Stream Crystal Clear Sound With Chromecast Audio! @BestBuy @Chromecast #ad

    Our family lives life on a daily basis accompanied by the sounds of our favorite music and songs.  At any given time, we can be found listening to our favorite tunes around the house or with headphones on.  Add to that the fact that I have a teenager in the house and that tells you how important music is in our home.  That is why we are so excited about the new Google Chromecast Audio at Best Buy! It enables you to play music on your speakers, new or old, wirelessly from your phone, laptop or tablet.     Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, you can stream crystal clear hi res sound.  You can listen to your favorite songs on your speaker by using your phone to  play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home.  And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what's playing or draining your battery.  This is extremely convenient for me because I love to check my email and use … [Read more...]

Give Your Tween Or Teen The Perfect Gift This Season! #GiftingAudio #Giveaway #CBias #Ad

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingAudio #CollectiveBias    As my boys are getting older, I am realizing that it is getting harder and harder to pick just the right gifts to give them during the holidays.  My older son is now eleven and in middle school so he is trying to establish himself as an individual and is very vocal about what he likes and what he doesn't like.  On the other hand, his younger brother loves to sing and share with others his favorite tunes.  Gone are the days of just buying whatever toys are hot that season.  I now have to be more creative about their presents because I want them to know that I have been paying attention to their interests and hobbies.    Like most tweens and teens, our sons are very much into listening to music.  Most days, you will see them each with a pair of earphones on jamming to their  favorite tunes and playlists.  We are currently in the process of … [Read more...]

Shaila Durcal Sets Her Own Path With Her New Album! #ShailaDurcalWMAT @AccesoTotal #Sponsored

    Growing up in Spain afforded me the distinct pleasure of hearing some of the great Spanish singers and see them in concert when I lived over there.  One of the greats that stands out in my mind is legendary singer  Rocío Dúrcal.  Obviously, the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree because her daughter, Shaila Dúrcal, also has tremendous singing talent.    Shaila Dúrcal is back on the music scene and has recently completed a very personal album which sets her own path.  The singer-songwriter was inspired to create this album from her stories and experiences.  Her music resonates with a new sound and allows her fans to get more insight into who she is as a person and as an artist.    As Walmart’s Acceso Total Artist of the Month, Shaila Dúrcal is also treating her fans and listeners to a live performance and interview.  Acceso Total talks to Shaila about her famous mother, musical influences and working with her family. Don’t miss her one-on-one interview, exclusive live … [Read more...]

Luis Coronel Is Acceso Total Artist Of The Month! #LuisCoronelWMAT @accesototal #Giveaway #Ad

   This afternoon while I was working online and my son was playing video games, I was playing some Latin music in our living room.  Although my boys don't speak Spanish fluently, I am always playing Latin music in the car and in the house so they actually know the lyrics to a lot of popular Latino songs.  I love introducing my sons to music from their culture.     Over the past few months, I have seen a lot of photos on social media of some of my blogger colleagues who have had the pleasure of meeting singer-songwriter Luis Coronel.  I immediately became fascinated by his career when I learned that he has been very successful musically from a very young age.  Not only has his music already topped the billboard charts, but he has also won many distinguished awards.    It's no surprise that Luis Coronel is Walmart’s Acceso Total's artist-of-the-month!  Aside from singing, he loves to be able to share his music with his fans because he considers it as much of a dream come true to … [Read more...]

Celebrate The End Of The School Year With Your Favorite Musicals! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.    If any of you ever asked me what my favorite musical of all time is, my response would have to be Grease.  I can honestly say that I have watched this movie hundreds of times and can quote every part of the storyline.  It's just one of those feel good movies about young love and all of the trials and tribulations of being a teenager in high school.     There is just something about musicals that brings out the best in all of us.  Many schools use this time of the year to have shows which showcase their students' artistic abilities and to host performances that bring the entire school community together for one night.  My own son is currently rehearsing every single day for his upcoming school play where he will be playing a prince and engaging in quite a few musical numbers with the rest of his ensemble.     If you are an … [Read more...]

