Friday, December 12, 2014

Best Buy your one stop shop, for Canon DSLR cameras for the Holidays!

Are you one of those people who takes a million pictures over the holidays? I AM! Yes most of us take them on our phones. But they never look as good as a picture on a quality DSLR camera. Phones are great for a spur of the moment shot. But what about planned events that you will be sharing pictures, for years to come. It is the holidays don't you want the very best? You want Christmas lights to twinkle. And not be little blurs in the background.

 Canon is one of the leaders in amazing cameras. You can find many of them at a great price at Best buy. Its hard to pick what model is my favorite. But no matter which one you choose you will have the best Holiday pictures on the block. Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best and most popular DSLRs on the market. And with this picture quality its easy to see why. You will be everyone's favorite relative because you took the great family photos this holiday.

Canon EOS Rebel T5I features:

  • Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
  • Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
  • Features an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid crystal-clear images
  • The 3" Vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

So if you want the best for your family holiday photos. Now is the time to shop!

Save $150 on the Canon EOS REBEL T5I 

at Best Buy or visit for 

more information.

Prices valid: Dec 7th til Dec 20th 2014!

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. However, the thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Smellcome to Manhood: The fun of raising a teenage boy.

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Your son growing up is hard for most Moms to accept. We still see our sons as the little boy, playing with Hot Wheels and Legos on the living room floor. So when our boys start to show signs of growing up, most Moms wanna cry. We want them to remain little forever. Dads on the other hand are excited for their sons to grow up. They have another man in the house. This idea is the story behind Old Spices new promo "DadSong". A cute tale of how Dad feels about his son growing up. If you have not seen it, Check it out at:

I can't believe that little boy in the middle is now 15 and 6ft tall.

Now as most of you know I'm the mother of a teenage boy. When he started getting older I too wanted to keep him a baby forever. But POOF it seem like overnight he woke up with facial hair and body odor. SMELLCOME TO MANHOOD TOMMY! Neither of us was excited at first. He now had to shower daily, which he finds a chore. But that is the best way to cover up his manly smell,the bad kind.  And I'm not sure who's idea it was but at that stage he thought he should wear body spray. Which would be helpful, if he did not wanna wear a whole bottle at a time. I mean if hes trying to impress teenage girls. How would he be able to talk to them? When they would be gagging from all the body spray?  So what I need to do is to teach him to SCENT RESPONSIBLY like Old Spice says. I mean who better to teach us about manly scents then Old Spice. Its a "Mans man" type of scent. So how did I teach Tommy to Scent Responsibly? I explained that the Old Spice Re-Fresh will kick in as his body temp goes up. No need to reapply or put on a ton. I told him "it works like deodorant works, when you sweat it turns up the scent. Now that my son is "Scenting Responsibly" its all about the great manly scents of Old Spice. This is not your Grandpas Old Spice. These scents are clean, crisp, and manly.

How to get your man to Scent Responsibly? 

First pick up Old Spice Re-Fresh in the scent of his or your choice. Then apply a Two second spray and your done. With Old Spice's new  Re-Fresh body sprays its never been easier. One 2 second spray and it lasts all day. It eliminates the need to re apply or over spray. The motto "One Spray lasts all day" is so true. My son comes home after school, sports and friends smelling great. Check out their new nature inspired Timber scent. Or my sons favorite scent, Swagger. Its a great, clean, scent that even I love.

With the holidays coming up Old Spice has some great gift sets out!

No matter if your looking for your son, father, brother, or husband. The Re-Fresh body sprays make great stocking stuffers. And giving the gift of manhood could not be easier then with Old Spice gift sets. They make great gifts for the men in your life. Do you have a teenage boy who you wanna Smellcome to Manhood? Well this is the perfect time. Right now you can save money on Old Spice at Why not start their New Year smelling great! 

