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SIMON BRINGS FREE FUN LAB TOUR TO FAMILIES, OCT 12th AT OXFORD VALLEY MALL


SIMON BRINGS FREE FUN LAB TOUR TO FAMILIES, OCT 12th AT OXFORD VALLEY MALL

Free Event Oxford Valley Mall Fun Lab, Oct 12th

Oxford Valley Mall Provides Parents and Kids with an Interactive Event that Encourages Fun through PBS, Care Bears™ Strawberry Shortcake™ and More

Langhorne, PA — Kids and parents can plan to have a blast as the Simon® Fun Lab Tour rolls into town this weekend. The tour will be making its way across Pennsylvania, stopping at Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, PA on Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Simon Malls’® Fun Lab tour offers families around the country a fun and immersive experience with hugely popular and loved kids brands. The interactive events will feature activities hosted by Oxford Valley Mall, Simon, PBS, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. Families can walk through engaging themed “Fun Zones” featuring exciting activities for kids of all ages, including:

PBS Fun Zone – There’s always something new to discover when you visit the PBS KIDS Fun Zone! Stop by and explore the newest digital apps from WILD KRATTS and DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD; get up and get moving with CURIOUS GEORGE’S Monkey Jump game; and play and imagine with the newest PBS KIDS toys. With PBS KIDS, anytime is learning time, and learning has never been more fun.

#ShareYourCare with the Care Bears! – Happy? Silly? Caring? Show off your personality just like the Care Bears do when you create your very own Belly Badge! Once you make your badge, get your picture taken with it and post it to the #ShareYourCare wall. Get a peek at the new Care Bears home entertainment from Lionsgate, and make sure to check out the softest and most cuddly, huggable Care Bears plush ever that will be on hand from Just Play.

It’s a Berry Good Time with Strawberry Shortcake – Do you have a Berry Best Friend? Visit the Strawberry Shortcake friendship bracelet making station and create a special, one-of-a-kind piece for your sweetest friend! There will be lots of Strawberry Shortcake toys to play with as well from The Bridge Direct, plus previews of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. Kids will also get a chance to try out all the new Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake apps at the iPad station.

Game Zone – Test your skills at Corn Hole, Plinko, Spin Wheel and other strategy thinking games for the chance to win prizes and for some friendly family competition.

“Simon’s Fun Lab tour aims to deliver families an enjoyable hands-on experience in a safe environment that’s close to home,” said Jim Malervy, Director of Marketing at Oxford Valley Mall. “This year’s set of super fun offerings will give kids the chance to get creative and energized in a controlled, family-friendly place.”

The Simon Fun Lab is one of several educational entertainment programs and seasonal events held throughout the year in conjunction with the Simon Kidgits Club®. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit www.simon.com/kidgits. For more information about Oxford Valley Mall, please visit or http://www.oxfordvalleymall.com

About Oxford Valley Mall

Oxford Valley Mall is a two-level, super-regional mall located at the intersection of East Lincoln Highway and Oxford Valley Road in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Oxford Valley Mall has more than 150 retailers and is anchored by JCPenney, Sears and Macy’s. For additional information on Oxford Valley Mall, visit http://www.oxfordvalleymall.com
or follow the mall on Twitter @[OxfordValleyPA](http://www.twitter.com/OxfordValleyPA)
or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/shopoxfordvalleymall.com

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit [simon.com](http://www.simon.com)

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number-one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit [pbskids.org](http://www.pbskids.org), pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About Care Bears

First introduced by American Greetings in 1982, Care Bears has become one of the world’s most popular and beloved children’s properties, known to children and adults through consumer products, greeting cards, and an animated CGI television show. The Care Bears share hearts and hugs with children, helping them understand feelings and emotions through love, music, belly badge magic and Care Bear hugs.

About Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake debuted in 1980 as a line of social expression products, as well as toys, videos, games, crafts and books. Today, the little girl with the big personality is winning the hearts of a third generation of consumers on multiple platforms.

About AG Properties

AG Properties (AGP) is the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. Built upon the successful re-launches of Care Bears™ and Strawberry Shortcake™ licensed products, AGP develops multi-platform campaigns for its properties through digital media, entertainment, marketing and merchandising. In addition to Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, AGP’s active classic brands include Holly Hobbie™ and Madballs, as well as new properties Boofle™, Packages from Planet X™ and Twisted Whiskers™. Children can experience AGP online at http://www.agkidzone.com

For more information on AGP, visit http://www.agpbrands.com

Simon and Teen Vogue host “Back-to-School” Main Event Sunday, August 24th,12 p.m.- 4 p.m at Montgomery Mall in Pennsylvania


Back to School at Montgomery Mall with Teen Vogue
August 24th, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m

 

SIMON INVITES STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH “ABC’S OF STYLE” EVENTS AT MONTGOMERY MALL

Simon and Teen Vogue with Special Offerings throughout August and the main event Sunday, August 24th, 12pm-4pm at Montgomery Mall in Pennsylvania.

With the new school year fast approaching, Simon®, a global leader in retail real estate, and Teen Vogue, the number one source of fashion, beauty and pop-culture news for trendsetting teens, are hosting a series of back-to-school events across the county to prep young shoppers before they head back to class. The main event, known as the “ABC’s of Style,” will take place nationwide at more than 80 shopping centers, helping families enjoy the all-too-common task of shopping for seasonal must-haves. Montgomery Mall will be joining the back-to-school fun with its “ABC’s of Style℠” event on Sunday, August 24 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., offering a number of fun-filled activities including a LIVE performance by indie pop band AJR.

 

“This is an exciting time of year and as Montgomery Mall is the center of fashion in Montgomery County, teaming up with Teen Vogue elevates our back-to-school shopping season into a true fashion and entertainment experience that helps parents and students alike get set for the upcoming school year,” said Ashley Pompei, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Montgomery Mall.

 

Montgomery Mall’s ABC’s of Style events will include will include a variety of elements to give students the social shopping experience they seek. Created to keep young shoppers’ preferences top-of-mind, featured events will include:

 

  • Exclusive Style Guide: Get early access to an exclusive style guide from Simon and Teen Vogue, featuring fashion looks curated by style experts. Following the event, shoppers can also pick up a guide at Montgomery Mall’s Guest Services or access it online at www.simon.com/mall/montgomery-mall.
  • Fashion Show: View the hottest trends of the season on the runway and receive first-hand fashion advice from Teen Vogue Beauty Style Expert, Lauren Cosenza and Clothes Encounters fashion blogger Jenn Im.
  • Special Musical Performance: Enjoy a “meet and greet” and live musical performance by indie pop trio AJR, who got their musical start as kids busking in Central Park and Washington Square, singing Jackson 5 covers, and, later, their own material.
  • Mall-Wide Discount Offers & Samples: Play free interactive games, watch a sneak peek of Fox’s new fall series RED BAND SOCIETY, get up-close and personal product demonstrations and walk away with free giveaways from St. Ives, Simple, Q-tips and Coca-Cola. Attendees can also pick up a SWAG bag at the registration table filled with other goodies and offers (while supplies last).

 

“We are thrilled to once again be collaborating with Simon during the all-important back-to-school shopping season,” said Teen Vogue Vice President and Publisher, Jason Wagenheim. “Through this alliance, we’re able to bring relevant and authentic fashion content to Simon.com and into consumers’ everyday mall experience—starting with Teen Vogue‘s Back-To-School Saturdays, but with much more to come. Simon’s ‘ABC’s of Style’ events are really the perfect complement to our BTSS initiative and we’re looking forward to bringing the excitement to many Simon shopping centers nationwide throughout the month of August.”

 

In addition to offering on-mall events, Simon will launch several digital-focused back-to-school elements that give students and their families the tools to
gear up for school and stay connected to Montgomery Mall. Join the digital fun and participate through:

  • #FoundAtSimon: Share your back to school look via Twitter or Instagram before December 31, 2014 using #foundatsimon and #contest and one lucky winner per month will receive a $500 Simon shopping spree! For official rules and prize descriptions, visit simon.com/foundatsimonrules.
  • ABC’s of Style Instant Win: Play the fun mobile game on your phone and enter to win prizes from your favorite brands and stores instantly before September 15, 2014. Text PLAY to 74666 for a link to start or go to simon.com/instantwin from your phone. For official rules and prize descriptions, visit simon.com/instantwinrules.

 

Simon’s ABC’s of Style events, presented by Unilever brands St. Ives, Simple and Q-tips in association with Coca-Cola and Fox’s new fall series RED BAND SOCIETY, also launch the shopping centers’ collaboration with Teen Vogue for its “Back-To-School Saturdays” initiative, chock full of offerings throughout the month of August.

Back to School at Montgomery Mall 

For more information about Simon malls ABC’s of Style events, visit www.simon.com.

