Friday, September 28, 2012

Fitness Friday - Paleo

What is Paleo? I have been Googling, Pinning and doing all my homework about this. I have heard many great things about Paleo. So I thought I would blog about it on my fitness Friday post this week.

The Children's Place 2012 Model Search

The Children's Place is on the hunt for models to be featured in their Summer 2013 photo shoot and have an open submission running now through October 20, 2012. It’s easy, all you have to do is fill out a quick entry form and submit an image of your child for a chance for him/her to play a starring role in their Summer 2013 photo shoot. Travel and accommodations to the exclusive photo shoot are included and a $500 shopping spree from The Children’s Place! Sound interesting? There’s more information about all the rules and details here: , there is even a chance to win an instant prize; everyday they are giving away instant prizes just for voting!

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Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth


Fans of Popular Newsy Web Series Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth Can Now Get Their Daily Cup of News and Laughter to Go!

Disney Interactive has launched Daily Shot on the App Store, a new app that delivers episodes of the popular newsy web show Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth right to fans’ iPhones and iPads. With the Daily Shot app, fans can also access past episodes of the show and easily share their favorite videos with friends via email, Twitter and Facebook. They’ll even be able to connect directly with Ali Wentworth through her Twitter account @AliEWentworth!


ARGO rides OSCAR buzz!
In theaters, October 12

Starring and Directed by Ben Affleck (The Town)

In theaters Friday, October 12

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck ("The Town," "Good Will Hunting") directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov ("Good Night, and Good Luck."), Affleck, and Oscar® winner George Clooney ("Syriana").

Hotel Transylvania Movie Review

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Warner Bros. Tim Burton's Dark Shadows Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

From the incredible mind of Tim Burton comes the hit film Dark Shadows, based on the classic television series! Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) has been trapped for two centuries by an evil witch (Eva Green) who just happens to be an ex lover. Barnabas now has to struggle with the ever changing 1970s and save his families business! With an all star cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jonny Lee Miller and more, Dark Shadows will be sure to whet your appetite for fun.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Meet and Greet with Chris Donnelly

It’s Monday yet again beginning of a new week, a fresh start. Were you “good” over the weekend? I was ok I could have been better but it’s a constant battle for me just like it is for many of you. This past Friday I was invited by Pamela Kramer from A Renaissance Woman to meet Chris Donnelly from The Journey TV. Karen A Nelson from Design with Your Dime in Mind opened up her lovely home to us as we were wined and dined thanks to Kroger and Mirassou. This event couldn't have came at a better time. It left me with the extra motivation I needed to keep it up!

Fitness Friday 9/21

Celebrate 20 years of Thanksgiving tradition at the 2012 TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services! The race will continue to take place at Dillard’s near the Galleria on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Primrose Schools Celebrates 30 Years!!

Birthdays are the perfect occasion to reflect upon the years past and celebrate the great things to come! When you're celebrating a milestone birthday like the big 3-0, there's even more reason to break out the hats, streamers and cake to party! This month, we're wishing a happy birthday to an organization that has been enhancing the lives of children for 30 years, Primrose Schools®. And even though it's their birthday, it comes as no surprise that they want to gift an amazing party to one lucky child (ages 1-5) through their 30th Anniversary Birthday Party Sweepstakes on Facebook.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Macy's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Carlos Santana

Macy‘s is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in partnership with Vanidades Magazine to salute Carlos Santana as the 2012 Icon of Style. They invite everyone to come out and join in on the festivities!

Join as they explore Carlos Santana's influence in the music and fashion world along with Carlos Santana* and a panel of style makers and industry experts. Plus, with any Carlos by Carlos Santana purchase of $50 or more made during the event you'll receive, limited-edition Carlos by Carlos Santana key fob made by Brown Shoe Company.

Tweezerman's Precision in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Slant Tweezer Review & Giveaway

To commemorate their commitment to the fight against Breast Cancer, Tweezerman proudly introduces the new 2012 limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness version of their best-selling, perfectly precise Slant Tweezer – Precision in Pink. Blanketed in a pretty pink enamel color finish and adorned with the iconic BCA pink ribbon logo in glistening pink Swarovski Elements, this award-winning tool keeps your brows tame while helping support the fight against Breast Cancer.

Take comfort in knowing that every purchase goes towards supporting lifesaving research, providing valuable services to breast cancer sufferers, and creating awareness around this surmountable obstacle.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Latino List: Volume Two



The critically acclaimed original HBO documentary film series continues with....

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fitness Friday 9/14

Well I did not do so great this week as far as working out. I had a very busy week with work and at home. I did however sign up to do 2 races. I have yet to walk/run in my first race and I am so excited and a bit nervous. I really do need to challenge myself though cause without a challenge what will be my competition? What do you do to challenge yourself? What keeps you motivated to keep going?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Madame Mariposa Blog Makeover

As you can see my blog recently went under a little makeover all thanks to the one and only Anna Renee Blog Designs.She asked me a few questions about what I wanted and she came up with something I fell in love with.

 She offers something for everyone whether you need a new banner or a complete new blog design. It was so easy and fun working with her you will definately not be disappointed!

Anna is offering Madame Mariposa readers 15% off of her already fabulous prices so if your blog needs a new look now is the time. Head on over to Geek Can Be Chic and let her know I sent you!

Lincoln - Official Trailer

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
During President Lincoln’s tumultuous final months in office, he pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery.

Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes

Enter the Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes for a chance to win a spooktacular vacation for four to experience all the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort. Plus, don’t miss The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibit only at the newly expanded Disney California Adventure Park, where you can get an up-close look at the amazing world of Frankenweenie through sets, puppets, props and more. And for a limited time Guests will be treated to a special 4D extended preview of the film at the Muppets Vision 3D Theater before Frankenweenie comes to theaters in 3D October 5th!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Beauty COVERage by COVERGIRL - Taylor Swift



Taylor wanted her VMA makeup look to be inspired by her new CD, Red, and by the sophistication of the sleek ivory suit she wore on the red carpet. We knew that a strong red lip color would be perfect for the evening, but also wanted her eyes to stand out with bold liner.

Beauty COVERage by COVERGIRL - P!nk

Pink's choice for her red carpet dress went wonderfully with what I had in mind for her beauty look, which was creating soft metallic depth around the eyes and keeping the rest of her face soft, glowing and bronzed. Since we only had a short amount of time for a makeup change for her performance look, we both loved the idea of a red carpet look that I could quickly transform in one or two steps.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fitness Friday 9/7



I have been telling myself for months now that I was going to start blogging about my fitness and weight loss goals so here I am..... Since having my daughter 6 months ago I have managed to lose all the pregnancy weight that I gained but now I have hit a plateau. I need to lose at least another 20-25 pounds and I thought what would be better than to blog about it so that way it would give me more motivation to keep at it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Monster's Inc. 3D Trailer


MONSTERS, INC. (In Disney Digital 3D™)
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Why Moms Love eos Review & Giveaway


the Evolution of Smooth.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012