30 Oct


STAMFORD, Conn., October 30, 2014 – Much like other subscription businesses including Netflix and Hulu Plus, WWE® (NYSE: WWE) will be offering:

· November For Free: New subscribers will receive WWE Network free of charge for the entire month of November – including Survivor Series on Sunday, November 23.

· New Simplified Price Plan: WWE Network will be available for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time.

“We are excited to offer new WWE Network subscribers the month of November free to experience all of our live programming, explore thousands of hours of video-on-demand content, and watch Survivor Series, one of our most popular events,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “Our research combined with best practices in digital subscription businesses affirms our belief that a simple, single price plan will help us continue to grow WWE Network’s subscriber base.”

WWE Network is a one-of-a-kind experience for fans that has been met with critical acclaim.

· Grantland’s Bill Simmons said WWE Network is “something truly significant” and “I feel like I’m stealing money from Vince McMahon, actually. Wait, I’m stealing money from Vince McMahon.”

· Yahoo! Sports said, “All signs point to WWE having a championship product on their hands.”

· USA Today said, “It’s a no-brainer for even casual viewers from a consumer standpoint.”

WWE Network features 24/7 scheduled programming, all 12 pay-per-view events LIVE and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 2,600 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view, all for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel any time. WWE Network programming includes groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available on an over-the-top basis in more than 170 countries and territories.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to subscribe online by going to and clicking on the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar.

For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

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@RUUMkidswear HOLIDAY COLLECTION @ClarksShoes ON RUNWAY @PetiteParade

29 Oct

It is always a pleasure for my kids and I to attend Petite Parade (kids fashion week) in NYC. What parent wouldn’t want to see new kids collections on the runway modeled by some of the cutest kids? The kids have a great time and impress me every time when they strut their stuff.

This year Petite Parade featured RUUM Kid’s Wear Holiday Collection and it was a sight to see. I’ve mentioned this brand in a few of my other posts. I love dressing my daughter in RUUM clothing. Loved the faux fur vests and tulle skirts. The girls stole the show with bows and sparkly dresses but they didn’t forget about the guys. Twin models Tristin and Tyler showed us how to dress up denim jeans with a blazer and tie and how wear an Aztec sweater with colorful jeans.

Clark’s Kids SS15 also showed their latest shoe collection and little feet sashayed the wonderful collection. Kids danced and just had the time of their lives. There was even a cute friendly dog that modeled. Loved seeing the 2015 collection so I can shop early for the adorable styles for my daughter. My son’s foot need the men’s collection.

Everyone did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.

RUUM American Kid’s Wear Holiday Highlights:

RUUM American Kid’s Wear, known by style-minded parents who seek the quality and design they know and love from their own favorite luxury brands, celebrates the whimsy of the holiday season with a travel inspired holiday collection chock full of the winter’s coziest layered essentials, paired with effortless style.

This season’s design inspiration takes form in rich winter colors. Scottish Highlands and Fifth Avenue glamour embody an appreciation for travel, leisure and a panache for the jetsetter’s life. The perfect embodiment of value and quality, the collections captures a mix of vibrant tulle skirts, draped plaid shirts, faux fur vests and embellished accents suited for a winter princess. A holiday brew of chunky knits in brushed yarns, athletic rib-trimmed puffer jackets, and menswear inspired pieces that are fit for a prince.

“RUUM is about elevation and making every child look and feel their best, and our winter collection is no exception. This brand aims to inspire boys and girls throughout the holiday season to create a fun and unique fashion statement, while maintaining comfort and warmth for jet setting style,” says Ezra Dabah, CEO, RUUM.

RUUM (pronounced ‘room’) has become the go-to brand for stylish celebrity parents such as Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sean Combs. The collections have the latest runway trends intertwined in RUUM’s style philosophy, making every piece paparazzi-ready for celebrity kids, and the stars and starlets in your life.

Highlights and RUUM pictures courtesy of RUUM. Clark’s pictures courtesy of my daughter who loves sitting in the front row and hope to walk the runway one day.
Enjoy the pics!

