Thursday, May 31, 2012


I was at Macy's about a month ago and smelled the new Gucci Gardenia Perfume and fell in love.  The scent is sweet and not overpowering. When I got the chance to review it for Bzzagent I was in lala land. I told everyone I knew that I was chosen to try the new Gucci Flora Garden Collection.

The box came with three small miniature perfumes and three sets of sample perfumes to give away.  The box is so cute I will be saving it and using it for storage later.  The Garden Collection includes Gardenia, Tuberose and Magnolia.  

Here is a little information about each floral fragance:

A brilliant opening of buoyant freesia, zest and green leaves yields to a tactile fusion of peony and magnolia. Sandalwood, musk and warm chocolate lend sensuousness to a base that proves as lingering as it is addictive. Glamorous Magnolia celebrates the magnolia in all its guises: radiant freshness, velvet petals and an enduringly feminine sensuality. Glamour is assured.
A sparkling prelude of succulent red berries and juicy pear gives way to an opulent floral heart. The plushness of gardenia petals is enhanced by the creamy warmth of frangipani flower, underlaid by the delectable aroma of patchouli and brown sugar. Gorgeous Gardenia is a paean to the lightness of the shrub's first blossom and the addictive richness of it in full bloom. The result is gorgeously feminine.


A distinctively elegant tuberose in which a verdant overture of violet leaves and peach softens into the plant's silken blossom. A base of white cedarwood and cistus enhances the impression of refined charm. Gracious Tuberose embraces all aspects of the flower's loveliness: its fresh green shoots, dew-sprinkled petals and lingering sillage. The effect is the most gracious aura.

Visit and to learn more about the collection and purchase your favorite scent. Be sure to share the link with friends.

Disclaimer:   I received one  of the products mentioned above for free for the purpose of this review from BzzAgent. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mixed Up Monday Blog Hop Follow 5/28

Happy Memorial Day! Welcome to Mixed Up Monday Link Up! The rules are SIMPLE please:

1. Follow MamaNYC [#1 slot on FB, Twitter, and G+!] then 
2.  Follow this weeks Featured Follow QueensNYCMom [#2 slot on FB, Twitter, and G+!]
3. Follow at least 3 bloggers in each social network.
4.  Add your links: Pay attention to the linky! Be sure to leave your correct links for each of the three linky tools
5. Leave a blog comment.  Tell me you are following me so I can follow you back.  This is to ensure you are recognized and hopefully followed back! This will let the other blogger know that you are following from Mixed Up Monday and thereafter they can follow you back.
6. The more you follow, the more this will work: Although we have asked you to follow at least 3 other bloggers, I would recommend following ALL {or as many as you can!} of the participants. 
7. Enjoy discovering new blogs and giveaways and come back next Monday to do it all over again!    

This weeks featured follow is Anita from Queens NYC Mom! Here is what Anita has to say about her blog over at ⇒ 
"Wife and SAHM to Ashley 11 month old and Aidan 5yrs old. I love to share shopping  deals and tips.  I also reuse things. Example the formula scoop for sugar, coffee, and more. I also love to host giveaways and enter them. Who doesn't love to win free stuff? I know I do."

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Visiting NYC Part 3 - The Bronx Zoo

You have decided to take a trip to New York and want to go sightseeing, but you don't know where to go. Visit the Bronx Zoo.  With the economy the way it is, many families are not planning vacations. Instead they are doing stay-cations. This would be a great place to do that. It has a little something for each member of your family. You will create memories that will last for ever.

The Bronx Zoo is open  Mon-Fri from 10am to 5pm and on the weekends and holidays from 10am to 5:30pm.  The prices for tickets are $16.00 for adults, children (age 3-12 are $12.00) and seniors (65+) are $14.00. Note children under 2 years old are FREE.  They also have a total experience ticket that cost a little more but you have admission to the zoo and unlimited access to special rides and attractions for the day of your visit. There is parking at the Bronx Zoo for $13. 

On Wednesday there is no charge for admission. The Zoo asks for donations as every little helps to supports the work of caring for the animals. 

Don't know what to see when you go to the Bronx Zoo? They have so many different activities going on on any given day. The Zoo has an Animal Activity Trail, Bee-Eaters Buffet, Bug Carousel, Camel Rides, Penguin Feedings and Sea Lion Feedings.    

The zoo has a Butterfly Garden, which I can't wait to visit. At the children's zoo, kids can climb into a birds nest and see different habitat for the animals. My favorite is the Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure in there theater.  They have 3-D effects and also 4-D which include wind, mist and other special effects making your adventure awesome.  This is a must do when I visit the zoo as my kids are big time Dora and Diego fans.

Coming this weekend you can enjoy a visit from Buddy the T-Rex from the "Dinosaur Train" and Sid the Science Kid on PBS kids. For more information visit HERE.

Buy your tickets online and save 10% HERE.  Follow the Bronx Zoo on FacebookTwitter and Youtube for special events and more. Your children and you will be entertained from the moment you step into the zoo till the time you leave. What are you waiting for go visit them today.

Disclaimer: Our blog is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

#Win a Kindle Fire by Big Fundraising Ideas ends 5/31

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QueensNYCMom likes to introduce you all to Big Fundraising Ideas!

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Swagbucks Carnival

The Swagbucks Carnival has started, and it gives you an opportunity to earn bonus Swag Bucks each day just for earning the way you normally would. Check the meter on your homepage and you'll see you daily goal and how close you are to hitting it. Every day you hit the goal, you add to your bonus! As if that wasn't enough, you'll get additional bonuses based on how many days of the Carnival you're able to hit your goal! To top it all, Swagbucks is having a Swag Code extravaganza on Monday - that means lots of codes, lots of Swag Bucks and lots of fun! Don't miss it!"

Haven't joined Swagbucks?  Click HERE, and start earning #FREE stuff.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.  Being a mom is unlike anything else in this world.  You cook and clean, and are constantly running around. But at the end of the day, when you see your little ones sleeping peacefully its all worth it. 

Enjoy your Mother's Day and for those moms out there that cannot celebrate as they have to work, after you finish go home and take a nice hot bath and relax your worth it. 

Also a shout out to the single Dads too that also do this job enjoy your day too.

                                                                                       Queens NYC Mom


Sunday, May 6, 2012

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