Tis The Season to Soiree #MTHoliday

Tis The Season to Soiree #MTHoliday

Tis The Season to Soiree, and luckily I was invited to the hottest Holiday Soiree of the season, MomTrends for their #MTHoliday Soiree’. What better way to see whats trending than with MomTrends. Where you can  see what creative ideas they have for holiday entertaining and gift giving.

I enjoyed all the brands but really wanted to share my favorite five finds that will get you through the holiday soiree season!

Avery :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

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We are all familiar with Avery or we think we are! Having always thought mailing labels when I heard someone say Avery. I was quite pleasantly surprised to find out they have all your holiday and everyday needs to personalize your life and get creative with your gift gifting.  Being Pinterest addicted , Avery has made my creative juices flow this holiday season.

Nambe’:

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 2

I have been a fan of Nambe’ for a number of years. When I got married I registered for Nambe’ and each year have tried to add a new piece of serving ware. The holiday Nambe table reminded me why I fell in love with it all those years ago. What I was unaware of is  that Nambe’ also makes jewelry. The pieces are delicate, classy and the perfect price point for someone special on your holiday list.

Teleflora :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 3

If you follow along with me you know I LOVE fresh flowers! Teleflora has just the right arrangement for all  of your Holiday entertaining and sending special wishes to those who may not be near during this special time of year. So many options to choose from you will be sure that #YouDelivered.

Pearhead :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 4

Being a Social Media Influencer finding items that can enhance my clients presence. Photos Props are huge for many of my photography clients. Pearhead Products are genuine, quality products that help celebrate special moments in life. They help you celebrate those moments in style.

Arizona :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 5

Every Holiday Soriee’ needs a beverage suitable for all ages. Arizona Good Brew is 100% natural, real leaf-brewed tea. That’s all there is to it. You’ll taste the difference. With Six Signature flavors everyone can enjoy savor the goodness.

There was so many amazing brands and finds at MomTrends Holiday Soiree be sure to check out all of the sponsors.

Fab Sponsors #MTHoliday

Fave Sponsors #MTHoliday

Thank you MomTrends for inviting me to #MTHoliday and helping me find  some of my favorite finds for the 2016 Holiday Season.

 

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Jewelry Giveaway!!!

Main Street Mama is happy to join in with Adventures of My Family of 8 and Blog with Mom in this Advertise with Bloggers Event!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Giveaway Event!!!

There is nothing in the world like giving or receiving a one-of-a-kind piece of handmade jewelry, especially on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s day presents from my son are always special and they will forever cherished and engraved in my mind. One that stands out the most is a locket my husband and son picked out for Mother’s Day 2009. The front of the locket had a mother holding a child and on the back it’s inscribed “I LOVE YOU” Nicholas 2009. It is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry not only because it was from him but there are 2 pictures of him that truly captured who he was at that time and was a beautiful sentiment of how special the mother/child bond is.

We are excited to introduce you to the wonderful Little Miss Pepper Designs, that are based on the sentiment of expression. Stacey Bradshaw wanted to create designs that express our love for our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, husbands, dads, and friends. Her customized, hand- stamped jewelry gives you the opportunity to show the world the joy that love has given you. Wear your love every day!

Stacey has been creating jewelry for over fifteen years and her designs have evolved with time. From her first piece, which was a bridal set for a friend to the pieces she has made for her growing family, including key chains, collar stays and cufflinks for the men.

Using only the finest quality Sterling Silver, 14k Gold-Filled, Semi-Precious Stones and Freshwater Pearls, she truly designs unique one-of-a-kind pieces.

So this Mother’s Day, Graduation, or any other special event, I would suggest allowing Little Miss Pepper Designs the honor of creating something that you will love to wear or give to someone special.

WIN IT – a Just in time for Mother’s Day Giveaway Event!!

Prize – Winners choice of Blue Love in Sterling Silver on 18 inch chain (Value $125) or Blue Love in 14k Gold Filled on 18inch chain (Value $145)

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Blue Love has lots of sparkle. Five Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Filled circles imprinted with initials,numbers or word of your choice. Two additional Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Filled sequin tags also hold a number or letter. These are enhanced with four large, semi-precious stones all in hues of blue: two midnight blue fresh water pearl accents and four teeny sapphire accent drops. This necklaces comes on a 18 in delicate ball chain.

