in the kitchen. I settled for the latter because how many women can say their husband's help them cook? So if  allwing him to believe his picadillo was better than mine allows me to get a day off from the kitchen, then so be it. Hey, whatever helps him sleep better at night, right? [haha]

As you all prepare my version of Picadillo de Pavo, enjoy the Cuban flare it offers to your palette.

Ingredients [serves 4]
2 packs of lean ground turkey
Sofrito [I will explain this later]
Garlic Powder
Cooking Wine
Olives [without the seeds]
Sazon Completa
[1 can and a half] Tomato Sauce

1. Put the picadillo in a large pot. I usually add the cooking wine and vinegar at this point to it simmers. Add 2 tablespoons of each.

2. I like to make sure that the picadillo is broken up and fully defrosted. When you have made sure of that then you can start adding the ingredients. You can add the tomato sauce now. I usually do a can and half when I make 2 packs of the picadillo.

3. Now is a good time to add the sofrito. If you know what sofrito is and have it done, add about 4 tablespoons of sofrito [or as much as you usually put]. When I make sofrito I use [1] green pepper, [1] large yellow onion, [1] large red tomato and a whole garlic. I cut them all up and put them in the food processor and just pulse it until it's all diced up but not quite a puree. Sofrito offers great flavor to the food. I put the remaining sofrito and save it for future meals that week. Some people add salt to the sofrito and olive oil, they say it keeps it fresh.

4. After the sofrito has been mixed in, you can then add the rest of the powders. I have no measurements for this, I just sprinkle on top of the food. My Abuela likes to use a butter knife and fill the tip with each powder. She usually does 2 tips each.

5. After all is mixed in, set the stove to medium and stir occasionally to avoid sticking. After the picadillo has been cooking for about 45 mins, you can add the olives. My Abuela always says that you know the food is ready when the olives are cooked and tasty. [I don't eat olives, so I wouldn't]

NOTE: as far as Salt, you can add that to your liking.

I hope you enjoy the recipe and try it at home!

Buen Provecho....


Last Day for Starbucks Mini Desserts

Credit: *saxon* on Flikr

Attn Starbuckies: Today is the last day you have to sample Starbucks delicious mini desserts. 

They are scrumptious and I highly suggest you sample, even if that means you will need to stay on the treadmill an extra 10 minutes. 

Make sure to stop by and let me know if you tried them. 

Till next time...

Friday, March 11, 2011 topic?!

Since I aim to please....throw some topics at me! I will be writing at least one "article" a week here and contributing at Mami 2 Mommy on a weekly basis, so I need TOPICS!!

The topics do not necessarily need to be parenting related, they could be anything.

I am eager to hear from you all.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

...and the Birthday Planning begins!

If there is one thing I enjoy as a Mommie it's planning my girl's birthday parties. 

I have one in July and one in September. [by the way, Daddy really appreciates that month in between]

This year we will be having an Under The Sea Adventure for Diva D's 3rd Birthday [O M G...3rd]

Credit: Party City

and Gabylicious will be having a ABBY CADABBY 1st Birthday 
Credit: Party City

I can not believe my girls will be 3 and 1! 

I am stoked to start planning, who is out there planning for their kiddies?

Have any of you ever used these themes? If so, any ideas you'd like to share? 

Can't wait to hear from you all! 

Stay tuned for ways to save while still making your kiddie's birthday parties unforgettable! 


It's National "Drink Your Juice" Day!

Good Morning!

Today is National "Drink Your Juice" Day

What's your favorite juice & why?

Mine is Apple Juice...especially if its iced cold! Ahh! so refreshing!

Refill those glasses today....we have a valid excuse to drink all the juice we want [refined sugar and all]  ;)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

...Good News to share!

I am so delighted to share great news with you guys about a new relationship with Mami 2 Mommy.

I am now a contributor to her amazing website. I am so honored to be able to share information with you all through her website and also through my blog. I mentioned a few weeks back that I would be taking my blog in a whole new direction, way beyond just couponing and sharing deals. I plan to empower parents [and people in general] by sharing information on topics that interest us all. I am interested in getting to know you all and also hearing back from you.

Please be sure to stop by Mami 2 Mommy and show her some love. She is great and I thank her for giving me this amazing opportunity. Make sure to follow her on Twitter at Mami2Mommy and while you are at it, make sure to follow me, if you aren't already at krayzeemommie.

...till me meet again!


FREE SHIPPING @ The Children's Place: Only Today

Don't forget to stop by The Children's Place and shop till you drop!

Free Shipping is always a good excuse to shop for whatever your little ones may need!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chilis: Kid Eat Free Today

There is nothing like some good ol' Chilis Chips & Dip!

Just a friendly that kids eat for FREE at Chilis today! =)

That means you can go out for dinner tonight and the kiddies won't dent your bill!

Enjoy your time out & remember to come back & let me know how it went

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pampers Gifts to Grow: Free Code

10 pts: 500000Pampers10


50% off at Michaels This Weekend

Colored Paper
Attached you will find a coupon good for 50% off one regular priced item at Michaels on March 4-5.
Thanks to Free Snatcher for this great coupon.


...Road Trip Conundrum

ArrowsWhat would you do?!

Here's the deal: I have a husby who travels to conferences from time to time. He has gone alone in the past and being the sweetheart he is [seriously, he is a sweetie] he missed me and the girls tremendously. He recently found out he has a conference in October in Nashville, Tennessee and this one is for 4 days. He kindly asked if I would consider packing up our kids and driving to Nashville. 

At first I wanted to ask what he was drinking because I was certain it was not kool-aid, but then I started to think that this may actually be a cute adventure of our little familia of 4. 

I have done my research and the distance would be roughly 14 hours. Obviously with the kids, we would have several stops, considering we have a newbie potty user in our house [gotta take a moment a do my happy dance] & at the time we take this trip we will have a 1 year old and a 3 year old. [whoa...I just got chills]

So, my question to you, my loyal readers and fellow mommies....WHAT WOULD YOU DO!? 

Be a good wifey and go with the it safe and stay home knowing the idea is a ticking time bomb?!

Ay yi yi! Que lio! What a huge decision....

I look forward to hearing from you all & be brutally honest with me....porfavor! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cool de Sac Dolphin Mall Grand Opening


Cool de Sac will be opening at Dolphin Mall on March 5th, 2011!

Come opening day and pick up a scratch off ticket. You can win from hundreds of cool prizes! Celebration starts at 11 am and ends at 5pm.

Scratch off tickets will be given to the first 500 kids admitted and every ticket is a winner! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

BAMBI is now on SALE! [March 1st]

Make sure to pick up your copy of Bambi today! 

The Diamond Edition [BlueRay/DVD combo] is available at all stores today.If you only wish to purchase the DVD, you need to wait until April 19, 2011. 

I am not too happy about the combo being released prior to just the single disc. I personally will be waiting until the single disc is released in April. [the price difference between the two versions will be about 7 dollars]. 

Whichever version you decide to purchase, enjoy the movie! It's truly a classic. 



March 1st is National Pancake Day.  IHOP is offering everyone a free short stack of pancakes.

They are asking everyone to make a contribution to Children’s Miracle Network in exchange for your free cakes which seems like a fair trade to me! 

Enjoy and have a pancake for me, please! 

Thanks to Penny Pinchin' Mom for the information.

Monday, February 28, 2011

OLD NAVY: 15% off till March 2nd!

JeansOld Navy happens to be one of my favorite stores. I like the clothes, the style and most importantly, the prices. I always find something I like there. 

When checking out, remember to use the coupon code: EARLYBIRD. 

Happy Shopping!!!



Pepperoni Pizza CloseupYou can now get a Large 2 topping pizza and two 20oz drinks for $12.99 at Papa Johns! 

If you order online use VICTORY as your coupon code. 

Happy Eating! 


...and I am back!

After a long and totally unexpected hiatus, I am back and in full effect. 

My family suffered two very hard hits in the month of January and February, and although I have yet to "bounce back" I am back and committed to continuing providing you all with useful information. 

This blog is headed in an awesome direction and it is my pleasure to start showing you guys what I have been working on during this hiatus! 

So stay tuned and please give me feedback! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Miami Seaquarium: FREE Annual Pass

Back by popular demand, Florida Resident Guests who visit the park January 8 through February 28 will receive a free annual pass valid through December 31, 2011. The pass includes the extremely popular annual Easter Egg Hunts, Splashtacular Summer events, Monster Splash Halloween Bash, and Winter Nights & Lights – all for the price of a one day admission. Plus, the Annual Passprovides discounts on Miami Seaquarium education and camp programs, Dolphin Interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor, park merchandise and much more. Miami Seaquarium Annual Pass Holders also receive a 20% discount on general admission to other South Florida attractions.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NEW Disney Value Resort: Summer 2012

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Ok, I had to blog as soon as I heard! I am sooooooo excited about this new hotel set to open in 2012 [the year we buy our annual passes...yayyy!!] 

The hotel's name will be Walt Disney World Resort! Disney's Art of Animation Resort hotel and the best news is that it will be a  Disney Value Resort hotel!! Can you say FAMILY OF 4!? 

The hotel draws its inspiration from 4 classic Disney animated films: The Lion KingThe Little Mermaid and Disney·Pixar's Finding Nemo and Cars. My oldest daughter is into all of them, so this is definitely a PLUS! 

The hotel opens for reservations Summer 2012...I already have that calendared! 

Tell me what you think about this new hotel....

Click here for more info! 


...2011 Disney Events

If you are anything like my family, you LOVE Disney! 

It's probably the only place in the world where I can totally disconnect. I can forget about my blackberry there [and that in itself is a very difficult task], I tend to forget about sweating the small stuff, deadlines or anything else that may prevent me from fully enjoying my family. 

Here are some of the upcoming events Disney is having this year! I am all signed up and reserved for MICKEY'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 2011! WooHoo! 

Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend 

Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27, 2011
Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them. The Disney Princesses are the inspiration for the weekend's events and will focus on the attributes every princess possesses: commitment, courage, determination, fantasy, perseverance, and strength. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
October 2011 
  • Location: Magic Kingdom Theme Park
  • Type: Indoor, Outdoor
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in Magic Kingdom theme park. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Dress up in your favorite costume and get ready to treat-or-treat.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
November-December 2011
Celebrate the magic of the season at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a special event held each winter on select nights at Magic Kingdom theme park. The festivities are filled with live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and an oh-so-jolly holiday parade. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required.

...Happy Booking! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Making Friends Monday Blog Hop

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

what the krayzees will be eating on tuesday...

Call is Mexican Tuesday! 

Tomorrow I will introduce the Krayzees to my Mexican [wanna-be] cooking. I will be trusting the good folks at Add a Pinch with their awesome Cheesy Chicken Burritos recipe. 

I will take pics [with the brand spankin' new camera] and document my adventure. 

...what's on your menu tomorrow?


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Raquel is wifey to her high school sweetheart and a mommie to two beautiful divas. She is completely devoted to her “e4” and enjoys quiet evenings at home. By day she is a 7th grade Civics teacher who LOVES what she does. Some of her favorite past times include listening to music, cooking and couponing. Raquel proudly holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is very passionate about her profession and thoroughly enjoys making a difference in people’s lives.

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