Food Coma Ahead: My New Favorite Holiday Recipes #AmericasRecipes

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It's my favorite (and most delicious) time of the year!

Preparing holiday meals is an extremely important tradition in my family -- it has been since I was a little girl. During the holiday season, we'd always make tons of moro or locrio (Rice mixed with either beans, corn, meat etc.) and baked goods for our extended family. I used to love the smell of everything browning and bubbling in the oven. I still do. 

BedGear For The Holidays!


The holidays are times when family come together to enjoy each others company. It's also when many kids write their lists to Santa and request the year's hottest devices, toys, and clothes. But what about giving them something that you're sure they'd use each and every night when they sleep? That's where the Bedgear BG-X Kids Crush Performance Pillow comes in!

SOUFEEL Charm Bracelets make the perfect Gift!


We're at the final countdown to Christmas and many of you are still running around the city trying to find the perfect gift. If you aren't running around the city, then you're sitting on your behinds clicking away on the computer. If you're shopping for a beautiful charm bracelet at an AFFORDABLE price, then check out SOUFEEL!

Recipes from My Culinary Experience with Wonderful Pistachios! #GetCrackin


I Love trying and creating new recipes, though I am one of the pickiest eaters around! Being invited to attend a Culinary class with the Lovely MomTrends and a few lovely bloggers, I couldn't wait to see what fun was in store. Let me tell you a bit of my experience and I'll have 2 fun recipes using Wonderful Pistachios for you below!

Little Me Holiday Party Recap and Giveaway!


Lately, Winter has been feeling like Spring here in NYC. That being said, this past Saturday was the PERFECT day to check out the newest Little Me Collections at Lord & Taylor! Just like the Little Me Easter event back in March, this Holiday party was set to be a great afternoon. Complimentary pictures with Santa Clause,Complimentary monogramming (with every Little me purchase), Music by DJ Outsiders, Treats, and a Bobbi Brown Cosmetic makeover (for mom) awaited us there.

Recipe: Santa's Snow Covered Reindeer Poop!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BIGSeason #BigLots


I can't believe the holidays are here.  It's as if the year flew by.  What better way to get into the holiday spirit with your family than by shopping and creating fun recipes.  Now don't let the title fool you, this recipe tastes amazing. I'm going to show you how we get ready for the holidays and teach you how to make Santa's Snow Covered Reindeer Poop treats.  This Holiday Treat recipe super easy to make and if you have a fun family, they'll love it!

#SendCheer with Snoopy's Cookie Jar by Teleflora ! #Giveaway



Do you love flowers? Do you love Snoopy? Do you love cookies? If you answered yes to all 3 then you're going to love this amazing giveaway we have planned for you today


All They want for Christmas is A Brand New Phone!


How would you like a new smart phone this Christmas? Well today just might be your lucky day. The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Elevate, priced at $99.99 (plus tax) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ quad-core processor and features a 2,000mAh battery

Is The HP Envy All-In-One Printer Under Your Tree Yet?

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. #NeverRunOut


If you read our Black Friday/Cyber Monday post, I mentioned that we won an HP Envy 5660 from an HP giveaway and immediately shipped away and gifted our competitor branded printers! Why did we do that? Because the HP Envy All-In One printers are just that cool. Let Me Tell you why you need and HP Envy under YOUR tree this year...

It's Never Who We Love, It's How We Do It. #HowWeFamily

Disclosure: I have received information from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #HowWeFamily #IC #AD


TYLENOL® is a trusted brand in our home. They help make us feel better when we are sick. This holiday season, TYLENOL® is going to celebrate all families and how they come together during this special time of the year. Did you know that nothing has mattered to TYLENOL® most than the well-being of our families? Yea, They've cared for us for over 60 years! To Celebrate families, TYLENOL® came up with the #HowWeFamily program. Let's learn more about it shall we?

Fun with the Polaroid Z2300

Disclosure: I received a Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera for review in exchange for my honest opinion. As with all my posts, my opinions are 100% honest and our own. This Post may Contain affiliate links. #PolaroidZ2300


Anytime I hear the name Polaroid, I remember a camera with NO play back of the Digital image that would spit out a picture which you'd probably shake to see. Well now in 2015, those days are LONG GONE! Check out all the fun we had testing the Polaroid Z2300...

The LeapTV is Only $59!

Disclosure: I received a LeapTV Console for Free in exchange for our honest and unbiased review. I purchased additional games on my own. Opinions stated in this post are 100% honest and my own. 


I've wanted the LeapTV for my daughter ever since I saw the prototype. It's seriously an amazing game console for your small child. The recommended age on the box says 3 to 8. However, children just a little younger and even a little older still enjoy playing with the LeapTV (depending on the game). We set it up for game play during our Sofia the first play date and it was a hit here's what we thought...

