Archives for April 6, 2014

Worlds Best Cat Litter

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Looking for a Cat Litter that  are made of all-natural ingredients and contain no artificial chemicals, perfumes or silica dust? World’s Best Cat Litter is the answer! World’s Best Cat Litter™ offers outstanding performance by harnessing the natural absorbency of 100% sustainable corn. Finally! A Cat Litter that really does help control odors, is safe and easy to scoop and it is called the World’s Best Cat Litter! I received a product to review and really am amazed at how the Forest Scented clumping cat litter works so well especially with odors. It has a mild  scent of natural wood fibers, but adds the natural absorbency of whole-kernel corn for outstanding odor control and simplified cleanup. Available in 6 lb, 12 lb and 24 lb bags. You can buy it in many locations. Just check out the store locator on their website. It is sold at Von’s, Petco and Target near me.

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We have teamed up for a giveaway! Would you like to try this out for yourself? Three winners will win the same product I just featured! To enter, leave a comment below telling us something about your pet cat. Next, “like” their Facebook Page! Do you want an extra entry? Email a photo of your cat to me, and I will post it on our website. Deadline to enter is April 10, 2014 at midnight. Three winners will randomly be selected from  all entries.

Here is Anne N’s 15 year old cat “Callie” enjoying the sun!

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Here’s a photo of our happy cat, Titan! He also gives the World’s Best Cat Litter a thumbs up! (And, he really does have thumbs…since he has extra toes!)

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Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own.

SEA SLIME: It’s Eeuwy, Gooey and Under The Sea by Ellen Prager and Illustrated by Shennen Bersani and found at Arbordale Publishing

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In the ocean snails use slime and jellyfish are made of goo. But did you know that coral and clownfish use slime too? Marine scientist, Dr. Ellen Prager brings readers deep into the ocean to learn about fascinating and bizarre animals that use mucus (aka slime) to capture food, protect themselves from harm, or travel within the underwater world. This nonfiction, educational book is great for grades K-3. It’s a fun book to read and it teaches real Science! the Creative Minds section is also fun and educational with activities such as: Slimy Animals True or false?, Why Slime, and Make Your Own Slime-It’s Fun and It’s Messy. Your kids will want to make slime as soon as they finish reading this book! You can find this book and many other wonderful books at Arbordale Publishing, formerly known as Sylvan dell Publishing.

Self Disclosure: I received this book for free to facilitate this feature.

 

Mighty Mito SUPERHERO Written by Makenzie Lawrey

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and 9-year-old Makenzie Lawrey and her 6-year-old brother, Gavin, come with an inspiring story for readers – of any age!

When Gavin was diagnosed in January 2012 with Mitochondrial, a life-threatening disease, his big sister Makenzie had a difficult time understanding what was wrong with him. She became determined to write a book to help educate other families, including those living with “Mito” too, about the disease, while also helping to raise funds for research toward a cure.

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With some help from her mom, Brandi, Makenzie’s first children’s book, “Mighty Mito Superhero,” was born and the preteen self-published it via Amazon’s CreateSpace, making Gavin’s heroic story available to families around the world.

On a mission to save her little brother and others suffering from Mito, Makenzie is a little girl with BIG dreams. She wants the whole world to know what Mito is and the kinds of incredible superheroes kids with Mito are. She believes one day doctors will find a cure – and she’s already well on her way to realizing her goal of raising $1 million! Between sales from her self-published book and donations from others whom Gavin’s story has touched, Makenzie has raised nearly $40,000 for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), and counting….

Through countless Facebook messages and emails, families around the globe have reached out to Makenzie and her family, thanking them for sharing Gavin’s inspiring story and shedding light on the disease and praising Makenzie as a hero for helping her brother and others facing similar situations. But, to Makenzie, it’s her brother who’s the real hero. (She even dedicated her book to “my superhero brother, Gavin.”)

 

Every 30 minutes a child is born that will develop Mitochondrial disease – but Makenzie and her family are working to change that reality for the better. Through their efforts, the Lawrey family, which lives in Cape Coral, FL, continues to boost awareness and pave the way for a brighter day for kids and families affected by Mito. Makenzie will be a featured guest at an upcoming book signing at the UMDF’s Energy for Life Walkathon in Tampa on March 22.

I received this book and was going to just do a review but thought the info above was very important to share with you! This is an heart-warming and amazing story and I was very touched by reading it. This is a wonderful book for children and for parents to understand about these children and the illness they have. It’s also a very loving and hopeful story about the young boy, Gavin, who truly is a superhero! You can also learn more about the Lawrey family and Gavin’s journey here. The author chose Amazon’s CreateSpace to self-publish her book: http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Mito-Superhero-Makenzie-Lawrey/dp/149522435X

Self Disclosure: I received this book for free to facilitate this feature and any opinions expressed are honest and truthful. 

Spring Time with Popchips!

