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: MacysandGQcelebratemenstyle.eventbrite.com
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:
@Macys 
@Details 

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.
Tweet with: #FashionRocks
Alsol, keep in mind that if you make any $75 purchase during the event and receive a special gift.* For more information, please visit macys.com/events.
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

Since Cool Moms Cool Tips will be covering the event live on social media directly, make sure you follow us too:
Twitter: @coolchillmom
Facebook: CoolMomsCoolTips
Instagram: CoolChillMom
See you at the Macy's runway!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fabulous Watch Collection at Don Roberto Jewelers - Hard to Pick Just One!

I am thinking of a watch for Senhor Cool for Christmas.  Hubby appreciates a great time piece, and has been wanting something that one day he can pass along as a herlooms to the kids.  I can't tell you how excited I am to have discovered Don Roberto Jewelers who is sponsoring this post. 

I went directly to the watch collection  because I am a girl that loves the sparkle of diamonds, precious stones platinum and white gold.  I could easily sidetrack from my search if I let my heart wander at its content at Don Roberto Jeweler's site.

I wasn't sure if I wanted something sporty, something classic or something really traditional
cool moms cool tips don roberto jewelers men watch - casual
cool moms cool tips don roberto jewelers men watch collection

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Would you have chosen any of these for the man in your life?  I finally settle on the first one.  It will be something he can enjoy every day.

Now that I had been so focused and good, I gave way to my browsing reward.
I started with the watches and, yes, I found plenty that I wanted to have.  I narrowed it down to these three.  I love how I can easily match and mix these pieces with many different outfits. 

cool moms cool tips don roberto jewelers women watch collection
cool moms cool tips don roberto jewelers women watch collection trendy

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Which one do you think I should choose for myself?  I will be very happy with any (all) of the three.  So, I will slip this links to dear Senhor Cool and let him surprise me with my soon to be new favorite watch!

There are so many styles to choose from.  There is even a couple of Hello Kitty adorable watches.  I have someone in mind for this little beauty;
cool moms cool tips - don roberto jewelers hello kitty watch collection

Traditional, trendy, hip or classic, regardless of you style you will be sure to find the watch to match you at Don Roberto Jewelers.  

I think I will also share an additional list of great rings and necklaces to my hubby in case I deserve more than I think :-)
cool moms cool tips don roberto jewelers ring and bracelet

I discovered the even do custom pieces which are perfect of sweet sixteens, quinces or any special occasion!

At Don Roberto Jewelers, you can find the special accessory for a celebration of for everyday life.  It is easy to fall in love with something beautiful from their catalog.  It is difficult to just settle for one item, as you can see.

If you could splurge,what would you get for yourself?  Browse their catalog and tell me! www.donrobertojewelers.com


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Maximize Your Living Space and Update Your Home Look with Sanus

So college life started.  You went off with all the well wishes and a moving truck with all the essentials to your dorm or new home.  You quickly found out that despite your efforts to minimize or find practical gadgets, you are still needing more space.  Shared spaces can also get quite cramped.
Don't fret.  We have a great solution for you.
Quite frankly what we have to share really is a great solution for all small spaces.  Not just for college students.  

We received a SANUS mount to facilitate our review.  All opinions are 100% our own.


A while back we had shared how the TV mount SANUS was helping families prevent accidents when TVs fell on children. 
Well, this very same safe mount, is now coming to the rescue to college students and all those living in studios, efficiencies or lofts to share great ways of creating a great TV watching area de-cluttering and taking advantage of limited space.

Maximize space and keep safety in mind, using a SANUS mount to fix TVs on walls will help take advantage of unused space while contributing to a clean look.

What we mean is hanging a TV on a wall easily with SANUS will eliminate the need for a bulky furniture piece to hold the TV.  Awesome right? The beauty of it is that is you still have the space for a credenza or storage unit under the mounted TV.  You can indeed add one to create a sleek look to showcase your belongings or use door to have no distractions to watching TV.
We did get a mount to review in exchange for our hones opinion on this post.
Installation was a breeze and we love that really all you see is the TV. SANUS helps hide cords and keeps it all very organized in the background.

Because  all SANUS mounts are engineered with top industry technologies and tested to UL2442 standards, which impose rigorous requirements, we know our children and TVs are safe from accidents plus we are giving our rooms an updated look while maximizing space!

Do you already use a SANUS mount?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Who Hasn't Had a Bad Day?

Who has not had a bad day?
Imagine having a collectively bad family day....just the thought of it stresses me out!
Well that is exactly what happens to Alexander and his family.
Good thing is that as a family they also experience light at the end of the tunnel, whewww!

We told you about the new Disney movie Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad  here.  If you missed it, we are sharing a bit more as today, October 10th,, is opening day at theaters everywhere for this  family comedy rated PG!



Here is the boiler plate for the movie
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. 

We were invited to the pre-screening for the movie, and I can tell you it did not disappoint any of my family members who came with me.  We all felt for the family, could relate to some scenes and rejoiced in their celebration.

Two days ago the premiere took place and we wanted to share with you the images of the the movie actors getting ready to enjoy their movie:




It is really Alexander who steals our heart in the movie from the very begging.  We can see his struggles and the love for his entire family is more than evident.  What a sweet, well rounded boy!

What do you think, are you planning on enjoying this movie too?