#Entenmanns #MiniActsofKindness Sweepstakes #sponsored #Giveaway

1 Sep
  • With Entenmann’s, everyone’s got a favorite!
  • Entenmann’s Minis are the same delicious variety of baked goods you know and love, from donuts, crumb cake, apple pie and more, perfectly portioned, and individually wrapped.
  • Entenmann’s knows you are busy and always on the move, so your snack options should help make life easier while satisfying your cravings.
  • Minis are perfectly portioned and individually wrapped to make on the go snacking and lunchtime packing a breeze!
  • From August 31st through October 9th, fans can enter the Entenmann’s® Mini Acts of Kindness sweepstakes by submitting their mini act of kindness at www.entenmanns.com/miniacts
  • In addition to a grand prize of $10,000, each week, one fan will be randomly selected to win $500, one fan will win free Entenmann’s minis for a year, and 10 fans will win $100 throughout the duration of the sweepstakes.
  • For every act of kindness submitted, Entenmann’s will donate $1, up to $15,000, to Stomp Out Bullying which helps bring awareness to the bullying and cyber-bullying students face in school and raises funds toward assisting students in need of help.
  • All sweepstakes entries must be submitted by October 9th via the online landing page linked here to qualify.

We’re obsessed with Entenmann’s Minis apple pies and pound cake. Sometimes we hear it up and add ice cream or whipped cream. It’s so delicious and I even take a few with me to work. It’s good anytime.

GIVEAWAY: I’m giving one of my readers a Visa $25 gift card and 3 coupons worth $7 off the purchase of Entenmann’s Minis. Head to my Twitter account and retweet this blog post. That’s it! My Twitter account is @nilimonicky I will pick a winner and announce on my account. I am responsible for this giveaway. Giveaway begins September 7, 2020 and ends September 28, 2020.

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s.”

NEW Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies #ChipChipHooray #LoveLittleBites #AD #Giveaway!!

18 Aug

#AD Little Bites® snacks invites cookie lovers to enter the “Chip, Chip, Hooray Giveaway!” where 10,000 fans will have the chance to receive a free box of NEW Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Fans will enter their name and email address via entry form on www.littlebites.com/chocolate-chip-cookiesbetween July 27th-August 27th.

  • Entenmann’s Little Bites baked snacks are delicious, quality choices for on-the-go or in the lunchbox – always soft and moist – the perfect portion of happiness for everyone!
  • NEW Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are deliciously soft baked and bursting with real chocolate chips and contain NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Available in a convenient, easy snack-sized pouch, perfect for school lunches and on-the-go
  • Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly portioned, containing 6 mini cookies per pouch

My family and I enjoy snacking on Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies whether we are home or outdoors. They fit in any bag and have just the right amount in each pouch to satisfy our cravings. Check out the variety of Little Bites products.

GIVEAWAY: I am also hosting a giveaway on Twitter for one lucky reader to receive three coupons, each valid for $5.00 off the purchase of Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks, and a $25 virtual Visa gift card. The virtual gift card can be used for online purchases only. Head over to my Twitter page @nilimonicky and retweet the post with this blog announcement. Five Little Words is responsible for the giveaway and Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks is only providing the $25 Visa digital gift card and (3) coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of any Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks. Giveaway starts today August 18, 2020 and winner will be picked and announced on my Twitter account Thursday August 20,2020.

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s Little Bites so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s Little Bites. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s Little Bites.”

Let’s Ride With @CitiBike #CitiBikePartner

1 Aug

I love living in New York because there’s so much to do and see and I don’t always need a car to get around town. I was born and raised in Harlem and so much has changed. I was taught to ride a bike at a young age and learned to drive a car in my 20’s. I can also roller skate just thought I’d throw that in. There’s plenty of public transportation, walking, cabs, ferry boats and if you don’t own a bike you can now sign up for one through an affordable annual membership, single ride or day pass with the help of Citi Bike.

I’m sure you’ve seen these bikes lined up on the streets in every borough in New York. They can’t be missed. The beautiful blue color stands out and they’re very easy to use. When Citi Bike came to my neighborhood I was very excited. Living in Harlem is great! In my neighborhood there’s always a bike waiting for me to go to the local farmer’s market, my favorite restaurants, to work or just take a stroll in Central Park on a beautiful sunny day. I love supporting La Marqueta marketplace down the block from me. Citi Bike is also great for exercise.

