January 27, 2015

"Cuddle Me Lambie" Printable Sheets and DVD Giveaway!

We love Doc McStuffins and her whole gang and if you do too, keep scrolling, print out some sheets for your little one to color, and then enter the giveaway. I am giving away 2 copies of the DVD and a poster. Yay! Two winners!
No one gives better cuddles than Doc’s warm and fuzzy best friend! She’s a princess and a ballerina, and she’s always there for toys that need an extra helping of tender loving care. Just say three little words: “Cuddle Me Lambie.”
Join Doc and the whole gang as they laugh, play and have a ball fixing boo-boos and discovering great ways to stay happy and healthy. Celebrate the power of true friendship as new, sparkly heart toy Val shows Lambie there’s plenty of love to go around. Meet Donny and Alma’s monster creation Charlie – who turns out to be very sweet and not scary after all. Then, see how Lambie gets out of a super-sticky jam! Bursting with five song-filled episodes and cuddles galore, this “hug-stravaganza” is magical fun your little one will adore!

January 26, 2015

Big Game Recipe: Spicy Chicken and Bacon Cheese Dip #FarmlandRecipe

Disclosure: This post is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect.
Let's be honest, the best part of watching the "big game" is the food. It is a guilt free day of eating any and every delicious thing you can fit in front of the t.v. For me, I usually want something easy and with a little bacon. While shopping for ingredients at Walmart, I found Farmland® bacon to use in my recipe. My delicious recipe that I am sharing with you today is for a Spicy Chicken and Bacon Cheese Dip. This is my favorite kind of recipe, delicious ingredients all cooked and thrown together to make something even more delicious. 
Before I get started on all the amazing-ness of my dip, I want to mention how easy it is to make homemade tortilla chips. Of course, you can always buy a bag of tortilla chips, but there is nothing like making your very own fresh tortilla chips. Chop up your tortillas and fry them in a little bit of oil until brown, easy and delicious. 
1 package of Farmland® bacon
2 chicken breasts (boiled and shredded)
1 can diced green chiles (strained)
1 can diced tomatoes (strained)
2 cups of mixed cheese

Step 1: Dice the Farmland® bacon and begin frying in the pan. Once the bacon begins to cook, move it over to one side of the pan and add the chicken, diced tomatoes and diced green chiles all to the same pan and let cook until heated through. 
Step 2: Once the Farmland® bacon, chicken, tomatoes and chiles are all heated through, add the cheese and stir until it melts. 
Step 3: Spoon the chunky, cheesy delicious dip into a bowl and enjoy! 
Word of advice, keep an eye out for little thieves in the kitchen because all of the ingredients taste delicious both before and after they're cooked. 
Check that out! Those homemade tortilla chips are perfect for scooping up a bite of spicy, chicken and bacon cheese dip. So as you plan out your recipes for the upcoming big game, pick up some Farmland® bacon and make sure you have all of the other ingredients on hand and ready to make a crowd pleasing appetizer. 

There are many options when it comes to bacon, but I am glad I discovered Farmland® bacon. It is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor and has taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique – a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite. 

January 25, 2015

Winter in SoCal #LAZooSnowDays

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected on January 24 and 25 at the LA Zoo in Griffith Park.

It’s all part of Snow Days, our annual celebration of wintery fun! For this one weekend, the bear, tiger, takin and markhor exhibits will be transformed by blankets of snow. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view inquisitive creatures exploring an icy wonderland.
Guests will have their own chances to frolic in the snow, with a sledding hill* and snow play area. Other delights include live ice carving demonstrations and photo ops in a giant snow globe. My girls loved the sledding, the wait was about 20 minutes, but of course, it's worth it. 

Bring your mittens and join in the fun!
The Sichuan Takin looked like he enjoyed the snow. We missed most of the animals playing in the snow, so I would suggest going early because the Black bear and the Tiger were napping when we were there. 
I just love the giraffes, they're tall and beautiful and were particularly photo friendly. If you have a free day, spend it with the family at the LA Zoo. You can buy your tickets online or at the Zoo and make sure to follow the LA Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.