Fill Your House with Air Wick® Freshmatic® Pure® Automatic Spray #AirWickAlwaysFresh #AD

3 Jul

Growing up I used to always wonder why my mother would put cinnamon in a pot and just let it smell like she’s been baking all day. She said she did it so the house would smell good. I thought what a clever idea since she didn’t like spraying aerosol cans around the house. Actually the cinnamon smell lasted the entire day.

Who would ever think as I got older I wouldn’t have to go that route because Air Wick® Freshmatic® Pure® Automatic Spray does the job for me.

1. Air Wick® has moms covered 24/7, providing continuous odor neutralization at home.

2. Air Wick® Freshmatic® Pure® Automatic Spray collection reaches every corner of the room for up to 60 days of freshness.

3. During key life moments (new baby, new pet, holidays, back to school, adolescent sports, summer vacation) and the odors that come with them, Mom can rest easy knowing her home smells great.

As a mom of 4 I’ve been through all the smells a parent can go through from a smelly boys room to shoe closet, laundry, kitchen and garbage smells and everyone’s favorite the bathroom.

After attending an event on the Air Wick 24/7 Fresh Truck mobile meditation studio in lower Manhattan I was impressed.

Provides 24/7 Odor Neutralization in your home

 Fragrance dispersion that fills every corner of the room
 Provides up to 60 days of continuous fragrance on minimum setting
 Hang on the wall or place on a shelf or cabinet
 Choose from three settings to achieve desired fragrance level
 Customize your home with over 15 unique fragrances to fit any mood

I enjoyed meeting spirit junkie Gabby Bernstein and getting great meditation tips and breathing exercises from her. I told her how I take time for myself everyday and she shared with us a great mantra to do everyday no matter where you’re at and your kids can also do it as well. Repeat this: PEACE BEGINS WITH ME. You have to touch each of your finger tips from your thumb to your pinky while saying it. Love it! Everyone knows how positive of a person I am. 

I immediately set up my Air Wick® Freshmatic® Pure® Automatic Spray in the bathroom using the Pure Ocean Breeze and the whole family was amazed how powerful it is. Every time we walk in the bathroom we are hit with an amazing smell. I placed it on a cute little stool so it can spray in the right direction and fill the whole bathroom with freshness.

I’m looking forward to trying all of the 15 fragrances and tackling the kitchen and kids rooms next. Check out http://www.airwick.us and sign up for the newsletter to receive exclusive coupons and more.
What fragrance will you try? Which room will you tackle?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100 percent as always. Thank you to Momtrends and AirWick for this opportunity to cover a great event.

#PrettyWomanTheMusical Review

15 Jun

Pretty Woman The Musical on Broadway. What can I say? I’m pretty sure you’ve seen the original movie like I have. Hubby and I did a date night and we absolutely loved it. The vocals on the leads were incredible. Andy Karl had that rockstar voice and Samantha Barks had some soulful pipes on her. We loved everyone’s vocals. My hands hurt from clapping so much. Each scene had me wanting more and remembering the movie. The opera scene was beautiful.

Tommy Bracco the bellhop did his thing dancing and making us laugh. The hotel manager Eric Anderson played plenty of characters and sung his ass off. Orfeh who played Kit Deluca was amazing. Did you know her real life husband is Andy Karl?

The entire cast did a phenomenal job and I would love to go back and see it again.

Love is a beautiful thing and you never know where you’re gonna meet your partner. Your prince and princess or king and queen is out there somewhere.

I met the love of my life at work. You never know who’s paying attention to you and could possibly be your future husband or wife.

I just want to give a shoutout to everyone who works on Broadway. I’ve been to a lot of Broadway plays and it takes a lot of work from all team members to make it happen. Lot of sweat and tees and long hours.

Now is the time to see Pretty Woman On Broadway. Running time is: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission. Use this Ticketmaster discount code: MOM1

Check out: https://www.prettywomanthemusical.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrettyWoman

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Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from Pretty Woman: The Musical. All opinions are my own.

#TheSecretLifeOfPets2 Movie Review

7 Jun

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood to see an animated film. I’m talking about The Secret Life Of Pets 2. We saw a a screening a few days ago and yes we loved it. We couldn’t wait to see all the characters return along with a few new ones.

Synopsis:

Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.

