(Video) New for Spring 2014 Target Ambar Collection #Hispz14 #musicmeetsstyle

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Disclosure: Target was a sponsor at Hispanicize 2014 and provided me with a dress.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Coming back from a whirlwind of activity with three consecutive media trips in two weeks, however, I had to share some exciting Target news for all fashion lovers. The Ámbar collection, an apparel and accessories collection featuring vibrant prints and flattering cuts and silhouettes. Check out this Target fashion show at Hispanicize 2014. With 39 bold, yet feminine pieces focusing on fit and flow, the collection is available now on Target.com and at select stores across the U.S., including Florida, California, Texas, Arizona and New York. And even better, prices range from $16.99 to $39.99. I had the chance to check out the collection first hand during the Target #MusicMeetsStyle booth.  I loved the feel of the fabric, the bright colors and the design styles made for Spring 2014. Some of my favorites:  AMBAR Women's … [Read more...]

(Video) #ENFRENTATUSALERGIAS Tips for Looking Spring Best

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I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE™ and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Spring 2014 is here and with it comes unpredictable weather, blossoming trees and plants and for millions of Americans runny noses and puffy eyes for seasonal allergies.  I am very fortunate that I do not get a very bad case of seasonal allergies, however, when the pollen count is up everyone is affected. I recently attended a Zyrtec Macy’s Flower Show event where I got a Jackie Gomez makeover. To help women look fresh-faced and flawless during the height of allergy season, ZYRTEC® has partnered with celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez to help women tackle ALLERGY FACE™. Gomez has developed a variety of celebrity-inspired looks that will help all women look and feel like they’re ready for their close-up. This is my pre-Jackie … [Read more...]

(Video) Britax “Style Your Ride” Fashion Event #BritaxStyle

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Disclosure: I am a Britax Latina Blogger/Advisory Board Member and was asked to participate in the Fashion Show.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Last night, I joined BRITAX for a product release launch party that included plenty of fashion, style and the best in baby gear. Check out my event recap with yours truly walking the runway with the new BRITAX Affinity Stroller in black frame and cactus green. Like my outfit?  I was styled by celebrity stylist Alana Kelen.  Perfect for strutting my stuff with the BRITAX Affinity and all retails for less than $150 including shoes and accessories at Kohls.   Love the new completely sleek, stylish and lightweight (less than 30 pounds) design of the BRITAX Affinity Stroller and kid friendly options like CLICK & GO integrated adapter system compatibility, streamlined frame and machine washable liners. The BRITAX Affinity retails for $599.99 and was engineered to stroll and designed to strut, … [Read more...]

(Video) Mr. Peabody & Sherman NYC Press Event #MrPeabody


Disclosure: Junket was hosted by DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Are you as excited as the Dancing Hotdogs family about the upcoming March 7, 2014, DreamWorks Animation release, Mr. Peabody & Sherman? Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Lake Bell, Zach Callison, Dennis Haysbert Directed by Rob Minkoff Produced by Alex Schwartz, Denise Nolan Cascino Executive Produced by Tiffany Ward, Eric Ellenbogen, Jason Clark Your excitement is completely founded! (See Eddy's full review below.)  The Dancing Hotdogs got to see a special screening and participate in a press junket where we discussed family, favorite historical events and animation with Ty Burrell, (Emmy Award® Winner -Modern Family), Max Charles (The Amazing Spiderman) and Director Rob Minkoff (Lion … [Read more...]

Olympic Gold Night with USA Swimming

Olympic gold medal Nick Thoman, family and Divina Dancing Hotdogs

Disclosure: I attended USA Swimming press event. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. As 2014 Olympics comes to a close I must share my night with Olympic gold, USA Swimming and not only 1 but 4 Olympians and their wonderful moms.   At American Whiskey, as we rooted on the Winter Game Olympians, I talked to everyone about their aquatic drive, how they got started and how they found the time to juggle school, sports and life. Here is what the Olympic greats said. Olympic Gold Medalist, Katie Ledecky, “Set goals and be passionate.” Olympic Gold Medalist, Nick Thoman, “If you dream enough and work hard enough you can get there.” Truly inspiring, however, “I was most impressed with Jeannine, mother of Olympic Bronze Medalist Caitlin Leverenz. Who gave me the best advice, Make sure it is their sport and they are having fun. I never coached Caitlin, I always supported and loved her.” Check out this USA Swimming … [Read more...]

