October 30, 2014

Join Us for Pampers’ “Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party #RegaloDeAmorPampers

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's been a while since my girls have been in diapers and when you are changing diapers all day and all night long, you get to the point when you can't wait for them to be potty trained. Then years pass, and you would give it all up for just one more moment where they fit perfectly in your arms. I am so glad I have the memories of them, in their swaddlers, those memories will be with me forever.
Babies experience your love in many different ways – and those precious moments you share with your little one make every day special and worth remembering. Pampers believes that when babies feel comforted and protected, all they feel is the love you have for them. Now, moms and babies can enjoy Pampers Swaddlers through size 6! 
Join Pampers Latino and Latina Mom Bloggers on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6pm PST/9pm EST for a Twitter party to celebrate the love we feel for babies and all of the precious moments you and baby share together. We’ll be joined by KLVE’s morning radio show host, Argelia Atilano and DIY expert and author, Kathy Cano Murillo (aka The Crafty Chica) who will be sharing tips and ideas on how you can capture and document those special moments of love.

Twitter Party Details:
What: Pampers’“Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST

Where: Twitter
Hashtag: #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Who to Follow: 

Prizes: Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners:
• Prize 1: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $50 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book
• Prize 2: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $100 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book
• Prize 3: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book & Mini iPad (RV: $250.00)
• Prize 4: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book, and Canon T5 DSLR Camera (RV $499)

RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules 
RSVP: To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @PampersLatinoUS and RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers.

October 29, 2014

Last Minute Treat ideas for the Classroom

Halloween is just around the corner.. like days away at this point. I just wanted to share with you my last minute ideas for Halloween Classroom Treats. There are so many options out there for treats and snacks. I am not a huge fan of giving other kids too much candy. I mean, when my girls get candy I love it, because well, that means I get candy.
I wanted to share a candy free classroom treat option with you. Most of the items you see are found in the dollar store or dollar sections, but I think the kids are going to be most excited about the Good 2 Grow juice bottle. With 100% Juice and no sugar added, hopefully mom's will be happy about it too.
Weeks ago I found these green Frankenstein treat bags at the dollar store and decided to fill them with Pop Secret white cheddar pre-popped popcorn.  
 While digging through my craft box I found some orange 1 1/2 inch ribbon, cut some eye holes and dress little Frankenstein bag as Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now, not only do the kids get popcorn, they get their very own mask too. Also, Good 2 Grow 100% Juice has so many of your favorite characters, so popcorn Michelangelo and Juice Raphael will be going home together.  
Of course, if you feel like going all out and giving a little candy, some fruit snacks and some other Halloween goodies like pencils, stickers, and erasers. Then go for it! I put some candy corn in a pretzel rod bag and added an eraser and pencil to the bag before tying it shut with some ribbon and a plastic bat ring. Throw it all in a goody bag and call it a day. You know the kids are gonna love it all! 

Trick or Treat and Happy Halloween! 

October 27, 2014

{DIY}5 Minute-Under $5 Fall Decoration

I just wanted to share a quick 5 minute DIY Dollar Store 5 Minute Fall Decoration. I love quick and easy projects. Especially since every now and then, I get in over my head and spend hours and days and numerous trips to multiple stores on a project.
This one is Dollar Store everything. I always have so much paper on hand, so I picked up this cute little owl from the Dollar Store and these handy Elmer's glue pens. So, I started by making a paper fan out of orange paper. Accordion fold large pieces of paper and glue them together to a pretty orange fan. 
Next, I cut some pieces of paper just large enough to cover the cut outs on the owl. 
And here is my Fall door decoration. Simple, under a few dollars, and easy enough for the kiddos to help with. 
Oh and if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some of the other projects I've come up with on the fly for Fall. 

We always decorate our refrigerator. Every year I try and come up with something different, this year we have we welcomed Bonehead to the house. He's fun! Bonehead came to life by free handing some bones on white and black paper and that was it, voila! 

A photo posted by Cynthia Duarte (@kindasillymommy) on
 Our large spider on a web is usually just made out of paper, this year, we made him 3D with black garbage bags. We filled it with scrunched up paper and made his web out of black ribbon. The rest of the house is all at the hands of my dad. He loves to decorate, even though he wont admit it. And it's obviously where I get that from. 

What's your favorite Halloween decoration?