Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Special K Snack Bars Review


 
 




Kellogg’s® is introducing Special K® Chewy Snack Bars – a new line of bars made with tasty, wholesome ingredients that you can see – like, rich chocolaty chunks, crunchy salted pretzels, real fruit pieces and chewy rolled oats – that deliver great taste and provide a "chewy-with- a hint-of-crisp" texture.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


***Disclosure - This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers. All opinions are 100% mine. 


Did you know that Hispanics account for 19% of all college students, ages 18-24? That’s a major increase, up from 12% in 2008. What’s more, 69% of Hispanic graduates are now going directly to college after graduating high school, a rate that is higher than that of the general population.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Getting Pregnant Can Be Hard



 
 
 
Although I have never had an issue getting pregnant I know women personally that have had a very difficult time getting pregnant......

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Tour - Houston



***Disclosure - No compensation received. I will receive complimentary tickets in exchange for this post.
 



Don't Miss The Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Houston's NRG Arena for 4 Games on Fri, Jan 23-Sun, Jan 25. Save $7 Off Select Tickets to any Harlem Globetrotter Game with promo code FAMGUIDE now on sale!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Studio Movie Grill Review & Giveaway





***Disclosure - No compensation received. I was provided with passes to facilitate this review.
 
 

 
Studio Movie Grill is known nationwide as an innovator and leader of the in-theater dining experience. SMG exemplifies the future of movie-going by pairing the latest first-run movies and alternate programming with an American Grill menu and premium bar. Visit any one of their locations for unmatched food and beverage service, 100% reserved seating, and the very best viewing experience.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Schlitterbahn's Holiday Splash and Moody Garden's Ice Land




***Disclosure - No compensation received. I will receive complimentary tickets in exchange for this and any future posts.
 
 


Need something fun to do with the kids this holiday season? Santa is inviting kids to a very different kind of holiday party - Holiday Splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island. During the park's Holiday Splash, which takes place weekends and select dates from November 28, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker Review & Giveaway



***Disclosure - No compensation received. I was provided with the item in order to facilitate this review.
 
 
Do you have a music lover in your family? Looking for a unique stocking stuffer? The Kinivo ZX100 mini portable speaker would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list this Christmas.  The small size of the ZX100 allows you to bring the party with you wherever you go - it literally fits right in your coat pocket.
 

 
I've used other portable speakers and this one is by far my favorite! It was so easy to use, the directions were very easy to understand I was up and running in no time!
 
 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Are you an Influenster?




Are you a blogger? Social media savvy?? Then you should join Influenster!

What is Influenster?

Influenster is a community of trendsetters, social media hotshots, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences.

Tasteful Tuesday - Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe


***Disclosure - Informational post only. No compensation received



After a few requests to share this recipe I decide to repost this post I did last year around the same time. This soup is so easy to make but yet so delicious......over the years I have used the main recipe but used different amounts of things to get it just how I like it and I can finally say I have mastered it :)

***Note you can substitute the potatoes with sweet potatoes to make this a #Paleo soup ;)
 
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.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Do you know enough about RSV?





***Disclosure - This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Medimmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.



Did you know each year worldwide, 13 million babies are born prematurely. Despite these overwhelming numbers, many parents still aren't aware of the risks of premature birth- the leading cause of neonatal death. In fact, 75 percent of parents don't know the definition of prematurity (birth at or before 37 weeks gestation), and during prenatal care, most pregnant women don't ask their healthcare provider about the risk of delivering prematurely and the potential consequences of preterm birth for their child.

Every parent wants to keep their newborn happy and healthy when they return home from the hospital, but parents of premature babies may face a greater challenge protecting their children. As preterm birth can come with complications, many preemies require special medial attention, particularly during the winter months when there is an increase in contagious seasonal illnesses.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

#TastyTuesday....Asparagus Casserole Recipe


 
***Disclosure - Informational post only.

I made this asparagus casserole for my kids the other night and there were no leftovers so that made it clear it was a winner. When I was growing up we were only served asparagus from a can with salt and pepper. I didn't know how good they could be when you mix them with the right ingredients.  Now that I am a mother I try to incorporate all types of vegetables in the meals I serve my kids. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.
 
Ingredients:
 
2 cans of asparagus, drained well (can use fresh steamed asparagus as well)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
1 8oz package shredded cheddar cheese
1 jar of mushrooms (optional)
1 small can of peas (optional)
 


Directions:

Spray dish with cooking spray. Crumble the Ritz crackers and spread them at the bottom of the casserole dish. Next layer the asparagus on top of the crackers. (If you are adding mushrooms and peas add them to the soup in a separate bowl). Spread the cream of mushroom soup across the asparagus.
 
Bake in a 350°F degree oven for 20 minutes.
 
Remove, cover with shredded cheese and then continue baking until cheese is melted. .
 
Now enjoy!!!!
 
 
With Thanksgiving being right around the corner why not take something new and different besides the regular green bean casserole?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wings Over Houston Airshow 11/1 & 11/2 #Giveaway


 
***Disclosure - No compensation received I will receive complimentary tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions stated are of my own. 



Wings Over Houston Airshow, is a production of the Commemorative Air Force, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is one of the largest civic events in Metropolitan Houston. Some of it's major purposes and beneficiaries are:

To promote an event for the entire family, promote the city of Houston, to gain national recognition for the City and the Airshow.


To promote patriotism, awareness of former and current military assets protecting our nation and the world.

To perpetuate the spirit in which such combat aircraft were flown in the defense of our nation, in the memory and hearts of all Americans.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mis Primeras Mañanitas: Hostess with Mostess


 

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




Fisher-Price® is proud to announce Mis Primeras Mañanitas, the first-ever fully integrated Hispanic dedicated program of its kind that will connect directly with millennial moms. In its first year, the campaign will tap into the culturally relevant and emotional connection to "Las Mañanitas", a song that highlights the love and optimism that a mom feels on her baby's special day.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pampers Bebe Con Ritmo Twitter Party




***Disclosure - This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.
 
 

Pampers is celebrating those fun morning moments when baby wakes up happy, energetic and ready to "bailar" in his or her crib after a good night's sleep. When baby wakes up dry and ready to dance, mom can't help but join in on the fun!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

JCPenney Houston Soccer Camp



***Disclosure - This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
 
 
 
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, JCPenney has partnered with Monica Gonzalez and Gonzo Soccer to host a free soccer clinic for Houston-area girls ages 8-16 years old. Gonzo Soccer's leadership academy provides young girls with premier soccer training along with valuable leadership and life skills.

Mi Bella Reina



***Disclosure - No compensation received. Informational post only. I will be provided with product in exchange for this and any other future posts or reviews.
 
 




The Nancy Reagan 24K Gold Collagen Face & Neck Mask brings the luxury of a spa facial to your home. It is specially formulated to bring back the luster and dewy glow of your skin. The 24K collagen masks can be easily used at home and the results are visible on the face within just 10-20 minutes of application.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Old Spice



 
***Disclosure - This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice. All opinions are 100% mine.



Old Spice, the manliest men's grooming brand on the planet, is back to inform guys that when they use Old Spice anti-perspirant and deodorant, body wash + 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner together the result is a manly, amazing, irresistible freshness from head to toes.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pampers "Bebe Con Ritmo"

 
***Disclosure - This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.
 
 
 


Pampers is celebrating those fun morning moments when baby wakes up happy, energetic and ready to "bailar" in his or her crib after a good night's sleep. When baby wakes up dry and ready to dance, mom can't help but join in on the fun! A dry diaper and a restful night's sleep are cause for a morning time fiesta!

