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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:
https://www.dove.com/us/en/baby.html
  Check out @babydovecare on Instagram.

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.

Who’s Ready To #MeetTheAddams ?#ValpakSpookySavings #Ad

10 Oct

This post is sponsored by Valpak.

Hubby and I attended a screening of Meet The Addams and it was an absolute dreadful, dark movie. Translation: It was a riot. We loved it 100%. If you didn’t realize I’m describing the movie as if I’m one of the Addams expressing my feelings. We love animated movies as much as the kids. There were lots of funny scenes and it reminded me of the original Addams Family I used to watch on television. I’m still laughing.

I was always a Wednesday fan and it’s funny now how I’m constantly wearing black but for work of course (haha).

Lurch was another favorite and wait till you see what he’s bringing to the big screen. You’ll be amazed. Can Morticia’s waist get any smaller? I mean what’s the name of the corset or spanx you’re wearing? Hook a girl up. Lol. I have to say I did miss Gomez kissing Morticia’s arm the way he did in the tv show but of course he’s still crazy about his wife.

Believe it or not I wouldn’t mind having The Addams Family as neighbors. Wait, I better be careful what I wish for. In the movie they really are closer than you think. So technically they are my neighbors. Lol. You’ll see when you check out the movie.

The soundtrack had me dancing and singing in my seat from Snoop Dogg to Christina Aguilera. Her new song “Haunted Heart “was catchy. I could recognize her voice anywhere.

Fun cast line up includes: Charlize Theron, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Martin Short, Jennifer Lewis and so on.

So of course I have to see it again because my kids want to see it and once they read this post or see my pics on Instagram they will realize we went without them. Sorry. But we really enjoyed it so we don’t mind. They deserve to see it anyway. They’ve waited patiently.

Meet The Addams opens in theaters Friday, October 11. Visit https://www.valpak.com/boo to find:

•The Addams Family movie trailer.

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Also open your Valpak envelope for a chance to find a free Fandango movie code good towards two (2) movie tickets ($15 each, $30 total value)

Disclosure: As I mentioned in the very beginning this is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine/ours 100% as always.

My Partnership with Fresh Produce Clothing for theCURVYcon #experiencethecolor #spon #freshproduceclothing

13 Sep

Last month- Fresh Produce®, America’s leading women’s apparel brand designed for every woman, every size and every age, announced its upcoming sponsorship of theCURVYcon. 

CURVYcon is a 3 day event for curvy women that was recently held in NY. I attended all 3 days and had the best time.

I received an email from Fresh Produce Clothing Company. I read about their sponsorship with the CURVYcon and saw they would be present at the event so I reached out after checking their website and kindly pitched to them. I said I’ll be attending and would love to wear some of your pieces to the event. After a few days they got back to me and agreed to send me clothing and a special partnership was formed. I couldn’t wait to receive my clothes.

The day finally came and I received 2 dresses, a jacket, t shirt, Capri pants and jewelry. I loved everything.

I wore the Christa dress in color Shadow from Fresh Produce on the second day of the CURVYcon because the first day was a workout welcoming party and I had to wear workout gear. With my dress I wore my pink CURVYcon varsity jacket and pink sneakers. I was so comfortable and stylish and received lots of comments. There’s a pick me up hem on the left side of the dress which is perfect because I’m 5″4 and it wasn’t too long.

The last day of the CURVYcon I wore my “Salty” tee shirt and necklace provided by Fresh Produce with white jeans, plaid shirt tied around my waist, a denim jacket and white & gold slip ons. Another winner. The tee shirt was so soft a little big so I just twisted it into a back knot. I loved how the necklace complimented the shirt.

The one thing women worry about the most when attending any type of event, conference, party is what to wear. I was going crazy trying to figure out what I was going to wear for over a month. The weather also plays a big part in that as well.

I was also able to rock the Pinstripe Mika Dress in black sent to me from Fresh Produce Clothing to a fashion show. This dress has what I loved the most which was elbow length sleeves. The a-line fit was another plus. It had a cute twist on the back of the dress and the fabric was amazing.

It was great meeting Fresh Produce Clothing in person at the CURVYcon. They were wonderful and loved how I wore the clothes they sent me. I saw so much more that I want to wear.

I just want to thank Fresh Produce Clothing for taking that stress off of me and allowing me to move around in comfortable, affordable clothing for every women of all sizes, ages and shapes. I also would like to thanks Dan Lebron from Zenergy for all his hard work and communicating with me through emails and making this happen. I look forward to continue working with you and Fresh Produce Clothing.

About Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce designs, develops and markets women’s apparel and accessories.  Since 1984, the Fresh Produce brand has delighted women with inspiring color, vibrant prints and stylish comfortable clothing.  The brand reflects the carefree coastal lifestyle, providing women with effortless style that evokes ease and relaxation.  The products give consumers the opportunity to bring a positive, vacation state of mind into their everyday lives no matter where they live.  The Fresh Produce line is available at 16 Company stores, online at freshproduceclothes.com and at more than 400 independent retailers throughout the continental United States, Canada, Hawaii and the Caribbean.  Fresh Produce is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with production and fulfillment facilities located in Gardena, California.  

Head to Instagram and check them out http://www.instagram.com/freshproducenow or @freshproducenow

Disclosure: I partnered with Fresh Produce Clothing. This is a sponsored post. Fresh Produce Clothing provided me with clothing. Opinions are mine 100% as always.

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

3 Jul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provides 24/7 Odor Neutralization in your home

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

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

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

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

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #NYBSBlogger @NewYorkBabyShow

19 Mar

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

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

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

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

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

Top View Sightseeing NY Style #ad

13 Aug

Top View Sightseeing double decker tour buses have over 2 million happy customers.

I can definitely see why. I recently took a tour on one of these popular buses for a trendsbus event I covered with my blogger buddies.

Top View Sightseeing picked us up at one of their stops at South Street Seaport Pier 17. The buses are easy to recognize with their red, white and blue colors. I had a great time sitting outside on the upper deck. There’s also the option to sit inside on the lower level. Being outside up high got me awesome pics of landmarks in NYC. Yes I’ve seen these landmarks before as I was born and raised in NY but I don’t walk looking up taking pictures so Top View Sightseeing put me up close and personal where I got those amazing pics. I enjoyed hopping on and off and having the bus waiting till we got back then off to our next destination.

I love that Top View Sightseeing tours not only in Manhattan but The Bronx and Brooklyn as well. How amazing is that?

ABOUT: Launched in December of 2016, TopView now offers five different routes across NYC: Downtown Tour, Uptown Tour, Bronx Tour, Brooklyn Tour, and Night Tour.

Their destinations include the most essential sites for entertainment, shopping, culture, and history.

With four different All City Passes available there is sure to be one that will exactly fit your needs. Double Decker buses equipped with a state-of-the-art GPS triggered audio guiding system in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Korean, and Russian.

Booking your bus tour packages is simple, and when you buy NYC tour tickets online, you’ll save up to 50% off! You can also arrange group tours and save an extra 10%. Buying on their website is the most convenient and budget-friendly choice.

TopView Sightseeing, team is made up of local experts who know all of the best spots to hit. New York sightseeing bus tours with TopView include all the popular landmarks and attractions, and you’ll have the flexibility to see everything you want to see, without the stress of having to coordinate all of your top NY sightseeing stops Just hop on, they will take care of the rest, and hop off when you’d like to explore the sights further!

Let TopView Sightseeing help make your trip to New York City an unforgettable experience. Book your tour package today!

To book tickets and view packages check out: http://www.topviewnyc.com and head to @topviewnyc on Instagram.

Here are some of the super packages they offer:

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you Top View Sightseeing for a fun tour.

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.

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.

Dryel At Home Dry Cleaner

15 Mar

Have you ever purchased the cutest blouse or the most amazing jacket or dress then got home and looked at the label and it says: DRY CLEAN ONLY. How did you feel? The first thing I say is “Maybe I can wash it on permanent press and pray it comes out perfect.” I also think of those dry cleaner prices and refuse to go unless I absolutely have no choice. Yes, some dry cleaners do a good job then there are those that just don’t and I’ve waisted my money and time.

There are certain clothes that I can get away with putting in the washing machine and the ones I can’t I hope not to get a grease stain or any type of mark on.

I was very excited to be a part of the 2018 Dryel Brand Ambassador Program. Having a product way better than a dry cleaner that’s affordable, convenient, gets the job done and I can have right in my apartment.

Let me introduce you to Dryel.

Dryel® uses a patented process to clean your dry clean only and special care clothes.

• The heat of your dryer activates the cleaning solution in the ULTRAcleaning Cloth™ to release a steam that removes body soils and odors from the clothes.

• The Fabric Protection Bag maintains the optimal balance of cleaning agents and heat, allowing the steam to work thoroughly through the clothes, and then slowly vents the vapors out of the bag and dryer.

• Dryel Booster Spray includes extra cleaning agents to remove stains, and add freshness to heavily soiled areas prior to putting the garments through the in-dryer system.

Dryel can be used in two ways: 1. Dryel quickly refreshes and renews clothes in just 15 minutes. This is a great way to remove odors and restore shape between trips to a professional dry cleaner. 2. In just 30 minutes, Dryel thoroughly cleans special care clothes. This means that you can skip a trip to a professional dry cleaner, and avoid harsh dry cleaning chemicals.

Some heat is needed to activate the ULTRAcleaning Cloth, but you don’t want to overexpose the clothes to high temperatures. For best results, use medium heat.

Do not use Dryel on leather, velvet, suede, fur, silk or rayon. Always test garments for colorfastness before use.

Dryel is available for purchase in retail stores throughout the United States, and in select stores in Canada. For more information about Dryel products and where to find them, visit http://dryel.com/.

Each Dryel Starter Kit (MSRP:$9.99)

I can’t wait to show you the results when I test out Dryel.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as I am a Dryel Brand Ambassador. Opinions are mine 100% as always.

LG TwinWash At @BestBuy #ad @LGUS

8 Feb

Have you heard about LG’s TwinWash system at Best Buy? I’m very excited about this washer. Not only do these washers have mega capacity to tackle any size load, they are energy efficient efficient while giving you the beat cleaning performance. households have chosen LG laundry over any other brand!

I love doing laundry but I hate going to crowded laundromats. I’m there for at least two to theeee hours depending on how much laundry I have and how many people are there. There’s never enough machines and sometimes they don’t do a thorough clean so I have to clean the clothes twice. Very annoying. Don’t get me started on the dryers that take so many quarters to dry. It’s so convenient when you have the right machine. I can wash and still do other things. Plus I can save so much money and don’t have to deal with the public and waiting for machines to become available to just do half the job. I want full cleaning. I have two kids left in school, I work and my two older sons work so clothes need to be washed weekly. Also changing bed sheets and fresh washcloths and towels are a must. I know LG has my back when it comes to these loads. 

With LG’s TwinWash system you get the best of both worlds. For small loads that can’t wait (The sweatpants after hot yoga, the red shirt in a pile of whites, the dirty school uniform on a Sunday night) there is the LG SideKick pedestal washer. You can even use it simultaneously while you do a bigger load up top on your LG Front load washer.

That’s definitely the kind of excitement I’m talking about. Here’s the link to shop and from 1/11-4/25 receive up to $500 off a LG laundry solution for your home. http://bby.me/m3qxa

Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Opinions are mine 100% as always.