Friday, October 14, 2016

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!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

LEMYKA Skincare for Sensitive Skin : A Jersey Momma Review

Being a blogger comes with some perks, and one of them is trying new products and telling you what I think about them. The nice people at LEMYKA Skincare contacted me to see if I would be willing to test their lotions and washes, so I thought, why not? The Jersey Momma's Boy has very sensitive skin, and I, myself, have very dry skin, so I was pleasantly surprised to see just how well LEMYKA'S products worked for us. If you're looking for a high quality, natural, organic solution for skincare, then read on to see what LEMYKA is all about!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Let's Visit Medieval Times: A Jersey Momma Review

Being the planner that I am, I searched the internet for a review of Medieval Times ages ago and could never quite find what I was looking for. I wanted an honest opinion on what age group this show was for, what it entailed, how the food was (that's just how I am, you know?). And since I never found exactly what I was looking for out there, I decided to see the show for myself and bring you my very own review (because I know I can't be the only one out there wondering what Medieval Times is all about!). This is not a sponsored post (although MT people, I'd be more than happy to come back and review a king's court package or something for you if you're offering! Just sayin'....).  And remember, my posts are designed for easy reading, so feel free to scroll to find the information you're looking for.

Friday, October 7, 2016

10 Easy Halloween Cupcakes That You Can Make Yourself

This year I am a Homeroom Parent for the Jersey Momma's Boy's class. Halloween parties are quickly approaching, so I've already started looking for cute treats to serve in the classroom. Fortunately, the kids in our district can still enjoy a sweet treat if we offer some healthy treats, too.

In all fairness, I know there are some incredible cupcake works of art out there (just check out THIS adorable pair) but my list is really about cupcakes you can easily make yourself. At home. In your own lil' kitchen. And I tried to give credit where credit is due, but if anyone has any issues with me printing their links or photos, please don't hesitate to let me know!  Drum roll, please.... 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Duck Donuts is Coming to Green Brook, NJ!

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that Duck Donuts is coming to Central New Jersey. You might have heard of them before (there are two other locations in New Jersey, including Avalon and Middletown), but this Duck Donuts will be a first for Green Brook. Slated to open in early November, 2016, Duck Donuts promises to deliver fresh, hot donuts in a family friendly atmosphere.

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!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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

We ventured out of New Jersey again to visit Langhorne, Pennsylvania, home of Sesame Place!  About an hour from Central Jersey, Langhorne was not a far ride 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.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Blossom Water : A Little Taste of Summer in a Bottle

The weather is pretty dreary here in New Jersey today, and I'm missing those long, sweet days of summer. So I thought I'd share a little sunshine with you, in the form of an awesome new drink that I first heard of at The Fancy Food Show in New York. It's called Blossom Water, and it's actually pure water infused with natural fruit and flower essences. Yes, flowers!!  

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Don't Miss The New Jersey Family Pet Show this November - and a Promo Code, too!

I am so excited that a Family Pet Show is coming to New Jersey! You might recall my post about Family Pet Show's event last Spring, which was held in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I have been to many different pet shows, and I really enjoyed this one with my family, so I was happy to hear they were coming to New Jersey! Take a look at what to expect at this November's show.

Monday, September 26, 2016

5 Alternatives to Pumpkin and Apple Picking This Fall

I hate to admit it, but I am not a fan of apple picking in the Fall.  Well, that's not exactly true.  I am not a fan of apple and pumpkin picking during the weekend in the Fall.  Why, you ask?  Because everyone and their mother is in those apple orchards on a sunny day in the Fall!  And I know some people don't mind the crowds, but I can't take it.  I'd rather hit the local orchard after school with the Jersey Momma's boy if I can (that does exclude Mr. Jersey Momma, but he's okay with that).  Or I'd rather find an alternative.  So here are some ideas for fun things to do besides apple and pumpkin picking this Fall.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Scratch and Sniff Stickers: A Collection of Memories

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!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Easy Autumn Leaf Pressing

When we were kids, my mom used to press autumn leaves for us with wax paper.  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!).  But if you handed me a men's dress shirt 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.  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.