#BBNYC Blogger Bash in NYC #TheBigToyBook #SweetSuite14


I went to my first Blogger Bash event, Sweet Suite 2014 at Location 05 in NYC.  It was like girls night for blogger friends (old and new), with drinks, music and entertainment… parent blogger-style.  Drinks were signature candy cocktails and Zipz Wine, a great new single-serve wine that’s packaged in traditional stemware-looking plastic. nAttendees learned about many of the hottest toys hitting the market before the holidays and had lots of fun playing with them too!


And of course we snacked on lots of sweets!


I previewed the Tinkerbell character for Disney Infinity 2.0 and saw the game in action. It’s thrilling for kids (and adults like me) to see our favorite Disney characters in action on our gaming console.


My 6-year-old son’s  current favorite, Lego, displayed their newest collections including, The Lego Movie, Legends of Chima, Ultra Agents, and Fusion.  With the Fusion collection, kids can build a creation and see it come to life on their smart phones or tablets in an app game.


Uncle Milton previewed these fun Wall Friends in our favorite Frozen characters.  They hang on the wall, light up, and talk too!


Paw Patrol toys are finally here from Spin Master! There are cute plush toys and hard toys in all our favorite Paw Patrol characters.

IMG_4199Another product from Spin Master is Kinetic Sand, the best indoor, low-mess, sand-like toy I’ve seen.  It’s clean, dust-free, and never dries out.

IMG_4160We’re big fans of B Toys for their well-made, innovative versions of classic baby and preschool toys.


Battat also displayed their adorable Li’l Woodzeez collection.

This was just a selection of the many toy companies who participated in the event.  Perhaps the best part of attending the  Sweet Suite event is the major swag sent directly to your door.  I can’t wait for mine and definitely will join again next year!


#Disney #Planes Fire and Rescue in Theaters July 18


I received complementary tickets to this movie. All opinions are my own.

Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue arrives in theaters today, but my 5-year-old son and I attended an advanced screening with my 5 year old son and his cousins.  We all loved it and recommend it for you and your kids of any age.  It’s rated PG, so you won’t find anything inappropriate, just good fun.

Planes: Fire and Rescue is the sequel to Disney’s Cars spinoff from 2013, Planes.  We enjoyed the original, but the sequel is so much better. The action was awesome and the humor was clever.  My favorite thing was the bigger message of the movie, a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of real-live emergency rescue personnel.  “They fly in when others are flying out.”

Go see Planes: Fire and Rescue!  The whole family will enjoy it.