Archives for February 2, 2015

“Good for One Mediocre Shoulder Rub” a witty collection of *romantic* and considerate coupons for long-term couples. Valentine's Day Giveaway!

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Looking for an unique and creative Valentine’s Day Gift for the one you love?  The days of long-stem roses and fancy dinners are over. Sometimes the most thoughtful thing you can do for your partner is as unsexy as thoroughly cleaning the bathroom.

Running the gamut from sweet and unique (“Redeem for a high-school style make-out session”) to realistically hilarious (“Redeem for 30 seconds of my undivided attention”), “Good for One Mediocre Shoulder Rub” is a charming, funny, and original compilation of real-life love coupons for committed couples.

It’s never been easier to say “I love you so much that I’ll give you complete control of the remote.”

I received free samples and I love these! They are just simply a fun way to tell someone you love them! Some of my favorites are: “One week of Luxurious Poop-Free Livin’.” Great for the pet lovers out there! I also love “A Night Free From Cooking and Dishwashing!” It is a book of 20 fun coupons for $7.95!

To find out more, check out UlyssesPress.com.

We have teamed up for a Valentine’s Day Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us one thing you would love to receive as a coupon! Deadline to enter is February 7, 2015 at noon PST. Three winners will randomly be selected via Random org and will received a free Good for One Mediocre Should Rub coupon book.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Ulysses Press.

Rock’n’Rainbow Rock'n'Rainbow Let's Boogie! Rainbow Songs Inc. 17 March 2015

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Soon the world at large will know what Toronto families already know from years of sold-out performances:  Rock’n’Rainbowled by Parents’ Choice® Award winning musician and music educator Mike Whitla — is the most energetic, glitter-saturated band for kids to hit the stage since the ’70s.  The time has come forRock’n’Rainbow to share its music internationally with the release of the band’s debut album, Let’s Boogie!

While the Rock’n’Rainbow band recording is a new project for Mike Whitla, it stands on the shoulders of his award-winning body of work in children’s music, which includes six previous albums honored byParents’ Choice®, NAPPA and more, and produced by his company,Rainbow Songs.

Masterfully produced by GRAMMY® nominated veteran children’s producer Tor Hyams, Let’s Boogie! is a dazzling “call to action” — a family dance party of high energy tunes with catchy lyrics and funk-rock rhythms that celebrate Rock’n’Rainbow’s favorite forms of exercise:  biking, heading out on scooters, and boogying-on-down with glam kindie style.

Says Mike Whitla, “We’ve all seen technology overtaking our day-to-day lives, and, as a longtime music educator and a dad, I felt a need to respond to this.  Let’s Boogie! is designed to encourage healthy habits, active lifestyles, and lots of personal interaction within our family groups, while also having a barrel of fun.  From the energetic rhythms of the album’s title track to the exuberantly adventurous ‘I Like To Ride My Bike’ to our updates on activities like the classic tag game ‘The Freeze’ and ‘The Hokey Pokey,’ we want to suggest that everyone put down their phones and dance together!”

Recorded at Toronto’s legendary Canterbury Music Company, utilizing an array of the studio’s classic vintage mics and state of the art equipment, and engineered by Jeremy Darby, who has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and many other notables, Let’s Boogie! shines with outstanding sonic quality, first-rate musicianship, and wonderfully imaginative layers of detail.

We received a copy of the CD and it will definitely make younger children want to get up an dance! Check out the video below!

Let’s Boogie! will be available at the Rainbow Songs website online store and at CDbaby.com, iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.

Self Disclosure: I received a free CD to facilitate this feature.

Feb. 13, International Loving on Me Day

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Loving on Me is a global women’s empowerment movement that challenges women to define and fall in love with the person they really are. On Feb. 13, International Loving on Me Day, they are challenging women to post loving statements on social media, starting with “I am” followed by the word or phrase that best describes them. The goal is to count one million of these photos on social media, to raise awareness for the cause and encourage women that loving themselves is the first step toward loving others.  Now, how cool is that?!

Feb. 13 is Loving on Me Day and to celebrate Loving on Me Day founder Katrina McGhee is challenging women around the world to post a picture of themselves on social media starting with the affirming statement “I am” followed by the word or phrase that best describes them. Why? Because in order to love yourself you gotta declare it, share it and live it! Just download your I am card here, take a fun photo and post your photo on your social media — we’re hoping to count one million photo declarations of love by February 13! Don’t forget to be counted by using #lovingonme

website: http://lovingonme.com/loving-on-me-day/

hashtag: #lovingonme

 

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post.

Watermark Plus 1.5 for Mac is a Must-Try!

Watermark Plus for Mac is a photo convertor that allows you to add text/image watermark, resize and rename numerous photos in batch or in single. The updated version 1.5.0 was tailored exactly according to the customers’ wishes, retaining the merits and updating with many new features. 

