Scratch and Sniff Stickers: 80's Flashback!

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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!

The  LEGO Group Brings BeatBit Studio Tour to Brooklyn, New York: A LEGO Pop-Up Event

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
There's an exciting LEGO Pop-Up event happening in New York City and you don't want to miss it! 

New Jersey Campgrounds Resource List: Camping in NJ, PA and NY

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Thinking about finding the perfect family campground this summer? I know traveling might be tricky and the idea of planning a fun-filled season might seem daunting, but never fear! I've found some fun family campground ideas that might be a good option if you're looking for alternative vacation and travel plans.


Friday, May 7, 2021
Did you ever come across something you wrote years ago that suddenly defines who you are, decades later? Maybe even a photo of yourself or a keepsake from another time in your life? I recently came across a story I wrote while I was cleaning out a box in my bedroom. I have boxes of ‘stories,’ sitting around here and there, pieces I started and never finished, and pieces, like the one I'm going to talk about, that I wrote just because I needed a voice. It was written in 2000 from my dog’s point of view. Writing from his perspective let me reveal something that I was afraid to talk about in my own voice. It didn’t have a title at the time, but I have since called it Wounded, named after a song by Third Eye Blind. 

New Products and Experiences Coming to Hershey's Chocolate World (Including Customizable Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!)

Thursday, May 6, 2021
It's the perfect time to plan a trip to Hershey, PA and visit Hershey's Chocolate World! They have a ton of exclusive new products and experiences coming soon, and I'm so excited to tell you all about them! You're going to want to keep reading, because one of these experiences is a customizable Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!!!)

Quick and Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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.

Easy Three Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and easy dip for Super Bowl or any time of year, check out this yummy three ingredient chili cheese dip! It is one of the best dip recipes around, and SO SIMPLE to make. You need three (yes, three!) key ingredients, and some Tostitos.  That's IT!! I try to always keep these ingredients on hand in case I need a dip for guests or parties. So here it is...behold! The Chili Cheese Dip Recipe! 

Make Your Own Desktop Porg! Easy Porg Crafts Inspired by Star Wars

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
'May the 4th' is almost here, and for Star Wars fans, that's a special day (get it? May the Fourth/Force?). 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!

Tom & Jerry Arrives on PVOD, Digital, DVD and Blu-Ray: Plus, a Giveaway!

Monday, May 3, 2021
Tom and Jerry, the world's most famous enemies, are coming straight to your home! Tom & Jerry debuts on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD this May (and on PVOD this April). Read on to hear more about this dynamic duo and see how you can win your own Blu-Ray copy of the movie!

Check Out Callie's Charleston Biscuits and How She Rolls with Carrie Morey!

Carrie Morey, an entrepreneur and mom who launched Callie's Hot Little Biscuit more than 15 years ago, now has her own lifestyle and culinary documentary series on PBS called How She Rolls. I am sooo excited about this, because I had a chance to meet Carrie (and BAKE with her!!)  

You see, a few years ago, I was honored to experience biscuit making first-hand with Carrie Morey, the amazing woman behind Callie's Hot Little Biscuit and Callie's Charleston Biscuits while attending The Fancy Food Show in New York City. What fun it was!! Read on to learn about Carrie, her business, her amazing biscuits and her brand new show on PBS.

4 Ways to Grow Your Child's Mind

Friday, April 30, 2021
Now that we're working towards getting back to normal (or at least a "new normal"), you might have some concerns about your child's educational growth and focus after the wild school year we've been through. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to enhance your child's learning and get their brains back in gear.

LEGOLAND New York Update! Opening Soon - Four Themed Lands Revealed

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Alert! Alert! I have LEGOLAND New York updates for you! As you know, I have been covering the construction and opening details of LEGOLAND New York since 2017. The project is near and dear to my heart and I can't wait to see them open their gates. I remember wearing my hard hat and standing in an area that was just dirt, listening to the team of LEGOLAND New York talk about what would someday stand in that very spot. It's hard to believe that the opening day is almost here! So read on for new information, and see some fun photos and videos of what's to come.

5 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown - A Jersey Momma Review

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Planning a trip to Washington D.C. is exciting, isn't it? There are so many places to stay, with hotel choices in just about every area of the city. With so many reviews and recommendations out there, how do you know which one to choose? Well, we just returned from a three day stay in Washington, D.C., and we stayed at the beautiful Fairmont Washington, D.C. in the Georgetown area. It was amazing! If you're thinking, that's too luxurious for me, think again! We stayed here as a family- that's right, The Jersey Momma's Boy came, too, and it was the perfect choice for us. Read on to find out more!

*this post has been updated for 2021!

The Eyes Have It

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
I was originally going to make this post a rant about how sucky it is to get older. Gray hairs, reading glasses, cellulite, wrinkles, spider veins - the whole shebang. But there is a wisdom in growing older, and as much as I hate the physical part of time passing, I wouldn't trade it. I embrace my age, and I'm proud that I can tell my son those 'remember when' stories, (like, I remember our first microwave oven, the creation of liquid soap, televisions with remote controls, the first moment MTV aired- I mean, it's cool to think we saw all of those things come to life, right?). Although I embrace my age, that doesn't mean I can't gripe about it a bit. I want to tell you about my experience with Dysport. If you don't know what Dysport is, it's kind of like Botox - it's an injection (or several injections) used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, crow's feet, etc. Do you want to know why I tried Dysport and what happened? Of course you do! Read on!

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