Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Partyware Adds A Punch To Parties!
    Tweet When the folks at MomSelect asked me whether I would review the new Nickelodeon’s partyware for SpongeBob I must admit to having some mixed feelings. My older daughter somehow the previous Halloween was scared out of her wits by some characters at a party, namely Scooby Doo and SpongeBob and that fear had remained for a long time. I think it must be due...
    by at August 14th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • To Celebrate Gap Born To Fit Jeans, Win A Gap Jeans!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Last weekend I attended the GAP Born To Fit party held by the lovely Mom In The City (through Brand About Town) and I had a blast. There is nothing nicer than spending a day in NY surrounded by lovely ladies and even lovier jeans. There were 3 styles of Born To Fit Jeans: Bootcut, Regular and Skinny but all were exceptional. Now you know Mommy...
    by at August 14th, 2009 at 07:08 am
  • Post Your Ideas by Sept 1st | That’s Ingenious Challenge: $10,000 For School Charity
    Tweet WHAT? You already read about my iRobot tour so you would have got a feel for the company behind the That’s Ingenious challenge. Then you would have read my feature on Donor’s Choose (the charity promoting education) and you could see clearly why iRobot would have chosen them to be the charity of choice. Luckily Mommy Niri was chosen as a LeadHer (one...
    by at August 11th, 2009 at 12:08 pm
  • That’s Ingenious: Donors Choose – The Charity Helping Teachers Focus on Education!
    Tweet As we learned, through the iRobot That’s Ingenious project, of $10,000 being the prize money for charity, we also learned that it was going to be through Donors Choose. I hate to admit that I had never heard of Donors Choose before this project and when I learned of them I was amazed that such an organization existed. I have to admit I normally don’t...
    by at August 10th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Win Super Why DVD Featuring Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red & Whyatt Beanstalk!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner: Rachel Burke! ***  CONTEST CLOSED *** I am sure you have read how much Super Why is loved in our home ( read my post on Meet Angelo Santomero, creator of Super Why to find out more). If Super Why is a favorite in your home or you have not tried it yet, now is your chance to own the Super Why! The Three Little Pigs & Jack and the Beanstalk Want...
    by at August 10th, 2009 at 06:08 am
  • Win Hostess 100 Calorie Packs (10 winners)
    Tweet Congratulations Winners: Donna Kozar, Cheryl Yoder, Candie Luster, Jennifer Girsche, Janet Fricano, Patricia Treskovich, Carol Dziuba, Amanda Kinder, Jeccica Simpson, and Carol Lawrence CONTEST CLOSED When I was contacted by Hostess about reviewing their new line of 100 calorie snacks (mini cakes)  I was unsure. I normally am pretty picky about cakes and...
    by at August 4th, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • Hasbro Has Toys That Even Siblings Can Share!
    Tweet About a month ago (yes I am a little behind) I received a package from Hasbro with a variety of toys targeted at my toddler/preschooler age. Toys are always fun for the kids but also interesting when you are reviewing them as to how closely you watch how your kids interact with them. Of a more interesting angle is when you have 2 children pretty close in age...
    by at August 2nd, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Win A Personalized Gift From Frecklebox!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner: Bridget Combs!!! CONTEST CLOSED!!! If you read my review a while back on FreckleBox, the makers of personalized gifts, you would have been drooling to get your own. These guys did such an awesome job on creating the books for my girls I consider them a treasure and make sure the girls are extra careful with them so they last the journey. Now...
    by at August 1st, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Blogging Experts? Just Blog And Let Blog!
    Tweet This is one blog post I really did not want to write since there are a gazillion blog posts about blogging instead of what we normally blog about since BlogHer (Hangover), and frankly I am sick of it! I know this post won’t make me popular, oh wait I am not that popular anyway! People are sprouting all over to advise, mock and act holier than thou as to...
    by at August 1st, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • That’s Ingenious: The iRobot (Makers of Roomba & Scooba) Tour!
    Tweet I was away on the long July 4th weekend (yes the same weekend I got my 1st speeding ticket for $200) I was thrilled to get an twitter message that the company has been trying to get hold of me for an iRobot blogging event. Truth be told, I listened to nothing of the finer details as I trusted that anything this company did would be in keeping with its tradition...
    by at July 30th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • Win Healthy Choice Meals (10 Winners)!
