{Giveaway} $100 Online Gift Card to Amazon or Paypal

Let's be real here........everyone loves a good giveaway. Heck,  I love a good giveaway! Wouldn't you agree? Especially when it involves cash money baby!!! Those are THE best ones around. Well, I've teamed up with some amazing bloggers to offer you a chance to win a $100 online gift card to Amazon or Paypal -- It's your choice! $100 can go pretty far if you know how to spend it wisely. It can take your whole family out to dinner. You can buy some groceries.  You can even have a mani/pedi spa … [Read more...]

Have Fun Learning in the summer 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. Did you know that most students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer? School may be out, but learning doesn't have to be! With summer in full swing, most kids have lost sight of schoolwork and are enjoying their days off outside of the classroom. For the perfect way to beat the heat and indulge in … [Read more...]

10 Golden Rules for a Better Body This Summer. Plus, A Tropical Honey-Coconut Smoothie Recipe!

Ever since I resigned from my old job, I've felt 100 times better. I lost 20 pounds. My thyroid levels are stable (I have Hyperthyroidism). My attitude on life is beyond anything I've ever felt before.  I'm more of a Positive Polly than a Negative Nelly these days and I love it! My health has improved so much over the last 7 months, even my doctor is amazed. She stated my job was way too toxic. I wholeheartedly agreed with her. And that's why I left. For some strange reason, I can't … [Read more...]

Watch Your Favorite Musicals on 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. Hey everyone! As you already know, in just a few short weeks, school will be over and summer will begin. My son will be graduating high school next month! How in the world did THAT happen? Time sure flies by fast so you must enjoy the time we have on this lovely earth of ours. That's what I keep trying to tell myself every single day.  Seriously, I still … [Read more...]

{Review} Monster Jam #PathofDestruction | Plus, A Family 4-Pack 24hr Giveaway!

There are so many things that I enjoyed as a child that I can also share with my kiddies today. Monster Jam is one of those things I experienced and enjoyed as a kid many years ago and it’s only getting better as time goes by. This weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to visit Baltimore, Maryland for the Monster Jam festivities. Our agenda was filled with exclusive access to all things Monster Jam. A private dinner with the drivers and access to interview them, a tour of the track … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: It’s Almost Over

The last days of Summer are upon us. The days are already getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler.  That's it folks - Summer is almost over (in NY, that is). As much as I love the Fall season, I'm not ready to say good-bye to Summer just yet. Who's with me? Here's to having a wonderful Wednesday! … [Read more...]

MVP #GenerationGo: Time Management & Setting Goals (& a $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway)

As an MVP Generation Ambassador, I've been posting about various topics.  I posted about ways to explore your community, posted one of my favorite kid-friendly recipes and about finding creative ways for recreation. This week's topic is Time Management and Setting Goals. In New York, summer is almost over and school will be starting very soon.  With that being said, it’s time to manage my time wisely and set some goals as well. Throughout the summer time, things at our house can sometimes … [Read more...]

My 3-Day Experience At Split Rock Resort in PA

A few months ago I won a giveaway from mommypoppins.com for a 2-night, 3-day stay in the Galleria at Split Rock Resort at Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. I was so happy (Thank you Mommy Poppins!) that I finally won a much needed mini vacation being that we didn't do much all summer because of our busy schedule. During this past summer, I was trying to think which week would be perfect for our mini vacation. I opted to leave it for the last few days of August to say a nice farewell to Summer. … [Read more...]

Shout-Out Sunday – 9/12

If you want to know more about why Shout-Out Sunday was created, than click HERE. In the mean time, click on the links and enjoy the picks of the week. (not in any particular order) This mama is definitely thankful for many things. Maybe this mom needs some time away to relax. She needs it. She inspires many people including me. Loved this post!! Like mother, like daughter -- vlog-style! Saying goodbye to the summer is never easy but when you celebrate like this, than it … [Read more...]

Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream | Review

Summer is officially here! The air is warm, the sun is beaming bright  and the flowers have bloomed beautifully.  It's time to put away those sneakers and boots and get those dry, cracked heels in tip-top shape to sport those cool flip flops and nice looking sandals. I don't know about you but I've seen my share of ugly dry cracked heels. I could not wear my sandals if my heels looked like that - no  way! My husband wouldn't let me live the day either. He is the one to let me know if … [Read more...]