Using Citi Bike was very reliable when I had to pick up lunches and groceries for my family and elderly neighbors during the pandemic. The basket on the bike made it easy to carry things. I got to places quickly and returned safely. I also made sure my mask was on and a helmet on my head every time I rode the bike. It’s also a good idea to carry hand sanitizer if you’re not wearing gloves so you can wipe down the handle bars. Safety first!

I’ve saved so much money by using Citi Bike and the best part is I leave it outside when I’m finished. It’s doesn’t take up any space in my apartment and when I’m ready to go I just head across the street from where I live, pick one up and take off. No gas or lock needed.

Have you tried Citi Bike yet? What do you enjoy most about riding with Citi Bike? Do you have a membership or do you use on occasion? Are you going out as a family and getting exercise or just using for a day trip? Where does Citi Bike take you?Comment and or share pictures. I’m looking forward to hearing your comments.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’ve partnered with Citi Bike/Lyft for this campaign. Opinions are mine 100%.

Indoor Activities For Your Kids from Razor

27 Mar

Let’s face it…it’s a crazy time in the world and people lives are being turned upside down, but we will get through this. One of the main issues we see, is parents trying to keep their kids busy during all of these school closings.

Razor has some great suggestions for keeping kids busy and entertained, as well as getting kids up and active and outside…and with Spring just around the corner the weather is great for getting some fresh air and having some fun!

Indoor Activity Ideas to Keep Kids Busy from Razor

The Spring weather is here and you may have the option of getting kids outside for some fresh air and play time during these school shut downs…and bikes, skateboards, scooters and electric rides are the perfect solution for kids with some energy to burn….but what about when they are inside?

Razor has got some great energy-burning activity ideas perfect for indoor play!

Get kids of all ages to unplug, get up, and MOVE, even inside, with ideas like:

  • Simon Says – This classic game gets an indoor twist with commands like “Simon says hop to your pillow and back,” “Simon Says run up the stairs and back,” and “Simon Says bring me a spoon”
  • Dance Party – Nothing gets kids going like a dance party! Pick a favorite playlist and crank up the jams! Learn a new move on YouTube or try a round of freeze dance, pausing your music and holding statue-still til it starts up again (Alexa is a great freeze dance partner!)
  • Tape Shapes – Clear some space on a non-carpeted floor and use painter’s tape to make large triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles on the floor. Assign each child a starting space, then call moves like “crab walk to the circle,” “crawl to the square,” or “jump backwards to the rectangle.”
  • Balloon Ball – Blow up some balloons, toss a sheet over two chairs to make a “net”, and serve up a round of indoor balloon volleyball – just don’t let that balloon touch the floor!
  • Laundry Basketball – If your kids are bonkers for basketball, empty out a laundry basket and take turns tossing a Nerf ball into the basket, backing up two steps each time you score. See who can shoot from the farthest distance!
  • Soda Bottle Bowling – Dig some empty soda or water bottles out of the recycling and set up an indoor bowling alley in your hallway. Roll a soft ball toward your targets and see who can knock down the most “pins” and reset them the fastest.
  • Long Jump – Using painter’s tape, lay six 2-foot strips, each about a foot apart. Assign a starting spot and see who can jump the farthest!
  • Potato Pass – Kids waddle their way toward a bucket or bowl – with a potato between their knees – and see who can drop it in first in this half-baked indoor game! Make it tricky by placing the bucket in another room, forcing turns or steps along the way.
  • Be My Mirror – Pair up your kids and assign a starter to make a series of moves while their partner tries to mirror what they’re doing. Get through the series and switch roles – miss one and begin again!
  • Hula Hoop Marathon – Grab a hoop and set the timer to see who can last the longest. Expert “hoopers” can try swiveling their hula hoops on their necks, arms, and ankles.

Just because they are playing inside doesn’t mean they have to be couch potatoes. Get creative and your kids will follow suit. And these can all be played outside as well!

