Sunday, December 30, 2012

Today's Words of Inspiration: Good Bye 2012, Welcome 2013 Edition! #IDeclare

Suck it 2012. Suck it long and Suck it hard, I won't be sorry to see you go. I spent the last 3 months of 2011, and the majority of 2012 in the hospital, actually several hospitals over the course of the year. At this time last year I was in the E.R. fighting for my life. I got the worse news a Doctor could possibly give you. The prognosis this time last year on the cusp of New Year's Eve is that I wouldn't make it to see 2012 nevertheless actually be here days before it comes to an end.

The Doctors said I wouldn't be here today, yet here I stand.The first hospital's negligence almost killed me, yet here I stand.The Mayans calendar came to end in 2012, some thought the world would end, yet here I stand.

To say I can't wait for 2012 to come to an end so I can put it all behind me is an understatement. I spent a year and a half not knowing how much time I had left, and will approach this year as if I have NO time to spare.

I am declaring victory and favor and a 2013 filled not only with promise, not only with hope but with action. Definitive and focused action. I will concentrate on my intentions with laser beam focus because if a long year in the hospital did anything good, it gave me time to reflect, time to see myself for who I really am and time to decide exactly what I want for myself.

While I'm sure like each year that I have been writing, (both on my own blog and several others) that my writing will grow, change and mutate based on what my interests are shifting to, I also know that on every level I will work to enact positive change in my  life. Spiritually, Emotionally, Physically and Professionally this year will bring transformation. That's what being an Ascending Butterfly is. It's being willing to flow forward and upward, it's awkward stages and growing pains that eventually lead you on the right path.

Dear friends reminded me this year that I wasn't being tested, that much like the Diamond that is my birthstone, I am being Polished. Becoming a newer version of myself and it's up to me to keep that polished surface beautiful.

I know that every single day I have had since my bleak prognosis has been a gift, one that I do treasure and cherish. There is a reason I am still standing. And while every single day of each year I've lived in Gratitude, I want to live this year more earnestly yet more purposefully. Actively working to discover what my mission on earth really is. As a life and career coach I've lived my life inspiring, encouraging and motivating others, but this year I find myself a bit more reflective. The only way to continue to motivate others is to motivate myself. And that dear butterflies is what I intend to do.

Utilizing and Sharing my affirmations regularly (I kind of miss retro butterfly, I miss butterfly 2009), I want to bring back the affirmations and Today's Words of Inspiration more consistently.

Because 2013 adds up to six: 2+0+1+3 = 6, I say that I'm working on version Butterfly 6.0.

Let's take that journey of transformation together for another year, shall we?

I'm not going to talk about resolutions, some people make them, others don't, but whether it's a vision board, goal setting, or a declaration, decide what you want 2013 to be and make a plan of attack on how you are going to achieve it.

Whether it's weight loss, getting yourself more organized, changing careers, finding love, moving somewhere new, you CAN have it. If you need an accountability partner or just someone to keep you motivated, let's tap into our collective empowerment community and find ways to help one another. I can tell you that if you can't do it daily, make it a point to go outside yourself for someone else this year at least once, you'll surprise just how much better your life will become when you do!

On the eve of New Year's Eve, have you thought about what YOU want for yourself in 2013 Butterfly?

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Does a trip to New York and a #Hair styling session with Antonio Rosales sound like a Dream Come True? #alRescate #DamageRescue - cc @HSforWomen @Influenster

I think something that resonates with almost everyone is wanting to have a 'great hair day'.  We all know it's pretty much a euphemism for a day that's going well! For me a great hair day is a multi-step process that starts with rinse and repeat and ends in me pretty much frying my hair to get it silky-smooth, and glossy-straight.

I really have tried to embrace my natural hair, oh how I have tried. It's fine, thin, and frizzy. Why did Mother Nature give me such a difficult cross to bear when it comes to hair? It is pretty much the tri-fecta of hard to style hair. Most hairdressers want to cut it short to bring out the natural curl and I protest because after all the years of experience living with it, I know that will just make the frizzies harder to tame.

So for the most part I stick to the same cut with the major difference being with or without bangs, depending on what I'm feeling at the time. For me to get the great blow-out, fresh from the Salon look that I love, I have to blow it completely dry then Flat Iron it. The results are worth it, but on a day-to-day basis the cumulative damage that does starts to really add up. Fried and frayed looking ends, and hair that gets dry at the ends and splits.

