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...]

Celebrate 30 Years Of Joy With Cabbage Patch Kids! #CabbagePatchKids30th #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Cabbage Patch Kids.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved Cabbage Patch Dolls.  I can still remember the day that my father brought home a Cabbage Patch doll just for me.  My hands were trembling as I took her out of the box and I could immediately smell the signature scent that they all come with, baby powder.  Even though she had yarn for hair and was unlike any other doll that I had ever owned, I loved her.     She came with her own birth certificate which stated that her name was Christabella.  I remember thinking that this was the most beautiful name in the world.  Every single day, I changed her clothes and dressed her in baby clothes that my cousin had outgrown.  In my mind, she was my baby and I was her mommy and nobody could tell me any differently.     This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a media event … [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...]

Check Out The Ruum Back To School Collection! #RuumBTS #Sponsored

*This post was written by me on behalf of Ruum American Kids Wear.  I received a gift card in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     School is starting in a few weeks here in New York City and that means that moms and dads are scrambling to get their kids ready for the new academic year.  Most kids will tell you that having the right Back to School wardrobe can make a world of difference in launching the year off on the right note.  Ruum American Kid's Wear has an exciting collection of childrenswear for kids ranging from newborn to age 14.     Ruum collections are designed to coordinate easily and take the guess work out of putting outfits for school together every night for the next day.  Aside from offering quality clothing for a great value, they also offer a wide selection of accessories including a wide assortment of shoes for boys and girls.  There is something for everyone at Ruum, from bodysuits and sweaters to dresses and … [Read more...]

Veggies Can Be Fun Too! #PlayWithVeggies @BirdsEye @JennetteMcCurdy #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Birds Eye.  All opinions are 100% mine.     As a Working Mom, planning healthy meals and getting my boys to eat more vegetables can sometimes be a challenge because we are always on-the-go.  I was very excited when Birds Eye introduced their 4 House Rules this summer to demonstrate to all kids that eating vegetables can not only be good for them, but it can be fun too!     This week, my boys and I had the opportunity to attend our first event for Birds Eye vegetables.  I was very hopeful that attending this event would arm me with a few tricks to get my sons more excited about eating their veggies on a daily basis.  When we arrived, I immediately noticed the different stations outlining all of the ways that eating vegetables can be fun.     The first station that we visited consisted of allowing the kids to blindfold the parents and feed them various foods containing vegetables.  The parents then had to guess which veggies were … [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...]

Piggy Nation The Musical Live In New York City-A Review

*This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of Piggy Nation The Musical.  All opinions are 100% mine.     This past week, my family and I had the distinct pleasure of attending the show Piggy Nation The Musical at Jerry Orbach Theater at the Snapple Theater Center.  We were all very excited to see the live show, especially my seven-year old who loves to sing and enjoys any opportunity to see live singing.  As a matter of fact, he loves to sing so much that his music teacher approached us towards the end of the school year and suggested that we look into getting him a voice coach because he sings so beautifully.     Piggy Nation is an hour long musical that centers around a piglet named Sammy Hamhock who goes to work with his dad on Piggy Patrol.  His father hands out tickets to the citizens of their town for "Piggy behavior" or any behavior that is considered rude or inconsiderate of others.  As he spent the day with his father, Sammy realized that nobody's perfect and … [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...]

Introducing The New Beats By Dr. Dre In Neon Colors! #SeHablaMusica @Target #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Target. All opinions are 100% mine.     If you have a passion for music like I do, it goes with you wherever you go and you are never too far removed from your favorite tune or melody.  Having a great pair of headphones certainly guarantees that you always have your favorite playlists at your disposal, even if you are on-the-go.  However, in today's fashion conscious society, it's not enough to have headphones that sound great, you have to sport ones that look great too.     Beats by Dr. Dre has managed to create headphones that are light, sound great, can withstand a variety of conditions and, best of all, make you look great while you are wearing them.  They feature an adjustable headband, enhanced bass, and come in some fresh colors.  As if these headphones weren't great enough, they are now available in neon colors to bring out your trendy side.     I had the opportunity to check out the new Beats Neon by Dr. Dre at a … [Read more...]

Build A Bear Goes High Tech! #Infusionbabw

    This past Sunday, my family and I had the pleasure of being invited to check out Build A Bear's new interactive and technology enhanced store design.  In an age where most children are extremely technologically savvy, this was an exciting and welcome upgrade to the already great Build A Bear experience.     My boys were immediately attracted to their innovative and modern design and ran ahead of us to try out some of the activities.  The first station that caught their eye was the "Love Me" touch screen which allows children to choose a heart for their stuffed animal.  They both loved choosing some of the characteristics that they wanted their bears to have.     Another station offered them the opportunity to create a customized sound chip containing some of their favorite tunes.  Kids can choose from a variety of songs to upload to their sound chips and there are music options for children of all ages.  My nine year old was pleasantly surprised to be able to upload a … [Read more...]