Getting Holiday Ready with P&G, Katie Lee Joel and Robert Verdi #P&GFiestas

Can you hear that? Yup that is bells jingling and the holidays are in the air!

The 2012 Holiday season has started and I am loving every minute of it.  The holidays are my favorite time of the year, I love the music, the food and of course the atmosphere.  I host over 12 people every Christmas day and to get my house in holiday order I got expert tips from P&G, Katie Lee Joel and Robert Verdi!


Update! This giveaway is closed congrats to M. Diaz.

You know Katie Lee as a best-selling author and entertaining expert. She shares her favorite recipes and entertaining tips in The Comfort Table cookbook series and recently released her first work of fiction Groundswell, a glamorous novel that follows a young woman as she finds the healing power of surfing in an idyllic Mexican beach town. From food to fashion, Katie summarizes her style with her three c’s—casual, comfortable with a touch of couture.


Robert Verdi. His name is synonymous with style. Heʼs a self-made machine. Heʼs a whirlwind of opinion and pop culture. Heʼs got his hands in everything. Heʼs a leading lifestyle expert, celebrity stylist and television personality. Heʼs the goto style guru for A-listers like Eva Longoria, Bethenny Frankel, Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Kathy Griffin, Kristen Wiig, Joy Behar, Sandra Bernhard, Mariska Hargitay, Bobby Flay, Ana Ortiz and Jolie Fisher. Heʼs created his own mini-Verdi-empire acquiring titles along the way from Jersey boy to jewelry designer to television host to lifestyle expert to rising superstar. Verdi stands alone as the sole style expert to bridge three major categories: fashion, entertaining and home design. Heʼs become the trendsetterʼs trendsetter as design denizens adore his keen eye for color, homemakers hail his quick fixes for fixer-uppers, and fashion experts seek his insiderstyle advice. Robert Verdi is all this and more.

During the P&G Holiday Webinar I got tips preparing for holiday parties, preparing for out-of-town guests, day-to-night beauty and of course staying stress free through the whole process.

It’s only December 12th but I have already attended three holiday parties and on average, Hispanics attend four parties or events during the winter holiday season, so I always photo-ready by taking great care of your skin, hair and smile.  Plus when I am hosting I do not want to be embarrassed with a messy home.  For Hispanics, a dust and dirt-free household is the most important part of maintaining a guest-ready home during the winter holiday season (42%), followed by a holiday scent throughout my home (20%) and a spotless kitchen (18%).

Some top tips:

Katie relies on products that help her get the cleaning done faster like Swiffer® WetJet® Extra Power Pad: With the scrubbing power of Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® and Swiffer 360°Dusters

Robert suggests that every woman develop at least one day-to-night look to get her through the holiday season

  • Adding a bold lip color using COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick Lip Duo, a smoky eye with bold, intense lash volume by COVERGIRL LashBlast 24HR Mascara or a chic hairstyle in addition to a few key accessories can transform an outfit from the office to a party
  • Be sure to keep a few P&G key beauty products in your desk or purse—you never know when a surprise invitation will pop up during this time of year

For more information and updates, follow Katie on twitter at @KatieLeeKitchen, follow Robert on twitter at @RobertVerdi or visit http://www.pg.com or http://www.http://orgullosa.com/ en Español

I got a package of P&G goodies to help our house get in the holiday spirit.  I used some of my holiday decorations with the P&G Febreze holiday products to make my kitchen and bathroom as festive as the rest of the house and the Cranberry Frost fragrance gives the house a fresh but holiday scent.

Cranberry Frost Sleigh

Cute sleigh I had and P&G Febreze holiday  items which makes a great hostess gift.

Festive tree and P&G Set & Fresh

My bathroom with the P&G Febreze holiday Fresh & Set and a tree decoration.

P&G candle and my nativity

A P&G Febreze holiday Candle with my Nativity set and holiday train.

I am not one bit surprised I use P&G products throughout the year to keep my house clean and put together so it makes perfect sense that P&G products can help me get my family/friends, home and self ready for the holidays.

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Disclosure: PG is sponsoring this giveaway and provided me with the same products. As always my post is my unbiased opinions.

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About Divina Rodriguez

Divina is a wife, a Mami of two boys under the age of eight and a full fledged social media butterfly with a Masters in Communications. She writes along with her husband, Eddy, about entertainment, technology, family products as well as their life in CT. In addition to DancingHotdogs.com, Divina unlocks the magic on http://www.TheDisneyFiles.com and is president of Brillante Media, LLC, a strategic communication and new media consulting firm that helps businesses grow by leveraging the best in digital for return on investments.