Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • 7 Shopping Tips For Tweens, by Tweens! (RUUM giftcard giveaway)
    Ruum recently asked us to check out their store in Natick and we were happy to oblige. We are avid shoppers at Ruum in a mall nearer to me but I still agreed to see the newer location. I felt like we were cheating on our regular RUUM (the staff know my girls and I pretty well) but was pleasantly surprised to see the manager of our location RUUM at this location. My girls...
    by at November 20th, 2013 at 11:11 am
  • 5 Tips for Photo Holiday Cards (Giveaway from Minted)!
    I used Minted.com for my Holiday cards a few years ago and since then I have tried several others and can safely say that Minted has the best quality of cards. It is why I am extra excited to work with Minted this year and I can’t wait to share my amazing holiday cards with my friends but also give one of my readers a chance to do the same. I have family and friends...
    by at November 13th, 2013 at 09:11 am
  • Corolle Dolls, perfect for boys too!
    I’m always amused when I see parents of boys deterred by their sons owning dolls. Since when is nurturing a girl thing? I wrote about this topic before but it is a subject close to my heart. While I have no sons I do understand that what is a boy today may be a dad someday and the perceptions he draws then are built now. While I am an avid supporter of female rights...
    by at October 29th, 2013 at 11:10 am
  • Win screening passes to Free Birds! (80 passes)
    November is sneaking up on us and you know what that means? That’s right turkey season! Well to celebrate the mood I love that Relativity Media has come up with a fab movie: Free Birds. Mommy Niri has 2 little surprises for you guys: 80 special screening passes to watch the movie earlier if you’re in the Boston area and for everyone a prize giveaway which includes...
    by at October 18th, 2013 at 06:10 pm
  • Free Birds giveaway including $50 Oriental Trading Gift card!
    It is hard to imagine having kids and not hearing about Oriental Trading. From moms to teachers and everyone in between Oriental Trading has been a go to place to get craft supplies and more. Oriental Trading is celebrating 80 years in the field and a perfect way to celebrate it is partnering with Relativity Media’s new movie Free Birds which launches November 1st...
    by at October 17th, 2013 at 10:10 am
  • Lundby, a Dollhouse to hold their dreams! (REVIEW VIDEO)
    Dollhouses are important in my home. My oldest daughter got her 1st dollhouse at her 1st birthday 8 years ago. It is still there. A few months after her 1st birthday I fell pregnant with her sister and we decided to use the dollhouse as a way of bracing my baby for her baby sister. We created characters for each member of the family with dolls and had a baby doll for her...
    by at October 4th, 2013 at 07:10 am
  • The Croods on DVD & Blu-ray! Giveaway (5 winners)
    There are some movies that you love so much on the big screen that you can’t wait to repeat the magic at home. The Croods is one of those movies. Maybe I have a soft spot for it since I visited Dreamworks Animation Studios and met the director that it will be a movie extra special to me. But in case you’ve forgotten what the movie is about, here is a reminder:   THE CROODS The Croods is...
    by at October 1st, 2013 at 08:10 pm
  • Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Celebrates 100 year anniversary with breaking Guinness Record! (Giveaway)
    As you know I am a Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Real Foodie ambassador and was lucky enough to be invited to celebrate the 100th year anniversary. Hellmann’s Mayonnaise being the fabulous brand they are wanted to mark the occasion in style, and one that would definitely go down in the record books. Well they decided to use the most famous record books: the Guinness...
    by at September 30th, 2013 at 06:09 pm
  • The Little Mermaid Releasing on DVD October 1st (Giveaway)
    The Little Mermaid was one of my younger daughter’s favorite Disney princesses for a very long time and she actually is wearing the Ariel costume this year for Halloween. Well the Diamond Edition of the Academy Award-winning film comes out on October 1st and what better way to celebrate than to give one of my readers a copy? About the film: Venture under the sea...
    by at September 27th, 2013 at 08:09 am
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Win 4 movie tickets from Fandango!
    When Fandango approached me the opportunity to talk about the latest campaign I was returning from a trip from NYC pretty tired, but I was so excited I immediately replied. No, it is not because I am getting paid to do this, though they have been kind enough to offer me tickets similar to the giveaway, but because I adore Fandango. Several years ago someone gave me Fandango...
    by at September 25th, 2013 at 07:09 pm
  • Win screening passes to “Enough Said” And an amazing Makeover too! #Boston
    I know, I know! Movie buff in me is always excited about a movie itself. Screenings (the privilege to see it before it releases) send me over the edge and now I cram “makeover” in the heading… so much goodness to contain. But let me compose myself and start at the beginning. This is not a kiddie flick. This is your “me time” flick, hence us...
    by at September 17th, 2013 at 11:09 am
  • Life Is Good Festival 2013 (Win 4 tickets)!