A year in and out of the hospital and the crazy meds they gave me has also made my hair go more nuts than usual, so what's a butterfly to do when her tresses are less than impressive?

Well, as an influencer who is also an influenster you sign up for a fun campaign and discover a new product that you immediately put to the test because it so fits a need you have!

I signed up for the Head & Shoulders Influenster Campaign, and have to admit I was pretty excited to try it out. I think we all have that area where we haven't yet found the product that gives you 100% of what you are looking for. And for me, it's two things, my hair, and acne, they are my daily battles and I will probably road test new products until I'm old and gray in search of that elusive product nirvana.

Unfortunately when my Vox box arrived, I got a box of Goo in the mail! (I have a funny feeling Santa's little Postal Elves punctured my package!). When I let the very nice folks at Head & Shoulders know that I got a box of Goo in the mail, they sent out a replacement. I couldn't wait for the replacement to arrive, because as un-appealing as a box of Goo sounds, the SMELL was fantastic and I couldn't quite get it out of my head.

I put the replacement products to work right away! And I will tell you I'm in LOVE with the scent of the new damage rescue collection from head & shoulders!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Works to relieve dry scalp and dandruff - (I know sometimes we think if we have oily hair in front that the scalp is not dry, and that is not necessarily true, your scalp could be dry and in need of mouisture even the strands in front look oily or greasy to you.) Remember the scalp, especially for my ladies with shorter hair styles is taking that direct heat, that can cause flakes to appear.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps to repair damaged hair Formulated with a blend of rich conditioners, the Damage Rescue collection nourishes damaged hair and relieves dry scalp by locking in moisture and helping restore and maintain a healthy moisture barrier. 

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Plus, the advanced formula improves hair and scalp health, while at the same time leaving hair strong against damage.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - En Espanol/In Spanish: El nuevo champu y acondicionador Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue se desarrollaron especificamente para brindarle cuidado intensivo al cuero cabelludo y al cabello seco/danado, dejando el cabello hasta 10 veces mas fuerte en solo cuatro lavadas. Gracias a la cuidadosa y balanceada combinacion de ingredientes en su formula,Damage Rescue ofrece cuidado intensivo tanto al cabello como al cuero cabelludo con la comprobada eficacia la caspade Head & Shoulders.

The AMA TU CABELLO GIVEAWAY/AKA 'Whats in it for ME?' - Here are the Challenge Prizes:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1 Grand Prize Winner will win a trip for two to New York and a styling session with Antonio Rosales. (I am so praying I win so I can bring along Mama Butterfly, after her spending a year by my hospital bedside, I'd say Mother/Daughter makeovers would be a phenomenal way to start our new year!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 19 finalists will win tips from stylist, Antonio Rosales, along with Head & Shoulders shampoo (14.2 oz.) and conditioner (14.2 oz.).

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 100 top badge holders will be auto-qualified for a 2013 beauty-themed VoxBox. (So if you are not already an Influenster Member, go sign up NOW!)

Get Social:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Like Head & Shoulders for Women on Facebook and look for the al Rescate tab and follow the prompts to complete your entry for the Grand Prize trip to New York to have your hair styled by Antonio Rosales himself! and be the star of the Al Rescate App on Head & Shoulders Facebook page too. 

A trip, a hair make over, your name up in  Facebook Lights, what else could a girl ask for? You'll be the belle of the ball this New Year's with Head & Shoulders Damage Control and Antonio Rosales as your '*Hairy*' Godmother! ~Ascending Butterfly

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @HSforWomen  on Twitter  as well as @Influenster and don't forget to use the hashtags: #alRescate #DamageRescue

My Take:

After a year in a hospital bed, I am so excited to be out of the hospital and back home! I spent Last Christmas, New Years Eve, and most of January in one hospital undergoing exploratory surgeries where I even woke up a few times during which was horrible,and then switched to a new hospital where I spent my birthday. and I've been locked up indoors way to long. As for me 2013 will be a year of change on every single level conceivable, spiritually, emotionally, professionally, and personally. I want change, and I know I have to make that change, by stepping forward and being bold, not being afraid to try new things, embark on new adventures and journeys and most of all to take risks. If you don't take a risk, you never truly gain. I am ready for change, and this sounds like the perfect one to start with! And as a Latina, I love that the stylist is Latino and will be able to understand my concerns and hopefully find ways to transform me into a completely different butterfly. I guess taking me from hair chrysalis stage, and right OUT of it's cocoon straight into glossy, bouncy tresses Butterfly!

