10 08, 2016

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

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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. [...]

25 07, 2016

Picnic essentials: a guide to pack the perfect picnic basket

By | July 25, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Picnic essentials: a guide to pack the perfect picnic basket

Picnics are an essential part of summer, aren't they? If you're heading out to enjoy a picnic, you'll need to know how to pack the perfect picnic basket. You never want to leave out the picnic essentials that'll make your picnic stand out from all the rest. What are the picnic essentials needed for the perfect [...]

20 07, 2016

Our life on FiOS has been a blessing

By | July 20, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Our life on FiOS has been a blessing

Usually, when people think about television, internet and phone, services, they don't consider what a blessing they can be. Our life on FiOS has been a blessing since the start of 2016. It's brought much joy through the music I stream online using FiOS's fiber optics. It's brought the kids, and I, much needed down [...]

18 07, 2016

Weekend getaway at Mount Airy Casino Resort

By | July 18, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Weekend getaway at Mount Airy Casino Resort

Weekend getaway at Mount Airy Casino Resort? My first thought was "what happened to the lodge I grew up seeing commercials for when I was a kid?" I had no idea it had been torn down, and this new Mount Airy Casino Resort took up residence next to a beautiful golf course. It might be [...]

13 07, 2016

Beach day must-haves for the summer

By | July 13, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Beach day must-haves for the summer

It's summer vacation, and it's time to not just pack up the car for summer adventures, but also time to gather all the key things you need for your beach day with must-haves for the summertime. The question is, what are beach day must-haves, and where can everyone find these must-haves? I'm here to help! Where [...]

11 07, 2016

Cocoon by Sealy : What it’s been like on #TeamSoft

By | July 11, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|3 Comments

Sleeping isn't something I seem to have an easy time with. I've got too much on my mind, and no matter how exhausted I am at the end of the day, I still have a hard time falling asleep. It doesn't help that Mr. Sunflower snores. It also didn't help our mattress was a total [...]

6 07, 2016

Repurpose items to help with common household needs

By | July 6, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Repurpose items to help with common household needs

You have a home, sometimes you have household needs. Some household needs are huge, like a new roof. Some household issues are small, like fruit flies. Instead of spending a ton of cash on the smaller household needs, consider unique ways to repurpose items in your house. Even the simplest household items can be used in [...]

4 07, 2016

Our Independence Day is different this year

By | July 4, 2016|Family, Featured|2 Comments

If you've been with me for a bit of time, you know Independence Day is my favorite holiday. There's something about 4th of July I've always loved: food. Kidding. Well, half kidding. I love sausage, burgers, hot dogs, and chips. Being outside, having my brother, and usually my father, grilling on the BBQ, and surrounded [...]

29 06, 2016

Best summer cocktails starring the pineapple

By | June 29, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Best summer cocktails starring the pineapple

It's summer vacation! If you're like me, you've got your kids with you all day. A fact which led me to go in search of the best summer cocktails to enjoy after the kids are in bed. Or, before they go to bed. Basically, once you don't have to drive anyone anywhere, it's time for your [...]

27 06, 2016

Fight the aging process with Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

By | June 27, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Fight the aging process with Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

One of my flaws in life? Fear of aging. I've always been mistaken for being much younger than I actually am. Granted, it was a bit annoying when I was younger. NOW? I'm fighting tooth, and nail, to keep the aging process from walking across my face! It seems to be leaving fine lines, and [...]

25 06, 2016

Car essentials for summer adventures

By | June 25, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|2 Comments

Car essentials for summer adventures aren't always the first thing you think about once the kids are out of school. Your first thought is probably "dang, what am I going to do with these kids all day, now that they're home for summer vacation?" Trust me, I always wait until the kids are already out [...]

22 06, 2016

How to wake up with a gorgeous face every day

By | June 22, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on How to wake up with a gorgeous face every day

No matter if you have an important meeting with your business partners, or you just want to look fabulous for yourself, it's important to feel beautiful in your own skin. It can be difficult to achieve that feeling of beauty, especially when you don't have time for a fifteen step skin care regime. Don't worry! There's simple [...]

20 06, 2016

Cocoon by Sealy – will it be my happy place?

By | June 20, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Cocoon by Sealy – will it be my happy place?

Sleep. It's always an issue for me. I've got a new pillow, which has been extremely helpful. However, our very old mattress was another issue. When Cocoon by Sealy asked me to check out their newest mattress, I was all-in. How could I resist, right? I'm all for trying anything I can to help me [...]

15 06, 2016

Creating meaningful family time with FiOS

By | June 15, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Creating meaningful family time with FiOS

We're creating meaningful family time with FiOS every day. However, earlier this month, the kids truly appreciated mommy's dedication to their love for dancing! Little Miss and The Boy are dancers. Yup, that's right, BOTH dance. Little Miss has studied ballet, tap, and hip hop. She's now only doing hip hop, while her brother started [...]

13 06, 2016

Tips for hosting a killer 4th of July outdoor party

By | June 13, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|2 Comments

Growing up, my parents threw the annual 4th of July celebration every year. We missed two over the years. Just two. Noooo, I'm not sharing how many years I've been helping them with their 4th of July outdoor party. Just know I've got more than 20+ years of experience, and the tips here will help [...]

11 06, 2016

Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs

By | June 11, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs

Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs, right? Food on a handy stick, served for appetizers, main dishes, and dessert - what could be better? I'll tell you what could be better: nothing! I've scoured the internet, okay, not the entire internet, but rather Pinterest, for outstanding recipes for kebabs. You know you want to [...]

8 06, 2016

What Disney Social Media Moms Celebration meant to me in 2016

By | June 8, 2016|Family, Featured, Travel|Comments Off on What Disney Social Media Moms Celebration meant to me in 2016

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an invite only event, but you still have to pay a conference fee. It's not FREE, but it is discounted. It's an invitation many of those in my industry would love to receive, but Disney can't invite everyone. Last year it shocked me to no end to have been [...]

7 06, 2016

Growing Up McGhee on UPtv premieres June 8th

By | June 7, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Growing Up McGhee on UPtv premieres June 8th

Six Kindergarten aged kids + Two parents = Growing Up McGhee. Get ready, these little walking, talking tornadoes are all five years of age, and taking on Kindergarten, water parks, flower shops, and basically, the world! I don't know how Ro and Mia McGhee do it, but they keep their tempers in check no matter what [...]

6 06, 2016

Dealspotr helps shoppers save money

By | June 6, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Dealspotr helps shoppers save money

  Dealspotr is the place helping shoppers save money, and time! If you're looking for ways to save money using coupons and promo codes, it's one of the most well-organized deal websites online. Plus, you can earn gift cards for yourself, too. Shop, share deals, be active in the community, and earn gift cards? I [...]

1 06, 2016

CPK’s Next Chapter Menu has arrived

By | June 1, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on CPK’s Next Chapter Menu has arrived

Food. It's probably the only other thing, besides my kids, that my life revolves around. If you catch me looking like I'm deep in thought, it's probably just because I'm going over in my mind what my next meal will be. Being given the chance to sample CPK's Next Chapter Menu, because it finally made [...]

30 05, 2016

Tips to have more fun while parenting

By | May 30, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Tips to have more fun while parenting

Having kids can be a challenge sometimes. If you don’t combine educational opportunities with the eventual sprinkle of discipline for good measure, then your kids will become a handful. You don’t have to go the way of the army drill instructor to get your point across to your kids; you just have to win their [...]

25 05, 2016

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood brought to life by Alice Cooper

By | May 25, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment, Reviews|Comments Off on Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood brought to life by Alice Cooper

No matter how cool you think you are, you're never as cool as Alice Cooper narrating the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app. Sorry, it's just the truth. Rock legend narrating an iPad app? It's just downright cool as all get out. Shut up and take my money, please. If you haven't experienced this [...]

23 05, 2016

4 tips for turning last season’s items into new spring looks

By | May 23, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 4 tips for turning last season’s items into new spring looks

Few things are more satisfying than doing a thorough spring cleaning. While some items you come across can definitely go into the junk pile, allowing you to free up some much-needed space, others can become “good as new” with a little love. In the spirit of this season of rebirth (and saving a little cash!), [...]

16 05, 2016

Hersheypark: dedicated to safety, not just fun

By | May 16, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Hersheypark: dedicated to safety, not just fun

Knowing that Hersheypark is dedicated to safety, not just fun, is probably my favorite part about the Hersheypark experience. Why? Well, as many people know, I have safety issues. I also have control issues, but that's a totally separate situation. In any event, I'm known for locking people out of the house, because I'm obsessive [...]