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












































Are GoPro Cameras On Your Holiday List? Get To @BestBuy #GoProatBestBuy #ad

13 Oct

Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

I consider my a techy and when new cameras and camcorders come out I am first to see what they’re all about. I might not own every camera I see but it’s good to know what’s on the market. To be honest I don’t own any cameras or camcorders. There’s a few I would love to have. The first place I go is Best Buy to get a hands on demo and the information I need about the product. With the holidays fast approaching I have a few tech items I’m interested in and one of them is the GoPro camera. I’m sure my kids will also want one. I consider my family adventurous and there’s plenty of times we could have used one. We love amusement parks, boating, hiking, swimming and will be going on a 7-day cruise soon so I hope to have a GoPro camera so I can capture some great video too. This would be perfect especially if we go swimming with the dolphins or when we’re having fun on the water slide. It will be very hard to use my iPad or iPhone under water. Not a good idea.

I love taking pictures and even though I’m not a professional photographer I consider myself an expert at what I’ve captured so far. Hoping a family member reads this and see that GoPro is first on my holiday list since my birthday just passed. If not I will just have to save my pennies.

GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.


GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.


GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.
12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates



Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


11 Oct

Cooking is my absolute favorite thing to do. I learned to cook by watching my father and grandmother. I never wrote any recipe down I just watched, listened and asked questions. My memory was very good and so was my appetite. My grandmother never measured anything. I never seen her pull out a recipe card or book unless she found something in a magazine she wanted to try. When I post pictures of a dish I made I can tell you what I put in it but as far as the measurements go you’re on your own with that. I guess I took after my grandma. Lol. Now don’t get me wrong I do follow recipes and measure when it’s a new recipe but if it’s a dish I’ve been making for a long time or just something I made up then I’m not measuring. However, baking gets my undivided attention because pies and cakes should be measured exactly the way the recipe says. All I can say for that is do not mess up my desserts.

I cook everyday unless I’m sick or we ate out or someone else cooked. Summers are so hot and I try my best to stay away from the stove. My favorite season to cook is in the Fall. Temperature changes, leaves falling, and kids are in school and ready to eat when they get in. There are also so many new recipes to try or make up myself. Some days I pull out my crock-pot throw everything in and just relax. Homemade food is the best. I love when the whole family eats together. I also love when my kids help me out in the kitchen. I want them to become great chefs.

Johnsonville reached out to me to and asked if I could create a homemade recipe now that it’s getting chilly out. Johnsonville is known for their delicious sausage like their Andouille, Cheddar or Smoked fully cooked sausage. There are so many things you can add sausage to like pasta, soups, chili, stuffing or omelets. We also love a good sausage and peppers hero. It’s a must have in our house.

With the free coupons provided I decided to use Johnsonville Beef Brats (smoked beef bratwurst) for my recipe. We are a meat and potatoes family so I had fun coming up with the recipe I call: Smashed Potatoes and Brats.

1 pack of Johnsonville Beef Brats
1 large onion
1 large green pepper
Jar of fire roasted red peppers (few pieces)
Bag of mini golden potatoes (Yukon)
Minced garlic in jar (put as much as you like)
Parsley flakes
Old Bay seasoning
Salt (pinch)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. After washing potatoes pat dry, add seasonings and olive oil then rub all over. I used parsley, old bay seasoning, salt and pepper. Place potatoes on cookie sheet and bake till crispy about 20 to 30 minutes depending on your oven. In a hot frying pan pour small amount of olive oil then place sausage. As sausage is cooking after about 10 or 15 minutes add your onions and peppers to pan. Once onions and peppers are cooked to your liking add garlic last. If you add garlic too early it will burn before everything else is cooked.

Once everything is done take your potatoes and smash them with your palm on a plate. They will be slightly open. Cut up your brats into bite size pieces and add your onions and peppers. I also added more smashed potatoes on top and made it like a sandwich.

Serve with your favorite bread and a glass of sparkling apple cider. I also made more food with this meal but my recipe was for Johnsonville sausage.

I enjoyed making this recipe and we all enjoyed eating it. Sorry I didn’t get pictures of everyone eating their meal but we were busy stuffing our faces to smile. Lol.
I hope you try my recipe with your family and let me know how they like it. Maybe you added something to it or used a different Johnsonville product. You can comment below or leave me a tweet on Twitter @nilimonicky. I will be creating more meals so be on the lookout for more recipes on the blog.

Thank you very much Johnsonville.
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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post with a gift card to purchase groceries and coupons for free product. Opinions are mine 100% as always.





30 Sep

A night of comedy is something we all could use once in a while. Laughing is the best medicine. Hubby and I were invited to a night of comedy at Caroline’s on Broadway. We’ve never been to Caroline’s so this was a special treat. We acted like tourists for the day hanging in Times Square, taking pics and buying treats. We met up with our blogger friends and got our laugh on.

