Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Music, Fashion, Macy's and Latina Influencers at Dadeland Mall Setember 27th

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy's Hispanic Heritage. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. 

Hispanic Heritage month has been in full swing!  We have been enjoying amazing food from different countries in Latin America.  Empanadas, Atole, Mole, Gallo Pinto, Bandeja Paisa are among the yummy moments we have indulged in! We will also be celebrating it with Macy's

Culture is learned via food, music, history, traditions, fashion and dances. Culture is also perceived in the way we carry ourselves and act basically every day.  Definitely there are many influences that make us who we are.   

In celebrating the culture, music, and fashion trends of the Latino community, Macy's is hosting influencers Jasmine Villegas (aka Jasmine V), Julie Sarinana (from Sincerely Jules) and Kika Rocha (from De Tacones por Kika Rocha).  Julissa Bermudez will be leading the conversation with these ladies.

We couldn't be happier to have been invited to attend the Miami #HHM event at the Macy's Dadeland Mall on Saturday September 27th at 3pm. 
At the event, we will be able to learn first - hand from these talented Latinas (las influyentes / the influencers) about what is means being Latina to them, their influences and their style.  Besides the conversation, there will be a fashion presetntation and your opportunity to meet and greet  these amazing ladies.  I really can't wait to listen to these ladies talk about their craft and how it lives and breathes their heritage.
The event has been touring the country with more stops besides Miami:
Bronx, NY
Macy's Bay Plaza
Sept. 19 at 6:30pm

Wheaton, MD
Macy's Wheaton Center 
Sept. 20 at 2pm

Chicago, IL
Macy's State Street 
Sept. 25 at 5:30pm

Miami, FL
Macy's Dadeland Mall 
Sept. 27 at 3pm

Santa Clara, CA
Macy's Valley Fair Mall 
Oct. 2 at 6pm 

San Diego, CA
Macy's Fashion Valley
Oct. 4 at 2pm

San Antonio, TX
Macy's North Star Mall
Oct. 11 at 2pm

Be sure to connect on social media with these accounts so you don't miss a beat!
@Macys, @JasmineVillegas, @KikaRochaModa, @SincerelyJules
Also make sure you follow this hashtag:  #HHM

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

Macy's has more ways in which it is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  You can visit this Macy's link to find out what else is in store to keep celebrating the Latino community.

If you are in Miami, we sure hope to see you at the event. 
Don't forget that  with any $25 or more purchase during the event receive a Hispanic Heritage Month swag bag featuring Jasmine V's lastest EP "That's Me Right There (ft. Kendrick Lamar) 
What could be better that sharing the passion for fashion and music while getting insights on Hispanic Heritage?  Come on out to Macy's Dadeland mall!
Stay tuned on Saturday for our coverage of the event on social media!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September is National Coupon Month. Celebrate at BJs!

Every season and every need we always count on BJs for many needs, not just food. With September being National Coupon Month and BJ’s Wholesale Club, the only wholesale club to accept manufacturers’ coupons, we are in full celebration and savings mode!
 BJ's Wholesale Club
Not a BJs member yet? No worries. You can sign up for a Free 60-day membership at and begin shopping online immediately with full member benefits. Once enrolled, shoppers are given a membership number and receive a membership card upon visiting the member services desk at their local BJ’s Club.  Shoppers can sign-up for the free 60-day membership through December 31.

To help Members save even more on essentials and special occasion items, BJ’s offers the following saving tips when using coupons:
·         BJ’s is the only wholesale club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons. Members may use one BJ’s coupon and one manufacturer’s coupon on a single item.
·         For manufacturer’s coupons that are ‘buy one, get one free,’ BJ’s will honor the coupon for items in stock as long as BJ’s price does not exceed the maximum value stated on the coupon. If the manufacturer’s coupon does not state the maximum value then BJ’s cannot honor the coupon.
Members can receive exclusive BJ'scoupons:
·         Online. Members, can access and print in-Club coupons once they register with an online account on Register by clicking on "Sign In/Register" at the top of any www.BJs.compage.
·         In BJ's Members Journal, BJ’s quarterly Member magazine.
·         Through special-offer mailings.
·         In BJ's in-Club coupon flyers.These coupon flyers are updated twice a month for all Members to use.
·         Via email. If Members are registered on, they can sign in to their online account, select "Email Subscribe/Unsubscribe" and then select "Subscribe me for all BJ's promotional emails" to receive BJ's emails and weekly updates on
·         Instant Coupons. This means no printing or clipping, but more savings for Member in-club and online at
·         Please note: BJ's does not accept mobile coupons at this time.
We are making good use of these tips. We so many celebrations in sight from here to the end of the year, we will be saving plenty with the help of BJs

