Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How To Do An Easy DIY Halloween and Fall Headband

We love  Halloween, and want to do it the entire month.  I got my creative juices flowing for a simple Halloween Headband for my little princess.  Here is my quick and easy DIY Halloween headband with scraps of ribbon leftover from my candy favors from last year.  You can also follow this simple instructions for a fall inspired one. Get ready for  a friendly spooky hair celebration!
cool moms cool tips DIY Halloween Fall hair fun spooky headband

What you will need:
  1. a black headband.  
  2. black ribbon if you don't have a black headband and need to line or cover it with the black ribbon
  3. different ribbon pieces with Halloween or fall motives.  I cut pieces so they are at least 8 cms long.  You can make them as short or long as you want.
  4. one strip of a smaller ribbon to wrap everything,  It needs to be at least 4 cms long
  5. scissors
  6. glue gun
cool moms cool tips halloween headband for girls ribbon DIY

Once you are ready with a black headband, set it aside, and prepare the fall motive ribbon pieces.
I used 3 pieces of ribbon and made an "X" with the green and orange ribbon.  Over that, I set the black and white polkadot ribbon in the center.  You can use as many as you want.  Get creative!  Finally, I added 2 strips of white ribbon which I had curled with a pencil.  You can also do it with your fingers.
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When all my pieces where set where I wanted them, I took the 4 cms piece of ribbon (the plain orange one in my image) and set it vertically over the arranged set, and over the black headband.  I wrapped the set and the headband with the 4 cms piece of ribbon.  At the end of the 4cms piece, and under the headband, I dabbed a dot of glue gun. This will allow for everything to be held in place.  Once that was done, I cut the leftover of the orange ribbon that stuck out.
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There, you are done!  Wasn't that easy?  Here is our little witch happy with her friendly girly girl hair boooo!
cool moms cool tips DIY halloween headband for girls

What do you think?  Our little witch loves it!
Is this something you would try and do?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Protect Your Tablet with OtterBox Agility System So You can Conveniently Use it All Over Your Home

There has been a tug of war at home over the tablet now that the kids are back to school.
I need it for my blogging, my chef needs it in the kitchen and the kids want it to do homework.  OtterBox came to us and said "Protect Your Tablet with OtterBox Agility System So You can Conveniently Use it All Over Your Home" Now, that is exactly what I do.   I protect my tablet while we display it efficiently all over our home in a very convenient way thanks to the Agility system by OtterBox.
cool moms cool tips otterbox agility tablet sytem pieces
We received a package of 5 boxes from OtterBox to review the system.  
We have discovered that all pieces complement each other beautifully!  We love our "protect and mount" system.  Every piece has a magnet element to it that allows for easy integration among the  different elements of the system.

The first item is the Agility shell that its total drop protection.  Not only does this strong shell protect the tablet, it is also the foundation of the system as it has a magnet in the back that allows it to integrate effortlessly on the other pieces of the system.
cool moms cool tips OtterBox Agility System shell

To have the table sit easily anywhere we need it to, we are using the Agility Dock.  It is the home base for the tablet that allows you to stand the tablet completely vertical or as reclined as you want it to.  Shell and dock are affixed together via the magnet system
cool moms cool tips ottrebox agility system dock

Your tablet can go vertically or horizontally on all of the pieces.  If is up to what you need or want. We went for all horizontal for our photo shoot.
For my blogging on the go, I am using the Agility Portfolio.  this way my touch screen is protected.  No need to remove the Agility shell.  Tablet and shell fit perfectly in the portfolio.  The portfolio and shell stick together with the magnets of the shell and portfolio
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As much as I want the kids to operate the tablet on their own, I don't want them over handling it to avoid accidents.  I also want to ensure they have good posture while using it. To solve this, we are  using the Agility wall mount.  It secures the tablet where I want it so it is accessible to the kids doing their homework, at eye level and with minimized movement.  I am also using a dock on the mirror in my bathroom so I can easily copy make up techniques with out having to bow my hear and look down.  Pretty convenient!
cool moms cool tips Agility system wall mount by Otterbox

