The One thing on our Black Friday shopping list

Were you dreaming of this weekend’s sales like the awesome one Abercrombie is having RIGHT NOW where you can grab 40% OFF the ENTIRE store!

Did you have your list ready for Black Friday shopping?

We had one request from V & K : an extra cozy, fluffy, and stylish coat!

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Our NEW go to brand for home decor and style for the family is at JCPENNEY

Over the weekend a big thing happened at JC Penney and I’m bringing the good to you!

An exclusive brand for JCPenney has been curated into a collection of classic styles to mix and match for the entire family and the home.

This super exciting brand is called Peyton & Parker!

For me as a one stop shopper and style lover this is game changer especially during the holiday season.

Peyton & Parker is the photo ready collection that is perfect for coordinating a style or home decor with perfect mix and match pieces. It’s NOW possible to even bring the photo studio to your home for the holidays for some real life shots…. just the way we love!

I had the privilege of trying out the new brand in a style challenge and couldn’t find a piece I didn’t love; so much so that I did some boys styling and the whole family. This sweater has actually just made my wish list.

The new lifestyle brand is designed entirely by the in-house design team at JCPenney and sold exclusively at their stores and online. It’s truly a moms dream come true.

Peyton & Parker is now available to make instagramable moments real and simple for you and yours.

This post is sponsored by MOMTRENDS

3 HOT NEW products we love from the NY Baby show

This is our 3rd year attending the NY baby show and every year it gets better and better!

This year V & K were well equipped with knowledge on what Bash enjoys, what our audience loves and where to find things that would interest them as well. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this show.

We entered the venue and immediately checked in with our friends from Mom trends at the blogger lounge. We got our map, ate a little lunch; catered by Boston Market and headed out to the floor.

There’s always so much to see and amazing informative panelists speaking about parenthood, secret hacks and new products. We were sure to take a listen in while Twiniversity expert Natalie Diaz took the stage.

We mapped out our day from panelist speaking to the media lounge with the first of our favorite companies Babo Botanicals .

They are creating products that are reef safe. From amazing tinted spf sunscreen to skin cream with ingredients to help you get a handle on your eczema; all with natural delicious scents.

Note: we weren’t the only ones with our day strategically mapped out. There were some 3rd trimester mamas with checklists in their hands. It’s very important to be prepared, when you’re walking a venue this big and fun.

After visiting a few brands in the search of essentials for babies, toddlers and above we were so pleased with Stuck on you ! Our second favorite brand in attendance at the NY Baby Show was an easy selection. With V & K getting ready for summer camp; we needed to a few labeling accessories and boxes for snack. The durable bento box made by Stuck on You is so trendy with his cover designs “unicorns” and more, along with its compartments will make lunch packing easier than ever!

Third on our Lovers list includes something special for nursing moms. The yummy secret behind the recommendation to eat oatmeal and ingredients found in Beer have come together in a delicious cookie recipe by Mommy Knows Best Lactation Cookie Mix ! We ALL tested a cookie and approved the yummy-ness; but validation was approved when milk was present for Bash. Many nursing moms may have tried the two foods or drinks separate for assisting with milk production but a yummy cookie treat can do the quick trick.

After a fun day at the NY Baby show we couldn’t wait to share our favorite top 3 hot brands and products we’ve discovered along with the many reasons why the event is for everyone learning and experiencing the joys of parent hood including the kiddos. The top 3 selections were choices and opinions of my own and we hope you’ll consider trying for yourselves.

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.

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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!

This is how we roll in the holidays!

The holidays are approaching fast; are you ready?!

As a mom who has the job of starting off the holidays by hosting Thanksgiving dinner I was super excited to get in the spirit by attending Momtrends holiday soirée.

The beautiful hosts pictured here by the Oventure tree, and styled by Cents of style…. (just one of the fabulous brands in attendance)

organized an event for us Mom and Lifestyle Bloggers to get our gifting ideas in gear. All guests were greeted at entry with gift bags that were made to fill as we visited each brands table.

There are so many holiday gifting ideas that are available for everyone and offered by these brands. I enjoyed meeting the reps personally as I visited each table. I also loved participating in fun challenges such as the Riders by Leestyle challenge

and the create your own cheese platter at Jalsberg .

It wouldn’t be a fun moms night out without a delicious glass of wine in hand as you walked the room. Noble Wines display of sweet, delectable wines were in attendance doing just so!

It wouldn’t be a night of holiday cheer without giving back. This is why every guest in attendance donated a toy or two to Second Chance Toys .

Well, Now that we’re all geared up and full of ways to share something new with our friends and family …. let the holidays begin!

Some of the amazing brands listed here will help you get your holidays in order as well..

Name BubblesPearheadBoxed WaterRed Velvet NYCManiorPediLiving proof incAtmosfxKidzbopThimblepressHasbro

Why you should still be attending the Biggest Baby Shower

The biggest baby shower organized by big city moms is an event you must attend; whether you are a first time mom or it’s your 5th time around. Every mom needs a pick me up of Up to date gear and products fit for you and baby. The show isn’t just for expectant moms it is also great for grandparents, an awesome gift of tickets to the show for parents to be or a mom with little kiddos that are still growing with this their first 1-3 years.

Bash and I attended with the interest of learning about new food companies and baby food for skin, moms health, nursing as well as educational toys. We were amazed by the endless amounts of brands in attendance.