Comedians that took the stage were Marlon Wayans (actor, comedian), Sherri Shepherd (former co-host of The View, starring in Broadway’s Cinderella), Michael Che (comedian, co-anchor of SNL’s a Weekend Update), Michelle Buteau (comedian, V H1 Best Week Ever).

P&G and #NYTough played a big part in this night. The comedians performed stand up on what it means to be #NYTough with brands from Bounty, Crest, Dawn, Febreeze, Head & Shoulders, Secret and Tide. The #NYTough campaign gives New Yorkers a break from the unique challenges they face every day in the city with practical solutions provided by the brands I mentioned above. New Yorkers shared their honest and hilarious stories about the tough situations they encounter day-to-day using the hashtag #NYTough.

If you recognize the comedians I mentioned then you know we were laughing all night. We had a blast. I was crying. Sherri and Marlon made eye contact with me while telling their jokes. It was my first time hearing Michelle and Michael live. They all had me in tears and did a wonderful job. I didn’t want the show to end. We could have stayed all night especially with the free appetizers and drinks. Lol.

Marlon took my phone and did a selfie with my blogger buddies at our table. He even retweeted my tweets. Yes he retweets. He is very nice. They all smiled for the cameras and took pics with guests.

My #NYTough situations I encounter are always in the hot, smelly, overcrowded train stations from pushing, bookbags shoving me in my back, smelly breath and underarms, and the horrible underground smells. I throw my clothes in the washing machine as soon as possible with Tide after sitting on the train, spray my pocketbooks with Febreeze, always have Bounty in my bag to hold the handlebar with, make sure I brush with Crest, use Secret deodorant so I smell fresh, Head & Shoulders for the hair and Dawn for my dishes and some clothes because it really gets the grease out.

I go through #NYTough situations everyday so that makes me one tough New Yorker.

We really enjoyed the show and hope to return to Caroline’s on Broadway in the future. It was nice for hubby and I to see a comedy show again. We haven’t seen one in a while.

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




















26 Sep

Target is partnering with Minnesota-based company, Faribault Woolen Mills, on a limited-edition collection of 100 percent wool scarves, throws, handbags and tech accessories.

Just in time for the holidays, the Faribault for Target collection will offer guests a variety of American-made giftable items, with a classic, yet modern feel. Ranging in price from $12.99 to $79.99, the 100-piece collection will be available exclusively on beginning Nov. 2.

For collection imagery and additional details on the partnership, please visit A Bullseye View.
















25 Sep

The Secret Extensions Media Event was recently held at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa 171 E 65th St in NYC. If you don’t know what Secret Extensions are well it’s a secret so I can’t tell you but you can go on their website and find out more info.

Okay I’ll tell you what it is but I still want you to check out the website.
How many of you know actress /tv personality Daisy Fuentes? She’s the face behind Secret Extensions the patented headband which is completely invisible with hair attached. Thicker, fuller, longer hair in seconds. Secret Extensions are made of an all new keratin conditioned fiber that moves like, feels like, and looks like the real thing! The best part is, Secret Extensions are available in 11 different colors to perfectly blend in with your hair!

I’ve never worn extensions, wigs, or weaves but knew I wanted to give this a try just to see how you can go from limp or thin hair to a full head within seconds. It is very light weight which I loved and the colors match your hair color perfectly unless you want to go lighter or darker or even wear 2 colors at the same time. The extensions are 16″ long. If you want it shorter it can be cut. You can wash it, brush it with a soft bristle flat brush and use a curler or straightener. The string is not replaceable but with the special offer of Buy 1 get the 2nd for $29.99 I’d say it’s worth it to just buy more.

I tried the dark brown and brown black because I have those natural colors in my hair. I might try the light red brown the next time. What I also like is I didn’t have to dye my hair in a salon or get any type of weave or wig and be upset if it wasn’t what I expected. This is easy. Just put on like a headband if I like the color it stays on, if I don’t it’s not a problem just easily take off. No damage done.

I received two different hairstyles at the event and when I got home I tried out a few more. What a difference hair makes. Someone said I looked like a princess. I felt like Rapunzel. I love it and will be sporting my new look with pride. My favorite look is what I tried out which is the side pony. I also love braids. I don’t know how to make a fishbraid but I will have someone make one for me.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a swag bag with goodies and hair extensions of course. Opinions are mine 100% as always.




