Don't go through the frustration of a cracked screen, or worse: a tablet that doesn't work any more because it accidentally fell.  Prevent any mishaps and protect your tablet with OtterBox!
We don't want you with a cracked screen

So we have partnered with OtterBox for a giveaway for one of our Cool Moms Cool Tips readers can enjoy an OtterBox item - winner's choice!
To enter the giveaway, please tell us what you like the most of the Agility System.
Once you have done that, you can take advantage of these bonus entries:

1-Follow us on Twitter , and tweet: Discover convenient Agility Tablet System & #Enter for chance to #win @OtterBox case of choice via @CoolChillMom
 (you get an entry for every tweet; don’t forget to leave a link to your tweet).
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6- Enter any of my other current giveaways (2 entries)

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Muy Latinas Network Invites You to the 2014 Halloween Blog Fest!

We are so very ready for Halloween! And we are not the only ones, so are the ladies at Muy Latinas Network.

Gobblins, witches, ghosts and vampires really get us in a festive mood.  
There is so much to do and so little time! So we decided we should get our ideas together.  Of course we will share with you the different ways in which we will be celebrating in hopes of giving you inspiration and some easy/ fabulous tips to make it the best Halloween to date!

We are doing this at the Muy Latinas Halloween Blog Fest aimed at helping you find idea, recipes, inspiration, decoration tips and interesting information that make the  Halloween celebrations come alive in the spookiest of ways!

Please consider this your invitation to join in the virtual fun.  Visit the pages that will be listed below (starting on September 14, 2014) 

cool moms cool tips Muy Latinas Network Halloween Blog Fest 2014
Bloggers if you are interested in sharing the "eeeek" posts at the Muy Latinas Halloween Blog Fest, the more the merrier....or the scarier!
Here is what you need to do, please:
  • link your theme related content (all topics not related to Halloween will be deleted) 
  • Publish the linky in your blog to get the code all you have to do is click where it says "get the InLinkz code"
  • Leave a comment in this blog letting us know you are participating because we want to come by and visit you!
  • Please note that content from a blog not sharing the linky will be delete from the Fall Blog Fest

Let our creativity and celebrations begin!!!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Just Because We Can Giveaway Hop!

Next week is the begining of another round of fabulous giveaways
$20 and up for you.  There will be plenty to choose from, so make sure you come on September 15th to start entering as many as you like to!
We will be hosting an OtterBox case of choice for you.

The #JustBecause We Can Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers and Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each of the bloggers participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $20 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We are at it again thanks to our friends at Makobi.
Here is another Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway.
Simple entries for you
Let us know if you win

Good luck friends!

amazonblast Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Win a Family Prize Pack at a Suite to Enjoy Disney on Ice!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of County Line Chiropractic. I was provided complimentary tickets to attend the show. All opinions are 100% my own.

It is always great when we find services for us parents that can accommodate or at the very least be friendly towards our children.  Nothing like trying to get a manicure, a conversation with our doctor, or anything else having to divide your attention 50 -50.
Fortunately, there is a service in South Florida that knows parents need a little help to keep their health in order with true convenience of schedules and making everyone feel at home.

 At County Line Chiropractic its a family affair. The staff is super friendly, and most importantly, KID FRIENDLY!!! On any given day you will find children tagging along with their parents to appointments. The children love all the attention they get. They snack on healthy fruits, play games, color, do arts and crafts and sometimes even go home a fun little gifts from the Office Manager. The doctors don't think twice about giving plush toys a "check-up". County Line Chiropractic understands that we have busy lives with work, school and activities. They have day, evening and weekend hours, all for your convenience. With 5 convenient South Florida locations, County Line Chiropractic is your families go to source to whisk away the pains of life. They offer rehabilitation services, physical therapy, massages and so much more. You can also find County Line Chiropractic on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! To show South Florida just how much they really care about your family, they are offering you a chance to join them as part of the family and see Disney On Ice: World of Fantasy with County Line Chiropractic and all your favorite Disney characters!!!