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Popchips are a favorite of mine! If you have been a follower of SoCal City Kids for awhile then I imagine you already know that! I can’t choose my favorite but I know that I do like the nacho cheese tortilla chips…yum! They are healthier than those fried chips and they taste good too! Do you have a favorite flavor? Maybe it’s the original? They do have many different varieties to choose from! Check them all out here or here  and leave a comment below telling us your favorite! We have teamed up for a Spring Giveaway! One winner will win a package of delicious popchips! So leave a comment below and also “like” their Facebook page! Deadline to enter is April 11th, 2014 at midnight. Open to U.S. participants only. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

Self Disclosure: I have received free popchips to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are truthful.

 

Crunchies Organic, No Sugar added and Delicious!

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I’m pretty excited to learn about an organic, healthy snack that both adults and kids will love! They are all natural, no sugar added and are only 35 calories per serving! Not only all that, they taste good! Even my son liked them! They come in delicious flavors such as Strawberries & Mangoes and we liked the Grapes! I am not a big fan of grapes except in chicken salad but I loved these Grapes!

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There are Fruit Crunchies but they also have delicious Veggie Crunchies too! We had the opportunity to try out the Freeze Dried BBQ Roasted Veggies and I loved those! My son isn’t a big fan of peas so he ate up the rest of the bag of grapes. Looks like we will have to buy some more soon! To find out more, check out the website.

Don’t forget about the promotion we posted earlier this month!  (see below!)

Accountants and tax consultants are invited to email or post a 50 word or less note explaining why crunching the numbers is especially stressful this time of year and why they often turn to fattening snacks to help them get through the long hours and even longer tax forms. Email: info@crunchiesfood.com or connect on: Facebook or Twitter.

The first 100 CPAs and tax consultants who send in emails with a shipping address along with easily verifiable proof that they’re in the financial planning industry will not only each win free Crunchies product, but also vie for a Grand Prize Gift Basket including Crunchies product as well as such fun Crunchies swag items as a shirt, hat, water bottle and more!

Crunchies is concurrently inviting all tax-paying U.S. consumers to send in 50 words or less on why the stresses and long hours leading up to April 15 likewise prompt them to consume an especially large amount of fattening and unhealthy snacks. The first 100 entries will similarly win free Crunchies product and vie for a Grand Prize Gift Basket (consumers need to remember to include their shipping address to receive their free Crunchies!).

Crunchies’ new “Crunching The Numbers” promotion will be driven primarily through the company’s robust social media channels. It was created to put a positive spin on the notion of number crunching during tax season by highlighting the all-natural satisfying and healthy crunchy appeal of Crunchies snacks that are naturally low fat with no preservatives or unhealthy additives, when compared to high-fat snacks such as potato chips.

Commenting on the “Crunching The Numbers” promotion, Crunchies’ Director of Marketing Jessi Brennan said, “Working on tax forms can be a long and laborious process which many people try to alleviate by eating high-fat, low-nutrition snacks that add to their weight and subtract from their overall well-being. That’s not healthy math! This promotion was created to encourage anyone stressing over Tax Day to instead grab a bag of delicious and nutritious Crunchies freeze-dried fruits and veggies – a snack that always adds up to a healthier and more satisfying treat.”

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own and are truthful.

Tools4Wisdom 2014 Planner

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Looking for a way to become more organized!  Tools4Wisdom has the perfect planner! I love this planner! There is a lot of room to write everything in it! It has a calendar and a daily, weekly and monthly planner. You can write down your short and long term goals and I have not seen a better organizer! This is a must-have for the goal-oriented person and it’s a great planner for college students and for the workplace.This planner will actually help you become more organized because you can include everything all in one planner. You can find it at Amazon.

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Self Disclosure: I received this planner for free to facilitate this review. Photo Credit: Tools4Wisdom.

CAROLE P. ROMAN OUTBACK GIVEAWAY!!!



You don’t want to miss this giveaway!
G’Day, welcome to Oz! The roos are hoppin’ and the koalas are waiting for some bamboo shoots. Everything is lively Down Under. 



Carole P. Roman is introducing her newest book in the series,  If You Were Me and Lived In Australia!


Among the topics that are introduced in this journey to Australia are the unusual indigenous animals, the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef, the currency, the beloved game of cricket and the national holiday, Australia Day, as well as the special nicknames people have for one another and the curious taste sensation, Vegemite.


Because she is happy for your child to read this newest book in her series, she is giving away one paperback copy to one lucky reader. 
What would make it even better? How about steak on the barbie or better yet…a $100 Outback Steakhouse Gift Card!


I’m stoked! How about you? Enter in the Rafflecopter Below!





Disclosure: This giveaway is arranged by Away We Go Media on behalf of  Carole P. Roman SoCal City Kids was asked to promote this giveaway and  is not responsible for the prize shipment. 
The winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter.
The giveaway is open US Only. 
Giveaway begins on April 5, 2014 at 12AM MST through April 20, 2014 at 12AM MST.
NOTE: Winner MUST enter their full mailing address on the Rafflecopter or they will be ineligible to win. However, this sole entry DOES NOT constitute a win. Address will be used only for the purpose of mailing prize.
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