Sunday, October 22, 2017

Easy Autumn Leaf Pressing: No Ironing Required!

When we were kids, my mom used to press autumn leaves for us to hang in the window. We would collect the leaves and then she would use the iron to press the leaves between two pieces of wax paper.  But I have a confession to make. Now that I'm a mom, I don't iron. I don't even know how. There, I said it.  I mean, don't get me wrong, if I really need to use the thing, I can figure it out (I've used it for plenty of craft projects, after all).  But if you handed me a fancy tablecloth and said, 'Can you get the wrinkles out of this for me?'  I'd sheepishly answer, 'maybe?'   Yep, it's true, laugh if you must. Anyway, I know an easier way to press leaves that doesn't require an iron at all.

So anyway, I recently saw an easy way to press leaves in Family Fun magazine.  All you need are some leaves, clear contact paper (I got mine in Walmart in the aisle where you find dish/kitchen utensils), and a pair of scissors.  The roll of contact paper was about $5.00, but it's a thick roll, so I can use it again next year, and maybe even the year after that.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Play Fair New York: Enter to Win 2 Tickets to the Show!

Play Fair is coming to New York!! What is Play Fair, you ask? According to their latest press release, Play Fair is a public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages. It's an 'immersive, experience-rich event for children, parents, families, and teenage and adult fans.' (So basically, it's great for the whole family!) You'll find 'hands-on exhibits, awe-inspiring displays, dozens of toy and entertainment brands, and never before seen exclusives. Attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games- and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow!' Doesn't that sound like fun? Well, read on to learn even more about the show, then enter to win tickets to Play Fair, too!!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10 Easy Halloween Cupcakes That You Can Make Yourself

We're not all cupcake artists, and sometimes it's hard to find the time to decorate a beautiful cupcake for a party or holiday. So I combed the internet for some easy Halloween cupcake decoration ideas, and I've compiled them in a little round-up below!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Enter to Win: Boo! Two A Madea Halloween T-Shirt and Stencil Kit!

It's almost Halloween, and Madea is back! You scurred? Read on to hear about the new movie, Tyler Perry's Boo! Two, A Madea Halloween, in theaters on October 20th. Then enter to win a fun Boo! Two t-shirt and stencil kit of your very own.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fun Halloween Projects: Candy Corn Kids

If you're looking for a fun and easy project for Halloween, look no further!  Candy Corn Kids are easy to make, cute, and make a great decoration in a classroom or home.  Check out my quick tutorial on how to make your own!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Funko Giveaway! Join the Howl-o-Ween Hop for Fun Prizes!

I've always had a love of Funko items, and I have a shelf full of Funko POP vinyls to prove it! Since The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island are hosting another blog hop, I figured I'd join in the fun! Scroll down to see how you can win this cute Batgirl Dorbz and a Batman mystery mini figure, too! Then enter to win prizes from over 100 other bloggers!  Ya can't beat that.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Hotel Hershey: A Jersey Momma Review

Is The Hotel Hershey too fancy for kids? Is it too upscale? Is it too expensive? As a self-proclaimed Hershey, PA expert, people ask me those questions all the time! If you haven't read my in-depth review of the Hershey resorts and attractions, please visit my Hershey Insider Page for answers to many of the common Hershey resort-area questions.  If you have an upcoming trip planned to The Hotel Hershey (or if you were thinking about planning one), I have some fun facts and tips for you in this post, as well!  And chill out, FTC, 'cause this is not a sponsored post! I was not paid or compensated in any way. I just really love Hershey, and I feel like it's my duty to sprinkle magic Hershey dust everywhere I go.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Awesome Painted Pumpkin Ideas from Around the Web

Get those paintbrushes ready!  It's pumpkin decorating season!  I searched the web for some of the coolest painted pumpkin ideas I could find, and here's what I came up with.  I tried to give credit where it's due and link back when possible, so please know that not all of these creations are mine (but the Angry Birds below are ours!).  They certainly inspired me, so maybe they'll inspire you, too.  Happy painting!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn Review of Sesame Place: The Count's Halloween Spooktacular

Wondering if Sesame Place is right for your child? Looking for tips, suggestions and advice about visiting Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania this Fall? Well, you've come to the right place! Langhorne is not a far ride from New Jersey and is definitely worth seeing if you have little Sesame Street fans at home! And just a note that I was NOT compensated in any way for this post, this is just an honest review of our visit there in the Fall, 'cause that's how I roll.



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scratch and Sniff Stickers: 80's Flashback!

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I'm sharing my collection of scratch and sniff stickers from the 1980's. Scratch and Sniff stickers will always hold a special place in my heart. Sometimes referred to as 'stinky stickers,' or 'smelly stickers,' the mere sight of them bring back nostalgic memories for so many people. So I thought it would be fun to take a little walk down memory lane and see some of these old scratch and sniff stickers from the 1980's. Want to come along? They're all from my own collection!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

5 Better for You Lunch Box Snack Ideas

What are some ideas for lunch box snacks? I hear it all the time, or I see posts in Facebook groups looking for new ideas for lunch box snacks and after school treats. All of those packaged cookies and chips are so convenient, but they're not always healthy. And if you have a picky eater at home like me, you want to make those snacks as healthy as you can get! Last year I brought you 9 Exciting Snacks to Liven Up Your Lunchbox. This year, I bring you five better for you treats to try. Let me know what you think!


Monday, September 18, 2017

A Review of Wild West City in Stanhope, NJ: Is it Worth the Trip?

Readers have been asking me to review Wild West City in Stanhope for some time now. I featured Wild West City in my post about the 10 Classic New Jersey Attractions You Should Revisit because it's a place many New Jersey residents remember from their childhood. Most people are curious what lies beyond the fences, and if it's worth the trip. Many friends recall the Uncle Floyd commercials from the late 1980's, and wonder if Wild West City is even still open. Guess what, my friends? Wild West City is alive and well, open to the public, and just as wild as ever!