I love the fresh peach scent of the Shampoo and Conditioner and I didn't notice any new splits this week despite the fact I blew out my hair the same amount of days per week usual, I may just have yet hit on a drugstore find that rivals more expensive shampoo and conditioners that I've tryed. Bouncy, manageable hair that smells so good you want to smell yourself after you use it, AND that turns the head of the cute guy in the subway standing next to you? UM YES PLEASE!

Amo Tu Cabello/Love Your Hair - I'd say that's indeed possible with Head & Shoulders New Damage Control Shampoo and Conditioner! (I'll bet your hubby and your kiddos will start hugging you randomly for 'no reason' but it's just so they can smell your freshly washed hair!).

You can enter this contest too, so what are you waiting for, use the direct facebook link under the get social section to get started! If you win, please come back and let us know so we can congratulate you, and of course tag a picture of your new fab hairdo to us on Facebook so we can all see it and cheer you on! I promise to do the same if it's me! I've got my fingers and toes crossed on this one! 

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided with samples of Head & Shoulders Damage Control Shampoo and Conditioner to Facilitate this review via the Influenster Head & Shoulders Campaign. No monetary compensation as been received to share my feedback about this product and all opinons are 100% my own!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: The Stuffed Like Garfield Post Holidays Funny Bone Edition!

Just a little post holidays humor for anyone who stuffed their face over the holidays! And for my fellow New Yorkers who are probably snowed in today, thanks for getting up from the couch long enough to stop by and say hi today!

Bloggers feel free to comment with a link to your Wordless Wednesday post so we can all see your pictures too!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I don't think brands sponsor post holiday 'slothdom syndrome', but if you know of any, please let me know!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my butterflies a very Merry Christmas! A day filled with magic, surprises and beautiful memories. As this time last year I was fighting for my life in a hospital emergency room waiting for a bed after having been told I might not even see 2012 begin nevertheless end, this year, I'm grateful just to be home for the holidays!

In case you missed yesterday's post, I was sharing my favorite holiday tradition, I hope you will sound off and share yours as well!

Don't forget the BOB stroller giveaway is ending VERY soon, so get in your entries before it's too late!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

What is YOUR Favorite Holiday Tradition? {w/#Photos}

Remember when I mentioned in my December 12th Wordless Wednesday: The Rockefeller Center Holidays 2012 Edition {#Photos} #NewYorkCity that I purposely left one photo from that day out? There was a reason I was holding back on posting that photo which will be revealed today!

One of my favorite holiday traditions was visiting the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City with my Mom! We would usually go to Radio City and then go see the tree! This year I got to visit the Tree twice, once with my mom and also since I was nearby the night of the lighting itself when I left the Hispanicize New York City Meetup.

Aside from our tradition of opening up one present at midnight, seeing the tree is my favorite holiday in New York City traditions!

Here is a picture of me and Mama Butterfly when I was little visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree:

Left: Mama Butterfly Right: A very young Ascending Butterfly at Rockefeller Center in New York City
And here is us THIS year:

Left: Ascending Butterfly Right: Mama Butterfly in a nearly identical spot in 2012!
And here is one of me when I was little opening up one gift at midnight:

A very young Ascending Butterfly opening up a gift on Christmas Eve! (See even when I was little I liked red, check out my house-slippers!)

  What is YOUR favorite holiday tradition butterfly?

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FTC Disclosure: Sponsored Post: The Britax Hispanic Digital and Social Media Outreach is in partnership with Mami Innovative Media, a communications and digital marketing company that pairs multicultural and Latino bloggers with influential brands and blogging campaigns. I am a blogger brand ambassador and Latina Advisory Board Member for Britax and I am part of a long term campaign that does provide additional incentives for my participation. However all opinions are 100% my own. You can connect with BRITAX on Twitter and Facebook. Questions about our Disclosure? Please visit:

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Put a little pretty in her Holiday with @BorgheseBeauty

As we swiftly approach the holidays, figuring out what to get everyone on your list becomes mission critical as we are literally in the final hours. You want something thoughtful and useful, but how about it also being something that can transform her skin too? Something that will make her see herself in a new light as she awakens to prettier skin each day, now that my friends is a 2013 to look forward to!

