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Fabuloso Friday – Greenpeace USA

Submitted by on October 16, 2009 - 2:00 pm

On October 24th, Greenpeace is teaming up with other coalitions and people all over the nation to inform our leaders that it’s time to save the earth. It’s no joke and global warming is becoming worse each and everyday we sit around and leave it to others to do something about it.

There are several events going on in the nation and you can do your part by attending.
Click here to find an event near you!

Tentación Thursday – Eco-Friendly Party

Submitted by on October 15, 2009 - 5:34 pm

Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Social Couture. Social Couture is an on-line store for party and entertainment products. They have pre-packaged parties with complete themes to make your life easier so that throwing a party is hassle free and fun, the way it’s supposed to be! All you have to do is choose an occasion, and Social Couture will provide you with a “party-in-a-box.” It’s that simple!

Social Couture is also a great contributor to Green. They have recycled, high quality materials that are 100% disposable like their garden party (see above).

To win your own party, please visit SocialCouture.com and look through their selection of parties.
Please enter a comment including what your ideal party would be and why.

Buen Sabor Wednesday – Are you eating your greens?

Submitted by on October 14, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Does your daily diet consist of healthy greens that are good for your health and metabolism?

Ask yourself if you want to eat foods that have cancer-fighting agents, antioxidants that clean out the gunk in your system, and fibers to speed up your metabolism. If your answer is yes to all of these, then you should be eating the right greens. Add the following fruits and vegetables to your next grocery list and you’ll be on your way to a longer and healthier life!

Broccoli
Kale
Romaine lettuce
Bok choy
Zucchini
Collard greens
Brussel Sprouts
Turnip greens
Spinach
Asparagus
Celery
Cucumbers
Cabbage
Artichoke
Okra
Kiwi
Honeydew Melon
Lime
Green bell pepper

Terrífico Tuesday – Green Green Green!

Submitted by on October 13, 2009 - 5:01 pm

Check out the Green Song!

Maravilloso Monday – Earth

Submitted by on October 12, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Planet earth is such a beautiful place and sometimes we take for granted that it’s one of a kind. There are so many things we can do to help save the earth. Time Magazine says “don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” For 100 simple things you can do to help save the earth, click here.

Fabuloso Friday – Children’s Health Fund

Submitted by on October 9, 2009 - 4:00 pm

US Children are 12 times more likely to die by gunfire than children in 25 other industrialized countries combined. That’s an outrageous amount and Guns4Cameras.org is taking action to help save the lives of these children. Their unique tactic is to go around the country and educate kids that are affected by gun-violence. They give them the knowledge and gift of having an option to shoot a video camera to “Aim to Live,” rather than a gun that kills.

You can find out more about this organization and how you can help by clicking here.

Tentación Thursday – Brother Hijinx

Submitted by on October 8, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Today’s giveaway is brought to you by my brother all the way in New York. He is in the “atmo-dub-funk” band Brother Hijinx, which equates to deep atmospheric grooves with a large helping of sonic dub-a-licious funk.

They are currently in the studio mixing their new single “In Stereo” due out for FREE “High Resolution” download before the end of the month! You can win their CD here by entering your comment below.

Find out more about Brother Hijinx and their upcoming show dates by clicking here.

Buen Sabor – A Week of Recipes

Submitted by on October 7, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Real Simple Magazine has “real simple” dinner recipes I’ve been trying out. They are healthy and delicious and if I can make it, any one can!

Click here to get the recipes for the following dinner entrées:

Monday: Tilapia With Peppers and Olives
Tuesday: Beef and Bok Choy Stir-Fry
Wednesday: Spicy Orange-Glazed Drumsticks With Green Beans
Thursday: Roasted Pork With Brussels Sprouts and Apricots
Friday: Spaghetti With Sweet Potatoes and Ricotta

Terrífico Tuesday – I Will Survive

Submitted by on October 6, 2009 - 2:00 pm

My brother, guitarist John Cabán, played with Gloria Gaynor in Panama this past weekend. Just thought I’d share this amazing song with all you phenomenal folks!

