Huggies Costco Exclusive

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Are you a Costco member? Although I’m a Costco member I often find myself green with envy of other Costco members since my New York City sized apartment means I can’t take advantage of all of the deals we spot when we walk inside the wholesale club.

Seriously just the idea of owning a tin of extra virgin olive oil as tall as my toddler makes me teary eyed! *sniffle*


One deal I will always take advantage of when I see them at Costco are diapers! I’m excited to share some news with you about Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes which are exclusive to Costco!


You already know how much I love the Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes (especially in the reusable Clutch & Clean pouch) because they are thicker and more durable for any mess vs. Huggies Natural care wipes. (I even own several pouch styles!)

Huggies Clutch N Clean On Stroller

But an exclusive to Costco is the NEW Huggies® Clutch ‘n’ Clean* pouch included in every box of Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes. Why is this freebie worth mentioning? It’s ease and convenience! I just hang mine over the stroller and stylishly tackle messes while out and about with my youngest.


I also turn to Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus diapers (also exclusive to Costco) because they are extra absorbent for day and night protection and come with the trusted Leak Lock® system.


I love that they have a SnugFit* waistband and unique Grip Tabs for a secure fit. My son just loves the Disney characters on his diapers. So if that detail makes his day and the diapers keep him dry its a win win for me and my wallet!


Since Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes are only available at Costco so I find myself stocking up at the Costco a few minutes away from my neighborhood.

If you’re a Costco member, you can try a sample (one per household) of Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes (while supplies last) by clicking here to register for a FREE sample. There will be a limited number of samples each day starting today July 17th through July 26, 2014!

Slimfast 14-Day Slimdown

chat July 14, 2014 Leave a response

Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim

Living in Manhattan means I am always walking to and from somewhere. Every single day. And that’s great because it totally gives me a jump start to a lazy girl’s type of fitness program. I’m rarely stationary so I win at this diet thing right?

Wrong! Walking around the city also means I pass countless raved about restaurants and tempting shops that sell delicious snacks every step of the way.

Slimfast Greek Yogurt Snack Bar #14DaysToSlim

Every morning I start my day with a bowl of vanilla yogurt and honey before walking out the door. Now to be smart about all the treats that tempt me I also carry a Slimfast Gimme Some greek yogurt and honey, honey snack bar with me when I leave my apartment.


I pack a snack so when I’m  in-between meals I don’t ruin my appetite or wind up over eating at my next meal. And with a really important end of summer party coming up, I also want to make sure I still fit a dress I recently picked up. I think losing 5lbs would make the dress fit perfectly. Isn’t it funny how five or ten pounds can really make or break an outfit look!?


I’m not really a calorie counter, but for those of you who are, you’ll be happy to know the new Slimfast® gimme some GREEK YOGURT & HONEY, honey™ snack bars are only 110 calories per bar.  And since I’m a big fan of both greek yogurt and honey it made sense for me to choose this delicious flavor. I cannot tell a lie… things have to taste good for me to stick with them!


These snack bars are so convenient to carry around. On my way out of town, instead of buying overpriced snacks at the airport kiosk I put a snack bar in the side pocked of my Le SportSac weekender and felt so good about myself and how I was treating my wallet while I am out and about this summer!

Slimfast Snack Bar On The Go

If you head over to their website and Facebook page you can learn about the Slimfast® 14 Days to Slim program – a way to lose up to six pounds in two weeks! You can also sign up for Slim Coaching to get tips from experts, daily motivation and watch funny videos! (The Slimfast Pinterest page is pretty fun too — especially that BFF bucket list board!!)

How to Deal with Trolls

chat July 9, 2014 Leave a response

I was going to title this post “I got called a dirtbag and didn’t run crying” but I thought better of it. I’m not the first person to be verbally attacked by a troll. This is a much bigger issue.

I like to keep things all shiny, happy on my blog and social channels because the Internet is an escape so it is hard to believe anyone wants to consistently read something not full of joy. But today I have to make an exception to my rule.

It seems as of late that some of the nicest people I have ever known have been targets of trolls — internet or real life. And I find it quite sad.

But I always tell friends who share their experiences with trolls to consider the source.

Were these hateful/hurtful words coming out the mouth or typed by the fingers of someone they actually know and love?

The reason why I didn’t consider ‘dirtbag’ to be hurtful was because the source of that word was hateful. That person was not one of my family members, dear friends or close friends who I would give a kidney to in a heartbeat. If one of them said such a thing, it would be hurtful. It would hurt me to my core and make me reevaluate my behavior and thoughts. I have some of the most kindest, selfless friends who I don’t deserve as friends at all. So if one of them called me anything close to “dirtbag” that would hurt.

But the person who called me a ‘dirtbag’ was hate-filled and since that person is not a friend, family member or someone I would give my kidney to I paid them no mind. While I wish no one harm I do believe negative people are haters. Haters are miserable people. Trolls have time on their hands (lack of job? no responsibilities?) and have to fight boredom every single day.

I would not want to exchange anything in my life with a troll. There is something so very wrong in their life that they have to attack people whether it is through the computer or in real life. And that is just sad.

All of this to say, when a troll targets you… here is what you can do -

1. Consider the source — is it a person you actually value their opinion? They clearly aren’t showing you respect. Why respect and value their opinion of you? Have self-respect!

2. Delete the comment from your blog or from your life. I am a firm believer that a minute of anger wastes your chance to have 60 seconds of happiness. Choose happiness. Laugh at them.

3. Leave the comment on your blog/social channel. They are not worth your energy. Let your community question the troll’s reason for even commenting in such a way.

4. Block the person — from social channels, your phone and email. I choose to leave it so everyone including trolls can continue to reach out to me because I consider the source. Just remember people hide behind computers and make accusations without knowing your life. The only people who truly know your life are the ones who live with you or you choose to fully share it with.  One snapshot on Instagram or a 300 word post on your blog does not accurately show anyone’s life so they are free to judge without knowing what they are judging!

PS. If you happen to be a troll, hater or miserable person and have landed on this post, I’d like to suggest this song. Hopefully hearing it will make you a little bit happier. 

“Why you gotta be so rude, don’t you know I’m human too”