Unlock An Unexpected Dose Of Joy! #MusicToYourNose @GainLatino @Gain #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Gain. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.     Many people don't know a lot about the Bronx aside from what they have seen on television or in the movies.  This borough of New York City is often depicted in a less than favorable light and we don't get the credit that we deserve for being full of decent and hardworking people.  That is why I was so excited when I found out that Gain was coming to the Bronx to transform local neighborhood laundromats into something special.  I immediately knew that this would help to spread an unexpected dose of joy throughout our community!    This past Friday, I had the pleasure of meeting Bronx-born musician Leslie Grace, who has partnered with Gain, to showcase how art, music and culture collide to celebrate the launch of six community-decorated Laundromats throughout the Bronx, Spanish Harlem and Washington … [Read more...]

Let The Soul Doctor Soothe Your Soul! @SoulDoctor #Review

*This post was written by me on behalf of Culture Mom Media LLC.  I received complimentary tickets to review the show.  All opinions are 100% mine.    My love affair with Broadway began years ago when I took my class on a trip to see Les Miserables.  Everything about seeing a show live on stage absolutely enchanted me, from the bright lights to the beautiful costumes and beyond.  Since then, anytime I have the opportunity to go see a play, it excites me.     However, when I received news that I would have the chance to see Soul Doctor on Broadway, I wondered if I would be able to connect to the subject matter since I am not an overly religious person and I assumed that the show would be laden with boring religious overtones and connotations that I would not be able to relate to.  Nothing could have been further from the truth...    Soul Doctor tells the story of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach who is credited with being the father of popular Jewish music.  His ascent to this title … [Read more...]

Watch “Teen Beach Movie” On The Disney Channel! @DisneyChannelPR #TeenBeachMovie #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Disney Channel.  All opinions are 100% mine.    I have always been a big fan of beach movies.  When I was a kid, they would play reruns of old beach favorites featuring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello from the old Mickey Mouse Club.  It always looked like everyone was having such a great time and everyone was so young and good looking.  These movies would definitely make viewers want to be at that beach party dancing and laughing with the stars of the movie.    This Summer, the Disney Channel is bringing back family movie night with the debut of their new original movie titled "Teen Beach Movie."  It is a musical comedy that guarantees to have every member of your family singing and dancing around your living room.  Even though it is a fun film reminiscent of the old beach movies, it delivers an important positive message about how important it is to believe in yourself and not be afraid to follow your … [Read more...]

Keeping The Beat Alive With New Beats Neon Mixr Headphones! #SeHablaMusica #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Target. All opinions are 100% mine.Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.       A girl can never have too much music or too much color in her life, right?  Well add to this mix centuries of Latino music and culture in my blood and you have a recipe for this woman who marches to the beat of her own drummer.  You can observe my passion for life and music in everything that I do from the bounce in my step to the color that I paint my nails.    Now, it's really important that I use products and accessorize in order to support my unique personality and to keep my personal beat alive at all times.  My music has to be portable so I can take it with me when I'm running around being fabulous and it has to sound great because cheap imitations are just not acceptable.  Let's add to that the fact that I believe variety is truly the spice of life and it goes without saying that one of the color options must … [Read more...]

Introducing The New Beats By Dr. Dre In Neon Colors! #SeHablaMusica @Target #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Target. All opinions are 100% mine.     If you have a passion for music like I do, it goes with you wherever you go and you are never too far removed from your favorite tune or melody.  Having a great pair of headphones certainly guarantees that you always have your favorite playlists at your disposal, even if you are on-the-go.  However, in today's fashion conscious society, it's not enough to have headphones that sound great, you have to sport ones that look great too.    Beats by Dr. Dre has managed to create headphones that are light, sound great, can withstand a variety of conditions and, best of all, make you look great while you are wearing them.  They feature an adjustable headband, enhanced bass, and come in some fresh colors.  As if these headphones weren't great enough, they are now available in neon colors to bring out your trendy side.    I had the opportunity to check out the new Beats Neon by Dr. Dre at a … [Read more...]