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You’re Invited: FX’s Snowfall Event

This is a sponsored post.

Looking for a new show to watch after the chiclets go to bed? Well FX has a new show debuting on July 5th, SNOWFALL. It’s super not kid-friendly, so great for after-bed time and when they’re out of the house. The Hubster and I always have a show that we watch together, and this one looks like it’ll be our next series.

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About Snowball

Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

SNOWFALL, FX’s new original series from Executive Producer John Singleton, is premiering July 5th at 10pm.

Find out more, here –>

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FX’s Snowball Event in Los Angeles

To celebrate the launch of Snowfall, FX is hosting a FREE 80’s immersive throwback experience in Downtown Los Angeles – and you’re invited!

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· DJ academy where you can learn to spin old-school vinyl with the pros
· Meet and greet with Lonzo Williams, the godfather of early West Coast hip-hop
· Barber shop featuring John Mosley, aka The Popular Nobody, giving classic 80’s fade-ups
· Free food from world famous Bludso’s BBQ Sliders and Trejo’s Tacos
· Giveaways and more, including a pass to attend the premiere screening of Snowfall on Monday, 6/26 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel*

*Seating not guaranteed and on a first come, first served basis


· Friday, June 23rd from 12pm-8pm
· Saturday and Sunday, June 24th and 25th from 11am-7pm


· Hudson Loft, 1200 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015


RSVP and learn more about the activation: FX’s Snowfall at Hudson Loft Facebook event page

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WATCH: Snowfall trailer

This is a sponsored post in partnership with FX. All thoughts and ideas remain my own.

What you need to know about the Atari Flashback console

I had two game systems growing up, the first being an Atari. So when AtGames announced that it would be releasing an Atari Flashback console… I knew that I would be first in line to get one for me the kids.

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I rounded up some questions that I thought you might have (because I had them too)… and let me know if you get it!!! I’d love to hear what you think.

What you need to know about the Atari Flashback Console

What is it

The Atari Flashback consoles has everything that you loved about the original Atari and features depend on which console or game player you purchase.

What are the different Atari Flashback consoles

The all-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold features 120 built-in all-time favorites. It also has two all new, high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles. Other all new features for the Atari Flashback® 8 Gold include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.

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The Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 105 all-time favorites. It also has two wired controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired joysticks or paddles.

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The Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player features an amazing selection of 70 built-in games, including the legendary BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment arcade hit, PAC-MAN™. You can also add your own games with an optional SD card. It has a built-in, rechargeable battery, so the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s built-in, high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.

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When are they available

Consoles will be available at all major retailers in Fall 2017.

How much are the consoles

Prices have not been released

AtGames Atari Game List

(titles vary by system):

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe

Air Raiders, Adventure

Adventure II

Air·Sea Battle





Atari Climber





Black Jack





Canyon Bomber


Championship Soccer


Chopper Command

Circus Atari



Cosmic Commuter


Crystal Castles

Dan Kitchen’s Tomcat

Dark Cavern


Demons to Diamonds

Desert Falcon



Double Dunk



Fatal Run

Fishing Derby

Flag Capture



Frog Pond

Frogsand Flies


Fun with Numbers

Golf, Gravitar

Grand Prix




Home Run

Human Cannonball

Ice Hockey

International Soccer



Keystone Kapers

Laser Blast

Maze Craze





Night Driver

Off The Wall



Pong® (Video Olympics)

Plaque Attack

Pressure Cooker

Private Eye

Radar Lock

Realsports® Baseball

Realsports® Basketball

Realsports® Soccer

Realsports Volleyball

Return to HauntedHouse

River Raid

River Raid II

Robot Tank


Save Mary


Sea Battle

Secret Quest


Sky Diver

Sky Jinks

Slot Machine

Slot Racers


Space Shuttle

































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If you’re a fan of Sega Genesis, they will also be releasing a Sega Genesis Flashback.

Play an active part in Colgate’s Oral Health Month

This is a sponsored post.

Colgate’s Oral Health Month is just around the corner and I’m on the bandwagon once again because it’s a cause that I truly believe in and support. I grew up watching my parents get ready for work and I distinctly remember my dad brushing his teeth with the afternoon news running in the background. Years later, it’s a practice that I still do whenever I go out to meet clients. It became a habit because I saw my parents do it day after day, and it’s what I hope will also happen with my chiclets (even if it does take a little prodding).

