Friday, October 31, 2014

YOU'RE INVITED: Pampers #RegaloDeAmor Twitter Party

Pampers ”Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party Invite

Join Us for Pampers’ “Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party #RegaloDeAmorPampers

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

Babies experience your love in many different ways – and those precious moments you share with your little one make every day special and worth remembering. Pampers believes that when babies feel comforted and protected, all they feel is the love you have for them. Now, moms and babies can enjoy Pampers Swaddlers through size 6!

Join Pampers Latino and Latina Mom Bloggers on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6pm PST/9pm EST for a Twitter party to celebrate the love we feel for babies and all of the precious moments you and baby share together. We’ll be joined by KLVE’s morning radio show host, Argelia Atilano and DIY expert and author, Kathy Cano Murillo (aka The Crafty Chica) who will be sharing tips and ideas on how you can capture and document those special moments of love.

Twitter Party Details:

What: Pampers’“Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST
Where: Twitter
Hashtag: #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Who to Follow:

Co-Hosts:  @queenofswag4u, @mamalatina, @sassymamainla, @rockinmama, @pattiecordova

Moderators: @LatinaMomBlogs, @LatinoMarketing, @JollyMom

Brand: @PampersLatinoUS

Special Guests: @argelia_atilano @CraftyChica


Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners:

  • Prize 1: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $50 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

  • Prize 2: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $100 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

  • Prize 3: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book & Mini iPad (RV: $250.00)

  • Prize 4: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book, and Canon T5 DSLR Camera (RV $499)

RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules 
RSVP: To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @PampersLatinoUS and RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Step into Flavor with Frontier Soups - Product Review

I am a huge advocate of making your own food. I don't really treat my family to "fast food". I cook daily and to be honest, I often run out of ideas when I make dinner. I'll recycle some recipes during the week, and for the most part it's not having all ingredients you need to make a hearty meal or in this case, soup.

With Frontier 100% All Natural Homemade in Minutes Soups, you'll find that making these not only feed a family of 4 quite easily, you need minimal ingredients to add in. 

"From hearty bean soups to chili, chowders and more delicate varieties, Frontier Soups offers soup for all seasons and every appetite! All ingredients are of the finest quality and contain no salt, MSG or preservatives. The mixes are available in fine specialty food and gift stores throughout the country or by mail order directly from the company."
I received a very lovely package from Green Moms Meet and Frontier Soups!

 I received some lovely soup flavors, I decided to test out one of their more popular flavors "South of the Border Tortilla Soup"

South of the Border Tortilla Soup | via Frontier Soups

The soup mix includes the following inside the package:

Our tortilla soup mix is a sure-fire winner! Zesty Mexican spices, quick cooking dehydrated black beans, peppers and sweet corn are the base for this Southwestern specialty. Add chicken, salsa, and tortilla chips to finish. Our top seller!  Soup so good, you’ll want to host a party.

Tortilla Soup Mix Ingredients:

Dehydrated black beans, corn, red and green pepper, onion, garlic, epazote and chili spices. No added salt, preservatives or MSG.

To make the soup, all you need to have on hand are the following ingredients: 

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded precooked chicken breast
  • 12 ounces salsa
  • Recommended Garnish: 4 ounces tortilla chips, crumbled (a thicker chip works best) or tortilla strips
I followed their simple instructions and this is what I came up with!

Per their recommendation I made crispy, crunchy Tortilla strips! I used corn tortillas and cut them diagonally, and deep fried them. I topped each soup bowl with tortilla strips and my husband and boys were very pleased with the flavors!

I'm usually not a fan of prepackaged food, or mixes. I always feel like I need to add salt, or other ingredients to get to our desired liking and sometimes they're pre-seasoned, making for oversalting or overseason errors. But with Frontier Soups, the flavor levels were so on point I had to just add salt and it was perfect! 

Would you like to find out more about Frontier Soups? Get all the info you need by checking them out on Twitter, Facebook and the Frontier Soup site.