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24 Jan

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Perdue Farms Doing Great Things With New Direct To Consumer Website @PerdueChicken @PerdueFarms #PerdueFarms #AD #PerdueFarmsFarmToHome #PerdueFarms_Partner #FamilyFarmers #ThankAFarmer #RaisedWithCare

20 Dec

Have you heard the good news? Perdue Farms just launched their new direct -to -consumer website . How exciting is that? Click this link now and check it out: https://www.perduefarms.com

What can I say about Perdue Farms? I grew up eating Perdue Farms when my grandmother introduced me to the brand. When we would go shopping that’s the only brand I liked for. I loved when she made Cornish hens and we would get our own individual hen to eat. I preferred eating them instead of turkey. Chicken is just so juicy and delicious and always cooked to perfection. When I started cooking I kept that tradition going for my family and only used Perdue products. My kids love the nuggets, chicken wings and tenderloins. They also enjoy their individual Cornish hens as well.

I was shocked when I found out that Perdue Farms is more than just Perdue chicken. The company boasts a full line of premium protein products and brands, including, Niman Ranch, Coleman Natural, Perdue Chicken, Perdue Harvestland, Panorama Meats, Spot Farms, Full Moon and more. Over the last 10 years, Perdue Farms has transitioned from conventional chicken & turkey production to becoming the #1 supplier in the U.S. for Organic Chicken as well as a leader in premium Beef, Pork, Lamb, Pasture Raised, Grass-fed, Heritage Breed, Antibiotic Free (No Antibiotics Ever), Non-GMO, Ever, Certified Humane, GAP & more.

For 100 years Perdue Farms has worked directly with small family farmers to raise animals with care and deliver premium proteins directly to your door. Perdue Farms is passionate about farming, land preservation and healthy and nutritious food.

I was honored to be working with Perdue Farms and was sent a family bundle package to try out. My package included:

Products come from our COLEMAN NATURAL®, PERDUE®, PERDUE® Harvestland® and Niman Ranch brands.

The “Family (Medium) box is $64.99 on the site. This is a 17% bundle discount vs. purchasing all products individually. Customers will receive free shipping on orders over $119.

Every box is made out of 100 percent recyclable cardboard and insulated with Green Cell Foam®. Green Cell Foam® is eco-friendly packaging and is biodegradable, compostable, and made from high-grade non-GMO cornstarch that is dissolvable in water. 

You’ll receive a reusable and recyclable grocery bag with every purchase. Reach for our bag next time you go to the store to avoid using paper or plastic.

A pollinator seed pack is also included in every box. We wouldn’t be able to produce the food we do without bees and butterflies, which help to make one out of every three bites of food we eat. Plant the seeds to create a robust pollinator habitat near your home!

So far I’ve cooked the Coleman Natural Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon with a side of cheesy grits and eggs. The taste was amazing. Kids approved.

The Perdue Panko Breaded Dino Nuggets goes well with curly fries, tater tots or mashed potatoes which is what the kids ask for with it.

Perdue Harvestland Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins was coated with flour, eggs and panko breadcrumbs. Pan fried in canola oil and served with fettuccine Alfredo and a side of broccoli. Delish.

Niman Ranch Uncured Pork Breakfast Sausage was cut up and mixed into homemade home-fries with peppers and onions.

Next we will be trying the Niman Ranch Uncured Bacon Wrapped with Rosemary Pork Chops. I already know that’s going to be out of this world.

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

Touring Behind the Scenes with Spies In Disguise at Blue Sky Studio #spiesindisguise #hosted

4 Dec

Ever since I took a behind-the-scenes experience for SPIES IN DISGUISE at Blue Sky Studios in Greenwich, CT back in October I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of the movie. It hits theaters on Christmas Day December 25, 2019. Our day included filmmaker/director interviews, “making of” presentations, clips, animators, a lead sculptor and a sneak peek at some of the movie.

I’ve never been so amazed at what I experienced that day. The time and amount of people it takes to make a movie is mind blowing, especially animation.

I’m the type who stays for all the credits after a movie and appreciate those who made the film possible. I told the directors/filmmakers and they thanked me for that. Do you see how many names pop up at the end? You have to give thanks to all of those amazing people.

SPIES IN DISGUISE:

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril.

