Friday, August 28, 2015

The Force Awakens Around the World: STAR WARS Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube!!! #ForceFriday #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

Can the unboxing of toys break the internet? Well if it is the global unveiling of the new Star Wars toys, that just may be the case! Starting September 3rd from all around the world, there will be live unboxing of the new Star Wars toys from the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens! As a Star Wars geek I am just freaking out at the chance to watch this! I know most of these items will be on my husbands Christmas wish list, so I can get started on the holidays as soon as the toys are in stores!

The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube

Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance for High Risk Drivers

There are several posts on ways to save on car insurance in general, but what about those drivers who are considered high risk. You know, the ones who have several traffic violations that cause insurance providers to charge a higher premium. While I’m certain we all do our best to obey the laws of the road, sometimes we get caught out there. Whether we’re late for work and speed to make up for lost time or we’ve had our fair share of accidents, there’s always the risk of going from a good driver to a high risk driver in an instant.
So how does one who has a pretty horrible driving record still manage to save money until they can prove themselves to be better drivers? As I looked for cheaper insurance for myself and my husband (who happens to have a led foot), I asked myself the same thing. Here’s what I came up with. 

Khan Academy launches Pixar in a Box, a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process!

Looking for a free online education resource? A resource that sparks interest in math and other academic fields? A resource that is fun and educational? Be sure to check out the newest wonder from Pixar… Pixar in a Box! Here is a little more information about this from the press release:

Free online curriculum shows how Pixar filmmakers use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create movie magic

Pixar in a Box - a new online resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process - goes live on Through a series of video lessons, interactive exercises, and hands-on activities, students will discover how the academic concepts they learn in school enable Pixar filmmakers to create new worlds, animate unique characters and tell stories through animation. Although designed especially for students in middle and high school, these resources are available to learners of all ages, completely free of charge.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hey parents! Minute Maid knows you are Doin’ Good! #DoinGood #DiMeMedia

DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. All opinions are my own.

 We’re weeks away from a new school year and I’m more stressed about it than my daughter! In just a couple of weeks I’ll be the mother of a fifth grader… Where has the time gone?! I look at my daughter and I begin to think back to when she was just a little girl and that seems like it was decades ago when, in reality, it was only a handful of years. I’m stressed about whether we’re doing a good job, will she be a well-rounded person, I want her to have the best possible life she can have. Then I take a step back and look at everything as a whole and I think to myself, “I think we’re doin’ good so far! Are we perfect? No. But perfection isn’t fun.”

New Back-to-School Essential: Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers

It is that time again, time to pack up the beach gear, and get shopping for the school gear. It is back to school time! Time for a new book bag, and some great new outfits a new back to school look are you ready? I know when I went back to school I always wanted to make a great first impression, and look my very best, with natural and clean skin.  I would like to introduce you all to a new, one-of-a-kind back-to-school necessity from 3M – the Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers. Known as the “Beauty Editor’s Secret,” this acne secret weapon will help you (and your skin) start the school year off right!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Spy starring Melissa McCarthy coming to Digital HD September 4th and on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29th! #Giveaway #SpyInsiders

Who here loves Melissa McCarthy?? I think she is hilarious! And each movie she is in seems to turn to gold! One of Melissa's newest hits was Spy!  I am very excited to announce this September's home movie release SPY! Spy comes out on Digital HD September 4th and on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29th!
 Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy “in her funniest movie yet” (Leonard Maltin, embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in SPY. The September 29th Blu-ray release will include two versions of the film - Theatrical and never-before-seen Unrated Cut.  The DVD will feature the Theatrical version.  Both the Theatrical version and Unrated Cut of Spy will also be available on Digital HD September 4th. 

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day August 26 & Suffragette In Theaters This October! #Suffragette

 Did you know that August 26, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the admission of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the victory the Woman Suffrage Movement had worked so hard for. After 72 years of countless suffrage protests, petitions, speeches, pamphlets, and nights spent in jail, on August 26, 1920, women had won the right to vote and the Suffrage movement had finally accomplished its goal. Celebrate Women’s Equality Day August 26 & Suffragette In Theaters This October! 
Show your pride and share the significance of both Women’s Equality Day on August 26 and the upcoming release of Suffragette on October 23 by wearing the colors of suffrage – purple, for dignity and ability, green for hope, and white for purity!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

You could win, The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season or The Originals The Complete Second Season! #Giveaway #TVD & #TheOriginals

About The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season
The Vampire Diaries continues its sixth season with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. In the shocking season finale, Damon, fearing he would lose his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back — with catastrophic and heartbreaking results. Season six follows the characters’ journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves. Matt Davis reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman, recently returned from The Other Side. Plus, the season will make you misty-eyed as the departure of a major character will turn lives upside down and leave us asking what happened to Mystic Falls.