If you like what you see and read, try Frontier Soups for yourself! They're offering a GREAT promotion on the MomsMeet site as well!

Grab a six-pack of Frontier Soups most popular savings for only $28.80 (a $36 value, you save $7.20!)

Mom's Meet Exclusive! Save 20% on our Mom's Meet Soup Mix 6-Pack and get FREE SHIPPING!

The Mom's Meet Soup Mix 6-Pack includes:

  • Connecticut Cottage Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
  • Little Schoolhouse Alphabet Soup Mix
  • Mississippi Delta Tomato Basil Soup Mix
  • Florida Sunshine Red Pepper Corn Chowder Mix
  • West Coast Kale and Quinoa Vegetable Soup Mix
  • South of the Border Tortilla Soup Mix

Offer good thru Dec. 31 2014

Note: This is an exclusive offer only available to Green Mom's Meet members. 

***Disclaimer:  I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.***

Take the KUPP' Challenge

I have a huge issue with my kids (and husband *eye roll*) and it's their incessant need to leave a collection of cups around the house. On the study desk, in their room, on top of their dressers. Mind you, these cups could very well be in their OWN room, and they'll still say, "Not mine, mom!" 

Well, not to be outdone. I was pleasantly surprised when I was chosen to review the KUPP'! 

What is KUPP'?

  • The Kupp' is a 6 oz glass outfitted with a colorful silicone sleeve.  
  • It is is specifically designed for children ages 3-10.
  • The firm grip and silicone sleeve helps to protect the glass from damage while providing a safe  toxic free vessel to drink from.
  • It is made in the USA using imported glass, all materials are sourced from environmentally friendly manufacturers that adhere to EU and US standards.
  • The glass is recyclable, certified lead and cadmium free, and is made from a pure soda-lime formula.  
  • It is dishwasher safe.
  • The grip-friendly silicone sleeve is BPA/BPS free and made with medical and food grade silicone. 
What did I think?

They're great for small little hands! My teenagers thought the portion of the liquid in the KUPP' was not enough. But to be honest, they could drink an entire pitcher of juice on their own if I allowed them to drink from HUGE cups. I told them that until they could clean up after themselves they'd have to have their KUPP' and I put their name on them. My 6 year old thought it was the greatest thing ever, my husband didn't enjoy having a KUPP' with his name on it, but he's notorious for using 4 cups a day and leaving them everywhere!

I think the portion of liquid is perfect for younger kids. If there was an 8-10 oz. size, I'd definitely pick it up for my teens and MAYBE the husband! 

The design is sleek and trendy, the colors are perfect and they're also so practical! 

Are you and your family ready for to take the KUPP' Challenge?

Learn about KUPP' on Twitter or Facebook and follow them on Pinterest!

***Disclaimer:  I received this product for free from the sponsor of Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer.  As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  The opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.***

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cascade Platinum - Another Shining Review

***Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.***

In my last post for Cascade I had a super awesome party with friends and family. Why? So I could show them all how the power of Cascade Platinum, makes even the biggest and worse a cinch to have sparkling like new in no time. But in typical me fashion, I couldn't just tell one set of friends and family, so I took it upon myself to host another party and SHOW everyone else I knew about the wonders of Cascade

I created this awesome recipe for French Toast I had never tried before, they were rich and crispy and heavenly. You know what the best part was? NOT having to wash off all that left over syrup and butter. I let #CascadeShiningReviews do all the work for me! This way, I could entertain guests by really getting in depth, asking them about their worst nightmare pot and pan stories. Boy, there were plenty!

For dessert, I decided to top off our brunch with a brownie creation, I knew for sure would make it the toughest, most persistent grease on a pan one would want to deal with, just to make a point! 

I took an ordinary brownie and turned it extraordinary, extraordinarily greasy and messy! My guests were're CRAZY! This will need to be soaked and scrubbed off, you can't possibly think that you'll just be able to toss it into the dishwasher and forget about it, right?

