Archives for May 14, 2013

NEW! Unconditional Self-Love Message Cards! A collection of fifty art images by Rita Loyd


It is important to love ourselves! It really is! I truly believe that you can’t fully love someone else if you don’t love yourself. So, I was thrilled to receive a set of Rita Loyd’s New Unconditional Message Cards. I’m already a big fan of Rita Loyd and these new Self-Love Message cards are just beautiful!

A collection of fifty art images by Rita Loyd with messages of unconditional self-love on the back of each card. Card size 2.5 ” x 3.5 “. Packaged in a lavender purple organza bag.

Choose a card from the deck when you need a reminder to unconditionally love yourself! Or share with friends, they are perfect to hand out at group gatherings or to tuck inside a card or letter. Spread the healing message of self-love with others! These really are a must have for Moms! (or anyone else!)

Here are some of the subject titles on the cards ~ Believe in yourself, Trust yourself, Free yourself, Respect yourself, Be yourself and Pace yourself.

To order, Go to the Rita Loyd’s website and click on the word “shop” at the top of her home page. Shipping is free in the U.S.A. (Outside U.S.A. $10.00 shipping fee.)

One deck is $16.00 with FREE shipping in the U.S.A.
Quantity discount:
2 decks ~ $15.00 each  with FREE shipping in the U.S.
3  decks ~ $14.50 each with FREE shipping in the U.S.
4 decks ~$14.00 each with FREE shipping in the U.S.
5 decks ~$13.50 each with FREE shipping in the U.S.
Six decks ~  $13.00 each with FREE shipping in the U.S.

I also love her book and have used it in the past when I was a Domestic Violence Advocate.

Rita Loyd is a watercolor artist and writer. The message of her work is about the healing power of unconditional self-love. Rita began painting in 1996 as a way to cope with chronic illness and depression. Through this journey, the creative process became her teacher, healer and friend who would guide her to find the true meaning and experience of unconditional self-love. Rita writes about this experience and all that she has learned about self-love in her new book entitled “Unconditional Self-Love: What It Is, Why It’s important and How to Nurture It in Your Life.” 

View her artwork and purchase her message card deck, greeting cards and book on her website.
Photo Credit: (image above) Rita Loyd.

Spring Fashions with Umi! Spring Giveaway!


It’s Spring and love all the Spring time fashions! We love Umi Children’s shoes for the Spring! They have so many stylish shoes for both boys and girls and the new fashions are “just really epic!” (according to my 9-year-old son). He received The Umi Dann  and he loves them! These classic lace-up oxford sneakers are quite trendy and stylish! They even look a bit old-school style!   My son usually isn’t big on tie shoes so I’m thrilled that he likes them.They have a canvas upper with rubber toecap and sole. This style is available in two colors: Taupe Multi and Navy Multi. Retail for $40 on the Umi website.

We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with Umi for a Spring time giveaway! You can win a gift card to purchase boys or girls shoes! You must be a subscriber to enter! Next, leave a comment below telling us your child’s (or yours!) favorite thing about Spring! Deadline to enter is May 23rd at 12 PM. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries! But, wait! Do you want extra entries? You can do the following and earn up to 4 extra entries!  Here’s the list:
 Another great thing about Umi is that they offer free shipping and returns and you can sign up for their newsletter and sign your kids up for the birthday club.

“Like” Umi and SoCal City Kids on Facebook

Follow Umi and SoCal City Kids on Twitter

Follow Umi on Pinterest

Sign up for Umi’s newsletter. (email list on bottom of their page)

Good luck!

Skincare with Olay

Skin Smoothing Cream Scrub

Looking for a simple and effective way to clean your face? Olay has some of the best face cleansers! I know! I do love Olay! I received the following face cleansers from our friends at Olay. I love how they don’t dry out my skin and they really can be used every day. The Olay Skin Smoothing Cream Scrub is a gentle exfoliating scrub that deep cleans and exfoliates to rejuvenate skin, leaving it smooth and radiant. I use this one every night and it removes two times more dirt and make-up than basic cleansing. It is suggested that you d use daily for best results. Retail price is $6.49 for 6.0 fl oz.


I also received the Olay Foaming Face Wash and I love using this one every morning! It is a daily cleanser that gently removes dirt, oil and make-up without over drying skin. It comes in two formulas, a foaming cleanser (pump) and a cream cleanser (tube), to thoroughly clean skin of impurities. My favorite is the foaming cleanser. It helps skin retain its natural moisture with oil-free moisturizers. Retails for $4.29 for 6.78 fl.oz pump ad $4.99 for 6.0 tube.

Both products are available where Olay products are sold. Check out the Olay website for more information.


Self Disclosure: I received products to facilitate this review.


Hey, Mr. Spaceman Out-Of-This World Children's Music!


Blast off on this out-of-the-world journey into the stratosphere fueled with star power like The Byrds, The B-52’s, T-Bone Burnett, Jimmy Durante, Ella Fitzgerald and many more!  Campy, fun and definitely retro, this tribute to sci-fi fans young or old is a must have for stargazing, space travel, or imagining the little green man outside your window (… or is it your imagination?)
1. Mr. Spaceman – The Byrds
2. Flying Saucers Rock & Roll – Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men
3. Flying Saucer Attack – The Rezillos
4. The Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
5. We’re Going UFO’ing – Jimmy Durante
6. Heck, I’d Go – Maria Muldaur
7. Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer – Ella Fitzgerald
8. Telstar – Dennis Scott
9. Mr. Moon – LJ Booth
10. Humans From Earth – T-Bone Burnett
11. Planet Claire – The B-52’s
12. Rocket Ship – Kathy McCarty
 We received this fun CD from our friends at Music For Little People and my son and I really enjoyed it! It’s fun with songs such as The Purple People Eater and Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘N’ Roll. I liked that there were songs from the B-52’s and The Byrds. This is a CD fun for all ages!
Available on Amazon and anywhere great music is sold!  Check out more great kids music on the Music for Little People website at