I do not about your kids, but my son grows so fast. Just last August before starting school we got new clothes for him and before going to winter break all the clothes did not fit him any more. I usually cannot afford nice fashion brand clothes. Not only because they are expensive, but because I think it is silly to spend 60 dollars on a pair of jeans he is only going to wear for a few months.
That is why I heard about this new website Cookieskids.com
I was totally surprised and I had to go check it out.
I have to tell you I am totally in love with the store. Cookieskids.com
is a wonderful online site that carries many fashion brands at very affordable prices.
The website Cookieskids.com
is very friendly to use and it has a pretty cool tool that I had not seen before in any other online store. The Alva Kids icon is on every clothing page and allows you to enter your child's age, height, and weight to find the perfect size for each brand.
Winter break is over and the kids have to go back to school. My son is really happy to have very cool and fashionable clothes that fit him and keep him warm. He has never owned a jean jacket before, so he is thrilled to show off his outfit at school. And the best is that the whole outfit was less than $35 dollars including shipping.
My son thinks that the pants back pocket design is pretty cool. He also likes the quality of the clothes.
The Jean Jacket is pretty functional for our weather in California.
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Cookieskids.com #CBias #SocialFabric #Cookieskids but all opinions are my own.
Unleash all the thrills as Frankenweenie sparks to life, leaping off the screen right into your living room in thrilling Blu-ray 3D - the absolute best you can get at home.
From Disney and creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes the hilarious and offbeat Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life - with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous. Complete with electrifying bonus features, Frankenweenie is alive with enchanting fun for the whole family in eye-popping Blu-ray 3D.
You can also enjoy with your kids the FREE activity sheets below
Family activity sheets
My son loved the movie at the theaters and now we are so happy we can watch it over and over again with this amazing DVD.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. I was provided with a free copy of the DVD to do my review.
I am always looking for something fun and new to teach my son. We take trips, read books and also look online for new things to try out. We have lots of gadgets, because we love to have the "new" toys and try new things.
I heard about the Cypher Kids Cards a few weeks ago and I really wanted to try them. When I heard that they are available at selected Target stores, I told my son it was time to go for a little shopping trip.
Going to Target is always fun, and we love the sales and clearance items. We also love how clean and nice the store always looks.
We went to the electronics department to look for the cards and of course I had to stop by the toys department to look for some more items to add to the Christmas wish list.
The cards are easy to find at the iPad accessories wall, located at the electronic departments, and they told me they will fully stacked for Black Friday because they know a lot of people will be looking for the cards.
When we got home, we had to decide which set we were going to open now and which ones we will be saving to play during the winter break. The Cypher Kids Club i3D Interactive Cards are available on Numbers, Animals and Alphabet. My son that loves science chose the animal pack. The cards are really cool looking and once you download the application at the itunes store all the fun begins.
The cards give you the option to Explore and learn and interact with the animals and there is another option for Snapshot. My son enjoyed the cards a lot but I think his favorite part was being able to take pictures holding the animals. He even wants our Christmas cards to be with some of the screen shoots with the animals
A Shark eating my son ear
Disney is shinning again. The new movie out in theaters today is amazing. The production is everything you expect from Disney and even more.
The movie will make you laugh and even cry. It is prefect for kids, teens and adult. For those of us that are older it will take us back to the times of playing Atari and old times video games (Wonderful memories).
"From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters."
I had the opportunity to watch the movie at El Capitan Theater (Hollywood, CA) and I can tell you that my son thinks that it is one of the best movies ever. The magic of 3D allows little kids to feel part of the movie and "feel" all the emotions. With a wonderful message of accepting who you are and being proud of what you do, the movie will soon be one of your favorites.
My son with the son of Mamanoticias.com
And as an extra, before the movie you will get to enjoy a short-film that will make you fly and fall in love... Paperman
So if you are wondering what you should do this weekend, the answer is head to the movies and watch
Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. I was provided with free tickets to watch the movie at El Capitan Theater but all opinions are my own
Halloween, spooky Halloween!....
This year my family Halloween celebration was great. We got together with family and friends to have a little fun and also to pass out candy.
