22 03, 2017

Doing my best to raise my kids so they want to leave my nest

By | 2017-07-23T12:57:04+00:00 March 22, 2017|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Doing my best to raise my kids so they want to leave my nest

When you're someone like me, someone with depression and anxiety, it's easier to close myself off. Hide from the world. It's something I never want my kids to ever do. I'm doing my best to raise my kids so they want to leave my nest. Crazy thought, right? Not really. Let me try to explain.... [...]

1 03, 2017

Forget what you feel, remember what you deserve

By | 2017-02-22T18:21:58+00:00 March 1, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Forget what you feel, remember what you deserve

I don't know who said this, or wrote it, but I read it recently and it caused a light bulb to go off atop my head. Sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. Just, read that again, sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. Shit's deep, [...]

15 02, 2017

Blossom Baby Expo for parents and the children they love

By | 2017-03-18T18:44:19+00:00 February 15, 2017|Family, Featured, Long Island|2 Comments

Blossom Baby Expo for parents and the children they love is coming to Long Island on February 26, 2017. I remember when I was having my first child, Little Miss. She was a total surprise, and I had NO CLUE what I was supposed to buy, let alone what the best of those something's were. [...]

14 02, 2017

Pairing people with pooches on Z Living’s newest show Finding Fido

By | 2017-02-14T10:38:05+00:00 February 14, 2017|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Pairing people with pooches on Z Living’s newest show Finding Fido

Pairing people with pooches on Z Living's newest Tuesday night show, Finding Fido, is something I'd wish I'd come up with. I'm not even going to hide the fact that I wish I'd thought of this concept for a show. It's awesome. How often do people get a dog, without doing research, and the dog [...]

13 02, 2017

Wedding weight loss transformations happen on Z Living’s new show Altar’d

By | 2017-02-14T10:41:38+00:00 February 13, 2017|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Wedding weight loss transformations happen on Z Living’s new show Altar’d

Wedding weight loss transformations happen on Z Living's show Altar'd, and an important episode plays on Valentine's Day at 8 PM. Much of my life was spent overweight. Right before I was to be married, I was a little heavier again. I'd had Little Miss in November of 2006, and my wedding date was a mere [...]

8 02, 2017

Forget the box of chocolates – give me Walkers Shortbread’s NEW chocolate line

By | 2017-01-23T10:03:38+00:00 February 8, 2017|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Forget the box of chocolates – give me Walkers Shortbread’s NEW chocolate line

Forget the box of chocolates for Valentine's Day! Give me Walkers Shortbread's NEW chocolate line to help me celebrate in chocolatey, shortbread-ery decadence. I'm a simple girl, and honestly food is the best way to my heart. Especially when the new Walkers Shortbread chocolate line has shortbread with not just chocolate, but also toffee. I [...]

1 02, 2017

Spending VDay with Verizon FiOS & my 5 favorite Valentine’s Day movies

By | 2017-02-03T21:33:34+00:00 February 1, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Spending VDay with Verizon FiOS & my 5 favorite Valentine’s Day movies

Spending Valentine's Day with Verizon FiOS watching my 5 favorite Valentine's Day movies means perfection, to me. I'm not a big fan of the day, whether in a romantic relationship, or not. It's never been a big holiday for me. I much prefer hanging at home, and watching movies while I eat all my favorite [...]

25 01, 2017

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® party cakes for the little moments we celebrate

By | 2017-01-23T12:47:41+00:00 January 25, 2017|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Entenmann’s® Little Bites® party cakes for the little moments we celebrate

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try they product, and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own, and don’t reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. Entenmann’s® Little Bites® [...]

18 01, 2017

Tips for shopping for a stylish man’s wedding ring

By | 2017-01-11T08:29:26+00:00 January 18, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Tips for shopping for a stylish man’s wedding ring

Typically, weddings are so focused on the bride. The choice of a wedding ring for the groom is usually glossed over. Why? Well, the impression of most of society: he's not interested in the details. However, many fashion-conscious men today embrace finger rings as an important fashion accessory. Men want rings to match not only [...]

