Go Commando with NKOTB

When I was a little girl I was a big fan of New Kids on the Block. Every free moment my friends and I had during the school day was spent talking about Joey and Jordan or Donnie, Jonathan and Danny. There was all one guy we thought was the cutest and I am sure our parents all grew tired of how many times we played and replayed their cassettes as we learned the lyrics to the songs.

NKOTB photo and button #nkotb #Blockheads

My mom was awesome when it came to my love of music. She would buy me Bop magazine and every street vendor selling bootleg cassettes from NKOTB concert tours knew me because she let me buy them because that was the closest a second or third grader was getting to go to their European tour! I had a Hangin’ Tough shirt and when there was a concert special or award show performance she let me stay up to watch it.

But I never went to a New Kids concert. My first concert of my choice was not until I was a freshman in high school. So when TheMoms emailed asking if I wanted to meet New Kids on the Block, be a VIP at their fan club concert at The Gramercy Theater and film a fun video for their Main Event tour sponsor Cottonelle, my eight year old self flipped out!

Cottonelle is daring everyone to be brave enough to Go Commando and not wear underwear because of the clean confidence the CleanRipple texture of their toilet paper gives your bum.

I’ll be honest with you, TheMoms could have said Cottonelle would like you to wear a dress made out of toilet paper on a runway and I probably would have done it if my childhood crushes were at the end of the runway waiting for me to meet them.

Photo With New Kids On The Block #nkotb #gocommando

I met the guys backstage and they all gave me a hug and were super sweet. Exactly how I hoped it would be like meeting someone you thought was cool back when you were a kid.

I’ve never thrown my underwear onto any stage and I didn’t start the night of the NKOTB concert I went to but I do know one thing .. once a Blockhead, always a Blockhead!

Staying #NYTough This Winter

My local meteorologist just announced this is the coldest February since 1934.

That isn’t a typo. We’ve had to deal with constant cold weather this month that hasn’t happened for over 80 years!

It’s no wonder no matter who we talk with, everyone has had it with the snow and the slush and the stinging air.


As pretty as it looks, I’m counting down until spring arrives. Until then I’m staying as tough as possible through this winter.


Stocking up on cold weather essentials like Vicks NyQuil to battle a cold and making sure I don’t find myself without a Puffs tissue within reach.


There are days it is so cold, the last thing I want to do is leave my apartment. And when those days fall on a weekend without plans, I am thrilled. But when there are necessities that have to be picked up, the choice between freeze and have it delivered has an obvious answer.


Peapod delivers in NYC now and has cold weather essentials to make you feel better delivered right to your door.  All of our go-to trusted P&G products are just a click away when we can’t get to the store!

P&G is running an awesome #NYTough #ColdandFlu Twitter Giveaway Running from 2/20/15 – 3/31/15 with daily giveaways of a P&G #ColdandFlu prize pack every day. Want a chance to win? (Read the Official Rules here)

Tweet a photo using hashtag #NYTough showing how you stay #NYTough during Cold &Flu season!

Extra entries can also be earned after 3/2/15 by visiting the #NYTough takeover at Barclays Center Station in Brooklyn and tagging the location tag on using hashtag #NYTough or by posting a selfie on Twitter using #NYTough and tagging the location.

Want to win a $50 AMEX gift card, boxes of Puffs tissues and coupons for Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil here? Just leave a comment  on this post before March 1st, 2015 at Noon EST sharing the coldest temperature it has been this month (February) wherever you live. One winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email.

This post is a sponsored conversation with P&G

Thalia Sodi Launch Party at Macy’s

Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

I met Thalia two years ago and loved her sense of community outreach for mothers who are not as fortunate as her.

I’ve been a fan of hers since the 90s but knowing how wonderful she was about giving back her time really stuck with me.

On Saturday, February 28th at 2PM I will be at Macy’s Queen Center in Elmhurst for the Thalia Sodi Collection launch party!  Her debut collection of clothing, shoes, and accessories captures Latina passion, charisma and style.


Launch parties for Sodi – Thalia’s new Latina influenced collection are happening at Macy’s across the country (and in Puerto Rico! Wepa!) not just here in New York!

  • Macy’s Montebello (Montebello, CA) – Feb 28, 2pm
  • Macy’s Victoria Gardens (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) – Feb 28, 2pm
  • Macy’s Willowbrook Mall (Houston, TX) – Feb 28, 2pm
  • Macy’s Newport Centre (Jersey City, NJ) – Feb 28, 11am
  • Macy’s Dadeland (Miami, FL) – March 7, 2pm
  • Macy’s Las Vegas Fashion Show (Las Vegas, NV) -March 7, 2pm
  • Macy’s La Plaza Mall (McAllen, TX) – March 7, 2pm
  • Macy’s Valley Fair (San Jose, CA) – March 7, 2pm
  • Macy’s Woodfield (Schaumburg, IL) – March 7, 2pm
  • Macy’s Plaza Las Americas (Puerto Rico) – March 21, 2pm

Adding a little Latina flair to your style is a great way to remix your wardrobe this spring. Even if you were to just pick up one new piece for the season — leopard print, metallics and faux leather can totally change the look of an outfit.

Head over to the launch party nearest you for a celebration with tons of fun, music, and fashion!