Archives for February 19, 2014

Glutenfreeda Foods Healthy & Delicious!

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Looking for a healthier way to start your day? Glutenfreeda Gluten-Free Instant Oatmeal is the answer! It comes in such delicious flavors such as Blueberries, Strawberries and Brown Sugar (my favorite!), Brown Sugar & Flax, Cranberry Apple with Walnuts & Cinnamon, and  Golden & Brown Raisins with Almonds. I had the opportunity to try them all and my favorite is the Blueberries, Strawberries and Brown Sugar! Yummy strawberries & wild Oregon blueberries with delicious nutritious certified gluten-free oats makes this the perfect morning breakfast! You simply add boiling water and wait 2-3 minutes. Microwave is not recommended. I also had the opportunity to try the Wheat Free and Gluten Free Granola and was quite impressed! This one is great as either a cereal or a snack. The flavors are: Cranberry Cashew Honey, Apple Almond Honey Granola, and Raisin Almond Granola. My favorite is the Cranberry Cashew Honey! It is simply delicious and I just love it as a snack! It is only 120 calories per serving. I also love that each box contains 4 travel pouches-just great for on-the-go Moms or Dads!

You can find Glutenfreeda products at Sprouts, Vons, Whole Foods and many other locations! For more information, check out the website!

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Self Disclosure: I received samples for free to facilitate this review but any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: Glutenfreeda Foods,Inc.



The Aquarium will project current NOAA satellite data on its high-tech rotating globe to illustrate and analyze the causes and the impact of this drought during its live webcast this Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m.


WHAT:           How long will California’s drought last? Is it related to the extreme weather on our nation’s East Coast? What are the impacts of the drought and what can be done?  Find out this and more with two leading experts during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s live webcast this Friday. NOAA National Weather Service Science and Operations Officer John Dumas and General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department Kevin Wattier will be doing a live webcast from the Aquarium of the Pacific on Friday, February 21, regarding California’s drought. The Aquarium will be projecting current NOAA data on its high-tech projection sphere to illustrate and analyze the impact of this drought. The webcast will be live from 10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m., and the public can submit questions via the Aquarium’s Twitter. This six-foot sphere can show near-real time data fed from NOAA’s satellites and other monitoring systems, including weather predictions, actual storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, sea surface temperature, and more.The experts will provide insight into why this drought is occurring, strategies to save water, and how NOAA is able to track and predict these extreme weather phenomena.


WHEN:           Friday, February 21, 2014, 10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.



LIVE ask questions via Twitter @AquariumPacific using the hashtag #aopdrought


The video should also be posted on the link below starting Friday night


AQUARIUM:  The Aquarium of the Pacific is a nonprofit institution dedicated to ocean conservation education.

The Aquarium will project current NOAA satellite data on its high-tech rotating globe to illustrate and analyze the causes and the impact of this drought during its live webcast this Friday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m.


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Amy’s Organic Andy’s Dandy Candy Delicious!


Amy’s Father Andy loves candy and I have to say I am happy about that fact! I simply love these organic Andy’s Dandy Candy bars! They are so delicious! Yes, I’m eating healthier this year but I just can’t give up chocolate completely so I am excited about these candy bars. They taste so good and are made with organic ingredients. There is a crunchy candy bar which is the English Toffee with Almonds in Dark Chocolate, a chewy one with Soft Caramel with Pecans, a creamy one with a creamy whipped center layered with caramel and a crispy one with Rice Crisps, Almonds & Caramel. There are two bars in each one so you can share! Each bar has 100-120 calories and are simply delicious! Okay, I may have already used that word but it’s true! I loved them all but I have to say the English Toffee is my favorite! It’s so good that I didn’t share my second bar!  Buy them now online or in your local health food store.

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: Amy’s.

NEW RETAILERS SPRINGING UP AT BREA MALL Starbucks, Kiehl’s, Kelley’s Kookies and Shoe Palace to Join Center

Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) and Brea Mall are excited to announce new retailers joining the center that will be sure to add some spring to your step. Starbucks Coffee Company, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Kelley’s Kookies and Shoe Palace are all slated to join Brea Mall starting this spring.