Time to let the GloWubble Shine!

Disclaimer: This is a Sponsored Post. I received this GloWubble ball for review, as well as, financial compensation in exchange for my honest opinion. As with all my posts, our opinions are 100% honest and our own. This post may contain affiliate links. #GloWubble


Two Wubble Reviews back to back? Oh Yes! We LOVE the Wubble brand. It's like they keep reinventing new ways to make their wubble more awesome. We just reviewed the WubbleX and last year we showed you The original Amazing Wubble Ball... Now It's time for the GloWubble to shine!

WubbleX Anti-Gravity Ball Review!

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So last year, Gabriella had the awesome chance of helping daddy and I review The Amazing Wubble Bubble Ball. We LOVE that bubble ball and a year later it is still perfect! We have luckily NOT had to replace it. When I got the opportunity to review the new WubbleX and the GloWubble (coming soon), I jumped at it!

Get some Great Gifts on Cyber Monday with HP and Overstock.com!

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. 


I know a whole bunch of you went out in the crazy hectic madness of Black Friday to find the greatest deals possible. Those deals are sometimes what helps many people provide a very happy and exciting Holiday for their family. I, however, am not the type to stand in line for hours on a Friday.... But, you CAN catch me glued to my computer on Cyber Monday!!

Thanksgiving Toddler Fashion Featuring Stride Rite Juniper Boot!

Disclaimer: I received these complimentary products in exchange for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was provided. As with all my posts, our opinions are 100% honest and our own. 

Stride Rite Juniper Boot


I love holidays. Not only because of the togetherness, but because I get to dress up my little fashion doll! Thanksgiving fashion is all about fall colors. What better way to dress my Toddler doll than to throw in some browns, pops of Pink and a simple beige? Check out what she wore and How Stride Rite's Medallion Collection Juniper Boot was the perfect footwear.

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War! #ComingSoon


I am SUCH a Marvel Baby! I love Marvel with a passion and have seriously become so obsessed that I'm willing to compromise with a Half Harry Potter / Marvel Avengers Cake for our future wedding lol. Now, have you heard of the amazing New Movie coming out Next May? It's Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War! Here's some Insight about it...

De’Longhi MultiFry Event Recap!

Disclaimer: We were invited to this event as media. All attendees received a Gift bag at location and a Multifryer via Snail Mail.



Two weeks ago, I was invited to join on on a fun hands-on cooking demonstration with the De'Longhi brand! We got to sample delicious, very easy-to-prepare food made in the MultiFry, De'Longhi's newest counter-top cooking innovation. Check out the fun we had...

Let's Swim and Play with Captain McFinn! (App Review)

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.


Have you ever heard of Captain McFinn? In case you haven't, Captain McFinn & Friends is the brand that helps children become good people. (Don't worry... Your parenting is still the #1 best!) The brand's popular app is called Captain McFinn's Swim & Play and I want to tell you what we thought of it!

Storytime with Taye Diggs and The Moms!

Disclaimer: We were invited to this event as media. All attendees received a P.S. By Aeropostale gift card as well as a Back Pack filled with goodies. All opinions are 100% honest and mine.

Last Wednesday, The MOMS hosted another signature MAMARAZZI event! The event was hosted at the New P.S. by Aeropostale section of the Aeropostale store down in Times Square. We were going to mingle, look, shop, and meet one the Handsome man with the stunning smile, that is... TAYE DIGGS!

Love cooking? Learn all about Love Cooking Company Products!


Love Cooking Company has set out with a mission to make baking a simple task. Partnered with some great names in the baking and entertainment industries, Love has crafted bakeware that helps you easily achieve the best-looking baked goods on the table, from filled cakes to bite-size desserts and more. 

Survival of the Cold & Flu with VICKS! #Giveaway

Disclaimer: I was Invited to this event as media. All attendees received a Gift bag. 


Back in September, we were invited to a Vicks Sweet Dreams Adventure media event at Books Of Wonder in NYC. We got to check out some new Vicks products like the SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier & Smart Temp Bluetooth thermometer (<< Oh, I'm Giving one of these away), as well as some old favorites. 

A #SubscriptionBox Designed for Your Master Builder!

Do you have a LEGO lover in your house? If so, this is going to be the perfect Subscription for you to keep the inspiration flowing and achieve master-builder status! 

BrickSwag is box full of LEGO-themed merchandise that arrives in the mail just for your builder. It even arrives with their name on the package.

Meet the most Comfortable Bra ever and some Stylish Headbands!


Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 10+ styles and even come in 50+ fashion colors and patterns. There is also a full size that fits the likes of you and I! (38-42D).

