Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's Been Handled! The Looks you'll Love from The New "Scandal Collection" from The Limited #ScandalStyleTheLimited



Just the other night, my parents, hubby and I were sitting around and talking about the new Fall line up and our favorite shows returning to our television screens. My father swears the biggest appeal to watching Scandal is all the lusty scenes played out between Fitz, aka. Mr. President and Olivia Pope. But I had to disagree. Yes of course those dramatic, extremely steamy scenes between these two forbidden lovers makes for good television, but honestly I mostly tune in because there is a smart, respected, sexy and poised African American actress playing the role of one bad-ass, smart, respected, sexy and  poised African American character that has fans in awe of her authority, witty comments and beautifully pulled together looks week after week. 

When you think of Olivia Pope's style it screams Confident and Classic, it transcends time and will probably never be outdated. I'm sure i'm not alone in thinking to myself that while she was rallying her GIadiators to fix some well known political figure's image, I needed someone to fix my closet and image as I searched to find that same pale pink wrap coat, white satin blouse or perfectly fitted, flare legged trousers.


Thanks to the collaborative genius that is actress Kerry Washington, costume designers Lyn Paolo and Elliot Staples the lead designer of The Limited, the wishes of Scandal Fans everywhere have been handled, with the launch of their gorgeous Scandal Collection. With a gorgeous palette of neutrals, you'll find 42 polished, tailored pieces that you can mix and match consisting capes, pants, blouses & sophisticated dresses that will not only make you feel beautiful but empowered at a starting point of $49.  


Will you be tuning into the season 4 premier of Scandal tonight at 9pm on ABC? I can't wait to see what fabulous looks Olivia will be wearing while averting crisis both professionally and personally. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Must Haves for Lil' Monsters: Fall Looks You'll Love for Boys From H&M #FashionforLilMonsters



Farewell Summer! Can you believe just like that we have to put those warm weather, beach worthy days behind us only to start filling our closets with long sleeved layers to prepare us for those breezier Autumn days? Recently the hubby, monsters and I took a trip to the flagship H&M store in Times Square to restock their closets because they both seemed to have had some sort of growth spurt over the last few months.

I remember when I first had CJ, I was worried about finding fun and stylish clothes for a boy because we all know the little girls section usually takes up about 3/4 of any store. Over the years though, I have to admit that there are some really cool and fashionable options that show off their own personal swag, especially at stores like H&M. I'm also realizing that I'm pretty dang lucky to have a hubby and two boys who freaking love to shop and try on clothes, probably even more than I do which makes the experience, without a doubt so much easier to do.












The monsters were definitely happy with their choices and can't wait to start showing you guys some more of their stylish looks for boys. What do you think of their H&M fall look choices?

On CJ

Boys 8Y - 14Y Padded Denim Jacket
Boys 8Y-14Y SURE sweatshirt
Boys 8Y- 14Y Button down shirts
Boys 8Y -14Y Soft Shell Jacket 

On Tristan

Boys 1 1/2Y - 10Y Padded Vest
Boys 1 1/2Y - 10Y Classic Blazer
Boys 1 1/2Y - 10Y Sweaters and Cardigans
Boys 1 1/2Y -10Y Solid & Graphic Shirts

* Disclosure: We were not compensated for this post and opinions expressed are 100% our own.

























Dinosaur lovers will love this Knit Sweater

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Help Children's Claritin and KaBoom Bring Innovative Playspaces to Communties in Need! #Vote4Playspaces #Sponsor




Parents! Vote Now to Help Kids Have More Fun – One Playspace at a Time

As parents, we spend a lot of time discovering creative ways to nurture our children’s curiosity. Luckily, being outdoors provides the perfect landscape, fueling young imaginations and creating endless possibilities for exploration, discovery and creativity. Children’s Claritin hopes to inspire parents to create innovative play spaces in their backyards, and communities.

Children’s Claritin also believes in the benefits of outdoor activity for children, and wants to help children get the most out of every day! They’re teaming up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to help bring innovative playspaces to communities in need and you can help! By voting, you can help them pick the four community organizations that will receive Imagination Playground™. What’s Imagination Playground™? See imagination at play – watch last year’s winner enjoying Imagination Playground™.



Be sure to visit ClaritinVoteforPlayspaces.com where you can place your vote and gather playspace inspirations for creating your own backyard playspace.  

While visiting the Children’s Claritin & KaBOOM! Facebook page, you can also:
·         Learn more about the twelve organizations you can vote for receiving Imagination Playground™
·         Download coupon offers
·         Locate a playspace near you

Vote now and help us pick the four community organizations that will receive Imagination Playground™. You can vote one time per day through 9/26/14Click here for voting rules.



Disclosure: As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Must Haves for Lil' Monsters: The VTech Kidizoom SmartWatch & Our First Youtube Video!



*Disclosure: The honest opinions expressed are 100% our own. The VTech product (to facilitate review), a gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. No other compensation was given.

One of our favorite ways to spend some local quality time with family is by heading to the Queens Zoo located in Flushing meadow park. My lil' monsters are always asking to use our cellphones to take photos and videos to record their day-to-day monster mayhem, and get excited to use anything with a shiny touchscreen. I'm always worried that little sticky fingers and clumsy hands will end up breaking one of our phones or tablets within a blink of an eye. We figured a family outing to the zoo would be the perfect way to let them test out the new Kidizoom Smartwatch from VTech while discovering all the beautiful wildlife. 



When I first learned about the VTech Kidizoom SmartWatch last month at Blogger Bash, I was really impressed with all of the features included in this multi-purpose watch for kids. My 3 yr. old Tristan is too young to tell time, but I think it's still helpful for him to use it for number recognition and he likes to (pretend) to tell time like his big brother CJ. We get a kick out of his confidence when he looks down at the screen to tell us "it's 13'o clock"'with pride. Here's some details on the smartwatch:


It’s camera time!

With the wearable technology trend kicking into high gear, it’s time for VTech to shine with its first ever fun camera watch for kids: the new Kidizoom® Smartwatch!

With the exciting interactive Kidizoom Smartwatch, kids can capture photos, add photo effects, record videos and play built-in games. Complete with an easy-to-use 1.4’’ color touch screen, as well as more than 50 digital and analog clock displays, the multi-functional Kidizoom Smartwatch is perfect for kids learning to tell time. The Kidizoom Smartwatch also boasts a rechargeable battery, 
alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder with funny voice changing effects and parental game controls.

Kidizoom® Smartwatch (Ages 4 years and up; MSRP: $59.99) features include:

·         1.4 inch color touch screen
·         Camera for taking photos and recording videos
·         Voice recorder with 5 voice changing effects
·         Special effects including customized photo frames, color filters and distortion effects; fun    
video frames
·         4 fun games, included
·         Kid-durable design to withstand drops and bumps
·         Splash proof and sweat proof
·         Alarm clock with fun tones and animation
·         Timer and stopwatch in kid-friendly themes
·         50+ digital and traditional analog displays
·         Rechargeable battery
·         4 vibrant colors: blue, pink, white and green
·         Micro USB cable for data transfer and battery recharging
·         Access to Learning Lodge app store to download more games and watch displays


Check out why my lil' monsters think the Kidizoom SmartWatch from VTech is pretty awesome:




Where would your kids love to snap photos and record videos at?

The boys and I know this will be a must have gift for lil' monsters because it's fun & educational! Stay up to date on all the exciting new things happening with VTech on facebook and twitter & please feel free to follow Dellah's Jubilation on youtube for more reviews in the future.
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