Fri 7 Mar 2014
Fri 7 Mar 2014
Mon 3 Mar 2014
I so enjoyed a luncheon at DelFrisco’s this past weekend. What an amazing menu selection – the food was just fantastic. Here are just some of the amazing dishes we were able to sample. The onion rings were great and I don’t even like onion rings. The crab cake was the best one I have ever tasted and each of the steaks served, from the filet to the prime strip was cooked perfectly. The best part was the desert. It was the biggest slice of lemon cake ever and so light and tasty.
The restaurant is located in the seaport district and the views are amazing. Check it out.
Disclosure: I was invited to this private luncheon as part of @BlogAndTweetBos. All opinions are my own.
Thu 27 Feb 2014
My kids and I enjoyed watching the Olympics. I also watched with them a show during the Olympics called, “How to Raise an Olympic Athlete”. It was tough to see what the family goes through to train and see their dreams come true, but it was also inspiring. We talked about this and more on this week’s trendymommies report on 980 WCAP-AM. Listen in!
Wed 19 Feb 2014
This week we are taking it easy and not doing too much. Last week my 9 year old was admitted to the hospital overnight for pneumonia. My 12 year old had it too. I suggested we take it easy this week and they seemed to agree and have enjoyed these lazy days of no sports or activities. Fast forward to today and my 12 year old was up to something. She wanted to make some crafts but would not tell me what it was. So after a trip to Michaels and forty dollars later, they have been up in their room for a few hours “creating something”. I don’t mind as they are keeping themselves busy, being nice to each other and are using their creativity! I cannot wait to see what it is.
Fri 14 Feb 2014
Thu 13 Feb 2014
Valentine’s Day is almost here. What are some great gift ideas for the person who is hard to buy for and has just about everything??? For the foodie, fashionista, tech lover or art lover in your life why not send a gift that keeps on giving? Quarterly is a subscription box service that enables people to receive customized packages in the mail from influential curators of their choice.
Quarterly ships themed boxes curated by celebrities and tastemakers for $50 or $100 (depending on the curator), per shipment. It’s the gift that keeps on giving (until you unsubscribe). Users can also gift subscriptions as a one-off. The best part is each subscription is uniquely created by someone you admire and offers a peak into the personal lives of the influential curator. For the Music lover: Pharell Williams gift box, Nina Garcia style maven gift box (she is the creative director of Marie Claire) The Top Chef: Andrew Zimmern gift box (TV personality, chef, food writer and creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods) are just some of the tastemakers putting together a gift for you! It’s a really fun and unique gift idea for not only Valentine’s Day but for birthdays and makes a great thank you gift.
We talked about it before and I will tell you again I love mancrates.com. They build amazing gifts, packed in wooden crates and delivered with a crowbar to open. It’s like the modern take on gift basket but for men. Inside, each crate is full of hot sauces, beef jerky, personalized beer glasses or other guy goodies —for the beer lover, snack lover, athlete, etc. starting at $24.99. You can choose the crate that’s perfect for that special man in your life. Great idea for Father’s day too!
Also, don’t forget for your last minute Valentine needs CVS has the best selection of cards, chocolates and treats!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Disclosure: The above companies sent me the products to review. All opinions are my own.
Wed 12 Feb 2014
Have you picked out a gift yet for your Valentine? We at trendymommies see many great gift ideas in beauty and fashion. Here are just a couple that came across our desk and are perfect for the Valentine in your life.
Want something different to give mom? It’s not a scarf or jewelry but a Jewelry Scarf form the company camibands. This is so fun and at 80 inches in length the styling possibilites are endless. Use as a scarf, a belt a necklace or even a hair accessory. At $24.99 you can buy more than one!
As moms we love a bit of pampering so of course we love the items at QVC! The Laura Geller Gloss on the go ($30.00) from QVC is a great buy with multiple glosses in a cute make-up case in the shape of lips. The Josie Maran Be Comforted Body Butter ($32.00) is so soothing and smells great. Mom will love it!
If you are a traditional gift giver any of the yummy chocolate treats from LINDOR chocolate would be a welcome gift (hint, hint: for those dads out there) We love the Elegance Heart (10.6 oz. for $14.99) filled with delicious LINDOR Milk Chocolate truffles and are sure to melt the heart of your Valentine. The new Mini Sticks Bag (4.9 oz for $3.99, makes a great gift for the kids) This small bag of delicious assortments of Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Brownie, Cookies and Cream and Crunchy Nougat chocolate mini sticks are just enough to keep on your desk and have handy when a chocolate craving strikes. We also love the Classic Romance Heart (9.8 oz. for $19.99). This romantic heart is filled with delectable classic assorted praline chocolates and is the perfect gift!
Disclosure: The above companies send me the products listed above to review. All opinions are my own.
Wed 5 Feb 2014
Valentine’s Day is next week so you better get going on your shopping. On 980 WCAP-AM we talked about Valentine’s Day gifts for the man in your life. We love this gift idea – it’s like a gift basket for men. It’s called mancrates.com
Wed 29 Jan 2014
Mon 27 Jan 2014
It is awards season and that means time to discuss fashions hits and misses. I usually fast forward through the Grammy awards telecast but since I have tweens they wanted to watch the whole thing!
So here is my recap. For this type of awards ceremony we expect the unexpected. A little bit of wild, leather, lace, out of the ordinary but this time it felt like the Oscars. (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) LOVED Taylor Swift’s Gucci dress. Although I see what she was trying to accomplish – fun and music – I did not care for Katie Perry’s dress. Loved the color of Miranda Lambert’s dress but it felt more like an Oscar’s dress than Grammy Awards. Paris Hilton, just no. Same for the zebra dress Paula Patton was wearing. My favorite dress was the one Colbie Callat was wearing. I always love a red dress and this one was perfect.
Finally the hat – you know which one. Everyone is talking about it and I guess that is why it makes news – it was odd, out of the ordinary and unexpected but isn’t that what the Grammy Awards fashions are all about?