Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ellore Femme 24 Piece Hair Chalk

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If you don't know what Hair Chalk is, then prepare yourself for amazingness! It's a super fun, temporary method to add some serious flair to your hair. These vibrantly colored hair-chalk sticks from Ellore Femme help you to easily paint rainbow hues onto strands. The easy-to-blend dyes are formulated with natural plant pigments, rendering the chalk non-toxic. All 24 colors easily wash out in the shower.

Ellore Femme Make Up Brush Kit

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The Ellore Femme 24 Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set with Travel Case provides you with specific tools cover a wide range of areas! From eyes to lips to second foreheads and boast a luxurious blend of soft animal hair and synthetic bristles. The slim brushes stay neatly lined within a fold-up PVC case.

24 professional makeup brushes
Designed for foundation, blush, eye shadow, and more
Bristles made from natural animal hair and synthetic fibers
Fold-up leather case for easy transport
Dimensions: 9.85" (L) x 4.9" (W) x 1.9" (H)

Included Brushes.....

Thursday, December 5, 2013

COVERGIRL Hunger Games Collection Giveaway


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COVERGIRL has released their Hunger Game collection. With products like the Flamed Out Mascara and Smoochies Sizzle lip gloss you will definitely be the center of attention at this years holiday party.
Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win all of these products!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

La Familia de Hoy

***Disclosure - This post is a compensated campaign in collaboration withe Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Johnson & Johnson and Univision have launched a campaign to find an authentic, modern and active family to become “La Familia de Hoy.” After reading about the three different families that are competing I would have to say my favorite is the Jimenez Family.

Harlem Globetrotters 2014 Tour

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Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy? Bring your family to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new "Fans Rule" tour. The Globetrotters had so much fun letting fans vote for what they wanted to see in the game last year that they're doing it again! Only with brand new exciting rules like the Trick Shot Challenge and Hot Hand Jersey. Take your kids to and vote for which rule sounds the most fun to you. After the game, come down to the court for pictures and autographs with the Globetrotter stars! The only thing better than finding an event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it and I've got a special discount code for you.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Houston Zoo, TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights Nov.22 - Jan.4

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The Houston Zoo created a new holiday tradition for families across the Texas Gulf Coast in 2012. On November 22, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights returns, bigger than ever this year with the addition of more than 1 million lights and spectacular and enchanting new displays.

Beginning Friday, November 22 and continuing each evening except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through January 5, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights will transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland filled with brilliant displays of more than 1 million LED lights illuminating animal-themed light displays all accented by festive seasonal music. A special night-time spectacular, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with loved ones this year.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Motivational Monday - Quest Bar Giveaway

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As a full time working mother of two I don't get much time in the kitchen each morning and I know very well if you want to lose weight you have to eat breakfast! Thank goodness for Quest bars. When I don't have time to cook I just grab a bar and I'm off. With flavors like double chocolate chunk and white chocolate raspberry who said you couldn't have chocolate for breakfast?! For more flavors tehy offer click here. Check out below why you should be #OnAQuest as well.....

Monday, November 11, 2013

Motivational Monday - Supplements

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Many people still question the importance of taking supplements at all. Why do I take supplements? Well there are many reasons why I do but after you read these reasons you will be asking why wouldn't you take supplements?!

1. Current commercial agriculture techniques leave soil deficient in important minerals, causing the food grown in this soil to share the same mineral deficiencies.

2. Many foods are shipped long distances and are stored for long periods of time, both of which cause the depletion of vitamins in these foods, including the important B-complex and C vitamins.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Progress Pic November 2013

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Sometimes I think the only way we realize our bodies are changing is through taking a picture and I must say that I have really changed in the past 6 months and I'm not stopping! :) 


Disney's FROZEN - Activity Sheets



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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tasteful Tuesday - Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe

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As a young child I ate this soup at least once a year and now as an adult I make sure to make it at least once a year because my late father used to make it and it is very special to me.
Not only is this recipe super easy but it is so yummy especially the day after for leftovers.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Motivational Monday - H2O

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The other night I was out having dinner with my kids and I was ordering our drinks when my son asks me "Mom, do you order water all the time cause it's free?" This made me laugh but made me think... Why would I want to pay for anything else but water?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fitness Friday - 2013 TXU Energy Houston Turkey Trot

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Halloween is over so make room for the Turkey!

