OxO Barista Brain 9-cup Coffee Maker #OXOisOn #ad

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I have been using this wonderful coffee maker for a while and is the best thing ever, it makes delicious coffee and is so easy to use. I, personality love the looks and the different way to brew my coffee every morning and afternoon.

Yep, I drink coffee multiple times a day, especially on my very busy days, I also like how easy it is to clean and it can keep my coffee warm for a good amount of time.

It doesn’t take lots of space and the set up is very simple, my coffee is richer, bolder and just perfect. You must look for it and change the way of coffee, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as me.

Back To School Ghostly Snacks #BTSSpirit #ad #CollectiveBias

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Back To School Ghostly Snacks #BTSSpirit #ad #CollectiveBias

Back to school is around the corner, and we can’t wait to start a new and exciting year. My girls are almost ready, they just need a few last-minute items to help with a successful first day of school. This year I’m super inspired by the Ghostbusters movie and making all snacks a little more ghostly, with the help of specially marked Ghostbusters branded bottles of M&M’s® and MARS treats, I’m sure we would have a perfect back to school.

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Me on the other hand, I have my day full with lots of shopping and prepping to have everything we need on hand. This is one of the reasons I love to go to Walmart because I can find all the items I need to make this year snacks. And to keep it even more exciting I came up with the idea of incorporating some ghostly theme to our snacks.

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So, with the help of MARS treats I made some very delicious combinations to help with this year all around snacks. Not only for school but also to have on hand for those after school programs. And let me tell the minis are perfect to keep in my purse for a boost of energy, not only for the kids but for me too, you know we all need it every day, and thanks to the minis I can have one or two. Ok let be honest, I love to have a bag of SNICKERS® Mixed Mini Bags on hand, because is my absolutely favorite.

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Is very simple all you need is:

Mixed Mini Variety Bag
M&M’s® Milk 42 oz
M&M’s® Milk Chocolate Bottle
6 oz transparent container
Pirate Booties
Sour Gummies
Mini Graham Crackers

It is very simple, I like to make different combinations and place them in the container, for example:

M&M’s® Milk and Cookies

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M&M’s® Milk and peanuts

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M&M’s® Milk and sour gummies

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M&M’s® Milk and pirate booties

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You can also use the M&M’s® Peanut Bottle or peanut to place some of pretzels or cookies for them to take to school.

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Or just mix them all and you will have a great tray of flavors.

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Place them on the container that is especially white for my ghostly theme, label with the name or just the day to make sure they grab the right one. Remember to keep and eye for in-store coupon to save $0.75 of 1 M&M’s® Bottle through September 30.

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And of course, you can definitely take some to the movies to enjoy the Ghostbuster movie, in theaters now.

Balance Your Day #CraveFreely #ad | #Giveaway

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We are always looking for good and better nutrition for our selfs, as a mom I’m always in the hunt of those snack that keep me going and give the energy and nutrition I need to keep me going on my daily chores.

The best part is that I had the chance to try different flavors and let me tell you all of them are great but my favorite is the Dark Chocolate Turtle and I’m sure yours will be too. But don’t get me wrong all the Balance Bars are delicious and full with nutrition.


And today I’m so happy to share with all of you the new addition to my daily nutrition Balance Bars, are a scrumptious treat that is nutritionally balanced, each new bar is 190 calories or less, contains 5-7 grams of protein and 5-6 grams of fiber.


Balance Bars are also available in four delicious NEW flavors, including Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat, Chocolate Peppermint Patty, Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtle and Dulce De Leche & Caramel and they also just relive a new packaging that features the original flavors in full-size bars and new flavors in two mini bars. For the first time ever, Balance is now also packaged in single mini bars – perfect for easy enjoyment to keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle.


You can find this great product on CVS, Amazon and select Walmart stores nationwide.


Also, come and participate in the Giveaway, you can win 1 6-pack box of Balance in  Chocolate Caramel Peanut NougatChocolate Peppermint PattyDark Chocolate Turtle orDulce De Leche & Caramel varieties.

