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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.

New Exhibitions For The Entire Family @ Liberty Science Center & Ticket Giveaway #LSCSummer18 #ad

29 Jul

We headed to Liberty Science Center recently to check out their new summertime exhibitions: GROSSOLOGY, ARTHUR’S WORLD, DINO DIG & THE PLANETARIUM. Every time we go we enjoy ourselves more and more. This time GROSSOLOGY was our favorite. More for my kids ages. Don’t get me wrong all the exhibits were great but for teens and tweens GROSSOLOGY and The Planetarium hit it on the nose.

Nicely put by LSC here’s what GROSSOLOGY is all about: Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Grossology explores all the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions you’ve always wondered but have been too afraid to ask. As you crawl and climb through the human body, and play games that reveal the secrets of boogers, vomit, odors, and more, you’ll find yourself saying “Ewww, gross!” in the best way possible!.

Become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering, mucus production, and more.

Climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, and wounds

Visit the Vomit Center and learn the many reasons humans throw up, or the Toot Toot area to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas.

Crawl and slide through a 30-foot-long 3D model of the digestive system.

We enjoyed the burps and belches station, the I.Q test game which my son beat me at, the digestive system, boogers boogers, gas attack pinball machine and the toot-toot area. They all were fun. We spent most of our time here.

Grossology is a premium exhibition for which there is an additional admission fee. June 30- Sept 23, 2018.

ARTHUR’S WORLD: In Arthur’s World, you’re invited to build a love of reading and learning through activities set within classic Arthur locations. Look up recipes and find something for D.W. to eat in the Read family kitchen. Explore life under a microscope and enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Pick up a book from the Elwood City Library. Make a video in the Lakewood School Auditorium and watch as you appear on a giant television screen!

My kids and I loved watching ARTHUR’S WORLD on PBS TV. This exhibit was fun. My daughter danced to the Arthur theme song on the green screen and crawled in a tent while pretending to have a sleepover. She also enjoyed being a student in class and a librarian as well. She always said she wants to be a librarian when she grows up.

Arthur’s World is included with general LSC admission. Experience it May 26 – Sept. 16, 2018.

DINO DIG: At LSC’s popular outdoor fossil site, you’re invited to uncover massive dinosaur bones by digging through 35 tons of sand. Look for more than 60 fossils, many of them replicas of those discovered in Montana by Jack Horner, the famed paleontologist who inspired Jurassic Park. You might uncover T. rex bones and teeth, an egg nest with a baby Maiasaura, a 6-foot-long Triceratops skull, and even a dragonfly fossil!

June 30 – Sept. 3, 2018.

The exhibition may be closed during inclement weather.

Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater To Worlds Beyond Journey Through The Solar System: you’ll tour the planets of our solar system – a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Travel from the hellacious surface of Venus, to the vast mountains and canyons of Mars, to the spewing methane geysers of Neptune’s giant moon Triton.

Before the film, a live presenter shows the audience where the planets are in the night sky that very evening.

This was amazing. Seeing the moon and Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars like that made me wonder who was teaching me this in school? If they showed it to me the way it was showed at LSU maybe I would have been more interested. Well one thing I know, we all were amazed. Definitely enjoyed this one.

Check their website for dates and showtimes. www. lsc.org

Show runs for 35 minutes.

There’s always something fun to do at LSC for all ages. And a hop, skip and jump from Manhattan. Check out all that awaits you.

GIVEAWAY: I’m giving away 2 tickets to check out LSC. Who wants to win?

Mandatory entry:

Must be following/signed up to my blog Five Little Words

Must be following my Instagram : @nilimo

Tell me which exhibit you want to check out and who would you bring.

Good luck! Giveaway ends August 12, 2018. Winner announced August 13. Tickets are good through 6/30/2019. Leave email and Instagram handle as winner will be announced on social media.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. Thank you to Momtrends and LSU for hosting a lovely event. Till next time.

