Show Your Peanuts Side With Hanna Andersson! @happyhannas #PeanutsInsiders #Ad

    I'm sure I don't have to tell those of you who are long time followers of Tough Cookie Mommy how much we love Peanuts around here!  As a Peanuts Insider, I have the distinct pleasure of sharing amazing interviews and products bearing the entire Peanuts gang and logo.  Today I have some really exciting news for you guys, Hanna Andersson is offering all of us 15% off all merchandise today, March 16th only.*    I've shared my favorite Hanna Andersson Peanuts backpack here before and now I am really excited for you to shop there!  Hanna Andersson was founded in 1983 and is a leading premium children’s apparel and lifestyle brand.  It is known for its iconic, globally recognized products with superior quality, classic styling and unique designs that “let kids be kids.”  The company’s products are designed for babies, boys and girls, ages newborn to 12 years.     Hanna Andersson created these adorable matching PJs for the … [Read more...]

Introducing The Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit #PeanutsInsiders @Snoopy #Ad

    As many of you know, as a Peanuts Ambassador, I often get to enjoy an inside look into everything Peanuts related.  This month, we had the opportunity to be part of a conversation with Jill Schulz, the daughter of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and Melissa Menta, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Peanuts Worldwide LLC, and the producer of the Snoopy and Belle In Fashion Exhibit.    According to Melissa, this exhibit is actually a reimagination of an exhibit that first premiered in 1984.  A woman who was in charge of spearheading Peanuts merchandise in Japan went to Charles Schulz, or Sparky as he was called, and asked if she could do this exhibit.  He said “yes” and she pulled off this amazing feat of getting all the major designers in the world to design outfits for Snoopy and his sister Belle.    The original exhibit was called “Snoopy in Fashion.”  They were plush dolls dressed by famous … [Read more...]

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest #TPDress @Charmin #ad

    These days, most brides are getting very creative about designing their wedding dresses.  Gone are the days of only being traditional and they have been replaced by a desire to be bold and to be unique.  Nothing screams original louder than wearing a wedding dress made entirely of toilet paper!  Before you laugh at this idea, let me tell you that these dresses are so exquisite that you wouldn't even be able to tell that they were made with TP.      Earlier this month, 10 finalists displayed their work at the contest’s finale event held at Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel.  Contestants created dresses out of nothing more than Charmin toilet paper, tape, glue and/or needle and thread, and this year, more than 1,500 entrants were up to the task.  Charmin partnered with Cheap Chic Weddings by providing coupons to help cover the cost of purchasing Charmin toilet paper used in creating each dress. Designers used between … [Read more...]

What Type Of Mom Are You? @Timex #Giveaway #Ad

    This weekend, I took my boys to the park so they could enjoy some time outdoors with their friends.  As I looked around, I noticed all the other moms there with their children.  It's interesting how we are all women who come from different walks of life but we are all joined together by our experiences as mothers.     Another thing that is wonderful is that there are all types of moms and they all express themselves in different ways.  This is great for kids to see because it teaches them the importance of celebrating their individuality and having tolerance for others who are different from them.     Timex is the the leading watch manufacturer in the US, with a watch for every wrist.  They have been helping moms keep track of time and show off their style for many, many years.  I've always been a big fan of their watches because they are perfect for dressing up, dressing down, and everything in between.  The best … [Read more...]

Snoopy And Belle Are Taking Paris Fashion By Storm! @Snoopy #PeanutsMovie #Giveaway #Ad

    Snoopy has always been known for his unique sense of style (think Joe Cool, the World War I Flying Ace, and the Easter Beagle), but even Snoopy can learn a thing or two from his fashionista sister, Belle!    That’s why the new fashion line, Snoopy and Belle in Fashion, has proved to be such an international phenomenon. Young fashion trendsetters from Paris to Milan to Tokyo are going crazy for the tees, dresses, leggings, and accessories that capture the wit, style, and magic of the world’s most beloved beagles.    To celebrate the exhibit’s opening in Paris at the end of September, I would love to tell you more about three of the creative geniuses behind the huge success of Snoopy and Belle in Fashion:MATT MURPHY - designed the exhibit, which had its premiere during New York Fashion Week last September. Matt launched his career with luxury handbags and leather goods, and has since expanded his scope to include interiors and other … [Read more...]

