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.
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.)