JCPenney One-Stop Shopping Place!
Oct05

JCPenney One-Stop Shopping Place!

 You know that feeling you get when you have to get ready for a special occasion, you have no idea what to wear and the event is in a couple of days? Last week as you know, I was part of the wonderful WebCityGirls #UnstoppableLATINAS social media adventure and of course, needed to look my best. Thankfully, I partnered with JCPenney on an influencer shopping experience. #UnstoppableLATINAS Miami Domenica, Lelany, Lynn, Fernanda, Linda I had the best time at JCPenney’s because they are a one-stop shopping destination offering a variety of stylish and affordable fashion, home and beauty merchandise. A broad assortment of products from leading private, exclusive and national brands are available at very reasonable prices. Amigas please check out my social media story and all the fun I had feeling beautiful and very happy with my new outfits from JCPenney at the Dadeland Mall in Miami. Se los recomiendo and congratulations to friend Janie Flores who won the incredible $300 JCP gift certificate from our #UnstoppableLATINAS Karaoke Giveaway Party!!! . @JCPenney + Big Assortment + Leading Brands + Affortable Prices = Great Look for #UnstoppableLatinas event. #ad pic.twitter.com/mtkIY9xAvi — Linda Ponder (@Ponderela) September 25, 2016 . @JCPenney has a variety of cocktail and party looks at great prices. Loving this look pic.twitter.com/CaucXvOjCL — Linda Ponder (@Ponderela) September 24, 2016 It was such a fun evening at the fiesta this past Saturday. I found the perfect outfit at… https://t.co/oIJWpX9h84 — Linda Ponder (@Ponderela) September 27, 2016 @jcpenney yes it was teasing me to give it a new home 😂. Got lots of compliments at #UnstoppableLatinas with this pic.twitter.com/N7v7cSO2Tb — Linda Ponder (@Ponderela) September 26, 2016 So excited to keep the Kareoke fiesta going all-night dressed by @jcpenney for my story on #unstoppablelatinas Thank you #jcpenny #moda #style #hispanicheritage #herenciahispana #latinas #music #musica A photo posted by linda (@ponderela) on Sep 25, 2016 at 8:06am PDT It was such a fun evening at the fiesta this past Saturday. I found the perfect outfit at @jcpenney for the #unstoppablelatinas karaoke party 🎤 🎉🎶👍👏 #ad #fiesta #hispanicheritage #hispanicheritagemonth #hispanos #heritage #fashion #moda #affortable A photo posted by linda (@ponderela) on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:55am PDT Thank you so much JCPenney it was a memorable day and evening and your were a big part of it!!!!  ...

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Now is the time to Prepare for your Child’s College Education
Sep29

Now is the time to Prepare for your Child’s College Education

 This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own. There is no equal love to the one we have toward our children. We want the best for them. We are their first teachers and we hope that we do a good job at parenting. I think the most important thing of all is that our children know without a shadow of a doubt that they are loved no matter what happens. As parents we think ahead and plan for everything in our children’s life by day, weeks, months and their future. Everyone agrees that receiving a college education without incurring a substantial amount of student loan debt allows students to focus on building a better future for themselves. Since 1987 the Florida Prepaid College Plan has grown to become the largest and longest continuously running prepaid plan in the nation thanks to Stanly G Tate’s exceptional vision and dedication to Florida’s future generations. A Florida Prepaid College Plan allows families to prepay the cost of college tuition, required fees and dormitory housing based upon projected future costs. When your child is ready for college, the plan pays the tuition and registration fees covered under the plan at any Florida College or State University. If your child attends an out-of-state college or private college, the plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida. Did you know that college graduates benefit from a higher employment rate and stronger earning potential? A student with a bachelor’s degree can earn $1.6 million more in their lifetime than a student with only a high school diploma. Investing in their future today will ensure a brighter tomorrow. Not only does a Florida Prepaid College Plan give you peace of mind about your child’s education, it will make you feel great about their future. We understand that saving for college can seem stressful and just downright scary. Relax, and know we’re here with the tools to help you find the right plan for you. Myfloridaprepaid.com is the resource for helping you in every way possible. Our College Savings 101 interactive Conversation is a fun and informative way to learn what Florida Prepaid Plan options might be best for you. Our online Pricing too is a quick and easy way to instantly calculate your preferred Prepaid Plan cost. Here is an example of one of the Florida Prepaid Plans I would like to share with you today. I really think this is a great idea, check it out. 1 Year Florida University Plan: Now...

