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

Bollydoll Spring 2014 Handbags


For Spring 2014 some designers are making their handbag designs with colors that are light and airy. During the L & Leung Design Group preview, I saw the Spring 2014 collection of handbags for Bollydoll that tapped into this trend.

Spring 2014 Handbags Bollydoll 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.

Spring 2014 Handbags Bollydoll Collection

The Bollydoll Collection features solid color front panels with multi colored prints surrounding background of elephants and peacocks inspired by Bollywood culture.

I also previewed the Spring 2014 collection of handbags for Emma Fox, Iris Apfel and Andrea Jovine. You can read my recap on my other blog The Social Gurl

Wendy Bellissimo Destination Maternity Fall 2014 Collection #WendyBMaternity


At the recent preview Destination Maternity announced partnership with Wendy Bellissimo, lifestyle expert and designer, for maternity wear in The Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity Collection.

The Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity CollectionThe Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity Collection

This Fall 2014 collection offers clothing and accessories with a relaxed, California vibe inspired by the place Wendy and her family call home.

The Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity Collection

The collection features everyday, easy-wearing essentials like billowy maxi-dresses, layering tops, on-trend denim with double zipper front pockets, tribal-inspired sweaters, moto jackets and scarves.

The pieces can be worn together for a head-to-toe look that is fresh and fashion forward or used as accent pieces that can be layered into both mom-to-be's maternity and existing wardrobes.

Apparel and accessories will range in price from $14 (scarf) - $48 (dress and jacket). The 26-piece apparel and accessories collection will be available beginning September 2014 at Destination Maternity and Motherhood Maternity stores and online at www.DestinationMaternity.com

April 15, 2014

Tech Tues: Sesame GO: VOD Service for Sesame Street TV episodes #SesameGO


There's now a new way to enjoy watching Sesame Street TV episodes! Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, this month announced Sesame GO, a new subscription video on demand (VOD) service!

Sesame GO VOD Service for Sesame Street TV episodes

The Sesame GO VOD service provides a safe, ad-free environment for families to watch the greatest collection of full-length TV episodes of Sesame Street on the internet from latest full-length TV episodes, prior seasons and Sesame Classics Volume 1 and 2

The service also includes episodes from seasons one and two of Pinky Dinky Doo, the animated series for children ages 4-6 produced by Sesame Workshop and Cartoon Pizza, which uses storytelling and games to guide the characters through lessons in vocabulary and problem solving.

Available as a web service through any internet browser, and optimized for Mac, PC computers, tablets and mobile devices, you can subscribe to Sesame GO for $3.99/month or $29.99/year at www.sesamego.com


Tech Tues: Nickelodeon’s App Wallykazam!: Letter and Word Magic Tops List


For fans of Nickelodeon’s brand-new literacy app, Wallykazam!: Letter and Word Magic, you'll be excited to know that within its first week live, it skyrocketed to the number-one spot on the educational and kids app lists and the number-two spot on the paid app list on the iTunes App store in the U.S.

Wallykazam Letter and Word Magic App

The Wallykazam!: Letter and Word Magic app was inspired by Wallykazam!, the network’s latest preschool literacy TV series, and aims to help kids develop phonemic awareness, letter knowledge and sound associations, and promote excitement about words and learning to read.

Developed by curriculum consultants and tested by kid focus groups, The Wallykazam!: Letter and Word Magic app follows Wally, Norville, Bobgoblin, Gina Giant and Libby Light Sprite, in magical and hilarious adventures.

Wallykazam Letter and Word Magic App

The App Curriculum Includes:
  • Letter Recognition and Letter-Sound Correspondence: Users search for missing letters in Wally’s forest, but must watch out for troublemaking Bobgoblin;
  • Letter Writing: Kids can learn to write letters with Libby Light Sprite by tracing and dragging letters in the night sky. Each time a letter is traced it grows brighter to show progress;
  • Rhyming Words and Word Families: Users must build a stone word tower out of rhyming words to help Wally reach the top of Gina Giant’s head. As the tower grows higher, Gina giggles causing the tower to tilt, prompting kids to turn their devices to keep up;
  • Alliteration: Kids can use the words rewarded from each activity to make Ogre Doug’s creatures do a variety of entertaining and silly things, like making Borgelorp big, blue or burp.

You can download the app for iPad on iTunes for $6.99


Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes for Luggage Set and $150 Old Navy Gift Card #SummerDreams


Now that the weather is getting warm, it's time to start thinking about traveling. If you plan on doing some traveling this year (and I hope you do!) then you'll be interested in this giveaway for a luggage set and $150 Old Navy gift card!

Have Luggage Will Travel Sweepstakes

#SummerDreams Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes

hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc.

One winner will receive a Tag Coronado II 5 Piece Spinner Luggage Set and $150 Old Navy Gift Card.

Giveaway ends May 6th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.



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April 14, 2014

Movie Monday: Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Trailer, Film Photos & City Tour #LegendsofOz


As a child, when I first saw The Wizard of Oz, I was amazed by the magical storyline and characters. I often wondered what happened to Dorothy when she returned home and if she'd visit OZ again. Now these questions will be answered in the upcoming animated film LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN opening in theaters May 9, 2014

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum.

A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short).

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Film Photos

Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.


Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

JOIN THE FUN IN A CITY NEAR YOU

Join Dorothy and friends for a day of FREE family fun with activities, games, character meets & greets, and story time when the Legends of Oz Express comes to your town!

For the latest information on the event in your city, click here.


To learn more about the film, visit www.legendsofozmovie.com

On Facebook - www.facebook.com/LegendsOfOz
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/LegendsofOz


 
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