Archives for November 8, 2017

Yogurtland Offers $5 Ultimate Creation Cup on November 14 Featuring Two Limited Time Flavors Made With Ghirardelli® And Limited Edition Collectable Spoon


On Tuesday, November 14, Yogurtland fans will have an even greater reason to celebrate with Yogurtland’s $5 Ultimate Creation. From 4PM-9PM local time, for just $5 dessert lovers can visit their local Yogurtland and swirl up their own 16oz ultimate creation with any of the 16 available frozen yogurt and ice cream flavors, including two new limited-time flavors Made With Ghirardelli.The two flavors are:

            Frozen Hot Chocolate- Combining the perfect blend of rich Ghirardelli cocoa, cream, and marshmallow, this flavor takes winter’s favorite hot drink and perfects it in frozen form.

            Dark Chocolate Blueberry Sorbet- Inspired by Ghirardelli’s Dark Chocolate Blueberry square, this sorbet provides delicious dark chocolate flavor from Ghirardelli cocoa, followed by notes of sweet blueberry.

Yogurtland guests can pick up their ‘I Heart Ghirardelli’ cup and swirl up their choice between two flavors Made With Ghirardelli or both, and head over to the topping bar to build their satisfying, delicious creation with even more Ghirardelli goodness with Ghirardelli toppings and sauces. With over 60 fruit, candy, cereal, nuts, cookies and other toppings to choose from, Yogurtland offers fans the chance to completely customize their ultimate creation experience with all their favorite additions.

Yogurtland’s flavorologists are continually seeking craveable flavors that keep fans loving their experience. Yogurtland owns its own dairy and by controlling the frozen yogurt making process, the company can deliver the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for millions of fans.

 All of Yogurtland’s flavors meet the National Yogurt Association Criteria for “live and active culture frozen yogurt” and are produced in a kosher-certified facility. Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors as well as non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that does not contain antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost.

 Presently Yogurtland has more than 320 locations across the U.S., Australia, Dubai, Guam, Korea, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Venezuela. Flavors are always subject to creative change and popular demand. For more information, visit or


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Calling All Poke Lovers: Rubio’s® Adds Sustainable Ahi Poke Bowl to Menu Coastal Grill Chain Puts Baja-inspired Twist on Ahi Poke, Celebrates the Return of Seasonal Favorites


 Rubio’s® Restaurants, known for its uniquely delicious coastal cuisine and popularizing the fish taco, has announced the addition of sustainable, wild-caught ahi poke to its menu. This is the first time ahi poke will be available at Rubio’s, demonstrating the company’s efforts to expand its seafood recipes beyond shrimp and beer-battered, grilled and blackened fish. Beginning Wednesday, October 18, guests are invited to try the Ahi Poke Bowl for a limited time.

Developed by co-founder Ralph Rubio and the culinary team, the Ahi Poke Bowl features raw, sashimi-grade ahi poke topped with tamari based ginger soy, for a fresh flavor profile. Placed atop a bed of citrus rice and romaine lettuce, the ahi poke is topped with traditional Asian-inspired ingredients such as edamame and sesame seeds, and then paired with unique Baja-inspired twists, such as crispy tortilla strips, fresh Hass avocado slices and Rubio’s signature creamy chipotle sauce. For added heat, guests can try the bowl “spicy-style” with Fresno Chili peppers.

In addition to the Ahi Poke Bowl, Rubio’s is bringing back seasonal favorites Langostino Lobster Burrito and Langostino Lobster Two Taco Plate for a limited time. The sustainable Langostino Lobster is drizzled with warm basil butter and has been a fan favorite for more than 10 years. Guests looking for a little variety can also enjoy the Langostino Lobster in Rubio’s new Surf and Turf Burrito. The Surf and Turf Burrito features Langostino Lobster and marinated allnatural steak, toasted cheese, avocado slices, citrus rice, salsa fresca and chipotle white sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla.

The Langostino Lobster Burrito actually is one of my favorites! I was so excited to see that it has returned even if obnly for a short time! You just have to try it! But, I also tried the Ahi Poke Bowl and it is very good! 


For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill, visit Guests can also join the conversation on Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram at

About Rubio’s® Restaurants:

Rubio’s first opened in 1983, in the San Diego neighborhood of Mission Bay. Since then, Rubio’s has established a passionate fan base throughout the U.S., and has been credited with starting the fish taco phenomenon. In addition to the famed Original Fish Taco®, Rubio’s serves award-winning fish tacos made with grilled shrimp, grilled or blackened ono, Wild Alaska Coho Salmon, and other seafood. Rubio’s innovative recipes also include a variety of burritos, bowls and salads, and feature responsibly-sourced seafood, all-natural chicken and all-natural steak, along with fresh made guacamole and salsas made daily. Ranked as the “Number One Most Craveable Taco Chain” by Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics data, Rubio’s is committed to giving back to the communities it serves by sponsoring a variety of ocean-related events and organizations throughout the year. Rubio’s is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has over 4,000 employees and currently operates more than 200 restaurants in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Florida. For more information, visit

Self Disclosure: I received free meals to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Info and Images were also provided.

Brentwood Home celebrates Veterans Day with 15% off ALL mattresses through November 13

 Brentwood Home, California-based designer of healthy, luxurious, affordable home essentials is offering 15% off all mattresses from November 2-13 using code THANKYOU15.

