Showing posts with label Brand Ambassador. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brand Ambassador. Show all posts

Friday, March 24, 2023

Do you like rooting for the underdog? Here's your chance! #SephoraSquad2023

Am I a glutton for punishment or just the most persistent blogger on the planet?


 

Do you remember Elmyra Duff from Tiny Toon Adventures and its successor show, Animaniacs? She would chase kittens and say "I'm gonna hug you and kiss you and love you forever. I love cats I love kitties, squeeze them into itty bittys!" - You have to admit that Elmyra was cough *persistent*. That is how I am feeling going into another year of applying for Sephora Squad.

During College one of my many part time jobs was selling Classified Ads for a local paper. Sales in general help you develop a tough skin. You learn to let rejection roll off your back and take it in stride. I am sure you remember I tried in 2022, here is the link to my post: https://www.ascendingbutterfly.com/2022/03/the-impact-of-beauty-in-digital-age.html

Why I feel 2023 is *my year*

馃 Sometimes doing something different just pulls you right back into what you love doing. 

I started off as a print journalist, a human interest reporter to be exact. Eventually a pro film critic. Then it was lifestyle pieces for magazines, and then a television newswriter. I came into blogging 'backwards' - most people start here hoping to propel into mainstream media. All this time during the pandemic I haven't been writing on these pages as often because I was in back to back Post Graduate study programs. I already have my Bachelors of Arts in Mass Media Communications, and used these programs as a tool to figure out whether or not to pursue a Masters. These programs, both run vastly different, one by eCornell and the other the Milestone Circles program sponsored by NASDAQ both had me tap into various sides of myself. Both prepared me to dive harder into my serial entrepreneurial pursuits.

馃 Connections.

Both programs created a sisterhood during the cohorts of women Entrepreneurs in different stages of their journeys. Those connections very much lit a spark within me in many ways. But the one thing that both my studies and connecting with other Entrepreneurs had in common was that they motivated me to want to re-engage with my own community more.

馃 Women Led/Women Owned/Women Founded

The beauty industry is often women led brands. It is the place where women create that seat at the table for themselves and other women. It dovetails perfectly with all I have learned during my multi year deep dive into the challenges of being a Woman Entrepreneur. When I started Ascending Butterfly in 2008 I was already a ghost writer for brand social media pages and a contributing writer to an award winning brand blog. So when I started my own digital space I knew it was important to me to work with women-led brands, entrepreneurs of color and brands that focus on giving to charitable causes.

馃Ambassadorships

The nature of brand Ambassadorships have morphed quite a bit throughout the years, but it still my remains my favorite ways to work with brands. It gives me an inside view of a brand and deepens my relationships with them. I love that they often come with the opportunities to host giveaways, offer exclusive discount codes and many times there are headquarters visits which I always find exciting! What delights me about the chance to work with Sephora is that they carry such a wide variety of products - they literally have something for everyone. I was smart enough at the onset of my blog to know that it needed to match my personality - I never wanted to be 'niched'. If someone had to put me in a box I only allowed it to be *lifestyle* or *empowerment* not a specific type of industry or product. For most that would prove a challenge, but for me (and maybe that is the Aries in me) I loved the opportunity to breeze in and out of topics and let them be as varied as my interests. As you may know I started a new Ambassadorship this year with Pure Encapsulations. For me health and beauty start from within, and working with Pure has made me even more selective with what I put in my body.
 
馃So much to say!
 
Truth be told while my nose was in the books, I had so much to say. But I knew myself enough to know that to succeed as a student again I needed to focus. I knew just how easily events, a plethora of products and developing new interests could become a distraction if I took every thought to my blog. Now that my studying is over, I can dive back into my community, with a renewed sense of purpose and energy and I can get back to writing/blogging and photography again. 
 
馃 JOY!
 
Learning really sparks joy in me. One of the things about this Ambassadorship that delights me is getting access to learning opportunities from the best and brightest in the industry. My love of beauty was born from the joy of alchemy. From making my own signature lipstick color because what was on the market at the time didn't suit me, to making my own signature fragrance and even mixing products to get a concealer and foundation that is a match for my skin tone (all this as a teen) has made me realize I am still very much excited by the beauty industry and there is still so much to learn. 
 
馃 Where you come in: 
 
I am going to need testimonials to move to the next round and then votes when I get there! Here is the link to provide your testimonial: https://www.sephorasquad.com/leave_testimonial/114319
 
Just for clarity - they want to hear what about my blog or my social feeds resonate with you. So men you too can leave a testimonial, this is not just how I inspire people when it comes to makeup, skincare and hair care but in general.
 