Are you a member already?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fresh and Manly from Head to Toes? No Doubt He Uses Old Spice: The Oldest and Manliest Men Grooming Brand

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

Since I was a little girl I love scents and smells.
One if my fondest childhood memories is the smell of my dear grandfather. He used Old Spice every day. I guess from there I appreciate it when men take the time to make sure they smell clean and fresh like my grandfather did. 
As the oldest and manliest masculine grooming brand on the planet, Old Spice is at it again.  It is sharing with men that using Old Spice anti-perspirant and deodorant, body wash + 2 -in-one shampoo and conditioner together, the result is MUY manly!  But it doesn't stop there, the result will also be amazing, irresistible freshness from head to toes.  Just take a look and listen:

Well, my Señor Cool gets his combination for success by mixing every morning  his Old Spice deodorant + body wash plus a dash of his fabulous cool and chill positive attitude.  
Mmmm his #combos4success makes saying goodbye to him a pleaser for my sense of smell!  Who doesn't like a good smelling man, right?

Off to work  goes Señor Cool very fresh and manly.
His determination to overcome his shyness presented him with the opportunity to have to talk with many different people day in/ day out in his line of work. He dove into it! I couldn't be prouder 
Definitively somethings are better together (like Old Spice's cleanliness and manliness), so Old Spice set out to discover what were some of men's favorite combinations.  This is what they uncovered:

I  have to agree with the last one and the wine and cheese combinations.  Señor Cool is all over trampolines and water guns. Go Figure.

Anyway, time to get ready to print Old Spice - Head to Toes Coupons!! !  You can surprise your man with his favorite Old Spice products, if he already uses them.  Otherwise, you can introduce him to fresh, manly cleanliness using the coupons!  Hurry, coupons expire September 30th.
For everything Old Spice, keep connected with them via:
-        Old Spice on Facebook:
-        Old Spice on Twitter: @OldSpice
-        Old Spice website:
-        Old Spice YouTube channel 

So, I am curious, why don't you share with us what is your man's #combos4success?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How To Do An Easy DIY Halloween and Fall Headband

We love  Halloween, and want to do it the entire month.  I got my creative juices flowing for a simple Halloween Headband for my little princess.  Here is my quick and easy DIY Halloween headband with scraps of ribbon leftover from my candy favors from last year.  You can also follow this simple instructions for a fall inspired one. Get ready for  a friendly spooky hair celebration!
cool moms cool tips DIY Halloween Fall hair fun spooky headband

What you will need:
  1. a black headband.  
  2. black ribbon if you don't have a black headband and need to line or cover it with the black ribbon
  3. different ribbon pieces with Halloween or fall motives.  I cut pieces so they are at least 8 cms long.  You can make them as short or long as you want.
  4. one strip of a smaller ribbon to wrap everything,  It needs to be at least 4 cms long
  5. scissors
  6. glue gun
cool moms cool tips halloween headband for girls ribbon DIY

Once you are ready with a black headband, set it aside, and prepare the fall motive ribbon pieces.
I used 3 pieces of ribbon and made an "X" with the green and orange ribbon.  Over that, I set the black and white polkadot ribbon in the center.  You can use as many as you want.  Get creative!  Finally, I added 2 strips of white ribbon which I had curled with a pencil.  You can also do it with your fingers.
cool moms cool tips DIY Halloween Headband proces

When all my pieces where set where I wanted them, I took the 4 cms piece of ribbon (the plain orange one in my image) and set it vertically over the arranged set, and over the black headband.  I wrapped the set and the headband with the 4 cms piece of ribbon.  At the end of the 4cms piece, and under the headband, I dabbed a dot of glue gun. This will allow for everything to be held in place.  Once that was done, I cut the leftover of the orange ribbon that stuck out.
 cool moms cool tips diy halloween head band bunch up ribbon

There, you are done!  Wasn't that easy?  Here is our little witch happy with her friendly girly girl hair boooo!
cool moms cool tips DIY halloween headband for girls

What do you think?  Our little witch loves it!
Is this something you would try and do?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Protect Your Tablet with OtterBox Agility System So You can Conveniently Use it All Over Your Home

There has been a tug of war at home over the tablet now that the kids are back to school.
I need it for my blogging, my chef needs it in the kitchen and the kids want it to do homework.  OtterBox came to us and said "Protect Your Tablet with OtterBox Agility System So You can Conveniently Use it All Over Your Home" Now, that is exactly what I do.   I protect my tablet while we display it efficiently all over our home in a very convenient way thanks to the Agility system by OtterBox.
cool moms cool tips otterbox agility tablet sytem pieces
We received a package of 5 boxes from OtterBox to review the system.  
We have discovered that all pieces complement each other beautifully!  We love our "protect and mount" system.  Every piece has a magnet element to it that allows for easy integration among the  different elements of the system.

