Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Party!!! Fiesta!! Twitter Party 11/15 #VivaLaMorena Join Us! - Unete! #shop



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Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about cooking with La Morena! La Morena is an authentic Mexican food brand that brings a true taste of Mexico into your home cooking. Join us on Wednesday, November 5th at 1:00 pm ET, for the #VivaLaMorena Twitter Party! We’ll be discussing some of our favorite Mexican recipes, our cultures, how we share our foods with friends and family and giving you a chance to win prizes! 

We love enjoying our Mexican food but always worried that if we made it home, this group of Colombians would spoil the true Mexican flavor we crave. Wrong! All you need is the right ingredients to almost feel you are in Mexico enjoying their ample and delicious dishes. There is nothing like discovering and reliving authentic flavors. We couldn't be happier to be sharing with you how you can enjoy at home the Mexican traditional dishes we all love using La Morena. Come chat with us about Mexican cuisine, and all the uses for the different types of peppers in Mexican cuisine at #VivaLaMorena Twitter Party! #VivaLaMorena Twitter Party! Get ready for a mouthwatering party!


Te gusta una buena fiesta de Twitter?  Sabes que a nosotros nos encantan y estamos emocionados de tener una fiesta para "cocinar" virtualmente contigo y  La Morena en la fiesta #VivaLaMorena!  La Morena es una marca de auténticos ingredientes Mejicanos que nos permite disfrutar la cocina mejicana en casa.   El miércoles 15 de noviembre te estaremos esperando para la fiesta de Twitter #VivaLaMorena de 1 a 2pm ET.  Estaremos hablando sobre recetas mexicanos, los ingredientes, ricos sabores  y por supuesto dándote la oportunidad de ganar premios!

A nosotros nos encanta la comida mejicana pero siempre nos preocupo que este grupo de colombianos no hiciera una buena labor cocinando en casa los sabores de nuestros hermanos mejicanos que nos antojan mucho.  Ahora sabemos que lo que necesitamos son los ingredientes adecuados para disfrutar de la deliciosa y amplia gastronomía mejicana.  Nada nos puede dar más placer que compartirles como podemos disfrutar de todos los platillos mejicanos en casa gracias a los productos de La Morena y por supuesto de los diferente chiles disponibles.  Ven y conversa con nosotros durante la fiesta de Twitter #VivaLaMorena y prepárate para que se te haga agua la boca!




DATE / FECHA: 11/05 / 14 ( Wednesday / Miércoles)
TIME / HORA:  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
PRIZES / PREMIOS: 6 – (1) $100 Walmart Gift Cards
  • PRIZE / PREMIO #1:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
  • PRIZE / PREMIO #2:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
  • PRIZE / PREMIO #3:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
  • PRIZE / PREMIO #4:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
  • PRIZE / PREMIO #5:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
  • PRIZE / PREMIO #6    1 –   $100 Visa Gift Card



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Getting to Know Genesis Rodriguez- AKA Honey Lemon in the New Disney Animated Movie: Big Hero 6

Last week we went to the pre-screening of Big Hero 6, the awesome new animated Disney film. There is no other way to say it: We Loved it! It was a huge hit with all of our family members.  After the movie viewing, we got to know one of its characters via the voice that brings Honey Lemon to life.

We don't want to give much away yet because we are preparing a review of the film for you.  However, we don't want to leave you hanging either, so here is the synopsis of the movie:

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago , neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred . Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014

From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter), who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

It is a great film for the entire family.  Like I said before, we will very soon share all about it with you. #BigHero6

Today, we share our interview session with Genesis Rodriguez.  It took place at The Miami Children's Museum (@MiChiMu).  While I worked the kids enjoyed a private tour and all the museum has to offer.  yes, apparently they took the Publix Supermarket area by storm!

Back to Big Hero 6, did you know Ms. Rodriguez is a Miami native?  I didn't either, but in true Miami fashion we did the "305" (we are always referring to our city via our phone area code) thing and had a Spanglish conversation.  Of course la abuelita (grandma) came up in the conversation :-)
Genesis Rodriguez  is the superb Latina talent behind the voice of Honey Lemon.  Honey Lemon is one of the 6 scientist friends of the film Big Hero 6.  Honey Lemos is a sweet as can be.  She also has an amazing drive and a strong can-do attitude that makes her unstoppable!  As you can imagine, bringing Honey Lemon to life allowed Ms. Rodriguez to inject into Honey some of her traits and heritage.  

