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CHARM IT! Design A Charm Contest #charmit

23 Apr

Saturday, April 18th partners CHARM IT! and Crayola held an event at Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC. It was for their Design-A -Charm Contest. Kids were invited to the event and encouraged to design an original charm for the chance to have it produced as an actual CHARM IT! charm.

It was a packed house and my daughter was very excited to get creative and design a charm. I think she did over ten designs. She loves drawing and I was happy to see her put her skills to good use. Hopefully one of her designs will come to life. 

She’s always been a fan of charms and girly accessories. I loved the way the staff wore the charms for necklaces as well as bracelets. They showed us the winning charms from their last contest. Kids know what they like and it shows in these wonderful charms. 

There was a photo booth for the kids and parents with different charm it props and a cute background. We had fun with that. Cupcakes that looked like one of the charms. Breakfast foods and beverages were also provided. 

These charms were tested in highly accredited labs and are safe. This is a big plus in my book. Here is a list of ways to care for your charms courtesy of CHARM IT!

Follow these basic care tips and enjoy your CHARM IT! collection! 

Remove CHARM IT! before engaging in rigorous activities or sports for safety. 

Remove CHARM IT! before hand-washing, bath and showers and swimming in chlorine pools or salt water. 

Remove CHARM IT! from all pockets before doing laundry. 

Do not clean CHARM IT! with any jewelry cleansers or chemicals intended for precious metal jewelry. 

Do. It wear CHARM IT! immediately after application of body lotions, sunscreen, creams and perfumes. 

The contest hasn’t ended yet. There’s still time to enter. You have till May 6, 2015. To enter head to and download the official entry form and let your kids get their charm skills on. Also check out @Charm_It and @Crayola on Twitter. 

What will your child create? 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. We were invited to the event and given gift bags. Opinions are mine 100% as always.












6 Mar

I was so excited I was picked again to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration party. This years theme was multigenerational. Last year I did Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in my daughter’s 1st grade class. The kids loved it and I enjoyed hosting. This year was a little different. The weather was bad and sickness took a toll on everyone in our house. I was admitted in the hospital with asthma and my kids stayed in and out of the emergency room with colds and asthma. They missed so much school. 

I was sad hoping my kids would get better. Disney puts a smile on everyone’s face, so I  knew I had to make this party happen and even with the kids still under the weather I was gonna brighten up their day. 

I decided to do a #DisneySide Big Hero 6 Oscar Party. We weren’t able to invite guests over but we had our family was just right. I decorated with what was given to us in our box. I made buffalo wings, vegetable rolls, cole slaw and mashed potatoes. I wasn’t able to make the tie-dye cake but will make it one day. I did have red velvet cake. We also had Izze’s and sparkling cider to toast Big Hero 6 for winning an Oscar that night. I made mallomars with whipped cream as treats. We also played games and did word search that were provided in our box. 

A majority of the items that were sent to me were used and I will be using the rest soon. They came in handy like the Twinnings Herbal Tea for those that wer sick and the All mighty Pacs with Oxi for all the laundry that needed to be done and the luggage tags will come in handy next month for our cruise. 

I wish I had more pictures of my kids but they were still under the weather. I appreciated hosting again this year and hope I’m picked again for the next round. We hope you enjoy our #DisneySide multigenerational party re-cap. 

Thank you to everyone who made this party possible and to all the sponsors. Mom Select, BSM Media, Disney Parks, Maria Bailey, Leanne Jakubowski O’ Regan. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a box full of free products to host my Disney Side party. Opinions are 100% mine as always. 


4 Dec

This year bloggers celebrated the holiday season with Momtrends at the Stella & Dot Showroom down on Wooster St, in NYC. I always get super excited when Momtrends throws their fabulous events. Donations this year were to Bottomless Closet. We were able to bring new or lightly used work clothes, accessories, coats or shoes for disadvantaged women going into the workplace. I remember years ago being part of a program like this where I got a referral to get free clothes, jewelry, shoes, etc so I could go on an interview. These programs/agencies/charities come in handy when women/men need clothing to go into the workplace. I appreciated it a lot. I didn’t mind at all donating for a good cause.

