GIVEAWAY- @Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewer #Keurig #Giveaway

25 Mar

GIVEAWAY: Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewer

As a coffee lover I appreciate my Keurig especially when I don’t want to get out of my bed. I have my favorite coffee brands right in my house. Just pop a k-pod in and it’s ready in no time. What I like about the 2.0 is now I can make more than one cup thanks to the carafe. Now my family can also have a cup with me. We enjoy the different brands like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Timothy’s, and even Swiss Miss hot chocolate. There are 400 different beverages from 60 brands. I still haven’t tried all of them yet. The 2.0 has so much to offer. To learn more about it check out ;

Who’s ready to win? 


One lucky reader of my blog Five Little Words will receive a Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewer. 

Mandatory Entry: 

Sign up for my blog via email. Confirm subscription. Comment telling me you’ve done so. 

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Please leave a separate comment for each entry you make to be entered. If you are already following leave a comment letting me know. 

Open to US addresses only. Must be 18 and older. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries. No purchase necessary. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Contest ends April 25, 2015 midnight. Winner has 24 hours to claim. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. 

Good luck!!!!! 



20 Mar

It’s official that I totally need a walk in closet for my shoes/boots. It’s also official that I am a BEARPAW BRAND AMBASSADOR. I was so honored that BearPaw picked me as one of their ambassador’s. I have always been a huge fan and always made sure I owned a pair of their comfy, stylish, warm boots. I even love the way the boots look on my daughter, and she approves. There’s so many to choose from like wedges, booties, knits and also slippers. Bearpaw also made sure to have a men’s and kids collection and casual footwear. From hikers, slip on’s, all weather, you name it. Sheepskin naturally regulates body temperature so feet stay cooler and drier in the heat and warmer in the cold. This is why my feet are warm all winter and why I appreciate a good pair of boots. 

It didn’t take me long to pick out a few of my favorites. The pictures below will show you what I like. The three I picked are: 

Tigris: 5.5″ tall pull on with rabbit fur collar. Color is Hickory. They run big so get your true size or even a size smaller. DO NOT order a size bigger. I’ve gotten lots of compliments on these. I like wearing them with skinny jeans. 

Emma: 10″ medium height soft suede. These can be worn with skirts, sweats, jeans, leggings, etc. Lining is very cushioned and cozy sometimes I just want to wear them without socks. These you need to order one size up. I also got these in Hickory.

Isabella: I recommend these 100%. I love these in the cold, rain and snow. They kept my feet very dry and warm and are very lightweight and waterproof.  Rubber toe cap and outsole. I should have had these a long time ago. Better late than never. I loved these with jeans or leggings. I just love the color Hickory so I also got these in that color as well. I got these in my true size. 

All of these are extremely comfortable and I will do my best to keep these boots looking fresh year after year. I will never get rid of my BEARPAWS. 

If you need help deciding what to get here is Bearpaw’s description of the collections:

The Classic Collection leads the pack with comfortable styles featuring sheepskin linings and classic detailing.

The Boutique Collection features eye-catching silhouettes in stunning shapes and exotic materials.

The Campus Collection was designed for a “laid back” atmosphere in mind… quick, easy, and most important, comfortable.

The Tahoe Collection was inspired by those ski trips and hanging out in the lodge. Combining a more traditional, rugged outsole with the highest quality materials to deliver style and comfort.

The Slipper Collection is summed up by stating “…these aren’t your parent’s house shoes.” This collection offers unprecedented comfort with all-around functionality.

Disclosure: I am a BEARPAW Brand Ambassador and I receive boots, etc to review. I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are always mine 100%. 

What’s your favorite pair?

Enjoy the pictures and check out BEARPAW on their web: and on Twitter: @bearpawshoes and on Instagram: @bearpawstyle 

Stay tuned for more posts to come with boots that I will review.

As BEARPAW would say: Comfortably yours!! 




13 Mar

The winners of the Dove Antiperspirant Dry Spray are:






6 Mar

Dove recently introduced their new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant at their Friendship Suite and I was invited to check it out. Dove partnered with Rocksbox, the innovative jewelry subscription company that was created out of the practice of sharing the latest fashion finds with friends. They asked you to bring your best girlfriend to take part in celebrating friendship. There were beauty makeovers, style trends to learn about and giveaways. 

The new Dove Dry Spray is the latest beauty trend and I see why. If there’s one thing I hate about deodorant it’s clumps under my arm that dried up. It provides 48 hour odor and wetness protection and is formulated with 1/4 moisturizers that offers all the care of Dove in a antiperspirant that goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel. The scents are amazing. There are so many to choose from.  

Here are a few:

Nourished Beauty: A floral, powdery fragrance with notes of jasmine and rose.

Cool Essentials: A blend of cucumber and green tea.

Revive: A pomegranate, lemon verbena scent. 

These are just 3 of 6. The other 3 are Beauty Finish, Skin Renew and Sensitive. These can be found now at mass food and drug retailers nationwide. SRP $5.49 (3.8 oz) can. 

I tried the Nourished a Beauty and loved it! No more clumps and when I feel under my arms it’s so smooth and the fragrance was still there hours later. The 48 hour protection really worked. I will be packing this for my cruise. Dove didn’t forget the men. I found it in Target for my boys. It’s called Dove Men Care Dry Spray Antiperspirant in Clean Comfort which also smells amazing. They love it too!

I had my makeover which I loved and consulted with a Rocksbox stylist about their gorgeous jewelry and how the subscription works. They were kind enough to offer my readers a free one- month subscription to try unlimited jewelry. For more info and to try your free month head to and enter promo code: DoveBFFs 

Go to and @Dove on Twitter for more info. 

GIVEAWAY: I am giving away 3 Dove Dry Sprays to 3 winners. Choose from Nourished Beauty, Cool Essentials or Revive. Comment below and tell me which one you want to try. Open to US residents only. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received free samples. I was excited to receive these new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant from the Dove Team. I also received a necklace from Rocksbox. 


6 Mar

I was so excited I was picked again to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration party. This years theme was multigenerational. Last year I did Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in my daughter’s 1st grade class. The kids loved it and I enjoyed hosting. This year was a little different. The weather was bad and sickness took a toll on everyone in our house. I was admitted in the hospital with asthma and my kids stayed in and out of the emergency room with colds and asthma. They missed so much school. 

I was sad hoping my kids would get better. Disney puts a smile on everyone’s face, so I  knew I had to make this party happen and even with the kids still under the weather I was gonna brighten up their day. 

I decided to do a #DisneySide Big Hero 6 Oscar Party. We weren’t able to invite guests over but we had our family was just right. I decorated with what was given to us in our box. I made buffalo wings, vegetable rolls, cole slaw and mashed potatoes. I wasn’t able to make the tie-dye cake but will make it one day. I did have red velvet cake. We also had Izze’s and sparkling cider to toast Big Hero 6 for winning an Oscar that night. I made mallomars with whipped cream as treats. We also played games and did word search that were provided in our box. 

A majority of the items that were sent to me were used and I will be using the rest soon. They came in handy like the Twinnings Herbal Tea for those that wer sick and the All mighty Pacs with Oxi for all the laundry that needed to be done and the luggage tags will come in handy next month for our cruise. 

I wish I had more pictures of my kids but they were still under the weather. I appreciated hosting again this year and hope I’m picked again for the next round. We hope you enjoy our #DisneySide multigenerational party re-cap. 

Thank you to everyone who made this party possible and to all the sponsors. Mom Select, BSM Media, Disney Parks, Maria Bailey, Leanne Jakubowski O’ Regan. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a box full of free products to host my Disney Side party. Opinions are 100% mine as always. 

@DrMartens BOOT LAUNCH EVENT WITH X ADVENTURE TIME @tristinandtyler #StandForSomething

5 Mar

Twins Tristin and Tyler hosted the Dr. Martens and Cartoon Network X Adventure Time Boot Launch Event at the end of February and my kids and I were invited. How could you say no to these two cutie pies who always welcome you with a hello and big smile. They are amazing and we support everything they do from modeling, hosting, vlogging, you tube, to blogging.