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Top 5 Prep Ahead Snacks #ZiplocBacktoSchool #ad #CollectiveBias

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In my crazy life, there is always a way to get organized and ready for back-to-school, and I’m so happy I can rely on amazing products with great quality like Ziploc® brand products. I can’t imagine my life when school starts without my go-to essentials.

I want to share my top 5 prep ahead snacks along with tips to make back-to-school fun and super easy for you. Why not make the last days of summer productive because we need to work just a little bit during summer time to make our life so much easier for school?

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First, we need to talk about all the supplies that we will need to make some personalized Ziploc® brand Bags. You know the kids love when we take our time to make something super special for them, and these bags are super easy to personalize so that every time they open their lunch box, a smile will appear on their faces.

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For me, this is also an easy way to have everything on hand and to keep my kids from fighting about their favorite lunch or how different they want their snack because my girls like different things all the time.

Ok, here we go, we need:
Ziploc® brand Snack Bags
Ziploc® brand Sandwich Bags or
Ziploc® brand Containers

Have you seen the super amazing feature of the Ziploc® brand Bags with Easy Open Tabs®? They are totally different and great for the kiddos to open their bags by themselves with ease.

I like to personalize the bags with their names and adding some decorations or stickers. They love it and it is a great way to keep all snack and lunches out of the reach of other kids. You can make some of these personalized Ziploc® brand Storage Bags with Easy Open Tabs® ahead of time and have them on hand. I like to keep one box on my fridge and another on my pantry.

Now that we have our bags ready I would love to share my prep ahead snacks. I have so many recommendations but my favorites are the ones you can have ready and the week before.

1- Raisins and cheese: you can have portions of ¼ cup of raisins and one string cheese in your fridge.

2- Grapes: go to the market, wash and dry your grapes and portion about 20 grapes per bag.

3- Oranges: every week peel and portion half of an orange in a bag. Cool, fresh and delicious.

4- Crackers: about 8 crackers are perfect or about ¼ cup of cheese crackers to complement the snack.

5- Carrots and celery: perfect for hot days, and you can use a small Ziploc® brand Container to add caramel, ranch dressing or peanut butter.

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To make it easy and more organized, keep your snacks in a big Ziploc® brand Container on the fridge as well in your pantry. An organized life is a better life.
Make your prep on Sundays because in general, Sundays are a slow day and you only will need to make a week’s worth of snacks and lunches.

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Let me hear about your favorite Ziploc® brand products and your favorite go-to snacks. And remember, back to school is around the corner so make your life simple and prep ahead as much as you can.

Join the conversation and find more ideas here Ziploc®

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Easy Mini Snack Stadium #GameDayGlory #Ad #CollectiveBias

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Are you exited for the Big Game? Well I’m, I can’t wait to watch the game with all my family and have some healthy competition in the house. For this occasion I’m sure we are going to have a few friends and I need to be prepared with a fun, easy, and of course great theme for the day.

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Ok, to be super prepare for the game and have a fun snack stadium as a theme, first we need to go to Walmart, to find some of my favorites products and easy snack time favorites like, SNICKERS® FUN SIZE®, Diet Pepsi™, TOSTITOS® Original Party Size and TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa, yummy!


Well you know when it comes to snacking and party, better to be sure and have the right products on hand. Once you have all the products, and I bought a lot, because I know there’s always those “unexpected” friends that come at any time, and as a good host I need to be prepared.

I also love easy, simple and little things, and my impression of a snack stadium has that and more, my daughters help me choosing the materials and I have to be honest It look cute and easy to clean.

Is very simple, I use mini foil loaf pans for the sitting, and a squared foil pan to make the field, as a funny touch my daughter suggested that we use the mini Diet Pepsi™ for the lights.


I want to share with all of you that this was a difficult, super hard thing to build, nah, just kidding, it was very easy. We place the pans in position to make the sitting and the field, at first, I put one mini pan on top of the other but my oldest said that it did not look good, so we make 2 sittings of each side, and 1 on the front and back.