Sponsors in attendance were Teleflora, Priv, Lands End, Walkers, Little Me, Duck, I See Me, Vermont Nut Free Chocolate, Apothederm, Peanut Hottie, Stella & Dot.

Teleflora. I absolutely love Teleflora flowers because first of all they never box any of their flowers. They are delivered fresh across the US and Canada. You can choose from a variety of occasions and styles. There’s the Thinking of You flowers, Just Because and I’m Sorry flowers just to name a few.

Teleflora featured three new bouquets that captured the authenticity and spirit of the festive family holiday traditions. The trio includes a holly motif- serving bowl, a gingerbread-house cookie jar and a merry mug. Each of these bouquets will arrive with a Teleflora exclusive holiday recipe. For example, a chocolate-dipped cookie recipe accompanies the Gingerbread Cookie Jar Bouquet. Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Teleflora collaborated and recipes are courtesy of him.

My kids loved their Gingerbread Cookie Jar Bouquet. It made a great centerpiece on their table. Once the flowers have passed on the cookie jar is a special treat for the kids to grab cookies. Check out and order from the Homemade for the Holiday collection. Twitter: @Teleflora

Lands End my absolutely favorite store for apparel, outerwear, footwear and home items made sure they did what they do best and brought us their holiday outfits for a few lucky bloggers to model. I loved the black sleeveless ponte sheath dress with pockets and cashmere dress cardigan sweater in red on one of the models. The cardigan gave it that pop of color. The jewelry from Stella & Dot was sparkly and amazing. The whole outfit makes a great look for holiday parties. I also adores the Déjà Vu Double-Sided Stud earrings from Stella & Dot. I need to purchase these quickly.

Lands End also showed us gifts to please everyone on your list. Cozy pajamas, socks and slippers, and warm hats, gloves and scarves.
Stella & Dot had a table full of beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Mother, daughter, niece, aunt whoever they won’t be disappointed if any of these were handed to them. Twitter: @landsend @stelladot

Walkers Shortbread cookies melted in my mouth. I love shortbread cookies and was happy to see they have festive shapes for everyone to decorate with ease. I can leave the cookie shapers and flour in the cabinet and just buy the cookies, icing and sprinkles and my kids and I can make a mess without making a big mess. I rather spend hours decorating and not having to turn on the oven. For more info click here : Twitter: @shortbread

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates are you guessed it, NUT FREE!! There are so many people allergic to nuts so it’s good to know we can buy all the chocolate we want with this company. I’m a chocoholic so I made sure to try lots of samples. Even the chocolate covered pretzels were good. Check out the website for gifts and other treats. Twitter: @vermontnutfree

Priv stopped by giving manicures to those who wanted it. I’ve been to quite a few events with Priv where I’ve gotten manicures or makeup done. They come to your home and hook you up. Follow them on Twitter: @gopriv

The Duck Brand is for that crafty, DIY person. My kids and I love duck tape and crafting. Love the ideas they showed us on how to decorate your Christmas table with tape. They made a place mat, utensil holder, gift box and name card. Can’t wait to get crafty with my kids. Follow on Twitter for great ideas @theduckbrand Web:

I See Me company for personalized children books. So many to choose from for babies, girls, boys. We received a voucher for a personalized book. Twitter: @iseeme_maia Website:

Little Me stylish, fashionable child appropriate clothing. I loved dressing my babies in Little Me when they were growing up. From newborn to toddler, soft cotton, terrycloth and velour. “Little Me believes babies should always be comfortable, snuggly and safe, free to do what they do best: play, sleep and thrive.” The pajamas were too cute. Check out the clothes at and on Twitter: @littleme_baby

Apothederm Skin Care provided products in the gift bag. They take care of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and stretch marks. You can take a look at their products at and on Twitter: @apothederm

Peanut Hottie gave away a gift basket full of their products and kitchen gadgets. They also had samples in the gift bag. Have you ever had a peanut butter hot drink? Neither have I but I will try it and let you know how it is. Just 83 calories. That’s incredible. Available at Walmart. Twitter: @PeanutHottieUSA

We also had a catered dinner with great sandwiches and wine. There were raffles, a fashion show and great conversation. Nicole even showed us her accessory picks. I enjoyed myself as always and want to thank Nicole Feliciano and Sherri Schubert @Momtrends for another great event!!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a gift bag full of goodies from the sponsors. Opinions are mine as always all 100%.











