Honor Important Women In Your Life This Mother’s Day! #PutYourHeartToPaper @Hallmark #Sponsored

    This weekend is a very important one because, although we like to think that we honor the important women in our life all year long, we don't always stop to give them the recognition they deserve.  On Mother's Day, we take some time away from all of the usual distractions and responsibilities that are part of our daily lives to focus on the women who hold the title of "Mother" in our hearts.  It's the perfect opportunity to let them know how much their love and support has meant to you and to demonstrate how blessed you are to have them.    Let's face it, it really does take a village to raise a child and mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunts all play an integral role when it comes to instilling important values not only in you but even in your own children once you become a parent.  My sons are very lucky because they have both of their great-grandmothers and grandmothers in their lives as well as a multitude of aunts who nurture them and have "mothered" them over the … [Read more...]

Put Your Heart To Paper This Mother’s Day! #PutYourHeartToPaper @Hallmark #Sponsored

    When I was a little girl in Spain, I lived with my grandparents.  They were the ones who basically laid the foundation for who I am as a person.  Although they both played an integral part into molding me as a person, my grandmother has been a constant in my life in so many ways.  To say that she is special to me is an understatement because there aren't enough words to describe the profound impact that she has had on making me into the woman who I am today.    I have so many fond memories of the special things that she would do, on a daily basis, to demonstrate her love for me.  My grandfather would wake up in the wee hours of the morning to head to his job at the steel mill and I would promptly crawl into bed with Tata.  She would scratch my back until I fell asleep and just feeling her loving touch was so soothing to me.  Every single time she brushed my hair, straightened out the clothes I was wearing, or guided my hands as she taught me how to sew, I could feel the … [Read more...]

Earn Rewards For The Hallmark Cards You Buy All Year! #HallmarkCardRewards @Hallmark #Ad

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hallmark and Latina Bloggers Connect.    When my husband and I started dating fifteen years ago, he was always very romantic but I noticed right away that he never gave me cards for special occasions.  Now, this might not normally have been an issue for another person but I love receiving greeting cards because I like to keep them in my special box and look back on them over the years.  He just couldn't understand why this was so important to me but he complied with my wishes and started giving me not one but two cards for every special day.     The first time that he gave me two cards, I was confused until he explained to me that he was starting a tradition where we would always gift each other a funny card and a romantic card for our anniversaries and birthdays.  He explained to me that our relationship was based on not only love and romance but friendship which is why it was important to include a card with a witty saying … [Read more...]