24 Sep

As fans of Olive Garden hubby and I always make sure we visit a few times a month. He requested to go for his birthday this month and as always we have a great time enjoying our favorites.

When I found out there was going to be a lunch menu tasting for the media I immediately signed up. I met with other bloggers at the Times Square location in NYC and we sampled 10 courses in an hour. Can I just say I came hungry and left stuffed in a good way.

Earlier this year, Olive Garden unveiled the most significant menu evolution in the restaurant’s history, including more than 20 new menu items that broaden the choice, variety and value it offers guests, prepared with new cooking techniques that accentuate new flavors. Olive Garden’s new menu is designed to appeal to the evolving palettes and preferences of casual dining guests, while providing guests with more options to customize their meal experience at both lunch and dinner.

• Risotto Bites (“Small Plates”) – Bite-sized blend of Italian cheeses and rice, lightly fried and served in marinara sauce.

• Polenta Shrimp alla Greca (“Small Plates”) – Sautéed shrimp served on creamy polenta and topped with a fresh blend of olives, capers and tomato sauce.

• Spicy Calabrian Wings (appetizer) – Chicken wings tossed with garlic and chili peppers from the Italian region of Calabria, served with gorgonzola dipping sauce. Available for a limited time.

• Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad Topper – Fresh mozzarella bites, roasted tomato, bell pepper, basil, kale and an extra-virgin olive oil drizzle.

• Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich – Smashed chicken meatballs with roasted bell peppers and mozzarella on a focaccia bun.

• Bucatini with Spicy Three Meat Sauce and Meatballs – Served as part of Never Ending Pasta Bowl. Starting Sept. 22 through Nov. 9, guests can enjoy a variety of more than 150 pasta combinations, plus homemade soup or garden fresh salad and fresh baked garlic breadsticks – all unlimited and starting at just $9.99. Learn more and see additional combinations here.

• Chicken Abruzzi (Olive Garden Specialty, Lighter Italian Fare [under 575 calories]) – Grilled chicken breast in a savory broth simmered with cannellini beans, kale and garden vegetables.

• Grilled Chicken with Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine – Grilled chicken breasts served on a bed of fettuccine tossed with creamy roasted butternut squash alfredo and fresh spinach. Available as part of the fall menu and for a limited time only.

• Pappardelle Pescatore (Olive Garden Specialty) – Sautéed shrimp, bay scallops and clams tossed with pappardelle pasta, fresh asparagus and tomatoes in a creamy red pepper seafood sauce.

• Pumpkin Cheesecake – A seasonal favorite, this is a pumpkin cheesecake topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and ginger cookie crumbles. Available for a limited time only.

My favorites were the Spicy Calabrian Wings. If you read the description above you see why. I am a spice fanatic and these are off the hook. Just the right spice (for me) you can be the judge. I really hope these stay on the menu forever. Even though they are an appetizer I enjoyed them as an entree with a salad and breadsticks I would be happy. Please Olive Garden keep these Spicy Calabrian Wings.

Polenta Shrimp was another one of my favorites. Everyone that knows me knows shrimp is my number one favorite seafood. I enjoyed this dish very much. The combo of the capers, olives and tomato sauce was very very good.

Smashed Chicken Meatball Sandwich was melting in my mouth. It tasted like a chicken parmigiana sandwich. The roasted peppers and mozzarella cheese really complimented that sandwich.

Bucatini with Spicy Three Meat Sauce and Meatballs. (Mama Mia) This entree had me going back for thirds. Yes thirds. I loved it. Once again anything spicy as long as I can taste the heat is a plus in my recipe book. This is part of the never ending pasta bowl so I will be back before it ends Nov 9. My birthday is in October so it’s all good.

Who goes to a restaurant and not order dessert? Well if you ate everything I mentioned above you would have ordered dessert to go but at least you have it for a midnight snack. This is where the Pumpkin Cheesecake comes in. Yes this is seasonal so I can’t ask Olive Garden to keep it on the menu forever unless I’m the one donating pumpkins year-round and doing the baking. Lol. I tried. I enjoyed my cheesecake very much and maybe for my birthday I can get a whole pumpkin cheesecake. (Wink,wink). Delicioso!!!

