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POM Wonderful Recipes & Cocktails #CookwithPom #ad 

27 Oct

Pomegranate season is in full effect and POM Wonderful and Momtrends invited me to a hands on cooking experience to make and try delicious recipes made with fresh pomegranate arils and juice. I headed to the Miette Culinary Studio to cook with professional chefs. Looking for new recipes for the holidays? 


Have you ever had Guacamole or Moroccan Shrimp with POM POMS Fresh Arils? What about Whole Wheat Waffles with POM POMS or Roasted Salmon with POM POMS Salsa? How heavenly do they sound? I even had a drink called the Dapper Devil. This drink contained Pomegranate Wonderful 100% juice, Aviation Gin, Club Soda, Fresh Gin and a twist of lime. Great for any party or celebration. 

I even made a smoothie with POM Wonderful juice and it was amazing. Take your favorite fruit and POM Wonderful juice, Ice and I also used tropical coconut water. Blend well then serve. 


The Guacamole station was calling my name and I really wanted to know how Pomegranate would be incorporated into guacamole. It was so easy, tasted great and brightened it up. The recipes are below. Give them a try and discover what POM can do for you. 

Click here for more info: http://www.pomwonderful.com/



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you Momtrends and POM Wonderful for a great night and amazing food/recipes to take home and share with my family and friends. Some pictures courtesy of Momtrends. 

@BJsWholesale Tackling Your Tailgating Party This Football Season #shoptheclub #ad

12 Oct

Football season is in effect and whether you’re a fan or not somebody you know is and there’s a tailgating party going on somewhere. I love football and love what comes along with it. I am a foodie and what better way to root for your team then to have your favorite foods, beverages and desserts. Of course we can’t forget our team colors and favorite jerseys. Whose your favorite team?

Tailgating for me is friends, family, great food and cheering. Whether indoors or outdoors I go all out when it comes to cooking for any type of party or celebration. I make sure to head to my local BJ’s Warehouse Club for all the food I need. Buying in bulk is a must. I save so much money and time doing all my shopping in one store which has everything I need. Take a look below my shopping cart is full to capacity. 

I created a recipe for Beer Brats Turkey Chili Dogs that can be cooked in your slow cooker. 

What you’ll need:

*1 large slow cooker

*Johnsonville Brats ( I used beef and beer brats)

*3-4 cans (12 ounces) beer ( I used 1 (24 ounce) can

*1 medium yellow or white onion, sliced into rings ( I used lots of onions & a red onion as well)

*1 large green pepper

*1 large red pepper

*2 (15 oz.) cans turkey chili with beans

*Jalapeños to top

*Mustard

*Potato rolls

What to do:

*Pour in the beer, add butter, peppers, onions and turn slow cooker on high

*Heat a grill pan or heavy skillet to medium high and grill or sear the brats on all sides until fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 160F.

*Add your Johnsonville Brats to the slow cooker and heat till brats are cooked about 2 hours.

*Reduce heat to low to keep the brats hot throughout the game.

*Heat chili as instructed on can

*Open a potato roll, add brats and onion mixture then top with chili, jalapeños and mustard.

*Enjoy!!


I also make burgers, appetizers, salad, wings, ribs and buy the delicious cakes already made form BJ’s. You can have your team logo decorated on the cake. You can’t forget the beers and water. 

Below I made a recipe with Wellsley Farms Shrimp found at BJ’s. I added a stir fry mix to it that has corn, peppers, onions, and broccoli and served over mini tater tots. Served with mini size Martinelli Sparkling Apple Cider. These are great for the kids and adults. 


Are you a Planner or a Moocher? 

BJ’s Wholesale Club Kicks off Football Season with
Insights on America’s Tailgating Habits

Survey shows Buffalo wings rule, and a team’s loss can affect tailgaters for the whole week  

Westborough, MA (September 7, 2016) – Break out the face paint, a funny wig or team jersey,
football season is here and that means it’s time to tailgate. New research from BJ’s Wholesale
Club tackles the question of America’s tailgating habits, showing that for almost half of Americans (45%) tailgating is more important than the game. And 60% of us are diehard
tailgaters, showing up for the pre-game party rain, sleet, snow or shine.  