You can place the chips and the candy any where you like, but I think having a salty and sweet side works great. I use some guacamole and add-on the sides the TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa, it was Delicious! if you mix the two together. Have fun and involve the family with projects like this, if you need more ideas just click HERE


If you like my idea or want to share your favorite theme when it come to the big game. just leave me a comment below.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live On Stage! A Family Night Adventure #AlvinMovie #ad

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What an amazing opportunity we had the other night my family and me, we were so lucky to be able to go to the Alvin and the Chipmunks: Live on Stage! And let me tell you it was so amazing, lots of fun, great souvenirs and of course amazing music, close to home, it was held on the City National Grove, on Anaheim, CA.

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This concert was such an amazing experience our girls dance a lot and we had the opportunity to get some pretty good seats, because who doesn’t love a good seat in a concert; but that is not all, we enjoy not only the music but also all the different cities we visit with Alvin and the Chipmunks, yes we had the opportunity of going to so many great places, of course fabulous music. Oh, forgot to mention that my daughter favorite part was to dance the shuffling, because we ran into somebody, that I just let you guess who…… All the concert was her favorite part!

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We were so happy it was definitely a great family night. This concert was only the beginning, because the super exiting news if you haven’t seen them already is the, on December 23rd we can enjoy the new family friendly movie, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP, yes for all of you fans of the Chipmunks and the Chipettes the movie is almost out.

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Not only is a great holiday movie, is fun, and fill with great adventure, all you can expect from Alvin, Theodore and Simon, as always they will make us laugh, dance, and get exited for was coming.

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And because I love you guys so much, and this concert has a great preview of the movie, yes I saw the preview first, but is all fine, because I have the preview right here just for you, and the only thing I want to heard from all of you is: How super exited are you for the movie and Who do you identify the most, Alvin, Simon or Theodore?

Me personally I’m a Simon, always worried, and telling people what to do or how to do thinks…

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fox. The opinions and text are all mine.

Friendly Notes DIY with goodnessknows® snack squares #TryALittleGoodness #ad

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Friendly Notes DIY with goodnessknows snack squares #TryALittleGoodness #ad

Sometimes life gets in the way of all our good intentions for the day, and we have to manage with chores, pickup the kids, cleaning, working and so much more. I feel like I don’t have the time to keep on track of my snacks and is very difficult sometimes to stay away of all the chocolate in my house.

I recently find a good and  delicious snack, perfect to keep me on my toes, and what I love the most is the I can go to my local Walmart as many as you want individual wrapped goodnessknows® snack squares this is just “goodness to greatness”, and since I find them I can tell you life is so much easier and better.

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My favorite flavor is the goodnessknows® Cranberry, Almond, Dark Chocolate but you can also find goodnessknows® Apple, Almond & Peanut, Dark Chocolate and goodnessknows® Peach & Cherry, Almond, Dark Chocolate and can be found up front near the registers, just keep and eye and you will find them. Here is a Coupon so you can go and try them ASAP.


I  want to share with you my 5 Steps to a snack smarter.

1- Always have your snack on hand.
2- Never go grocery shopping hungry.
3- Walk at least 20 minutes.
4- Drink plenty of water.
5- Choose a good filling and satisfying snack, like goodnessknows® snack squares.

Share your goodnessknows® photo or quote for a chance to win a variety of fitness prizes.

I know a lot of people can recommend others but since I started snacking with goodnessknows® snack squares I feel so much full and I have the energy I need to exercise, keep up with my kids and finish the day happy and with a lot of positive vibes.


That is why I love to give little positive notes to my friends, specially when I fell they need a little pick me up. This friendly notes are very easy, you only need, goodnessknows® snack squares, markers, envelopes, sticky notes and lots of love.

1- Decorate the envelope with a happy and encourage note, place the snack squares inside with another friendly note.

diy materials

2- Close the envelope and finish the decorations. I love to be surprise so I usually place the envelopes inside drawers, backpacks or in there desk without nobody looking.

