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Happy Birthday 29th Birthday Little Sister


29 years ago I was blessed with the best, beautiful sister ever! Jessy, You are my best friend, my partner in crime (in the good ole days), my bodyguard who has always had my back. You have been my rock through the hardest moments. I love you and your little mini me so much! You girls make this world a better place and we love you so much! Thank you for being the best sister, aunt and friend. Wishing you my beautiful sister Jessy, many more years! Looking forward to welcoming you to your dirty thirty next year Love you always, 
Your Big Sister Kary

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Thanksgiving Day 2014

With my munchkin on our way to the Thanksgiving Day parade
Paddington Bear takes the NYC sky for the first time

Go, go Power Rangers!!
Pikachu
Papa Smurf
Baby girls 1st Thanksgiving Day
 We were blessed with another beautiful Thanksgiving day full of family, laughter, love and our annual viewing of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We got up early, I'm lucky husband was off this year as he had an accident at work, he was off nonetheless. Off we went to get a good place for viewing, it was cold and it started snowing about half way during the parade but it was the best morning. Jellybean loved seeing the big balloons and Munchkin loved taking pictures with his phone. The pictures above are courtesy of him and his phone :D We ran home to get ready for family time with our loved ones.
We got to enjoy some turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing, and other delicious food. Jellybean was able to enjoy some herself. She loved the turkey, she's not a fan of mashed food so mash potatoes was not a big hit with her but she did love the Turkey.
Now counting down the days till Christmas! Looking froward to so many fun family activities coming our way.

Hope your Thanksgiving Day was a great one.

Love,
Kary xoxo

Train More - Pound Less #ZeroRunner Review

Zero Runner - The must have machine for all runners, no matter the level!

Atkins to the rescue

Being a mom of two, one an 11 year old and my 9 month old baby girl. Means I sometimes don't have that much time to cook all of my foods.

Munchkin Milestone


This happened today, munchkins new cellphone arrived.
 This is a huge milestone, it's a small step towards independence and I'm full of mixed emotions.
My baby boy is a big boy and I wish I could keep him in my pocket always.
But I can't, so together we will celebrate life milestones.
My munchkin now has a cellphone and I can send him text until I annoy him enough that he starts ignoring me, then i can download the Don't ignore your mom app!
Look it up it's a good one.

What milestone are you currently celebrating?

Love,
Kary xoxo

My 1st Week on Atkins 40

This is just a peak into what my 1st week on Atkins 40 looked like, I mean 1st because it really is a great way to help you eat and maintain a healthy diet, so this girl plans on keeping up with the Atkins 40 diet.

#HotToys14 Sneak Peak at the hottest toys of 2014

Dressed to play and have fun at the Hot Toys 14' event! 
Incredible view, yummy food, great host & sponsors.

2 weeks ago I had the opportunity to join the Big Toy Book at the Hearst Building on the 44th floor to have some fun at The Holiday Of Play!
I made sure to wear some cool leggings that were stretchy enough for me to walk around and play with toys, yes play. Who says that toys are only for kids, I 'll be the first to admit that half of the toys I buy my kids are because I think are cool and fun. 
The event started at around 10am and I was so grateful, with baby girl being a night owl that extra hour of sleep goes a long way.
We were able to settle in, grab some breakfast and listen to @TheToyInsiderMom talk about the hottest toys of this holiday season.
Some were familiar brands like Crayola & Fisher Price, some others were new to me like the company behind the Selfie Booth & the Spaghetti Headz.

Table full of the 20 hottest toys of 2014

I love the options this holiday season, fun yet educational! Fisher Price has so many fun new toys for your little one and some for your older toddler. I'm loving their new Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair (pictured in the second picture) it's actually on Jellybeans Christmas wish list.
Frozen is a must this year and the variety of toys is lovely. Light up dress up dresses, snow cone maker Olaf, Singing Elza oh the options!

Oldies come back stronger and cuter than ever.

The Ninja turtles are back and better than ever. I loved them in the 90's and love them even more 
now, I especially love the fact that I can share the fun with my son.
You guys know how much I love my vintage, I was especially giddy to see the Pound Puppies making a comeback. Theres always that childhood toy that you wish you had when you were little but you never had for certain reasons, now I can adopt my own puppy.


As a parent I know I'm always on the hunt for great affordable toys, not only during the holiday season but all year round. That's where Our Generation dolls come in. How cute are they? And the price - amazing! You can buy accessories and clothes for them, its no wonder they are one of the hottest toys this holiday season. They are sold at Target ( more details and review coming soon)
Now the Selfie Booth is the funnest thing around (I like making up my own words)
No more spending money on renting one for your parties, two versions are available one retails for $59 and the other one for $29. All you need to make sure it works is an iPad or android so you can download the app and that's it.

Crayola - Toca Boca

DIY toys are always fun for rainy indoor days. I love coloring with my son and Crayola does it again with their Make Your Own Paint. My son loved making his own paint and you have to love the fact that it's not messy. You can check out a small video and pictures on my Instagram feed @RunChiquitaRun
Toca Boca (available on iPod & android) the cutest child friendly app, has now come out with the cutest tattoos of their characters :D I downloaded the moment I got home and my 9 month old loves the app already.

