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LBC Live Party: Los Angeles #LatinaBloggers Take AT&T's #ItCanWait Pledge

ItCanWait Last week we hosted one of our LBC Live Parties for L.A. #LatinaBloggers at Lucky Strike in Hollywood to spread the word about AT&T's #ItCanWait campaign to take the pledge to never text and drive. While the event allowed us to get together and have fun, our purpose was to shine light on how truly dangerous texting or even just checking out phones is while driving. Although we may feel comfortable multi tasking, as most of us bloggers do, we pledged to say #ItCanWait because our lives and the lives of others are too important to risk over a text message. As we took our bowling balls and rolled with careful aim for a strike, we were reminded of how some things require our full and undivided attention.

Check out the event photos on the Latina Bloggers Connect Facebook page and share your reasons why texting and driving can wait on Twitter and Instagram with the #ItCanWait  hashtag. Let's keep the message rolling!

#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!