Borghese Beauty literally has Christmas in the bag with really awesome beauty kits that even the most discerning on your list will absolutely love!

Here are the two I tried:

Gift Set Includes:

  • Collezione D’Oro Occhi Eye Treatment
  • Collezione D’Oro Siero Reparative Serum
  • Satin Shadow Milano Trio – Splend’Oro Green
  • Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara, Black
  • Double-sided Travel Bag
The packaging is fantastic, and I can tell you that the entire kit is phenomenal, I have been using Borghese Serum's for a long time now and I just love what they do for my skin, and with the year I have had this year, Eye Treatment is a MUST! And I love the Satin Shadow Milano Trio, all the colors are perfect and the products coming in a double sided travel bag which just makes it even more useful, it's the gift that keeps on giving. Not to mention, Mascara should be changed every 3 months and if you have sensitive eyes like mine, even more often than that, I don't know about you, but I can always use a good mascara!

Gift Set Includes:

  • Fango Ferma Firming Mud Mask for Face and Body – rehydrates and immediately firms skin (7.5 oz)
  • Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer – helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines while improving skin resiliency from within (1 oz)
  • Crema Intensiva Intensive Firming Creme – hydrates, smoothes and helps skin regain its youthful looking tone and vitality (1.7 oz)
This comes packed in a beautiful logo embossed silver cosmetics case, again super useful 'wrapping' that can be re-purposed, and I love the Fango Mud Mask, I had no idea they had a firming mask, and this is definitely a re-buy! Following the mask with both the Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer and the Crema Instensiva Intensive Firming Creme, leaves you with smooth, firm and baby soft skin. I can't think of a better gift than Happy Skin, can you?

Some honorable mentions I didn't get to try include the Effortlessly Extraordinary set, the Borghese Gardens Candle Coffret candle set, and the Bella Bacio Lip Gloss set!

Get Social:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Borghese on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @BorgheseBeauty on Twitter

My Take:

Borghese is a always a great beauty bet, it's like bringing a high end spa home with you. You get to pamper your skin in the comfort of your own home with the same high quality products you'd experience in a spa. While the kits I got to try are $79 and $75 respectively, they are worth every penny, they are beautifully packaged and the products are fantastic. My mom was the one who introduced me to Borghese many years ago, and it's a brand I constantly find myself coming back to because I love the efficacy of the products. I do see a difference in my skin when I use it, and I certainly see the difference when I stop using it!

We weren't able to squeeze in a giveaway with enough time to get fulfilled by the holidays so we invited Borghese to come back and do something fun with us in the New Year. But in the meantime, I wanted to get these kits on your radar, whether you are hitting the department stores for some last minute shopping, or just thinking about a treat for yourself after playing Santa for everyone else, these beauty kits are a great choice!

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FTC Disclosure: Borghese supplied the Tuscan Treasures and ReaFIRMing Beauty kits for editorial consideration and for the purpose of facilitating this review, all opinions expressed however are 100% my own.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

{Product Review} + Holiday Gift Buying Guide Pick: The Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System

The Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System

I owe you guys an un-boxing! This was intended to be a video review, but my Slumlord, ahem, I mean Landlord, finally decided to paint the kitchen (renting is such a nightmare sometimes!), oh it's only been over a year that I've been waiting, but that's a story for another day. My home looks like a warzone right now so I reserve the right to come back here and add on a video review to this post. Not to mention I'd also like to upgrade my technology a bit, as much as I love my Bloggie Touch, the Audio Quality isn't quite what I'd like so I am hoping Santa stuffs a better camcorder in my holiday stocking!

But I didn't want to delay in sharing with you just how awesome The Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System really is! Let me start by telling you that this is a total thumbs up highly recommended Holiday Buying Guide gift pick! There really isn't anyone on your list that this wouldn't delight. Wondering what to get your Doctor's Office, a Client, an Exec, your spouse, your BFF, your in-laws? THIS is it!

