2019 New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway!

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The 2019 New York Baby Show, on May 18 & 19 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country.

Now in its 9th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. I am giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. See below for details…  Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual.

Click here to get your FREE tickets and remember I only have 25 to give away, once they’re gone, they’re gone!

If you click above and the free tickets are gone, click here to get 50% off tickets until the show date.


March Dailygoodiebox Review

Anytime I get a Dailygoodiebox, my son knows that it has many goodies inside to unbox.  He’s very adamant about being the one to unbox it, and he is super excited to flip open that first blue paper on top to unveil the contents lol.

So without further ado, here is Tyler’s unboxing of the March Dailygoodiebox!

Interested in an item? Check them out below with more details and links to even more info and to purchase:



This month’s box was really colorful and cool and as always, Daily Goodie Box. It’s more than just Free Samples!

King Kong on Broadway – NYC

Now Playing at the Broadway Theatre


Wow, what a production! And King Kong!!! Just Wow. Talk about an awesome puppet…

The King Kong puppet used in the production is the fourth rendition, perfected after three previous versions. It stands more than 20 feet high, weighs 4000 lbs and requires more than 30,000 pounds of steel reinforcement in the rafters to support its weight. 13 operators are responsible for his movements, including one puppeteer strictly dedicated to Kong’s facial expressions that sits INSIDE of his face! Each of his limbs are manipulated by an individual puppeteer. The physical demands on the operators are great, involving running, lifting, pulling, climbing and rope repelling. The cost of the puppet was kept confidential, but hinted to be in the millions.

So how much fine tuning does a production like take? The cast and crew rehearse 4 hours per week in between shows and have a full crew of stand-ins at every show, in case one of the members takes ill or is injured. The show runs six days per week and 8 performances are run per week.

Above notes Courtesy of Wayne Griffin who attended the show talk-back with the cast.

Now I know you want to check it out! Here is a little more info;


The new musical King Kong is now playing at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) where it opened on Thursday, November 8 (previews began October 5, 2018).
The all-star cast is led by Christiani Pitts, (A Bronx Tale) as Ann Darrow, Eric William Morris (Mamma
Mia!) as Carl Denham, and Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses) as Lumpy.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) with a score by Marius de Vries (La La Land and Moulin Rouge!) and songs by Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice), King Kong is directed and
choreographed by Drew McOnie (Strictly Ballroom The Musical).
King Kong is produced by Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Furman.


King Kong comes alive through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry and stagecraft.
Based on the 1932 novel, the stage production of King Kong is a contemporary take on the classic
tale of beauty and the beast. The story follows a young actress, Ann Darrow, and a maverick filmmaker, Carl Denham, as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the world’s greatest wonder.


At the center of this 21st Composer and music producer Marius de Vries (the films La La Land, Moulin Rouge, and Romeo + Juliet) is a four-time Grammy nominee. Eddie Perfect (songs) is a Helpmann Award winner and
composer and lyricist of the Broadway-bound Beetlejuice and Shane Warne The Musical.
Pioneering creature designer Sonny Tilders developed Kong for the show, bringing together the worlds of animatronics and puppetry to a degree never seen on stage before. Tilders was honored with the Helpmann Award, Australia’s highest theatrical honor, for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement.


King Kong’s design team for Broadway also includes Peter England (Scenic and Projection Design), Roger Kirk (Costume Design), Peter Mumford (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound
Design), Gavin Robins (Aerial and King Kong Movement Director) and Tom Watson (Hair Design).

David Caddick is Music Supervisor and Eldad Guetta is Associate Music Arranger.

Casting by Tara Rubin Casting. Johanna McKeon is Associate Director. Ellenore Scott is Associate Choreographer.
King Kong is authorized by the Merian C. Cooper Estate.


Tickets to King Kong are now on sale through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 and online at http://www.Telecharge.com. Tickets for groups of ten or more are available by calling 866-302-0995 or by email at info@broadwayinbound.com.

Discount code for my readers, save up to $55 off of regular priced seats:

Sales/perf period 2/8/19 – 9/1/19


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King Kong | Now in Previews on Broadway

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Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from King Kong Broadway. All opinions are my own.

Frozen 2 Teaser!


From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.


Check out the new teaser trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2.”



From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

Airbnb’s Presidential Getaway: 10 Trending Destinations + Most Wish-Listed Homes

Want to get away this President’s Day long weekend? Check out what made the list of Airbnb’s most wished for and trending destinations!


Airbnb’s Presidential Getaway: 10 Trending Destinations + Most Wish-Listed Homes

With 1,000 homes offered by Airbnb hosts that include “president” or “presidential” in their listing description, there’s something for even the most dignified travelers. And, with President’s Day almost here, it’s not too late to plan a long-weekend getaway.

These 10 trending destinations have surfaced as must-visit locales for travelers looking for history, sunshine, or access to national sites, along with the most wish-listed home in each place. Percentages indicate the jump in bookings form last year.* Some interesting stats to consider:

  • The Caribbean claims five spots on the list, with Puerto Rico taking three of those in the top five.
  • In the US, travelers are heading to places with historical significance and access to national parks.

Top 10 trending destinations and most wish-listed homes for President’s Day

Starting at just $98 per night!

  1. Vieques, Puerto Rico (845%) –Beach Guesthouse
  2. Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (647%) –Hawk’s Rest Private Room
  3. Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (506%) –Escape to Paradise
  4. Río Grande, Puerto Rico (504%) –Panoramic Ocean View
  5. Port Aransas, Texas (457%) –Angler’s Court Beach Bungalow
  6. Williams, Arizona (387%) –Rustic Airstream Basecamp Near the Grand Canyon
  7. Evansville, Indiana (382%) –1850s Historic Home
  8. Winnipeg, Canada (361%) –Industrial-Style Loft
    9. Monticello, New York (270%) –The Rose Cottage
  9. Cabarete, Dominican Republic (152%) –Casa Luna Guesthouse

Fun facts!


How to Travel Like a President

Did you know U.S. presidents were among the first Americans to stay with strangers? In fact, George Washington would stop at this farm stay, now offered by host Agnes on Airbnb. For a quick history lesson, Airbnb teamed up with notable historians Clay Jenkinson and Alexander Shane to reveal how travelers can learn from three trendsetting homesharers – Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson – and book the types of trips these historic figures may have wanted to take if they were alive today.

George Washington

Enthusiast of Extended Journeys, Farming and Woodworking 

Washington did homestays while making extended journeys during the course of his presidency, one to the south and the other through New England, according to Jenkinson. While traveling, the man appreciated his privacy and liked to have an entire home to himself.

Washington would stop at the farm stay in St. Stephens Church, Virginia to rest while making the journey from Williamsburg to Mount Vernon. Host Agnes shares that the historical Home bookable on Airbnb is complete with original woodwork, horses for riding, and a rumored ghost of an occupant past. Could it be the first president?

For the traveler looking to travel like Washington but with a twist, the Airbnb community offers unique Homes in the areas the great general frequented, such as this yacht in Boston, this secluded treehouse in Bridgewater, Virginia, and this tiny house on a community farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

In his free time, Washington’s hobbies were wide-ranging, from farming to horseback riding. Today do you think he would give this home hydroponics workshop in Annandale, Virginia or horse yoga in Palmerton, Pennsylvania a try? And for a man who also loved wood sculpting and whiskey making, learning to power carve a log into a bowl in Johnson City, North Carolina and how to make a classic cocktail in Washington D.C. could take these skills to the next level.

Theodore Roosevelt

 Connoisseur of Homestays, Fitness and Nature

Born in New York City, Theodore Roosevelt loved homestays, according to Jenkinson. He would spread out and fit right into people’s homes, like when he would travel to the Badlands of the Dakota territory to hunt buffalo, perhaps staying in a place like this farm stay in Interior, South Dakota.

During these trips, his hunting guide would go to bed after supper, exhausted, but Roosevelt and the host of the home would stay up to talk deep into the night, as he thrived on late night conversation.

“The guide would think, okay, maybe this dude will sleep in. But Roosevelt would be up at first light ready to go out buffalo hunting.”

Clay Jenkinson, Historian

Roosevelt also traveled to places throughout New York and Puerto Rico, which marked the first presidential visit to the Caribbean island. He loved connecting with locals in these places, while staying in privates rooms that may have been similar to this perfect room close to Central Park in New York City, this Victorian suite in Buffalo, New Yorkor this studio in San Juan.

As he drank “oceans of coffee” – perhaps to recover from the late-night chats – a modern Roosevelt may partake in this coffee farm tour in San Juan. He was also into fitness, from hiking to boxing. Perhaps today he would brush up on his skills boxing with a world champion in New York City? Well known for creating national parks and wildlife refuges, Roosevelt also loved birds and may today enjoy activities like a falconry lesson in San Diego or a hiking and photo adventure in Hudson, New York. Plus the man read with vigor, and was rumored to have read a book a day. Can’t you just imagine him on this Upper West Side bookstore crawl in New York Citysnagging his next read?

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lover of Pool Time, BBQ and Mexico

Lyndon B. Johnson loved spending his leisure time in the big ol’ state of Texas and would fly to his ranch known as the “LBJ Ranch” to show friends a slice of America they could not get anywhere else, according to Shane.

Outside of Texas – where LBJ-inspired travelers can find homes like the Caplin Ranch in AthensLBJ Lake Farmhouse in Horseshoe Bay, and Modern Chateau in Austin – he ventured to many places in Mexico, often to Acapulco where he would stay in villas, according to Shane, which may have been similar to this villa with breathtaking views.

A man who loved driving his Lincoln Continental around, a modern Johnson may want to try taking another set of wheels for a spin, exploring landmarks on a Segway® in Austindiscovering Chapultepec by bicycle in Mexico City, or biking for a BBQ tour in Austin. Speaking of BBQ, Johnson was such a big fan of the fare that he even hosted state dinner BBQs at the LBJ Ranch. When he wasn’t on the go, Johnson could be found at the pool either soaking in the water or poolside lounging on a fiberglass chair. Today would he embark on this leisure hike to a natural swimming hole in Austin?

For even more inspiration for presidential travel, visit here to find out where U.S. travelers are heading for Presidents’ Day weekend and the most wish listed Home in those destinations.

Easy Weekday Cheeseburger Sliders


I love to cook. Like, looooove it. It’s one of my favorite mental stimulations aside from shopping 😁. But many days, I want to throw something together quickly without it taking much thought.

Sometimes I’ll grab random on sale perishable items when food shopping and have to find creative ways to use them before they expire like a game lol.

I’ve been thinking of new recipes to make for my family and I was in love with a cheeseburger stuffed mushroom recipe I found years ago. I had a random bag of Hawaiian rolls on hand and decided to use that same recipe on these to make extra yummy super simple Cheeseburger Sliders minus the mushrooms (only because I didn’t have any, they’d probably be great tossed .on them too!).

So here is it.  Simple yet delectable and different enough to not just say “we’re having cheeseburgers for dinner”.

Grab a stick of cream cheese, a pound of chopped meat, some minced garlic, butter, mustard (we use frenches), ketchup, cheese, and Hawaiian rolls. Optional items: onions, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, bacon, pickles.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half all at once with a large knife. Set the bottom in a casserole dish.


Brown the chopped meat and drain all of the grease, you definitely don’t wasnt to ruin it by having greasy soggy bottom buns… use the minced garlic, garlic and onion powders, and Worcestershire sauce while cooking the beef to season as much as you’d like.

Mix the cooked meat with softened crean cheese, some mustard and ketchup. Then put on top of bottom layer.


I like to add another little layer of mustard and ketchup before adding the onions.  I used red since that’s all o had on hand, but I prefer white onions for this.


Then add the cheese.  I used white american, again because that’s all I had on hand when making this but I prefer sliced cheddar cheese. This would also be the time to add the bacon and mushrooms and pickles if you choose to. I just didn’t have them but they’d be really yummy.


Carefully slide on the other side of the buns, the top, all on one piece and press down a little so it “sticks”to the mixture.

Melt 1 stick of butter, I use salted, ances mix with minced garlic and some parsley if you’re feeling fancy.  Then spoon over the top buns to get a nice buttery top making sure to get some garlic on each bun.  This makes them like little garlic knots too without the knots!



Then put into the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.  Watch uhad the tops don’t burn, check after 15.

Then you have ooey gooey mini cheesy burgers that are not your average cheeseburger but so simple you can whip them together any day! Great weekday meal.


I love to add some fresh arugula to it before I eat it because arugula makes everything better!


Sliders are so versatile and easy..

Next ill be trying the Hawaiian sub rolls and making cheese steak sliders!


And I’ll definitely be trying this Bourbon BBQ manwich on some pulled pork sliders too!


Aladdin in theaters May 2019

I am loving all of these live action Disney movie remakes! Aladdin and Dumbo are certainly on my to-see list this year!agl0580.pcomp_publicity.v02.1039_grd004.000000.jpg

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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