Trendymommmies gets to test out a lot of great products and over the years we’ve received fun and interesting goodies.

This week we got to sample CLAMS! Yes it’s summer and one of our favorite treats are stuffed clams. The folks at Matlaw’s sent us some of their unique combination of stuffed clams including their Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Clams, Chorizo Stuffed Clams and Chili Lime Stuffed Clams. All were so yummy. They are served in a natural clamshell and Matlaw’s stuffed clams are the #1 frozen seafood appetizer in the U.S. If you are having a get together this summer check them out. My kids tasted them and said they were great!

If you have not heard of Matlaw’s they are one of the most popular and long-standing names in seafood. They also sell New England Style Stuffed Scallops, Frozen Cod Fillets, Flounder Fillets, Tilapia Fillets, Salmon Fillets, Pollock Fillets – and Crispy Original, Barbecue and Coconut Popcorn Shrimp.

Matlaw’s website, is brand new too and offers Mobile Accessibility so you can “Discover Matlaw’s” anywhere and they have special offers and coupons so you can try even more of Matlaw’s new products.

Disclosure:  The company sent me the clams to test out and review. All opinions are my own.

@Matlaws Clams up close. Yummy!

@Matlaws Clams up close. Yummy!

@Matlaws has a variety of stuffed clams

@Matlaws has a variety of stuffed clams

I have been waiting a while for this family fun activity! Bowling and dinner at Kings! Kings is a full service restaurant, bowling alley, and entertainment facility located at MarketStreet in Lynnfield. They are also known as a classy bowling joint! They also have a location in Boston in the back bay on Dalton Street. They have 16 Ten-Pin bowling lanes and you can also enjoy HDTV’s and projector screens.  The food is really good too! This is a great family friendly activity that is so much fun. It is also the perfect location for birthday celebrations.  They also have a schedule of fun activities each day of the week. Here is our adventure and the photos.

Disclosure: Kings treated us to a couple games of bowling and dinner too. All opinions are my own.

@KingsLynnfield Lanes are lit up!

@KingsLynnfield Lanes are lit up!

@KingsLynnfield The atmosphere is so fun and great for families and at night perfect for an adult moms night out!

@KingsLynnfield The atmosphere is so fun and great for families and at night perfect for an adult moms night out!

@KingsLynnfield in addition to bowling there are pool tables and a bocce ball court!

@KingsLynnfield in addition to bowling there are pool tables and a bocce ball court!

@KingsLynnfield the food is just great. The menu has lots to choose from. Steak tips are the best!

@KingsLynnfield the food is just great. The menu has lots to choose from. Steak tips are the best!

Everyone loves to bowl @KingsLynnfield including trendymommies

Everyone loves to bowl @KingsLynnfield including trendymommies

 

 

It’s that time of year: shopping for back to school supplies!  Don’t you just love it?  We found ways to save and @NECN interviewed trendymommies for their Money Saving Monday segment.  Here it is.

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What is the best thing to do on a nice summer night? Watch a soccer game! We had the opportunity to head to Gillette to watch the New England Revolution match! My teen has been playing soccer since kindergarten and my 10 year old has as well. We love soccer. It was quite an experience to head to Gillette stadium if you have never been and the fan excitement over soccer when you arrive is so much fun to see. We were lucky to have VIP Field Passes to watch the warm-ups up close and then we headed to the East Club premium seats which was quite nice. We each received our @Krowe201 bobble head! My kids love to collect bobble heads of athletes. Food and snacks were everywhere so you can enjoy beverages, dinner and even ice cream. There was an ice cream sundae making station as well as a nacho station in the Club! This is the best way to enjoy the game with the kids.  Overall it was a great experience and a fun time!

Disclosure: We were treated to VIP field passes and tickets to the game (and of course received the cute bobble head) All views in this post are my own.

 

Heading into the @NeRevolution game!

Heading into the @NeRevolution game!

@Krowe210 bobble head

@Krowe210 bobble head

Watching the @NeRevolution warmups!

Watching the @NeRevolution warmups!

Game Action @NeRevolution

Game Action @NeRevolution

 

 

 

 

A few blogger friends and I met at @Noodlescompany in Burlington the other day to sample some of their yummy dishes.  This is a new restaurant in our area and I have to say, very kid friendly.  In fact every Monday now through the end of August from 4 PM until close kids can get a free small mac & cheese with an adult purchase.  They have a great selection of noodle dishes including chicken noodle soup! My two favorites are the Pesto Cavatappi and the Bangkok Curry. They also have sandwiches and salads to choose from too. I like how you can choose from a small size portion ($4.69) and a regular ($5.89) Great price points too. For those picky kids they even have a buttered noodles and a spaghetti and meatballs dish. Check out their facebook page. And if there is a day that you are not in the mood to cook and your kids are hungry check them out!  The menu has many items to choose from.

Disclosure: I was invited to a taste sampling. All opinions are my own.

