October is just around the corner and we are dusting off our brooms and cleaning out our cauldron cabinets. Halloween happens to be one of my favorite holidays so I pull out all of the good stuff to embrace all hollows eve. I have so many great things panned including some spooky gifts you can enjoy as decorations or throw in a "Boo Basket".
Thursday, September 29, 2016
For years we have had stray cats in our neighborhood. I think anyone who lives in the city can vouch these things are common and happen. This past Spring they had a litter of kittens. Our cat, Luna, was one we rescued and gave a forever home too. She was so small and barely hanging on when we found her. Luna was small, scared and not used to human contact. After much love, reassurance and play time she has taken her place as a trained house cat.
This post is sponsored by Friskies® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Friskies® Pull N Play available at PetSmart® but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Friskies® and Nestle Purina PetCare® are not responsible for the content of this article.As she has grown we often scan Pet Smart for fun new interactive toys. We look for toys she can connect with us and yet still find entertaining. Taking in a stray can have some serious disadvantages if you are not willing to put in the work and help make then feel loved and comfortable.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Purina®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Our past trip to Pet Smart we found a neat kit I just have to mention. Friskies® *NEW* Pull N Play toy called the "Wobbert" or "Wobbert the wobbler". The kit comes with both small treats and the long strings you can insert into the "wobbling" toy for your cat. I have to say just by looking at I thought Luna would enjoy this since she enjoys anything with motion.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Fall is finally here and I am so excited! I love a nice warm days with temperatures cooling off in the evening. It is a perfect time to clean out your pantry and get ready for Fall and soon winter time. After I give my pantry a good fall cleaning I love to get outside and enjoy the last few warm days we have left! When, I get ready to leave my house I need something to help keep my thirst at bay. After scanning the sports drink isle in Wegmans I found BODYARMOR.
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What's BODYARMOR you ask?
It is a premium sports drink with potassium that is also packed with electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins! It has natural flavors, sweeteners and NO artificial colors, unlike many "sports drinks" on the market. BODYARMOR comes in 8 flavors: fruit punch, orange mango, strawberry banana, tropical punch, lemon lime, mixed berry, grape and blackout berry. My personal preference are the flavors Grape and Strawberry Banana. They taste natural but not over powering. I simply grab one out of the fridge on my way out the door and I am set to enjoy a great workout.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Are you in that slum of what to make for dinner? As a busy Mom finding new recipes to implement into our lives can be a challenge. I found this new dish that will help you out.
What you will need:
3-4 tbs honey
Few shakes of Paprika
2 tbs White wine
2 tbs butter
Add butter, honey, spices, wine and brown sugar together. Heat oil.
Every year we invite our neighbors, school mates and friends to a Pumpkin Party. Every year we enjoy sharing our love of Halloween with Tricks and treats! One of these treats are our Monster Cups.
What you will need:
1 box of No Bake Cheesecake
Start by gluing the craft eyes on the dessert cups.
None of our cups were the same, on purpose! We felt this was a good representation that no Monster is the same. So break out of your costume and shake this up a little. Mix the Cheesecake and add to each cup once they are decorated.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Our family has enjoy the Wubble Ball line of products so far. Each new one that comes out has something exciting to offer that leaves us with hours of fun together! Once we saw the Super Wubble we had to also give it a go and see if it lives up to the other great variations out there!
Super Wubble is up to four times stronger and more tear-resistant than the original Wubble Bubble Ball. Made with a new super stretchy material called Xpandium, it’s super smashable and super squashable. The kit comes with a Super Wubble, battery operated air pump, jelly, sealer and nozzle.
Friday, September 16, 2016
I have already shared my 5 reasons you should take an Impact Cruise but today I want to share the Fathom, Adonia in it's entirety. The Adonia is a rather small ship, with only a capacity of 700 passengers. When I first saw it docked, I thought it was the "largest ship" I'd personally seen. Since this was my first cruise, I was in for a real treat when the other cruise liners came into port. Having a smaller ship really brings in that sense of community. I will warn you now taking this cruise will help you break barriers and form bonds with other like minded travelers that will last even after your trip it finished!