Nexcare new collection of first aid products from 3M designed specifically for those with sensitive and fragile skin. #Giveaway

Does your child have sensitive skin? Over 70% of Americans report being bothered by skin sensitivity. You are not alone! Did you know that over 65% of parents report heightened concern surrounding the sensitivity of their child’s skin? Nexcare wanted to do something and help those with sensitive skin. Nexcare™ Sensitive Skin new collection of first aid products from 3M designed specifically for those with sensitive and fragile skin line was created in conjunction with research developed by Nexcare Brand on how skin sensitivity can be more than just a nuisance, it can impact day-to-day lives and activities for many families.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Experience the thrill of #JurassicWorld and bring home the park on Blu-ray & DVD 10/20, Digital HD 10/1 #TeamJurassic

 The #1 movie of the year proves that once again, dinosaurs rule the earth! Experience JURASSIC WORLD in stunning hi-definition with the Blu-Ray Combo Pack in limited edition collectible steel packaging.

Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time.  The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history.  Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015, and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Exciting Elephant shows coming soon from Nat Geo WILD & The National Geographic Channel!

 Are you a fan of elephants? For me they are one of the most majestic animals on earth  and I am fascinated by their life and history. For you elephant fans out there there are some exciteding shows coming soon from Nat Geo WILD. First-off, is EXPLORER: WARLORDS OF IVORY and ELEPHANT QUEEN, which both premiere on Sunday, August 30.  The Explorer show will actually air on WILD’s sister network, the National Geographic Channel, at 8/7c and then the ELEPHANT QUEEN show will follow on WILD at 9/8c.

Join Us for the Pampers #SagToSwag Twitter Party!

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Pampers.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

As Latinos, our babies are born to dance and love music. 'Llevamos el ritmo en la sangre!' (‘We have rhythm in our blood!”)  A saggy or poor-fitting diaper can restrict how a baby moves and plays, and as babies grow and explore their world, they need a diaper that will keep up with them for both dryness and fit.

The new Pampers Cruisers, launching this month, give babies the freedom to move and play in their own unique way. With three absorbent channels in the core, the new Pampers Cruisers distribute wetness evenly and help prevent diaper sag, helping babies go from sag to swag! In celebration of the new and improved Pampers Cruisers diapers, Pampers is going on a nationwide #SagToSwag tour to transform the nation’s babies from sag to swag one bottom at a time! The tour is stopping in five cities, where parents and babies can get free Pampers Cruisers sample diapers and enjoy fun activities like dancing, inflatable slides, a video booth and more!

Join Pampers Latino and DiMe Media on Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm EST/6pm PST for a Twitter party to share tips and ideas on how to encourage our little ones to dance and play freely as they develop their own unique personalities and swag!

Twitter Party Details:
What: Pampers #SagToSwag Twitter Party
When: Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm EST/6pm PST
Where: Twitter
Hashtag: #SagToSwag
Who to Follow
Co-Hosts: @danitydonaly, @lashoppinista, @Coolchillmom, @mamaxxi, @couponmamacita, @suelee1998
Moderators: @DiMeMedia, @LatinoMarketing, @JollyMom
Brand: @PampersLatinoUS

Prize 1: Pampers Cruisers and Wipes, ball pit ($60) (Exercise)
Prize 2: Pampers Cruisers and Wipes, Gymboree GC ($100) (Fashion/Swag)
Prize 3: Pampers Cruisers and Wipes, Jabra SoulMate Mini wireless speaker ($100)
Prize 4: Pampers Cruisers and Wipes, $100 Amex Card ($100)

RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules 

RSVP : To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @PampersLatinoUS and RSVP at DiMe Media.

 Will you be joining us for this fun twitter party?


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Exciting animation movies coming from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios #D23Event

Have you been following along with the magic that is the D23 Expo? From the amazing live action movies to the surprise announcements of the additions to Disney World and Disneyland there was plenty to learn about! Many many exciting things to come for Disney. What I am the most excited for is what Disney is most known for animated films! The upcoming films are going to be something else! Below are the animated films from Disney and Pixar coming to a theater near you this year and next.