Thanks to @getunreal we were able to pass out candy without junk. That made me feel good. We had non-food candy for those with allergies, or that maybe wanted a toy instead. But for candy we gave away the Unreal Candy.
It was a success. Kids were all about asking questions about the new candy and they really liked it.
Thanks to @getunreal for sending us some candy to give out.
De vez en cuando, algunas veces más frecuentes que otras, nos dan antojos de comer algo dulce. La mayoría de la gente busca chocolate por su delicioso sabor. Qué te parece si te cuento que hay un nuevo chocolate que no tiene todos los químicos y aditivos que tienen los otros?
La nueva marca se llama Unreal Candy
. Unreal porque es como increíble que podamos disfrutar de los dulces sin toda la basura que otros dulces tienen. Unreal Candy
no tiene colorantes artificiales, no tiene aceites parcialmente hidrogenados, no tiene preservativos, no tiene jarabe de maíz, y no tiene ingredientes genéticamente modificados.
El Unreal Candy
ha removido toda esta basura que otros dulces tienen y la ha remplazado por más cacahuates (maíz), leche real, caña de azúcar, aceite orgánico de palma. Unreal candy también tiene menos azúcar, tiene más fibra, tiene más proteína y tiene menos calorías que los chocolates convencionales. Eso es increíble (Unreal!)
Yo había escuchado de estos dulces en la comunidad Mamavation
, una comunidad que ayuda a mujeres a perder peso y llevar una vida saludable. Con mucha curiosidad me dirigí a la tienda y compre los dulces para probarlos. Cuál fue mi sorpresa cuando descubrí que realmente tienen muy buen sabor y que es difícil notar la diferencia entre las marcas antiguas y esta nueva marca.
Mi hijo me hizo el comentario de que le había gustado, y que no era tan dulce y hostigoso. La verdad es que como tienen menos azúcar no saben a tanto dulce, pero todavía proveen la sensación de comer algo dulce y en mi caso me ayudan a calmar el antojo y ansiedad.
Un54: Cacahuates chocolate recubiertos con dulce duro (Equivalente a M&Ms de cacahuates)
Un41: Chocolate recubierto de dulce duro (Equivalente a M&Ms)
Un5: Turrón de caramelo con chocolate (Equivalente a Milky Way)
Un8: Turrón de caramelo con cacahuates y chocolate (Equivalente a Snickers)
Un77: Mantequilla de cacahuate con chocolate (Equivalente a Reese’s Cups)
Quiero invitarlos a que prueben estos deliciosos dulces. Están disponibles en varias cadenas de almacenes (CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Rite Aid, Haggen, BJs, Michaels, Food 4 Less, Staples, TOP, Fred Meyer, Ralphs) a un precio competitivo. Les aseguro que no se arrepentir de hacer el cambio de dulces que contienen químicos por dulces que son naturales.
Quitale la basura a tu Halloween! Sigue @GetUnreal
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Disclosure: Yo no fui compensada por escribir este post. Unreal Candy
proveerá una canasta valorada $100.00 dolares para el ganador de la fiesta de twitter en la que soy anfitriona. Todas las opiniones son 100% mias.
Have you ever heard of bento? I learned about Bento a few months ago, when browsing the internet to look for healthier lunch alternatives to pack my son for school. Let’s be real, the lunch provided at school is not that nutritious and I was looking for different ideas to keep my son interested on his lunches and make them fun.
That is when I became a fun of bento, but I have to admit I am just barely learning. That is why I was so happy when I was given the opportunity to review the book Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook: Easy Lunch Boxes
The book provides with very easy to prepare lunches not only for school but for work and even to take for picnics. The book written by the famous Kelly Lester with her EasyLunchbox System
is perfect for busy mommies and all those that want to get creative and pack healthy and nutritious lunches. There are over 100 recipes with easy to prepare lunches and snacks that for sure will be appealing to both kids and adults. The book has in mind every one, and has recipes for the entire family, even with options that are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
Cooking with Trader Joe’s Cookbook: Easy Lunch Boxes
is available at bookstores everywhere including Barnes & Noble
beginning September 15th (hardcover, $24.95, Brown Bag Publishers. Not affiliated with Trader Joe’s stores).
