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All of my five boys are big fans of comic books and all of the DC hero cartoons and super heroes. Now that I’m having my first girl, the boys and I are super excited to introduce her to all of the super strong heroines like Wonder Woman (my favorite), Batgirl, and the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls. I love that each character has their own personality and strength and every little girl can find one to relate to.

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This post is for my participation in the Intel Program

~ Win A Dell Inspiron #UpgradeWithIntel #ad ~

Win A Dell Inspiron #UpgradeWithIntel

Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner! Who wouldn’t want to win a brand new laptop that you could keep for yourself or give as a gift to a loved one?

Right now, you can enter to win the Upgrade With Intel contest for a chance to win a brand new Dell Inspiron Black 15.6 Laptop. Enter by simply clicking on the image above and then click the “Enter Now” tab and in less than 400 words write about how a Dell Inspiron 15.6” Laptop would make your life more amazing. One lucky winner will be picked. **To enter you must click the link in either the above or below image.

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One entry per email, per person, complete Terms & Conditions are found on the site

 

Good luck!!


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~ DIY Beverage Napkin Holder ~

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder + $500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Now that Halloween is over I’m in total Thanksgiving/Christmas mode! I’ve pulled down all Halloween decorations and I’m looking for ways ways to start adding a holiday touch to the house without going all nuts and putting up the tree. I really do love the holidays and I’m so very thankful that as a latina we get to elongate the season by celebrating El Dia De Los Reyes, so the tree stays up a little longer and the coquito (thats a latin egg nog) can be poured for an extra couple of days. Speaking of coquito, one of the easiest ways I add a festive touch and get ready for the holidays is by making my traditional DIY napkin holder to hold the Scott drink napkins I buy at BJ’s. I take an old shoe box (I have TONS) and wrap it up with some festive wrapping paper, then use it to stash the napkins on the dinner table for parties. It costs me less than five bucks to make and it can be used for so many other things like holding paper plates, storing plastic cups, and even for El Dia De Los Reyes, to hold gifts under the kids beds. The possibilities are endless because they’re so cheap and easy to make. Also, the kids love to help make them!

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder  + $500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

I remember when I was growing up and my mom and grandma would make a special trip to BJ’s to buy all of their holiday needs . It wasn’t close by and it was before we had a car, so it was quite the mission to get there, but it was so worth it! I LOVED going to BJ’s because I knew she would come back with all the goodies for our holiday parties, like pernil, sodas, cookies, and, of course, drink napkins, just like the ones I buy now. The Kimberly-Clark’s brand at BJ’s literally has everything from baby products to bathroom products that you can check off your holiday prep shopping list.

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder + $500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Now, as a busy mom myself, I make the trip that is thankfully much closer to get all my holiday prepping done. The Kimberly Clark products at BJ’s make life so much easier during the hectic holidays, which is especially important for me this year because I’m pregnant. I can buy just about everything I need to cook, clean, and have my house ready for guests, and that leaves me more time to spend with my kids during the most wonderful time of the year.

Below is the simple DIY so that you too can recreate the DIY napkin holder to festively hold all of your Scott drink napkins.

What you’ll need:

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder

Shoe box
Scissors
Tape **Any type will do but double sided will leave a cleaner look
Wrapping paper

How to:
1. Trace the bottom of the box and cut. This will be the piece you place of the inside bottom of the shoe box. Place double sided tape on the bottom of the shoe box and press down, then smooth it out.

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder
DIY Beverage Napkin Holder

2. Measure and cut wrapping paper into three sections (one for bottom and two for sides) and do one section at a time (bottom first). When cutting the paper, make sure you cut an extra inch or so for each side to overlap.

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder

3. Tape the short sides on first, making sure you neatly fold into the box.
4. Place four long pieces of tape along the bottom of the box then take the longest piece of wrapping paper that you measured and smooth it out over the tape and wrap around the box. Fold the ends then tape the inside of box. **Dont worry about perfection. As long as it’s smooth and neat, any wrapping technique will work.

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder

Add napkins and leave as is or add some bows like I did.

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder

Thebox

DIY Beverage Napkin Holder

The key to this DIY looking good is getting stylish wrapping paper that, which you can also find at BJ’s. Right now, BJ’s is offering a 60 day FREE membership, valid through 12/31 and to help get  tu casa ready for the holidays BJ’s is giving away a $500 Visa gift card! See below to enter.

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~ Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements ~

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements

Back before I started blogging the word Photoshop gave me the chills. It initimidated me and I always felt that it was a program only suitable for professional photographers. I was SO wrong! Yes, there’s a learning curve, and yes, it will take some time to master all the amazing features and tools, but Adobe PhotoShop Elements has now made it so that even a casual picture-taker or those just getting started can easily organize, edit, and share their photos and videos.

When you first boot up the software, which only take s a few minutes to download, you can pick to upload a picture to edit or start importing and organizing your photos, which makes it super easy to access and edit later on if you choose.

Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements

 

Initially, the photos will be saved by date and if you’re like me and have a billion pictures, then this will be a lifesaver, but they also let you organize them in categories of people, events, and places. Under the people category you can name specific faces and creates groups. For example, I created a blogging event and named the faces of my blogging buddies. With the places category, you can view exactly where the photo was taken. This definitely beats my system, where I keep everything on my phone and camera until it says I have no space. Don’t judge, you know it happens to you too.

Organization is definitely important, but now on to the fun stuff:editing! One the best edit features is the ability to remove the camera shake. You know that one picture that you love but is a little off because you couldn’t keep your hand steady? Yeah, it fixes that! All you have to do is click to remove the shake.

Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements

Another amazing feature is the healing brush where you can easily remove an unwanted object without disturbing the rest of the picture. Simply paint over the unwanted object and poof! It’s gone!

Heres a picture of my husband at the Sunflower Ranch earlier this year. I love the selfie, but he thought it was girlie and never used it as a profile picture, like it was intended for. I wanted to have a little fun with it so I removed the background using the eraser tool and then I used the Move Tool to drag his selfie into a photo of the exact street I grew up on in Brooklyn back in the 80s as a background. Pretty cool, huh!?

Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements

Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements

I then took it and played around with the colors to blend them together a little better. It’s not perfect but I’ve only done this type of editing a few times.

I also took one of my own selfies that was too bright and gave it a black and white look using one of the 2500 different effects that’s available.

Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements

Capture & Edit Your #BestLifeEver With Adobe Photoshop Elements
I could go on and on with the new tools and edits… Did I mention that you can even share videos that you edit right to Youtube, Facebok, or Vimeo!? It’s pretty amazing you’ve, got to try it out and see for yourself.

With the holidays right around the corner, the Adobe Photoshop Elements would make the perfect gift for anyone! Gift it to the new mom who’s constantly snapping pics of her baby, someone who loves photography, or for yourself to make your own Christmas cards. You can even edit some pictures to frame and give as gifts.

The Adobe Photoshop Elements is now available at Best Buy