Wrong! Look at that!! Everyone grabbed it to make sure it was the same pan, and I didn't do a bait and switch in the dishwasher! They wanted to know HOW it was possible:

  • Nearly half (46%) of survey respondents believe that skipping the pre-wash will lead to dirtier dishes. When in reality, breaking this habit – and skipping pre-wash – along with using Cascade Platinum, will help them achieve the ultimate clean and sparkle every time.
  • Two-thirds (65%) of survey respondents organize their dishwashers just like their closets – with everything stacked in its rightful spot.
  • Almost half (42%) of respondents have actually gone so far as to re-load the dishwasher after their family goes to bed because they did not think their family member(s) did it right the first time.
  • More than half (56%) of respondents load their dishwashers after each meal.
  • The majority of survey respondents (57%) cringe at the thought of hosting a party because of spotted wine glasses.
  • So if people stop pre-washing, how would they spend all that time they’ve saved? Almost half of those surveyed (46%) said they’d spend it shopping on line.
"Cascade Platinum’s superior technology achieves a clean so powerful it eliminates the need to pre-wash or pre-rinse dishes and even helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. Its advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine. Cascade Platinum is available at mass merchandise outlets, grocery retailers, home improvement stores and e-retail sites throughout the U.S. For a limited time, try Cascade Platinum risk-free. For more details on this offer; information on the Cascade family of products; and to post Cascade Platinum product reviews after using it in combination with skipping the pre-wash, visit|

Then we turned it into a BIG Party!

Want to experience what Cascade Platinum has to offer? Well, here's your chance! I'm offering one (1) lucky winner the opportunity to win a Prize Pack from Cascade! It's simple, enter below:

What will your Prize Pack include?
  • 1 Pack of Cascade Platinum
  • 1 Bottle of Cascade Rinse Aid
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Wine Topper
  • Sugar Sifter

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Best Buy Holiday Gift Guide - 2014 #GoProatBestBuy

***Disclaimer: 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.***

"Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life."

The latest line of GoPro cameras are hitting your local Best Buy just in time for the holidays! With all the cool options and features these cameras have to offer, your gift is sure to be a hit! This GoPro holiday gift guide will not only inform you, but probably entice you to buy yourself a GoPro camera for yourself. Check out the cool new features below:

  • GoPro HERO4 Black: The most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.
  • GoPro HERO4 Silver: The first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.
  • GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.
  • 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates.

New action cameras unveiling soon and the full line will be available at all Best Buy stores. This launch comes in time for gadget guru’s, adventure seekers and family memory makers to upgrade to the latest technology or add them to their holiday wish list. Best Buy will also have the latest accessories and mounts to help you capture immersive footage of the moments that matter most.

Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Have you taken the Zevia Challenge - Make the Switch! - Review

For those of you that have been following along, you'll know that I'm a BIG fan of Zevia. I've reviewed them in the past and I've expressed how much I enjoy this zero calorie soda! 

Here's just a few of the reasons why I like Zevia so much -

Just the facts -
• Zevia Zero Calorie Soda is sweetened naturally with a unique blend
of high purity Stevia (grown right here in the US!) and Monk Fruit.
• Zevia comes in 15 different flavors, including Ginger Root Beer,
Strawberry, Cherry Cola, and many more.
• This soda contains no calories, sugar or artificial sweeteners.
• No worries! It’s totally Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten-Free!
• The retail price for a 6-pack of Zevia ranges from $3.99 to $5.99.

15 flavors? There is NO way you'd get bored! 

Coming from a HUGE hispanic family, where family gatherings at least 3 times a month are the norm, you can't find Zevia in an ice chest. I always make sure to take a few six packs. When family asks, "What are you drinking?" i'm ready with all my answers and I can usually get most of them to try and say, "These are REALLY good!"

I always keep Zevia in the freezer because I like them ice cold! I have a six pack in the pantry at all times ready to get popped into the freezer. Where do you keep your Zevia? 

