(Video) 2014 Disney Holiday Gift Media Preview Favorites

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Disclosure: I attended this Disney sponsored event. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. 2014 Holiday Preview season has started and thanks to our friends at Disney Living and Disney Interactive, I got a sneak peak of the hottest Disney toys and gifts for the upcoming season. Some of my favorites:  Disney Baby Dumbo Outfits ($44.95)   Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile by Just Play ($39.99) Chewbacca Hoodie ($32.95) Disney Princess Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin by Blip Toys ($49.99) Club Penguin Subscription ($7.95 to $59.95) Frozen Ana and Elsa Long John Pajamas by Hanna Andersson ($42.00) Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition by Disney Interactive (Starter Pack: $74.99, Play Sets: $34.99, Disney Infinity Figure: $13.99 and Power Disc Packs: $4.99) available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC and iOS platforms. And there is so much to choose from for any Disney Lover any age so get … [Read more...]

#TechliciousCE Lunch and TripIt Giveaway

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Disclosure: I attended this Techlicious sponsored event and as always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Last week, CE Week hit New York City and the latest and greatest in technology was on display for tech-savvy media and industry leaders. I LOVE CE week because I get the inside scoop on the best technology from Consumer Technology expert and founder of Techlicious, Suzanne Kantra. Like did you know? 34% of U.S. broadband households have a smart TV, which has increased 31% since last year -- Parks Associates 80% of flat panel TVs will be smart-enabled by the end of 2015 -- Parks Associates 12.7 million UHD 4K TVs are expected in 2014 vs. 1.9 million in 2013 – NPD DisplaySearch With these stats in mind, Techlicious hosted a social media lunch were we met with LG, Philips, and TripIt to discuss optimal entertainment watching tips and stress free travel options. Here are some tips from the experts. LG the “Official 4K Ultra HD TV of CE … [Read more...]

(Video) Shalom Sesame Launches 22 New Hebrew Alphabet Segments


Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS Ambassador and I was invited to this Sesame Workshop event, however, was unable to attend.  Just wanted to share some exciting news from Sesame Workshop for those learning the Hebrew alphabet. Shalom Sesame a new series of 22, two-minute clips, each featuring a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The segments, which are now being rolled-out on shalomsesame.org and the Shalom Sesame YouTube channel, feature an animated disco-dancing Grover as he highlights a Hebrew letter along with four Hebrew vocabulary words starting with that letter. Check out this Shalom Sesame clip. Shalom Sesame is a multimedia project for children ages 2-8 that is designed to engage families across the spectrum of observance and identity with content surrounding Israeli and Jewish heritage and celebrations. Additionally, Grover will be celebrating Israel this weekend on Sunday, June 1st by making special visits to the broadcasters’ booth during the Celebrate Israel … [Read more...]

(Video) PBS 2014 Annual Meeting and #lovemypbk Giveaway #PBSKIDS


Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador and all my travel and accommodations for the PBS Annual Meeting were covered by PBS.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. I know, I know, I know! It has been weeks since I last posted! If you follow me on @DancingHotdogs you know I have been nonstop traveling and just returned from a whirlwind PBS KIDS adventure to San Francisco, CA. I LOVE LOVE LOVE PBS KIDS and am so proud to be their PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) or ambassador with 30 other amazing parent bloggers. Every year we are invited to PBS Annual meeting where we get the inside look on new PBS initiatives and shows for the upcoming year. This year was no different, I got to; Hang with Emmy Nominated Cookie Monster and David Budman. (Click to get a kiss from Cookie Monster!) Get the inside scoop on why you should watch the newest PBS KIDS show, ODD SQUAD, with Creators Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman AND countless exciting PBS … [Read more...]

(Video) Irma Martinez Fitness Fashion Tips #PGPruebalo #Hispz14

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Disclosure: I attended this P&G sponsored event at Hispanicize 2014 and received a P&G package for participating. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. It is going to hit 70 degrees this weekend! I am so so excited! I am ready for sun dresses, cute sandals and everything summer. Since I got my gym membership in early February I have been hitting the gym a few times a week to get my body and mind summer ready. I quickly noticed a boring sweatshirt and sweatpants outfit was not going to cut it. So during Hispanicize 2014 when I was invited to the Pruébalo & te Encantará Mañanita Breakfast where I got to check out a new fitness and get expert fashion tips from celebrity stylist Irma Martinez I was all in! Irma Martinez Fitness Fashion Tips for Dancing Hotdogs Shoes “Aside from being a workout essential, your sneakers can be the statement piece of your workout outfit. I love that many brands carried over this season’s fashion trends to … [Read more...]

(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...]