Have a fantastic day!

Maravilloso Monday – Mahatma Gandhi

Submitted by on October 5, 2009 - 5:00 pm

It was the International Day of Non-Violence on Friday October 2, in honor of Ghandi’s birthday.
It has been 61 years since he passed away but his words still hold a strong presence.
Here are a few of my favorites:

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
– Mahatma Gandhi

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
– Mahatma Gandhi

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Hate the sin, love the sinner.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Fabuloso Friday – SOS Children

Submitted by on October 2, 2009 - 3:30 pm

SOS Children is the World’s Largest Orphan Charity. Child sponsors and donors worldwide provide a new family and home for more than 78,000 children in 490 unique Children’s Villages in 124 countries.

Their mission for the next eight years is to “help a million child sponsors give a million children a family life. Of these, one hundred thousand will be given a new family and home in an SOS Children’s Village and nine hundred thousand, who might otherwise be street children, will be able to grow up within their own (extended) family with our support”.

To find out more about how you can help, click here.

Tentación Thursday – 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life

Submitted by on October 1, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Today’s giveaway comes from La Buena Life member, Cami Walker. She just released her book, “29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life”.

“29 Gifts is the insightful story of the author’s life change as she embraces and reflects on the naturally reciprocal process of giving and receiving. Many of Walker’s gifts were simple -a phone call, spare change, a Kleenex. Yet the acts were transformative. By Day 29, not only had Walker’s health and happiness improved, but she had created a worldwide giving movement”.

Win 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by leaving a comment below.

To purchase your own copy, click here.

Buen Sabor – Small Planet Smoothies

Submitted by on September 30, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Here’s a New Healthy Smoothie: comes in Berry Pomegranate, Mago Banana, and Strawberry Banana… yum!
“They have a full serving of fruit, are an excellent source of Vitamin C and contain a unique boost of wheatgrass.”

What’s Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is the young grass of the plant we commonly know as wheat. Wheat and wheatgrass are beneficial to the human body because it contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.The nutrient content of wheatgrass juice is roughly equivalent to that of fresh vegetables.

Terrífico Tuesday – Anjulie

Submitted by on September 29, 2009 - 5:01 pm

Here’s a new artist I recently heard. She has a really cool and calm vibe and sweet lyrics.
Check it out!

To hear more about Anjulie, click here.

Maravilloso Monday – Beach Ball Pilates

Submitted by on September 28, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Watch my Beach Ball Pilates at the Viva Wyndham Maya Resort in Mexico!

Fabuloso Friday – The Food for Everyone Foundation

Submitted by on September 25, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Here’s an unusual Non-Profit organization changing the world. The Food for Everyone Foundation travels internationally teaching organic gardening methods to underprivileged families. This allows them to learn how to feed themselves and earn a substantial income. Kudos!

To find out more about the foundation, click here.

Tentación Thursday – Bumpits

Submitted by on September 24, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Have you heard of Bumpits? I first saw them on the Ellen Degeneres show and tried it myself. They really work! I’m giving away a set today. Be sure to leave your comment below to enter to win.

To see how it works, watch this video.

Buen Sabor – Vegetable Lasagna

Submitted by on September 23, 2009 - 4:58 pm

Good tasting and healthy lasagnas are hard to come by but here’s one that’s simple to make and full of flavor. The best part is that it’s only 275 Calories per serving!

Click here for the recipe and preparations.

Terrífico Tuesday – Celine Dion, I’m Alive

Submitted by on September 22, 2009 - 5:14 pm

I love this song! I’m dedicating it to my son Vincent – everytime I hear it I remember him and his smile.
Who do you remember when hearing this song?


Celine Dion- I’m Alive (Stuart Little 2)
Uploaded by Ellyu. – Watch more music videos, in HD!

Maravilloso Monday – Ana Cabán hits the circus

Submitted by on September 21, 2009 - 5:30 pm

I hit the circus at Viva Circus Wyndham Maya. Watch the Video!

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