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This year, I’m going to put our oral care for the world to see with the hashtag #TimeToSmile. Not only will I share our moments as a familia that does the usual brush in the morning, brush at night and floss routine, but I’ll also use the hashtag to share our smiles outside of the routine because every smile counts in the “Share More Time, Share More Smiles” campaign (running now through June 30th). This campaign aims to improve oral health for everyone to have a future they can smile about because for each image liked, shared or posted on social media tagged with the hashtag #TimeToSmile, Colgate will donate $1 to the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile® program that provides free oral health care, education and screening to underserved children! The money that is raised is put back into la comunidad , into neighborhoods like the one that I live in, and gives families the opportunity to survey results like the one where 47% of Hispanic moms (ages 18-34) said that getting their chiclets to brush their teeth was a challenge. We need to do something about that.

If you’re in the Houston area, you might have seen this initiative take place live with TV personality and Colgate spokesperson, Karla Martinez as she invited consumers to meet her, take photos and speak about the importance of oral health practices. The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® van was also onsite to provide free dental screenings and oral health education to children, and Colgate products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance was featured.

Colgate oral health event at Plaza Mexico

Bright Futures mobile dental van

Colgate dentist checking child's teeth

You can join me in celebrating Colgate’s Oral Health Month by not only sharing your #TimeToSmile pictures on social media, but also by reading up on oral care resources provided in partnership with the ADA and printing out some fun activity sheets for the chiclets to do on their downtime (they’re great for car rides)! Bilingual videos, articles, downloadable family activities will also be available on the ADA’s site

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Set a goal for Colgate’s Oral Health Month

Ready to join me on Colgate’s Oral Health Month? Start out by setting goals. Maybe it’s making sure that the entire family is brushing twice a day. Maybe it’s making sure that everyone flosses daily. Or maybe it’s making dentist appointments (and showing the chiclets that the dentist is no one to be scared of). As a community, we need to pass down the importance of healthy habits to the chiclets. Especially healthy oral care practices so the grandchiclets will have as gorgeous smiles and teeth as yours.

WATCH: Celebrating Colgate’s Oral Health Month at Plaza Mexico

For oral health tips in Spanish, follow and engage with Colgate on Twitter @SonrisaColgate.

To learn more about Colgate’s Oral Health Month, visit the campaign’s bilingual website at or call 1-800-468-6502 to find out where free dental screenings will be available via the Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® van.

Between June 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017, Colgate-Palmolive will donate $1.00 to the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program, with a minimum donation of $10,000 and a maximum donation of $40,000, for each share/like of the video content or picture that is shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+ with #TimetoSmile. No purchase required.


Last minute Father’s Day gift guide

So you waited until the last minute to pick up something for your Hubster, huh? Well, I’m here to tell you… that’s okay!!! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gifts based on what I like to gift my Hubster, while being on a tight budget, and basically leaving gift shopping until the last minute too. I prefer ordering via Amazon or Target, so that’s where I’m linking these gifts (because… prime shipping). Of course, you’ll be able to find these gifts readily in major retailers too, or discounted shops like DSW and TJ Maxx. And if you still feel like it’s not perfect enough, then add a “love gift certificate” to it and you’ll take it over the top. ¡Buena suerte! and let me know if you like to gift something else so I can get some ideas off of you too.

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The links below include affiliate links so we can keep the lights on at home. Happy shopping!

Last-minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

UE Boom 2 Phantom Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker

UE Boom 2 is the 360-degree wireless speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass in every direction – everywhere you go. Its waterproof, shockproof and crafted from the sexiest and most uninhibited premium materials in the known universe. We love to take ours on camping trips.

Buy it! $129.99;

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Jaybird Freedom In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Great for dads who workout because these wireless headphones have a universal fit and they won’t slip out even when the guys are sweating. They’re wireless and only take 20 minutes to charge. Jaybird Freedom wireless headphones also come with their own case.

Buy it! $99.99;

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Pair of Thieves dad/son socks

So cute because dad and son can both sport cool socks with the same design! These socks are super comfy and they last quite a while.They also have a lot of different designs.

Buy it! $9.99;

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Van der Hagen Shave Set

I got this set for the Hubster because he’s been wanting to try a different kind of shaving. I love how nostalgic it looks, and it’s a great price for a starter set.