Win it!!!

County Line Chiropractic

  One lucky reader will be randomly selected to win a family 4 pack of Suite tickets to Disney on Ice at the BB&T Center for the 9/18 show at 7pm or 9/20 at 11am.

Parking, food and beverages (non-alcoholic of course) are all included in this awesome giveaway. Giveaway ends on 9/16 at 11:59pm EST. One lucky reader will be randomly selected to win a family 4 pack of tickets, parking, food and beverages, as noted above. The ticket package is valid for your choice of the 9/18 3pm or 9/20 11am show at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL. Passes will be emailed to the winner. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. No additional expenses incurred will be covered. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. All entries are optional; however, the more tasks you complete the greater your chances of winning. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: The participating bloggers received no monetary compensation for sharing this post, and are not responsible for the prize fulfillment. The sponsor of this event will be responsible for fulfillment of prize (County Line Chiropractic). Parking and Ticket passes will be emailed to the winner. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Disney on Ice, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Party!! Fiesta!!! Twitter Party 9/19 #NuestroSabor Join Us! Unéte!!!


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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party to share our  Hispanic Heritage and our flavors or in Spanish as #NuestroSabor!  On Friday, September 19, from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #NuestroSabor Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing family recipes, what Hispanic Heritage means to us, how we celebrate with our family, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

September celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Honestly, we celebrate it all year long by carrying out day in and day out some of our traditions with our families. These traditions have now become an integral part of our family life. Of course, these traditions bring us back great memories. Abuelita, La Lechera and Nescafe do just that for us. Never was there a home of a tia (aunt) Abuela (grandmother) or friend where a cup of Nescafe cafecito was not ready to be offered. La Lechera was our dessert of choice and we always had a small pack of it in our lunch boxes for school. We would warm up to Abuelita chocolate, and sometimes dump cheese into it so it would melt and mix with the chocolate flavor. I love how now our kids share this experiences with us and their non- latino friends. Come discover "our flavor" #NuestroSabor at the Twitter Party!  Tweet you there!


Te gusta una buena fiesta de Twitter?  Sabes que a nosotros nos encantan y estamos emocionados de tener una fiesta para celebrar nuestra herencia hispana, y #NuestroSabor!  El viernes 19 de septiembre te estaremos esperando para la fiesta de Twitter #NuestroSabor de 1 a 2pm ET.  Estaremos hablando sobre recetas, lo que significa el mes de la hispanidad, como lo celebramos con nuestras familias y por supuesto dándote la oportunidad de ganar premios!

Septiembre celebra el mes de la hispanidad. Honestamente, nosotros lo celebramos a lo largo del año al compartir cada día nuestros rituales familiares. Como es de esperarse, estas costumbres y rituales nos traen fabulosos recuerdos de nuestra niñez. Abuelita, La Lechera y Nescafe son marcas que nos llevan a nuestra infancia rápidamente. Nunca visitamos a una tía, abuela, vecina o casa de amigos donde no se ofreciera y tuviera a la mano una tacita de cafecito Nescafe. La Lechera no podía faltar en nuestras loncheras y era nuestro postre favorito. Nos calentábamos con un buen chocolate Abuelita, al que de vez en cuando le agregábamos rodajas de queso para que se derritiera con el el calor del chocolate. Ah, que recuerdos! Me encanta como ahora nuestros hijos disfrutan de estas mismas cosas en nuestro hogar y a su vez comparten con sus amigos que no son latinos! Ven y comparte #NuestroSabor en la fiesta de Twitter Party!

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DATE / FECHA: 9/ 19 / 14 ( Thursday / Jueves)
TIME / HORA:  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
PRIZES / PREMIOS: 5 – (1) $100 Walmart Gift Cards

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