22 Nov

Single Edition Media invited women to #CelebrateInStyle at their holiday preview event at Glasshouses in NYC.
Sponsors came out for a wonderful night to show their holiday products and fashion trends.
As soon as I reached the 21st floor I was greeted by the first sponsor of the night DSW. One of my favorite shoes stores I couldn’t wait to see what holiday gifts they brought with them. They had everything from animal print shoes, sparkly jewelry and tights, even hats that sparkled with rhinestones and dressy clutches. Of course I wanted it all. Check out @DSWShoeLovers on Twitter.

Vigoss Jeans treated attendees to a free pair of jeans to take home when you stopped by their table. I loved the new styles. I picked a shiny black pair. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram @VigossUSA

Diamonds are my best friend and Bulova was showcasing their amazing watches. Slim watches are what’s in now. Bulova gave away three watches. Unfortunately I didn’t win but I will own a Bulova one day. Check out these watches on Twitter: @Bulova

Sears Style knows that a woman doesn’t have to pay a fortune to look like a million bucks. With their new Metaphor line where everything is under $100. Lace, faux leather and tweed my favorites were a big hit. Attendees walked away with small prizes after posting a pic on Instagram with their hashtag and waiting for the vending machine to drop a little something. I won a gift card.

Silk ‘n Solution the professional aesthetic devices for home use was giving away gift baskets to five lucky attendees worth $700 full of their products. Thirty attendees won a ReVit or Flash & Go device. I won a Flash & Go permanent hair removal device which is great. No more disposable razors. Yippee! Who wouldn’t want spa products in their home compared to going to an actual spa and saving so much money. I want the Sonic Clean Plus which is a deep skin cleansing device that removes dead skin cells on your body and face with vibrating or pulsating modes. It removes 6 times more makeup and dirt than hands alone. Attendees also had a coupon for a free Silk ‘n Pedi in their gift bags. This can be used for dry callused skin. Check their website:

Jergens Skincare knew every woman would love their BB body cream for all skin types. I was already a fan of Jergens products but this just sealed the deal. This lotion goes on sheer, dries quickly and works like a moisturizer to visibly improve your skin with every use. Available in 2 shade fair to medium and medium to tan skin tones. Samples were given out at their table and a bigger sample was in our gift bags. Twitter: @JergensUS

Elizabeth Arden had me blushing for their new perfume Untold Absolu. This sensual fragrance is perfect for the winter season. Florals, red plum, ginger and bursts of raspberry is what makes this perfume my pick of the season. There was also a makeup artist who gave guests lipstick touch ups. On their website you can see all their collections. Twitter: @elizabetharden

Gardein hooked guests up with their healthy meat-free foods. We had their fish & fries, tacos, chicken and turkey cutlets. Amazing! Nothing wrong with vegetarian food. I love spicy black bean burgers too. Twitter: @gardein and on the web at

In Style is known for fashion, beauty and celebrity buzz you need to know. They showed everyone love at their table with jewelry to take a sneak peek at and copies of their magazine. Web: @InStyle on Twitter.

GlasshousesNYC is one of the best event space for any venue in NYC with spectacular views of Manhattan. Located at 545 West 25th St. I love events at night because the pictures of the background are breathtaking. Fir more info visit or on Twitter @GlasshousesNYC

There was also a presentation with all of the sponsors talking about their products. Also, In Style beauty director Kahlana Barfield talked about trends for Spring 2015. I’m still fascinated when it comes to makeup and learning how to apply bold or pastel eyeshadow, bright red lip and the winged mascara look. I’m loving the matte lip personally and the amazing smells of some of the perfumes.

Big shout outs to @Tagspire and @SingleEdition (Single Edition Media) If you’re a blogger or social media fan or brand you must check them out. Thank you for inviting me. It was wonderful!!!

These were just some of the sponsors that were present. More sponsored products were included in the gift bags. I’d like to thank all of them and everyone who made this event possible. Can’t wait till the next one.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are 100% mine. We were given samples, and gift bags.






30 Oct


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About WWE
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