New Dinner Menu Highlights:

· Fall Flavors: Celebrate the flavors of fall with Olive Garden’s brand-new Grilled Chicken Butternut Squash Alfredo Fettuccine and the return of guest-favorite, Pumpkin Cheesecake.

· Small Plates: Expanding the Tastes of Italy section to include eight small plate dishes for guests who want to explore different flavors.

· Antipasti and Caprese Salads: Creating new ways for guests to enjoy Olive Garden’s popular signature salad through the addition of antipasti or caprese toppings.

· Lighter Italian Fare: Enhancing variety within the under-575-calories menu section by introducing additional dishes for calorie-counting guests.

· Specialty Entrees: Bringing new culinary-forward entrees to the chicken and seafood sections of the menu, enhanced by preparation on a new Piastra flat-top grill for a more evenly cooked, tender and juicy taste.

I had a wonderful time stuffing my face and learning about the new fall flavors and under 575 calories menu. The manager and servers were friendly and always made sure we had something on our plates and in our glasses. I also won a $25 gift card for participating in a social media contest while at the restaurant. My birthday meal is looking pretty good thanks to Olive Garden.

Disclosure: I wasn’t compensated for this post. Opinions are always mine 100%. I received lunch, a t- shirt and won a gift card.



















24 Sep

There’s nothing more adorable when you have a mini fashionista in the making. Moms and dads are trotting their mini me’s around with a sense of style. Since my first born I’ve always dressed my kids with that fashion swag without spending a fortune. That’s the fashionista mom in me. I can proudly say we still got it!

Recently I’ve come across the amazing kids fashion line RUUM. I am head over heels in love with their collections. Too bad my sons can’t wear any of the clothes but that’s okay because my daughter loves it all. I recently attended RUUM’s preview of their Fall/Winter collection and just want to say my daughter will need more closet space. How is it that some kids have more clothes than their parents? I was just discussing this earlier with another parent. What parent doesn’t want their kids to look good when they step out into the world? I say the whole family needs to look good together.

Sometimes my daughter and I color coordinate or even wear the same shirt or jeans and even our hair up in a bun a few times. I love dressing her up or down. She is definitely my little mini me with style and will let me know in a heart beat if she likes something or not.

I’m noticing celebrities kids are channeling their parents street style savvy. Recently spotted was North West with mom Kim Kardashian leaving LAX airport. North effortlessly sports a RUUM American Kid’s Wear double pocket chambray button down, accompanied with chino’s and classic boots. No doubt in this look North West went with her (daddy) Kanye West style. Can you say gorgeous? She is a cutie pie and her parents know that RUUM is one of the best brands for their little girl.

Whether you’re a celebrity or not RUUM is affordable and if you check out the website you can get up to 50% off select Fall Fashions. Shop their Fall Lookbook and see what the Denim Shop has in store.





17 Sep

Disclosure: “I am a member of the Stiletto Media Blogger Network. This is a sponsored post written for #TeenDrive365 and the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. For more information on the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic, please visit

When it comes to driving I try to be as cautious and safe as possible especially when my kids are in the back seat but anything can happen on the road no matter what so you have to always be prepared.

I want my kids to be as safe as possible on the road and Toyota is making that happen with their Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic. Where were these clinics at when I was a teen? I was so nervous when I got on the road especially when going up a hill and driving on the highway but if I wanted my license I had to shake it off, pay attention and pass that test. I took driving test and lessons in NY and received my license in New Jersey when I lived out there. I was so excited, nervous and happy when i was taking the test and when it was all over and the instructor said I passed. I also feel even though you get a license it doesn’t hurt to freshen up on your driving because there are some people who just do not belong on the road.

I have 4 kids and I think my 11 year old is more excited about wanting to drive more than the other 3. He’s always talking about cars and how he can drive this one and what dream car he is going to have. I’m so nervous because I know how fast Ferraris, Jaguars, Bugatti’s and Lamborghini’s are. Yes those are on his dream list. Can you say OMG? Safety first is always on my mind.

I wish we lived in the country because fast cars don’t belong in the city. Every parent want their teen drivers safe and if I have to be that back seat driver I will be. I am so happy Toyota is here for our teens.

Come down to the interactive Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic where they provide pre-drivers, new drivers and parents with car care basics to prepare for the road ahead. Other topics covered will be: Dangerous driving distractions and how to avoid them, communication and coaching tips for parents and teens and much more!

Click on this link and register now.



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