Showing posts with label #NewYork

Happy Saturday! As some of you know, blogging isn't my only job. I'm also an Avon lady.
With the exception of my re-joining post, I've not mentioned my Avon business, but as we move forward in the year that's going to change. I think it's high time I added more "work" in my work at home Mom blog.

I can't think of a better way to kick of this new plan than with a Sweepstakes from Avon!

About the movie Rio2 :


"RIO 2 - In theaters April 11, 2014! The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth." 

My kids can't wait to see this sequel and I bet your kids can't either! Here is a short trailer for you to enjoy.

About Rio2 Sweepstakes:

One lucky winner will win a weekend in New York with 4 Star hotel accommodations for 2 nights and private introductory lesson in animation and film making for 2 children ages 5-11!

Hurry to enter. Sweepstakes ends March 13, 2014!

Go here to enter to read terms and conditions. 

Good luck!

Please share in comments: who is your favorite Rio character? Ours is Jewel!

Disclosure: No compensation was provided for me to share this Sweepstakes. As an Avon Rep. I'm happy to help spread the word and felt it would be well received by my readers. The link to enter the sweepstakes takes you to my Avon website where I hope you'll take a moment to look around and discover Avon.

Vimbly helps you take on New York

in , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, May 27, 2013
Thank you to for sponsoring this blog post. I was selected for this sponsorship by All opinions expressed here are my own.

Planning a family vacation to New York just got whole lot easier thanks to a wonderful website I recently got introduced to.

 If you live in New York or are planning a trip there, I invite you to check out Vimbly


About Vimbly:

“Vimbly shows open time slots for activities, classes, & date ideas by different businesses on a single page and lets users book directly.  These activities include dance, cooking, glassblowing, pizza making, wine tasting, intro to cigars, learning to DJ, improv, scotch pairing, samurai sword fighting, persuasion class, and hundreds more.

Not only does Vimbly show you pricing on each activity, they show the times available for you to book each activity. All useful tools when you are trying to plan a vacation, day trip, or if you live in the city that never sleeps, find something to make you interesting. 

Courtesy: Vimbly

I was looking for family friendly NYC activities and these were just two I found.
New York and pizza go hand in hand, so of course we would have to take the NYC Pizza bus tour.
And I know we would all enjoy seeing Manhattan while on this brunch cruise!

Courtesy: Vimbly
With just one click I knew how much each activity would cost and the best time to book. Vimbly takes the guess work out of planning your trip and activities.

If I lived in New York I would find an invaluable resource! It has helped me get a handle on what things cost for a family vacation to this awesome city.

I hope adds more cities because I would use this online tool for every trip we plan.
You can learn more about Vimbly by visiting their website, following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Are you planning a trip to New York soon?