馃 Readers Sound Off: How does the Ascending Butterfly community inspire you?
 
While I have always had my hesitations when it comes to voting contests (they end up feeling more like a popularity contest to me) I do love a challenge and I know this year I am very much up for new challenges personally and professionally! 
 
So right now, I am a just a blogger, standing in front of a brand, asking them to include her. (If you picked up the Notting Hill vibes I put down, you really are my people!)

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If you like this article treat me to a coffee, a caffeinated writer is a happy writer! 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

#ad #GiftThemJoy + have fun & win at the Cost Plus @worldmarket Golden​ ​Llama​ ​Treasure​ ​Hunt​! #worldmarkettribe

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. I am a Cost Plus World Market Blogger Brand Ambassador and member of #WorldMarketTribe all opinions are my own.

Earlier this year I got to have some major fun hosting workshops at the Cost Plus World Market Retail location in Brooklyn, New York, I hosted an Easter Treat Jars Workshop and a Children's Story Time Event in honor of National Library Month. (If you missed those click HERE to read up on it), one of the books I read was Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and that set me off on a Llama obsession that is definitely carrying over to the holidays thanks to Cost Plus World Market!

If you didn't get to attend one of the totally fun workshops at your nearest Cost Plus World Market, I have got a great reason for you to RUN not walk to your nearest location starting TODAY! To find your nearest store check out the store locator page HERE.

While the New York City/Manhattan location (620 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10011) is closer to me, the workshops I conducted were held in the Brooklyn location (850 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232), but our friends at Cost Plus World Market have a super unique program that launches today that gives you the chance to win great prizes just for visiting the store, it's called the Golden Llama Treasure Hunt Program, www.worldmarket.com/hunt, check out the video below for more info:



Golden​ ​Llama​ ​Treasure​ ​Hunt


Find​ ​a​ ​Golden​ ​Llama​ ​and​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​coupon​ ​valued​ ​at​ ​$20,​ ​$50​ ​or​ ​$100!

Over​ ​$1​ ​Million​ ​in​ ​Total​ ​Rewards!

How​ ​to​ ​play:

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 -  Every​ ​day​ ​beginning​ ​Wednesday,​ ​November​ ​1st​ ​through​ ​Wednesday,​ ​November 22nd,​ ​your​ ​local​ ​Cost​ ​Plus​ ​World​ ​Market​ ​store​ ​will​ ​hide​ ​5​ ​Golden​ ​Llama​ ​pieces throughout​ ​the​ ​store.

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 -  Each​ ​day,​ ​we’ll​ ​share​ ​the​ ​daily​ ​clue​ ​in-store,​ ​via​ ​email​ ​and​ ​on​ ​our​ ​social​ ​media channels.​ ​Use​ ​the​ ​clue​ ​to​ ​help​ ​you​ ​find​ ​a​ ​Golden​ ​Llama​ ​and​ ​you​ ​could​ ​receive​ ​a reward.

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 -  Locate​ ​(1)​ ​Golden​ ​Llama​ ​piece​ ​and​ ​bring​ ​it​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​store​ ​associate​ ​to exchange​ ​for​ ​a​ ​reward​ ​coupon​ ​valued​ ​at​ ​$20,​ ​$50​ ​or​ ​$100.​ ​Reward​ ​is​ ​valid​ ​only​ ​on the​ ​day​ ​it​ ​is​ ​awarded.

*Limit​ ​one​ ​(1)​ ​reward​ ​per​ ​person​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​Promotion​ ​Period,​ ​regardless​ ​of​ ​store location(s)​ ​visited.​ ​EMPLOYEES​ ​NOT​ ​ELIGIBLE.​ ​

See​ ​Terms​ ​of​ ​Participation​ ​for​ ​complete details. Full Rules www.worldmarket.com/hunt

As you know I am a World Market Tribe Member/Blogger Brand Ambassador, which means I get the chance to post clues as to where to find the Golden Llama on my social channels DAILY through November 22nd. So be sure you are already following Ascending Butterfly on Twitter and Facebook where I will be sharing the clues, today's clue will also be posted in this blog post!

I am all about the Holiday Llama-Rama at Cost Plus World Market right now and between the Llama Ornaments, Llama Lamp, Llama Art/Llama Pictures, and even a cute Stuffed Llama there is a little Llama love for pretty much everyone on your list, and check out my slideshow below to see some of the Llama items on my holiday wish list! Leave it to me to find the perfect gift for the Llama lover who also loves Wine. Ahem, like ME!!!! And don't forget the Llama Llama Holiday Drama Picture Book.