    Tweet Congratulations Winners: Angela McCoy, Janet Fricano, Nora Scott-Platt, Laura Benjamin, Valerie Mitchell, Amanda Sandico, Heather Simone, Ramishia Mckissick, Erica Carnes, and Nancy Schools CONTEST CLOSED!!! With the focus of how kids should eat healthy it is important to note that children live by example. Stated simply if you want the kids to eat better,...
    by at July 27th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Mommy Niri Won’t Be Doing This Friday
    Tweet To ensure the tradition of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 continues, I am providing this week’s dose from the windy city Chicago. You would already know what I am doing here if you have been following my blog, but just incase you are new (welcome) I am attending the BlogHer conference in Chicago. There are many things I will be getting up to: makeovers, massages,...
    by at July 24th, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Win A Coach Bag By Getting Organized With SpringPad
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Remember the days we carried notebooks to keep track of whatever we did or needed to do? Well what if there was a way to do that now, only online and only better. SpringPad has taken it to the next level, by allowing seamless integration. Why merely store when you can link, reference and add depth to the entries. Go on a step further and add a...
    by at July 22nd, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Win Autographed Hawthorne Poster And Saving Grace Season 2 DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! What a way to celebrate TNT Tuesday! Mommy Niri, thanks to TNT, is offering her readers a chance to celebrate the Tuesday series Hawthorne and Saving Grace. Both of these series depict dynamic and strong women. The winner will get a Hawthorne poster autographed by Jada Pinket Smith and Saving Grace Season 2 DVD. What do you say to that? Want...
    by at July 20th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Go On, Tell Ford What Women Want!
    Tweet Well hold back on asking for a contraption for folding laundry or emptying the dishwasher, I don’t think Ford is equipped yet (but I guess it won’t hurt to ask, right?), but let us focus on cars. Wondering why on earth you should bother telling me? Well Mommy Niri got accepted into the Ford Ride and Drive Program at BlogHer and Ford would love to...
    by at July 19th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Win A Safety 1st “Summer Road Trip Safety” Basket
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!!! As we’re in the midst of summer travel season, Safety 1st is offering a “Summer Road Trip Safety” basket to one lucky reader! Summer travel is fun and exciting, but it is important to first ensure the safety of your little ones in the back seat before you are able to sit back and relax. The basket includes items from Safety...
    by at July 15th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • A Behind The Scenes Look At Peapod!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to take a behind the scenes look at Peapod, and if you are wondering what took me so long to blog about it, I suggest you read the several posts just before this one. If you don’t know who Peapod is, they are the delivery service to grocery stores like Stop And Shop and Giant. I expected to just see a warehouse of groceries...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • TBS Brings Family Nights With The Bill Engvall Show
    Tweet TBS is aiming at bringing Saturday night back to the old family night by having family sitcom The Bill Engvall Show be part of the summer viewing. I am a big fan of sitcoms, while my husband not so. He can’t wrap his head around the automatic laughter while I need that dose of sitcom material to relax. Truth is I have not been keeping up with many (read...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Win Karito Kids Doll Of Choice ($100 Value)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nicole Choate !!! You may have already read my Karito Kids review and now is the chance for you and your child to be a part of something larger than merely owning a toy. Every doll comes with a code that unlocks a charity of choice online. If that wasn’t enough the cultural experience from the doll and the included book would help...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • GPS: Finally A Way To Get Men To Ask For Directions!
    Tweet Well to not wreak a barrage of insults hurled at me for that somewhat sexist title, maybe I should say “Finally a way to get my husband to ask for directions.” I have wanted a GPS for ages and always was rebuked about it by hubby dearest for the cost and need. I could go on and list all the times we were lost either for the lack of clear directions...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 07:07 pm
  • Creating That Spa Sensation…At Home!
    Tweet If you managed to whet your appetite last week with makeup tips and wanted to extend that makeover to beyond your body then this is just for you.  You may have seen Katja Presnal‘s handiwork at her site Skimbaco Lifestyle and Skimbaco Home, so you know that you can trust advice she dishes out to you. Live! She will be sharing home spa recipes and tips and...
    by at July 7th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Retrevo: Finding Technology Easily In A Haystack!
    Tweet You may have read my earlier post on Retrevo and Twitter providing answers while on the go, so you should know by now that Retrevo is dedicated to helping you find the correct technology. The trouble with online stores of a particular brand, is just that, they only feature a particular brand. Yes there are a few places online you have several brands featured but...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Get To See Katja Live And Snag Some Makeup Too!
    Tweet Katja Presnal of  Skimbaco Lifestyle (get to know Katja by reading my earlier post Meet Katja and you will see why she is one of the best bloggers)will be hosting her First Ever Interactive LIVE Multimedia Snazl show TODAY on Tuesday June 30, at 2PM EST! The show is part of e.l.f. Cosmetics BlogHer stories series, done by Snazl.com, and can be seen at both of...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 am
  • Mommy Shower Part 3:Your Turn – Win A Foot Spa!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner -  Chrysa Duran! Thanks to our sponsors BSM media and Suave for giving Mommy Niri readers a chance to Win  Foot Spa. Read more about our sponsors in Mommy Shower Part 1 and don’t forget to see how we celebrated in Mommy Shower Part 2. Give yourself refreshing bubbles for a relaxing foot massage while you soak your feet in a comforting...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 2: The Celebration!
    Tweet This is the 2nd part in the Mommy Shower series. I hope you read all about our wonderful sponsors in the previous post. I decided to make the event as stress free as possible. It was held early so there were no kid sleeping or nap issues, and also to allow everyone to have afternoons free. I also thought allowing kids and hubbies (so they could take care of kids)...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 1: The Sponsors!
    Tweet When I was asked by the lovely folks at BSM Media if I wanted to host a Suave Mommy Shower I gleefully said yes. I attend so many kiddie birthdays in a year (and I am not kidding, I attend over 20 or 30 in a year) so I have seen a fair share of the goody bags, but none for mommy. You get kind of used to the fact of having the kids be the center of attention for...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 7: LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Christopher Harner *** This is the last of the 7 SEVEN glorious days of fab prizes.  A whole week of  snazzy product contests concludes with a chance to win “LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana.”  Its easy to enter the contest, just follow the details below: How to enter the contest? The contest closes on the 9th...
    by at June 25th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 6: Win DisneyFamily.com Travel Kit
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED When the folks at MomGenerations (one of my favorite blogs) asked if I was interested in hosting a giveaway along with DisneyFamily.com, I thought how perfect it was since I was hosting a contest extravaganza during the same week. The “On The Road With Family.com” kit will go one lucky Mommy Niri reader! It promises to keep those nagging...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Retrevo + Twitter = Finding Out Whether That Technology Bargain Is Truly A Bargain!
    Tweet While speaking with the folks at Retrevo (a company dedicated to matching people with electronics) on their upcoming launch of a product suite assisting the consumer make technology decisions, I learned of their new twitter application just launched. The moment I hear twitter anything my ears perks up, especially with me being a twitter fan (read addict). While...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 11:06 am
  • Day 5: Win A Too Late Watch
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Elaine Bard !!! Too Late has created a watch that can fit all your 24/7 activities, from going to school to working in the office to chilling out in an exotic beach to going out to a fancy night club. Now Mommy Niri is giving away the Too Late Watch in pink color. Its shock-proof, anti-scratch, water-proof, ultra light and designed to...
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Day 4: Win Precious Girls Operation Kindness Book & Plush Toy
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nancye Davis The Precious Girls Club™, is a book series and a virtual world website for young girls aged 4 – 12.  Operation Kindness is the second book in the new series. In addition to being fun and entertaining, the stories and online destination are built on the brand’s wholesome values and faith-based messages. By providing...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Day 3: Baby Smarts – Gift For Soon To Be Parents
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Cynthia C !!! Baby Smarts by Jackie Silberg is a book about developmental baby games. It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents as they wait for the arrival of their baby. These stimulating games would be well received by both mommy and daddy (and the baby). Babies are so cute that parents can play with them all day. However, Baby Smarts...
    by at June 21st, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Day 2: Win $20 Gift Card To Piggy Paint Nail Polish
    Tweet Contest Closed. Congratulations winner Christine Wember! I have never been a person gaga over being a mommy (before I became one) but when I knew I wanted a child, I wanted a girl so much I ached. I had no altruistic reason other than wanting to dress a little girl. If you saw the fashion for girls compared to boys (for that matter women compared to men) it would...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Frecklebox Brings Class To Personalized Books!
    Tweet This was one of the favorite products to review. The guys at Frecklebox created books for each of my girls and even a surprise notebook for me (I love the personalized notebook so much I have not written in it and will use it at BlogHer). Now I have across several types of personalized books. They have ranged from lazer printed pages attached to picture pages...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 05:06 pm
  • Day 1: Natural Toothpaste & Rinse Contest (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulation to the winners Emily Cibelli and Mindy. Mommy Niri continues to introduce healthy products on her blog. After organic clothing, organic candies and getting kids to veggies, Mommy Niri brings Natural Oral Hygiene Products from The Natural Dentist. I could not believe what we have been putting in our mouth for so many years until...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm