Mothers Day Gift Guide – #SaveWithShopAtHome

This post is sponsored by Shop At Home. All opinions and content are my own. Thanks for swinging by TheNewYorkMom and checking out our sponsors.

Mothers Day is coming up in a few weeks and I thought I would share a few of my favorite picks for gifting your mom, sister, friend… or yourself this year.

It’s tough to find time to go out and roam around a mall and shop for gifts. When Thomas was little, i used to spend a lot of time, in the winter months especially, roaming through the mall while he napped in his stroller. These days his little legs and inquisitive  mind don’t want to still! So lazy mall strolls are out. I do love saving money and going through the sales racks… thrill of the hunt ya know!

But don’t cry for me Argentina… I’ve been swinging by SHOP AT HOME for coupon code and earning cash back at all of my fave spots.

From stores like JCpenny, Target to even my fave… Madewell. I found everything I needed. And for you… dear reader, I’ve picked a few of my favorites for gifting your mama this year!

Mothers Day Gift Guide #SaveWithShopAtHome

Target Sleeveless Jumpsuit – Jumpsuits are THE thing right now. These are tres chic and also double as PJ’s. ha! I’m kidding. I love a good classic black jumpsuit this spring and summer.

NARS Blush Contour Lip Palette – This NARS kit has it all, in one sleek palette. It includes bronzer and a highlighting blush for all your contouring needs.

Alex and Ani – ‘MOM’ adjustable wire bangle – Alex and Ani makes bracelets in all kinds of themes to fit every aspect of life. A MOM bracelet is pretty special don’t ya think? 

Lancome USA – A dainty perfume set for mom… classic gift for the win!

Jcrew – Jaquard zip pocket shift dress  – Another MUST for any closet, a shift dress goes from work to dinner to school fundraiser, ballet recital.. anywhere your mama world takes you.

Madewell Bracelet – Imagine my utter excitement when i found my favorite store Madewell on Shop at Home. I could do a whole feature on everything you should buy at Madewell right now… with coupons and cash back from Shop at Home!

LOWES birdhouse – I love birdhouses and think they make the sweetest mothers day gift. This one from Lowes is so unique and welcoming of all the blue jays and chickadees in your backyard!

White House Black Market at the shoulder Blouson Dress – This simple dress can be dressed up or down making it very versatile for picnics, brunches or lazy strolls on weekends.

Swedish Hasbeen Debutant Cross Strap Sandals – These are my all time favorite. I think every gal, especially once you become a mama, should have a pair in their closet. These comfy shoes make everyday errands or trips to the park feel a bit fancy while still being comfortable. These come in all sorts of wonderful colors.

Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Tote – I love this yellow tote, it’s my favorite color and I just had to include it. That’s all!

Every one of these items can be found at SHOP AT HOME!  I hope you liked my Mothers Day Gift Guide with Shop At Home


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The New York Mom Holiday Gift Guides 2014 ~ coming soon



Tis the season for gift giving and I am super excited to announce the FIRST ever official real- deal Holiday Gift Guide from The New York Mom.

How exciting you guys!

I have tons of tips and suggestions and ideas and all sorts of fun goodies coming up for the next few weeks. Gifts for kids, for moms, for dads, techy gifts, foodie gifts, gifts for young, gifts for old… i got you covered!

Soooo keep it where ya got it!

Happy gifting y’all!!

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Baby Style File with Zulily


* This post is sponsored by Zulily* 

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Zulily is having the BEST sale right now with the cutest clothes for little babes.

From urban trends to everything you need for the fall… Zulilly has you covered. The trends feature everything you need for your funky urban kid, little city slicker and even great fall gear. From harem pants, to screen tees and scarf bibs – you can now outfit that little nugget of yours with everything on trend.

I love this collection because It’s really hard to find cute boy clothes – which don’t cost a fortune!  Zulily makes it easy on your wallet and your mind by taking the guess-work out. This curated shop ends soon… so grab your babe some gear quick! Swing by ZULILY to get your shop on!

This post is sponsored by Zulily. Of course all opinions are my own and i love these screen tees! Thanks for swinging by and reading my lil ole blog and checking out my sponsors! 

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Tween and Baby Style File with The Children’s Place

Easter is this Sunday and The Children’s Place has lots of cute springy dresses and bowties for the littles. So if you are looking for Easter fashion for kids… look no further.




We were invited to a Spring Shop Day at The Children’s Place where I picked out a few cute items for Lily and Thomas. Their stores are stocked with florals and glitter for girls, while the boys section has cargo pants and dressy suits all in time for spring. I do recommend  you head over quick because The Children’s Place tends to have frequent sales and most of their spring stuff is already on sale to make way for bathing suits and everything summer.


