Shopkins Swap Event In NYC

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received a gift bag was provided by Moose Toys.

I was able to attend a Shopkins Swap media preview today in NYC with lots of other Vloggers, Bloggers and media. The event was a preview leading up to tomorrows Big Swapkins event at Toys R Us locations in the U.S.

They had so many new items on display for the upcoming season. Like new Mega blocks sets!


a new game with exclusive Shopkins.


Card game with Exclusive telephone


Now on to the swapping each Toys R Us will have tables set up and coloring sheets and fun activities. Each attendee will receive a Shopkins poster with the entire collection of Shopkins printed on the back from Seasons 1, 2 and 3.


Swapping was so much fun and we got a few Shopkins we didn’t have already. but the main part was just helping others out and having fun.


My daughter had so much fun swapping with others.

At the event we were also introduced to a Exclusive NY Event Apple Blossom Shopkin. Kind of like a Limited Edition, since there are only 800 made.




Thank you so much Moose Toys for inviting us to this wonderful event.

Ultimate Shopkins Party At Toys R US

This Saturday August 15th, Toys R US is hosting the Ultimate Shopkins Party at your local Toys R US.

They will be handing out posters and trading cards, but please realize they are limited. It will be first come first serve. Bring all your doubles from all seasons and trade with other party goers, and make new friends.

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It’s going to be a blast and it’s a easy way to get rid of your double Shopkins.

WE are definitely going to try and be there, and swap all of our doubles from season 2 and 3.

Are you a Shopkins fan? Heading out to the Ultimate Shopkins Party at Toys R Us?

Make Your Own Cookies With Girl Scout Cookie Oven

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Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies but they can get a bit expensive, Plus they are only available for a season. This fall you can start making your own to have anytime. Wicked Cool Toys is introducing the Girl Scout Cookie Oven.


The Girl Scout Cookie oven is not like any other oven out there as it uses Heat plates to cook the food, making sure it is cooked evenly. The oven comes complete with a baking mix, spatula, baking pan and measuring tool.

Will be available in Fall 2015 for $59.99


There will be tons of refill pack options available to buy of your favorite cookie mixes, including Thin Mints, Trefoils, and more.
Available fall $6.99
Deluxe Refill packs will feature two of your favorite cookies in one pack for $14.99

Also available with the Girl Scout Cookie Oven:


Girl Scout Cookie Stand: This classic wooden cookie stand provides hours of engaging playtime and conveniently folds up and fits into its carrying case so that girls can easily set up shop and sell their delicious cookies anywhere they go! It includes cardboard printed “play” cookie boxes, chalkboards, chalk, an eraser, pins to “bling your booth” by adding signs or fun decorations, and fabric shelves to beautifully display cookies on top of and below the stand
Available Fall 2015 for $79.99

Cookie Wagon

Girl Scouts On The Go Wagon: Delivering cookies will never be easier with the On the Go Wagon. Comes with a cookie stand to display your inventory as well as a chalk board and a clip board.
Available Fall 2015 for $129.99

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I have tasted the cookies and although they are small, they are very good. Almost as good as the original, perfect for any little girls tea party.

Every purchase benefits the Girl Scouts, Proceeds from sales will go to help benefit the Girl Scouts Organization.

Who is excited for the Girl Scout Cookie Oven?

2015 Bethpage Air Show Is Coming

The 2015 Bethpage Air Show has been announced.

2015 Bethpage Air Show


2015 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline this year’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. This will be the legendary demonstration squadron’s fourth appearance at the show. Their performance will include approximately 40 maneuvers, featuring formation flying and solo routines.
The show will also feature the Canadian Forces CF-18 Demonstration Team, the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the Breitling Jet Team, Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle, Lt. Col. John Klatt – Air National Guard, the John Klatt Airshows – Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco Aerobatic Team, GEICO Skytypers, Miss GEICO Speedboat, American Airpower Warbirds, and David Windmiller.

Memorial Day Weekend May 23, 2015 and May 24, 2015
12PM-5pm both days
Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh, NY.

The show is free but admittance into Jones Beach is $10 per car or free if you have a Empire Pass.

Will you be attending this year? I have never been able to attend due to schedule conflicts but have always wanted to go.

KidzVuz Is Getting Everyone Ready For Back To School #KidzVuzBTS

At the end of Blogger Bash KidzVuz held a back to school event, where you could bring your family. So I left a bit early to o meet my family at Penn Station for the event.

The kids were so excited for this event, they loved the last KidzVuz event they attended.

The kids first walked in and were immediately overwhelmed and wanted to run to everything. My daughters first ran to StarStable, which is a great new online game for girls. They were offering girls a hairstyle while they played the game.


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There were so many great companies on hand including Microsoft, Hasbro, Speck, Lands End. They even had WWE Wrestlers on hand to give autographs and pictures.

My kids were jumping around so we missed so much, but there favorite part was the money machine From School Specialty.




My son couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do a video review


We were met on our way out with a family photo which I was so thankful for as we rarely ever take one.


My kids got to model their brand new backpacks from Lands End



My kids are so excited about getting to make more video reviews for KidzVuz and one they are dying to put online is this video. The Guardians Of The Galaxy mask is Hilarious

Blogger Bash Recap #bbnyc #Sweetsuite14

I attended Blogger Bash this past weekend. It was the first conference I attended where I felt I actually walked away with brand connections.

Blogger Bash was tons of parties wrapped into one day.

Day 1 was Sweet Suite 14


When you first walked in you were met by KidzBop. They are so cute, unfortunately I didn’t get any pics as it got really crowded.

You could walk around and visit brands like Leapfrog, Playtime, Crayola, Skylanders and so much more.
One of my favorites was Playtime Toys, they actually had dress up clothes for adults. So I got to play princess for 5 minutes.


I just now realized I blew up my Instagram feed with pics but barely took any with my own camera. So please feel free to check out all the pics on Instagram.

Day 2: Blogger Bash

Day 2 started really early with Lego Batman Breakfast, which was great.

Next was speed dating and this was my favorite as we got to sit down with brands and discuss what we want out of a partnership and how they work with bloggers etc. I did miss a lot of companies though as they had tons of people waiting to talk and not enough time.

Peanuts was there with Snoopy celebrating 50 years!!


After that was lunch for me. Now keep in mind there were other events going on but just not enough time to go to each.

Lunch was with Johnny Rockets. I was expecting Burgers since thats what they are famous for, but they had sandwiches and salads. Which is just as great.


Plus we got to make our own milkshakes!!!

Next up was the amazing Baby Palooza, where we got to hear Anne Geddes talk. Can I just say I have never heard so many words of wisdom, she truly is down to earth and a great speaker.



Then there was the NickMom’s party which was just a great time to relax and have a drink. Oh and they had a really hot shirtless Fireman.


The conference ended with KidzVuz but that will come in a another post.

Thanks so much to everyone who put on Blogger Bash and hopefully I can attend next year.

Mothers Day Freebies Around Long Island

This is not a compensated post.

Mothers Day is coming up and it’s suppose to be beautiful weather around Long Island.
Here are some ideas of fun where Moms are FREE

Adventureland Long Island– Located in Farmingdale on route 110, all moms ride free on Mothers Day.

Heckscher Museum Of Art– Located on route 25A in Huntington, enjoy all the beautiful art work and walk around the pond look at the turtles and fish afterwards. Free admission for moms

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery– Located on route 25A in Cold Spring Harbor. Enjoy learning about marine life while getting to feed fish or go fishing yourself. Free admission for moms when they bring their kids.

On May 9 celebrate Moms Night out at Broadway Mall in Hicksville. The first 300 moms who rsvp will receive a goodie bag.

Indulge a stylish treat for moms (formerly known as Moms Night Out) May 8 from 5-8 pm center court.
Join other moms for fashion shows, mini makeovers, consultations, live music, a gift bag and more.

Free TeddyBear To send to Anyone nationwide, Just pay shipping and handling. Visit Teddy Bear For Free.

DNA Scavenger Hunt In Cold Spring Harbor, NY April 26

This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing a local event that we love.

Being a science family and living in Long Island has tons of perks. There are so many places to find out amazing science facts. Just here in our area of the North Shore we have Cold Spring Harbor Lab., DNA Learning Center, Whaling Museum. There is Brookhaven National lab, and in NYC there is the Natural History Museum.

My husband is actually a PHD student at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. So we hear about tons of interesting things going on. One being the DNA Scavenger Hunt they have every year.


The DNA Scavenger hunt will take place tomorrow April 26, 2014 in Cold Spring Harbor Village, It runs from 12PM to 4PM.

You will start and pick up your sheet at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center (334 Main St.)

From there you will be guided through the Whaling Museum, the Firehouse Museum and Cold Spring Harbor Library and Enviromental Center.

This is a fun event and you get to learn so much about the culture and of course DNA.
Along your way to different stops, you can take in the beauty of the harbor and Cold Spring Harbor park. It really is beautiful.

We Made Sushi For The First Time

Our local Library is having health week. The classes and seminars have been great.

For our Kindertales class, they brought in the company iEat Green.  She talked to us about healthy eating, and buying organic etc.

She showed us how to make Vegetarian Sushi rolls. This was my first time ever making Sushi , and eating it. I don’t like raw fish, but the vegetarian was actually very good.





I liked it. It’s made with tofu, carrots, onions, and rice. My son did not like it unfortunately.


2014 Bethpage Air Show At Jones Beach

Disclosure: No compensation was received, just sharing a local event.


The dates for 11th annual Bethpage Air Show 2014 at Jones Beach has been announced. It will be during Memorial Day weekend.

Date and time: Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25, 2014 from 10 AM-3 PM.

Where: Jones Beach State Park Wantagh, New York 516-785-1600

Admission: Show is free, but there is a $10 vehicle admission fee. (Free if you have Empire Pass).

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 2014 11th anniversary show, performing with the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, MV-22 Osprey, Geico Skytypers, and more. Updates to 2014 line-up at

This show is so much fun, plus you get to enjoy the beach while the show is happening. Only thing I can suggest about the show is to get there early. It gets crowded fast.

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