My Top 5 Reasons Netflix Will Always Have a Place in My Home #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. I'm enjoying my time off from work thanks to the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  I can sleep in late, watch movies and TV shows on Netflix and eat until my heart is content.  But there's one thing I'm not happy about. I'm never hungry!  I made a huge Thanksgiving feast for my family and I and our fridge is still full of leftovers. My tummy is … [Read more...]

Easy Recipe & a $100 Giveaway: Let Boston Market Cater Your Family Meal This Holiday Season #HolidayExperts

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Boston Market.  All opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting New York Chica. Did you know that Boston Market served more than 1 million people last Thanksgiving, and expect to serve more than 1 million again this year? That's right folks, many families are opting out of cooking and letting Boston Market cater their family meal this holiday season. If you're planning on cooking a feast for your family like I am and forget … [Read more...]

Update: Blogging Loop

So I've been out of the blogging loop for a few weeks now. Lots of things have happened since my last post. I'm sure by now everyone has heard about the tragedy that's happened in a Connecticut school where twenty children (and six adults) were shot and killed in a senseless act. I cannot fathom the thought of something bad happening to any of my dear children. God please help those parents who are grieving for their children. On another note, Thanksgiving night, my little one had 103 degree … [Read more...]

I am thankful for…..cranberries?? #Tropimommas

Right after Halloween, people all over start planning for the holidays. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I've been planning our menu for weeks now. Even though it's basically the same menu every year, this year is going to be a little different. If you've been a regular reader of New York Chica then you'll remember that a couple of years ago I wrote a post about not including cranberries in our menu because no one in my household eats cranberries, especially in sauce. But this year I decided to … [Read more...]

Planning For Our Thanksgiving Feast

Hey everyone. You know this is the very first year I have not one item for our Thanksgiving feast? Usually I have some of the Thanksgiving essentials weeks before but this year is different. I'm too busy.  I'm too tired. And I'm too "unscheduled" (is that even a word? lol) as of yet.  I haven't found the right balance of working, blogging and motherhood but I'm hopeful. I know I will soon find it. But right now it's time for me to get down and dirty and figure out what our … [Read more...]

Champion SHAPE™: My Favorite Workout Gear Giveaway!

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? Wow, time has flew by.  With the holidays around the corner, we all know what that means? It means a few extra pounds here and there. Don't fret, with Champion SHAPE gear, you will get back into shape in no time! I know it's been awhile since I really blogged and posted a great giveaway but remember those posts I wrote about Champion SHAPE clothing line? Well, thanks to Champion, I'm giving away my favorite pieces to bring you a cool outfit to … [Read more...]

{Giveaway} Disney’s “Tangled” DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack – Ends 3/31 (Closed)

*Updated* Winner was selected with the help of  The winner is SHAWNA! An email has been sent. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize! On March 29th, TANGLED will make its debut on Blu-ray and DVD. Did you know Tangled is Disney's 50th animated film? I couldn't believe it either.  Disney has its own way of creating their own special magic and I truly believe their magic never dies down. If you haven't seen Disney's newest film TANGLED, you're in for a treat.  I recently … [Read more...]

Shout-Out Sunday – 11/28

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE! There’s a new trend here at New York Chica where I give a special Shout-Out to those bloggers who had a great post (at least I think so ) for the week. I wanted to show my readers that there are plenty of great writers/bloggers out in the blogosphere and giving props to fellow bloggers is a great way to give back to the blogging community. Since I started blogging in 2006 (2008 publicly), I’ve met so many good, sincere and accomplished bloggers like … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Are You ready? Pre-Thanksgiving Style (linky)

Happy Wordless Wednesday! If you want to join in on the WW fun (would love it if you do ), please link up your post below. I would love to see your Wordless Wednesday photo! Thank you and have a great Hump Day!!  … [Read more...]

Is It Possible To Have Thanksgiving Without Cranberries?

Photo credit The traditional American Thanksgiving meal usually consists of a huge turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing & cranberry sauce. Right? In our family, no one likes cranberry sauce so that is one food item we do not eat. One year I did attempt to make green beans and cranberries but no one liked the cranberries so it was a total waste of money.  I think I'll go back to the original way of making green beans which is just by adding salt & pepper. This … [Read more...]