Here’s the cast info: Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan, Patton Oswald, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet

What do the pets get into this time? We loved the story line and the soundtrack. Chase scenes, fight scenes, drama lots of awesome and OMG’s. All ages will enjoy this movie and I encourage you to get your tickets now. Just got to say the baby puppies that Pops are training are adorable especially Pickles. Granny with all the cats is a bad ass. Tiffany Haddish character Daisy don’t play. Be on the lookout for a baby tiger called Hu. He’s so cute. There’s a farm dog called Rooster who’s straight to the point and not scared of anything. He’s cool!! We also liked the Turkey on the farm, he was funny. Of course Snowball, Gidget, Max, Mel, Chloe and Duke are always getting into something. That’s what makes the movie story line interesting and fun.

We’re ready for Part 3. My family and friends had a great time and we know you will too. Ten thumbs up.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This was a hosted event that we were invited to attend. Opinions are mine and my family 100% as always.

Social media: @petsmovie on Twitter and @secretlifeofpets on Instagram

Disney Aladdin Movie Review #Aladdin @disneyaladdin

23 May

My kids and I could not wait for a Disney Aladdin screening and we had the privilege to see it the other night. I also invited my friend and her son who were just as excited as we were.

Let me just start by saying we all want to see it again. That’s how much we absolutely loved it. From the beautiful bright color costumes to the Bollywood dancing with hip hop thrown in and the original songs that I was definitely singing out loud and learning the new songs as well. I loved Jasmine’s voice when she sung.

Everything was on point. The story line was the same with lots of funny scenes from The Genie. Will Smith made a great Genie. Mena Massoud you were amazing as Aladdin. Naomi Scott your singing was flawless and you made a beautiful Jasmine. The entire cast was incredible and did a wonderful job. Lots of memories from the original but we are feeling the remake.

My daughter and I want to take Bollywood dancing lessons. She also wants to adopt Abu. She also likes the part when Jafar got sent far, far away. My son liked when Will Smith appeared as the Genie and explained how the 3 wishes worked by rapping and dancing. I loved that part too and the party at the Palace. My kids, my friend and I couldn’t stop talking about how good Aladdin was. We were even singing in the streets on the way home.

Nasim Pedrad who played Handmaiden Dalia and The Genie’s love interest had us cracking up in lots of scenes. We can’t leave out the Magic Carpet, Raja and Abu. Give it up!!! I could talk about Jafar but he’s the enemy. Billy Magnussen who played Prince Anders was a cornball in a funny way. Not my kind of Prince but he played the part right.

So with all our thumbs we give it 10 thumbs up and that’s coming from ages 4 and up.

So if you don’t know Aladdin hits theaters tomorrow, Friday May 24 2019. Don’t wait. Get your tickets now!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This was a hosted event. I was invited to attend this screening with my family. Opinions are mine and my kids 100 percent as always.

Technology, Travel And More #Hilton100 Anniversary @HiltonNewsroom

29 Apr

When I travel with family or alone I like hotels that make my stay worth returning. Comfort, easy check in and check out, perks, room service, all inclusive, affordable and great customer service. My family and I recently stayed at a hotel and was very pleased we didn’t have to wait till 3pm to check in. We were able to get in our room at 11am. How great was that?

Hilton never disappoints me. I’ve been staying at their hotels for decades. Love the suites and rooms are beautiful. From digital keys, high speed internet access, HD channels to non-smoking rooms are just some of the things included in your stay.

I was recently invited to attend Hilton’s 100 Anniversary event and listen to a select panel discuss technology and travel.

Actually Hilton is turning 100 in May and invented a ton of “firsts” in the travel industry from room service to Pina Coladas.

In 1954, Hilton went international as Caribe Hilton opened in Puerto Rico, where legendary bartender Ramon “Monchito” Marrero would later invent the Piña Colada.

Hilton was the first hotel company to install TVs in guests rooms, beginning with the Roosevelt Hotel in New York in 1947.

In 1959, Hilton opened its first hotel located at an airport, the San Francisco Airport Hilton.

Here’s a recap from the panel:

  • Sustainability: Through Hilton’s soap recycling partnership with Clean the World, the brand has contributed to the distribution of more than 9.6M+ bars of recycled soap in 127 countries, resulting in more than 2.4M+ pounds of soap and amenity bottles being diverted from landfills.
  • Development: There are 2,400+ hotels in Hilton’s development pipeline, with more than half located outside the U.S. Hilton’s newest brand, Motto, currently has various properties in development in London, Lima, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Savannah, San Diego, Boston, and Mexico City that we hope to grow throughout 2019. 
  • Technology: Connected Room allows Hilton’s guests to personalize and control their stay experience from the palm of their hand. Using the Hilton Honors app, they can stream their own content, control the HVAC and lighting, and message with Team Members on property. By the end of 2019, Connected Room will be in 200 Hilton properties, with more on the way.
  • Caribe Hilton Re-Opening: The Caribe Hilton will re-open soon on May 15. More than $100 million dollars went into renovating the property just in time to celebrate the iconic resort’s 70th birthday.

