Archives for June 20, 2015

Personalized Children’s Books by KD Novelties Make your child a Star of his own story!

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How would your child like to be a Star in his own story? Well..with Personalized Children’s Books by KD Novelties, you can make your child a star. I recently had the opportunity to personalize a children’s book and decided to personalize one for a friend. I really like how simple the whole process is and all the different choices. I chose Batman because the young boy I had in mind..well..he really likes Batman. I was really impressed with how quickly the online ordering and personalizing was and it also shipped quickly. This would make a great gift for children up to the ages of 9. I like that you can choose from so many different categories including Sports, Super Heroes and so many more. I am sure you will find just the right theme for your child. It is also processed and shipped within 2 days. This would make a great birthday gift!

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They also have Personalized DVDs and Music and other gift options.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an unbiased review.

Bluetooth Talk n’ Walk Headphones + Mic & Mobile Control by Rebelite

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My son really likes these! He is very particular and this really is about the third or fourth different brand of headphones he has tried. He doesn’t like many of them because he finds them uncomfortable, but not these. He says they are comfortable and he really likes them. He also likes the Bluetooth functionality and  the sound quality is really good too. Works great with his Mac, iPad and ipod. I’m relieved that we don’t need to keep trying out different brands of headphones. The sound quality is great and these are perfect for Summer travel.
You can find them at Amazon.com.
More Info:
Fit for:
Compatible with Iphone 4, 4S; 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 Plus, Ipad 1, 2, 3, Air, Retina, Mini, mini 2; Samsung-Galaxy S3, S4, S5; PCs-Windows, Macbook Air, Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, Microsoft Surface Pro, Nexus,Dell Venue 7 & 8, Samsung Tab S, Lenovo Yoga, ASUS T200, Nvidia Shield, Lenovo ThinkPad 10, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC Flyer and Evo view, Motorola Xoom, LG G Pad, Nokia Lumia, NEC, Or any bluetooth phone, tablet, or computer

Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an unbiased review.

4th of July Independence Day Celebration with “The Confounding Brothers” @The International Printing Museum

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4th of July Independence Day Celebration 

with *“The Confounding Brothers”
Sat. July 4th 2015 10:00 am-4:00 pm @
The International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745
Performances: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Admission $12/ Guest  $40/ Group rate (up to 4)
Members discount $10/Guest  $36/Group rate (up to 4)
 
Kick off your 4th of July celebration with a visit to the museum’s annual patriotic party with all day activities like printing your own Declaration of Independence on an authentic Colonial printing press, create your historical quotes and graphics of the time, mini-tours of the wonderful collection of “operating” antique printing presses and visit with Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams in *“The Confounding  Brothers”
A fun-fact filled playlet on how these ingenious men created this country!
with a Q & A after each performance
Performances are at 11:00 am & 1:00 pm in the Museum’s Heritage Theatre
 (Play is suitable for 5th grade & up and reservations are advised due to limited seating in the Theatre!)
A delightful lunch of Freedom Dogs, All-American Apple Pie & Patriotic Punch is included with your admission as you dine in Madame Brillon’s French Garden de Liberte’!
Come and join the fun as we honor our country’s birthday in a most unique
Fashion!
For further details & tickets go to the web site:  printmuseum.org or call 310-515-7166
Credit: The International Printing Museum.

Lipogaine for Men hair treatment solution Seems to work!

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This one is for Men only so I had my husband try this one out. He liked that there isn’t a bad smell and he hasn’t experienced any itchiness from using the product. It also seems to be slowly working. I definitely don’t mean this as a bad thing. I would be shocked if it had instant results and improvement. My husband is impressed with the results so far and plans to continue to use this product. I also like that it has Natural ingredients and that it is a month supply.

Sold by Hair Skin Professional and found on Amazon.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an unbiased review.

BackPack in a Pocket is a Summer Must-Have! Great for Summer Adventures!