My First Encounter with Memorable Nurses and a #Giveaway!

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% honest and all mine! @Pampers #ThankYouNurses



As we were growing up, my mother would always make sure our health was Top-Notch!  I never really encountered any nurses unless I went to my routine check up. Everyone ALWAYS remembers their doctors, but what about their nurses? I encountered SO many wonderful nurses the day I checked into the hospital to have my beautiful baby girl. Here's how I remember them...



DIY Puffy Paint Hearing Aides for Dolls ! #Tutorial


As many of you know, my daughter wears hearing aides for her Sensorineural Bilateral hearing loss. At 4 months old, she was given her hearing aides. She is now 2 years old (turning 3 in January) and still has trouble Keeping it in. It's extremely hard to find dolls that "wear" hearing aides in stores and I find it very sad so help my daughter feel comfortable in her own skin through her toys, I decided to draw hearing aides on her dolls using puffy paint! Now on to what many of you have requested... A (Video) tutorial of how to give puffy paint hearing aides to your child's dolls using puffy paint.

Como Escoger El Pavo Perfecto! #MetiendoLaCuchara #EnEspanol

Disclaimer: Estoy participando en una campaña de Que Rica Vida de parte de Sverve. Recibiré pagos por cada ves que vean el vídeo. #MetiendoLaCuchara


Escoger el pavo perfecto puede ser un poco agobiante: Desde saber que tamaño es suficiente para tu familia, si lo escoges fresco o congelado. Y hasta como marinarlo. Pero con los consejos de estas amigas de Metiendo la Cuchara, la nueva serie de quericavida.com, te daren una mano.Chequea el video Mas Adelante...

It's a MomTrends Holiday! #MTHoliday

Disclaimer: I was invited to this event as Media. I was not monetarily compensated, however we did receive a free gift for attending. The opinions portrayed in this post are 100% honest and all mine. #MTHoliday


It was my 2nd MomTrends Holiday Event and it was obviously a "can't miss it" event. A look into the hottest and newest Gorgeous Fashion, fun crafts, Dolls, Toys, Books, Bedding, and so much more! It was wonderful to meet new brands as well as veteran brands from MomTrends Events Past.

It's time to let them Bluum! #SubscriptionBox



Sign up for Bluum.com today and receive a monthly shipment of the best-reviewed mom & baby care products. Decide between a surprise box or choose your own products each month on bluum.com.

Nintendo Wii U : It's Super Mario Everything!

Disclaimer: Nintendo provided us with the below mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% Honest, my own, and are not influenced in any way. Our experiences may differ from your own! #NintendoPartner

 
It's Nintendo time. I'm so excited to have been given the opportunity to work with Nintendo on a fun holiday campaign where I get to review the amazing Nintendo Wii U. We received the Nintendo Wii U: Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Edition, Super Mario Maker, & 30th Anniversary Super Mario Bros.: Mario Classic Color amiibo! Let me tell you that it brought back a lot of nostalgic memories.

The Great Big Toys"R"Us Book of Awesome has Arrived for 2015!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Toys"R"Us. Any opinions on our part are 100% honest and our own.

 
My daughter sees it as a Big Toy Book to just look at, but mamma knows what's up. I was able to obtain 2 copies of the special, interactive edition of The Great Big Toys"R"Us Book of Awesome and this family was a happy one.

Flashback Friday: Disney's Frozen Themed Party Ideas


Disclaimer: I'd Like to give a special thanks to the different companies that provided us with different snacks, drinks and even the outfits to make this party amazing! All Ideas are my own and I'm happy to share it with you. 

 It's Flashback Friday! I wanted to give you some insight on how we decorated a fun, cute, and SUPER SIMPLE Frozen Birthday Party. The Main Frozen party decorations consisted of Blues, Whites, & Silver. Our main character decorations were Elsa and Olaf. Here's how else we decorated...

Gifts For Her: NuMe Signature Dryer

Disclaimer: I received these complimentary products in exchange for my honest opinion. This Post contains Affiliate links. As with all my posts, our opinions are 100% honest and our own.  

 
Aside from my smile and personality, my hair is one of my greatest features! She's hard to tame at times, but oh so versatile when I want to try new styles (or when it cooperates) I'm very skeptical when it comes to hair products, but I've heard nothing but good things about NuMe. Here's what I thought about their Signature Dryer...

GRAB THE TISSUE... Walt Disney Pictures' On!

Note: SPOILERS AHEAD
If you Haven't seen The Lion King, Big Hero 6, Inside Out, Beauty & the Beast, Pocahontas, or Toy Story 3 then please be aware that this post does contain Spoilers!