While you tell me all the creative and delicious ways you drink Zevia, either at home or on the go, why not let Zevia know as well?

You can find Zevia on -

I received this product for free from the sponsor of
the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC,
who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a
Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agree to use this product
and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group

LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

Money Mailer - The Next Generation of Savings!

***Disclosure: I am participating in this campaign as a member of  The Niche Parent Network & Conference Network & Conference in partnership with Money Mailer. All opinions are my own.***

Here is a statistic that will blow your mind -

"92% of consumers use coupons, 60% use printable coupons" provided me with some great Couponing Craze Statistics, I believe it, too. I've been extreme couponing for a little over a year and so far I've been able to save my family thousands of dollars in just 12 months. 

I will share with you some of the most effective ways to save! You don't need to be extreme to be able to achieve maximum savings! 

Coupon Tips for Moms & Dads:

  • Budget - Make a budget and be sure to stick to it. Whether it's a daily, weekly or monthly budget it will help keep your spending on track!
  • Keep receipts - Most grocery stores and even large convenience/drug stores will show you how much you saved right on the receipt. 
  • Study Grocery Ads - It may sound daunting, but getting a sense of what sale is going to yield the highest savings makes sense. If your mail carrier doesn't deliver the weekly store ads, go online. Most stores will provide you with their current ad, and some will even post into the following week.
  • Stack your coupons - What is a coupon stack? It's very simple. Did you see a great advertised deal on your grocers weekly ad? Did the ad also provide you with a store coupon? Why not check out your Sunday newspaper and use a simple coupon database to locate a Manufacturer Coupon. You'll get your items under the ad sale price, plus, in store savings and a manufacturer coupon. What would normally cost you $4 a piece has now cost you $4 for 10! 
  • Shop Managers Specials - Does your family eat a lot of protein like mine? Head on over to the meat department (typically before ads end, which is Tuesday or Sunday) and look for any packaged meat that has a "Reduced"  or "Manager's Special" sticker. You'll be able to score great deals on meat, and if you freeze it properly you'll have protein for the entire month!
  • Check online for special promo or free shipping codes when making purchases online, also use sites like ebates and fat wallet to earn cash back on your purchases
  • Use to find coupons specifically detailed to work for local business and get great discounts on just about anything! From products, brands, services to restaurants.
Avoid these common mistakes:

  • Using coupons on things you don't really need
  • Not following specific size requirements and guidelines
  • Not using coupons on items that are already on sale
  • Missing out on stacking opportunities (see above for example)
  • Not reading the coupons fine print or having no knowledge of the store's policy has a great FREE app that you can download onto your phone for easy access to coupons and promo codes! If you sign up for their free service, they'll mail you a current packet with coupons that are specifically for your local zip code!

So, what are you waiting for? Start saving!

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Body Armor - The smart sports drink alternative - Review

What is Body Armor?
"BODYARMOR has more electrolytes than the leading sports drink, coconut water, and vitamins and contains NO artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. BODYARMOR is also low in sodium and high in potassium. Many of the top professional athletes have chosen BODYARMOR over all other sports drinks, including Andrew Luck, Richard Sherman, Mike Trout and James Harden – and Kobe Bryant is a major investor in the brand."
What you see above, is just a portion of what the brand Body Armor is and what they do. They provide athletes, young and old, a great alternative to the regular sports drinks we consume.

I don't know about you, but I'm sort of the queen of anything fitness or sports related. Why? Well, with three boys ranging from ages 14 to 6, they are ALL involved in some sport at any given time of year and I consider myself a pro when it comes to keeping them hydrated and keeping those little internal engines going as well.

My boys run the gamut when it comes to their likes and dislikes of foods or drinks. They can never agree, I have two that will eat or a drink a kitchen sink if I let them, and one who wouldn't touch certain foods or drinks even if I paid him a million dollars. 