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I am torn between all these picks and think I need them all in my life. Those Llama Wine Charms are EVERYTHING and I need those for my holiday wine tastings and Wine Wednesday posts. I also really get into Gingerbread scented products at this time of the year so those soaps are totally up my alley. (I have a candle that I am super obsessed with that I really need to share about! But I will save that for another post.)

I need to fill that "Save the Drama For Your Llama" mug with hot chocolate (ok so it might be spiked with something, don't judge me!) and fill out those Holiday Llama Cards, hang that cute stocking, then put on that super cute Gray Cable Knit Llama Scarf and hit my nearest Cost Plus World Market to find the Golden Llama, and then come home to a glass of wine with my Wine Charm on it, and take a long bath using that Gingerbread Soap while perusing the picture book!

Ready for Clue #1?


Above: Golden Llama Treasure Hunt Clue #1: "Golden Llama Where Are You? Hiding Next To Something Blue."

 My Take:

Don't you just love my Wish List slideshow?

I think I am going to make one of these every year, and on my birthday, and on valentine's day too!

I am going to go Llama crazy this holiday season, how can you resist any animal that looks like it is smiling/happy? I think it's why I also like Sloths, looking at them always makes me smile. And aren't the holidays all about surrounding yourself with things that make you smile?

And because I know many of you will ask, NO, I do NOT know where the Llama is hiding, I have the clues my butterflies, but you need to hunt for it to get the reward.

Visit Cost Plus World Market, (warning: this is an affiliate link so if you shop using this link you will be supporting my Llama habit!) then come back here and let me know which of the Llama products (or other Christmas Items!)would you most want Santa to slip into YOUR stocking this year and why? And if you visit your local store and find the Llama, please tag me on twitter and let me know! (@Tracy_Iglesias or @Ascending1)

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FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% my own! This post also contains affiliate links) I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Join @Ascending1 in #Brooklyn @worldmarket for the Children’s Story Time Event in honor of #NationalLibraryMonth

ad: This is a compensated campaign brought to you in conjunction with Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market Children’s Story Time Event in honor National Library Month


Photo Collage of March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY
Photo Collage of March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY - Press Photo to make bigger or see it on Instagram @Ascending1
This Cost Plus World Market Brand Ambassador is co-hosting a Children's Story Time Event at my local Cost Plus World Market (Brooklyn, 850 Third Avenue), there are a few other US locations hosting this event as well, and guess what?

YOU are invited! RSVP HERE!

Sometimes the cool stuff I do is "Press Only", but this time around you can come to!

Details:


Join us to celebrate National Library Month with our Let's Read Children's Story Time Event! On Saturday, April 8th from 1pm - 3pm (your local time) we will be hosting Children’s Story Time, enjoying snacks and treats and handing out Children’s Activity Sheets created by Laura Kelly Walters of www.meandmyinklings.com.

DEAL: BUY ONE, GIVE ONE* Children's Books.

Buy one children's book and get one free. If you choose to donate your free book, we'll deliver it to a local elementary school.

WIN IT: Enter in store for a chance to win a $100 World Market gift card**! Raffle drawing will take place Saturday, April 8th at 3pm.

Local bloggers will serve as special guests leading the Let's Read Children's Story Time Event at the following Cost Plus World Market stores:

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Phoenix, AZ (2501... W Happy Valley Road Suite 22 Phoenix, AZ)- Vanessa Coppola of www.seevanessacraft.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Goodyear, AZ (885 South Cotton Lane Goodyear, AZ)

- Laura Peterson of www.pinkcakeplate.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - San Diego, CA (372 4th Avenue San Diego, CA)