Coupons available at

Not only do guys out grow their clothes and shoes. They out grow their toys. And unless you have smaller boys or plan on more soon. These toys take up too much space. So this holiday season why not help some boys who are less fortunate? Old Spice partnered with Second Chance Toys to help out these kids. You can too by donating your genitally used toys at:

As if getting a great deal on Old Spice wasn't good enough. I am giving away a Smellcome to Manhood prize pack for you or the man in your life. So whats in this prize pack? 


  • Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray
  • Old Spice Tshirt
  • Old Spice Branded Earbuds
  • Bear Paws Meat tool
  • Duct Tape
  • Art of Manliness Book
  • "Scent Responsibly" instructions
  • Smellcome to manhood certificate


Wanna stay in touch and learn more about the great Old Spice products:

Twitter: @OldSpice

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Beba Babble- Just a little about my last few weeks.

As most of you know I love and breath social media. What started out as a hobby has blossomed into what I hope is a career, or at least a fun side job. But I have to say trying to find time to do it all is not as easy as it seems. Especially lately my Fibro is acting up but to make matters worst, I gained 40lbs in about 6 months. My Doctor kept trying to say it was all my fault, the weight gain. However, a new Doctor just explained to me its the meds I was on. Since cutting those out I lost over 7lbs. Thats not a lot but great since I am limited by the pain when it comes to working out. But I am staying positive that soon I will have this down to a bearable minimum. I try to also not complain about it much online. Thats what family is for. LOL! Id love to connect with other women going through this too. If you are or know someone. God Bless! And know that there are others like you out here. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Monday, November 17, 2014

LG OLED at Best Buy will make your Holiday brighter.


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. 
 However, the thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

LG just raised the bar with their LG OLED TV. I am excited to be able to tell you all about it. And share a savings opportunity that is exclusive to Best buy. The design of this ultra thin TV is amazing to say the least. At its thinnest point its a only 0.21 inches thick. Its Infinite Contrast allows for the most dramatic colors seen. Whites are whiter, blues are bluer, and black is blacker. LGs exclusive 4 Color Pixel Technology will have you seeing everything in a new light. If you are like me you know TVs get better all the time. But this is the best I have seen in a long time.

The Holidays and Winter are just around the corner so its the perfect time for a new TV. Especially for most of the country who will experience cold weather. I am one of those people. That means more time at home. More time watching TV. No matter if its a Holiday movie, catching up on your latest guilty pleasure,  Football, or your Caribbean vacation videos. Wouldn't it be nice to see it on a great new TV? Think of all the new family memories you can have this holiday season. How about a family movie night? Family game night on your gaming console? Or even just watch home movies? The possibilities are endless. Isn't it time you started some creating new memories?

What makes the LG OLED TV standout from the rest?

  • Infinite contrast ratio and impressive color- for a more natural and lifelike viewing
  • 4 Color Pixel Technology that enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design.
  • WebOS, Find content even faster then ever.

I left the best news for last! Pick up this amazing TV at Bestbuy and you can SAVE $500.00!

Best buy's everyday low price is only $3499.99

 a savings of $500!

Want to learn more about the New LG OLED TV?

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Intel Experience:a hands on exclusive of the powers of Intel Only at Best Buy!

     Best Buy is teaming up with Intel Technology to give the Intel Experience!

I was really excited when I found out that I was going to be able to try out, the Intel Experience at Best Buy. According to a recent survey 79% of Americans are excited to try new technology. I am definitely one of them. I want the latest smartphone, laptop, and gadgets. Sometimes my wallet doesn't agree with me. But like half of those people surveyed, who love trying new technology.  I get frustrated because I read such great reviews about a product, but I do not get to try it. Seeing a great review always makes me want to try it more. And most people agree. 

Being in the Chicago Metropolitan area means that I am located between to of the Best Buy locations, one in Downers Grove and one in Gurnee. But even if your not located near those locations. Best Buy has a total of 50 stores in major markets for you to experience the power of Intel for yourself. 

What types of things can you do at the Intel Experience?

  • Build and print your own 3D robot.
  • Race on Mars in an Augmented reality world.
  • Remix music  and master beats as a digital DJ.

