Pop sugar: the new playground event for all pop culture lovers

I can’t believe that it’s been over a week since we’ve walked the pop sugar playground floors. The 2 full days of pop sugar culture was amazing.

For me it brought the Pop Sugar brand to life! There was a complete umbrella of amazing talent who make our lives in beauty, fashion, lifestyle and social so much more reachable. The roster of talent included musicians, comedians (women), actresses and boss women in business. Gracing the floors of pop sugar meant that all of this experience was tangible.

V & K, my twin doll sidekicks attended and were ecstatic. We learned How to properly slide down into a ball pit and spin the wheel of luck sponsored by Kohl’s .

They were super lucky and made a double win!!

I walked away from the 2 day event with insights on growth in pop culture, what’s trending as well as a huge amount of inspiration.

My favorite part about attending empowering events such as this, is the meeting of the awesome new brands, creative people behind them and the take away experience that can be used within my own business and lifestyle.

Here are a few links to new brands that we’ve come to know and love ❤️

UR Bath ad Body co

SkinInc

100% Pure

Our adventurous Midwinter break staycation

What is a staycation?

Perhaps you’ve heard the term used loosely many a time. This could be because many people have different definitions of what a staycation is. We define a staycation as a time spent at home without obligations, schedules and deadlines just to catch up on things that we’d like to do for fun, maybe time to lounge and sleep in and definitely enjoy the goodness of our city.

In the case of our Twindollicious crew; we made sure to get out and enjoy the Spring teaser weather during our Winter break staycation.

We visited the Brooklyn Botanical gardens for a magical scavenger hunt throughout the gardens. This fun day was hosted by our friends at Mommynearest. The kids were able plant a Paperwhite to take home.. we can’t wait to share the progress and growth :):)

Our next adventure included a Day in Times Square in the heart of the big apple at the NatGeoEncounter ! The kiddos were all able to enjoy an interactive experience of 3D underwater activities along with an opportunity to be on a big Billboard in Timesquare.

V & K also learned a new skill during their vacation; which is so fitting to their personalities. We were given the opportunity to create an animation video provided by Goldfish . The girls create not one but 2 scenes of interactive moving goldfish.

1 the first creation included V & K as chefs prepping a goldfish meal for themselves when a sneaky puppy comes along to enjoy the meal. TwinDolliciousInstagram (shared here on Instagram)

2. The second creation included a goldfish parade, with confetti and moving floats.

It was so great to help support the NY International Children’s Film Festival. The children enjoyed 13 short films created by artists. After each film ballots were filled to rate their favorite films. It is always amazing to be able to surround children with art and culture.

NYICFF

We enjoyed sharing our top Staycation choices. If Grandmas house in PA was option we would link ticket info to that show; but til next time we hope you’ll take a visit to some of our favorite places during your visit or staycation in NYC.

Please enjoy a way to melt away the boredom with this fun Snowman maze worksheet. For more engaging learning activities, go to Education.com!

We were excited to partner with them in order to bring our little readers some fun!

Consulting your way to the goals

Have you ever been on a journey to start something new or make a new purchase? I’m pretty sure that this is almost everyday of life for the majority of us. When ever I am struck with a new creative idea or challenge to complete I tend to turn inwards on my thoughts to figure out what are the best strategies necessary to get the job done.

When I began writing about our Twindollicious lifestyle I knew that there was a product to create at the end. However I didn’t imagine that the creativity would continue and I’d want to add product to the story in order to bring it to life. I also didn’t realize how much continuing the stories would impact V & K ‘s opinion on their lives and how they treat each other and others. It kind of became second nature for them to embrace new friends and people we’d meet for long or short term purposes. The beginning of this process was not an easy one. I didn’t have a consultant to turn to and question my rights, wrongs or mistakes. I also didn’t have a large budget to (possibly waste/or) go big! Yes there were wastes that could have been avoided but it may be part of the journey.

I’ve been wanting to create a short cut to where I am now and share it with many people. Though when given the opportunity to hear someone’s story I appreciate the journey even more. There aren’t any short cuts.

I recently received an shipment of photo books based on my Instagram story in squares from Chat books and It brought me back to the beginning of my very own journey.

Everything that you’re passionate about takes patience!

Writing

Appearances

Creating

Blogging

Influencing

Designing

Partnerships

Friendships …..,,,,yes including those genuine partnerships and collaborations which enveloped into friendships took time and patience.

Should we be worried about our children and cyberbullying at a young age

Cyberbullying is a millennial form of bullying that all of us parents should be aware of.  As generations grow ways of life continue to change.  In todays day and age we not only have to be concerned with physical bullying possibilities in school, we must also be aware of cyberbullying in your own home.

Cyberbullying may sound a bit invasive and hard to believe that it can effect your child, but the fact of it all is that most children have their own active social accounts and phones by their pre teens.  Just as friends once shared their telephone numbers and communicated via land lines….they are now able to independently choose whom they will communicate with and connect on a networking basis.  As we all connect to new people good and bad so can our children.

Cyberbullying can occur at an early age, way before maturity has set in a recent report shows that cyberbullying can be even more damaging that physical scars. As a parent we must try everything in our power to avoid our children from enduring emotional illness because of bullying.

Our goal is to keep them emotionally stable and strong. Aaron Minc

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What do we do if our child is the victim of cyberbullying? Contact a Aaron Minc

 

 

Summer Time Happiness

Oh summer you are finally here. We will be soaking up as much sun as possible within the next couple of weeks. After our last visit to the pediatrician we’ve learned that many people have Vitamin D diffenciency; well go figure. That season ps snow would not stop (will not say the name). B E A C H P L E A S E is now our favorite phrase. We hope you all get to enjoy the beach, sun and playtime this summer. Vita and Kennedy on the Long Island sound #southhamptons #beach wearing #RalphLauren bathing suits and adorable #carters neon cover ups.

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Summer Lovin’ & Friends

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There are only 8 weeks in the season of summer…. It is hands down the best of them all, So let’s make it count. Find a Twindollicious friend, follow the fun trend and make memories that will never end! 🙂 :). We will be kicking it off with fireworks and friends. How about you?

The Stage is set

As I look at the photo of our completed booth from NYC Javits book Expo America I can’t help but to feel a bit nostalgic. The feeling of walking into a beautifully displayed room full of colors, illustrations and books is a great one. I will continue to add posts, happenings and photos from the expo for the next 3 days, to keep everyone up to date with our Twindollicious experience.

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How did you spend your memorial day weekend

As we come to an end to this long, important holiday weekend here in the USA known as Memorial Day I wanted to share some of our activities, thoughts and fashion. The Twindollicious story is available in stores and doing great 🙂 :), so we’ve taken a quick, very quick breath of fresh air to relax this weekend. My extended family loves touch base on this day; especially with the elders (85 and up) to reflect on their memories of our historical men in armor. My great grandfather happily wore his uniform for this country, and I will always admire a person that does so. Our family stayed local (NY) and enjoyed the holiday sales in the men’s suit and department stores. We visited the good old movie theater to see The animated movie Epic. This movie was great! The animation was so creative, and the storyline was created in such a favorable way; it included real life with just enough fiction to keep you guessing what will happen next. I think that this is my favorite part of animated stories. You never know what will happen next. On monday, we took a walk to the beach to enjoy the sounds and smells of spring. Throughout this entire weekend the girls were trending stripes in all colors for the flag and to get ready for our Twindollicious summer collection.

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