Friday, August 1, 2014

Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast DVD Review + Giveaway


It’s no secret that Arianna loves watching Sofia the First. What’s not to love? A little girl who is a commoner, gets whisked away and becomes a princess overnight when her mom marries the king. Then meets new friends and goes on adventurous. I think that’s every little girl’s fantasy!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lunch Box Munchies: School Lunches Your Kids Will Love


Cafeteria foods have come a long way. Most parents remember sloppy joes, and “mystery meat” days. But now schools offer healthier options like brown rice and fresh fruit. While I think that’s great, I still don’t entirely rely on their menu for my daughter’s nutritional needs. Arianna takes a packed lunch to school about 70% of the time, which means I spend a lot of time meal planning and putting together food that is tasty and healthy for her.

But it’s not always easy to find new lunch ideas that your kids will like. So I’ve gathered up a few recipes on Foodie to keep on hand as we enter a new school season. From peanut butter and apple sandwiches to pizza buns and turkey wraps, here are 16 Lunch Box Munchies you kids will love.

This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com - All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kohl's Jake and Sofia Disney Apparel #MagicAtPlay

 Disclosure: I am participating in an Ambassador campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received promotional items and product samples as a thank you for participating.

Back to school season is starting again which means clothes shopping is on the list to do. Luckily kids will be able to take the magic of Disney into the classroom with new Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sofia the First apparel by Jumping Beans. This marks the third collection of the one-of-a-kind collaboration between Kohl’s and Disney named Magic At Play. Where the spirit of Disney and their beloved characters are paired with fun, unique, comfortable, and stylish apparel pieces for children ages infant through kids. Past collections have included a Minnie and Mickey Americana collection, and most recently the Planes: Fire and Rescue collection.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

6 Tips for Flawless Summer Selfies (From a Professional Photographer)


In this era of social media we can all agree that the #selfie is a true art form. The portrait snapping talent has gone from simple and fun, to a full-on strategized operation. Yes it can be annoying at times, but come on, we all do it! At the beach, or a night out with your friends we have mastered the solo snap. But, there’s always room for improvement, which is why the experts at Perfect365, Arcsoft’s award-winning free makeover app, have pulled together some tips to make sure your summer selfies picture-perfect.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Staten Island Yankees: A Fun Summer Activity For The Whole Family! #MC

 I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Staten Island Yankees. I received tickets for the game as well as food vouchers to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

Last weekend my family and I had a fun-filled day cheering on the Staten Island Yankees. This was my first time in Staten Island, but not my first time attending a minor league baseball game. When we lived in Florida we attended a Tampa Yankees game also. As you can tell, we love baseball – and the Yankees. In fact, we had so much fun at that game that we couldn’t wait to go to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark and watch the SI Yanks play against the Jamestown Jammers! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fabkids Summer Sweetie


So apparently New York finally realized its summer. Sigh. I was so enjoying the cooler 70-80 degree weather. But this week we’ve finally reached the 90’s. It’s been hot, sticky, and humid. And this of course calls for appropriate attire.

Arianna has been DYING to wear this FabKids Outfit since she got it in the mail. It’s the cutest thing ever!!! It comes with a toucan woven dress and legging. I love how bright and colorful it is. And she loves how many people stopped to tell her how pretty she looked in it! Ha! (This kid loves attention. Can you tell?)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Puerto Rico 2014 (Part 2): Ruins, Beaches, & Cliffs

(Read the first part of our Puerto Rico trip here)

One of the things I love about Puerto Rico is that there are secret treasures all over the island. You can literally pull over on the side of the road, walk a few feet, and find yourself in a tropical oasis. That’s exactly what happened when we were visiting Aguadilla. We heard about an old lighthouse ruins called Punta Borinquen that was hidden behind a golf course somewhere, so we decided to put our explorer hats on and go in search of it.

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