You can purchase the book by clicking here
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book for review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
I had the opportunity to get some products to throw a RSVParty with the website vocalpoint.com
I was provided with all the tools for the party such as free sample products, game ideas, coupons to give out to my guests and so more. I was also given a gift card to buy party supplies.
Since I was going to be busy being the host, I assigned one of my guests to take all the pictures and unfortunately she lost her phone before being able to send me the pictures, so I only have the picture of the set up for the party with the amazing products provided to me.
I can tell you we had so much fun with the Icebreaker game and my guest enjoyed the food and the presentation about the products.
Now, as the products goes, I have to say that my husband loves his razor. He usually does not like disposable razors because they irritate his skin, but with this razor, he has been irritation free and he has been able to reduce the shaving frequency. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor is highly recommended by my husband and also the moisturizer and Shave prep as well.
I tried the Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner and I love the smell and how shinny my hair is looking these days.
We have always been fans of Crest toothpaste and toothbrushes. Our mouth feels really fresh after using them.
A new product for me was the Covergirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm Luxury touched by Nature. I love how my lips feel. Now that is hot outside my lips are hydrated without the slushy feeling on them.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the products free to host a party, but all opinions are my own (and my husbands)
Until today, I had heard the name Tommy Torres just once, because he collaborated with one of my favorite artists: Juanes. However I have to admit I was unaware that Tommy Torres was a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter that has collaborated with great artist such as @Ricardo_Arjona @Juanes
Besides, his talent, I also have to admit he has good looks…
This year on June 12, Tommy Torres held a Twit cam to promote his new single “Querido Tommy”. The song was a suggestion from one of Torres’ fans, Paco that asked him on twitter to help him profess his love to a girl. (As an update, Paco has since, closed his twitter account and Tommy Torres does not know if his advice was effective).
The song is written in a very plain language and the video is very well designed. Different to almost every song video lately that seems to be really extravagant; his video is of very high quality and very appealing to the eyes but it is also a down to earth video that express the real meaning of the song.
Tommy Torres a Grammy Award winner is probably going to continue winning more awards with songs like this one.
I want to invite you to connect with Tommy Torres. You can follow him on Twitter @tommy_torres
like his page on Facebook
, who knows, you might be featured on one of his future songs.
You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/TommyTorresWML
The video is also on his web page
You can also enjoy some of his previous songs: Pegadito
and Como Olvidar
I am sharing the lyrics of the song for your enjoyment.
Te escribo esta carta,
no sé si tú realmente lees estas
cartas, te escribo para pedirte algo
que para mí, es de vida o muerte,
no pienses que exagero, es la verdad
Mi nombre es Paco y te escribo de Santiago
hay una chica que no se sale de mi mente
Para eso eres tan elocuente y a ella le encantan tus canciones, ya te imaginas para dónde voy
Es que con ella no me salen las palabras y quizás tú pudieras ayudarme a decirle que yo muero aquí por ellam de una forma un poco más poética
que eso del romanticismo
a mí, no se me da, dame algo tan bonito
que le saque mil suspiros
decirle que la amo y nada más
no sé si bastará
aquí le escribo nuevamente,
no me ha contestado pensaba
que era buena gente,
puede que esté muy ocupado
pero yo estoy desesperado,
ayúdeme a encontrar la forma
De decirle que yo muero aquí por ella
de una forma un poco más poética
que eso del romanticismo
a mí no se me da,
déme algo tan bonito que le
saque mil suspiros, decirle que la amo
y nada más, no sé si bastará
Amigo Paco, disculpa la demora
espero no te moleste que haya copiado
aquí tu historia, en el amor no soy experto,
no sé de donde sacaste eso,
nada puedo estar más lejos de la verdad
No confundas, palabrería por sentimiento
las metáforas, solo pajas del intelecto
si me preguntas que decirle a tu chica
sólo dile que te mueres por ella
no se me ocurre una mejor manera
que eso del romantismo, es sólo
un juego de ajedrez
cuando se trata de sentimientos,
no hay nada como ser directo,
dile que la amas y nada más,
I'm writing you this letter,
I don't know if you really read these letters,
