April 23, 2014

Spring Fashion Shopping at Burlington Coat Factory #BurlingtonOOTD


This week I'm attending a few blogger events including an event with TheMoms, Wendy Williams and Burlington Coat Factory. To help me get ready for the event, TheMoms and Burlington sent me a gift card to shop the Burlington Coat Factory store for something special to wear.



Note: I received a gift card to shop at Burlington Coat Factory. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Currently I've been wearing a lot of dark or grey colors. Time to put those away! I was looking forward to shopping Burlington Coat Factory to find something bright and colorful for Spring. Did you know they stock the latest styles and brand names, for up to 65% off department store prices?

I spent some serious time going through the isles of the store and found a few items to try on. I found items that tapped into this years trend of both patterns and colors. There's a dressing room in the store so seeing how an item looks before purchase is easy.

Spring Fashion Shopping at Burlington Coat Factory

First item I tried on was a dress that had this awesome colors stripes on the bottom. I really liked that the look went from black and white to color.

Spring Fashion Shopping at Burlington Coat Factory

The next dress I tried had a great pattern of triangle in white, black and purples. The neckline on this dress was different and eye catching.

Spring Fashion Shopping at Burlington Coat Factory

After trying on a few more dresses, I switched to colorful tops. I found this beautiful Salmon colored shirt with amazing detailing on the front and arms. The arms has cut out open panels that really give this shirt a special look.

From these 3 looks I found something to wear to TheMoms event with Wendy Williams and at an amazing price! Can you guess which outfit I picked?

To find a great item to add to your spring wardrobe, visit www.BurlingtonCoatFactory.com



April 22, 2014

New Danimals SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt for Kids #PowerUp


Today we headed to an event with Dannon for the launched of their new Danimals SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt.

Danimals SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt for Kids

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

As my son did his own taste tested (and liked it!), I learned more the Danimals SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt.

For parents who are concerned about their kids health, they'll be interested to know that Danimals SuperStars contains 10g of protein per 4oz cup and twice as much protein as regular lowfat yogurts. This makes Danimals SuperStars a great snack to fuel kids.

Danimals SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurt for Kids

Danimals SuperStars Greek Lowfat Yogurts helps provide kids with the nutrition they need. Each cup is a source of calcium and Vitamin D, to help build strong bones, along with a source of protein (25 percent of the Daily Value). It also has no artificial colors or flavors or no high fructose corn syrup.

Besides what's in the convenient size cups, kids will also enjoy what's under the lid. Each cup features educational and Power Up fun facts to help stimulate children’s minds!

Danimals SuperStars is available in 4oz 4-count packs in five delicious flavors made specifically for kids, including: Strawberry Slide, Strawberry Banana Sprint, Cotton Candy Thrill, Mixed Berry Half-Pipe and Cherry Rush.

To learn more, visit - www.danimals.com
On Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Danimals



Adding "Being Sick" To My To-Do-List?


As I lay in bed achy and tired once again, I get the thought of adding "being sick" to my never ending to-do-list. Ironically during the winter I didn't catch the flu or any severe cold. But for some reason since the start of the New Year, I've literally been laid out by random colds and sniffles. Literally.

sick in bed

Getting sick these days usually means about 2-3 days of downtime. Literally. Once the coughing, sneezing or whatever form of sickness starts, I lose my energy and ability to think past a few actions. Usually those action involve basic care for my son. But anything beyond that? No energy for.

Honestly I'm a bit perplexed.

I've been sick before and able to "push" on with tackling tasks. It what so many of us do. Just keep going and get things done no matter what right?

But at some point that does take a toll on our bodies. And for a long while my body has been warning me the toll is getting to high to keep paying. Remember that one time I passed out.....

So what to do?

I think it's time that I revisit my schedule again. I started to the beginning of last year and it was helping but then I fell back into my bad blogger ways of working long hours, not eating healthy and very little rest.

And dealing with the latest round of knock me out sickness is part of the result.

So now that I'm starting to feel better, I can either add "being sick" to my to-do-list or I can go back to making changes in my life so I can rest and be more healthy.

I think we'd all agree that my to-do-list doesn't need more added to it.

Are you adding or taking away more from your to-do-list. Is it keeping you healthy or sick?


April 19, 2014

Disneynature BEARS Interview: Jane Goodall, Directors Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey #DisneynatureBears #MeetTheCubs


Opening this weekend, is Disneynature newest big screen adventure “Bears,” an epic story of breathtaking scale showcasing a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.

Disneynature BEARS

Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

To learn more about this latest Disneynature film, I attended a roundtable with Jane Goodall, Disneynature's Ambassador and Directors Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey.

During the roundtable the trio answered many questions related to the movie. They also shared behind the scene stories about filming in Alaskan and with the bears.

Disneynature BEARS
Disneynature BEARS

It was amazing to hear them speak of working with the bears in their natural settings. They were careful to respect the bears space and lifestyle. Many people are afraid of bears but within their natural habit uninterrupted by humans, bears pose minimal treat.