THE GOOD DINOSAUR (#GoodDino) -  Anticipation for Disney·Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR was amplified when Director Peter Sohn and Producer Denise Ream shared breathtaking sequences with fans, including never-before-seen footage of a trio of T-Rexes in action. In theaters on November 25, 2015, the film introduces audiences to Arlo, a sheltered Apatosaurus who finds himself far from home, and Spot, Arlo’s unlikely human friend. “Arlo and Spot journey through a world that has been greatly inspired by the American Northwest,” said Sohn.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Check out the recap of the #D23event announcements for Live Action Slate Presentation! There are exciting things ahead!

Have you been following along with the amazing news to come out of the D23 EXPO in Anaheim, CA? Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. It was amazing to follow along with and I am sure I will have to visit this very cool expo when I am out in California for Disneyland. 

 Here is a recap of these wonderful events and announcements for Live Action Slate Presentation Recap! (Be sure to stay tuned for a recap for the animations too). I don’t know what I am more excited to see, if I had to choose I would have to say Star Wars: The Force Awakins, come on it is Star Wars! I am looking forward to seeing how Dissney handles this epic franchise on the big screen… Followed closely by Captain America: Civil war!

Trioo: Online a great place to buy Eyewear & Sunglasses!

Are you looking for glasses? Why not pick up a pair online? I would like to introduce you to a great online eyeglass place, that has high quality eyewear at an affordable price.  Trioo, this is the place for great prices and a great selection of frames. Here is a little more information about Trioo from the website: 
 It’s never been easier than now to buy prescription eyewear online. It’s not a secret anymore that you’ve been overpaying for your eyeglasses from your local eyeglasses store. Why should you spend hundreds of dollars for a new pair of glasses when you could buy multiple pairs for that same price. Whether you lost or broke your eyeglasses, or you just want to update your look, Trioo Eyewear has something for everyone. With prescription glasses starting at just $47, including fast free shipping to your door, you can’t go wrong. 

Trioo is comprised of three distinct collections of eyewear that can fit anyone’s budget.  For those with an active lifestyle, our 3U collection, is a steal, priced at $47. This Ultem eyewear collection is made of Ultem-resin, a type of lightweight plastic that is extremely durable. If fashion is more your style, take a look at our Archipelago collection. Archipelago is our vintage eyewear collection, primarily made from the finest Acetate and will arrive at your door for only $67. Lastly, for those who are looking for professional eyeglasses made out of the best materials on the market, look no further than our Prestige collection. All priced under $100; Prestige frames are made from materials such as carbon fiber, titanium, beta-titanium, and TR-90.

Disney Train fans! There is a new book you are going to love!

For my family and I there is nothing better than visiting our most favorite place on earth, Disney World it is our oasis, a place to get away from the world to be in our own magical land where we are always happy. This is why we love Disney, it is more of a state of mind rather than just a vacation. Sure the rides are great too.. We love zipping down Splash Mountain, and trying to defeat Zurg in Buzz Lightyear spin they are some fun times. But one of my most favorite rides in the Disney Rail Road train.
Sure it is not a thrill ride, but it is something special. There is nothing like sitting back relaxing and taking it easy just enjoying life on a Disney train, this is one of my favorite things to do in Disney World and Disneyland. Perhaps I love this so much because the trains remind me of my grandfather and the love he had for trains. He would go all out during the holidays and take out his enormous train layouts! I would love hearing his train stories and helping him set up his model trains.

We are looking forward to learning more about these iconic trains while taking the Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour In Disney World on our next trip in December. I  am sure the tour will be amazing, but what is even more amazing is a new book from Disney Publishing, called All Aboard, it is a history of Disney Trains we all know and love!

Easy and simple Home Organizing tips!

Did you know having a disorganized home can cost you money? Buying duplicates of lost items; late fees on forgotten, misplaced bills; taking taxis because a lost item made you miss your train – it can really add up. A few simple ideas can transform chaos into blissful order, saving you time and money.
Tips to keep organized and clutter free

  1. Keep a bowl near the front door to throw keys in. Everyone will know exactly where they left them when they need them.
  2. Keep a designated space near the front door for items such as your purse and the kids’ sports gear.
  3. Have a shoe rack near the front door. When your family slips out of their shoes as they come in, they can store them neatly.
  4. Keep a magazine box in the living room, or kitchen.
  5. Have wastebaskets in every room.
  6. Keep smaller items, such as toys, or make-up, stored in baskets or containers.
  7. Make a family rule that cups and plates are taken back to the kitchen when they are next going that way.
  8. Have a 5-minute family clean-up every evening. Together you can make quick work of emptying wastebaskets, picking up discarded items, and generally tidying up your home.
  9. Create a grocery spreadsheet with your usual family items, plus space for anything extra. Keep blank copies and a highlighter in your kitchen. Highlight the items you need when you’re ready to go shopping.
  10. Start a ring binder folder with clear plastic pockets and dividers. Create sections for ‘Bills’, ‘The Kids’, ‘The House’ and so on. Store in a prominent place.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Back to School Shopping with Kmart, there are some great deals! #BundleBrag #YouGotThis #Giveaway #ad

 “This is a sponsored post, I am a Kmart K-Club blogger, though all opinions are my own.”

