Good times at the #ElChavoYLeche Event- Enter to Win!

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with CA Milk and Latina Bloggers Connect. 

I love when I'm heading to the grocery store and there is something fun going on outside. I mean, I think it's kinda the best place for an event because there is always people going in and out and the kids love it. If it makes shopping with kids any easier, I'm all for it. Recently, we visited Vallarta Supermarket in Sylmar and got to see all the El Chavo y Toma Leche fun! Because what goes better with a torta de jamon, than a tall glass of leche. My girls didn't know who El Chavo was, so I had to google him for them so they would have a better understanding. Actually, I only knew a little bit about him myself, so it was kinda cool to finally know a bit more. 

Beginning August 15 through September 11, toma leche and El Chavo are giving you the opportunity to win a book bag full of back-to-school goodies – plus a $200 gift card! All you have to do is visit your local supermarket, take a picture in El Chavo’s barrel sampling his famous ham sandwich with milk and submit your picture using #ElChavoyLeche. Easy right? You can find a participating store by visiting tomaleche.com.
The #ElChavoYTomaLeche event was a lot of fun and there were so many people there to celebrate. It's always nice when something familiar brings people together, both old and young. El Chavo really crosses so many generations from the old shows to the animated characters now. Find a location near you and sample a torta de jamon and leche.

Leche is such an important part of growing up. When I was little I had milk every night for dinner and as I got older, my taste for milk kinda got away from me. I always told myself I would try my best to get my daughters to be milk drinkers. I just think as growing girls, drinking milk gives them vitamins that they might otherwise lack. 

Don't forget, you can win a backpack full of surprises plus a $200 gift card! Now through September 11th, take a picture at one of Toma Leche’s events by submitting it using the hashtag #ElChavoYLeche! Find a store near you by visiting El Chavo Y Leche. For more on El Chavo go to www.tomaleche.com.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of California Milk. The opinions and text are all mine.

LG Fam-To-Table Supports #NoKidHungry at this years Taste of the Nation LA

On June 5th, No Kid Hungry, the organization whose mission is to end childhood hunger in America, hosted its “Taste of the Nation” fundraiser, bringing together LA’s 50+ chefs, mixologists and sommeliers for an unforgettable experience of amazing food and drink. I pretty much eat the best out of the whole year while at Taste of The Nation.

I got to see the new LG Black Stainless Steel Series kitchen appliances with a warmer, satin-smooth and fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel finish – a true alternative to traditional stainless steel. 

LG has partnered with No Kid Hungry by bringing families together in the kitchen and making it easy to put healthy and delicious meals on the table, working to ensure that every child in the country has access to healthy food. In case you may not be aware, 16 million children (1 in 5) struggle with hunger.  But they aren’t hungry because of a lack of food or programs – they are often hungry because of a lack of access to food.

Estrella

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Salsa Verde, Pickled Pearl Onions, Ricotta Salata and Corn Salad

Next generation foodies right here, they LOVED trying new flavors and styles of food at the event.

DOGHAUS

The Hot Chick: Chicken Fontina Sausage, Tomato, Avocado, Crispy Onion and Sriracha Ranch

Border Grill

Black Bean & Corn Esquite: Baby Bibb Lettuce Cups, Chipotle Aioli, Corn Tortilla strips, Seared Cacique Panela and Avocado

The Bellwether

Heirloom Tomatoes, Greek Sausage Vinaigarette, Pita Crumble

This, I could eat every day all day! 

And I can't forget to mention the wines. I LOVE Stella Rosa black. Yum!

The Larchmont

Pork belly pastrami, Dill, Peanut and Sesame crunch, Pickled Serrano

Eagle Rock Brewery

Cherrywood Smoked Pulled Pork, Cornmeal Pancakes, Stonefruit Maple Mostarda

Check out my Snaps from my day at Taste of the Naiton's #NoKidHungry event.

Be A Ninja!!! LEGOLAND® California Resort Brings Wu Cru Challenge to Discovery Cube Los Angeles

I have good news Los Angeles! LEGOLAND® California Resort is hosting a LEGO® building challenge inspired by its new LEGO® NINJAGO® World and NINJAGO® The Ride, opening this Spring. The Wu Cru Challenge will be in Los Angeles at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles on March 19, as part of a five city tour prior to the attraction opening at the theme park in Carlsbad this May.

Children and their families will have the chance to team up and test their LEGO constructing skills through four building challenges. Each challenge represents the four major NINJAGO characters: Kai, Zane, Jay and Cole. In addition, guests have a chance to win tickets to visit the Resort and experience NINJAGO The Ride by answering trivia questions at each event.

The Challenges:

  • Speed: Two-person teams will each be timed to construct a simple LEGO model from a NINJAGO themed image.
  • Touch: One team member will be blindfolded while the other team member coaches them through the construction of a LEGO model.
  • Agility: Team members will work together to build a LEGO NINJAGO themed model while keeping one arm behind their back.
  • Teamwork: Team members work together to build a LEGO model of their favorite NINJAGO character. 

NINJAGO The Ride features cutting-edge technology enabling guests to control the outcome of their adventure through the power of their hand gestures, how awesome is that?

Saturday, March 19, 2016
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91342

During the event, kids and families can test their building skills, take photos with amazing LEGO models, meet a Master Model Builder and have chances to win tickets to LEGOLAND California Resort. LEGO models on display include two massive LEGO models of NINJAGO character: Jay stands more than eight feet tall and weighs more than 800 pounds, Master Wu stands more than six feet tall and is created out of 73,080 LEGO bricks and took 350 hours to build! Plus a LEGO model of NINJAGO character Morro in an action pose will be travelling with the team.