Sears #MasDeLoTuyo Gives Back To Those You Love

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This is a compensated collaboration with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts are my own.   I remember being very young, probably around 5 or 6 years old, when I started to notice my grandpa's generosity. He would always, always makes sure either my sister and I were OK after a long day at work. His day would begin early... 4:30am or 5am, to take the bus to work and he … [Read more...]

The Scent Of The Season #FebrezeFall

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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze. All thoughts are my own. Living in Los Angeles, the Fall season lacks a bit. I remember my time on the East Coast, and Fall was my absolute favorite. I loved the cute fashions, the boots, the sights of leaves changing and most of all... and I know I have said this MANY times... but the scents. Oh, I can just sit and remember all those … [Read more...]

A Birthday Meant For A Princess

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Birthdays are always special, but there's something magical about spending it at The Happiest Place on Earth. Every year, on Sofia's birthday, we let her stay home from school and she gets to pick what we do for her special day. This year, she wanted to make it extra special, and so did we. Ever since her bestie got a Bibbity Bobbity Boutique makeover at Disney Social Media Moms, she's been … [Read more...]

Our Vacation: Beaches and #GoodFunForAll

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Vacation… we all want it. We all NEED it. I know I did. My family and I have very packed schedules for most of the year, so for the past couple years we make time the week before school begins again to go away together and just do nothing but be together. This year, we lucked out, and had a beach house that was no further than 15 paces from the sand. It was HEAVEN.   We lived in our … [Read more...]

Holding Onto Girlhood #BarbieProject

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This is a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own. There's something bittersweet about kids birthdays. I love watching Sofia's glee and excitement every single birthday. Her anticipation of being showered with attention on the anniversary of her birth is something she looks forward to every year. But, each year, I look at my amazing girl in wonder: how could she be growing up so fast? Wasn't it … [Read more...]

etnies Kids Shoes For Back To School

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This is a sponsored post for etnies. All thoughts are my own. Tucked away in a pocket of suburbia, I found myself in Lake Forest at the etnies headquarters in Orange County. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staff at etnies, who were very attentive, patient and understanding of all the fellow moms and kids. etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated footwear and apparel … [Read more...]

Whatever It Takes: Words From My Husband #GoodNeighbor

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Picture this. Waking up everyday at 6am with a sense of total and utter dismay. The routine was always the same: shower, wake everyone, drop off the kiddo at preschool, park, take the Red Line to downtown, get off, walk to work...slowly. At the office, try to keep "busy" but each file that hits your desk produces a hive or two. Once the clock hits 5pm, run out to make the commute home, pick up … [Read more...]

Getting ready for Halloween at Knott’s Scary Farm

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Fall is coming and that means the Halloween celebrations are just around the corner. Typically on Halloween I dress in something scary or my favorite villain (last year I was The Joker) and go to my friend's house to scare people as they come to the door to get their treats. But this year I will be the one getting scared because I'm planning on going to Knott's Scary Farm. I was recently … [Read more...]

Little Lies We Tell And A Slushee To Drool For #TampicoIsColor

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It's August, the heat is soaring here and we are counting down the days til school is back in. Oh wait, did I say we? I meant me! Ha. I know, I know... I'm supposed to be treasuring every second but I can't keep up the facade....I celebrate back to school! Which brings me to my next two posts over at the Tampico is Color blog that I shared I would be a part of this summer.   6 … [Read more...]