December 2017

Mason Jar Cookie Mix Gift Idea

  Last minute holiday gifts don’t have to be stressful out in the stores, here’s a way to bond with your little one and make a gift that will bring joy! Simple, Festive and under $10 Gift your favorite cookie recipe decorated in a 32oz mason jar.    Here’s everything I placed in the jar: 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cups

Google Home Mini for the Holidays

By: Martha Katechis Earlier this month we headed downtown to Google @ Flatiron for a play date with the Google Home Mini. Open from 10am to 8pm daily, visitors can see the latest from Google as well as enjoy special events and experiences. Families were able to sample how kids can learn, play and imagine together using the Google Home Mini as well as experience some pretty cool extras- like the

Check Out this Affordable Teacher Gift Idea

  Christmas break is upon us- and that means you’ve got one last day for teacher gifts! When it comes to teachers, coffee or tea is a no brainer, but if you’re like me- on a budget and 5 teachers to shop for- gift cards can be overwhelming when you don’t exactly have a lot to put towards each one. That’s why I love the $10 coffee or latte cards

Over the Bridge to HGTV's Santa HQ at the Queens Center Mall

  By Isalia Cruz If you’re heading over the bridge and to the Queens Center Mall to finish some of your holiday shopping, be sure to check out to HGTV’s Santa HQ. Located on the second floor, this interactive and immersive Santa experience is back this year- and you have all the way up until Christmas Eve to visit.     With the girls in matching outfits and my husband and I

Healthy Play Date Snack Options

  With Christmas break almost here, there is plenty of time for play dates with friends. And while there may be plenty of cookie decorating and hot cocoa sipping happening, you might also be looking for some healthier snacking options too. So we’re sharing two ideas we recently tried out at our own holiday play date.     Junkless Granola Bars– These chewy granola bars come in 4 flavors- chocolate

Visiting Westchester's Winter Wonderland

  Last week, we had the chance to travel 30 mins north of the Bronx to Westchester’s annual Winter Wonderland. This outdoor winter attraction at Kensico Dam Plaza gives families the chance to ice skate, visit Santa, watch a circus, and more- all for a $15 ticket price. Continue reading for an inside scoop on everything the event has to offer. Included in your $15 ticket (children under 3 are

DIY Pallet Mantle + Farmhouse Home Tour

Contains affiliate links   We’ve officially had our first snow in the Bronx and Christmas is in two weeks. Despite everything happening in both the world and our little bubble, with two kids I try to make the holidays as magical as possible. Seeing the joy on their faces really keeps me going. I love finding things to do all throughout the month to keep the kids excited for Christmas

How To Create a Holiday Themed Brunch & Hot Cocoa Bar

  Earlier this month we teamed up with the New York Dolls Collection to bring an afternoon of cheer to a wonderful group of girls in the Bronx. Each girl enjoyed manicures, a hot cocoa bar, and went home with their very own Harper Doll- who happens to be from the Bronx! It was a beautiful afternoon and thanks to Oriental Trading- it came out exactly as we envisioned. If

Bronx Hair Salon Offers Spa Parties for Kids

  If you’re looking for a fun indoor party idea this winter, check out this House Party option at Hair House, a salon located in Pelham Bay. The birthday girl and her friends can enjoy a glamorous afternoon that will make them all feel special! The packages are designed for a party of 8 and include hair as well as robes, scented hairspray, a tiara for the birthday girl, and

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