A Very Special Memory of 2014: This National TV Commercial Best Western Aired about Our Family Thumbnail

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Year in Review: 17 Special Moments I’ll Most Remember About 2014 Thumbnail

A 100th birthday toast of arroz con frijoles Cubano with my abuela Micaela, the Queen of Frijoles Negros #bucketlist A photo posted by Manny Ruiz (@papiblogger) on Mar 3, 2014 at 12:28pm PST @SheilaEDrummer #selfie […] Read More >>

34 Years Later Transition Lenses Help Me Finally Appreciate the Wonder of Wearing Shades Thumbnail

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. Some of our team was provided with a complimentary eye exam and pair of eyeglasses to test for the purpose of this campaign. However, […] Read More >>

The Concluding Chapter of How We Finally Got Our Home Painted Thumbnail

I’m going to get in trouble for saying this but even with an abundance of resources and ideas from Sherwin-Williams  my wife made painting our house an epic mission. More than 14 months AFTER we […] Read More >>

10 Things I Loved about Sailing the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Norwegian Getaway Thumbnail

If you follow our family's travel adventures you’ll notice that although I live in Miami, cruise capital of the world, I’ve rarely been on a cruise.  My wife Angela and I are more of the […] Read More >>

Old Spice! We have a cool history together #Combos4Success Thumbnail

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Old Spice and I have a long history that dates back to my childhood when the first […] Read More >>

My #ALSiceBucketChallenge was a two for one deal! Pass it on! #Hispz Thumbnail

I took the #ALSiceBucketChallenge today thanks to my good friend George Torres (@UrbanJibaro).  You might say I made this video just a little more interesting because of a cameo appearance.  Now it's time for me […] Read More >>

How Sherwin-Williams helped settle our home’s Great Paint Color Debate Thumbnail

I’m no Handy Manny so when my wife suggested we paint our home’s exterior a year ago I cringed because I'm clueless about DIY stuff and my wife is notoriously both picky and indecisive.  Even […] Read More >>

MUSIC RECAP VIDEO: The 2014 Ruiz Family Summer Road Trip to Utah and Colorado Thumbnail

Four states, four breathtaking national parks and 2,195 miles in 9 days later the 2014 PapiBlogger Summer Family Road Trip sponsored by State Farm concluded.  Here's a fun little video we compiled with many of […] Read More >>

My Teen Son the Filmmaker? You decide! Check out his first short film ‘DESPERATION’ Thumbnail

Well, it's official.  My 14-year-old son Jonathan has completed his first short film and there's a bit of irony to it because he did what I've waited to do for 5 years in just two […] Read More >>

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