The Lion King, Big Hero 6, Frozen, UP, Wall-E, Tinkerbell and the legend of the Neverbeast, Toy Story 3, Dumbo, Bambi.... What do all of these and many other Walt Disney Movies have in common? They tug at your heartstrings and make you cry like a baby!

Super Simple Tips to prepare for Holiday Season con La Familia! #Giveaway

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaysConFamilia #CollectiveBias


The Holidays are upon us! It's my absolute favorite time of the year. In our Latin culture, We look forward to family get-together with Coquitos for the adults, Asopao, and Flan for desert! It's a time for tradiciones y nostalgia. Here are some Tips to get ready for the holiday season and the guests who shall be joining you.

Simple Tips to Keep your Kids WARM on Halloween!


Here in NYC, the weather is set to be Partly Sunny with a High temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit on Halloween. In my books that is definitely some cold weather business. I know some of you feel like "hey, I paid money for that costume so EVERYONE will see it" or even "I didn't spend 4 hours making that costume so that it can be hidden under a coat!" If either of those are you I feel your pain, but DON'T let your kids suffer the harsh winds just to show off an expensive costume that's probably 50% off right now. Here's some tips to keep your child warm while still showing off the costume...

Stride Rite's Snoot gives Sneakers the Boot!

Stride Rite Snoot


As the seasons start to change and the summer clothes get put away, we must start to think of the footwear that's going to keep our toes nice and toasty. No Frost Bites Here! Stride Rite thought of a genius idea to combine a sneaker and a boot together. I know what you're thinking... What is that even called? Well my friends, Sneaker + Boot = Stride Rite Snoot!

Yup, She's wearing BOY shoes!


You've read that right people. My daughter IS wearing boy shoes according to the packaging, some stores, and Society. Are you asking why I would purchase "boy shoes" for my toddler girl? I'll tell you... 

Energizer EcoAdvanced Batteries: Breath new Life into an Old Doll!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias


As a blogger, we tend to get many toys around the holiday season. Most require a whole bunch of batteries. We can search everywhere for Eco friendly options that are long lasting and only 1 brand will be the chosen one. Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ AA and AAA batteries are Energizer's highest performing, most responsible alkaline batteries; by using longer lasting and reliable batteries, we'll use fewer batteries, create less waste and have less impact on the planet!

The Most Popular LEGO®, K’NEX, and PleyWorld Products are Available Now Through Pley!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

 Have you been searching the toy store shelves for the perfect LEGO®, K’NEX, or PleyWorld product for the little builder in your world? Sometimes, it can be tough to shell out the cash for something you know will only be played with once, and will spend the rest of its life collecting dust. Pley is the perfect solution. They have all the coolest toys kids love, and since the subscriptions start at just $25 a month, it's a win-win for the whole family. Here are some of the most popular products available now at Pley: 

Chuck E. Cheese's New Pizza is Toddler Approved!

Disclaimer: One of the Lovely Reps for Chuck E. Cheese provided us with a Gift Certificate to taste the new Pizza Recipe. However, all opinions are 100% honest and all mine.


We are Chuck E. Cheese Pizza fanatics. We love to head there whenever we get the chance or even when we just want a pizza pie to go. When we got invited to check out Chuck E. Cheese's new pizza recipe, we didn't hesitate to say yes. I mean, they were claiming to have beaten Pizza Hut's Thin & Crispy pepperoni pizza in a national taste test.

Let's Play All Day with Elmo & Playskool!

Disclaimer: We were invited to this event as media. All attendees received a Gift bag. All opinions about the products or event are 100% honest and all my own.



Last week, Gabby and I joined Playskool and Sesame Street at the Crosby Hotel in NYC for a super cute Play All Day Elmo Celebration! Elmo toys have always been the most adorable, interactively fun, and playful plush toys on the market. (Remember Tickle Me Elmo?) Well, it's no surprise that the new Play All Day Elmo is the most playful Elmo toy to date.

A Sofia The First Themed Letter Writing Party!

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Disney Junior . However, all ideas, opinions, and fun are entirely genuine and 100% mine!


School's in session! Aside from Mom & Dad, kids need a royal break too. Whether kids are in daycare, preschool , or grade school it gets a little harder to plan playdates. After finally setting the perfect date that worked for both mommy and kiddos, our Sofia the First party / #DearSofia Play date was set to be an enchanted event.

DIY Halloween BOO Kits Tutorial and Spooky Treat Recipes with MARS/Wrigley!

Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOitForward #CollectiveBias


Hey Everyone, It's almost Halloween!! What better way to get everyone in the spirit than by crafting "BOO kits" for your neighbors and Haunted Graham Houses decorated in Wrigley Candy. Why not have a yummy float using your favorite Mini Soda after all that crafting. You can even enter to win $1000 Walmart eGift Card!  I'm here to show you how...