Archives for November 2013

Join Me: Land’s End CyberMonday Twitter Party

land's end imageThis Cyber Monday, Lands’ End is hosting 12 Hours of #Together on Twitter and Instagram! Join and follow on Twitter @LandsEndPR and on Instagram @LandsEnd_PR on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EST at #Together.

Participants will have the opportunity to retweet offers, answer trivia questions, post and repost Lands’ End product photos for a chance to win more than 100 great giveaways and special prizes and learn about exceptional values over the 12-hour period.

Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST

Hashtag: #Together

Follow: Twitter: @LandsEndPR

Instagram: @LandsEnd_PR


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens at The Kimmel Center Tuesday November 25

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center!

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including ‘Be Our Guest’ and the beloved title song.

Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast at the Academy of Music!
Beauty and the Beast Broadway


Food Network Finalist Martie Duncan Shares Food Safety Tips

Food Safety InfographicRecently, I had the pleasure of meeting Food Network finalist Martie Duncan, who was in area for several TV spots up and down the East Coast, sharing great recipes for entertaining during football games and sharing food safety tips from the USDA’s website.

I love that Martie enjoys simple easy GOOD cooking. Her website Martie Knows Parties shares a lot of great recipes and tips for easy entertaining that makes it fun and very doable.

“My secret is to not take it all too seriously and keep it simple. Don’t tackle more than you can manage; make one delicious recipe and buy or assemble the rest, ” says Martie.

Here is Martie’s Food Safety for the SuperBowl clip from last year which is still applicable for the coming season!

Are you planning your football season entertaining yet? What’s on your menu?



New Pink Ribbon Bracelets by Joseph Nogucci

Recently I received this lovely Pink Ribbon Charmballa bracelet by Joseph Nogucci for review. The bracelet features beads carved with pink ribbons set in a string of silver Rhodium plated charms and sewn with a pink nylon cord. I like the weight of it and I’ve gotten used to the way the cord pulls tight.

Breast Cancer Society of Canada

Pink ribbons are scattering the landscape by companies wanting to show their support of breast cancer awareness and so I tend to be careful to check which charity is specifically being supported so I know where my money is going when I support a variety of causes through my purchases. These Joseph Nogucci bracelets specifically support the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

Nogucci braclet for breast cancer awareness

Show your Support with Joseph Nogucci’s exclusive design for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get the Pink Ribbon Charmballa bracelet. 10% of proceeds go directly to breast cancer charity, BCSC

Nogucci Pink

Joseph Nogucci has a wide range of lovely selections of jewelry choices and here are some specials going on right now.

30% off Iris Collection Beaded Charm Bracelets from Joseph Nogucci, PLUS FREE SHIPPING. Complete sets or create your own. Use code:CHARMING

Save NEW Wavemaker Collection, only from Joseph Nogucci. Click here to save 35% off entire collection. Use Code:WAVEMAKER at checkout.


(Disclosure: I have a working relationship with Joseph Nogucci. This review is uncompensated other than the free bracelet and the above affiliate link. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)


In-Real-Life at Social Media #MomMixer Holiday Showcase 2013

Vaseline Rosy Lips

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to connect with some of my favorite mom blogging friends at the annual Social Media Mom Mixer Holiday Showcase 2013 held by two of my favorite ladies, Colleen and Whitney. I was a bit late after attending an inspiring breakfast with my local politicians and political candidates, which of course went over since everyone had a word to say, but I made it eventually!

While we made our way around the MomMixer exhibits, we enjoyed water and coffee and snacks provided by CVS Pharmacy and took pictures with Elmo who came on behalf of the PLAYSKOOL Sesame Street play room.

In the lovely ballroom room of the XIX restaurant atop the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, participants could take a fun video of themselves “pretend” spraying themselves with the new Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer. We each received the Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer in Cocoa Radiant, 6.5 Ounce and the Vaseline Lip Therapy, Rosy Lips, 0.25 Ounce to take home. My teen girls were fighting over the cute rosy lips container and myself, I really wanted to win the bejeweled version (as pictured here) via the Twitter contest at the event but no big win this time around. Personally, I liked the unscented Spray & Go moisturizer rather than the Cocoa smell since there are so many smells you put on in the morning and I would rather have my perfume be the strongest rather than a strong cocoa smell that reminds me of sunscreen, but that’s just me.

Speaking of perfume, Tommee Tippee had a clever interactive idea. They were highlighting their bottles and diaper container and brought in a perfume making specialist to highlight the good smells we want in life instead of the bad ones (that a diaper might contain, for example). I experimented with a little vanilla base and added in some other delightful smells and received my own bottle of perfume to take home.

Robitussin for the holidays

Next, stop – the Advil booth for kids (and I’m already sold on Advil so that was a no brainer) and then on to another one of  my favorites for kids, Robitussin® which we always have in stock. I spun the wheel to have a wonderful sampling for the holidays sent to my house.

In the toy department, we received an adorable Furby Boom
by HASBRO which has a clever app it can interact with and which I am totally giving my niece for Christmas along with cute Doc McStuffins dolls by Just Play Toys. At the event, we were treated to an overview of the whole new Doc McStuffins suite of toys which allow kids to pretend they are doctors in a fun and clever way.

And, then, I settled into one of the comfy side couches and I can tell you, I didn’t want to get up! It was so great connecting with friends in this beautiful place. I could have sat there all day but soon it was time to go home and get back to the mom life that led me to be a mom blogger in the first place!

 (Disclosure: I received a lot of great products to take home and try. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Additional Sponsors include @FireFlytb, @SafariLTD and @MixedBagDesigns.)