Check out @hiltonhotels and @hiltonnewsroom on social media.

Disclosure: Thank you Hilton for the invite. This is not a sponsored post. It was a hosted event. Opinions are mine 100% as always.

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #NYBSBlogger @NewYorkBabyShow

19 Mar

The 2019 New York Baby Show, on May 18 & 19 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 9th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. We are giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. See below for details… etc. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. I have 25 tickets to give away. Check it out!!

To receive the free ticket for you and your family click this link:

https://tickets.lupevents.com/The-New-York-Baby-Show?&coupon=NICHOLPFREE

Once the free tickets run out I will be giving my readers 50% off any tickets (family or single). Click this link:

https://tickets.lupevents.com/The-New-York-Baby-Show?&coupon=NICHOLP50

King Kong On Broadway #KingKongBway

22 Feb

I appreciate any matinee or night out on Broadway with family, friends or my girls. I’ve seen quite a few Broadway shows in my time and I’ve loved them all. Just recently hubby and I and a bunch of blogger buddies were hosted to see King Kong on Broadway followed by a Q&A /talkback with some of the cast.

I’m all about King Kong and patiently waited for his arrival on stage. King Kong is enormous and very loud. His facial expressions/features were phenomenal. Danny Miller @dannysworkshop on Instagram is the puppeteer who handles King Kong’s facial expressions.

I loved how it looks like King Kong was really running through Skull Island and the city streets in NY. That was fun to watch. I also loved how he climbed trees and buildings. Bonus: If you’re sitting on top/balcony/second level you will get eye contact with King Kong when he stands up and stares you dead in the face. He also gives audience sitting on ground level that Kong stare as well but on top it looks like he’s really coming for you.

King King weighs 2 tons and there are 10 puppeteers that handle him. This is a physically demanding show and they rehearse for about 7 hours a day and there’s 8 shows every 6 days. There’s also 3 voodoo operators on animation. Hope I quoted that right.

Christiani Pitts Star of the show did wonderful. Amazing voice and talented young lady. She was a pleasure to meet.

You see the puppeteers on stage but that’s what makes this play interesting. It shows the physical side of how much sweat and tears goes into handling King Kong. All the puppeteers, operators and behind the scenes crew get all the love for all the amazing, hard work they do.

Don’t get me wrong the cast gets lots of love too but King Kong is the star. We enjoyed the show and you will too. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

Here’s a discount code valid:

2/8/19 – 9/1/19

KKPVM129

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For more about King Kong check out the website: KingKongBroadway.com

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingkongbway

Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from King Kong Broadway. All opinions are my own.

Feel Fresh With @Dove Advanced Care

12 Dec

Now that the cooler weather is rolling in, we’re updating our wardrobe with the biggest wool sweaters, the cutest denim jackets and the latest faux fur vests. Although our outfits will be stealing the show, the way our skin feels may not be as great. Dove is offering the best ways to ensure that you feel as fresh as your favorite fall outfit.

  • Stay Cool: The best way to make sure you feel comfortable during the colder weather is by wearing the least amount of layers as possible. So if you can rock your favorite autumn dress with a light denim jacket or wear that cute blazer over your satin tank, always remember that less is more! 
  • Moisturization is Key: Make sure that your underarms are as moisturized as the rest of your skin. 
  • Dove Advanced Care is perfect to make sure your underarms are protected under those heavy sweaters. Including the brand’s ¼ moisturizers, you’ll be totally prepared for the day as the antiperspirant offers 48-hour wetness and odor protection.
  • Mix & Match: If you’re still grieving over the fact that summer is over, you can continue to incorporate some of your favorite summer pieces into your OOTD. Wear your comfiest orange sweater with that corduroy skirt or stomp on those booties with your favorite flowy dress to show off some skin, but also be equipped for the colder air.


