Sep 19, 2014

A Soothing & Relaxing Experience

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

A few weeks ago, I told you about my sad, drab bathroom situation. It wasn't exactly the bathroom itself that needed help, it was more the ambiance of the room. Since the bathroom is painted green (chosen by the owner), it's always very cold and uninviting. We were really missing a touch of something to make it more cozy and comfy and even welcoming. The bathroom is a very important room in any home, not just for obvious reasons either. It's the place where we spend so many hours getting ready, where we visit as we put our makeup on and it's the place where everyone relaxes in a soothing bath at the end of the day. An enjoyable bathroom experience is important, no one wants to be in a cold and uninviting area for so long and it was time to give it a little sprucing up. 

For me, the scent of chamomile (manzanilla) always reminds me of being a little girl and watching my mom use it in so many ways. Our house always had the pleasant scent lingering about and so now whenever I smell it, it brings back so many fond memories. Who would have thought that adding something as simple as a roll of toilet paper would change the entire ambiance of a room? My bathroom is basically the same as it was weeks ago since we haven't really been home, but now it feels completely different. Adding Charmin with the scent of Chamomile had simply made it smell so great, and it now feels super cozy and welcoming. Charmin is putting a new spin on toilet paper by adding the soothing scent of Chamomile for an enjoyable bathroom experience. I have been enjoying winding down at the end of the day with a bath and a good book, all the while having the relaxing scent of chamomile surround my senses. With such long and stressful days, having this retreat in my own home to help relax and wind down has been great. 

If you grew up with scented toilet paper in your bathroom, you can now bring the tradition to your home with Charmin with the scent of Chamomile. Or start a new tradition and give your family a soothing bathroom experience every time by adding Charmin to your bathroom. Find out more by following Charmin on Twitter.



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My First BaubleBar Haul!


Recently I purchased a boyfriend watch which is something I had been really wanting for a while now.  Once I got it I realized I would need another rose gold touch to go with it and since I am not a big jewelry wearer I went in search of some very simple and yet classic pieces to go with it. This is when I turned to BaubleBar. Of course I had heard of BaubleBar since long ago, every fashion blogger under the sun has mentioned them so many times. But not being a fan of those big bubble/chunky necklaces, I really wasn't interested. It was not until I received an email promoting the Buried Bauble (which was delicate and pretty) that I took the time to go check out the site. Was I wowed by the selection! I received my order two weeks ago and I just have to share with you how amazing this company is. 
   

I was not prepared for the attention to detail that this order would contain and just how adorable their packaging would be. Hot pink, black and white stripes, Yay! stickers and more to make this delivery the happiest little package ever. 




I received a welcome gift for being a new customer and an envelope containing a coupon scratcher. 



A free welcome gift is truly a neat little surprise, I love that it is a delicate little piece just like the ones I ordered. 



For my first BaubleBar order, I ended up choosing two very affordable pieces. I ended up paying only $18 (for my two pieces) and shipping is free with every BaubleBar order which is so nice. A lot of companies could do to take a hint and offer free shipping and I guarantee they will get a lot more sales. 


The actual pieces come in a very cute little black BaubleBar pouch and inside you can find each piece wrapped in bubble wrap. This makes for very secure packaging and again I can't believe how well they payed attention to every detail.


For my order I got the Buried Bauble of the day which was only $10 and that was with free shipping. 




I also grabbed this very simple initial necklace which was also on sale for $10 and I was able to put a 20% off coupon against it which only made it $8. I've noticed that there are always sales and codes for BaubleBar, which means you can score some great deals. You just can't use a code against a Buried Bauble because those are already very discounted. 




For being such affordable pieces, I love how there is lobster claw closure and extender on each piece. They certainly didn't cut corners anywhere that I can see. 


I've worn my initial necklace a few times now and I love it. 



On top of such a cute selection, every BaubleBar order you place earns you vault points that you can use on future purchases. It’s super easy to earn points, and 10 points = $1, just from my first tiny order, I earned $1.80 off towards future purchases. 


Every Friday BaubleBar has a Buried Bauble that is reduced in price and there is no better time to try them out. I loved both of the delicate pieces that I got for myself and I am definitely going to be placing plenty more orders. Check out BaubleBar for yourself, you can sign up at my LINK and using code 32342156, get yourself a little Bauble. I think this is going to be a very affordable and fun way to grow my collection of Baubles and I can't wait to place my next order. 

