2 11, 2016

Taste of Italia: 5 must try Italian Restaurants in Sydney

By | 2016-10-26T18:56:22+00:00 November 2, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Taste of Italia: 5 must try Italian Restaurants in Sydney

Over the last few months, I gave myself some time off. I wandered around the city, and enjoyed myself to the fullest. Now, since I’m a huge fan of Italian cuisine, I thought to myself, why wouldn’t I do a little research on the local cuisine? Every day, for a few months, I visited different [...]

31 10, 2016

Unlocked Smartphone savings event at Best Buy

By | 2016-10-26T18:56:06+00:00 October 31, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Unlocked Smartphone savings event at Best Buy

Unlocked smartphone savings event at Best Buy is happening right now. If you haven't started thinking about holiday shopping yet, Best Buy is happy to help make holiday gifting much easier for everyone! Well, the tech lovers, anyway. Unlocked Smartphone savings event at Best Buy Have you learned about smartphones that are unlocked? Not a [...]

26 10, 2016

5 tips to save money shopping over the holidays

By | 2016-10-26T13:01:01+00:00 October 26, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|1 Comment

Five tips to save money shopping over the holidays can help take the stress out of gift giving, right? Honestly, the holiday season is often a stressful time. Especially when it comes to finances. The average US shopper spent approximately $850 dollars in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation. Look at the cost of [...]

24 10, 2016

Protecting our environment whilst saving money with ENERGY STAR®

By | 2016-10-13T09:41:57+00:00 October 24, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Protecting our environment whilst saving money with ENERGY STAR®

  Protecting our environment is definitely important to me, and my family. Totally. One hundred percent. But....you know what we think more about, right now, living on Long Island? Saving money. I speak the truth, and I know others out there feel my pain. The electric bill in our home is out of control, and [...]

19 10, 2016

Stop lice in their tracks with Vamousse lice products

By | 2016-10-21T14:22:59+00:00 October 19, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Stop lice in their tracks with Vamousse lice products

Lice. Sadly, I had it when I was younger. I remember who started it, and how all five of us who sat around him, ended up with it. Those little pests love clean hair, and my mother was supremely anal about me having clean hair. Short, clean hair. It was my undoing, and it also [...]

17 10, 2016

Focus on the facts, don’t believe the myths about LASIK Eye Surgery

By | 2016-10-13T10:08:31+00:00 October 17, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Focus on the facts, don’t believe the myths about LASIK Eye Surgery

Ever decide to do something awesome for yourself, and tell someone close to you? Was she supportive, or did she come at you with all the negatives? Tons of misinformation thrown at you? When it comes to LASIK, don't believe the myths, focus on the facts. Don't allow others to talk you out of something. [...]

12 10, 2016

2016 Fall Television Season trickles in slowly

By | 2016-11-01T07:56:22+00:00 October 12, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on 2016 Fall Television Season trickles in slowly

Remember when fall television season started all around the same time? September rolled around, school started, and all your favorite shows fresh new episodes began. Pure joy. Absolute bliss. NOW? Fall television season trickles in slowly, like an I.V. drip in the hospital's emergency room. It's torture. I guess it's what happens when premium channels [...]

10 10, 2016

Positive changes LASIK eye surgery has made in my life

By | 2016-10-04T16:26:17+00:00 October 10, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Positive changes LASIK eye surgery has made in my life

Never had to wear glasses? You'll probably not understand the positive changes LASIK eye surgery has made in my life. Contact lenses can help some people, for sure. However, for me, they were never an option. Putting contacts in, then taking them out, every day, sent  me into panic attacks. Plus, long term, the expense? [...]

5 10, 2016

Sonic skin cleansing brushes by Beauty 360 can be found at CVS

By | 2016-10-11T11:55:59+00:00 October 5, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Sonic skin cleansing brushes by Beauty 360 can be found at CVS

Sonic skin cleansing brushes are my new boring girl beauty pick of the year! Especially when it comes to my face, because my hands aren't efficient to remove all the dirt from my face. Nor is a face cloth, if I'm being honest. I'm a simple girl, a boring girl, if you please. I don't [...]

3 10, 2016

6 Unique money-saving practices for disciplined shoppers

By | 2016-09-29T10:12:27+00:00 October 3, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|1 Comment

A common prelude to most articles on spending and saving is the emphasis placed only on the economic implications that you will suffer if you overspend. This is true. Many people have filed for bankruptcy because of their poor spending and saving habits. What writers and analysts fail to mention to you is the health [...]