LOL with Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Review/ Q&A with Fran Drescher #HotleT3 @HotelT #hosted

13 Jul

Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for. Hotel Transylvania 3 hits theaters today and I’m sure tickets have already been purchased. If not I’d advise you to order yours now.

I love a movie that I can relate too, especially an animated one at that. Drac, his family and friends sail away on a much needed vacation aboard a cruise ship thanks to his daughter Mavis. This reminds me of the many cruises I’ve taken but more of the one with my kids. I love family vacations and creating special memories and bonding. We laughed from beginning to end.

Characters Wayne and Wanda the werewolf (husband and wife to 70 kids) are hilarious. If anyone needs a vacation it’s definitely them. Once they find out there’s a kids club it’s on. They don’t know what to do with themselves. I love it!!

We also enjoyed the fish (crew). They really made us laugh a lot. There’s so many fish. Me Tinkles is so cute. We need a dog like that.

Fran Drescher character is (Eunice) wife to Frank. Eunice keeps Frank in check but they love each other unconditionally. That hair though. Lol. Love her outfits too and she gets down doing the Macarena.

The first screening I saw there was a Q&A with Fran Drescher. She was pleasure to interview. She talked about how she got started in the business. If you check my Instagram @nilimo the igtv interview should still be up. Shout out to Sony for that fun filled day. The second screening was with family. We were treated to a great buffet breakfast and my family enjoyed the movie. I also loved the music (soundtrack) taking it back old school. We gave it a 10. I enjoyed seeing it the second time around as well.

Disclosure: Thank you to Sony Pictures Entertainment for hosting the best screenings and q&a’s. This is not a sponsored post. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jif Snacks & Comedy at Caroline’s on Broadway #JifPowerUps #AD

2 Jul

I was invited to an exclusive event with Neil Patrick Harris at Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC. It was a comedy event that playfully pokes fun of the daily power struggles between children and their parents (which we can all relate to). Neil introduced a new line of Jif snacks. Jif Power Ups granola bars and clusters.

I cried my eyes out so hard with the improv actors who acted out scenes of the struggles we go through as parents with our kids. I have 4 kids so I’ve been through it all. The entire audience was cracking up. From potty training to car rides and everything else in between all I could do besides laugh was shake and nod my head to agree with scene acted out.

Neil Patrick Harris was a great emcee. Of course I got a selfie with him. That’s what I do.

The food and drinks were great and even though I’m not a big fan of peanut butter but I will eat it if it’s mixed with chocolate or strawberries. I enjoyed the Jif Power Ups granola bars. So many flavors to choose from. Just throw them in your purse, pocket, lunch bag or car. They are great anytime. Which flavor will you and your family try?

Check out Jif on Instagram @jifbrand and @Jif on Twitter and Facebook.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you to The Moms for the invite.

Spring Break Family Fun @OkemoMountain Ski Resort #MtOkemoEvent #hosted

9 Apr

Planes, trains and automobiles are just some modes of transportation you can take to Ludlow, Vermont where you come to heaven when you reach Okemo Mountain Resort. Oh what is Okemo? Just the best family ski resort ever!!!!

Actually Amtrak Ethan Allen Express (which is what we took) takes you to Rutland and it’s about another half hour to reach Ludlow. Okemo’s shuttle picked us up from there. Yes there is an actual airport there as well which will gladly fly you over. Driving is always another option. Takes about 4 1/2 to 5 hours total from NYC. Not bad at all. We were ahead of schedule on Amtrak. Thumbs up!! We love traveling.

The reason I’m telling you all this is because we were very grateful to have been invited by Momtrends to a much needed family getaway during Spring Break to this beautiful resort. When I say beautiful I mean my kids wanted to move there that’s how amazing it was. From staff, to service, to a gorgeous suite and plenty to do we were just smiling the whole time we were there.

We arrived a day ahead and was given a gift bag and a huge suite with a balcony, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, fireplace and it sleeps 8 to 10 people. I immediately took a video of the room and put it on my Instastories. We didn’t unpack, we headed straight to dinner, looked around, watched a little tv and then lights out.

