Archives for February 24, 2017

Have Fun with Your Pup this Spring!

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Dogs are meant to live big, joyous lives—full of little moments that count every single day. From chasing after birds around the backyard, to jumping on your lap when you come home from a long day at work, in a dog’s life, it’s the small moments that count.

Just as they bring happiness into our lives, we as dog parents should make it a priority to help our four-legged friends live big, vibrant lives—and I make daily choices to support that philosophy. That’s why I chose to try Nature’s Recipe, which is made from nature’s best ingredients, to help my dog live a natural, healthy life.

In addition to providing my dog with the best nutrition possible, I like to sprinkle special activities throughout the week to help him enjoy all the wonderful beauty that spring has to offer.
Here are a few activities you and your dog can do to make every moment count this spring:
1. CAPTURE THE MOMENT
The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the weather is gorgeous. Take advantage by taking your dog out on a stroll snapping a photo of him enjoying nature. We love to find new places to walk our pup! We love to take photos of him!
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2. PLAY YOUR DOG’S FAVORITE GAME
Now that the sun is out, my dog and I take a weekly trip to our local dog park. This gives my dog the opportunity to interact with his friends and make new ones. One particular activity we both enjoy playing is catch. We usually take an old tennis ball, but switching out an old favorite for a new toy is always a great way to treat your pup.
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3. PLAN A CAMPING TRIP
A quick weekend trip in the great outdoors truly makes my dog happy. It lets him visit a new place and explore the scents that fill the air during this time of year. It also lets me enjoy some time out of the house and admire all the beauty spring has to offer. Whether it’s a quick day trip, or a longer one that lasts several days, your dog will be thrilled to be outside exploring nature.
Since I decided to give Nature’s Recipe a try, it has become my dog’s favorite way of starting the day and refueling after an adventure. Nature’s Recipe is nutritious, affordable, and easy to find at Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer. Check out the website to see which of your local retailers carries Nature’s recipe [www.naturesrecipe.com/where-buy], and see how it helps you and your dog make every moment count.
I’d love to hear how you plan on taking full advantage of spring with your pup. Leave a comment below, or share a photo with me via Instagram (feel free to use the #naturesrecipe hashtag)!
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Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. I teamed up with Nature’s Recipe to facilitate this post. I received Products to feature.

 

The Poseidon Children’s Sonic Toothbrush is a Must-Buy!

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Looking for a Toothbrush that your child will love?  I know that brushing teeth is not a favorite with most children but this Children’s LED Color Changing Toothbrush by Poseidon will make brushing much easier! It is available in Pink or Blue.

Children may not love to brush their teeth but this will make it less of a battle!

I like that is is simple to use and I think that children will love that it lights up!

What makes these Toothbrushes great for kids? The Poseidon Children’s Sonic Toothbrush features a brush head that lights up with a rainbow of bright LED colors that will make brushing fun. Kids are actually excited to brush their teeth! The Sonic Toothbrush also features an automatic turn off after 2-minutes, ensuring children are meeting the dentist recommended brushing time.

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Other features include: High quality DuPont bristles and 16,000 pulses per minute will help keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy.  It runs on one AAA battery that’s included with your purchase.

Where to buy: Available for only $17.95 on ToiletTreeProducts.com and Amazon.com.

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Photos were provided.

 

Grand Opening of Saturday East Hollywood Farmer’s Market THAI CDC EXPANDS ITS FARMERS’ MARKET TO TWO DAYS IN A SPECIAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2017

The Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) is celebrating the Grand Opening of the second day of its East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market. The Market has been bringing fresh produce to the community on Thursday evenings since 2012. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Thai CDC is now able to offer another farmers’ market day on Saturdays for the next three years, starting Saturday, March 4, 2017.

 

The ceremony will open with a procession lead by Wat Thai’s musicians ensemble playing the traditional long drum. They will be accompanied by Thai dancers and a special appearance by Bpi Mai, the mascot for the EHCFM. Speakers at the ceremony include Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, Royal Thai Consulate General Tanee Sangrat, and Thai CDC Executive Director, Chancee Martorell.

 

The family-friendly fun will continue with a cooking demonstration by world-renowned Thai restaurant, Jitlada with food sampling for the crowds. Music will be provided by Asian hip-hop artist, Jason Chu and singer-songwriter, Rich Sheldon. Kids will enjoy balloon art with The Inflators and face painting with Rainbow Painted Smiles. The market’s famous “Smoothie Bike” will allow guests to pick their own fresh Farmers’ Market ingredients and combine into a smoothie by pedaling a specially-equipped stationary bicycle.

 

WHEN:

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10AM – 2PM

 

WHERE:

5448 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, at the Hollywood/Western Metro Redline Station at the western gateway of Thai Town

 

 

 

MORE INFO:

Visit FB, Twitter & Instagram @EHFarmersMkt

 

ABOUT:

Thai Community Development Center was founded in April 1994 on the idea that all peoples have a basic right to a decent standard of living and quality of life. Its mission is “to advance the social and economic well-being of low and moderate income Thais and other ethnic communities in the greater Los Angeles area through a broad-based comprehensive community development strategy including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, access to healthcare, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, and social enterprises.” For more info, visit www.thaicdc.org.