Giveaway Details:

Event Dates: April 19th through May 5rd

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**DISCLOSURE** Main Street Mama is acting as an advertisement for the Sponsor and is not responsible for prize. This event is brought to you by Blog with Mom and Adventures of 8 through Advertise with Bloggers! If you are interested in sponsoring an event like this, please contact Advertise with Bloggers.

Earth Day Round Up Westchester & Bronx FUN Events

Main Street Mama is pleased to have a guest blog from Angela Seda-Porcelli from @mommytobeeny

 

 

This year the Earth Day theme is ‘The Face of Climate Change’ as we celebrate the 43rd anniversary by encouraging people to join in the next “billion acts of green” across the world. Join us at these local Bronx and Westchester Earth Day events:

Earth Day Westchester 2013 at Kensico Dam, Valhalla
Friday April 19 from 10am-4pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway
Free event – there will be exhibits, bands, prizes, awards and a farmer’s market!
http://parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/earthday-2013

Flags and Kites Day at Wave Hill, Bronx
Saturday, April 20 10am-1pm
Showing children how to make simple kites and flags to celebrate Earth Day from plastic bottles.
http://www.wavehill.org/events/family-art-project-flags-and-kites-each-daybanderas-y-carretas-por-el-dia-de-la-tierra/

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Family Bike Day, Yonkers
Sunday April 21
10am–12pm (location: Town Square) Register for Family Bike Day. The first 100 kids who register get a free t-shirt! Meet at Town Square.
10am–12pm (location: Market Street) Free bike lessons from pro-cyclists. The pros will also help with bike sizing and teach kids hand signals and the rules of the road.
12- 1pm (Location: Market Street) Kids bike sprints grouped by age: 5-6; 7-8; 9-10. Kids can win medals too.
10am–2pm (Location: Town Square) Free helmet fittings and bike adjustments from REI
You can also donate your old bike and meet Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano who is collecting bikes for the needy.
http://westchestersridgehill.com/event/westchesters-ridge-hill-family-bike-day/2145412339

“Forever Green” program at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Sunday April 21 10am–1pm (rain or shine)
Registration begins at 9:30 near the track. You will be assisting with a variety of projects such as planting, weeding, and shoreline clean-up, sponsored by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York

“Kids’ Beach Exploration Program” at Orchard Beach, Bronx
Sunday April 21 at 1pm.
Work with park rangers to learn and explore the nature, meet at Section 2.

Earth Day Celebration at Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Sunday April 21 1-3:30PM
Spruce up their grounds, prepare garden beds, clear trails and more. Learn about sustainability practices from naturalist staff. Free visit to the Animal Museum for all Earth Day volunteers.
Call 914-723-3470 to reserve your spot.
http://www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

Earth Day Poster Contest by Main Street Pediatric Dentistry, Tuckahoe
Now – Friday April 26, All entries due in the office 4/26. They will pick 3 winners of the poster contest, prizes to be announced. Posters can be free hand for younger children. Please stop by the office and pick up a template.
https://www.facebook.com/events/525028887538274/

3rd Annual Earth Day Event, White Plains
Saturday, April 27 12-4pm.
Downtown White Plains at Mamaroneck Ave.
CityofWhitePlains.com

Everyday should be Earthday!

**Thank you Angela for all this useful and great information.  Angela works for MAS Inc, and works with Sponsor Relations. Angela resides in Westchester with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters.

Because I’m Your Dad By Ahmet Zappa Released By Disney Publishing Worldwide

In our house reading has always been fundamental. Since a young age my son has had  a love for books. Now that he is in kindergarten not only has his love for reading been taken to a whole new level, but the drive to read books himself has become an overwhelming experience for us all. When I was approached a few weeks ago by Disney Publishing Worldwide to be one of a hundred bloggers to receive a copy of Ahmet Zappa’s first picture book for children, Because I’m Your Dad I had a feeling this book would quickly  become a family favorite.      

Reading Together Our Favorite Thing To Do

Reading Together Our Favorite Thing To Do

                                                                                                

Following the words as he reads them.

Following the words as he reads them.

Nicholas' favorite page

Nicholas’ favorite page

 Our book arrived last friday and as soon as I got home from work my husband held up the book and said look what came in the mail today and proceeded to let me know that Main Man read it to him already (so much for a Father’s Day surprise).

 In school Nicholas has been learning about books as a whole, who the author is, who illustrated it, why someone wanted to write a particular book. Fiction versus Non Fiction and learning to re-tell a story using the key characters and focus points. Since Nicholas has a love for music he was very excited to learn that “Because I’m Your Dad was written by the son of late rock musician/composer Frank Zappa. A tribute to his happy childhood and a promise to his daughter Halo for a one of a kind relationship. After reading the book a few times, Nicholas has declared the book is fiction although he does some of the things in the book with his dad.

