Help Your Kids See A New Side of Themselves with @Netflix #StreamTeam

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix as a part of my participation on the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are always my own. Growing up, I was a very shy little girl. I was never the loud, outspoken or lively-type like my little one is now except for those times I was around my family. I was more of the "quiet type." I totally get that it can be quite difficult to come out of your shell when you're around people you don't know well because I'm exactly that way. As an adult now, I'm … [Read more...]

Motherhood Out Loud: Not Just For Moms!

Call me crazy but ever since I was a little girl, I wanted children -- specifically a boy for the first-born.  At the tender age of 21, I found out I was pregnant and no, it was not planned but I was gleaming with joy. I like to say my son matured me. He made me realize that I was no longer first, it was him, and I had no problem whatsoever. Even though it took me until I got home to fall in love with him, he was my real-life doll.  I dressed him, played with him, took him to the park (which … [Read more...]

ABC’s Charlie’s Angels Premieres Tonite! (& a Sephora Giveaway Valued at $100)

{Giveaway is now closed. #41 is the lucky winner! It's Sujeiry! Congrats!} If you're a child from the 70's like I am, then you've seen the original show, Charlie's Angels with Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith with their beautiful layered hair and their style of kicking ass. I loved that show. Even as a little girl, I would pretend being one of the angels whenever I would watch it. Throwing high kicks with my skinny legs and landing on the sofa pretending I captured one of the bad guys. Yeah, I … [Read more...]

Why TLC’s Extreme Couponing Show May Not be a Good Thing

I received some coupons in the mail a couple of days ago and it wasn't until today (after I bought 5 newspapers) that I noticed something on some of the coupons.  As I was cutting my coupons, I saw something that I knew was coming because of the TLC's show, Extreme Couponing.  Take a look: … [Read more...]

Easy Recipe: Homemade Garlic Gravy (Sabroso Saturday)

Photo Credit: Gravy is something I always bought. I never thought it was so easy until I saw Rachael Ray make it on one of her shows.  Ever since then I have never bought gravy again.  It's easy, simple and my whole family loves it.  I make extra all the time. Thanksgiving is around the corner so this recipe is perfect. You can also modify the flavors to your liking. Tools Needed Whisk Measuring spoon (tablespoon) Pot or pan (you're not afraid to scratch - I use … [Read more...]

The 2010 Chocolate Show in New York | Giveaway

If you're a true lover of anything chocolate, THE Chocolate Show is definitely for you!  Where can you find a place that will be filled with all kinds of chocolate for a full four days? At the New York Chocolate Show of course! About the Chocolate Show: Founded in 1997 by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, two French entrepreneurs with a great passion for chocolate, The Chocolate Show was quickly adopted by New York City as one of its favorite shows, and has become the largest and one of the … [Read more...]

John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean | Giveaway (Closed)

Giveaway has ended. Winner is: CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS TO:  Lisa [at] Newyorkchica [dot] com ASAP! Thank you to all who entered. ********************************************** John Tartaglia is an actor, singer, dancer and a well-known puppeteer for Sesame Street. He starred in the musical Avenue Q, appeared on Broadway in Shrek The Musical and in Disney's Beauty and The Beast. He also created and starred in the Playhouse Disney series "Johnny and The … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Two Tickets to See Hansel & Gretel at the MET Opera

The Metropolitan Opera will be featuring a fantastic show called Hansel and Gretel at the Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts.   I've known the story about Hansel and Gretel since I was a little girl  so I was super excited when I was sent tickets to see the show. The show will be available for only a limited time, just in time for the holidays.  The first showing will be on December 14th and will last for only seven more shows. I am proud to announce that one lucky New York Chica … [Read more...]

Banana Shpeel by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil was started in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec. After much success over the next few years, they managed to win the 1991 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and they continue to wow their audience. There is no other show quite like Cirque du Soleil.  The first and only time I ever saw the show was in 1994, when they celebrated their tenth anniversary.  It was the most amazing show I have ever … [Read more...]

Lopez Tonight With George Lopez

Are you a fan of George Lopez? Well if you are, then you’ll love his brand, new talk show on TBS called Lopez Tonight.  This show marks the first time a Latino will host a late night talk show, joining Arsenio Hall as an elite group of minorities to do so. Lopez Tonight premieres tonight, November 10, 2009 on TBS at 11/10c.  Tonight you will see "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria Parker, talk show host and "American Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres, NBA all-star Kobe Bryant and rock … [Read more...]