Sunday Funday w/ Léman Manhattan Prep. School & Children’s Museum of Manhattan 

4 Feb

For the second year running, hundreds of families celebrated Sunday Funday with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on January 31, 2016. CMOM brought together the best in family entertainment, indoor sports and games, creative workshops and fabulous food for the whole family. Children 0 to 12 enjoyed age-appropriate activities from live performances to obstacle courses, sports celebrity appearances to bouncy castles. Infants and toddlers enjoyed soft play areas and sing-alongs, and themed workshops were for all ages by Museum educators. Favorite costume characters, magicians and face painters added to the family fun. 

   The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) was founded by families and individuals to create a place of joy and learning for all children. All funds raised at Sunday Funday supported top-notch cultural programming enjoyed by 350,000 people a year, free access to CMOM for over 50,000 low-income individuals a year and outreach programs in over 50 sites in high-need neighborhoods across New York City. 

   

My kids and I were invited by  Léman Manhattan Preparatory School to attend Sunday Funday. The first time my kids and I visited Leman we were invited to a swimming event and we fell in love with the school which is located in the Financial District and serves Pre-K – 12th grade. It is also a boarding school for international students. My son and daughter both want to attend.  

   
    
   
So back to Sunday Funday, we spent an amazing day with lots of parents, kids, celebrities, fun activities and lots of food. The basketball court was where you could find my son and my daughter loves the castle bouncy house. There was so much to do and my kids even decorated their own tote bags at the Léman Manhattan Preparatory School table. Laurie Berkner sung her famous songs for the kids and Prince Amukamara (Giants) made an appearance and did the whip & nae nae and my kids got pictures with him as well. My daughter also enjoyed dancing on stage with the kids pop dance party. Also NBA and WNBA players played basketball and my son got a pic with them too.  

   
Picnic tables added a great touch to the event. Finger sized foods and drinks made it easy for the kids to grab and the ice cream sundae bar was a hit with everyone. Nickelodeon costume characters came out and gave hugs and photos to their fans.  

  
    
    
    
 

Check out this link to Léman Manhattan Preparatory School for further info: http://www.lemanmanhattan.org/

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

The Joker Will Wreak Total Mayhem at Six Flags This Spring

27 Jan

Chaos reigns supreme at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2016 as one of the world’s most iconic DC Comics Super-Villains commandeers the park’s 14th and most unique scream machine in its history, The Joker.  
 

Earlier this fall, the world’s largest theme park announced “Total Mayhem,” which quickly became one of the world’s most anticipated new coasters of 2016. But behind the scenes, criminal mastermind The Joker was secretly plotting to take over the new 4D, free-fly coaster and name it as his own.

 “The Joker is undeniably one of the greatest DC Comics Super-Villains ever created. Only someone with his warped sense of humor could provide this level of insanity ─ or spinsanity ─ with a new, vertical coaster that delivers gravity-defying somersaults with utter unpredictability. It is the perfect addition to our dynamic line-up of award-winning roller coasters because this ride delivers total mayhem with its next-generation, cutting-edge thrills,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald.

After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, this 4-D, free-fly coaster will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience all of this chaos with no track above or below ─ just the sky, ground and adjacent Great Lake churning around them. 

   
 

The unique design of The Joker features:

· Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique two-tone design

· One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track

· 4-D wing vehicles that seat up to 8 per vehicle with a total of 5 vehicles

· Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head over heels

· A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an elevator-style, chain link lift

· Two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops giving the sensation of free-falling 

    
   
The Joker is expected to wreak total mayhem beginning in the spring of 2016, and join the ranks of all legendary roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure.

I love rollercoasters but I’m thinking about attempting to ride this one. Once I see it up close I know I’m going to get on. I love the flips and twists. 

For more information about the 2016 season at Six Flags Great Adventure, visit http://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. 

 

Build-A-Bear Workshop Welcomes Care Bears 

22 Jan

Care Bears made their debut to Build-A-Bear Workshops® nationwide for a year-long promotion highlighting the loveable, caring and sharing bunch. You can also order online at http://www.buildabear.com  

 I was invited to see how it all went down at the Empire State Building location. I’ve never experienced the Build-A-Bear Workshop before but was glad to finally get a chance to now that Care Bears joined them.   