Disneynature BEARS

The directors shared that they tried to stay true to the bears story and give a real experience of their lives. From moments of joy to moments of fear, it's the real bear experience.

Disneynature BEARS Supports America’s national parks

SEE “BEARS,” PROTECT OUR NATIONAL PARKS invites movie goers to see the film during opening week (April 18-24, 2014) and Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s national park system.


Movie Synopsis:
Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” is set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life. The journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold.

The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf.

“Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!

To learn more about Disneynature BEARS, visit www.Disney.com/Bears

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April 18, 2014

Free Kid's Meal at Olive Garden April 24, 2014 for Take Our Kids to Work Day


In connection with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24, 2014, Olive Garden invites families to celebrate and enjoy one free children's menu item (children under 12) for every adult entree purchased that day.

Free Kid's Meal at Olive Garden for Take Our Kids to Work Day

The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day free kid's meal coupon will be available at www.OliveGarden.com

The coupon is valid for lunch and dinner with the purchase of any adult entree, including more than 20 new menu items recently introduced on Olive Garden's menu as part of the most comprehensive update in the restaurant's history.

This year, more than 37 million youth and adults are expected to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at more than 3.5 million workplaces. Olive Garden has partnered with the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation since 2012, and last year more than 7,000 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day participants visited Olive Garden restaurants nationwide.



April 17, 2014

Travel Thurs: The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari and Events #DinosaurSafari


Do you have Dinosaur fans in your family? Then be sure to take them to see Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed at The Bronx Zoo!



The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

Please Note: As media, I received tickets to review the exhibit. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

The Dinosaur Safari experience has been updated and reopened with more dino fun and activities. We were excited to invited to visit the zoo and check it all out!

The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari
The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

As soon as we got to the zoo, we joined the line to enter the Dinosaur Safari. Be warned that it's a popular exhibit so be prepared to wait. But the Dinosaur Safari line moves quickly since they have guided wagons arriving every 15 mins. While waiting you and your family can read about the Dinosaurs you'll see.

The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

Once on the wagons your tour guide (a real person) will explain the rules to you and then take you into the world of the Dinosaur! During the ride you learn about different types of Dinosaurs, how they lived and what they eat. Be prepared to SEE the Dinosaur as they move out of cover from trees and around the corners of the forest.

The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

Once you make it safely out the dino forest, you can visit the field site to dig up fossils, visit the fossil museum and make the interactive robot dinosaur move. This area was great for the kids.

The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

Before leaving the field site, make sure to visit the photo station to pose with a dino. My son LOVED this. He's clearly ready for any dino adventure.

The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

We ended our dino adventure in the hand on craft area. There we put together dino shapes and did some dino themed drawing, which my son was able to hang up for all to see. It was a great end to the day.

The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari

Ready for your family to have some Dinosaur adventures? Then head on over to The Bronx Zoo. Along with Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed, there's lots of other dino events happening.

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo at the Bronx Zoo.
When: April 16 – April 20. 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm daily
Take a tour through the prehistoric world with an eye-popping array of ancient creatures. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo at the Bronx Zoo brings a menagerie of dinosaurs to life through the art of puppetry.

Peeps Brand Presents Dinosaur Eggstravaganza!
When: April 19 - April 20. 11am – 2pm
Celebrate the Easter holiday in dino-mite fashion on a search for graphic dinosaur “eggs.” Carefully hidden within the zoos exhibits, it’s sure to be an egg-citing scavenger hunt.

Dinosaurs Rock Live Show
When: May 10 - 11 & 17 - 18. 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Back by popular demand, DINOSAURS ROCK® will be making their 4th appearance at the Bronx Zoo in this exciting and educational performance, complete with life-size, Museum-quality fossils as the backdrop. Dinosaur expert Neil Brown brings the museum to you in this interactive show where guests can learn about real fossils and dinosaurs in a fun, entertaining way.

Molly Idle Meet and Greet
When: May 31. 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Enjoy story time and a dinosaur drawing demo with Molly idle, author of the popular children’s book, Camp Rex.Camp Rex series.

For full schedule, visit - www.bronxzoo.com/dino


Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius #DisneyMagicalWorld


Last month I shared about the Nintendo preview event for Yoshi’s New Island and Disney Magical World. This month the Disney Magical World game was released with a fun event at the Nintendo World that included Actress G Hannelius, star of Disney Channel’s hit show Dog with a Blog!



Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a download code for the game. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

I took my niece to enjoy the event, since my she's a fan of Actress G Hannelius and Radio Disney. She was excited to see everyone live and join the fun.

Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius

I received a download code of Disney Magical World and my niece has played the game. She likes that the game has fun adventures and goals. She thinks kids will keep focused on the game. Of course playing with the Disney characters is fun.

Of course... LOL

Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius

After our meet and greet, we went around the store to enjoy the activities and played Disney Magical World at the game demo stations.

Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius
Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius

We also checked out the Disney characters stands and had fun with the Radio Disney Road Crew.

Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius
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My niece joined the Radio Disney Road Crew for photos and dancing! She had a blast. What a fun way to celebrate the release of Disney Magical World video game.

