I’ve been busy at Toy Fair this weekend, pounding the conference floor in search of cool and innovative gadgets and goodies for the site! I’ve been focusing on doing a lot more videos this year, but in between that, I’ve definitely been instagramming and sharing clips to my IG Stories.
I loved checking out the Just Play Toys’ showroom, as well as walking through Spinmaster’s booth. Aside from the larger companies, I also love the smaller and very new companies who exude passion and innovation.
As I finish the show tomorrow and Tuesday, I thought I’d share some video that I shot from Just Play’s showroom. I absolutely loved their latest innovations, including their Disney Jr. toys. Minnie, of course, has my heart, so she was one of my faves from the day!
So we are on week 5 of the NYC Vlogging Challenge. And once again, it’s my turn to host.
Together with Lisa from Atypical Familia and Divina from Dancing Hot Dogs, we’ve been hosting prompts to get our friends and community excited about vlogging and just sharing what we love about where we live, what we like to do and such.
How can you join the conversation?
Each week, one of us will host the challenge and we ask you to join us on Youtube, Vine, Instagram or your blog with a response video. Just take one of the below prompts as a thought and run with it. You only have to answer one question, but if you choose to do more, go for it.
That’s it! Join the fun!
For this week, these are my prompts:
1. How do you incorporate video into your blogging routine? Is it new? Have you been doing it for awhile?
2. If you’re new, what do you hope to learn? If you’ve been doing video for awhile, what tips do you have to share?
3. What’s your favorite social media outlet and why?
4. Now that the weather is getting warm, share your favorite outdoor activity.
5. What’s one thing that makes your life easy? Share a frugal/parenting/life hack.
As I previously mentioned, I’ve been participating in the NYC Vlogging Challenge. Together with Lisa from Atypical Familia and Divina from Dancing Hot Dogs, we’ve been hosting prompts to get our friends and community excited about vlogging and just sharing what we love about where we live, what we like to do and such.
This week, Lisa is the host and I was cracking up about what she shared about her travel must! Divina shared what she loves about her town. And, I decided to do the same! Instead of sharing about my actual hometown, Va Beach, I shared about one of my favorite spots in my current town.
Straight from the gym, I filmed this video before the kids came home from school. The thing about vlogging is that it forces me to share the nitty gritty, usually in the moment, with little or no time to edit. So, yes, this is me in all of my makeup-less glory. I love the way I keep looking around to see if anyone is checking me out filming by myself in the park like a weirdo! Nonetheless, it’s all in good fun.
Be sure to check out our videos and to see what I love about my town!
A few weeks ago, I attended TTPM’s Spring Showcase, where the latest and greatest for spring and summer toys were revealed. It’s always great to hear the experts’ opinions on the hot toys of the season.
And this time around, hot toys range from outdoor toys, to ride on toys from Razor, to movie-inspired gear and goodies. Be sure to check out TTPM’s full lineup of this season’s hot toys.
Like their other showcases, TTPM hosted a gifting suite where press and influencers receive samples of toys that might be relevant for their outlets. I met with all of the exhibitors, but typically only grab samples that are a fit for us. I let the boys do a haul of the samples I brought home with my usual sidebar comments! Be sure to head to our YouTube channel to check out the video!