Domino’s Digital Insiders Day #DPZDigitalInsiders @dominos #ad

    I recently had the opportunity to visit the Domino's World Resource Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and I am excited to tell you about all I learned during my two days there. I have loved Domino's pizza for years and was thrilled to learn just how dynamic of a company they truly are.     Domino's Pizza started as a single store back in 1960 and today they are recognized as the world leader in pizza delivery. Back in 1960, Tom Monaghan and brother, James, purchase "DomiNick's," a pizza store in Ypsilanti, Mich. Monaghan borrowed $500 to buy the store. In 1961 James trades his half of the business to Tom for a Volkswagen Beetle. Then in 1965, Tom, the sole owner of the company, renames the business "Domino's Pizza, Inc." The first Domino's Pizza franchise store opens in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1967.     From the very beginning, Domino's has been dedicated to providing their customers with the best service, quality products and delivery excellence. … [Read more...]

Find Your Sweet Escape in Hershey Pennsylvania! #HersheyPA @HersheyPA #Ad

    There is a reason why this blog is called Tough Cookie Mommy.  Those of you who are long-time readers know that I am a New York City public school teacher by day, Blogger by night, and mother/wife/Survivor all of the time.  It is very seldom that I am able to get any "Me" time, much less have the opportunity to get away for an entire weekend at Hershey, Pennsylvania all by myself!       Believe it or not, a few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of heading to Hershey, Pennsylvania for the sweetest escape of my entire life!  Not only did I have a wonderful time by myself, but I am over the moon excited about bringing my entire family back this summer so we can all enjoy the experience together.     Upon arriving at The Hotel Hershey, I was immediately spellbound by its gorgeous grounds and its historic appearance as I entered the lobby for Check-In.  Not only is their hotel staff pleasant and courteous, but they … [Read more...]

This July, Go Back To Where It All Began… #Minions @Minions #Ad

    This past week, my family and I had the opportunity to attend the advanced screening of the Minions movie here in New York City.  We were all very excited because we have always loved these funny characters and were curious to see what a movie dedicated entirely to their story would be like.     Many of the coming attractions promised that it would be a hilarious and entertaining film and it certainly did not disappoint.  All of us were laughing from the beginning to the end of the movie and it really did give us a broader perspective into who the Minions actually are and where they originate from.     The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions commences at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, the Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable and ill-reputed of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to … [Read more...]

Warm Up Your Walls With HP And Genevieve Gorder! #WarmUpYourWalls @HPPrint #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of HP. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Recently we had the opportunity to attend a very special event with TV personality and interior designer Genevieve Gorder.  We asked her all of our photo décor related questions which was especially helpful to me because I love putting photos up in our home but I never know how to arrange them.  Now that HP offers unique, same-day photo creations including photo canvases and mounted photos, I knew that this was the perfect time to brush up on my wall decorating skills.     On top of that, the holidays are coming and HP's same-day photo creations allow you to personalize and tailor gifts for all of your friends and loved ones.  I love personalized gifts because I feel that they let the recipient know how important they are to you and that you took the time out to really think about their gift.  Photos are a wonderful way to commemorate your most cherished … [Read more...]

Pampers Unites Babies From Across The Country In NYC! #pampersamorsueñosjuegos

*This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of Pampers and Latina Mom Bloggers.  All opinions are 100% mine.     This past Summer, I had the opportunity to reflect on the love, sleep and play that I witnessed and experienced as a new mother when I had both of my sons.  Pampers launched a program to celebrate the profound impact that parents experience when they see their babies engaging with the world around them for the first time.  Parents all across North America were prompted to share photos of their babies experiencing love, sleep, or play.     Last week, Pampers united babies from across the country to celebrate this campaign in a star-studded event in New York City's legendary Grand Central Terminal and I had the pleasure of attending.  Pampers received more than 30,000 photo submissions of babies enjoying love, sleep, or play and they compiled the images into a huge 3-D projection.  Expectant mothers, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mexican actress, mom and TV … [Read more...]

Back To School With Boys & Girls Clubs Of America! #Tools4BTS @BGCA_Clubs

*This post was written by me on behalf of Boys & Girls Club of America.  All opinions are 100% mine.     This morning, my boys and I had the pleasure of attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA's) Wake Up Call Back-to-School Kick Off event in New York City.  The event was supported by JCPenney and aims to motivate kids to be prepared for academic success this school year.     The event took place in Foley Square and we had the opportunity to see legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal participating with students in a unique obstacle course.  We stood with students on the sidelines cheering our teams onto victory and, each child who participated in running the obstacle course, received an honorary diploma.  Shaq and Mommy O'Neal also sounded the alarm to signal the start of the Back-to-School season.     My boys also participated in running the obstacle course and it meant a lot to me because I want them to be excited about starting off the school … [Read more...]

Achieve The Impossible Dream With Turbo Movie! #Turbo500Today #TurboMovie

*This post was written by me on behalf of 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation.  All opinions are 100% mine.     This week, my boys and I had the pleasure of attending the advanced screening of the Turbo Movie with some of my fellow bloggers.  Before the screening, bloggers were invited to join 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation at the Turbo 500 Event at the Today Show!     Crews worked around the clock to turn the Today plaza into an Indy 500-style racetrack.  Matt, Savannah, Natalie and Willie were joined by Ryan Reynolds, star of the upcoming animated film "Turbo," to compete in a snail race.  Each competitor played skee ball in order to move their snails up the side of Studio 1A and hopefully win the race!     After the races, bloggers had the opportunity to interview Ryan Reynolds personally and to learn more about him and his role as the voice of Turbo in the Turbo Movie.  He stated that this character appealed to him because he persevered in order to … [Read more...]