For this blog I went to the Best Buy at 1432 Butterfield rd in Downers Grove IL. This was my first time there. I was able to find the Intel Experience easily. I could not wait to try it all out.

This was digital DJ zone. I got to see what its like to mix music to the sounds of NEYO. After trying it I will not be becoming a DJ any time soon. Its harder then I thought. But it was a ton of fun to try.

Well Im never going to join NASA so this is the second best thing. I got to experience what its like to drive on Mars. I really wish I had come with my Son he would have loved this exhibit most. I plan on coming back with the family.

This was my favorite part of the Intel Experience. Printing your own 3D robot. I didn't even know that you could buy a 3D printer at Best Buy. I thought they were a lot more expensive then $999. I love that they are accessible to everyone now. I was shocked at the vibrant colors of the items you can produce. I was expecting a basic white or grey, but as you can see by my next photo. The colors stand out. What can u make besides the Robot? They had Iphone cases and small baskets on display. And the plastic they are made out of is shockingly sturdy.

For more information about the Intel Technology Experience available at Best Buy, including a list of stores, Go to: 

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. However, the thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

RSV: What every parent and caregiver needs to know!

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

     Even though I am a mother of a son who was an ECMO baby. And I am familiar with RSV, I still learned a lot writing this blog post. First let me tell you a bit about what I mean my son was an Ecmo baby. When my son was born, he had meconium aspiration. That means when he was delivered he swallowed some of the fluid he was in. And it got into his lungs and he had to be put on a machine called ECMO for a few days, to do the work of his heart and lungs. He is fine now strong and healthy boy. But those first couple of years I gained a lot of grey hair worrying about him. Every little sneeze I wanted to take him to the Doctor.


This was him before he was put on the ECMO machine. 

This is my son a few days after he was off the machines. But due to the fact he had be on oxygen and was that lung machine at birth. We were informed about RSV. Sadly most parents arent.

So why did I take on this cause? I have a newborn niece, a nephew under 2 and many friends with Newborns at home. Also I have had many friends whos children were hospitalized with RSV. Some I'm just finding out had severe cases of RSV. I was lucky because my son was in NICU I was informed about this disease. However, many parents are not. One third of Mothers who's children get RSV did not know what it was. We were prepared on what to look for. I plan to help you become prepared too.

What is RSV? 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a common seasonal virus that effects almost 100% of all children, newborn to age 2. November until March is usually RSV season but it varies by geography. In most children it leads to a mild respiratory infection and the symptoms appear like a common cold or flu. However, in severe cases hospitalization is required. RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization in babies under one. That's 125,000 hospitalizations and up to 400 infant death every year in the USA. All children are at risk however, the risk for Preemies is doubled. Preemies are babies born at 37 weeks or earlier. The main reason for that is most preemies lungs are not as developed as a full term baby. At the moment there is NO CURE. Knowing the symptoms and prevention is your best defense.

What are the symptoms of severe RSV disease?

 Signs of severe RSV disease include:

  •  Coughing or wheezing that does not stop
  •  Fast or troubled breathing 
  • Spread-out nostrils and/or a caved-in chest when trying to breathe 
  • Bluish color around the mouth or fingernails 
  • Fever (especially if it is over 100.4°F (rectal) in infants under 3 months of age)

How Can RSV be prevented?

  •  Wash your hands and ask all who care for the child do the same 
  •  Keep toys, clothes, blankets, and sheets clean 
  • Avoid crowds and being around people, including young children, who may be sick during RSV season 
  • Ask your child’s pediatrician if he or she may be at high-risk and ways you can protect a high-risk baby . 

    To learn more about protecting your family go to:         


Sunday, October 5, 2014

#MomentosCoke Photo a Day Challenge

For the last week if you are on my Facebook,  Twitter, or Instagram you have seen my posts. I am taking part in a photo challenge called #MomentosCoke it's in honor of #HispanicHeritage month. So what's the excitement about? Prizes of course!!! Sign up at You could win great prizes like Delta Airlines travel vouchers, so you can visit family. They are also giving away calling cards, to call home. 
Good luck to everyone entering.