- Alli Ward of www.madewithhappy.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Westlake Village, CA (160 Promenade Way Suite 1 Westlake Village, CA)
- Stacy Molter of www.fancyshanty.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Oceanside, CA (2140 Vista Way Oceanside, CA)
- Kylie Jenkins of
www.madebyaprincessparties.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - San Diego, CA (10455 Reserve Drive Suite 150 San Diego, CA)
- Elizabeth Light of
www.1111lightlane.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Framingham, MA (1 Worcester Road Unit 501 Framingham, MA)
- Amanda Light of
www.primandpropah.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Durham, NC (6807 Fayetteville Road Suite 114 Durham, NC)
- Shelby Vanhoy of www. prettyinthepines.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Raleigh, NC (5900 Poyner Anchor Lane Suite 121 Raleigh, NC)
- Paula Jones of
www.bellalimento.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Albuquerque, NM (3301 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM)- Ciera Hudson of www.yourstrulyciera.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Brooklyn, NY (850 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
- Tracy Iglesias of www.ascendingbutterfly.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Portland, OR (2315 NW Westover Road Portland, OR)
- Carissa Bonham of www.creativegreenliving.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Columbia, SC (6090 Garners Ferry Rd Suite B Columbia, SC)
- Alli Smith of
www.anallievent.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Corpus Christi, TX (5425 S Padre Island Dr Ste 136D Corpus Christi, TX)- Rebecca Fry of www.mysparklinglife.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Pharr, TX (500 N. Jackson Road Pharr, TX)- Marina John of www.mommysnippets.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Arlington, TX (239 Curtis Mathes Way Arlington, TX)
- Julie Grimmett of www.juliemeasures.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Bee Cave, TX (12700 Shops Parkway Suite 200 Bee Cave, TX)
- Kay Zarrugh

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Addison, TX (13912 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240)- Mariah Leeson of www.gigglesgalore.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Waco, TX (4633 S. Jack Kultgen Expressway Suite 103 Waco, TX)- Juli Purcell of www.flirtingwithflavor.com

聘̵̡訙̵̨̄品 - Cottonwood Heights, UT (6960 South Park Centre Drive Cottonwood Heights, UT)- Tauni Everett of www.taunieverett.com

You are certainly welcome to come as you are, but be sure to RSVP first so the stores will have a headcount and know just how much supplies to have in stock so they don't run out!

Remember the event I told you about in March? Here are some photos from the DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop that I led at the Cost Plus World Market location in Brooklyn (just press on the shots to make them bigger):

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY
Above: DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop at Cost Plus World Market, Brooklyn, NY

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY
Above: Had to get a shot of that signage - I'm the "Discovery of the Day"

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY























Above: All smiles with her freshly created Easter Treat Jars! (and I have to point out that I was living for her boots! And that vest though! Total Fashion Plate here!)
























Above: Who could resist this dimpled smile?

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY























Above: So I lucked up with all kinds of cuteness stopping by to make jars with me! Doesn't she have the cutest smile?

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY























Above: This mom and daughter tag team made a few jars! I thought it was neat she also made jars for her younger cousins too, super thoughtful!

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY
















Above: You all know I can't resist photos were someone is totally immersed in what they are doing.

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY
















Above: Our table got pretty busy!

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY























Above: I love this family! A very proud Mother-in-Law declared with much pride that her son-in-law is a model!

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY
















Above: Got another shot of a mom and daughter at work!

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY























Above: Melinda Rivera displays her Easter Treat Jars

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY























Above: Melinda Rivera also turned out to be the lucky raffle winner, Store Manager James presents her with her Gift Card

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY





















Above: Left: Raffle Winner Melinda Rivera, Right: Yours Truly Tracy from Ascending Butterfly - don't you just love her daughter's pink bow? and look to our left a customer brought in a poodle! The kids loved that! :)

March 2017 DIY Easter Treat Jars Workshop, Cost Plus World Market Brooklyn, NY




































Above: Had to get a shot of some of that Easter Goodness used to make Easter Baskets!

My Take:

It was so much fun leading this workshop and I can't wait for this Saturday. I have always been an avid reader and participating in this upcoming event in honor of National Library Month is right up my alley!

And not that I'm dropping hints or anything, but stay tuned I am cooking up something special for May my butterflies!

Readers Sound Off: Is there a location near you participating? Which demo did YOU RSVP for? What is your favorite book? What is your child's favorite book?

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FTC Disclosure: Compensated post/campaign however all thoughts and opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255  Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising see our  Disclosure Page for additional information.

Things that lure Ascending Butterfly out of her butterfly cocoon of fabulosity: Electronics/Technology (yes I am a Gadget Geek first!), Fashion, Jewelry, Bubbly/Spirits, Foodie/Restaurants, Photography and Travel.

Unless it's charity related, If a campaign doesn't pay, this butterfly won't want to play.

Smile if you got this far, twirl around twice and sing Mariah Carey's Butterfly. Still here? Now go make someone happy today.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Things to do with the little ones this weekend: Boo at the Zoo! and Ascarium! Score some fun freebies too!