I couldn’t wait to see these new limited edition boots with Adventure Time characters for adults and kids. My daughter and I want the black pair with characters Finn and Jake the dog on them. We want to Dr. Marten mom and daughter rock stars strutting our boots. 

Citibabes was the perfect place to have this event being that the place was packed with kids. There was a big play area full of fun things for the kids to do from slides, & small rock climbing. Like a huge jungle gym. There was also food from tacos to churros and apple juice. 

Finn and Jake showed up and took pictures with everyone and Finn and my daughter showed off their dance moves to each other. She loved that. 

All the boots are cool to have. Especially when they’re limited edition. Can’t wait to see what else is in store with Dr. Martens.

We had a great fun filled day and the kids even took home goodie bags with the characters toys and other goodies. Thank you for the invite. 

Check out the pics below and let me know your favorite pair. 

Check out the twins Tristin and Tyler: and on Twitter @tristinandtyler

Dr Martens website : and on twitter @drmartens

Disclosure: I was not compensated fir this post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 


4 Mar

My kids and I are so excited to get away from New York and head to the Bahamas on Norwegian, Breakaway Cruise Lines for 7-days. This was a blessing to win this amazing vacation thanks to @themoms from Twitter. I want us to enjoy every minute and really take in the sights and explore. 

In about 4 weeks we will be saying Bon Voyage to this crazy weather and sailing to Paradise. I wish my oldest son could go but he has to work. He did go on a cruise when he was younger but would have been fun if all my kids were with me. Hopefully he can go on the next one. Oh, I didn’t tell you I won an 11-day cruise with another cruise line as well. That will be taken in 2016. Back to Norwegian. The Moms had an event where we got to go on the Breakaway Norwegian boat and see what it looks like, find out about all the activities and tour the rooms, taste the delicious foods and take in a few shows. The kids also got to meet the Nickelodeon characters. We had a great time and appreciated getting to see what a cruise ship looked like inside. My kids know exactly what they want to do on board. 

We’ve been talking about the cruise ever since we won and now comes the hard part. PACKING!! I’m going to start a list and take care of the packing ASAP. I’m so glad we don’t have to fly to Miami. The Breakaway leaves from New York. Hallelujah!! I just found my passport and found out it expired in Aughst 2014. Ten years goes by fast. I went to the DMV instead and got an enhanced driver’s license that can be used as a passport. Problem solved. Now I have to get my 18 year old son one too. A fellow mom blogger told me to take walkie-talkies because cell phones don’t always work. That was a great tip. My other blogger friend said she will loan me the two she has. That’s so sweet of her. 

Plenty of pictures will be taken so I’m glad I received my Lyve Home photo storage device that holds 1 TB of photos and videos. Whatever pictures or videos I take will be sent right to the device without taking up storage on my phone. I also won this device from another event The Moms had this year. 

I’m also glad the kids will be on Easter/Spring break for the entire time we’re on the cruise and won’t miss school. After a rough winter with kids sick from colds and asthma, and myself being admitted in hospital with asthma this vacation couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m gonna soak up all the Caribbean sun and bring some back to New York.  

One last thing, found great sales on summer clothes at Old Navy. So glad shorts, swimming trunks and flip flops are already in stores. I racked up for all three kids. Still need more stuff and will take care of that soon. 


Stop & Shop Giveaway Winner Announced

13 Feb

Congratulations to Krista K who won the Stop & Shop $25 gift card giveaway. I will contact you for your info. Thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more giveaways.



2 Feb

To help provide hunger relief to those in need, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is kicking-off the New Year with the launch of its A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge, a contest calling on participating schools to host food drives benefitting local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens, with prizes going to those creating the best displays utilizing the donated goods.

The Challenge runs from January 1, 2015 to February 13, 2015 and is open to ALL schools (public or private) in CT, NY, and NJ that are currently registered in the A+ School Rewards Program, which can be found at

“As part of Stop & Shop’s commitment to being a better neighbor in each of the communities we serve, the A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge is an ideal way to support both local schools and feeding those in need,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations, Stop & Shop New York Metro Division.

To participate in the Challenge, each school registered in the A+ School Rewards Program is asked to choose a local not-for-profit food bank, pantry or soup kitchen, conduct a food drive at their school and collect non-perishable goods. Each participating school builds a unique and creative Fighting Hunger Display using donated products and placed in a prominent area of the school. The food items will be donated to the designated food bank, pantry or soup kitchen at the conclusion of the Challenge.

Coordinators and/or Principals must submit a photograph of their Fighting Hunger Display, indicating the name of their designated recipient. Schools are divided into three brackets based on enrollment size, with the top two schools in each bracket winning $1,000 each. The winning Fighting Hunger Display photos will be placed on the Stop & Shop social media pages (, and

Online Entries must be submitted by February 13, 2015 at Mailed Entries must be postmarked by February 13, 2015 and received by February 19, 2015 and sent to:

A+ Fighting Hunger Challenge
c/o Crane Communications
111 Presidential Blvd, Ste. 252
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

For full Challenge rules visit

GIVEAWAY: I am giving one of my subscribed readers a $25 Stop and Shop gift card. Purchasing items and giving to your local pantry would be great. Just leave a relevant comment to this post.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are mine 100%. I was given gift card for giveaway.



2 Feb

I’ve always been a fan of Lacoste so when the opportunity came to attend their Spring/Summer 2015 preview I couldn’t say no. I headed downtown to the west side, NYC for the launch.

From their polo shirts to their tennis skirts and sneakers I always made sure my kids and I owned a piece of Lacoste. The next best thing that they did was introduce Lacoste Underwear. I’m sure every man wants to be comfortable when wearing underwear and Lacoste took care of that. There’s even loungewear and I can’t wait to purchase these for my boys/young men. Day to Night comfort!!!

Amazing colors, patterns and prints for the men. Loungewear very stylish and comfortable. Vibrant colors is where it’s at.

The event was packed and there were models and guys jumping on trampolines and dancing to house music. Food and drinks were on deck and I loved the displays. Everyone took home a sample of the underwear which I gave to my oldest.

There’s so many to choose from like the Pique L.12.12 Single Pack in the boxer brief, trunk and bikini hip brief in cotton with colors like: Jester Red, Rose Brown, Marine Blue and Faded Denim to name a few.

The Motion Single Pack micro mesh, in trunk, boxer brief and brief with the colors: Dazing Blue and White piping, Marine Blue and Sulphur Spring Piping and White and Lacoste Green piping.

You also have the Colours Multi Pack with the vibrant colors: Empire Yellow, Victoria Blue, and patterns like Check Print or combinations. These also come in trunk, boxer brief and brief in a 2-pack. These underwear keeps you cool and dry with a tag free waistband and flexible fit. Also, in the Colours Multi Pack are Tee shirts in a 2-pack in basic colors like grey, black and white in v-neck or round neck.

The Essentials Multi Pack has 3per pack in the boxer brief, knit boxer and mid rise brief. Colors are: Mars Red, Deep Ultramarine and stripes or combination.

These are just some of the underwear. There’s so much more to see.
The loungewear come in great prints like the Baseline Single Hanging in premium woven cotton, which is a single pack lounge pant or sleep short in Croc Print Navy, Croc Print Victoria and Croc Print Lacoste Green.

Service Line Single Hanging lounge pant and sleep short in stretch cotton, available in single packs also with great patterns like Long Check Navy, Grid Green and Narrow Slate Pin Blue Chambray.

I know my boys will be very happy when this collection launches. I might even get myself some of the lounge pants. Super comfy!! Definitely stocking up in the tee shirts for myself and my boys as well.

Sizes available will come in S-XXL.
For prices and more info check out their website : and On Twitter : @LACOSTE

DISCLOSURE: I was not compensated for this post. I was given gift for attending. Opinions are always mine 100%.



































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