At breakfast the next morning my kids quickly found out how good the pancakes were and ordered it everyday. Dinner was great too, we had the most tender braised beef you ever tasted. The salmon, wings and Mac and cheese were delicious too. Momtrends held a special buffet dinner for influencers Saturday night.

The first night we arrived my kids saw there were s’mores on the menu and that was a must have at least 3 times. The server brings it out in a mini oven with flames already lit and you roast your s’mores at the table with everything included.

Waiting for us in our room was the best gift from Cabot. A Cabot gift bag full of cheeses, cutting board and knife. I immediately went in and had the Colby Jack with crackers. Thank you Cabot. Cheese fans we definitely are.

There are two different pools. One is located in the resort (indoor/outdoor heated pools) and the other one is steps away in the Spring House behind the resort. In this building there’s a workout center, sauna, hot tubs, racquetball court, kiddie pool, exercise classes and yes ladies a spa!!

There’s also an Ice Skating rink in the Ice House which we went to with friends. My children enjoyed SnowTubing in the Jackson Gore Village.

The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster was our absolute favorite. It goes up in the mountains and you can see the skiers/snowtubers in sight.

We loved it. You can ride alone or with someone and you control how fast or slow to go. Ages 3 and up can enjoy this year round.

The tent sale had the best sales ever!! Up to 50% off outerwear, skis, snowboards, goggles, accessories, kids clothing, etc I wish I could have purchased lots more. I found my daughter and I great goggles and other souvenirs.

Can’t forget about the Brew Fest. Lots of delicious beer to try, live band, yummy BBQ and a gorgeous day to enjoy it all. It was a packed scene.

There was an Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday and my daughter enjoyed finding quite a few eggs. Lots of kids had fun that day.

You might be wondering if went skiing or snowboarding. Unfortunately we did not this time. But I promise when we go back we will. We just wanted to enjoy other things and relax but I know for a fact it is fun when you go on the slopes. We’ve done snowboarding before.

I enjoyed the cozy lobby as well with another huge fireplace, lots of comfy couches/chairs and a bar as well.

This truly is the best place to visit. You will enjoy every second. Everyone was wonderful. Thank you to everyone who made his experience possible. Special shout out to Bonnie our host who picked us up and drove us back to the train and gave us a history lesson of Ludlow/ Rutland and Okemo. You have a great job and we love your driving and when you’re in NY let us know.

FAQs to know:

For those who need babysitting services they thought of that too. The daycare center at Jackson Gore offers evening hours on selected holiday dates, so mom and dad can enjoy an evening out together. Kids’ Night Out for ages 6 mos -12 years from 6-9:30 pm includes movies, pizza, and lots of age appropriate fun including swimming, skating and wallyball for the older kids. Reservations are required. Please call 802-228-1600 to reserve a space for your child.

There’s also day care in the Penguin Playground Day Care Center for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Reservations are required. You can call 802-228-1600 or learn more about the daycare center online.

They have skis, boots, poles, snowboards and helmets available for rental in their rental shops.

Ski season is Early November to Mid April. There’s 121 trails, slopes and glades 20 lifts, including 1 high speed detachable 6-pack chair with protective bubbles and heated seats, 9 quad chairs (4 high speed detachable quads, one with protective bubbles), 3 triple chairs and 7 surface lifts.

Vertical drop: 2,200 feet (highest in Southern Vermont)

98% of all terrain. The highest snowmaking efficiency amongst all ski resorts in Vermont!

They offer Adult lift access for ages 19-64; Young Adult/Senior lift access for ages 13-18 and ages 65-69; a Junior/Super Senior lift access for ages 7-12 and ages 70+. Children 6 & under ski or ride free.

Okemo’s Ski + Ride School offers private, semi-private, group lessons and children’s programs.

First Timers: First Tracks and Double Tracks introduction to skiing or snowboarding offers an affordable lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment package (available in 1 or new 2-day option). They also offer an affordable Learn to Ski & Ride promotion early each season for true beginners.