11 01, 2017

Ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit

By | 2018-05-08T17:41:21+00:00 January 11, 2017|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit

Rochester is filled with history, but it's also filled with fun stuff to do with your gal pals! A ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit, and of course, stops at the famous Wegmans that started it all! Plus, the Rochester Public Market, when the weather is nice. Truthfully, I'd [...]

4 01, 2017

Treat your worst symptoms during cold season with Advil® Cold & Sinus *Giveaway*

By | 2016-12-12T20:52:05+00:00 January 4, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Treat your worst symptoms during cold season with Advil® Cold & Sinus *Giveaway*

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.  When I get a cold, it always ends up causing me unbelievable pain in my sinuses. Pressure builds up, everything backs up, and the next thing I know I’ve got a burning feeling every time I breathe through my nose. The pain goes all the way [...]

30 12, 2016

National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th

By | 2016-12-28T14:46:16+00:00 December 30, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th

National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th. Were you aware there was an actual National Shortbread Day? I know I wasn't, and I'm a big fan of shortbread. I have grown up on Walkers Shortbread. Now, with my kids, I've got tins filled with crayons, markers, and colored pencils, because you never throw out a Walkers [...]

28 12, 2016

All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman

By | 2017-10-30T19:25:58+00:00 December 28, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman

All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman, is one of my favorite experiences since starting my travel writing. Don't get me wrong, San Diego, and New York City, are my favorite cities for obvious reasons. However, Rochester has become a place I never expected to fall so deeply in love with. [...]

23 12, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family

By | 2016-12-06T08:09:03+00:00 December 23, 2016|Featured, Off Topic|2 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family. Now, that doesn't mean just me, the kids, etc. It also means the guest writers I've had throughout the year, along with those who work behind the scenes on my website! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family I'm [...]

21 12, 2016

Wii U Skylanders Imaginators gets two thumbs up from The Boy

By | 2016-12-07T09:56:06+00:00 December 21, 2016|Featured, Reviews|Comments Off on Wii U Skylanders Imaginators gets two thumbs up from The Boy

Wii U Skylanders Imaginators gets two thumbs up from The Boy. The issue I have with it? I don't understand anything about it, and The Boy's addiction to this Skylanders franchise is freakishly strong. As much as I try, and try, and tryyyyy, I just don't get the fascination. I pressed The Boy for what [...]

16 12, 2016

Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons

By | 2016-12-17T23:38:02+00:00 December 16, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons

Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons. Normally, my kids NEVER ask for anything. Doesn't matter the occasion, they never ask. Whatever I choose to purchase, and give to them, works for them every year. This year? Well, this year, my Little Miss has chosen to make last minute gift requests. I was [...]

14 12, 2016

Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build

By | 2016-11-28T13:09:18+00:00 December 14, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build

Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build, gives those of us who aren't able to keep up with all our favorite entertainers, a short and sweet half hour with our favorite stars. They give the 4-1-1 on what's hot, and what's trending in entertainment. Top names in show business on FiOS1 News [...]

21 11, 2016

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

By | 2017-08-14T13:21:57+00:00 November 21, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Yup, just like most cities, San Diego has a variety of neighborhoods, and sections. The Gaslamp Quarter happens to be one of my favorite places to hang out in, when I visit my beloved San Diego. It's got all the best restaurants, and we all know my love of all [...]

20 11, 2015

It’s here! The Holiday Shopping Guide for 2015

By | 2015-11-20T07:56:31+00:00 November 20, 2015|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on It’s here! The Holiday Shopping Guide for 2015

It has arrived. As always, it's here before Black Friday shopping will take place! Know what the kids will love before you head out to go shopping. Plus, know what the adults in your life will want for the holidays! My partner, Philzendia.com and I create our annual Holiday Shopping Guide under our brand, BroadCast [...]

2 10, 2015

Behind the scenes with November Sunflower

By | 2015-09-30T16:45:53+00:00 October 2, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Behind the scenes with November Sunflower

Life as a writer isn't the easiest thing in the world. Most of us work from home, behind our computer screens, and rarely have physical interaction with humans that don't live in their home. It's a life I've come to enjoy, as most of my dearest friends are scattered across the country anyway! However, I [...]

20 06, 2015

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

By | 2015-06-20T20:01:13+00:00 June 20, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

I'll admit it to anyone who wants to know: I am not a crafter. DIY projects aren't done often in our house, unless it's a photo gift I can create online. Other than that, crafts aren't my thing.....until now! I OWNED a DIY teacher appreciation gift for my daughter's 3rd grade teacher. I'd never do [...]

19 06, 2015

Disney Pixar Inside Out Movie Review

By | 2016-08-30T21:35:50+00:00 June 19, 2015|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Disney Pixar Inside Out Movie Review

I was a little worried about Disney Pixar's Inside Out. After hearing from the producer, Jonas Rivera down at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in May, I so wanted to fall in love with the movie. While down there, part of the experience included seeing 2/3's of the movie. After seeing it, the worry set in. I [...]

12 06, 2015

Summer fashion accessories for the ladies from Liskula Cohen

By | 2016-08-30T21:39:09+00:00 June 12, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle|2 Comments

Oversized glasses, and thick plastic frames, have been dominating the market for the past few years. These trends aren't dying down anytime soon. However, there are many other fantastic styles on the market you should consider when purchasing new frames. Check out these six overlooked eyeglasses that are absolutely chic and stylish, and deserve to take [...]

11 06, 2015

Family time can happen all year long at Tuckerton Seaport

By | 2016-08-30T21:39:52+00:00 June 11, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Family time can happen all year long at Tuckerton Seaport

Never underestimate the power of a family vacation you can do over a long weekend! It's not about the length of time you spend together, but the quality time spent together. Tuckerton Seaport has so many events throughout the year that'll bring smiles to kid's faces, and parent's faces, too. Heck, bring the grandparents, and [...]

10 06, 2015

Shopswell Wishlist Sweepstakes

By | 2016-08-30T21:40:52+00:00 June 10, 2015|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Shopswell Wishlist Sweepstakes

I've been super busy over at Shopswell.com. I'm excited to be shopping smarter together, because that's how November Sunflower started out so many years ago. My goal was to help people shop smarter! It's still a primary goal I have, because I'm always sharing my thoughts about EVERYTHING I buy; everything I see; and everywhere [...]

9 06, 2015

Pantene Platinum Color Lock Shampoo & Conditioner pump bottles

By | 2016-08-30T21:41:44+00:00 June 9, 2015|Featured, Reviews, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Pantene Platinum Color Lock Shampoo & Conditioner pump bottles

Picture this...you're in the shower, ready to wash your hair. You grab the bottle of shampoo, turn it over and squeeze the bottle with what YOU THINK is the perfect amount of pressure to get the perfect amount of shampoo. You were wrong. Half the bottle ends up in the palm of your hand, and [...]

5 06, 2015

Skylanders SuperChargers: Do you wanna SuperCharge those Skylanders?

By | 2015-06-04T10:49:36+00:00 June 5, 2015|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Skylanders SuperChargers: Do you wanna SuperCharge those Skylanders?

  Honestly, video games are something that are still relatively new to me. My nephews play all kinds of games on their various consoles. In our house, there's still an original Wii. Nope, not the most recent WiiU. It's just the Wii. Our most up-to-date gaming system? Both kids have Nintendo 3DS handhelds. Anything we get, [...]

30 05, 2015

7 things to love about summer

By | 2015-05-30T08:49:08+00:00 May 30, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle|2 Comments

What is is about summer that brings out the best in so many people? Perhaps we just crave the sunshine, and longer daylight hours? Maybe it's just that we get to run around in flip flops, or bare feet? It could just be something simple like enjoying a bbq dinner almost every night. Summer is [...]

29 05, 2015

A review of Off-Broadway Show Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

By | 2015-07-10T21:37:27+00:00 May 29, 2015|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on A review of Off-Broadway Show Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

What better way to spend a Friday evening during Fleet Week than to head into New York City to see an off-Broadway show? The city was packed, as it was also the start of Memorial Day Weekend. Weather was gorgeous, and even with tourists packing the avenues of New York City, the walk to 777 [...]