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Nintendo Switch Approaching Fast 3/3/17 #nintendoswitch

9 Feb

Back in January of this year my kids and I were invited to a Nintendo Switch event where we were the first to test out the new console. My kids were counting down the days. I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a console since the NES. The Switch hits stores March 3rd.

When we walked in it was like a home filled with nothing but video games. We tested out Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, my daughter loved dancing with the Just Dance 2017 game. She was there practically the whole time. My son enjoyed Street Fighter 2  The Legends Of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Arms, Splatoon 2 and so many others they both enjoyed. 

I was impressed how the console looks, how many people can play and where it can be taken. We do a lot of traveling and this is great to take on the road, hotels, airplane, picnics, bbq’s, etc. I was also impressed with the price of $299. Battery life can last more than six hours depending on the software and usage conditions. 32 GB of internal memory. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards.6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen; can display a resolution of 1280 x 720.Keep the focus on fun by using parental controls to manage how your family interacts with Nintendo Switch. Link up to eight systems together to play anywhere.

I’m going to enjoy Just Dance 2017 with my daughter at home and on the go. We love dancing and this is great for exercise too. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the whole family is gonna love. Bring all the games to us. 

We are back at it again this Sunday 2/12 this time for a Nintendo Switch exclusive event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Center. This time we are going to play the 1-2-Switch game. What do milking a cow, a samurai duel and an eating contest all have in common? NINTENDO, of course!!  1-2-Switch is a ridiculously fun “Party in a Box” game. What makes the party? Fun and crazy competitions that let you literally face off with your friends and family: everything from a wild-west duel to a cow-milking competition to a copycat dance-off. With 1-2-Switch you can throw an impromptu party anywhere thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen.

This games launches March 3rd. We can’t wait for this one. We had a great time at the first event and are super excited about the next one. We will be even more excited to get the Nintendo Switch in our house and have friendly competitions. Nintendo for life!! 

Disclosure: My family and I were invited to attend these events. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. My kids are Nintendo game reviewers. 


5 Dec

Family of gamers are what we are. Video games, board games, computer, app, card games you name it we love playing. Nintendo invited us to their Rockefeller  Plaza location to get a look at the new Disney game for 3DS that launched. What game is it? Disney Magical World 2. 

We had so much fun at Nintendo with Olivia Holt. The girls dressed up as their favorite princess and the boys picked their favorite Disney characters as well. Olivia Holt danced with the kids and showed us how much fun she has playing the game. She also danced with the kids. My daughter enjoyed teaching her how to do the whip and nae nae dance. My daughter had her hair and makeup done at Minnie’s Style Salon, was given accessories and also picked out Princess Elsa for her costume that she got to take home. Everyone enjoyed cupcakes and snacks. 

Ever since this game launched my kids have played non stop. They also are fans of Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and Super Mario 3D Land. 

The Nintendo 3DS XL is one handheld  system that I don’t mind my kids faces buried in. Whether it’s at home or on the go I know their enjoying every minute of it. I also think I need to get one too, then we all can play. 

There’s so many games to choose from and they make great gifts. If you have a tween or teen or even an adult gamer that you know would love a 3DS or any of the games mentioned you should click on this website for more info or visit the Nintendo Store in Rockefeller Center in NYC. (

The 2DS is still being sold at the incredible price of $79.99. The Disney Magical World 2 game is only $39.99. The 3DS XL is $199.99

Disclosure: My family were invited to attend this media event. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Back To School Fashion With Lands End 

29 Aug

Back to school is a breeze when your kids wear uniforms in my opinion. It’s also a money saver. This year I’m focused on my two younger children. I have a middle school and elementary school kids both in the same school and both in uniforms. 

Lands End is my go to for uniforms. My daughter’s colors are navy blue and white. I don’t know how my daughter grew so fast but I’m glad Lands End has her size, quality and styles that she needs. My son has been in the men’s section for a while now but Lands End can also help with that. Basic colors for him are khaki and navy blue. 

She loves skorts and with the weather being comfortable she can start out the school year wearing it. 
School Uniform Girls Active Skort $35

· Moisture-wicking enhancement allows for quick dry when working up a sweat

· Hidden waistband pocket for any gear or gadgets needed when exercising

· Hidden shorts keep her completely covered and confident while the skort gives off a cute feminine flair

Her school allows her to wear cardigans. We love this one from Lands End. 
School Uniform Girls Performance Button Front Cardigan $45

· Resists fading and piling for long-lasting color and comfort

· Easy-care blend feels soft as cotton

· Fully-fashioned construction for a great fit

Polos or button down collar shirts is also part of my daughter’s uniform. Here’s a great one. Love that it’s 100% cotton. 

