It’s the Most Wonderful Time…


NYC Soda Girl Readers!! I haven’t abandoned you! I know my posts have been few and far between, but for the past few weeks, these


have been the liquids we’ve been consuming. At least one of the five of us have been sick at some point and basically at the end of the day I fall asleep before I can do anything else.

Don’t worry, I have a bunch of soda stories just dying to be posted and I will get them to you ASAP!

Always Looking Out For the Good

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This afternoon was tough. I had to wake my 2 year old from her nap in order to pick the older 2 up from school on time. She howled the entire half mile walk to school in her stroller. It was raining. She refused to keep her hood or even the stroller cover on. She was kicking and screaming and crying. “Ever so helpful” passer-byers kept telling me she was getting wet – AS IF THAT WAS THE PROBLEM!!!! Plus, I had the absolutely tragic news of ANOTHER mass shooting that happened today in my head. Then when the older 2 came out of school they exploded with rage at me that I didn’t have a snack for them (Umm, I never have a snack for them, we go home and eat). They were whining and complaining most of the way home.  So, I stopped at a 7-11 on the way back (not for a snack for them- I don’t give in to crazy) to get a Diet Coke.  I was having some trouble getting the door to stay open while pushing the stroller and maneuvering myself and the 2 big kids around a dog that was tied to a railing inside the front door of the store, when all of a sudden the door wasn’t heavy anymore – it was just staying open by itself??? I turned around and saw that someone walking down the street – stopped in the rain to help us with the door. They weren’t going into the 7-11, they just saw us struggling and walked over to help. Thank you kind person!  With all the bad and crazy that can bring you down, it’s nice to think that you can look for the good too. There’s a lot of good and I just pray that the good (along with some common sense and honesty) will make the world brighter each and every day.

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:


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: 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!

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