According to an online survey conducted by BJ’s Wholesale Club of 1,001 tailgaters on the East
Coast, when it comes to sandwiches, burgers (49%) are the clear winner among pre-game
partiers, followed by pulled pork (24%) and hotdogs (21%). And according to the research, the most important item for a tailgate is the cooler and ice (71%), followed by the grill (57%). The most forgotten items are bug spray (15%), with sunscreen 11% and trash bags 10% a close second and third.  

Football fans might be even more passionate about their tailgates than their teams said Bari
Harlem, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Membership at BJ’s Wholesale Club. ͞For our
Members, tailgate parties are a family tradition. BJ’s Wholesale Club offers great value on everything fans need for the perfect tailgate party, whether you’re a Patriots fan craving wings
or a Gators fan grilling a pre-game burger.

But for some tailgating comes with a downside. About forty-percent of fans say a loss by a
favorite team affects them all week but there’s always another tailgate to look forward to.  

Key survey findings reveal:

Planner or a moocher?  

*Half of tailgaters say they are planners. Two in five prefer to wing it, putting things together at the last minute. While one in ten are moochers, just waiting to enjoy what the planners bring.  

*Almost half of tailgaters say they would have no problem tailgating and not attending a
game.

*Three to four hours before is when over three in five tailgaters start. 

Most popular foods

 Overall, appetizers and wings are the favorite foods.
 For over half of tailgaters (56%), it’s got to be Buffalo-style wings followed by barbeque
at 44%. 

 Beer is the beverage of choice for 73% of tailgaters and almost half say they also need
soft drinks/soda (49%) and water (48%).

Tailgating Type:

* Thirty-seven percent of tailgaters say they are diehard fans because when their team
loses, they feel lost all week.

* Three in five (60%) tailgaters throw the football around while over half (53%) prefer to
play cornhole.

* One-third (34%) find professional football games more fun for tailgating, one-third
(33%) say college games are more fun, and one-third (34%) say both are equally as fun!

And finally, when it comes to showing spirit, most tailgaters go with a team jersey (82%), while
13% choose face paint and 5% pick body paint. Only 2% opt to wear a team wig.

In collaboration with Regina Corso Consulting, BJ’s Wholesale Club surveyed more than 1,000
tailgaters in its 15-state footprint. Participants were adults, 18 and older, with male
respondents making up 58% and 42% female. Surveyors live primarily in suburban settings and
have achieved a college degree. This survey was conducted between August 2 and 9, 2016.

With their wide selection of festive, fresh and fine-quality foods, BJ’s makes it convenient
to order deli platters, cookie assortments and custom-order cakes made exactly to your
specifications. 

Browse through BJ’s Party Planning brochure, then fill out an order form in-Club — or
download one at home from https://www.bjs.com/deli- bakery.content.services_deli_bakery.A.services — then, simply drop it into the kiosk at  your local club. Your order can be ready for pick-up in as little as 24 hours!  

For more info on BJ’s visit: http://www.BJs.com and for exclusive content find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Remember you can join the club with a Free 90 Day Membership running through December 31.

Disclosure: This post is compensated. I am a BJ’s Wholesale Club Ambassador. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Back To School Sandwiches With @BJsWholesale #shoptheclub #ad

12 Oct

National Sandwich Month is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy sandwiches whenever we want. 

Back To School is approaching very fast and my kids know what type of lunches they want to take to school. When it comes to sandwiches they are only picky about the types of meat they eat.  

A morning breakfast sandwich could be bacon, egg and cheese or a grilled cheese sandwich but a deli sandwich has to be honey glazed or regular turkey. 

Since I’ll be preparing lunches for two kids I’m depending on BJ’s Wholesale to give me the great selection and meats, cheeses, breads, produce and condiments I need. 

My daughter who’s going to 4th grade will probably be the one who will use cookie cutters and make cute faces for her food. (As she did below) My son who is going to 8th grade just wants a meal. He’s not into all the cute lunches. 


I love pre-sliced cheeses. No cutting or slicing just take out of package, put on bread and that’s it. Wellsley  Farms has a variety of cheeses to choose from. Pepper Jack, Provolone, Sharp Cheddar and Muenster are on the top of our list.  


