Browsing Category

Holidays

Events, Holidays, Products

@NECN Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

We were talking practical, traditional and homemade gifts for a Mother’s Day segment @NECN!

 

Holidays

Happy Mother’s Day @980WCAP

Happy early Mother’s Day to all!  This week on the trendymommies.com report on 980 WCAP we talked Mother’s Day gift ideas and how being the mom of three is more difficult than 2, 4, 6, etc!

Listen in!

Trendymommies.comMay7WCAPsegment

 

Events, Holidays

Easter talk, what’s up with the weather and more @980WCAP

Each week I have the pleasure of being a part of the Midday Cafe with Jack Baldwin on 980 WCAP-AM in which I give the trendymommies.com report. This week we talked about Easter, the spring that seems like it will never arrive and April fools days’ jokes. Listen in.

WCAPApril2

 

Holidays, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

8 days to go and it’s Valentine’s day! What do you get dad, the hubby, the man – the significant other male in your life? That is a tough one as I know all too well they go out and buy everything they need!  We gathered a few fun items for Valentine’s day gifts for dad and also have a couple favorite sites we love!

  • If he is into technology and has an ipad you must get him The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover (available in romantic red!, black and white) as it is the perfect companion to the iPad. It is super sleek, magnetically connected, reliable (six months of battery life) and practical, giving you smooth and quiet typing. If you purchase it on Logitech.com, you can get a message engraved on the back for your sweetheart – for free! Great for a working dad! ($99.99)
  • I love looking for super cute and unique phone case covers.  I love the selection from zazzle.com as they have a ton of smart phone cases. The baseball one for the iphone 5 is just great at $39.95.  Zazzle.com offers customizable and unique gifts for everyone in the family. I especially like their t-shirts with fun sayings like the fishing one for dad!
  • If he loves chocolate why not personalize his M&M’s with a photo or a saying!
  • Another favorite site of mine is Red Envelopeand it is easy to navigate through the site whether you are searching for romantic gifts, beer and wine or accessories he may need.

    Gift Ideas for Dad this Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

 

Events, Holidays, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Gift Round-up @BetterCT

Always love visiting the folks @BetterCT and we gathered some really interesting gift ideas for mom, dad and the kids!

Jewelry is always a nice gift for mom, but why not make it a one of a kind design. From Carved Creations  their doodle pendant is one that mom will cherish.  At $189 you can customize your design – submit a drawing (hint, hint… dad have your kids do this for mom) and Carved Creations will transform it into a necklace.  Check out their Facebook page as people are submitting designs for likes!  I love the material as it is heavy:  It is made from PurLuxium which is Carved Creations fine jewelers grade stainless steel. You can also choose the shape you want from a square, triangle or rectangle and choose the color of the leather cord.  They also have other great gift ideas – rings, bracelets and other necklaces. Check out their site as they have the boldest designs and most contemporary looks in the personalized jewelry industry.

If you are heading out for date night for Valentine’s Day try a fun pink lipstick to brighten up! We love the Hourglass line at sephora or online. Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipstick comes in several bright pink and red shades, perfect for Valentine’s Day.  Opaque Rouge is renowned for being long-lasting—even The Wall Street Journal identified it as one of the best long-wear lipsticks!  We are always on the lookout for more natural make-up and this line is great. It’s free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and lanolin.  Starting at $28.00.

Chocolate is a great idea for a gift and who can resist those truffles from Lindt!  The The LINDOR Truffles Mini Gift Heart is the perfect gift to share– at an affordable price.  The Mini Gift Heart is available in new, limited edition milk chocolate shell with a white chocolate center or milk chocolate LINDOR truffles at $4.99. The LINDOR Gift Heart is so cute and every box is filled with smooth melting LINDOR Truffles. The LINDOR Gift Heart is available in a 5.5 oz heart with milk or assorted truffles and in an 8.5 oz heart filled with milk chocolate truffles. Price ranges from $7.99 – $9.99. Their NEW! Gourmet Truffles Heart comes in a romantic heart-shaped box filled with double-dipped gourmet truffles in six luxurious flavors ̶ milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla and dark orange. At $9.99 it is affordable.