 

About Montgomery Mall

Montgomery Mall is a super-regional Simon shopping center located at the intersection of Routes 309 and 202 in North Wales, PA that serves the nearby communities of North Wales, Lansdale, Hatfield, Horsham and Montgomeryville. Montgomery Mall’s 116 stores address everyday fashion, family and home needs with department store anchors JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears, specialty stores for jewelry to women’s apparel to sports including Dicks Sporting Goods, and daily grocery shopping at Wegmans. For additional information, visit shopmontgomerymall.com or follow us on Twitter @MontgomeryMall or on Facebook at facebook.com/MontgomeryMallPA.

 

About Simon  Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG).  Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales.  For more information, visit simon.com.

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Watch as Ghiggeri Enviornmental takes Mama’s Little Helper from a Weedfest Backyard in Lambertville NJ to a Zen, Low Maintenance,Tranquil Outdoor Garden Living Area


Mama Chrissy’s Backyard Is Now an Extension of the Rest of the Home

My Personal Backyard Makeover in Lambertville New Jersey by Michael Ghiggeri from Ghiggeri Environmental Gives Mama Chrissy & Daughter More Living Space to Enjoy

Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper

 

Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper Starts My Backyard Project

It all started when I rented this quaint house in Lambertville last Summer. Soon after I moved in, Lambertville NJ was voted as 1 of the 15 most prettiest towns in the US by Forbes Magazine. My backyard did not help Lambertville achieve this special honor. When I opened my back door I saw this….

Michael Ghiggeri Enviornmental LandscaperMichael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper

 

 

 

I asked around for a reputable landscaper through all my online and offline communities and networks, and I found Michael Ghiggeri, from Ghiggeri Environmental as being highly recommended, especially as an Environmental Landscaper in New Jersey . Michael met me at our home within days of me reaching out. He listened to how I wanted to use the postage size backyard space, and he saw the potential of giving me exactly what we wanted, for the price I needed.  I was amazed at how easy it was for him to look past the tall weeds, oversize bushes, broken planters, busted fence sections with various things in random locations as he started pointing out ideas right then and there to deliver exactly what my daughter & I wanted. He knew we wanted our backyard to be an extension of our home and personalities, as well as fulfill the need for my daughter and myself to play in the dirt together, planting some annuals, vegetables and spices.

 

Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper Works on My Backyard Project

 

 

 

Michael Ghiggeri Enviornmental Landscaper

Michael Ghiggeri Enviornmental LandscaperSince our space is small, Michael suggested using a trellis for the back fence area where we can grow cucumbers and other vegetables that will grow upward on a trellis. Building it himself, saved money and we got exactly what we needed to bring the Zen feeling and the trellis fit perfectly in the space he designed for. Michael could tell from my home, personality and speaking with me that I wanted a tranquil, low maintenance, Zen backyard with comfortable living room-like furniture, a water feature, and a fire pit to roast marshmallows or keep warm on a chilly evening.  The fire pit we choose can also serve as a grill or cooler. The water feature is powered by a small solar panel. If you know Lambertville, you know most of the backyards are tiny, square spaces, so I was asking for a lot in a very little space.  His first order of business would be to completely clean out the backyard space of everything that had to go. As Michael is an Environmental Landscaper, it’s important for him to recycle things from job-to-job which helps him keep costs lower than competitors. For example, I needed a few more blue slates and he had some extra from another job that was removing blue slate. In return, I had to remove a big, beautiful butterfly bush, because whoever planted it in this small space, didn’t realize how big this magnificent beauty would grow. I had several butterfly bushes in my previous home that I just loved, so it was hard letting this bush go, but I’m sure Michael found a home for it in someone else’s project. I feel better knowing things removed from my backyard weren’t thrown away. I’ve always had a reverence for all things living, so throwing away a living bush would not work for me.

 

 

  Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper After Images of My Backyard Project

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I can’t wait for all the days my daughter and I can go out back this Spring and enjoy our new space! If you would like to hire Michael, call or email him now. He is busy, but will make time for you! Tell him you heard about him through MamasLittleHelper.org

Amazing as I watched Michael transform my weed-fest into a Zen atmosphere for me, my daughter and our guests!

Michael Ghiggeri Enviornmental Landscaper

Ghiggeri Environmental works in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Mercer Counties NJ, and also Bucks County PA. Serious Inquiries may contact Michael by phone at 908-399-9428 or via email at mjghiggeri@yahoo.com

 

Cat In The Hat at The Arden Theater was a blast!