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I love this backpack! My favorite thing is that it is extremely lightweight. I also thought that it was very small when I first saw it but that was before I unfolded it. After unfolding it, I found that it i just the perfect size! It’s definitely bigger than it looks. It is available in two color choices: blue and grey and pink & grey. I am very happy with the pink & grey color that I chose. I am quite impressed and love that it is not bulky and heavy like most backpacks that are sitting in my closet. This one is just perfect for day trips and Summer adventures.

You can purchase on Amazon.com.

Self Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

The Bazillions On The Bright Side available July 17th, 2015

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With tremendous excitement, the award-winning, Minneapolis-based kindie band The Bazillions looks ahead to the July 17th release of their third album of upbeat, jangly pop tunes infused with brainy lyrics, clear learning goals, and catchy energy, On The Bright Side.

Very much inspired by Schoolhouse Rock, The Bazillions have fun musically while helping kids pick up bits of interesting information along the way.  The band successfully walks the fine line that combines first-rate educational aims with outstanding entertainment and musicianship.  Enthused Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids, “The kindie music world has a fair amount of power alt/rock bands, but the one on the scene that carries forth the sonic crunchiness, killer pop hooks, and vocal clarity of Matthew Sweet is The Bazillions.”

On The Bright Side defines the word “bright” on multiple levels, ranging from wacky and hopeful songs describing the life of an elementary school age child to songs that explore the intricacies of grammar.  Moving adroitly from topics like what superheroes do in their spare time to the “best friend” letters Q and U, The Bazillions show influences from The Beatles, The Hollies, Big Star, Fleetwood Mac, and other masters of the world of pop music.  Their songs are essentially story-based.  Even the “educational” songs succeed in presenting narratives and painting pictures for listeners to visualize as they hum along.

The Bazillions also paint pictures via their ongoing collaboration with the animation firm EG Design, whose amazing body of work (11 animated Bazillions videos so far, scoring more than 2.2 million YouTube hits) has brought a whole new level of engagement to The Bazillions experience.

The Bazillions began in 2010 when parents/educators/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall were teaching at Kenny Elementary School in Minneapolis.  From their first days in the classroom, the couple found themselves writing songs for and with their students.  Before long, the kids knew every word to every song, and parents had started asking for a CD.  So, along with the other members of their indie pop band The Humbugs, the Marshalls recorded and released Rock-n-Roll Recess under a new alter-ego band name, The Bazillions.

The Bazillions thought they were making a one-time, “just for fun” CD.  “I doubt we will even do any shows,” Adam Marshall told his band mates.  To his surprise, five years down the road finds The Bazillionsan award-winning, 2.2+ million hit viral media machine, with hundreds of live performances under their belts.

Previous albums by The Bazillions include Heads or Tales (2012,Parents’ Choice Silver Award) and Rock-n-Roll Recess (2010).  Their 2014 DVD The Bazillions’ Rockin’ Video Collection was recently honored with an Academics’ Choice Award.

I received an advanced copy of this CD and love the lyrics! I highly recommend for young children! The music is really fun!

On The Bright Side will be available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby,thebazillions.com, and at all The Bazillions’ shows.

Visit The Bazillions’ website HERE.
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Bacon Lovers Reunite for the 2nd Annual Big Bite Bacon Fest at The Queen Mary August 1-2

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The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual Big Bite Bacon Fest for two pork-filled days of bacon, beer and pork-inspired entertainment. An abundance of local restaurants, chefs and breweries will offer sweet and savory samples of pork infused delicacies and beer tastings across two full days of festivities in honor of the star ingredient – bacon.

 

The 2014 Big Bite Bacon Festival at the Queen Mary sold out in record time with incredible demand for more…guess what…bacon! In order to accommodate the demand, the festival producers have extended the event to two days in its second year, offering more bacon and more porkalicious fun for all bacon enthusiasts to enjoy.

 

“We are committed to growing the Big Bite Bacon Fest in order to welcome all passionate bacon lovers,” commented Big Bite Event’s Chief Bacon Officer, Mark Entner. “We have expanded the festival into two-days and secured double the number of bacon purveyors to participate to create a sensory overloaded environment where bacon enthusiasts can truly enjoy all things bacon.”

 

Southern California chefs will be testing culinary boundaries as they show off their deep fried skillsets. Bigmista’s BBQ, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice for Best Bacon Award, will return to the 2015 festival aside chefs from favorite local hotspots including Red Leprechaun and Rajin Cajun Café. Star chefs, Ricardo Heredia, Winner of the World Bacon Title and World Food Championships, and Jodi Taffel, deemed “The Bacon Babe,” will go head to head with the best bacon treats their kitchens can pork out. Bacon favorites Slater’s 50/50, Stuffin’it Burger Truck, Sweet Lou’s BBQ Truck, OC Donut Bar, Chunk N’ Chip, Twisted Sweets, Hula’s Hawaiian, and Whole Foods are only a few of the vendors presenting samples of their own spins on the salty star, with endless more pork purveyors still to be unveiled. Festivalgoers can wash down their favorite pork cuisine with craft beer samples from multiple local brew houses.

 

The 2nd annual Big Bite Bacon Fest will offer a choice of a daytime or evening tasting session on Saturday, August 1 and one daytime tasting session on Sunday, August 2. VIP bacon lovers will gain entry to the event one hour prior to all other guests, have access to the exclusive VIP bacon lounge, and receive a souvenir cup, beer caddy and opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the majestic Queen Mary ship. Special Bacon Lovers packages are also available.

 

Tickets for the Big Bite Bacon Fest go on-sale May 15 and start at just $35 online for general admission. For more information about this one-of-a-kind “Foodtainment” event and to purchase tickets visit www.bigbiteevents.com.

Credit: The Queen Mary.

Mr. Mister Mosquito Control Offers Tips to Protect Children National Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 21 - 27

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In light of the upcoming National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 21 – 27), Mr. Mister Mosquito Control, one of the top rated mosquito control companies in the country, is urging families to be aware as we near the height of another busy mosquito season.

 

Recent reports have officials preparing for the threats of West Nile and Chikungunya for the 2015 season. Mosquito season starts in March and lasts through October, making this preparation timely for the imminent arrival of breeding mosquitoes.

 

Recommendations include:

  • A plant based bug spray such as Bite Blocker Organic Xtreme.
  • Eliminate standing water as mosquito larvae can exist in as little as 2 tablespoons of standing water. Children’s toys are the #1 culprits (here’s looking at you sand pails and water tables!)
  • Stock any ornamental ponds with guppies, koi, or goldfish (most healthy, hungry fish will eliminate the majority of mosquito larvae from ponds).
  • Eliminate decaying foliage from ground.
  • Use fans in living areas that are without a natural breeze or air movement.

 

“We are already on the ground taking every precaution to protect our clients young and old. As always, we are urging at-home awareness with removing toys’ standing water and other easy steps that, when coupled with systems, make for a mosquito free yard,” states Matt Brill, owner, Mr. Mister.

Mr. Mister is highly invested in giving back to local communities and across the globe. With new customers, they donate life-saving mosquito nets through Nothing But Nets to help combat the epidemic of malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses. Mr. Mister readily donates to Adopt a Golden Atlanta by funding heartworm medication for orphaned Golden Retrievers, as Heartworm Disease in dogs is exclusively caused and transmitted by mosquitoes. Also protecting our littlest ones from the threats of mosquitoes, Mr. Mister regularly provides pro bono treatments at community schools and parks, including: Atlanta’s Weinstein Preschool, Morningside Elementary, Globe Charter School, Dunwoody’s Brook Run Dog Park, and Little Nancy Creek Park in Buckhead.

Mr. Mister Mosquito Control offers ClearZone Misting treatments and Automated Misting Systems for complete protection and control. As a resource, www.mrmr.biz outlines mosquito solutions to fit families‘ outdoor lifestyles.

Credit: Mr. Mister Mosquito Control.