And the Winner Is…

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And the winner of the Funky Shredz Headband contest is…

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AGATHA

Congrats Agatha! NYC SODA GIRL will contact you to see where you would like us to send your Jewels Print headband!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

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Funky Shredz Headband Giveaway!

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I’ve mentioned it before, but we recently moved and I am now SURROUNDED by towers of boxes that need to be unpacked. It is not an easy task. With 3 kids aged 4 and under and all their classes and activities and feedings and playing and general just needing me, I’m lucky if I get through a box a day.  Every once in a while the “baby” will nap when the older two are at school (they only go for a total of 12 hours a week) and I can actually unpack a few boxes in a row if I really focus and push through. It is quite the work out.  I’ve realized 2 things that have helped me through these rare opportunities…one is obviously my Diet Coke, and the other is my favorite headband:

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Clearly the soda caps print brings a smile to my face, but it’s more than that. Funky Shredz headbands are comfortable and do a great job of keeping my hair out of my face.  Beyond that when I have to quick switch gears from physically strenuous activity to running out the door to pick up the kids, I don’t have to worry about my hair because I know it’s in place AND it is stylish.  For me the soda caps print is a fun daytime headband, but Funky Shreds has TONS of other prints to choose from and many of those you could easily wear out at night.

With the holiday shopping season coming up and today being Small Business Saturday, I thought I’d mention these awesome headbands to you. Here’s some info from the owners:

“We created Funky Shredz because we saw a need for a fashionable and functional headband with a truly comfortable fit. One that could be worn for hours, before or after your workout. Our tag line is “studio to street” and we believe that every print should be beautiful, fashion forward, and easy to wear for your work out and more! We also have amazing kids prints in all latest styles!”

They are sold individually OR in a 3 pack called “Funky Trios” which you can customize.

I’ve personally gifted a trio pack to an avid gym goer who had been telling me she couldn’t find something stylish that would also hold up during her workout – it was a perfect match!  This holiday season I’ll be stuffing some lucky girl’s stocking with them!

Funky Shredz has generously offered to sponsor a NYC Soda Girl Giveaway!  One lucky reader will win a headband of their choice (up to $20 value)!

Here’s how to enter:

Visit: www.funkyshredz.com and browse the amazing prints available.  Then, simply comment back here below, saying “Enter me – (headband print name)” and write down the print you’d like to win (up to $20 value).

Want another chance to win?… You got it!

For a second chance, “Share” NYC SODA GIRL’s Funky Shredz Giveaway Facebook post on your Facebook timeline (public setting so it can be verified) and then comment here for a second time “I shared you! (headband print name)”

You may enter from today, Saturday, November 28, 2015 through Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10pm EST.  I will announce the winner, selected at random, on Friday, December 4, 2015.

Good luck everyone- and thanks again for reading NYC Soda Girl!

You can find Funky Shredz at:

www.funkyshredz.com

https://www.facebook.com/FunkyShredz

 

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Throwback Thursday: Older Cousins Have the Coolest Stuff

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OK- You all know it’s true…Growing up, your older cousins were the COOLEST people you could ever imagine living – they were! OK, maybe my younger cousins didn’t think that about me, but whatever, lol.  So it is no wonder that one of my earliest “GO THERE FOR SPECIFIC SODA” memories has to do with my cousins.

This particular set of 4 cousins (yeah, I have 17 first cousins, plus now most are married and many have kids and we are all still close – it’s quite a scene) lived about an hour away in New Jersey. I vividly remember the drive to their house, how their exit on the turnpike was closer to Six Flags than ours was, and then driving down the long main street and seeing their house on the corner of the side street as we turned into their driveway. I’m not sure we ever went through their front door – I’m sure we did – but my memory is of getting out of the car, walking past the garage and down the tree lined path to their backyard. Right at the end of the path, on your right, was the “beverage table”…and the beverage I always looked for was RC Cola!  They drank it so I knew it had to be the best. I did not know another group of humans alive who drank the stuff (which came in handy as I was the only person in my group of friends who knew the RC stood for Royal Crown) but about 4 times or more a year- I drank it!  I have no idea of what the soda tastes like now. I’ve considered ordering it (feel free to here) but I’m almost afraid to! What if it’s gross?! I don’t want the magical memory ruined!

I may go ahead and give it a shot – I feel I must keep you, my dear NYC Soda Girl readers, fully on top of all soda experiences – even ones that may have happened over 25+ years ago. (Did I just say 25? Jeez…and truthfully it may have been longer.)  Plus, many other “totally 1980’s cool stuff” I still think are/were great! My cousins had it all: The Ghostbusters Commodore 64 game, a badminton net in their yard AND the other thing I looked forward too at their backyard parties – CROQUET!  I really thought that was the best game ever!  Again – no one else I knew had ever played it (or at that young age had never told me)…but I really think they hadn’t because when I finally saw the 1988 cult classic “Heathers”, I had to explain the game to more than one person-thanks big cousins!