School Uniform Girls Short Sleeve Fem Fit Mesh Polo $18

· 100% cotton mesh fabric is breathable and feels soft from the start

· Shaped side seams and neat side vents for untucked days

· Enhanced fabric keeps colors true and resist stains

Can’t go back to school without a brand new cool backpack. You know Lands End came correct with these. 
Classmate Backpacks

Double-touch bottoms, comfort-foam padded back panels & shoulder straps, long-lasting zippers and numerous pockets for organizing made easy. Backpacks come in five sizes made for every kid in school – preschool to high school. Personalize your backpack by adding a monogram, embroidery or both!

 Classmate Medium Backpack – Print $39

Classmate Medium Backpack – Solid $39

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Clothing was given to review. Opinions are 100% mine as always.

Comfort In Kids Lee Jeans 

26 Aug

5 Star Apparel Showroom in Manhattan is filled with kids clothing from different name brands. It’s like walking into a huge dream walk in closet with clothes at your service. I met with Brianne Tursi Manz (Stroller In The City) for a blogger event. 

Once there I took a look at what all the brands had to offer. Lee Jeans stretch jeans with soft jogging material and a drawstring  were the jeans I knew my daughter would like. My rule is always comfort first. 

Kids grow so fast so I’m always thinking ahead when buying clothes. My daughter loves dressing herself and putting outfits together.

When my daughter tried on her Lee Jeans she was able to bend, run, do a few cartwheels and just enjoy her Lee Jeans and style it with the Arizona Printed Peplum Cami (JC Penney) and her favorite glitter slip ons from (KidPik). 

Disclosure: Thank you Brianne and 5 Star Apparel for the jeans. Opinions are our own 100% as always. 

Styling My Daughter With Vigoss Jeans 

18 Aug

I attended a blogger event with Stroller In The City ( Brianne Tursi Manz) at the 5 Star Apparel Showroom and was excited to see the latest in kids clothing and the hard work and sweat that goes into giving kids the best quality in name brand fashion.

My daughter loves dressing up and being a mini fashionista means she must be comfortable first and foremost. Vigoss Jeans has just what we’re looking for. 
Not only do Vigoss Jeans look great they are skinny stretch jeans. She paired her jeans with a lace high neck woven top  from Arizona (JC Penney) and glitter slip ons from (KidPik).

As much as she wants to wear her Vigoss Jeans to school they will be her go to jeans on her off days from school since she wears a uniform. She loves the fit and style and loved posing for pictures. 

Disclosure: Jeans were provided for honest review. Thank you 5 Star Apparel and Brianne for this wonderful opportunity. All opinions are our own as always. 

We’re Going Back To School With Kidz Vuz #KidzVuzBTS

28 Jul

I love Back To School events. A lot of them take place in the summer so parents and kids can get the scoop on all the latest products and fashion that they must take back and wear to school. 

Kidz Vuz Back To School was held this month and we were off to have some fun. I always tell my kids when it’s a kids event they get to network and hand out business cards while I take pics and talk with friends. That’s the easy part. I get to follow up and write all the emails. They agree of course. 

My kids will always be young at heart when it comes to Kidz Vuz events. I love kid friendly brands and enjoy seeing my kids talk to them and tell them what they like about their product. 

There were thirteen sponsors in attendance. Here are the names and you can follow them on social media: 

 Juicy Juice @JuicyJuiceUSA

Classroom Direct @ClassroomDirect

Galxyz @GalxyzLab

Galxyz is an intergalactic science adventure. It provides self-paced, fun and motivational games-based learning with the entire school science curriculum for grades 3-12.

Fin Fun @FinFunMermaid

Domain.Me @DomainME

Philips @PhilipsNA and @PhilipsSonicare

Pips Island @PipsIsland

EZ PZ Patches @EZPZPatches

BackYard Foods @backyardfoodco

Lucky Bar @pickyeatersrule

Bway Zone @BwayZone

Zandra Beauty @ZandraBeauty

Love, Hallie @love_Hallie_

LOVE HALLIE Foundation encourages young people to  get involved in the causes they care about. 

Cartoon artists made Caricatures of us and did a great job. My daughter enjoyed being in the Kidz Vuz spotlight giving her review on the Slinky. 

  And from the gift bag:

@drinktickle – yummy natural sparkling water

@baronfig – bespoke notebook

@nealbrothers – amazing potato chips

@DTailsULike – Adorable jewelry

@storyarcs – Pop Tropica and Galactic Hotdog Books

@MabelsLabels – indispensable write-away labels

@NYIscream – BackPack Squishems

@sillicandy – Awesome baking molds

These brands are going to make back to school a breeze. Kidz Vuz got us covered and we can’t wait to show you what back to school will look like. 

Disclosure: This post is not compensated. Opinions are our own 100% as always. Thank you to Kidz Vuz for the invite. We had a blast! See you next year. 


American Girl Doll Launches Wellie Wishers At Momtrends Event

30 Jun

My daughter recently turned 9 years old and I’ve never taken her to the American Girl Store. I’ve never been there myself. We’ve passed by it plenty of times but I’ve never had the time till recently. The only problem is that she still hasn’t been there. I attended an event given by Momtrends for the launch of the new dolls Wellie Wishers. 

Wellie Wishers are a group of sweet and silly girls who each have the same bug bright wish to be a good friend. They are rocking cute colorful garden boots and are cared for by their wonderful Aunt Miranda. 

They are finding out that “good deeds” such as cooperating, sharing, taking turns, respecting feelings and making it right aren’t always the easiest things to do but they are just the right things to do to make beautiful friendships bloom. 

Walking into the American Girl Store was wonderful as I followed the footsteps up to the third floor where a tea party awaited. It was beautifully decorated and I met author Valerie Tripp who has written over 40 books for American Girl. She spoke about the Wellie Wishers and other books and also gave everyone signed copies of a Wellie Wishers book. We also got to choose a Wellie Wishers doll. I chose Ashlyn for my daughter. That was her first choice and it kind of rhymes with her name Taylinn. The description of Ashlyn is: She’s the generous soul of the social circle. Her fancy-free party themes are just the right thing to turn a friend’s frown upside down. I picked the right one. 

If Ashlyn wasn’t your choice there was Emerson, Willa, Kendall and Camille. They’re all adorable. 
The dolls are 14.5″.They retail for $60. You can also purchase matching outfits for your daughter and her doll, wellies, socks, doll houses, etc. I purchased socks and a ladybug hairbrush for my daughter. The boots (wellies) don’t come in her size. If you order online there’s free shipping through 7/31.

Now you know I have to take my daughter to Ametican Girl Store because I’ve been and I want her to experience it with her doll and have a tea party as well. She was very happy with her doll and accessories. 

To explore the world of the Wellie Wishers through books, online games and more check out

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. I was given a doll and book for my daughter. Thank you Momtrends and American Girl for everything. 

TTPM Spring Showcase Fun Filled Day With My Kids And Lots Of Toys

11 May

TTPM Spring Showcase took place last month at the Metropolitan Pavillion and not only was I excited to attend so we’re my kids. It was bring your kids to work day and what better way to spend the day with your cool mom in a place full of toys. TTPM always has the greatest brands come together and show the coolest toys that will soon be in the hands of all kids and parents because I’m definitely a big kid.

After breakfast the press conference kicked off the day with the Most Wanted toys. My kids were saying oohs and ahhs to all the toys that came on stage and even the dogs took part too modeling costumes. My daughter jumped out of her seat to see Shopkins Season 5 from Moose Toys and Wet Head the fun new game from Zing Toys. My son loved all the Nerf products like the Super Soaker Breach Blast blaster which was named a top Outdoor Toy on TTPM’s Most Wanted list for 2016, Hot Wheels and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They also had fun on the Vuly trampoline from Spinmaster.  Spinmaster also brought along their talking Secret Life of Pets characters. 

 Pet toys were also big this year and the puppies and doggies were there to prove it. The WWE pet collection was so adorable. I loved all the fun things for pets and it just makes me want a puppy even more. (Shh don’t tell my kids, they’ve been wanting one for years).Vetch toys have everything for your infant, baby and preschooler. Hasbro’s Marvel Captain America Blaster Reveal Shield & Scope Vision Helmet recognized on TTPM Most Wanted Movie Toy list. My daughter was happy to receive a shield. 
 Play Doh is a must in our house and so glad to hear it was named one of TTPM’s Hot Brands for 2016. My daughter goes to town creating so many amazing things with her play doh. 

My daughter took a pic with her favorite You Tube Vloggers/Toy Reviewers (Disney Car Toys).My kids and every other kid ran through the curtains to get to test out al the toys. I though the parents were usually the beasts but the kids out did us. Lol. My daughter was excited to try out Wet Head and be the first to get wet. Next up Shopkins because she had to get samples of the new Season 5. She has seasons 1-4 now she’s on a mission to collect Season 5. They loved Razor WorldWide brand new Jetts. Just strap on and go. Also they couldn’t get enough of the scooters. 

My son loved the Nerf Sports Station where he was at more than once throughout the day. Finding Dory has the most cutest toys some that teach you how to talk whale, bath squirters and plush toys from Bandai America. We can’t  wait for the movie.

Just Play Toys had Sofia the First and Lion King toys ready for the kids. Leap Frog has the best educational games and toys for the kids. My daughter took home a Leap Pad Platinum tablet. She just loves it and takes it everywhere. I love it too!We received an ant farm from Uncle Milton toys and the  ants can be sent to you in the mail. Also light up signs featuring Finding Dory. My daughter collects lots of Legos and she loves Lego Friends. My kids also liked seeing  Minecraft Legos because they are huge Minecraft fans. 

Alex Toys gave kids a water blaster and there were also shrinky dinks and other girl accessories. Nickelodeon TV has the best beach set up station in the room showcasing everything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more from toys to beach wear, towels, sandals, etc. I felt like I was at the beach and wanted to take home the lifeguard chair. Lunch was great and that’s when I took a rest. There were four bags stuffed with toys thanks to my kids who worked the room like future mini bloggers in the making. They had fun with their friends too. 

They were so many toys and we are ready to review as much as we can. This summer we can’t wait to get outdoors and take the toys with is. Keep a lookout for our reviews.

Just want to thank TTPM again for a fun filled day with all the brands and making take your kid to work day a fun experience. See you soon! 

Disclosure: My kids and I were invited to attend TTPM and opinions are ours 100%. We were given swag. 

Kidpik Girls Fashion Subscription Box Launches This Spring 

11 Feb

Kidpik is the newest launch from prolific NYC fashion entrepreneur Ezra Dabah and the executive and creative teams behind classic children’s brands including The Children’s Place and Ruum. 

 A word from Ezra and Nina: Children’s preferences in clothing have evolved over the decades and so should the shopping and delivery system. We are excited to be in the position to deliver personalized fashionable outfits directly to your door: the ultimate new shopping experience. At kidpik, every item is designed and curated in our NYC studio specifically for the girls in your life. Our stylists and proprietary algorithms remove all the difficulty, time and guesswork from your shopping experience. 


Pay for the entire box and enjoy a 30% discount. 






I was invited to the media launch and got a look at all the amazing girls fashion that’s about to be delivered to my door. Shopping for my daughter will be special with her to pick how much sparkles she wants in her clothes and if she wants to be Classic Chic, Girly Glam or five of the other lifestyle looks. Her first box will come in March and Kidpik launches this Spring. I can’t wait to see her face when she opens her box and tries on her new outfits.  Of course there will be pictures.  

 I love the message that Kidpik EMPOWERS girls to express their individuality through fashion. Check it out @kidpik on Instagram and for more info. Happy shopping!! 

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

Recap KidzVuz Holiday Party with the Perez’s 

17 Nov

Kidz Vuz Holiday Party took place at Studio 450 NYC on November 15. I love this party because it’s small and intimate and my kids get to do the networking, test out the toys, have fun with their friends and they cannot get lost. I still talk to the brands but my kids also hand out business cards and enter contests. It’s always a fun time with Kidz Vuz. 

This year Jakks Toys, Classroom Direct, Lincoln Center Kids, Wubble Ball, ThinkFun, Disney Pixar, Bway Zone, Compose Yourself, Vita Coco, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Food For Thoughts Cards, Save The Children, Heart Of Haiti, Randi’s Brownies, Once Upon A Mattress and National PTA were in attendance.  

 Lincoln Center Kids had one of the Nutcracker costumes on display for the kids to try on or take a picture with. My daughter loves watching ballet so this was a treat for her. We also visit Lincoln Center quite a bit so it was nice seeing Lincoln Center Kids at the event. They handed out their free events guide for 2015-2016 and we got to spin the wheel to win free giveaways.  

 Wubble Ball was the most popular with the kids. There were balls flying everywhere. I love how soft they are and the biggest one your child can lay in and it won’t pop. The parents were getting knocked I the head but it didn’t hurt. It looks like a bubble but plays like a ball and no pump is needed. Everyone got a sample.  

Disney Pixar was promoting their new movie The Good Dinosaur that hits theaters November 25th. We’ve been waiting for this movie and won tickets to a special screening on November 24th. We also received a hat, poster and notebook. Temporary tattoos, stickers and coloring sheets were also available for kids to take home.  

 Jakks Toys made sure to bring their Star Wars collection and Disney’s Star Darlings dolls with them. My daughter took a picture with her favorite doll in hopes of winning. They were all cute.  

Food For Thoughts Give Back Greeting Cards is doing great things to feed the hungry. With the purchase of each card, Food for Thoughts Cards donates the value equivalent to the cost of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to a food pantry, soup kitchen, or other organization that feeds the hungry. We wrote encouraging words on a few greeting cards. No one should be without food. 

 My daughter also loved being interviewed by KidzVuz with her bestie.  

 To learn about all the brands mentioned above check out @kidzvuz onTwitter or and look for the hashtag #kidzvuzholiday on Twitter and Instagram. 

Thank you KidzVuz, we had an amazing time and can’t wait for the next KidzVuz event.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. We were invited to this event through KidzVuz. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always.