We’ve been shopping at The Children’s Place for years. I used to do a huge summer haul with skirts and tank tops and shorts and swimsuits for Lily every year before our annual trip to Florida. Now with Thomas, we have been able to find the cutest bowties and 3 piece suits and hats to fit this dapper gent!

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Happy spring everyone… and get to The Children’s Place quick…like I said they are kinda sale-happy over there so get the goods while they last!

:|| Lily is wearing ||: The Children’s Place dress, Zara Boots, and a headband she made herself with an Alex Toys kit.

:|| Thomas is wearing ||: The Children’s Place Shirt +Shorts +Bowtie – H&M Suspenders, Rumm Kids Shoes.

* TNYM ( the new york mom)  was not paid for this post but was invited to a media shop to pick up items for review and purposes of this post* 


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OLAY Regenerist Luminous – new line for skincare

My mom has used OLAY products for as long as I can remember. When I lived in India I remember my mom having the glass OLAY bottles and the smell alone takes me back to my childhood.

As I grew up, I’ve used OLAY myself. In college, as a professional dancer –  on stage, on tour, on video shoots, coomercial shoots and when I danced all over the world.

Olay was my go to product to heal and soothe my skin after mountains of makeup was slathered on my face for my many shows.

These days, while I’m not dancing as much as I would like to… I still use OLAY. I have not strayed from the ever faithful classic OLAY cream with SPF.

But guess what… there’s a ton of new OLAY products on the shelves these days and I am especially excited to try out the new OLAY REGENERIST LUMINOUS ( available at walmart)


Olay Regenerist Luminous boutique is a new collection of skin care products that help reveal beautiful, luminous skin and create a more vibrant, youthful appearance. The products work layer by layer on the skin’s surface and deep within to help reenergize skin, banish dark shadows, and reveal a more luminous skin tone. The result is beautifully smooth, sleek, pearlescent skin with a radiant, healthy glow. It’s an ideal choice for anyone who is concerned with dull, uneven skin and desires a more vibrant, healthy, and youthful appearance. 

I mean… my skin certainly needs some regenerating action and if it luminates… it’s a win!

I’m working with SHESPEAKS to test out this fab line over the next few weeks and yes… lots of bare face pics coming up!

As my skin gets older and the wear and tear of the daily grind starts to show, I am in MUCH need of some regeneration these days. 
Hope to swing by in a couple of weeks to see my before and after using this product. 

Products include:

 Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser
Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream
Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl
* This is a sponsored post. I am part of the SHE SPEAKS/P&G network. All opinions are my own* 
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Give Pink + Get More with Bloomingdales

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, in case you have been living under a rock and don’t realize that everything is coming up PINK these days!

I think it is truly amazing that such a huge number of media, corporations, small biz, those big-ole-football-throwing-guys at the NFL… everyone… is supporting research to cure breast cancer.

So how can you do your part?

The New York Mom has teamed up  with SheSpeaks + Bloomingdales to tell you all about it!

Well, Bloomingdales… or Bloomies (with a hair flip)... for all you fashionistas out there… has the easiest way for you to help this research.


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Bloomingdale’s will fund research support and awareness programs at these three organizations: the Breast Cancer Research FoundationThe Tutu Project™ benefitting The Carey Foundation and the Cancer Vixen Fund™ at Beth Israel Hospital.

From October 1 through November 3, 2013, enroll by charging a $15 fee on your Bloomingdale’s card100% will fund research support and awareness programs at these three organizations: the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,® The Tutu Project™ benefitting The Carey Foundation and the Cancer Vixen Fund™ at Beth Israel Hospital.  Then shop to your heart’s content (even for cosmetics and fragrances) on your Bloomingdale’s card.
Don’t have a Bloomingdale’s card yet? APPLY NOW

You’ll be mailed a Give Pink, Get More gift card worth up to $250 in December–just in time for the holidays–to use at any Bloomingdale’s store and**Subject to credit approval. May not be used as payment or credit on a Bloomingdale’s card account or exchanged for cash. Restrictions and exclusions apply. TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Get + Give all for a great cause! To follow along with Bloomingdale’s on their Social Media Channels, be sure to follow them here:

So there ya have it.  Now get to shopping!
*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Bloomingdale’s. Thanks for stopping by and reading my lil ole blog and supporting my sponsors! *
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FREE Pizza at Applebees!

This one’s for all my readers in  Westchester County, Rockland County and the 5 boroughs {Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island}.


On Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 3rd all the Applebee’s in the above mentioned places will be serving FREEEEEEE Margarita Pizza’s for every party of 4 or more! 

free pizza at applebees

Yes you heard that right!

All you have to do is tell em the Circus sent ya!

Say this —>  Andre McClain the ringmaster from Ringling Bros. Built to Amaze sent me.

And the server will bring you a free Margarita Pizza. No Purchase Necessary and the free pizza can serve 4!

So there ya go … easy as… pizza!

NOT an aprils fools joke! (I asked)

*I was not paid for this. I was sent this as a press release and thought it was fun to share. *

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I found a diaper bag!!!

Picking out a diaper bag is fairly similar to buying a car… it’s defining.  What kind of bag did you buy, what color, is it bulky, is it practical, is it fashionable, is it budget friendly.. what does your diaper bag say about you?

So on my budget friendly quest for finding the perfect diaper bag… I have been dragging Matt and Lily all over the mall. I wanted to stay under $100. I even considered buying a regular bag and turning it into a diaper bag. This lasted about a day. The milk from the bottle leaked, the lack of compartments made the bag a black hole of diapers and wipes and burp cloths. It just didn’t work.

So late at night when Thoms was sleeping on my chest, I would look through all my online go to’s for a diaper bag that fit my under $100 budget.

Gilt has a fab sale right now by the way… you should check out their amazing bags. Most under $120.

Finally one night, on I found the PERFECT BAG!! For $170 The Timi and Leslie Hayley Diaper Bag. 

I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 on a diaper bag! Just couldn’t do it. I mean… I’m lugging around DIAPERS and smelly clothes for crying out loud.

After looking around the internet I found the EXACT SAME BAG for $99 at Buy Buy Baby. The EXACT bag y’all!! Regular price..not on sale.

SO off I went this morning, with my 20% off coupon.

BAM! Got the bag. 20% off… with Tax.. I bought it for a cool $86! WOOHOO! And I have drinking money to spare.

Timi and leslie Hayley

I love this bag.  It’s fashionable, doesn’t look like a diaper bag and has compartments and comes with an insulated bottle bag, a wet bag for smelly clothes after poop blowouts and a small purse for your wallet and phone and keys! I also love that you can wear this as a tote or use the longer straps for a crossbody. LOVE!

timi and leslie hayley diaper bag

The bag comes in Black and Brown. I picked the brown. It will age nicer I think.

Ok everyone… happy diaper bag shopping!

Here is the official company image for the bag. Much nicer than my random shots!

timiandlesliehayleybag* I was not paid for this post. I just know how tough it can be to balance style and function and dirty diapers. Here is my solution! under budget!! *

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Holiday Fashions with The Childrens Place

Lily and I found the cutest clothes this season at The Childrens Place. Lily’s going through a glitter phase these days… this of course makes me sooo giddy…since Glitter is what makes everything better! didn’t ya know!

So off we went to The Childrens Place to get some fun holiday dresses and gear to put us in the mood for the season.

Check out this super cute pink dress! Perfect for a princess party or a fancy holiday affair.

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Lily also loved this faux fur purple vest. Tres Chic!

The Childrens PlaceWe also picked up a few goodies for baby Thomas…check out these little itty bitty vests and dress up clothes.

This classic sears sucker jacket is adorbs! Just like the one Matt has!

The Childrens PlaceOr how about this onesie… with a tie.

The Childrens Place

The Children’s PLace has very affordable fashionable clothing for all the littles in your life. and right now they have a HUGE sale going on… so get thee to The Children’s Place for Christmas and New Years outfits for your babes.

* I was not paid for this post. I was however invited to a media shopping spree at The Childrens Place where I picked up these and many more goodies. All opinions of course are my own*

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Holiday Shopping Made Easy With Time To Play Mag

With all the buzz about sales and shopping and midnight.. ahem … 6pm on THANKSGIVING DAY (grunt) shopping, I felt I should share this with you!

I work with this fab company and every day that I go in is such a treat… from the people to the products to the job I have to do… it’s honestly such a pleasure and I feel lucky to be a part of this news in a small… small way.

Time to Play Mag is a site that does toy reviews… honest toy reviews by a handful of reviewers … like me who play with toys and test them out throughly and then give you the deets.

So now we have added a LIVE PRICE COMPARISION feature.

Next to the review of the toy you are interested in is a Price Comparison Chart for stores like Target, Walmart, Kmart, Amazon and ToyRUs. You can see if the toy is in stock and the price… and then purchase it your PJ’s… while eating your turkey leg! SCORE! 

The site is updated every 6 hours… so no need to camp out overnight for that MUST HAVE toy this year.

Genius I say!

So go check it out NAO… and don’t keep this to yourself… spread the word! Tis the season of sharing after all!

Read more here—> Time To Play Mag

*I was not paid for this post. I do work for the company in my daily life and just LOOOVE this feature*

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