For the kids I love to bake with them or at least try a new recipe. From the makers of Glee Gum  the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit is $13.95.  Anytime you involve the kids with treat making it’s so much fun! The Make Your Own Chocolate Kit offers a unique, affordable way to make delicious, dark chocolate from scratch, right at home.

A red outfit with matching headbands is a must for the younger kids. We love the adorable headbands and clips for Valentine’s day from Lizzie, Izzie and James   Felt and yarn never looked so cute.

I like to put together a box or bag of goodies with treats, stickers, crafts, and my kids will love it. Shop iparty as they have the best selection of goodies. I put together the treat box, the baking box and the craft box!

Enjoy your Valentine’s day!

Disclosure: The companies sent me the products mentioned above to review. All opinions are my own.

Carved Creations New Doodle Pendant and Hourglass lip gloss

Goodie Bags from iparty!

Events, Exercise, Holidays

Happy New Year! Are the holiday decorations put away?

When did you put away the Christmas decorations? What is on your New Year’s resolutions list? We talked about these topics and more on today’s trendymommies report on @980wcap!

WCAP1.8

 

Holidays, Nail Polish, pets, Products, Teens

Gift list alert! Gift Ideas for the Holiday for mom, dad, kids and pets

Here it is! Check out my stocking stuffer segment from @NECN New England Cable News. Below are some great gift ideas and stocking stuffer items and most are under $30.00.

  • Everyone needs a calendar for the new year and I cannot say enough about Calendars.com. They have the best selection of calendars online. Moms will love the VanGogh Tri-folo Frame wall calendar as it has three separate frames and can be hung vertically or horizontally and used with any photo! ($18.99)  They also have great personalized and customizable calendars.
  • Anything from Yankee Candle Co. makes a great hostess gift  – $27.99 for the Large Jars or gift sets start at $19.99. Their fragrances are just great.
  • I think The Art of Shaving starter kit ($25) is a ideal for the teenager who just started shaving or the husband who needs something a little more luxurious than his usual razor and shave cream.
  • Our tradition each Christmas Eve is to open up a gift of PJ’s and Life is Good has comfy PJ’s with cute prints and sayings for the whole family.  Kids like to wear them as lounging pants too.

Onto the stockings stuffer gift ideas:

Kids: Remember looking in your stocking on Christmas morning? Sweet treats and personal care items were the norm for me growing up!

  • In the kids stockings I am sure Santa will add a sweet treat. The packaging, presentation and the quality of Hebert candies is great.  The Shrewsbury, MA based-company offers a fun time for the holiday season so if you can, head to the mansion off 495!  Prices start at $1.95.
  • Peppa & Friends Figure Packs ($7.99) and DVD,($14.98) is a must have gift for toddlers.  Peppa is a loveable, British Pig and airs on Nick Jr.
  • Teens will love the Edward and Bella commemorative Twilight ornament which is available at Hallmark stores for $17.95.
  • COVERGIRL outlast stay brilliant nail color lasts 7 days and we love the dark colors.
  • Any of the new products from Conair.com  and their sister-brand scünci would make a great gift. Girls love The Knotted Ponytail holders and Ponytailer Bracelets that look like jewelry too!
  • Willa!  My girls love this new line of skin care called Willa.  It is paraben and sulfate free.  The skincare line was developed by a mom and daughter.

Pets: We love our pets like our own kids so let’s pamper them this holiday season!

  • Melrose, Mass. based Lilly & Abbie  is an online store that allows you to design your own custom products including pet items. Who would not want a matching collar and leash?   (starting at $24)
  • Your dog will love the Animal Planet Plush dog toy set for $19.99 at Kohls.  This 4 pack is so cute with a hidden squeaker inside each stuffed toy.
  • Crinkits from Zigoopets  is designed to provide protection around a water bottle. Crinkits give your dog an interactive toy they won’t want to put down. ($19.99)

MOM: Remember when you were little and you literally got socks and underwear in your stocking? Now perfume, cosmetics, a gift card or two would be welcome too!

  • For mom’s stocking she will love Boot Tights  What a concept – tights with socks built into them so you can be cozy in your boots. No more cold feet or feet slipping in your boots. Check out the site or find them Bloomingdales, or Nordstroms.com. (starting at $30)
  • Hourglass Cosmetics is my new favorite line.  Hourglass is a line of cosmetics that is largely paraben- and gluten-free (as well as PETA-friendly!). The Best Of Hourglass Set is so nice! (Lipstick starts at $30, kit is $59)

DAD: Grooming essentials are a key gift and some items for the home office to make it smell nice this season would be a welcome change.

