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Latina Leaders of Houston Dinner

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Latina Leaders of Houston Dinner

I spent the 4th evening of December with a fabulous group of Latina Leaders in Houston. Every day that I hop onto social media, I watch them work and continue to expand their craft and their own brand and I am inspired by them. They each do their own thing, each an entrepreneur and I was blessed to partner with Hennessy and recognize them in my first Latina Leaders Dinner party. 

DJ Geraldo, The Team Hennessy Houston Ambassador
my beautiful guests talking to Bryan Cross, of Team Hennessy
Recognizing my Latina Leaders of Houston in this beautiful setting designed by Sara Alicia Event Stylist

As Latina women of Houston, each of our lives is different. We are all either married with kids, single with kids, single and/or a in between but we are all have one thing in common, we are hustlers! Latna Hustlers of Houston, on a mission to be great, stuck in traffic most of the times but getting things done on our own or with a small team because at the end of the day we are small business owners on our way to building our empires. In 2017, Latinos in Houston represented nearly 40 percent of the region‚ small business owners, a number that has doubled in less than five years. We are the future!

Blogger, Hip Hop Artist, Nail Salon Owner and Hair Salon Owner - working together, shining together, win together!

"Yvonne isn't cookie cutter she just doesn't do 1 thing, which makes me feel that I can do things my way too" - Nicole K from Lipstick and Brunch

My earrings, ring and bracelet are from my recent trip to Playa Del Carmen purchased from Fernando Rodriguez Design (blog coming soon) 

Lili, the talent and brains behind Lili's Balloon Decorations - Follow her - she can do it all!

"Hispanics in Houston are two times more likely to start a business than other demographic groups."

Vanessa is taking the wig industry by storm as one of the few Latinas in the biz! 
The hottie with the body - Karrin blogger and entrepreneur 
vibes on 1000!
Paola with Nail'd It - one of Houston's best nail creators and my nail artist 

my logo cookies, by the gracious and delicious tasting Sugar Dose By Johanna

 Keep shining and inspiring Bonitas!!

Cucos, Cafecito & Charity

Cucos, Cafecito & Charity

On December 1st, I hosted Cucos, Cafecito & Charity
 a brunch I put together with Los Cucos and Cafe Bustelo to raise toys for a local organization. The brunch was held at Los Cucos Mexican restaurant in Cypress - where they featured their famous Mexican brunch. The brunch has everything from Huevos Rancheros, omelettes, waffles, enchiladas, street tacos, flautas, menudo, pozole plus aguas frescas and so much more. I literally just got hungry!!

Before, during and after the ambitious ladies and I chatted about life and laughed, played loteria and networked; it was a great morning together.

Wishing everyone an amazing December!

Los Cucos, hosts a Mexican brunch at 6 locations in Houston and one into Vegas on every Sunday of the month. Make sure to grab a concha and cafecito with your breakfast - and if you haven't tried Cafe Bustelo, do's so good!

Thanks for coming out guys!

Dress and shoes - Target

Autumn wishes with Crest

Monday, November 26, 2018

Autumn wishes with Crest

El día de acción de gracias siempre ha sido un día muy divertido con mi familia y acompañado de rica comida. Me imagino que fue así en sus casas también, lleno de muchos platillos deliciosos y varios postres. Definitivamente con suficiente comida para el resto de la semana. Este año decidí tratar de hacer una receta de pudín de plátano que sé que a mi familia le encantaría. Las sobras son siempre ricas pero al mismo tiempo tenemos que ser conscientes sobre nuestra higiene bucal y tratar de asegurarnos que no se conviertan en un problema entre tus dientes. 

Estoy colaborando con Crest para compartir con ustedes por qué Crest Pro-Health es mi crema dental favorita para fortalecer encías y crear dientes fuertes, con beneficios para proteger las áreas que los dentistas más revisan. Así que asegúrense de abastecerse de Crest Pro-Health utilizando el cupón de $2 de descuento en Target . El cupón se puede encontrar en los periódicos en todo el país el domingo 25 de Noviembre.

Thanksgiving has always been a fun day with family accompanied by a whole a lot of food. As you can imagine, I’m sure it was this this way at your house too: way too much food and a bunch of different desserts, which means lots of leftovers for a week. This year I attempted my shot at a Banana Pudding recipe that I know my family would love. Having leftovers is great. They taste yummy, but we have to make sure we are keeping our hygiene in check because leftovers can get stuck in your teeth and that’s a not a good look. 

I’ve teamed up with Crest to share why Crest Pro-Health is my favorite extra strength toothpaste that helps you advance to healthier gums and stronger teeth with benefits that help protect against areas dentists check most. So make sure to stock up on Crest Pro-Health using the $2 coupon at your local Target store. The coupon can be found in Sunday newspapers nationwide on 11.25. 

Let's Brunch for a Great Cause!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Let's Brunch for a Great Cause!
 Spoiled Latina Brunch

Join me for my last event of 2019!

Cucos, Cafecito & Charity happening December 1st at Los Cucos. This will be a morning filled with motivation, inspiration, and charity in a Mexican Posada setting. 

The holidays are a time to give back, this brunch would be a great opportunity to give back to local underprivileged children who are deserving of a happy and merry Christmas. 

Midtown Mistletoe Market - Houston

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Midtown Mistletoe Market - Houston

Hola Hola! 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Houston and I couldn't be any happier.  The holidays are the best and one thing I love to do during the holidays is shop local.  Shopping local designers and supporting local creatives is such a great thing to do. After all, we all have a dream and that is why I am excited about attending The Midtown Misteltoe Market happening this weekend in Houston's Midtown. 

The 2 day boutique style market features fine arts, hand made crafts and food for the unique person in your life.  Bring the family, leave with an ornament you create, candy canes and even pictures with Mr. Santa himself. If you have a four legged friend, Santa Paws will also be available through the day. 

For more information on who the vendors are at The Midtown Mistletoe Market click here

Get your complimentary pass here and if you are on Facebook, follow the updates here.

See you guys there!!

New music - Leslie Grace

Friday, November 2, 2018

New music - Leslie Grace

Three-time Latin GRAMMY nominee, LESLIE GRACE, fully embraces the new era of social activism with the release of her new single and music video, "LUNES A JUEVES" FT. FARINA. A true "girl power" anthem for our time, the track is available today for streaming and download on all digital music platforms. The video is available on her official YouTube channel.

Beyond its inspiring, hard-hitting message, "Lunes A Jueves" is a playful song that showcases Leslie’s developing artistry and her ongoing "GraceVolution" as a multi-talented singer, songwriter and performer. The track features her and Farina’s vocals riding a contagious beat, with a fiery fusion of urban sounds and Leslie’s trademark tropical flair.

The theme driving the song comes to compelling life in the colorful video Leslie recently shot in Medellin, Colombia. Reflecting today’s rise of female equality movements, the song and video show Leslie and Farina standing their ground and choosing to be independent women, rather than taking less than they deserve from their men. During the pivotal dance floor scene, Leslie also takes the opportunity to showcase her classic sultry moves.

The release of "Lunes A Jueves" caps another incredible year for Leslie. In 2018, the artist received platinum certifications for her single, "Duro Y Suave"; co-hosted the Latin American Music Awards, where she also performed "Díganle," her latest collaboration with Becky G and CNCO; and enjoyed triumphant tours throughout Latin America and Spain, where she performed for thousands of her fans.

Mis Dulces Planes para Halloween

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mis Dulces Planes para Halloween

Hola estoy de regreso con otra entrada en el blog y esta vez es sobre Halloween.
Este es uno de los días festivos que en verdad no celebre mucho cuando era niña. No creo que en México celebren Halloween tanto como aquí en este país, pero siendo de una nueva generación y adaptándome desde pequeña mi madre comenzó a comprarnos disfraces para ir a pedir dulces. Ahora que soy mamá he adoptado algunas de las enseñanzas de mi mamá y regularmente no decoro durante este tiempo festivo. Se que es penoso porque mi hijo Anthony siempre nos pide una fiesta de Halloween y es por eso por lo que este año me decidí a romper el ciclo y darle a mi hijo su fiesta.

Por primera vez voy a tener un grupo de los amigos de escuela de Anthony conmigo para celebrar algo divertido en Halloween. He comenzado a comprar unas cuantas cositas para el interior de mi casa porque ¿cómo puede uno tener una fiesta de Halloween sin decoraciones y dulces? Como niños ellos creen que es un día donde pueden comer todo el dulce que quieran, pero ¿sabías que 86% de padres de familia gozan de los dulces que sus hijos recolectaron durante Halloween? Como mama es importante que mi hijo no se aproveche de los dulces recolectados y que podamos tener una discusión sobre dientes sanos y como el comer tantos dulces puede llevar a dolorosas caries. Con orgullo puedo decir que personalmente soy una de los 58% de adultos que se limitan al consumo de dulces la noche de Halloween, pero solo 75% de padres de familia limitan el consumo de sus hijos en este día festivo.