  Care Bears have always been one of my favorite stuffed animals. My kids are also fans. I was able to pick out two bears, outfits and accessories, then see how the bears were stuffed, given their beating hearts, a cotton candy and bubble gum scent, theme music and birth certificates. I also received backpacks and the cardboard house that it travels in. Hmm, was I giving these to my daughter or keeping one for myself? Well you should know the answer. She got both. She was very surprised and thankful.   

    
   
  
 
Tenderheart Bear and Cheer Bear are ready for you take home to your little ones for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays or any occasion. Create your personalized bear today. I chose Cheer Bear. Which bear will you choose?  

   
Cheer Bear is a very happy Care Bear who helps others see the bright side of life. She will sometimes even do a cheer to help make someone happier! Wherever she goes, Cheer Bear wears a belly badge of hope and happiness- a colorful rainbow. Cheer Bear has soft pink fur. 

Now open at Build-A-Bear Workshop Empire State 350 5th Avenue, on 34th street, New York NY.

Check out @carebearsfriend and @buildabear on Twitter 

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

                                         

Teleflora Delivers Fresh Flowers For Valentine Day & Big Giveaway

22 Jan

Teleflora invited bloggers to a special Valentine’s Day Tea at Soho’s Crosby Street Hotel. We were there to get an exclusive preview to Teleflora’s new Valentine’s Day floral lineup and Teleflora announced their Love Note Concierge campaign with a special love note writing session from special guest, Hannah Brencher. Hannah leads the global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters and encourages strangers to exchange love letters in attempt to spread love, kindness, and happiness in an age that is run by all things digital. Hannah has been featured on TEDtalk, Huffington Post, and many more with her heartwarming story. 

  
There’s nothing like waking up or walking into a room filled with fresh flowers. It can be for any occasion. Teleflora flower arrangements are so beautiful I just want to order every month. The collectible vases, mugs, pitchers, etc are a great keepsake and even when the flowers are finished they can be used for other uses. Check out the ‘Flowers in a Gift” collection and look for the symbol when ordering. 

   
   
 I’m so glad Teleflora started their Love Note Concierge campaign (February 3-12). When I receive flowers it’s great to have a handwritten note along with it. Step away from technology and take time to write from the heart. It doesn’t have to rhyme or fill up a whole page it’s just you expressing your feelings. I’ve always loved writing love notes, or just writing in general and I also love writing in calligraphy a skill I learned in high school. It looks very pretty on paper and the recipient can see I put a lot into it. 

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching (February 14), its time to check out http://www.teleflora.com now and see the gorgeous collection. Same day delivery and next day delivery available.  

  

Passionate Purple Tulips

  Full Of Love Bouquet  

  
Best Friends Forever Bouquet with chocolates 

  
Blushing Lilies

Don’t forget to check out @Teleflora on Twitter and Instagram. 

GIVEAWAY: 

Who wants to win a $100 gift code to order flowers for that special someone in your life or even for yourself? 

Answer the question and complete everything below. 

*Who would you give a floral arrangement to or what bouquet would you choose?

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GIVEAWAY ENDS: January 31st. Winner announced on social media February 1st.

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

ROWENTA® To Host Designer Challenge on “Project Runway Junior” 

20 Jan

My kids and I anxiously await for Thursdays to arrive so we can watch Project Runway Junior together on Lifetime. The teenagers are amazing designers and are mentored by none other than the incredible Tim Gunn. Every week is exciting and nerve wracking because you await to see the new creations made but you never want to see anyone voted off. 

I’m not a designer but my father did teach me how iron to the point it look like I took my clothes to the dry cleaners for the professionals to do. He showed me how to iron everything from dress shirts to curtains, handkerchiefs and showed me how to crease to perfection. I’ve always enjoyed ironing and will wake up at 4 a.m. to start ironing for me and the kids. Rowenta itons have always been part of my ironing experience because their irons are amazing. The steam force technology is the best. Rowenta even made a Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Limited Edition iron. Now Project Runway Junior gets a limited edition iron as well. The kids on Project Runway Junior got it good. Have you seen this iron? I would love to have this iron. 