Buy it! $15.33;

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LEGO Architecture, New York City

The chiclets love building LEGO sets with their papá – and this set from the LEGO Architecture line was perfect! They relived their memories of our travels and now they have a keepsake as well. Sets come with a booklet that discusses the buildings featured in the set.

Buy it! $59.99;

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Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body

I bought this for the Hubster a few years ago and he’s been hooked on it every since. I LOVE the way it smells (and I admit to using it a few times myself). The rosemary scent is not overpowering and you leave the shower with a scent of freshness.

Buy it! $50.00;

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Jack Spade Men’s Bandana Barrow Leather Slim Billfold

I found a Jack Spade wallet in a different design for the Hubster a few years ago and he used it until he bought a wallet case for his phone. I love their designs and the quality of the product is amazing for the price point. Also, sometimes you can find these at TJ Maxx.

Buy it! $138.00;

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Wood Watch Box Organizer

Guys have a thing about watches, and this is a great way to display them and keep them organized. Best of all, the box is small enough that it can be tucked into a drawer if they want their collection set aside. Bigger boxes are also available if your guy has a large collection of time pieces.

Buy it! $30.00;

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Vans Men’s Classic Leather Slip-On Trainers

Casual shoes are a must, and these go great with a pair of shorts or jeans. They’re a nicer version of their classic slip-ons, so you know they’re also comfortable.

Buy it! $60.00 – $72.11;

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Contigo Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mug

This is the best hybrid stainless steel travel mug that I’ve come across. It keeps drinks super hot, and super cold, depending on what it is that you’re drinking. The autoseal also keeps drinks from spilling, even if it’s thrown around in the gym bag day after day.

Buy it! $21.99;

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Mission Enduracool Cooling Towel

Favored by athlete superstars like Dwight Howard and Georges St-Pierre, this cooling towel bring the bodies’ temperature to 30° below average body temperature. He’ll thank you after every workout!

Buy it! $22.99;

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Nike Kobe A.D. Basketball Shoe

Even though he’s not playing anymore, Kobe still has a loyal fan base. If your guy is one of them, these classic basketball shoes designed by Black Mamba himself will be a huge hit.

Buy it! $105;

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Treat your clothes better with Tide® PODS™ + Downy®

This is a sponsored post; however all opinions are my own.

I’ve been doing laundry for years. Okay… decades!!! if I’m really being honest. It was a weekly ritual to drive down to the laundromat with my mom on Mondays to get it done. Thankfully, I have a washer and dryer at home so the laundry routine isn’t so bad anymore, and I found a way to make it even easier with Tide® PODS™ + Downy® packets. I’ve found that not only is the laundry routine easier, but I’m treating my clothes better too.

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My most recent clothing acquisition was a skirt and a pair of pants from prAna. It’s sustainable clothing and so I feel amazing wearing them. However, I do want them to last for a very, very long time because they quickly became a favorite of mine. So I turned to Tide® PODS™ + Downy®.

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Tide® PODS™ + Downy® are convenient little laundry packets that allow you to facilitate the laundry process – all you have to do is drop them in the machine before your clothes. If you have a regular load, all you need is one. If you have an extra large load (yes, thank you family) then use three packets. Although I usually wash in cold water, the Tide® PODS™ packets will also dissolve in hot water – AND they work in both high-efficiency and regular washers!

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Of course, with great care of your laundry comes great responsibility. These awesome laundry packets are just like other household cleaning products, so they need to be handled with great care to prevent unintended exposure. The best rule of thumb is this – “Keep Them Up, Keep Them Closed and Keep Them Safe.”

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I have a shelf above my washer and that’s where I like to keep my packets. It’s convenient for me to reach and use, but not so much for the kids and pets to access.

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And going back to the actual product, I found a new favorite in Tide® PODS™ + Downy®. These little detergent packets are the first to be designed to both clean AND protect clothes from stretching and fading in the wash cycle. And because I tend to wear a lot of dark colors, this is especially important to me. I’m not exactly sure of the science behind the product, but I do know that the innovative 3-chamber design allows for use with fabrics that traditionally cannot be washed with fabric softeners (like performance and fitness apparel a.k.a. my every day outfits).

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And did I mention how amazing it smells? It does… the scent I have is April Fresh and I discovered that the scent lingers days after I’ve washed the clothes with the packets. I can’t tell you how great this is with two young boys and a man at home.

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Pick up Tide® PODS™ + Downy® at your local major retailer. For more information on the product, visit Tide® PODS™ + Downy® online.

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