So while I haven’t kept up with the RC Cola, video games or badminton, I have taught my children a kiddie version of croquet. Melissa and Doug made a set and during the summers we bring it to my dad’s and play on his lawn 🙂 (I don’t know if they still make that exact set, but this other set seems to get good amazon reviews:Children’s Croquet Set if you’re interested.)

Alright- comment below and tell me your “cool older cousin” stories…AND please, someone tell me if they’ve had an RC Cola lately!

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Don’t forget, you have until 10pm EST Saturday to enter NYC Soda Girl’s $20 Hillstone Gift Card Contest. Enter here!

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Celebrating One Month with a Giveaway!

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Thank you NYC Soda Girl Readers – you’ve supported me and we’ve made it to ONE MONTH!! I’ve loved sharing my NYC soda stories with you!

You’ve heard how I’m often tired and rushed…but yet somehow preplanning for the holidays (follow up-someone has purchased that necklace off my wish list-hooray!)…have a bit of a Disney obsession…appreciate exceptional wait staff service a lot…am a devoted allergy mamma…and so much more!

To say thanks for following me, I’m having a giveaway contest! The only 5 cup rating I’ve given so far has gone to a Hillstone restaurant, so the prize is a $20 gift card to Hillstone Restaurants! That will easily cover a delicious spinach dip and a soda (don’t forget to ask for a chilled glass!)

Here’s how to enter:

Simply comment below, saying “Enter me!”

Want more chances to win?… You got it!

For a second chance, “like” NYC SODA GIRL on Facebook and then comment here a second time “I liked you!” (If you already like NYC SODA GIRL on Facebook you can still enter this second chance by commenting “I liked you!”)

For a third chance, “Share” a NYC SODA GIRL Facebook post on your Facebook timeline (public so it can be verified) and then comment here for a third time “I shared you!”

You may enter from today, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 through Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10pm EST. I will announce the winner, selected at random, on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

Good luck everyone- and thanks again for reading NYC Soda Girl!

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My Macy’s: Soda, Pan and Promotions!

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One of things I love about living in the city is that “THEE MACY’S”…like Thanksgiving Day Parade Macy’s…”Miracle on 34th St.” Macy’s, is MY Macy’s.

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Today I went there to pick up a shirt and a birthday present for my sister.  I quickly found a shirt I think I like…I’ll keep the tags on until I’m sure I’m going to wear it. Then I went to the children’s floor because I always give it a quick walk through in case something jumps out at me.

Well, no piece of clothing jumped out at me, but the entire floor had music blaring and mobs of people – something BIG was going on.  That something BIG was a Ralph Lauren promotion of the movie PAN that opened this weekend.

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Oh my goodness! There were tables of craft projects, temporary tattoos being applied, photo ops with this guy available:

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AND….photo ops with a star of the movie, Levi Miller! What a cute kid! I didn’t take any pictures of him because he was always posing with another child and I didn’t want to invade their privacy. I was able to get one of those pirate hats you can see two photos above.  I’m going to save it for Halloween and let my son with food allergies trade me some of his candy for it.

I passed by Levi & the bear on my way to the McDonald’s on that floor.  I waited behind 2 people and finally ordered my Diet Coke, only to ONCE AGAIN, be told they have no soda.  WHAT IS GOING ON MCDONALD’S??? This makes twice this week that I have visited one of your restaurants and waited in line only to be told that there isn’t any soda I want. For the love of all goodness- POST A SIGN and STOP WASTING MY TIME!!!!

Thankfully there is an Auntie Anne’s on the children’s floor and they were able to provide me with a decent Diet Coke – Thank you Auntie Anne’s!

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I started down the never ending maze of escalators from the 7th floor and noticed a Clinique display that looked awesome.  They had this cute Clinique Pretty Wow, Pretty Now 7 piece kit with bag.

I thought my sister would like it so I grabbed it and went to pay for it. Turns out it’s Clinique Bonus Time through October 25, 2015 and so I got a 7 piece gift set with my purchase – SCORE! Thanks Sis for having a birthday this time of year!

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As you can see, it’s always an eventful time at “MY MACY’S”.

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Large Diet Coke with ice, $I wouldn’t know

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151 West 34th St., NYC – 7th Floor

Large Diet Coke with ice, $TBA

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