Arden Theatre Company presents Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

My daughter and I were thrilled to get opening night tickets to see The Cat in the Hat at The Arden Theater in Philadelphia.

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
Based on the book by DR. SEUSS
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Directed by DOUG HARA and STEVE PACEK
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell
On the Arcadia Stage
April 16 – June 22, 2014
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106Box Office
215.922.1122
tickets@ardentheatre.org

Single Tickets Tickets: $16-$36

Groups of 20+
$12-$16

You can get tickets HERE: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=22337&event_val=E137&schedule=list

It was a fun filled night for the press and their children!

We got to do some fun crafts and activities prior to the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My kiddo LOVED being crafty and it was a great warm up  for what to expect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The show is just long enough to keep the little ones interest and it’s  so entertaining!  I was impressed with the Q&A session for the kids after the show.  The actors go out of their way to make them feel involved.  We really enjoyed it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arden Theater is the perfect venue to introduce your kiddos to acting and the theater experience.   Check out their classes!

ARDEN DRAMA SCHOOL
Theatre Training for Kids & Teens

Classes are designed to enhance the experience you and your family have at Arden Children’s Theatre while providing theatre education and training to children of all ages. Our diverse programming, taught by theatre professionals, encourages collaboration and active imaginations. Interactive and fun, our classes teach kids to work together, boost their self esteem, develop skills, and broaden their horizons. Whether you are looking for 8 week commitment, a one day workshop Arden Drama School has something for everyone!

 

 

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What Kind of Muscle Does Mr.Clean Magic Muscle Really Have?


Mr.Clean Liquid Muscle Put to the Test in NJ

Will Mr. clean conquer century old grime in Lambertville New Jersey?

Everyone who knows me or has ever been in my car or home knows that I love to keep the spaces in my life clean and organized. Maybe that is because I have an unorganized mind, therefore I need to have an organized, clean environment to live.

I just started renting a home in Lambertville NJ at the end of July. Those that know Lambertville, know the place I’m renting is well over 100 hundred years old. So you can imagine the battle I am having with some of this century-old-grime. I’m ashamed to say over the last 7 months, some of this grime has won, even at the mercy of toothpicks, screwdrivers and all my usual hard-core cleaning staples I bring out when I’m cleaning a new home as my own (I told you, I have a serious problem with dirt, and an even more serious problem living with dirt and grime I didn’t create, such as century-old Lambertville grime).

My Mr. Clean blogger toolkit arrived, February 21, 2014 for me to begin my research for this sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Mr. Clean.

My task is easy, to use the Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle in my dirtiest of places or wherever I found it best worked, so I could report it here. They were kind enough to include a bucket and a sponge to go up against this Lambertville grime. My own personal goal and/or prayer is to find a miracle product that goes up against this century-old-grime and comes out a champion.

Here are my findings after a few weeks of working with Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle:

 

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle shined my bathroom back to new

Mr.Clean Liquid Muscle

Mr.Clean Liquid Muscle cleaned my tub, sink, walls and more getting rid of soap scum, grime and all dirt found in bathrooms wonderfully

 

 

And, saved the best for last….

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle made it so I could use my oven again

After a friend and I cooked the best fresh marinated chicken we found at Giant in New Hope PA, I couldn’t cook anything in my oven without smoke filling the kitchen due to me putting the chicken on a pan that didn’t have sides.

When that delicious chicken was done cooking, so was my oven until I got it clean with Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle.

Whoops! I’ve been out of practice cooking lately, so I forgot about the drippings of cooking vs. heating up prepared foods (where I can get away with using a flat pan).

Before Photos of the Smoking Mess in My Oven

 

Mr.Clean Liquid Muscle

Grime spilled over while cooking

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle

Mr. Clean working is magic muscle in my oven

After Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle & I  Meet in My Oven

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle

Wow! Mr.Clean Liquid Magic restored this oven to better than I got from my landlord.

Mr. Clean For Outdoor Furniture Cleaning this Spring

I’m sold on this product being everyone’s go to for inside and outside use. I’m excited I have more Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle left. I want to clean the outdoor furniture now that Spring is arriving in Bucks County PA and I can tell just from using it around the house, I wont have to scrub the patio furniture hard thanks to using Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle.

PS the bottle has the coolest feature for when you are using it diluted in water for easier jobs. Squeeze once and the bottle delivers the perfect amount for the bucket of water.

 

Happy Spring Cleaning with Mr. Clean liquid Muscle!

I would love to hear what your favorite Spring Cleaning Products or Tips Are in the Comment Section Below?

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