This year instead of preparing for eating why not prepare for running? Me and my family will be participating in the 2013 annual TXU Energy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day before we give thanks for all the yummy food that will be prepared that day. This race is not only a good way to stay in shape during the holidays but it is benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dewberry Farm

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My family and I recently had a chance to visit the Dewberry Farm in Brookshire, TX just west of Houston. There was so much to do with the kids we didn't know where to start! They offer over 30 activities, including an 8-acre corn maze, 8-acre pumpkin patch, wagon rides, trains and a new carousel. Dewberry Farm has a variety of snack and meal options so you can go and spend the entire day enjoying fall family fun.

If you are looking for a place to take fall photos this is the place! We had such a beautiful backdrop for our fall pictures. We even packed our Halloween costumes cause there was a very nice place to change babies.

Polar Express


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All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS comes to life this holiday season as the Texas State Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket.

Vote For the Very First Eggland's Bes "Chief Egg Officer" Today!

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Vote For The Very First Eggland's Best "Chief Egg Officer" Today!

Eggland's Best is down to three Finalists in their "CEO" Contest and they need your help to decide the very first "Chief Egg Officer"!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Polar Heart Rate Monitor

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Since beginning my fitness journey I have purchased this #Polar Heart Rate Monitor and I have to say it's been one of the best purchases I've made for myself. If you need a little motivation then this is exactly what you need. I love how I can keep track of my progress and try and beat my previous record. I purchased my Polar heart rate monitor from Amazon which I have included a link below. What do you use to help motivate your workouts?


Monday, October 28, 2013

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

***Disclosure - This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect adn WGBH.

Halloween is almost here and what's a better way to get in the Halloween mood than with the an all-new movie full-length movie with 3 new songs!! First-ever Curious George Halloween special airs on PBS Kids, tonight October 28. DVD available in stores now.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Johnson's Baby Intense Moisture Cream

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Leaves are turning colors, the temperature is dropping and the air is getting dryer. As much as I love the cooler months that are ahead of us I do not love the dry skin that comes along with it. Especially for my little one. That is why I make sure to keep her moisturized with Johnson’s Intense Moisture Cream. As I care for her dry skin it reminds me of when I was little my mother would only use the best as well that is why I choose to use Johnson’s for my children. Not only is it gentle enough for my baby but it can lock in moisture to help relieve dryness for myself also.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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Perry joins the COVERGIRL family prior to new album launch, PRISM, on October 22nd

October 16, 2013 — HUNT VALLEY, MD — As a brand that’s all about strength, confidence and individuality, COVERGIRL believes in every woman’s right to reinvent, improvise, and seize the beautiful opportunities in life to make some noise! So it’s fitting that the new face of the beauty brand that comes ready to “roar” is none other than the fun-loving and fiercely talented music star Katy Perry. Bringing her passion, playfulness, and bold style sensibility to the COVERGIRL family of talents, Katy is partnering with the brand to delight beauty aficionados and music fans alike when her first cosmetics campaign debuts in the spring of 2014.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

More than Four Decades of Schlotzsky's: It's Time to Celebrate!!

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Celebrating its birthday today, Oct. 8th, 2013, Schlotzsky’s invites consumers nationwide to enjoy the sandwich that launched the brand’s success—The Original®. Offered all day long, guests can purchase a small The Original sandwich for a special promotional price of just $1.99, with no coupon necessary.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Allstate #PurplePurse Campaign

Disclosure - This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and The Allstate Foundation.

