Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Illuminates Brooklyn: Tickets Giveaway


Disclosure: We’ve partnered to host a giveaway in exchange for media passes to review the show. Opinions expressed are 100% our own.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is headed to the historic Kings Theater in Brooklyn just in time for the holidays. From November 29th through December 2nd theater goers can catch 6 incredible performances of the show which has been hailed by the New York Daily News as “A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.”

Set in a multi-million-dollar wonderland of season’s dreamings and holiday pageantry, audiences around the country will celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with never before seen performances, over 300 costumes, 20 of the world’s best acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Shifting and Shaking things up at Sea During the Permission to Hustle Retreat #PTHCarnival



Thank you Carnival Cruise & Permission to Hustle for hosting our group during such a mindful & inspirational retreat. 

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It’s just insane how quickly days fly by and even more noticeable when you realize you haven’t been devoting as much time as you’d like to your own personal growth and passions. Two months ago I was setting off to join 40 female creatives and entrepreneurs at sea with Carnival Cruise Line for the Permission to Hustle retreat, hosted by Vera Sweeney of Lady and the Blog and Audrey McLelland of Mom Generations. When these two dynamic mompreneurs, content creators and besties announced that they were planning to get back to the roots and magic of blogging I couldn't wait to get the scoop on what it entailed and how to sign up.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

On Your Mark, Get Set, Shop! Zulily Thrill Week



Disclosure: This content is sponsored & opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

According to a recent zulily poll, 79% of Americans would rather find an amazing deal on something they want instead of kissing their celebrity crush! My vote wasn't counted but I couldn't agree more, as a mama to two boys and two dogs that live in NYC I'm all for scoring a good prices on the things we need from day to day. Plus The Rock, Dwayne Johnson has tons of money, a wifey and an adorable new baby so I don't foresee me getting him to pucker up anytime soon, so bring on the thrilling steals

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies: NYC Screening Passes Giveaway


Disclosure: We were provided screening passes to facilitate this giveaway, opinions expressed are 100% our own. 

Do you know what makes a real hero? It's not the flashy costumes, or the cool gadgets and gizmos, It's definitely having your own awesome movie. It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own films—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is!  But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick.  If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them.  With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, determined to make their dreams of movie stardom come true. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!


Friday, July 13, 2018

AILEY EXTENSION BRINGS DANCE TO KIDS AND TEENS WITH SUMMER WORKSHOPS & WEEKLY CLASSES

 Photo: Horton with Karen Arceneaux at Ailey Experience NYC. Photo by Kyle Forman

Our summers are usually a mix of outdoor sports with the City Parks Foundation, trips to the local zoos and museums and visits to some of the city's coolest & affordable drop in classes. Ultimately my goal for our boys is to try avoid summer brain drain & balance screen time while juggling being a work at home parent so we're always on the lookout for the latest happenings across the five boroughs. This summer, Ailey Extension is offering a variety of unique dance programs for young, aspiring dancers. With one or two-week performance intensives and weekly training classes taught by New York City’s premiere choreographers and instructors, kids and teens can enjoy developing technique, enhancing musicality, and releasing creative expression. All classes take place at The Joan Weill Center for Dance – home of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, and The Ailey School.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

End the Summer Snack Time Struggle with Jif Power Ups


It never fails! Once the kids start summer break us parents know dang well that the one line we'll hear on repeat over and over is "I'm hungry can I have snack?"They don't even care that they just had a fully loaded, protein filled breakfast unlike most school mornings where you toss them a banana and a bagel as you all rush your way out the door. These lil' monsters are un-phased by what time of day it is, or how much time has passed since they last asked for something to eat. They seem to want to munch on goodies non-stop, and god forbid you run out of their favorites! The snack time struggle during summer break can be really funny at times, so to introduce the launch of their new Power Ups chewy bars and creamy clusters Jif invited a few of us parents our for a night of laughs at Caroline's comedy club with funny dad and actor Neil Patrick Harris. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and the opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

11 Top Tech Products to Take on Your Summer Adventures #CTATravel


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Techlicious and the Consumer Technology Association. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Can you believe we're already half way through June? I'm not sure where the time went exactly but the official start to Summer is just a few days away and NYC kids will officially be out of school next week, which means we're counting down to a few weekend trips and two family reunions. This month I co-hosted a travel themed lunch and learn at midtown restaurant Quality Italian, alongside Suzannne and Josh of Techlicious on behalf of CES and the Consumer Technology Association. NYC local influencers in attendance were invited to learn all about the latest and greatest tech products to take with them on their summer adventures. Bloggers and Editors were able to get hands on with the best gadgets to keep their families entertained and gained insight on tech safety tips and on how to use technology to make the most of their trip. We all know life's just that much easier and enjoyable with a few tech essentials to kill time, especially during travel time, we have a few layovers coming up so the hubby and I were eager to discover some new finds. 

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