Monday, November 17, 2014

LG OLED at Best Buy will make your Holiday brighter.


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. 
 However, the thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

LG just raised the bar with their LG OLED TV. I am excited to be able to tell you all about it. And share a savings opportunity that is exclusive to Best buy. The design of this ultra thin TV is amazing to say the least. At its thinnest point its a only 0.21 inches thick. Its Infinite Contrast allows for the most dramatic colors seen. Whites are whiter, blues are bluer, and black is blacker. LGs exclusive 4 Color Pixel Technology will have you seeing everything in a new light. If you are like me you know TVs get better all the time. But this is the best I have seen in a long time.

The Holidays and Winter are just around the corner so its the perfect time for a new TV. Especially for most of the country who will experience cold weather. I am one of those people. That means more time at home. More time watching TV. No matter if its a Holiday movie, catching up on your latest guilty pleasure,  Football, or your Caribbean vacation videos. Wouldn't it be nice to see it on a great new TV? Think of all the new family memories you can have this holiday season. How about a family movie night? Family game night on your gaming console? Or even just watch home movies? The possibilities are endless. Isn't it time you started some creating new memories?

What makes the LG OLED TV standout from the rest?

  • Infinite contrast ratio and impressive color- for a more natural and lifelike viewing
  • 4 Color Pixel Technology that enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design.
  • WebOS, Find content even faster then ever.

I left the best news for last! Pick up this amazing TV at Bestbuy and you can SAVE $500.00!

Best buy's everyday low price is only $3499.99

 a savings of $500!

Want to learn more about the New LG OLED TV?

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Intel Experience:a hands on exclusive of the powers of Intel Only at Best Buy!

     Best Buy is teaming up with Intel Technology to give the Intel Experience!

I was really excited when I found out that I was going to be able to try out, the Intel Experience at Best Buy. According to a recent survey 79% of Americans are excited to try new technology. I am definitely one of them. I want the latest smartphone, laptop, and gadgets. Sometimes my wallet doesn't agree with me. But like half of those people surveyed, who love trying new technology.  I get frustrated because I read such great reviews about a product, but I do not get to try it. Seeing a great review always makes me want to try it more. And most people agree. 

Being in the Chicago Metropolitan area means that I am located between to of the Best Buy locations, one in Downers Grove and one in Gurnee. But even if your not located near those locations. Best Buy has a total of 50 stores in major markets for you to experience the power of Intel for yourself. 

What types of things can you do at the Intel Experience?

  • Build and print your own 3D robot.
  • Race on Mars in an Augmented reality world.
  • Remix music  and master beats as a digital DJ.

For this blog I went to the Best Buy at 1432 Butterfield rd in Downers Grove IL. This was my first time there. I was able to find the Intel Experience easily. I could not wait to try it all out.

This was digital DJ zone. I got to see what its like to mix music to the sounds of NEYO. After trying it I will not be becoming a DJ any time soon. Its harder then I thought. But it was a ton of fun to try.

Well Im never going to join NASA so this is the second best thing. I got to experience what its like to drive on Mars. I really wish I had come with my Son he would have loved this exhibit most. I plan on coming back with the family.

This was my favorite part of the Intel Experience. Printing your own 3D robot. I didn't even know that you could buy a 3D printer at Best Buy. I thought they were a lot more expensive then $999. I love that they are accessible to everyone now. I was shocked at the vibrant colors of the items you can produce. I was expecting a basic white or grey, but as you can see by my next photo. The colors stand out. What can u make besides the Robot? They had Iphone cases and small baskets on display. And the plastic they are made out of is shockingly sturdy.

For more information about the Intel Technology Experience available at Best Buy, including a list of stores, Go to: 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. However, the thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

RSV: What every parent and caregiver needs to know!