Disney Magical World Event at Nintendo World with G Hannelius

Disney Magical World for the Nintendo 3DS lets you create a personalized avatar and a customized dream life, to embark on a 3D fantasy adventure featuring more than 60 iconic Disney characters across a main central plaza and its four surrounding worlds inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin and Winnie the Pooh.

BONUS: Players who visit a Nintendo Zone location between April 18 and Aug. 7 will be able to download free exclusive items, most of which are themed to Pinocchio. These include Pinocchio hats and outfits, goldfish bowls and wallpaper. New items are available every two weeks, so players should keep checking back.

For more information, visit Nintendo Zone

Disney Magical World is now available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

For more information about the game, visit www.disney.nintendo.com



April 16, 2014

Aerosoles New Signature Footwear Collection #AerosolesFall14


During a recent preview of their Fall 2014 footwear, Aerosoles showcased the different collections shoe lovers can enjoy this year including the new line, Signature by AEROSOLES.

Aerosoles New Signature Footwear Collection

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

The Signature by AEROSOLES collection features a range of styles made from premium supple leathers and nubucks for extreme softness and flexibility with no break-in time required.

Aerosoles New Signature Footwear Collection
Aerosoles New Signature Footwear Collection

Signature by AEROSOLES includes eight styles ranging from ballet flats and slip-ons to desert boots and loafers.

Aerosoles New Signature Footwear Collection

Styles include: Fashionista, Guitar Solo, Nashville, Parade, Sol Music, Sol Train, Solar Eclipse and Solo Blast. Additionally, Signature by AEROSOLES is engineered with the brand's exclusive "Stitch 'N' Turn" technology, creating the most flexible and comfortable shoes possible.

Signature by AEROSOLES prices ranging from $59- $69 and is available at stores nationwide and online at www.Aerosoles.com


Laurel & Bleau Jewelry Mother's Day Gift Ideas


This year, moms deserves something unique and special for all of the years they've gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Laurel and Bleau Jewelry
Laurel and Bleau Jewelry

From rings to necklaces to bracelets, Laurel & Bleau has exactly a gift that perfectly expresses how much mom is loved.

To learn more about Laurel & Bleau, visit - www.laurelandbleau.com


Marika Activewear Spring Summer 2014 Preview


At a recent Marika Spring/Summer 2014 preview, I had a first look at the new additions for their active wear and products that support active lifestyles.

Marika Activewear Spring Summer 2014

Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Marika Activewear Spring Summer 2014
Marika Activewear Spring Summer 2014

For Spring/Summer 2014, Marika active wear features styles in a range soft colors and patterns that look great both while working out and after.

To learn more about Marika, visit - www.marika.com



Easter Kids Fashions: Oscar de la Renta Childrenwear


Looking to dress your family in their Easter Sunday best? Then check out these Oscar de la Renta Childrenwear fashions perfect for Easter.

Oscar de la Renta Easter Kids Fashions

Oscar de la Renta Childrenwear - Girls
Floral Party Dress, $275
Pique and Silk Dress, $595
Woodcut Party Dress with Lace, $275


Oscar de la Renta Easter Kids Fashions

Oscar de la Renta Childrenwear - Boys
Poplin Chino Pant, $115
White Button Down Shirt, $80
Madras Tie, $55


Oscar de la Renta Easter Kids Fashions

Oscar de la Renta Childrenwear - Shoes
Leather Moccasins, $135
Leather Sabrinas, $165



Crème Bralée: How to Recycle A Bra


With Earth Day approaching on Tuesday, April 22nd, Crème Bralée, a fashion-forward line of bras and panties for full-busted and full-figured women, shares a few resources that help the environment. One of which helps get rid of bras that are worn out, no longer used and are just taking up space in your lingerie drawers.

Crème Bralée How to Recycle A Bra

Did you know that bras can be recycled? You can pass along new items for another person to wear or take unworn or gently worn items to your local thrift store. Some companies also actually break down and recycle the various materials like the metal in the underwire, separately from the fabric used.

Several organizations have programs where you can mail in old bras, such as The Bra Recyclers (www.brarecycling.com) and the Bra Recycling Agency (www.brarecyclingagency.com)

Recycling keeps bras out of landfills, while being helpful to other women at the same time – giving a woman a new or nearly new bra to wear, employing women to take used bras apart in a recycling program, or through proceeds donated to breast cancer research.

This Spring join in and do your part by Bra Recycling! And then you can treat yourself to something new like these Crème Bralée sets.

Crème Bralée Bra and Panty Sets


About Crème Bralée Lingerie and Q-T Intimates

The Crème Bralée Lingerie collection is designed and manufactured by Q-T Intimates. Since 1945, Q-T has been specializing in all categories of intimates; from basics and fashion sets, to bridal, nursing, sleepwear, dancewear, and shapewear. Q-T Intimates is also the licensee for La Leche League International Intimates (LLLI), under which they design and manufacture a fabulous line of nursing intimate apparel, perfect for the fashion conscious, breastfeeding mother.

To shop, visit - www.cremebralee.com

 
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