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...]

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...]

Kohl’s Is The Destination For Mother’s Day Gifts! #DearMom @Kohls #Ad

*This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Kohl’s. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.      Let's me be honest, I am not a materialistic girl but boy do I love to get gifts for Mother's Day!  There is just something about being lavished with gifts and attention on this special day that tickles my fancy and I always make sure that I let my husband know exactly what items are on my wish list so he doesn't have to go crazy trying to figure out what to get me.    Kohl's is definitely the destination for all of the Mother's Day gifts on my list of must-have items this year.  Not only do they have a wonderful variety but their prices are just right for our family friendly budget.  Although I want Hubby to treat me like a queen, I also want to make sure that he has enough money left over to start saving for my birthday present, but I digress...     This year, since I have lost a lot of weight, I am excited about getting a new wardrobe and accessorizing those outfits … [Read more...]

Calling All Fashionistas! Shop Peter Som Collection From @Kohls #PeterSomForKohls #Sponsored

*I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I received a gift card as a thank you for participating.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.    Recently, we were going out to dinner with the family when we passed Kohl's and I commented to my husband that I was thrilled to have found another location in our area.  I love Kohl's because they always have the all the hot spring fashion trends in the most vibrant patterns and colors.     This year, I'm even more excited about shopping for my warm weather wardrobe because of the dark and dreary Winter that he have just endured on the East Coast.  The best part is that I have a wonderful secret to share with all of you!  Kohl's has partnered with renowned American Fashion designer Peter Som!    The exclusive Peter Som for DesigNation collection includes bold and bright colors and patterns in separates, dresses and feminine skirts inspired by the beauty of St. Barths.  His looks are fresh and they … [Read more...]

Brave The Cold With Flipeez Action Hats! @idvproducts #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Idea Village Products. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.      Last week, we had one really warm day and I think most of us were tricked into thinking that spring was finally on its way.  Unfortunately, that was not the case and it continues to be cold and windy here in New York City.     I always make sure that both of my boys have warm coats, gloves, hats and scarves because they are both asthmatic and I worry about them getting sick in these freezing temperatures.  Unfortunately, there isn't as much variety in boys' fashion and outer garments are there are in the girls' clothing department.    If you are like me, you want your boys to look adorable while staying warm and dry during the winter.  Flipeez Action Hats not only come in a variety of colors and styles, but they also have animal hats with fun actions like popping ears and … [Read more...]

Let Your Kids Express Their Individuality Through FabKids! @LoveFabKids @1capplegate #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of FabKids. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.      One of the things that I have learned since having children is that both of my sons have unique personalities and styles.  Their interests vary in everything from the kind of music that they like to the types of outfits that they enjoy wearing.  As a parent, I have tried to support them in expressing themselves and allowing them to be individuals.     FabKids understands that kids like to be empowered to make decisions about what they will be wearing so they have created the opportunity for them to do so through personalized fashions.  It was started by a team of parents including mom and actress Christina Applegate.  Their goal was to empower kids to express their individuality while, at the same time, revolutionizing the shopping experience for mom by offering high-quality and reasonably … [Read more...]

Look Good And Feel Good Despite #ALLERGYFACE This Spring! #ZYRTEC #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zyrtec and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.    It's ironic that I was going to write this post today because I am suffering terribly from allergies this week.  My allergies came on in full force around Wednesday afternoon with a variety of the usual symptoms including a scratchy throat, a stuffy nose, and itchy and watery eyes.  Things have only gotten worse and today I feel like my head is literally going to explode with the congestion.     Unfortunately, allergy symptoms not only make you feel terrible but they also wreak havoc on your facial appearance by making your eyes glassy, causing your skin to swell and look blotchy, and making the skin under your nose raw and red from continuous nose blowing.  As you can see from the photo below, I'm suffering from a full blown case of what is commonly referred to as “ALLERGY FACE™” :    Looking my best is very important to me so I am always seeking ways … [Read more...]

Winter Fashion Tips For Kids! #Troop8X #HTC8X

    When it comes to dressing warmly during the Winter, my boys drive me completely crazy.  Sure, I always make sure that they have all the warm coats, hats, scarves, and gloves that they need to wear during the cold weather.  Whether or not they actually wear them all the time or keep from losing them a few times throughout the season, is another story.     As you can see from the photo below, it can get quite cold and frosty during the winter months here in New York City.  We experience cold conditions along with snow and freezing rain.  It's important to not only keep warm during this weather but to also look great doing it!  When it comes to kids, nothing says fashionable like donning outerwear and accessories that have their favorite cartoon characters on them.        My younger son loves wearing his Angry Birds hat and, thank goodness, because it's the only one he will wear this Winter!  On the other hand, the best way to get my older son to cover his head … [Read more...]

Liz Claiborne Made Me Gorgeous For My Date With Hubby! #ClaiborneClasico

      By now, I know most of you are waiting on pins and needles to find out which one of my beautiful outfits from Liz Claiborne was voted the favorite for my special date with my husband.  I won't keep you guys guessing anymore, 72% of you voted for outfit number 2!     As I got ready for our date, I wondered if my husband was going to have a positive reaction to my outfit.  After all, you know how uninterested men can sometimes be when it comes to women's fashion.  I decided to layer my look by wearing a black dressy tank top under my gorgeous Liz Claiborne sweater.  The contrast between the silver threads in the gray sweater and the black top under it was beautiful.     When I walked out into my living room, my husband called out, "Wow, you look beautiful!"  I'm sure you guys would agree that this was the perfect validation to let me know that my readers had chosen the right outfit.  Even my sons loved it which made me feel like the whole evening was really going to be a … [Read more...]