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Purple Purse, The Allstate Foundation's symbol for domestic violence, proudly represents a woman's way to escape the cycle of abuse by gaining financial independence. Now in its third year, The Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse campaign has pledged to donate up to $350,000.00 to YWCA for programs designed at assisting survivors of domestic violence and other women in need.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Family Fun Friday with iT'Z!!!


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It's Pumpkin Time!

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It's that time of year again...Fall!! One of my favorite seasons where you can start smelling and seeing the pumpkins everywhere. It's time to search for the cutest outfits for the little ones, take out the cameras and find the nearest pumpkin patch.

So now you are ready for some Fall Festival Deals! I have put together a great list of Corn Maze Coupons and Fall Festival savings nationwide.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Body Wrap Review by Body FX, LLC

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Have you ever heard about a body wrap? Ever wondered if they really work? Well I was a bit skeptical about them too until I tried it. I am very active and I eat right but after having two kids my skin is just not the same anymore. Thanks to Body FX, LLC after my first wrap I was impressed and sold that this truly does work!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


*Disclosure – This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and SlimFast. This post is brought to you by Slim Fast. All thoughts and content are my own.


How many of you remember always drinking your mom’s SlimFast when you were young because it was so yummy? I know I do! I wasn’t aware of what it was or what it was for I just knew it tasted like a milk shake. Well now I know I will have to fight off my kids from trying to take a drink of my yummy SlimFast when they see these delicious new recipes.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pantene & Maite Perroni Shine at Premios Juventud

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Maite Perroni performed her 1st solo-single ‘Tu y Yo’ last Thursday for the 1st time on television at the 10th annual Premios Juventud Awards with a bachata choreography that surprised many! Maite Perroni (actress and singer) is taking bold moves in her new solo music career (formerly part of Grupo RBD in Mexico) and is taking Pantene with her along for the ride as she gets ready to launch her 1st solo-album very soon! For her performance and red carpet hair look, our Pantene celebrity hairstylist, Gabriel Samra, was on site to make sure she shined all night long. Below are the step-by-steps in English and Spanish on how to get the look at home.

Premios Juventud Awards Get the Look: COVERGIRL Becky G

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July 18, marked COVERGIRL Becky G’s first time at Premios Juventud. The 16 year old Mexican-American rapper, singer, songwriter performed her new EP track ‘Play It Again’ instantly winning over the crowds! Becky G was also nominated for ‘Premio Revelacion Juvenil’ and debuted her first bilingual COVERGIRL TV commercial during the live broadcast: To learn how to get Becky G’s red carpet look see step-by-step below in English and Spanish from her celebrity makeup artist, Sarah Uslan.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ford Warriors in Pink Review & Giveaway

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Ford Warriors in Pink Launches 2013 Collection, Continues Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors With Its ‘Models of Courage’ Campaign
The 2013 Ford Warriors in Pink collection of apparel and accessories is now available at; 100 percent of the net proceeds benefit breast cancer charities.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ringling Bros. Presents Dragons Family Pack Giveaway

New Creative Writing and Social Media Marketing, home to Money Saving Parent is thrilled to bring you this amazing giveaway! A big thank you to our sponsors for making this giveaway possible.

This year the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon.

DRAGONS is a never-before-seen blend of renowned spiritual and real life legends and is coming to Houston’s Reliant Stadium July 11 – 28.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park Campaign & $20 Subway Gift Card Giveaway


***Disclosure - This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Coca-Cola. All opinions are my own.

This July 4th my family and I decided to "Take It To The Park". Kids these days don't enjoy enough time outside it's always video games and TV. When I was growing up there wasn't enough daylight during the Summer. There was always something to do outside whether it be climbing a tree or playing baseball in the neighbors yard. Thanks to SheSpeaks we enjoyed lunch from Subway and had fun with toys in the park.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Schlitterbahn Galveston: World's Favorite Indoor Park

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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a 26-acre oasis of thrilling waterpark adventures. Located just outside Houston on historic Galveston Island, the park features more than 33 attractions following the tradition of ride innovation. The park also features the next generation of the award-winning Transportainment® river system that combines three unique rivers into one endless floating adventure.
Blastenhoff, Surfenburg and Wasserfest areas incorporate state-of-the-art water adventures including two uphill water coasters, a wave pool, water slides, kids’ activity areas, whitewater rapids, heated pools, and the Boogie Bahn surf ride.