(Video) Marimekko New York City Spring 2014 Fashion Event #MarimekkoKids

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Disclosure: I attended a Marimekko press preview. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Yesterday, the Dancing Hotdogs family headed to Marimekko Flagship store in New York City for a fun event filled with playful clothes and a fashion show. Check out my video recap with interview Marimekko representative. This was my first experience with Marimekko fashion and I was impressed with the feel and design of the textiles. As a Mami of two growing sons I am always bored with boys’ fashion.  Everything is a basic color with a tool, dinosaur or super hero on it.  Not Marimekko, for over 60 years, Marimekko has been creating some of the world's most iconic patterns and products. For Spring/Summer 2014, they have grown their kids line to include so many items that are bright, color and very durable for any active child. Some of my favorites: Vinkkaus 1 dress valued at $36. Piippola 2 was $40, on sale for $34 Kurjenpolvi pillow sham for … [Read more...]

(Video) Spin Master at 2014 Toy Fair #TFNY #TF14

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Update this giveaway is closed. Congrats to Natalie. Disclosure: I attended Spin Master Toy Fair press preview. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Spin Master, winner of 2 Toy Industry Association, Inc. Awards for 2014, has a year of fun toys with great franchises for the loved ones in your life. A few of our favorites: Ionix Deluxe Toothless Battle Set Image courtesy of Spin Master Retails from $5.99 to $39.99 recommended for ages 6+. Available closer to 2014 movie release. Chatsters Gabby Image courtesy of Spin Master Retails from $79.99 recommended for ages 4+. Available in Fall 2014 Flutterbye Fairy and Flutterbye Fairy Tinkerbell Image courtesy of Spin Master Retails from $9.99 to $34.99 recommended for ages 5+. Available in Spring 2014 Spin Master Moustache Smash Game Image courtesy of Spin Master Retails from $15.99 recommended for ages 7+. Available in Fall 2014 For more information on … [Read more...]

(Video) VTECH at 2014 Toy Fair #TFNY #TF14

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Disclosure: I attended VTECH Toy Fair press preview. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Eddy and I love Toy Fair because we get to see the upcoming toys for the year. VTECH a leader in educational entertainment for kids had some great toys for babies, preschoolers and elementary schoolers. Here are a few of our favorites: VTECH Switch & Go Dinos Image courtesy of VTECH Retails from $9.99 to $29.99 recommended for ages 3-8. Available in Fall 2014 VTECH Go! Go! Smart Animals Image courtesy of VTECH Retails from $7.99 to $39.99 recommended for ages 1-5. Available in Fall 2014 VTECH Go! Go! Smart Wheels Image courtesy of VTECH Retails from $7.99 to $59.99 recommended for ages 1-5. Available in Fall 2014 For more information on VTECH visit http://www.vtechkids.com/ … [Read more...]

(Video) My Virtual Fashion Show #CrayolaFashion NYC Event

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Disclosure: I was invited as media to this Crayola sponsored event. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. The Dancing Hotdogs sons and I kicked off NYC 2014 fashion week with a media event at Dylan's Candy Bar where we saw how fashion, technology and Crayola let your creativity come to life. Check out my event video recap with Crayola's My Virtual Fashion Show demo. My Virtual Fashion Show kit includes a style portfolio, 12 mini colored pencils and a 20-page fashion sketch book, retails for $19.99 and is iOS and Android compatible. As you can see in my video; your loved one gets to color the sketch book with crayons, colored pencils, stickers, feathers or whatever their heart desires for the hottest look. Then you scan the drawing using your smart device and your sketch becomes a virtual model. I love how you can personalize your model to fit your vision by changing her skin color, hair color, hair cut etc.  Rock loves to color so he enjoyed coloring the sketch … [Read more...]

(Video) BODYKEY by Nutrilite #ImShakingUp NYC Event with NFL Stars

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Disclosure: I attended this Nutrilite sponsored event as press. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. The BIG GAME is this Sunday! So what better way to get into the football spirit than meeting NFL Stars Kirk Cousins and Jamaal Charles and NFL former player/ESPN Analyst Mark Schlereth as BODYKEY by NUTRILITE launched new products for not only healthier new year but a healthier lifestyle.   Check out my event recap with a friendly shake recipe competition where charities won big with Nutrilite and NFL Stars shared with me, why they use Nutrilite. Let’s be honest for the majority of Americans getting fit and losing weight is one of our top New Year’s resolutions. To help those seeking healthier lifestyles, Amway North America recently launched three new products as part of its BODYKEY by NUTRILITE™ personalized weight management program: BODYKEY Slim Soup™ Mix helps you feel full and energized and minimizes hunger between meals. With only 10 calories, it … [Read more...]