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Latina Bloggers' Kids Ride Safely and Comfortably With Evenflo

One of the most important things a mamá worries about is keeping our children safe. These days we spend most of our time in our cars commuting to work and taking the kids to school or daycare.  Even on weekends we find ourselves driving to places to do things with the family. Thankfully Evenflo® takes our children's safety pretty seriously. With its introduction of the Platinum Protection Series car seats, mamás can relax and enjoy the ride.  Check out some of the Latina Bloggers we selected for this campaign and  how their kids got to experience the seats' amazing features and rode with style!

Little Inspiration Evenflo

Little Inspiration

"When I’m looking for a car seat for our children, we first look for safety features, style and then price. The Evenflo Symphony™ DLX All-in-One Car Seat seems to have it all."

My Friend Betty Evenflo

My Friend Betty

"This is Jordi, our third baby boy. He knows he is about to climb into a new car seat and he can’t wait! It is amazing how kids this young get so excited about these things! I hope that all my boys know that Mami and Daddy only look for the absolute best when making a decision in regards to their safety."

Princess Martha Evenflo

Princess Martha

"All in all, Mia gives this car seat a high five on awesomeness. And trust me, a happy baby is a happy mommy."

Hott Mama in the City Evenflo

Hott Mama In The City

 "Temperature regulating fabric in the padding of the seats to keep babies and toddlers comfortable during hot or cold weather. I love this new feature, it gets very hot in south Texas during the Summer and it's good to know that Maddox will be as comfortable as possible in his seat."

 

Follow the #EvenfloPlatinum hashtag for more adorable pics. For more info on the new Platinum Protection Series car seats visit Evenflo.com or buy yours today at Baby's R Us.

Inspiration For Your Outdoor Oasis

Summer is lurking around the corner and we can almost smell the barbecues grilling. It's the season for outdoor entertaining and what better way to get your summer oasis ready than with a visit to Pier 1 Imports.  No matter what your style is, there's something for every look. If you're ready to spruce up your outdoor space and just can't figure out what to do, check out some of the beautiful things #LatinaBloggers in our network created after they visited their local Pier 1 Imports store and found their inspiration.  You just might find that creative spark for your own space.

Live Colorful Pier1

Live Colorful

"After spending hours shopping and looking at cushions (it was so hard to choose just one style, all of them were great!) I came back home with all the necessary goodies I found at my local Pier 1 Imports store. The things were so beautiful and I was so excited that it actually just took me a couple minutes to get everything in the right place."  

Mama Latina Tips Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis -- LatinaBloggersConnect.com

Mama Latina Tips

"Ahora sí estoy lista para recibir a mis invitados. Pero antes deseo darle las gracias a las dos atentas asociadas de la tienda Pier 1 Imports quienes me dejaron ver, tocar, mover y sentir todos los productos, mientras charlamos sobre ideas para crear mi espacio."

Crafty Chica - Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis -- LatinaBloggersConnect.com

Crafty Chica

"These are Assorted Mini Flower Mirrors that were in a giant jar at the checkout counter. They were only a dollar each! I used up every last cent of my gift card with a handful of these. I used tacky glue to add hanging wire to the back of each one so I could use them to fill space and add a pop of sparkle."

De Su Mamá - Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis -- LatinaBloggersConnect.com

De Su Mamá

"In dreaming up an outdoor oasis that makes me happy, it always comes down to family legacy. For me, that means a backyard where the kids can play and feel comfortable, where we can create family meals and where Daddy D and I can sit comfortably while listening to the laughter of our children."

For even more outdoor living  inspiration, follow the Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis Group  board and the #Pier1Outdoors hashtag on Instagram where the fifteen Latina bloggers selected for this campaign pinned and shared their inspirations.

Found the perfect look for your outdoor oasis?  Visit Pier 1 Imports to get your shopping started and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Cacique Go Auténtico with Latina Bloggers!

Cacique Queso Ranchero - Adriana Martin of adrianasbestrecipes.com

Image by Adriana of Adriana's Best Recipes

A year of culinary adventures awaits us with Cacique! For the launch of their new Go Auténtico blog Cacique asked #LatinaBloggers to share authentic quesadilla recipes which were featured on their blogs in a Quesadilla Cook-Off. The results were ten amazing and unique quesadilla recipes that are good for any party, dinner or snack.

But that's not all! Latina bloggers will be sharing Cacique-inspired recipes all year round, so stay tuned!

Visit the Go Auténtico blog for delicious recipes crafted by our favorite Latina foodie bloggers and follow the #GoAutentico hashtag on Instagram and Twitter for the latest in Cacique news and seasonal recipes. You can also check out our Pinterest board for a list of all the recipes so far!

 

 

 

#LatinaBloggers Take AT&T’s #ItCanWait No-Texting-While-Driving Pledge

Our society is becoming aware that texting and driving can be fatal but far too many people still ignore the risk.  AT&T has begun a movement called #ItCanWait which is geared towards making texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking and driving.

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Since the movement was launched in 2009, more than 2 million no-texting-while-driving pledges have been logged through ItCanWait.com, social sites including Facebook, text-to-pledge and events.