Friday, August 29, 2014

SunnyD Book Spree



***Disclosure - This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with SunnyD and Latina Mom Bloggers. However all opinions expressed are my own
 



It’s that time of year again….back to school! And with that comes the homework, reading assignments and after school activities. Being a single mom I don’t get much time to get involved with school activities so when I do get a chance I make sure it’s going to be something I know all students could greatly benefit from. SunnyD is proud to support children, teachers and parents across the country with the SunnyD Book Spree. It’s a program that helps bring $120 worth of books into the classroom in exchange for SunnyD labels.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Clear Lake International & Sprint Triathlon

 
***Disclosure - This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with New Creative Media. Any opinions stated are of my own .
 
 
As a fitness enthusiast and an aspiring personal trainer I am always interested in joining events that will push myself and even though I'm not physically able to compete in a triathlon it remains on my bucket list. I have participated in several 5k runs and a 10k but the Clear Lake International & Sprint will be next for me to complete.
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Schwan's Home Service



***Disclosure - No compensation received. I will receive a gift card in exchange for this and any future posts and/or reviews. 


For over 60 years, Schwan's Home Service has provided superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery. Their foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus their heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Mis Primeras Mañanitas


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




Fisher-Price® is proud to announce Mis Primeras Mañanitas, the first of it's kind fully integrated Hispanic dedicated campaign designed to connect directly with millennial moms. In it's first year, the campaign will tap into the culturally relevant and emotional connection to "Las Mañanitas", a song that highlights the love and optimism that a mom feels on her baby's special day.

Friday, July 18, 2014

SunnyD Chillers



Este post es parte de una campaña pagada de SunnyD y Latina Mom Bloggers. Sin embargo, todas las opiniones expresadas son solamente mias y este post no ha sido editado por terceros.
 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Schlitterbahn Water Park - Mom's Ice Chest Challenge




***Disclosure - No compensation received. I will receive tickets in exchange for this post.
 

Trying to decide where to go for the holiday weekend? Why not head to Schlitterbahn with the family they love families and the proof is in the ice chest. Families can save by taking their own ice chest to the park!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Win a Blast Zone Magic Castle Bouncer $349.99 ARV




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Win a Blast Zone Magic Castle Bouncer ~ $349.99 ARV (Enter Daily, Thru 6/24)

We are teaming up with some of the BEST blogs on the web to bring you this AWESOME giveaway! We are giving away a bounce house! Blast Zone has sponsored this giveaway, and they want YOU to win!

Friday, May 16, 2014

#SayAdiosToDiapers with Pull-Ups® #ad




***Disclosure - This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pull-Ups Training Pants and Latina Bloggers Connect.
 
 
After attending the Pull-Ups #SayAdiosToDiapers luncheon I was informed about all the tools Pull-Ups offers such as:
 
 
Video Character Call: Toddlers can receive a video call from their favorite Disney characters such as Cinderella and characters from Cars.
 
 
Potty News Network: A place for moms to share their First Flushers' celebration by creating a customized animated news clip to share with friends and family on social media.
 
Music Room: An interactive room where toddlers can click on an instrument to play music and get the party started.
 
Potty Training Progress Chart: A printable chart that encourages moms to track their First Flusher's potty training accomplishments.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pull-Ups® #SayAdiosToDiapers Luncheon - Houston, TX #ad



***Disclosure - This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pull-Ups Training Pants and Latina Bloggers Connect.
 


 
 
This past Sunday I was invited to the Pull-Ups Training pants luncheon and I had such a wonderful time! I was able to meet other local mothers and trade tips about potty training which I am beginning to do with my 2 year old. She is showing very little signs of wanting to use the potty and I was able to get some great insight from other parents that are going through the same thing.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Studio Movie Grill




***Disclosure - no compensation received. I will receive complimentary movie passes in exchange for this post.
 
 
SMG combines the latest Hollywood releases, featuring 100% digital projection, with restaurant quality food and beverage from an American Grill menu and full-service bar. While other theaters overcharge for popcorn and soda, SMG offers more.
 
Visit any one of their locations for an unmatched movie grill experience combining quality, value, and selection for the whole family. For movie listings, showtimes, and directions to their theaters, please visit studiomoviegrill.com.
 
Be sure to check out their new bar and lounge area at SMG Copperfield!
 
Use promo code SMGFamily to get a $5 movie ticket to any movie of your choice!


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hurricane Golf Tours




***Disclosure - No compensation received. Will receive a Hurricane Golf Tour Shop gift card in exchange for this post.
 


For a Limited Time, my followers will SAVE 15% on your next Hurricane Event Registration and look good when you save 15% on your next online purchase at the Hurricane Tour Shop. Use promo code blog14 - details here: http://floridaparentsguide.com/coupon.php?regionid=405&bid=11677&lid=15586&dealid=1676


The Hurricane Tour is comprised of four components: the Junior Tour, the Collegiate Tour, the Amateur Tour, and the Tour Shop (online). Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the Hurricane Tour administers over 150 events all across the country. With three different tours, golfers of any age and skill level are provided an opportunity to play the game.

Save $10 to the Harlem GlobeTrotters Summer Skills Clinics




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If you like the Globetrotters, you'll love their Summer Basketball Clinics. Inspired by their show, these two-hour clinics for kids aged 6-12 are taught by actual Globetrotter players and jam packed with games, tricks and moves. Kids at the Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Clinics will:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Healthy Essentials Presents La Familia De Hoy


This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect.
 
 
In December, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies revealed the Jimenez family as La Familia De Hoy. Juan, Biviana and their three children: Elisa, Diego and Benicio are a modern, active, multicultural family - representative of all values that Hispanics relate to and care about .
 
The Jimenez family is part of a larger family: The Jimenez brothers are 4, 3 wives, 8 children and one grandmother. The three married brothers live right next to each other with connecting backyards and the fourth brother lives close by. The grandmother is right there with them, living in the house with Juan and his family where she raised her children.
 

Friday, March 21, 2014

American Dream Builders - $50 Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway




***Disclosure - No compensation received. Informational post only. This giveaway was provided by PartnersHub.
 
 
The American Dream Home is something everyone fantasizes about. Whether it’s a new closet, a larger family room, or simply a place to put all your stuff, there’s always something we want to change about where we live!
What if you could make your home into your Dream Home?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blessons Apparel Review & Giveaway


***Disclosure - No compensation received. I was provided with a shirt for review in exchange for this post. All opinions are of my own. 

If many of you are like me you can be on Etsy for hours and hours finding wonderful little treasures lol. Well on one of my daily hunts I came across this wonderful Etsy shop called Blessons Apparel and fell in love with her shirts she offers a wide variety of screen print tanks from western to wedding she has it all!


Monday, February 3, 2014

iT'Z Family Food & Fun Discounts- {Texas Locations}


***Disclosure - No compensation received. I will receive a guest pass in return for this post and any other reviews.


iT'Z Unlimited Buffet of Pizzas, Pastas, Salads, Baked Potatoes, Soups, and Desserts.
Unlimited Coca Cola Fountain Drinks
1 Game of Bowling (based on 15 mins per game)
Bowling Shoe Rental is included
A Savings of Over 40% off Regular Price!



Click here to get a great $10 Deal at iT'Z - includes Game of Bowling, Shoes, Buffet, & Beverage.
Link for Tickets purchased valid for Willowbrook, TX location only!

Click here to get a great $10 Deal at iT'Z - includes Game of Bowling, Shoes, Buffet, & Beverage.
Link for Tickets purchased valid for Pasadena, TX location only!


Must be used by 2/28/14 or they will be void and can not be refunded!



BONUS FOR Pasadena Location - ONE FREE MONKEY JUMP RIDE with this coupon http://www.itzusa.com/eblast/140131_KEF/140131_coupon_PAS.jpg


 




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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

#BlingBox Review/BlingSting Giveaway



***Disclosure - No compensation received. I will receive a BlingSting in exchange for this review.