      If you’re in New England, pretty good chance you’ve heard of the Life Is Good festival. My family has been to the Life Is Good festival for the past several years. I posted about it for the past few years but here is a reminder why I love it: The Life Is Good festival and fell in love with them even more. Here are just a few reasons why: They gave...
    by at September 16th, 2013 at 08:09 am
  • Wizard Of Oz Celebrates 75th Anniversary, 3D IMAX Style (Giveaway – 50 screening passes)
    Would you believe that this year is the 75th Anniversary of the original Wizard of Oz? It is something of a milestone in movie industry’s history and they have found the perfect way to celebrate it and in a way that modern audiences can relate to. For ONE week only the original Wizard of OZ will be released in IMAX 3D format. Here’s a little about the movie: Marking...
    by at September 6th, 2013 at 02:09 am
  • 10 Tips to ensure Road Trip Survival with Kids!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brittney! When Stop ‘n Shop asked me if I would chat about their fuel points system I thought it good to pair it up with some tips with kids. While to most of us adults we “just want to get there already”, kids actually consider the journey to be the “event”. We could increase our happiness ten-fold if we took...
    by at August 27th, 2013 at 08:08 pm
  • Gain freshness! Giveaway! #GainLove @Gain
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! Remember when I created that video for Gain? I always love working with Gain, it means my laundry keeps smelling good and I get to share it with you this time. I know some people like adding it to the drying cycle but I am pretty forgetful so I love having my fabric softener or in-wash scent booster right when I kick off my laundry...
    by at August 9th, 2013 at 10:08 pm
  • The cleaner way to wipe!
    When Cottonelle asked me to be part of their  “Let’s Talk About Your Bum” program I was skeptical. Oh, I have no issues talking about toilet paper (we ALL use it) and I have no diva status thinking that is not cool enough to talk about, but was worried about the word “bum”. I was already envisioning an avalanche of spam hitting my comment section (there...
    by at August 9th, 2013 at 09:08 pm
  • Win 100 passes to Sea Of Monsters!
    Now that my kids are getting older I want to expose them to more age appropriate adventure movies that don’t always include animation. Sea of Monsters is a movie I am pretty excited about as I think it will take my kids (and I) to the edge of the seat. PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS Release: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, in 3D Director: Thor Freudenthal Producers:...
    by at July 26th, 2013 at 11:07 pm
  • Win passes to Smurfs 2 screening! I’m giving away 70! #Boston
    If you’re anything like me you are eagerly waiting the little blue people and I can’t blame you. Sure I will miss Neil Patrick Harris from the 1st one but peeps, this one has Katy Perry! Enough said, right? Anyway I am excited to see this too.  Though I will be missing this screening, since I am traveling, my kids wil be there watching it along with 70 lucky...
    by at July 21st, 2013 at 08:07 pm
  • Bonzai Pipelines at Six Flags New England! Win 4 tickets plus parking too!
    CONTEST CLOSED Congratulation Niurka Next week I am headed to my Six Flags New England and I am happy to say that it won’t be my 1st visit.  We love it and I personally love working with the amazing folks at Six Flags New England.  So Six Flags New England would have adequate entertainment with their dry rides to be worth the price of the ticket, but this place...
    by at July 6th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
  • I’m giving away 100 passes to Turbo 3D Screening! #Boston
    A snail that wants to race! There are all kinds of awesome just in that thought. I was fortunate enough when I was at Dreamworks Animation for the launch of The Croods that I got a sneak peak of Turbo. Admittedly it frustrated me a bit since I had to wait so long to see it. Guess what? I still have not seen it and while the movie releases July 17th 2013, I will get to...
    by at July 5th, 2013 at 08:07 pm
  • Does your laundry scent need a little boost? #GainLove @Gain
    How does your laundry smell? When Gain asked me if I would create a video about how I use Gain Original Fireworks and Original Scent with Clean Boost detergent, it was an easy task. Who would not want to share how to get your laundry smelling good? I love my laundry having a scent that is not too powerful. With Gain Original Fireworks you can decide how strong or how...
    by at June 18th, 2013 at 07:06 pm
  • We love our Gru! Win Despicable Me 2 prize valued at $79! #DespicableMe2
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Stephanie! We love our “Gru”! We love how similar he is to Gru in Despicable Me 2,. Well he does not want to take over the moon but then I never asked him so who knows. We were talking about Despicable Me and my 8 year old mentioned that it was one of her favorite movies. I could clearly see why. The playful, hilarious and...
    by at June 14th, 2013 at 09:06 am
  • Despicable Me 2: Win (4) tickets to early screening and more! (5 winners) #DM2 #Boston
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jeni, Tara, Latoya, Tanaz, Tricia I know it is ridiculous but Despicable Me 2 excitement gives me goosebumps. I LOVED the 1st movie and have been giddy excited to watch the next installment.  I love everything about Despcicable ME, from the humor to the father/daughter relationship to Steve Carrel (that man is amazing) as Gru! This movie...
