Mamanista! » Boutiques and Stores

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. I’ve donated numerous hours to shop local campaigns after seeing the importance of local business while serving on the School … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Educational, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Summer Days with Under Armour

Summer Days with Under Armour

* I was provided with product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Summer is here parents, and the long days filled with sun, camp, pool days, play dates and hours at the playground are upon us.  So how do you keep your little guys feeling and looking cool? Under Armour of course! I didn’t even know they made kids and baby wear, so I got schooled pretty quickly on their amazing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Featured Store, Kindergartners, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Summer

CHARM IT! Let’s Girls Create Their Own One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

CHARM IT! Let’s Girls Create Their Own One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

*I was sent product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Got summer birthdays coming up? Dance recitals? Or need a gift just because? The CHARM IT! is your solution! Geared specifically for girls ages 5-14, CHARM IT! is the original, detachable charm jewelry that allows girls to personalize their own pieces and customize to their likes and interests.  Pick a starter necklace or bracelet, then add charms that sparkle!  There are hundreds … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Children), Birthday Gifts, Boutiques and Stores, Children's Fashion, Design Your Own, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Jewelry (Children), Kids Gifts, School Aged Children

Summer Beauty with Birchbox

Summer Beauty with Birchbox

 * I received samples and items to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Raise your hand if you’re a closet beauty junkie! Ok, seriously who isn’t these days? With new cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and hair products coming on to the market in a steady stream, promising to fulfill all of your beauty wishes, it’s quite challenging to practice restraint every time you walk into Sephora or Ulta. Stress not my lovelies! Birchbox … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Bags, Beauty, Boutiques and Stores, Featured Store, Services

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Every mom knows that for children to become strong readers, they need books: new, high-quality books they’re excited to read.  But for children in low-income families, books can be scarce. In some of the lowest income neighborhoods, there is only a single book for every 300 kids. First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that has teamed up with Disney Junior, provides brand-new, high-quality books to teachers, volunteers and community leaders who work with kids in need. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Books, Boutiques and Stores, Charity, Disney, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toy Stores

Sweater Yourself This Holiday Season!

If you aren’t hosting your own holiday sweater party, I bet you’re going to at least one this season! We are a week away from Christmas and time is running short to get your paws on a great festive holiday sweater (remember, the more bling and blinking lights, the better). Through the Ad Council’s campaign with Goodwill® they have developed a new, interactive tool that helps you have fun with seasonal clothing and reminds your friends of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Charity, Christmas, Computer, Costumes, Fashion, Featured Store, Play, Seasonal, Socially Conscious

For the Harry Potter Fan on Your Holiday List

For the Harry Potter Fan on Your Holiday List

Harry Potter fans are diehards. I would know… I am one of them!  Every time the movies are on TV I will get sucked in and watch them, even though I have seen them a million times (and no I am not exaggerating!) If you have a Harry Potter fan on your Christmas list this year, you are in luck. Joseph Nogucci just released their signature Patronus Charmballa bracelet!   The Patronus Charmballa bracelet is a part of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Christmas, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Jewelry, Kids Gifts, Mommy Gifts, Seasonal

PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

*This is a sponsored post. I received these items from PlanToys in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* My boys got a little bit of an early Christmas present from one of our favorite toy brands, PlanToys! We received the Activity Clock and the Frog Life Puzzle which were both a hit! The Activity Clock was really an ideal toy for my oldest in kindergarten. He is learning his numbers, addition, subtraction … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Boutiques and Stores, Building Toys, Chanukah, Christmas, Counting, Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Educational, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Puzzles, School Aged Children, Science, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Joseph Nogucci Iris Bracelets are What I Want for Christmas!

Joseph Nogucci Iris Bracelets are What I Want for Christmas!

    As everyone is getting into the groove of the holiday hustle and bustle, I have been dreaming of something special under the tree from Santa! I am a bit of a jewelry nut, so when I first saw Joseph Nogucci’s Iris bracelets, I started salivating naturally.  They are completely customizable and really let you show your personality.  Right up my alley! First you choose your starter bands which come in sterling silver and leather. Next, you select … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Christmas, Fashion, Featured Store, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Jewelry, Mommy Gifts, Seasonal

Lands’ End Cyber Monday 12 of Hours #Together Twitter and Instagram Contest

Lands’ End Cyber Monday 12 of Hours #Together Twitter and Instagram Contest

This Cyber Monday, Lands’ End is hosting 12 Hours of #Together on Twitter and Instagram! Join and follow on Twitter @LandsEndPR and on Instagram @LandsEnd_PR on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EST at #Together. Participants will have the opportunity to retweet offers, answer trivia questions, post and repost Lands’ End product photos for a chance to win more than 100 great giveaways and special prizes and learn about exceptional values … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Accessories (Children), Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Christmas, Fashion, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Sales, Seasonal