Rowenta, the leading manufacturer of high-performance steam irons, garment steamers and steam stations, announces its upcoming appearance on the premiere season of Lifetime’s fashion reality series, “Project Runway Junior.” Hosted by fashion icon and Emmy Award® winner Tim Gunn and supermodel Hannah Davis, “Project Runway Junior” is a direct spin-off of the original series, “Project Runway,” of which Rowenta has been a frequent sponsor. This will be the first time the garment care brand will host a specific challenge​

During Episode: 08 “Make a Statement,” airing on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 9pm ET/PT, show contestants will use Rowenta’s limited edition “Project Runway” irons to execute innovative, personalized designs and take their creativity to the next level. Rowenta’s “Project Runway” iron combines unparalleled heat and steam with a superior soleplate, creating a better glide for easier use. During the episode, Rowenta’s Marketing Director, Scott Pollard will introduce the challenge to the remaining contestants alongside host, Tim Gunn.  

Rowenta has always been a leader and an innovator in the garment care industry and they are proud to support the budding designers of the fashion world.

As an added bonus for show fans, Rowenta will host a #ProjectRowenta product giveaway on their Facebook (Facebook.com/RowentaUSA) and Twitter (@RowentaUSA) pages from January 19 – 22, 2016. Three winners will receive a Rowenta “Project Runway” Limited Edition Iron with which to create their own fashion designs at home.   

For more information on Rowenta and its products, please visit: 

US Website: http://www.rowentausa.com              
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RowentaUSA 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RowentaUSA, @RowentaUSA     


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

 

BJ’s Wholesale Club Bronx,NY Grand Opening & Giveaway

15 Jan

If you enjoy buying in bulk like I do then I’m here to let you know that BJ’s Wholesale Club just opened a new location in the (Riverdale) section of Bronx, NY. 184 W. 237th St. BJ’s is a membership-based warehouse club offering high quality merchandise and great savings. They have over 200 clubs in 15 states offering more than 7,000 products.  

I took a tour the night before the grand opening along with a few other bloggers. I was excited to see what BJ’s had in store. It was fun being in a big warehouse with just a few workers and checking everything out. Every aisle I turned down I was so impressed with what I saw. I had my eyes on the televisions and and desk and chair that I need. The store opened to the public January 9th. I currently live in Harlem but this location is not far from me.  

 There is a large selection of organic foods,  and if you ask the meat department they will cut meat to your preference. There is also freshly packed sushi platters, amazing seafood, lobster tails, enormous sheet cakes, variety of cheesecakes, rotisserie chicken already made for nights you don’t want to cook, variety of platters for parties or whenever occasion. 

  

  

    
  

I always stock up on juices, snacks, fruit, meats, etc for my big family. I really appreciate Clubs like these. I really save a lot.  

    
    
    
   
I was impressed with all the name brands of foods and foods I didn’t even know came in bulk. BJ’s provides high-quality products and top selling national brands including two exclusive product lines, Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen, which are all backed by BJ’s 100% money-back guarantee. Prices were beyond amazing and knowing that I can use my manufacturer coupons was so exciting.  

    
    
    
   
Memberships start at $50 for the entire year. 

Savings of more than 30% off supermarket prices acceptance of ALL manufacturers’ coupons, plus BJ’s own coupons

Convenient one-stop shopping

More ways to pay, including all major credit cards and EBT

Huge assortment of product categories for home and business

Thousands more products online at BJs.com

BJ’s Services for beyond–the–Club savings on vacations, new and rental cars, insurance, home improvement and more

BJ’s Optical® at more than 150 Clubs

BJ’s Gas® at more than 100 Clubs

If you’re in the neighborhood come by Saturday January 16th and Sunday January 17th at the grand opening celebration for food and beverage sampling balloon artists and face painters and don’t forget to join the club by checking out the memberships. 