We're working together with AT&T to help spread the word and have engaged a select group of #LatinaBloggers who want to work with us to encourage their readers to take the pledge. These bloggers are aware that texting while driving is involved in 100,000+ vehicle crashes each year, often causing injuries and deaths, and have decided to take the pledge themselves and join us in promoting this important movement.  Visit their blogs to read more!

Maybelline Valenti – Naturalmente Mama

Liz Cerezo – Family is Familia

Marta Darby – My Big Fat Cuban Family

Mari Hernandez Tuten – Inspired by Family Mag

Staci Salazar – 7 on a Shoestring

Vanessa Diaz – The Queen of Swag

Silvia Martinez – Mama Latina Tips

Yolanda Machado – Sassy Mama in LA

Eva Smith – Tech Food Life

Denisse Icaza – Ahorros Para Mama

AT&T’s goal is to save lives and #ItCanWait’s main and powerful message is that no text is worth dying for.

Get involved now by logging on to www.itcanwait.com (English) or www.puedeesperar.com (Español), by taking the no-texting-and-driving pledge and by sharing your promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ItCanWaitNoTextingWhileDriving

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#LatinaBloggers Live Event with Avocados from Mexico

#LatinaBloggers Acovados from Mexico eventOne of the greatest things about our job is that we get to indulge in some of the best, and most authentic, culinary experiences anyone could ask for. Spending an afternoon with wonderfully talented food and lifestyle bloggers while enjoying homemade dishes designed around one specific ingredient that not only speaks to us culturally, but brings us back to our fondest family dinner memories, is what I call an afternoon well-spent.

We took the #ILoveAvocados campaign from the blogosphere, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram to the kitchen by inviting several Los Angeles bloggers to experience the delectable taste of Avocados from Mexico. Our host, Maura Hernandez of The Other Side of the Tortilla, spoiled us with her creations - Guacamole with mango and pomegranate, Guacahummus, Agua de Albahaca, paletas and more.

As each dish came out, it was a lot of fun to see (and taste) the versatility of avocados. From spicy to sweet, each bite was a pleasant surprise. Thank you to Avocados from Mexico for being a delightful staple in our kitchens and for being there as we create memories with family and friends!

If you'd like to try some of the recipes we had during our live event, check out The Other Side of the Tortilla. You can also dive into the world of avocado recipes with Avocados from Mexico, follow the #ILoveAvocados hashtag or like them on Facebook!

#LatinaBloggers Get Ready for Summer with #SlimFastVeranoSexy

With the summer season here, #LatinaBloggers are keeping fresh and in shape on hot summer days by using SlimFast as the perfect base for deliciously creamy summer cocktails/mocktails1.  The “Berry Sexy Vanilla Sunrise” is one of DR Mixologist’s delicious recipes that will be showcased by #LatinaBloggers soon.

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 The new cocktail recipes were created exclusively for SlimFast by DR Mixologist, Darryl Robinson, host of “Drink up” on The Cooking Channel, and feature some of the tastiest and trendiest ingredients of the season. All of the new recipes created by Darryl for SlimFast contain just 130-190 calories per serving, so if you want to grab a recipe or two to entertain and surprise friends, make sure to bookmark the SlimFast Cocktail Recipe page.

To get in on the action and learn how to make the “Berry Sexy Vanilla Sunrise” cocktail/mocktail follow the #SlimFastVeranoSexy hashtag on Twitter.  Also take a peek at SlimFast's Facebook page for more information.

1 Cocktails are not a part of the SlimFast 3-2-1 plan. Only occasional use recommended. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol and please drink responsibly.

Stay connected with #FordenEspanol and the Ford Fiesta

It was a Fiesta indeed at the L.A. Auto Show last week. Not only did we help host a fun-filled Facebook chat along with Monique Frausto of Blogs By Latinas, we spent the day learning all about the new Ford Fiesta and experienced a jaw-dropping performance by race car driver Ken Block.

Don't be fooled by the small car appearance of the Ford Fiesta. It's plenty roomy and is loaded with an array of features and technologies - Perfect for us techies!

For example:

  • MyFord Touch® system - A 6.5-inch touch screen that features enhanced voice control. It provides drivers more options than ever for navigation, communication and entertainment functions.
  • SYNC® AppLink™ - Allows drivers to access and control Ford-approved smartphone apps with voice commands and vehicle controls while on the go, helping drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
  • Ford’s MyKey® - A new feature! It enables parents in particular to encourage safer driving and limit their teenagers’ exposure to risk at the wheel. The system allows owners to configure maximum speed and audio volume limits. It also mutes audio until seat belts are fastened and ensures driver aids, safety systems and more vigorous alerts cannot be deactivated when used.

Projected to be the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid subcompact in America, these beauties are anchored by the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine and deliver a thrill-packed ride with unrivaled 40 mpg-plus. And if you're a color enthusiast and love to be in the spotlight, the new Ford Fiesta will not disappoint with plenty of hot colors to choose from.

Thank you to Ford for inviting us to celebrate in the launch of the 2014 Ford Fiesta! To see more pictures, check out our #FordenEspanol Facebook album and  Instagram profile!

For more information, make sure you stay connected with Ford en Español on Facebook.