Enter Body Armor with six delicious flavor you'll be sure to entice even the pickiest of the picky. My 12 year old is "King Picky", he does not eat fruits OR vegetables. You're probably thinking, what kid doesn't like fruit? Vegetables we understand, but fruit? Yup. No fruit. No joke. When he saw the box of Body Armor, he immediately asked, "what is that?" "will I like it?" To which I replied honestly, "Probably not dude, it's fruit and it's healthy and good for you. You can try it and if you don't want it, I'll drink it." I don't sugar coat it, I know what he likes and doesn't like, and while he's not typically open to trying new things, I think puberty is helping expand his very small palette. He grabbed and bottle of Mixed Berry Body Armor, and said "This is good, I'll drink it" *jaw dropped*

My 14 year old is a freshman, and he's currently playing football. He asked if I had bought him any of his regular sports drink and I said "No, but I have something for you to try in the fridge" and he protested, you know, typical teenager, "why!!!???" He drank the Orange Mango flavor and said, "Oh man, this is good! It tastes just like Mango!! I'm gonna take three of these to practice with me tomorrow."

He had a game, so he was running out the door and I asked him if I could take a picture of him with his Body Armor and he said "Yeah, but not my face", typical. My six year old thought they were delicious, but that kid will try raw onion and garlic just to make sure he "likes it" (as he puts it). 

What did I think?

I have to tell you, in all honesty, I'm NOT a fan of the regularly consumed sports drinks. My kids enjoy them, but what kid doesn't? Right? They're everywhere, and that's really all they get after their games. So when I tell you that Body Armor is REALLY good, it's no lie. They go down smooth, you can taste the Coconut Water (which is a natural replenisher of electrolytes) and you don't get that massive salty after taste! I have to say though, that I haven't seen them in my local stores, and was surprised that they sell Body Armor locally, but in my local service stations only. I'd be REALLY happy if they got some shelf space at my local grocery stores, because I'd stock up on these for sure!

Body Armor, as I stated at the beginning is backed by many famous and popular athletes. While, I'm not big on believing any celebrity endorsements, I can tell you with certainty that Body Armor is going to be huge, even more than it is now! The drink is a smart alternative! I love that the flavors are legitimate, and not weird combinations! 

No Artificial Colors!

To say that I'll be hounding Body Armor at my local service stations, is an understatement. My boys loved them and I thought they were delicious! I'll be talking to the team mom's about Body Armor and we'll have to get the boys on the teams to try them out as well.

Finding Body Armor is EASY -

Start repinning, go find them and follow them on Pinterest
"Like" their page and tell them how much you like them on Facebook
Follow them on Twitter
Show them how much you love Body Armor, post a pic on their Instagram

Visit them on the web

***Disclaimer:  Powered by Sverve. Body Armor facilitated me with complimentary samples of their product for review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.***

Tienes un #BebeConRitmo? #BabyGotMoves? Join us!

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

Pampers and Pampers Latino are celebrating, que celebran? Tu #bebeconritmo, your #babygotmoves! Pampers wants to celebrate those special moments with baby! 

(Este es MI #bebeconritmo, ya no esta chiquito, pero todavia baila!)

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 the fun!

In my previous post, we discussed all things baby! We even asked you to participate. Participaste? Incluyiste un video de tu #bebeconritmo?

On Wednesday, October 3rd, Pampers aired the final mash-up video on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels. Let's find out if your video made the cut! I hope so, let's check out these cuties:

Did you enter my giveaway? Unfortunately, there could only be one winner. But guess what? You have another chance to win! Quieres ganar? 

Head on over to twitter and please join @Pampers, @PampersLatino and Latina Mom Bloggers for a #BebeConRitmo Twitter Party on October 7th from 9-10pm ET. There will be lots of fun prizes! To be eligible to win prizes, you must RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers

Participa con Pampers en la Fiesta Twitter #BebeConRitmo el martes 7 de Octubre de 9 a 10pm EST, donde veremos el popurri final de imagenes en video y hablaremos sobre esos alegres momentos de la maƱana.