@noodlescompany  Pesto Cavatappi

@noodlescompany Pesto Cavatappi

Tomato Basil Bisque and Chicken Noodle Soup from @noodlescompany

Tomato Basil Bisque and Chicken Noodle Soup from @noodlescompany

Quite the menu selection @Noodlescompany in Burlington, MA

Quite the menu selection @Noodlescompany in Burlington, MA

We love Yankee Candles!  I especially love this new Yankee Candle Scenterpiece easy melt cup warmer as there are no flames and no mess!  It is so easy to use and provides a nice aroma to any room with some of your favorite Yankee Candle scents.  All you do is plug in the warmer and drop in the scenterpiece easy melt cups and within a few minutes the aroma of  apple cider or spiced pumpkin or any of your favorite fragrances fills the room.  (yes, I happen to like the fall ones!)  It’s easy and a much more stylish way to enjoy your favorite scents. The warmers come is a variety of colors and styles. Clean up is much easier too – let it cool before you remove the cup!  A fun, new way to change scents without the mess of a traditional wax melt.  Check it out!

Disclosure: The company sent me a warmer to test out and review. All opinions are my own.

 

Scenterpiece Easy Melt Cup Warmer from @TheYankeeCandle

Scenterpiece Easy Melt Cup Warmer from @TheYankeeCandle

I received some great products to test out and they are perfect for the new mom or any woman who is investigating more nature beauty products. 100% pure is one of the healthiest, purest skincare lines I have seen! The line offers make-up, facial skin care and body washes. These products below are perfect for the new mom as well as the whole family really. Both my kids and I use the extra gentle baby lotion and the diaper cream is great for any summer rash. The coffee bean caffeine eye cream works wonders on dark circles and puffiness (so perfect for those new moms who are not getting a lot of sleep!) The sun stick and the moisture stick are small enough for the diaper bag. I cannot wait to try their make-up products too. The line is free of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives. Check out their web site!  They even have weekly specials and candles too!

Disclosure: The company sent me the items to test out and review. All opinions are my own.

@100percentpure: great products, price and quality

@100percentpure: great products, price and quality

 

I am always testing out beauty products and I really am focused on using more natural products on my skin and trying to get my tweens to use more natural products too.  I love this new line of 100% USDA organic skincare and bodycare called Nourish Organic.  The products smell really nice, they have a variety of products and according to their web site it is clinically proven to moisturize skin. According to me it does and works great! The company is based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and their products are completely natural and organic,as well as cruelty-free, gluten-free, and mostly vegan. I tested out the ultra-moisturizing hand wash. This is the wash you want on hand when the kids go back to school and for winter time as it’s truly moisturizing. It doesn’t dry out your hands like most hand soap does.  I also love the body wash. It is a moisturizing body wash and is great for sensitive skin. The almond vanilla is great but it comes in lemon, berry and others as well.  The fresh and dry deodorant is the first USDA-certified deodorant on the market and I have been testing out many “natural” deodorants and this one works and comes in many fragrances as well a an unscented version. Check out all their products online. Disclosure: The company sent me the products above to review. All opinions are my own.

@NourishUSDA products

@NourishUSDA products

What a fun night with my girls at the Red Sox game. Have you been lately? It’s not too late to enjoy a night out and to purchase tickets. It really is the best way to spend a warm summer evening. Plus, I noticed there are so many family friendly activities to do while you are at the game. The Kid Nation Clubhouse is a space inside Fenway Park designed for the youngest fans! This kid-friendly area is open to children of all ages and their families, as a place to relax and includes fun activities for the kids. The Kid Nation Clubhouse is located in the Champions Club (by Gate B) from the third through seventh innings of select Red Sox games. The fun activities include face painting, games, Caricature Artist, balloon making and more and of course a visit from Wally!

We were invited as part of a special event to take part in a commercial for the end of Summer Family Ticket Packages. Here is a link to the details and how to purchase tickets! http://www.redsox.com/familypack

Ticket packages available for games Aug 14-Aug 22 (different price points available based on seat locations)Purchase tickets through the link above and with these tickets you will receive:

o FREE parking in the Prudential Center Garage (not too far to walk!)

o FREE Boston Duck Tours ride from the garage to Fenway Park (this is the fun part for the little kids…oh and the big kids too – I loved it!

o Activity booklets for the kids (keeps them busy IF they get bored!)

o Free Duck Boat ride back to parking lot (how cool is that?)

A family friendly ball game, fun activities, good food (Tasty Burger is right inside the park now!) what’s not to love?

Disclosure: The Red Sox treated us to a fun evening of a duck boat ride and tickets to the game! All opinions are my own.

 

WALLY! #RedSoxFamily

WALLY! #RedSoxFamily

Sisters, Teammates, #RedSoxFamily

Sisters, Teammates, #RedSoxFamily

#RedSoxMoms Enjoying the game!

#RedSoxMoms Enjoying the game!

It is that time of year when I look for a new, hard copy calendar. Yes, I still use a calendar that you actually write in and not my iphone. I just like seeing my schedule in writing. Plus there are ones that have room for all your kids activities. That is why I love this one from Plan Ahead.  It is their mother’s 18 month planner which starts July 2014 and runs to December 2015. It has room for a photo of your kids up front. It shows a month at a glance and the week at a glance with space for you to list out your kids activities. It is small enough to carry around and it’s just perfect.  This one also has a space in back for notes and a vacation planning section too.  Plan Ahead has lots of organizers and address books to choose from. And yes, I still have my contacts in a hard copy book, because you never know. I’m odd school like that. Check out all their products from back to school online and then head to your favorite retailer like Walmart or CVS to purchase.

Disclosure:  Plan Ahead sent me the calendars and address books to review. All opinions are my own.

Calendars and address books from Plan Ahead

Calendars and address books from Plan Ahead

 

 

 

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