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Why I Attend the San Antonio Cocktail Conference + The Signature Cocktail ‘Tío Mío’ Recipe

I’m heading out to the 2018 Cocktail Conference this weekend. Each time I tell an out-of-towner that San Antonio really does host a conference all about cocktails, they almost never believe me and then ask where can they buy tickets. San Antonio has become the quickest growing cocktail market in the nation, thanks in no small part to the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. In fact, it was named...

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Indoor and Outdoor Gift Ideas for Active Kids

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Academy Sports + Outdoors. All opinions are my own. Loves to play games. Loves to listen to music. Loves to play with techy gadgets. Would any of the above statements describe a kid in your life? All three describe either one of my boys and several of their friends. Our kids are active and curious. They love to be both...

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Why You Are Excited to See Disney Pixar’s COCO + Where to see it in Spanish

The movie COCO is here. It’s been long awaited. So many people have been waiting to see how Disney Pixar will portray Mexico’s beloved holiday Dia de Muertos or Dia de los Muertos as most call it in the United States. Coco Latino Cast and Disney Pixar I’m excited to see COCO for two main reasons: COCO has an all-Latino voice cast (plus John Ratzenberger because he’s been...

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Our Friends and Family Members with Differences Give Us Opportunities to “Choose Kind” – WONDER Movie Review

This is a guest blog post by my friend Inga Cotton from SA Charter Moms.  WONDER —it felt like the universe was telling me to see this movie, and I hope you get the message to see it, too. Based on the bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio, the movie tells the story of a ten-year-old boy, August Pullman, who was born with severe facial differences and is now...

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Tips and Products to Help You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle – Diabetes Awareness Month

  I’m totally guilty of indulging in the pan dulce, tacos, pizza and cheeseburgers. Those are just a few of my favorite foods to eat. None of them are great for me if that’s all I have on a regular basis. Because diabetes runs in my family, I know I have to make changes in my diet if I don’t want my health to be at risk. But...

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CARS 3 Facebook Live with Cristela Alonzo (voice of Cruz Ramirez) + GIVEAWAY

“It is the biggest coolest thing I’ve ever done.” – Cristela Alonzo about CARS 3. I love this movie mucho! Why? Because it finally showcases a Latina lead who is a complex character and who gets to be the hero. So, if you haven’t seen it (first of all, where have you been?), I’m going to spoil it for you. I thought Lightning McQueen was going to overcome his...

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Selena Quintanilla Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

[Update] WATCH the Ceremony here: Our Reina de Tejano Music is finally getting her star! Selena Quintanilla will be honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. “Since day one of Selena’s selection into the Walk of Fame, not a day went by that we were not asked by fans when Selena would get her star. This...

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The Battle for Texas Experience from a Tejana’s Point-of-View {{GIVEAWAY}}

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.  The Battle for Texas Experience is a 22,000 square feet historic adventure attraction in downtown San Antonio, TX. The general admission tour allows visitors to learn and experience what it was like when Anglo settlers came to Texas and how tension and eventually battles broke out between Texas and Mexico. With interactive and multi-sensory exhibits, the Battle...

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THOR: RAGNAROK Advanced Screening Passes (San Antonio)

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against...

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Fans Everywhere Are in Love with the Selena Google Doodle

Selena fans everywhere are in love with the Selena Google Doodle – an animated version of our Reina de Tejano Music. Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. (Google.com/doodles) Go to google.com today (October 17) and you will see: Click on it and you will see: Both...

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Honestly Blogging About Creating Content with a Purpose

So here’s something. I’ve been trying to ‘get it right’ and ‘be successful’ at this whole blogging thing. Recently, I’ve been on a few panels to discuss ‘How to Use Social Media to Build a Brand’. I love speaking to groups of people about what I love to do and as cheesy as it may sound – Blogging is my art. As I prepare for these talks, I look...

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It Can Wait – Distracted Driving is Never OK

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with AT&T. All opinions are my own. Driving through my city is something I love to do. Driving distracted because I’m on my phone is something that I hate to admit I’ve done. 20 million AT&T “It Can Wait” pledges have been made by people who agree that distracted driving is never ok. It’s a pledge to put your phone down...

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Find New Roads in Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

When we were invited by Chevrolet to take experience the all-new 2018 Traverse by taking a road trip through Michigan, we were excited! #FindNewRoads is the hashtag Chevrolet uses on social media to highlight all the adventures Chevy enthusiasts have with their vehicles. This would be the theme of our adventure! The road trip destination choices were between Traverse City, MI and Grand Rapids, MI. Thanks to a...

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Prepare for Family Road Trips in Connected Cars

Some things may change when you take road trips in a connected car. The good news is you have WiFi and your family can connect to all their favorite apps, watch their favorite videos, and play their favorite games. The bad news is you have WiFi and your family can connect to all their favorite apps, watch their favorite videos, and play their favorite games – during the entire...

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse Drive Experience [VIDEO]

This summer my family was hosted by Chevrolet to experience the new Chevrolet Traverse. This is Part 1 of a three-part series to share our adventure with you. We woke up early in the morning to catch a flight out of San Antonio, TX to Detroit, MI where we would meet the Chevrolet team. This was my boys’ first airplane flight so they were both nervous and excited....

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Making Laundry More Eco-Friendly with Gain Botanicals

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. My happy place is outdoors connecting to nature. While I’ve often told the story of not feeling connected to my Mexican heritage, this is one area that I do feel a great connection. Latinos put a great cultural value on water and land. In particular, Latinos have a strong association the word tierra (land/Earth) because it has long,...

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Hazlo Como Hombre Advanced Screening – San Antonio

HAZLO COMO HOMBRE is a comedy that follows the lives of two young couples who are not only in love – but best friends. One couple is married with a baby on the way – and the other is engaged. Their happy lives are turned upside down when the guy who is about to marry his best friend’s sister discovers he’s gay. Not only does his fiancée have...

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Lion Mask Kids Craft + The Lion King Blu-Ray Giveaway

Disney’s THE LION KING is still an all-time favorite animated movies. I think it’s because I used to watch it with my nephew when it was first available on VHS (eek, that was a long time ago). He was the only baby in the family for at least three years. At that time, my plans did not include having children of my own for quite a while so...

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Chevy Equinox Road Trip with Friends to Hispanicize Texas

Learn, teach, network, and have fun! Those are my goals at a blog conference like Hispanicize Texas. Houston was the place to be for Texas-area Latino/Hispanic bloggers and influencers this summer. We were there! In addition to joining my tribe as a blogger, I took the opportunity to bring my friend Melissa and her daughter along for a quick road trip. Road trips are great bonding times and...

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Bromance or Romance Action-Movie?

The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter...