Friday, April 29, 2016

Revel In New York: A Date Night Viewing of Bright Star, A Broadway Musical


New York City Broadway shows

We don’t usually do date night – not with any regularity anyway. Special occasions – sure. But we don’t have date night penciled in on the calendar every 4 weeks. The reasons for this are usually strictly logistical. Firstly, my husband works long hours often and without much notice. Secondly, we have three kids, 3 grandparents working full-time and one PhD-pursuing auntie which means child-care has to be arranged weeks in advance. So, as much as I would love to have a nighttime rendezvous to look forward to every month, the realities of successfully coordinating the busy schedules of my hard-working family make regular date nights a fantasy I rather not tease myself with. 
All that being said, I completely understand and whole-heartedly believe in the benefits of date nights. To put aside the time for your spouse, away from work and home, kids and coworkers; to have some else cook your meal for you , pour you a drink and then clean it all up afterwards; to go to the movies, to the gallery, to the park, to go dancing; it all helps. It gives you time and proximity. If I can get my husband to myself for 3 hours outside the house – that’s major! We operate on completely different terms then.  It’s not only what we talk about that changes but how we talk to each other. And if our date gives us something to talk about other than “our daily bread” – well, then we are that much better for it. So when Danielle dropped these tickets in my lap to go see “Bright Star” on Broadway, I did everything in my power to make it happen.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Head to JcPenney to Enter the Count Your Pennies Challenge for a Chance to Win a Samsung Prize Package


We've been working hard and trying to get finished up with all of our Spring cleaning in the house because the hubby and I are hoping to spruce up the apartment. This weekend JcPenney is giving store visitors the chance to win a Samsung Prize Pack of awesome appliances that are the perfect way to revitalize your kitchen space with top-line products. After watching a few episodes on HGTV you can't help but want The kitchen is his favorite room since he does the majority of the cooking and I know he'd be pretty darn happy if we upgraded the space with a few new appliances. We've lived in our current place for nearly 10 years and although our appliances work just fine, it would be great to get some new ones since the ones we have seem so very outdated. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with Target's Made to Matter Collection #MadetoMatter




There's something about Spring that just makes you pause to think about just how beautiful this planet we live on really, truly is. Maybe it's the simple witnessing of flowers in bloom, the amazingness of babies being born, the change in weather that makes us tidy up our homes so that we can spend more time outdoors, whatever it is don't you simply love it? Earth day is more than just a single day it's a largely significant movement that inspires and challenges all of us by igniting passion and motivating action! Which is why I thought today would be the perfect day to tell you all about Target's Made to Matter line and how they challenged 20 of the brands you purchase daily to make a difference in order to protect our planet. From the brands that supply the food we feed our families, to the products we put on our skin, and that we use to clean our homes they accepted the challenge to create innovative products with a purpose and were all handpicked by Target.

Citizen's Ride for Light Event Raises Money for Habitat Humanity #MostoutofLight



Lately I've been trying to find ways to squeeze in a workout, even if it is for a mere 15 minutes, so I jumped at the chance to help raise money for one of my favorite organizations just by committing to a quick, heart pumping cycle session. This week Citizen Watch fans, Habitat for Humanity supporters, Revolve spin enthusiasts, leading members of the press and blogosphere-- and even a few passers by cycled together right in the center of New York's Flatiron district to Illuminate the Earth! 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Do More Good & Head to Good Deeds Day in NYC #GoodDeedsDay #aCAUSEforJubilation

Social Good

" Do your little bit of good where you are. It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmund Tutu


So as of late I've been on a mission to share more stories of social good, empowerment and celebration of life and triumphs in hopes to not only inspire myself to do more but in hopes of motivating & enlightening my audience to dig deeper and make an impact no matter how big or small the steps. You have to start somewhere right?


This Sunday, April 10th, New Yorkers and Visitors alike will join celebrity activist Adrian Grenier {Entourage}, local and national non-profits, corporations and millions around the world in a record-setting annual day of doing good!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

THE V FOUNDATION AND WWE® LAUNCH NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP TO FIGHT PEDIATRIC CANCER #aCAUSEforJUBILATION

Pediatric Cancer


Children are just so resilient, even in the face of adversity in situations where most adults would crumble and it just breaks my heart to know so many have to fight to persevere against Cancer. Having been diagnosed with a chronic auto-immune disease in my late teens I could never imagine a child of any age having to endure some of the awful symptoms of battling a terminal illness like Cancer and the toll it takes on them not only physically but mentally. If you're a fan of the WWE then you are all too familiar with the story of the vibrant, humorous, cancer-fighter Connor Michalek, an 8 year old who inspired everyone who was in presence or watched him from a television screen across the WWE Universe. His passing in 2014 of pediatric brain cancer was just heart wrenching to watch as a mom, and Connor "The Crushers" story of hope and resilience will never be forgotten! 


Pediatric Cancer


In an effort to help find cures for pediatric cancer, WWE (NYSE: WWE) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced a multi-year partnership to support cancer research nationally through funds raised by Connor’s Cure. The announcement was made at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where Connor’s Cure was originally established, with representatives from the hospital, WWE and The V Foundation. In 2014, Connor’s Cure was created by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Executive Vice President Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque as a fund within Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation to support pediatric brain and spinal cord cancer research.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tune into Wrestlemania 32 on the WWE Network & Our Winner Predictions #WWEMoms #Wrestlemania

WWE Network

Let the countdown begin! As I write this my boys and I are currently tuned into the WWE Network and having ourselves a Wrestlemania marathon of years past as we await tonight's big night flashing back to year 31 & Randy Orton's win over Seth Rollins, the legendary match up between Triple H and Sting, and the hard to watch defeat of Roman Reigns to the beast Brock Lesnar}.Wrestlemania is comparable to the Superbowl where we'll all witness the blood, sweat and tears of the greatest Superstars and Divas to ever enter the ring for this 32nd year! Having grown up watching wrestling with my grandmother and my dad It's no surprise I've been a long time fan for nearly 3 decades! We tuned into the Hall of Fame ceremony last night and I literally got choked up right along Ric Flair as he talked about Dusty Rhodes and Rowdy Piper, two phenomenal men who I grew up watching and cheered on. It's always great to share the excitement with my two boys, even when we seem to disagree on some of the wins for this grand event, nonetheless what we can all agree on is that tonight is going to be EPIC! Or in the words of the Rock Electrifying!

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