Credit: Thai Community Development Center.

 

Farmer’s Pantry Feeds Your Hunger With Exclusively American Farm Grown Revolutionary Snacks

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Farmer’s Pantry, the proudly American new snack brand, debuts the first snacks of their kind: 100% American grown first-ever Farmers Pantry Cornbread Crisps and the revolutionary, innovative  Farmers Pantry Meal Snacks, a first in offering meat and veggies in one package. Farmer’s Pantry is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be hungry – and to be fed well. Americans are a driven people, always clamoring for new ideas, new things to try and the “best” of our obsession with food. Being hungry and finding satisfaction isn’t just a condition, it’s a cultural lifestyle.

 

Committed to your hunger, Farmer’s Pantry offers hearty, wholesome and crunchy snacks that are made with ingredients that are grown exclusively on American farms: ingredients you can recognize as some of the oldest and most beloved food staples found in a farmers pantry.  Two revolutionary new snacks in stores for the first time now are:

  • Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps: These crispy delights are like no other on the market: made from one of the oldest and most popular American food staples – freshly-baked cornbread. Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread crisps are the first of its kind, delicately sliced and toasted to crispy perfection, and created from the wholesome goodness of cornbread you can munch on the go. Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps, available in Original, Jalapeno and Honey-Butter flavors, are a crispy, savory snack that tastes as mouth-wateringly delicious as the first bite of a slice of corn bread or corn muffin. Made from fresh corn and other whole grains grown on American farms, these crisps are sure to appeal to discriminating snackers across the country. Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps are approximately  $3.99  for 6 oz bags, and under $2.00 for 2 oz bags.

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  • The unique Farmer’s Pantry cooking process is all about preserving nutrients and flavor.   The recipes start with ingredients sourced from family farms across America. The snacks are seasoned, with a slow-roast for the meat and vegetables; then, they are gently blended over low heat. Finally, before all the goodness has a chance to escape, they immediately seal it in the dual-pouch package until you tear it open and enjoy. Inspired by some of America’s favorite recipes, Meal Snacks contain real meat and veggies in every single pack. Farmer’s Pantry Meal Snacks have a suggested retail price of $5.99, in a 2.5 oz bags.

Farmer’s Pantry passion to feed your hunger is for everyone, including the millions of American farmers who are being threatened with extinction. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of farms in the United States has fallen from about 6.8 million in 1935 to only about 2 million today.  Besides keeping American Farms busy and profitable, a portion of all Farmer’s Pantry sales is used to give back to keeping American farms healthy, by donating to organizations including Farm Aid, Farmland Trust, Family Farm Charities, Veterans Farm and National Young Farmers.

“Millions of Americans have embraced the snacking lifestyle, eating smaller and more frequent meals,” says Josh Chaitovsky, co-founder and CEO of Farmer’s Pantry. “Our mission is to feed your hunger, while also supporting our incredible American Farmers, who provide us with wholesome, local foods that fuel us with nutritious, delicious vegetables, meats, and fruits.”

I had the opportunity to try these snacks for myself and I love them! My favorite are the Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps in the Honey Butter flavor! I love to eat them with Chili!

 

Visit www.farmerspantry.farm for more information.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photos and info were also provided.

 

TubShroom Introduces SinkShroom SinkShroom Officially Launches Meeting the Demands of Consumers After successful Kickstarter Campaign, Creators of TubShroom Launch A Brand New Product

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Are you tired of getting hair or other things clogging up your sink? There is a solution!

Owners of Juka Innovations Corp. and creators of TubShroom have launched their next life changing innovation – SinkShroom, a sustainable solution to prevent clogged sink drains. The new prototype comes to life after an overwhelming demand from consumers who saw the difference TubShroom made in keeping their bath drains un-clogged. Husband and wife duo, Elena and Serge Karnegie are eager to introduce their next big invention, which is now available nation-wide.

Just like TubShroom, SinkShroom works to capture any and all fallen hair, but this time fits into a standard 1.25 inch sink drain. The tool was designed to rise about half an inch above the drain in order to provide seamless water flow, while preventing hair and other objects from passing through. It is a chemical free way to keep your drains effortlessly clean and an eco-friendly alternative to harmful liquid drain cleaners. SinkShroom has been tested on all types of hair, being proven to work with both human and pet hair.
“We were thrilled to find the solution to a problem we know so many people have, including ourselves, and to be able to share it with the world. Our hope is to make people’s lives easier and eliminate the use of harmful drain solutions and chemicals that wear away at pipes” – Elena Karnegie, Co-Founder and Inventor.
After successful Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns launched in early 2016, the prototype raised up to a combined seventy-four thousand dollars and garnered support from over 41 countries. SinkShroom is now available in five different colors, white, blue, green, grey and orange on Amazon.com for $12.99. It will soon be available at Bed Bath & Beyond, The Home Depot, Ace Hardware stores and more.
I received a sample and it does really work! I have to admit that I haven’t had a clogged up sink since I have started using!~SoCal City Kids.
About TubShroom
TubShroom is headquartered in Melville, Long Island and was created as a solution to a personal problem husband and wife co-inventors were having. The brand aims to minimize the use of harmful chemical drain cleaners, whose fumes can be dangerous and ingredients can wear away at pipes. Elena and Serge Karnegie are dedicated continuously coming up with more solutions for common, everyday problems. For more information about the products, please visit www.tubshroom.com or Amazon.com.
Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to feature this product. No other compensation was received. Info and photo were provided.

Consider Switching to Coral Toothpaste for National Children’s Dental Health Month in February Coral Kids Toothpaste helps keep kids’ pearly whites protected without chemical additives

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They may be small, but little mouths deserve big attention to ensure a healthy smile for years to come.

            In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, consider switching to coral – Coral LLC® Coral Kids Toothpaste, that is.

            Formulated with ionic coral calcium and more than 70 trace minerals,Coral Kids Toothpaste’s unique whole food mineral complex may assist in keeping pearly whites protected by helping to maintain proper oral alkalinity and re-mineralizing tooth enamel.*

            The kid-approved, berry bubblegum-flavored paste’s combination of EcoSafe™ coral minerals plus Xylitol work to keep a neutral pH level in little mouths, which is crucial to combatting cavities and decay and promoting fresh breath.

            Unlike most children’s toothpastes that are full of chemicals and artificial flavors and colors, Coral Kids Toothpaste contains none of the above – including NO sodium lauryl sulfate and NO fluoride – so it’s safe to swallow. “Early dental care is crucial, but it shouldn’t come at a cost to children’s overall health and wellbeing,” said Coral LLC Managing Partner Jason DeWitt. “Coral Kids Toothpaste’s distinct coral and Xylitol formulation delivers powerful dental protection naturally in a fun flavor without the chemical additives. Consider the switch to coral!”

I received a sample and I like that there are no added chemicals and that it is safe to swallow. I highly recommend for young children.

            Coral Kids Toothpaste is available in a six-ounce tube for $6.95 (MSRP). Visit www.coralcalcium.com to purchase or locate a nearby retailer.

Coral LLC, the leading brand of coral minerals, is one of the original coral calcium mineral companies in the U.S., using only EcoSafe above-sea coral in its products. The company is located at 5576 Bighorn Drive, Carson City, NV.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. 

Beauty Must-Buy Product of the Week! NEW! RIMMEL LONDON THE ONLY 1 MATTE LIPSTICK

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The lipstick revolution goes matte! Rimmel London introduces The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, a new-generation, all-in-one matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear. It’s Matte lipstick that lets you have it all in one. No compromise.

 

Formula:

Rimmel is powering the matte revolution with a new volatile hybrid formula that’s been specially developed to meet your every lipstick need:

  • COMFORT & MOISTURE: A light emollient oil is combined with a liquid polymer to provide the comfortable, moisturising feel throughout wear. Feels so good!
  • NON-DRYING: The oil is absorbed on application, creating a thin film between the skin and the pigment and banishing that irritating dry sensation often felt with matte lipsticks.
  • LONG-LASTING COLOR: The formula features volatile silicon to give a smooth and even colour release, which helps to set the lipstick for superior colour wear.

 

There are 10 new matte shades.

Recommended Retail Price:     $7.99.

 

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

 

Wake Up To Healthier, Hydrated Nails: Sally Hansen Launches Moisture Rehab™ Overnight Nail Serum This bedtime boost treats nails and cuticles to hydration with nutrient-rich actives, all in one luxe formula.

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It’s time for a nail intervention! Flawless color laydown starts with healthy, moisturized nails. Overnight moisturizing treatments work wonders for skin and hair, and now nails and cuticles can benefit from the rejuvenating results. Introducing Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab, our first overnight nail serum that contains moisture and nutrient rich extracts for intense nail and cuticle restoration. This brush-on, luxurious formula, featuring a blend of black orchid, açai and algae actives and humectants, helps hydrate and rejuvenate severely dry or weak nails. The lightweight, serum formula leaves nails ready for rest and repair, so you can awaken to stronger, replenished and healthier-looking nails and cuticles.

 

“Based on my expertise, Moisture Rehab is a great product for delivering moisturization overnight to address issues of dryness and dehydration. This improves the overall manicure, enhancing smooth color laydown, increasing nail flexibility to avoid chipping and making the finished product more beautiful,” says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador.

 

To use, apply the serum to bare fingers and toenails or over a dried manicure and gently massage. It’s the sleeping beauty secret for ravishingly resilient nails!

I really like this one! It improved my nails within a few weeks!

Price & Availability: Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab™ Overnight Nail Serum is avail for $9.99 at drugstores nationwide.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this beauty post.