All Brentwood Home mattresses are handcrafted in Los Angeles and come with a zero-risk guarantee, including: 120-night trial, free shipping and returns, 0% financing and a 25-year warranty.

Click here for details on the highest quality mattresses available online including the eco-friendly Cedar,  top-selling Oceano and premium but affordable Ojai.

Brentwood Home – designs and manufacturers mattresses, yoga and meditation pillows, sheets, pet beds and more. Brentwood Home’s mattresses are 100 percent handcrafted in Los Angeles and they are the most eco-friendly mattress available for purchase online.

Credit: Brentwood Home.

K. C. is Pet of the Week!

K. C., November 9 Pet of the Week

Would you give this big, sweet softie a place in your home and heart? His name is K. C., and he loves to put smiles on people’s faces to match the big pittie smile on his own! K. C. is 3 years old pittie-terrier mix. He’s well trained and responds to commands like “Sit!” “Shake” and “Down!” He’s so polite that he’ll say “Yes, please, oh, please” to a tennis ball! Meet K. C. on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A596641.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of our friends at the Companion Animal Village. 

Holiday collection featuring Disney’s Mickey Mouse will help Kiehl’s donate $100,000 to Feeding America®. Collaboration helps to provide 1,100,000 meals to families in need this holiday season

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Kiehl’s Since 1851, the 166-year-old purveyor of the finest skincare, is proud to announce its collaboration with Disney this holiday season, for a collection featuring Mickey Mouse, one of the world’s most beloved luminaries.

Part of this one-of-a-kind collaboration furthers the company’s support of organizations that work to help children and their families thrive:  Kiehl’s is proud to announce that select items from the Disney x Kiehl’scollection will make up the 9th Annual Limited Edition Charitable Holiday Collection. Continuing its holiday philanthropic tradition, Kiehl’s pledges 100% of its net profits of this collection, up to $100,000, to Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. This donation will help provide 1,100,000 meals* to families this holiday.

As part of its commitment to creating healthier generations, Disney also has also been a longtime supporter of Feeding America, by expanding nationwide access to nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, in communities where kids and families need it most.

The Disney x Kiehl’s charitable products will include a Mickey Mouse-adorned whipped body butter, a scented hand cream trio, a gift box, and a tin, all which benefit Feeding America.

With a presence in all 50 states and Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 member food banks support 60,000 food assistance programs, shelters and meal sites. Each year, Feeding America’s network provides meals and resources to over 46 million people in the United States struggling with food insecurity, including nearly 12 million children. The Feeding America network secures and distributes 4 billion meals annually.

“More than 41 million people in the United States face hunger, including 13 million children and 5.7 million seniors. Feeding America is grateful for the ongoing support of our partners at Kiehl’s and thank them for their creativity and commitment to helping people in need,” said Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Operations at Feeding America. “We are excited to continue our partnership with the generous and incredibly heartwarming Disney x Kiehl’s collaboration, which will help provide more than 1,100,000 meals to children and families this holiday season.”

“I can’t think of a more fitting way to support children and families in need than with this collection featuring Mickey Mouse,” said Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA. “Disney has been bringing joy to children and families everywhere for generations, and we are honored that this collaboration will raise funds for those with food insecurities, and awareness for the work of Feeding America. It’s staggering that one in six children in America do not know where they will get their next meal, and we are humbled that the Kiehl’s community can help do their part to alleviate that uncertainty.

One of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse made his debut on November 18, 1928, as star of the first synchronized sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie, and has remained a sensation ever since. Mickey has become an international personality whose success laid the foundation upon which Walt Disney built his creative organization. Mickey is one of the most timeless originals of our culture and times. His beaming face is recognized around the globe, and his endearing personality has captured the imagination of generations, spanning almost 90 years.

*$1 helps provide 11 meals* secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

100% of Kiehl’s net profits, up to $100,000, from the following products will benefit Feeding America:



Special Edition Collection For A Cause:  Kiehl’s customer favorite Calendula formulations, packaged in a Mickey Mouse-adorned tin. Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Facial CleanserCalendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free TonerCalendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque and Ultra Facial Moisturizer$45 = 350 meals

Special Edition Creme de Corps “Grapefruit” Whipped Body Butter:  Luxuriously scented cream – light on skin, yet rich in 24-hour hydration. Decadently air-whipped for instant penetration to restore, protect, and soften skin. Quickly absorbed to deliver deep moisturization and leave a light, addictive scent on skin. No parabens, glycols or silicones. 8 oz. $38 = 355 meals

Special Edition Scented Hand Cream Trio: This rich, velvety formulation is made with Vitamin E and Shea Butter and has a fresh, invigorating scent to leave skin feeling soft and hydrated. Trio includes one each of Grapefruit, Coriander, and Lavender, each packaged in a separate box, so you can gift the whole trio, or each one individually. Each tube is 2.5 oz. $35 = 310 meals

Special Edition Hydration Essentials Gift Set:  A Holiday set of the brand’s hydration essentials, including Creme de Corps, Ultra Facial CleanserUltra Facial Cream, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve and Lip Balm #1. $29 = 212 meals


About Kiehl’s:

Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. In addition to Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl’s products are available at, by mail order at 1-800-KIEHLS-2 as well as through select specialty retailers worldwide. For additional information on Kiehl’s since 1851, visit

About Feeding America:

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Information and images were provided.