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Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Houston Bloggers - Pedal Party Review & Giveaway

***Disclosure-Thanks to Pedal Party and Little Soya for sponsoring our 1st meet up for the Hello Houston Media Bloggers and Blog Free - Houston and Beyond. Any opinions stated are my own.

Have you ever heard of a Pedal Party? Yeah me either before our monthly Houston Blogger meetup happened at least....

What do you do on a Pedal Party? Well the question should be more like what don't you do on a Pedal Party?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Zaycon Foods America's Drive Thru Meat Market - Fresher, Faster & Cheaper

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How does Zaycon Foods manage to provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!

Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet Combo Pack

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Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Schlitterbahn Waterparks Giveaway

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Summer has finally arrived! Kids are out of school sun is heating things up what's a better way to cool off than to head to Schlitterbahn?! Taking kids to a waterpark can be a lot easier – and you can be frugal too. Schlitterbahn saves mom’s budget by offering free parking, free life jackets, and families can bring in an ice chest of food! Food prices are reasonable and healthy options abound.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Huggies/Babies R Us $50 Giftcard Giveaway

***Disclosure- This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and Huggies®. Babies R’ Us has provided me with a $50 gift card to supply to one reader for a giveaway. I have been financially compensated to provide my opinion and review of the products. Even though I received compensation for this post, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on the products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines, 16 C.F.R Part 255.

I am a mother of two, an 11 year old son and a 16 month old daughter, yes I know a huge gap between the both of them. When I had my daughter I was so worried about how much has changed since having a baby. How was I going to remember what it was like?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Firmoo Sunglass & Eyeglass Giveaway {6 winners!*}

Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. They have always been committed to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store. Furthermore, Firmoo has launched First Pair Free Program for new customers to test our products and service for free by paying shipping only.

First Look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

BRIDGE TO SAN FRANSOKYO – Concept art showcases an iconic bridge and treasured landmark of the high-tech, fast-paced city of San Fransokyo, the setting for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ action comedy adventure “Big Hero 6”— in theaters on November 7, 2014.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Beech-Nut/Goya Baby Food Review

As a mother you always want to provide the best nutrition you can possible give to your children. That is why I love the new Beech-Nut/Goya baby food products. It has authentic Hispanic flavors such as Peach Mango that remind me of my own childhood.

They are made with natural ingredients and traditional flavors that even my abuela would approve of. Beech-Nut/Goya baby food are not only convenient and save time but they let me know I'm feeding my baby healthy, nutritious baby food because they are a brand I can trust.

Some of the flavors include:
Carrots Corn • Zanahorias Maiz
Peach Mango • Melocoton Mango
Apple Guava • Manzana Guayaba

My daughter liked every single one of these but her favorite was the Mango.

For more information about the new Beech-Nut/Goya products visit their website here.

***Disclosure- I am a part of the Beech-Nut/Goya product review campaign. The products pictured above were received to facilitate my review. I will also receive a compensation for meeting the requirements of the campaign.These are my honest opinions.



Friday, May 24, 2013

Rockabye Baby Equipment Rentals

Rent Baby Equipment - Rent cribs, pack N plays, toddler beds, carseats, strollers, high chairs, toys and more. All our products comply with federal safety standards and is sanitized and safety inspected. Rockabye Baby Rentals offers delivery, airport meet & greet, or self pickup & return; we have a service to fit your need. Traveling with a baby or toddler?

Epic in Theaters Today!

EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world…and ours.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, and Beyoncé Knowles.
Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Blake Anderson, Judah Friedlander

Make sure you take the entire family out for this one. It was laugh out loud fun for all of us.

***Disclosure-No compensation received. I received tickets to a screening in exchange for a review. These are my honest opinions.