Are you attending a special Holiday Party? Would you like to buy the hostess a gift that will knock her socks off? The Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System is it.

The Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System in retail packaging

About The Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  Fast The Esío Beverage System is 60 times faster and produces 5 times more beverages than most leading single-serve coffee machines on the market today!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Saves Money - Each of the Esio MultiServe E-Paks™ will dispense 14-18 servings (depending on strength of each drink) of the product of your choice all without cross-contamination between drinks! You will save 50% on your non-carbonated beverages!

Esio vita-24 Fitness Water MultiServe E-Paks™

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Hot or Cold - this system is ready when you are to serve up your favorite name brand drinks! It has a heating element to create hot water for tea or coffee, it also has a compressor to refrigerate cold water! It has a 1/2 Gallon hot water tank, a 1/2 gallon cold water tank AND almost gallon sized resevoir to refill the tanks as you make drinks. You can instantly go from a cold drink to a hot one, no wait, no hassles, no muss and no fuss!.

Esio Maxwell House Simple Roasts MultiServe E-Paks™

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Compact - You can place this on your countertop or under your kitchen cabinets. And for renters like me, it fits perfectly in my portable microwave cart too! :)

Esio V8 Splash MultiServe E-Paks™

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Drop'n Drink Technology - This is the part I want to make you guys the video for, what sets this system apart is the pump at the end of every Esio MultiServe E-Paks™. You drop in your favorite E-Pak, set the Strength Selector (I tend to go higher as I prefer a stronger flavor, but the lower you select, the more money you save in the long run), you press and hold the blue button for a cold drink or the red button for a hot drink, you are not only selecting strength, but you also control how much, you can pour as large or small a serving as you prefer, and the E-Pak mixes in mid-air to make your drink. and here's the best part, the E-Paks self-seal so you can put them away and re-use them until they are empty. They last up to ONE full year with NO refrigeration required.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Patented 15-Setting Strength Selector - I love having the power to control how strong my beverages are!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Safety Feature - To make sure no one dispenses hot water by accident there is a second step to dispensing your hot water, you just tap the Strength Selector dial in the middle and then press the red or hot button to pour a hot beverage!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  2 Gallon Capacity - It holds up to 1.85 Gallons of water when completely full, which pretty much ensures you can have hot and cold beverages all day long no matter how large your family size.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Refill Indicator Light - When you see the orange light come on, that's the refill indicator, it means it's time to refill your Esio with water.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Plug and Play - Seriously, you just plug this in and fill with water, give it a few minutes for it to heat the water in the hot water tank and chill the water in the cold water tank, it's that simple! Easy Peasy, I LOVE that!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Warranty - Your system is backed by a a one-year warranty!

The Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System

Get Social:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Like Esio on Facebook (by the way they are holding a contest on Facebook to win an Esio Hot & cold Beverage System of your own! Systems will be awarded at 500 likes and again at 1,000 likes) Don't forget to tell them you saw them featured on Ascending Butterfly, a Cision rated Top 50 Product Review Blog! 

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Follow @esiobevco on Twitter too! 

See It In Action:

Since I couldn't make my own un-boxing video at the moment, I thought I'd share Esio's in the meantime!

MY Take:

As an apartment renter in New York City, to say I'm cramped for space and that I have a super SMALL kitchen is an understatement. Probably the understatement of the year! I have very little counterspace, and I love that the Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System allows me to save refrigerator space because the E-Paks do NOT require refrigeration. And now I don't need to have a separate Coffee maker which means it is also saving me valuable counterspace. The E-Paks are absolutely brilliant because they self seal, which means it truly stays fresher longer. I have family and friends over on the weekends for Wii parties, and invariably everyone wants something different to drink. There really is no cross contamination of flavors when you go from hot to cold or just from E-Pak to E-Pak! I am looking forward to them expanding their E-Paks offerings, I'm hoping for a hot chocolate E-Pak to be offered! (And if it were made by Godiva I'd be in Hot Chocolate Heaven this winter!)

Aside from not having hot chocolate/cocoa E-Paks yet, there is nothing I can find NOT to like about this system! It is easy to set up, saves you money, keeps me from having to carry heavy bottles up to my super small walk up, and you can go instantly from hot to cold, what's NOT to love? I can't think of anyone on your holiday list that wouldn't love it! The system is already available at Walmart! Check with your local store to make sure they have it in stock before you visit.

