Muchas Gracias to my Blogalicious Sponsors!

This weekend I will be reporting from Blogalicious – a conference “aimed at celebrating the diversity of women of all ethnicities in social media.”

The conference is being held about 20 minutes from Washington, D.C. this year, so I knew I had to go. Despite its proximity, there are still expenses associated with going to a conference, so I’m thankful to the sponsors who stepped up to support Latinaish.com in attending Blogalicious 2011.

It’s especially awesome when those that offer to sponsor you are brands you’re proud to represent. Here’s a little bit about each of them.

Chí Chí & Flaco – is “a modern t-shirt line savoring the flavor of Latino and Hispanic culture in the United States.” (If you have Cuban roots, you’ll especially want to check them out.)

New Latina – is an online magazine, (which I’m very proud to contribute to), that celebrates and redefines Latina women while providing a supportive community.

Kellogg’s – Ya sabes! You probably have a box of their cereal in the cabinet right now. I do, except it’s empty. (Why do the kids do that?)

And look what I discovered while grocery shopping this week – Bilingual cereal boxes!

This is the Spanish side of the cereal box. "New Choco Zucaritas" ... the other side is in English and they're called "Frosted Flakes Chocolate."

When I saw the bilingual cereal boxes I was even happier that I agreed to the Kellogg’s sponsorship, but the truth is, Kellogg’s has had a long history with the Latino community.

I still remember when Carlos and I first married and he wanted me to buy “Cornfleis” at the grocery store. I had no clue what he was talking about until he put a box of “Corn Flakes” in our cart. I love that Carlos loves Corn Flakes because that used to be my grandfather’s favorite cereal. Seeing the classic box with the rooster on it in our cabinet gives me some good memories.

Of course, Carlos doesn’t eat it like my grandfather did. He heats up the milk in the bowl and eats it warm. (Is that a Latin American thing?)

Anyway, I’ll have more to share from Kellogg’s especially for la comunidad Latina later via Twitter and right here on Latinaish – so stay tuned! My last sponsor is:

Latina Bloggers Connect – LBC connects brands with Latina bloggers and is another website I’m super proud to contribute to. At Blogalicious I will be part of the #SprintConnects LBC team. Along with Ana Flores, Dariela Cruz, Chantilly Patiño and Rachel Matos, I’ll be sharing photos, updates and tweets from the conference all weekend on Twitter, Facebook and Latina Bloggers Connect. There will be a contest and prizes for those attending Blogalicious – so be sure to check that out!

Excited to reconnect with mis hermanas blogueras and meet new amigas as well. Ojalá we’ll learn and have fun all at the same time. See you there!

Disclosure: All companies mentioned above have sponsored my attendance at the 2011 Blogalicious Conference. This is not a sponsored post or paid advertisement. This blog post conforms to WordPress.com Terms of Service. All opinions are my own.

Posted on October 19, 2011, in blogging, Culture, food/drink, Language, news, travel. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Congrats, Tracy! Looking forward to meeting you. :)

  2. I didn’t know Zucaritas has bilingual boxes? Corn flakes was also my favorite cereal as a child! and yes we used to warm up the milk in the bowl :) Suerte en la conferencia.

  3. I’ll be in DC for another conference–guess I’ll depend on your blog posts to hear about it. Maybe we can still meet?

    • Would love to meet up, Marcela! So many of the blogueras will be at Blogalicious. If you have a chance to drop by, it’s being held at The Gaylord in National Harbor, Maryland.

      Message me on Twitter or Facebook – or send me an E-mail ahead of time if you can come by!

  4. This is awesome indeed :)

  5. In Puerto Rico “Frosted Flakes” are sold as “Zucaritas” too! That’s awesome they’re making bilingual cereal boxes now haha

    • also, the heating up milk for cereal, while I haven’t noticed it in Puerto Rico, that’s the only way people eat cereal in Spain. My friends would look at me like I had five heads if I ate cold cereal!

  6. “He heats up the milk in the bowl and eats it warm. (Is that a Latin American thing?)”

    This Latinaish Southerner does the very same thing. Especially in cold weather.

  7. OMG I LOL’d when I saw cornfleis! my niece came from Mexico to stay with me for a while and she would say “quiero un cornfleis”. what?? UN cornfleis?? and it wasn’t even corn flakes…cheerios, miniwheats, fruitloops…they were all UN CORNFLEIS!!

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