Inside Edge Rentals at Okemo is a privately owned boutique rental and lodging company specializing in beautiful homes in prime locations both on and off Okemo Mountain (ski on/off properties are available).  Our properties include luxury slopeside custom homes, townhouses and condominiums as well as off mountain private homes and condominiums located within 3 miles of Okemo.

Inside Edge Rentals at Okemo

PO Box 168

Ludlow, VT 05149

802-298-0087

www.insideedgerentals.com

insideedgerentals@gmail.com

Okemo’s 10th Annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival will take place August 3-5, 2018 in the Jackson Gore Courtyard. This signature festival lodging package includes two nights lodging (arrive Friday, depart Sunday), plus a minimum of 2 sampling glasses with 3 tasting tickets each.  Choose either a commemorative stemless wine glass or pint glass for beer enthusiasts.  Sample more than 90 craft beers and ciders from regional brewers, and you can also enjoy a selection of great wines as well.

The festival will also showcase a great lineup of live music with 6 bands, craft vendors, tasty food options and the great outdoors in Jackson Gore courtyard.

Head to @okemomountain on Twitter and Facebook

@okemomtn on Instagram

Website: http://www.okemo.com

Love cheese: Check out @cabotcheese on Instagram and Twitter and @cabot on Facebook

Disclosure: This trip was hosted by Momtrends. We were personally invited to attend. Opinions are ours 100% as always. Thank you for an incredible time from the bottom of our hearts.

Peter Rabbit #peterrabbitmovie 

9 Feb

Peter Rabbit hits theaters today and my kids and I want to let you know we had had an awesome time when we saw a special screening thanks to Sony Pictures. We laughed and laughed and laughed. All the animals in the movie were special in their own way. There’s a rooster in the film that cracks me up and the human characters aren’t bad either. Peter Rabbit and his siblings are out to take back what belongs to them with help from all their friends. 
Synopsis: PETER RABBIT, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

DOMHNALL GLEESON (Mr. McGregor) and PETER RABBIT were at the screening and we attended a Garden Party after the movie  at the restaurant Parm. The kid friendly food was delicious and there was even a brownie ice cream sundae bar. The gift bags had Peter Rabbit ears and other cute toys inside. 

This was a great Sunday morning just having a fun filled day with my kids, Sony and friends. So like I mentioned it’s out today. Grab your tickets early. We gave this movie 10 stars. All ages welcomed.

Check out the trailer here: http://www.peterrabbit-movie.com/

Disclosure: This was a hosted event. Thank you Sony Pictures for inviting my family to the screening. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. 

#Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle Review 

27 Dec

Who remembers the first Jumanji ? I love that movie.  I definitely felt like I was on a adventure and I wanted to buy the game immediately after just to see what would happen. Ha. Well long story short never purchased the game but saw the movie more than once. 

My family and I recently attended two advanced screenings of the new Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle movie. Yes we saw it twice because it was so funny and our favorite actors are in the movie. Come on Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. We also enjoyed Nick Jonas character as well. 

Before the screening Sony invited families to Dave and Busters in Times Square for food, fun and games. We won lots of swag, stuffed our faces and played lots of games. We enjoyed this very much. 

The new Jumanji was very good. The story starts with the characters in high school then they come across the Jumanji game and next thing you know they’re older and fighting to stay alive while trying to save Jumanji. Jack Black played the role of a female very well. I would have picked Karen Gillian’s character. She kicked ass (literally).

I noticed a few Sony products in the movie. Sony headphones and a Sony radio. Keep a look out. 

Snippet: In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

Sony Square has opened a new interactive exhibit that enables visitors to help save Jumanji through an interactive game that utilizes haptic technology from Sony, which recreates the sense of touch by producing dynamic and expressive vibrations.  