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RSVP for the #MiFabuloso Twitter Party





Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party all about the new Fabuloso twin-packs available at Walmart!  On Monday, September 29th, from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #MiFabuloso Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the many ways Fabuloso makes your household cleaning faster and fun, and so fabulously scented while giving you a chance to win prizes!

I've been using Fabuloso for years now and I love how wonderful it makes my entire house smell. The scent of lavender especially brings back so many memories for me of being a little girl and watching my mom clean. Whenever I am in Walmart I love picking up a few bottles and now with the new twin-pack, I can buy a bottle for me and give one to one of the girls. They all love Fabuloso just like I do, and using it in our household is definitely a tradition for us. How do you use Fabuloso in your household? Join me for the #MiFabuloso Twitter party and let's chat about it!

Join me and RSVP for the #MiFabuloso Twitter Party on SoFabChats!


DATE: Monday, September 29,
TIME:  1:00 -2:00 pm ET
PRIZES: 5 - (1) $100 Walmart Gift Cards
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 - $50 Walmart Gift Card
RSVP & PARTY GRID: #MiFabuloso Twitter Party Page

PLEASE RT:

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party - sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!  

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns - they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

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Sep 18, 2014

Join the #ValueCards Twitter Party on 9/22


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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about how you celebrate and make occasions special with handwritten cards!  On Monday, September 22nd, please join us for the #ValueCards Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing sending Value cards for everyday occasions during the fall, especially when money is tight due to back-to-school and holiday spending, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

One of the things I miss most in this age of technology is the art of a handwritten letter, note or card. An e-card, no matter how special, is not quite the same as getting an actual greeting card. Hallmark Value Cards from Walmart are a great way to show someone you care, without having to spend the big bucks. I like to grab 4 or 5 at once so that I can have them on hand whenever an occasion arises. I definitely love giving a good old fashion card and receiving them too! Do you love to give greeting cards? Let's chat about it, join me for the #ValueCards Twitter Party!


Join me and RSVP for the #ValueCards Twitter Party on SoFabChats!


DATE: Monday, September 22nd
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00pm ET
PRIZES: 5 – (1) $100 Walmart Gift Cards
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card
RSVP & PARTY GRID: #ValueCards Twitter Party Page

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!
TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!
TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!
TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!
TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!
TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!
TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendarto find more fun parties to attend!
Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

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Sep 17, 2014

Giving More To Those You Love

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions are my own.

When I was a little girl I remember wishing so badly that there was some way that I could thank my mom for everything that she did for us. I watched my mom sacrifice and work herself into an old woman, just so that we could survive and thrive in this country, all while not even being able to speak English. As much as I sometimes complain about how hard my mom might have been on us as kids, she was a great role model when it came to showing us how to work hard and achieve what we might not think possible. I will always be thankful to my mom for having had the strength to raise 4 kids on her own and for bringing us to a place where our dreams could come true.


And just like my mom continues to be a great inspiration to me, so are my daughters. There really is nothing to a mom that is more inspiring than her kids, in my opinion. It is when I see them, that I realize how far we have come and how even though it hasn't always been an easy road, in the end we get through it together. I am actually very thankful to my girls because it is because of them that I had to grow up. It is because of them that I learned to see the world in a much happier way and it is because of them that I finally knew what real affection and love in a family setting could be. I thank them every day for making my life so much better.

If you could do something for someone you love what would you do? To demonstrate all the ways Sears offers more to its members and customers, it has produced a video series called More To You featuring surprises with real people, based on real tweets from people who want to give more to the ones they love. In the latest installment, Sears visits Jasmine, a young woman who wanted to do something special for her hard working father. Little did Jasmine know that he had a surprise for her as well. Watch the video below for yourself and share it with loved ones. It is so inspiring to watch how this daughter loves her dad so much that she Tweeted about him to Sears and how Sears helped her thank him.



Would you like a chance for Sears to give more to you like they did for Jasmine and her dad? Tweet @Sears with #MasDeLoTuyo and Sears just might read your Tweet and help you give more. 

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