I love the new features! See the list below!

  • New watermark profiles.
  • Save custom watermarks.
  • New Script watermark – Fill your photos with text tags.
  • Inserting info stamp for text watermark.
  • Features of Single mode and Group/Ungroup ensure a proper position for all photos.

I briefly tried this one out and I really liked that it does support all common image formats and it is really simple to use! It also has 17 built-in Watermark profiles.

You can know more info here: http://www.pearlmountainsoft.com/watermarkplus/

Self Disclosure: I received a free download to facilitate this feature.

Sun Si’belle Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen,Tinted A Beauty Must-Have!

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I love this and it’s my new favorite sunscreen for my face! I like that the tint is perfect for my face and there is no white tint or an orange tint that is common with other tinted sunscreens. It is not heavy at all. It actually is light and completely non-greasy. My skin feels hydrated and at the same time protects against harmful rays with a mineral SPF 30. I also love that this is chemical free and although there is a fragrance, I did not feel that it was overbearing. It actually has a good smell and although I can’t quite describe the exact fragrance, I find it rather pleasant. This is a Must-Have!

You can purchase on Amazon.com.

 

I received this product for free in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

 

 

Burke Williams Introduces Special Valentine’s Day Packages Treat Your Valentine to the Gift of Burke Williams Ultimate Spa Packages to Pamper Your Loved Ones This Valentine’s Day

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Burke Williams is pleased to announce three ultimate spa packages to pamper the ones you love this Valentine’s Day. Each luxurious package, “Romance,” “True Love,” and “For Two” offers the perfect combination of relaxing treatments and services to create the perfect romantic experience.
 
Relish in “Romance” with a Spa Pedicure and choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with a peel or brightener starting at $149 ($189 value). Fall in “True Love” with the Spa Pedicure, a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement and a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener, all starting for just $259 ($328 value). Spend a day “For Two” and each enjoy a luxurious 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancements or Spa Style Facials with peels for an exclusive Valentine’s rate starting at $299 ($378 value).      
 
Valentine’s Day package specials are available through February 14. Package services and pricing varies per spa location. Join us at a Burke Williams spa location near you or online at www.burkewilliamsspa.com for gift cards and reservations by location. Let Burke Williams take your love into the spa and beyond this Valentine’s Day.
 
 
2015 Valentine’s Day Packages 
 
Offered at Burke Williams Orange, Torrance, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks and San Jose
 
Romance: Just $149 (regular price $189)
Enjoy a Spa Pedicure with your choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -or- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
 
True Love: Just $259 (regular price $328)
Indulge in a Spa Pedicure with a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -and- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
 
For Two: Just $299 (regular price $378)
Each of you will enjoy a luxurious 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancements or Spa Style Facials with peels.
 
Offered at Burke Williams, San Francisco
 
Romance: Just $159 (regular price $205)
Enjoy a Spa Pedicure with your choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -or- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
 
True Love: Just $279 (regular price $360)
Indulge in a Spa Pedicure with a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -and- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
 
For Two: Just $319 (regular price $410)
Each of you will enjoy a luxurious 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
 
Offered at Burke Williams, Mission Viejo and West Hollywood
 
Romance: Just $179 (regular price $228)
Enjoy a 25-minute Salt or Sugar Glo with your choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -or- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
 
True Love: Just $289 (regular price $367)
Indulge in a 25-minute Salt or Sugar Glo with a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -and- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
 
For Two: Just $299 (regular price $378)
Each of you will enjoy a luxurious 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or Spa Style Facial with peel or brightener.
Credit: Burke Williams.

Rancho Los Cerritos Seeks Volunteer Docents

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is seeking volunteers to help sustain, preserve and share the precious historic and cultural landmark. The property, home to a 171 year-old two story Monterey-style adobe, is maintained by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, a not-for-profit entity that relies significantly upon volunteers to connect the site with the community, and with visitors from around the world.

 

Rancho Los Cerritos is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join their team of House Docents, who provide guided tours of the adobe home and help visitors to understand how it was used during the various phases of its existence. Docents also speak about the lives of the people who lived on the site, its antique furnishings, and how they were used.

“Rancho Los Cerritos delights visitors from far and near because of the dedication of our volunteer docents, who share the site’s history in fun and informative ways,” adds the site’s education director, Meighan Maguire.

 

House Docent training begins on Wednesday, February 4th, and continues on Wednesday afternoons through March 25th. Classes run from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Individuals interested in volunteering should RSVP to 562-206-2040, or email the Rancho’s volunteer coordinator, Jan Shafer, at JanS@rancholoscerritos.org.

 

 

About Rancho Los Cerritos:

Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach.  Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. The Rancho is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in private-public partnership with the City of Long Beach.  For more information please call (562) 206-2040, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rancholosc