Definitivamente no quiero quitarle lo divertido de estas fiestas ya que solo quiero ser una madre cautelosa y responsable. Es por eso que estoy trabajando con Crest para compartir la importancia de la salud bucal y los beneficios de cepillarse diariamente para prevenir caries y otras enfermedades de la salud.

· Desde el 28 de octubre al 24 de noviembre, Target esta ofreciendo $2.00 de descuento con la compra de Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy y  $2.00 de descuento con la compra de Crest Gum & Enamel Repair o Crest Detoxify por medio de la Cartwheel app.

· Junto con ofertas en Cartwheel también encontraras tarjetas de regalo desde el 28 de octubre hasta el 3 de noviembre. Compra 4 pastas de Crest y recibe una tarjeta de regalo de Target valorada en $5.00

· Además el 28 de octubre encontraras un cupón de descuento de $1.00 disponible adentro de periódicos locales a través de los EE.UU. dándote a ti y a los lectores de mi blog descuentos para tus pastas favoritas hasta el 10 de noviembre.

LA for the weekend

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

LA for the weekend

Los Angeles, California - a city that I love to visit and each time I'm in the city, I see and do something different. This go around, I was in town to be a Social Media Ambassador for Hispanicize LA. Because it is LA,  knew I needed a car to get me from place to place so I teamed up with Buick to test drive one of their vehicles. 

I drove a stylish 2019 Buick Envision, red is the color of the season so therefore I was happy when I saw the color, the actual color is Chili Red Metallic. The Envision is just the right size to drive while in Los Angeles.  The trunk was the perfect size for all of my luggage, carry on bag and an extra bag.... I always over pack. It's a problem, y'all!  To help reduce fuel consumption, seamless Stop/Start technology automatically shuts down the engine when the Envision comes to a stop under certain driving conditions, like a stop light. The engine automatically restarts when you release your foot from the brake. Which totally helps save gas. New for 2019, you can turn this feature on or off with the touch of a button. I kept it on, we drove all over L.A. through out my stay and keeping it on was worth it.  I loved the heated seats, and my most favorite feature was the Surround Vision that helped identify and alert us of potential hazards under certain conditions. It rained one night (who said it doesn't rain in L.A.?) and the Surround Vision was able to identify it on the camera. 
It's such a cool feature!

 The first night I attended the welcome reception inside the grand ball room, I caught up with friends that I only get to see on social media and had a good 'ole time  than went to bed to be up early for the first day of the conference.

I wore a white sequin top from Zara, Black Zara Jeans and Steve Madden heelsThe first day of the conference was great. I woke up to a beautiful LA morning, got dressed and made my way to the conference. I met and connected with brands and people I wanted to. I learned many things during the many panels that I attended. I loved learning ways to manage your money by getting tips from Prudentials 

Patty and I follow each other on social media, and I love her everyday posts with her sons. I also love that she loves her Mexican roots, and is the creator of fun bilingual childrens books called  Lil Libros.  She's awesome!

United Airlines Travel panel was great. I learned how United can help me spread my message to Latinas and Moms that it is ok to spoil ourselves.  I love United!

I caught up with Texas own,  Rita Garcia who is now on Good Day LA morning show!

and I introduced her to Dorinda Walker from Prudential, a woman to know - 
hopefully some Money Monday's come out of this! 

I also met Palacios, a music producer turned artist. He's worked with a lot of major
 Latin artists, I can see him doing good.
Always love seeing Crafty Chica

The next morning, I woke up early to do one of my many titles - makeup!  I am in no way a make up artist but I did however, volunteer to apply makeup on Elayna who was filming a branded video.  My husband and Anthony arrived to LA and we went to eat breakfast, than I got back just in time for the Beauty panel.

I caught up with Mac Daddy, looking fierce and fabulous. 

I was so happy to meet Dr. Ana Maria Polo who moments before this picture was taken was honored with the Positive Impact Award at The 2018 Hispanicize Conference LA ... I immediately sent my mom the pic and
 she replied "ay hija que padre."

Overall I connected and reconnected with some amazing folks... a few takeaways from this weekend are to connect with those who inspire you, build a network of supporters who genuinely support you and believe in your brand and vice versa and last is to simply be yourself. In a world full of different people and personalities being your genuine self... wins!

Thanks to the amazing team at Buick for the ride in L.A.
and United for the travel to and from.

Anthony was thrilled to sit in the Captains seat on his return flight home, another reason why we love United. They always make Anthony feel safe and secure by being extra friendly when they see him and as a mommy with an inquisitive son, its reassuring for him.