The new stores are the latest in the many changes that have been taking place at Brea Mall during its large-scale interior and exterior renovation, which includes new mall entrances, the addition of family-style restrooms, a faster and larger elevator, a brand new children’s Play Area on the lower level and new flooring, landscaping, handrails, signage and lighting throughout. The center also has updated textures, colors and amenities, creating a more contemporary and inviting shopping environment.


“We’re excited about all the changes that have been happening at Brea Mall, including everything from our new Children’s Play Area to the family-style restrooms, and now an amazing lineup of retailers set to join our center,” said Anna Cotter, director of marketing and business development at Brea Mall. “These new additions will make the experience we offer at Brea Mall even more enjoyable for our shoppers.”


Starbucks, the world-renowned roaster and retailer of high-quality arabica coffee, will make its debut as a standalone kiosk with tables and chairs for café-style seating this spring. Starbucks will be located on the lower level of Brea Mall, near Center Court and Guest Services.


Kelley’s Kookies, which specializes in shortbread cookie gift boxes made from natural ingredients that are perfect for special occasions, will also open an 851-square-foot space this spring in the upper level near the Food Court and the Macy’s Men, Children and Home store. The Brea store will be the cookie maker’s third location, with other stores in Stanton and Arcadia.


Beauty lovers can also rejoice with the addition of Kiehl’s Since 1851, which offers premium skin care solutions, hair care, body care, beauty products and cosmetics. The 1,019-square-foot store will be located on the upper level near Center Court and is expected to open in early May.


Coming this summer, Shoe Palace will make its debut at Brea Mall in a 3,821-square-foot space on the lower level, near the Macy’s Men, Children and Home store. The retailer will showcase nationally branded athletic and casual footwear and apparel, while offering customers the ultimate shopping experience.


For more information and to keep updated on the changes at the center, visit Brea Mall on Facebook at, Twitter at or Instagram at


About Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry.  The Company currently owns or has an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 243 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website


About Brea Mall

Brea Mall is an upscale center showcasing four major department stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, jcpenney and Sears, and more than 175 specialty shops. Brea Mall also features a full-service day spa, a newly remodeled Foodworks Food Court, and several fine restaurants, including The Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s, Le Diplomate Cafe and California Pizza Kitchen, which all feature outdoor patios. Since February 2013, Brea Mall has been undergoing a large-scale interior and exterior renovation, meant to touch several areas of the shopping center, including new mall entrances, the addition of family-style restrooms, a brand new children’s Play Area on the lower level and new flooring, landscaping, handrails, signage and lighting throughout. The center showcases updated textures, colors and amenities, creating a more contemporary and inviting shopping environment. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit or call 714-990-2732.


About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at


About Kelley’s Kookies

Since 1988, Kelley’s Kookies has stood for two things: quality tasting cookies and superior customer service. Kelley’s Kookies uses only the finest all natural ingredients such as Guittard Chocolate, Grade AA Butter, Fresh Whole Eggs, and Pure Sugar Cane to bake quality cookies that our loyal have come to love. Whether sending Birthday Gifts, Thank You Gifts, or Congratulations Wishes, our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help make every moment special and memorable. Throughout the years, our commitment is to our customers and products, which leaves no room for compromise. 

About Kiehl’s Since 1851

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 passed on through the generations. For more information about the company, please visit us at one of our stores, online at, on Twitter and on Facebook.


About Shoe Palace customers

Shoe Palace is one of the most trusted Athletic Footwear and Apparel retail chain in the United States. What began as a small family business has now grown into an extremely popular chain of stores and an online retail site­ –  SP was built on a strong belief that amazing buyer service, above all else, is the most important reason why any business flourishes. Shoe Palace prides itself on offering its costumers the Ultimate Experience when it comes to their shoe and apparel shopping. Our locations, staff, and products are all the very best imaginable. Shoe Palace carries only the elite shoe and apparel brands. Our chic and loyal clientele reflects that commitment to retail excellence. For more information, visit