Bread for my kids school lunches have to be on rolls. Even though the kids love Wellsley Farms whole wheat bread and Sara Lee Artesano Bread they prefer rolls at school. My daughter switches up sometimes. BJ’s has a great selection of fresh bakery bread from rolls to whole wheat and even challah when I want to make French Toast for breakfast.

(Turkey and Pepper Jack Cheese on a roll)


Deli meat is Turkey like I mentioned earlier. You can purchased from the deli department by the pound or packaged deli meats. I love Wellsley Farms brand and I think I’m going back to Chicken Breast which is also good. I’ll still but Turkey but I want to eat chicken again. I also want to try buffalo chicken as well. I love spicy food. My kids also love spicy. 

So for back to school cold sandwiches hold better for my kids and when they get home they enjoy grilled cheese or panini sandwiches. No matter what type BJ’s has it all. Here are my grilled cheese and panini versions I made before. Grilled cheese doesn’t have to be just cheese I made a turkey, cheese, peppers and onions. The kids also loved the panini grilled cheese and the triple decker grilled cheese. 


Here’s a great recipe from BJ’s for a grilled Cuban panini sandwich: http://journal.bjs.com/recipes/grilled-cuban-panini

Keep reading on how to get your free 90-day membership. 

Americans love to shop membership warehouse clubs. In fact, nearly 125 million Americans shop at the largest warehouse shopping clubs. Members at BJ’s Wholesale Club — one of the leading clubs — save 25% off grocery store prices* every day and find twice as many items as other warehouse clubs, including groceries, electronics, home goods and more. 

 

For consumers who want to experience what they’ve been missing, BJ’s is offering a Free 90-Day Membership (today through December 31st).

 

In addition to unmatched value on one-stop-shopping, a BJ’s membership comes with big benefits, including:

 

Valuable Coupons – BJ’s accepts more coupons than any other warehouse clubs.

Fresh Choices – Shop a delicious variety of fresh produce, meats and bakery items includes everything needed for weekly shopping.

Custom-Cut Meats – BJ’s butchers are standing by to recut and repackage any selection at no charge.

Exclusive Club Brands – Save on our high-quality Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands.

Easy Party Planning – Wow guests with fresh deli platters, custom cakes and cookie trays.

More Ways to Pay – Get rewarded with My BJ’s Perks ™ Program or use any other form of payment including EBT.

Order Online and Pick Up in Club – Save time with BJ’s Pick Up & Pay. Enjoy the convenience of shopping online and immediacy of in-Club pick up.

Gas Savings – Our gas prices are consistently rated as the best around. Find great low prices on fuel every day at 130 locations.

 

BJ’s Free 90-Day Trial Membership offers savings during the biggest budget-busting seasons of the year, protecting shoppers from such wallet whoppers as:

Back-to-School Shopping

Halloween Costumes and Treats

Thanksgiving Festivities

Holiday Shopping and Entertaining

 

Shoppers can print the Free 90-Day Membership coupon at http://www.BJs.com/savings and visit their local BJ’s club to activate their trial.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored. I am a BJ’s Wholesale Club Ambassador. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

 

Glad OdorShield Kitchen/Trash Bags #ad

7 Oct

It’s been a great year and I don’t want it to end. However I will be going out with a bang and a new brand to work with. I recently attended a Mom’s Night Out event with Momtrends and met with five brands. One brand in particular that I really wanted to work with was Glad. I’ve been a fan for decades and love supporting brands that I use and trust. 


After winning a years supply of their products from the raffle which made my day I also found out my wish came true. I am proud to bring you the latest in kitchen/trash bags and food storage. 

Have you heard about Glad OdorShield and Febreze Freshness with Gain Original scent in their trash bags? My garbage never smelled better. That’s because there is no smell. The odor is blocked. It comes in 13 gallon size bags. Febreze and Gain two of my favorite products teaming up with Glad is a winner in my book. 


With the amount of deliveries we get and garbage we go through I need a big strong bag. I hate using small plastic shopping bags for garbage. One bag is great and it fits right in my incinerator, doesn’t rip and the strong drawstring makes closing and carrying easy.

I also love buying in bulk and my favorite wholesale club has plenty of Glad bags in stock. With holidays approaching you have to be prepared. Family and friends eat a lot so these OdorShield bags are perfect. Toys isn’t just delivered in December in my house. There’s so many boxes to throw out. 

These bags will make great gifts as well. My friends already put in a request. For more info visit here: Glad – http://www.glad.com/trash/kitchen/kitchen-odorshield-gain-original-scent/

Only Glad with Febreze neutralizes odors for up to 5 days – guaranteed.

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

Mom’s Night Out With Momtrends And Amazing Products From 5 Wonderful Brands #ad

5 Oct

Momtrends hosted a much needed Mom’s Night Out event in the penthouse down on Prince Street in NYC. Drinks greeted everyone as they walked in and we were led to the rooftop where the we took amazing pictures with gorgeous views. Inside the penthouse brands set up their tables with fun DIY projects to keep us busy for the evening. 


Before I headed to the stations I chowed down on Earth’s Best organic food, snacks and fruit cups. I tried the stuffed pretzels in two varieties: pizzas and cheddar cheese. The stuffed bites broccoli, kale and cheese were very good. The yogurt smoothies, snack bars and chocolate chip cookies were great too. Our gift bags had some as well that my kids enjoyed. 



For 30 years, parents have trusted Earth’s Best to provide organic nutrition for their babies. Now Earth’s Best is taking those same wholesome ingredients and offering nourishing meals for older kids.

Earth’s Best – http://www.EarthsBest.com

There was also catered food like steak, shrimp, chicken, vegetable summer rolls, mini sandwiches, stuffed bacon potatoes and small desserts. Everything was very delicious. 

I started at Quaker’s table as my family and I are big fans of their Quaker bars and oatmeal. We were asked to write on a board and finish this sentence: “If I had an extra hour in the morning I would……., Well like I tell everyone I’m up at 4am every morning so I can have those extra two hours in the morning to prepare and have me time before the kids are awaken. 

Ball Mason jars were handed out to make overnight oats that could help with that extra hour in the morning. No rushing to prepare breakfast because with the help of Quaker it’s so easy to make and healthy. I’ve been a oatmeal fan for years and always pack Quaker snacks for the kids lunches. They’re great anytime of the day. I also love adding different toppings to my oatmeal like fruit, honey and cinnamon. 


Overnight Oats are a quick, easy, delicious, breakfast:  1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup oats, top with your favorite ingredients, refrigerate overnight, and enjoy in the morning!

Quaker- http://www.overnightoats.com

The next table was Philips Avent . At this station I was able to make a gift for a pregnant mama or a parent who could use a few pacifiers, bottles and sippy cup. Their bottles are BPA free and have a natural latch on nipple, anti-colic valve grows with your baby from breast feeding to cup. Love the pacifiers that look like animals. In between breastfeeding my kids I used Phillips Avent bottles and pacifiers and my kids enjoyed them. 

Philips Avent, the #1 reusable bottle brand and pacifier brand in the US, helps give babies a healthy start in life for a healthy future.

Philips Avent recognizes that feeding sets the stage for both emotional and physical growth, while ensuring that these Nourishing Moments are done right.

Philips Avent – http://www.philips.com/avent


I headed to the Clorox station to decorate a container of Clorox disinfecting wipes. I chose the plaid design and added flowers and shimmer. It looked very springy. I know we are in the fall season but I don’t want summer to end. I also don’t want the flu season to begin and so I’m glad Clorox has been around for so long helping families kill 99.999% of bacteria. We trust in Clorox 100% as we are germaphobes and sterilize everything. I also enjoy sending the teachers loads of wipes for school as it seems kids get more colds from there. Stock up now and prepare ahead of time. 

Clorox – http://www.Clorox.com



The final station of the evening I absolutely had to check out was Glad. At this table you could make your own scented body lotions. This was amazing!! I’ve never made body lotion before and I got to choose scents like: lavender, coconut, vanilla and lemon. I chose the lavender and lemon combo. I added a few droplets of each scent to my lotion and the rest is history. It smelled wonderful. My kids even put some on when I got home. 



These scents are found in Glad kitchen trash bags. Keep your kitchen clean and neutralize odors with bags that combine Glad OdorShield and Febreze Freshness with Gain Original Scent. Only Glad with Febreze neutralizes odors for up to 5 days – guaranteed.

Provides continuous odor neutralization and leaves behind the fresh original scent of Gain
Reinforcing bands help add strength while saving plastic

Strong drawstring makes closing and carrying easy

Available in 13-gallon size

Glad has been a part of my family for decades and it’s good to see them bringing more to the table with their amazing products that also include food storage which I absolutely must have in my house at all times for school and work lunches, road trips and storing food in the refrigerator. 

Glad – http://www.glad.com/trash/kitchen/kitchen-odorshield-gain-original-scent/


There was a raffle and I am proud to say I won the biggest prize of the night from Glad. A years supply of products. I am very grateful and as a fan of Glad I will get great use out of everything. With a large household it’s good to have plenty of stock on kitchen bags and storage containers. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you as shout out to Momtrends and all the brands in attendance. Some pictures courtesy of Momtrends. 

Save On Massages, Facials and Manicures With #Groupon #ad

29 Aug

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are mine 100% as always. 

I have a birthday and cruise coming up this year and I’m gonna treat myself to a facial and massage. I 100% sure I will also get a manicure and pedicure while I’m at it. Sure I could get those things done on my cruise but do they accept Groupon? I doubt it. I’ll be saving a lot more money getting these treats done before I walk on board.


Groupon has amazing deals going on for Swedish or deep tissue massages, facials and manis and pedis. On my off days it’s all about being pampered with a wash & set, massage, eyebrow threading and mani/pedi. 


My muscles can get very tight and a deep tissue massage won’t hurt me or my pockets. Groupon knows exactly what emails to send me around my location and I also have the app on my phone as well for fast access. 


If you click on this link you will see the deals I’m talking about in the “Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons”) – https://www.groupon.com/local/massage

I’ve even tried acupuncture before and loved it. Might search for that as well and make it a whole day of spa treatments. 

Also check out Groupon on social media : 

– Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Groupon.US/?brand_redir=526662987435979

– Twitter – https://twitter.com/groupon

Extra Money In Your Pockets With #GrouponCoupons #ad  

25 Aug

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I’ve been clipping coupons for years and there’s been times when I went shopping and forgot my coupons or they ripped accidentally (that happened recently) or they expired (the worst). Was there a easier way to carry coupons with me without ever forgetting them? 

When Groupon Coupons was introduced I was all over their site. I couldn’t believe all the coupons and promo codes from brands I regularly shop at. Coupons available when I need it and the best part on my phone. No losing, forgetting or accidentally ripping in my bag. Groupon Coupons goes wherever I go. 

I love the money I save at restaurants and my favorite retail shops like: 

JCPenney

Foot Locker

Nike

Macy’s

Bed Bath & Beyond

Target

Best Buy

Lands End

Starbucks 

Olive Garden

Panera Bread


I’ve been taking advantage of the awesome promo codes for back to school. Foot Locker has $20 off when you spend $120. My son can’t fit kid sneakers so his sneakers are in the men’s section. This coupon will come in handy. 

Land’s End has 25% off which is great for uniforms for my kids and free shipping when you spend $50. 

LL Bean has up to 50% off and free shipping. Their backpacks are great, very sturdy and are on sale.

I’ve even gotten a mani/pedi for $20. Yes!!

I also downloaded the Groupon App on my phone. Don’t miss out on all the savings available 24 hours a day. 

Check out: (Groupon Coupons) – https://www.groupon.com/coupons

– Twitter – https://twitter.com/groupon

https://www.groupon.com/coupons/stores/jcpenney.com

National Park Foundation Celebrates At Brooklyn Bridge Park #FindYourPark #ad

24 Aug

National Parks Day celebrated their 100th birthday August 22nd at Brooklyn Bridge Park and we were invited to join in the fun and partake in all the activities. 

The National Park Foundation and National Park Service, Bill Nye and Questlove celebrated the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on Monday, August 22nd. In partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park and One World Trade Center for the celebration, for the first time ever, New Yorkers worked together on a giant digital circuit board to control the color of the lights of One World Trade Center’s spire. The celebration featured music by Ramblin’ Dan, Questlove and a surprise musical performance.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of those parks that you could spend hours at because of the beautiful skylines, boats, restaurants and all the fun your kids can have there. Definitely a tourist stop and any picture you take there is beautiful. My son took some amazing shots. 

The first thing we did when we arrived was got free ice cream from The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. From 1:30-3:30 free cones or cups of ice cream were given. My kids and I enjoyed that very much. 




We met up with more bloggers and Melissa Musen Gerstein from (The Moms) to explore. My daughter made a sand necklace and took home coloring books. We also spun the wheel and answered trivia questions about history and won prizes. 



Next we took a group photo then headed to the entertainment. Ramblin Dan and the Freewheelin Band did a wonderful job with his songs keeping the kids and parents on their toes. I couldn’t stop singing and dancing. This band is a husband and wife duo. I would attend any event/party they are performing at. 


Park Rangers took visitors on tours and took pictures with those that requested. It was a beautiful day to just enjoy whatever was going on. Even celebrities came by to show their support. 

Here’s the schedule of events:
1:00 PM: Event opens to the public

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Free scoop of ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Ramblin’ Dan & the Freewheelin’ Band at the stage

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM: Junior Ranger Centennial Pledge Ceremony at the stage

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Smart Parks Game Jam at American Express tent

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Ramblin’ Dan & the Freewheelin’ Band at the stage

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Park RX Fitness class at the Harbor View Lawn

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM: Atlas Genius performance at the stage

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM: Remarks, including Secretary of Department of Interior Sally Jewell and Centennial Ambassador Bill Nye

7:45 PM – 10:00 PM: Edison Interactive Floor open to the public

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Questlove DJ set

10:00 PM: Event closes

The Park Exchange event series are designed not only to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday throughout the summer, but also to bring parks to life in unexpected places throughout the country.

There are over 400 national parks, even in big cities across the country. Join us in celebrating this historic moment and come #FindYourPark, o mejor dicho #EncuentraTuParque, in Brooklyn Bridge Park!

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

Skynergy Power Container At Liberty State Park

23 Aug

I headed to Liberty State Park to learn about solar energy through a shipping container that will serve as a bike station with the company Skynergy. It was a packed event with Assemblymen, The Mayor of Jersey City and Doctors speaking. Below you can see the schedule and how Skynergy plays a part in providing back up power. I learned so much and enjoyed my day with staff, media and invited guests. Liberty State Park is beautiful and lunch was amazing. 

11:00 – 11:20

Opening and VIP Remarks
1) Taiwan: Ambassador Lily. L. W. Hsu
2) US: Assemblyman Raj Mukherji
3) GTPO: Dr. Lihchyi Wen, Deputy Director of GTPO
4) Bike & Roll: Mr. Matt Finelli, Manager
5) UL: Ms. Catherine Sheehy, Advisory Lead of UL Environment
11:20 – 11:25
GTPO-UL MOU Exchange
1) GTPO: Dr. Lihchyi Wen, Deputy Director of GTPO
2) UL: Kurt Brengel, Director NA Engineering Operations
11:25 – 11:35
Launching Ceremony
Skynergy Introduction by Master of Ceremony
11:35 – 11:40
1) Taiwan: Ambassador Lily. L. W. Hsu
2) US: Assemblyman Raj Mukherji
3) Mayor of Jersey City, Fulop (TBC)
11:40-11:45
group photo
11:45-12:00
1) Taiwan: Ambassador Lily. L. W. Hsu
2) US: Assemblyman Raj Mukherji
3) US: Ms. Marisa Slaten, Assistant Director of the Division of Economic Development and Emerging Issues, New Jersey Board of Public Utility
4) GTPO: Dr. Lihchyi Wen, Deputy Director of GTPO
5) Bike & Roll: Mr. Matt Finelli
6) UL: Kurt Brengel, Director NA Engineering Operations
7) UL: Ms. Catherine Sheehy, Advisory Lead of UL Environment
8) Jonathan Luk, Superintendent of Liberty State Park
9) TECO – Mr. CY Ling (Director of Investment Office)
10) Gloria Energy Asset Co. Ltd.-Mr. Chih-Ku CHEN (General Manager)
11) TD Hitech Energy Inc. – Dr. Mo Hua YANG (General Manager)
12) M-Field Energy Ltd. – Mr. Bin HSU (General Manager)
13) Billion Electric Co. Ltd. – Mr. Chia-Ho JIAN (Director)
14) Taiwan Energy Saving Film Co. – Mr. Wu, Tieh- Han (General Manager)
15) Senator Cory Booker’s office: Dinesh Suryawanshi (Project Specialist) 
12:00 – 14:00
Networking & Reception


The Green Trade Project Office (GTPO), Taiwan’s leader in the promotion and integration of green products and services, was proud to announce that “Skynergy”, a self-developed, stand-alone photovoltaic power container, to be demonstrated at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, USA. This special demonstration showcased how ever-improving solar energy technologies, smart energy management and storage systems, cloud computing, and eco-friendly products are making zero-energy consumption possible.

Basically, Skynergy is an installation that has been created from a standard shipping container that will actually serve as a -bicycle station, which will be run by the US bicycle rental and tour company Bike And Roll. On July 12, 2016, a handover ceremony was held jointly with the GTPO; Bike And Roll; the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in New York; New Jersey Board of Public Utility, project partners UL and Asolar; and major manufacturing partners from Taiwan.

As a self-contained, self-sustaining power station, Skynergy is well suited to support disaster relief and humanitarian efforts, as well as various residential, retail, or recreational purposes, in places where power is unavailable. In addition, since it is housed in a standard shipping container, Skynergy is easy to transport via land, air, or sea.

Skynergy runs on high-power photovoltaic panels. For the NJ project, it features a photovoltaic module on the rooftop area of the container. These panels feed the station’s grid with electricity, with any excess electricity then stored in the onboard batteries, which are compact chambers of lithium-ion battery packs.

The station has also installed a hydrogen fuel cell to provide reliable backup power, in case of blackouts. Under normal conditions, the hydrogen fuel cell self-refuels, when a supply is maintained through the solar-power source. In total, this fuel cell can provide more than 8 hours of back-up power while operating at its maximum output.

Additionally, with the help of a smart-energy-management system, cloud-monitoring technologies have been implemented to help ease the burden on administrators who must face the challenge of overseeing the central control of scattered equipment. This helps to create fast and more efficient workflows between devices, which boosts productivity and saves energy.

In addition to consuming zero-energy from the grid, the station also features several innovative green products of note, such as an insulation coating; an energy-saving film for windows; solar bricks; a stone-like surface coating; floor mats made of recycled tires; and luminaries made of materials from discarded computers, among many others.

 For further details, you may visit Skynergy’s webpage: skynergy.net/
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

#ElenaOfAvalor Our Princess Party #Ad @DisneyChannel

1 Aug

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Disney Channel. However, all opinions expressed are our own.

My daughter and I anxiously awaited for July 22nd to get here so we could see Disney’s first ever Latina Princess Elena Of Avalor premiere on the Disney Channel. We were even more excited to host a party and do an Unboxing video showing what goodies we were going to have at our party. If there one thing or two things we love it’s Disney and hosting parties. We have lots of boys in our family so I made the party special for my daughter because she is my princess. 


I’ve always taught my kids to be a leader not a follower because that’s who I am. I learned that from my mother, father and grandmother. I was taught in order to succeed in life I have to go for what I want. Back when my grandmother and father were alive they told me to respect my elders and pursue my interests. I wanted to be a chef because of them and I made sure I would be the best. I’m teaching my kids that now and that’s what they are striving for. With the help of me (their mother) and knowledge I instill in them their dreams will come true.  Their grandmother has also been a big help showing them the right path to take. I love how Princess Elena is a go-getter and wants to protect her castle and become Queen. She doesn’t let anything get in her way. In her mind she’s not a teenager anymore. 

My children love their grandmother very much and I’m glad she’s still a part of their lives.

My daughter said she liked watching Elena Of Avalor and wants to add the doll to her collection. She said she still want to be a chef and hope Elena gets to become a Queen. Our party was a success and my son even sat through it.

– Disney Channel YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/disneychannel

– Official Brand Website: http://fun.disney.com/elena-of-avalor

– Elena of Avalor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/princesselenaofavalor/?fref=ts


Tune in for Elena of Avalor on Fridays at 7:30pm ET/PT or 6:30c on Disney Channel.

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Disney Channel. However, all opinions expressed are our own.