After the baby shower Bash is currently enjoying Ella’s kitchen (Ella’s Kitchen organic squeezer snacks) and UUBI worlds bath toys as his favorites. Ubbiworld

TwinDollicious Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for some awesome gift ideas for your mini me’s….. And we’re sharing a selection of the holiday gift guide list. 

1. For all of your festive and true Santa lover attire needs, we have adorable I 💗 Santa tees just in time for Christmas photos. 

2. Sending an early photography session gift card to a family or friend will guarantee a card in the mail of the gorgeous holiday themed session….be sure to look for their local photographer 

3. Freshly picked moccassins will not steer you wrong….and they’re actually having an early BlackTuesday sale TODAY! 

4. Begin a library for all of your favorite little ones with the start of a Holiday book. Santa’s helpers eve Christmas is listed on the site and ready to snuggle in a stocking. 

5. What would the Christmas season be without a gorgeous holiday dress. Can you say Candy Cane stories and Golden Tulle 

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Our favorite things Gift guide

The season of gifting is here and we are collectively happy to share a few of our favorite things! I say collectively because it is with great pleasure that I do not have to guess what Vittoria and Kennedy will and will not love to receive from SANTA. Over the years I have made the lists and checked them twice, and marked myself as naughty (obviously) because I would never sneak a treat for me… But this year, with the help of TwinDollicious sisters V & K they have included a favorite for the mama bears! The great brand of Lovedbyhannahandeli ( http://www.lovedbyhannahandeli.com) is family approved with fun logo t’s worn by celebs of all ages and during small business Saturday you can gain a goodie or two at 20% OFF with discount code = SBS.
The girls were also extremely excited to include the beautiful nursing necklaces by http://www. littlelemontreasures.etsy.com. As the story of not having nursing necklaces while double nursing was told to the girls, they immediately agreed that all moms should have them as a perfect gift or stocking stuffer; which will eventually be passed down to your non nursing toddler one day 🙂 to adorn a nursing mom with this is a blessing and from 11/28-12/11 this shop has made discount code holiday30 available for you to enjoy 30% OFF!
Topping the charts this year are accessories and moccs!
http://www.avaanapaislee.etsy.com/ is offering free shipping on their adorable fringed design moccasins, Black Friday Only when using code (blackfridayfreeship).
http://www.theplumpickle.etsy.com charmed bracelets includes a collection of holiday charms, perfectly placed in time for gifting. And why wouldn’t you want to snag some for your growing dollies?!! They are also offering code Freeship from 11/26 through 11/30 (CyberMonday).
V & K’s recent fashionable must have are knotted headbands and slouchy beanies to allow their hair to be as natural yet tamed, so we were ecstatic when cold man winter lingered in and http://www.babybeansandme.com/ was there to the rescue. She has created a line of styles for boys and girls that can be worn all year long. Gifting now would just add to her super power to create more incredible pieces. Especially when she’s offering $5 OFF when you spend $30 or more & free shipping for orders over $100…just use code over100freeship.
But it wouldn’t be a season of believing without your little babe all suited with a fun holiday outfit or perfect t shirt like http://www.flintandfire.storeenvy.com/ “Rudolph is my homeboy” which we would preferably pair with any holiday tutu found in our TwinDollicious collection!
And, as Thanksgiving approaches we would like to say thanks by giving all items on our site a Slashed price and 50 % OFF discount code of BOGO to be used at checkout http://www.twindollicious.com/shop

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Pretty in pink Christmas

With 5 days left until Christmas we are sharing our girliest of all favorite things with exclusivechild boutique. Pretty in pink and full of tutus can brighten any little girls day. We’re actually unsure if it only holds true for little girls, because big girls enjoy enough frill to spin in as well. Twindollicious tutus has joined our friends in giving away a pink flamenco tutu. Enter to win by commenting with one of your favorite things. Happy Holidays!!

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12 Days of Christmas with Giveaways and Celebrations

We’re counting down once again, but this time with giveaways to celebrate our first Christmas Holiday with Twindollicious. Our theme for the 12 days of Christmas count down is some of our favorite things. “These are a few of our favorite things” originally a non Christmas song, has become one of my favorite after Rod Stewart sang it; and with that, his voice will be going through head everytime I happily post another one of our favorite things. The count down will include our favorite boutiques, photographers, family, friends, books, trendy styles, dresses, accessories and more. Goodies and Giveaways from shops like Exclusive Child Boutique.. who we have recently collaborated with in adding our favorite pieces from the Twindollicious Collection
(Apparel for fashionable kids – a chic boutique for girls and boys http://www.exclusivechild.com), Starbucks gift cards, photographer secrets (DIY’s) from Cate Scaglione photography and others and more.
Day 1 of the count down is a goodie, because we’re starting with all things that sparkle!
Not only are we at the Twindollicious headquarters crazy about all things that sparkle but our Iphone cases matter when your rummaging through your messy momma diaper bag ( ok off subject, but…)These 2 cases made by Case Mate manufacturer, Glimmer for Iphone 5c and Glam for iphone 5/5s will be given away Twin style if all of these steps are followed.

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3. Follow http://www.instagram.com/twndollicious @twindollicious
You must get your friends involved to help you, because this is what being Twindollicious is about. Have as many friends as you can follow your steps to win and share your winnings with them, when chosen on Christmas Day 12/25/2013.

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