 

For this exhibit, visitors put on 3D glasses and a haptic vest, pick a character for the game, and get “dropped” into the jungle. The goal of the game is to retrieve a jewel that will protect Jumanji from grave danger. But the quest is not easy. There are animals in the jungle that stand in the way of success. As the player travels through the game, the haptic vest will enable them to feel the stones, branches and coconuts the animals throw at them to slow their pursuit of the jewel.  

 

The Jumanji exhibit will be featured at Sony Square NYC from November 30 through January 8, 2018.

  

The Jumanji experience is restricted to those over six years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Sony Square NYC is located at 25 Madison Avenue and is open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sony.com/square-nyc/.

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle rated PG-13 is in theaters. Check it out now. 

Disclosure: This was a hosted event for media/Press/bloggers. We were invited to attend. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you to Sony Pictures Entertainment for an amazing time. 

Momtrends Holiday Soirée 2017 #MTHoliday #hosted

4 Dec

I was so pleased to join Momtrends once again for their holiday soirée at Splashlight Studios. I walked into a room full of amazing brands waiting to show me all their great gifts for the holidays and beyond. 

First stop was the manicure station from Mani or Pedi. I particularly don’t like getting my nails done first because I always mess them up as I need to use my phone to take pictures so I put it off till later. Mani or Pedi had amazing colors and definitely hooked bloggers up for the holidays. You can book at home or office appointments and they also cater to spa parties, office events or weddings. Check them out on Instagram @maniorpedi 

Name Bubbles have the best labels to keep me and my kids organized. There were jars of hot cocoa mix to decorate. I wrote in calligraphy. These labels make great stocking stuffers. Check out all the different styles on their Instagram @namebubbles


Riders by Lee always have cute jeans and plaid shirts. I love their clothes. Comfy and very affordable. They had a style challenge for bloggers to come up with a outfit for a certain theme. Mine was for shopping and errands. I created a cute outfit that I would definitely wear. I loved everything I put on the mannequin. I want that entire outfit. Check out @ridersbylee on Instagram. 

Jarlsberg cheese set up shop and also had a challenge. We had to create a cheese/ fruit platter. You could either eat it or leave it there for pics. I love Jarslberg cheeses especially in my sandwiches. Original, Lite, Special Reserve and Smoked are so delicious. They also have Cheese Crisp Crackers which are available in 4 different varieties. My family enjoys those as well. Check out @JarlsbergUSA on Twitter. 

My Cents Of Style. I just want to say I immediately fell in love with their clothes and accessories. The blanket scarves they gave out are gorgeous and I enjoy wearing mine. I also have to get a few outfits and I just ordered their gloves. They have a 2-FOR-TUESDAY where you able to get two items for a great price. So I purchased the gloves I was eyeing at the event plus another pair for only $15. At the soirée there was a raffle and I won a blanket and reindeer slippers for my daughter. She was so excited. Looks like every Tuesday I will be taking advantage of their great deals. Go to Instagram now to see what I’m talking about @centsofstyle 

Red Velvet NYC gourmet desserts were in the house. I decorated my red velvet cupcake with frosting and couldn’t wait to eat it. They have pre-measured ingredients and recipes to bake desserts and deliver right to your door. Everything from Chocolate Truffles, Eggnog Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Nutella Cupcakes, Pecan Maple Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes and so much more. Red Velvet NYC gave us a baking kit to take home and make gingerbread cookies with the kids. Everything is pre-measured and in its own package. Just follow directions. My kids and I love baking. I love this company. Find them on Instagram @redvelvetnyc 

Second Chance Toys Charity Organization were collecting plastic toys for children in need so I gladly handed in a few. If you would like to donate toys to kids in need and keep plastic out of landfills head to their Instagram page @secondchancetoys for more info. 

Hasbro has a new fun family friendly game called Hearing Things. It’s a lip-reading challenge game that comes with speech cancelling headphones and  guess the phrase fast. There’s 600 phrases and a built-in-timer and sounds.  @hasbro on Instagram for all the fun.

