What Can You Do To Improve Your Community? #MealsPerHour @Toyota #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stiletto Media. All opinions are 100% mine. Last year, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast and had a profound impact on the lives of us New Yorkers. After witnessing so much devastation caused by this disaster, many of us were left with questions about how to prioritize our lives and how to support and improve the communities that we lived in. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to cause people to take a step back and make changes for the better. You don't even have to make drastic changes in your life in order to improve your community for yourself and the rest of its residents. In my neighborhood, we are all very concerned with the quality of life that our children have. It is important that they be able to play outdoors and be safe within a clean environment. The homeowners in our community take special care to clean the sidewalks and curbs in front of their homes to make sure that garbage and debris … [Read more...]

We Appreciate Stiletto Media’s #SMLatinas Fiesta Sponsors!

    As many of you know, we attended a blogging conference last week and the weekend's festivities were launched by Stiletto Media's Kick Off Your Heels 12' Party at Pio Pio Peruvian Restaurant in NYC.  You can read all about what a wonderful time we had here!     What many of you don't know, however, is that these types of events would not even be possible without the generosity and support of sponsors.  These sponsors are made up of companies or brands who believe in the power of Social Media and who recognize the importance of allowing Latinas and entrepreneurs to network and share ideas.     This year we were very fortunate to have a panel of dynamic and successful sponsors who made our fiesta the talk of the town and certainly the talk of the town!  They included, HP Faux Canvas, Sweet Pickles Books, CoverGirl, Avocados from Mexico, and Glitter Tattoo NY.  These are all companies that are invested in the Latino Family.     HP Faux Canvas are available exclusively at Walmart and … [Read more...]

Stiletto Media’s Kick Off Your Heels 12′ Party Recap #SMLatinas

    As many of you already know, I have proudly been blogging as a member of Stiletto Media for quite some time.  I'm proud to be a part of such an amazing and talented group of Latinas and we also know how to get together and have a great time!  This year I was invited to attend Kick Off Your Heels 12' which was a held on August 2, 2012 from 6-8 P.M. It was hosted by Stiletto Media at Pio Pio Peruvian Restaurant which is located at 604 10th Ave. between 43rd and 44th Streets in New York City.     This event allowed all of us to network with one another and to strengthen our already wonderful relationships while enjoying Latin cuisine and sangria.  I cannot even begin to explain to you all how rewarding it was to enjoy this celebratory time with my colleagues in an informal environment without the pressure of professional deadlines or time constraints.     I felt like a VIP as I walked to the back of the restaurant and descended a staircase laden with tea candles on every … [Read more...]

Reflecting On My Blogging Conference Experiences!

      I had the distinct pleasure of being sponsored to attend a blogging conference this past weekend by Latinos in Social Media (#LATISM.)  It was an incredible honor to represent them and to have the opportunity to attend such an amazing conference right here in my own town of New York City.     Since I only had a short time to prepare for the event, I frantically searched the internet for posts and articles that would help me to prepare for the weekend.  I was worried about everything from what I was going to wear to what seminars I wanted to attend.  Although there is a lot of information out there about blogging conferences, I wasn't able to find any one post/article that addressed all of my questions and concerns.  Hopefully, I will be able to give you some insight into the conference in this post.     Let's first talk about clothing...The truth is that, although there were some women who had on cute outfits with heels during the seminars, the vast majority of the … [Read more...]

Get The Party Started With Mario Party 9! #WiiFamilia

    In this house, we don't need any excuse to grab our friends and invite our family over to party and spend time together.  We all have hectic schedules so we really appreciate any opportunity to let our hair down and just have a good time with our loved ones.  The Nintendo Wii is uniting families all over the country and there is no better game to get the party started than with Mario Party 9!     Mario Party 9 features new ways to play for the entire family!  Players can now travel together across stages in a vehicle towards the common goals of facing challenges, fighting bosses, and gathering the Mini Stars that have been stolen by Bowser and his army.  It features 80 mini games and new stages full of non-stop adventure.  Up to four players can work together towards overcoming these obstacles and getting the party started.     Each stage ends in a Boss Battle which is a first for the Mario Party franchise and allows players to combine their collective strength to overcome … [Read more...]

Create Family Fun and Memories With the Nintendo Wii! #WiiFamilia

    In our home, spending family time together comes above everything else.  This is especially true since I work full-time and my husband works six days per week.  We treasure and cherish any time that we can spend with our sons laughing and enjoying each other's company.     This is exactly why we love the Nintendo Wii so much!  It allows us to act silly and play wholesome family games that get us all off the couch and giggling and laughing in no time.  Even on days when the weather is not that great outside, we can get up and get active as we all play the Wii together.     We had the opportunity, as a family to review the Wii Console Bundle which came complete with the New Super Mario Bros. Wii game, a special Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD, a black Wii Remote Plus controller, and a black Nunchuk controller.  This Bundle offers an amazing value to working families on a budget who are looking to grow their home entertainment system.     The New Super Mario Bros. game is so … [Read more...]

Celebrate Christmas/Navidad Early By Attending A Twitter Party With @MiCricket! #CricketContigo

          It is time to take a break from your gift shopping and holiday preparations to come and party with Cricket Wireless!  Everything is almost ready!  There are wonderful smells coming from the kitchen as we prepare our family feasts and the music is blaring from the speakers.      We have everything ready and we would love to have you join us to celebrate the #CricketContigo Fiesta de Navidad / Christmas Twitter Party to talk about family, staying connected with those who matter to you the most during the holidays and @MiCricket, a leading wireless provider that gives its customers great service and unbelievable perks like: Global Local Number that allows Cricket customers to set up a local number in more than 40 different countries, including the United States and Mexico, so that those calling you are charged for a local call NOT long distance!   2 new international rate plans, a Mexico rate plan and a global rate plan. Both plans include unlimited … [Read more...]

Muve Music #Muvete Twitter Party Alert!

    You are invited to attend the Twitter Party event of the year sponsored by Cricket Wireless!  They definitely know how to party in style with over $1000 in prizes.  We will be discussing what all music aficionados dream about on a regular basis, the ability to download unlimited music.  Yes, I said unlimited as in no limits or boundaries!     It's about time that everyone be able to enjoy some of the finer perks of cell phone ownership including: Unlimited songs, ring tones and ring back tones Unlimited texting and web browsing Nationwide Plans AND No contracts     I can't think of a better way to celebrate the Month of Independence/No hay mejor manera de celebrar el Mes de la independencia!  You can now claim your own independence from high cell phone rates and join us to celebrate your newfound freedom.  Visit the Cricket Wireless Website (available in English and Spanish) to learn all about their wonderful rates and products.     We will be tweeting in Spanish and … [Read more...]

#VCAPets Pawfect Twitter Party Recap

    I am still reflecting on all of the valuable advice that was shared during the VCA Pawfect Twitter Party!  The party was hosted by Latina On A Mission's,  @MsLatina and sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals.  As pet owners, we were given tips on everything from ways to keep our pets cool during the warm summer months to the kind of veterinary care we should be giving our pets during the different stages of their lives.  It was a wonderful opportunity for pet owners to speak to the Party Panelist, Dr. Donna Spector who is a VCA Veterinarian and a Pet Health Expert.  She was on hand throughout the entire party to answer all of the questions that everyone had about VCA Hospitals and individual questions that they had about their own pets.     We learned that VCA Hospitals have a Pet Adoption Partnership Program with shelters across the country to help find homes for rescue animals all over the United States.  To make sure that these newly adopted pets receive the veterinary care that … [Read more...]