All The Cool Guys Wear Snoopy Gear! #Giveaway @Snoopy #Partner

    My son loves wearing shorts and T-Shirts.  I think he would wear them all year long if my husband and I allowed him to.  Lately, I have noticed that he has been wearing mostly graphic tees and refuses to let me buy him anything else when we go clothes shopping.  Hubby is thrilled because he says our son takes after him in his fashion preferences.     Although I feel like Charlie Brown when he says "Good grief!" I respect his right to express himself, even through the clothes that he wears.  Now that it is summer, he is loving tees featuring Snoopy and the gang.  If my son is wearing Snoopy gear, it is definitely cool!     Whether Snoopy is "dancin' in the streets," chilling on his doghouse, or displaying his very unique style, he's certainly the Joe Coolest. And Charlie Brown's zigzag has never looked more straight-up fashion forward!  I can definitely tell you that all the hip people are wearing Snoopy gear according to my Tween!     I am offering three readers of Tough Cookie … [Read more...]

And The Winner Of The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Is… #CharminChic @Charmin #Ad

    Every woman dreams about the day that she will choose and try on her wedding dress.  Most of us have a pretty good idea about what we want it to look like and what material we want it to be made of.  I'm sure many of you would be very surprised if I told you that some of the most beautiful wedding dresses most of us have ever seen were displayed last week at the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin.  Why was the event named this way?  The reason is that all of the wedding dresses were made entirely out of toilet paper!    Charmin products used to create these exquisite gowns included Charmin Ultra Soft, Charming Ultra Strong, Charmin Basic, and even a roll of pink vintage Charmin toilet paper.  The amount of toiled paper used in lieu of fabric ranged from using as little as 8 and as many as 74 rolls of Charmin toilet paper.  The event was also multicultural and included contestants from all different backgrounds and … [Read more...]

Get Everything Your Family Needs This Spring And Summer At Kohl’s! @Kohls #FindYourYes #Ad

    This weekend I went shopping with the family to check out the latest Kohl’s offerings from on-trend seasonal fashion to fun and fresh home décor.  We tend to go there every season to stock up on our seasonal wardrobes and to find new items to decorate our home with.  Since this weekend was Memorial Day, everything was either marked down or on sale so I was able to get the most for my money.    Since I have two growing boys, it's important that I have a budget set aside to revamp their wardrobes whenever they grow out of their clothes.  I'm sure those of you who are moms know exactly how quickly kids outgrow everything.  Thankfully, Kohl's always has the latest styles for kids and tweens at just the right prices.  That's a win-win for everyone because our sons are happy with the items they pick out and their father and I are always happy with the sales that Kohl's offers, especially on clothing.    The best part is that, by shopping at Kohl's, we are helping to support its … [Read more...]

Express Yourself While Getting Everyday Relief! @VIMVIGR #Partner

    When I was pregnant with both of my sons, I experienced significant swelling in my ankles and my feet.  Since I continued teaching throughout my pregnancies, and stand on my feet all day, I would find myself extremely uncomfortable by the time I got home.     Most of the compression socks that I found at the time were not very fashionable and not particularly comfortable.  Thankfully, pregnant women and everyday people today don't have to worry about that because VIM & VIGR brings the benefits of compression socks to more people who need everyday relief.    In my case as a teacher, being on my feet daily puts greater strain on my circulatory system and on my legs and feet, which can cause fatigue and varicose veins.  People in professions where they have to be on their feet all the time, such as healthcare providers, teachers, hair stylists, flight attendants and servers, are at an increased risk of suffering these conditions.     Additionally, pregnancy increases blood … [Read more...]

Let Your Eyeglasses Show Your Fun And Fashionable Side! @Firmoo #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Firmoo.com. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.      I have been wearing contact lenses throughout the day for the past ten years.  Normally, I take my contacts off as soon as I get home and put on my glasses to give my eyes a break.  This summer, I have noticed that my eyes have been getting increasingly dry and tired from wearing contacts so I decided to start wearing my glasses more often.  However, since I consider myself to be pretty stylish, I wanted to wear glasses that really represented my fun and fashionable side.    Two years ago, I realized that I could order eyeglasses online and spend a fraction of the price that I normally would spend at our local optical.  Not only am I able to save a lot of money, but I am also able to choose from virtually thousands of designer and modern frames.  Since every member of my family wears … [Read more...]