The first item is the Agility shell that its total drop protection.  Not only does this strong shell protect the tablet, it is also the foundation of the system as it has a magnet in the back that allows it to integrate effortlessly on the other pieces of the system.
cool moms cool tips OtterBox Agility System shell

To have the table sit easily anywhere we need it to, we are using the Agility Dock.  It is the home base for the tablet that allows you to stand the tablet completely vertical or as reclined as you want it to.  Shell and dock are affixed together via the magnet system
cool moms cool tips ottrebox agility system dock

Your tablet can go vertically or horizontally on all of the pieces.  If is up to what you need or want. We went for all horizontal for our photo shoot.
For my blogging on the go, I am using the Agility Portfolio.  this way my touch screen is protected.  No need to remove the Agility shell.  Tablet and shell fit perfectly in the portfolio.  The portfolio and shell stick together with the magnets of the shell and portfolio
cool moms cool tips Otterbox agility system - portfolio

As much as I want the kids to operate the tablet on their own, I don't want them over handling it to avoid accidents.  I also want to ensure they have good posture while using it. To solve this, we are  using the Agility wall mount.  It secures the tablet where I want it so it is accessible to the kids doing their homework, at eye level and with minimized movement.  I am also using a dock on the mirror in my bathroom so I can easily copy make up techniques with out having to bow my hear and look down.  Pretty convenient!
cool moms cool tips Agility system wall mount by Otterbox

Don't go through the frustration of a cracked screen, or worse: a tablet that doesn't work any more because it accidentally fell.  Prevent any mishaps and protect your tablet with OtterBox!
We don't want you with a cracked screen

So we have partnered with OtterBox for a giveaway for one of our Cool Moms Cool Tips readers can enjoy an OtterBox item - winner's choice!
To enter the giveaway, please tell us what you like the most of the Agility System.
Once you have done that, you can take advantage of these bonus entries:

1-Follow us on Twitter , and tweet: Discover convenient Agility Tablet System & #Enter for chance to #win @OtterBox case of choice via @CoolChillMom
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6- Enter any of my other current giveaways (2 entries)

7- Promote this giveaway, and give us the link of where and what you did. (4 extra entries).

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Muy Latinas Network Invites You to the 2014 Halloween Blog Fest!

We are so very ready for Halloween! And we are not the only ones, so are the ladies at Muy Latinas Network.

Gobblins, witches, ghosts and vampires really get us in a festive mood.  
There is so much to do and so little time! So we decided we should get our ideas together.  Of course we will share with you the different ways in which we will be celebrating in hopes of giving you inspiration and some easy/ fabulous tips to make it the best Halloween to date!

We are doing this at the Muy Latinas Halloween Blog Fest aimed at helping you find idea, recipes, inspiration, decoration tips and interesting information that make the  Halloween celebrations come alive in the spookiest of ways!

Please consider this your invitation to join in the virtual fun.  Visit the pages that will be listed below (starting on September 14, 2014) 

cool moms cool tips Muy Latinas Network Halloween Blog Fest 2014
Bloggers if you are interested in sharing the "eeeek" posts at the Muy Latinas Halloween Blog Fest, the more the merrier....or the scarier!
Here is what you need to do, please:
  • link your theme related content (all topics not related to Halloween will be deleted) 
  • Publish the linky in your blog to get the code all you have to do is click where it says "get the InLinkz code"
  • Leave a comment in this blog letting us know you are participating because we want to come by and visit you!
  • Please note that content from a blog not sharing the linky will be delete from the Fall Blog Fest

Let our creativity and celebrations begin!!!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Just Because We Can Giveaway Hop!

Next week is the begining of another round of fabulous giveaways
$20 and up for you.  There will be plenty to choose from, so make sure you come on September 15th to start entering as many as you like to!
We will be hosting an OtterBox case of choice for you.

The #JustBecause We Can Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers and Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each of the bloggers participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $20 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!