I'm writing you to ask you for something
for me, it's life or death,
don't think I'm exaggerating, it's the truth
My name is Paco
and I'm writing from Santiago,
there's a girl that I can't take off my mind
For those things, you're so eloquent
and she loves your songs, by now,
you can imagine where I'm going
When I'm with her, I have no words
and perhaps, you can help me tell
her that I'm dying for her [love]
in a more poetic way being romantic
is no me at all
give me something so beautiful that it will take her
breath away tell her that I love her
and that's all, I don't know if it
will be enough
I'm writing you again, you haven't replied,
I thought you were a good guy,
maybe you're too busy, but I'm desperate,
help me find a way
To tell her that I'm dying for her [love]
in a more poetic way being
romantic is no me at all
give me something so beautiful
something no one ever has said to her,
tell her that I love her and that's all
I don't know if it will be enough
My friend Paco, Sorry for the delay,
I hope you're not mad because
I've used your story [in this song]
in love matters, I'm not an expert,
I don't know why you'd think that
that's far from the truth
Don't confuse idle talk with real feelings
metaphors, if you're asking me what to tell your girl,
just tell her you're dying to have her [love],
I can't think of a more direct way
and romanticism it's just a game of chess,
when it's about feelings, it's
better to be straightforward,
tell her you love her and just that,
I will probably be enough.
According to their website Shellac™, is a UV cured ‘hybrid’ nail color that brushes on like polish but holds up like a gel—so its natural, glossy ‘wet look’ finish can last up to 2 weeks without smudging or chipping (and doesn’t require power tools for removal). It’s perfect pre-vacation, pre-honeymoon, or pre-anything. Your dazzling, durable digits will leave you ‘shellac’-shocked!
I heard about shellac the first time from the amazing blogger @RobynsWorld
and I got interested about the concept of a manicure that was going to last for 2 weeks without chipping.
I love having manicures and pedicures done. It is the treat I give myself every two weeks, however the color on my manicure always gets chipped two days after and I have to apply a clear polish at home until it is time to go again, or stop just for a color change which increases the cost quite a bit.
I found some local places that offered the service and I decided to try it out. I had a normal pedicure, which felt great as usual, however the process for the manicure was different to what I am used to.
The initial process was the same, soaking hands on warm water, excess of cuticle removal, hand massage, oil warm towel and nail buffering. What happened next was different.
The manicurist paid close and crucial attention to my cuticles for this manicure removing any excess with cuticle eraser, and she gently removed my cuticles and got each finger as clean and neat as could be. Apparently prepping the nails is essential in the process. Then she applied a Shellac base coat and asked me to put the hands under a UV light to cure the polish. Each hand goes under the lamp for45 seconds. Then she applied the Shellac UV color. I choose the French manicure. She applied the pink shade, hands under the lamp, then white tips, hands under the lamp, and then another coat of pink and hands under the lamp. The final step is application of top coat and hands under the lamp. Then what happens is unbelievable: the manicurist gets a cotton ball with alcohol to remove the top film and polish the nails to a mirror shine. I could not believe she was going to touch my just painted nails with cotton ball, but the polish stayed and my hands were completely DRY!!
Yes, dry! You can take money out of your wallet to pay, and get in your car and drive away... No chips, no dings, nada.
I usually chip my manicure while getting in the car, and I never get a French manicure because I know that when I do dishes that night the polish is going to get peeled, but I am really happy. I have been shopping, playing, cleaning, doing dishes and my nails are perfect.
The Shellac manicure looks and feels just like regular nail polish, not thick and heavy like gels or acrylics
The procedure costs about $30 to 45 in my area (Ventura, CA) -not so much more than a nice manicure!
There are still a limited number of colors Shellac; however the shellac color doesn’t stop at just the color you see on the bottle. Layering makes ALL the difference and you can create more colors.
For removal they recommend the Shellac nail polish remover wraps that help you remove the color yourself with their special nail wraps and 99% acetone – but according to the manicurist Shellac SHOULD be removed by a nail professional in a salon for the best results.
I will write a blog update in two weeks to let you know how long it lasted and about the removal process.