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Chef Hamlet Special Guest #UnstoppableLATINAS
Sep26

Chef Hamlet Special Guest #UnstoppableLATINAS

 Over the past couple of action-packed days, WebCityGirls’ Founder, Lynn Ponder @webcitygirls has been honoring Hispanic Heritage in partnership with Ford Motor Company through a 4-day live social reality adventure #UnstoppableLATINAS. Along with amigas and fellow Latina influencers Domenica Mena @domenicamena, Fernanda Chacón, @cookandmove, Miss Carnaval Miami Lelany Barea and Linda Ponder @ponderela, they have been sharing inspirational stories and fun events related to Music, Food, Sports, and Culture. Pero hoy webcitygirls is all about LA COMIDA as we continue our #UnstoppableLATINAS adventure by celebrating Hispanic Heritage in food con nuestro amigo venezolano Chef Hamlet!     Over the scope of his career, Chef Hamlet has hosted and produced more than 300 interviews with top personalities from the worlds of music and entertainment and has led food reports and segments for various international and local Miami television stations. As a contributor to Univision’s 28-day digital fitness and nutrition challenge Reto 28, he helps inspire registrants to lose weight through healthy eating. Now a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association, you can also watch him as host of Vme’s show “Sazón para el Mundo,” where he offers viewers quick and easy recipes infused with flavors from around the world. Make sure to follow along en las redes on Tuesday, September 27, as Lynn @webcitygirls and Fernanda @cookandmove join Chef Hamlet en la cocina for a special Facebook LIVE as part of #UnstoppableLATINAS adventure! ¡No se lo pueden perder! Aquí está la receta muy sabrosa, sencilla y saludable that Chef Hamlet has shared with us. Por favor, if you try it let us know, okis!   Ensalada Andina (4 personas) Ingredientes: •    3 tazas de col rizada picado (kale) •    1 taza de quinoa cocinada •    1 taza de tomates cherry en mitades •    1/2 taza de cebolla en cuadros pequeños •    3/4 Taza de mango en cuadritos •    1/2 taza de nueces o almendras Preparación: Se mezclan todos los ingredientes en un bowl grande y se agrega el aderezo al gusto. Aderezo de Balsámico Blanco y Menta Ingredientes: •    1 taza de aceite de oliva •    1/2 taza de vinagre balsámico blanco •    3 cucharadas de Miel •    1 taza de hojas de menta •    1 cucharadita de pasta de chili •    Sal y pimienta al gusto Preparación: Se colocan todos los ingredientes en una licuadora y se bate hasta crear una emulsión.  ...

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Recipe with Agave by @ChefMinerva on #UnstoppableLATINAS
Sep26

Recipe with Agave by @ChefMinerva on #UnstoppableLATINAS

 The past couple of days have seen WebCityGirls Founder, Lynn Ponder, @webcitygirls honoring Hispanic Heritage in partnership with Ford Motor Company through the exciting 4-day live social reality adventure, #UnstoppableLATINAS. Along with fellow Latina influencers Domenica Mena @domenicamena, Fernanda Chacón, @cookandmove, Miss Carnaval Miami , Lelany Barea and Linda Ponder @ponderela, these five influencers are sharing stories and events related to Music, Food, Sports, and Culture. Today WebCityGirls continues the adventure by celebrating Hispanic Heritage in food with a special recipe by amiga Chef Minerva, created with Agave inspired by The Ford Motor Company official sponsors of #UnstoppableLATINAS. Encuentra el video de la receta de Mini Cakes de Piña y Caramelo en mi fan page fb/ChefMinerva directo desde la cocina de @despiertamerica #FamilyFun #Homemade #EasyDesserts #EasyEntertaining #MiniDesserts #MiniCakes A photo posted by Minerva Vazquez (@chefminerva) on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:18pm PDT Now a fixture in South Florida, Chef Minerva’s first culinary experiences can be credited to her abuela, whom she watched cook todos los días. (Did you know she made her first sunny side up eggs at the young age of 5? ¡Qué increíble!) After working as an image consultant in Dallas, Texas, and then changing careers in the early 2000s, Minerva entered as a contestant on the second season of TLC’s show Next Great Baker (2011), which eventually lead to her role as a guest chef on Despierta America.  We love the way Chef Minerva makes cooking and baking fun while presenting food with a fresh new perspective. She is adored all over South Florida and is a popular cooking instructor and food stylist as well as an in demand personal chef and baker. Make sure you tune in to las redes de @webcitygirls Tuesday, September 27 at 11am when she will be a guest on #UnstoppableLATINAS! She shared esta receta sin gluten con nosotras, which is perfect for this time of year. Chicas, let us know if you try it out! Se ve muy deliciosa, no? Gluten-Free Apple-Guava Crisp with Cheesecake Sauce Recipe By Chef Minerva Yields 6 servings FILLING 3 cups of thinned sliced Granny Smith apples 2 teaspoon corn starch ¼ cup raw Agave nectar 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup guava paste, pureed For the topping: ⅓ cup shredded coconut ½ cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into little chunks 1 cup gluten-free flour ½ cup Sucanat (dehydrated cane sugar juice) ¼ teaspoon salt Pinch cinnamon Cheesecake Sauce: 2 oz cream cheese, room temperature 2 Tablespoons Agave nectar 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract  STEPS Pre-heat oven at 350*F. Grease 6 small ramekins with butter. In a mixing bowl combine apples, corn starch, Agave nectar, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt. Pour...