  • Riedel Water Carafe is the first of its kind, brand new and perfect for infused water from Riedel Crystal. Available online and at and at major retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Macy’s. ($49.95)
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler, is a brand new grooming innovation that combines technology from Gillette and Braun in a single, 3-in-1 tool. It trims, edges and close shaves so guys can style any facial hair they like. Offering wet and dry shaving, it’s compact, runs on AA batteries and doesn’t need to be charged, so it fits perfectly into any busy man’s travel plans! Available in major retailers such as Target and CVS for $19.99.
  • AirCraft Infused ScentSticks provide a purer, cleaner, safer and greener alternative to home fragrance, allowing you to mix and match ScentSticks to create custom fragrances for the home.  AIRCRAFT introduced a selection of colored vases available in eight contemporary shades which add a pop of festive color to the room. Starter Kits (5 ScentSticks and vase) retail nationwide for $12.99. We also love ScentSicles Scented Ornaments. ScentSicles Scented Ornaments are an innovative way to infuse holiday spirit into your home with authentic seasonal fragrances that can be hidden throughout your home décor. ScentSicles, 5.5 inch long ornaments, can be hooked into faux (and real) Christmas trees and wreaths to add authentic/enhance scent. ScentSicles retail nationwide for $7.99. It’s a great gift for dad to put in his car or office to make it smell like the holidays.

 

Disclosure: the companies mentioned above sent me the products to review. All opinions are my own.

fashions, Holidays, Nail Polish, Products

@WCAP: holiday decorating, stocking stuffer ideas for mom’s, teens

Today on 980 WCAP-AM we talked holiday decorating and stocking stuffer gift ideas. I have gathered some great finds for my TV segment.  Here are just a few that I have tested out!

I wish I thought of this great invention called Boottights.com – a sock and tight all in one.   There are lots of colors and styles to choose from so check out the site.  They are tights with socks built into them so you can be cozy in your boots. No more cold feet or feet slipping in your boots, check out the site or find them at Neiman marcus.com or Norstroms.com

COVERGIRL has a new line of nail polish. The COVERGIRL outlast stay brilliant nail color is high gloss nail color that can last for as long as 7 days – great colors too. I love how it looks very shiny just like you get at the salon but I did not have to apply a top coat and it dries very quickly – bonus!

Any of the new products from Conair  and their sister-brand scünci would make a great gift for teens/tweens. The Knotted Ponytail holders from scünci are so colorful kids love to wear them as bracelets but always have one on hand (or I should say on their wrist) Find them for $3.99 at major retailers. They also have a sleek line of  Ponytailer Bracelets that look like jewelry too! Perfect for older kids and moms too.  We also love Conair’s tools to create different looks like the French Twist Updo clip and the Bun Maker which are both easy to use. The Topsy Tail is also quite the tool that can create multiple hairstyles like a fun twisted pony or braids.  I also tested out the Infiniti Pro by Conair™ 1875 Watt Salon Performance AC Motor Styling Tool hair dryer. I remember as a child receiving a fancy hair dryer (remember the ones with a shower cap like device attached with a hose to another device?) Well times have changed and so have hair dryers. Ergonomically designed for ultimate comfort this dryer certainly produces salon-quality results. It’s quiet and it does ensures fast drying time too – perfect us moms on the go!

Disclosure: The above items were sent to me from the companies listed to test out and review. All opinions are my own.

Events, Holidays

Cyber Monday is over but the shopping continues

There are 26 days until Christmas. Get your shopping shoes on. We talked shopping, sales and more on today’s 980 WCAP-AM trendymommies segment. Listen in on the link below.

 

WCAP-AM Trendymommies segment

 

 

Events, Holidays

Halloween Costumes and my models! @NECN

I know, I know, the weeks leading up to Halloween I talk about costumes a lot! I just love this holiday and so does New England Cable News. Here is my segment from Tuesday. My girls were the models for the costumes and they had so much fun!

 

 

%d bloggers like this: