Bobble Sport Resusable Water Bottle #Giveaway & Coupon Code

Screen Shot 2014-12-13 at 10.38.30 PMWelcome to our week-long, bobble SPORT reusable water bottle giveaway, that we are co-hosting with a wonderful group of bloggers from across the United States.

Experts tell us that to be fully hydrated, we’re supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (something which I am admittedly terrible at!)

The easiest way to make sure that you spend all day drinking is to always have a bottle in your bag and reusable water bottles are clearly a much more environmentally-friendly way to go than constantly grabbing a bottle of water out of your supermarket’s refrigerator case.

Did you know that Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year which, with a U.S. recycling rate for plastic of only 23 percent, means 38 billion water bottles are wasted each year3. ?  (from Ban The Bottle )


Stationery, Holiday Cards & More from Minted ( #giveaway )

Even in a world where much of our communication is via keyboard and screen, there’s still something wonderful about a handwritten note or a real-life a holiday or birthday card without any dancing emoticons.

I have spend much of my life chafing against the constraints of the handwritten note (please, not another thank you note!), but I  am still very much a lover of pen and paper.  And nothing about receiving an email compares to the excitement of opening up a real, stamped envelope. is an online stationery store powered by a global community of designers–which means that artists and designers all over the world submit their creations to try to win their chance to be your next holiday card or stationery design.


My Family’s Yearly Pilgrimage to Sesame Street Live #sesamestreetlive

We are huge Sesame Street fans in my house. There are few television shows that I not only find appropriate for my kids, but can actually sit through and enjoy myself–Sesame Street makes the short list.

Since my 6 1/2 year old son was about 3, every year we have gone to see our Sesame friends sing and dance on stage at Madison Square Garden. This year was his third or fourth show, and it was my 3 1/2 year old daughter’s second. It really never gets old.

And yes, once again we were suckered into buying both the popcorn and the cotton candy.

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Making a Unicorn Costume Using Basic Fashions from Cookie’s Kids (Discount Code!)

My kids love to dress up in costumes.  It doesn’t really matter whether it’s Halloween, Purim or just a plain old Tuesday…they are likely to be dripping with Mardi Gras beads, wearing a cape, a pair of butterfly wings or any number of silly hats.

Since we go through so many costumes, and we’re all pretty crafty around here, I really loved the idea of looking through the Cookie’s Kids website to choose some clothes out of which I could create another costume to add to our dress up arsenal.


Be a Lite Girl–A Jewish Themed Book and CD gift pack








It’s not easy to find a character for a preschool-aged girl who isn’t ‘all princess all the time.’ Yael’s Loving World is a picture book about appreciation of friends and family which aims to impart Jewish values.

If you’re intrigued, you can check out Jdeal until 6/15 for a discounted Lite Girl gift set: It contains the “Yael’s Loving World” introductory picture book, a read-along/sing-along CD, and a YAEL Candy Kit, all wrapped up in the girliest of pink ribbons.

**Disclaimer: I received a voucher in exchange for this post**




50% off Single and Tandem Bike Rentals and Pedicab Tours

“Lady, Lady give me your answer do…It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet, upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.”

Am I the only one who thinks of that song when I hear someone mention a tandem bike?

Anyway, how many times have you looked at someone taking a pedicab ride and thought “Looks like so much fun, but totally NOT in the budget.” ? I know I have.

Prefer to ride your own bike?  With this deal you can rent a single or tandem bike instead, if you prefer.

I think I may just sit back and let someone else do the pedaling 🙂