28 09, 2016

Why I chose LASIK eye surgery to correct my vision

By | 2016-09-28T07:10:57+00:00 September 28, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Why I chose LASIK eye surgery to correct my vision

Why I chose LASIK eye surgery to correct my vision is not a simple answer. So many factors contributed to my desire to have my vision corrected with LASIK eye surgery 12 years ago. The impetus that started it all? The need for freedom! Freedom from my glasses. Sounds simple, right? It's not!   Why I chose [...]

26 09, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Being okay with not being a bigger success

By | 2016-09-21T16:17:20+00:00 September 26, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: Being okay with not being a bigger success

I often look at my counterparts, and am overwhelmed with pride. It means the world to me to know others in my field are making it big. When I'm asked why I'm not as "big" as certain others, I always smile. I'm a huge success in so many ways, the biggest one is being a [...]

21 09, 2016

Joules adds a pop of color to rain season

By | 2016-10-11T11:56:11+00:00 September 21, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Joules adds a pop of color to rain season

Joules adds a pop of color to rain season, for sure. Honestly, there's no real rain season in New York anymore. There's no real "season" of anything. It all seems to be crazy, strange, out of season weather phenomena. When the rains do come? They hit like mother nature has something to prove to the [...]

19 09, 2016

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

By | 2016-09-10T20:10:27+00:00 September 19, 2016|Featured, Food, Travel|Comments Off on Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food. This is Long Beach! It's not the Long Beach in my native New York, either. It's the Long Beach on the other side of this beautiful country, out in sunny California. Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach I've said it before, and I'll [...]

14 09, 2016

WiFi dead spots come to life with a Network Extender

By | 2016-09-15T09:54:04+00:00 September 14, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on WiFi dead spots come to life with a Network Extender

WiFi dead spots come to life with a network extender, when you're lucky enough to have Verizon FiOS! We all suffer from connectivity issues, it's just how life is when relying on so much technology, right? I'm not sure if anything in our home is hard wired to the internet anymore. It's all centered around [...]

12 09, 2016

Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your….water?

By | 2016-09-12T13:19:16+00:00 September 12, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your….water?

Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your....water? Go with me on this, for a minute. Trust me! My family drinks a lot of water, but there are days the kids need a little something extra. Normally, I succumb to the pressure, and hand over juice pouches, so they shut up don't complain. To [...]

7 09, 2016

All this time, I was wrong about Stew Leonard’s

By | 2016-09-04T12:52:04+00:00 September 7, 2016|Featured, Food|2 Comments

All this time, I was wrong about Stew Leonard's. For years, I thought it was a high priced, and out of our family's budget. I was so wrong! It's priced like most grocery stores my husband shops at, yet the quality of the meats, cheeses, seafood, and pretty much everything they sell, is high quality. [...]

31 08, 2016

Cooling towels help take care of your little athletes

By | 2016-08-31T23:11:18+00:00 August 31, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Cooling towels help take care of your little athletes

I've got two little athletes in my home. If they're not playing golf, they're playing tennis. If they aren't playing tennis, one's out on the lacrosse field, while the other one's on the soccer field. Plus, they're in the dojo for Jiu Jitsu, and in the dance studio in Hip Hop classes. Athletes need to [...]

29 08, 2016

Eating my way through San Diego on the coast of California

By | 2017-07-03T16:48:07+00:00 August 29, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Eating my way through San Diego on the coast of California

Eating my way through San Diego, right there on the coast of California, with a good friend....it doesn't get any better than food, and friends! At least, not for me. Especially when I need a little break from work, and being mom. During, and after, an amazing event Kia Motors invited me to, eating my way [...]

24 08, 2016

The New Kia: Which one do I want in my driveway?

By | 2016-08-11T20:10:02+00:00 August 24, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|1 Comment

I'm no car expert, I just know what I like. Around here, I share what I like, and what I like, is Kia. Which Kia do I want parked in my driveway from the new Kia line-up I just experienced in San Diego, with an outstanding group of Kia executives? Is it too much to [...]

22 08, 2016

Simple back to school lunch and snack ideas that won’t cause parent stress

By | 2016-08-16T19:38:54+00:00 August 22, 2016|Featured, Food|1 Comment

Let's be brutally honest here, packing lunches every day is the worst chore on the planet. I don't know how these moms can do the fun shaped sandwiches, and beautiful bento boxes. I need simple back to school lunch and snack ideas that won't cause stress. Listen, I don't want to cry out of frustration, [...]

17 08, 2016

Achieving work-life balance is easier with help from others

By | 2016-08-17T20:12:10+00:00 August 17, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Achieving work-life balance is easier with help from others

Achieving work-life balance is easier with help from others. Working from home is a lot easier when you've got a team to help out. It helps keep the work-life balance a little less about work, and a little more about life....SOMETIMES. It's not always possible to have the perfect balance. Asking for, and receiving help, [...]

15 08, 2016

Heading back to school with a little help from Momtrends

By | 2016-08-08T14:21:39+00:00 August 15, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Heading back to school with a little help from Momtrends

Heading back to school with a little help from Momtrends is always a great start to the school year. Little Miss loves to have new, trend-setting goodies, to start off her school year. She's heading into her final year of elementary school [give me a moment, I still can't believe she's going into fifth grade.] [...]

11 08, 2016

Win free ice cream for a year at Häagen-Dazs® Shop at Broadway Mall

By | 2016-08-09T17:39:45+00:00 August 11, 2016|Featured, Long Island|Comments Off on Win free ice cream for a year at Häagen-Dazs® Shop at Broadway Mall

Who wants the chance to win free ice cream for a year*? Not just any ice cream, my friends. We're talking velvety ice cream, with perfectly balanced flavors, in every last hand-pulled scoop! Is your  mouth watering yet? I sure hope so! What is it about Häagen-Dazs® ice cream that drew me in? Have you [...]

10 08, 2016

6 women’s fashion trends that’ll rock this coming fall

By | 2016-08-30T23:14:34+00:00 August 10, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|1 Comment

Fall’s almost coming and the fashion critics have already given in their word as to what’s going to be cool this winter. Here are some of the fashion trends we picked out from runway shows earlier this year. 6 women's fashion trends that'll rock this coming fall Statement fur There’s probably nothing that screams winter [...]

9 08, 2016

Free scoops of ice cream at Häagen-Dazs Shop grand opening on Long Island

By | 2016-08-09T20:05:21+00:00 August 9, 2016|Featured, Long Island|Comments Off on Free scoops of ice cream at Häagen-Dazs Shop grand opening on Long Island

Free scoops of ice cream are being given away this coming weekend, right on Long Island. Why? Long Island's getting a brand new Häagen-Dazs® ice cream shop in Hicksville! Are you ready for this? With shops across Long Island, Häagen-Dazs has finally hit Broadway Mall in Nassau County. Are you screaming for ice cream yet?   Free [...]

8 08, 2016

Introduce kids to American Author James Patterson with Treasure Hunters

By | 2016-08-04T12:14:11+00:00 August 8, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment, Reviews|Comments Off on Introduce kids to American Author James Patterson with Treasure Hunters

James Patterson is one of the most well-known, and well-loved, authors in the world. I mean, he's a native of New York, so of course, he's fabulous, right? American authors like Patterson are few, and far between. However, his novels are too sophisticated for my kids. They aren't old enough to handle Alex Cross, and [...]

3 08, 2016

Family weekend getaway: what’s there to do in the Poconos?

By | 2016-08-04T17:53:33+00:00 August 3, 2016|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Family weekend getaway: what’s there to do in the Poconos?

It's time for a family weekend getaway. Great. Now what? Where can one go that's close enough to drive to, without the kids losing their minds in the car? The answer? The Poconos in Pennsylvania! It's one of the best places to visit in Pennsylvania for families, (or couples.) Plus, the drive to Pennsylvania is [...]

1 08, 2016

Stay fresher longer with Summer’s Eve®

By | 2016-08-30T23:16:13+00:00 August 1, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Stay fresher longer with Summer’s Eve®

Attending events in New York City during the hot, humid summer, can make a girl feel….let’s just say, unfresh. I know it’s probably not a word, but go with it. I start fresh in the morning, on my way to the event. However, it ends quickly. I find that I can stay fresher longer with [...]

27 07, 2016

10 things to know about your vacation car rental

By | 2016-08-30T23:10:36+00:00 July 27, 2016|Featured, Travel|2 Comments

It's time to plan your big vacation, which means thinking about your vacation car rental. The last thing you want to do is rack up mileage on your own car, at least that's what Mr. Sunflower says to me before I start vacation plans! Or, perhaps, you need a larger car than what you’ve got. [...]