Have you tried this system yet? Please let us know what you think!

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FTC Disclosure: I am participating in a campaign via BSM Media, while NO monetary compensation has been received in exchange for this post, an Esio Beverage System was provided to Ascending Butterfly free of charge for editorial consideration to help facilitate this review. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

BOB Stroller from Britax Holiday #Giveaway! 1 winner {Ends 12/26}

Isn't it fantastic when an awesome union produces something truly wonderful? Now I'll bet your thinking of your little blessing aren't you? But in fact I'm talking about the Union of BOB Trailers, Inc (which began in 1994 as a manufacturer of Bicycle Trailers and is now considered one of the most innovative 'sport utility'/jogging strollers) and BRITAX which manufactures a full line of premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories! It's a win/win marriage of form and function all with infant safety at the forefront of it's mind.

"Families want products that fit their lifestyles," said Karl Kahofer, CEO of BRITAX Child Safety, "and BRITAX is committed to developing products and technologies that provide safe mobility and comfort for children around the world. We've admired for some time BOB's ingenuity and commitment to customers and are convinced that its products, customer service, and business ethics make it a natural fit for BRITAX. This purchase reinforces BRITAX global leadership in child safety and mobility, and is fully in line with our international growth strategy. We have no plans to change the BOB name; in fact we are excited to expand the BOB product range globally."

BRITAX acquired BOB Trailers in 2011 and this marriage of the minds is nothing but a win/win for families! They can literally meet the lifestyle needs of pretty much any family!

"When we started this company more than fifteen years ago," he said, "we simply wanted to design and manufacture the world's best single-wheel bike trailers, and later, the world's best strollers for active, sports-minded parents. When you look at the thoughtful engineering behind the BRITAX stroller line and the revolutionary design behind its car seats, you can see why our two companies will fit well together." ~ BOB cofounder and CEO, Roger Malinowski


Will a BOB have you covered? Just say CHECK!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Jogger? Check. (The Fixed Front Wheel gives you increased stability while hiking, jogging, or navigating crazy city streets too!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tough Terrain? Check. (The State-of-the-Art adjustable suspension system provides a smooth ride! Not to mention the high-impact polymer composite wheels with pneumatic knobby tires and tubes provide increased traction! With a simple twist of the front wheel tracking adjustment knobs you will keep rolling straight throughout your jog or hike.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Storage? Check. (A Low Cargo Basket provides undercarriage storage and there is more storage space in the large seatback pocket and the internal seat pockets are a great place to stash snacks and toys.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Protection Against the Elements? Check. (The Adjustable, Multi-Position Canopy has got you covered, and the large viewing window allows you to keep an eye on your baby while on the go!)

My Take:

So butterflies, no excuses, your baby doesn't mean you have to give up your fitness routine, you can keep up your power walks, jogging or hiking and have extra time with baby too! Remember babies do need a certain amount of outdoor exposure, there is that vitamin we all need that only comes from some time in the daylight! The sun is our friend!

Win It!

I am a BRITAX Hispanic Digital Outreach and Social Media Blogger and Ambassador and one of the best parts of working with BRITAX, is the opportunity to present my readers and followers with some amazing giveaways! BRITAX and BOB are helping us to spread some holiday cheer and make our holiday buying guide that much more fabulous with an awesome giveaway! One lucky Butterfly will receive a BOB Stroller (the exact model will be selected by BRITAX at time of prize fulfillment) that is over $400 in Approximate Retail Value! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter, if you experience problems with rafflecopter loading, please refresh your browser or clear your cache and open a new browser window.

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Get Social/More Chances to Win:

You can learn more about Britax and get product updates via FacebookTwitter and YouTube.  Follow all the Britax Blogueras for the latest giveaways and deals! Each of the Britax Hispanic Digital Outreach Bloggers will be hosting BOB Stroller Giveaways this holiday season, so visit all of us for extra chances to win!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Blue Butterfly #Inspiration

Inspirational Butterfly

In light of this week's events, this seemed like a fitting Wordless Wednesday!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Meet the Parents with eBay Ascending Butterfly Style

I had fun creating this board via Polyvore, if you'd consider giving this board a like/vote I'd greatly appreciate it, press HERE to vote!

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