Once aboard you are greeted with the classic modern style furnishings.
Check in to your rooms and gain your access cards. They even have lovely lounge areas to sit comfortably in if you do have to wait. With a ship this small they get you in and out rather quickly!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Have you heard of LEGO Dimensions, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment? It has been the new kraze sweeping LEGO Clubs and game stores for weeks now. LEGO Dimensions combines the interactive fun of LEGO building with virtual worlds by incorporating characters, vehicles and locations from the biggest and most beloved entertainment franchises, including Batman, Doctor Who, Back to the Future, E.T. and more! After having the game for a few weeks now I can finally give some great reasons to jump in the LEGO dimensions game world with your kids!
This post is in collaboration with Lego dimensions. I received a free product to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
1. Encourages imagination and building. LEGO has always been at the forefront of encouraging imagination and the love of building things. This is something many have engaged in hours of fun doing as not only kids but adults! This game is no different, the starter pack comes with a "portal" for the characters to enter each other's entertainment world. One must build such a gateway first along with our beloved movie characters.
2. Helps with directions. Who need to learn to stop and ask for directions from time to time? Just like any LEGO box set, each item has a set of instructions to get started. They are numbered and it does not take much time at all to get started. I love how not only adult friendly this game is but also kids can easily setup and enjoy it as well!
Saturday, September 10, 2016
“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“
Are you ready for Style Expert Samantha Brown to bring in the Fall fashion season with Fashion’s Front Row shopping party event? Macy's is bringing you the best of Fall Fashion! Join the fun and head to one of the fabulous shopping parties for the latest looks from your favorite designers! Sound interesting the designer list includes Betsy Johnson, Kenneth Cole, Activewear, Impulse, Calvin Klein, Samsung, Tommy Hilfiger and so many more. Then once you have had your fashion fill, stick around for some one-on-one style advice from the pros.
Enjoy our locat event at the Macy's Crossgates inAlbany, NY on 9/17 at 2pm. Here is the address just in case: 1st Floor, Women's Department 120 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12203. While you are there enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree with a Macy's MyStylist (one entry per person)! It's the biggest shopping party of the season that you do NOT want to miss out on.
Friday, September 9, 2016
We had never been to Disney World until this past year. It was a trip I had been planning for like so many families do. We decided to focus most of our time in the Magical Kingdom. I researched and tried to get the tips, tricks and behind the scenes sense of what to expect before visiting. However, Once in Adventureland we came across this FREE kid activity that sent us treasure hunting for the afternoon.
It all started with this cobra snake.... Ha (fake, it's fake)! We saw a family activate it and my son LOVES cobra snakes. Being he curious Mom I had to ask: "How did you do that?" Luckily the Mom graciously pointed us in the the direction of a small building to inquire about a said "treasure hunt".
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Do you have the Disney bug? I grew up to the Disney movies and shows and now I have passed down the love of Disney to my son. We dropped cable 3 years ago and never looked back once we joined Netflix! This September Disney has released new shows and movies and I am so incredibly excited to share them with YOU!!
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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Ready for your child to have a nourishing powder to any smoothie, shake or beverage without adding any additional sugars, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings or preservatives? MegaFood has come out with three unique formulations to meet the changing nutritional needs of children. This daily booster are made with farm fresh whole foods, herbs and FoodState Nutrients™ to support health and well-being of children 5 years of age or older*
The three great choices are:
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Kids Daily B-Centered: Multivitamin and herbal formula designed to support mental focus, and a sense of calm*
Kids Daily Immune: Elderberry with immune-supportive nutrients to promote a healthy immune response*
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What Megafoods have to say, "It’s tough getting our kids to take their vitamins. That’s why we partner with Kauai Organic Farms, Lundberg Family Farms, and Uncle Matt’s Organic to whip up kid-friendly powders that can be slipped into just about anything, making good nutrition just that much easier to swallow. Where to start? How about our Super Sunny Smoothie, made with Kids Daily Immune, our Peanut Power Bites, featuring Kids Daily B-Centered, or our Crazy Cran Bites, made with Kids Daily Multi. Three unique recipes for three unique boosters. Enjoy"!
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