3- This is a great way to make a wonderful day for anybody.

diy tutorial

Be sure to check out more great ways goodnessknows® helps achieve goodness to greatness. I’d love to hear about your favorite goodnessknows® snack square flavor!

Whole Wheat Bean and Cheese Quesadilla #PureLifeRippleEffect #Ad #CollectiveBias

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Whole Wheat Bean and Cheese Quesadilla #PureLifeRippleEffect #CollectiveBias #Ad

Well let me tell you, this back to school for us was crazy! First, the weather which was super hot in the mornings and awfully hot in the afternoons made it so impossible for my girls to keep up with all the new projects they had. Then our afternoons were so busy between homework, ice skating, and chores that we could not keep up.

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Fortunately, I always carry Nestlé® Pure Life® Water in my car, and having this great source in there gives me confidence the I can keep my girls hydrated and healthy all the time.

For us as a family, it is very important to maintain a good schedule on our water consumption. We not only have water in the car, we also carry our water everywhere. I have a bottle in my purse all the time, my husband keeps a stack in his office, and my girls carry at least 2 bottles a day to drink during school hours.

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I love to come home from Walmart where I buy all my Nestlé® Pure Life® and put some in the freezer. We love to drink very cold water, especially on a hot day!

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Another way I manage to have my girls drink more water is by making them a delicious and nutritious lunch, such as a good sandwich, wrap, or quesadilla with some fruit and water. I make sure it’s super good, delicious, and healthy, too.

Today I want to share with you this delicious and easy Whole Wheat Bean and Cheese Quesadilla. It’s the perfect lunch to make for our kids with some fruit and our favorite drink, Nestlé® Pure Life® Water.


  • 4 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup refried black beans
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 apples cut into slices


Using one tortilla at a time, place 2 tablespoons of beans, 2 tablespoons of cheese and 1 teaspoon of cilantro in half of the tortilla, and place the other half on top.

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Heat up a skillet to medium low heat and spray with some cooking spray. Cook for about 3 minutes on both sides, or until crispy. Cut into any shape your kids love, and make some happy faces on their bottle of water.

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Serve with a mini water bottle and four or five apple slices.

This recipe makes 4 quesadillas.

Remember, beans contain fiber and iron which are good for our growing kids. Beans promote healthy digestion and iron is a nutrient for their blood. Cheese made with whole milk is a good source of calcium, and water keep our kids hydrated and helps with  healthy digestion, too.

I recently read a survey* conducted by Nestlé® Pure Life® in which moms and kids revealed many surprising insights about their hydration habits. I thought you’d find them interesting as well!

  • 97% of moms think making one healthy choice leads to making other healthy choices.
  • Kids who drink less than 4 glasses of water a day are more likely to request soda, juice, and sports drinks (76%).
  • Kids who drink 4+ glasses of water per day are more likely to frequently exhibit healthy habits, such as getting their own water when thirsty, eating their fruits and vegetables at mealtimes without reminders, and requesting healthy food and beverage options for school lunches.
  • Drinking water is one of the biggest “healthy habit” struggles moms have with their kids (38%), even more than struggles like “eat your fruit” (29%), “get enough exercise” (23%), and “eat your breakfast” (19%).

Here are some great tips from Robin Plotkin to help encourage your family to drink up more often!

  • Have cups, straws, lids and other drinking “equipment” available to provide to your kids to make drinking water more fun. Empower them to fill their own cups of water and praise them when they do.
  • Drink a cup when you wake up. Create a routine that involves drinking 1 cup of water upon waking. Simply leave a supply of disposable paper cups near the sink. Much like washing the face and brushing teeth, this will quickly become a regular part of the morning for each family member.

As a proud supporter of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Drink Up initiative, Nestlé® Pure Life® is committed to helping families make healthier choices, starting with hydration. To help your family Drink Up and be a part of the Ripple Effect – a movement to keep kids hydrated – visit pureliferippleeffect.com and share your tips for healthy hydration using #pureliferippleeffect.

If you want to know more, visit Nestlé® Pure Life® Facebook page HERE.

