Thursday, May 31, 2018

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!!  



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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!


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Must-Have Items for Summer: Toys, Essentials, Snacks and More!

Summer is almost here and this year I've been blown away by the awesome Summer products I've seen for the season. There are so many must-have items, I don't even know where to start! So I picked a few of my favorites for you to try out .


Friday, May 25, 2018

New Jersey Boardwalk Bucket List: 10 Boardwalk Treats to Try Before Summer Ends

One of the best things about visiting the Jersey Shore is hitting up one of its many fabulous boardwalks. Rides, games, entertainment, and...food!!  So many snacks, treats and specialties to choose from! Everything just seems to taste better at the shore. So I'm making my own 'Boardwalk Bucket List.' This includes all of the best boardwalk treats to try before summer ends. I realize the list could be infinite, so I've tried to narrow it down to ten of the most scrumptious goodies I could find from boardwalks along the shore. Are you ready?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Great Big List of Summer Day Trip Ideas in New Jersey and Beyond!

Looking for Summer day trip ideas in and around New Jersey? I got ya covered!! Here's my great big list of over 100 fun places to visit with your family this Summer, as well as an interactive map to help you find what you're looking for.


How to Make Red, White and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes DIY

If you're in charge of bringing the dessert to a Memorial Day picnic or a 4th of July bash, then check out these patriotic cupcakes, which are actually super easy to make!


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas: 'Orange You Glad it's Summer?'

Are you searching for an easy end of the year teacher gift?  Do you need ideas for a special teacher gift but you're not sure where to start? Well, look no further! This 'Orange You Glad it's Summer?' gift pack is so easy to make, and it's super-cute, too! All you need is a soda bottle and some goodies and you're all set!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Daphne & Velma Blu-Ray Giveaway and Fun Activities

Scooby-Doo fans, this one's for you! Your favorite mystery solving teenagers are back in an all-new, live-action feature length movie! Daphne & Velma is available on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray on May 22nd, and you can win your own copy! Scroll below to hear about the movie, and enter to win!


Friday, May 18, 2018

Fall 2018 LEGO Collection Preview in New York City: #LEGOgoals!

The newest LEGO sets debuting later this year are amaaaaazing! I had the great pleasure of attending a fun LEGO event at New York's 287 Gallery in Chelsea yesterday, and I was so excited to see what's in store for LEGO over the coming months. Take a look at what you'll find on the shelves, and start filling up those wish lists!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Enter to Win a $25 Visa Gift Card in the Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop!

Summer is just around the corner and it's always fun to celebrate the coming of a new season with a GIVEAWAY! I've teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you another fun contest. Keep reading to see what you can win!


Monday, May 14, 2018

The Hotel Hershey vs. The Hershey Lodge - Which to Choose? (Part 1)

If you're thinking of planning a trip to Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania but you're not sure where to stay, The Jersey Momma is here to help!  Here's my honest review of the Hershey resorts. You can also read Part 2 - The Hotel Hershey vs. The Hershey Lodge, which highlights the Hotel Hershey.  *FYI:  I was NOT compensated in any way by Hershey or these hotels.  I am just sharing my honest opinions with you 'cause that's how I roll.  I can't tell you which choice to make for your family, but I can tell you what I experienced at each one, and hopefully, this will help you decide!


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Easy Homemade Brownies from Scratch

I have the best, easiest homemade brownie recipe for you. From scratch. I swear these are better than boxed mix brownies! Once you try them you'll never want to go back to the packaged mixes, trust me.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Quick and Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us, and being a former teacher myself, I can tell you that this week does mean a lot for teachers.  Well, at least it did for me.  So if your child has a great teacher and you want to show them a little love, here are some quick goodies you can put together in a flash.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Star Wars Contest: May the Fourth Be With You!

May the 4th Be With You!! I am a HUGE Star Wars fan and this is one of my favorite days of the year. So I've teamed up with my friend over at Picturing Disney to share this awesome Star Wars contest with you! See all of the info below, and find out what you can win!

Make Your Own Desktop Porg! Easy Porg Crafts Inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We're a bit Porg-obsessed in this house. Everyone knows I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I fell in love with the furry Porgs of Ahch-to Island. I searched for some fun Porg crafts and Star Wars-inspired crafts online but couldn't find what I was looking for. So I came up with this easy paper Porg craft that anyone can make. You, too, can have your own office Porg!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Let's Visit Brookhollow's Barnyard in Boonton Township, NJ!

Planning a day trip in New Jersey is easy if you just know where to look! One of our favorite outdoor trips for kids is Brookhollow's Barnyard.  Nestled among the trees in cozy Boonton Township, it's sure to hold fond memories for you, long after your children have grown.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fancy Food Show Spotlight on: Hoboken Farms Big Pasta Sauces!

Not long ago, I attended the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. It was an honor to meet so many amazing food vendors and to see some of the new products coming on the market. I'm excited to share my favorites with you- not because anyone paid me to do so, but because I love how they taste. I also think you deserve to know about healthier options with simpler, more natural ingredients (we're so used to buying the same brands all the time, right?). And I especially love to see local businesses gaining notoriety! One of those amazing local businesses is Hoboken Farms.