That’s what I am. I’m not being suggestive or anything, but sometimes the frothy idea of being an attractive woman to some finely calibered man (preferably one that can cook) because I’m Latina, sassy, spicy, fiesty, speak Spanish and cook in heels, is pretty much a motivator. Makes me work harder and keep my game really tight.
If you follow Flanboyant Eats, you probably noticed that I posted every single Monday for the last 14 weeks as part of my participation in Latina Smart, a creative campaign sponsored by Kmart. Those posts were no different from other food and recipe writings, except for an added sprinkling of my Latin culture, traditions and roots. One of my favorite posts during the campaign was this every day basic, but authentically delicious breakfast that represents a morning in the life a Cuban…or many other Latin cultures.
Oh yes, not all Latin cultures are the same. 😉 We each have our special dialect, cuisine, dichos, traditions and history. It’s what makes each country so unique and beautiful.
Well, I’m super cheered to announce a second phase of the campaign where 5 new lucky blogging ladies will be joining the existing group made up of the proud chicas over at TikiTiki, Be Chic Mag (no connection to my site), Click Latina and Crafty Chicka. The five of us, along with 5 new Latina Smart ambassadoras will work together in highligting and continuing the conversation on what it means to be LatinaSmart.*
The crux of the campaign will entail interactive and engaging tweets, comments and updates on the Latina Smart Facebook Page. Additionally and the most lucrative part comes in the way of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by awarding special Latinas $25k sponsored by the Latina Smart Fund. This is where YOU have a chance to join me and the other ladies in judging the scholarship campaign!
So, how do you become a LS ambassador? Super easy! No cooking involved. No plating, no pictures, no blogging! Woot! These few easy ways will capture our attention: 1) Liking the LS page on Facebook. 2) Engaging in the questions and conversations we pose on the Page by commenting and liking them. 3) Lastly, craft your own quote on what it means to be Latina Smart! You can even get sassy and create your own graphic expressing your own thought!
These few below are some wonderful examples of what we stand for!
Do you think you can design one just as good, if not better?! If so, share it on the LS Facebook page! We’ll be looking for it!
Tweet your final quote, include the #LatinaSmart hashtag and show off your roots and desire to be one of the next Latina Smart rep! The heads that be will be selecting the new ambassadors based on these 3 requirements being met during the week of September 5th.
Join us next Wednesday, August 24th, at 9pm Est/6pm Pst for a sexy, educational, enlightening and telling conversation! I’ll be co-hosting in my best Spanglish with my current colleagues! We’ll also be giving away some serious goodies (yet to be announced!), so please follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #LatinaSmart so we can keep track!
It’s that time again where we’re giving away tote bags and $25 gift cards to Kmart. Let’s see, 6 of you have bags so far ! Why not 3 more! Just as the last sponsored giveaways, I’ll personally select 3 winners based on your answer to this:
What makes you a Smart woman, Latina or not? Be creative, not cliché! Tell me about your culture. I want to learn something new I didn’t know about your cultural background! What makes you proud?
For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter (@BrenHerrera) and tweet your answer using the #LatinaSmart hashtag! I’ll select winners on Thursday, August 25th!
* New ambassadors will be compensated. This post as well as the giveaway and upcoming Twitter party are being sponsored by LatinaSmart as powered by Kmart. My opinions are expressly my very own, as always.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.