Here are some excerpts of the interview so you can get to know Genesis Rodriguez and Honey Lemon a little more:

Q: Is Big Hero 6 a film for boys?
A: It is a film for everyone!  Actually there are two very strong female characters in the movie that at times are more fearless than the boys in it.  Just like in the movie Frozen, we are talking about girls that do not need saving.  As a matter of fact these girls are ready to take on the world, and are the first ones ready for action.  I hope more and more girls are the first ones raising their hands in class.  Knowledge is power. 

Q: How did you feel about portraying a girl in Science
A: Kids now a days want to be famous.  I would love that kids added something to it: I want to be a famous scientist or chemist. Whatever they choose to add, anything to change the world, and make a difference.  Give them (kids) hunger for technology and knowledge.  I love everything sci-fi. I am a Star Wars nerd, and a huge technology fan.  In high school,  I was in an all girls robotics team.  I have such a love for technology!  I hope I can go to high schools and work with kids on pushing technology. 

Q: Do your know what it would be like to have a real BayMax? #MeetBayMax
A: Bay Max is so cute!   Do you know what it would be if we would have a BayMax in our lives? right now with all the health scares and what not, how wonderful would it be that a robot can take care of you and treat you. 

Q:If BayMax were to scan you, what do you think he would treat you for?
A: I think my stress levels.  Stress always induces something else, so definitively I would love a cure for stress.

Q: What part of Honey Lemon do you wish you had?
A: The ability to run in heels!

Q: Do you think the world is ready for a Latina super hero?  what powers does she have?
A: Honey Lemon is Latina and she happens to be a superhero.  She wasn't written as a Latina but if I put a lot of myself in her.  If you notice, she pronounces Hiro differently, and that is me giving the Latino terms of endearment.  She expresses herself towards him is Spanish to get more proximity and warmth the way Latinos do all the time.  All my action expression are more Spanish sounding like ay, wass and photo-photo!

Q: San Fransokyo is a hybrid city.  Many Latinos in the USA can relate to a hybrid or mixed culture.  How do you bridge the two worlds?
A: (Answering in Spanish) I am bilingual and bi-cultural. I identify myself perfectly with both cultures and i believe that San Fransokyo is exactly a reflection of that.  These group of 6 friends are banded together by their love of science not for what they look like of where they come from.  Having both worlds is an advantage!  It is a super power! 

Q: Most difficult and most fun scenes to work on?
A: The most difficult were the action scenes because you are actually standing still, and you are making noises as if you are falling off a building .
My favorite scene was when the friends are trying out all the gear on the butler, and he was so stoic.
For Honey my favorite scene is her introduction when she comes in rolling with the ball.

Q: If you had a super power what would it be?
A: My favorite super power would be to have the ability to communicate  with everyone.

cool moms cool tips - miami bloggers at #MeetBayMax
Miami Bloggers with Genesis Rodriguez (center)

What struck me the most about Ms. Rodriguez was her eagerness to inspire and support children to dream big and be more.  
So in her words, remember kids: knowledge is power, it is strength.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Celebrate Halloween with the Newest Installment of Monster High: Freaky Fusion - DVD and Doll Giveaway

We are loving all of the Monster High dolls and DVDs!  Get ready Monster High - Cool Moms Cool Tips Fans we have a spooktacular new doll line and movie to tell you about!
Remember the Monster High™ Frights, Camera, Action   and the Monster High™: Clawesome Double Feature?  Those were tons of frightful fun!  Well, what better way to  celebrate Halloween, than with a the freaky fabulous ghouls of Monster High!  Like we mentioned, we have another clawsome advaenture to share with you!  It is the Monster High: Freaky Fusion DVD, the latest installment to this fun and  fabulous franchise.
This time, the group of friends travel back in time to the very first day of Monster High.  Draculara, Cleo de Nile and Clawdeen Wolf do this to help Frankie Stein learn more about her family scaretige.

Here is a clip of this feature for you:

Oh yes, while the friends are back in time, a lab accident fuses 8 ghouls into 4 new monsters! Can Frankie and the new Hybrid students help her friends return to normal and stop a doomed experiment before it destroys the school—or worse?  Will they group together and #savefrankie?
We won't tell!
cool moms cool tips Monster High: Freaky Fusion DVD

What we will share is an awesome giveaway: one lucky reader will win this new Freaky Fusion DVD and the new Freaky Fusion doll.  Very cool!
To enter the giveaway, tell us what you plan to be for Halloween.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Iguana Family on Bougainvillea Tree - Can You Spot How Many?

So it is Wednesday.  While we don't have a "Wordless Wednesday" section, we are already dreaming of the weekend and went back to ours.
From our adventures this past weekend, we share with you a photo of a large iguana family resting and sunbathing on Sunday on their favorite tree.
cool moms cool tips Iguana family on their tree

As a fun teaser, easy mind game, can you tell us how many iguanas do you see?  Count well, they know how to blend in with their tree!  

