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April 14, 2009


Relax and Have a Stay-cation! Spotted: NY City Mama

April 14, 2009

Don’t you wish your On-the-Go Mom would slow down enough to take a really nice tropical vacation? And if she could don’t you wish you could afford to take her on one?! Well you could give her a one-day tropical stay-cation right in your own backyard or terrace. It can be so much fun. Get the whole family involved in the planning. Remember all of the senses – sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. You can download Hawaiian music or the soundtrack from South Pacific, use tropical scented candles, and create your very own version of a Zombie cocktail. It would be so cute to have the kids dress up and be the servers and give a hula dance performance!

Here are a few photos to give you some inspiration. Some of the materials I used to capture that South Pacific feel are:

  • Orchids – Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, and Phalenopsis
  • Tropical Calathea Leaves
  • Bamboo and Teak
  • Raffia
  • Vintage tropical fabric

Your On-the-Go Mom will be talking “Happy Talk” faster than you can say Bali. And just in case you’d like to sing along check out the lyrics!

An On-the-Go Mom I know who deserves a tropical stay-cation is Carol from NY City Mama. Carol – You’ve Been Spotted! NY City Mama shares exciting stories of her family’s adventures in the big apple. Her life is never boring with three boys in tow. Check her blog out and tell me what you think 🙂

Stop by tomorrow for more stay-cation how-to’s! Also, don’t forget to share a Moms story at www.spotlightamom.com – for a chance to win a Beaches Vacation!


Spot a Mom Campaign Launch

April 14, 2009

On Thursday, April 9, 2009, the staff at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM officially launched the “Spot A Mom” movement with a wonderful party for mommy bloggers and the NYC media in a beautiful penthouse of the Buckingham Hotel in midtown Manhattan, just steps away from Central Park.

Mommy bloggers were able to mingle with Jim McCann, Chris McCann and Julie Mulligan, while eating delicious food.

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the launch of the Spot a Mom movement!

View our Photo Slideshow from the Event!