Land Ho! Movie Review

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There are a few movies that make it out the 2014 LA Film Festivals that I can truly say I enjoyed watching, films like: Young Kieslowski, A Man From Reno, and Los Angeles  to name a few. By the same account, Land Ho!, Sony Pictures Classic newest release, is an uplifting and inspirational movie that keeps you laughing all the way from start to finish. The combined skills of co-writers/directors … [Read more...]

Wish I Was Here Movie Review

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Ten years ago, Zach Braff gave us "Garden State", and all us lost twenty somethings rejoiced cause it was like he was writing about us. Plus, let's not forget about that killer soundtrack...it made my heart was happy. Naturally, I was eagerly awaiting Zach to return to writing something again. Something that would scream to me- Hey! Let's have another cry and giggle together. Ten years later, Zach … [Read more...]

Love Is Strange Movie Review

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When I think about love, I think about my grandparents. When my grandfather had passed on, they had been married 54 yrs, together for over 56 and know each other their entire lives. I remember days on end when they would bicker about where to eat that evening or how my grandfather would make my grandmother laugh at his silly dances or jokes, just for her. Nothing about their life was extravagant, … [Read more...]

6 Things To Know About Planes: Fire & Rescue

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Last week, I went to DisneyToon Studios in Glendale, CA, to preview Planes 2: Fire & Rescue with a small group of writers. We were greeted by the very friendly Disney staff, and of course in true Disney fashion the halls did not disappoint. Decorated from top to bottom in brightly animated Fire & Rescue cut-outs, posters and displays. Just taking in the images and set-ups was enough to get … [Read more...]

The Honest Company: Honestly Good for the Whole Family

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We attended a media event for the purposes of this post. No compensation was received. Last week, I was able to participate in the launch of the much anticipate Honest Company products at Target. We gathered in the evening at City Target in Westwood and were greeted with very friendly Target and Honest staff, who gave all Target goers some super cute reusable totes. Definitely the cutest and … [Read more...]

The New 2015 Hyundai Sonata #NewSonata

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I was provided with travel and accommodations to test out the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata, however, all thoughts are my own. There are some great things happening in ... Alabama? Yes, you read that right! Montgomery, AL to be exact - the home of the Hyundai manufacturing plant where I got to see first hand how these cars are built.  The Montgomery plant, which started building cars in 2005 makes … [Read more...]

Lianna Grethel Makes Friends at Van Nuys Babies ‘R’ Us

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This is a sponsored post. On Saturday, June 28, 2014, more than 300 families gathered at Babies ‘R’ Us in Van Nuys, Calif., for a thrilling opportunity to meet Alarma TV’s host on the Estrella network, Lianna Grethel. I have to admit, I never anticipated such an action-packed afternoon. But, after learning that I would meet the internationally-popular host, model and actress, I, too, was … [Read more...]

Easy Turkey Apple Swiss Sandwich For Busy Moms #LolaTalks

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Being Latino and Oscar Mayer. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Summer has arrived and it is HOT. So hot, that cooking has become my least favorite activity to do.  My husband and I argue over who has to cook that night and whoever loses, grumbles (and sweats) to make whatever meal it is. Trust me, this is not how summer should be … [Read more...]

Top Toys For The Budding Fashionista

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This post was written as part of my collaboration with ebay. However, all thoughts are my own. When Sofia was born, her first gifts were clothes. Cute, tiny little sundresses for my tiny girl. I loved those tiny little dresses but I knew how impractical they were for a newborn. So, I went for simple and comfort often dressing her in cotton onesies or just a diaper. As a mom, fashion wasn't … [Read more...]

An Independence of My Own

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This post is brought to you by Hallmark. The first time I realized I was an adult, I cried. I was 22 years old and was, oh, thisclose to being evicted from my apartment due to a bad roommate, bad spending habits and well, just forgetting that, oh yea, I was supposed to be responsible. I cried because I knew at that moment that I wasn't ready to be an adult, but yet, there I was. Twenty Two. … [Read more...]