In the roundtable interview the directors said “in Lance they wanted him to be not just a character that made fun of other spies, they wanted to have fun with the genre but to create their own spy a character who stands shoulder to shoulder with Ethan Hunt and James Bond, Jason Bourne and not just be a joke. Lance Sterling makes a mess everywhere he goes but he does it in style. He drinks the best drinks, eats the best food and wants to make an impression. He even shows up with his own soundtrack. He’s smart, he’s fast, he’s sleek, he likes the adventure, he likes the adrenaline. He even has his own spy plane. Lance’s specific philosophy of taking out the bad guys: you gotta hit them first before they hit you but if they do hit first you hit them so hard that they don’t get back up.”

“Audi helped design Lance’s spy car. When you think super spy the biggest thing you think about is that spy car. They felt Lance deserved to have his very own real world car that made him feel legit. Audi came in and designed a car strictly for animation. That has never happened before. “

How cool was that of Audi to collaborate with animation? Can you collaborate with me Audi? It doesn’t have to be a spy car just a cool blogger car. Lol.

“Scientist, Walter Beckett is super optimistic and socially awkward. Walter believes he can save the world with a hug. Growing he felt if there’s no violence then everyone can be safe so he invented unique gadgets. He’s all alone and his only friends are pigeons.” As Walter would say, “if you have a bag of stale bread you have all the friends you ever need.”

I’m impressed with one of his gadgets his backpack which is his mobile lab and on his adventure he can create gadgets along the way. His smart watch is cool too and inspired by ‘Game Boy” because he loves video games too. He tricked out the home he grew up in into his gadget lab.

“Lance and Walter live two totally different lifestyles. Lance is more posh but he’s always on the move so he doesn’t have that place that feels like home and Walter’s home is more cozy, warm and full of life. However they both are really alone and have nobody so that’s where this story takes you on an adventure to see how they can come together and try to save the world. “

“When Lance is turned into a pigeon he is given eyebrows because the directors wanted you to relate to that human character that he was. They wanted you to get Lance expressions, emotionality and attitude so even when you’re looking at the other pigeons you’re still reading Lance Sterling’s character.”

Fanboy, Crazy Eyes and Lovey are the pigeons who’s on this crazy adventure with Lance when he becomes a pigeon.

Who would’ve thought a pigeon as a spy but look at why it’s a great idea. I absolutely loved this part of the interview. “Pigeons fly fast, their only predator is a peregrine falcon who can only fly fast in a straight line but pigeons can bang almost 90 degrees at top speed. They can fly up to 92.7 miles per hour. Very impressive. They’ve got eyes inside of their head which mean they’ve got almost 360 degree vision so no one is sneaking up behind them. Because they can fly so fast and see so wide they see at a faster rate than humans do which means they can slow time down called (pigeon bullet time) so that means when you’re out in the street and you try to kick a pigeon (not that you should) they’re always that split second ahead because they can actually see at a faster rate than you can and they can see in UV light so they can see things not visible to the human eye.”

“Walter tells Lance I can make you disappear but what he means by that is: Pigeons are found in every major city around the world. You don’t even notice them. They blend in everywhere. So in Walter’s head being a pigeon is one of the greatest covers a spy can take.” Built in gadgets and no one is paying attention to you.

Big shoutout to the directors, animators, lead sculptor filmmakers, head of story, storyboard artist, lighting supervisor, senior tech director of materials and artists who were just incredible. I enjoyed learning about pigeons and the process behind everything. I even took a drawing class. Everyone was fun to listen to and I can’t wait for Spies in Disguise to come to theaters. My kids are very excited and wish they could have went behind the scenes with me but also can’t wait to see the movie. You’ll be thinking pigeons are really spies once you see the movie.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was hosted/invited to attend/cover this amazing event and opinions are mine 100% as always.

New Entenmann’s Little Bites Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies! #LoveLittleBites #AD

21 Nov

When it comes to snacks I am the Queen of all those goodies. My family and I have our favorites that we can’t get enough of. If we could eat them everyday we would but we know how to slow it down and still keep our cravings under portion control. That’s where Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks come in.

We were already big fans of Entenmann’s delicious cakes, donuts and pies and their Little Bites snacks just put the icing on the cake.

