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The start of a journey…

Have you ever thought about your ancestors?   I’ve been told stories here and there about my grandparents and such.  I’ve heard stories time and time again about tias and tios and how they were raised on a ranch.  I have, what I consider, my immediate family here in the states.   My mom’s family-all except her 2 sisters- are still in Mexico. So, naturally I am close to the family I have here in Cali. After the passing of my father, {Read More}

Black Bean Salad and Chicken Tostadas!

Let’s kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a really easy Mexican Recipe! Black Bean Salad Chicken Tostadas! This was made with Holland House Red Wine Vinegar.  We were asked to make a Receta de Mi País. Call me lazy if you want, but buying a pre-cooked chicken marinated with your favorite seasonings at the market, will make this super easy!  Tostadas with any meats of beans can offer a variety of flavors and mixing it up with your favorite toppings {Read More}

Aquarium of the Pacific to host “Baja Splash Cultural Festival!”

I bet you never thought that you could explore Latin American cultures while learning about the ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific, right? Well, continuing with our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to tell you about a special event going on next week at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Next weekend, Sept. 24-25, 2011 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the aquarium will host its 10th annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival! This is where it gets kind of {Read More}

I knew it!!!

Today we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.   And I could not be happier to report to you that (even though we knew all along) that someone special has come out the Hispanic closet!   See, I knew it.  We are EVERYWHERE!  The Muppets movie is set to be released this día de acción de gracias!   ¡Vamos Latinos!   This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

The one, the only… Miss Piggy!

If you are as young as I am, you must have been watching The Muppets the same time I was.  I would always watch with my brother on Saturday mornings.   Flash forward some few 20+ years later, I still enjoy watching them.  These guys get funnier every time.  Plus, they never seem to grow old!  Recently, I’ve had run-ins with some Muppets. Last year, I was able to see Pepe, the King Prawn, as he cooked with Cat Cora. He {Read More}

Fruits and Veggies with Nutrilite! {Giveaway}

Here is my part 2 post from the Boys and Girls club event, Positive SpoutsGarden! It’s always great to know that big company’s such as Amway/Nutrilite is more that just financially backing up vital organizations such as The Boys and Girls club.  Take a look at the video I put together! This was such an amazing event for the kids to enjoy!  And not only are they just here in California… Their mission is to plant gardens all over the {Read More}

Back to School with FritoLay! {Giveaway}

So, tell me… how was the craziness of Back to School?  For me, it was great!  My daughter was accepted into the preschool we signed up for.  She is happy as can be!  My boys are doing well, too!  We are in the 3rd week of the new school year and I am enjoying the little time I have to myself. Doesn’t it seem that, even though you prepare for Back to School, you can never prepare for the actual {Read More}

Phineas and Ferb~ Mom Discount!

If you plan on going to the Phineas and Ferb Best Live Tour show, check out this cool discount!   You can save THREE ways! 1. Print the image above. 2. If you are buying your tickets though Ticketmaster, use discount code MOM, and you can save $5 on tickets! 3. You can also call (800) 745-3000 and mention the discount code: MOM. This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

OC School Supply Donation Drive with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf!

 September 13,  from 4 – 7pm during Fall Open House, each of the 24 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf  OC locations will donate a $1.00 donation per beverage served to their adopted school.   September 12, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® will offer $1.00 off any beverage to any Orange County customer who donates supplies. With the cut in school funding, teachers and schools are short on money to purchase school supplies. The Orange County Blend initiative, which {Read More}

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Payless!

  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and for the fourth consecutive year, Payless ShoeSource has launched the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).  Starting September 1, Payless will sell two limited-edition bracelet styles for $3 each– perfect for collecting and layering — and the retailer will donate $2.50 per each bracelet sold to establish scholarships to support the higher-education of Hispanic youth. The Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program gives customers a special {Read More}

Proud Scout Momma!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boy Scouts of America for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been a scout mom for about 5 years now.  My oldest son is a 1st class scout.  My 1st grader is now super eager to start his scouting career.   I am determined to have at least 1 eagle scout.  The Boy Scouts of Americaprogram has been a great experience for both my son and my family.  {Read More}

Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! {Giveaway}

In the past, I’ve told you about the Sesame Street video games.  You can read about them here and here.   When it comes to Sesame Street games, I already know that my kids will enjoy playing and learning. With Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure, we were in the world of the alphabet.  With Cookie’s Counting Carnival we had fun with Math! With Ready, Set, Grover! your kids will learn all about being healthy and active. Ready, Set, Grover! is a game {Read More}

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