Dessert Meets My Perfect Companion! #CompañeroPerfecto @Coffee_Mate #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Coffee Mate. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       When I was growing up in my Grandmother's house as a young girl, having visitors during the middle of the day was always a big production.  From the moment that the doorbell rang, we would all hurry to welcome our guests and to help Tata (Grandma) prepare the coffee and pull out all of the pastries, cookies and cakes that we kept in the house for just these visits.     I was always in awe as to how much coffee and dessert could be arranged in such a short time.  One of my fondest memories is the smell of coffee permeating the house and mixing with the perfumes of our female visitors.  Oh, how I wanted to grow up and be beautiful and gracious like these wonderful women whom I was surrounded by.     Now that I have my own family, it is important to me to maintain those wonderful … [Read more...]

Enjoy a NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker! @DolceGustoUS #Giveaway #Ad

*I am joining Kim, over at Two Kids and a Coupon, to present you with the chance to Win a NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker!  No compensation whatsoever was received and all opinions are %100 my own.     The weather has proved to be extremely unpredictable here in New York City the past couple of weeks.  One week we are knee-deep in snow and the other week we are donning sweaters only due to unseasonably warm winter weather.  Through all of these changes, I always enjoy a good cup of coffee and you can too by winning the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker in this giveaway!     It is a single-serving coffee maker which allows you to prepare individual coffee drinks right in the comfort of your own home.  Its patented smart capsule technology delivers up to 15 bars of pressure and espresso technology and offers you over 17 different hot and cold beverage possibilities to enjoy whenever you want.  You will never have to get dressed to enjoy a cup of your favorite coffee drink again.   … [Read more...]

Join Us For the @Coffee_Mate Photo Challenge! #MisDiasConCM #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Coffee Mate. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     Growing up as a Latina, coffee has played a very important part in our family as part of our breakfast routine and also as an after-dinner treat.  Food and family are an integral part of growing up in a Hispanic household so it stands to reason that many fond memories are attached to meals and foods that we have shared together throughout the years.  In my household, I like to use Coffee Mate in my coffee for two very important reasons, it tastes great and it comes in sugar-free varieties.     When I was pregnant with my youngest son, I suffered from gestational diabetes which increased my chances of developing diabetes later on in life.  As a result, I am very cautious about my sugar consumption and I love products that come in sugar-free varieties and allow me to still enjoy my favorite foods. … [Read more...]

Win A Café La Llave Gift Basket For Mother’s Day! (4 Winners)

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Café La Llave. All opinions are 100% mine.     I can still remember the rich aroma of coffee waking me from my slumber as a young girl in Spain.  My Grandmother would get up earlier than everyone else in the house and prepare coffee and put out breakfast pastries to help fuel our bodies before we headed out to work and school in the morning.  To this day, the scent and taste of coffee catapults me back to a happy childhood abroad.     This Mother's Day, we want to celebrate all of the mothers who give of themselves tirelessly day after day to make sure their children and families have the very best of everything.  We are offering you the opportunity to win a Café La Llave gift basket full of delicious coffee products and much, much more.  It's just our way of letting all the moms out there know just how much we appreciate them.     We want to hear about your favorite coffee moment with your mom over the years.  While you are … [Read more...]

Brugo Mug by Jolex Review and Giveaway

          This is the perfect time of the year to travel to work with a mug filled with either hot coffee or hot chocolate to warm up a cold body in the morning.  It just so happens that, in our home, my husband is the big coffee drinker and I am the hot chocolate drinker.  I'm not sure if there is an exact science to drinking hot fluids because my husband never seems to burn his tongue or his palate whereas I always seem to burn some part of my mouth.  That is exactly why I was so eager to review the Brugo Mug by Jolex.     I was immediately intrigued by the fact that the Brugo Mug boasts that it is the only travel mug in the world that allows you to drink hot tea or coffee immediately.  Obviously, this was music to my ears considering that I have been scalded repeatedly in the past by way too hot drinks and my eagerness to drink them before making sure that they were cool enough to drink.  Those of you have been burned by hot drinks know exactly what I am talking about.  … [Read more...]