  • Entenmann’s Little Bites baked snacks are delicious, quality choices for on-the-go or in the lunchbox – always soft and moist – the perfect portion of happiness for everyone!
  • NEW Entenmann’s Little Bites Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are deliciously soft baked and bursting with real chocolate chips and contain NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Available in a convenient, easy snack-sized pouch, perfect for school lunches and on-the-go
  • Little Bites Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly portioned, containing 6 mini cookies per pouch 

How cool is that info you just read? I strongly believe in products not containing high fructose corn syrup. Six cookies per pouch is just enough to give as a snack in school or after school. These cookies were so soft and good as if I baked all day. We loved them and Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks were nice enough to provide me with coupons to redeem product and a gift card so I could give you my honest opinion about this product.

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GIVEAWAY: I am hosting a giveaway on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nilimonicky

Five Little Words is responsible for the giveaway and Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks is providing the $25 Visa digital gift card and (3) coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of any Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks.

How to enter giveaway: Head to my Twitter and retweet with comment the post about Entenmann’s giveaway and why you’re excited to try Entenmann’s Little Bites Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies. Giveaway starts 11/21 and ends 11/24. Winner announced on Twitter 11/25.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks.” 

#DressYourselfAtMacys #AD

18 Nov

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Keeping It Trendy, Crafty and Spooky with @Momtrends #MTNightOut #AD

30 Oct

Whenever Momtrends throws their Moms Night Out events I already know I’m in for a great night with friends and amazing brands. This year the event was held at 225 Liberty Street. I love that area which is full of shops, restaurants and great views of the water.

As I walked in the first station I approached I was able to create my own perfume courtesy of Parents and Parents Latina. There were so many yummy flavors to choose from. I made mine with Jasmine, Bitter Orange and Grapefruit to name a few. Smells amazing and I’ve gotten lots of compliments.

The next station was Baby Dove. I’ve been using Dove products for decades and if you smell the Baby Dove Tip to Toe wash you’ll want to wash up in it too. Sorry babies, mommy might keep this one for herself. Lol.

Nurture the microbiome your baby was born with. Baby Dove is uniquely made with prebiotic moisture and 100% skin-natural nutrients to gently nourish your baby’s delicate microbiome.

I made a baby caddy/bath tote at this station with Baby Dove Wash, baby toys, blankets and sponge. I decorated the outside of the caddy as well. Great creation to give as a gift. Click this link for more info:
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Station number three had me making snow globes courtesy of Clorox. I can’t get enough of Clorox and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes which makes everything so easy. If you know me and the germaphobe that I am Clorox is a must in my house. Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes conveniently tackle life’s messes – from spilled glitter glue to finger paint – while removing germs, bacteria and countless other nasties you may find lurking in your home. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes provide a convenient and effective way to tackle life’s messes while killing 99.9% of germs.

I didn’t know how easy it was to make a snow globe. I kept it simple and added a bunny, butterfly, mushrooms, an I ❤️NY Apple and Empire State Building inside of mine. It’s so cute. Click on this link: Clorox.com/products/clorox-disinfecting-wipes Also hear to @Clorox on Instagram.

After stuffing my face with Sushi, Spring Rolls, Chicken Tenders, Veggies, Dessert and Drinks I headed to the last station.

Station number four taught me how to make spooky snacks/treats courtesy of Parents and Parents Latina. I’ve always loved Parents Magazine so I was excited they were in attendance and even more excited to make these easy, fun snacks to take back home and show my kids how simple it is. I enjoyed making the Spider. I used a chocolate donut, pretzel sticks for the legs, sprinkles and stuck on eyes. The Monster Skewers was also fun to make. Just use skewers, marshmallows, cantaloupe, kiwi, put peanut butter so the eyes can stick to the marshmallow and an edible ink pen to draw the face.

Parents Magazine have so many projects, DIY, recipes and o much more. Grab your copy or even better a subscription. @Parents is on Instagram.

I’ve been attending Momtrends events for such a long time and I am very grateful and thankful to have these wonderful ladies on my side. They’ve open us so many doors for my family and I and that makes them Rockstars!! Check out @Momtrends on Instagram.

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