Thursday, July 31, 2014

First Birthdays with Fisher-Price® Mis Primeras Mañanitas Birthday Prize Pack Sweepstakes and #Giveaway #FPMiPrimerCumple

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Fisher-Price® and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

Growing up, in my family the 1st birthday was always a time for a huge celebration, a party with family and friend to celebrate this wonderful milestone in your child’s life. One of the things I remember most about 1st birthday celebrations is the song  “Las Mañanitas”, a special song that brings me back cherished memories of my Abuelita singing this song to all of the grandchildren in her life, she sang it so sweetly and lovingly.  The song “Las Mañanitas”, highlights the love and optimism that a mom feels on her baby’s special day. Does this song hold a special place in your heart? 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MoonPie / First Things First Family Prize Pack #Giveaway

 Summer is all about family and spending quality time with the ones you love. And the more skills you develop the more time you invest in your family and your relationships. First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families.
First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
FTF is a resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals.
FTF accomplishes it mission through meaningful media messaging and skill building classes.

Follow along with me at the Strawberry Shortcake Convention, I'm berry excited! #BerryBestFriends #SSC @FoxHomeEnt, @FHEInsiders

*** This trip was provided by FOX. I received an all-expense paid trip, to attend The Strawberry Shortcake Convention courtesy of FOX. My opinions are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.***

Oh my goodness! I could not believe my eyes when I opened the email.. I was invited to attend The Strawberry Shortcake Convention in Cleveland on behalf of Fox and the FHE Insiders I grew up with Strawberry Shortcake!  I remember being her one year for Halloween as a child. I had one of those plastic costumes with the plastic masks that made it hard to see an breathe (remember those?) I also had a birthday cake in the Strawberry Shortcake them, as well as bed sheets dolls and much more! I was a huge fan! I am looking forward to sharing some more information about Strawberry Shortcake and this fun convention with you all.  I have never been to a convention like this, and it seems like such fun! I just love my job, I am so very lucky.   

The Statler & Waldorf Cut of Muppets Most Wanted!

 Check out the take of The Muppets Most Wanted from everyone's favorite senior citizens,  Statler & Waldorf!

 Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Unleashes BIG HERO 6 Lineup and Trailer check it out! #BigHero6

Are you excited for the new Disney movie Big Hero 6? Well you are about to get even more excited, Disney had released the list of voice actors, and a trailer! This is going to be an amazing film. 

Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax. Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”), “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
Disney Animation’s BIG HERO 6 trailer: 

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. 

Adora Friends, fun 18” fashion dolls your little girl will adore! #Giveaway

Are you looking for a great gift idea for the little girl in your life? How about an adorable fun to play with dolls then you are going to love, the Adora doll company. Here is a little information about the company from the website:

In our breezy California playroom, we create original and beautiful dolls and toys with perfect little expressions that bring every doll’s charming personality to life. Each doll is a handmade work of heart, made to love and last for every moment of childhood and beyond.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

5-hour ENERGY® “Yummification” video contest, and a #Giveaway

Being a working mom leaves me wiped by mid-day.. it seems like when the clock hits 3:00 I am ready for a nap. Well a nap is not in the cards for me, so what to do? I still have a full day of work, and family responsibilities.  For me my pick me up was a 5-hour ENERGY® shots these  dietary supplements that provide hours of energy and alertness, for me they wake me up and make me feel alert. I do not have the crash I sometimes have when I drink coffee, or eat a sugary treat for energy.
Did you know that 5-hour ENERGY® shots have a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients, with zero sugar, zero carbs, zero herbal stimulants and 4 calories! The caffeine in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot is comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee and helps people feel alert and energized for hours.

A Snapfish photobook, a wonderful way to relive the memories! #SnapfishBlogger

This post was created in partnership with Snapfish. I have been compensated in exchange for this post.
We had the chance to put together a photo album from and our work arrived the other day and it is amazing. We've purchased these albums from Snapfish in the past and have always loved them and I've recommended them to several people who in turn purchased them and are grateful they did.
Over the years, I've seen the process of putting a photo album together on Snapfish get easier and easier and this past album was so much fun to put together. It's as simple as uploading your pictures and just drag them into the spot you want on the page add text if you so choose and that's it! It's so simple and a lot of fun I load the pictures and let my husband have at the text. Most people would put nice commentary into their husband on the other hand isn't like most people. 