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

     Even though I am a mother of a son who was an ECMO baby. And I am familiar with RSV, I still learned a lot writing this blog post. First let me tell you a bit about what I mean my son was an Ecmo baby. When my son was born, he had meconium aspiration. That means when he was delivered he swallowed some of the fluid he was in. And it got into his lungs and he had to be put on a machine called ECMO for a few days, to do the work of his heart and lungs. He is fine now strong and healthy boy. But those first couple of years I gained a lot of grey hair worrying about him. Every little sneeze I wanted to take him to the Doctor.


This was him before he was put on the ECMO machine. 

This is my son a few days after he was off the machines. But due to the fact he had be on oxygen and was that lung machine at birth. We were informed about RSV. Sadly most parents arent.

So why did I take on this cause? I have a newborn niece, a nephew under 2 and many friends with Newborns at home. Also I have had many friends whos children were hospitalized with RSV. Some I'm just finding out had severe cases of RSV. I was lucky because my son was in NICU I was informed about this disease. However, many parents are not. One third of Mothers who's children get RSV did not know what it was. We were prepared on what to look for. I plan to help you become prepared too.

What is RSV? 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a common seasonal virus that effects almost 100% of all children, newborn to age 2. November until March is usually RSV season but it varies by geography. In most children it leads to a mild respiratory infection and the symptoms appear like a common cold or flu. However, in severe cases hospitalization is required. RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization in babies under one. That's 125,000 hospitalizations and up to 400 infant death every year in the USA. All children are at risk however, the risk for Preemies is doubled. Preemies are babies born at 37 weeks or earlier. The main reason for that is most preemies lungs are not as developed as a full term baby. At the moment there is NO CURE. Knowing the symptoms and prevention is your best defense.

What are the symptoms of severe RSV disease?

 Signs of severe RSV disease include:

  •  Coughing or wheezing that does not stop
  •  Fast or troubled breathing 
  • Spread-out nostrils and/or a caved-in chest when trying to breathe 
  • Bluish color around the mouth or fingernails 
  • Fever (especially if it is over 100.4°F (rectal) in infants under 3 months of age)

How Can RSV be prevented?

  •  Wash your hands and ask all who care for the child do the same 
  •  Keep toys, clothes, blankets, and sheets clean 
  • Avoid crowds and being around people, including young children, who may be sick during RSV season 
  • Ask your child’s pediatrician if he or she may be at high-risk and ways you can protect a high-risk baby . 

    To learn more about protecting your family go to:         


Sunday, October 5, 2014

#MomentosCoke Photo a Day Challenge

For the last week if you are on my Facebook,  Twitter, or Instagram you have seen my posts. I am taking part in a photo challenge called #MomentosCoke it's in honor of #HispanicHeritage month. So what's the excitement about? Prizes of course!!! Sign up at You could win great prizes like Delta Airlines travel vouchers, so you can visit family. They are also giving away calling cards, to call home. 
Good luck to everyone entering.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Old Spice #Combos4Success

Some things just go together!

 Those are your #Combos4Success

Link to coupon below.

Disclaimer: This is part of a Sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice. All the opinions are 100% mine...

     Whats a is a combo for success? Maybe its a suit and tie for a business man, paper and pencils for the student, or a salad for the dieter. No matter what your definition we all have combinations for success in what we do. Now Old Spice is teaming up to help Teenage boys and young men find their combos for success. And this isn't your Daddy's Old Spice. It's younger,hipper, yet still has that great manly scent. Dad and even Gramps may wanna get in on these Combos for Success.

     Being the mother of a teenage old boy is ever changing. One day your begging him to shower and the next he wants to look good and smell good. Finally something we can agree on. I want him to smell great and now with Old Spice he can.  If your not familiar with Old Spice the scents are Manly, Amazing and long lasting. By using Old Spice head to toe the scent last through class, gym and after school sports. By layering 2 in 1 Shampoo/conditioner, body wash, and deodorant, he smells great all day. And this is what I call his Combos for success.

My Sons #Combos4Success is the Swagger line from Old Spice.

                       The scents available are: Swagger, Fiji, Pure Sport and Wolfthorn.

Ever since he was about 13 this all became more important. I'm not sure if it because he started sweating and smelling more (Sorry Tommy), or girls began noticing him. I'm hoping that its just he wanted to be clean but we all know its the girls. Ha ha!


Ready for the beach...
Or Ready for a Christening he needs his #Combos4Success

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE® My Story of looking Fab with Fall Seasonal Allergies! #ENFRENTATUSALERGIAS

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of
ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to
participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Some of you may know that I suffer from allergies, in the Fall and Spring. Lucky me I get too look like Rudolph the red nose reindeer all year. But for those who dont know its a pain to deal with. Not only do allergies effect how I feel but also how I look.Yes a double whammy.  Taking my ZYRTEC® helps with the symptoms. But I may still end up with red eyes, puffiness, and a red nose. Or as its known to me as ALLERGY FACE®. So whats a girl to do??? No one wants to hear "Are You Ok?" all day long. Especially at work or at school. For me doing both, I come into contact with hundreds of people in a day. And I want to look my best.

ZYRTEC® joined with Celebrity make-up artist Jackie Gomez to help women like me. By find looks that cover the puffiness, watery eyes and red noses that allergy season brings on. No one wants to look sick all Fall from allergies. The looks Jackie created range from a day look called the Bronze Beauty to a show stopper called Red Carpet Radiant. Just what we need to look Fresh and Flawless.  All of the looks can be found here!

 The look I tried was:

  Eye-Mazing Transformation!


My Version during and after.

But that's not all, ZYRTEC® is doing to help women like me. They are starting an exciting rewards program. Yes you can earn free stuff by buying ZYRTEC® Just for signing up and using the Secret Word ALLERGYFACE. You can get a $2.00 off coupon and also 20 points to start you on your way. Wondering what you can earn? 500 points: Neutrogena® mascara to help with you new ALLERGY FACE® look. Also available are other items like magazine subscriptions and other goodies.

Points vary depending on the amount and frequency of your purchase and complete the purchase unrelated 

activities. See the terms and conditions   . Some restrictions apply.Offer expires 10/18/14  

As an always on the go person I take ZYRTEC® Dissolve Tabs. They can be taken anytime or anywhere without water and last 24 hours. I keep them in my purse for when every my allergies hit, at school, at work, and at play.  ZYRTEC® (cetirizine HCl) is the number one allergist recommended brand.

 Zyrtec® helps relieve the allergy symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose and throat. These symptoms can be triggered by mold, dust, weed,tree pollen, pet dander,  and grasses. The BEST part it starts working on the day you take it.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

#VSSportTester product review

     As I have mentioned in earlier blogs I am a member of Influenster. I receive products from them for free for testing purposes. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.

     My latest Voxbox from Influenster was the #VSSportBra box. Yes Im a #VSSportTester and I got to test out a new Victoria Secret Sport bra. Before this I had been familiar with their Sport line but didn't have any of their bras. For workouts Id wear a Victoria Secret bra and a sport bra over to keep the girls from jumping out. Not the view Id wanna give the guys at the gym.

     Thanks to this trial I got to test the "INCREDIBLE"  Sport bra. So whats so great about the bra you may ask?

* Maximum support

*Breathable padding with wicking liner to keep you extra dry

*Concealed wire for cushioned support

*Padded straps and bonded, seamless technology that eliminates irritation

*Super-soft elastic band for comfort & movement

*Cushioned, adjustable back closure

*Body-Wick keeps you cool & dry

*Perfect for running, boxing and cardio

     Now after reading that your thinking so how did it do? I have already wore it three times to work out. Once was hiking, once for yoga, and the last, the real test running. I have to say during yoga I was able to move without fear of falling out and the back stayed put. It didn't roll up like some bras do. Now what about the run? I was able to jog and also run at full speed without falling out of the bra. I also didn't have that "The girls are going to hit me in the face" feel like some bras have. Plus the material left me feeling drier and cooler. Not sticky and stuck to my body. In all this was an amazing product and I cant wait to get another bra. Maybe the Knockout Sports bra next.



This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria's Secret products to test and review as part of a contest!