Perfect stocking stuffer ideas

We can't forget stocking stuffers. The my magical mermaid will definitely make your little one smile, I mean who doesn't love the fact that you can now have your very own little mermaid.
Spaghetti Headz for cool hair, easy to put on and easy to take off.


Last but not least, one of the best highlights of the Holiday Of Play was the moment they announced the date and place of 
Blogger Bash 2015!
It's going to be this July 16 & 17 2015
at
Pier Sixty
Remember that this is an invite only event so make sure to fill out your application 


Holiday of Play was an amazing event hosted by The Big Toy Book, along with The Toy Insider and Womans Day Magazine. I was so blessed to be able to attend and have fun with all of the amazing sponsors pictured above!
Thanks to them I am ready to tackle this holiday season 2014 :D

Now make sure to keep an eye out this blog for holiday reviews, giveaways and more fun events.

What's your must have toy this holiday season?

Love,
Kary xoxo



My Weekend in a nutshell

Sleeping baby, our little jellybean fell asleep while on our way to munchkins soccer game. 

A much needed movie date my parents and jellybeans

The loves of my life

Our weekend consisted of some Saturday Soccer with my boys and Jellybean, it was a cold one. Standing by the river was not so much fun, but seeing my munchkin do a goal was worth freezing!
Sunday was family movie time, it's been more than 5 months since we've been to the theater and ahhh, how I've missed it. So, this Sunday we checked the move schedule and booked our tickets to go see The Book Of Life. I haven't laughed, danced and smiled like the way I did on Sunday in the last few days. This was the perfect family movie, even Jellybean danced in her seat.
Sometimes all you need is a nice escape with a good ole movie, along with those you love the most.

Hope your weekend was a good one!

What's one of your favorite family activities?

Love,
Kary xoxo 


Motivational Mondays

Found this picture through Google
Yes, these past fe days have been hard ones and I truly believe the quote above!
No matter how hard things may seem they always get better, there is a rainbow on the other side.
Sending you all love now and always.

Love,
Kary xoxo
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#StreakingWithTheCoolKids

Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2014

Nov 6, 2014

I started a few days late but better late than never. Won't you join me during this month of November by doing 1 mile everyday! It doesn't matter if you run, jog, walk or crawl. All that matters is that you just get your mile done :)
I started Wednesday Nov 6, by walking back and fourth from my sons school, as long as it's a mile you got this.

Make sure to use the hashtag #StreakingWithTheCoolKids when you post your picture on Instagram.

But most importantly remember to have fun & enjoy.

Love,
Kary xoxo 

It Can't Rain Forever


I haven't posted any real details on Instagram or my Facebook, but right now we are going through a really rough moment. Somebody has wiped that beautiful smile off my munchkins face. 
Baby boy, what would I give to see you smile that big smile of yours. You are my sunshine and it hurts so much to see you this way. My heart is breaking! We will get through this, I know we will. It will take time, but with God by our side everything will be ok. Please give me strength so that I can be strong for my baby.
I pray that God gives me the strength that I need to be strong for my son, he can't see me cry. I have to be his rock, the happy face that he turns to, the person that he can trust and the person that will always be there for him!

"Keep The Faith. Hold on. Things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever."

Kary xo

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Skylanders take over Manhattan!

I spy a new balloon in this picture of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Can you guess which one it is?
If you guessed Eruptor from the Skylanders trap team, you guessed it right.
It was announced a few days ago that Eruptor would take flight for the first time during this the
 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Teaser sketch pic of Eruptor flying through the city that never sleeps.
This promises to be one cool balloon, I'm sure many little boys will be excited to see him up there in the sky. I'm even more giddy to go to the balloon inflation. We go every year, and I know my munchkin will be so excited to see this one.
Can't wait to post pictures of Eruptor in less than 22 days!

If you live in NYC, make sure to plan a family afternoon on the evening of November 26
and come to the UWS to see the balloon inflation. It's always a memorable one.
You can check out some of our past pictures here and here.
It's a yearly tradition :)

Love,
Kary xoxo

House Party Host - Keurig 2.0



Happy Mail Day


Coffee Lover heaven

Last month I applied to be a Keurig 2.0 house party host. That meant that if I got picked i would have to invite 10 or more people with whom to share the coffee love.
I would be sent the new Keurig 2.0 and other goodies to host the best party ever.
Two weeks ago I received the email saying that I was selected to be host, say what?!?
Omg, I literally screamed my lungs out, I have had a Keurig on my wish list for the longest time. Plus, that meant that I would be able to leave behind the pot and water boiling ;)

Yesterday was the best morning full of happy mail, my new Keurig 2.0 arrived.
I took there picture above and broke into that box so fast that I ended with a few paper cuts. Once I read the instructions I whipped out a mug and had some coffee brewing in less than 1 minute.
My apartment hasn't stopped smelling like coffee and i wouldn't have it any other way.
Now to party plan for my Keurig party next weekend.

Love,
Kary xoxo