Farmers Markets Move Indoors

Farmers Markets Move Indoors

(Sponsored Post) Cold weather doesn’t mean the end of the Farmers Markets.  I’m thrilled that Scarsdale and Pleasantville are moving indoors for the winter months.    Scarsdale just started theirs in the fall, just outside the Harwood Building on Boniface Court.   They will move inside to 24-26 Harwood Court until spring.  Found it to be… Continue Reading

Simply Gather Helps Make Healthy Weeknight Dinners Easier

Simply Gather Helps Make Healthy Weeknight Dinners Easier

Sponsored Post December is such a busy time of year – holiday shopping, social commitments, end-of- year work rushes and parent-teacher conferences – it’s hard to fit anything else in the day, including food shopping, meal planning, and cooking lovely family dinners. Fear not(!) as that’s one reason Simply Gather was founded. It’s a hyper-local Westchester… Continue Reading

10 Gift Ideas for Girls

10 Gift Ideas for Girls

Each year, I find it more and more difficult to shop for my almost-tween daughter.  She’s only 11, but the average eleven-year-old today has wonderful taste, coupled with no concept of a dollar.   So they want their big ticket items (electronics, laptops, iPhones, FitBit watches, headphones) and then what?  Moms scramble for the “other stuff”… Continue Reading

Santa, Shopping & More

Santa, Shopping & More

Every so often, I post a bunch of links from other bloggers that I think you might enjoy.  These all pertain to the holidays so figured now would be a great time to share some great info from those who want to do all the research for us. (Lots of hyperlinks below….click where it’s underlined!)… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet CC Benitez

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet CC Benitez

Each month, we feature a Westchester Woman for our “Westchester Woman Wednesday” series.   This month, we’ve decided to feature CC Benitez, who is relatively new-to-Westchester mom.   CC is originally from Oregon (she and Shawna connected instantly) and believe it or not, we found each other by way of Twitter.   CC lived in Brooklyn for a… Continue Reading

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Today, on World Kindness Day, Seventeen.com reveals the results from a timely new poll on bullying, which finds that bullying is still a massive issue in school and that most of it is happening online in the form of cyberbullying.  68 percent of the 716 people surveyed between the ages of 13 and 24 said… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Meals:  Dine In or Dine Out Options

Thanksgiving Meals: Dine In or Dine Out Options

  Moderne Barn Celebrate the all-American holiday with a 3-course, prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar. Details: $65 per person $32.50 per child 12 and under A la carte menu not available on Thanksgiving Reservations accepted from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Menu Highlights: Lobster Bisque: Maine lobster, brioche croutons, tarragon Heirloom Kumato Tomatoes: Burrata… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Julianne Steiner

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Julianne Steiner

Our February choice for “Westchester Woman Wednesday” is Julianne Steiner.  I first met Julianne about 4 years ago when I bought a Groupon for a facial.  I never had a real aesthetician, that I saw regularly.  I would go to Tranquility Spa every 3-4 months or squeeze in a facial when I was away on vacation.  I… Continue Reading

Mark’s Quality Meats & Gourmet Seafood

Mark’s Quality Meats & Gourmet Seafood

One of the best finds of late is Mark’s Quality Meats.   When school begins, I get back to my cooking dinner routine and find myself every September wondering what to make for dinner each night.  It’s kind of like starting over, getting everyone back on routine with activities, homework and a sit down dinner.   I… Continue Reading

Military Inspired Jackets for Fall

Military Inspired Jackets for Fall

It seems that every designer has their own version of the military/army jacket for women this season.  Some are cuter than others; some more affordable than others.  Some feminine, some not.  Some long, some short.  Some camouflage, some just green.  Some adorned with little patches.  Everything from bombers to parkas, cropped or three-quarter length. With… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Hannah Fastov

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Hannah Fastov

  I’m a little early this month!  It usually takes me until closer to the end of the month to get my act together and get the Westchester Woman Wednesday post up, but for October I wanted it live before this woman’s one year work-anniversary. Hannah Fastov is the designer, creator and founder of Dash… Continue Reading

LEGO Americana Roadshow in Staten Island: 10/7-10/22

LEGO Americana Roadshow in Staten Island: 10/7-10/22

LEGO® AMERICANA ROADSHOW: BUILDING ACROSS AMERICA TO BE HELD AT STATEN ISLAND MALL IN NEW SPRINGVILLE LARGE SCALE LEGO® MODELS AND FREE BUILDING ACTIVITIES WILL DELIGHT ATTENDEES OF ALL AGES The Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO… Continue Reading

Lil Chameleon OPENS on 10/4!

Lil Chameleon OPENS on 10/4!

(Sponsored Post) Announcing Lil Chameleon’s Opening Date & Live Online Class Registration Lil Chameleon is proud to announce it is opening its doors Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 9:30 am-6:30pm.   Where else can you buy carefully selected, nearly-new, high quality brands for a fraction of the price?  Where else are you able to buy,… Continue Reading

Westchester Woman Wednesday:  Meet Tracy Merolle

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Tracy Merolle

You are going to love September’s Westchester Woman Wednesday.   Her name is Tracy Merolle and she’s the founder of this amazing Facebook Group:  Westchester County Rocks   Tracy started this page earlier this year for one reason:  to promote kindness among people in Westchester County.  I decided to reach out and ask my many questions… Continue Reading

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival- 10/14

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival- 10/14

An event not to be missed.   Besides the books and authors (who will personalize your purchases) there are activities, information boots, snacks and more!  One of the best events for children in Westchester, hands down.  http://www.ccbfestival.org/ Continue Reading

Northeast Etsy Artists in Katonah- Oct 7th

Northeast Etsy Artists in Katonah- Oct 7th

Shop for exceptional quality handcrafted wares from the local artists, makers and designers of the Northeast Etsy Artists Association. Fourteen artists from the group will be on hand selling our unique handmade creations including beaded, gemstone and metalwork jewelry, fabric accessories including pouches, handbags, purses, travel wallets, custom hand-painted ornaments, colorful fused glass serving ware,… Continue Reading

Spins Hudson Aerial Rope Course

Spins Hudson Aerial Rope Course

No school for the next few days, what to do?  How about heading up to Peekskill and visiting SPINS HUDSON a 40,000 sq. ft. new entertainment complex located at Charles Point Marina.  Not everything is open at Spins Hudson as they are still in Phase-2 of their development, however the aerial ropes course is open and… Continue Reading

Taco Project Opens in Yonkers

Taco Project Opens in Yonkers

I lived in Texas prior to moving to NY and am always on the quest to find a great fast casual Mexican restaurant that lives up to my standards of “Tex-Mex” goodness.  The Taco Project checks off all my boxes (quality, freshness, value for your money, clean surroundings and items on the menu that my… Continue Reading

Lil Chameleon: Opening Oct 2017 in Tuckahoe

Lil Chameleon: Opening Oct 2017 in Tuckahoe

(Sponsored Post) Are you staring at an overflowing closet, filled to the brim with great kid’s stuff, just a size too small for your lil one?  Or is your garage filled with nearly-new toys and gear that look straight out of the box?  CC Benitez faced these first world problems after having her son a… Continue Reading