Dove Travel Essentials this Holiday Season

  • Comfort Chic is Key: The popular debate of dressing up on Christmas to sit in the living room is real, but who says you can’t look your best, and also feel comfortable. Opt for a trendy oversized sweater, leggings with some stylish booties. It’ll be easier to pack in a carry-on and will offer enough space to eat your favorite mac & cheese and another glass of eggnog! 
  • Don’t Break a Sweat!: We’re all running around for the holidays: rushing to catch your plane, heating things up in the kitchen while making your famous potato, hosting all your family members, make sure you’re covered all day with 
  • Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. Not only is it TSA/travel-friendly to throw in your suitcase or backpack, it’ll also offer 48-hour odor and wetness protection to get you through the holidays!
  • Shop but don’t Drop: After the Christmas festivities, don’t miss the great Boxing Day deals on the 25th by preparing ahead and having a packed bag with some mini essentials to keep you going. Keep some eyedrops, lip gloss and a face/hydrating mist handy to refresh and maintain a radiant glow while on the go. As for fuel, pack your water bottle and snacks to keep you energized throughout the shopping spree.
  • Enjoy the much needed R&R: Whether you’re flying or driving home for the holidays, we all know the trip can be long, so it’s always important to try and enjoy every second. Take the time to unplug and unwind by packing your eye mask and earplugs. Or if you’re taking a road-trip, make sure you’re appreciating the drive with a playlist you can belt out to!

Dove provided these amazing tips and is also providing one lucky reader/ follower with lots of Dove goodies. Head to my Instagram page (@nilimo) (http://www.instagram.com/Nilimo) and enter now!! The latest post will have instructions how to enter. Good luck and stay fresh all day long with Dove Advanced Care.

My family and I have been Dove fans for many, many years and I love the amazing new scents. My sons use Dove’s Men N Care and we also love Dove’s bar and liquid soap products. Make sure to follow Dove on social media: @dove

Disclosure: This is a hosted post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Giveaway is responsibility of Dove. Dove will send winner their prize. Five Little Words is not responsible.

Tips For Traveling On Carnival Cruise #PTHCarnival #CarnivalPartner

17 Oct

Ever swim in the ocean with stingrays? I did. Ever been bitten by a stingray? I have and just knew I was in need of immediate medical attention but after calming down I liked having a part of my flesh taken away. Sounds crazy weird but it was cool. To say I was in the water with all those stingrays is something I will always talk about. Scratched that off my bucket list. I also allowed a stingray to be placed on my back. It felt like a humongous wet, slimy mushroom. It was fun. Would I do it again? Hell yes!!!

Another fun part of my excursion was holding a baby sea turtle. He was wiggly. Cute though.

This was my 4th cruise and I’ve never done excursions. What the heck is wrong with me? Well one thing was excursions are pricey especially when you’re traveling with your entire family. It’s always good to do your homework ahead of time if you want to explore and find better bargains when you’re traveling with a lot of people. You don’t always have to purchase cruise ship excursions but I’m not knocking them.

This trip was taken due to the lovely ladies of Permission To Hustle Audrey McLelland and Vera Sweeney. It was our first PTH retreat. I was not passing this getaway up. It was a Carnival Paradise cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel Mexico with about 40 women and lots of learning .

I love Carnival ships so I already knew what restaurants were on board, what slots to hit and what activities and parties to attend. I was also my neighbors alarm clock. My two buddies from New York were my next door neighbors and I made sure they were up on time and ready for breakfast so we would be on time for our classes. Yes, work first then fun later.

Here’s a TIP: There’s 24 hour room service. I started my day with a fresh hot pot of coffee and a muffin, yogurt and fruit before I headed to breakfast with the girls. That helped while I patiently waited to head upstairs and have a hot meal like an omelet with the works, home fries, sausage and grits. I also asked for a pitcher of ice water so I could take my medicine. That saved me a lot of time and energy. My medicine had to be taken early so room service helped. Also, keep the pitcher or ice bucket and your housekeeper will refill it with ice for you.

I learned so much about social media, finding my niche, sponsored posts, apps and other goodies. The speakers were amazing. Made lots of new friends and memories. The part I loved the most was seeing Audrey and Vera taking notes, raising their hands and asking questions too. You learn something new everyday as I always say.

Dinner time was fun because we sat at a different table every night and interacted with everyone who attended in our group. We were also welcomed with live entertainment and serenaded by an amazing server. The food was delicious and the drinks were on point. The Carnival Hub App which I always download always come in handy because it shows you the daily activities. After dinner we would go to either karaoke or a 80’s,/90’s party or game night. Some of us headed to the casino. There’s also the Spa, pool, jacuzzi and water slides.

Yes every cruise has all you can eat food. Some restaurants charge but the majority of the ship dining is free. There are drink packages if you have to have soda or liquor. If not juices, coffee, lemonade, ice tea and water are free. You can also come on board with a 12-pack cans of soda, sparkling water or a bottle of wine.

TIP: Bring a fanny pack. This was very convenient and easy to use while traveling and on and off the boat. It held my I.D.’s, and or passport,credit cards and or cash and you won’t lose it because it’s around your waist the hold time. Also hard for thieves to go in or grab from you.