Here is a hint: there are a couple green ones hidden in there.  Leave us a comment with the number of Iguanas you count ;-)

We will post next week the answer for this.  If you can't wait for then, just shoot us an email we will give your the number of Iguanas we counted out there.

Any images that you are enjoying today from your weekend?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Men's Fashion Featured in Macy's Season Preview - Miami

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This Saturday October 25th, join us at Dadeland Macy's in Miami for a stylish season kick off!  Men's fashion will be featured as we preview the latest trends from brands like Impulse, Hugo Boss, Armani Jeana, Diesel, Tallia Orange and more!  I think this is perfect to get our men ready for the holiday season fast approaching.

Macy's, GQ and the Military Museum & Memorial of South Florida are bringing this event to support  the museum and celebrate our military.  There will be a special guest  player in the first ever NGL Men's Lifestyle Event and get VIP access to an exclusive autograph session with any $50 LOCKER ROOM by LIDS, NFL merchandise purchase.*
In addition the this, we have found out that if we spend $150 in Menswear we could receive a complimentary gift*! (while supplies last).

To RSVP, please visit:
A $10 donation is suggested and all proceeds will benefit the Military Museum & Memorial of South Florida. 

See you at the Men's Department Level 1 this Saturday at Macy's in Dadeland Mall for fun, fashion and charity!  Don't miss a word of the men's fashion conversation.  Make sure you follow these handles:

Cool Moms Cool Tips will be covering live on social media directly from the #MensStyle event this Saturday, so make sure you follow us too:
Twitter: @coolchillmom
Facebook: CoolMomsCoolTips
Instagram: CoolChillMom

event hashtag #MensStyle
Give us a shout out if you do come, we would love to meet you. 

I can't wait to see the men trends to start picking out the gifts for the men in my life! What do you expect to see on this runway?

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Veggie Snacking with Several Delicious Flavors!

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

We are definitely a snacking family.  While we do love it, we are always on the lookout for healthier snacks that we can enjoy totally guilt free. 

cool moms cool tips harvest snaps lentils

It was heaven when we received a box of Harvest Snaps snacks to try and indulge in.  Why?  well, Harvest Snaps are not only delicious, but also nutritious.  Rest assured your serving of  Harvest Snaps snack  is filled of  vitamin B, calcium, iron, folate, potassium, and dietary fiber.  all good things your family needs .  These snacks are also baked, gluten-free, high in fiber and protein, low in sodium and fat. To make things more interesting, take a look at the variety of flavors available in their product line:

cool moms cool tips harvest snapeas
  • Lentil Snaps: Tomato Basil
  • Lentil Snaps: Onion Thyme
  • Snapea Crisps: Lightly Salted
  • Snapea Crisps: Black Pepper
  • Snapea Crisps: Wasabi Ranch
  • Snapea Crisps: Caesar

cool moms cool tips Harvest snaps in the bag

I love the idea that with Harvest Snaps, my family will be happy to have more of their veggies!
Our all around favorite is the Tomato Basil Lentil one,but it was a difficult choice.  A very close second was the Snapea Wasabi Ranch Crisps.

cool moms cool tips harvest snaps in hands ready to enjoy

Have you tried any of these flavors?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Macy's Fall Fashion Runway at Aventura October 24th!

Every woman loves to be in the know about fashion.  We might not adopt it, but we  do like to follow it, right?  Well, next Friday, Cool Moms Cool Tips will be front line at Macy's Fall Fashion runway to discover what unfolds when Fall's coolest trends meet the season's hottest beats!  Sounds so exciting!  This is our invite to you!  We hope you can come with us because we know you are ready to rock a new look this season! 
Besides music and fashion, there will be treats, and a fab shopping party featuring a sneak peak at the newest looks.
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Alsol, keep in mind that if you make any $75 purchase during the event and receive a special gift.* For more information, please visit
Event Dates & Locations:
Boca Raton, FL – Oct 22 at 6:30pm – Boca Raton Town Center
Denver, CO – Oct 24 at 6:30pm – Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Miami, FL – Oct 24 at 6:30pm – Aventura Mall - Level 2
Palo Alto, CA – Oct 25 at 2pm – Stanford Shopping Center
Houston, TX – Oct 25 at 3pm – Houston Galleria at Hidalgo
Franklin, TN – Oct 25 at 2pm – Cool Springs Galleria
Fresno, CA - Nov 7 at 6pm - Fresno Fashion Fair
Birmingham, AL - Nov 8 at 2pm - Riverchase Galleria Mall
Naples, FL - Nov 8 at 2pm - Coastland Center - Level 2
*Events subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last and while time permits.
For more details, please visit this link

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See you at the Macy's runway!