Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Disney On Ice is Back in Chicago!

Disney on Ice is back! Before I had a couple little tastes of Disney, you couldn't convince me it was at all entertaining. But then I went to Disney World, actually watched a couple of the films and last year I went to Disney on Ice. So much fun!

Disney on Ice is coming back to Chicago in just a couple weeks, and I have a ticket promo for all my blog readers that want to go. 


Playing United Center Sept 10-14, 2014 Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula's slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. 

See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty's Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true.

High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! 

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning! 

My Readers Save up to 40% on tickets!  Save 40% on all weekday shows and Save 20% on all weekend shows using code MOM. Weekday shows include Thursday evening and Friday matinee shows and weekend includes all shows Friday evening through Sunday evening. Savings offer not valid on Front Row or VIP Seating. No Double Discounts. Service Charges and Handling Fees may apply.

See you there!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Canyon Rafting With The Adventure Company! #Travel #Adventure

Finding good, safe outfitters when you are traveling is always important. I like to do a little research before every trip, but there are some times when you are traveling without concrete plans that you need to make a choice on the go. 

Got some information in my email today about The Adventure Company and thought I would share it with my readers. I know a lot of you are always looking for travel ideas for the family. 

The rivers in Colorado are certainly flowing this summer! As a result of the above average snowpack we received this past winter and the cooler spring temperatures that prevented rapid early season snowmelt, river flows have been very sustainable this season.
Since 1987, The Adventure Company has been setting the standard for top quality white water rafting! In order to ensure our guests have a safe and fun trip, we only hire guides that have at least four years of commercial white water guiding experience. As the only company in Colorado with this strict guide experience policy, our guests will have an expert guide even on a beginner trip.

The Adventure Company guides are able to share their knowledge of the river, canyon geology, point out wildlife, and tell stories to their guests because their high level of experience and confidence means they are not just focusing on getting through the rapids. Our guides know the river like the back of their hand and they give their guests an education and fun experience.

To ensure the safety of our guests The Adventure Company takes extra measures by doing the following:

-ONLY hiring guides that have a minimum of four years of commercial white water rafting experience

-Adhering to state regulations regarding river flow cutoff levels for commercially guided trips

-Employing an expert "safety kayaker" on trips to direct and assist any guest if they become a "swimmer" and are no longer a "rafter." This helps ease the guest and ensures that their time in the water is greatly minimized.

-We add a 2nd guide to the boat for added safety and security during high water if our guests are challenged in any way, of a young age or elderly.

-Keeping our boats on the river close together and establishing an organized sequence so that should a rescue arise, our boats have the ability to help each other very quickly.

-Training for safety and rescue protocol and requiring our guides to be CPR/First Aid certified. Most of our guides also have advanced certifications and Wilderness Medicine training

-Ensuring our equipment and rental gear is always updated, maintained and operable.

Call 800-497-7238 or book online at http://www.theadventurecompany.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mango Shortcake You'll Want to Crave #Recipe #DairyFree

With mangoes being in season, they have been super cheap so I always grab a couple at a time. The extra leaves me with one to try making something new, even if I don't always know what that something new is going to be. A couple weeks ago I was thinking about strawberry shortcake, only I didn't have strawberries on hand. 

So instead I made this!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Milo's Kitchen Treats for Zorro and a #MKTreatTruck #Giveaway

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post the Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, gift cards, and information have been provided by Milo’s Kitchen® to complete this review. All opinions are my own, with input from Zorro. *

When it comes to Zorro's health and diet, everyone tells me I spoil him, but I don't see it that way. Everyone should provide their family pet with the best diet possible in order to maintain their health.  When the Milo's Kitchen Treats folks contacted me, I looked over all the ingredients and info on their website and was impressed. So Zorro and I decided to give them a try!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Astronauts, Launches, a Kickstarter from @SpaceFlightGrp and #ISSRDC

I've never met anyone that had the opportunity to see a shuttle or rocket launch and wasn't changed by it. Most of us become addicted, lining the streets, bridges and nearby waterways to feel that rumble. 

Three years ago today, I was sitting on the banks of the Indian River, with my three sisters, hoping to see my first and last shuttle launch.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Secret to More Fans is...More Babies! #MiEquipoMiHerencia #futbol

*Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.*
It's FINALLY here! FĂștbol time is always a big time for my family and friends. For my immediate family, its all about our team, mi equipo, but everyone in the extended family roots for a different team depending on the country they feel the strongest about.  The more kids you have, the larger your cheering section. My cousins and I all identify with different Latin American countries based on where all my tias are from-- funny how that works out. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Erasing Allergy Face With #ZYRTEC & Jackie Gomez #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.*

I feel like I have been talking about allergies for weeks now, and that's mostly because I found something that works incredibly well for me. One of the sponsors at Hispanicize was Zyrtec, and because I was in the middle of a seasonal allergy moment and struggling through work and travel, I gave it a try. OMG! I ended up having so many conversations with friends about their own allergy med experiences and struggles-- seriously, when you are going through it you feel the need to apologize for your appearance and performance.