    by at June 10th, 2013 at 09:06 am
  • Disney Pixar’s Monsters University! Win 4 Screening Passes (10 families)! #MonstersU #Boston
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Erika, Megan, Olga, Andrea, Anandhi, Coco, Matt, Vaishali, Faith, Mimi Raise your hand if you’re excited about Monster’s University? Yeah, I thought so! Me too! I love summer and all the family friendly movies it brings. There are several movies coming out (and watch this space because I will be covering several of them) and...
    by at June 5th, 2013 at 10:06 am
  • Jawbone UP: I thought I needed to walk, but I really needed to sleep! #VZWBUZZ
    So being a Verizon Insider does have its perks, and one of them happened to be taking the Jawbone UP for a testdrive. What is the UP? It is a bracelet which you wear that monitors your steps and sleep. Steps and sleep? That is really understating it. First off let me tell you why I care so much about this. I started Barre classes and hitting the gym. My daughter has been...
    by at May 29th, 2013 at 11:05 am
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Announces DTour + Win a night at the Hilton!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kim! When I was approached by DoubleTree by Hilton about DTour I thought how wicked smart that it was to leverage working with Google. What is DTour? It is a first-of-its-kind YouTube channel for the hotel industry, created in collaboration with Google.  Being a blogger I already know the value of content. User content is so much more...
    by at May 16th, 2013 at 06:05 pm
  • BlackBerry Z10: Look ma no keys! #VZWBuzz
    So I have this thing called a BlackBerry, a BlackBerry Z10 to be precise! I may have never owned this before the Verizon Wireless guys placed this in my hand. Look I don’t hate BlackBerry but let’s get one thing clear: the world is a iPhone or BlackBerry kinda world. Yes, others exist but these two sections are so polarized, similar to Red Sox and Yankees (and...
    by at May 9th, 2013 at 09:05 am
  • 5 Fab Gifts Under $50 for Mother’s Day From Novica! (Win $100 gift card)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Michele! Like Fair Trade? Yeah, me too! I go gaga over products I know have been created with heart behind them. While 3rd world countries are vying for something to look mass produced, the rest of the world is looking for “different” “quaint” “homemade”. The issue with many mass sellers is that artisans...
    by at May 8th, 2013 at 01:05 pm
  • Win tickets to early screening of 20th Century Fox’s EPIC! (50 tickets) #Boston
    TICKETS SNAGGED ALREADY! Winners have been notified! If you read my blog you will know that I love movies. I love that my work allows me to have early access to movies and even more exciting is that recently I have had the opportunity to share this with my readers. When I used to describe how amazing it was to watch a movie earlier than the general public it went over...
    by at May 6th, 2013 at 06:05 pm
  • Avocado puff pastry appetizers (RECIPE)! ($100 VISA Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kristin! Cinco De Mayo time means avocado time. Which works perfectly that I was asked to whip up an avocado recipe! Mine is simple! No measurements since this is all about your personal preferences. Avocado puff pastry appetizers Ingredients: Puff pastry sheets asparagus chopped up mushrooms sliced grated carrots avocado chopped up olive...
    by at May 4th, 2013 at 06:05 am
  • Aunts Need Mother’s Day cards too! #mommisms
    When Card Store approached me to design a card for Mother’s Day, my first thought was “Shouldn’t you be sending this site to my kids?” but their thought was I could design one for my mom. Well sadly my mom passed away a while back (in fact both my parents are not alive) and hubby is sans parents too. I am having a joint party for my girls in a month...
    by at May 1st, 2013 at 08:05 pm
  • Gemvara jewelry! Win a $250 gift card to design your own!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Cindy! I was invited to a a jewelry and cocktails night. Who says no to that? I mean seriously? Hubby works out of state and would not be back home in time for me to attend the event. So I did what any good person would do. I arranged to take them to a friend’s home and hubby would pick them up on the way after work.Before I could...
    by at April 25th, 2013 at 09:04 am
  • Make room in your kiddie’s closet for RUUM! Giveaway!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! I was thrilled to be invited to a local RUUM store opening, where they were kind enough to have a giftbag waiting for me with a little something for my readers, but more on that later in the post. In truth though I had already shopped there before the grand opening. I was a huge fan of 77Kids and was sad to hear it close but was...
    by at April 22nd, 2013 at 09:04 am
  • Discovery Museum hosts a free evening for families with Autism! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Keri! I love the Discovery Museum. I have been going there since the kids were wee lil ones and am headed there tomorrow (thanks to the museum providing me with passes). It is one of those places that you can feel safe with your kids and content they are playing and learning in a non electronic way. I can recall seeing my kids through the...
    by at April 18th, 2013 at 07:04 pm
  • Disney On Ice: Worlds Of Fantasy (Giveaway) #Boston
    CONTEST CLOSED COngratulations Ximenia You know in just over a week it is Spring vacation in Boston and I don’t know about you but vacation=Disney On Ice! We were thrilled to be invited to the opening show but don’t worry I have a set of tickets for one of my readers and they get to take along 3 more guests. Are you wondering what this show is about? Me too,...
    by at April 4th, 2013 at 06:04 pm