Archives for October 2016

Looking for Halloween Costume Ideas? Check out Wholesale Halloween Costumes!

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Wholesale Halloween Costumes is making sure that your Halloween is the best, and most cost-effective, to date.

Their blog is filled with a ton of great DIY costume ideas and makeup tutorial videos that can help you with your look heading into the final few weeks before Halloween. Between characters from Finding Dory, Paw Patrol and your favorite Star Wars characters and superheroes, you won’t have any trouble dressing yourself this October 31st.

Additionally, their sister site, Wholesale Party Supplies, provides parents with fun guides for throwing a themed Halloween party, and step-by-step instructions for corresponding crafts. Don’t think we forgot about the pumpkins on your porch, either. We’ve got some awesome carving stencils for you to print and use.

The best part? All of this great content is free! Let Wholesale Halloween Costumes help you out this Halloween. Save money, dress well, and enjoy!

 

Credit: Wholesale Halloween Costumes.

Keep Your Mouth Healthy this Halloween!

Halloween is almost here and yes, candy really is a must this time of year! But, there is a way to help keep your teeth clean!

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This is really a rather unique toothbrush and I am pretty impressed!

The HartFelt 360 Toothbrush is the world’s first 360 degree toothbrush and revolutionizes your brushing experience with unparalleled cleaning power.

I was quite impressed with how well this toothbrush works! It seems to work better than a regular manual toothbrush and even seems to work without toothpaste. (Although I am not recommending not to use toothpaste!) They are available for both kids and adults. What impressed me the most is how it can reach hard to reach places easier and that  the toothbrush dries more quickly than an average manual toothbrush. Baby Buddy, the sister brand of HartFelt, also offers 360 Toothbrushes. They start at The baby buddy brushes start at 0-16 months and go up to 12 years old. I had my little niece try one out and her mom was also really impressed with how well it cleans and even when just using water.

To find out more, click here.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Special Edition 2017 To Feature 11-Year-Old’s Candy, Zollipops Healthy Lollipop Company Featured in Iconic Book

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Zollipops® and its eleven-year-old entrepreneur and inventor, Alina Morse, are part of the 2017 special edition hardback non-fiction edition of the iconic Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book. In partnership with Scholastic, the book is aimed at young readers and presents weird stories and photographs in a similar format to the larger, more mature Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Special Edition 2017 is on newsstands now.
“I cannot believe I’m featured in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book,” said Morse. “To be included in such a legendary book that includes so many cool facts and figures is a huge honor for me.  Our mission is to help reduce childhood tooth decay, and it’s thrilling to introduce Zollipops to a new audience and start changing the minds and candy eating patterns of kids and parents alike.  With kids heading Back to School, timing is perfect for kids to learn about Zollipops and for teachers to sign up for 250,000 smiles at www.Zollipops.com and get free Zollipops for their schools.”
The world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! started in 1919 when Robert Ripley began traveling the world in search of the most unbelievable people and places, visiting more than 200 countries in his lifetime. His legacy lives on through the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! book series, which has been annually published since 1929. The kid’s edition has been publishedannually since 2004, and targets kids age 8 to 12 and in grades 3 through 7.
Morse and Zollipops are featured in a two-page spread as part of Chapter 1 on Entertaining Enterprises. The feature describes Morse’s unbelievable story behind her alternative to sugary suckers, and her healthy candies.
Zollipops help naturally raise the pH in your mouth and helps teeth remineralize faster, help reduce development of future cavities and leave teeth feeling smooth and clean.   Zollipops are sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, dairy free, kosher and made with natural color and flavors in the USA.
Zollipops is #1 selling sugar free lollipop in USA, at Whole Foods Markets, US Military Exchange, Amazon, Meijer, HEB, Costco.com, and  at Toys R Us.  Morse’s pops were the only candy company invited to participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 and 2016, and have been featured on Good Morning America and Steve Harvey.
I actually received samples of Zollipops and am really impressed! I like that they are sugar-free and my son actually likes the taste! Look for them this Halloween!
 
To learn more about the Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, visit http://www.ripleys.com/ or for more on the popular Clean Teeth Pops™, visit: http://zollipops.com/.
ABOUT ZOLLIPOPS:
Zollipops were invented by eleven-year-old Alina Morse and are made in the U.S., by LOL, in Walled Lake, Mich. Zollipops are available at Whole Foods Market, Meijer, HEB, Toys R Us, Exchange, BigY Markets, online at Amazon, Jet, Lucky Vitamin and Costco.com.  Zollipops and its founder Morse have been featured in a wealth of media including: Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, People, Parenting, Forbes Magazine, TIME For Kids,Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg, ScholasticABC News, and The Washington Post. For more information, please visit http://www.Zollipops.com, http://www.Twitter.com/Zollipops,  https://www.facebook.com/Zollicandy.
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post.

Burrito is Pet of the Week!

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One Burrito to go, with sides of love and kisses! Burrito at 11 years old is a sweet senior—a brown-and-white Chihuahua/mini-pin mix who knows all about family. That’s because he had one, once, and they surrendered him to Animal Care Services. The shelter is not a retirement home for pets—what this guy needs is a real home for the rest of his life. Dogs like Burrito have lots of years left to them, and we’d love someone to share them! Meet Burrito at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A572569.

 

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

 

Credit: Courtesy of the Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village.

Non-profit announces winners of video game contest to educate and prevent teen dating violence One in three 14-year-olds have been in an abusive relationship

With recent findings determining that one in three 14-year-olds has experienced physical, sexual or psychological abuse within a dating relationship, rising to 44 percent by the time American young people graduate from college, teen dating violence (TDV) is a serious and widespread problem that continues to take parents and their children by surprise. In an effort to educate and prevent teen dating violence, the non-profit Jennifer Ann’s Group has been producing video games to stop TDV for the past nine years. Today, the nonprofit organization announces the winners of its ninth annual “Life. Love. Game Design Challenge.”

After Drew Crecente’s 18-year-old daughter was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, he founded Jennifer Ann’s Group to increase awareness about teen dating violence as well as provide educational information to help teens, tweens, and young adults identify and avoid abusive relationships. The non-profit started out by distributing leaflets, bookmarks and other printed materials across the United States, but since 2008, it has been running a game design challenge, and the interactive approach is working.

Research has shown that the most difficult thing for teenagers is seeking or accepting help. To that end, exploring concepts behind relationship abuse through games, at their own pace and often outside the classroom, has proven to be more effective than traditional pen-and-paper learning on the subject in a school environment.

The “Life.Love. Game Design Challenge” has received worldwide attention since its inception by challenging game designers and developers to create video games designed to prevent teen dating violence. Once again, the annual challenge received registrations from around the world, including Argentina, Canada, France, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, USA, Sweden and Vietnam.

Winners of the 9th Annual Life.Love. Game Design Challenge

·       First Place ($8,000 prize) – “The Room Beneath the Rafters” – Luciano Sgarbi – UK / Sweden

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·       Second Place ($2,000 prize) – “Leaving” – Greg Heath-Kelly (Tetsudo) – UK

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·       Third Place ($800prize) – “Honeymoon” – Sandra Lara Castillo (SNDR) – UK

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·       Door Prize ($200 prize) – “A Casual Chat” – Andreas Lopez (Sphere 9) – USA

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Jennifer Ann’s Group

Jennifer Ann’s Group is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization preventing teen dating violence through awareness, education, and advocacy. The organization has been instrumental in the passing of legislation mandating teen dating violence awareness in schools and has distributed over a half-million free educational materials to schools, churches, and other organizations throughout the U.S. and U.K. at no cost to the recipients.

On February 15, 2006, Jennifer Ann Crecente, a high school senior, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Jennifer was an honor roll student in high school, a camp counselor, a hospital volunteer, and participated in community theatre with her dad. Jennifer Ann’s Group is run by her father.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Returns this Halloween!

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This Halloween weekend, Friday, October 28th – Monday, October 31st, you can celebrate the Halloween holiday with Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie and more as Disney’s beloved classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS returns for a limited engagement exclusively in over 200 Regal cinemas locations nationwide!

 

Tickets are now on sale at select Regal theaters. Participating theaters include locations in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. For tickets and information, visit: http://regmovi.es/tnbc2016.

Credit: Disney.

Glossique’s nail wraps for Halloween!

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Patterns above: All Hallows Eve, Bewitched, Velvet Widow, Spooktacular, 6 Feet Under.

Do you have a daughter who loves to do her nails?

This Halloween there is New non-toxic & kid friendly nail wrap brand, Glossique (www.glossique.com)! They have Halloween inspired designs that she is sure to love!

I like that they safe and super easy! There are no chemicals or heating required! You just simply peel them off and there is no damage to your nails!  I gave them to a young friend and she loves them! (I’ll be posting some pics soon!)

To find out more, go to https://glossygirl.glossique.com/

You can also become a Glossique consultant!

Happy Halloween!

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. 

 

 

Run to The Habit Burger Grill for the Golden Chicken Sandwich! Available for a limited-time!

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For the first time ever, Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) is introducing a Golden Chicken Sandwich nationwide.

The Golden Chicken Sandwich is the perfect addition to The Habit menu that is known for its variety, quality and value.  This Golden Chicken Sandwich ($6.25) starts with a fresh, filleted chicken breast that is hand-dipped into house-made seasoned flour and buttermilk, not just once but twice, before being fried to perfection and custom made to order. This extra care gives the Golden Chicken a crunchy, flavorful crust while keeping all the juiciness. The Golden Chicken Sandwich is topped with a new spicy red pepper sauce and served with fresh sliced tomato, lettuce and tangy pickles on a soft toasted bun.

I had the opportunity to taste this delicious Golden Chicken Sandwich and I love it! I love the amount of spicy and it really is a must-try! I also really like that it is extra crunchy!  I’ve been a Fan of  Habit Burger Grill and this is now my favorite item on their menu! You have to also order the Onion Rings!

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The only downfall is that it is only available for a limited time so you have to hurry! Don’t walk! I highly recommend running to your local restaurant! I love the one in Torrance!

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free gift card to facilitate this post. I highly recommend! Top photo was provided. Bottom photos: SoCal City Kids.