Noble Vines Wines made sure they came to impress and get some of us tipsy. Love the 667Pinot Noir, 515Rose, 242SauvignonBlanc, 337Cabernet Sauvignon. These make great hostess gifts. Ok you can purchase for yourself too. I’m saving my bottle. Check out @noblevineswine on Instagram. 

O -Venture has the best key ring I’ve ever had and I can find my keys so fast I should’ve had this a long time ago. It’s literally a big O and we were given one and I haven’t lost my keys yet. I picked out a pretty blue. Sometimes when I don’t carry a bag for school pick up or a quick errand I just grab my big O and go. It’s like wearing a bangle just with keys attached. You can also add a card case to it for credit cards. I love mine. Their on Instagram @shopoventure 

I would also like to thank Boxed Water, Kidz Bop 36, Living Proof, Pearhead and Thimblepress. 

Big shout out to Momtrends and staff for another amazing holiday soirée. As always I appreciate you. Amazing time with friends and brands. 

Disclosure: I was invited to this event hosted by Momtrends. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Back To School Bash With Momtrends #MomtrendsSchool

14 Aug

Yes it’s that time of year again. I’m talking about Back To School. Am I the only parent who loves back to school shopping or actually wanting her kids to have an extra month off? Well if I am so be it. I like all the new school supplies, accessories, clothes, backpacks and of course knowing my kids keep moving up a grade so they can graduate. I officially have a 5th and 9th grader this year. One tween and a teen. I’m sad they are going to different schools. My son starts a new school and my daughter is the last of the bunch in her school. Even though they’re not far apart they wil still miss each other. 

I attended Momtrends Back To School Bash and of course I had a great time. So much to see and share I had so many goodies I had to take a cab home. 

Ozery Bakery. If you haven’t heard of them I advice you to get on social media ASAP and see what I’m talking about. Since 1996, the Ozery family has been inventing alternatives to traditional bread products that are made from hearty whole grains, fruits, and seeds. Everything they make is intended to help you eat well and feel good.

The brioche buns are amazing. I had some with cream cheese and fresh strawberries and I made the exact same thing the next morning for my kids breakfast and they loved it. I think I ate about 7 at the event. Yes they are that good. Check out @ozerybread on Instagram. You can thank me later. 

Kite Hill is the brand where the cream cheese came into play. Plant based cream cheese made from Artisan Almond Milk. This cream cheese was banging. Yes my kids loved this cream cheese as well. I found more at Whole Foods and used the coupons that were given to restock. Tastes very good. 

The bread and cream cheese will be used quite often for breakfast, lunch and snacks. 

Head to @kitehillfoods on Instagram for more info and more products.

Staples is always my go to for back to school supplies. My kids and  I recently went on a back to school shopping spree and were happy with the sales and the amount of stock. I’m loving the folders and back packs this year. Also purchased my daughter over the ear headphones for $6.99. I’love be making another trip because my son hasn’t received his school supply list yet but I purchased some things for him to start. I couldn’t resist the sales.  @staples on Instagram. 

Name Bubbles has the best name labels for school supplies, iron on, clothing, bags, etc. There’s so many designs to choose from and the kids will love them. Even if clothing, lunchbags, bookbags or books are lost have no fear as long as your Name Bubbles labels are on them there’s a good chance they will be returned. I label my daughter’s clothing, and school supplies. @namebubbles on Instagram.

Bath and Body Works even hooked us up with hand soap, body wash and scrub with their amazing smells. I love this store and all the different scents for your body and home. I’m also loving the Purely Clean hand soaps.  Head to @bathandbodyworks on Instagram. 
French design Orchestra provided the clothes to the children who modeled for us in the mini fashion show. Orchestra had high quality affordable clothing for babies and kids. Take a look @orchestra_usa on Instagram. 

There was a contest to see who could create a lunchbag and fill it up with back to school favorites. I had fun decorating mine with iron on patches, snacks and a few school supplies. 12 Little provided the lunchbags. They can be found on Instagram @twelvelittle with a variety of kids bags, diaper bags and everyday bags for the modern family. 

Disclosure: I was invited to attended this event. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Swag was given. Thank you to Momtrends for another amazing event. 

#SpiderManHomecoming Screening, Press Junket, Goodwill DIY Spider-Man Challenge, Sailing Around NY, Sony Experience

6 Jul

I just want to start by saying thank you to Sony for the best Spider-Man Homecoming Press Junket ever!!! 

There’s nothing like getting that email that says we’d like to invite you to….

It started with a screening of Spider-Man Homecoming. I took my 14 year old son with me and we enjoyed the movie so much. I was like “did you see that and ohhh that was nice” and I was jumping in my seat. It’s great for teens. I also took my 10 year old daughter to another screening and she enjoys it as well. Concession snacks were given to us and it was a nice comfortable theater. 

Haven’t seen Michael Keaton in a while so it was good seeing him play the villain Vulture. When you have a family to support and protect and no one cares or wants to listen you will do anything to provide for them and that’s what made him evil. Can I just say I liked his costume which would make a good ride at an amusement park. 

Tom Holland played 15 year old Peter Parker (Spider-Man). I enjoyed the storyline how Peter Parker was determined to show Tony Stark that he can fight crime and was ready to be an Avenger. He took on lots of bad guys but that didn’t stop him. 

Jacob Batalon played Spider-Man’s best friend, (sidekick) Ned. He was hilarious. He’s one of those friends you want in school. He’s there for you sometimes for good and sometimes you’re like Nooooo why did you say that? He’s a funny guy in person and real down to earth and sweet.

Zendaya played Michelle. I loved her character who played a loner but smart girl. She always had these one liner remarks. Love this line: 

Zendaya: I can’t believe you guys are at this lame party

Ned: You’re here too

Zendaya: Am I? 

When you see the clip you’ll be laughing too. I noticed Michelle might have a crush on Peter Parker. Hmmmm. Anyway, Zendaya is beautiful and sweet too. 

I enjoyed the press Junket at the Whitby Hotel with the cast and they enjoyed taking selfies with me (especially Robert Downey Jr.) Take a look at my pics below. After the press Junket we boarded a private bus to the Goodwill to compete in a DIY challenge. We were given a $25 gift card and had 15 minutes to shop for clothing to make a Spider-Man costume. I made my daughter a SpiderMan costume. She enjoyed dressing up like Spider-Man the girl version and posing for pics. We love it!! Pics below. Once we rung up our items without going over $25 we took our clothes and got back on the bus and headed to Chelsea Piers to sail around Manhattan on the Adirondack and explore the sights that Spider-Man took on in the movie like the Staten Island Ferry. I love boats and I even got behind the wheel. The captain asked if I’ve drove boats before and I told him this was my second boat I drove and I think it’s gonna be a new hobby of mine. It was a beautiful day. Food and drinks were served and just a great time. 

​​Back at the hotel a sketch artist drew our pictures with the special powered they we told him we wanted to have. Of course I wanted to teleport. I didn’t get the full pic of what he created. It was supposed to be sent to my email but I never received so I only got a picture of the unfinished version. The pad he was using was from Dell. I would be on that all day. I love it. All the Dell computers were amazing. I also got video of myself falling off the side of a building. Spider-Man was supposed to rescue me but he was no where to be seen so I was screaming my lungs out. I obviously made it or I wouldn’t have written this post. Lol.

The next event we went to was at Sony Square for the Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience. We took pics on the side of a building and the kids got to meet and take pics with Peter Parker ( Tom Holland) and Spider-Man this time. There’s also displays of the outfits worn in the movie and the weapons. The VR is fun for teens during adults  to experience. My daughter was able to try it though. 

What will you be doing on July 7th? Hopefully you’ll already have your tickets and go check out this amazing movie. I saw it twice and will probably see it again. Check out @spidermanmovie on Instagram

Disclosure: Hosted by Sony. Thanks again to Sony for all these amazing opportunities for Five Little Words. It’s always a pleasure to work with you. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. Swag was given.