I’ve shared my tricks with you on how we use Nestlé Pure Life Water to create a delicious back-to-school lunch! What is your favorite way to use it for your family?

You can find Nestlé® Pure Life® at Walmart, visit them on Facebook.

*Online survey conducted in June 2015 of 1,077 moms of kids ages 6-12 overall, including 254 Hispanic moms of kids ages 6-12. 1,077 kids ages 6-12 from the same household were also surveyed, including 254 Hispanic kids ages 6-12. © 2015 Nestlé® Waters North America Inc.

The #BOOitForward DIY Halloween Package #ad #CollectiveBias

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The #BOOitForward DIY Halloween Package #ad #CollectiveBias

I’m so exited my favorite time of the year is almost here, and this year my family and I are making a very fun and different way to celebrate with our families and friends. And todays idea is perfect to give to your neighbors, because nothing say Happy Halloween like a personal and fun craft.

So let me walk you in this super easy process, the first step is to go to your nearest Walmart and buy all the materials needed. I personally recommend the MARS® chocolates, and the soda brand 7UP® and Sunkist®, then you can shop around by the decoration for Halloween section, where you will find these products and beautiful bags or boxes for this project.

I found in this section, these cute boxes with bags, which seemed perfect because they where the perfect size for my super cute monster can and some chocolates, of course don’t forget about the Printable “We’ve Been BOO’D”, you can find this fun and easy to follow printable here at BOO CENTER, where you can print your own is super easy just follow the instructions. Save $1.00 on TWO (2) 2L or 6pk 8oz cans of any flavor Sunkist® Soda, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, A&W®, Squirt®, or Sun Drop®

  • Cut out this “We’ve been BOO’d” sign.
  • Fold the “You’ve been BOO’d” greeting card (page 2) and tape openings together.
  • Include the card and sign when gifting BOO bundles.


For your craft, well I used the pumpkin boxes, and I add one monster can, some candy and the We’ve been Boo’d card and my daughters and I went to my friend’s house Dulce and left the goodies, at this point I don’t think she know who left the “You’ve been BOO’d” card but I’m sure they enjoy all the candy and sodas we place in there from door. I just hope they had fun just like we did.



Be sure to check out other great BOO Kit ideas. I’d love to hear about who you are BOO’ing this year to celebrate Halloween!

You can also enter the #BOOItForward Sweepstakes, just click below and add your information.




Mix Veggie Salad with Chipotle Dressing #VivaLaMorena #ad #Cbias

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Mix Veggie Salad with Chipotle Dressing #VivaLaMorena #ad #Cbias

One thing the I love to make during the summer is my Dad’s classic salad. I remember that he always make this salad with any kind of veggie he will find in the fridge, it was so funny and at the same time a great opportunity to utilize all the veggies we had.

I decide to make it for my family and share with my girls this super easy recipe, so they can carrie the tradition and and make a fresh salad during the hot summer days.

The first thing we did was checking the fridge to see what we have for the salad; we found some very tasty ingredients as well as sweet corn that my little one loves. But to make the dressing I need it the key ingredient, Chipotle sauce, this is the main ingredient in this salad, it give it a delicious kick.

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We took the car and went to Walmart of course, to buy La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce and even more products the this amazing brand has, La Morena products add authentic Latino flavors to your traditional Hispanic dishes. And that product can be found at the Hispanic aisle at Walmart. We stock out on this great products to complement the salad which it can’t taste the same without them.

You can make this salad, like I said before with any kind of veggie you have in hand, it has no rules, and as follow I will show you what we added to it.

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Let me know what is your favorite La Morena product and what kind of veggies did you use for the salad.


  • 1 small grated cabbage
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips
  • 1 15 ons can sweet corn
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons Adobo Sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons mince cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl mix all the veggies, add some salt and pepper. In another bowl combine, mayonnaise, milk, chipotle sauce, cilantro and lemon, mix until combine.

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Then add this delicious sauce to the veggies and mix well.

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Let it rest on the fridge for about an hour so it bring the flavor to a different delicious level.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy