Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Jersey Momma Year in Review, 2017

What a year it's been!  I've watched this little blog grow with leaps and bounds, and I am so proud of how far its come. I was able to visit so many fun, family-friendly locations in New Jersey and beyond this year, and it's been a blast sharing them with you! Here's a little review of what I experienced and shared in 2017, and I can't wait to see what's in store for 2018!!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Winter Boredom Busters for Kids

Winter can be so much fun for kids, but it can also get boring pretty quickly, especially on sub-zero days when you literally can't go outside. So I've compiled some ideas for indoor winter fun (that don't take too much planning or effort).  Think Spring!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Easy Overnight Stuffed French Toast

If you're looking for an easy stuffed french toast recipe, look no further! This is a recipe that I make every Christmas Eve to enjoy Christmas morning, but it's good any time of year and tastes amazing. Plus it's easy, easy, easy! You know I'm all about the ease.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Review of Mellisa B Naturally Skin Care Products: Plus, a Coupon Code!

It's hard to find good skin care products these days, isn't it? Especially if you have sensitive skin or specific needs. Many brands are expensive, and you wind up blowing money on a bunch of products that don't work. So when Mellisa B Naturally contacted me and asked if I wanted to try out some of their products, I was excited to give them a shot (although, admittedly, I was skeptical, too). Mellisa B Naturally is also a New Jersey based company, so I figured if I enjoyed the products, I might feature them in my upcoming Local Business Spotlight Section. Lo and behold, here we are! So read on to hear about these awesome skin care products from New Jersey's own Mellisa B Naturally, and scroll below for a coupon code, and contest, too!


Let's Visit The Christmas Ice Caverns of Fairfield

I grew up in Morris County, and we had family who lived in Fairfield, so we were frequent visitors of Essex County, too.  And every year without fail, we visited the Christmas Ice Caverns, which were part of Fairfield Home and Garden on Rt. 46 in Fairfield, New Jersey.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Gingerbread House Hacks : Tips for Easy Construction and Decoration

The first gingerbread house I ever built was condemned.  The walls slid together, the frosting was too watery, and if a gingerbread man tried to move in, he would have been killed by a collapsing roof.  But over the years I've learned a few tips and tricks to build a better gingerbread house.  Especially when there are kids involved!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Santa Lollipops Made with Jolly Ranchers: Great Christmas Candy Gifts!

Making your own lollipops (or suckers) is not as hard as you think! These Christmas Santa lollipops were not tough at all, and they look adorable when they're finished! All you need are some Jolly Ranchers and a little imagination! Well, and this tutorial. But you get the idea...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fun Christmas Attractions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

The holiday season is upon us, and if you're anything like me, you're itching to do some 'holiday stuff' with your family.  And I'm not talking crafts or baking- I mean, cool trips that you can take for some holiday themed fun! So here are 5 of my favorite must-visit holiday locations in the tri-state area.  And would you believe some of them cost less than $5 per person (and some are FREE)?

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Review of Gingerbread Wonderland at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if all of the gingerbread cookies got together during the holidays and had a big party?  I'm sure there would be dancing cookies and palace ballrooms and colorful characters.  I'm sure it would look a lot like The Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Gingerbread Wonderland.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Diggerland for the Holidays: The Gift that Keeps on Digging!

It's so hard to find gifts for the kids (or adults!) who have everything. So if you're looking for a unique gift idea this year, why not think outside the box and purchase an experience? One of our favorite New Jersey attractions, Diggerland USA, is having a HUGE cyber sale coming up on December 15th. They call it the gift that keeps on digging! Read on!