To check out all the MORE BJ’s has to offer, visit http://www.BJs.com Hours are: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. I had a great time and learned so much about BJ’s.  
   
GIVEAWAY:

BJ’s was kind enough to offer one of my readers a $50 gift card. Who wants to win? 

Comment below and tell me what you would buy with the gift card. 

Must be subscribed to my blog Five Little Words.

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Leave your handles for social media and email in the comment section.  

Giveaway ends: January 24. Winner announced January 25 on social media. 

 
Disclosure: I was invited to take a tour of this new location and given gift bag full of awesomeness. Opinions are mine 100% as always.

Success Rice In Just Ten Minutes & New Recipe

13 Jan

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice. Opinions expressed are mine 100%.

When I go food shopping I always walk pass the boil-in-bag rice section because I’m not an expert in cooking that type rice the way I like which is soft and fluffy. In my household we eat a variety of rices but there are still a few I would love to cook, and the one that we love when we go out to eat is Jasmine rice. It goes perfect with Asian and traditional dishes. 

For the new year I thought this would be great to finally give boil-in-bag rice a chance. That’s where Success® Jasmine Rice came in. The first thing I liked about using this rice is it only takes 10 minutes to make and the package contained 4 bags. Perfect! Gives me just the right amount of rice for my big family and extra time to spend with them as well. No more standing over a pot waiting for my rice to cook and hopefully not burn. 

Success® Jasmine Rice is the only boil-in-bag Jasmine rice available. It has a buttery, nutty fragrance, silky, smooth grains and delivers fully cooked rice in 10 minutes. It’s pre-portioned, BPA-free boil-in-bag means no mess, no measuring involved. Why haven’t I tried this before?

Success® Rice is convenient, and can be made on the stovetop or microwave without sacrificing its great taste or quality.

Here’s my quick and easy recipe using fresh veggies and Success® Jasmine Rice. 

Asian Skillet Veggies with Jasmine Rice.  

Asian Skillet Veggies with Jasmine Rice

Asian Skillet Veggies with Jasmine Rice

 
     
Follow directions on box for the rice. You can choose whatever vegetables you like but these are what I picked. 

Onions

Peppers

Mushrooms

Celery

Broccoli

Cauliflower 

Zucchini 

Carrots

Red cabbage 

After stir frying veggies I made a sauce to go on top and created a more Asian flare. Here is the sauce I created. 

Cumin

Ginger

Honey

Soy sauce

Rice vinegar

Garlic in oil

Thai paste (red curry)

Salt

Pepper

I didn’t measure any of the ingredients for the sauce so just be sure to taste as you go. I enjoyed making this dish and my family enjoyed eating it. This meal was made in no time and can be used as a main or side dish. 

With 4 varieties available including: Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success® White Rice, and globally-inspired aromatic varieties of Success® Rice, including fragrant Thai Jasmine or Basmati Rice, there’s a variety everyone in your family will love. Who’s ready to try Success® Rice? What variety would you like to try? Let me know in the comments section. 

For recipe ideas, special offers and more, join the Recipe Club®


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Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 



Giveaway: Keurig K45 Elite K-Cup Brewer

6 Jan

Giveaway: One winner will receive a Keuring K45 Elite Automatic K-Cup Brewer. 

How to enter:

Must be following/subscribed to my blog: fivelittlewords.net 

Like my blog page on: Facebook.com/fivelittlewords

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Extra entry: Follow me on Periscope: @nilimonicky 

Leave comment with your email and handles and tell me why you want this Keurig. 

Good luck! Giveaway ends: January 24, 2016 at 11:59pm and winner announced January 25 on social media. 

  
Disclosure: This giveaway is compliments of Five little Words and Keurig is not involved in this giveaway. I was not compensated for this post. 

Wonderful Pistachios And My Culinary Experience 

18 Dec

I recently attended a Culinary Experience with Momtrends and Wonderful Pistachios at My Cooking Party in Chelsea, NYC. Walking into My Cooking Party’s loft was like attending a beautiful wedding reception or fancy Thanksgiving dinner. Everything decorated in white and just looked gorgeous. Our name tags showed us where to sit were placed on the table with Pistachios attached as a souvenir to take home.  

    
    
 The kitchen was so big I wanted to sign a lease to move in. My dream loft, kitchen and appliances all in one. There was also a window that you look directly at the Empire State Building. What a sight to see everyday.  

    
    
  
   
   
   
Cooking is in my blood. I am very passionate about food, recipes, and teaching my kids how to be great cooks/chefs. 

I am a pistachios lover along with other nuts and I was very excited to see how to use pistachios in recipes. Sure, I’ve had other type of nuts in food but never pistachios. I like eating pistachios right out the bag with or without the shells. 

After we were told what we were cooking we washed our hands and headed to our stations. Chefs demonstrated how to use the sharp knives and be careful not to lose any fingers. Picking stations was next. I picked the Spicy Roasted Squash with Wonderful Pistachios. It was very, very delicious. Here is the recipe: 

 *Spicy Roasted Squash with Wonderful Pistachios

Delicata and butternut squash are roasted together with warm spices and a bit of cayenne to heat things up. Crunchy Wonderful Pistachios and maple syrup are just the right additions for texture and sweetness. Garnished with pomegranate arils this dish is a celebration of flavors.

Prep: 18 minutes / Time to Table: 38 minutes / Serves: 8 (about 10 pieces of squash/person; about a cup/person)

 

1 ½ pounds butternut squash (4 ½ cups prepped)

2 ½ pounds delicata squash

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground allspice

¼ teaspoon ground cayenne

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup shelled Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted, chopped

2 tablespoons maple syrup

¼ cup POM Wonderful pomegranate arils

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

 

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil.

2. Peel and seed butternut squash. Cut in half lengthwise and slice into ½ inch thick pieces. Cut in half again for quarters.

3. Cut delicata in half lengthwise and seed. Cut into ½ inch thick slices. Combine all the squash in a large mixing bowl.

4. Sprinkle the cinnamon, allspice, cayenne and salt over the squash. Mix thoroughly.

5. Melt the butter and stir into the olive oil. Drizzle over the spiced squash and mix thoroughly.

6. Transfer the squash to the baking sheets, arranging in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes.

7. Stir and flip squash. Sprinkle with Wonderful Pistachios and drizzle with maple syrup. Bake another 5 to 7 minutes until pistachios are just toasted. Remove from the oven.

8. Arrange on a serving platter and sprinkle pomegranate arils over the squash. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Other Wonderful Pistachios meals on the menu that night included: 

1. Wonderful Pistachios, Peach and Barley Salad

2. Turkey Roulade with Wonderful Pistachio Pesto

3. Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with Wonderful Pistachios, Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Glaze

4. Wonderful Pistachio and Cherry Popcorn Balls

5. Wonderful Pistachio Chocolate Brownie Cookies

6. Wonderful Pistachio Holiday Palettes

Here is one more recipe: 

Turkey Roulade with Wonderful Pistachio Pesto
Pistachios, apples and onions are stuffed in this impressive, but easy main course. A nutty Wonderful Pistachio pesto is the perfect accompaniment.

Prep: 1 hour 15 minutes / Time to Table: 2 hours 30 minutes / Serves: 6 to 8

 

Wonderful Pistachio Pesto:    

1½ cups baby spinach (about 2½ ounces)

1 cup shelled Wonderful Pistachios

2 large cloves garlic

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¾ cup olive oil

 

Turkey Roulade:

½ cup dried cranberries

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 yellow onion, diced into ¼-inch pieces (about 1½ cups)

1 granny smith apple, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces (about 1 2/3 cups)

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

4 teaspoons fresh thyme

5 teaspoons fresh rosemary

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

3 ounces day- old french bread, cut or torn into 1-inch pieces (about 1¾ cups)

¾ cup shelled Wonderful Pistachios, toasted, and roughly chopped

1 skinless, boneless, turkey breast half, butterflied (about 2½ lbs)

3 small red onions, cut into wedges

 

1. To make the pesto, place spinach, pistachios, garlic, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Slowly pour in oil, while machine is running, about 20 seconds. Pulse to completely combine. Set aside in the refrigerator, up to one day ahead.

2. To make turkey roulade, position oven rack in the center and heat oven to 375°F. Place cranberries in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 5 minutes until softened. Drain and set aside.

3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 to 7 minutes until softened. Add apple; continue to cook, 5 to 7 minutes, until onion and apples are golden. Add ½ cup chicken broth, thyme, rosemary, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoons pepper, and simmer. Stirring occasionally and scraping up any bits that stick to the bottom of the pan, about 5 minutes, until broth is absorbed and apples are softened. Transfer to a large bowl.

4. Add bread and cranberries to apples and stir to combine. Pour in ⅓ cup chicken broth and stir to combine. Add additional 2 tablespoons chicken broth, as needed, until bread is moist, but not wet. Stir in pistachios and set aside to cool.

5. Place turkey between sheets of plastic wrap, and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin, to about ½-inch thick. Season each side with remaining ¼ teaspoons salt and ¼ teaspoons pepper. Place turkey, skinned side down on working surface. Spread stuffing over turkey leaving a border uncovered, about 1½-inches all around. Roll up and secure tightly with kitchen twine.

6. Heat a roasting pan (or large skillet), with 2 tablespoons olive oil, on medium to medium-high heat. Brown turkey roulade on all sides, 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside on a plate. Add wire rack to roasting pan and place turkey on rack. Combine onion wedges in a bowl with 1 tablespoons oil and place in roasting pan alongside turkey. Add ½ cup chicken broth to roasting pan and place in oven.

7. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until turkey temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from oven, transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil. Allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes, until juices have had time to absorb, before cutting into 6 to 8 slices.

8. Meanwhile, add remaining chicken broth (about ½ cup) to roasting pan, and scrape up any bits with a wooden spoon. Serve pan drippings alongside turkey with pistachio pesto.

 If you would like the recipes to any of the meals mentioned above just leave a comment below and I will get them to you. 

Check out @getcrackin on Twitter and Instagram. Also, http://www.getcrackin.com

I enjoyed the beautiful night with friends cooking, eating and everyone going around the table saying what we were thankful for. Everything was delicious and I’d like to thank Momtrends and staff for all the great events and opportunities they give. Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.  

    
    
    
    
    
    
  Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Some pictures courtesy of Momtrends. 

 

Mitsubishi Mirage Car Review #DriveMitsubishi 

18 Dec

The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage was handed to me on loan from Drive Shop for a week. I’ve seen this cute purple car before when my friend also received a loan. I thought it was the cutest compact car ever. Five-door, seats five and seven air bags which includes a driver’s knee airbag designed to stabilize your lower body and knees during certain types of collisions. That’s extra level of protection when you need it most. 

Perfect and small enough to fit just about anywhere in my neighborhood and not take up lots of space. The plasma purple color stood out I could spot it blocks away. My daughter was very happy to have a purple car to drive around in. There are eight colors to choose from.  

Love the 37 MPG City and 44 MPG Hwy. 5-speed manual transmission or Continuosly Variable Transmission where the Mirage does the shifting for you. It shifts into neutral when you come to a complete stop and applies the brakes to save on fuel. The instant you let your foot off the brake, it goes back in gear and you’re on your way. 

Bluetooth hands free phone system came in handy with voice command which meant never having to take my hands off the steering wheel. 

Another favorite for me is starting a car with touch start/stop engine switch. Put foot on brake and press start/stop button and it starts. Park car and press button and engine turns off. Also unlocking/locking the Mirage with the fast-key entry system was great. Push button once to unlock driver’s door or twice to unlock them all. Piece of cake. 

There’s also a 10 year /100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and included is a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable New Basic Limited Warranty and more warranties. See your dealer for details. 

We enjoyed our Mitsubishi Mirage for the week and look forward to more loaners from Drive Shop. 

For prices, dealers, gallery and accessories check out http://www.mitsubishicars.com 

Disclosure: I was given the Mitsubishi Mirage as a loaner to review. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

   
    
    
     
  

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