Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Can you believe Father’s Day is this Sunday already, yes this weekend! It feels like Mother’s Day was just yesterday, wow how time flies.

I have rounded up my favorite things for him on his special (er) day. All of these items on my Father’s Day Gift Guide are for any age, I’m thinking of my Dad, Douglas, my brother-in-laws and some friends. Because who doesn’t do fashion, skincare and food so that it why it applies to all. So here you will find there is a little bit of everything for everyone.

I am so in love with AMERICAN MADE SUPPLY COMPANY, and these pieces are perfect for the dad that works hard and plays hard, allow him to have comfort while doing so. This Father’s Day give him apparel from American Made Supply Co. This present is perfect for summer and fits right in for July 4th.

American Made Supply Co. is a company built by dreamers, inventors, artists, builders and pro-active doers. We believe in creating classically timeless pieces that are both long lasting and affordable for everyone. By keeping our business operations in-house and locally sourced, we are able to keep our overhead costs down, and offer a savings with great prices to our customers. All products offered by American Made Supply Co. has been milled, cut, sewn, and laundered locally in Los Angeles, Ca. Each style is individually inspected during the quality control process. This occurs at the beginning, middle and ending stages of production. Every garment we make has been hand-pressed and outfitted with an American Flag sewn into the exterior side seam of each piece.


Baseball Tee $32


The Terry Short $44


The Classic Tee $24


Now let’s talk about skincare or as he may calls it “grooming” he can call what he wants, as long as he uses it, right?


Not only women need beauty maintenance or some beauty needs. Men care about their skin and looks. Try Philosophy’s Renewed Hope for Men Skin products. Skin has it tough, but it doesn’t have to feel that way. These products are formulated especially for men’s sensitive skin.


Renewed hope $36

Philosophy Renewed Hope For Men, His favorite pick-me-up, this moisturizer renews the skin leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed—light-weight formula that is perfect for the everyday “on- the-go men”. ($36, Philosophy.com and Amazon.com)


Renewed hope razor sharp $20

Philosophy Renewed Razor Sharp for men, His secret to having that perfect aftershave look, Razor Sharp cleans and conditions skin, while softening beard hair for a close and comfortable shave—Designed for all skin type ($20, Philosophy.com and Amazon.com)


Renewed Hope microdelivery $28

Philosophy Microdelivery For men, He will be obsessed with this all-in-one face and body scrub that cleanses and exfoliates preps his skin for a closer, more comfortable shave. —($28, Philosophy.com and Amazon.com)

Kusco-Murphy MAN Street Model Paste

This is the perfect product to keep up with the hair trends or to even achieve that runway look. It is a paste that holds the hair in place, or however you decide to style your hair. It is natural and organic and contains no sulfates or petrolatum.


Paste $ 40

JOICO Co+ Wash

This is the quickest way to get that deep cleaning he wants. Not a lot of men want to spend extra few minutes using a deep conditioner, and that is where Joico’s Co+wash Moisture comes in handy, it is shampoo and conditioner merged into a conveniently single maneuver, but actually infuses dry, brittle hair with the kind of nourishing ingredients you normally get from a deep-conditioning treatment.


Joico Co+Wash $23.99


Now let’s take it to the kitchen, these 2 products are the perfect addition for the on-the-go guy in your life, but can also be for using and snacking at home.


If you’re anything like me, then you understand the importance of morning coffee. But, this daily tradition adds up. It can cost a lot of money and it leads to a lot of waste. Instead of buying your daily latte and having to throw out the cup, I want to tell you all about the leak-proof, reusable and collapsible Stojo Pocket Cup. This cup is made of recyclable materials and works well for hot and cold drinks. Once you’re done with your drink, you just collapse it down into a cup that can fit in your purse, pocket or backpack

Why it is of benefit for him!

Features of the Stojo Pocket Cup:
▪     Collapses easily into a leak-proof disk
▪     Fits anywhere, even your pocket!
▪     Reusable for years
▪     12 ounces of liquid fits into a 5-inch cup
▪     Shrinks down to 1.75 inches
▪     Comes with reusable heat sleeve
▪     Dishwasher and microwave safe
▪     Easy to clean
▪     Made from safe, recyclable materials
▪     BPA-Free
▪     Phthalates-Free
▪     No Glues
▪     Eco-friendly: 1 Stojo prevents the tossing of 500 disposable cups and 14 lbs. of waste per year
▪     Most cafes charge less if you bring your own cup
▪     Pays for itself in weeks!




Perfect for his before and/or after protein snack!

  • Protein snack
  • Great crunchy taste
  • Gluten Free
  • 6 grams of protein per serving
  • Half the fat of fried potato chips
  • Comes in 6 tasty flavors
    • Sea Salt & Black Pepper Chips
    • BBQ Chips
    • White Cheddar Chips
    • Cinnamon Chips
    • White Cheddar Pop
    • Classic Salted Pop
  • 1 oz ips chips=1 egg
  • 1 oz ips pop= 20 almonds

1 oz ips chips = 1 egg  | 1 oz ips pop = 20 almonds

*Figures based on 5 (ips pop) 7 (ips chips) grams of protein per serving.


IPS Chips $10.99


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I thank you so much for stopping by and I hope this was helpful in getting those last minute gifts for Father”s Day! Hope you have a super duper day!

With Lots of Love,

XO Rossana

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Coffee-Mate NEW Chocolate Boutique Flavors

Coffee-Mate NEW Chocolate Boutique Flavors

Raise your hand if you love coffee! You know both of my hands are up right now. I love, love, love coffee. I grew up with coffee and it has been part of my family’s life and it’s now mine and Douglas’ too.

We love coffee so much we have 3 machines. We have the Regular Brew coffee maker, a French Press and a Espresso/Cappuccino one as well. And it doesn’t stop there, we have a grinder to grind the coffee beans almost every morning.

And as much as we love coffee, we love to indulge in sweets like, dessert, ice cream and all those good things in life. So you can only image my happiness when I found out about the New Chocolate Boutique line of creamers from Coffee-mate. I was like a kid in a candy store, get it?

The New Chocolate Boutique line has 3 flavors in 2016:

  1. Salted Caramel Chocolate
  2. Chocolate Toffee Truffle and
  3. Cafe Mocha

So it pretty much has a flavor for everyone’s taste, my favorite is the Salted Caramel Chocolate and thank God my husband’s favorite is Cafe Mocha – we call them his and hers flavors. We save the Chocolate Toffee for our guests.

But honestly I could have any of the 3 flavors, they are so good, we are now spiking actual dessert, because the flavors are so good, it tastes like you are having dessert and coffee all in one cup. You can say we are saving money and calories, and that is music to my ears, wallet and waist-line.

We always start the morning with coffee and then we have another cup of coffee after lunch and again after dinner, so we could have a different flavor each time, and I love options.

We get our daily dose of decadence with the three c’s: Chocolate, Coffee and a Cup.

I hope you enjoyed this delicious post and don’t forget to try the New Chocolate Boutique Flavors from Coffee-Mate, find them at a local store here! They are going to make your life so much sweeter.

With Lots of Love,

XO Rossana

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Smoothie Time

Smoothie Time

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

I am super excited to be working on this compensated campaign in collaboration with Kura and Latina Bloggers Connect.
Are you a smoothie kind of person? I am and I have been for a long time, thanks to my mom. But the way we make smoothie now is it so different from before and much easier as well.
And that is when Kura Nutrition comes, Kura is more than just a great tasting, clean protein smoothie powder. (Which is already saying a lot.) It is full of 4B probiotics, 26 vitamins and minerals, omega 3s, antioxidants and more, to boost your health journey.  For this campaign we’d like for you to share your favorite smoothie recipe using Kura Protein Powder.
If you are new to smoothies, it’s okay we all have to start somewhere. You should start slow and pick your favorite flavors and fruits. In my case my favorite fruit is pineapple and this is what I am sharing with you today.
  1. A sachet of Kura Nutrition New Zealand Protein Smoothie Powder in Berry
  2. A cup of water
  3. A cup of pineapple chucks
  4. Ice optional

And just like as easy as 1,2,3 you have an delicious and nutritious smoothie, full of Omegas-3’s, probiotics, vitamins and minerals. It just makes nutrition simple.

It has no added sugar, no GMO ingredients, No added water, No rBST, No preservatives, No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors, No gluten and No high fructose corn syrup and that is music to my ears.

My favorite Kura is the Berry, but hey also have Vanilla and Chocolate to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

Little by little I started adding more ingredients to my smoothies, like spinach, kale, coconut water and all types of berries. Play around with ingredients until you find the perfect one for you.

And I wanted to share this Kura discount coupon to shop at Amazon and save $5 to help you Start Your Smoothie. So join me on this smoothie road to living the healthiest life possible. And soon you will be asking is it Smoothie O’Clock?

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I thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this post, I would love to know which is your favorite flavor and what ingridients would you add to it.Hope you have a super duper healthy day!

With Lots of Love,

XO Rossana

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Smithfields 2016 Chef’s Table event at Pistola LA

Smithfields 2016 Chef’s Table event at Pistola LA

The yummiest event this past Monday was at Pistola LA, courtesy of Smithfield Foods, to celebrate Smithfield 2016 Chef’s Table. I have to say that I was very honored to have been invited among so many chefs and very influential people in the restaurant and food industry.

Smithfield chefs table

Live music at Smithfield Chefs Table event

Chefs table 2016


I cover and talk about food on my social media, because I love food and I love to cook as well; so I was very much in my element at this event.

smithfield chefs table

Chef’s Table menu

Italian food is definitely my favorite and when the menu is all Pork related that is just icing on the Tortino, you feel me?

Smithfield chef table 2016


This Tortino was served with bacon ice cream and garnished with bacon, yasssss!

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Smithfield 2016 Chef’s Table

This event was full of delicious food, great drinks and some  amazing live music.

Smithfield chefs table

Slow Roasted DURoc Pork Belly

Every single dish was meticulously prepared with the perfect sides.

Smithfield chefs table 2016

Tuscan DURoc Spare Ribs and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

I enjoyed every dish with my favorite kind of wine, Pinot Grigio.

Smithfield chefs table

Pistola LA

Smithfields chefs table

Decor at Pistola LA

Smithfield chefs table

Smithfield 2016 Chefs Table

Smithfield 2016 chefs table

Pistola LA

Smithfield chefs table

And to drink, I will have…Pinot Grigio!

Smithfields ched table

Table full of love

Smithfields chefs table

Signature Dessert “Tortino”

Smithfield chef table

Gift Bag

I honestly didn’t want to leave, I had such a great time and met some pretty amazing people, can’t wait to see them again. And can’t wait to the next event.

I thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed trying all these amazing food. I also invite you to try Pistola restaurant for great tasting food and beverages.

With Lots of Love,

XO Rossana

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