Here’s another TIP: A sarong/swim cover up is your friend. All the ladies were blessed with beautiful sarongs from Santo Wrap. I loved this wrap. You can dress it up or down. It dries quickly and is oh so stylish. Wear as a skirt, dress or just cover up what’s underneath. I’ll forever be a fan.

My next TIP: Always carry a small umbrella whether you think you need it or not. People forget it’s not just for the rain but a great way to protect yourself from that blazing sun. Still make sure you have on sunscreen and sunglasses (foster grant sunglasses were great). It really helps. I had a few friends who I gladly shared my umbrella with. It was a life saver.

TIP: I used to always overpack. That’s when I do 11-day cruises and didn’t care about paying a fee for my checked bag. Now that those prices went up I only take carryon luggage. I take a small luggage and duffel bag or backpack. I also carry less shoes and pack wisely. I don’t need my blow dryer because there’s one in the room. I iron all my clothes before I pack and I use TSA approved bottles for my toiletries. Also, ziploc bags are great for shoes/flip flops, medicine and used lingerie/underwear/bathing suits when returning. TSA won’t empty your bags trying to figure out what’s inside if they can see it through the ziploc. I also labeled my medicine so they would know it’s not a weapon and it was allowed in the carryon.

So these are just a few of my tips. Need more tips? Ask away. I’m ready for the next cruise and yes my kids did ask when they were going on another one. They are definitely keeping a count of how many I’ve been on and so far I’m in the lead. Family vacation planning in the works. I’m glad they love cruises too. Makes it easy and affordable. Now just to get them on a plane. They asked to go on a plane. Not a problem.

I really had an amazing time and i owe it all to when I first joined Twitter and met Audrey and Vera. They were my mentors and I wanted to be just like them. I joined all their Twitter parties and won quite a few. When we finally met in person at events they called me their BAD ASS MOMMA! I knew these women were my new BFF’s. You rock!!

Disclosure: I’d like to give BIG shoutouts to Audrey and Vera, Carnival and all the sponsors who were part of the swag bags, Jet Blue for getting me to Tampa and back to New York safe. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are mine 100% as always.

NEW Launch: McCafe’s First-Ever Bottled Coffee #FrappeAllDay #summAhhfriday

25 Sep

I attended a Media Party with McCafe on The Spotify Rooftop for the launch of their ready to drink Frappes.

On August 3, 2017 long time Coca-Cola business partner McDonald’s announced that it planned to expand its popular McCafe coffee drinks to the beverage aisle in 2017 with three new ready to drink McCafe Frappes- Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla.

McCafe Frappes are made with 100% Arabica coffee beans and blended with real milk, sugar, natural flavors and other ingredients.

If you know me I always have some type of Caramel coffee in my hand whether it’s iced, hot, frappe, latte or what have you. All the flavors were good but my first choice will always be caramel. These are great on the go bottles but sometimes they don’t make it out of the house because I find myself grabbing one when I come home or first thing in the morning. I can drink cold drinks all year.

The rooftop party was fun. There were loads of Frappes, summer swag – beach balls, sunglasses, hats, beverage holders, food and DJ Vashtie.

McCafe Frappes are available in 13.7 fl. oz resealable bottles at grocery, convenience and mass merchandisers nationwide.

National Coffee Day (Sept. 29th) McCafé recently conducted a national survey and published interesting insights on adults’ love of coffee. For example, if only you had just a few minutes in the morning, would you brush your teeth or drink coffee?

 

Below are some fun findings from the survey:

Coffee over Hygiene – what do coffee lovers absolutely need in the morning? More than half (52%) of frequent coffee drinkers would prioritize drinking coffee over taking a shower

◦ More than a third (34%) of respondents said they would prioritize drinking coffee over brushing their teeth if they only had a few minutes to get ready in the morning

Perking up or Logging on?Half (50%) of frequent coffee drinkers would be more willing to spend a day without their smartphone than abstain from coffee for a whole 24 hours.

Better than Chocolate?More than half (55%) of Americans would give up chocolate before they’d give up coffee for 6 months

Coffee over Cuddles?While 31% of survey respondents said cuddling their pet would help turn around a bad morning, almost half (47%) turn to coffee to get a better start to their day.

How Much Would You Pay for the LAST Cup?New Yorkers would shell out the most $ for the last cold coffee on a hot day, they would pay $33! Chicagoan and Angelenos would pay up to $20 for the last cold coffee

Disclosure: This event was hosted. Opinions are mine 100% as always.