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Don’t let stigma prevent you from getting tested for HIV
Sep12

Don’t let stigma prevent you from getting tested for HIV

 This post is made possible by support from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite things about working in social media is that I get to inform others about valuable campaigns that are taking place in their community, so they can benefit from them. A perfect example of this is from the Center for Disease Control, Stop HIV Together community outreach event, which took place in Miami. Everyone was invited to get tested for HIV no questions asked and results where given to them on the spot. I really liked the impact this initiative had, as in just a few hours about one hundred people knew their health status. Testing is the only way to know if you are HIV positive but many people avoid testing because of stigma. Knowing your status may empower you to talk openly about what it’s like to get tested and encourage others to do the same. For more information about testing and to find a testing site near you, visit www.CDC.gov/DoingIt The main focus for CDC is to help decrease the stigma associated with HIV. Because stigma leads to marginalization of those that are positive, decreased testing due to the fear of a positive diagnosis, fear of disclosing status and getting treatment, and fewer conversations about safe sex. Ongoing stigma in our communities leads to perceived discrimination, fear and anxiety. It affects the emotional well-being and mental health of people living with HIV and prevents some from getting testes and treated for HIV. Conversations don’t have to be face to face. You can have a big impact by talking about HIV virtually through social media. Whether you blog, tweet, or snap please make sure that your message is speaking out against stigma for example: Don’t use exclamation marks in some context for it may fuel stigma, discrimination, fear and anxiety. Tune in and listen to what others are saying so you may correct myths about HIV by sharing the facts. Avoid words or phrases that promote stigma and misinformation. Here are some preferred terms available in the Let’s Stop HIV Together guide to talking about HIV. http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/starttalking/convo.html Personally I think that there is nothing wrong with saving ourselves until we get married, besides it is the most effective way to avoid the spread of HIV. However, if you choose to have sex then you must learn how to practice safe sex by wearing a latex condom each and every time.  ...

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The Complete Mom Guide For A Flawless Look
Aug08

The Complete Mom Guide For A Flawless Look

 Let’s face it. Us moms have it hard to look our best. Especially in the mornings. This is down to the fact we have so many other things we need to be doing. Getting children ready and breakfast served. Heading out the door on time for school with everything everyone needs in tow. When do we have the time to apply a full face of makeup and do our hair like we did before children? We just don’t have the luxury anymore. But yet many moms still wish to look their best. Which is why I thought I would share with you a few ideas that could help create a more flawless look. I hope they help you. Drink plenty of water Water is a secret weapon. It has so many good qualities, and it’s easy to drink more of it. It has many benefits, but the main one would have to be the effect it has on your skin. It can plump it up and give it a more dewy glow. It can help clear pores and also clear up bad skin breakouts. It’s a natural detox. As a mom, we are always on the go, but we always need to keep hydrated. So make sure you up your intake of water and see the difference it could make. Head to bed earlier I don’t think many busy moms would refuse an early night. But while it allows us to get extra rest it can also have an impact on our skin and looks. Getting more sleep could reduce the swellings we get under our eyes and the grey skin tone that can develop. Tired skin is not attractive. So head to bed earlier and get that rest you deserve. Simplify your skincare routine There is no hiding the fact we are short on time, but that’s no excuse to not have a good skincare routine in place. A simplified plan of cleansing and moisturising should be more than enough to keep your skin looking great. Even if you use a facial wash as a cleanser, you are on the right track. Many of us forget to completely remove our makeup at night, and that can be a killer for our looks in the morning. So if you do anything, make sure you completely remove it before heading to bed. Your skin will look much brighter in the morning. Consider permanent changes With little time to get ourselves looking our best in the morning, there is no wonder that many women are turning to more permanent changes. Things like Botox and derma fillers can provide a more youthful...

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