In Zappa’s first picture book Because I’m Your Dad, a dad like no other promises to give his kid a childhood like no other. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep the book universal. The book’s ending, a moving tribute to the author’s father, guarantees intergenerational appeal: “Because I’m your dad, I will do all of these things for you and more…because that’s what my dad did for me.” As I sat tonight and listened to my son read this to me, I could almost hear my father (may he rest in peace) say the same words to me and my son knowing how emotional I can get looked at me and said “Are you crying?”
 
Zappa who states “I wrote this book for anyone who is a father, has a father, or hopes to someday be a father,”  Ahmet grew up with a learning disability and now writes books to help children discover how wonderful reading can be. Nicholas was very enthusiastic and asked  to share his new book with his teacher and let her know that maybe this book can help someone in his school who might be having a difficult time.
Through his production company, Monsterfoot Productions, Ahmet has developed several television shows and movies, including the recently-released Walt Disney Pictures feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”  Which is also a Natale family favorite. Ahmet, Shana, and their daughter Halo live in Los Angeles, CA under a rainbow with their three fur goblins: Sandwich, Luna, and Figgy. For more information, visit him online at www.ahmetzappa.com.
A Happy Smile For A Great Read

A Happy Smile For A Great Read

 Because I’m Your Dad, leaves you with the warm and fuzzies, it is the perfect bedtime book as anyone can relate to all the cool things they do together and the genuine fatherly affection these Whimsical Monsters have for one  another.

**Disclaimer; Main Street Mama has received a copy of “Because I’m Your Dad” for review purposes only. All opinions are true and that of my own. With a little hard work, Nicholas has set a personal goal to be able to read the whole book with no help to his Daddy for Father’s Day!

Valentines Day Another Day to Make A Memory

With today being Valentines Day today like any other is another day to make a memory, YET this day I feel makes more memories then we realize.  Valentines Day is a day that teaches little boys early how to treat women and also gives families another reason to celebrate our love for each other.

As I have written time and time again I love themes, parties and any excuse to make a memory. Valentines Day allows all of that and more. I am not speaking of the commercialism of the holiday, I am speaking of time to tell each other you love them. It is also an opportunity to take the time to do something special for your special someone be it friend, teacher, babysitter, or lover!

Main Man has been excited since we ordered POKEMON valentines months ago for his friends, and was relived when I said it was time to FINALLY open them. My son has taken deep pride this year in his valentines and his writing is very clear in addressing them and signing his name. He even made sure to include his best buds with who he does not go to school with and friends who are not in his class along with special chocolates for them as well. He is learning early and I am one proud mama.

POKEMON Valentines and Treats

In our house we celebrate  valentines day with a family dinner that we choose together. This year we have  all chosen pizza since I have to work and it is something we all like. (Friday night I will surprise my big main man with homemade white clam sauce). Big Man is usually on dessert duty and I am curious as to what he will come home with tonight. I have prepared some chocolate covered strawberries which is always a family favorite.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries a Family Favorite

I am a firm believer that a gift should be given that comes from the heart so I took direction from little love as to what he wanted to give his cousins, grandmother, and aunt for valentines day. He asked me to get his cousin Sammi a build a bear gift card, mind you Sammi is almost 17 so I think there is a slight hidden agenda there. Although she did tell him that they could go together if she ever got one. He asked me to take him to get Grandma a cookbook because she cooks for him and should be a chef. He said for his cousin Meira we should get her a bigger closet and more places to hang her clothes so she can respect her room.  He suggested we get everyone chocolate. Nicholas was quick to remind me that I should get  dark chocolate for grandma because that is what she likes.  I was sure to make a visit to 5th Avenue Chocolate Works for some homemade goodies for everyone.

Homemade Chocolate from 5th Avenue for Meira

When its time to exchange our valentines I look forward to everyones smiles of joy as they open there gifts from main man. Main Man has told me that I  am his valentine and he had been shopping with Daddy but it is a big secret! All I keep saying is he is all I want and he makes everyday valentines day.

Build A Bear For Nicholas & Sammi

Gifts for our Babysitter complete with MANI/PEDI

 

KIDZ BOP 23 For Nicholas

 

New memories will be made today from the moment we wake up and so the memory making begins.

Main Street Mama hopes that you and your family have a happy valentines day and make wonderful memories together!