Nerd Block a great subscription service for the nerd in all of us!

 Are you a nerd at heart? Are you looking for cool items that show off your favorite show, games and favorite geeky things? Well what if there was a great subscription service that would send you a sampling of great toys, and fun items that you and your friends would love to have? Well you are going to love Nerd Block, a monthly subscription box that is filled with great items the special nerd in your life will love! Here is a little more information about Nerd Block from the website:

Nerd Block is just like comic con in a box! We're a monthly mystery geek package delivered right to your door! For only $19.99 a month plus shipping, Nerd Block is filled with a custom, limited edition t-shirt along with toys and collectables from your favorite brands including Star Wars, Adventure Time, Doctor Who, Marvel, and many more! Every box is loaded with various genres to appeal to everyone from video game and movie fanatics, to toy and comic collectors. Each item is Geek Tested, Nerd Approved!

Heaven is for Real, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD NOW. Discussion guide and more! #HeavenIsForRealMovie

We all need something to believe in. It is true some believe in creating tings and some do not… Do you believe in Heaven?  Where do you believe you go when you die?  That is the question is heaven for real? I would like to invite you to check out Sony’s pictures newest release Heaven is for Real, a heartwarming movie where a young boy miraculously recovers from a near-death experience with vivid memories of his visit to Heaven.

Based  on the No.  1 New York Times  best-selling  book, Heaven is for Real  recounts the true  story of a  small-town  father who must  find the courage  and  conviction to  share  his  son's  extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.  Starring Academy Award®  nominee Greg Kinnear  (Best  Supporting  Actor, As Good As It Gets,  1997)  as  Todd Burpo,  the  real-life  father  whose  son  Colton  claims  to  have  visited Heaven  during  a  near  death  experience.  Colton  shares  the  details  of his  amazing  journey  with  childlike  innocence  and  speaks  matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know.

Master Lock essentials for Back To School #MasterBackToSchool

This is a post is sponsored by Global Influence, all opinions are 100% my own

We're about a month away from the start of school and I really can't believe how quickly the summer is just going by! A new school year means new clothes and supplies and all the fun stuff you get to shop for. And there is no better way at school or at home to keep your valuable safe then with Master Lock. The brand synonymous with locking your things up tight and keeping them safe. I used a Master Lock in school, my husband used a gargantuan Master Lock in school (the lock was so big he had to make the hole in his locker bigger to accommodate it!) and soon our daughter will be using Master Lock in school to keep her valuables safe. We have loved our Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace for many years, something we travel with all the time. This is an amazing safe that can hold your small valuables, the perfect size for travel.

My daughter is now in 4th grade.. this means she gets a locker! More than half of the students in North America choose not to use a locker but to carry all of their things with them. We'll soon have a nation full of kids with terrible back conditions, lets save their backs and make it safer to use their lockers and thanks to Master Lock it's really simple to lock up your valuables.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Check out, August Audio Fest at Best Buy @BestBuy #AudioFest

 The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
For most of us listening to music of podcasts through the day make it easier to get through work or working out or school work etcetera. How you listen to it is just as important! Starting August 3rd and running through the 30th Best Buy will be featuring one month of deals on audio products! Best Buy will be gathering up the best of the best and offering us the best deals possible on them and with kids heading back to school they’ll probably want new headphones of a killer Bluetooth speaker.
The best part of heading to Best Buy is the actual hands on or rather ears on experience of listening to music through a set of headphones of listening to music being played through a Bluetooth speaker. Physically hearing the product to let you determine what you buy is important.

The 5th season of the HUB network’s "Family Game Night” returns, August 3rd! #FamilyGameNight

*** This trip was provided by the HUB. I received an all-expense paid trip to LA, courtesy of The HUB. My opinions are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.***

One of the things I've always wanted to do was attend a filming of a TV show, it's been dream of mine since I was a little girl. Thanks to the HUB network I was able to have that dream come true! My family and I had the opportunity to go to Los Angeles and attend a taping of Family Game Night and we had a blast!

Audiovox Insite child locator separation alram, a must for travel #Giveaway

 Do you love to travel? Love to get out there and see new things? Or just go out in the world and have a restful summer break? Well when we travel, losing my daughter with all of the hustle and bustle is my number one concern. I would like to introduce you all to a wonderful product, that will help to ease your fears.. the Audiovox Insite child locator separation alarm a must have item for all parents.

The CRF104 flower style child locator separation alarm is fun for kids and great for a parents peace of mind. This system has an operating range of approximately 100 feet or more depending upon environmental condition, admits a loud 88dB ring which bring instant attention to a child's location and use a replaceable coin cell battery. 

Don’t wait for the Truck... Go to your local Walgreens and grab a cool treat! #IceCreamRun

This is a post is sponsored by Global Influence, all opinions are 100% my own

Warm weather is here and with it comes plenty of occasions to cool-off and enjoy some sweet frozen treats. Sure we all love that little bell jingle that comes down our streets that announces it is time for a sweet treat…… But why wait for the truck? Stop by your local Walgreens for a fun sweet treat instead.   
My family and I made an ice cream run recently at Walgreens, we stopped by our local Walgreens and were amazed at the selection of sweet frozen treats. The treats included, Unilever favorites such as Fruttare, MAGNUM Ice Cream, Popsicle, Breyers, Good Humor, and Klondike, and much more! Great for a hot summer day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Pink Monogram customized items you will love! #Giveaway

Are you looking for a great gift idea? How about at special personalized gift, that will be cherished and loved? Well I would like to introduce you all to The Pink Monogram is a great company that has an amazing amount of great monogrammed items.
 The Pink Monogram offers everything personalized from Clogs and Sandals to purses and bags to Car Monograms and other great items. They specialize and manufacture Hand cut Monogrammed Jewelry. The best place to buy sterling silver monogrammed jewelry. The best place to get that Got To Have girly item!! The Pink Monogram has all the Monogrammed Phone cases, Ipad covers, mp3 player covers. The Pink Monogram can also custom make you monogram for any occasion.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monster High™: Clawesome Double Feature! DVD and dolls, a must for Monster High fans #Giveaway

Is your little girl a fan of the Monsters High dolls and movies? It seems like these little pretty monsters are everywhere these days. My daughter is a big fan, who is set on collecting all of these little monsters. If your daughter is a fan like my daughter she is going to love the newest dvd release " Monster High™: Clawesome Double Feature!". Here is a little more information about this great new dvd from the website:
It's time to "fang out" with your favorite ghoulfriends in this frightfully fabulous double feature straight from the latest scare-mester at Monster High! Everyone's ready for some monstrous fun in the sun during spring break in Escape from Skull Shores. But when they find themselves shipwrecked on a totally strange island, Frankie Stein is taken by a mysterious Beast... who may just need a little rescuing of his own!
Then it's time to pull together all the student bodies when a meddling normie tries to drive a stake into the imperfectly perfect harmony of Monster High in Fright On! It's up to Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculauraand their fangtastic friends to prove that the culture clash of Fur and Fang is no longer an issue for this scary-cool student body!

Experience Febreze Noseblindness, enjoy a fresh smelling home no matter what! #Giveaway #Noseblind

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine."
I decided to have a few of my friends over for an impromptu movie night, it's not often we have the time to get together and just hang out and enjoy each others company. Needless to say I was running around the house getting things ready and thanks Febreze Noseblind all the various smells from the various meals desserts and popcorn that I popped for that night that were magically eliminated from my house and it went from smelling like a restaurant to a clean and inviting home.
It's amazing how quickly Febreze works and how it eliminates odors quickly. You know how popcorn can smell... it can be mouthwatering or.. not as inviting sometimes... thanks to Febreze was gone. The house was smelling great so the last thing on my list was to freshen up our poor couch, this couch has been through a lot namely our daughter going from a toddler to a big girl. This poor couch has been abused and I gave it a little TLC with Febreze fabric refresher and my milk and soda stained couch while still looking beat up didn't smell beat up. But it also didn't smell like I just ran around like a headless chicken either. 

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY delicious recipes inside! #100FootJourney

  Looking for a great dinner idea? Well the upcoming The Hundred-Foot Journey has some great dinner ideas for you.. From a great twist on soup, to an amazing looking Avacado Salad. These great dishes will kick up dinner that is for sure.
Check out  The Hundred-Foot Journey - Trailer
Check out these great recipes here:

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) gets wind of it.
Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine — and for Madame Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) — combine with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore. At first Madame Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

Would you love to try one of these recipes?

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Bingo a game we all love!

My family has always been game lovers. We love board games, card games, online games, pretty much any type of game that is out there. Playing games together has always a family tradition.

When I was young my family would go to the Poconos for a family winter vacation. My Great-Grandmother introduced me to the game when I was a little girl. I am not much of a skier or an ice skater, but I would always look forward to the nightly bingo in the lodge. My Great-grandmother and I would play for hours and laugh and have the greatest time as a family.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

KEEN Footwear great for Back to School!


Are you looking for a great back to school pair of shoes for your little one? Yes it is almost that time already! Time to get the best and most comfortable shoes for your kids for the school year. I would like to introduce you all to KEEN Footwear, makers of comfortable stylish shoes kids will love wearing, here is a little more information about KEEN Footwear from the website:

KEEN manufactures hybrid outdoor and casual products, including footwear, bags and socks. Founded in 2003 with the launch of the Newport sandal known for its patented toe protection technology, KEEN creates innovative and comfortable products that transition seamlessly from work to play, and enables people to pursue a Hybrid lifestyle: create, play and care.

Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash Review & #Giveaway

 I love to try new things, especially new skin care products. As a Purex Insider I was sent a bottle of the NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash to review. 

Coconut Water &Mango Ultra Fresh Hydrating Body Wash 

Treat your skin to twice the tropical refreshment with every shower. The rich lather of this body wash is infused with coconut water, known to be rich in hydrating antioxidants and electrolytes. While the scent of juicy, ripe mango leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and delectably fragrant.

I am a big fan of coconut and mango products, so I was really looking forward to trying this product. The smell of this body wash is an amazingly clean smell. The smell was a nice natural coconut fresh mango smell, it was almost mouthwatering it reminded me of the coconut water I love to drink (but don’t drink this even though it smells great……) .

Snapfish has great Disney themed photo books, a great way to celebrate your Disney love! #SnapfishBlogger #Giveaway

This post was created in partnership with Snapfish. I have been compensated in exchange for this post.

Do you love to take pictures? Well my family sure does. I don’t know who takes more pictures my husband or myself? We have literally thousands on our current memory card. What to do with them? Well they just can’t stay on the card, no one would ever see them, and that is not why we take the pictures. We love to take pictures because we want to share them without family and friends.  I have given photo gifts  as mother’s day and father’s day gifts in the past, and they are always hits. Did you know that also has great Disney Photo Gifts??


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Check out this amazing MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Peter Quill Featurette! #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Guardians fans are you ready?? Well it is almost time! I have to tell you this is a movie that I am really looking forward to seeing, it is a movie that seems to not take itself too seriously... A movie that out whole family will enjoy. Be sure to check out a special look at Peter Quill (played by Chris Pratt) from Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in this video: 

Kids will love the new Plants vs. Zombies Toys from K'NEX., great summer fun! #Giveaway

The phenomenon Plants vs. Zombies seems to be everywhere, from the games to stuffed toys, there are zombies and plates everywhere it seems. Well why not, the online game is so fun I can see why this is such a popular franchise. Now there is a great way to play Plants vs. Zombies without having to be plugged into an electronic devise, K'NEX has a great line of Plants vs. Zombies sets, that brings the zombie fun to life! Here is a little more information about these great new Plants vs. Zombies sets from K'NEX site:

Get ready to soil your plants with the Plants vs. Zombies™ toys, exclusively from K'NEX. Defend your house using the popular zombie-zapping plants as you try to mulchify the zombies. Collect all the Plants vs. Zombies toys to bring the fun-dead worlds of Plants vs. Zombies to life.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions, . No compensation was received. All opinions are my own. This is a unofficial fan site that is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or Disney theme parks.

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