I can't believe that in a few weeks my daughter will be back in school! The summer is truly flying by, I'm not sure where it went but it's almost gone and that means.....back to school and back to school shopping. Something most of us dread and if you're in the situation that I'm in with a tween daughter that situation is even more awful. Too old for a lot of clothes and too young for the rest it seems. Being a tween is tough and being the parent of a tween is even tougher. And then there are the costs of going back to school, before you know it you've spent hundreds of dollars and are wondering what the heck did you get for that kind of money?!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Buy $25 or more in iTunes gift cards and save 20% at Staples! #iTunesStaples20

I would like to share with you all a great deal.... Save 20% when you buy $25 or more in iTunes gift cards at Staples! This is such a wonderful deal, who couldn't use an iTunes gift card!? I am always shopping for my home office and for school at Staples . They have all of the supplies I could ever need for my office.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fun books coming soon from Disney Publishing

Do you love to give books as gifts?  One of my most favorite gifts to give and get are books. I remember as a child, when my uncle would visit he would bring me a book each time he came over. I would get so excited and I read and cherished those books. I read those books over and over, for me they were the best gifts he could have given me.  I took up the tradition my uncle Sal had, and I give books to my little nieces and nephews when I come to visit, and they get as excited as I did when I was given a book as a child. Disney Publishing has a great amount of books coming soon that would make wonderful gifts for the little ones in your life.

Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet Ages 3-5 - Donny’s new toy dog, Fetchin’ Findo, stops doing what he does best: fetching! Can Doc the vet find out what’s wrong with the little pup? This pet-tastic story is based on a special Pet Vet episode and includes lots of fun stickers! Releases 9/1/15 Price $4.99

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Great new books coming soon, classic tales with a twist!

 Do you want to enter the world of fairy tales? From teens to adults, it is always nice to take a break from the real world and escape to a magical world filled with mystery and wonder. Are you a fan of the classic tales of Little Red Riding hood, Aladdin, and Arabian Nights? Well you are in for a treat there are some amazing new books coming soon. These books are twists on the classic tales, that take a new approach on the stories you love!
 A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale releasing September 1, 2015 by  Liz Braswell 

Enter A Whole New World, the first book in a new series, a twisted tale, that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? And in this dark and daring version of Aladdin, the twist is : What if Aladdin never found the lamp?

Monday, August 3, 2015

Amazing new items for the home from Kenmore & Craftsman

Being a working mom can be tough, I am out all day with work at the office, and when I come home I am right into mommy duty, it is a hectic day but I would have it no other way.  Being so busy, when I am home after dinner is done, I just sometimes do not feel like doing the dishes, and the laundry etc.. But as we all know the household chores have to be done eventually right? 
What if there were appliances that made your life that much more easy? Well Kenmore has a great new line of Kenmore Pro kitchen appliances that seem like they were made for busy moms like you and I in mind.

Recently I was treated to a sneak peak of some amazing new items from Kenmore and Craftsman, great items for the entire home!  For nearly every room in your home Kenmore and Craftsman has something that will make your life that much easier!

Great Back to School Clothing from Gymboree & Learn how Gymboree gives back #Giveaway

Summer is winding down, and before you know it, back to school time will be here!  Time to look for some cool new outfits for school.  Are you looking for some wonderful children's clothing?  I am always searching for comfortable well-made clothing for my daughter. I like quick simple outfits that I don’t have to worry about just grab and go and well I have one of those that makes not only me happy but my daughter as well.  
The clothing  is built to stand up to all my daughter puts them through with comfort and style! Comfortable cute clothing from Gymboree will be the hit of the classroom! You know Gymboree for great clothing but did you know that they give back to the community as well? With Gymboree’s Let’s Color Together a wonderful partnership!
Gymboree  is teaming up with to bring coloring supplies to students nationwide. Donate today to a school in your community, and help give kids a brighter future. Gymboree celebrates childhood.  They believe that kids should be kids – free to laugh, dance, dream and explore. 

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.