Boo at the Zoo!

As part of the month long Boo at the Zoo  festivities at New York's famous Bronx Zoo, they are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Goosebumps - Scholastic’s bestselling series by fright-master R.L. Stine. This weekend, October 20th and 21st, the first 1,000 kids aged 14 and under to arrive at the zoo will get a FREE copy of a Goosebumps book from Scholastic. 




Don't forget if you Buy 4 or more tickets you will receive an exclusive, limited-edition Boo at the Zoo Snake Hat Free when you visit during Boo at the Zoo, weekends now through October 28th. Children 12 and under wearing a Halloween costume will receive free general admission with one paid adult general admission! SCORE!



 

Thrills, Chills and Cute Animals too!


New York Aquarium 'Ascarium'



And don't forget to check out the New York Aquarium, also known as the 'Ascarium' for Halloween, Get ready for spooktacular fun at the Aquarium’s annual Halloween Celebration! This season’s Ascarium is a swashbuckling pirate adventure with nautical and pirate-themed activities for aquarium-goers of all ages. You and your little ones can journey through the Haunted Seafari Adventure, experience spooky pirate tales, enjoy sea shanty musical performances and gypsy dancers, and play pirate games of skill. 

Don’t miss the special Halloween 4-D feature, The Curse of Skull Rockafter collecting treats and venturing into the Haunted Seafari!

And don't forget, kids in costume get in for free. Each child (ages 3-12; children under 3 are free) in costume will receive a free child's general admission with the purchase of one full-priced adult general admission ticket. Limit two per family, may not be combined with any other offer.

Both the Zoo and Aquarium will be offering 'Treat Stations' making your visit to each that much sweeter!


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Disclaimer: Ascending Butterfly is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming. However all opinions are 100% my own. And I have been visiting this particular zoo since my childhood!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

BOO AT THE ZOO! - Prepare for some family #Halloween themed fun @TheBronxZoo


http://www.bronxzoo.com/



My family loved finding unique ways to keep us all entertained and oftentimes wanted an alternative to throwing a party in the house. Let's face it children's parties especially can get super messy, and who has time for that?

Looking to do something fun with the kiddos this Halloween? Why not try BOO AT THE ZOO? Would you be able to host a party at home that included:

A Creepy Hollows HayRide
A Haunted Mansion
Creature Chats
Hay Maze
Children's Theater

Costume Parade

Magic Shows
Pumpkin Carving
Creepy Crafts Workshops
Treat Stations
Live Music
And oh so cute Animals!

I don't know about you, but I'd rather let the Zoo do all the hard work! Buy 4 or more tickets and receive an exclusive, limited-edition Boo at the Zoo Snake Hat Free when you visit during Boo at the Zoo, weekends now through October 28th. Children 12 and under wearing a Halloween costume will receive free general admission with one paid adult general admission. With loads of free scores and great deals, what's not to love?  It's all Treats and No Tricks this Halloween!

So Butterfly, will it be TRICK or TREAT this year?

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Disclaimer: Ascending Butterfly is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming. However all opinions are 100% my own. And I have been visiting this particular zoo since my childhood!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

What's New at the Zoo? Check out this weekend's happenings at the New York Bronx Zoo!



LeVar Burton will be at the Bronx Zoo this weekend for a sneak peek of the new Reading Rainbow app and special book reading! This is a great opportunity to see LeVar and get a sneak peek at the new Reading Rainbow app for the next generation “digital” Reading Rainbow kids. My niece and nephew love Reading Rainbow, and I'm a total  nerdie Star Trek fan, so we may have to all head to the zoo this weekend and catch story time at Asia Plaza in the Bronx Zoo this weekend. It's so super cool to have access to one of the city's better known landmarks practically in my backyard!



I have to admit the role I most associate with Mr. Burton is as Geordi La Forge from the Star Trek: The Next Generation, television series. Although one of his first claims to fame was for his acting in the television mini-series Roots (the role landed him an Emmy). He has also written a book called The Aftermath.

I could definitely go on and on about his achievements throughout his amazing career, but it's his work for Reading Rainbow that will be featured this week at the Reading Rainbow Sneak peek, and if you are looking for something fun AND educational to do with the kiddos this weekend, this would be my pick! LeVar is very personable and has a great rapport with children.



And my digital loving butterflies already know that You can also save 10% when you buy tickets online: http://www.bronxzoo.com/ticket-discount/ 



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Disclaimer: Ascending Butterfly is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming.